Holiday Card with the Bow Builder Punch

Bow Builder Punch

It is so good to be crafting again! We have been doing some work in our house, including my craft room, turning my entire room upside down! I can’t say that the room is entirely back in order but I was missing my paper so much so just had to get some play time in. I have some cute projects to show you so hope you will come and visit me to see some exciting new products!

Aren’t the bows made with the new bow builder punch adorable? They look so cute made in all different colors! This card started with punching out the bows in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green and Whisper White. After assembling them, they were mounted onto distressed Crumb Cake cardstock that was embossed with the Stylish Stripes TIEF and layered onto Garden Green. The card base is Soft Suede and a layer of Crumb Cake embossed with the Arrows TIEF and pretty Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon. The sentiment from Good Greetings was punched and layered onto the Scallop Oval Punch then the smallest pearls were added for the finishing touch.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Good Greetings
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • SU Tools: Arrows TIEF, Stylish Stripes TIEF, Modern Label Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Bow Builder Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Cherry Cobbler 1″ Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon, Pearl Basic Jewels

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. Holiday Catalog Supplement Check out the HOLIDAY items that are only available while supplies last!
  2. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are  HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
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Bow Builder and BellaSo, I hope you liked my card today! I think my my shadow, Bella, did! Please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Nature Silhouettes for Retro Rubber 04

Nature Silhouettes, Holiday, New Year'sNature Silhouettes was one of the very first stamp sets that I bought when I started stamping. I love nature and deer and wolves are certainly on my list of favorite animals on earth (if I could even attempt a list!). Retro Rubber has a great color challenge for us for the next two weeks. You can use any shade of blue with silver and white. This combination made me want to go completely natural in my card design. My card started by heat embossing the deer with VersaMark and Crumb Cake ink, then using clear embossing powder to set it. I love this technique since it opens up the possibilities of ink colors that I can use. I then stamped the tree in Early Espresso. The moon was made by masking off with a circle made out of a post-it note with the circle punch, and sponged over the area with Smoky Slate ink. Once finished with the stamped image, I started adding layers, and ran one through the Big Shot in the Woodgrain Emboss Folder and the largest through the Stylish Stripes Emboss Folder. The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy ink. The finishing touch was adding some Smoky Slate Candy Dots and Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon that was spritzed with alcohol, wadded into a ball and allowed to dry before wrapping it around the cardstock and tied into a bow.

 

CHALLENGE GUIDELINESrrbc04

•Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
•Follow the challenge given for the time period.
•Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC04
•Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the JANUARY 2nd.
•Enter as many times as you like.
Link up your creations for our challenge – Using Blue, Silver & White

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Nature Silhouettes, Scenic Season
  • Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver, Whisper White
  • Ink: Night of Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Stylish Stripes TIEF, Woodgrain TIEF
  • Finishing Touch: Clear Emboss Powder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Night of Navy Seam Binding Ribbon

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. New! Holiday Catalog Supplement Check out the new items that are only available while supplies last!
  2. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  3. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE.
  4. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Perpetual Calendars Made Easy for the Pals Blog Hop

Dec14badgeWelcome to the last Pals Blog Hop of 2014. This month we want to help you start your holiday wish list by sharing projects featuring our favorite Stampin’ Up! papers, stamps, tools and accessories. Get your wish list ready as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from September Gray at www.septembergray.com on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the project.

Perpetual Calendar, Christmas, Bright & Beautiful, Mingle All the Way

 Happy Holidays!

I hope you have enjoyed the Pals Blog Hop so far. I think I found a really fun project for you and even have a SNEAK PEEK from the upcoming Occasions Catalog! I found a cute project on Scor-Pal and adapted it easily to use the ready-made 2″ Tiny Treat Boxes (Item #135829) from the Holiday Mini Catalog! The boxes were so fun to decorate! Then, I stamped and did a little “Blendie” coloring on the holiday sentiment from Mingle All the Way, die-cut it with the Oval framelit, then put it on a layer of the Deco Label Framelit. I thought some ribbons would make it stand out, so I layered fringed Burlap Ribbon with Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon and Whisper White 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon. It still needed something to make it look “holidayish” so I stamped and cut out some Bright and Beautiful stars (so easy and quick with Photopolymer stamps and framelits) and trimmed out the sentiment. The last little detail was adding the December, just in case someone didn’t know when Christmas was! LOL Everything was adhered and it was done so amazingly fast!

Perpetual Calendar, You're Wonderful, Floral Framelits

Well, you know me! I can’t just stop at one! I decided to do a calendar for the entire year. This time I used the 2014-2016 In-Colors, Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow, picking DSP from the paper stack. Once the calendar base was made, I started stamping the sentiment from You’re Wonderful and Daydream Medallions, then cutting Floral Framelits. I fussy-cut and popped up the banners on the sentiment and added a bow and rhinestones. I also colored some of the flowers from the You’re Wonderful stamp set and adhered them to the sides. So – if you are interested in making these with the tiny treat boxes, here is how I made them:

1. Boxes: Already made! I used my bone folder on all of the seams and put the boxes together. I made two layers for each side; one was 1 7/8″ and the other was 1 3/4″. Numbers to make for the boxes are: Box 1: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and Box 2: 0, 1, 2, 7, 8 ,9. The 9 will also serve as the 6. I changed the Year Calendar just a little so that the date on the 15th of the month will show “2015” by switching out the 7 with the 5 on the boxes. It certainly isn’t necessary but I thought it was a fun touch!

The cardstock for the calendar base: 4 3/8" x 10 1/2" and scored at 1/2", 2 1/2", 3 1/8", 5 3/8".

2. The cardstock for the calendar base: 4 3/8″ x 10 1/2″ and scored at 1/2″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/8″,  5 3/8″.

Use adhesive to make the  base of the calendar

3. Use adhesive to make the base of the calendar

The side panel: 3" x 9 3/4" Scored at 2 3/4" and 7" and cut slits as shown. This piece is slightly larger on the sides so you can trim to your liking.

4. The side panel: 3″ x 9 3/4″ Scored at 2 3/4″ and 7″ and cut slits as shown. This piece is slightly larger on the sides so you can trim to your liking. Adhere to calendar base along the bottom and the top of the center panel.

I just got  the brand new Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit from the upcoming Occasions Catalog and wanted to show it to you. What a pretty way to organize your special dates to remember! I used the embellishments in the kit so you could see how fun it would look.

Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

 

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  1. Have you been to Stampin’ Up!’s Year End Close-out Sale yet? Click HERE or the SHOP button on the sidebar to my Stampin’ Up! store.
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Let me know if you have any questions. The next stop is Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you in 2015.

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Final Line-Up: 

  1. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  2. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  3. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  4. Sherrie Gross at Stampin Sunshine
  5. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  6. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  7. September Gray at www.septembergray.com
  8. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  ⇐⇐ YOU ARE HERE
  9. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  10. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  11. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  12. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  14. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  15. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  16. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  17. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  19. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  20. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  23. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  24. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  25. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  28. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  29. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  30. Rae Harper-Burnet at WildWestPaperArts.com
  31. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone’s Stamping Zone
  32. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  33. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  34. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  35. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  36. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  37. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  38. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomWithBecky

It’s Cool Dudes for Retro Rubber 03

Two Cool Dudes, Holiday

It’s time to play with my favorite OLD stamps for Retro Rubber! Two Cool Dudes is such a cute stamp set and I really love snowmen! I used the Retro Rubber sketch this week to showcase him quite properly, I think!

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After stamping the snowman image and matting it in Cherry Cobbler cardstock, I ran them through the Big Shot in the Decorative Dots Emboss Folder. I then cut and laid out the other layers, stamping the sentiment, distressing the Whisper White and running the Crumb Cake through the Big Shot as well in the Snowburst Emboss Folder. Before adhering it onto the Soft Suede cardbase, I adhered some Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon. The finishing touch was Neutrals Candy Dots. Quick AND Easy! So, what does this sketch make you want to play with in your craft room! Get it out and play along!

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES
•Use older stamps. We suggest stamps older than 1 year.
•Follow the challenge given for the time period.
•Post your creation to your blog or online gallery. If you use an online gallery, please use the Keyword RRBC03
•Link back to the blog using the InLinkz by the December 12th.
•Enter as many times as you like.

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Two Cool Dudes, Christmas Messages
  • Paper: Soft Suede, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
  • Ink: Cherry Cobbler
  • SU Tools: Decorative Dots TIEF, Snowburst TIEF (retired), Decorative Labels Punch, Stampin’ Distress Tool
  • Finishing Touch: Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen Ribbon, Neutrals Candy Dots

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. Check out the new Year End Sale by clicking my SHOP button! You won’t want to miss it!
  2. Holiday Catalog Supplement Check out the new items that are only available while supplies last!
  3. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  4. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE.
  5. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Rustic Wondrous Wreath Holiday Card

Wondrous Wreath, Festival of Trees

I had to use Wondrous Wreath for one more holiday card. It truly is one of my all-time favorite stamp sets – so easy to use with coordinating framelits, and is great for all of your year round card-making. I hope you have purchased already, and if you haven’t, you simply must do so before the holiday catalog period ends (only one month left)! I made this card to enter into the Pals Paper Arts color challenge this week, using Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla.

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This card started by making the Wondrous Wreath, so fast and easy due to the stamp set being photopolymer – no stamp-a-ma-jig needed! Then, the On Film framelit was daubered with Baked Brown Sugar and put through the Big Shot. The “Joy” from the Wonderful Wreath framelit set is so pretty! I cut it out along with the bow and flower in Cherry Cobbler. Festival of Trees is perfect for a holiday card and was quickly inked up and punched out, then little pearls added. The Gold Basic Metal Button was threaded with a leftover Burlap Ribbon thread. The Arrows Emboss Folder was used for the Baked Brown Sugar background, which gave just enough texture for the background. This card really wasn’t difficult to put together at all, and so much fun when using my favorite holiday stamp sets. Do you have a favorite stamp set this season?

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Sets: Wondrous Weather, Festival of Trees
  • Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Baked Brown Sugar
  • SU Tools: Wonderful Wreath framelits, On Film Framelits, Tree Punch, Arrows TIEF
  • Finishing Touch: Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Pearl Basic Jewels

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. New! Holiday Catalog Supplement Check out the new items that are only available while supplies last!
  2. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are  HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  3. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE.
  4. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie

Santa’s Arrival to the Blue Holiday Home

Holiday Home

Are you still enjoying the Holiday Home stamp set? I sure am! I know that this stamp set will be perfect for every season of the year but I absolutely think that it is the best in winter, don’t you? I had so much fun making this card and it was so quick and easy with the coordinating framelits for the house! This card will be submitted to this week’s The Paper Players because I cannot resist their tic-tac-toe challenges! So much fun!! Follow the link and play along!

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I kept the card in monochromatic colors. The house was colored with my Blendabilities pens in Coastal Cabana. Because the roof which was colored with the darkest shade of Coastal Cabana was a bit brighter than I wanted, I toned it down by coloring it last with the lightest Smoky Slate Blendies pen. The ending shade of blue is precisely what I was envisioning. The Lost Lagoon DSP makes the perfect snowfall scene with Santa and his sleigh heat embossed in Smoky Slate. Trees were stamped in Pool Party and fussy cut – easy with only straight lines that even I can do! I stamped the cute little snowman so that the family inside the home could see him. The sweet little sentiment is all that is needed then punched with the small oval, a layer of Pool Party and finished off with a Scallop Oval Punch. It is popped up with dimensionals. DONE!

IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS

  • Stamp Set: Holiday Home
  • Paper: 2014-2016 In Color DSP Stack, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Whisper White
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, Memento Black, VersaMark
  • SU Tools: Homemade Holiday Framelits, Small Oval Punch (retired), Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Blendabilities: Coastal Cabana, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight; Smoky Slate Emboss Powder

CURRENT PROMOTIONS

  1. New! Holiday Catalog Supplement Check out the new items that are only available while supplies last!
  2. Paper Pumpkin is a great way to craft! It is always the highlight of my day when it arrives in my mailbox! Exclusive, quality products with everything you need included in the kit! Give it a try! If you don’t like it, I will buy the kit from you. Details about the subscription are HERE. Ready to sign up for this no risk, fully flexible program?  Join Now!
  3. Weekly Deals: Brand new Sale every week!! Check out the latest group of products on sale HERE.
  4. Click on the Stampin’ Store in the top menu or the SHOP button on the sidebar to see all of Stampin’ Up!’s latest and greatest promotions!

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on the right sidebar of my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie