Sunday, August 25, 2013

The details of Black and White Pillow Gifts

Wow. It was great to get away. I love my retreat peeps, but I appreciate not sharing an internet connection with more than Bubba's devices!

My pillow gifts were put in a black and white bag, but I never got a picture, sorry. As soon as I saw the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper in the Idea Book and Catalog, I knew I wanted to use this as my theme for pillow gifts. I also knew I wanted to use Mason Jars with the straw toppers. I found the toppers online and ordered them. I saw repeatedly folks using cupcake liners as fun toppers, so I tried using my largest Circle Framelit and it worked!

I added a belly band of the Burlap Ribbon from the Holiday Mini Catalog and a Very Vintage Designer Button.

I used almost the whole pack of Modern Medley Paper by mixing and matching patterns as I felt inspired. Check out these candy toppers:
I used the Scallop Circle Bigz Die and the 2 1/2" Circle Punch for my layers. The Very Vanilla Layer was embossed with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Folder. I embossed the Just For You from Label Love in black and punched it with the Artisan Label Punch. I added some Linen Thread. The candy was all black and white for fun.

I also found some black and white and gold sticky notes, so made a custom holder for them:
I cut and scored paper that was 8 1/2 by 5 3/4. I then scored at 3 3/4", 4, 7 3/4" and 8 inches. I added a little edge piece that I cut with the Adorning Accents Framelits. I added a strip of Basic Black for a trim. On the front, I added a Chalk Talk Framelit with a saying from the Feels Good Stamp set, which I used my Heat and Stick to adhere Black Glitter onto. Pretty cool effect, I'd say.

The final part of my gift was a 3x3 card that I used as a bag tag. I made 9 of them with a mix and match method:
I used Very Vanilla as the base with a Basic Black Mat. The Modern Medley Designer Paper is a 2 3/4" square with a Blossom Punch flower and another Very Vintage Designer Button for the middle with some more linen thread.

Want to join us next time? We are planning our Spring Retreat!
Happy Creativity!

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Black and White Pillow Presents!

Yippeeee! I'm at the Lily Ink Pad Retreat at the Over the River and Through the Woods Retreat Center. I've been busy getting ready this week--getting ready for retreat, getting ready for school, getting ready for a stamp sale. I have stamped and planned to blog, but a storm ruined that idea. Now, I'm able to show you the cool stuff I gave my Retreat Attendees:

Cool, huh?

More details tomorrow.

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Undefined: Carve Your Own Stamps

I missed Thursday, but I am here today, even if it is late. I've been having fun stamping around getting ready for the school year and taking classes. I just haven't taken pictures of everything. But, I have finally finished editing my latest Lily Ink Pad Video!

If you can't see it in this post, you can click here to see it via YouTube.

Cool, huh?

The Undefined Stamp Carving is so incredibly fun. I like to doodle new ideas when I'm distracted during my classes. Here are the things I stamped that night I carved my stamps:

I love my new stamps!

You can order your own kit by visiting my website and clicking on SHOP NOW!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sweater Weather Quilt Card Video Tutorial

Ready for the video of the Sweater Weather Quilt Card?

Just a reminder, here's the card:
Stamps: Truly Grateful
Paper: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Hexagon Punch, Adhesive Sheets, Burlap Ribbon, Chalk talk Framelits, Stampin' Trimmer

Ok, here's the video.

You can also watch it on You Tube Directly via this link.

Monday, August 12, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Fall Blog Hop Recap- Definitely Sweater Weather

Surprising, it is almost sweater weather here in Wisconsin this weekend--high of low 70's and lows in 40's at night. It feels good.

Today, I am going to post the recipes of my cards and projects from the blog hop and show you how I made the pouch. Tomorrow, I'll post the video of my Sweater Weather Quilt Card.

Deer Card:
Stamps: Remembering Christmas, Delightful Dozen
Paper: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, 7/16" Natural Trim, Candy Dots

This is a pretty straightforward card. Stamp. Layer. Embossing background. Stamp Tag. Add Ribbon. Add candy dots.

Stylin' Snowfolk Card

Stamps: Stylin Snowfolk
Paper: Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Silver Encore
Accessories: Paper Snips, Stampin' Trimmer, Candy Dots
Remember how it opened up? I copied the measurements from a swap I got from Sheila Jamisen, but flipped the card vertically. Here they are:
  • Base is 4 1/4 by 8 1/2, score at 5 1/2.
  • The inner flip part (Crumb Cake) is 3 x 8 inches, scored at 4 inches.
Finally, the Trick or Treat Pouch:

I simply used my Big Shot to cut two of the smallest Envelope Insert Framelits. I scored each 1/2" from the bottom of each. I folded these over and then adhered them. For the "handle," I used the new Bracket Label Punch to cut out two holes. The image was stamped in Tangerine Tango and then punched the same way. Easy and cute. My favorite.

Happy Creativity!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop: Is it Sweater Weather Yet?

Welcome to the Sweater Weather stop for the Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop.  You may have come from Kim's blog using the Thankful Tablescape Kit-weren't they AMAZING? Or, perhaps you're traveling backwards and came from Yapha's Harvest of Thanks post. Either way, you are lucky to be here at my post!

I enjoy summer. Don't take me wrong, but I love fall and winter. Bundling up, brisk winds, and moody skies get my heart a-singing. Stampin' Up! Must know this because they designed another fall Designer Series Paper set just for me. I'm so lucky.

Project #1

When I opened the Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper Pack, I ohhed and awwwwed and realized that this paper was not just for fall. My first card is for not fall, but my dad. (Shh! Mom, don't tell him). I might change that to a birthday sentiment so I can give it to him in February.  I used the Sweater Weather Designer Paper as a background here in two layers. The deer head is from the stamp set Remembering Christmas, also in the Holiday Catalog. I just had to use it for my dad, though.

Project #2:
A fall quilt. This paper made me want to curl up under a quilt and read all day, so I decided to make a quilt card:

More details will be on my blog about this card, including a how to video next week, but for now, know that I used the Hexagon punch for my arrows. See the little dealy-bop on the tag? I took a scrap of paper, fringed it, and folded it fro an accent. Easy and fun.

Projects #3 and #4: Seasonal Treats.

The Trick or Treat is from Tags 4 You and I used the Label Bracket Punch for the focal point, which coordinates perfectly with my Sweater Weather Belly Band on my envelope framelit treat holder. (again, come back next week to see how to make it).

The snowman card isn't a fall project. I know. I know. need to get started on your Christmas Cards early, right? Plus, the Sweater Weather Paper is so versatile! I had to show you how to use it for Christmas!  Plus, this card has a secret:
"Warm wishes," from the Sweater Weather Paper!

Cool, huh? Well, there's many more cool projects on this blog hop to view and drool over! Click on over to Yapha's post featuring Harvest of Thanks or go backwards to Kim's Thankful Tablescape. Either way, hop your way through 11 blogs of great ideas!

Happy Creativity!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Updated Star Fold Card Tutorial

With the new Stampin' Up! Trimmer, I've realized some easier ways to make the Star Fold Card that I once had folks measuring tic marks and angles, and what not.  You can check the old tutorial out here.

First Up, here's this version:

and mid-opening:

and the inside;

Stamps: Festive Flurry
Paper: Winter Frost Speciality Designer Series Paper, Smokey Slate, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Ink: Versamark, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Stampin' Trimmer, scoring blades,

Now, Start with a 7 1/2 Square. if you place your cardstock just right on the cutter like this, you can make this into a perfect equilateral triangle. I put the top corner at 2 3/4" with the oppsoite corner on the track below. Cut. You'll get a new shape that you can cut one more time to get the triangle base.

 This time, put the paper in so it looks like this. The corner touching the ruler is at 1".  The opposite bottom corner is on the track. Cut. Now, you should have an equilateral triangle.

Now, score so it looks like this:
3 3/4" is the middle point and the 1 1/4" is the parallel from the inner score line. I also found that you could place one long edge of the triangle at 3 3/4" and then score to get the inner line. Move the long edge to 5" and score to the outer score line. Turn your triangle 60 degrees and try again. One more time and your triangle will be scored.

It's so much easier with the trimmer than with my old way. Try it and tell me how it works!


Monday, August 5, 2013

BFF Swap--Black and White Wedding

I love the Modern Medley Designer Series Paper Pack. I immediately thought of a wedding and I created this card to swap with my Convention BFF's.

Stamps: Label Love
Paper: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
Ink: Versamark, Basic Black Embossing Powder
Accessories: Artisan Label, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Lattice Bigz Die, Neutrals Button Dots, Button Bases, Pearls, Heat Tool, Black Embossing Powder

I just layerd label after label under my Mr. and Mrs. Image to add depth. I had no black ribbon (GASP), so I used a strip of Basic Black paper ion the back to add a bit of balance. The rest is pretty easy to figure out!

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Happy August!

Just a quick post today as I am camping with Mattson Clan. Here is my August Calendar:

Just right click and save to your desktop if you want a digital calendar!

Happy Creativity!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Holiday Catalog Live Today!

I love this catalog. (I know, I love them all, but this one has been very fun to preorder from)!

You can check it out online at my online store or email me with an address and I'll mail one to you!

Lily Ink Pad Top 5 products from this catalog:

5. Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle   

Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Bundle          133285
Price: $46.95       BUNDLE & SAVE!
Festive Flurry Clear-Mount Stamp Set + Festive Flurry Framelits Dies = 15% savings for you!

4. Frosted Finishes Embellishments 

Frosted Finishes Embellishments (132150)           Price: $6.95
Gorgeous rhinestone-adorned embellishments for cards, packaging, and more. 12 pieces. 3/4".

3. Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper               (132184)
Price: $10.95
Warm colors and texture-rich designs will make you want to wrap up in your favorite sweater and scarf for a little seasonal crafting. 12 sheets: 2 ea. of 6 double-sided designs. 12" x 12". Acid free, lignin free.
Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Whisper White.

2. Build a Banner Simply Created Kit

Build A Banner Simply Created Kit            133507
Price: $19.95

Enhance your space and express your creativity with our new Simply Created Build a Banner Kit. Includes canvas banners (with metal grommets) in fun shapes, trendy heavy-duty twine, alphabet and design masks, and a Stampin' Spritzer all allowing you to customize and create your own banner in both what it says and in its unique design and color. Refills of the canvas banner pieces are also available allowing you to create multiple banners for the seasons, special occasions, or everyday décor. Includes 18 5" x 7" blank canvas paper pennants, 6 ea. of 3 designs; 9' of jute twine; alphabet and image stencils; Stampin’ Spritzer.

1.  Season Of Style This And That Journal

Season Of Style This And That Journal    132277
Price: $10.95
 More organization means less stress, and less stress means more fun! Keep track of it all with our Season of Style This and That Journal. Includes spreads to help you prepare for the holiday season, including cards, décor, gifts and packaging, and entertaining. Debossed chipboard cover. 6-3/8" x 8-1/16". 60 total printed sheets (30 coordinated spreads).

Watch my blog for upcoming classes and event to make these projects! Or, contact me to schedule a private class for you and a group of friends with YOU earning hostess benefits!

Happy Creativity!



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