Give Thanks

Today’s card features the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.  I used one of my favorite techniques called the Rock N’ Roll technique with the ‘thanks’ saying on the front of this card.  
 Card Dimensions:
Old Olive (card base): 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″
Whisper White card stock:  5″ by 3 1/2″ 
Tangerine Tango card stock: 5″ by 1″

Tips for creating this card: 

  • Start by embossing the front of your card base (Old Olive) using the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder.  This folder really adds to the fall feeling of the card.
  • Ink the “thanks” stamp from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set in Hello Honey Ink and then roll only the edges of the inked stamp in the Tangerine Tango ink.  This is called the Rock N’ Roll Technique.  Stamp this image onto your Whisper White card stock.  You may want to practice this a few times to get the hang of it.  Just make sure to clean your stamp well in between stamping.  
  • You can add stamps around your focal image if desired.  I added some leaves in Hello Honey and the word ‘give’.  
  • Punch the strip of Tangerine Tango card stock using your Scallop Edge Border Punch and attach this to the bottom of your Whisper White card stock.
  • Tear off a piece of Washi Tape from the Season of Style Washi Tape pack and adhere it to the lower right hand corner of your Whisper White card stock.  
  • Attach a piece of skinny ribbon (I used a retired ribbon here) using your handheld stapler. 
  • Add the main image to the front of your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  

Be Creative, Kristin 
 tams# 1544

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For The Birds – Merry Christmas

I’m here!!  I know it’s been awhile.  I had a great time last weekend stamping with the ladies that attended my annual Holiday Jingle event!  I’ve been asked to share the cards that we created and I’m starting with this cute little bird.  Isn’t he sweet?!


Card Dimensions:  
Old Olive (card base): 8 1/2″ by 5 1/2″
Sahara Sand: 4″ by 5 1/4″ 
Season Of Style Designer Series Paper:  3 3/4″ by 1 1/2″ 

Tips for creating this card:

  • Start by stamping your bird image from the For The Birds Stamp Set on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  Punch your image out using your 2 1/2″ circle punch.
  • Using your Stampin’ Write Markers color your bird image.
  • Sponge the edges of the circle using your sponge and the Chocolate Chip Classic Ink. 
  • Take your piece of Sahara Sand card stock and using the Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder run it through your Big Shot.  Adhere this to your Old Olive card stock card base.
  • Cut a flag end on your piece of Season of Style Designer Series Paper using paper snips.  Adhere this on top of your Sahara Sand card stock.
  • Using Stampin’ Dimensionals add your focal image to the front of your card. You’re done!  

Be Creative, Kristin

tams# 1716

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Project Life Easter Page

Have you been playing with your Project Life by Stampin’ Up! products yet?!  I’m having so much fun with them!  I held a Project Life introductory class a week ago and I wanted to share one of the pages that I created for our class.  

PLSUEasterThis page features the Playground Project Life Collection.  What I love about this collection is the color pallet!  This collection actually has some bold colors in it, but for this Easter page I decided to just use a few of the more subtle colors.  Do you see that little book in the bottom pocket?!  I had several pictures that I couldn’t fit on the page so I created this little book to hold those extra pictures.  I’m working on a little tutorial for you so you can create one too! I will add the supplies list and links to purchase below.

Be Creative, Kristin

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Happy New Home

I’m off to help my sister and her family move into their new home!  Of course I couldn’t show up empty handed so I created a card using the new Holiday Home Photopolymer stamp set!  

happynewhomeCard Dimensions: 
Old Olive (card base):  8 1/2″ by 11″ 
Moonlight Designer Series Paper:  4″ by 2 1/2″ 
Daffodil Delight:  3 1/4″ by 2 3/4″
Whisper White:  3″ by 2 1/2″ 

Tips for creating this card: 

  • Stamp your house image using the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink on a piece of scrap Whisper White card stock.  Color the house in using your Old Olive Blendabilities for the house and Daffodil Delight for the windows.  
  • Use your Homemade Holiday Framelits to cut out the house from your scrap paper. 
  • Place your colored house on your piece of 3″ by 2 1/2″ Whisper White card stock using two Dimensionals.  Stamp the remaining house and lamps using the Tuxedo Black Momento Ink.  
  • Punch the heart out using the heart shape punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack from your Blackberry Bliss card stock scrap. 
  • Adhere the Moonlight Designer Series Paper to your card front.  
  • Add your Blackberry Bliss ribbon by cutting it slightly larger than your designer series paper.  Adhere the ends to the back of the paper and tie a bow on the front. 
  • Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to add your main focal image to the front of the card. 

Be Creative, Kristin
tams# 1160

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Feathers! PPA216

Screen Shot 2014-08-25 at 9.22.58 AMToday’s card was inspired by this weeks Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA216).  I love this clean and simple sketch and knew instantly that the Four Feathers stamp set (available in the Holiday Catalog August 28) would be perfect for this card. 


Card Dimensions:  
Lost Lagoon:  8 1/2″ x 11″ card base
Sahara Sand:  3 3/4″ x 5″ 
Whisper White:  2 1/2″
Moonlight Designer Series Paper: 2 1/2″

Tips for creating this card: 

  • Stamp your feathers in Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, and Sahara Sand.  Use the matching Feathers Framelits to cut them out.  No more fussy cutting!  Put a little SNAIL adhesive on them to hold them together. 
  • Tie a bow using your Whisper White Twine and adhere it with a glue dot to the top of your feathers. 
  • Assemble your card layers.  The white layer and designer paper are cut to overlap slightly on your card.  
  • Before adhering them to your card base add your ribbon.  Cut your Lost Lagoon ribbon slightly larger (about 4 1/4″) and wrap it around to the back and adhere with SNAIL adhesive.  
  • Add your feathers to the front of your card using a Stampin’ Dimensional to give a little height.
  • Stamp your greeting in Hello Honey.

Be Creative, Kristin

tams# 1093

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Masking Technique

Did you know that Post-It notes can be a great tool for stamping?!  I know they are great for taking little notes and marking pages, but I have a stack of them sitting on my stamping table at all times!  Today’s technique demonstrates how to use these handy Post-It’s to create a layered image that adds depth to your cards and projects.  

maskingfinalThe first step is to find a stamp set that will work with this look.  I decided to use my new favorite set, Flower Patch.  Choose several colors that will go well together.  I grabbed 5 different colors from the subtle family to use on my card.  I will post my supplies list below. 

Always start by stamping the image that you want to appear in the foreground of the card (on the top of the other images).  In this case I used the largest flower image from this stamp set.  

masking1After stamping your first image, ink it up and stamp it again on a Post-It note.  Make sure to get part of the image on the sticky part of the Post-It.  Then cut this image out as close to the edge as you can get.  This becomes your mask.  I created a second mask for the pink flower on this card as well.  

masking2Using your mask to cover up your main image, stamp the images that will appear behind it. You can remove your mask and continue using it several times.  Once you are satisfied, remove and admire your work!  

masking3It really is that easy!!  With a few basic supplies you can be making beautiful layered cards like this! I hope you take a second look at those Post-It notes sitting on your desk and give this technique a try today!  

Be Creative, Kristin

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