12/18/17

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas - Day 4

Hi everyone.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  The last three years I've blogged about last minute Christmas ideas you could make in under 60 minutes.  Well, it's that time again and I've got some new projects to share.

This winter panel starts with a metal panel which I covered with Gesso.  Once dry, I sprayed Jade Tint It over upper half.  Along the bottom, I painted molding paste to simulate snow and added some gauze.




All the elements were die cut with my Cricut and then adhered to the panel.


If you missed my previous posts, you can find them here: 

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/17/17

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas - Day 3

Hi everyone.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  The last three years I've blogged about last minute Christmas ideas you could make in under 60 minutes.  Well, it's that time again and I've got some new projects to share.



Using W R Memories Envelope Punch Board, I cut my foiled papers to 5 1/2" x 5 1/2".  Following the directions on the board, I scored and punched each piece of foil.




Next, fold on the scored lines to create each envelope.  Since the foiled are double sided, just flip one over to get a second color.  For my first 2 envelopes, I used Emerald/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


I also created another envelope from Emerald/Emerald Star Struck Foiled Paper.



I wrapped white twine around the top of this envelope, then added a die cut decorative element cut from Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.


For the next envelope, I added a panel of Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper on which I stamped an image using Ghost Ink.  Ghost Ink removes the color of the foil leaving amazing designs on the foil.  I also wrapped white twine around the top of the envelope.


For my 3rd envelope, I die cut an oval from Ruby/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper and the rose design from Gold/Gold Glossy Foiled Paper.  To finish, I added flowers to the corner with a brad.



Just add gift cards inside the envelopes and give away.




If you missed my previous posts, you can find them here: 

Day 1
Day 2


Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


12/16/17

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas - Day 2

Hi everyone.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  The last three years I've blogged about last minute Christmas ideas you could make in under 60 minutes.  Well, it's that time again and I've got some new projects to share.

If you need to create something quick for the holidays, stop by the next 9 days and  I will show you some fun, quick and easy projects.


One of the projects I created with the Clear Scraps December kit is a Window Shaker to create a unique ornament.

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After I painted the Window Shaker with gold paint, I reassembled the shaker, placing assorted colors and shapes of Dew Drops in each window before adhering the acrylic panel and top layer.

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I added assorted stickers to the outside of the shaker.  Adhering the leaf sticker on cardstock, I placed it on the top of the shaker to hold the ribbon hanger in place.

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If you missed my previous post, you can find it here: 

Day 1


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/15/17

Quick and Easy Gift Ideas - Day 1

Hi everyone.  Christmas will be here before we know it.  The last three years I've blogged about last minute Christmas ideas you could make in under 60 minutes.  Well, it's that time again and I've got some new projects to share.


I created pointsettias using Makin's ClayⓇ white and red clays and a push mold.


I added color to each pointsettia using Plaid Metallic paint then adhered the pointsettias to the frame. Joy to the World, from Joy Clair's Merry Christmas Sentiments, was stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and placed behind the glass.




If you need to create something quick for the holidays, stop by the next 10 days and  I will show you some fun, quick and easy projects.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/14/17

New Joy Clair Release

Hi everyone, I'm on the Joy Clair blog today with 2 new stamp sets released this month -  Dog Gone Christmas  and Send Me.



I began by creating a background of dog bones and paw prints, adding just a hint of color to the bows.


I created a card from black cardstock and matted the stamped panel with red cardstock.  The dog house and dog were colored with Copic Markers, fussy cut and matted with cardstock.  A strip of red was added across the car and the sentiment was die cut and added to the card.


Next, I used the Send Me stamp set to create bookmarks.  I created  bookmarks from kraft cardstock and added embossed panels on top.


I stamped a number of elements and colored them with Copic Markers.  I then fussy cut each and added them to the bookmarks.


To finish I added ribbons to the bookmarks.


Thanks for stopping by.

Steph



12/13/17

Christmas Tri-Fold Acrylic Album

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog using the Clear Scraps December kit.  This kit includes Clear Scraps Scallop Tri-fold, Window Shaker and Holiday Chip word as well Echo Park's Wisemen Seek Him collection.

I used the Tri-fold acrylic frame to create a decorative home décor piece.

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I wanted to add a hint of color so I used my fingers to add gold paint around the edges of each panel.
For the front of my tri-fold, I die cut 4 layers from the pattern papers.  Oh Holy Night is from the sticker sheet.  I matted it with pattern paper then added it above the die cuts.

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Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut assorted layers for the center of each panel.

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For each panel,  I cut apart a banner sticker, placing it near the top of each panel.

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Then I used ribbon to tie the panels together.

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The possibilities are endless when creating with a Tri-Fold acrylic album.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

National Cocoa Day with Joy Clair

Hi everyone, did you know it's National Cocoa Day?

I'm using one of Joy Clair's newest stamp sets - Christmas Cocoa.



I used Memento London Fog ink and stamped snowflakes on the card.



I stamped the mug in Tuxedo Black ink and stamped the whipped cream with London Fog Ink.  I fussy cut the whipped cream and added it to the mug with glue dots.  Snow flakes were added to the mug and dew drops were placed in the center.



The mug was matted with black cardstock and then added to a doily that was then added to the card.  The phrase was stamped and die cut and added with foam adhesives.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

Candy Sticks

Hi everyone, I'm on the Just For Fun blog today with a Christmas card.  With less than 2 weeks until Christmas, here's a quick Christmas card.



I began with a sheet of kraft cardstock onto which I stamped assorted Christmas phrases from the Sentiments 1 stamp set.  I love the variety of sizes and fonts available on these stamps.


Once the background was done, it was just a matter of deciding how to add the jar of peppermint sticks.  I used the Canning Jar Small stamp then added the peppermint sticks inside using a masking technique.  Then I fussy cut the jar and added it to a black die cut circle which was added to a red die cut circle.  Merry Christmas was added to the right side of the card.



Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


12/11/17

Bird Friends

Hi everyone, it's my turn on the Skipping Stones blog and I've used the Heartsong Stamp Set.


I cut apart several elements from the set, matting each with cardstock.  I colored the bird with Copic Markers and also fussy cut it.


The stamped elements were grouped together on the card on a scalloped die cut.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph


12/9/17

Christmas Tags with Makin's Clay

Hi everyone, I'm on the Makin'sⓇ Clay blog with a new Christmas project.  Getting ready for Christmas, I realized I needed tags.




Supplies:
Makin's Clay - Light Adobe Brown, Concord Blue, Red, White
Makin's ProfessionalⓇ Cutting Mat
Makin'sⓇ Clay Push Mold - Christmas Décor, Christmas Nature
Makin's Clay Cutters - Christmas, Christmas A, Christmas C
Makin'sⓇ Clay Roller and Cutters Set
Beacon Adhesives - 3-in-1
Joy Clair stamps
Memento Inks
Whisker Graphics Twine
Cardstock
Pattern Papers

I started by conditioning Makin's Clay, then rolling it out on the cutting mat.


Using a variety of clay cutters, I created an assortment of clay elements.  Then I conditioned additional clay and used it in the push molds.


Look at all these amazing clay elements that can be used for a variety of projects.



Now it was time to create my tags.  Using left over scraps, I assembled my tags, I used Beacon Adhesives to adhere the clay pieces.   The pinecones were inked with brown ink and the ornament was inked with red ink.


The mitten was inked with black ink before adhering to the tag.  A snowman was added to the other tag.


Both sizes of pointsettias were created from red clay then added to the tags.  Sentiments were then added.


Makin's Clay elements are light weight and add no weight to a project.   They were perfect to add to my tags.



What do you think?

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/8/17

My Happy Place


Hi everyone and welcome.  Skipping Stone is participating in the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and I've used Coffee Volume 2.



This fun set includes both a cut decorative mug which I colored with Copic Markers.  Once I fussy cut the mug, I used foam adhesives to place it on die cut squares.


The phrase was tucked under the mug.

Thanks for stopping by.

Steph

12/7/17

Happy Holidays with Clear Scraps

Hi everyone, I'm on the Clear Scraps blog with the Clear Scraps December kit.  This kit includes Clear Scraps Scallop Tri-fold, Window Shaker and Holiday Chip word as well Echo Park's Wisemen Seek Him collection.

Today I've use the Holiday Chip word with the paper collection to create a card and coordinating envelope.  The chip word is 2" x 4" and is perfectly sized to make a statement on all your projects.  I've used it as the focal point of my card.

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Cutting cardstock to 6" x 12", I scored it to create a 6" x 6" square card.  Then I cut pattern paper and inked each layer before matting them with cardstock.  I also matted several stickers with cardstock.

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I adhered the 3 panels together, then wrapped them with ribbon before adhering them to the card.

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I painted the chip word with gold paint.  After it dried, I adhered it to the card, adding the stickers to the card with foam adhesives.

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Using another sheet of pattern paper, I created the coordinating envelope.

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I cut assorted papers to fit the envelope creating a panel which I wrapped with ribbon before adhering to the envelope.  A sticker was matted with cardstock, fussy cut and added to the envelope with foam adhesives.

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Thanks for stopping by.

Steph