Monday, November 20, 2017

Not a Creature Was Stirring...

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing our House Mouse Christmas desgins with you. These little mice are stirring up fun (and maybe a little mischief!). Here's one Gift Giving mouse you're sure to love!


Stampendous:
HMCP80 Cling Gift Giving
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Parrot
Canvas Corp Orange and White Ribbon Stripe CCP2667
Copic Markers - G20, G24, G29, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG17, B00, B02, B04, B06, Y13, YR04, YR23, T1, T3, T5, R01, R24, R29, R32, R35, E31, E33, E35, E37, E51, E93
Brilliance Rocket Red Ink
Foam Applicator
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Parrot cardstock in half to form an A2 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Gift Giving  on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white paper, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use a palette knife to apply White Glossy Embossing Paste at the bottom of the image to look like snow, sprinkle the wet paste with Crystal glitter, let dry
Step 4:    Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the striped cardstock, uses the foam applicator to apply a light coat of the Rocket Red ink around the edges of the stripes, adhere to the card front and add a 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Parrot about 1" up from the bottom edge
Step 5:  When the glittered paste is dry, mat the image on a  3 1/8" x 4 5/8" piece of Parrot
Step 6:   Use foam tape to add the Gift Giving image to the card

See what other mice are stirring over at the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

A Merry Little Christmas!


It's getting to be that time of year again. You know, the time when Santa Clause is coming to town! This little Seated Elf set from Stampendous makes a darling Christmas card for those on your "good" list! It's a great combination of stamps and matching dies making this a quick and easy card.



Stampendous:
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
GL220U Crystal Multi Glitter
AC672HSG Holo Gold Dot Sparklers
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Firecracker
BoBunny Kiwi Vintage 12KV913
Copic Markers - E51, E53, E35, YR24, YG01, YG03, YG06, R27, R30, R32, R39, B60
Zutter 1/2" Corner Rounder
Foam Tape
Dries Clear Glue
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 91/2" piece of Firecracker cardstock in half to form an A6 card, round the corners
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images from the Seated Elf set on white cardstock, be sure to leave space around the saying for die cutting, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out the sentiment, cut matching layer from Firecracker cardstock, adhere the layers together
Step 4:    Use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out a white layer and a matching Firecracker layer for behind the elf, adhere the layers together
Step 5:   Die cut the elf, present and bow
Step 6: Cut a 4 1/2 x 5 3/4" piece of Kiwi Vintage paper, round the corners, edge with Y06, adhere to the card front
Step 7:  Cut a 1/2" x 5 3/4" and a 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Firecracker, adhere to the Kiwi layer about an 1" from the left and  1 1/4" up from the bottom
Step 8:  Adhere the white fitted frame layer where the two red pieces cross, adhere the present at the center bottom
Step 9:  Use glue and glitter on the elf's hat and some dots on the present, let dry
Step 10: Use foam tape to add the elf to look like he is sitting on the present, and the bow to look like he is holding it, use foam tape behind the sentiment too
Step 11: Add some small Dot Sparklers at the ends of the elf's collar and on his one shoe to look like jingle bells

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more fun ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, November 6, 2017

Decorate in Pink!

Decorate with Pink this Christmas! Pink Your Life Whisper Friends from Stampendous are the perfect way to do it! The Stampendous Team is hopping with the Pink Your Life Team this week to bring you lots of holiday inspiration. PLUS THERE ARE PRIZES!



Stampendous:
PCLD01 WF Decorate Cling Die Set
DCP1001 Build A Pop Up Die Set
CLD06 Smiling Snowman Cling Die Set
AC672HSG Holo Gold Dot Sparklers
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Madras Blue
BoBunny Kiwi Vintage 12KV913
BoBunny Pink Punch Vintage 12PPV913
Copic Markers - B02, B04, B63, FV2, Y06, Y08, Y26, Y32, RV14, RV17, YG07, YG17, E42, E44, E47, E51, E95
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Madras Blue cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the images from the WF Decorate Set set on white cardstock, be sure to leave space around the saying for die cutting,  stamp the present four times, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out the sentiment, cut matching layer from Firecracker cardstock, adhere the layers together
Step 4:    Use the scalloped half circle edge from the Build A Pop Up set to cut out a "tree skirt" from the Pink Punch Vintage paper, edge with RV17
Step 5:   Die cut the colored pieces from WS Decorate
Step 6: Cut a 4" x 6 1/2" piece of Kiwi Vintage paper, edge with YG06, adhere to the card front closer to the top than the bottom
Step 7:  Arrange the die cut pieces how you want them, adhere them in place using foam tap on some to give more dimension
Step 8:  Stamp the sentiment in the upper left portion of the Kiwi background
Step 9:  Add various sizes of the Dot Sparklers around the background

I'm so lucky to be a part of this wonderful team and receive Stampendous products to create fun samples for you! Our team loves to find a variety of styles and methods to bring you a lot of new ideas. So head over to the Stampendous Blog for a list of the other designers sharing ideas today!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thank You Friend!

Today we want to take the time to thank YOU for taking the time to support our blogs! It means the world to me when I read your wonderful comments. I just LOVE being part of the Stampendous Design Team and being given the opportunity to share my creations with all of you. So, again, THANK YOU! from the bottom of my heart for your support.



While the front of this card does not specifically say Thank You, any beautiful card with a heartfelt, hand-written message inside will mean the world to the person receiving it!

Supplies
Stampendous:
SSC1158 Thoughtful Wishes Set

Dreamweaver:
DWLX7021 Corner Flowers Stencil
DWDEP Dreamweaver Regular Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus:
Splendor Ink Pad - Circus, Magic
Archival Ink Jet Black
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Epic Black #80
Neenah Papers Classic Linen Cover Solar White #80
Double sided tape
Foam tape
Removable tape
Deckle Scissors
Pearl Gem

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of purple cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Tape the stencil to a 4 1/4" x 6" piece of light green cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Dreamweaver Regular Embossing Paste across the stencil, remove and clean the stencil, let the paste dry
Step 4:  Tape the clean, dry stencil back over the dry paste
Step 5:   Use 1/4" stencil brushes and the Picasso tool (LL332) to apply ink to the flowers (I used Splendor Ink Pads - Circus and Magic)
Let the inks dry or heat with a heat tool
Step 6:  Adhere the flowers to a 4 1/2" x 6 1/4" black mat
Step 7:  Adhere to the front of the card and add a pearl gem to the large flower in the lower left corner
Step 8:  Stamp the saying from Stampendous Thoughtful Wishes cling set (SSC1158) with Archival Jet Black ink on a 1 3/4" x 2 1/8" piece of white cardstock, deckle cut the edges to fit on a 1 3/4" x 2 1/8" black mat
Step 9:  Use foam tape to add the saying to the upper right corner



See the Stampendous Blog for more "thanks!".
Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving

Fall is moving so fast now! It's almost November and time to give thanks for the people who make our life so memorable! I just love the time leading up to the holidays, all the hustle and bustle of making these days festive and special for my family.

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some of the beautiful Fall designs, perfect for the season. One of my favorite new stamps is this gorgeous Fall Arrangement PCS. The picture can't do it justice! It helps you create a stunning Thanksgiving card in no time.



Stampendous:
SSC1265 Fall Arrangement PCS
MG17 Cinnamon Micro Glitter
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Goldenrod
Turquoise cork
Copic Sketch Markers - E37, E39, Y15, Y21, YR15, YR18, R08, R59, R81, R85, YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, BG10, BG72, BG75
Dries Clear Craft Glue

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of Goldenrod cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Fall Arrangement on a 3 7/8" x 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Stamp Happy Thanksgiving on a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of white, color if desired
Step 4: Cut a 4 1/2" x 5" piece of brown cork (the back of the cork is brown), then a 4 1/8" x 4 1/2" piece of the turquoise cork, adhere together then to the card front near the top
Step 5:  Adhere the Fall Arrangement to the turquoise cork layer
Step 6:  Put some craft glue in the centers of the sunflowers and sprinkle with the Cinnamon Micro Glitter, use gold in the center of a couple of smaller flowers, let dry
Step 7:  Adhere the Happy Thanksgiving to a 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of turquoise cork, then to a 1" x 2 3/4" piece of brown, adhere to the bottom area of the card front

The set has some other great stamps too!
See the Stampendous Blog for or ideas.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Candy Witch

Happy Halloween!


Stampendous:
HMM17 Candy Witch
SSC1264 Spooky Wishes PCS
DCP1006 Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Mint Julep
Orange with black circles cardstock
BoBunny Concord Double Dot 12CDD677
Copic Markers - E01, E51, E53, E35, T0, T2, T4, YG01, YG23, V12, V15, V17, R81, YR07, Y08 100
Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine

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: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Candy Witch and sentiment on white paper, leaving space to die cut around each image, color Candy Witch with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set B to die cut out the images and  die cut matching layers from Concord Double Dot cardstock, adhere the layers together
Step 4:    Cut a 2" x 4 1/4" piece of the orange cardstock, edge with the Copic 100 marker, adhere to the left side of the card front about 1/2" in from the edge
Step 5:   Use foam tape to add the Candy Witch to the lower right side of the card
Step 6: Adhere the sentiment at an angle in the upper left

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, October 30, 2017

Happy Fall!

Fall is moving so fast now! It's almost November and time to give thanks for the people who make our life so memorable! I just love the time leading up to the holidays, all the hustle and bustle of making these days festive and special for my family.

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing some of the beautiful Fall designs, perfect for the season. This new Autumn Points stamps is so lovely and I think the blue background gives you the feel of a crisp, cold autumn day!


Stampendous:
CRR297 Cling Autumn Points
SSC1265 Fall Arrangement PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Aquamarine
BoBunny Orange Citrus Vintage 12OCV937
Turquoise cork
Copic Sketch Markers - BG0000, BG01, B10,BG72, BG75, Y06, YR15, YR18, R59, E42, E44, E47, E49, YG93, YG95, 0
Creative Impressions 1/2" Gold Grosgrain Ribbon
Black Foam Tape
Beacon Adhesive Zip Dry
Stardust Pen

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of Aquamarine cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Autumn Points on a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Stamp Happy Fall with two small flourishes from the Fall Arrangement set on a 5/8" x 2 1/2" piece of white, color if desired
Step 4: Adhere the Autumn Points to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of the Orange Citrus Vintage paper then to a 4 3/4" x 5 3/4" piece of turquoise cork
Step 5:  Adhere a piece of ribbon across the card front, about 1 3/8" up from the bottom, using ZipDry
Step 6:  Use foam tape to add the image to the card, keeping it toward the right side
Step 7:  Adhere the Happy Fall to a 3/4" x 2 5/8" piece of Orange Citrus Vintage, then to a 1" x 2 3/4" piece of turquoise cork, adhere to the upper left side of the image, use a double piece of foam tape under the edge that hangs over the image
Step 8:  Make a small matching bow, adhere to the left side of the image with ZipDry
Step 9: Use the Stardust Pen to add sparkle to the veins and top of the acorn

See the Stampendous Blog for more beautiful fall ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise