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Autumn Gnomes

Good morning! Today I am sharing a few cards using the new Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps set called Autumn Gnomes. For my first card, I stamped the cute stack of pumpkins and paired it with the same fall papers I used in my last post. I also found a scrap of ribbon that matched…it’s been forever since I added some ribbon!

For my next card, I used the cute gnome pushing a giant pumpkin. Then I added a few hand cut banners and rhinestones.

I couldn’t stop there! This is such a cute set and I wanted to color those flowers. I added the remaining scrap of the ribbon I found behind them.

Have a great day!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Autumn Gnomes; paper- white, SU! Tangerine Tango, Echo Park- The Story of Fall; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- MISTIScor-PalGemini Jr., Copics, foam tape, sequins, Gina Marie Slash Stitched Rectangles and rhinestones, MFT Cross Stitch Circles, ribbon, Scor-Tape.

here we come a-caroling tag

Hello friends!  The current Ai Challenge is “Tag It!” and we are featuring the new Art Impressions Thanksgiving & Christmas Clear Sets! Here I used 4936- Christmas Wonder Set to create my tag.

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I started with a 4×7 piece of kraft cardstock for the base and die cut the bottom edge with an old PaperTrey Ink die, Edgers #2. The top corners were cut with a trimmer after tracing half of a 1″ square cut diagonally.

Then I sponged red ink over a stencil onto a 3 3/4 x 4 1/4 white cardstock for the diagonal stripes. A heart was diecut in the striped layer and I adhered patterned paper behind.

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These caroling critters are so sweet! I popped them up with foam dots. The lamppost and sentiment were added, along with some ribbons and trim. I finished it off with a red snowflake cut from Ai’s 4804- Snowflake Dies.

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Now it’s your turn to break out your favorite stamps, make a card, and join us in the “Tag It!” Challenge!

Happy stamping!

Diane Signature Medium size

stamps- Art Impressions 4936- Christmas Wonder Set; paper- white, kraft, SU! Cherry Cobbler, Jillibean Soup- Christmas Eve Chowder; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Art Impressions 4804- Snowflake Dies, Copics, rhinestone, Scor-Tape, foam tape, Heart Nestabilities, PaperTrey Ink Edgers #2, SU! Seasonal Decorative Masks and Real Red pom pom trim, ribbon, crochet thread.

His plans far exceed

Good morning!

Today I am sharing two cards on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog using the Celebrate Today and Grunge Elements 2 stamp sets.

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Both cards were masked with post-it notes and then I sponged the green and blue.  The flowers were then stamped with Versafine Black ink.  Some hearts from Grunge Elements 2 were stamped lightly in blue.  Then the masks were removed.  I added a few tiny drops of water which turned quite white!

On the first card I added a band of ribbon and a few buttons, and some diecut butterflies from the Monarch dies.

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I had a tiny scrap of ribbon left from the strip I cut, so I turned it into a ribbon butterfly for the second card.  A strip of grass was also added from the Fence & Grass dies.

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Thanks for popping in and… happy stamping!

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Celebrate Today and Grunge Elements 2 ; paper- white, black; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Lucky Limeade and Coastal Cabana; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Monarch and Fence & Grass dies, ribbon, buttons, crochet thread, adhesive pearls, rhinestones.

paper dresses, purses, and shoes

On Saturday we had a bridal shower for my daughter, Kayla.  I still can’t believe my girls are all grown up!  For her shower we went with a girly theme.  I made some paper purses and shoes for the table centerpieces and die cut lots of dress boxes for favors.  They were a lot of fun and turned out quite cute, I think!  My Scor-Pal was a life-saver and I used lots and lots of Scor-Tape!

A friend helped me to trace and cut the purses and shoes that were done by hand with patterns or templates.  I went to Michael’s and bought 2- 12×12 paper packs (Recollections- Dreaming In Color) so the projects all coordinated.  The first three purses are a template by Becky Roberts.  The next three were done by making up my own measurements and were inspired by one my friend Tracy made a few years ago.  The last two purses were cut with my Sizzix Bigz Pro Pillow Purse die.  I used two patterns for the shoes… the Slip On Mule is by Stacy Cohen and the other shoe template is by Ellen Hutson.

Here they are… what fun to create and embellish!  Do you have a favorite?

After the purses and shoes were decorated, I started making dress boxes for favors.  These were die cut with the Sizzix Bigz Pro Dress Box die.  I made over 40 and they all turned out a bit different.  Here’s just a few…

Thanks for popping in.  I will share more shower pics soon.  The games were fun too!  😉

RC Holiday Blog Hop

Hey everyone! We’ve got such a treat in store for you this weekend! To celebrate all of those beautiful Ribbon Carousels being used around the world (yes, we’ve shipped Carousels to 27 countries now!) to keep ribbon, twine, washi tapes and spooled items tidy, we’ll be hopping around our amazing Crewmates blogs for the next 4 days showing you all of the beautiful and creative ways that our designers use THEIR Ribbon Carousels!

I use my Ribbon Carousel to store all of my SU! ribbons, plus my spools of May Arts lace and twine.  These carousels hold a LOT!

In my first pic, you can see the 6 ribbons that I used to make my ribbon tree card.  This is also a good way to use up scraps!

A simple zigzag stitch holds the ribbons in place.

Would you like to win your very own Ribbon Carousel? Here is what you need to do: Visit the Designer’s blogs that are participating in each day of the blog hop and comment on their posts as you go. One of the Crewmate’s Holiday blogs (from each hop day) will be randomly chosen as the ‘it’ blog and a winner will be picked using a random number generator from the comments left on that Crewmate’s Holiday Blog Hop post.

You will not know which blog has been chosen so the more Crewmate Blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning your very own Ribbon Carousel! The Blog Hop will be open until 11:59 PM Eastern Time Monday, November 25th with the winners being announced Tuesday morning on the Ribbon Carousel Blog.

Already have a Ribbon Carousel? Share a photo of YOUR Ribbon Carousel on our FaceBook page OR email it to [email protected], and we’ll share it for you!  You’ll be in special drawing  for your choice of a Ribbon Carousel or 4 packages of spools!

For those that want a Ribbon Carousel NOW! Mark your calendar! We’ll be having our LOWEST SALE PRICE of the YEAR sale on the Ribbon Carousels and Spools beginning Wednesday, November 27 – Cyber-Monday, December 2!  No coupon code needed! Just go to our store and enjoy some happy shopping!

Here are the participants for Day 4 of the Ribbon Carousel Holiday Blog Hop. Enjoy!  (If the links don’t show up, check them out on the Ribbon Carousel Blog!)

Snowy Hello

Welcome to day 2 of the Sweet ‘n Sassy November feature Blog Hops!

Today we’re featuring my new Snowy Hello stamp set!  Squeee!  I am LOVING all the cards that the DT has made!  Be sure to hop around and see them all.

I made a card and a sweet little 2-4-6-8 treat box to share with you today.  First, here’s the CAS card in gray and red with one of the snowmen…

Next, I used the same snowy image to make a little wintery treat…

And if you missed the card I posted last week, here it is again.  You can find details on this one here.

Here’s the full set!!!

Check out more samples made by our DT on the Sweet ‘n Sassy blog.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs along your journey because YOU could be a lucky winner!  We’re giving away (6) $15 store credits (1 winner will be chosen from each of the 6 blog hops).

The deadline to comment for a chance to win is midnight EST Friday, November 15th.  The list of winners will be announced on our website homepage by Monday, November 18th.

Thanks so much for joining us!  Enjoy the hop!

Card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowy Hello; paper- SU! Going Gray, Basic Gray, white; ink- SU! Basic Gray; accessories- Sweet ‘n Sassy Bookmarks & More dies (scallop border), SU! Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Scor-Tape, snowflake brad, Copics, tracing wheel.

Treat Box: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Snowy Hello; paper- SU! Baja Breeze, white; ink- SU! Baja Breeze, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Copics, hole punch, ribbon, Stickles.


CAS old fashioned Christmas

This CAS (clean & simple) card was made for the October Dirty Dozen Christmas Card Challenge.  Stacy’s challenge this month is to be inspired by a photo.  You can see the photo that was used for inspiration here.

The beautiful sleigh instantly reminded me of the Sweet ‘n Sassy set called Old Fashioned Christmas.  I also used a stamp from Grunge Borders to create the partial background on the left.  The main panel is popped up with foam tape.

The past two months I was late uploading and linking my Christmas challenge cards on SCS but I did get cards done each month.  I enjoy Stacy’s challenges and appreciate her help in keeping me on track to get my holiday cards done.  If you’d like to play along, it’s never to late to start!  You can find the details here.

stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Old Fashioned Christmas and Grunge Borders; paper- white, SU! Raspberry Ripple; ink- Versafine Black, SU! Lucky Limeade; accessories- ribbon, staples, rhinestones, foam tape.

Scor-Pal and May Arts

The Scor-Pal DT gals have teamed up with the May Arts DT to bring you lots of ideas using your Scor-Pal products and beautiful May Arts ribbons.  I have two simple cards to share today.  Both have fun ways to use up those scraps of ribbon you have laying around.  The first one starts out as a Z-fold card.

For this card, start with a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 piece of cardstock.  Score the base @ 2 1/8 and 4 1/4 with your Scor-Pal.  Fold to create the Z-fold.  Trim 1/2″ from the left edge and punch with a border punch.  I sponged all edges at this point.  Behind the first fold with the punched edge, attach ribbon scraps and lace with Scor-Tape.  Adhere flap to cardfront.

For the butterfly:  Cover a scrap of white cardstock with Scor-Tape (I used 1/2″).  Adhere ribbons and diecut.  Attach to card and add rhinestones.

My second card has a scored border and also uses ribbon scraps.

First, score a 1/4″ border on all sides.  Sponge edges.   Then start with a piece of 3 x 4 patterned paper and cut a “V” in the bottom to create a wide flag.  Punch a flower shape in the flag and turn it over to the back side.  Add Scor-Tape around the edges of the punched out shape.  Layer ribbons over the opening until it is completely covered.  Tie another ribbon around the top and attach the flag to the card front with additional Scor-Tape.  Finish the flower with a button threaded with May Arts twine.

Now hop on over to Karen Baker’s blog and see what she has created!  Here’s the list of blogs for today’s hop.

Jen Shears

Abby Henderson

Jenifer Cowles

Diane Zechman (me)

Karen Baker

Jennie Harper

Lalo IK

Katie Tate

Sandy Allnock

Lisa Silver

Virginia Fynes

butterfly card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- Be Encouraged; paper- Crumb Cake, white; ink- SU! Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, May Arts ribbon, Martha Stewart traditional scallop punch, tracing wheel, Sweet ‘n Sassy butterfly die, gemstones.

flower card: stamps- Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps- Be Encouraged; paper- Crumb Cake, DCWV Citrus; ink- SU! Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, May Arts ribbon, SU! Fancy Flower punch, butterfly punch, tracing wheel, gemstones, button, May Arts twine.

happy heart day!

Just wanted to wish you all a happy Valentine’s day!  I hope your day is extra special.  Here’s another quick valentine treat I made with the retired SU! Petal Card die to hold a Ghirardelli chocolate square.

I folded and attached 3 sides of the diecut…then wrapped a heart doily around the sides and glued it in place.  The red and white heart (minus the ribbon) is a felt piece that my friend, Susan, had attached to an envelope with my birthday card.  I couldn’t bear to throw it away so I re-purposed it onto this project.  🙂  The rest was just bits and scraps leftover from previous projects.

Have a great day!

using ribbon scraps

Hello!  I have two clean & simple cards today with different ways to use up those scraps of ribbon…you know you have ’em!  lol.  Both of these cards were inspired from ones I saw in the Splitcoast gallery a few years ago.  Of course I changed things up quite a bit.

4 of our stamping gals had a birthday this month and this first card is what I made for them.  I think my favorite part is the jeweled brads in the butterfly.

This card was inspired by one done by Claire Brennan.  The butterfly is very simple…just wedge your scraps of ribbon between the prongs of the brads before inserting them through the paper.  The leaves are actually the negative of the diecut (the leaves were cut out of the white cardstock).  I originally wanted to emboss the white background but it just looked way too busy so I opted to add a few scored lines using my Scor-Pal instead.  I liked this much better!

The second card is one that I helped my friend make to give the birthday gals.  I love, love, love this embossing folder!  (my new favorite, I think!)  My friend Tracy got me hooked on it.  Funny how that happens.  *rolling eyes*

Once again, this is a great way to use up your ribbon scraps.  Just punch or diecut a shape and tape the ends of the ribbons to the backside.  Easy!

Ribbon Butterfly card:  stamps- SU! Curly Cute; paper- Pear Pizzazz, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- Sizzix Branch w/ Leaves, Scor-Pal, Jewel brads, ribbons, Prima, gemstone.

Ribbon Heart card:  stamps- SU! Create A Cupcake; paper- Crumb Cake, white; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black; accessories- SU! Framelits Bitty Banners, Sizzix Dotted Flower Rings folder, ribbons, SU! Heart punch.