Saturday, October 29, 2005

This fun and beautiful Winter greeting was also stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. This design uses the fabulous Terrific Tags Punch Box, as well as the Snowflakes stamp set. The snowflakes are heat embossed, and the tag is tucked between torn whisper white card stock and vellum paper. Card stock: Brushed Silver, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red & Vellum paper. Inks: Versamark (for heat embossing) and Classic Ink Night of Navy. Accessories: Winter White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Powder Pal, Real Red eyelet, Crafters Tool Kit, Black Gingham ribbon and the Terrific Tags Punch Box.

This adorable Rich Regals Snowman card has a subtle country look and was stamped by MaryAnn Pippen. It uses the Holiday Mini set Cold Play and the Pattern Print Background stamp. Card stock is More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla. Classic Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie & More Mustard. White Craft Ink was also used. Accessories: eyelets, Crafters Tool Kit, Paper Snips, stamping sponge and decorative edge scissors.

Sunday, October 23, 2005

Thanksgiving Entertaining - Place Setting

Nothing says Happy holidays like handmade projects! Here is a placemat, napkin ring and nugget box placecard to add to your table decorations this Thanksgiving. This uses my favorite Fall stamp set, Fantastic Foliage with the collage stamping technique (my favorite technique for this set!). Classic Ink is Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa & Creamy Caramel. Card stock is Old Olive, Very Vanilla. Accessories: Wrought Iron Corner Punch, Paper Snips, Crystal Effects(on the napkin holder focal leaf), Dimensionals, Gold Brad (holding the napkin ring together) and computer address labels (which are stamped and wrapped around the 3 Hershey's Nuggest the placecard/box holds.) Contact for more information!

Fall Beauty

Celebrate the beauty of Fall with these great card designs. The first, designed by me, uses Fantastic Foliage and All Year Cheer stamp sets. Classic Ink in Old Olive, Really Rust, Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa and More Mustard. Card stock is Chocolate Chip, Really Rust & Confetti Cream. Accessories: Terrific Tags Punch Box, tauper grosgrain and caramel gigham ribbons and mini-glue dots. Technique: collage stamping and sponging. The second, I CASE'd the general idea and made it my own, uses Simple Sketches(two-step stampin') and Natural Beauty stamp sets. Classic Ink in Summer Sun, Really Rust & Close to Cocoa. Card Stock is Confetti Cream, Really Rust & Close to Cocoa. TEchnique is two-step stamping and tearing. CAN'T YOU HEAR THE LEAVES CRUNCHING?!

Sunday, October 02, 2005

Spooktacular Halloween Cards!

Katie Brandt stamped this Spooky Halloween card! I LOVE the 'foggy' look she achieved with this card by heat embossing on Lovely Lilac card stock the haunted house and moon, then stamping on Vellum Card Stock and overlaying the two. The Green Galore card stock really makes the design POP. Card Stock: Green Galore, Lovely Lilac, Vellum. Ink: Versamark(for heat embossing), Basic Black; Craft Ink in Basic Black and Vanilla. Stamps: Home is Where the Haunt Is Stamp Set & Spooky Skyline Jumbo Wheel. Accessories: Pure Color Pencils (yellow), Embossing Buddy, Crystal Clear & Vanilla Embossing Powders, Powder Pal, Heat Tool, Vintage Brads, 1/16" punch.
This cheerful card was stamped by Tina Smith. Using the Trick or Treat Stamp Set, she heat embossed the wording. The Crimping Tool provides interesting texture which brings the eye to the bright pumpkin focal point, which is then accented by Pumpkin Pie ink sponged around the edges, the face colored in Yo Yo Yellow and glittered. Card stock used is Pumpkin Pie, Elegant Eggplant, Yo-Yo Yellow, Basic Black & Whisper White. Ink used was Pumpkin Pie and Versamark(for heat embossing). Accessories: 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crimper, Heat Tool & Embossing Buddy.
The out of the Color Box color combination really catches the eye on this card stamped by Rachel Yurkanin. She used Brocade Blue, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White card stock. Classic Inks in Basic Blac, Old Olive & Pumpkin Pie. Accessories used are White Grosgrain Ribbon, Earth Element Button Asst., 2 Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Stampin' Dimensionals & Mini Glue Dots. Stamp Sets used are Hey Ghoulfriend (currently available in the Holiday Mini until 11/30/05), Canvas Background & All Year Cheer III. She used the technique called "direct to paper" around the ghost image.

I love the fresh colors in this fun Halloween card! Hilary Mussachio stamped this in Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. She used the same colors of card stock, plus Confetti White. The Linen Thread & Chocolate Chip mini square with the Celery Grosgrain Ribbon are perfect embellishments. Did you notice the Certainly Celery on Certainly Celery accented by Canvas Background stamping and distressing of the edges? Stamp Sets used: Carved & Candlelit, Trick or Treat & Canvas Background.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

This fabulous Halloween card was stamped by fellow demonstrator Amy Ricker. Amy used the stamp sets Carved and Candlelit and Everyday Flexible Phrases. The card stock and Classic inks are Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White. She also used Mellow Moss Classic ink for the stems. She also used the Word Window Punch and Slot Punch (new for 2005/06) and Copper Metallic Cord. After inking up the pumpkin with Pumpkin Pie, she 'rolled' on edge on the Chocolate Chip to get the desired effect.