8/16/17

Joy Clair Blog Hop - Day 1

It's Day 1 of the Joy Clair Blog Hop and we have so many different stamp sets to share. 
Let's start the fun with the creativity and remember that we always have prizes for our readers and visitors that comment HERE in our corporate blog and in ALL designers blog.

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You should have arrived her from Lori's blog.  If you get lost along the way you can always start back at the Joy Clair Blog.

Today, I'm working with the Fall Leaves stamp set.



Since these stamps consist of 2 parts - the leaves and the veins, I found it best to use the Misti to get accurate stamping.  I placed the leaves and sentiment where I wanted them on a cardstock panel, then closed the Misti.


I inked the stamps in assorted colors of Powderpuff Ink from Quick Quotes Scrapbook Company.  Then reclosed the Misti to stamp the images.  I repeated this process to add additional colors.


Placing the second stamp layers on top of the stamped images, I reclosed the Misti to pick them up.  Inking with black ink, I then closed the Misti.  You can see how the veins are perfectly aligned with the first images. 

I matted the panel with kraft cardstock, then wrapped the panel with twine.  The panel was added to pattern paper matted with kraft cardstock then added to the card.  Fall in Love was stamped, die cut, matted with a larger die and added to the card with foam adhesives over the twine.



My next card was created in the same manner.  I wanted a vertical card, so I wrapped twine along the side of the card.  A striped panel was added to the card and the stamped panel was matted and added to the card with foam adhesives for dimension.


The sentiment was stamped in several colors of Powderpuff Ink, die cut and matted with a larger die before being added to the card with foam adhesives.



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Steph

8/15/17

Happy New Year

Hi everyone.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the Topflight Stamp blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

The theme this week is Christmas and I'm using Stitched Angel Ornaments Stamp set from Creative Expressions. This set comes from England!





Please stop by the Topflight Stamp blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


It's a Daisy Hello

I've got a new post on the Sunsational Stamps blog

I've used Daisy today as the focal point of my card.  I colored her with colored pencils, then die cut her and added her to the card.



Stop by the Sunsational Stamps blog for more inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/12/17

Clear Scraps Summer Layout

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with a summer layout using the August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.  I used the small Acrylic Banner embellishments to create a title for my layout.



Stop by the blog to see how I used the amazing products from this month's kit.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph










8/9/17

Thanks Lighthouse

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun Rubber Stamps blog today with  a fun watercolored card.



The background stamp is the Michelangelo background which I stamped in brown ink then matted it with red and navy cardstock.  I chose to water color the Lighthouse image using chalk inks and a water brush.  Next, I die cut the image into an oval shape and matted it with a larger die using navy cardstock. I placed the lighthouse over the background and added the panel to a red card.



Finally, I added the sentiment from the Sentiments 3 stamp collection.



Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Clear Scraps Cruise Album

Hi everyone today I'm creating with the Clear Scraps August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.  I used the Chip Scalloped Album to create a cruise album.

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I bean by painting each chipboard page and the chipboard elements with gesso. Next I painted some Viva Decor Inka Rose Gold along the scalloped edges.

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I used the chipboard pages as stencils and cut papers to fit each page.  Photos were used as pockets on the pages and tags were inserted with additional photos.

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I tore papers for the front cover then added some gauze to the edge.  I wanted the Helm from the chip shapes as the main element on the front cove.  I painted it with silver paint and added touches of brown ink.  A large brad holds it to the front page. 

I stamped and die cut some shells and added them amongst the gauze.  Cruisin' 2017 was die cut and added around the Helm.

Thanks for stopping by.


Steph


8/8/17

Back to School with Bowdabra

Hi everyone, I'm on the Bowdabra blog with a school themed package.


Rather than just handing over the school supplies, I used the Bowdabra to create pretty bows.  I wrapped a selection of  supplies then added fun bows.



Pop by the Bowdabra blog for all the details.

I hope these little packages will brighten up their day.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

ATSM Challenge #254




Hi everyone, it's a new challenge at ATSM and this week it's all bout clean and simple.



l chose to tear my top layer and place it on a checkered paper. 


Then I stamped my sentiment, die cut and added it across a strip across the center of the card.


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph









8/7/17

Christmas Penguins with Joy Clair Stamps

Hi everyone, Steph here today and I'm using an older stamp set from Joy Clair - Christmas Penguins.  These little guys are adorable and make for some fun Christmas cards.



Consisting of 10 different Penguin stamps, this is an adorable stamp set.  I selected two penguins I wanted to use then stamped them in black ink on white cardstock.  I added a touch of color to his beak as well as the Christmas ornaments and Christmas lights with Copic Markers.


The cards were created from green cardstock and cut 4 1/4" x 11".  As I wanted top folding cards, I scored the panel at 5 1/2".  Red cardstock was cut 4" x 5 1/4" and the pattern paper was cut a little bit smaller.  After inking the panels with red ink, I adhered the panels to the red cardstock.



Whisker Graphics twine was wrapped around each panel and the panels were added to the green card with foam adhesives.  After coloring the penguins, I used Spellbinders dies to die cut them.   I also inked the oval with red ink then matted the images with larger dies.  As I wanted the images to pop, I added them to the cards over the twine with foam adhesives.



Merry Christmas is from the Cozy Snowman Wishes stamp set.  I also stamped it in black ink on scraps of white cardstock.  After inking the sentiments, I matted them with red cardstock before adding to the cards with foam adhesives for dimension.

Aren't they adorable? I see lots of penguins in my Christmas cards this year.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph













8/6/17

Playing in the Sand Tag

Hi everyone Steph here creating with the Clear Scraps August kit.  This kit includes a Chip Scallop Album, Anchor and Helm chip shapes, small Acrylic Banner embellishments, Viva Decor Inka Gold Rose, and papers and stickers from Bo Bunny.

I used one of the pages from the Chip Scalloped Album to create a fun summer tag.

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After gessoing the panel, I used the panel as a stencil and cut blue cardstock to fit.  Then I cut Bo Bunny pattern paper as my top layer.

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Using VIva Décor Inka Gold Rose, I painted some gauze.  I also painted the silver painted chip elements before adding them to the tag.

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Next, I stamped and fussy cut the beach girl and dressed her with some Bo Bunny papers which I inked with VIva Décor Inka Gold Rose.  I placed her on the panel with foam adhesives, then added the anchor and phrase to the left side.

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Finally, I stamped and die cut some shells to finish off the beach effect.

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Thanks for stopping by today

Steph




8/4/17

Mug Make-Over

Hi everyone, my post on the Bowdabra blog is having fun with the kids this summer 

Gather all your supplies and let the kids have fun creating an assortment of bows.  Then tie the bows to the mugs creating a mug make-over with Bowdabra.  How much fun the kids will have choosing their ribbons and selecting beads to personalize their mugs!



Supplies:
Bowdabra Bow Making Tool
Bow Wire
Assorted ribbons and Lace
Beads
Mugs



Start by placing the Bow Wire in the Bowdabra.
Select a wide ribbon or  lace, placing it in the Bowdabra creating 2 loops on each side.


Taking a thinner ribbon, create 2 smaller loops on each side on top of the lace loops.
Then pull up on the Bow Wire and tie off.



Use the Bow Wire to tie the bows to the handles of the mugs.


Have the kids select an assortment of bead and let them thread the beads on the left over Bow Wire.  Twist the wires together around the handle.



Let the kids fill the mugs with candy or other little treats and the mug make-over by Bowdabra is complete.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

8/1/17

Post-it Note Holders with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, I'm on the Rinea blog today with some little gifts to share.

I wanted to create some small inexpensive gifts that can easily be recreated.  These would be a perfect little something for a teacher or for anyone who uses lots of Post-it Notes!  I know I use post-its all day!


I have tons of chipboard coasters in my stash and knew they'd be a perfect size to use.  I cut assorted foils to fit - Blush/Blush Star Struck Foiled Paper, Copper/Copper Glossy Foiled Paper and Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  Since the chipboard is 4" square, you can easily get 3 note holders from one 9" x 12" foil sheet.



Using my Zutter bind-it-all, I punched holes in the foiled panels and added wire to create my little books. 



 
Once the wire is added, I adhered the Post-It notepad inside.  I stamped some phrases that I wanted to use, adhering them to the note pads with Beacon Adhesives.  Then I added Petaloo flowers to the corner.
 
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Finally, since I have someone specific who will love the purple note holder, I created a coordinating gift bag.
 
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Rinea Foils emboss beautifully when used with an embossing folder.  I cut the Violet/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper to fit within the embossing folder.

 



Isn't it gorgeous????

 
I used Beacon Tacky Glue to adhere the embossed panel to a white gift bag, then die cut Thanks from a left over piece of the foil.  Since the foil is double sided, the possibilities are endless and all scraps can be used.  I ran Thanks through my Xyron Sticker Maker for complete and easy adhesive coverage.

 
I adhered Petaloo flowers in the upper corner of the gift bag with brad so as to coordinate with the Post-it Note holder.

 
Aren't they awesome?


 
Who would you give these to?
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Joy Clair August Challenge

It's time for a new challenge at Joy Clair and this month we are creating projects based on this photo:


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I've used the Hugs and Smiles stamp set.  Containing 21 images, words and phrases, there are endless ways you can use this stamp set.




To fit the color theme, I spritzed cardstock with Prima ink and allowed to dry.  Using Ranger Distress Ink, I stamped the image directly on the panel before matting it with orange cardstock.  The phrases were stamped on left over strips with Ranger Distress Ink and added to the card with foam adhesives. 

Finally, I added some dew drops amongst the flowers.

Please stop by the Joy Clair blog to see what the designers have created this month.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

It's a camping trip with Sunsational Stamps

Hi everyone, Steph Ackerman here today with another post for Sunsational Stamps.  This month we are celebrating summer and all that it entails.  Whether you like camping or fishing or anything in between, check out the store for some fun stamps.

 


I wanted a forest background so I picked the paper from my stash and simply tore paper to simulate water.  I fussy cut all the elements and positioned them on the card, adding foam adhesives to some for dimension.


Kinda cute, don't you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

It's a Pizza Party

Hi everyone.    It's Tuesday and it's my turn on the Topflight Stamp blog.  If you haven't checked out the Topflight store yet, you need to see the variety of stamps in the store.  They have some amazing stamps from all over the world.

I'm using stamps from England - For the Love of Stamps.  This set is Pizza Passion.




To create the banner, I stamped the pizza slices using a masking technique, then colored them.  Party was die cut and added to the banner which was then added to the invitation with foam adhesives.


To create the base, I cut black cardstock 5" x 7" and scored it at 6 1/2".  After slipping white cardstock under the fold, I secured it in place with Whisker Graphics twine.  The pizza cutters were stamped down the left side and the day and date were added to the right side.




To finish, I added a torn strip of checked paper across the bottom.  The pie was stamped and colored and added on top.  Peppers and anchovies were stamped on top.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph