Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Fall Leaves

Hi Blog Friends!

SURPRISE!
Back again today, as I have found a technique tutorial over on SCS,
 & wanted to share what I did with it here too! ;)

This was SUCH A FUN technique!
I recently got a new leaf die & it worked SO NICELY with this technique!
 The technique is:
Die Cutting with Napkins.
Here is the tutorial that was shown over on SCS for us to follow:
I'm SURE you will find it as inspiring as I did.
Especially, if you love water color like I do!
Just listen to the little tips Dave gives, as it will greatly help in achieving your goals!

I will be linking this up to
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog
Fall/Autumn Colors

Found here:
https://www.simonsaysstampblog.com/wednesdaychallenge/simon-says-fall-autumn-colors/#comments

So, here's what I made:
FALL LEAVES- Wreath

This is the first card I made. 
(Although, I had two cards in mind as soon as I started die cutting the leaves, 
I did all of the leaves at once, die cutting & painting.)

I chose to do this card in traditional fall colors.

Did I tell you? I really enjoyed this technique.

The gold paint just makes these leaves pop!

This card was made with:
*Rubbernecker Stamps- 3 Maple Leaves Die- 5215D
*Kuretake Gansai Tambi Water Colors
*Kuretake Gansai Tambi Starry Colors
*SB-Classic Scallop Circle Dies
*SB- Copper Foil
*SB- Sunset Harvest (Glimmer Kit of the Month- Oct. 2019) For my sentiment
*28 Lilac Lane- Safari Sunrise- LL502
*Recollections- Washi Tape

For my next card, I did a Laura Bassen thing & went rainbow! ;)
Just for something different!
FALL LEAVES- Rainbow
Again, the gold paint just makes these leaves come alive!

I used the following on this card:
(These are the only differences from my first card)
*SB- Everyday Sentiments II- 
*SB- Gold Foil
*28 Lilac Lane Sequins-
 Bold & Bright- LL304
  Redwood Grove
Denim Blue- LL306
Safari Sunrise-LL502
Yellow & Orange-LL305
Mixed Berry- LL313
* Craft Medley Creative Essentials Sequins-
 Go Green
Red Hots
At The Ballet 

Which do you like the best? 
I can't choose! LOL
SUCH A FUN TECHNIQUE! 
That last little leaf laying there, will go on a technique card that I will file!

***** FALL LEAVES- Wreath- was chosen "Favorites for the week ending Nov. 2nd, 2019" on SCS!!!***** 
*****FALL LEAVES- Rainbow- was chosen "CAS Favorites for the week ending Nov. 2nd, 2019" on SCS!!!***** 
 


***FALL LEAVES-WREATH- was chosen "BEST OF 2019!" on SCS!***
***FALL LEAVES-RAINBOW- was chosen "BEST OF 2019!" on SCS!***

HOPE you get to try this technique!
LOVING the fall leaves here!
TLady

Supplies not mentioned above:
*Paper Studio Card Stock
*White Paper Napkin- I only used 4 Napkins for all of my leaves
*SB-Platinum
*SB- Glimmer Machine
*Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape
*Scotch Tacky Glue
*EK Success- Scissors
*Bead Smith Magical Tray
*Golden Media Matte
*Crystal Katana
*FC- Click-n-Go Pot
*Silver Black Velvet #4 Brush
                                  

Monday, October 28, 2019

The Most Beautiful View

Hi Blog Friends!

Today, I have a card for you that I think you'll like!

I used the
Amazing Paper Grace
Die of the Month- October 2019 Die- One Kind Word Alphabet Collage!

It's been sitting here waiting for me to use & I needed an Anniversary Card!
All the work on the Baby Gifts I did on my last post had me hopping to get this card done,
 & another card that I needed!
This die  made my card easy to do!

So, here's what I made:

The Most Beautiful View
During the last SSS-Stamptember, I did have a few moments one evening to just sit & color.... 
I used Waffle Flower- Bouquet Builder-271262 & stamped it on Gray Sketch Paper & colored it in with Prisma Colored Pencils. 
I die cut it with the coordinating dies & also cut out additional die pieces to glue on the back to give the sketch paper more stability, then it sat in a bowl I keep on my desk until now.

I rummaged through my stash of paper for some pretty designer paper;
I chose Recollections- Everyday Moments Stack.
Something that would coordinate well with my bouquet.

The framed portion of my card was popped up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape.
Then I did paper inlay on the center sections, including those little loops on the die.

Next, I laid my bouquet where I wanted it & made pencil marks where I wanted to cut off the extending portions. I wanted my bouquet framed in. The bouquet is popped up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape, flush with the frame.

I stamped the "Anniversary" sentiment from Stampington- Petite Greetings- G1071
  in my Original Misti.
 Next, I die cut the Alphabets from the APG Die of the Month from Gold Foil-Recollections
 & popped the banner up on Scotch Perm. Mounting Tape also.  

I added 28 Lilac Lane Sequins- Safari Sunrise- LL502 & Cartwrights- Moonshine 3mm with my Crystal Katana & Golden Gel Matte Medium.

This is the inside.
I had a left over flower & some leaves, & arranged them & adhered them.
The sentiment is from Fiskars- Lasting Love Quotes.

My card is 5" x 7".

I have another card to show you done with this die, so be watching for that!

Hope you like!

HAPPY 33rd ANNIVERSARY to my SWEET DEAR HUSBAND!
TLady

Supplies not mentioned above:
* Card Stock- Paper Studio & Recollections
*White Signo Pen
*Scotch Tacky Glue
*SSS- Blk. Prem. Dye Ink
*SB- Tool-n-One
*Bead Smith- Magical Tray
*Scotch ATG
*Platinum

Monday, October 21, 2019

Elegance Meets Cute!

Hi Blog Friends!

Well, do I have a post for you today!
Grab your cup of tea/coffee & sit back & enjoy!
Elegance Meets Cute


So, as soon as I heard another baby was expected by one of our son's friends,
 I began work on a Pink Sweater Set. 
Which is my standard baby gift.
The baby being expected just after Christmas will need something cozy to keep her warm for sure!

I set it aside when done & kind of forgot about it all, with other things taking priority.
THEN, came the announcement of when the shower would be,
& that is when I put on my "got to get it done hat!" LOL

I started with the baby card first:
I LOVE bunnies for baby gifts & these little sweeties just stole my heart when I saw them over on Ma Ma Elephant!
I used:
 Ma Ma Elephant- Wish Upon a Star, Hippity Hop, Snow Flurries, & Land Scape Trio,
 Stamps & Dies;
along with Spellbinders- Grand Cabinet 3D Card Die.
Elegance & Cute meet!;)
I also used Tim Holtz- 660227 for the Tiny Quilled Roses.

Here are some close-ups of this little heavenly scene....


Here is the back.
I used ODB/DD-Precious Boy Stamp Set for my sentiment.

Next up were the tags that I needed for everything....

 Betsy Veldman over on The Greetery- has come out with her Christmas Release....
My tags were done with her Speed Tagging Stamps & Dies!
OH I LOVE THIS SET!
I was able to whip out this set of tags in NO TIME AT ALL! 
SO MUCH FUN & I look forward to making Christmas Tags SOON!

I didn't stamp the back on every tag. 
I also wanted to use the tags as decoration for my gifts too.

Next up:
I created a little Baby's First Christmas Ornament. 
The baby isn't due till after Christmas, but you never know....
I used SSS- Plush Carrot Bunny S359.

I also made a little box to hold the ornament. 
I used SB- Mini Card/Booklet Gift Box 
& SB-Glimmer Kit of the Month-Sept. 2019- Brilliant Corners & More.
  I did foil the top piece in SB-Pink Foil, & for the rest of the box, I used the plates for embossing.
I also used Ma Ma Elephant- Snow Flurries & Tim Holtz-660227 Tiny Quilled Roses.

The bunny didn't quite fill up the box, so I added something else!
I made one of these AGES AGO for another baby gift & everyone loved it,
 so I thought I'd do another.

It's a 
One Page Mini Book.
Take a look:
This is the front, untied.
Again, Ma Ma Elephant- Snow Flurries Dies.

Each scene is on 4 panels of this little book.
There are a total of 16 panels.
(You could do each panel differently if you chose.)
Of course, the little bunnies are by Ma Ma Elephant.
The sentiment is by Inkadinkado- 96303-K. 
I also created a little felt heart for texture- made with Poppy Stamps Little Heart Banner-1999.

The sentiment here is by SU- Sweet Thing.
I popped up some of the bunnies, clouds etc., on Uline Foam Tape
 throughout, for a little surprise dimension. 

The bunnies on this page & the sentiment are also from Ma Ma Elephant- Snow Angels,
& the little trees are by I.O.-Evergreen Trees-DIE217-E.

This is the last page, again Ma Ma Elephant- Wish Upon a Star & Hippity Hop.

Here's a photo of the book all stretched out.

This is the back.

A couple views from the top.

On each of the pages that fold in, I drew little arrows for the direction the page is to turn
 to close the book.

This is a view from the top with the pages turned in;
 once turned in, the little book folds up as an accordion.

And tied with a bow to hold it shut. 
I thought a little tag was appropriate here too! ;)
The sentiment is by SU- Sweet Thing.

Next up were the little bunny toys, made the right size for baby's little hands.
They needed a little Speed Tag too! ;)

Tagging my Baby Sweater Set, I added the washing instructions on the back,
 & extra yarn, just in case... 
Those are from PTI- Thread Card Die & Hanging by a Thread Stamp Set,
 along with Handle With Care Stamp Set.
***Tip: Wrap your home made knits with tissue paper, inside & out to keep creases away!***


A few store bought items & one of my Speed Tags for decoration!

A Ribbon & another Speed Tag,
 & a Clear Box to keep my "Elegance Meets Cute" protected,
 yet able to be seen.
It's like a cake topper, set right in the top of my gift bag!

A Gift Bag & the main Speed Tag for the outside.

HOPE YOU LIKE!

You CAN mix styles!;)
TLady

Supplies not mentioned above:
(I'll try to ignore the obvious here, or my list would be longer than the post! LOL)
*Original & Mini Misti
*Terrifically Tacky Tape
*Paper Crafting with Carol Duvall- for the One Sheet Mini Book, page 70-72
*Water Media Mat
*Oxide Distress Inks
*MFT-Mini Cloud Stencil
*Nuvo Glitter Drops
*Wink of Stella-Clear
*Spectrum Noir Markers
*Sizzix-Quiller
*Clear Boxes- 5 3/8" x 2" x 7 3/8" Box
*Liquid Stitch
*Sewing Machine
*Polyfill
*Felt
*Embroidery Threads
*Gold Elastic Thread
Silver Blk. Velvet Brush-#12
*Gansai Tambi- Starry Colors
*FC- Click-N-Go Pot
*Paint Puck
ETC!