Thursday, December 30, 2010

Beveled Window Collage

This lovely set is called Clearly For You from the new Occasions Mini Catalog! These images go so well with Nature Walk and Baby Blossoms! The base card is Blushing Bride CS the embossed frame is on Shimmery White CS. Springtime Vintage DS paper is layered on the inside of the frame. I stamped the main image on Shimmery CS with a 3/4" punched out circle from a post-it as a mask in the middle then I stamped the cherub in the blank circle and framed over the top with the Acrylic Beveled Window. Also Used: Razzleberry Taffeta ribbon, Vanilla Seam Binding as the ruffle. Basic Pearls. Inks: Razzelberry pad and marker, Soft Suede pad, Old Olive Marker. Sticky Sheet piece for the Beveled Window, Scallop Border Punch.
Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Love Life Nature

Last simple card for this week using the Nature Walk stamp set! My crazy 'bad' knee swelled up yet again this week and I had to have another shot in it today...boy did it hurt, but better then spending Christmas on crutches plus I need to be able to get around so I can stamp again! LOL
All the layers are stamped DS paper except the blue second layer which is just Botanical Gazette DS paper-no stamping on it! The bird and flowers are stamped on Shimmery White CS with a little sponging on the bird and a nicely placed Espresso Taffeta 1/8" bow, Jewelry Tag and a button from the Sweet Button Embosslit cut out and sponged! The love life saying is from You're a Gem set. Inks: Espresso and Marina Mist pads, Cherry and Olive markers. All the edges are sponged with Espresso ink too....quick and simple!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nature Gem Card

Another easy, quick card made with Nature Walk Stamp set and Botanical Gazette DS paper! The background DS paper has printed on it the lovely blue scallop frame that matches the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder and the ruler at the top. I stamped the bird cage with Early Espresso ink and the lighter images and then inked up the flowers with Old Olive and Cherry markers and then stamped that inside the bird cage and sponged a small amount of So Saffron ink randomly. The small tag was punched out of another matching paper, stamped with greeting from You're a Gem set in Espresso ink and sponged around the edges then I added a Crumb Cake seam binding ruffle behind the end of the tag. Marina Mist Base Card, Espresso paper layer, Marina Mist Taffeta Ribbon, Lace Trim Ruffle, Espresso and Daffodil 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nature Friend Card

Another Card using the new Nature Walk stamp set and Botanical Gazette DS paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog coming soon! And again an easy card because this paper looks so aged by itself, I just sponged around the edges with Early Espresso ink on the layers and then added a small amount of So Saffron ink to the edge of the embossed frame.
The card base is Cream Confetti CS, The frame embossed with Framed Tulip Folder using Shimmery White CS. The 'honeycomb' DS paper is stamped with the birdhouse & bee in Espresso ink. The eggs were stamped with Crumb Cake ink. The flower was inked using Old Olive and Cherry markers and stamped and then stamped again twice without re-inking to create a shadow.
I used the Pinking Hearts Border punch on another Cherry colored strip from the same wonderful DS paper and then placed it under a piece of Crumb Cake Seam binding along with a Vanilla Taffeta bow and a Antique Brad over the center. The tag is just a scrap of the DS paper stamped with 'Friend' from You're a Gem set, cut out and sponged around the edge! Very quick card!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Vintage Friend Card

Botanical Gazette DS paper and Nature Walk stamp set both from the 2011 Occasions Mini cataog, available starting January 4th used for today's card! The base card is Confetti Cream CS. The embossed frame is the Botanical Gazette DS paper used with the new Framed Tulips Embossing folder with the edges sponged with Espresso, Marina Mist and So Saffron inks. The inside layer is more Botanical paper with the berries and flowers sponged with Cherry and Marina inks and the bee stamped with Espresso ink. The blue paper is DS paper with Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding as a ruffle. The DS paper tag has 'Friend' from You're a Gem set stamped with espresso ink and sponged around the edges. The bird is stamped at the top with Espresso ink. Also used: Vanilla Rosettes, Lace Trim, Basic Pearls and Vintage Trinkets.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blossom Baby Card

Ok this is the last using this set....I think...for a little bit anyway! LOL-
For this one I again stamped the layers using the saying from Occasional Quotes as a focal point. There really isn't much to this card, fairly simple with Baja Breeze Seam Binding and three Basic Pearls across the center of the bow! ~Stamps: Baby Blossoms, Occasional Quotes. ~ Inks: Rose Red, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and More Mustard. ~Paper: More Mustard CS, Shimmery White CS.

Springtime Vintage Bird

Just one of two more cards using this lovely new Baby Blossoms set and I suppose I should move on to another stamp set and Valentines! The bird body is stamped and the wing punched out from the paper, all sponged with Baja ink. The center of the oval label is cut out from the DS paper also!
 ~Stamps: Baby Blossoms, You're a Gem. ~Inks: Pear, Crumb Cake, Baja, Blushing Bride and Razzleberry, black marker. ~Paper: Baja CS, Springtime Vintage DS paper, Vanilla CS. ~Accessories: Baja Seam Binding, Sweet Button Embosslit, Lace trim, Basic Pearls, two-step bird punch, sponge.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Roses for the Queen

Gosh I really like this set, I think I like the fact that these flowers and leaves are so small and can fit in any of the punched shapes too! 
For this card I cut the Springtime Vintage DS paper to fit inside the frame and then I stamped the little roses over the top of the design using Rose Red and Pear Pizzazz inks then layered it on Blushing Bride CS then to the inside frame. The frame was embossed using the Framed Tulips Folder with Shimmery Wt. CS. After stamping the center label with Crumb Cake ink and cutting it out, I sponged the edges with the same color and used Blushing Bride markeraround the edge, then attached it to two punched out Decorative Labels from the same DS paper. I stamped the little flowers around the oval then stamped Queen for a day with Espresso ink and the You're a Gem stamp set. The little Vanilla Rosette in the center was attached over two punched out hearts for leaves and the Crown stamped and cut out using Espresso ink! 

I added Basic Pearls to each side. I loved how two of the Decorative Labels punched out fit perfectly behind the stamped label!

Framed Baby Blossoms

I know the Springtime Vintage DS Paper does not list Rich Razzleberry as one of the colors in this paper but it really matches nicely! The label, first layer and last layer are stamped using the Baby Blossoms set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. The middle layer is the Springtime Vintage DS paper also found in the mini. You can begin ordering from the Occasions mini on January 4th!

Base Card Rich Razzleberry along with the Taffeta Ribbon as well. The stamped layers are on Vanilla CS using Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz inks. The label was stamped on Naturals Ivory CS and the center oval on Vanilla and cut out and placed over the top. The greeting is from You're a Gem also in the new mini!
Basic Pearls on the side flowers in the center!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Shabby Baby Roses

This card turned out just how I saw it in my head, that rarely happens! LOL -It's all stamped layers on Shimmery White cardstock. I stamped the frame in the middle first with Crumb Cake ink and then the 'Friend' from You're a Gem set with Espresso ink, then the little rose with Rose Red & Pear Pizzazz inks. The second layer was again Rose Red & Pear Pizzazz inks. The last layer was Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze inks. All edges were sponged with Crumb Cake and to finish off the card I used Crumb Cake Seam Binding and Basic Pearls. This set called Baby Blossoms is in the new Occasions Mini Catalog and I decided to buy it in Clear, rather then wood mount. Im glad I did because these little flowers are so easy to line up when you can see right where to place them! It is a two-step stamp set and I LOVE it, each piece I ended up using and that rarely happens too!
TWO-STEP Stamping: For all the little flowers I inked up the first stamp and then stamped off on scratch paper before stamping on my cardstock then I stamped the second stamp over the top of the first one without stamping off first. This gives the flower a shaded look with light and dark layers!

Valentine Collage

Awe my New Occasion Mini Catalog stuff is here! I decided to start with this single Be My Valentine it! So for this card I used Rose Red ink & cardstock with the new First Edition DS paper, You're a Gem stamp set, Vintage flower, Rose Red Seam Binding, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Framed Tulip embossing folder and Springtime Vintage DS paper all new from the Occasiona Mini!

For this one I did faux stitching around the edge of the Springtime Vintage DS paper!

I just love these little Embosslit buttons! I sponged Rose Red ink over the top of the buttons to make the raised edges stand out.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Love Letter Dress Card

My third and final card using the dress pattern and the Love Letter DS paper, this is my favorite paper to use with this dress! The scrolls and medallion designs in this paper work so well in the dress! That new Pattern Pieces stamp in the Occasions Mini Catalog would look super as a background for this dress too!
~Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes. ~Paper: Confetti Cream CS, Love Letter DS paper. ~Ink: Black and Real Red Markers. ~Accessories: Real Red Satin Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Jewelry Tag Punch, Small Heart Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch.

I loaded on the Rhinestones, this one just called for lots of bling...very formal and I'm thinking with some added hearts, you would have a lovely Valentine's Day Dress Card! I used the small heart punch for the sleeves again too!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Poinsettia Dress

Another Cinderella dress card using the dress pattern with Deck the Halls DS paper. I liked the poinsettia as an apron and the holly leaves as sleeves! Different but fun and I love playing around with the Designer Papers! ~ Paper: Artichoke CS, Deck the Halls DS paper. ~ Ink: Cherry and Artichoke markers. ~ accessories: Basic Pearls, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals.

The holly leaves on the sleeves were cut out from the paper along with Silent Night. For the seam binding, I used mono adhesive on it and then rolled it to make it narrow for the bow. I also lined the edges with the marker to give it a finished look!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

3D Ornament hop

Welcome to our 3D mini Ornament hop!
This mini hop shows you a few examples of this wonderful Ornament box along with other ornament ideas, the possibilities are endless!
You can download the ornament pattern here under free templates!
You can also find a video tutorial on how to assemble this ornament here as well and both can be found at pockets of inspiration
Supplies used for this candy cane inspired ornament:
Candy Cane Christmas DS paper, Two-step bird punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, scallop circle punch, Real Red Marker, Basic Pearls, Red Satin Ribbon

For the ornament below, I used Deck the Halls DS paper along with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Scallop Punch, Basic Pearls, Artichoke and Cherry markers.

These Crystal pieces that you can either stamp images and adhere behind the crystal or printed collage images giving it a more vintage feel are a great ornament idea as well! you can find these half crystal dangles at gspncrystal. 

Now you'll want to be sure and check out Julie's ornament next, just click on the blog hop button and hop on over to her creation! Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Candy Cane Christmas Card Dress

I love this Cinderella Dress template! I decided to make a few cards using this template along with the Designer Series Papers. There is very little stamping done on this, just the greeting inside. This would be such a cute Christmas card for a little girl!
~Supplies: Candy Cane Christmas DS paper, Crystal Effects, 1/8" circle punch, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Punch, Small Heart Punch (for the puffy sleeves), Real Red Marker, Teeny Tiny Wishes Set.

The dots along the scallop are 1/8" circles punched out of the glitter strip!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Paper Crafters Sampler - December Sneak Peek

The December Issue of Paper Crafters Sampler is almost here! This month's issue has lots of winter gift giving ideas! As a design team member, we all try to come up with projects that aren't already out there! Unique ideas with a creative flare! Each newsletter has complete instructions to make each project or card along with paper dimenions and the occasional video tutorial! You won't want to miss this issue! To sign up click on Paper Crafters Sampler below and don't forget to use my code PCSCF or mention me Cherie when you sign up!

My project for this issue is a Hanging Gift Card Holder using Presto Patterns paper, Chipboard and these Seam Binding Rosettes which I have done a video tutorial on! I'm so excited to show you these easy to make rosettes!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

Confetti Cream card base, Old Olive CS Scallop Frame, Crumb Cake CS Oval and Background Strip.
~Acessories: Big Shot, Scallop Oval die, Old Olive Taffeta ribbon, Aqua Painter, Crayons and Markers, sponge. ~Inks: Basic Black Pad, Espresso Pad, Cajun Craze Pad.
Stamps: Sanded background stamp, Thankful Season (07')

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Live To Ride Santa

We have a few Harley Davidson Biker Friends and so I decided this year to use these retired sets to make a scene. I actually made a couple of these cards to send out! Both retired sets used on this card are called Winter Wonderland (03') and Cruisin' Christmas (04')
~White CS base, Night of Navy CS and Shimmery White CS
~Basic Black Pad, Baja Pad, Night of Navy Pad, So Saffron Pad, Sahara Pad, Markers, Sponge, Smooch Accent ink in Moonlight, Silver and Top Coat, Crystal effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1" Circle Punch, Water color brush, Post-it notes for masking and Stipple brushes!

I stamped the images first. (The House Top Stamp at the bottom has snow flakes on the stamp, however I cut them off when I mounted my stamp) I punched out a Post-it circle and placed it at the top for the moon. I then used stamped cut out masks on post-its over the santa and house top images.Using a stipple brush, I applied Baja ink first then Night of Navy ink. Then used a sponge with Night of Navy ink around the edges of the panel to darken. Then removed the masks and colored the images with markers and watercolor brush and inks from the markers. Sponged the moon with Sahara and added some More Mustard marker to it. I applied the smooch to enhance the snow and bike trail then applied the glitter last.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Bird Thank You

The Branches are punched out using Old Olive CS textured with the Finial Press Folder. The Red Berries are the little round dots left over when you use the Eyelet Lace Punch with Cherry Cobbler CS! For the greeting I drew in the holly with the fine tip markers.
~Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
~Paper: Confetti Cream card base, White CS, Vanilla CS, Baja CS.
~Inks: Baja Breeze pad, Old Olive and Cherry Cobbler markers.
~Accessories: Vanilla Seam Binding, Vanilla Hardware, White Brads, Scallop Punch, Lace Punch, Oval Punch, Two-step Bird Punch, Vintage Finial Press Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Circle Cutter & Mat, Lace Trim. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Embossed Wish for Peace

This card was so easy and quick! I embossed the image using Crumb Cake Craft Ink and Clear powder on Shimmery White CS. It looks super dark but the craft ink seems to be darker then the classic ink in this color! Who knew?
The sky was sponged with Baja Breeze Classic ink and then the snow on the trees, ground and flakes in the sky were painted on using Moonlight Smooch accent ink. The church was colored with Crumb Cake marker and the windows painted with Gold Smooch.
~ White Square Card base, Candy Cane Christmas DS paper, Baja Breeze CS, White CS, Snowflake Punch, Modern Label Punch, White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamond Glitter.
~Stamps: A wish for Peace, Occasional Quotes (L-3)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sparkling Winter Scene

For today's card I used water color paper for the center circle and Crumb Cake CS circle layered behind it. The trees were stamped with Artichoke Classic ink and the background and church water colored with Chocolate Chip and Night of Navy Crayons. All the snow was painted and dotted on using the Moonlight Smooch Accent ink and the Church windows painted with Gold Smooch Accent ink. I was trying to use just the stamps from one set-A Wish for Peace on this card but decided on the greeting from All Holidays too!
The background was stamped on Vanilla CS with Baja Breeze and Always Artichoke classic inks and I used Gold Waffle paper as a ruffle and Lace Trim as an accent. Crystal effects and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter were added last to the trees and ground. The Basics Glimmer light Sliver brads really tie into the sparkly trees!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wintery Night Snowglobe

Who doesn't love snowglobes, I know I do! I stamped just the globe part on Baja Breeze CS using Baja, Old Olive and Soft Suede Markers to ink the stamp with. Then I used watercolor crayons to enhance the image. I darkened the house with the Suede marker and the trees with Old Olive marker.Then I went back and added snow directly with the white crayon. I used the aqua painter to add Night of Navy crayon behind the house and out to the sides blending up. The snow flakes were added again with the white crayon then the globe was cut or punched out. I sponged the edge of it with Baja ink. The base of the globe was stamped on Shimmery Wt. CS inked with Cherry Cobbler ink, then cut out and sponged. The bottom scallop part of the base was painted with Top Coat Smooch.
Stamps: Sweet Snowglobe, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper Wt. CS base, Deck the Halls DS paper, Gold Waffle Paper, Baja and Shimmery CS, Garden Green CS
Inks: Cherry Cobbler Pad, Baja Pad, Crayons and markers above.
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves die, Top Note die, Vanilla Seam Binding, Basic Rhinestones, Regals Brads, Modern label Punch, Sponge, Aqua Painter, Crayons.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Vintage Christmas Cards

My first group of cards to send out this year! I can never make more then about 10 or 12 of one card, it's just too much for me! LOL
For these cards I used the same image with a mixture of DS papers and Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler CS. You can really make your paper go a long way by mixing up the papers and cardstocks instead of doing the same color layers on the whole set of cards!

Stamp Sets: Greeting Card Kids, Bells and Boughs.
Paper: Artichoke CS, Cherry Cobbler CS, Shimmery white CS, Deck the Halls DS paper
Inks: Basic Black Pad, Early Espresso Pad, Cherry, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Suede, Blush Blossom, Bashful Blue, Old Olive and More Mustard Markers.
Accessories: Oval Stencil, Sponge, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Crystal Effects, Champagne Glass Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Basic Rhinestones, Cherry Seam Binding, Vanilla Seam Binding, Smooch.

Smooch illuminate Top Coat and Moonlight Accent inks were painted on the little girl's clothes and the tree!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Pilgrim Thanksgiving

Awe I love this Retired set called Turkey Talk! My friend Lori and I made a bunch of cards with this set and rented a booth at a local craft fair years ago....we did terrible too!LOL- But alas this set is still soo cute and represents Thanksgiving so well!!
~Stamps: Turkey Talk (2001), Teeny Tiny Wishes. ~ Paper: Shimmery White card base, Shimmery White Top Note die cut, Cajun Craze Top Note die cut, Love Letter DS Paper. ~Inks: Markers, Basic Black Pad, Cajun Craze Pad. ~Accessories: Aqua painter, Modern Label Punch, Antique Brads, Linen Thread, Vanilla Seam Binding, sponge, distressing tool, Crystal Effects, Big Shot, Top Note die.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

3-D Stamped Ornament

This pattern for a lovely Ornament which suspends something in the center was purchased years ago from Inka Stamps! I copied it on my printer onto Crumb Cake CS and then cut it out and punched out the center squares. It was then stamped and colored then glued together with Gold Cord as a tassel and hanging loop at the top!

I stamped the images from Bells and Boughs using Espresso ink. I then watercolored the images using Old Olive, Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler Markers. I went around the images lightly with a Bashful Blue marker and sprayed the outside liberally with Gold Smooch!
The Bells were colored directly with markers and stamped on Shimmery White CS and then cut out. When I put them back to back to hang in the middle, I noticed too much white from the back sides would show. So I adhered them back to back with the cord in the center and then painted the expossed white parts with Gold Smooch!

Gold Waffle paper strips cover the inside edges to cover the score marks that were printed on the CS.
This is such a darling little ornament and who doesn't love 3-d handmade projects!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Silent Night Time

The clock was stamped on the Silent Night Background Technique by Technique Junkies!
~Stamps: Sense of Time, Artistic Etchings, Sanded. ~ Paper: Crumb Cake CS, Confetti Wt CS, Espresso CS, Newsprint DS paper, Vanilla CS. ~Ink: Stazon Blk, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Refills: Pumpkin Pie, Suede, River Rock. Accessories: Antique Brads, Black Striped Ribbon, Paper Flower, Neutral Brads, Lace Ribbon, Rhinestones, Sponge.

Be sure to leave a comment on the PCS Sneak Peek post below for a chance to win a free November issue of Paper Crafters Sampler!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Paper Crafters Sampler -November Sneak Peek

With the Holidays so close, now is the time to get started on all your cards, gifts and decor. The November issue of Paper Crafters Sampler called Merry Makings is full of ideas and step by step instructions to cover all your Holiday projects! Subscribe today and be sure to use code PCSCF or mention me stampcrave!

This is a Sneak Peek of a Beautiful Hand Made Gift which is easy to make! There are so many gifts you can make that cost very little but can be so special by way of being 'handmade'
Who doesn't love Vintage Christmas items too!
As an added bonus this month, I will be giving away a free November issue of Paper Crafters Sampler. Please leave a comment here and include your e-mail address and I will pick someone on Wednesday, November 3rd from the comments section of this post to recieve a free issue! Thanks I love to here from you and Good Luck!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Vintage Boughs

These Poinsettias were colored in with Moonlight Smooch, the centers are Gold Smooch and the foliage is Old olive, Artichoke and Garden Green Markers & aqua painter.The images are highlighted using Vanilla and Bashful Blue Crayons.  I stamped the images on River Rock CS which I cut out using my circle cutter. I cut out the Scallop Circle using the Big Shot and Scallop die #2 using Soft Suede CS and then dotted each scallop w/ Gold Smooch! Also used: Deck the Halls DS paper, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding (Love this seam binding!!) , Lace Ribbon, Antique brads, Rhinstones and Modern Label punched greeting using the Teeny Tiny Wishes set and sponge.....everything sponged with Suede ink!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Silent Night Technique #2

This is the second card I made using the Silent Night Technique from Technique Junkies. This uses the same layout as the last card, I just used different inks and stamps! I love to show this and how versitile it is because we all have so many stamps! ~Stamps: Artistic Etchings. ~Paper: card base Textured Vanilla CS, Vanilla CS, Confetti wt. CS, Newsprint DS paper, Love Letter DS paper. ~Inks: Razzleberry, Real red and Pumpkin refills, Basic Black Pad. ~Accessories: Rhinestones, Pearls, sponge.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Silent Night Technique

This Technique comes from Technique Junkies and I really enjoyed playing around with it, in fact i'm using it for my November class card! I CASED this card layout in the technique gallery by Ali Manning. I really liked the way the square card with just a small square center focal point shows off the technique so well!
~Stamps: Countryside, Woodgrain, Sanded. ~Paper: Vanilla CS, Confetti Wt. CS. ~Inks: Sahara, Pear, Bashful Blue, Suede and Crumb Cake markers, Suede, River Rock and Crumb Cake refill inks. Soft Suede and Basic Black Pads. ~ Accessories: Neutral Brads, sponge.
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