Friday, June 23, 2017

Summer Snacking!

Summer heat is upon us, so what better theme to have than the Stampendous Design Team  "Keeping Cool" theme! This sweet House Mouse Summer Snacking stamp, along with the sentiment and Fitted Frame dies are some of the wonderful products I receive from Stampendous for being part of their Design Team! 

These adorable mice are cooling off on a hot summer day with cold, sweet watermelon! Hmmm...I can just imagine how they feel! Cool and satisfied!



Stampendous:
HMR104 House Mouse Summer Snacking
SSC1239 Spring Sentiments PCS
DCP1005 Fitted Frames Set A
DCP1006 Fitted Frames Set B
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Parrot, Dare Devil
Graphic45 Children's Hour Collection 4501240
Copic Markers - B0000, E33, E51, E53, R00, R22, R29, R30, YG0000, YG03, YG67, YG93, W0, W2, W4, N10, 0
May Arts Red Ribbon with White Stitching
1/2" Corner Rounder
Foam Tape
FabriTac
Die Cut Machine

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Parrot cardstock in half to form an A7 card, round the corners
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Summer Snacking image on white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Use the Fitted Frames Set B to cut out the image, cut matching layer from Dare Devil cardstock, adhere the layers of each together
Step 4:   Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the sentiment on white cardstock, use the Fitted Frames Set A to cut out the sentiment, cut matching layer from Dare Devil cardstock, adhere the layers of each together
Step 5:   Use a 1/2" corner rounder on a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece of the Graphic45 paper, adhere to the card front
Step 6: Wrap the ribbon around the card to the front and adhere with FabriTac
Step 7:  Use foam tape to add the Summer Snacking image to the lower left side of the card front, and the sentiment to the upper right
Step 8:  Tie a small matching bow, use FabriTac to attach it to the right side of the card on the ribbon

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for a complete list of today's designers:

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Ice Pop Treat!

Summer heat is upon us, so what better theme to have than the Stampendous Design Team  "Keeping Cool" theme! This sweet House Mouse Ice Pop stamp, along with the sentiment are some of the wonderful products I receive from Stampendous for being part of their Design Team! 

These adorable mice are cooling off on a hot summer day with a delicious Ice Pop! Hmmm...I can almost taste it!




Stampendous:
HMP76 House Mouse Ice Pop Treat
SSC1213 Life Words PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLJ863 Swirls Stencil
DWNHB12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle

Plus:
My Color Cardstock - Banana Pepper
Bright Orange Cardstock
Brilliance Ink - Sunflower Yellow, Pearlescent Orange
Copic Markers - E33, E51, E53, E93, G000, G12, G24, W0, W2, Y00, Y02, Y13, Y15, Y17, YG0000, YR04
Rubber Embossing Mat
Die Cut Machine
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Banana Pepper cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2: Use the Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the Ice Pop Treat image on a 3 1/2" x 4 3/4" piece of white cardstock, color with Copic Markers
Step 3:  Place the Swirls stencil face down on the large platform of a die cut machine, spritz a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of white cardstock with a fine mist of water and carefully line the paper up over the stencil, place a rubber embossing mat over the paper, add two unused cutting plates and run the sandwich through the machine
Step 4:   Place the embossed image face up and use 1/2" stencil brushes to add the yellow, then orange inks over the design
Step 5:   Cut a 2 1/4" x 4 3/4" piece of the embossed image, mat on a 2 3/8" x 4 3/4" piece of bright orange cardstock and adhere toward the left edge of the card front
Step 6: Mat the Ice Pop Treat image on a 3 3/8" x 4 7/8" piece of bright orange cardstock, then adhere to the card front towards the bottom right
Step 7:  Cut a 1 1/4" x 1 1/2" piece of the embossed image, stamp the sentiment on it with Tuxedo Black ink, adhere it to a 1 3/8" x 1 5/8" piece of bright orange cardstock, use foam tape on it's upper edge to add it toward the upper left side of the card

Head over to the Stampendous Blog for more summer fun!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hello!

This week the Stampendous Design Team has been celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!

The Indigo Cats set from the Stampendous Laurel Burch collection is another purr-fect set for this week's theme!
"Hello Friend"

Stampendous:
LBCRS02 Laurel Burch Cling Indigo Cats Stamp Set
LBDCS02 Laurel Burch Indigo Cats Die Set
SSCL103 LB Floral Greetings PCS
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle

Plus:
Cardstock - Bright Yellow, Black
Distress Ink Reinkers - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Mowed Lawn
Distress Ink - Picked Raspberry
Foam Applicator
Archival Ink - Jet Black
Baby Wipes
Heat Tool
Black Foam Tape
Die Cut Machine
Deckle edged scissors
Black Micron Pen
Mini Glue Dots

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Bright Yellow cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Fold a baby wipe in half, then in half again, place several drops of reinker color along a fold, swipe randomly across an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of white cardstock, reink as necessary until the paper is filled with color, let dry or heat set
Step 3: Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of white paper, use a clean baby wipe and only the pink, orange and yellow reinkers, swipe horizontally across the paper, use just a specific color to fill in where necessary until you have the look you want, let dry or heat set
Step 4:  Use the stencil from the Indigo Cats stamp set and the pink ink to add some designs around the background piece
Step 5: Use Archival Jet Black ink to stamp a cat and butterfly on the big piece of colored paper, heat set
Step 6:  Use the matching dies to cut the stamped images out
Step 7:  Cut a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of black, deckle cut each edge taking off just a very small amount, adhere the background piece to the black mat then to the card front
Step 8: Cut a 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of black, deckle each edge, adhere near the bottom of the background
Step 9:  Arrange the cats and butterflies on the background, using foam tape on the cat and two mini glue dots to the center back of the butterfly, add antennae to the butterfly using the micron pen
Step 10:  Stamp the "HELLO" with Jet Black ink, heat set

I was making these for a card club I belong to, so I was making 8 cards. I was able to get all the cats and butterflies I needed from the one 8 1/2" x 11" piece I colored.



One of these cats is not like the others, can you see the difference?!!
Go to the Stampendous Blog for more dogs and cats!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Have a PURRfect Day!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!



Stampendous:
SSC1222 Cat Sayings Perfectly Clear Set
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cuts - P, G

Dreamweaver:
DWLL3020 Retro Sitting Cat Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Loveable, Beach Grass 
May Arts Ribbon
Buttons Galore Pink Buttons
Mini Glue Dots
Micro glitter Gold
Foam tape
Removable tape
Paper towel

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Loveable cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Die cut a white and pink layer from the Fitted Frames set size P for the cat and G for the saying
Step 3: Tape the stencil to the larger white die cut frame with removable tape
Step 4:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Embossing Paste over the stencil, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let the paste dry very thoroughly
Step 5:  Stamp the saying on the smaller white die cut frame, mat on the matching pink die cut frame
Step 6: Cut a piece of Beach Grass cardstock to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" 
Step 7:  Attach a thin pink ribbon toward the right edge of the green layer, using glue dots on the back to hold the ribbon, then adhere the green layer to the card front
Step 8: Adhere the cat to the matching pink frame and then to the card front
Step 9: Use foam tape to attach the saying
Step 10: Thread white floss through the buttons and attach along the ribbon with Mini Glue Dots

Stop over at the Stampendous Blog for today's list of designers.
Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, June 12, 2017

Dog Days!

This week the Stampendous Design Team is celebrating Cats and Dogs!  Stampendous has soooo many great images and sentiments for this theme, it's hard to choose! Lucky for me, as part of their wonderful Design Team, I am provided many of these great images to create fun sample cards! Enjoy!



Supplies
Stampendous
SSC1223 Dog Sayings 
Acrylic Handle
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver
DWDL3029 Dog Die

Plus
Canvas Corp Orange and Ivory Mini Dot CCP2764
Canvas Corp Black and Ivory Zig Zag Reverse CCP2829
Double-sided adhesive sheets
Copic 100 Black marker
Foam tape
Die Cut Machine

Instructions

Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of the Orange and Ivory Mini Dot cardstock in half to form an A6 card

Step 2:  Place double-sided adhesive on the back of a 2 3/4" x 3 1/8" piece of the Black and Ivory Zig Zag paper, center the Dog Die on the front of the paper and run through the die cut machine

Step 3:  Carefully remove the pieces and save them for another project, use the negative portion of the die cut image, adhere it to a 3 1/4" x 4" piece of the Orange and Ivory Mini Dot paper, edge with a black marker

Step 4:  Make 3 little "flags" out of the black patterned paper, edge with a black marker, adhere to the left edge of the dog layer

Step 5: Stamp the saying on the ivory side of a 1 1/8" x 2 1/2" piece of the Orange and Ivory paper, add two paw prints in the corners, edge with a black marker

Step 6:  Stamp paw prints across the bottom area of the card

Step 7:  Adhere the dog at an angle on the front, use foam tape to add the saying

For today's list of designers, see the Stampendous Blog!

Happy Creating,
Louise

Friday, June 9, 2017

Garden Frog

Here we are at the final day of our Stampendous theme of "Where the Wild Things Are"! With all the great products and images Stampendous provides me to make samples for them, it's easy to come up with samples for every theme!

This adorable little Garden Frog (F236) pairs perfectly with the Dreamweaver Mushrooms stencil (DWLL3025). The fluffy clouds in the background are easily created using the Picasso stencil (DWLL332).




Supplies

Stampendous
CRF236 Garden Frog
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
CRL265 Cling Spring Step
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver

DWLL3025 Mushrooms Stencil
DWLL332 Picasso Stencil
DWNHB-12 1/2" Brush #12 Natural Handle
DWGHB-6  1/4" Brush #6 Gold Handle

Plus

Bazzill Basics cardstock 
Core'dinations Kraft-core Green
Copic Sketch Markers - Y21, YG23, YG93, YG95, YG97, G99, B0000, B60, T2, T3, W8, E53, E33, E37, R35, 100
Memento Ink Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves, Desert Sand, Rich Cocoa
Black Micron Pen 02
Paper distressing tool
Double-sided tape
Foam tape

Instructions:


Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/4" piece of green Kraft-core cardstock in half to form an A6 card

Step 2:  Stamp the Garden Frog image on a 2 1/2" x 3" piece of Mixed Media White Paper with Memento Tuxedo Black and color with Copic markers


Step 3:  Edge the colored frog layer with a black marker


Step 4:  Tape the Mushroom stencil to a 2 5/8" x 3 1/2" piece of Mixed Media White paper with removable tape, use 1/4" stencil brushes to color only the grass and stem area of the left most mushroom, use the Picasso to shield areas you don't want color in. Use a micron pen to outline the cap of the mushroom and add circles, color with R35 Copic to a 4 7/8" x 4 7/8" black mat and adhere to the front of the card


Step 5:  Move the stencil over so the small mushroom on the right side of the stencil is next to the one just colored, and tape in place, color to match the other


Step 6:  Tape off the holes in the Picasso tool, use a 1/2" stencil brush, Memento Bahama Blue ink and the scalloped end of the Picasso to add some "clouds" above the stenciled mushrooms. Add some clouds to a 2 1/2" x 3 3/8" piece of white. Edge both pieces with a black marker


Step 7:   Stamp the Spring Step saying on a 1" x 2 1/4" piece of white with Memento Tuxedo Black, edge with a black marker


Step 8:  Adhere a 4 1/4" x 5 5/8" piece of light brown cardstock to the front of the card


Step 9:  Adhere the stenciled mushroom piece to the lower left of the brown cardstock, then the other sky piece near the upper right of the brown


Step 10:   Use a distressing tool along the edge of a 2 3/4" x  1/4" piece of green Kraft-core before adhering the frog layer to the green mat


Step 11:  Use foam tape to add the frog and saying to the card front


While the Garden Frog image is sold out on the Stampendous website, it is probably still available at your favorite retail store or site!


Today's list can be found at:

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,

Louise

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Fox in the Forest

The wild times continue on the Stampendous Design Team. Our fun theme of "Where the Wild Things Are" is the perfect opportunity to share the beautiful Dreamweaver Fox stencil (DWLL3030) with you. The Birch Forest(R290) stamp makes a great background! We used to live in the Fox Valley area of IL and often saw them out at dusk walking through the neighborhoods. 




Supplies:

Stampendous:
R290 Birch Forest Stamp
MPW811 Multi Media White Paper
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLL3030 Fox Stencil
DWLS96 Hello Stencil
DWDMBP Matte Black Embossing Paste
DWDPK Dreamweaver Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader
MetallicFX Mica Powders - DWFX04 Moonstone, DWFX18 Cocoa

Plus: 
My Color Cardstock - Winter Lake, Brown Eyes
Fine Line Black Pen
Copic Markers YG93, YG95, YG97, E53, W1, W2, B0000, B41, B97
Removable Tape
Soft Paint Brush
Swiffer Cloth
Foam Tape

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 7" x 10" piece of Winter Lake cardstock in half to form an A7 card
Step 2: Tape the Fox stencil on a 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" piece of white paper with removable tape
Step 3:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply Matte Black Paste over the design, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry for about 8-10 minutes
Step 4:  Tape the Hello stencil to a 1 1/2" x 2 1/4" piece of Winter Lake with removable tape
Step 5:  Use a palette knife to apply Matte Black Paste over the design, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning later, let dry about 6-8 minutes
Step 6: Use a soft paint brush to gently brush the FX powders on the Fox design where you want them, do not try to be exact or remove excess powder at this point, let paste dry completely, brush the Cocoa color on the Hello, let that dry competely as well
Step 7: Stamp the Birch Forest on a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of white cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink, keep the trees near the top of the paper, color with Copic markers
Step 8:  Trim the trees to 4 1/8" x 6", mat on a 4 3/8" x 6 1/4" piece of Brown Eyes cardstock, then adhere to the card front
Step 9: Use a piece of Swiffer to wipe the excess powders off the Fox and Hello
Step 10: Cut out the Fox and place pieces of foam tape around the back side, figure out the placement of the Fox and Hello
Step 11: Mat the Hello on a 1 5/8" x 2 3/8" piece of Brown Eyes, adhere to the card front
Step 12: Use the fine line pen to add some "grass" tufts near the bottom where the Fox will be, add the Fox image

Making samples for Stampendous using all the wonderful products they send me makes me one lucky crafter! For more wild ideas from the Stampendous team go to

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,
Louise

Monday, June 5, 2017

Elephant Greetings!

What a fun week it's going to be for the Stampendous Design Team with our theme of "Where the Wild Things Are"!!! Stampendous has sooooo many great images that work perfectly for this fun theme! Lucky for me, because I'm part of the team, Stampendous has provided me several of these to create lots of samples!

Today I'm sharing the Dreamweaver Open Elephant stencil (DWLG756) paired with the Pop Rectangles stencil (DWLJ929) in the background to create a Welcome Baby card. Just by changing the base card color, you can make it girlish, boyish, don't knowish (pale yellow or green).  Plus, it's pretty quick and easy.





Stampendous:
SSC1242 Animal Mobile PCS
Acrylic Handle
MPW811 Mixed Media White Paper
DCP1006 Fitted Frames B Die Cut - R (elephant), K (words)
MEM01 Memento™ Tuxedo Black Ink by Tsukineko®

Dreamweaver:
DWLG756 Open Elephant Stencil
DWLJ929 Pop Rectangles Stencil
DWDEP Regular Embossing Paste
DWDSP Silver Embossing Paste
DWDGWP Glossy White Embossing Paste
DWDPK Palette Knife
DWLM2010 Paste Spreader

Plus:
My Colors Cardstock - Spearmint, Caribbean Sea
Brilliance Inks- Pearlescent Orange, Pearlescent Coral,Pearlescent Thyme
Foam tape
Die Cut Machine
Removable tape
Zutter 1/2" corner rounder

Instructions:
Step 1:  Fold a 6" x 9 1/2" piece of Spearmint cardstock in half to form an A6 card
Step 2:  Die cut a white and dark teal layer from the Fitted Frames set B size R for the elephant, and size K for the saying
Step 3: Tape the Elephant stencil to the white die cut frame with removable tape
Step 4:  Use the palette knife to mix a small dollop of Regular and an equal amount of Silver embossing pastes together on a piece of freezer paper until well mixed, this will create a matte silver paste, use the paste spreader to apply a coat across the elephant stencil, remove the stencil and place in water for cleaning, let image dry
Step 5:  Tape the Pop Rectangles stencil to the front left side of the card with removable tape
Step 6:  Use a palette knife and paste spreader to apply a coat of Glossy White Embossing Paste over the rectangles, remove stencil and place in water for cleaning, let paste dry well
Step 7: Stamp the Welcome Baby on the small white frame using Tuxedo Black ink, then adhere to the matching Spearmint mat
Step 8: Round the corners of the card
Step 9: Adhere the elephant to it's matching frame, then use foam tape to attach it to the card front
Step 10: Adhere the saying to the elephant layer

Check out more wild designs at the 

Stampendous Blog


Happy Creating,

Louise