Monday, November 20, 2017

SSS Dec Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 5

Hello. It's time to wrap up the SSS Dec Card Kit Inspiration week with one more project. Instead of a card, I decided to make some tags...

I die-cut 12 tags (one for the front and back of each tag) using THIS tag die. I stamped the front of the tag with the tag image from THIS set. I also stamped a sentiment on most of the tags from the kit's stamp set. I stamped, colored, and cut out the images from the stamp set and adhered them to the front of the tags with foam adhesive to add dimension. I finished off the tags with some twine.

Here's a closer look...

THIS glaze pen is perfect for adding dimension to the eyes...

I also stamped the back of the tag using THIS stamp set again so they are ready to go on Christmas packages...
I hope you've enjoyed this week of inspiration using THIS card kit. ETA:The kit is now sold out. However, you can still purchase the kit's stamp set HERE. I've also linked to it below. 

If you've missed any days...
Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three
Click HERE for Day Four

Thanks for sticking with me this week. Have a great day.


Friday, November 17, 2017

SSS December Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 4

Hello. I'm continuing the SSS December Card Kit Inspiration week with this interactive slider card...

When you pull the red circle tab, Santa slides over to Mrs.Claus and they hold hands...

I stamped, colored, and cut out the Santa and Mrs. Claus image. I created a card base created from THIS cardstock and adhered a piece of the patterned paper from the kit on top that was die-cut with THIS die. I also die-cut a white piece using the same die and THIS die to create the snow bank. I die-cut THIS die from the center, cut a thin strip to place inside for the slider, and used foam tape to adhere the top panel down. Remember to leave one side clear of adhesive so the pull tab can move freely. To create the pull tab, I white heat embossed a sentiment from THIS stamp set on to a red circle cut with THIS die. I adhered the santa to the pull strip inside using foam adhesive. I adhered Ms. Claus to the top portion of the snow bank, not the slider part because she needs to stay in place. 

I finished off the card by white heat embossing a sentiment on to a banner and applying white embossing paste through THIS stencil to create a focal point. 

Thanks for visiting me today. I'll be back tomorrow with one more idea using this kit. I hope you're enjoying this week's inspiration. Be sure to check out the earlier posts if you missed any...

Click HERE for Day One
Click HERE for Day Two
Click HERE for Day Three


Thursday, November 16, 2017

SSS December Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 3

Hi there. I'm back today sharing more inspiration using THIS card kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed Day One, click HERE. If you missed Day Two, click HERE. Today's inspiration is a shaker card....

I die-cut two of the patterned papers from the kit using THIS die. I white heat embossed a sentiment on a sheet of THIS acetate and adhered it on top of several layers of THIS die using THIS adhesive. I filled it with the shaped epoxy stickers and confetti from the kit. I wanted some of the epoxy shapes to move around so I applied some of THIS to the back to remove the stick. I also adhered some of the shapes on the front of the acetate. I adhered everything on to a card base created with THIS cardstock.

I hope this has inspired you to create a shaker card. I'll be back tomorrow with Day Four.

Thanks for visiting. Have a great day.


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

SSS December Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 2

Hello, friends. I'm back today with another card using THIS December Card Kit from Simon Says Stamp. If you missed yesterday's inspiration using the kit, click HERE.

I thought it would be fun to create a Santa's selfie card. I die-cut a polaroid shape from an older die that I had in my stash. I stamped a mask for each image using THIS masking paper. Whenever you are stamping a scene with masking, you stamp whatever each image you want in the front first. Then you add a mask after you stamp each image. This is how I created the group scene. After stamping, I colored in the images with Copics.

To make the photograph shiny, like a polaroid picture, I added THIS on top of the scene and clear heat embossed it.

I stamped a couple of coordinating sentiments from the kit's stamp set and adhered the entire piece to one of the patterned papers in the kit that was cut with THIS die. I finished off the card with a few strips of washi tape and a heart.

I have more inspiration to share. I'll be back with Day 3 tomorrow...

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

SSS December Card Kit Inspiration Week-Day 1

Hi there. The December card kit from Simon Says Stamp is now available....
Click HERE to find out more information about this kit.

Isn't it adorable!? I couldn't stop creating with this kit so I'm going to share projects every day this week. For today's card...

I stamped the images with this ink and clear heat embossed them. I used THESE markers to color them in and fussy cut them out. I created "Santa's Workshop" by die-cutting three windows from the patterned paper in the kit using one of THESE dies. I backed it with some acetate and used foam adhesive to give it dimension.
I added a snow bank at the bottom of the building using one of THESE dies and used THIS die to create a roof. I finished off the card by white heat embossing a sentiment from the stamp set.

You can find more about this card kit HERE.

I'll be back with more inspiration soon...

Thank you so much for visiting. Have a great day.


Friday, November 10, 2017

Tasty Taco Trucks Mini Cards

Hi there. Happy Friday. Today's project is a just for fun project that I've been meaning to share since summer. My sweet friend, Lydia Fiedler sent me the Tasty Trucks Stamp set from a recent Stampin' Up Sale-a-bration promotion and I created some mini cards with the adorable images...

I stamped the images with THIS ink on to a piece of watercolor cardstock cut with THIS die. I used THESE markers to watercolor with. I added a mat behind the panels using THIS paper pad and added watercolor to a larger mat to tie everything together. 
 These cards measure 4x4 in size...
I plan on putting a gift card inside to our local taco spot. I think they will make great gifts.
A closer look...

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a great weekend. 

*I don't know if the stamp set is still available. You can contact Lydia HERE if you have any Stampin' Up questions. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

November 2017 My Monthly Hero Blog Hop

Hi there. I'm thrilled to be taking part in the November My Monthly Hero Blog Hop. This month's kit is fabulous.
*You can find more information about the kit HERE.

I decided to make a few gatefold cards using the main images from the kit's stamp set...

To create these cards...
1. I cut the card base to 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8. I trimmed a sliver off each side at the center because I wanted the gap to be a little wider.
2. I heat embossed the main images and trimmed them out leaving a small white border. I cut the shapes directly down the center.
3. I cut colored cardstock slightly smaller than the flaps and stamped smaller images from the same set using a coordinating ink color for a tone on tone look. I added a white mat around the pieces and adhered them to the flaps.
4.After adhering the pieces of the main images on each side of the opening, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered it to only one side of the flap. It's important to adhere it to only one side so that the recipient can open it easily.
5.I finished off the cards by adding some embellishments.

Gatefold cards are a fun alternative to a standard card. I made these for my son's teachers for Christmas gifts. I put a gift card on the inside...

I also created coordinating envelopes. I stamped/embossed the main images on the flap of the envelopes to tie everything together. Here's a closer look...

These stamps work great for these cards because the images are symmetrical, but you could do this with any image. Also, if you don't want to cut an image down the center, just adhere one side to one of the flaps. I think these images would be perfect for spinner cards too! 

There's much more inspiration to see! Click HERE for the next stop on the hop and visit the fabulous Janette Kausen. You can start at the beginning of the hop HERE on the Hero Blog. 

Here is the complete hop list...

The Hero Arts Blog 
Jennifer McGuire
Laurie Willison
Wanda Guess
Jessica Frost-Ballas
Lydia Fiedler
May Park
Ilina Crouse
Heather Ruwe  (YOU ARE HERE)
Janette Kausen
Clare Prezzia
Libby Hickson

Hero Arts is giving away one kit as a prize to one blog reader-selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the blog hop. Giveaway closes Sunday, November 12th at 11:59 and the winner will be announced on the Hero Blog the following week.

Thank you so much for visiting today.

P.S. There are MANY add on products available. I've linked them all down below in the supply list.