Thursday, September 29, 2016

Christmas Pines-Template Thursday

  Cards do not have to be complicated with a lot of details to be great ones.  This template today is very simple.

1. Background that is stamped or designer paper

2. Focal image in one of the corners.

3. Optional saying centered on the page.

  I am trying to use all the parts of the Christmas pines set.  There are 22 stamps and 13 Thinlits.  Wow!  That is quite a bargain in my book and they are available as a bundle.

  One thing I had fun with on this card was making the pine cone into a double layer.  Love how that came out.  

 For this card I wanted to make use of the tiny holly stamp and thought it would add just a little bit extra to the saying.  How did I get the back ground for the saying.

I punched out two Garden Green shapes using the Decorative Label punch cut each one in half and then attached them to the back of the saying.  

Come back tomorrow to see how you can totally use this Christmas stamp set for another season.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Christmas Pines-Wednesday Wow

For a Wow card I wanted to use only white and silver.  What do you think?  I love it!  What I think makes it really pop is the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer cardstock.  

1. I embossed the white card stock with the Pine Bough embossing folder.

2. Then I used my big shot precision plate to cut out the pine boughs from Silver Foil and Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper.

3. The pine cones are cut from the Dazzling Diamonds and the bow is from the silver. 

4. To top it off I embossed the saying in silver.  

Come back tomorrow to see some new cards made using the same simple template.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Christmas Pines-Technique Tuesday

When I was using the Big Shot to cut out some pine branches I got a brain storm idea.  I thought it would be fun to try and spritz the branches and make a new card with that as my background paper.  

And here is the result.  I really liked the look I ended up with and even more that my brain storm idea actually worked.  So, if you ever start out with a wondering, just keep going and you never know what will  happen with your end results.

Come back tomorrow to see a WOW card made with this set.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Christmas Pines redu Miscellaneous Monday

  Last week was a week of technology issues.  I hope they are resolved and I can keep up with my blog this week.  I have decided to try another week with this lovely stamp set Christmas Pines.

Today I just used the stamps and they are as cool as the thinlits.  The pinecone can be a two step stamp.  I stamped the solid image in Crumb Cake, and the actual seed part of the cone in Chocolate Chip.  I might have chosen that particular brown because I made chocolate chip cookies last night and had them on my mind.

The branches are made with Garden Green and Always Artichoke.  The card is called a Z fold and will most likely be the topic of my next you tube video.  

Check back tomorrow when I show you a technique I used with some of the leftovers from cutting out branches with the thinlits.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Christmas Pines-Miscellaneous Monday

 I loved this set as soon as I saw it in the Holiday Catalog.  The feathery leaves were what drew me to the set.  This card was one featured at my Holiday Catalog Open House this past weekend.  I found it on Pinterest and it was designed by one of my favorites.....Mary Fish.  Don't you love that this Christmas set can be used for other than Christmas?

Come back tomorrow to see a technique I used with the left overs.

Friday, September 16, 2016

holiday Catalog Open House- Kits

The  first kit that you will be able to make a card from is called Stitched with Cheer.  There are 3 cards to choose from.  When I made up the stamples I realized these were no where near as hard to sew and I though they might be.

Here you stitch around the center star.  There is a paper provided to cover over your stitches so no one can see the working part of the card.

 Have trouble threading a needle, well, a needle threader and two needles with big eyes are provided.  SU thinks of everything.  

So which one is your favorite?

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Holiday Catalog Open House-Christmas card

Have you figured out what is new on this card?

1. Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions embossing folder  This embossing folder is amazing.  It is extra thick and only needs one cutting plate to emboss. When you are finished it looks as thick as a cable knit sweater does.  Love it!

2. The bows are from Pretty Pines thinlits, both sizes one on top of the other.

3. The saying from the set called Christmas Pines.  I wanted several colors in the saying and when I used markers on the back of the stamp they did nor turn out like I wanted.  So, I stamped the saying 3 times one in each different color and then cut and pasted.  I was happy with my final product.

4. The ribbon is from the Candy Cane bakers twine set.  It is white with metallic red thread twisted together.

Come back tomorrow to see the kits that will be on display.  Each person coming to the Open House will get to make one card, one tag and one decoration for a tree. Bring a friend and receive a gift certificate for product.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Holiday Catalog Open House-Christmas Card

How many items from the Holiday catalog are featured in this card?

1. The Holly Berry Happiness stamp set and matching punch called Holly Berry Builder punch.

2. Merry Christmas from the Forever Evergreen stamp set

3. Designer paper from the Presents and Pinecones paper set

You might wonder about the Holly embossing folder.  Well, it is actually from the annual catalog.  Something I missed the first time I looked through the catalog.

Come back tomorrow to see another Christmas card that features more new items from the Holiday catalog.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Holiday Catalog Open House-Thanksgiving card

 I found this card designed by Mary Fish on Pinterest and loved it.  It features another favorite of mine from the Holiday catalog, the Christmas Pines stamp set which can be bundled up with the Pretty Pines Thinlits.  Notice how this is captioned as a Thanksgiving card.  Don't let the title of the stamp set restrict you.

Come back tomorrow to see a Christmas card that you will be able to make at my Open House.  Can't make the open house but would love to purchase this bundle.  Then, go to my shop now button at the top of the page, and place me Sue Scheets as your demonstrator and that bundle will be yours.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Holiday Catalog Open House-Halloween

Last week I featured the Jar of Love stamp set, one of my favorites.  So, when I saw the Jar of Haunts in the Holiday catalog I knew It would be mine.

I found these darling treat holders on Pinterest displayed by Nancy Endwright.  The are small but can hold at least 2 Hershey Treasures.  I can see myself making quite a few of these to hand out in classes during October.

You can make one for yourself by coming to my Holiday Open House on Friday, September 16th at 6:30 PM or Saturday, September 17th at 12:30.

This week I will be featuring one of the items you will be able to make at the open house.

Come back tomorrow to see a Thanksgiving card we will make designed by Mary Fish.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Technology Conquered

    In the past few days I have learned about "the Cloud', how to add to the cloud, that things can disappear if you do not have enough cloud, and how to get more cloud.  In the process I was finally able to create my next video "How to Make a Shaker Card"  Check it out here.

Friday, September 9, 2016

Jar of Love-Fancy Friday

  Where is the Jar if this is the Jar of Love stamp set?  I found some really cute cards that did not use the jar at all.  Check back to Wednesday's WOW card, and how about this card using the fish.

  Then there is this wild card that inspired me.  The blog is called dutch stamping.  The language must be dutch, but the card style is universal.  I liked the how different this card was from most of what I do.

  Of course I found oodles more cards I loved using the Jar of Love set.  Maybe I'll have to do a rerun some time if I run out of stamps to feature.  LOL that will never happen.

  A rerun of the week.  Come back next week and I will feature some more Halloween cards made with my new purchases from the Holiday catalog and some old favorites.  Till then, enjoy your weekend and have fun stamping.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Jar of Love-Template Thursday

  I am in love with Shaker Cards.  They are so easy with the supplies that Stampin'Up! has now in their catalog.  Foam Adhesive Strips, Window sheets and lots of accessories to have shake around. My latest youtube video shows you the steps you need to take to make any kind of a shaker card.

This weeks template is
      Something to shake inside the jar
      Background to complement the jar

This first jar is actually its own shaker element that has been added to the card background. The elements inside the jar are the neutral sequins.

  The second jar has been cut out of the designer paper.  The hearts inside the jar were made with the Confetti Hearts border punch.

 This final jar was made using the Halloween set that coordinates with Jar of Love.  It is called Jar of Haunts and can be found in the new Holiday catalog.  I couldn't resist putting googlie eyes inside the jar.  However as I shook the card they turned over and do not look like eyes at all.  The Black drip hanging over the jar is from the new stamp set called Ghoulish Grunge.

Come back tomorrow and see ways to use the Jar of Love set that do not include a jar.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Jar of Love-Wednesday WOW

 Where's the Jar you might ask yourself?  Well, the great thing about this stamp set is you can use it for more than just the jar. I loved this version of the stamp set that I found on Pinterest.  It was created by the person whose blog is called Stampin days.

1. I stamped and cut out 6 of the leaf stamps, and 3 of the flowers.
You might think I have a counting problem, but the flowers are one stamp and the thinlits cut them out together.  Since they are so small that is a great thing in my book.

2. Underneath the wreath is a tiny wreath I made using the layered circle.  I knew I would never be able to make a great looking circle without some kind of a guide.

3. Finally I made a bow out of the gold baker's twine from the Baker's Twine Trio pack found in the Holiday catalog.  Don't have an Holiday catalog yet, let me know and I will have one sent to you. 

  This was fun to make and a WOW to look at.  Come back tomorrow to see different ways to make shaker cards using this set.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Jar of Love-Technique Tuesday

 What is that simple technique I talked about yesterday you might be wondering?  Stamping on Designer paper and using it instead of a stamped image.  I saw several examples of this card on Pinterest. One of which was made by Patty Bennett.

1. Stamp the jar images onto the Fresh Fruit designer paper.  On my card I imaged them to be Jam Jars.

2. Stamp the lid in Smoky Slate for the jar lids.

3. Stamp the saying Spread the Love to finish up the card.

Not all techniques have to be time consuming or use a lot of materials.  some can be a simple as this card today.

Come back tomorrow to see a WOW card made using the parts of the stamp set that do not involve the jar at all.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Jar of Love-Miscellaneous Monday

  Well, I had a wonderful time at the wedding shower over a week ago, and had an even better time relaxing and getting back into my weekly routine.

  This week I am featuring Jar of Love.  I had so much fun looking at the clever ways people have been using this stamp set.  For Miscellaneous Monday I decided to feature a simple card using the goldfish.  I got my inspiration for this card from a card the Tina Rapp made and posted on Pinterest.

1. I rounded the corners with the envelope maker. Am I the only one that finds that to be the best and easiest way to round corners?

2. Next I used the new embossing folder called Seaside to emboss the Pacific Point cardstock. Have you purchased the new Big Shot Platform?  It is raised in the center and does a most amazing job of embossing.

3. Finally I used the stamps and the middle sized jar to create the focal point of the card.  I thought a goldfish in a bowl, would be saying Hello to whomever walked by.

  One of the things I love about this stamp set is the matching framelits called Everyday Jars.  Just about every stamp in the set has a matching framelit to make it easy to cut out. 

  Come back tomorrow for a look at an often forgotten simple technique.