Thursday, July 2, 2015

Santa and Sleigh

I attended StampFest this past weekend and had a great time.  One of the booths in which I plunked down quite a bit of cash was the Impression Obsession booth.  I had five die/die sets on my list, three of which I purchased.  However, I also bought about six or seven dies NOT on my list.  Two of them are on this card:


One of the cards on their sample board was actually a tag using this Santa and Sleigh die -- and that sold me.  I learned a little trick for making snow drifts using a crimper from that tag.  I embellished a bit from the tag by making a second drift and tucking in the stand of evergreen trees behind it.  Some white gel added some snow to the branches of the trees.  I used that same white gel pen for the stars.

I'm entering this card in the Impression Obsession Christmas in July challenge.

Cardstock:  Recollections 110 lb. White, The Paper Studio Black; MFP Stamp Shop Snow Storm Smooth and Deep Olive
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire
Accessories:  IO Santa die, IO Fir Tree Border die, Ranger sponge applicators, Sakura white gelly roll pen, Crimper

CCEE1527 - Happy Birthday, America

Lynn is our CCEE Stampers hostess for the month of July.  She says, "Saturday will be the birthday of America.  Make a card showing how you will celebrate the day (cook outs, parades, fireworks, or just at home reading a good book).  I'm really not sure exactly HOW I will be celebrating, but I do know there will be fireworks in the skies.  I made a shaker card with fireworks for the background.


Check out the CCEE Stampers Blog to see how the rest of the team will be celebrating.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Scor-Pal More Than One Score Challenge - Summer Fun

There's a challenge over on the Scor-Pal Blog called "More Than One Score."  This month the theme is Summer Fun.  I pulled out an old stamp set by Inkadinkadoo called Coastal/Maritime for my card.  As I live in Florida, a lot of the "summer fun" is related to the beach and the ocean.  For my "more than one score" part of the challenge, I made a wiper card.

Here are the basic directions for the base of my card:


Two strips of cardstock 4 1/4" x 8 1/2"
One strip of cardstock 1 1/2" x 3"
Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape







Score one of the 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" strips at 1 1/2" and 3".
Score the second strip the same.









Fold both strips as shown.









Place the 1 1/2" x 3" strip as shown, with the right-hand corner at the one-inch mark.  Score diagonally at 1".











Place a small piece of Scor-Tape at the score line.










Place the small strip in the left-hand small section so that the diagonal score line is just below the top of the card.







Place Scor-Tape on the small outside section of both strips, as shown.







Adhere the two panels as shown, with the small "wiper" strip at the top left.







When the card is closed, the "wiper" will fold down in between the two sections.

You can now complete your card as desired.



Here is my finished card.



And here it is when you pull the two ends -- the sun pops up!


Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  If you've never made a wiper card before, I hope you'll give it a try.

Friday, June 26, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 4 - Pots and Vases 2

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop




Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck


Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2


Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! 
(You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting is Friday, June 27, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

I had the most fun with today's set, my favorite of this month's release.  I had seen a You Tube video on how to make a match box-type gift card holder and decided to give it a try.





There is enough space behind the last flower pot to insert a gift card.

Check out the rest of the hop. 

Here's the Design Team
Thanks for visiting my blog this week.  I hope you have gotten some inspiration.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 3 - Background Diamonds and Flowers

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers


Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! 
(You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting is Friday, June 27, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

Today's set has taken some images from previous sets on it along with some new images -- combined to make a very pretty background stamp.


Be sure to check out the rest of today's hop.  

Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!

CCEE1526 Weddings

Liz wraps up the month of June for the CCEE Stampers with an Inspiration Challenge.  For our final challenge of the month,we were to make a card featuring a bridal couple or a wedding cake.  She gave us a Pinterest board to use for inspiration - www.Pinterest.com/aspecialday/creative-wedding-cakes  I may have fudged just a bit because I didn't make a card, I made a tag inspired by this wedding cake.


I think the rest of the team followed the directions better than I did.  Check out the CCEE Stampers Blog to see.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

MFP Stamp Shop Blog Hop Day 2 - Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting

Welcome to the MFP Stamp Shop
June Blog Hop



Let's get started!!!!
This month's new Stamp Set Releases are:

Featured June 23
Paper Doll Chuck

Featured June 24
 Paper Doll Chuck Formal and Hunting


Featured June 25
 Background Diamonds and Flowers

Featured June 26
Pots and Vases 2

Please Hop along with us!! You have a chance to win one of these new stamp sets! Just comment on the blogs listed below ( don't forget this one ) each day for more chances to win! 
(You do NOT need to comment on on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly.) The winners will be announced on June 26, 2015, on the MFP Stamp Shop Blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment the more chances you have to win. And comments on the MFP blog count twice.) The deadline for commenting is Friday, June 27, 2015, at 10:00 PM EST.

Today Chuck is off to the woods.


Be sure to check out how the rest of the team has dressed up Chuck today.  

Here's the Design Team
Enjoy the Hop. Come on back tomorrow for more creative fun!!