Thursday, September 22, 2016

Gingerbread Joy!

The Stampendous Design Team has been busy for the last several months creating lots of samples with the great new stamps and stencils that were released in July and we are so happy to share them with you! This week's theme of "Baked Just For You!" features the adorable Gingerbread Baker set (CSD07).
 
Yesterday I shared the new Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamp and Die Set   on a fun little bag, perfect for sharing cookies with teachers, friends, mailman, whoever!




Today I've created a fun card from this versatile set and a background from the Dreamweaver Stencils line:


Stampendous:
CSD07 Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Dies
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLJ891 Holly Swirls Stencil

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Tropical Bay
Cream Cardstock
Kraft Cardstock
White Cardstock
Graphics45 Good Cheer, Yuletide Greetings
Copic Sketch Markers - RV13, R27, BG10, BG72, 100
Distress Inks - gathered twig
Foam Tape
Fine Line Black Marker
Die Cut Machine
Removable Tape

Instructions:

  1. Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Tropical Bay cardstock in half to form an A6 card
  2. Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2 " piece of cream cardstock
  3. Tape the Holly Swirls stencil to the cream cardstock and tape in place with removable tape
  4. Use the fine line black pen to outline the openings of the stencil, remove stencil
  5. Color the holly design with Copic Markers
  6. Adhere a 1 3/4" x 4" piece of Yuletide Greetings near the bottom and a small strip of Good Cheer where the papers meet
  7. Adhere background to the card front
  8. Die cut the Gingerbread Baker from a piece of kraft cardstock, the hat from white, the apron from Good Cheer, and the bowl from Yuletide Greetings
  9. Stamp the face on the die cut image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color the cheeks with the R27 and RV13 markers
  10. Shade around the edges of the Gingerbread Baker with the gathered twig ink
  11. Edge the apron and bowl with a black marker, use the fine line black pen to outline the pocket, lines on the bowl, and the baker's hat
  12. Color the hat with BG10 and BG72,  color the back side of the Heart, the stripe on the bowl and spoon on the bowl with R27
  13. Adhere the apron and hat to the Gingerbread Baker, use foam tape to add the baker to the card front
  14. Use foam tape to add the bowl to the baker making sure to have foam tape behind the heart, add the red heart to the opening
Here's a close up:

Go to the Stampendous Blog! for a list of today's designers. 

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sharing is Best!

It's that time of year again! Time for Fall/Halloween/Christmas ideas from the Stampendous Design Team! We've been busy for the last several months creating lots of samples with the great new stamps and stencils that were released in July and are so happy to share them with you! I did share this one right as these were released, but it's the perfect project for this week's theme of "Baked Just For You!". 
I love making lots and lots of cookies during the Christmas season. It's really the only time of year that I do so much baking any more. While my family would like to hoard them, I like to share them with everyone, so the new Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamp and Die Set made me very happy! Here's a cute way to share cookies with teachers, friends, mailman, whoever!







Stampendous:
CSD07 Gingerbread Baker Clear Stamps and Dies
EP100 White Opaque Embossing Powder
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
HT400 Embossing Heat Tool

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Sandy Beach
Cream Cardstock
Whiskers Graphics Paper Bag - kraft with dots
Copic Sketch Markers - R29, E31, E33, E37
Brilliance Ink Rocket Red
VersaMark
Creative Impressions Ribbon - 80234 1/4" Red and Green Gingham
Beacon Adhesives FabriTac
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares

Instructions:
Step 1:  Cut a 3 1/2" x 4 " and 1" x 1 1/2" piece of cream cardstock, and a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of Sandy Beach cardstock
Step 2:  Die cut the Gingerbread Baker from the Sandy Beach cardstock
Step 3: Stamp the face and buttons on the die cut image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Step 4:  Shade around the edges with Copic markers, using the R27 on the cheeks and buttons
Step 5:  Ink the Ric Rak stamp with VersaMark and stamp the arms and legs, sprinkle with white embossing powder, heat set
Step 6: Ink the checkerboard pattern stamp with Brilliance Rocket Red and stamp along the bottom edge of the larger piece of cream cardstock, repeat several times to create the checkered table cloth look, round the top two corners, edge with R27 marker
Step 7:  Tie the red and green ribbon around the cream piece near the top of the stamping, tie a know near the right side, adhere to the front of the bag
Step 8: Use foam squares to attach the Gingerbread image
Step 9: Stamp the "Homemade" saying on the small piece of cream using Tuxedo Black, round all the corners, edge with R27, adhere with foam tape
Step 10: Stamp the "Baked just for you by:" image on the back with Tuxedo Black

Go to the Stampendous Blog! for a list of today's designers. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another idea featuring this adorable set!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, September 16, 2016

Advice from a Tree!

Welcome to the finale of this week's blog hop! The Stampendous Design Team was provided some great tools from the folks at Perfect Paper Crafting to use with our beautiful Stampendous products to create LOTS of wonderful ideas for you!

Tools For Crafting with Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting


Of course, if we are having a Blog Hop there must be Prizes!

Prizes
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There will be 3 prize packages available during our hop! Each winner will have the chance to win one of the following prize packages, a Perfect Ruler and Pop-Up Die Set combo package, a Mini-Perfect Layers and Pop’cessories Die Set combo package, or a Perfect Airbrush, 1 – Holly Pattern Stencil and 1 –Holly Scroll Stencil combo package. US winners only, see Official Contest Rules for details.
Today I am using the Forest Sayings set from Stampendous, Chameleon Markers and the Perfect Airbrush Spritzer from Perfect Paper Crafting. This set has everything you need to create a beautiful card. I made a fall birthday card, perfect for everyone you know who has a fall birthday (especially if you need a more masculine card!).


Stampendous:
SSC1224 Forest Sayings Clear Stamps
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento Ink Tuxedo Black


Plus:
Cardstock - Olive Green
Green Patterned Cardstock
Perfect Airbrush
Chameleon Markers - OL3, NU3, BR5, OR4, RD4, BL3, BK4

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Olive Green cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Stamp the tree and saying from the Forest Sayings set on a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Step 3:  Use the Airbrush and markers to add color to the top of the tree, the "ground", and the "sky"', I used the two brown markers directly on the trunks, and the green to create a horizon line, edge with the black marker
Step 4:  Adhere the airbrushed image to a 3 1/2" x 4 1/4" green mat
Step 5:  Adhere pieces of the two patterned papers to the card front, add a strip of green across where the two papers meet
Step 6: Adhere the tree image and you're done!

Here's a close up of the airbrushed image:

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Layered Birthday Wishes!

Welcome to this week's blog hop! The Stampendous Design Team was provided some great tools from the folks at Perfect Paper Crafting to use with our beautiful Stampendous products to create LOTS of wonderful ideas for you!

Tools For Crafting with Stampendous and Perfect Paper Crafting


Today I'm sharing a  card I designed for the July catalog. It pair the Dreamweaver Cardinal Stencil with one of Dreamweaver's Happy Birthday stencils. But wait, this doesn't look like a Cardinal! By using blue tones instead of reds, you can change the whole look of this stencil. I think he looks pretty good as a Blue Jay too!


Of course, if we are having a Blog Hop there must be Prizes!

Prizes
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There will be 3 prize packages available during our hop! Each winner will have the chance to win one of the following prize packages, a Perfect Ruler and Pop-Up Die Set combo package, a Mini-Perfect Layers and Pop’cessories Die Set combo package, or a Perfect Airbrush, 1 – Holly Pattern Stencil and 1 –Holly Scroll Stencil combo package. US winners only, see Official Contest Rules for details.
Stampendous:
MMW811 Mixed Media White Paper

Dreamweaver:
DWLM110 Cardinal Stencil
DWLM150 Happy Birthday Small Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
DWBHB-3 1/8" Brush #3 Blue Handle
DWGHB-6 1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Winter Lake, Ocean Side
Memento Inks - Bahama Blue, Danube Blue, Rose Bud, Bamboo Leaves, Rich Cocoa
Brilliance Inks - Sunflower Yellow
Mini Perfect Layers
Foam Tape
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Winter Lake cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Tape the Cardinal stencil to a 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" piece of white cardstock and Happy Birthday to a 1 1/4" x 4" piece of white cardstock with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Regular embossing paste over the Cardinal, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
Step 4:  Use  a 1/2" stencil brush to apply Bahama Blue ink to the Happy Birthday, add Danube Blue to the lower part of all the letters, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 5:  Place the clean, dry Cardinal stencil over the dry pasted image and use stencil brushes and the Picasso tool to apply color, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning
Step 6: Adhere the Cardinal to a mat of Winter Lake, use the Mini Perfect Layer tool to trim a 1/8" edge all around, adhere to a mat of Ocean Side, trim, then to a mat of white, trim, adhere to the upper left side of  the card front
Step 7:  Adhere the Happy Birthday to a mat of Winter Lake, then a mat of Ocean Side using the Mini Perfect Layer tool on each layer
Step 8: Use foam tape to add the Happy Birthday to the card front

Check out more great ideas:

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, August 26, 2016

Berry Decorations!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing samples combining stamps from the July catalog and the beautiful papers given to us by Graphic45. Their papers are gorgeous and versatile, they look great on big projects or small ones.

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the darling new House Mouse Berry Decorations Stamp, two Graphic45 papers and a scrumptious ribbon from Creative Impressions.




Stampendous:
HMCR77 Berry Decorations Cling Stamp
GL220U Crystal Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Dare Devil, Evergreen
Graphic 45 HoHoHo 4500988, Merry Mistletoe 4500991
Copic Sketch Markers - G12, G14, G17, G20, Y0000, Y06, YR000, R29, R30, R39, E27, E37, E42, E49, E53, W0, W2, W4, B60, BG10
Creative Impressions 1/4" Red and Green Grosgrain Ribbon 80234
Beacon Adhesive Fabri Tac
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive
Foam Tape
Craft Glue Dots
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Dare Devil cardstock in half to form an A7 top fold card, round all corners
Step 2:  Stamp the Berry Decorations image on a 4" x 5" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Trim image to 3 5/8" x 4 3/4",  round all corners, mat on a 3 3/4" x 4 7/8" piece of Evergreen with rounded corners
Step 4:  Use a small paint brush to add some glue in "snow" area at the bottom of the image, sprinkle wet glue with Crystal Glitter, tap off extra, let dry
Step 5:  Cut a 2" x 4 3/4" piece from the HoHoHo paper and a 4 3/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Merry Mistletoe paper, round two corners on each making sure the words are going the right directions, edge with the G17 marker, adhere to card front
Step 6:   From the Evergreen paper cut one 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece and one 1/2" x 6 3/4" strips, adhere the shorter one over the seam and the longer across the front near the bottom
Step 7:  Use FabriTac to adhere the ribbon to the two green strips
Step 8: Use foam squares to attach the mouse image
Step 9: Tie a small matching bow and adhere to the left side with a Craft Glue Dot

Go to the Stampendous Blog for more ideas!

Happy Creating,

Louise

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Classic Poinsettia

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing samples combining stamps from the July catalog and the beautiful papers given to us by Graphic45. Their papers are gorgeous and versatile, they look great on big projects or small ones.

Today I'm sharing a card featuring two stencils and two Graphic45 papers. Dreamweaver's Merry Christmas stencil combines well with Fran's new Classic Poinsettia stencil to create this vintage Christmas card.



Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4041 Classic Poinsettia Metal Stencil
DCP1005 Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MG02 Gold Micro Glitter
MG08 Lime Micro Glitter
MG10 Teal Micro Glitter
MG11 Red Micro Glitter

Dreamweaver:
DWLS92 Merry Christmas Stencil
DWDEPT Dreamweaver Translucent Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
Red Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
Graphic 45 Good Cheer 4501191
Double sided mounting paper
VersaMark Ink
Die Cut Machine
Copic BG72
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Red cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic 45 paper, cut that piece into two pieces, one 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" and one 3 1/2" x 4 3/4", edge with BG72
Step 3:  Adhere the Graphic 45 pieces to the card front using one pattern at the top and the other pattern at the bottom, adhere a 3/4" x 4 3/4" strip of red cardstock across the seam
Step 4:  Cut a 4" x 5" piece of cream cardstock and a matching piece of double sided mounting paper, attach one side of the mounting paper to the cardstock
Step 5:  Pat VersaMark all over the back of the Classic Poinsettia Stencil
Step 6: Remove the remaining release paper from the double sided mounting paper and carefully place the stencil on the sticky surface with the VersaMark side against the sticky surface, use a piece of release paper to press the stencil in place
Step 7:  Apply the red glitter on the petals, being careful not to get any in the center or on the leaf, rub in place, tap off extra (work in small sections at a time so you can tap off away from areas you want to protect, apply Gold glitter to the center, rub down, tap off extra
Step 8: For the "green" take a little Lime and mix it with some Teal (I did this to match the paper I was using), apply the mixture to the leaf, rub it in, tap off extra
Step 9: Turn the glittered image face down on a paper towel and carefully peel the paper off the stencil making sure to keep the stencil flat on the table, apply Crystal glitter to the background, tap off extra, cut out flower
Step 10:  Die cut a 4" x 4" piece of Good Cheer and a 4 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of red from the Fitted Frames A Set, edge the Good Cheer with BG72, adhere the frames together and add to card front using foam tape
Step 11:  Use Foam Tape to add the Poinsettia image to the frames
Step 12:  Tape the Merry Christmas stencil to a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 13:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Translucent Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later
Step 14:  Sprinkle the "M" and "C" with Red Micro Glitter, and the rest of the letters with the Lime/Teal  combined glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry thoroughly
Step 15:  Adhere the dry Merry Christmas to a 1 5/8" x 2 5/* red mat then to the lower right side of the card front

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a list of designers with more great samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, August 22, 2016

Wonderous Kitten!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing samples combining stamps from the July catalog and the beautiful papers given to us by Graphic45. Their papers are gorgeous and versatile, they look great on big projects or small ones.

Today I'm sharing a card featuring the darling new Wonderous Kitten Stamp and two Graphic45 papers and a scrumptious ribbon from Creative Impressions.



Stampendous:
CRW173 Cling Wonderous Kitten Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Firecracker, Evergreen, Mint Julep
Graphic 45 HoHoHo 4500988, Merry Mistletoe 4500991
Copic Sketch Markers - E42, E44, E47, E51, R00, R30, R29, R89, B0000, B60, YG11, YG17, YG67,100
Creative Impressions 3/4" Green Crepe Ribbon 70149
Foam Tape
Ruler, pencil, scissors

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Firecracker cardstock in half to form an A7 top fold card
Step 2:  Stamp the Wonderous Kitten image on a 3 3/4" x 4 1/4" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use a ruler and pencil to draw a light line across the image down near paws, trim image across the line, cutting around the paws, edge with the 100 marker
Step 4:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the Merry Mistletoe paper (red side), edge with 100, adhere to the right side of the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 2 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of the Evergreen paper, adhere to the left of the Merry Mistletoe paper
Step 6:   Cut a 2" x 4 3/4" piec of Mint Julep paper and adhere it to the Evergreen piece
Step 7:  Cut a 1 3/8" x 4 3/4" piece of the HoHoHo paper (striped pattrn side), cut a ribbon edge at the bottom, edge with 100, adhere to a 1 1/2" x 4 7/8" piece of Evergreen, trim the bottom to match the ribbon cut, adhere to the Mint Julep layer
Step 8: Wrap the ribbon around the card and tie a bow on the left side
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the kitten image

See the Stampendous Blog for the list of designers with more great samples combining Stampendous and Graphic45!

Happy Creating,
Louise