I woke up to cold rain and wind this morning. In fact, when I looked at the weather, it's warmer in Juneau than it is in Chapel Hill this morning! I'm not complaining; the Lad is having an ice storm up in the mountains. As a momma, you know I worry about him. But...that wasn't my biggest concern. I woke up and realized, I didn't have a card for you this morning! So, after feeding the dogs and taking them out in the rain, I made myself a cup of coffee and headed for my studio.
On the window sill, I saw a leftover deer from the Detailed Deer Thinlets Dies in black and white, where I had used the negative on a card for December's Sweet & Simple Class. (More on that in a day or two). I hadn't thrown the deer away, and so I built this #simplestamping card around it. I prefer the sentiments and fonts in the Peaceful Noel Stamp Set, so I stamped that in Tuxedo Black and Real Red to match the tartan in the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper. In just a matter of minutes, I had a beautiful card that would be quite simple to duplicate if you had a stack of cards to make.
Making Memories November VIP Tutorial
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Base: Basic Black, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Whisper White, 5 1/4" x 4 (2)
Layer 2: Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, 4" x 3 1/4"
Layer 4: Basic Black Detailed Deer Thinlet Die Cut
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Itty Bitty Santa - November Card Club
Farmhouse Christmas - November Christmas Card Club
How lucky was I that this week's #CASEingTuesday card featured an embossing folder? You know, I'd like to say I planned this well ahead of time, but you know me, I'm always keeping in real and honest with you. No, this pretty much was just a stroke of luck!
Yesterday, I told you that the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is my favorite in the holiday catalog. Well, the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is my runner up. And let me tell you, it's a photo-finish!
You'll notice there's a big difference in the Dynamic Textured Impressions Folders. I've had many stampers contact me and say they can't run it through their Big Shot; it's too thick! And they're right; Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder are thicker then what we're used to. They are meant to leave a more dynamic impression on the paper. They do fit in the Big Shot, but only if you use just one cutting pad! To make your 'sandwich', use the following guidelines:
Now, there are more ways to enhance the impressions you get from the Dynamic Textured Impressions Folders. Today for example, I used my Crumb Cake ink pad to ink the inside front cover of the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and then ran a sheet of Crumb Cake Cardstock through it like normal, using the above "sandwich" guideline. Just look at the difference!
There are a few ways to ink up your embossing folders. The first is to use aSponge Brayer. Run it over your ink pad and then running gently overthe inside front cover of the folder. (Remember the front is the side with the Stampin' Up! logo on it!) For this card, I wanted it to look a bit more rustic, so I applied the ink pad directly to the cover, dabbing it around to create lighter and darker places to give it a more aged look.
Want to play along with the CASE-ing Tuesday group?
Makeover the card (pictured above). You can change a lot, a little or make the card just as it is in the catalog. Then post it to the Facebook thread. We can’t wait to see your cards. You can use the following hashtag if you post your card elsewhere on Facebook #CASEingtuesday171.
Base: Crumb Cake, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Crumb Cake, 5 1/4" x 4", embossed with the Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which was inked with Crumb Cake ink prior to embossing.
Layers 2 & 3: Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper (Merry Merlot & Tranquil Tide), Snowfall Thinlets
Layer 4: Very Vanilla, 3 3/4" x 2"
November 1...registration ends for:
Embossing folders have been around for quite a while and are an easy way to make a big impression. Imagine how the card above would look if that were just a flat piece of Whisper White Cardstock in the background? Pretty boring. But add the fun texture of the Swirls and Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, and voila, it goes from "flat to fluffy" in just a few seconds. Simply insert a piece of cardstock into the embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and you've got instant texture.
This week, we'll be talking about the difference between Textured Impressions Folders and Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders. We'll also talk about different ways to use your embossing folders, how to store them, what not to do with them, and some different techniques you may not have thought about.
Whether you're new to paper crafting or a seasons veteran, there will be something here this week for everyone. So follow along...leave me a comment...and Happy Stamping!
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Today's tutorial is actually one of my October Christmas Card Club cards. It features the Sincerely Santa Stamp Set - you know, the one that corresponds with the Sincerely Santa Tag Kit? This stamp set is awesome! And I loved being able to show the versatility of it, beyond the tags.
Base: Whisper White, 8 ½” x 5 ½”
Layer 1: Cherry Cobbler, 5 1/8” x 3 7/8”
Layer 2: Whisper White, 5” x 3 ¾” embossed with Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.
Layer 3: Farmhouse Christmas Designer Series Paper, 1 1/2” x 5”, punched with Banner Triple Punch.
Layer 4: Farmhouse Christmas Designer Series Paper, 1” x 4 ½”
Layer 5: Pearlized Doily
Layer 6: Cherry Cobbler, Scalloped Layering Circle Framelit
Layer 7: Whisper White Layer Circle Framelit
November 1...registration ends for:
I may be late to the party on this one, but have you tried the Big Shot Embossing Mats yet? I know it's silly, but I just them for the very first time. I bought them last spring, when the annual catalog first came out. But I never took them out of the package! I like to see how to use new toys before I try them out myself. Suffice it to say, I'll be using these a lot in the future!
TheBig Shot Embossing Mats extend the use of your framelits, thinlits, and edgelits dies. Now, instead of just being a cutting tool, the dies can be turned into an embossing tool. You're no longer limited to the Big Shot Embossing Folders. The Big Shot Embossing Mats make quick and easy work of it, too. Here's Chad to demonstrate how to use them. Hint: the cutting edge faces UP, not down!
Base: Pool Party, 8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Layer 1: Basic Gray, 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Layer 2: Pool Party, 5" x 3 3/4"
Layer 3: Shimmer White for snowflake die
Sweet & Simple Class: Snowflake Showcase 11/4 @ 2pm
Santa's Workshop with Michelle & Heather
www.MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com I've teamed up with my friend and fellow Stamping Bee, Heather Tyman, to bring you an amazing ONLINE Class To Go! Heather lives in California, so you get classes from both coasts. Registration closes 11/1, and you'll receive everything you need to craft cute cards, gift card holders, plus home decor right in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Michelle@MakingMemorieswithMichelle.com All images 2018 © Stampin' Up! ®
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn and caldron bubble.
Happy October! What better way to celebrate than by featuring the super-cute-not-very-spooky Toil & Trouble Suite. What attracted me to this suite first was the...PAPER! You probably already guessed that, right? And to be perfectly honest, it was really about the witches! Too adorable!
I don't send many Halloween cards, maybe to my son and my niece and nephew. But what I do like to do is package up Halloween treats for the ghouls and goblins that I tutor. Ok, they really are sweet kids and they work really hard, so I like to give them a little something extra at the end of the week for a job well done. Who knows, maybe they're crafty, too!
Today's treat boxes used the Petite Treat Framelits Dies. I hadn't played with these yet and I was pretty amazed at how quickly these came together. Add Tear & Tape (on sale this week!) for adhesive strength, you've got a pretty handy dandy treat box for M&M's or other small candies or gifts.
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