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Monday, September 22, 2014

Festival of Trees and Washi Tape Christmas Card


Washi Tape Fun
Today I had fun playing with washi tape. Have you ever used it? I'm slightly ashamed to say that today was my first time. Instead of designer paper, I tore off pieces of Stampin' Up! All is Calm Designer washi tape and laid them side by side down the center of my cardstock. Then I added a piece of Pool Party cardstock which I tore on all four sides to mimic the torn look of the washi tape. 

Festival of Trees Bundle
The trees on this card were created with the Festival of Trees stamp set and punch bundle. I appreciate these bundles so much. I hate to cut things out (I have awful scissor skills), but with the coordinating punch that comes in the bundle, I just have to line up my image and punch...so easy!

I stamped and punched the Christmas trees. The photopolymer stamps are awesome! I am definitely loving them. They make two-step stamping so easy! 

Stamping Tip:
I find it works best to stamp the embellishment stamp first and then add the base layer...I think it's easier to see and line the stamped images up this way.


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card.
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Masculine Birthday Card - Train Traveler


Traveler Stamp Set for A Masculine Card
I've been trying to stock up on some masculine cards. It seems like I never have a card suitable for a guy when I need it.

I purchased the Stampin' Up! Traveler stamp set with that specific purpose in mind. The images are perfect for a masculine card and with a sentiment from the And Many More stamp set it can be made to suit almost any occasion.

Playing with Punches
When I was designing this card, I thought it needed a little more detail than just the image and sentiment. The crescent moons were the perfect touch. They imitate the circular front of the train...sort of like the light radiating out from the head light or the the sound waves traveling from the horn...Okay, maybe I over thought that a little. But they do add a nice touch. :-)

The crescents were created by punching out a circle with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then punching again from the same piece of cardstock, overlapping  the punch with the first area that was punched out.


Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Give Thanks For All Things


A Quick and Easy Card
Today's card is super quick and simple. It features the Stampin' Up! For All Things stamp set from the Holiday mini catalog.

Just stamp the leaves, acorns and greeting onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock...no embellishments, no designer paper...just quick and easy. For a little added interest and dimension, I mounted the stamped paper on layers of coordinating cardstock.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card
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Happy Crafting!
Diana

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Happy Halloween Card with Fall Fest Bundle


Fall Fest Bundle
Today we have another Halloween card created with the Stampin' Up! Fall Fest Bundle. I really love this bundle! Stamp the images, run through the Big Shot, and they're ready to add to the card. No fussy cutting. Which is good...I stink at cutting.


Got to Love Photopolymer
The stamps in this set are photopolymer so they are totally clear. This makes it a breeze to add the faces to the little jack-o-lanterns. I actually found that it was easiest to stamp the face first and then position the pumpkin stamp over the face exactly where I wanted it. 

Good Greetings
The "Happy Halloween" sentiment is from the Good Greetings Hostess set. It available FREE to hostess with a party totaling $300 or more, now through October 31. 

If you'd like to host a workshop, class or party and get this set for free send me an email.

Stampin' Up! supplies used to create today's card:
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Happy Crafting!
Diana