Friday, October 20, 2017

Spooky Cat Halloween Treat

Good morning!  It's been a crazy week and I'm definitely looking forward to a little down time this weekend.  With Halloween being less than 2 weeks away I've been busying working on wrapping up some cards and gifts I want to get in the mail in time.  I'm a big fan of these big puffy mints and was very intrigued when I saw they came out with pumpkin spice flavored puffs and wanted to show them off in the treat wrapping, so I turned to the Clear Tiny Treat Boxes.

To decorate the boxes I wrapped a piece of Spooky Night Designer Series Paper around the box and then tied some Vintage Crochet Trim around the box.  I used the Spooky Cat stamp set for both pieces of the label.  The oval is Very Vanilla and was cut out with the Big Shot and Layering Ovals Framelits and then I used some Pumpkin Pie cardstock for the center piece and popped it up with dimensionals.

This treat is super easy and would be great for a party favor, class treat, etc.

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Have a great weekend!

Diana
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Friday, October 13, 2017

SSINKspiration Fun with Patterns: Merry Patterns

Good morning and Happy Friday!  As much as you may not want to admit it, the holidays will be here before we know it so in order to help enjoy the holiday season and not have so much stress it helps to get a head start on some of those holiday projects, including greeting cards.  As you may have guessed Christmas is the number #1 holiday for sending cards and love to give a handcrafted card to let friends and family know that we're thinking of them.  To help with your holiday crafting Stampin' Up! has released an exclusive Hostess set, Merry Patterns, during September and October that is FREE and you can earn with a qualifying party or order (whoo hoo for FREE stamps!!).  Today the SSINKspiration designers are sharing project ideas using this exclusive stamp set.  This is a great set and it's a two-step stamp which makes it super easy to fill in the images with the coordinating stamp in case you don't feel like coloring them in.

I started with Cherry Cobbler cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock that I embossed with the Big Shot and Softly Falling Embossing Folder (I turned the embossing folder sideways so I got the heavy stamping all along the side of the cardstock that's visible with this card).  next I added a piece of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (remember it's party of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free DSP promotion this month) and then tucked a strip of Gold Glimmer paper behind the DSP.

For the main stamped image I stamped the candle outline in Basic Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and filled the image in my stamping with Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, and Garden green and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits.  Basic Black cardstock and the Layering Circles Framelits were used to the cut the scalloped circle mat.

For the greeting I heat embossed it by stamping with Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock and then used Gold Emboss Powder and the Heat Tool to set it.  To finish the greeting I ran it through the Big Shot twice with the Stiched Shapes Framelits (square this time) to get the stitching on the top and bottom and then used Paper Snips to cut the side tails before attaching the greeting to the cardfront with dimensionals.  The final touch, a bow tied out of Garden Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.

This stamp set has some great on trend images as well as some classic greetings that are fun to use and create really beautiful cards in no time!  I'm going to enjoy using this stamp set in other projects I have planned this holiday season and I'm sure you will to.  Make sure to don't miss out on this FREE stamp set offer before it's over at the end of the month!

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Have a wonderful weekend!

Diana
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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fab Friday Color Sketch: All Things Thanks

Good morning!  This really is a crazy fall, or should a say a fall that will never arrive.  It's this crazy summer extension that was the inspiration for today's card using the Fab Friday color challenge.   Since fall won't come I decided to bring fall to us with my card and what better way than with using some colors and textures that help bring a rustic feeling.

I started with Crumb Cake cardstock for the cardbase and then used a piece of Tranquil Tide cardstock for the mat to my Wood Grain Textures Designer Series Paper (this is probably one of my favorite DSP packs of all time and it's on sale this month!!).  Next I took the Big Shot and Stitched Shapes Framelits and cut a circle out of Very Vanilla cardstock for a backdrop for my leaves.

Next I used the Vintage Leaves stamp set and stamped the leaves using Tranquil Tide, Cajun Craze, and Rich Razzleberry cardstock and ink and then cut them out with the coordinating Leaflets Framelits.  Then I scrunched the leaves up and sponged them with Soft Suede ink.  The nice thing about scrunching the leaves up is that then when you adhere them to the cardfront you can be a little rough with them to get them exactly how you want and I just added a little adhesive in different places to keep the dimension of the wrinkles.

To finish off the leaves I took a piece of Gold 3/8" Metallic Edge Ribbon and made a loop and then tied a double bow around it with some Linen Thread.  I was looking for a different ribbon effect and really like how this turned out.  The final touch was the greeting which is from the All Things Thanks stamp set and after stamping in Soft Suede ink on Cajun Craze cardstock I cut it out with the Classic Label Punch and then attached it with dimensionals.

This card has a masculine vibe with a softness because of the ribbon that really work well together (I think!) and all the textures really make you want to touch and feel the card which is fun!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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Monday, October 9, 2017

SSINKspiration Welcome Baby: Special Celebrations

Happy Columbus Day!  Unfortunately I have to work today so I'm not off having fun with the guys but I'm with them in spirit and after our crazy busy weekend the work week may bring a little slower pace for a change.  One of our SSINKspiration design team members, Pam, is expecting a baby boy so today we decided to shower her with baby boy cards for the upcoming arrival.  As I'm past the baby phase I don't have a lot of stamps that would work with this but I was happy to see the Special Celebrations stamp set has greetings perfect for a little arrival.

I started with Pool Party cardstock for the cardbase and then added a piece of Dapper Denim cardstock as a mat for the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  For the stamped image I used the Special Celebrations stamp set and stamped with Dapper Denim ink on Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out with the Big Shot and Lots of Labels Framelits.  I wanted to make the greeting a little smaller so I trimmed it down on the top and bottom and then sponged around the edge with Pool Party ink.  Before attaching the greeting to the cardfront I tucked a little Delicate White Doily behind the greeting and then attached it to the cardfront with dimensionals.

I wanted to add a little something to dress the card up so I tied a double bow using Pool Party Solid Baker's Twine and then used the Big Shot and Mini Treat Bag Thinlits die to cute a little strip of hearts using Gold Foil Paper and attached it under the bow by just the corner so it floats on the card and has some added dimension.

This is a perfect card to welcome a little boy to the world and I'm so excited for Pam and her family.  Make sure to check out the other cards the design team created, lots of different ideas to provide a little inspiration!

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Enjoy!

Diana
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