Archives for November 2013

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE.

Hope you all have a happy and blessed day.

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Ornament Christmas Card

Here is a beautiful Christmas card adapted 3 different ways and the idea was taken from Kathleenstamps.com
Materials needed:
Black card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Very vanilla card stock cut 5×3 3/4
Brushed gold paper cut 5 1/4×4
For the ornament one piece of real red cut 3 1/2×3 1/2
Red ribbon
Ornament punch
Circle punches 2 1/2 and 1 3/4
Joyful Christmas stamp set
Joy to the world stamp set
Stazon ink
Clear packing tape
Dazzling diamonds glitter
Snail adhesive
Designer series paper Modern melody

Fold black card stock in half to form the card
Layer on brushed gold
Punch circle in very vanilla from the top to form ornament if doing ornament punch use the piece of real red card stock and do the same.
On back of punched piece layer on packing tape 1 piece or 2 for big circle
Turn over and add dazzling diamonds to the tape, use finger to push on.
Add piece of ribbon to the top
Then add the modern melody to the back of the punched out ornament.
Tape tone very vanilla to the card or if doing ornament one add the red over the very vanilla
Add bow to each then stamp greeting on the card
For the ornament one add scallop boarder in brushed gold to the botton of the red.
And now you have a beautiful Christmas card.
Brenda

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Brenda

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Snowman Card

Supplies needed:
Night of navy card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Marina mist cut 4×5 1/4
Embossing folder any kind you choose
Whisper white card stock
Festive flurries framlets dies
Winter frost designer series paper
Big shot
Snow day stamp set
Ink pads:
Marina mist
Night of navy
Stazon black
Pumpkin pie
Chocolate chip
Rhinestones
Dimensionals
Snail tape

Fold Night of navy in half.
Take piece of marina mist and put in embossing folder and run through your big shot
Tape piece of marina mist onto night of navy
Take the piece of designer series paper and the larges snowflake from festive flurries dies and riun it through your big shot.
Put this snowflake onto card with dimensionals
Stamp snowman from snow days stamp set onto whisper white card stock with marina mist.
Stamp his arms in chocolate chip
Stamp nose in pumpkin pie
Stamp face and buttons in stazon black ink
Stamp his hat and scarf in night of navy
Then cut him out and put on top of the snowflake
Add 3 rhinestones to his buttons and you are done
You can use a white pen or marker to write your greeting inside.
Brenda

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Christmas Wreath Card

Materials needed:
Whisper white card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Real red card stock cut 5 1/4x 4
Seasons of style paper pack, the poka-dot one cut 3 3/4×5
Whisper white card stock cut 4 1/4×5 1/2
Real red ribbon with white stitch through it
Paper doily
Rhinestones
Always artichoke ink pad
Wonderful wreath stamp set
Snail adhesive

Fold whisper white card stock in half.
Layer the real red card stock and the seasons of style paper with snail adhesive.
Put real red ribbon around at the bottom, tie a knot and adhere with snail.
Put real red card stock on to folded whisper white with snail.
Put on paper Dollie
Stamp Wonderful Wreath stamp on whisper white with Always Artichoke Ink
Cut out around outside and middle of the wreath.
Layer on Dollie with dimensionals
Add rhinestones
And easy as pie you have a wonderful Christmas card
Enjoy Brenda

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Q &A

The other day one of my customers who loves stamping emailed me and said that she was having a problem with her clear mount stamps. She said ” My clear mount stamps are not sticking to my clear blocks, what should I do”?
I told her that she could do one of three things:
1. Use your snail and put a little bit on the back of your stamp.
2. Get Stampin’ Ups two way glue pen and apply it all over the back of the stamp and let dry. Then it will stick.
3. Or three buy some Aleenes tack it over and over again from your local craft store. Mix equal parts glue and water, and add a thin
coat to the back of your stamps. Let dry and you are good to go.
Brenda

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Star Card

Supplies needed:
Whisper white card stock cut 8 1/2×5 1/2
Real red card stock cut 5 1/4×4
Seasons of style designer series paper: the poka-dot one cut 5×3 3/4
Whisper white card stock
Christmas star stamp set
VersaMark stamp pad
Gold stamp pad
Heat tool
Clear embossing powder
Red ribbon with white stitch
Pearl embellishment

Fold 8 1/2×5 1/2 whisper white in half
Tape designer series paper to the real red card stock
Tie ribbon around and tie bow to one Side of the card or the other.
Tape those two pieces with the ribbon around it to your card base
Set aside
Take the Christmas star stamp and turn it upside down so the stamp is facing up.
Ink it up with the VersaMark ink pad very well
Then put on a light coat of gold ink
Place paper onto stamp and press
Take off and add clear embossing powder
Heat with heating tool
Let cool
Cut out the star and add to the card with dimensionals.
You can also add a pearl to the center of the star if you wish.
WALLA! An easy and beautiful card.
ENJOY!

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Big Sale at Stampin Up

Stampin Up is having a great sale Nov. 20the to Dec. 3rd. Contact me at [email protected] if interested in more details.
Brenda

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Time and money saving tip

Do you want to stamp and don’t have the money for stamp cleaner or cleaning pad? Run out of stamp cleaner? You can make your own quick and easy. Take an old towel you don’t use any more and fold it into a square. Then take a spritzer bottle and fill it 3/4 full of water, then add 3 to 4 drops of baby shampoo. ( the travel size is the best to get because you don’t use much). Put in 1 tsp of glycerin ( can be found in the drug store). Put cover on and shake well. Spray on towel ( making Sure you don’t spray yourself HA ! HA!). and clean your stamp by rubbing it back and forth. The shampoo cleans your stamp and the glycerin conditions it.
ENJOY! Brenda

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Curly Winter Wreath

Supplies Needed:
Designer series paper 8- 12×12 sheets
Straight pins with flat heads
114 inch foam core wreath, the hard foam
White ribbon 24 inches
Hot glue gun and glue
3 sheets of whisper white card stock
Frosted finishes embellishments
Festive flurry stamp set and dies
Apothecary accent dies
Dimensionals
Sticky strip
Snow day stamp set
1 sheet Marina mist card stock
Score board

Cut 1/2 inch strips of designer series paper out of all 8 sheets

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Then take your bone folder and curl paper from the middle on both end. Wrap around pencil and fluff out

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Then cut 9 strips of whisper white card stock at 1 1/2 x8 1/2
Score all of them at 1/2 with the 8 1/2 side at the top
Fold all score lines back and forth
Sticky strip all four ends together to form a circle
Put on a mat and hot glue the center and put on a 1/2 circle on both sides, to form the rosette.
Repeat this 2 more times
Hot glue to wreath we’re desired
And hot glue and pin ribbon to the top
Stick a streat pin through center of the curl and paper and attach to foam wreath.

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Cover all of the wreath except for the back which will be covered when hung.
Stamp 2 smallest snow flakes onto white and run through the big shot with the smallest festive flurry die.
Die cut 2 of the next biggest snow flakes out of marina mist.
Put stamped snowflake onto larger one and sticky strip to the rosette.
Put on the two lower rosettes and then add frosted finishes embellishment
Stamp snow day stamp set on whisper white and cut out, as seen in picture below.
Add dazzling diamonds to snowman and then die cut a piece of marina mist from the apothecary frame lets set, the large one.
Place the snowman on the cut out then add to the rosette.

WALLA A BEAUTIFAL WREATH.
Enjoy Brenda

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