Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scrapbooking and Cards Today


Today, I am excited to share some projects with a sweet little stamp that is quickly becoming a favorite for me, Hug in a Mug!

I recently had the chance to be a guest blogger for the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog, and these are the creations I made.

I have paired it with the Cable Knit embossing folder. Fair warning, I went a little crazy with my projects, and I just couldn’t leave any of them out!




Look at all of those images! And some pretty great sentiments too.
And this is a super versatile embossing folder perfect for cool and cold weather projects.


Here I took one simple design and created three different projects. Front and center is a self-closing box, to the left is a Mini Treat Bag, and to the right is a card.

I used several dies from the Mini Treat Bag framelit set here, as there is a lovely heart and a banner included in the set. The sentiment is Copper heat embossed on Vellum cardstock, then die-cut. The heart has a little “enjoy” Copper heat embossed on a piece of Wood Textures designer series paper also. The cup color (Tranquil Tide) was stamped first on Whisper White cardstock, then wiped with an Embossing Buddy before stamping the outline and the details in Versamark ink and Copper heat embossed also. I did cut the pieces of the Mini Treat Bag out of Whisper White cardstock before I embossed them with the Cable Knit embossing folder. This Mini Treat Bag will nicely hold a packet of cocoa or cider.

 The circle on this project is made using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I think these are crafting essentials really, as there are nesting circles, ovals, and squares. I use them All. The. Time. Really, I don’t even put them away!

 There are oodles of tutorials out on the internet on how to make these self-closing bags. This one holds a packet of hot cocoa or apple cider, and you could tuck a few little sweets and a gift card in at the same time.

 Here is the diagram I keep in my reference notebook. Yes, I have a little notebook just for treat boxes and bag tutorials. Don’t you? 😁

 The card has a circle and a square layered behind the mug. Although these three projects are very similar, they each have their own little twist.

 For this card, I indulged in my passion for watercolor techniques. I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and taped it down to a board. Then I wet the panel with clean, clear water and used an Aqua-painter to drop Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink (that I picked up from the lids of the ink pads) onto the wet paper. Then I dried it with my Heat Tool. And pulled out the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party masks. And the Lemon Lime Twist panel got the Cable Knit embossing treatment too.

To keep the watercolor feeling going on the inside, I added some spatters to the inside panel.


These are the last projects, I promise! These are varying degrees of complication.

 This one features some Clear heat embossed images on the Chocolate Chip panel, and a piece of Vellum cardstock that has been embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.

 Simple stamping inside for the sentiment. The Hug in a Mug stamp set really has you covered with images and sentiments!

 Just simple tone on tine stamping on the Tranquil Tide panel here, and the Labels to Love stamp set with the Everyday Label punch help out to highlight the White heat embossed sentiment. I hope that you have found at least a bit of inspiration here, and that at least one of these projects was in a style that appeals to you. Thanks Scrapbook & Cards Today, for this opportunity to share with your readers! ~ Tanya

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stamp Review Crew: Spooky Cat


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Happy mid-October everybody!! You know we just had a Friday the 13th, in October, right? How perfectly appropriate for the Spooky Cat stamp set! I really couldn't resist 😁 I am sure there will be plenty of Halloween themed projects in this hop, and several that are outside that box. The Stamp Review Crew is here to help you get the most out of your stamps.

For those who are new to the Stamp Review Crew, here is a little background. We are an international group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators that gets together on the first and third Mondays of every month to do a blog hop. Each hop features a single stamp set to give you loads of inspiration for that set! The hops are archived at the Stamp Review Crew blog, and you will be able to click through each hop at any time, going directly to the posts for that hop whenever you want! And you can click on the banner of this post to go to the master blog roll for this hop also.

If you are following along in order, you just arrived from Charlet Mallett's blog. I am in awe of her skills!

On most hops, I try to come up with slightly unconventional uses for stamp sets. But this time, I felt compelled to come up with a bunch of treat holder ideas.

These were the first projects I made with this suite. The Spooky Night DSP has a pattern that will cut out 16 of these moonlit scenes. And that owl stamps on it perfectly! With the Woodland embossing folder addin to the spooky background, and some black rhinestones to make the eyes shine, who wouldn't love getting a treat with this?! I used a lunch bag, a CD envelope, and a card base, all with the same layout.

Then I decided to use all of the 3D dies that are current, and finally made one of these sweet Window Boxes. Why was I so slow to make one of these?! They are awesome!! I love the lacy texture the window die for the top of the box adds. I was also a bit surprised at how sturdy this box feels.

Clear embossing on the black cardstock adds the perfect spooky touch.

The Wooden Crate in black with a simple Pretty Label punch will make a quick and easy to fill treat holder.
And the Popcorn Box die takes 2 passes to create the box, box only one to create a pocket. A small treat will fit in these perfectly. One of these is embossed with the Woodland embossing folder, uses the Classic Label punch in black cardstock with Clear Wink of Stella applied, layered under a Layering Oval. I love that this sentiment is in 2 pieces, and that there are actually 2 phrases that fit in the center. This makes it super easy to use 2 colors!

The other is stamped all over with the witch hat, then Clear Wink of Stella was applied over each of the hats to give it some shimmer.

Last up, I made some of the self-closing boxes that I so enjoy making. The one on the left has little rats Clear heat embossed directly on the box, and the Clear heat embossed and punched out cat popped up on dimensionals. The one on the right uses the Spooky Nights DSP.

Now it is time to head over to Sue Plote's blog, and I am sure that you will find heaps of inspiration there also!

http://juanacreate.blogspot.com/2017/08/stamp-review-crew-window-shopping.html

http://addinktivedesigns.com/2017/08/21/the-stamp-review-crew-window-shopping/


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