EASTER TREAT BAG FOR STAMPIN’ DREAMS BLOG HOP!

This month’s Theme for the Stampin’ Dreams Blog Hop is … Easter.  You might have just come from Angela’s Blog -> HERE or starting at my blog here either way enjoy the hop.

Easter time is fast approaching!  I have an Easter Treat Bag to share with you.

THE TREAT BAG

I have made the treat bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits set from Thick Whisper White card.  It would be more sturdier than regular white card.  You want it strong to hold that chocolate  in. 🙂  There are a couple of modifications to the bag to make it wider to hold the chocolate bar.  I will outline these changes below for you.

Cut your Treat Bag out with the Thinlits from cardstock.  Emboss the card pieces with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.  Adhere the 2 pieces of the diecut bag together as you would usually to have one long card piece. Don’t adhere together to form the bag as yet.

Due to the thickness of the chocolate bar you will need to add an additional piece to your bottom tab. Cut a strip of white card measuring 9cm x 3cm.  Score on the short side at 1.5cm (3 1/2″ x 1 1/8″ scored at approximately 1/2″). This piece will be adhered to the bottom of the treat bag to enable the bottom to be sealed.  To do this, add adhesive along one side of the small scored strip.  Adhere this to  the bottom tab section.  Place adhesive on the back tab and fold over to adhere.  NOTE:  Place your chocolate or other treat in before doing this and wrap it around the treat so it is folded at the right place to fit.  Also, it won’t adhere completely the full length due to the size but will adhere at the top points.

DECORATING THE BAG

To decorate the front of the bag I wanted to keep it simple.  I had just received the You’re Inspiring set so thought it would be just appropriate for Easter.  Although Easter does not exactly fall in our Spring time when the Daffodils appear but it is still nice and sunny and warm and I think these daffodils are quite bright and cheery.  I coloured the daffodils with the Stampin’ Blends.

Once the daffodils were coloured it was then cut with the largest circle from the Layering Circle Framelits.  The paper for the banner is from the Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack.  I flagged the end of the strip and raised that up off the front with Dimensionals.   At the top of the banner piece I added a Gold Binder Clip and tied around some White Organza Ribbon. Adhere your stamped circle off the paper with Dimensionals.  Stamp the sentiment from the Inspiring You set on Pumpkin Pie and punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  

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Thanks for visiting. Now hippity-hoppity to the next blog to see what Easter creativeness beholds.  You will be off to Kim’s blog ->  HERE (click on this to head to it as I have a WordPress blog I can’t add the link within the ‘NEXT’ below). 🙂

Jenny

 

 

 

 

 

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BLOSSOMING BASKET BIRTHDAY!

I have just received the new Blossoming Basket Bundle which is a new Sale-A-Bration choice.  I had a little colour with it on the weekend.

Here is a quick HOW-TO.

Emboss the Whisper White card with the Basket Weave Embossing Folder.

Stamp the basket from the set in Memento Black on Thick Whisper White and colour with the Stampin’ Blends.  Cut the basket out with scissors (sorry no framelits for this one).  Just a tip to cut inside the handle: snip the handle just at the flowers on the right hand side.  Then cut the white section on the inside of the handle.  Then add a tiny dab of Multipurpose adhesive just behind the flowers and adhere the handle back in place.  No one will even know but it makes cutting so much easier.   Stamp the little tag and the butterfly as well and colour those with the Stampin’ Blends also.

Cut a circle from Pink Pirouette card using one of the largest circles from the Layering Circle Framelits.  Run the piece through the Big Shot with the Scattered Sequins Embossing Folder.  

Stamp the sentiment from You’re Inspiring Set on crumb Cake card.  Punch out with the Duet Banner Punch.  Punch another banner out in Pink Pirouette.  Cut the pink banner in half and adhere these to the back of the Crumb Cake one with the ends of the pink extending past the Crumb Cake banner.

To assemble the card:  Wrap around some White Organza Ribbon around the white card.  Adhere to a Crumb Cake base.  Raise up the Pink Pirouette Circle off the white card and raise up the Basket off the circle.  Raise up the Sentiment banner down the bottom.

I coloured over the flowers and the butterfly with the Clear Wink of Stella Pen although I didn’t take a close up of the flowers.  It is very sparkly though.

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This is a really lovely stamp set and very easy to colour especially with the Blends.  This Bundle is one of the free choices for Sale-A-Bration with a qualifying order over $180.  There is just over 2 weeks left so you don’t want to leave this too long if you want to grab the Bundle.

See it in my store -> HERE now.  You can order from there too and be sure to check off your Sale-A-Bration choice before you finish your order.

Thanks for looking.

Jenny

 

SOME MORE OH! SO ECLECTIC! YES IN BERRY BURST AGAIN. :)

These cards I wanted to share with you today are using Oh! So Eclectic and well, I have used Berry Burst again.  I will use a different colour soon I promise.  But it is such a lovely colour. 🙂

I held an event last Saturday with a group of ladies who mostly had never stamped before.  This first card I demonstrated to them to show the Big Shot.  They were so impressed – no scissors required!!

This card was inspired by one on Pinterest.  I love the Diamond pattern you can diecut in your cards.  It just adds something else to the card.

How to make it:

Firstly, stamp 2 of the detailed flowers on scrap Whisper White card in Berry Burst.  Then overstamp this with the solid full flower stamp in Powder pink.  The great thing is it doesn’t even have to be a perfect fit as it just adds a little colour.  Cut this with the flower Framelit shape in the Eclectic Layers Thinlits.

For the other flower, stamp the Solid full flower stamp in Berry Burst on scrap Whisper White and cut that with the flower Framelit.  Also cut a flower in Berry Burst with the detailed die and the flower shape die.  I run them together in the Big Shot.  It is much easier doing it that way. You will also need to cut 2 leaves from Lemon Lime Twist Card.

Then it’s a matter of assembling it all together. You can raise the flowers up with Dimensionals. Don’t forget the bling. 🙂

This next card was the Make and Take card they all made.  There needed to be some gentle encouragement for some to make it as they were a little intimidated but they were so proud of themselves when it was done.

How to make it: 

On a piece of Berry Burst card slightly smaller than your base card run it through your Big Shot with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. This adds some lovely texture to your card.

On a piece of Whisper White, stamp the detailed flower stem stamp several times in Berry Burst. Then with the solid flower top stamp it in Powder Pink over the flowers.  Fill in some of the spaces on the white card with the little flowers stamped in Lemon Lime Twist.

When assembling the card, adhere a thin strip of Lemon Lime Twist under the right side edge of the White card.  Stamp the sentiment on to Powder Pink card and punch it out with the Duet Banner Punch. Sponged a little ink around the edge of the banner. Punch a second banner from Lemon Lime Twist card.  Adhere these together by off-setting them slightly.

Would you like to make these cards with me? If you’re local, let’s plan a date for us to share them with your friends. It would be a great excuse for you all to get together. Drop me an email or a comment.

Be back again soon,

Jenny

 

ANOTHER LADY IN RED!

A few weeks ago I shared a number of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ ladies. I showed how to change the dress line of one of the ladies.  If you missed that post you can see that HERE.

I started making a video but I didn’t come to share that.  We won’t worry about the video now, but during the process I made a couple of these ladies so thought I would finish the cards off. I have the card to show you today.  It is similar to the original card.

Once I coloured the stamped lady with the Aquapainter and Watercolor Pencils, I cut the piece with the Layering Oval Framelits. Then I adhered a Paper Lace Doily behind it with a few loops of Gold Thread.  I actually had a white card piece already embossed with the ‘Fluttering’ Embossing Folder.  This piece was adhered on to a Red card mat and then a Thick Whisper White card base.  The sentiment “Celebrate” was stamped in black on to Real Red card and punched out with the Duet Banner Punch.

If you want to see the rest of the ‘Beautiful You’ cards I have shared recently then be sure to click on the tag below of “Beautiful You” and it will take you to all the posts.

Thanks for visiting today,

Jenny

 

CHANGING THE DRESS LINE OF THE BEAUTIFUL YOU LADY!

I have been sharing lots of projects with the ‘Beautiful You’ set this past week.  When I first started seeing ideas with this set on Pinterest I noticed that some of the dresses were different.  I was curious and went investigating further. I thought I would share with you today how it can be done so you can create more with this set.

masking-dress-for-beautiful-you

I have put together a tutorial for you.

CHANGING THE DRESS LINE.

1. You can do either of two things. a) draw over the top part of the lady with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker or what I have done b) Place the stamp on the table top facing up. Mask the skirt area with a Post It note or piece of scrap paper. Leaving the stamp on the table ink up the stamp with the Black StazOn inkpad.  I have used StazOn as you will be watercolouring the image.

2. Stamp the image onto Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White card or Watercolor Paper as you will be watercolouring it.

3. With the Black Marker draw a skirt line that you would like.  If you prefer use a pencil and then go back over it with the Marker. You could create any style, short or long.

4. To Watercolour this I used the Real Red Watercolor Pencil, colour along the lines of the dress and the hat.  Using the Aquapainter blend over the colour.  You can build up the colour as you desire by going over the area but allow it to dry a little before adding more colour.

Assemble your card as you like.

beautiful-you_red-lady

To create this card I cut the image with the Layering Oval Framelits cutting a larger one with the Red Glimmer Paper. The sentiment was stamped in black and cut with a Framelit from the Stylish Stems.  Using the Duet Banner Punch I cut a banner from the Red Glimmer Paper and cut it down in the centre to adhere behind the sentiment.

To finish I looped around some Copper Thread and raised that off some Whisper White mat which had been embossed with the Falling Petals Embossing Folder.  Base card is Real Red.

Hope that was helpful for you.  You can use this idea to change different stamps. Go and experiment.

Jenny

A COLOUR CHALLENGE AND FMS SKETCH CHALLENGE!

I had some ‘ME’ time stamping today.  It’s not often I do that as I am always preparing for classes or making cards for others.  So I indulged!!! 🙂

I really like joining in on challenges.  It extends your creativity and makes you think a bit. I saw the Freshly Made Sketches the other day and thought I wanted to have a go at it. Then I saw the new Colour Challenge on Pootles.  So I knew that they were my starting point.

I will show you my card, then I will go through some of the thought processes behind it.

So for Sam’s Colour Challenge this week it was Sweet Sugarplum, Soft Sky and So Saffron. Lovely subtle colours but I would never have thought to put them together. Thanks Sam! That’s what a challenge is for right. 😉

Here is the Sketch for Freshly Made Sketches #246.

FMS Final 246-001

This was the card I created.

Sunburst challenge for FMS

Let me tell you how I got to this point.

I already had the colours to use (sometimes that is half the battle!) and I had a sketch. Sketches really give you a plan to work with.  From there I went through my stamps to see what might work with these colours.  They were nice pastel colours so I thought flowers or butterflies.  I pulled out some of those sets and then found my Badges and Banners set. I wondered if this might work??

I then pulled out the cardstock for these colours and pulled out the DSP, ribbon and other embellishments I had.  I loved the Sweet Sugarplum paper in the Playful Palette DSP. I inked up the birdcage image in the stamp set in So Saffron.  I wiped off the ink on the bird with the Blender Pen and then coloured it with the Soft Sky inkpad using the Blender Pen again.  It wasn’t as bright as I would have liked after I stamped it.  I did go over it with the Soft Sky marker to lift it up.  I punched it out with the Best Badge punch.

The sentiment was stamped in Memento on Soft sky and punched with the Duet Banner punch.  The big question was what to make the tag shape behind the images from the sketch?? I pulled out a few of my Framelits and sized them up but they just weren’t working.  Then I saw the Starburst Thinlits.  Why not think outside of the box – or the shape??  I cut the starburst shape from the So Saffron.  It was a little big for what was needed.  I used the Layering Square Framelits.  I used my largest straight square and lined it up over the Starburst to get the right position.  When I cut it I just rolled it through in the Big Shot to just before the end of the frame, then rolled it back so it wouldn’t cut the end. Then I turned the Framelit and card piece.  Lined the card with the Square Framelit again and rolled it through stopping before it came to the end again. Then I had a rectangular shape.

It was a very quick case of just sticking it together. I finished the card off with a bow from White Baker’s Twine and an Adhesive Rhinestone.  So these colours could work together. 🙂

If you want to have a go at these challenges.  You can see the Freshly Made Sketch #246 HERE and go to Sam’s blog at Pootles HERE for the Colour Challenge (check out her other amazing creations while you are there!).

Thanks for visiting me,

Jenny