Thursday, May 26, 2016

Summer Treats!

The sweet little mice and friends from House Mouse are stopping by this week to share some fun ideas for Summertime cards and projects. 

Today I've combined the refreshing Frozen Treat stamp (HMCR67) with the Dreamweaver Big Dots Stencil (DWLX7011) to create a colorful summer card!

Mmmm...frozen goodness!
Stampendous:
HMCR67 Cling Frozen Treat Stamp
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Cutting Die Set Size R
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Banana Pepper, Sweet Potato
Copic Sketch Markers - Y0000, Y00, Y02, YR000, YR16, YR65, YR68, RV000, RV02, RV06, RV34, E01, E31, E51, E53, YG01, YG03, YG06, YG23, B0000, B60, T1, T2, T4, 0
Sakura Micron 02 Black Pen
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Banana Pepper cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Frozen Treats image on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers, stamp and color a second image of the glass image, cut this glass out
Step 3: Use the size R Fitted Frames set to die cut the colored image and a mat from Sweet Potato cardstock, adhere the two layers together
Step 4:  Tape the Big Dots stencil to a piece of white cardstock with removable tape, trace openings with the Micron pen, remove the stencil and color with Copic markers
Step 5:  Trim the Big Dots to 4 rows wide and 6 rows high, edge with the RV06 marker, adhere to the card front near the left side
Step 6: Use foam tape to attach the Frozen Treat image to the card front
Step 7: Use foam tape to attach the cut out image of the glass and mouse

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a complete list of this week's designers.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Smell the Flowers!

Summertime is almost here! When I think of summer, I think of hot, humid days, gardens in bloom, and trying to eat outdoors without bees or mosquitoes making nuisances of themselves!  The Stampendous Design Team theme this week is "Have a Mice Summer!" These cute little Bumble Bunnies from House Mouse Designs, paired with the great Daisy Field Stamp fit the theme perfectly! It seems like they just want to stop and smell the flowers!


"Smell the Flowers"
Stampendous:
CRR256 Cling Daisy Field Stamp
HHCP10 Cling Bumble Bunnies Stamp
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
FRC20 Hot Lime Frantage Color Fragments

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Fireflies, Black Suede
Copic Sketch Markers -Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y13, Y15, Y17, E47, E49, E51, E95, YG0000, YG03, G20, G24, B0000, BV0000, BV00, W0, W2, W4, W6
Scrapbook Adhesives Black and White Foam Squares
Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Fireflies cardstock in half to form an A6 top fold card
Step 2:  Stamp the Daisy Field image on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers
Step 3: Trim the image to 4" x 5 1/4"
Step 4:  Cut a piece of Black Suede cardstock 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", adhere the Daisy image to the black mat then to the card front
Step 5:  Stamp the Bumble Bunnies image on a 2 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers
Step 6: Measure up each side 7/8" and make a small pencil mark, cut straight across to the image and trim around the image above the pencil marks, cutting straight across on the other side of the image too
Step 7:  Cut a piece of Black Suede cardstock 1" x 4 5/8", adhere the black mat to bottom of the Bumble Bunnies, use foam squares to attach the bunnies to the Daisy Field
Step 8:  Use a small applicator to place small amounts of glue along the bottom edges of the two white layer and sprinkle with Hot Lime fragments, pat them down, shake off extra, let dry

For more summertime ideas here's the list of designers for today:

Louise Healy

Lea Fritts (Tuesday post)

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Those We Love

May is speeding by with lots of family activities, recitals, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, funerals...all the things that make our lives what they are, sometimes happy, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes sad. But what are perfect for any of these occasions are the newest sentiment stamps from Stampendous! They have an image and sentiment in on stamp to make your card making super easy. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team members are sharing our creations with these new designs. Today I've created a card using the lovely CRR265 Those We Love Rubber Stamp. This beautiful sentiment and simple image convey the perfect message when you need a Sympathy card.



The message is so beautiful, and the simple design of the flower and leaves makes it a quick and easy card in those hard times. I only used 3 Copic markers on this: G20, G24, BV11, and used Distress Inks Shaded Lilac and Dusty Concord around the edges. A little bow with May Arts ribbon gives the final touch.

Louise Healy
Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Life is a Road Trip!

May is speeding by with lots of family activities, recitals, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, funerals...all the things that make our lives what they are, sometimes happy, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes sad. But what are perfect for any of these occasions are the newest sentiment stamps from Stampendous! They have an image and sentiment in one stamp to make your card making super easy. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team members are sharing our creations with these new designs. Today I've created a card using the CRR263 Enjoy the Ride Rubber Stamp, because it seems like we've been in the car a lot lately and will be for the rest of the summer!



Simply stamp the image on white cardstock with black ink, color with markers or pencils, layer it to match your colors and tada! before you know it you have a great card! I colored a second "Road Trip" shield, cut it out and mounted it with foam tape to add a little more dimension. I think this could make a fun Graduation card too!




Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, May 16, 2016

Love and Laughter

May is speeding by with lots of family activities, recitals, baptisms, birthdays, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, funerals...all the things that make our lives what they are, sometimes happy, sometimes nostalgic, sometimes sad. But what are perfect for any of these occasions are the newest sentiment stamps from Stampendous! They have an image and sentiment in one stamp to make your card making super easy. 

This week the Stampendous Design Team members are sharing our creations with these new designs. Here is mine for today using the Laughter Gift Rubber Stamp, CRR258



These stamps make card making a breeze. I simply stamped the design on white cardstock with Memento Tuxedo Black, colored it with Copic markers, put it on the front of a card, and added a beautiful ribbon from May Arts! Here's a close up of the stamp detail:



Today's designers:

Louise Healy


Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, May 13, 2016

If the Shoe Fits!

Welcome back! This week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing ideas using the wonderful shoe and matching sentiment stamps and stencils from Stampendous!

Today I'm using the fabulous new background Shoes Galore Rubber Stamp (CRR257) released in April.  It pairs (get it?? pairs! LOL!) perfectly with the new Shoe Sense Perfectly Clear Stamp set (SSC1247) also released in April. A match made in shoe heaven!


If the shoe fits...



Stampendous:
CRR257 Cling Shoes Galore
SSC1247 Shoe Sense Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Grasshopper
Copic Sketch Markers - BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV08, T3, G20
Whisker Graphics Devine Twine
Mini Glue Dots
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of Grasshopper cardstock in half to form a top fold A2 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Shoes Galore image on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers, stamp and color a shoe image from the Shoe Sense set, color to match, stamp the saying, color around the words with the light green
Step 3: Edge all the layers with the darkest purple marker, adhere the background to the front of the card
Step 4:  Cut small mats from the Grasshopper paper 1/4" larger each direction for the shoe image and the selected saying
Step 5:  Adhere the saying near the upper left of the background
Step 6: Use foam tape to attach the shoe image to the card front

Here's today's list of designers:


Louise Healy
Tenia Nelson

Happy Creating,
Louise

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Shoes, shoes, shoes!

Happy May everyone! It's still a little chilly here, and has been kind of rainy, but warmer, sunnier days are coming, I just know it! With nicer weather comes the opportunity to break out all those strappy, summery shoes we own, so this week the Stampendous Design Team is sharing ideas using the wonderful shoe and matching sentiment stamps and stencils fromStampendous!

Today I'm using the fabulous new Stiletto Metal Stencil (FMS4022) that was released in April. This beautiful design is perfect for bridal shower invites or cards, girls' night out, Mother's Day, birthday...well I think you understand.


"Wish Shoe Well!"


Stampendous:
FMS4022 Stiletto Metal Stencil
CRR257 Cling Shoes Galore Rubber Stamp
SSC1247 Shoe Sense Perfectly Clear Stamp Set
MEM01 Memento Tuxedo Black Ink

Dreamweaver:
DWDGKP Glossy Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
Black Cardstock
White Cardstock
Copic Marker 100
Removable tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Black cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Cut a 4" x 4 3/4" piece of the white cardstock
Step 3: Tape the Stiletto stencil to the white cardstock with removable tape 
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy Black Embossing Paste over the image, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry
Step 5:  Stamp the Shoes Galore image on white cardstock, trim to 3 1/4" x 4 3/4", edge with black marker
Step 6: Stamp the sentiment on a scrap of white cardstock, trim to 3/4" x 2 1/8", edge with black marker and mat on a small piece of black cardstock
Step 7: When the paste is dry, trim the two longer sides a little closer to the shoe, adhere a strip of black cardstock along the right side
Step 8:  Assemble the card by adhereing the Shoes Galore image to the right side of the card front and the Stiletto to the left side
Step 9:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment

Here's today's list of designers:



Louise Healy

Happy Creating,
Louise