Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Star Shaker Birthday...

Shaker, Shaker fun!  It's the END of a DECADE and a YEAR...so why not SHAKE THINGS UP?!  Hee.  I had some leftover star cut-outs from THIS CARD (love the double stitching on the dies so both the die-cut AND the negative space have the faux-stitching!) and wanted to use them!  So a birthday shaker for the win!


Colors: Bermuda Bay, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Basic Black
Inks: VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Basic Black, Noble Peacock Foil Paper
Stamps: Well Said
Tools: Stitched Stars Dies, Merry Christmas Dies
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine

This was pretty simple to make.  Mostly using die-cuts!  ***Tip:  use the Foam Adhesive Strips directly around the star so that the shaker fully shakes in the star!  


I love those little accent die-cuts that come with the Stitch Stars Dies.  Such a fun little touch!  😍


I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  And HAPPY NEW YEAR!  I hope 2020 brings you light, happiness, and joy!!!

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Sunday, December 29, 2019

Encore of Beautiful Day!!!

I have another project with a watercolored flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set to share today!  This other one that I posted you can find HERE.  This time though, I made a card with it:


Colors: Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Gold
Inks: Calypso Coral, Soft Sea Foam, Pineapple Punch, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Shimmery White, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Brights Designer Series Paper, Gold Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Tools: Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder, Nested Stitched Labels Dies, Heat Tool
Accessories: White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine,

I kinda love all the texture on this card.  You have the flower that is gold embossed & watercolored, the brick dry embossed piece, the Stitched Nested Labels Die layer, the Gold Glimmer Paper piece, etc.  I think subtle texture is my favorite technique.  πŸ˜€ (Don't tell me if that isn't really a technique.  Because I choose to believe it is.  Hee.)


And watercoloring.  Swoon.  😍  I just LOVE watercoloring.



I hope you enjoy this card!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, December 27, 2019

Embossed & Watercolored Beautiful Day...

I played with an oldie but a goodie stamp set the other day.  I needed some "anything but Christmas" crafty time.  So I embossed some of the large flower from the Beautiful Day Stamp Set in White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then watercolored away and added to a fun bag! 


Colors: Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Granny Apple Green
Inks: Flirty Flamingo, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Basic Black, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, Subtles Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Tools: Delightful Tag Topper Punch, All-Around Wreath Dies, Detailed Deer Dies
Accessories: Tags & More Accessory Kit, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Tags & More Accessory Kit, Copper Dotted Treat Bags

I kinda love this tag (from the Tags & More Accessory Kit) added to the fun panel of flowers!  Adds another fun pop of color without distracting from the star of the show...those flowers!



This project was so much fun to make!   I hope you enjoy!!!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Cheer With Deer!

Are you still finishing up Christmas?!  I just LOVE festive tags, so I wanted to share this before Christmas was over!  Because...how cute is this deer?!  😍😍😍


Colors: Real Red, Garden Green, Gold
Inks: Garden Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Garden Green, Basic Black, Toil Tidings Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Paper
Stamps: Tidings All Around
Tools: Delightful Tag Topper Punch, All-Around Wreath Dies, Detailed Deer Dies
Accessories: Real Red 1" Ruched Ribbon, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Toile Tidings, Glitter Enamel Dots

I love the details on the wreath...I stamped on it and then ran it through the Subtle Embossing Folder to give it texture.  Then those "berries" just make it all pop!  (They are from the Toile Tidings Glitter Enamel Dots.) 


Want to know where the idea of this tag came from?!  Well...yay!  Because I want to share!  πŸ˜€ My dear friend and fellow Artisan sister, Mikaela, told me I should copy her when I needed a Christmas idea.  I saw THIS PROJECT of hers, and fell in love!  I simplified it for a tag, and voila!  A home decor piece turned into a Christmas Cheer Deer tag! πŸ’—



I just love seeing this fun little basket of fun Stampin' Up! product to give away!



I hope you enjoy!  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions and have a very Merry Christmas! 
 
 
Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Monday, December 23, 2019

It's A Stitched Star Merry Christmas!

Christmas is ALMOST here!  And I am ALMOST ready!  (Kind of.  😬)  At least I have some cute tags done!  And look how cute they look...either tied on to some gorgeous and delicious chocolate or tied onto a fun gift package!  Either way...I LOVE handmade tags.  It makes giving a gift so much more fun!!! 

Just to try to prove it, isn't this box extra fun with that tag?! 


Colors: Real Red, Pool Party, Garden Green, Gold
Inks: Pool Party, StazOn Jet Black
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Toil Tidings Designer Series Paper, Gold Foil Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming, Modern Heart (watercolor background)
Tools: Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies, Aqua Painter (to do splatter on background)
Accessories: Real Red 1/8" Curly Ribbon, Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder

And isn't that chocolate extra festive with that tag?! ...


And seriously...the tags themselves 😏...


I hope you enjoy!  And I hope you are all ready for your holidays!   πŸ˜€  Thank you so much for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Friday, December 20, 2019

Shaker Star Christmas...TGIF Challenge 243:

Merry Christmas!  Can you believe Christmas is next week?!  I can't either!  So this TGIF Challenge is perfect!  It's a FINAL FAREWELL to Stampin' Up!'s Holiday Catalog!  Make ANYTHING using your favorite products from this catalog! 


Colors: Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Whisper White, Gold
Inks: Soft Sea Foam, StazOn Black
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Petal Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Gold Foil Paper, Vellum
Stamps: Christmas Gleaming
Tools: Tin Tile 3D Embossing Folder, Stitched Stars Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies
Accessories: Woven Threads Sequin Assortment, Foam Adhesive Strips

Stitched Stars Dies, the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set, a shaker card...all of these are most definitely my favorite! 


Here are some more pictures of the shaker.  I love the holly stamped background on the Soft Sea Foam cardstock:



I just LOVE these stars!  That star swirl die-cut is my favorite! 


I hope you enjoy!  I want to see what you make!  Head on over to the TGIF Challenge Blog to play along!! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Instagram Tip With Punched Paper Flowers!!!

My Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team is about over.  I kinda can't believe how fast it went.  It was a total dream.  My heart will forever have a piece in 2019 because of this year.  And how could it not?!  I got to do amazingly cool things like provide fun crafting tips that get posted on Stampin' Up!'s Instagram page.  😍  My latest and last Instagram tip...and it's all about making paper flowers! 


Colors: Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green
Inks: None
Cardstock/Papers Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Pineapple Punch, Pumpkin Pie, Grapefruit Grove, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink, Melon Mambo, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Come to Gather Designer Series Paper
Stamps: None
Tools: Sweet Silhouette Dies, Tropical Dies, Starburst Punch, Daisy Punch, Medium Daisy Punch, Perennial Flower Punch, 2” Circle Punch, 2 ¼” Circle Punch, 1-1/2” Circle Punch, 1-1/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch
Accessories: Gold Faceted Gems, Glitter Enamel Dots

This is a fun home decor piece that I made on a canvas.  I LOVE making paper flowers, and I have made them a whole lot through the years.  So I thought it would be a fun tip to make as my last one.  Here are a few steps to help show the process!






I think this is such a fun rainbow burst of color.  It makes my heart happy.  Here are a few more photos of the flowers so you can see some details...






Aren't they gorgeous?!  I hope you enjoy!  Please let me know if you have any questions!  I would love to help you get any paper crafting supplies that you need! 

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

Tiny Keepsakes Bundle With the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop...

Well I can't believe the time has come.  This is the LAST Artisan Design Team Blog Hop for 2019.  (Did I really just type that?!)  This is my last blog hop being on the team.  😒  I am so incredibly grateful for this opportunity...words really can't express my gratitude.  That sounds so cliche, but I mean it from the bottom of my heart.  I am so grateful for the relationships I built with the girls on the team, how I grew as a crafter, the experiences I have had,  the projects I have made, all the many ways Stampin' Up! supports us, etc, etc.   It. Was. A. Beautiful. Experience.  I will forever cherish it.  AND...the new team for 2020 is all geared up and ready to get started!  I am SOOOO excited to see what they share with us!  (Also keep reading to hear more about that!!!)

BUT WHAT YOU REALLY CAME HERE FOR!  Cute projects!!!  πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€  If you just came from Angela's blog...doesn't your day just feel better after seeing the cuteness she made?!  πŸ˜€  I am totally in love with what she did!  And if you are just starting this hop...WELCOME! I am SOOOOO excited to share with you what I made!  You are going to see some holiday inspired projects & more! on this hop.  I used the Tiny Keepsakes Bundle (item # 152390)--which includes the Tiny Keepsakes Stamp Set & Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Dies--for my projects today.  I just wanted to use it in a bit different way.   SOOOOOOO...I switched things up and made a home decor piece and a little coordinating card:



Colors: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black, Whisper White, Gold
Inks: Coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green, VersaMark
Cardstock/Papers Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Thick Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold Glimmer Paper, Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Stamps: Tiny Keepsakes
Tools: Mini Curvy Keepsakes Box Die, Subtle Embossing Folder, Aqua Painter, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Snowflake Sequins, White Stampin' Emboss Powder, Whisper White Baker's Twine

Want to know a bit how I made these and how I used the bundle?!  πŸ˜€

First...on both of the projects...I embossed a background onto the paper (Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper...item # 149612) . I just stamped an image repeatedly on the paper (the snowflake on the hanging pennant and "Holly Jolly" on the card) & then embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder (item #109132).  Then I added the Watercolor Wash.  ***Note...the pennant piece is a full sheet of the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper.  I just cut one end into a pennant shape and made the top part with Whisper White Baker's Twine and a small wooden dowel. 



Next...I cut some pieces of Granny Apple Green cardstock.  Then I just stamped some of the pieces with the Buffalo Check and some with the Diagonal Stripe background stamps.  I LOVED how this all turned out!  Then just use a Bone Folder to "curl" the cardstock a bit...in both directions... to really break down the fibers of the cardstock.  Then roll it up and glue it together with the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.



Then I just cut a strip of cardstock, and glued all the cardstock "rolls" to it to form the tree.  I used the square tag & the star tag from the Dies in the bundle to finish it off! 


So cute, right?!  I love this little tree.  And I love this hanging pennant...




I love this coordinating card too!  I didn't use as many "rolls" on this card so the tree is a little more squatty.  I love this tree also...




So what do you think?!  I hope you love it!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!!

And don't forget!!!!  There are SO. MANY. MORE fun projects to see on this hop!  So make sure you keep hopping!!!  AurΓ©lie is next!  She has some major fabulous-ness to share with you!!

http://autour-du-papier.over-blog.fr/2019/12/19/artisan-dec-fb


And SERIOUSLY...look at a sneak peek of what you get to see on this hop!!!!



2019 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team 



ALSO...I want to introduce you to the BRAND NEW Artisan Design Team that you will get to hop with next year!!!  (And so much more!!!)  You may even see some familiar faces from this year!  πŸ’–


2020 Artisan Design Team


I hope you enjoy this hop!  Please let me know if I can help you in any way!

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Most Wonderful Time Shaker...December Club Card:

It was a SHAKER night for my club night this month!  Yay!  I love a good shaker card, and there were some requests to make a shaker...so shaker we did!



Colors: Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Whisper White
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso
Cardstock/Papers Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Window Sheets, Most Wonderful Time Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Most Wonderful Time, Merry Christmas To All
Tools: Winter Knit 3D Embossing Folder, Most Wonderful Time Dies, Merry Christmas Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies
Accessories: Snowflake Sequins, Whisper White Baker's Twine
 
We just made a basic shaker frame using a couple sizes of the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  Then embellished it!   The paper, stamps, and tree dies all come from the Most Wonderful Time Product Medley.  I love all those products!!


And I LOVE the Snowflake Sequins!  They are AMAZING!!!


The Merry Christmas To All & the Merry Christmas Dies are the perfect supplement to this medley also.  Love that "Merry" die-cut!


I hope you enjoy this card!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!

Contact: designwithink@gmail.com

It's Guy Time!

Day 3 of the  #30daycardmakingchallenge, and it's all about the guys!  I can't say that I came up with the most masculine project, b...