Sunday, March 29, 2015

Easter Diorama Card

"Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month from The Rubber Cafe'. 

This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month! 



I have been having a blast playing with my Scor-Pal and decided to use it to make a fun Easter Diorama Card that anyone would love to receive.




Here is the front of the card.



And when you open it, you get the surprise of a fun Diorama card!


You can see all the step by step directions on The Rubber Cafe' Blog.


This is such a super fun looking card and so very easy to make!
I hope you'll give it a try.




Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: 
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink,  Copic Marker
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding, bunny brads
Other: Spellbinder classic circle dies, Scor-Pal, 

Friday, March 27, 2015

Birthday's are more fun with Donuts!

It's the last day of our fun celebration!

This week we've been celebrating with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we are offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US.
Our theme...Making Texture. We hope you’ve enjoyed the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will brought you this week! 

I made another fun House Mouse Design's birthday card for today's project.

This is Birthday Donut, Sweet Surprises, and Graceful Birthday Stamp.

I cut the card base with the Sizzix Square Stand-up die.
Then I folded the front panel back and taped the LX 7012 Waves and dots stencil to the card base.


Then I stenciled with White embossing paste and set it aside to dry.


Then I put my card together!
The image is colored with Copic Markers (c7-c5-c3-c1-c00-e50-e51-e93-w1-w3-w5-y21-y23-r02-r10-bg10-bg11)


I hope you enjoyed my fun birthday card today!

Here's a closer look!


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Birthday

Ready for fresh air, sunshine, new leaves, and flowers blooming? 

Well, the Dream Team is right there with you! Our challenge for the month of March is...coincidentally...Marching into Spring. Per usual, we'd love to have you play along with us, and link your own creations to the Inlinkz tool on the Dream It Up! blog, or at the bottom of this post. Play as many times as you'd like. Those of you who work Dreamweaver and/or Stampendous products into your projects receive bonus points, but everyone has an opportunity to be the winner who receives the stencil of their choice.

Here's my hint of Spring:

I decided to combine all my teams challenges this week so this card is full of Spring colors, birthday wishes, and it uses products available from Stampendous, Woodware, and Dreamweaver which seems redundant since they are all super intertwined companies!

For my card I used
House Mouse Designs, Cheesy Gift, Crosswords perfectly clear stamps, and Graduated Dot Stencil.

To create the glittery background panel I used the Double Glitter Technique.My teamy, Wendy Jordan, has a great video demonstrating this technique HERE.

I started by adhering a panel of Double Sided Sticky Panel to a white cardstock panel.  Then I rubbed the back of the Graduated Dot Stencil with soap and then lay it down on the sticky side of the panel.
I sprinkled Crystal Micro Glitter over the stencil and burnished to cover the dots.


Then I shook the excess glitter back into the jar before gently lifting the stencil off the panel.


I covered the entire panel with Sunflower Micro glitter, burnished it, and then poured the excess back into the jar.


I cut a thin strip off of the panel before adhering it to my card.
That's the strip that I used on Monday's card.


I colored the image with Copic Markers (yr21-yr23-yr24-e50-e51-e93-y15-t08-y00-yg03-rv02-rv13-rv14)



The "B" team would love to share their interpretations of this theme...check them out!:


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Special Spellbinders Gift Set

Stampendous is excited, once again, to be partnering with the folks over at Spellbinders for a Spring mini blog hop! As Spellbinders design partners this year, we’ve been blessed to use many of their exciting products, and we know their design team is enjoying the Stampendous products we sent for their use! 

Spellbinders has fantastic prize packages from all of their partners to give away each day, so be sure to visit their blog and use their contest entry tool to enter each day (one entry per day, per person). See the Spellbinders Blog for rules and a list Product Partner companies.

For my project I created a beautiful birthday gift in the perfect box.



To create the box I started by cutting two 4" x 4 1/2" panels of white cardstock.
I scored the panels all the way around the edges 1/2" from the edge.



Then I cut each of the corners so that I could fold the panel and create the box.



Here are the top and the bottom of the box.



Die cut the largest size of out of Spellbinders Labels39 from white cardstock.


To decorate the panel I embossed Penned Happy Birthday in the corner with Detail white embossing powder.  Then I sponged Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress Ink all over the panel.
I scribbled Pistachio Gelato on my craft mat and sprayed with water.  Then I used my finger to pick it up and spread through the Graduated Dot Stencil.  It smeared a little but I liked it so I left it!
I stamped the words from Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.



I glued the panel to one of the box halves to create the box top.



I finished off the box top with Spellbinders Die D-Lites Cherry Blossoms dies.
Directions to create these flowers can be found here.



Here is the beautiful necklace that goes inside the box.
I used Gilded Life Heart Bezel for my pendant.I stamped images from Vintage Ladies Perfectly Clear Stamps on the inside.
I added a little Multi Ultra Fine Glitter and then sealed with Enviro Tex Resin.



I hope you enjoyed my project today.


Here are some more great projects!

Stampendous Blog

Lea Kimmel

Janelle Stollfus

Tenia Nelson

Kristine Reynolds (UR Here)

Spellbinders Blog

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Orion and Whiskey

I have another card for the High Hopes Blog March Challenge.

The challenge runs through Tuesday, March 31st. 


Today I am sharing a card I made with one of the new release images, 
Orion and Whiskey!


I stamped this adorable duo with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored it with Copic Markers.
(E50-E51-E93-YR00-YR02-YR07-B97-B95-B91-C9-C7-C5-C3-C1-
r21-R22-R24-YG25-YG21-E55-E53-E51-W5-W3-W1)
The patterned paper is from the Echo Park "Scoot" paper pack.



I can't find this exact birthday sentiment in the new store but you can find a bunch of Happy Birthday sentiments HERE.


If you are in need of a High Hopes stamp, check out these stores:
Lacey Stephens - Stamp and Create based out of the US
Nikki Fairbairn - Bunny Zoe's Crafts based out of the UK/Europe
One Crazy Stamper based out of Canada

Thanks for stopping by!

Kristine

Monday, March 23, 2015

Birthday Dreams


This week we have a different sort of collaboration for you!
Stampendous is very excited to be able to offer their products in many countries around the world. They’re able to do this thanks to their terrific distributors in those countries who help retail stores to stock their products. In the UK Stampendous has a very long and valued partnership with Woodware Craft Collection. These wonderful folks stock almost all the Stampendous products, and they even stock several classic items that have retired from the store here in the US. They also stock almost all of the new Dreamweaver Stencils line, so we thought it would be another great event to celebrate the addition of Dreamweaver to the Stampendous family.
This week we’re going to celebrate with the awesome Woodware Design Team and the Dreamweaver Stencils Dream Team all of the the great Stampendous and Dreamweaver Stencils products that Woodware makes available to the UK market. This is good news for our crafty friends in the UK because we’ll be offering prizes and our UK friends are eligible to win!! We’ll be offering three prizes in the UK and three in the US.
Our theme...Making Texture. We hope you’ll enjoy the wonderful inspiration that three talented teams will bring you this week! 

I made a fun birthday card for today's project.

This adorable Gruffies® image, Cake Dreamer is available from Woodware and Stampendous.



I colored the image with Copic Markers.
To create the purple background I used the Dreamweaver I Beam stencil and embossing paste.

I started by taping the stencil to a panel of white cardstock with removable tape.



I spread a small amount of white embossing paste on my craft mat.

I added some purple acrylic paint to the embossing paste and mixed it with my palette knife.


Then I spread the paste across the stencil with my Paste Spreader.


When it dried I used it for the background of the card.

Do you see the yellow sparkly strip?
That was from a left over strip from my Thursday project and if you stop by then, I'll show you how I created it using Dreamweaver Graduated Dot stencil.



The sentiment is from the Beary Mice Perfectly Clear stamp set.
Here are the designer’s sharing the projects Each prize package will consist of Nathalie Kalbach’s terrific Grunge Mixed Media Cling Rubber Stamp Sets and the beautiful Zen Butterfly Dreamweaver Stencil! Both products are ideal for adding texture and backgrounds to your projects!
Deadline to comment is Sunday, March 29th, Pacific Time. Winners will be picked using random.org and announced Tuesday, March 31st, in the afternoon.


Be sure to visit all the blog links listed and leave your comments! Each comment will count as an entry towards one of the terrific prize packages.

Stampendous Blog

Janelle Stollfus

Pam Hornschu

Kristine Reynolds(UR HERE)

 Woodware Craft Collection Blog

Dorothy Adam

Francoise Read

Dreamweaver Stencils Blog

Lyn Bernatovich

Cindy Groh

Gill Wilson

Alison Heikkila

Alison Heikkila

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Get Well box

"Spring is Here" and that is the name of this month's Creative Cafe' Kit of the month.  This is a very special kit- with yummy spring colors, combined with our special coordinating stamp-set, along with everything from the ribbons to the embellishments are going to really provide you with some inspiration in your crafting this month! 

I have been having a blast playing with my Scor-Pal and decided to use it to make a fun little "Get Well" box that would be the perfect gift for that someone special who is under the weather.








For the inside I filled a small clear bag with a kleenex and some medicine and tied the sentiment tag on with blue seam binding from the kit.




I did a step by step tutorial for The Rubber Cafe Blog so if you need more info, stop by there and check it out!




Thanks for stopping by!



Supplies:
Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Add on set, Wishing you well
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit-Echo Park Sunny Days Ahead 
Ink:  Memento Black Tuxedo Ink, ,Memento Ladybug red dye ink Copic Marker
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy GlueScore-Tape
Embellishments:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' KOTM: Seam Binding
Other: Spellbinder oval dies, Scor-Buddy, plastic bag