Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Poor Tired Santa Kitty!

Have you seen Stampendous' Curios? They are wooden sculptures that are also rubber stamps! Pretty nifty, eh? The latest release features five new holiday-themed Curios, which can make fantastic gifts!

Here's what Stampendous has to say about their Curios: 
"Our CURIO rubber stamps are back with five new images for the Christmas season. These adorable, hardwood stamps stand on their own and look so decorative in your studio or crafting space. On the back, each one has a deeply-etched, closely-trimmed, high-quality rubber stamp that will give you a Stampendous impression every time."
Close-Up of the Curio Tired Kitty image:



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Cling Winter Blizzard Stamp
Curio Tired Kitty Rubber Stamp
Fitted Frames A Die Cut Set
Holly Pattern Metal Stencil
Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko® 
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®


Other Supplies:
Copic Markers:
 Kitten: C00, C0, C1, C3, C4, R32, RV93, RV95
 Hat: R24, R27, R39, B0000, B60, BV0000, RV000, G0000, Y0000, C0
Solar White  Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Grey Cardstock
Tim Holtz® Bundled Sage Distress® Ink by Ranger

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 grey cardstock into two 6" x 12" panels.
  2. Fold one of the panels in half to form a 6x6 card.
  3. Cut a 5.75" square from the remaining grey cardstock.
  4. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the Winter Blizzard onto the grey cardstock. Add Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, dump off the excess, and heat set.
  5. Sponge the edges with VersaMark ink, drag them through a pile of Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, then heat set.
  6. Cut a strip from the remaining grey cardstock  to 2" x 5.75" wide.
  7. Sponge Bundled Sage Distress ink through the Holly Pattern Metal Stencil, add Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, dump off the excess, and heat set. 
  8. Sponge the edges of this strip with VersaMark ink, drag them through a pile of Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, then heat set.
  9. Adhere the embossed holly strip to the card front.
  10. Stamp the Tired Kitty onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers.
  11. Die-cut with one of the dies from the die-cut set.
  12. Adhere the Tired Kitty panel to the card front.
  13. Adhere the card front to the 6x6 card.
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Hang on Kitty, Hang on!

Since I have (mostly) always had cats, I tend to collect all cat stamps that exist. So when I saw the Catnap Christmas Cling Rubber Stamp Set, I knew I had to add it to my rather large humongous collection.

Here's a tag with one of the cute kitty stamps included in the set, which also includes that great sentiment.

Supplies:
Stampendous Products used:

Other Products used:
Copic Markers: 
 Cat: YR20, YR21, YR23, YR24, YR30, YR31, G43, G45, R20, R22
 Wreath: G07, G19 G29, G20, G40, R24, R27, R39
Tim Holtz® Mowed Lawn Distress® Ink by Ranger
Duo Corner Punch by Tonic Studios®
Green cardstock 
White Gelly Roll® pen by Sakura of America
Ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp the Wreath Cat onto white cardstock.
  2. Color the cat and the wreath, then die-cut the image panel with one of the pairs of dies from the Fitted Frames B set.
  3. Add the background using Copic markers, being sure to leave a thin white border around the image. Add some white accents to the berries on the wreath using the Gelly Roll pen.
  4. Die-cut the green cardstock with the matching die from the Fitted Frames B die set. Edge with Distress ink.
  5. Mat the die-cut image panel with the green cardstock. Set aside.
  6. Dry emboss green cardstock using the Cathedral Windows Small Metal Stencil, trim the panel,  edge with Distress ink, and mat with darker green cardstock.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of the leftover cardstock, die-cut with one of the dies from the die set, and edge with Distress ink.
  8. Adhere the matted image and sentiment panels to the matted embossed cardstock.
  9. Cut a piece of light green cardstock slightly wider and about .75" longer than the layered image and sentiment panel.
  10. Use the Duo Corner punch to punch the top two corners, edge with Distress ink, and adhere the layered image and sentiment panel.
  11. Find the center of the top of the tag and punch a hole in it.
  12. Add the ribbon to finish the tag.
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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Fa La La La Llama!

Llamas are on trend now, so I was delighted to see that Stampendous added a new, fun, and festive Fa La Llama Stamp Set, which is one of the great new Q Sets.



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Products Used:
Fa La Llama Stamp Set
Decor Cling Music Stamp
Fitted Frames B Die Cut Set 
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Copic Markers: E04, E30, E31, E33, E5, E37, E39, E47, E49, r27, R30, R32, R35 R37, R39, YG17, G43, 45, BV0000, BV000, B000, B60, RV00, C0, C1
Solar White Classic Crest® cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red and black cardstock
Post-It® Note by 3M
Copic Airbrush System

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 8.5 x 11" cardstock in half.
  2. Fold one half to create an A2 card.
  3. Cut a piece of black cardstock to 4" x 5.25". Adhere to the card.
  4. Stamp the music onto the other half of the red cardstock. 
  5. Trim the music-stamped cardstock to 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" and adhere to the card. Reserve the other half for another project.
  6. Stamp the Llama onto white cardstock and onto thin paper.
  7. Color the Llama with Copic markers.
  8. Fussy-cut the Llama that was stamped onto the thin paper and adhere over its counterpart on the cardstock. 
  9. Place a Post-It Note over the base of the image.
  10. Airbrush the background with C0 and B60 Copic markers.
  11. Remove the masks and the adhesive from the image.
  12. Die-cut the image panel and a piece of black cardstock with a pair of the dies from the Fitted Frames Die Cut set. 
  13. Mat the image die-cut with the black cardstock.
  14. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock and trim. 
  15. Cut a scrap of black cardstock slightly larger than the sentiment and use to mat the sentiment.
  16. Adhere the image panel and the sentiment to the card.
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Monday, July 9, 2018

Batty Cat Halloween Treat Box!

Great news from Stampendous! The July release has a NEW kind of cling rubber! There's no label like the old kind, picture stays on the acetate liner. Plus, there's are new "Q Sets". Check out the new video to find out some more about them!

The "Q Set" dies leave a little white edge, unlike our other cutting dies. This helps enhance their "cute" look. One die in the set works with most of the sentiment stamps included in the set simply by changing their orientation. These dies are in VERY limited supply, so if you want them, you'd better order them asap!

Meet Batty Cat, who is part of Stampendous' cute new Batty Cat Rubber Stamp Set. When I saw him, I thought he'd be the perfect stamp to adorn a Halloween Treat Box!


Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Batty Cat Rubber Stamp Set
House-Mouse Designs™Painted Wishes Perfectly Clear™Stamps
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®

Other Supplies Used:
Copic markers:
 BV23, BV25 N6, N7, N8, V15, V17, YR16, YR18, YG21, YG25
Solar White Classic Crest®  Cardstock by Neenah Paper
White Speckled Navy cardstock (source unknown)
Green cardstock
Wildflower cardstock by My Cardstock
Where Women Cook™ Milk Carton Movers and Shapers™ Die by Sizzix
Circle Nestabilities® die by Spellbinders®
Tim Holtz® Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger
Washi Tape (source unknown)
Binder Clip (source unknown)
Gingham ribbon by Offray

Instructions:
  1. Stamp the cat from the Batty Cat Rubber Stamp Set onto white cardstock.
  2. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, edge with a dark marker, and set aside.
  3. Cut a piece of navy speckled cardstock to 2.25" x 2 7/16".
  4. Tear a scrap of green cardstock and stamp the "Eek!" sentiment onto it. 
  5. Cut the strip to 2.25" x 1/2" and adhere to the base of the navy cardstock.
  6. Adhere Batty Cat as shown.
  7. Stamp the sentiment onto orange cardstock (or white cardstock that has been colored with YR15), then die-cut with a circle die. Edge with Black Soot Distress ink. 
  8. Cut a 12x12 piece of Wildflower cardstock in half, then die-cut each half using the Milk Carton die, so that you end up with two die-cuts.
  9. Adhere the sentiment and image panels as shown.
  10. Adhere Washi Tape to the top edges of the two panels.
  11. Assemble the Milk Carton. 
  12. Cut three coordinating gingham ribbons and thread through a binder clip.
  13. Attach the binder clip to seal the Milk Carton.
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Monday, June 25, 2018

Catula says "It's Halloween!"

My Stampendous team mates are doing sneak peeks of the new release this week. Visit Stampendous' blog to see their creations!

Meet Count Catula, who is one of the fabulous new Halloween stamps by Stampendous. But, why limit this stamp for just Halloween season? I think this image is good all year round! 



Supplies Used:
Stampendous Supplies Used:
Count Catula
Cling Clock Collage Rubber Stamp
Painted Wishes Perfectly Clear™ Stamp Set
VersaMark™ Watermark Ink by Tsukineko® 
Fitted Frames A Die Set
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukieneko®
Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder
Detail White Embossing Powder

Other Supplies Used:
Copic Markers:
 Cat: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6
 Fangs: YR30, YR31
 Tongue: E04, RV95
 Bowtie: YR16, YR18
 Cape: YR16, YR18, V04, V9, BB08
 Ground: G84, G94
 Sky: B37, B66, B99
Titanium White Media™ Fluid Acrylic Paint by DecoArt®
Velvet Night cardstock by My Colors
Solar White Classic Crest®  White cardstock by Neenah Papers
Black Metallic cardstock by Recollections
Post-It® Notes by 3M
Copic Airbrush System

Instructions:
  1. Fold an 8.5" x 5.5" piece of Velvet Night cardstock in half to form an A2 card.
  2. Cut a piece of Velvet Night cardstock to 4" x 5.25".
  3. Using VersaMark ink, stamp the Clock Collage onto the navy cardstock. Add Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, dump off the excess, and heat set.
  4. Sponge the edges with VersaMark ink, drag them through a pile of Kaleidoscope Sparkly Embossing Powder, shake off the excess, then heat set. Set the card front aside.
  5. Using Tuxedo Black Memento ink, stamp Count Catula onto white cardstock and onto thin paper.
  6. Color the cardstock version with Copic markers. 
  7. Fussy-cut the thin paper version of Count Catula and adhere over his counterpart using repositionable adhesive.
  8. Use Post-It Notes to cover the base of the image.
  9. Airbrush the sky background with B37, B66, B99 Copic markers.
  10. Apply some Titanium White paint to a craft mat. Press a toothbrush into the wet paint, then run a credit card over the paint brush to splatter white paint over the dark airbrushed background.
  11. Lift the masks and color the ground.
  12. Die-cut the image and a piece of black metallic cardstock with a pair of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Die Set.
  13. Mat the image die-cut onto the metallic black die cut.
  14. Using VersaMark Ink, stamp the sentiment onto a scrap of navy cardstock. Add Detail White Embossing Powder, dump off the excess, and heat set.
  15. Die-cut the sentiment and a scrap of the black metallic cardstock with a pair of the dies from the Fitted Frames A Die Set.
  16. Mat the sentiment die-cut with the metallic black die-cut.
  17. Adhere the image panel and the sentiment to the card front.
  18. Adhere the card front to the A2 card.
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Friday, June 15, 2018

Happy Birthday from the Llavender Llama

Today's card features Stampendous' new Llama Delivery Stamp.



Supplies:

Stampendous Products:

Other Products:
Copic Markers: V20, V22, V25, V28, B23, B24, BG53, BG57, YR12, YR16, RV52, RV55, RV66, V15
Copic Multiliner Pen
Tim Holtz® Forest Moss and Mowed Lawn Distress Inks by Ranger
Palette™ Noir Ink by Stewart Superior
Double Dot Design papers by BoBunny
White cardstock
Vellum 
Stitched Scene Builder Edger Dies by Frantic Stamper
Talk Bubbles Two Die by Simon Says Stamp
Sookwang™ Tape

Instructions:
  1. Stamp Llama with Tuxedo Black ink, color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and then edge with a black pen.
  2. Apply double-sided tape to vellum and die-cut with the speech bubble die.
  3. Stamp sentiment onto the bubble using Palette@ Noir ink.
  4. Cut blue patterned paper to 5.5" x 4.5"
  5. Die-cut green patterned paper with the border dies, sponge the edges with Distress inks.
  6. Layer border die-cuts and adhere to card front. Trim the card front to 4.25", then adhere to an A2 card.
  7. Adhere the sentiment thought bubble, trim off the top and outline with a thin black pen.
  8. Adhere the llavender llama!
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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

H is for Hello from the Hedgehog!




Supplies used:
Stampendous Supplies used:
Happy Hedgehog rubber stamp
Hello from the Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear™ stamp set
Fitted Frames B Die set
Spring Borders Cutting Dies set
Memento™ Tuxedo Black Black Ink pad by Tsukineko®


Other Supplies used:
Copic Markers: E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, E47, E49, R30, R32
Neenah cardstock
Ivory cardstock
Botanical Tea and Children's Hour Patterned paper by Graphic 45
Tim Holtz® Ground Espresso Distress ink by Ranger
Ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Create an A2 card out of ivory cardstock.
  2. Using Memento ink, stamp the Happy Hedgehog onto white cardstock and color with Copic markers. 
  3. Die-cut image panel with one of the dies from the set and use Copics to create a background.
  4. Die-cut pink patterned paper with the next largest die from the Fitted Frames B Die set and edge with Distress ink.
  5. Mat the image panel with the pink patterned paper.
  6. Cut the brown patterned paper to 4" wide.
  7. Cut the floral patterned paper to 3" wide and edge with Distress ink.
  8. Adhere the floral patterned paper over the brown patterned paper as shown and trim to 5.25". Edge all four sides with Distress ink.
  9. Adhere the image panel as shown.
  10. Die-cut the ribbon flower Spring Border from pink patterned paper. Thread ribbon through the die-cut and adhere to the card front.
  11. Using Ground Espresso Distress ink stamp "Hello" from the  Greetings Galore Perfectly Clear™ stamp set onto pink cardstock, then die-cut with one of the dies from the  Fitted Frames B Die set.
  12. Edge both die-cuts with Distress ink and adhere to the threaded ribbon border.
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