11/28/16

Three Wise Men

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the JoyClair blog today one of the next stamp sets released this month - Three Wise Men.

 
Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut the stars from yellow cardstock and used it as a stencil.  I spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.


I wrapped the panel with twine and added my image.

 
My next card uses the same star die as a background element.
 


Please stop by the blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


 

11/26/16

Decorative Tags


My newest post on the Susan K. Weckesser blog today, using an assortment of pattern papers from the Live in Color collection.



Please stop by the blog for additional details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/25/16

Thanksgiving Cards

Hi everyone, some Thanksgiving cards as posted on the Ann Butler Designs blog. 

What do you get when you mix Ann Butler Designs stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Ann Butler Designs inks from Clearsnap?  Beautiful fall inspired cards.  Add in a sentiment from JoyClair and Spellbinders dies and create something amazing.


For complete details, please stop by the blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Hope your day and the following weekend are amazing.

11/23/16

Give Thanks with Just for Fun Rubber Stamps

Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.  This month we'd love to see some Give Thanks projects based on this photo.


The letters are Spellbinders die cuts which were added to4 layers of cardstock.  And the card itself is from dark brown cardstock.

These are amazing stamps, so please check into the store and see what's available.  Also stop by the blog to see what all the designers have created for this challenge.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 
 
 
 

11/18/16

The Color and Texture of Fall

Hi everyone, I have a new project on the Paverpol blog - a fall canvas.  I absolutely LOVE fall - the colors, the crunchy leaves, the cooler weather.  And I love my project.  I think it really epitomizes fall and all it stands for.



I used the Proxxon Hot Wire Cutter to cut a Smoothfoam ball in half.  Then used Paverpol Light Flesh Tone with fabric and wrap the fabric around one of the half balls.  Twist the fabric at the top and allow some fabric folding for dimension.  This created the pumpkin onto which I added more Paverpol with Pavercotton to add dimension.  Makin's Clay was added as swirls around the pumpkin.
 


 
I wrapped fabric around the 2nd Smoothfoam ball and smoothed it, then painted with red and green to create the apple.  Makin's Clay was created for the apple stem.

 
FALL was created using Makin's Clay clay and Alphabet Cutters and added to the corner with Beacon Adhesives.
 
Then I added assorted twigs, flowers, twine to finish and spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.
 
For the complete tutorial, please stop by the Paverpol blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

11/17/16

Happy New Year Wine Charms

Hi everyone.  Do you believe that New Year is almost upon us again?  So let's get ready to celebrate in style with some etched wine glasses decorated with ribbons and pretty wine charms. 


Begin by etching wine glasses with etchall® etching crème.   Die cut the year from the Cricut using vinyl.
 

      
 
Place tape around the glass so the etching crème does not touch the glass.  Add a generous amount of etching crème on the glass. 
 

Allow to sit for 15 minutes, the remove the etching crème and return it to the jar.  Eching crème is reusable so it can be used on other projects.



To create the wine charms, mix equal parts EasyCast® Clear Casting Epoxy resin and hardener into a mixing cup.  Stir for 2 full minutes to properly mix the products.  Then pour into a second cup and mix for another minute.

 
Die cut designs from assorted colors of Rinea Foils.   Use Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer to glue the foils in the bezels.  Once in place, paint another layer of Ultra Seal Multi-Purpose Sealer on the foils.  Allow to dry completely before continuing.
 
 
Use the stir stick to add resin to the bezels.  Pop any bubbles that may appear.  Allow to cure for at least 24 hours before moving the bezels. 

 
Add the completed charm plus an assortment of beads onto memory wire.
 
 
Use the Bowdabra to create bows and tie them to the wine stems along with some decorative holiday bulbs. 
 
 
Add a charm to each glass and enjoy.
 

The bows and charms can be removed for easy clean up. 

Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 

GIve Thanks with RInea Paper Foil




Hi everyone, I am participating in the Designer Crafts Connection blog hop this month.  This month we are working with Rinea paper foil from Global Crafting.

I was thrilled to receive a selection of paper foils in a myriad of colors, each one gorgeous.

 
I love how easily the foils die cut and embossed.  Look at all that dimension!
 

I used a white card and added a panel of kraft cardstock.  Next, I added some burlap to give the card a nice fall theme.

 
After die cutting the foil, I stamped and embossed the JoyClair sentiment directly on the foil. 


Rinea paper foil comes in a variety of colors and surfaces.  You can find more information about Rinea paper foil here: www.globalcrafting.com.
 
Please stop by the DCC blog to see projects from all the designers.
 
Please leave me a comment, I'd love to know what you think! 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
 Steph

 
 

11/16/16

Happy Thanksgiving with Joyclair

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the JoyClair blog today using some amazing stamps.

This Happy Thanksgiving card started as a tag.  I used the Hello Autumn stamp set, one of my favorite sets.


I used assorted colors of alcohol ink on the tag, then sponged on some brown ink.


The leaves were inked in assorted colors then fussy cut and added to the tag with foam adhesives.  A sentiment from the same set was added across the top of the tag.

These cute treat bags use stamps from the Fall Time Planner stamp set.

 
I arranged the stamps on the bag, then picked them up with an acrylic block.  This ensures that the stamps are positioned where you want them.

 
Fill with some candies or small gifts and give to family and friends.

 

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog for more details and additional projects.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/11/16

The stockings were hung.......

On the Proxxon Tools blog today I have a Christmas shadowbox that was upcycled from a Halloween decoration.




I wanted to create a "living room" setting with the tree in the corner and the stockings hanging from the mantle.   And Christmas is not complete without reindeer, right?

Please stop by the blog for the details.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

11/10/16

Give Thanks with Whisker Graphics

Hi everyone, I'm on the Whisker Graphics blog today with some festive gift bags you can easily make for family and friends this holiday season.





Supplies:
Middy Bitty Bags - Plain Brown
Divine Twine Metallics - Rose Gold Vintage Metallic
JoyClair Stamps - Hello Autumn
ColorBox Crafter's by Ann Butler - Desert Sand, Canyon, Evergreen, Tangelo
Unity Stamps - 1" Dots
Spellbinder Dies
Cricut Expression

1.  Stamp each bag randomly with a leaf stamp that has been inked with several colors of ink giving them a fall look.

 
2.  Decorate one bag with large die cut leaves that have been tied together with Rose Gold Vintage Metallic Twine. 
3.  Adhere to the bag with a sentiment then add raffia and a treat inside.
 
 
 
4.  Tie Rose Gold Vintage Metallic around the second bag. 
5.  Place a small gift or candy inside, fold down the top edge and use a tiny clothes pin in the corner.
6.  Tie additional twine to the corner and place die cut leaves and sentiment under the folded edge.

 

These would make wonderful treat bags for the Thanksgiving table for family and friends.  They'd also make a nice little treat for our teachers.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/9/16

Thanksgiving Scarecrow

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamp blog and it falls between the realm of Halloween and Thanksgiving!!! 

Scarecrows are all about at Halloween, but some do remain out and about through Thanksgiving so I thought I'd create another card with this guy.

 
 
Please stop by the blog for details.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

11/6/16

Glass jars for Fall

Hi everyone, I've got a great fall project on the Makin's Clay blog.


Take some glass jars, wrap each with burlap and add clay elements using an assortment of clay colors and dies.  Clay cuts easily with die cut equipment, punches and clay cutters.

See the full project on the Makin's Clay blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/4/16

Beautiful Lady in purple

My newest project on the Paverpol blog is this beautiful lady.

 
I was definitely out of my comfort zone creating her, but I had a lot of fun using Paverpol to create her and I think she turned out amazing!
 
Please stop by the blog to see how I created her using a bottle as her base.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

11/3/16

Friendship Card inspired by Fall

I've got a new fall inspired friendship card on the Ann Butler Designs blog.



Supplies:


Please stop by the Ann Butler Designs blog for details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Rinea Design Team

It's official.  I am so excited to be working with this amazing group of women.


Picture

See the announcement here - http://www.globalcrafting.com/blog/design-team-announcement

Let the fun begin.

Steph

11/2/16

Joy Clair November Release





It's new release day at Joy Clair and the new stamps are amazing once again!!

Today I'm using A Child is Born.  I wanted to keep the card simple, so I stamped Mary and the phrase on white cardstock and embossed them.  I added a light blue sash. 

 
I repeatedly stamped the stars so they appear to be encircling Mary.

 
 

Hop with us. Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

11/1/16

Autumn Gift Bags

Hi everyone, I'm on the Ann Butler Designs blog today with some cute Autumn gift bags.




Nothing screams fall like finding leaves in such a variety of colors.   JoyClair has an amazing stamp set full of leaves and sentiments for Fall that work so well with Ann Butler Design's inks.  See the complete tutorial here.
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Merry Christmas Penguins

It's challenge time at JoyClair and this month we'd love to see you create a project using these lovely colors.







I used the cute Christmas Penguins clear stamp set.

 
I stamped her first in black ink and embossed her.  Then I added color to the ornaments using Clearsnap Smooch Accent Inks.  Once die cut, she was matted on a larger die.

 
The card is green cardstock and 2 layers of pink were added on top.  Merry Christmas is from the Cozy Snowman Wishes clear stamp set, then formed across the top of the card. 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph