Saturday, August 31, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #17, Day 3 - Reindeer

Hey everyone!  Welcome back to Day 3 of Sister Stamps Release #17.  Today's project was made using the stamp called REINDEER.  Jenny told me jokingly that she was very "imaginative" with the names of the stamps for this release.  Hahaha!  Anyhoo, I've been watching a lot of YT videos lately, especially Bona's channel.  She is livelovescrap on YT and she does amazing work.  If you haven't had a chance to check her out, you really should.  So one of Bona's latest creations was a triple easel card.  You can watch her tutorial video here.  The tutorial was super simple to follow and I really love the way my card turned out.  My card base is textured green card stock from my stash (although you can't see it), and the designer paper is from My Mind's Eye, the "I Believe" collection, which came out a few years ago.  Besides stamping, coloring, and cutting out the image, I also punched out a few hearts, to use on the easels, used some snowflake buttons from my stash, and added those little Christmas trees which were punched from an Anna Griffin punch from way back when.  The sentiments say "Holiday Wishes Just for You" and are from another old Hero Arts stamp set.

A close up of the girls flying through the air ...

Side view of the triple easel card ...

So, what do you think?  Will you give this card a try?  I sure hope so because it really was simple to make.  You can watch my YouTube video here and don't forget to leave a comment (on the video) because YOU just might win this fantastic stamp!  Well, that's it for Sister Stamps Release #17.  Thanks so much for stopping in all three days and commenting!  I really appreciate it!  So, until we meet again, you all take care of yourselves and enjoy the last few weeks of summer! 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #17, Day 2 - Sleigh

Welcome back to Day 2 of Sister Stamps Release #17.  I hope you're enjoying all the beautiful creations from the design team!  Today's stamp is called SLEIGH and because this image is quite large, I decided to make a Christmas card with it.  I originally had a different project I wanted to make, but it didn't work out.  BUT, I'm so very happy with the way this card turned out!  The card base is red card stock from my stash and the designer paper is from the Authentique 6x6 paper pad collection called "Wonder".  I stamped the image, colored it with my Copics, and used my Nesties to cut the image out.  Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the Spellbinder die that I used.  If anyone knows the name, please let me know in the comments below.  I used a SU punch to punch out the "Merry Christmas" sentiment, which is an old Hero Arts stamp.

Here's a close-up of the image:

Even though the image is on the large size, the coloring is really easy.  You could whip up a batch of these Christmas cards in no time flat!  Now do you see why I love it?  It's another super simple project that's quick to make and you could use up a lot of your paper!  Now, don't forget to watch my YouTube video here and be sure you leave a comment (on the video) because you might be the winner of this beautiful stamp!  Thanks for popping in today and I sure hope you'll come back tomorrow to see what I came up with for the final image of this release.  Until then, take care. 

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sister Stamps Release #17 - Day 1, Minoru

Hey everyone! Can you believe that summer is almost over and the holidays will be here before you know it?  Well, Sister Stamps wants to get a jump on Christmas, so this release is all about their Christmas stamps for 2013!  My first project is a super simple Christmas tag, using MINORU.  Be sure to check out the back story on Minoru at the Sister Stamps blog here.  After stamping him, I colored him up with my Copics, cut him out using my scallop circle Nesties, punched a hole and added an eyelet with my Crop-o-dile, and added some red and white twine.  I stamped a simple Christmas sentiment on the back.

Here's a close up of this cutie!

The sentiment ...

Sister Stamps will again be giving away the stamps in this release, so please check out my YouTube video here and don't forget to comment on the video.  You could be a winner!  Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you come back tomorrow to see the Christmas card I made.  I love it!  Until then, take care.

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Envelope Gift Card Holder

Hey guys, hope you're enjoying your Sunday.  Today I'd like to share an envelope gift card holder I made for my mother-in-law's birthday.  I was so inspired by Bona of livelovescrap on YouTube, that I just had to try and make one.  You can check out Bona's YouTube videos here.  She does amazing work and I love it! 

This time, to make my envelope, I used the MS Scoreboard and the envelope attachment, instead of using my WRMK Envelope Punch Board.  This was the first time I made an envelope using the scoreboard and it was surprisingly simple.  So if you haven't tried making envelopes with your MS scoreboard, I highly recommend you try it out.

Here's my envelope gift card holder:  I used MIYAKO from Sister Stamps.  I believe she was one of the releases for Valentine's Day a while back.  Please correct me if I'm wrong!  I also used some washi paper (not washi tape), some lace, hydrangea flowers and some heart brads.  I colored Miyako with my Copics and cut her out.  The back of the envelope is plain and I used a Velcro circle for the closure.  The bottom photo shows the inside of the envelope.

As you can see, it's a very simple project, and you can use it for any occasion.  You can bet that I'll be creating these for Christmas!  Anyhoo, thanks for stopping by and I hope you're staying cool.  As I write this, I feel like I'm either getting heat stroke or am coming down with something.  Until next time, take care.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Today's the Day! Sister Stamps Release #16!

Here they are! These cutie patootie sea creatures are ready to be released! Be sure to visit the Sister Stamps blog for more information on where you can purchase these cuties! Have a wonderful day!