Thursday, June 28, 2012

CCEE Tag Time

Kathy has another great challenge for the CCEE Stampers' this week: make a tag or a card/project incorporating a tag. I chose to use a tag piece from one of my Studio112 tag booklets. I glued it to a piece of card stock and trimmed off the excess card stock to fit the shape of the tag.

I first stamped Rubbernecker's French Script bg in white craft ink. You can see this script better in my second, close-up photo. The Fall Trilogy image was stamped with Soft Suede ink, and I added copper Glitter Glue to the center of each petal. I sponged the outer edge of the tag with Soft Suede and then matted with Soft Suede card stock that I punched with my spiral notebook punch. I glued the tag to the Soft Suede card stock and then fussy cut to fit the shape of the tag, leaving just a portion of the spiral notebook punching on the left side.

I made the flower using a dryer sheet flower tutorial from Splitcoaststampers.  I used my Classic Circle Nestabilities to cut several sizes out of the dryer sheet, and I outlined the rim of each layer with the copper Glitter Glue.  The leaves are die cut out of Soft Suede card stock using my Tender Leaves Memory Box die.

Here's the closer view of the flower.  You can also see that I added thin copper wire behind the flower.  I curled the wire around some skewer sticks and then hot glued them to the back of my dryer sheet flower.

Here's a complete list of the supplies I used:

Stamps:  Fall Trilogy (#480); French Script bg (#483) by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Soft  Suede, So Saffron, My Mind’s Eye Wild Asparagus; Studio 112 Tags
Ink:  White Craft, Soft Suede
Accessories:  Bounce dryer sheet; Copper Glitter Glue, wire, brad and cord; spiral border punch; large corner rounder; Memory Box Tender Leaves die; sponge dauber

I hope you'll swing by the CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the design team came up with and maybe consider playing along with us!


Sunday, June 24, 2012

Tree Inchies

Today's featured stamper over at Splitcoaststampers, Laura, has a reasure trove of card inspiration! I cased her cute Gratitude is a Memory card.  As is required when we case the featured stamper, I changed two or more things on my card.  I:

1. used stamps for my trees versus her ADORABLE felt trees
2. added twine
3. omitted buttons
4. went with a birthday versus gratitude occasion

 I stamped my tree inchies twice; once on the lighter green card stock and once on white card stock with Garden Green ink.  I cut out the one stamped on white and popped it up over the one on the Certainly Celery card stock.  I then added Glossy Accents to my trees.

My card is very simple and clean, but I think it is perfect for a masculine card.

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Tree Inchies (#430) and Happy Birthday sentiment (#624)by Rubbernecker
Paper: White, Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Black (Stampin' Up)
Ink: Versafine Black, Stampin' UP Garden Green
Accessories: rectangle Nestabilities, Glossy Accents, Peapod Green twine from The Twinery, dimensionals

The number in parentheses are SKU numbers that you can use as a search on Rubbernecker's website to find the stamp or you can also type in the name of the stamp or stamp set.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

CCEE Pocket Frog

Kathy has challenged the CCEE Stampers' this week to make a masculine card.  I thought of little boys and how they keep all kinds of wonders in the pockets of their pants.  In this case, it's an Annual Happy Birthday Pass with a little froggie peeking out of the tear on the left side of the pocket.

I colored the frog with Copic markers (YG17 and YG23) and hand cut him in order to attach him to the inside of the pocket.  The little stars at the bottom are also a part of the Ticket Die-Namics stamp set from My Favorite Things.

I attached the ticket pass to a piece of hemp cord in order to pull it out of the pocket.

 I hope you'll swing by the CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the team came up with and perhaps play along with us!

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Ticket Die-Namics by My Favorite Things; Pocket Fun by Stampin' Up (retired)
Paper:  Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, White by Stampin' Up
Ink:  Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, Real Red by Stampin' Up; Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Ticket Die-Namic, hemp cord, brass brads, ric rac punch, dimensionals, Copic markers


Thursday, June 14, 2012

CCEE Sailing

Kathy Bradley is the June CCEE Stampers' challenge hostess and this week she challenged us to make a nautical-themed card.  This was a perfect challenge because I've been intending to make a clean, masculine birthday card for a family member whose birthday is this month.  Thanks, Kathy!

This was a very simple and quick card to make.  I colored my background with a mixture of metallic and watercolor pencils to create the sky and ocean.  I blended the colors with a blender pen.  The silhouette sail boat image is an old one I've had and I don't even remember where I got it.  I glued the circle image panel to my piece of white card stock and then dry embossed it.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up's Bring on the Cake stamp set.

Please be sure to visit our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the team members came up with and maybe even play along with us!

Have a great day!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

CCEE1223 Vintage

Kathy Bradley is our June hostess for the CCEE Stampers' challenges. Kathy has challenged us to make a vintage card this week, which truly is a challenge for me since I rarely do anything vintage. However, I remembered a package of vintage materials I had received from Crafty Secrets as a prize I won from participating in the Dare to Get Dirty challenges on Splitcoaststampers last year.  A vintage postcard kit was a part of the package, so I chose to make a vintage Christmas card with my postcard item.  The star with Dec 25 on it is also a part of this chipboard kit.

I used a snowflake image from Rubbernecker's Snowflakes and Stardust set for my vanilla background panel.

Please stop by our CCEE Stampers' blog to see what the team came up with for their vintage designs.  Perhaps you'd like to play along with us!

Supplies I used:
Stamps:  Snowflakes and Stardust by Rubbernecker
Paper:  Bordering Blue, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Bordering Blue
Accessories:  brads, paper distressor, sponge dauber, Craft Secrets Vintage Postcard Kit


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Twinery and Stampin' Sisterhood Co-Hop

I am so excited that the Stampin' Sisterhood is having a combined blog hop with The Twinery!  If you arrived from my talented friend, Carolyn King's blog, you're in the right place! 

 For my creation, I had so much fun making my Christmas card using The Twinery's beautiful twine in Peapod, Lemondrop, and Maraschino (don't you love those yummy names?) and Rubbernecker's cute Santa and tree images.

Both images were stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers.  I added liquid applique to Santa's facial hair, and Fun Fluff to the fur on his coat hem, cuffs, and stocking cap.  As you can see, I applied the Peapod green twine to this funky Christmas tree image, as well as the outermost framed section.  I used the Lemonade twine for my punched star on top of the tree, and I sewed the Maraschino twine for the "Joy" sentiment banner that Santa is holding up.  I wrapped the Maraschino twine around the inner framed section.  My notched corner punch is the perfect tool for looping the twine around the two framed areas.

Now, here's important blog hop information...

***There will be two winners - one from The Twinery and one from Rubbernecker Stamps.

--The Twinery will be giving away the "I Dream in Color" Sampler Pack, a retail value of $32.  Here's a photo of all the beautiful colors of twine in this prize package. 

---Rubbernecker Stamps will be giving away a...

***You must leave a comment to win on every blog of both The Twinery design team and the Stampin' Sisterhood design team in order to be eligible for the prizes. 

***Remember to leave a comment at each stop for your chances of winning!  Deadline for leaving comments will be 11:59 PM EDT, Friday, June 8.

Your next stop on the hop route is Angelica Suarez!

Supplies I Used:
Stamps:  Santa with Joy Sign (#52-01); Snowflakes & Stardust Set (#481)
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Twine from The Twinery (Peapod, Lemondrop, Maraschino), Copic markers, star punch, liquid appliqué, fun fluff, paper piercer, sewing needle, notched corner punch, heat tool, Aleene’s Tacky Glue, dimensional, Candi embellishments

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sisterhood Sunday SS18

It's another Sisterhood Sunday challenge from the Stampin' Sisterhood blog! Jacquie gave us this yummy inspiration photo for our challenge.

I drew upon the colors for my design, using Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, and Whisper white card stock and kept my design very clean and simple.


The image is from Rubbernecker's Floral Square Set (see photo below).  I stamped the blocked image first with So Saffron ink and then stamped the floral image with Fired Brick Distress Ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Please visit our Stampin' Sisterhood blog to see the designs some of the other DT members made.  Also, I hope you'll stop back in this Tuesday, June 5, for a combined blog hop we are having with The Twinery!!  

Supplies I used:

Stamps:   Floral Square Set (#632)
Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Ranger Fired Brick Distress ink
Accessories:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, May Arts silk ribbon, dimensional, Classic Square and Big Blossom Nestabilities