Friday, December 2, 2016

JOY!

Merry Preparations is this week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team. Most of our creations are featuring the helpful little friends for the House Mouse collection. This wall decoration can be used year after year in your home, or make two, one for you and one for a friend!

"JOY!"

Stampendous:HMCM14 Cling Candy Cane Kiss Stamp
Acrylic Handle
GL220U Crystal Glitter Multi Ultra Fine
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLL510 Joy Ornament Stencil
DWLS26 Snowflake Stencil
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
Red Cardstock
Graphic 45 HoHoHo 4500988 
Copic Markers - R30, R27, R39, YG01, YG03, YG05, YG17, E51, E95, E31, E33, C1, B60
Removable tape
Grid Ruler
Pencil
Scissors

Instructions:
Step 1:  Red Cardstock - 5 pieces 3" x 3", 4 pieces 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 5 pieces 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
Step 2: White cardstock 4 pieces 3" x 3", 5 pieces 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 4 pieces 2 1/4" x 3"
Step 3:  Use removable tape to tape off the "O" and "Y" on the Joy Ornament stencil, tape the "J" to the center of one of the 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" pieces of red cardstock
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, sprinkle wet paste with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5:  Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the "O" and "Y" taping off the other letters
Step 6:  Use removable tape to tape the Snowflake Stencil to one of the 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" pieces of red cardstock
Step 7:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paste over the image, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, sprinkle wet paste with Crystal glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 8:  Repeat steps 6 and 7 for the second snowflake
Step 9: Use Memento Tuxedo Black to stamp the Candy Cane Kiss image 4 times on 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" pieces of white, color with Copic Markers
Step 10:  Use a centering ruler across each image to mark 1 1/8" to each side of center, trim each side for a finished size of 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" trimming around the tails
Step 11:  Layer the "JOY" letters and the 2 snowflakes onto white mats 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", then on to the 3" x 3" red
Step 12: Layer the Candy Cane Kiss images onto red 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" mats, then on the 3" x 3" white
Step 13: Use a grid ruler to help line up and adhere the squares 1" in from the top and sides and 1/2" between each letter on a 12" x 12" piece of HoHoHo cardstock, leave a 1/2" between the rows
Step 14:  Frame in a white 12" x 12" frame

Hope your holiday preparations are going well! Stop over at the Stampendous Blog to see more creations!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, November 18, 2016

Whisper Bath

Welcome to the final day of the Stampdenous and Pink Your Life Blog Hop!  This week our team has been sharing our fun projects from the October catalog that feature the adorable stamps from the Pink Your Life line. Pair them with the perfect saying and your cardmaking is easy!


Blog Hop means PRIZES!


Comment to win one of these Pink Your Life Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets (Whisper Garden Perfectly Clear Stamp Set or Whisper Fly Perfectly Clear Stamp Set! US winners only, see our Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Monday, November 21st by midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the sweet new Whisper Bath (PLCW02) stamp paired with a saying from Life Words Perfectly Clear Set (SSC1213). You can change the color scheme to your favorite (or your recipient's favorite) colors!

"Aaaahhhhh..."

Stampendous:
PLCW02 Cling Whisper Bath
SSC1213 Life Words Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Fireflies, Ocean Side
Copic Sketch Markers - B0000, B32, B34, B37, G20, G24, G29, Y00, Y02, Y08, Y17, C1, E33, E37, E51, E53, E93, 0

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 3/4" X 12" piece of Fireflies cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Whisper Bath image on a 3 5/8" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers, stamp the sentiment in the upper left corner
Step 3: Cut a 3 7/8" x 4 3/4" piece of Fireflies cardstock, and a 4 1/8" x 5" piece of Ocean Side, adhere together then to the card front
Step 4:  Adhere the Whisper Bath image to the yellow mat

It's as easy as that! We hope you've enjoyed this week's Hop. Don't forget to comment for a chance to win our Prize Package!

The complete list of today's designers is at the Stampendous blog.

Happy Creating,

Louise

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Whisper Garden in a Watering Can!

Welcome to the Stampdenous and Pink Your Life Blog Hop!  This week our team is sharing our fun projects from the October catalog that feature the adorable stamps from the Pink Your Life line. Pair them with the perfect saying and your cardmaking is easy!


Today is Thursday, so that means we also like to feature stencils in our projects. I am sharing a project that combines the new Watering Can from the Watering Can Duo Stencil set (FMSD113) that was released in October, with the flowers from the Whisper Garden PYL Stamp Set (SSCP107)


Coincindentally the Whisper Garden set is part of our prize package!


Comment to win one of these Pink Your Life Perfectly Clear Stamps Sets (Whisper Garden Perfectly Clear Stamp Set or Whisper Fly Perfectly Clear Stamp Set! US winners only, see our Official Contest Rules for details. Deadline to comment is Monday, November 21st by midnight Pacific Standard Time. 

Here's how it was done:

Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMSD113 Watering Can Duo Stencil
SSCP107 Whisper Garden PYL Stamp Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock Golden Yellow
Graphic45 - June Flourish 4501040
Green Stripe Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers - R30, R82, R85, Y00, Y06, Y13, Y17, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG17, T0, T2, T4, 100
Creative Impressions 80244 1/4" Lime and Pink Gingham Ribbon
Fabri-Tac
Removable Tape
Foam Tape
X-acto knife and cutting mat

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 11" piece of Sky cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Tape the Watering Can stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of  white paper with removable tape
Step 3: Use the black pen that comes in the Duo Stencil set to outline the Watering Can image, remove the stencil
Step 4:  Zentangle various patterns in the Watering Can openings using the black pen
Step 5:  Color with Copic Markers
Step 6: Stamp the flower from the Whisper Garden set three times on white paper using Memento Tuxedo Black,  stamp several leaves too, color with Copic Markers, cut out
Step 7:  Cut a slit across the top of the Watering Can, slip the flower stems through the slit and tape in place on the back, use foam tape to pop two of the flowers up, add some extra leaves around the flowers
Step 8:  Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of green stripe paper, edge with a green marker, adhere the flower layer to the green paper
Step 9:  Cut a 5 1/4" x6 1/2" piece of the Graphic45 paper, edge with a pink marker, adhere to the card front
Step 10:  Use foam tape to add the Watering Can and flowers layer
Step 11:  Tie a small bow and add to the handle of the watering can with Fabri-Tac, add another leaf near the bottom of the layer

Here's one more look at the finished product.


See the Stampendous blog for more great ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Chickadee Greetings!

It's hard to believe it's November already! We finally moved into our new house two weeks ago and even though things are getting settled, I feel like the holidays will be here before I know it! Thank goodness I saved some great samples from our July catalog to share with you that are perfect for the holiday season, because my craft room is still in a bit of an uproar!

This week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team is "Winter Tweets". These cute Chickadees (DWLM143) paired with the new Holly Background Stamp (R278) make it easy to create a fun, colorful card to fit the theme perfectly.


Stampendous:
CRR278 Cling Holly Background Rubber Stamp
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit - Red, Green
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Set
MMMW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM143 Chickadees Stencil
DWLS91 Season's Greetings Stencil
DWDGKP Glossy Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Firecracker, Evergreen
Memento Ink - Cottage Ivy
Die Cut Machine
Copic Markers - R39, 100
Creative Impressions 1/4" Red Organdy Ribbon 70630
Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Evergreen cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Tape the Chickadees stencil to a 3" x 3 1/2" piece of white cardstock and Season's Greetings to a 2" x 2 1/2" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy Black embossing paste over the Chickadees image, remove stencils and place in water for cleaning, sprinkle green glitter on the holly leaves and red on the berries, carefully tap off extra glitter, let paste dry
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy Black embossing paste over the Season's Greetings, remove stencils and place in water for cleaning, sprinkle red glitter on the"S" and "G", tap off extra, sprinkle green glitter on the remaining letters, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5:  Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" and a 2 7/8" x 3 1/8" piece of white cardstock
Step 6: Stamp the Holly Background on each of the white pieces using the Cottage Ivy ink, use the R39 marker to color some of the "berries" and to edge the pieces
Step 7:  Cut a 1 1/2" x 3" piece of Firecraker and adhere it to one side of the smaller stamped piece, adhere to the lower right corner of the card
Step 8:  Wrap a piece of the red ribbon around the larger stamped piece and tie a bow, adhere a 1 1/2" x 5" piece of Firecracker along the left side, adhere to the upper left corner of the card
Step 9: When the paste is dry, use the Fitted Frames to cut out the Chickadees and matching Evergreen frame, use foam tape to add the Chickadees near the upper left
Step 10: Use the Fitted Frames to cut out the Season's Greetings, edge with the 100 marker, use foam tape to add it near the lower right

See the Stampendous Blog for more Winter Tweet ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, November 7, 2016

Winter Tweets!

It's hard to believe it's November already! We finally moved into our new house two weeks ago and even though things are getting settled, I feel like the holidays will be here before I know it! Thank goodness I saved some great samples from our July catalog to share with you that are perfect for the holiday season, because my craft room is still in a bit of an uproar!

This week's theme for the Stampendous Design Team is "Winter Tweets". The Cardinal on Pine Stencil (DWLL576) makes a sweet, colorful card to fit the theme perfectly.




Stampendous:

Dreamweaver:
DWLL576 Cardinal on Pine Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Mint Julep, Firecracker
Graphic 45 HoHoHo 4500988
Whisker Graphics white tag
Brilliance Inks - Sunflower Yellow, P. Orange, Rocket Red, P. Beige, Coffee Bean, P. Thyme, P. Ivy
Memento Tuxedo Black
Foam Tape
Creative Impressions 1/4" Red Organdy Ribbon 70630
Craft Glue Dot
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Mint Julep cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the HoHoHo paper, rouge some P. Ivy around the edges, adhere to the card front
Step 3: Cut a 1" X 5 3/4"  piece of Firecraker and adhere near the bottom of the card
Step 4:  Cut a Whisker Graphics long white tag down to 4 1/4", tape the Cardinal stencil to the tag
Step 5: Use stencil brushes and the Picasso tool to add color to the design, remove stencil and add more of the two greens to the background
Step 6: Use foam tape to add the tag to the card front
Step 7: Tie a small red bow and add to the hole of the tag with a Glue Dot


See the Stampendous Blog for more Winter Tweet ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, November 4, 2016

Wreath Rolling!

The Stampendous Design Team has been busy for the last several weeks sharing lots of samples of our great Halloween stamps and stencils! Now it's time to share more new images released this past July perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. 

This week's theme of "A Wreath for All Seasons" features the versatile new Build A Wreath Cutting Die Set (DCP1007) from Stampendous, but doesn't leave out the other great images that fit the theme such as the adorable Wreath Rolling stamp (HMP52) from House Mouse Designs!

"Wheeeee..."
Stampendous:
HMCP52 Wreath Rolling Cling Stamp
CRY033 Cling Santa Words Rubber Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Mint Julep, Firecracker
Graphic 45 HoHoHo
Copic Sketch Markers - R00, R30, R27, R59, YG0000, YG01, YG93, YG95, YG97, E51, E53, E27, B60, W1, W4, 0
Memento Inks - Bamboo Leaves, Cottage Ivy
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Mint Julep cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Wreath Rolling image on a 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Trim image to 3" x 3" cutting around the bow and tail
Step 4:  Stamp the Santa Words image on a 1 3/8" x 5 " piece of Mixed Media White cardstock using Memento Cottage Ivy, brush Bamboo Leaves around the edges, then add a little Cottage Ivy, adhere to a 1 1/2" x 5 1/8" red matte
Step 5:  Stamp the Santa Words image on a 1 3/8" x 2 1/8" piece of Graphic 45 HoHoHo cardstock with Cottage Ivy, brush edges with Bamboo Leaves and Cottage Ivy, adhere to a 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" red matte
Step 6: Cut 4 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" pieces of red cardstock, adhere to the corners of the Wreath Rolling image
Step 7:  Adhere the larger Santa Words near the bottom edge of the card front and the smaller image along the left edge above the first one
Step 8: Use foam squares to attach the mouse image to the center

Today's list:



Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Be Thankful!

The Stampendous Design Team has been busy for the last several weeks sharing lots of samples of our great Halloween stamps and stencils! Now it's time to share a new set that was released this past July that can be used throughout the year and is perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. This week's theme of "A Wreath for All Seasons" features the versatile new Build A Wreath Cutting Die Set (DCP1007) from Stampendous plus a few others you'll see throughout the week. Today I am using the Build A Wreath set to create a "Be Thankful" card.

This set makes it easy to create a beautiful card, and it lets you use up some of those wonderful scraps of paper that were just too good to throw away!

"Be Thankful"

Stampendous:
DCP1007 Build A Wreath Die Set
ASCRS06 AS Cling Toxic Rubber Stamp Set

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Mandarin, Brown Eyes
Black Cardstock
Amuse Patterned Cardstock
Graphic45 November Flourish
Scraps of  Cardstock - Yellow, green, tan, 
Kraft Cardstock
Copic Sketch Markers -  100
Distress Inks - gathered twig
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine
Removable Tape
May Arts Ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of the Amuse cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card, rouge some gathered twigs ink along the edges of the front
  2. Cut a 3 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of orange cardstock, ink edges lightly, adhere a 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece  of black to it, adhere both to the card front
  3. Die cut a "wreath" from kraft cardstock, ink the edges, stamp a random pattern stamp from the Toxic set around to make it look like a straw wreath
  4. Die cut various leaves from scraps, cut three pine cones, ink the edges of all the pieces
  5. Decorate your wreath with the diecut pieces, use foam tape behind some pieces to add dimension
  6. Adhere the wreath to the black square, I used foam tape only at the top because the bottom already was thicker.
  7. Cut a phrase or two from the November Flourish paper, ink lightly, edge with a black marker and mount on a small piece of orange, adhere to the card where you want them
Here's a list of today's designers. 




Happy Creating,
Louise