Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Serendipity Stamps - Simple and Fancy 2



The Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge  has a great challenge for August and it is Missing you/Wish you were here. For the design team we added in Simple for August 6 and Fancy/Fussy for August 20, using the same image.  I've used the Live your Life sentiment for mine.  This time its FANCY!


See my Fancy lace, flowers, leaf and pearls?



  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the sentiment on the front and inside.  It is one stamp so I just inked up the words I wanted each time.

Finished size is an A2 - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.
Serendipity has a new special this week.  
It's 40% off the highest priced item in your cart!
Just enter the code "40fromhigh814" when you check out.
Good through August 27th.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!
Vickie Zimmer

The Serendipity Guest Designer for August is Kecia Waters!
Check out her blog, Stamping Deets, HERE
  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Live your life 463E
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Cat's Eye - Blackbird Chalk Ink
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest - Natural White & Black Linen, Graphic 45 - An Eerie Tale
  • Other: May Arts - Lace & black twine, Petaloo Flowers and Leaf with Pearls, Mini Perfect Layers

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs Book & Case


 When I got this great new paper by Graphic 45 I knew I wanted to make an accordion book and case for it.  I painted the edges of the case and book black before I adhered anything.  
Above is the front side of the case.


Here is the other side of the case.  The image is just part of one piece of 12 x 12 paper and a little die cut cat in the corner.  The case measures about 5 x 7.
 

I glued a ribbon across the front of the book leaving the ribbon hanging over the sides.  This way you just wrap the ribbon around the back of the book and tie on one side.  
This picture is the front of the book.
 


Here is the back of the book and I untied the ribbon so you could see the whole page.
 

On to the pages.....there are LOTS since I decorated the front and back of the book.
 

more pages....
 

I used the Banner and Tags plus the Journaling Cards to decorate the pages.
 


The black mat tucked behind the picture sides out and a photo or journaling can be adhered to it.
 

The strip of stamps is a pocket.  This black mat also pulls out.  
So, there is lots of room for pictures of Cat & Dogs!
  • Graphic 45 - Raining Cats & Dogs supplies: 12 x 12 paper, Journaling Cards, Banners & Tags, Flowers
  • Paper: Neenah - Black Linen
  • Dies: Anna Griffin - Flourish Scroll, Impression Obsession - Cats
  • Ribbon: May Arts
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Blackbird Chalk Ink
  • Other: Mini Perfect Layers, Creative Imaginations Case & Book (no longer available)

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea Cards

Recently I taught a class of 5 cards I designed with Graphic 45's Botanical Tea papers.
Here are the cards which are all made with the 12 x 12 papers.


My inspiration for this class was the sheet with 6 - 4 x 6 pictures, Love Notes.

Love Notes


The sentiment is also from Graphic 45's Botanical Tea set.  I stamped it first with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink then die cut it with a Spellbinders die.
 

I custom designed the size of this pocket and used the Envelope Punch Board to make it.  It had to fit the tag inside so I cut the paper 6 3/4" square.
 

The cute little teapot die is from Serendipity Stamps.  The tag is stamped with another image from the matching stamp set.
 

I call this one the FRAME card.  I die cut the window out of the blue piece with a Spellbinder die and popped it up with foam tape.
 

When I saw this great Anna Griffin die I just knew I had to have it and pair it up with Botanical Tea!  The big roses are fussy cut and mounted with foam tape.

I've moved on to teaching a class of cards and a box with a matching mini book with Graphic 45's By the Sea collection.  Next up is Good ol' Sport! 
Have a great weekend!

  • Stamps: Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea - Sets 2 & 3
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Creamy Brown Chalk Ink, Versafine - Vintage Sepia
  • Papers: Graphic 45 - Botanical Tea 12 x 12, Neenah Natural White, Bazzill Heavyweight in Candy Bar, Candy Buttons and Gumball
  • Dies: Serendipity Stamps - Teapot, Anna Griffin - Flourish Medallion, Spellbinders - Labels 34 & Curved Rectangles
  • Other: May Arts ribbons, Maya Road roses, Bow Easy

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Serendipity Stamps - Simple and Fancy


The Serendipity Stamps Blog Challenge  has a new challenge for August and it is Missing you/Wish you were here. For the design team we added in Simple for August 6 and Fancy/Fussy for August 20, using the same image.  I've used the Live your Life sentiment for mine.


 I used a simple technique for this simple card.  I created a reverse circle mask and inked inside it with Distress inks in 2 shades.  Then I removed the mask and stamped the sailboat.


  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig for the sentiment on the front and inside.  It is one stamp so I just inked up the words I wanted each time.

Finished size is 4 3/8 x 4 3/8.
Serendipity has a new sale this week.  
Free Shipping on US orders of $10 or more.
Good through August 13th.

Check out what the rest of the Design Team created!
Vickie Zimmer

The Serendipity Guest Designer for August is Kecia Waters!
Check out her blog, Stamping Deets, HERE
  • Stamps: Serendipity Stamps - Live your life 463ESail Boat 236E, 
  • Ink: Versafine - Onyx Black, Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers & Tumbled Glass
  • Paper: Neenah Classic Crest - Solar White & Black Linen, teal card stock
  • Other: Circle punch, The Twinery - Black & White twine




Sunday, August 3, 2014

MoJo Monday 356 - Cats & Dogs

Mojo Monday 356 is Tall & Skinny!  
Their suggested size for your card is 3.5 x 5.5 or 3.5 x 6. 
 I went a little bigger at 6.5 x 4. 
 I needed the extra size to fit in all my elements.


I went to the Craft and Hobby Association Convention this week here in Atlanta and took a class hosted by Graphic 45.  I got the meet some of the great team that brings us Graphic 45 papers.  Their booth was beautiful and showcased the 3 new lines of paper coming out this month.  One of those lines is Raining Cats & Dogs.  I was able to get my hands on this paper (it was not for sale) and I created a few things from it.


Here is a closeup of the flower and leaves from the paper that I fussy cut.  The floral paper in this line is just beautiful!  And, the colors are outstanding.


Inside my card I used some paper scraps and a little flag from the Banners & Tags punch outs.
The liner is from Graphic 45's A Place in Time line, the backside of the December sheet.

Be sure to check out all the great cards in this week's challenge HERE!

  • Paper: Graphic 45 Raining Cats & Dogs 12 x 12, 8 x 8 & 6 x 6, Banners & Tags, Neenah Black Linen
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Charcoal Chalk Ink
  • Dies: Impression Obsession - Greetings Die Set, Spellbinders - Classic Circles
  • Other: Studio Calico - Enamel Dots - Black & Grey, Spellbinders M-Bossibilities embossing folder

Monday, July 28, 2014

Serendipity & The Twinery Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Serendipity Stamps and The Twinery Blog Hop!  For the next 3 days we'll treat you to PRIZES and some great creations using Serendipity Stamps dies and images as well as twine from The Twinery!  I have 2 cards to show you today.





You should have arrived here from Christine's blog:


I did a little sewing with the red twine.  I poked the holes first then used a needle and thread to do the stitching.  I used Tim Holtz's markers and a waterbrush to color my image.


The HELLO image was stamped first and then punched out with an oval punch.  The boat image was cut out with a square die.


Inside my 4 x 4 card I stamped the boat image again in Distress Ink.  
On to card #2....



I used the Serendipity Lighthouse die and the red twine again for my second card.  The clouds are craft paint applied with my finger.  I think it gives them a natural shape and look!


This card is an A-2 and I embossed a line down the right side of the card base for interest.

Serendipity is giving out prizes if you comment on the blogs and Facebook:
You can win a $25 credit towards your next purchase if you leave comments on all the Serendipity Stamp posts.
You can win the Facebook prize of a $25 credit towards your next purchase if you LIKE the Serendipity Stamps Facebook page AND leave a comment.

Serendipity Stamps sale during the blog hop is 20% off all items in the “Garden” category through August  3!
 
Next on the hop is Katarina:
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/

Here is the full HOP list for today! 
Serendipity Stamps - http://serendipitystamps.com/blog
Katarina Damm-Blomberg - http://krumeluran.wordpress.com/
Rebecca Greco - http://hugsarefun.com/

Card 1:
  • Serendipity Stamps: Sail Boat 236E, Hello Small 619A
  • The Twinery: Maraschino Solid twine
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - By the Sea 8x8, Neenah Natural White, misc red
  • Ink: Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Tim Holtz Distress Markers, Versafine - Deep Lagoon, Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Other: oval punch, needle, paper piercer, waterbrush
 Card 2:
  • Serendipity Stamps: Lighthouse die 031ED
  • The Twinery: Maraschino Solid twine
  • Paper: Authentique - Ten 12 x 12, Neenah Solar White, misc red & grey
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan
  • Other: Scor Buddy, white acrylic paint, N2 Copic marker, Mini Perfect Layers

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Come Away With Me card


Just a quick post for a new card I made with Graphic 45's Come Away With Me papers.
I did some fussy cutting on the people and car and popped them up with foam tape.  The stamp in the corner is from the matching chipboard collection.

 
I used the Anna Griffin large flourish die for the accent piece.  
I just LOVE that floral paper with the brown background.


Graphic 45 has started making Journaling Cards to match some of their collections.  
I used one inside my card.
Have a great weekend everyone!
  • Stamps: None!
  • Ink: Cat's Eye - Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink
  • Paper: Graphic 45 - Come Away With Me 12 x 12, Journaling Cards, peach and brown cardstock
  • Other: Graphic 45 - Come Away With Me - Chipboard 1, Anna Griffin - Flourish die