Thursday, March 14, 2019

One Stamp At A Time Bring on the Birthdays BLOG HOP!

Welcome to the OSAT BIRTHDAY BASH! By now you've seen some incredible projects, and I bring you one last car and 3D item. I'm going to share with you my box, first. It's super simple in design but the magic happens in all the elements and layers.  This box and card are going to a very special stamping friend, TURNING 40 next week on March 21st! Be sure to stop by that Stampin' Mother Tucker and sing, comment, send a singing telegram or call her and wish her the best! I already have 2 gifts sent but a third is on its way (this project). I'm using her favorite DSP, Petal Promenade and some beautiful accessories to go with it. This photo shows you the box, pulled out from its cover.
In this image I'm showing you the box while it's half slid out so that you can get an idea of how it goes together.
And this, my friends, is it all put together and decorated.  I used the coveted Petal Pink/Whisper White variegated ribbon, wrapped around the entire thing and sealed with a big ole bow. Like JoJo. I layered circles of Petal Pink cardstock, vellum and then the stitched labels framelit cut in Mossy Meadow layered with more Petal Pink and then "BIRTHDAY" stamped in Blackberry Bliss onto vellum and trimmed to top it.  The stamp set is from the Darling Label Punch Box in the annual catalog. I stamped the baby butterfly in Blackberry Bliss ON Blackberry Bliss and attached hi, with a baby dimensional. There's a die cut leaf tucked in there, a piece of Pearlized Doily back there too. I JUST COULDN'T STOP so there's also a couple of rhinestones!

Let me give you a few suggestions for trying this one yourself. This is what the scored piece of Mossy Meadow looks like.
Then you need to use your paper snips up the two middle score lines.  This is a 3 sided box, so we don't need anything else. You'll just adhere those flaps up together and you've got it!
This is the Blackberry Bliss cover. It's score just a teeny bit wider than the base and gave myself an extra 1/2" on the end so that we can seal it into itself. Then I took that BEAUTIFUL strip of Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and glued it right down the center before the adorning began!
This is the card that I created to coordinate with the box. It's an OTT (Over-the-top) card with the inside decorated, as well as the envelope.  I used a Mossy Meadow card base and layered an embossed piece of Petal Pink on top. This is a new embossing folder called Country Floral and YOU NEED IT! Gosh, it's just stunning! So that went on with another piece of that gorgeous Petal Promenade DSP and then I started repeating the same layers and embellishments I'd done on the box. Pearlized doily, vellum, rhinestones, variegated ribbon , stitched framelit and a little butterfly!

This is a shot of the inside. I used the Stitched All Around stamp set with Blackberry Bliss ink on a Petal Pink matte. There's a piece of a vellum doily tucked up into the corner and the DSP is carried in with a strip across the bottom.

These two showcase the coordinated envelope. Since it's going to Andrea, I went all out. On the front, to the left, is an embossed piece of Petal Pink with a layer of Mossy Meadow added too and then one of our little Blackberry Bliss butterflies. I used another piece of that gorgeous DSP to adhere to the envelpe flap and then trimmed around it to finish it                                                off!

It's all going out in the mail to her tomorrow, so shhhh...... Can't divulge what I'm putting in there, just in case she checks my blog.  Thank y'all soooo much for hanging in there til the end and hopping along! We'll be back next month with some SPRING FLING to inspire you!.

 I'd love to hear your thoughts or just tell me about your current project. What are you working on?? Leave it all in the comments below! XOXO

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Paper Craft Crew #329

Y’all know I love working with a sketch! Using our Garage suite worked So perfectly! I love all the elements they gave us, including teeny tiny wrenches (not shown here) and this incredible DSP!

This  Paper Craft Crew  design was a great place to start! Of course, you should make it your own in whatever way you see fit. That’s what I did by switching the orientation and using the embossed die cut piece in place of the banner. 

Isn’t this so much fun? The oil blob was perfect to recreate the swoosh of the background and I fussy cut a gas can from the designer Series paper. Stampin Up made the color choices so simple because they’d already taken the work out by choosing this palette! 

When a card is super layered and fun on the outside, I feel I need to pull a bit in to the inside as well. That’s what I did here by layering a piece of smoky slate and then fussy cut a piece of a hot rod. 

Here’s the envelope for it and you can see the layered pieces of the Garage Gears better in this angle too. Aren’t those little bolts SO CUTE?? They’re a stamp and I just used a hole punch and then snipped then apart. I made this card with my husband in mind. I want to write some mushy stuff in there and give it to him! I hope you’ll use this sketch this week and make something cute to play along with us! Be sure to link it up so I can stop by your blog and give you some love! 

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Paper Craft Crew #319

A Paper Pumpkin Alternative

Thursday, December 13, 2018

PCC meets TGIF

WELL, we’ve established that I love working off of sketches. Y’all know that. This week I used The Paper Craft Crews sketch and TGIFs color challenge in a mash up for my card! 

Here’s the cute sketch:

And here’s the cute color combo:

And here’s what I did with it:

I love how warm, yet magical it is. There’s a lot going on here. I pulled in the Balmy Blue as the card base, the scalloped circle and with the deer, stamped and die cut. I used watercolor paper to make a wash with Soft Sea Foam blending in to Mint Macaron. I did this again on a separate sheet of watercolor paper and die cut it with a stitched circle. I then ran that whole piece through the Big Shot with that swirly whirly folder. You know the one I’m talking about! Lol As I went to lay the deer on, I was inspired to flip the sketch (as if I turned it counter-clockwise once), and I like that a lot. The silver glimmer paper adds a nice chunk of sparkle and I layered the polka dot tulle Ribon under that piece. I just love that ribbon! I liked it at that point, but it really needed a sentiment. It felt naked! So I looked at the sentiments in the deer set and pulled out quite a lengthy one, stamped it in MM onto SS and then just clipped out the party that says, "With warm thoughts." After that I added a few of the enamel drops and I was finished! I really haven’t used those droplets enough!

The newest Paper Craft Crew challenge is up today and the sketch for Freahly Made Sketches is posted too, so I’ll be back with more creative inspiration drawn off those! MUAH

Thursday, December 6, 2018


Y’all know I love sketches, and my sweet friend Jeanna introduced me to this place! You can visit their site here to see this sketch and all the past ones! 

I went non-holiday today, focusing on Stampin’ Up’s cute coffee set! I adore the little framelits. Look at that teeny heart that is the little pick! I picked up the background lines using the corrugated embossing folder and carried them through with the coffee wrap. TGIF has a color challenge, so I picked up Mint Macaron to pair with Crumb Cake. The ribbon is lined with rose gold too, carrying it down from the coffee pick and layered with vellum cut into a waving banner behind the cup. How fun is this! Perfect to put a Starbucks gift card inside of to thank a special someone in your life. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Promenade Sympathy Card

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