Friday, July 21, 2017

Pinecone Decoration

It's "Christmas in July" for the Stampendous Design Team this week and we are so excited to share some of their great products with you! Lucky for me, Stampendous supplies team members with those great products so we can create inspirational samples for you and them! For the July 2017 catalog we also received some fabulous papers from BoBunny. Thanks BoBunny, I LOVE your paper!

Today I'm sharing my favorite image (ok, ONE of my favorite images!) from the BRAND NEW images from our July 2017 release called Pinecone Decoration, P310. It is such a classic representation of the holidays!  I paired it here with BoBunny's beautiful Wild Berry Vintage paper.


Stampendous:
CRP310 Cling Pinecone Decoration
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes PCS
AC672HSG Holo Gold Dot Sparklers
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Goldenrod
BoBunny Wild Berry Vintage 12WBV999
Copic Sketch Markers - E35, E42, E44, E47, E49, R01, R24, R27, R29, R39, R59, R89, R81, Y15, YR24, YG63, YG67, G99
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Goldenrod cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Pinecone Decoration on a 3" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Stamp Merry Christmas from the Snowman Wishes set on a 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of white
Step 4: Adhere the Pinecone Decorations to a 3 1/8" x 4 5/8" piece of Goldenrod, adhere the sentiment to a 5/8" x 2 5/8" piece of Goldenrod
Step 5:  Cut a 4 1/2" x 5 3/4" piece of the Wild Berry, edge with R89, adhere to the card front
Step 6:  Adhere the Pinecone Decoration layer toward the lower right part of the card
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the sentiment
Step 8:  Place a Dot Sparkler at the top of the cord on the Pinecone Decoration

See the Stampendous Blog for more Christmas in July!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Winter Home

It's "Christmas in July" for the Stampendous Design Team this week and we are so excited to share some of their great products with you! Lucky for me, Stampendous supplies team members with those great products so we can create inspirational samples for you and them! For the July 2017 catalog we also received some fabulous papers from BoBunny. Thanks BoBunny, I LOVE your paper!

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card that features one of the BRAND NEW images from our July 2017 release called Winter Home, W189. This serene image colors up quickly and looks beautiful on a variety of papers. I paired it here with BoBunny's beautiful Wild Berry Vintage paper.




Stampendous:
CRW189 Cling Winter Home
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Evergreen
BoBunny Wild Berry Vintage 12WBV999
Copic Sketch Markers - BG0000, BG000, B0000, B00, BV20, YG0000, YG01, YG03, YG17, YG63, YG67, Y13, Y17, Y21, Y26, YR30, R22, R24, R29, R59, C1, C5, E23, E27, E29, 0, 100
Creative Impressions 3/4" Antique Gold Crepe Ribbon 70128
Foam Tape
Quickie Glue Pen
Ruler, Pencil, white eraser

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5" x 10" piece of Evergreen cardstock in half to form a square card
Step 2:  Stamp the Winter Home on a 4 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use the ruler and pencil to draw a light line along the left and right sides of the image using the width of the frame to line it up (it should end up 3 3/4" wide), trim up the bottom edge close to the lowest holly leaf
Step 4: Cut in from one edge at the base of the oval frame and cut around the frame to the other side, coming back out to the edge across from the first cut (you should have a white section around the holly that is 2" x 3 3/4")
Step 5:  Use the 100 marker to edge the frame, mount the lower portion on a 2 1/4" x 4" piece of the Wild Berry Vintage paper (you can edge this paper with the R59)
Step 6:  Adhere 4 1/4" x 4 3/8" piece of Evergreen to a 4 1/2" x 4 5/8" piece of Wild Berry Vintage, wrap a piece of the ribbon around the two and adhere in the back, adhere to the card front
Step 7:  Use the glue pen and Crystal Micro Glitter to add some glitter to the snow area of the scene, the cabin roof, and the tops of the berries, let dry
Step 8: Use foam tape to add the Winter Home to the card front

See the Stampendous Blog for more great samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 17, 2017

Angel Blessing

It's "Christmas in July" for the Stampendous Design Team this week and we are so excited to share some of their great products with you! Lucky for me, Stampendous supplies team members with those great products so we can create inspirational samples for you and them! For the July 2017 catalog we also received some fabulous papers from BoBunny. Thanks BoBunny, I LOVE your paper!

Today I'm sharing a quick and easy card that features one of the BRAND NEW images from our July 2017 release called Angel Blessing, R298. This beautiful little angel can be colored up in any color you wish and placed on coordinating backgrounds. The sentiment is part of the stamp so that is even better!



Stampendous:
CRR298 Cling Angel Blessing
DCR102 DECOR Snowflakes
MG01 Crystal Micro Glitter
EJS02 Spoonful of Snow
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
SSH88 DECOR Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Deep Indigo
BoBunny Powder Blue Vintage 12PBV968
Copic Sketch Markers - B32, B34, B37, B60, BG90, BG93, BG96, E01, E35, E37, E51, E53, R39, R59, R85, W0, W4, W6, W8, Y00, Y26
Memento Danube Blue Ink
Zutter 1/2" Corner Rounder
Foam Tape
Dries Clear Craft Glue
Ruler, Pencil, white eraser
Heat tool

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Deep Indigo cardstock in half to form an A6 card, round the top two corners
Step 2:  Stamp the Angel Blessing on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 3: Use the ruler and pencil to draw a light line from the edges to the ribbon tail on the right and to the top of the ribbon on the left, trim away the paper around the ribbon
Step 4: Trim the top edge and the two sides to be an 1/8" away from the dotted edge of the scalloped frame, round the corners
Step 5:  Stamp the Snowflakes on a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of the Powder Blue Vintage paper using Memento Danube Blue, round the top two corners and edge the piece with the blue ink
Step 6: Cut a 4 3/8" x 5 5/8" piece of white, round top two corners, adhere to the card front, then adhere the Snowflake layer to it
Step 7:  Use glue with a fine tip to apply glue to the fur areas of the Angel's cape and hat, add Crystal Micro Glitter, add to the tops of the berries too, let dry
Step 8: Place some Spoonful of Snow on the snowdrift areas of the image, heat from underneath to melt and set
Step 9: Use foam tape to add the Angel Blessing to the card front

For more Christmas in July ideas, go to the Stampendous Blog.

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 14, 2017

Gift of Friendship!

It's "Birthday Bonanza" week for the Stampendous Design Team! We are so lucky to receive great products from Stampendous to create LOTS of samples to inspire your creative juices!

This is one of my favorite House Mouse images! They are just so busy and intense getting the perfect gifts ready for some lucky friends!



Stampendous
SSCM5003 Friend Wishes PCS
HMR86 Cheese Wrappers 
Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus
Patterned Cardstock  - Fireflies
Rose Cardstock
Copic Markers - B0000, BG90, BG93, E51, E53, E33, R81, R85, R89, Y00, Y02, Y21, YR000, YR21, YR24, T0, T2, T3, W0, W2, W4, W6, 0, 100
Foam tape
Creative Impressions 70913 1/4" Pink with Red Stitch Ribbon
Fabri-Tac
Removable Tape

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Fireflies cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2:  Stamp the Cheese Wrappers image on a 4" 5 1/4" piece of Mixed Media paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers, edge with the 100 marker
Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on a 1 1/8" x 1 1/4" piece of white
Step 4:  Cut a 4 3/4" x 6" piece of Rose cardstock and adhere near the left edge of the card front
Step 5:  Wrap a piece of ribbon around the card and adhere under where the image will be
Step 6:  Cut a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and a 7/8" x 7/8" piece of Fireflies cardstock, cut each of them on the diagonal to form two triangles from each
Step 7:  Adhere the two larger triangles on the upper left and lower right corners of the mouse image, then use foam tape to add to the card front
Step 8:  Adhere the two smaller triangles to the upper right and lower left corners of the sentiment, then to a 1 1/2" x 1 5/8" piece of Rose cardstock, use foam tape to add it to the right side of the card
Step 9:  Tie a small matching bow, adhere to the card with Fabri-Tac

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for more samples!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Birthday Joy!

It's "Birthday Bonanza" week for the Stampendous Design Team! We are so lucky to receive great products from Stampendous to create LOTS of samples to inspire your creative juices!

These three little mice are "hurrying" by to wish someone special a Happy Day!


Stampendous
SSCM5003 Friend Wishes PCS
HMR88 Slow Riders 
Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus
Cardstock  - Light Green, Purple
Graphic45 cardstock 4500920 Cosmopolitan
Copic Markers - BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, E37, E51, E53, E93, BG90, YG93, 0, E33, RV000, RV11, RV13, RV14, T1, T2, T3, T7, Y00, Y02, Y06, W2, W4, W6, 100, B0000
Foam tape

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 7 1/4" x 12" piece of Light Green cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2:  Stamp the Slow Riders image on a 4" 5 1/4" piece of Mixed Media paper with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic Markers, edge with the 100 marker
Step 3: Stamp the sentiment on a 1" x 1 1/2" piece of white, edge with the 100 marker
Step 4:  Cut a 2" x 6" piece of Purple cardstock and adhere near the left edge of the card front
Step 5:  Cut a 5" x 6 1/4" piece of the Graphic45 paper, edge with the 100 marker, adhere to the card front
Step 6:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" and a 1 1/8" x 1 5/8" piece of Purple cardstock, adhere the Slow Riders and sentiment to the purple mats
Step 7: Use foam tape to add the Slow Movers to the card front
Step 8:  Adhere the sentiment to the upper right corner of colored image


See the Stampendous Blog for more great ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 10, 2017

Garden Gift!

It's "Birthday Bonanza" week for the Stampendous Design Team! We are so lucky to be getting great products from Stampendous to create LOTS of samples to inspire your creative juices!

Today I am sharing a very simple, but colorful card featuring the Garden Gift Stamp (CRQ24) and a sentiment from the Friendship Assortment PCS (SSC1116).



Stampendous:
CRQ24 Cling Garden Gift Stamp
SSC1116 Friendship Assortment Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle


Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Mandarin
Canvas Corp Orange and Ivory Mini Dot CCP2764
Copic Sketch Markers - W2, BG10, BG32, YG03, YG45, BG18, E93, E95, E04, R32, R35, R39, YR15, YR18
Radiant Neon Electric Orange
May Arts Ribbon
Craft Glue Dots
Foam tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of orange cardstock in half to form a top fold card
Step 2:  Edge a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of patterned cardstock with Neon Orange ink using a 1/2" stencil brush
Step 3: Stamp the sayings from the Friendship Assortment set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink near the upper left side of the patterned paper
Step 4:  Stamp the Garden Gift on a 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" piece of white with the black ink, color with Copic markers
Step 5:  Cut a piece of orange cardstock 3" x 3" and adhere the Garden Gift image to it
Step 6:  Wrap a piece of May Arts green ribbon around the edges of the patterned paper and attach on the back with Craft Glue Dots, adhere the paper to the card front
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the Garden Gift image to the card

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for more ideas!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, July 7, 2017

Peacock Beauty!

It's hard to believe that it's July already! The summer heat and humidity are here in full force, which means I stay indoors most days! Last week the Stampendous Design Team shared sneak peeks of some of the fun new fall and holiday designs from our July Release. Be sure to go back and look at them if you missed the fun!

This week we have a "Peacock and Paisley Palooza" week! Stampendous has several wonderful stamps and stencils for this theme. Today I am using the gorgeous Poised Peacock Stamp Set (CRS5099) to create a birthday card.


I hand cut out the images, but there is a matching Poised Peacock Die Set, DCS5099 (which I will be getting!)

Stampendous:
CRS5099 Cling Poised Peacock 
SSC1115 Birthday Wish PCS
MG09 China Blue Micro Glitter
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Mint Julep, Comodore Blue, Winter Lake
Copic Markers - YG01, YG23, YG63, YG67, E93, E95, B12, B16, B18, E81, E84, E89, Y17
Scrapbook Adhesive White Foam Squares
Black Foam 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: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Poised Peacock stamps on a piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers, cut out the images (or use the matching die set)
Step 3: Adhere a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Winter Lake to a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Comodore Blue, then adhere both to the card front
Step 4:   Adhere the fanned tail feather to the top center of the card, use foam tape to lift up the top feathers, adhere the bottom ones flat
Step 5:   Adhere a 1/2" x 5 1/4" piece of Comodore Blue to the back of one long edge of a 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of Mint Julep leaving a small edge of the blue showing, adhere to the bottom edge of the Winter Lake layer
Step 6: Use foam tape to add the small set of tail feathers and the peacock

Step 7:  Sprinkle two white foam squares with China Blue Micro Glitter, color the edge with the B18 marker, add to the lower right corner of the card

Step 8: Adhere a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of Comodore Blue to the inside of the card, then adhere the single feather in the lower left corner

Step 9:   Stamp the sentiment on a 1 1/4" x 2 1/4" piece of white, adhere to a 1 1/2" x 2 1/2" piece of Mint Julep then to the center of the inside of the card

See more ideas at: Stampendous Blog

Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, July 3, 2017

Happy 4th of July!

 HAPPY 4th of JULY to all our followers in the USA!


"Oh say can you see..."
These are the cute Patriotic Painters (HMCR33), and the Cling Free and Brave (CRF234) from Stampendous. I colored them with a combination of Copic markers and Chameleon pens. The beautiful red, white, and blue ribbon is, of course, from May Arts. To create the rosette, I simply basted along the edge of the red stripe, pulled it from both ends to form the rosette, and knotted it. I closed the edge with just a little Fabri-Tac from Beacon Adhesives, then added a silver star brad to the center.

Wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sneak Peek July Catalog!

The Stampendous July Catalog has loads of new goodies for your holiday crafting. Tons of Halloween, Fall and Christmas images from all our licenses as well as our own Fran Seiford, plus lots of new surprises, will all go live for retail sale at http://www.stampendous.com on Friday, June 30th. This week our team is each sharing a favorite project created for this catalog to give you a little sneak peek of what's to come. Some of these great stamps and stencils may already be available in your local stamping or scrapbooking store!" Remember that the Stampendous website at www.stampendous.com is offering Free Shipping through August with any order of $50 or more! Use Promo Code TEAM717 at checkout.




Supplies:

Stampendous:
FMS4082 Ornament Mix Metal Stencil
SSC1266 Snowman Wishes PCS
FRGL02 Twinkle Glitter
FRG02C Champagne Crushed Glass Glitter
TP101 Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder
Acrylic Handle

Dreamweaver:
DWDGP Dreamweaver Gold Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
Olive Cardstock
Cream Cardstock
VersaMark Ink
Heat Tool
Small Stylus or Die Cut Tool
Removable Tape
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6 3/4" x 10" piece of Olive cardstock in half to form a card
Step 2: Cut a 4 5/8" x 5 7/8" piece of cream cardstock and adhere to the card front
Step 3:  Tape the Ornament Mix stencil to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Cream cardstock with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Gold Embossing Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, immediately sprinkle the wet paste with the Twinkle Glitter, tap off extra, let paste dry
Step 5: When the paste is dry, use the stylus to clean out extra glitter in the openings or where you dont want glitter
Step 6: Mat the Ornaments on a 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" piece of Olive cardstock, adhere to the card front
Step 7:  Stamp the "Merry Christmas" on a small piece of Cream cardstock with VersaMark ink, sprinkle with the Silver Tinsel Embossing Powder, tap off extra powder, heat set, trim to 5/8" x 2 3/8"
Step 8: Mat the saying on a 3/4" x 2 1/2" piece of Olive, use foam tape to add it to the card

We hope you've enjoyed our sneak peeks this week. Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for today's list of designers, and to catch up on any peeks you missed!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Snacking!

Summer heat is upon us, so what better theme to have than the Stampendous Design Team  "Keeping Cool" theme! This sweet House Mouse Summer Snacking stamp, along with the sentiment and Fitted Frame dies are some of the wonderful products I receive from Stampendous for being part of their Design Team! 

These adorable mice are cooling off on a hot summer day with cold, sweet watermelon! Hmmm...I can just imagine how they feel! Cool and satisfied!



Stampendous:
HMR104 House Mouse Summer Snacking
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments PCS
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006 Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Parrot, Dare Devil
Graphic45 Children's Hour Collection 4501240
Copic Markers - B0000, E33, E51, E53, R00, R22, R29, R30, YG0000, YG03, YG67, YG93, W0, W2, W4, N10, 0
May Arts Red Ribbon with White Stitching
1/2" Corner Rounder
Foam Tape
FabriTac
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Parrot cardstock in half to form an A7 card, round the corners
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Summer Snacking image on white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set B to cut out the image, cut matching layer from Dare Devil cardstock, adhere the layers of each together
Step 4:   Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment on white cardstock, use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out the sentiment, cut matching layer from Dare Devil cardstock, adhere the layers of each together
Step 5:   Use a 1/2" corner rounder on a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic45 paper, adhere to the card front
Step 6: Wrap the ribbon around the card to the front and adhere with FabriTac
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the Summer Snacking image to the lower left side of the card front, and the sentiment to the upper right
Step 8:  Tie a small matching bow, use FabriTac to attach it to the right side of the card on the ribbon

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a complete list of today's designers:

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ice Pop Treat!

Summer heat is upon us, so what better theme to have than the Stampendous Design Team  "Keeping Cool" theme! This sweet House Mouse Ice Pop stamp, along with the sentiment are some of the wonderful products I receive from Stampendous for being part of their Design Team! 

These adorable mice are cooling off on a hot summer day with a delicious Ice Pop! Hmmm...I can almost taste it!




Stampendous:
HMP76 House Mouse Ice Pop Treat
SSC1213 Life Words PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLJ863 Swirls Stencil
DWNHB12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Banana Pepper
Bright Orange Cardstock
Brilliance Ink - Sunflower Yellow, Pearlescent Orange
Copic Markers - E33, E51, E53, E93, G000, G12, G24, W0, W2, Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG0000, YR04
Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Banana Pepper cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Ice Pop Treat image on a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Place the Swirls stencil face down on the large platform of a die cut machine, spritz a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with a fine mist of water and carefully line the paper up over the stencil, place a rubber embossing mat over the paper, add two unused cutting plates and run the sandwich through the machine
Step 4:   Place the embossed image face up and use 1/2" stencil brushes to add the yellow, then orange inks over the design
Step 5:   Cut a 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the embossed image, mat on a 2 3/8" x 4 3/4" piece of bright orange cardstock and adhere toward the left edge of the card front
Step 6: Mat the Ice Pop Treat image on a 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" piece of bright orange cardstock, then adhere to the card front towards the bottom right
Step 7:  Cut a 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" piece of the embossed image, stamp the sentiment on it with Tuxedo Black ink, adhere it to a 1 3/8" x 1 5/8" piece of bright orange cardstock, use foam tape on it's upper edge to add it toward the upper left side of the card

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more summer fun!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hello!

This week the Stampendous Design Team has been celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!

The Indigo Cats set from the Stampendous Laurel Burch collection is another purr-fect set for this week's theme!
"Hello Friend"

Stampendous:
LBCRS02 Laurel Burch Cling Indigo Cats Stamp Set
LBDCS02 Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Die Set
SSCL103 LB Floral Greetings PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cardstock - Bright Yellow, Black
Distress Ink Reinkers - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Foam Applicator
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Baby Wipes
Heat Tool
Black Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine
Deckle edged scissors
Black Micron Pen
Mini Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Bright Yellow cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Fold a baby wipe in half, then in half again, place several drops of reinker color along a fold, swipe randomly across an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock, reink as necessary until the paper is filled with color, let dry or heat set
Step 3: Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white paper, use a clean baby wipe and only the pink, orange and yellow reinkers, swipe horizontally across the paper, use just a specific color to fill in where necessary until you have the look you want, let dry or heat set
Step 4:  Use the stencil from the Indigo Cats stamp set and the pink ink to add some designs around the background piece
Step 5: Use Archival Jet Black ink to stamp a cat and butterfly on the big piece of colored paper, heat set
Step 6:  Use the matching dies to cut the stamped images out
Step 7:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black, deckle cut each edge taking off just a very small amount, adhere the background piece to the black mat then to the card front
Step 8: Cut a 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of black, deckle each edge, adhere near the bottom of the background
Step 9:  Arrange the cats and butterflies on the background, using foam tape on the cat and two mini glue dots to the center back of the butterfly, add antennae to the butterfly using the micron pen
Step 10:  Stamp the "HELLO" with Jet Black ink, heat set

I was making these for a card club I belong to, so I was making 8 cards. I was able to get all the cats and butterflies I needed from the one 8 1/2" x 11" piece I colored.



One of these cats is not like the others, can you see the difference?!!
Go to the Stampendous Blog for more dogs and cats!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Have a PURRfect Day!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!



Stampendous:
SSC1222 Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cuts - P, G

Dreamweaver:
DWLL3020 Retro Sitting Cat Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Loveable, Beach Grass 
May Arts Ribbon
Buttons Galore Pink Buttons
Mini Glue Dots
Micro glitter Gold
Foam tape
Removable tape
Paper towel

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Loveable cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Die cut a white and pink layer from the Fitted Frames set size P for the cat and G for the saying
Step 3: Tape the stencil to the larger white die cut frame with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let the paste dry very thoroughly
Step 5:  Stamp the saying on the smaller white die cut frame, mat on the matching pink die cut frame
Step 6: Cut a piece of Beach Grass cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
Step 7:  Attach a thin pink ribbon toward the right edge of the green layer, using glue dots on the back to hold the ribbon, then adhere the green layer to the card front
Step 8: Adhere the cat to the matching pink frame and then to the card front
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the saying
Step 10: Thread white floss through the buttons and attach along the ribbon with Mini Glue Dots

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for today's list of designers.
Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dog Days!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!



Supplies
Stampendous
SSC1223 Dog Sayings 
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver
DWDL3029 Dog Die

Plus
Canvas Corp Orange and Ivory Mini Dot CCP2764
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory Zig Zag Reverse CCP2829
Double-sided adhesive sheets
Copic 100 Black marker
Foam tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of the Orange and Ivory Mini Dot cardstock in half to form an A6 card

Step 2:  Place double-sided adhesive on the back of a 2 3/4" x 3 1/8" piece of the Black and Ivory Zig Zag paper, center the Dog Die on the front of the paper and run through the die cut machine

Step 3:  Carefully remove the pieces and save them for another project, use the negative portion of the die cut image, adhere it to a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of the Orange and Ivory Mini Dot paper, edge with a black marker

Step 4:  Make 3 little "flags" out of the black patterned paper, edge with a black marker, adhere to the left edge of the dog layer

Step 5: Stamp the saying on the ivory side of a 1 1/8" x 2 1/2" piece of the Orange and Ivory paper, add two paw prints in the corners, edge with a black marker

Step 6:  Stamp paw prints across the bottom area of the card

Step 7:  Adhere the dog at an angle on the front, use foam tape to add the saying

For today's list of designers, see the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 9, 2017

Garden Frog

Here we are at the final day of our Stampendous theme of "Where the Wild Things Are"! With all the great products and images Stampendous provides me to make samples for them, it's easy to come up with samples for every theme!

This adorable little Garden Frog (F236) pairs perfectly with the Dreamweaver Mushrooms stencil (DWLL3025). The fluffy clouds in the background are easily created using the Picasso stencil (DWLL332).




Supplies

Stampendous
CRF236 Garden Frog
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
CRL265 Cling Spring Step
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver

DWLL3025 Mushrooms Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWGHB-6  1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus

Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Core'dinations Kraft-core Green
Copic Sketch Markers - Y21, YG23, YG93, YG95, YG97, G99, B0000, B60, T2, T3, W8, E53, E33, E37, R35, 100
Memento Ink Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa
Black Micron Pen 02
Paper distressing tool
Double-sided tape
Foam tape

Instructions:


Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of green Kraft-core cardstock in half to form an A6 card

Step 2:  Stamp the Garden Frog image on a 2 1/2" x 3" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers


Step 3:  Edge the colored frog layer with a black marker


Step 4:  Tape the Mushroom stencil to a 2 5/8" x 3 1/2" piece of Mixed Media White paper with removable tape, use 1/4" stencil brushes to color only the grass and stem area of the left most mushroom, use the Picasso to shield areas you don't want color in. Use a micron pen to outline the cap of the mushroom and add circles, color with R35 Copic to a 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" black mat and adhere to the front of the card


Step 5:  Move the stencil over so the small mushroom on the right side of the stencil is next to the one just colored, and tape in place, color to match the other


Step 6:  Tape off the holes in the Picasso tool, use a 1/2" stencil brush, Memento Bahama Blue ink and the scalloped end of the Picasso to add some "clouds" above the stenciled mushrooms. Add some clouds to a 2 1/2" x 3 3/8" piece of white. Edge both pieces with a black marker


Step 7:   Stamp the Spring Step saying on a 1" x 2 1/4" piece of white with Memento Tuxedo Black, edge with a black marker


Step 8:  Adhere a 4 1/4" x 5 5/8" piece of light brown cardstock to the front of the card


Step 9:  Adhere the stenciled mushroom piece to the lower left of the brown cardstock, then the other sky piece near the upper right of the brown


Step 10:   Use a distressing tool along the edge of a 2 3/4" x  1/4" piece of green Kraft-core before adhering the frog layer to the green mat


Step 11:  Use foam tape to add the frog and saying to the card front


While the Garden Frog image is sold out on the Stampendous website, it is probably still available at your favorite retail store or site!


Today's list can be found at:

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,

Louise