Saturday, August 29, 2015

3D Designer Paper Ornaments


I found the video to make these great ornaments on Stamping 

Connection (stampinup demo site) 

They are made using only a 6x6 piece of designer paper. 

I made these from retired designer paper that I had on hand. 


They go together pretty quickly, and use Tombo glue to assemble them. 

And because I know my readers will also like to make some here is 


Stamping trails
Karen
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Sketch Frenzy Friday 082815


Welcome to Sketch Frenzy Friday. 

***just a note***

There were requests for the sizes on the tea light holders I 

posted yesterday. Please go back to that post as I did update it 

yesterday for the directions. 

Okay back to the card.....

I used Basic Gray for the base card. Smokey Slate for the layer that

was embossed. 

Designer paper is from the natural paper pack. 

I added a bow to the center and a doily across the top and bottom of the

square.

Don't forget to check out the Sketch Frenzy Friday blog. 

There are some great cards on the site that are using today's sketch. 
 
 

Stamping trails
Karen

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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Christmas Gifts


I have been trying to get a jump on homemade Christmas gifts this week. 

These little cardstock weight votive candle holders are done in three

different sizes and will package as a set of three. 

I used the star border punch across the top. The

snowflake was embossed with white embossing powder. 

I lucked out with the sliver ribbon. Found it in my ribbon stash. 

It is a really narrow silver sparkle ribbon that also was wired so 

it made it really easy to make nice fitting corners around the candle. 

Now I just have to go pick up all the flame-less candles to go in them. 


Close up view of the smallest size.

To make the three different sizes cut the velum cardstock:

4 1/2 x 8 1/2
5 1/2 x 8 1/2
6 1/2 x 8 1/2

Score each of the sizes at: 2, 4, 6, and 8 inches

Turn the velum 90 degrees and score the bottom at 2 inches.

When scoring use the large end of the scoring tool so the velum won't tear.




4 1/2" x 8 1/2"
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
6 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Next, in each case, score at 2", 4", 6", and 8"; then turn the piece degrees and score again down the length at 2".  This will form your bottom flaps.
- See more at: http://www.doggonedelightfulstampin.com/busy_stampin/2015/01/hello-spring-occasions-stampin-pretty-pals-jan-2015-blog-hop.html#sthash.Dc2u3IWI.dpuf

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Karen
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

August Paper Pumpkin Card Candy


I received the August Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin'Up.

Its a cute kit with gift boxes and cards you can make. 

Of course what did I do with some of the kit?

Make card candy of course. 

After attaching the card elements to a window sheet I added

a piece of Timeless Elegance designer paper. 


Here is the back view. I just added some

Sahara Sand lace, rhinestones and white perfect accents. 

I think I'm finished with card candy for a bit. I do 

have some to share with you at another time. Those are made 

from two other stampers from the swap I was in. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Sunflower Dress



Since Sarah's flowers for the wedding will be sunflowers

I had to have my little 5" doll wearing a sunflower dress. 

Isn't this just too cute?!
 
The next forms the sunflower, and the leaves are crocheted then
 
sewn down the dress front.  


Here is a side view. Her little hat also has a 

sunflower and little lady bug button on it.. 

Stamping trails
Karen
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Monday, August 24, 2015

Mailable Monday # 118


I think this greeting was just longing to be

used on a quilt card. 

This quick and easy nine patch quilt was made using Farmers Market

designer paper. 

Greeting from Sheltering Tree stamp set. 

I used the 1" square punch to punch the squares. 

Vanilla layer is 3 1/4 x 3 1/4.

The Blackberry Bliss layer is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2. 

The quilt and layers were popped on the vanilla base card. 

I added two little blackberry bliss hearts. 

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Karen
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Oval Pumpkin Framelit Art


I started to put out my Fall decorations which got me

thinking about Autumn craft projects.

This pumpkin was made using the smallest oval in the 

Oval Collections framelits. 

There are 7 total that make up the pumpkin. Each one was 

run thought with a different embossing folder. The edges were

all sponged with Soft Suede. 

The bird builder punch was used with Always Artichoke cardstock to make

the leaves. The stem is Soft Suede that I just cut free hand to fit the top of the pumpkin. 

Little curly "Q" are thin strips of cardstock that I curled around my finger. 

Pumpkin was layered on Crumb Cake cardstock that was stamped with Hardwood
 
background stamp. It was also popped up on the layer. 
 
"thankful" is a from the Expressons Thinlits die set. 
 
Second layer is Eggplant Envy, and base card is vanilla. 
 
As I'm looking at the card I'm thinking it would make a great little
 
frame art piece. May have to find a nice wood frame for it. 
 
Stamping trails
Karen 
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