Monday, November 12, 2018

Paper Door Christmas kit and Tutorial

 Hello my friends!  It is hard to believe it is that time of year again!  It seems I was just basking in all of summer's glory!  Now it's cold and snowy and we have like 20 minutes of daylight. ;)

I am excited to share a project using a new Paper Door kit from Whimsy Stamps!

And not just a project, but a photo tutorial as well!
I created this little shaker ornament.

I have been making ornaments for my tree the past 12 years and I love seeing them year after year and filling my tree with them.  It's my grown up version of a "handmade ornament" tree. (Okay, I might hang  a few of the kids' ornaments too.) 
This kit had so many cute pieces and cute little touches to make this ornament super sweet!
The shaker elements include snowflakes and teeny snowballs! 
It doesn't get much cuter does it? 
So how was my card made?
Step 1:  Stamp snowglobe stamp with Versamark and emboss in silver. I used my Mini Misti so I could stamp a couple of times. 
I used the die that comes in the kit to cut the center out.
I added a bit of color with Spun Sugar Distress Ink.

The kit even comes with clear acetate.  I glued it to the back of the snow globe.

While that dried, I stamped my images with black Memento Ink.  I ended up not using the snowman but saved it for a future project. 

I colored each image using Copic markers. 

I used the coordinating die cuts to each image.  Not sure what happened to the die on the gingerbread house.  I promise I wasn't drinking while I was creating this project.  ;) 

I added crafty foam tape to the back of the snow globe making sure there were not gaps for those teeny snowballs to sneak out!

I used the die again to cut the glitter paper, which also comes in the kit!
The white paper from earlier was used to create a snowbank that I hand cut with scissors. 

I covered my snowbank with glossy accents and glamour dust.  And who honestly doesn't love glitter named, Glamour Dust? 
I secured all of the pieces to the snow globe

I sprinkled the shaker elements on top of the images and carefully placed the top piece in place. I wanted to make the ornament a bit sturdier, so I adhered it to a white piece of card stock and used my pinking shears to trim around it. 

I placed the globe in my Mini Misti.  (Which now I realized needs a good cleaning....badly!)
I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and sprinkled it with silver embossing powder. 

I added a string, bow, and gem to the top for a few finishing touches
I appreciate you stopping by!

VersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)Glossy AccentsMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackCrafty Foam Tape White

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Take Two! Sunflowers Turned Poinsettias!

I took Whimsy Stamps' Stained Glass Sunflower stamp and decided that maybe....just maybe it could be turned into a poinsettia.  
I used Prisma Colored Pencils on kraft paper just like my first card.  But I used reds and greens instead of the warm fall colors. 
I used a white gel pen to add highlights to the petals. I added a tag using a sentiment from the Christmas Mini Tags stamp set and embellished with rhinestones, just like my first card.  I used tulle to match the card.  
Isn't it amazing what colors can do to the feeling of a card?
Does it look a bit like a poinsettia?  Too much of a stretch? ;)

Stained Glass Sunflower Rubber Cling StampChristmas Mini Tag Sentiments

Monday, November 5, 2018

Stained Glass Sunflower

Good morning!  I can't believe it has been so long since my last post! It's been a crazy full life here!  Did you all have a wonderful Halloween?  Being a school teacher, Halloween is kind of a big deal! The students are excited to dress up....just as excited as the teachers are to dress up!
This year we went with the movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I was an Oompa Loompa! Don't worry, I have pictures a little further down my post!  ;) 

I created a new card using this gorgeous stamp from Whimsy Stamps called Stained Glass Sunflower.  I stamped the image on kraft card stock and colored it using Prisma colored pencils. 
I added some details with a white gel pen.  I wanted to keep the focus on this pretty image, so I opted for a small sentiment on a tag. It is part of the  Christmas Mini Tag Sentiments. 

I added a coordinating ribbon and a few rhinestones to finish it off. 

 Stop by again soon as I will have a second card using this set that has a totally different look!

Stained Glass Sunflower Rubber Cling StampChristmas Mini Tag Sentiments

Friday, October 19, 2018


Now that you officially have the Adele song in your head! 
I am in love with the Peony dies from Whimsy Stamps.
I used gold Stampin' Up! paper for the petals and Papertrey Ink for the leaves.  I took a gold Sharpie and outlined the edges of the leaves for a bit more drama.

The background was created with a stencil, texture paste, and kraft card stock.  
The black and white portion was a piece left over from another stamping project.  I layered everything with crafty foam tape for added dimension
I used die cut letters to spell Hello and colored them with an Cadmium Orange and Red R27. (You can find a similar alphabet stamp at Whimsy Stamps called Bold ABC's.) Once it was dry I adhered them to the front of the card.  I scattered a few gold sequins and rhinestones to finish it off.  
So glad you stopped by today! 

Peony Flower DieBold ABC Die SetOpaque Matte Finish Texture PasteCrafty Foam Tape White

Sunday, October 14, 2018

31 Nights of Halloween!

I am so excited to be a guest designer for Whimsy Stamps, 31 Nights of Halloween, that I made THREE projects! I used the same set for all 3.  It is called, Halloweeners Clear Stamps!  I stamped my mummy and Miss Dracula using black Memento ink.  I masked them off and then die cut a circle out of masking paper and placed it on the kraft card stock.  I inked around it in a dark brown and black ink.  I then used the negative space and inked the moon using white ink.  

I colored the images with Copic markers and added glossy accents for a bit of dimension.  I stamped the sentiment in black ink, tied red twine, and added a few plastic spiders for good measure!
This card is as spooky as I get!  ;)

For my next card I stamped the images in a pale grey Memento ink and water colored the images.  I added dots in between the images using an orange and black Copic Marker.  I stamped the image on to black card stock with Versamark Ink.  I embossed it in white and used a tag punch. I tied purple and white twine vertically, added the tag, and glued a few sequins to finish off the card. 
My last project I created to cover the large LifeSaver Gummy candies.  These are my absolute favorites!I could eat this babies until my teeth fall out!
I used the squares from the Peekaboo Window Die.
I stamped the images with black Memento ink and colored them with Copic markers.  I inked up the backgrounds and added glossy accents to the main image.  Once it was dry I spattered a bit of coordinating water colors over the image. 
I stamped the sentiments on black card stock and Versamark.  I embossed it in white.  I added a few sequins and the tag to the front of my image.  I tied a little bow with white string. 
I so appreciate you stopping by!
Thanks so much!

Supplies Used!
Halloweeners Clear StampsPeekaboo Window 1 DieImage result for image copic markersMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - Tuxedo BlackMemento Full-Size Ink Pad - London FogVersaMark Full-Size Ink Pad - Original (Clear)White Embossing Powder - Basic

Glossy Accents