Still Night for “O is for Owl” at the Alphabet Challenge

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

I am very happy to be the host for the new Alphabet Challenge, which is “O is for Owl.” I have quite a few owl stamps because I love them so much, but I couldn’t resist using this brand new one that came out in the Holiday Catalog, called Still Night. It also has coordinating thinlits that are just wonderful! I had a great time coloring him with Stampin’ Blends and the rest of the card was quick and easy.

 

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Project

  • The owl was colored with a few different Stampin’ Blends, then I added more depth with watercolor pencils.
  • The branch was cut from Very Vanilla, then distressed with Crumb Cake and lightly sponged with Memento Black on the ends.
  • Wood Textures DSP was run through the Big Shot in the Woodland embossing folder, then I lightly rubbed the Memento Black ink pad across it to show more definition of the details.
  • I cut the bottom sentiment in the Sizzix Planks Bigz Die, then stamped the sentiment. The Pinewood Planks embossing folder was used to add texture to the sentiment, then it was distressed with ink along the edges and very lightly across the middle.

 

Wonderful Autumn Card Featuring #StillNight, #AccentedBlooms, #Masculine, #NIghtOwl, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Still Night, Accented Blooms
  • Paper: Wood Textures 6×6 DSP, Early Espresso, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla
  • Ink: Memento Black, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow
  • SU Tools: Night Owl Thinlits, Pinewood Planks TIEF, Woodland TIEF, Tailored Tag Punch, 2 1/2″ Circle Punch, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin’ Blends: Pumpkin Pie, Soft Suede, Bronze, Ivory; Non-SU: Sizzix Planks Bigz Die
  • Finishing Touch: Linen Thread

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

2-1/2" Circle Punch

2-1/2″ Circle Punch
[120906]
$18.00

 

Double Easel Country Home Card for Cardz 4 Galz

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

We have a fantastic new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz! Sue is our Host and she has chosen “Fancy Folds.” I am always amazed at the really wonderful and creative fun fold cards and I know you will want to play along. I had just seen this Double Easel fold technique and was looking for a good reason to try it. This challenge was perfect to give it a go. With beautiful designer paper and the wonderful Country Home stamp set, this card came together very easily, adding a favorite retired ribbon from my stash.

 

My Secrets to Making This Country Home Project

  • Layer Dimensions:
    • Card Base: 4 1/2″ x 11″ – scored at 5 1/2″
    • Layer 1: 4 1/4″ x 10 1/4″ – scored at 2 1/2″ and 5″
    • DSP: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/4″ (1)
    • DSP: 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ (2)
  • Inside Dimensions:
    • Layer 1: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″
    • Whisper White: 4 1/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • This card was really fun to do! The only secret to give you is that the oval die was backed with a duplicate oval to cover the back of the stamped image that had been colored with Stampin’ Blends.
  • I stamped the container directly onto the Galvanized

 

Autumn Fun Fold Card Featuring #CountryHome, #Autumn, #Fall, #DoubleEasel, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Country Home
  • Paper: Country Lane DSP, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White Galvanized Foil Sheet
  • Ink: Memento Black Ink, Blackberry Bliss
  • SU Tools: Stampin’ Blends: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Watercolor Pencils
  • Finishing Touch: Metallic Pearls, Blackberry Bliss Satin Stitched Ribbon, Colored Doilies

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

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Blackberry Bliss 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

Blackberry Bliss 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon
[133668]
$8.95


 

It’s a Spooky Kitty Among the Branches for the Sisterhood of Crafters

Halloween Card Featuring #AmongtheBranches, #HolidayHome, #SpookyCat, #Halloween, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

We have a “Cute Spooks” challenge for you at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Terri is our host and she wants you to make any card related to Halloween. It will be here before you know it, so get out your Halloween stamps and play along with us! I don’t have much in the way of Halloween stamps and the word “cute” made me think of my Cat Punch, which it did have a coordinating Halloween stamp (which I ended up not using). In the final card, though, the kitty is punched from Silver foil paper. The sentiment stamp is from any oldie that I have kept, Among the Branches. I thought it would make a cute moon!

 

Halloween Card Featuring #AmongtheBranches, #HolidayHome, #SpookyCat, #Halloween, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

My Secrets to Making This Among the Branches Project

  • The size of this card is due to the oval from Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cute Specialty DSP. That determined the size of the silver foil layer as well as the card base. Sometimes it works well to start from the inside out!
  • There’s a patterned paper that is the same size as the oval piece, which is from Twinkle Twinkle DSP. I loved the stars and really thought it worked well for this card.
  • The ribbons and punched leaves were adhered down at the bottom of the oval where I wanted the kitty, great use of scraps there! Then, the kitty was popped up on dimensionals over them.
  • The Finishing Touch was to use a few sequins. Don’t you love that star?

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Among the Branches, Holiday Home
  • Paper: Twinkle Twinkle DSP, Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty DSP, So Saffron, Silver Foil Sheets
  • Ink: So Saffron, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Cat Punch, Lemon Builder Punch, Leaf Punch, 2″ Circle Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Night of Navy Gingham Ribbon, Silver Natural Trim, Metallics Sequin Embellishments

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Among The Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set

Among The Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set
[139823]
$17.00

Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

Holiday Home Photopolymer Stamp Set
[135095]
$15.95

Cat Punch

$18.00

Leaf Punch

$16.00

Silver 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Natural Trim

Silver 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Natural Trim
[141485]
$7.00

Metallics Sequin Assortment

Metallics Sequin Assortment
[138390]
$5.00

 

A Blended Bloom in a Beautiful Bouquet for Retro Rubber

Autumn Floral Card Featuring #Blended Blooms, #BeautifulBouquet, #Birthday, #SecretsToStamping, #StampinUp

 

 

 

We have a new challenge at Retro Rubber! These Tic-Tac-Toe challenges are so much fun so I hope you will find an older stamp that hasn’t gotten any ink for a while and play along! My “three in a row” is the Ribbon, Flowers, Circles. Blended Bloom came out in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog and is now retired. I really loved this stamp when it came out but wasn’t confident enough with my coloring to play with it enough. I love the large bloom and wanted to color it with my new Stampin’ Blends. The sentiment is from Beautiful Bouquet, which is a great stamp set with lots of great images and sentiments. It came out last year, has coordinating framelits and is still available for purchase in the current catalog.

 

 

 

 

My Secrets to Making This Blended Bloom Project

  • The Blended Bloom image was so much fun to color with Stampin’ Blends! I brought out the new Cajun Craze alcohol markers, highlighted with Pumpkin Pie, then used the new Basic Black lightly on the center.
  • Once the coloring was done, I layered the panel onto Gold Foil paper and adhered it to the Cajun Craze card base.
  • The sentiment was inked up in Cajun Craze, cropped out with the Layering Oval Framelits and layered onto a banner of gold foil.
  • To fulfill the “circles” requirement, I found some Cajun Craze polka dot DSP, cut it into a banner and layered fold natural trim, gold mini sequin trim and leaves cut in gold foil from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Once everything was attached to the card base, I added Metallic Pearls and a black Faceted Gem.

 

Quick List of Stampin’ Up! Products

  • Stamp Sets: Blended Bloom, Beautiful Bouquet
  • Paper: Regals DSP Stack (retired), Cajun Craze, Gold Foil Sheets
  • Ink: Memento Black, Cajun Craze
  • SU Tools: Stitched Seasons Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Banner Triple Punch, Stampin’ Blends: Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
  • Finishing Touch: Gold Natural Trim, Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Metallic Pearls, Faceted Dots

 

I would like to submit my card to the following challenges. Please check them out and play along with me:

 

Before You Go!

 

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you did, please:

  • Leave me a comment! Which “secret” are you going to try?
  • Don’t forget to visit my Gallery for lots of ideas, and…
  • Follow me on Pinterest and Facebook.
  • Want to know what’s new with SU? Check out What’s New.

When placing an order, don’t forget that:

  • You can earn FREE products with my SS Rewards, even during Sale-A-Bration.
  • Need ideas to get your order over the top for these Freebies? Then,

 

Thanks for coming to my blog today! If you have any questions, please feel free to email me any time.  Until next time, have fun in your craft room!

 

DIY List of Stampin’ Up! Products

 

Blended Bloom Wood-Mount Stamp Set

Blended Bloom Wood-Mount Stamp Set
[135906]
$12.00

Regals Designer Series Paper Stack

Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
[138436]
$22.00

Gold 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Natural Trim

Gold 1/4″ (6.4 Mm) Natural Trim
[141484]
$7.00