Thursday, December 2, 2021

A Gift For You!

If you're at all like me, you end up giving a lot of gift cards throughout the year. As a paper-crafter, you can't just hand someone a gift card, you need to have it nestled in a decorative setting. That's where  Stampendous!' Gift Card Wallet Die Set becomes a necessary die set in your craft stash!

Here's a used Starbucks Gift Card in a wallet decorated with the super-cute Penguin Gift Perfectly Clear Stamp® Set.

Here's the outside!


Here's the inside!


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
   C00, C0, C1, C6 C7: Y35, Y38, B60, Rv0000, RV000, R39, R59, R81, G94, G99, W1, W2, W4, B60, N0
Christmas/Noel Tim Holtz® PaperStash® by Idea-ology® by Advantus
Brown Cardstock

Instructions:
  1. Die Cut Wallet base from double-sided patterned cardstock*.
  2. Die cut large rectangle and wavy rectangle (with card hold slots die in the center) from double-sided patterned paper.
  3. Die cut "GIFT FOR YOU" from red cardstock and a small rectangle from brown. Adhere together with glue, then to large die cut panel.
  4. Adhere to inside folding flap with glue.
  5. Apply adhesive to the edges and center of the wavy panel to taking care to avoid putting adhesive on the notches that hold the gift card.
  6. Add the gift card.
  7. Turn wallet over with flap towards you.
  8. Use Memento ink to stamp penguins in black ink on 5" x 3" white cardstock.
  9. Use Copic markers to color the penguins.
  10. Die cut penguins with wallet die, aligning die flap near penguin feet.
  11. Adhere penguins to front flap with glue.
Note: Using double-sided patterned paper or cardstock makes creating these gift card wallets a breeze!

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Have a Purrfect Christmas!

Some holidays are here, others are rapidly approaching, and I'm woefully behind this year with cardmaking, gift shopping, gift wrapping, everything!!! It's Tuesday, which means it's my day to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. But before I get to my card, I wanted to remind you that Topflight Stamps' Cyber Monday sale is going on right now and ends tonight (November 30th) at midnight, ET. Get 25% off storewide!

When I saw the bespeckled winking cat in AALL and Create's Hocus Pocus Clear Stamp Set #570 by Bipasha BK, I was smitten by that kitten! The set has the cat stamp and a great witch hat stamp, which obviously is perfect for Halloween. However, that cat is tremendously versatile!

Here he is in my Christmas card, which also uses the Santa Hat from the Skullduggery Cling Mounted Stamp Set by Indigo Blu as part of the focal image.



Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Red Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
White Basics 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Basic Grey®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
   Hat: R24, R27, R39
   Hat Band and Pom-Pom: Y0000, Y000, BV0000, BV000, RV0000, RV000, B0000, B00, B60, C00, C0, C1, C2
   Glasses Frames: E23, E44, E47, D49, E55, E57
   Cat Fur: C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C, C6, C7, C8
   Cat Eye: YG21, YG23, YG67
   Cat Tongue: E04, RV43
Speech Bubble Die: Source unknown
Scalloped Border Die-namics® die by MFT
Stitched Border Strip Die-namics® die by MFT
Tag Die by QuicKutz
Red and Black Stardust® Glitter Gel Pens by Sakura® of America
Green Pitt Artist Pen by Faber Castell
Green Chalk Pencil by General® 
Removable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform
Post-It® Notes by 3M

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of red 12" x 12" cardstock in half. Score one piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card. Reserve the other half.
  2. Use magnets to secure white cardstock to the base of the stamping platform.
  3. Figure out where the cat will be stamped and where the Santa Hat should be stamped.
  4. Place the Santa Hat stamp facedown on the image panel. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp, and lift the lid.
  5. Ink the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and stamp the Santa Hat onto white cardstock, re-ink and stamp again onto label paper.
  6. Fussy-cut the label paper version and place over its counterpart on the image panel.
  7. Remove and clean the stamp.
  8. Position the cat stamp facedown on the image panel over the mask so that his ears and his head are sitting on the Santa Hat mask. His glasses and eyes should be under the band of the Santa Hat.
  9. If his ears will show over the top of the Santa Hat, cover the top of the hat with a Post-It Note.
  10. Press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink the stamp with Memento ink, and stamp onto the image panel. Repeat if necessary.
  11. Remove the image panel, re-ink the stamp, and stamp onto label paper.
  12. Fussy-cut the label paper version of the cat and place onto its counterpart on the image panel.
  13. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion.
  14. Place the STAY-tion's ruler horizontally across the cat's elbows, covering the bottom part of the image panel.
  15. Brush Apple Green Prism ink over the masked images to create the background of the image panel.
  16. Brush Evergreen around the edges of the image panel.
  17. Move the STAY-tion's ruler so it's sitting horizontally over the top part of the image.
  18. Brush Evergreen ink around the masked image to ground the image.
  19. Keeping the masks in place, randomly stamp the numbers from the Reckoner Clear Stamp on the background using Evergreen Prism Ink.
  20. Remove the masks were lifted and retain for another use.
  21. Color the images with Copic markers.
  22. Use a N8 marker to darken the blotches in the image panel.
  23. Use the larger of the two dies in the Scalloped Rectangle Frames Die Set by Paper Rose to cut a piece of Festive Flora 6x6 Patterned Paper Pad by Craft Consortium.
  24. Adhere the image panel behind the Rectangle Frame.
  25. Sponge or brush Apple Green Prism ink onto the ledger grid patterned paper from the Basics 6x6 pad.
  26. Sponge or brush Apple Green Prism ink onto a few scraps of white cardstock.
  27. Use magnets to secure the Apple Green sponged cardstock to the base of the stamping platform.
  28. Position the "have a purrfect day" sentiment from the Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set facedown on the green sponged panel.
  29. Position the "Merry Christmas" sentiment from the Classic Sentiments Clear Stamp Set facedown below the other sentiment.
  30. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps. Lift.
  31. Use Post-It Notes to cover "day" and "Merry". 
  32. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to ink the stamps. Remove the Post-It Notes.
  33. Stamp the sentiment and heat set. 
  34. Use a speech bubble die to cut the sentiment. 
  35. Stamp the little fish present from the Purrfect Day Clear Stamp Set onto the die-cut.
  36. Color the fish with the Green Pitt Artist Pen and the Red Stardust Glitter pen. Let dry.
  37. Edge the Speech Bubble with Evergreen Prism Ink.
  38. Use Onyx Black VersaFine ink to stamp the Naughty/Nice sentiment from the Skullduggery Cling Mounted Stamp Set onto another scrap of the green sponged paper.
  39. Fussy-cut the sentiment and edge with a dark marker.
  40. Use the scalloped border die to cut red cardstock.
  41. Use the stitched border die to cut the same plaid paper used for Step #22. 
  42. Use the tag die to cut the same plaid paper used for Steps #22 and #40.
  43. Edge the border strip and border die-cuts.
  44. Trim the sponged ledger paper to 5.75" square and edge with Evergreen Prism ink.
  45. Adhere the scallop framed-image panel as shown.
  46. Adhere the sentiment speech bubble to the image panel as shown.
  47. Adhere the patterned stitched border onto the scalloped red border, then adhere to the card as shown.
  48. Adhere the "Naughty or Nice" tag onto the border as shown.
  49. Finish the card by adding a rhinestone to the hole in the tag.
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Monday, November 29, 2021

Season's Greetings!

Here's another holiday card. This one features the adorable Polar Play Perfectly Clear Stamp® Set by Stampendous!®



Stampendous!® Products Used:
Polar Play Perfectly Clear Stamp® Set

Other Products Used:
Classic Green Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Copic® Markers:
   Bears: BV0000, B60, YR0000, N0, N1, C00, R81
   Wreath: YG45, G03, G05, G07, BG34, BG57
   Baubles: R24, R27, R37, R39, R59
   Bow: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Scarf: BG34, G05
Clear and Red Stardust® Glitter Pens by Sakura® of America
White Gelly Roll® Gel Pen by Sakura® of America
Knit Picky and Snow Day Remix 6x6 Patterned Paper Pads by Lawn Fawn®

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of green 12x12 cardstock in half.
  2. Score one piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  3. Use Memento ink to stamp Polar Bears and sentiment in onto white cardstock.
  4. Use Copic markers to color the image panel.
  5. Use white gel pen to add highlights to the baubles.
  6. Use Clear Stardust pen to add glitter to the snow around the bears.
  7. Use the small rounded rectangle die from the Dome Jar Shaker Die set to cut green patterned paper.
  8. Use the slightly larger rounded rectangle die from the set to cut white patterned paper.
  9. Use the large oval die from the Dome Jar Shaker set to a window in the green patterned paper.
  10. Edge the inside of the window and the outside of the rounded rectangle with a green marker. Don't want those unsightly white edges showing!
  11. Adhere the image panel behind the window of the green patterned paper.
  12. Mat the image panel with the white patterned paper rounded rectangle die-cut.
  13. Cut a 1/2" x 5 3/4" strip of white patterned paper.
  14. Cut a piece of 5/8" x 5 3/4" of green cardstock and use to mat the white patterned paper strip.
  15. Stamp the sentiment onto white cardstock.
  16. Trim the sentiment.
  17. Cut green cardstock slightly larger than the sentiment and use to mat the sentiment panel.
  18. Use the Red Stardust Glitter pen to add red glitter dots to the corners of the sentiment panel.
  19. Assemble the card as shown.
  20. Thanks for visiting today!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Friends Forever!

It's the time of year for friends and family to gather together and enjoy each others' company. Here's Stampendous!' House-Mouse Designs® Nut Cracker Rubber Stamp with a scene that illustrates just that!
 


Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Parrot Cardstock by My Colors
Crush Patterned Cardstock from the Devoted Collection by Fancy Pants
Vintage Wasabi Double Dot Patterned Paper by BoBunny Press®
Copic® Markers:
   Cups: G20, G40, G43, G46, Y13
   Bowl: Y11, Y13, Y23
   Nuts: E21, E42, E43, E70, YR31
   Squirrel: E53, N0, N1, N2, N3, N4
   Nutcracker: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
   Mouse Skin: BV0000, BV000, E51, E50, R00, R0, R20 (cheeks), R22 (Noses)
   Fur from left to right: E44, E37, E35, E33;   E35, E53, E57;   E23, E25, E37;  T1, T3, T5

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 Parrot cardstock in half. Reserve half.
  2. Score the other piece at 6" and fold to form a 6" square card.
  3. Use Memento ink to stamp the image.
  4. Color the image with Copic markers.
  5. Trim the image panel to 4 5/8" x 3 5/8".
  6. Cut a piece of Crush patterned paper to 4 3/4" x 3 3/4". 
  7. Use a green marker to edge the patterned paper.
  8. Mat the image panel with the trimmed, edged patterned paper.
  9. Use a die from the Spring Borders Cutting Die Set to cut Crush patterned paper.
  10. Use a green marker to edge the die-cut.
  11. Cut a piece of Wasabi patterned paper to 5.75" square. Edge with green marker.
  12. Stamp the sentiment onto patterned paper.
  13. Use a circle die or punch to cut the sentiment.
  14. Adhere the Wasabi patterned paper to the cardfront.
  15. Adhere the matted image panel, border die-cut, and sentiment circle to the card as shown.
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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Penguin Gift Card Wallet

It's Tuesday, so it's time to share a project created for Topflight Stamps. This week my teammates and I are creating gift tags or gift card holders. I have two family birthdays, Chanukah, and Christmas coming up, so this was a timely topic for me!


Here's the outside of the gift wallet.


Here's the inside of the gift wallet, complete with a cat fur decorating the gift card.


Topflight Stamps Products Used:
Penguins Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelkraft
Funny Accessories Unmounted Red Rubber Stamp Set by Katzelkraft
Scenic Winter Layering Stencils by Polkadoodles
Acrylic Hills Mask Stencils by Lavinia Stamps
Periwinkle Prism Inks by Hunkydory Crafts
Snowflake Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylic Paint by PaperArtsy

Other Products Used:
Gift Card Wallet Die Set by Stampendous®!
Solar White Classic® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Blue Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Copic® Markers:
Penguins: B60, <B91, RV0000, RV000, C00, C0, C1, Y21, Y23, Y26, Y32, <R81, R81
Gifts: B32, B34, B45, R02, R05, YG41, YG45, BV11, BV13, Y13, Y21, Y26, Y32
Cocoa Cup: R02, R05, E77
Cotton Ball White Fun Flock by Stampendous!®
Quickie Glue Pen® by Sakura® of America
Enjoy Die by Cheery Lynn Designs
Removable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Use the Gift Card Die to cut Blue cardstock, pinch the score lines, and fold to form the gift card.
  2. Use magnets to secure white cardstock to the base of the stamping platform.
  3. Place the penguin and the gift pile stamps facedown as desired on the white cardstock.
  4. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps, lift the platform, ink the stamps with Memento ink, and stamp.
  5. Remove the stamped image panel and use magnets to secure a piece of Removable Label paper to the base of the platform.
  6. Press the platform's lid onto the back of the stamps, lift the platform, ink the stamps with Memento ink, and stamp.
  7. Fussy-cut the label versions and adhere over their counterparts on the image panel.
  8. Place the image panel onto STAY-tion.
  9. Use magnets to secure the Snowflakes stencil, one of the four stencils included in the Scenic Winter Layering Stencil Set, over the top part of the image panel.
  10. Use magnets to secure the flattish mask from the Acrylic Hills Mask Stencils over the bottom of the image panel .
  11. Brush Periwinkle Prism ink over the stencils.
  12. Add a drop or two of Snowflake Fresco Chalk Finish Acrylic paint to a craft mat and mist with water to thin it slightly.
  13. Load a paint brush with the white paint and tap the paint brush to splat the surface of the image panel with white drips n'drops.
  14. Remove the Snowflake and Hills stencil and wash them.
  15. Remove the image panel from the STAY-tion.
  16. Clean up all the paint splatters on your work surface, lamp, hands, and cat.
  17. Lift and reserve the masks from the images.
  18. Use Copic markers to color the image and the snowy ground.
  19. Secure the image panel to the front of the gift card wallet.
  20. Brush a piece of white cardstock with Periwinkle ink.
  21. Repeat Steps #12, 13, and 16.
  22. Use the rounded rectangle and the wavy rectangle dies to cut the splattered inked cardstock.
  23. Position the notches die to cut the wavy rectangle die-cut (from Step #22).
  24. Apply adhesive to the back of the wavy rectangle die-cut taking care to avoid the areas of the notches and adhere to the center portion of the inside of the gift card wallet.
  25. Use a paintbrush and Snowflake Fresco Finish Chalk paint to add some "snow" to the base of the rounded rectangle die-cut.
  26. Stamp the reclining penguin onto white cardstock.
  27. Color with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edge with a dark marker.
  28. Adhere the penguin to the rounded rectangle die-cut as shown.
  29. Use the Quickie Glue Pen to add adhesive under the penguin and along the line of snow.
  30. Sprinkle on some Cotton Ball Fun Flock, press lightly, and let dry.
  31. Tap off the excess Fun Flock.
  32. Adhere the penguin adorned rounded rectangle die-cut to the top of the the inside of the gift card wallet.
  33. Use the Enjoy die to cut blue cardstock.
  34. Adhere the sentiment as shown to finish the inside of the gift card wallet.
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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Merry Christmas Gnome Slimline card!

Now that it's getting colder and darker earlier, it's time to really start sharing my holiday cards with you! 

Here's a card with Stampendous!® Slim Winter Gnomes Cling Rubber Stamp



Stampendous!® Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Copic® Markers:
   Dog: E34, E37, E44, N4, N6
   Dog's Tongue: E04, RV42
   Cat: C1, C3, C4, C6
   Gnome Noses: E50, R00, R02
   Braids: YR23, YR31
   Beards: B60, C0, C21, C2, C3; T0, T1, T2: N0, N1, N2
   Outfits: YG12, YG41; R02, R12, G21, G43, R35, R46
Jewel Tones Pearlescent Chalk by Pebbles
Circle and Pinked Circles Nestabilities® Dies by Spellbinders®
Classic Cherry and Black Suede Heavyweight Cardstock by My Colors
Parrot Cardstock by My Colors
Quickie Glue Pen® by Sakura® of America

Instructions:
  1. Score and fold in half an 8-1/2" x 8" red panel to form card base.
  2. Glue a 8-1/4" x 3-3/4" black panel to card front.
  3. Stamp Winter Gnomes with Memento ink on a 8" x 3-1/2" white panel.
  4. Use Copic markers to color the gnome.
  5. Use chalk to add background to the image panel.
  6. Add a dot of glue to each of the pom-poms. 
  7. Sprinkle a bit of Fun Flock onto the pom-poms and press lightly. Let dry.
  8. Tap the back of the image panel to remove excess Fun Flock.
  9. Adhere to the image panel to the card front.
  10. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock. 
  11. Die cut with circle die. Color if desired.
  12. Die cut a black and a red scallop circle. Glue together, slightly rotated, showing the color in back through scallop pattern.
  13. Glue sentiment circle to scalloped circles. 
  14. Trim the top portion of the message panel and glue to card front to finish the card.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Coffee Lovers Fall/Winter Blog Hop!


Topflight Stamps is one of  the sponsors of the 2021 Fall /Winter Coffee Lovers Blog Hop and is offering a $25 gift card. Make sure to hop along with us all and make link up your coffee themed card on the Coffee Loving Cardmakers blog HERE.

Since it's Tuesday and my day to create a project for Topflight Stamps, I figured I might as well make a coffee- themed card!

Here it is!


Topflight Stamps Products Used:

Other Products Used:
Solar White Classic Crest® Cardstock by Neenah Papers
Brown Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Papers®
Tuxedo Black Memento™ Ink by Tsukineko®
Bundled Sage, Cracked Pistachio, and Gathered Twigs Distress® Inks by Tim Holtz® for Ranger Ink
Forgot Which Layering Stencil by Tim Holtz® for Stampers Anonymous
Slim Jim Patterned Paper from the Wanted Collection by Cosmo Cricket
Repositionable Label Paper by Avery®
STAY-tion™ by Wendy Vecchi for Ranger Ink
Stamping Platform

Instructions:
  1. Cut a piece of 12x12 brown cardstock in half, score one piece, and fold to form a 6" square card. Set aside.
  2. Use Tuxedo Black Memento ink to stamp the rabbit from the Caffeine Stamp set onto white cardstock and onto repositionable label paper.
  3. Fussy-cut the label paper version and adhere it over its counterpart on the cardstock.
  4. Use magnets to secure the image panel to the STAY-tion. 
  5. Place the ruler from the STAY-tion horizontally across the rabbit's feet to ground him.
  6. Brush or sponge Bundled Sage and Cracked Pistachio Distress inks over the top portion of the image panel to create a background.
  7. Remove the ruler and use magnets to secure the Layering Stencil horizontally over the image panel.
  8. Place the ruler horizontally across the bunny's legs.
  9. Sponge Gathered Twigs Distress ink over the stencil.
  10. Remove the label paper mask and retain for a later use.
  11. Heat set the image panel.*
  12. Use Copic markers to color the image.
  13. Ink the coffee ring stamp from the Coffee Time Stamp Set with Roasted Coffee Prism ink. Stamp off the ink onto scrap paper, then stamp onto the image panel.
  14. Repeat Step #13 alternating the position of the the rings until you're happy with the pattern. Heat set.
  15. Trim the image panel, edge with Roasted Coffee Prism ink, and heat set. Set aside.
  16. Cut the patterned paper in half to be used to create the background paper.
  17. Use magnets to secure one half of the patterned paper to the STAY-tion.
  18. Use more magnets to secure the Coffee Bean 6x6 stencil over the patterned paper.
  19. Brush Roasted Coffee Prism ink over the stencil. 
  20. Remove the stencil from the STAY-tion, then heat set the background panel.
  21. Trim the background panel to 5.75" square, edge with Roasted Coffee Prism ink, and heat set.
  22. Use magnets to secure the other 6x6 panel of patterned paper to the base of a stamping platform.
  23. Place the "Darkside" sentiment face down on the patterned paper, press the lid of the platform onto the back of the stamp, lift the lid, ink with Roasted Coffee Prism ink, and stamp.
  24. Re-ink and stamp if necessary.
  25. Remove the panel from the stamping platform and heat set.
  26. Trim the width of the sentiment, cut the sentences of the sentiment apart, then trim both parts.
  27. Edge the sentiments with Roasted Coffee Prism ink and heat set.
  28. Adhere the background panel to the reserved 6x6 card.
  29. Adhere the image panel as shown.
  30. Adhere both sentiments to finish the card.
Note:
  • If you heat set the image panel with the mask in place, you will NOT be able to remove the mask. The heat will melt the adhesive on the back of the label.
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