Thursday, December 28, 2023

Lasting Joy Stamp Set Inspiration

 

Creating Beauty with Limited Supplies: Lasting Joy Stamp Set Inspiration



Hello Crafting Friends!

Today, I want to share with you a special project inspired by the joy of crafting with limited supplies. A dear friend and fellow crafter recently started her stamping journey with just a handful of colors and a couple of versatile tools. I decided to create three beautiful cards using the Lasting Joy stamp set to show that creativity knows no bounds, even with a limited palette.

Card 1: Blooms of Happiness

  • Materials Used: Lasting Joy stamp set, Real Red and Shaded Spruce inks, exposed brick embossing folder. Double Oval Punch.
  • Inspiration: The vibrant red symbolizes happiness, and the exposed brick adds a touch of warmth and texture.
  • Recipe:  Base White 8 ½ x 5 1/2 scored at 4 ¼. Layer Red 5 1/4 x 4, White 5 x 3 3/4 embossed with Exposed Brick Folder.  Scraps of Red & White for Sentiment. 

 



Card 2: Shades of Nature

  • Materials Used: Lasting Joy stamp set, Shaded Spruce & Flirty Flamingo inks, Layered Florals 3D EF, Exposed Brick EF, Heartfelt Hexagon Punch.
  • Inspiration: Embrace the beauty of nature with deep pink & green hues and intricate textures from the embossing folders. 
  • Recipe:  Base White 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼, Layer Shaded Spruce 5 x 3 ¾, White 3 ½ x 4 ¾, Embossed with Exposed Brick EF, White 3 x 4 ¼ with Layered Florals EF inked w/Flirty Flamingo Ink.  Scraps of Shaded Spruce & White for Sentiment and banner.


Card 3: Sunny Greetings

  • Materials Used: Lasting Joy stamp set, Real Red, Shaded Spruce & Crushed Curry ink, Exposed Brick EF & Countryside Corners Dies.
  • Inspiration: Let the sunshine in with a cheerful Red Flowers adding Crushed Curry to create a sunny and uplifting card.
  • Recipe:  Base White 8 ½ x 5 ½, scored at 4 ¼, Layer Shaded Spruce 5 x 3 ¾, White 3 ½ x 4 ¾, Embossed with Exposed Brick EF, Red & White scraps for Countryside Corners dies.


Tips for New Stampers:

  • Experiment with different combinations of your limited supplies to discover new color harmonies.
  • Don't be afraid to mix and match stamp sets to create unique designs.
  • The Layered Florals 3D & the Exposed Brick3D embossing folders are incredibly versatile—try it with various papers and inks.

Remember, the key to crafting is to enjoy the process and let your creativity flow. Even with limited supplies, you can create stunning cards that bring joy to both the creator and the recipient.

Happy crafting!

Nancy/Stampinshout

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NOTE:  The Layered Florals 3D embossing folder & the Heartfelt Hexagon Punch are new items available January 4, 2024. 

Thursday, December 21, 2023

A CHRISTMAS SAMPLER

 

Hello, creative souls!

 


As we immerse ourselves in the festive spirit, I'm thrilled to share a little piece of holiday magic with you – my Christmas Sampler! Inspired by a delightful creation from The Crafty Yogi on Pinterest, this sampler captures the essence of the season with six charming images that are sure to bring warmth to your heart.

 Featured Festive Images:

 🦌 A graceful deer - Festive Post Stamp Set


A twinkling string of lights - Light Bulb Punch


🌺 A festive poinsettia - Poinsettia Dies


🌟 A heartwarming greeting - Merry & Bright


🎄 A beautifully adorned Christmas tree - Merriest Trees


🛷 Santa's sleigh ready for takeoff - Santa's Sleigh Stamps & Dies.


Crafted with Love:

This sampler is a testament to the joy of handmade creations. Each image is either stamped or carefully die-cut, adding a personal touch that makes this piece truly special. 

Measurements & Supplies:

For those eager to recreate the magic, I've included detailed measurements and a list of supplies in this post. Whether you're an experienced crafter or just starting, this Christmas Sampler is a delightful project that will surely bring a smile to your face.

 Gratitude and Warm Wishes:

As we gather around the crafting table, let's express our gratitude for the holiday season, the joy of creating, and the love that surrounds us. Wishing you all a magical and Merry Christmas filled with love, laughter, and creativity! 

Cheers to festive crafting and the joy it brings! 

Nancy/Stampinshout - Your Creative Coach 🌟

CHRISTMAS SAMPLER 2023 

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·       Mossy Meadow: 3@ 2 3/8 x 2 3/8, 3@ 2 3/8 x4 7/8 

·       Festive Farmhouse DSP:

o   Plaid DSP, 2@ 2 1/4 x 2 1/4, 1@ 2 1/4 x4 3/4 

·       Festive Farmhouse DSP:

o   Wood DSP, 1@ 2 1/4 x2 1/4, 2@ 2 1/4 x 4 3/4 

·       Gray Granite: 8 1/4 x 8 1/4 

·       Cherry Cobbler: 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 

·       Whisper White: 9 x 9


As always, thank you.  

You can shop for supplies here at my on-line store.

 

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

ONE HORSE OPEN SLEIGH - CENTER STEP CARD

 Greetings, Crafting Enthusiasts! Step into my craft haven as I unveil the magic that unfolded in my latest creative escapade.

In my recent crafting venture, I delved into the enchanting world of the 'One Horse Open Sleigh' DSP, turning a 6x6 canvas of wintry scenes into something truly extraordinary – my exclusive VIP cards!



This blog post will give you your backstage pass to witness the transformation of paper into art, as I guide you through the step-by-step process of creating a stunning center step card.

WATCH MY YOUTUBE REPLAY HERE.

If you share my passion for cardmaking and the joy of crafting, read on! I'll spill the details, share insights, and let you in on the creative secrets that brought this project to life.

I call these my VIP cards because I made them for my son & daughter. I always try and create a special card just for each of them and no one else. But of course, I will share with you so you can re-create your own magical cards.

My YouTube card that we made together was crafted with a wintry scene with one Christmas tree, and the sentiment from the 'Brightest Glow' stamp set, 'Let your heart be light,' fits it perfectly. (Card base is Lost Lagoon.)


Here is my card using the scene of a cozy house adorned with twinkling Christmas lights, evoking a warm and inviting atmosphere. (Card Base is BoHo Blue)

And finally I made a winter scene card featuring a lone deer with big ears gazing at you, accompanied by the sentiment "Believe" (Card base is Cherry Cobbler).

The sizes & supplies are below. Thank you for your interest and support.

One Horse Open Sleigh Fun Fold.

Base

·       Lost Lagoon 11 x 4 1/4, score @ 1, 2, 6 1/2

o   DSP 2@ 1 x 4 1/4, 1 @ 3/4 x 4

Center Tent

·       Lost Lagoon 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 Score at 3.

o   DSP 4 1/4 x 2 1/4.

INSIDE

·       White:  4 x 4

INKS           Pretty Peacock.

*Deer Card – Base is Cherry Cobbler

*House Card - Base is Boho Blue

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Monday, December 4, 2023

5 Unique Alternative Cards with Stampin' Up's Festive Tags Kit

 Welcome!

                   


Greetings, fellow crafting enthusiasts! Today, I'm excited to share a blog post brimming with inspiration as we explore alternative ideas for Stampin' Up's Festive Tags Kit. Check out my newest YouTube tutorial showing the magic these tags can create and then we'll take it a step further with five distinct cards, each featuring one of the delightful tag elements.

WATCH MY YOUTUBE REPLAY HERE:


  1. Read on for the perfect sizing, the supplies I used, and convenient shopping links to recreate this frosty delight.

Snowman Splendor Card: Dive into winter wonder with a charming snowman card. I've crafted this card using the adorable snowman tag from the Festive Tags Kit.

Wreath Elegance Card:
Add a touch of timeless elegance to your holiday greetings with a wreath-themed card.  

Ornamental Bliss Card: Elevate your cardmaking with an ornament-inspired masterpiece.


Christmas Tree Whimsy Card: Embrace the whimsical spirit of the season with a Christmas tree-themed card.


Floral Fantasy Card: Break away from tradition with a unique flower-themed card.


                    
PROJECTS SHEET (Copy & paste)

SNOWMAN CARD

Base

·       Pool Party 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score @ 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  Flirty Flamingo 5 x 3 1/2

·       White: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 Emboss w/Snowflake Sky EF

·       Tag:  Snowman

·       Scraps:  Pretty Peacock for sprigs

INSIDE

·       Layer:  Flirty Flamingo 5 x 3 1/2

·       White: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 Emboss w/Snowflake Sky EF

INKS           Your choice for inside stamping.

 

ORNAMENT CARD

Base

·       Lost Lagoon 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score @ 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  White 3 1/2 x 4 1/4

·       Flirty Flamingo: 4 x 3 1/4 Emboss w/Snowflake Sky EF

·       Tag:  Ornament

·       Scraps:  White for sprigs

Inside

·        White 3 1/2 x 4 1/4

Inks            Your choice for inside stamping.

 

CHRISTMAS TREE CARD

 Base

·       Flirty Flamingo 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score @ 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  Black 5 x 3 3/4  

·       White: 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 Emboss w/Exposed Brick EF

·       Tag:  Snowman

·       Scraps:  White for Noel cut outs

INSIDE

·       Layer:  Black 5 x 3 3/4 

·       White: 4 7/8 x 3 5/8

INKS           Memento black.

 

WREATH CARD

 Base

·       Black 11 x 4 1/4, score @ 5 1/2  

Front

·       Layer:  White 5 1/4  x 4

·       DSP:  Subtle Lost Lagoon Stripe 5 x 3 3/4

·       Tag:  Wreath

·       Scraps:  none

INSIDE

·       White: 5 1/4 x 4

INKS           Your choice for inside stamping.

   

FLOWER CARD

 Base

·       Real Red 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score @ 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  Pool Party 5 1/4 x 4

·       White: 5 x 3 3/4 Emboss w/Christmas Tidings EF

·       Tag:  Flower

·       Scraps:  none

INSIDE

·       Layer:  Pool Party 5 1/4 x 4

·       White: 5 x 3 3/4 

INKS             Your choice for inside stamping.

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

TRANSLUCENT FLORALS TRIO OF CARDS

 Welcome!  

         'TRANSLUCENT FLORALS VIDEO SERIES'
                   A TRIO OF WINTRY CARDS.
                      November 21, 2023

I'm thrilled to share a Translucent Florals Trio of cards, each infused with the spirit of the season in unconventional colors.

1. A WINTRY BIRTHDAY CARD



2. A BOLD RED & BLACK CONGRATULATIONS CARD


3. A CHRISTMAS FUN FOLD CARD



This week the featured product is:

TRANSLUCENT FLORALS STAMP BUNDLE.
WATCH MY YOUTUBE REPLAY HERE.

PROJECT SHEET (Copy & paste)

1. WINTRY BIRTHDAY CARD

Base

·       Shaded Spruce 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, sc 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  White 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 Emboss w/Snowflake Sky EF

·       DSP:  4 7/8 x 1 1/4.

·       Scraps:  White, Shaded Spruce

INSIDE

·       White 4 7/8 x 3 5/8.

INKS           Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder.


2. BOLD RED & BLACK CONGRATULATIONS CARD

Base

·       White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score @ 4 1/4

Front

·       Layer:  Black 5 1/4 x 4

·       Layer:  White 5 x 3 3/4.

·       DSP: 4 3/4 x 3.  Tick mark at 1 ¾ to cut angle.

·       Scraps:  Real Red, White, Black.

INSIDE

·       Layer:  Black 5 1/4 x 4

·       Layer:  White 5 x 3 3/4.

·       DSP:  1/2 x 3 3/4.

INKS           Real Red, Memento Black, Versamark, White Embossing Powder.

 

3. CHRISTMAS CENTER FUN FOLD CARD

Base

·        Shaded Spruce 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.

·       Shaded Spruce 8 1/2 x 2 3/4 Score @ 4 1/4.

Front

·       Real Red 4 x 2 1/2

·       White 4 x 2

·       DSP 4 x 1 3/4  - Cut 2

·       Scraps: White

INSIDE

·       White 4 x 2 1/2.

INKS           Shaded Spruce, Real Red