Tuesday, October 17, 2017

International Blog Highlights: Life Changes

Hello there everyone!  Today, I am participating in Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights.  


This month, our theme is Life Changes.  (New home, new job, sympathy, wedding, new baby)   I chose to share a baby card.  I have been really into the fun fold cards lately.   So, I have a baby dresser card to share.


Here is my card: 


I had so much fun making this dresser card.  I found an easy template on Pinterest, made by Mudmaven Designs.  You can see the template below.


I used images from many different sets to make my card.  I realized, after I was set on what I was going to make that I do not have any sets that are tradtional "baby" sets.  So, I found images in sets I had that would work for babies, and made it work.  The elephant, bib, and the stars are all from the Tabs for Everything stamp set.  The congratulations comes from the Better Together stamp set; while the "I'm so happy for you" comes from Sunshine Wishes.  To make the bib, I stamped the scalloped circle from Tabs for Everything in Pear Pizzazz on Whisper White.  I used my snips to cut it out, close to the image.  Then, I used the 1/2" circle punch to punch a little piece from the top, for the bib shape.  The "love" and the heart on the bib also come from Tabs for everything.  The baby blanket in the top drawer is super simple.  I used some Marina Mist cardstock, and cut out the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Framelit Dies.  I used my bone folder many times on the circle to break up the fibers of the cardstock.  Then, I peeled apart the two layers, so my blanket would look soft.

I hope you have enjoyed my project!  Please go vote for me on Kylie's post.  The top ten demonstrators in the highlights get to participate in a fun blog hop in a couple of weeks.

Thanks for voting!  Thanks for stopping by!  
~Nichole

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Monday, October 16, 2017

SSInkspiration Fun Folds Challenge

Hey everybody!  Today over at SSInkspiration we have a cool fun folds challenge for you to play along with.  This was my first time ever making a waterfall card.  

Here is my card:


I used the Whole Lot of Lovely designer series paper that is on sale this month.  I just got this paper when I did my Buy 3 Get 1 free order.  It is *gorgeous*!


Here are the directions for making a waterfall card.  It really is a lot easier than it looks, and easier than it reads in the directions.  I hope you'll head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration and play along with the challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole






Sunday, October 15, 2017

Hello Fall Treats

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a set of fun little fall treats.  I made a bunch of these for attendees of my team meeting on Saturday, and also for those who attended my classes today.



I first saw this kind of treat made on a Pampered Stamper video.  My treat holders feature products from the Holiday Catalog. I used the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper for my cups.  This paper pack is one of the packs included on the Buy 3 Get 1 FREE sale going on right now.  I cut my sleeve, and lid out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  On the sleeve, I used some images from the Merry Cafe stamp set.  I love that we have a second stamp set that coordinates with the fun Coffee Cup Framelits Dies.  Each treat holder holds about 4 Hershey kisses, perfect for a little gift.

Here are all the packs of designer series paper that are on sale right now:


Thanks so much for stopping!
~Nichole



Saturday, October 14, 2017

Merry Mistletoe Center Step Christmas Card

Hello everyone!  Today I'm sharing a fun center step Christmas card I made using the Be Merry product suite, found in the 2017/2018 Stampin' Up! annual catalog on page 112 & 113.

Here is my card:

Since today is "Stamp with me Saturday", I do have a video to share, showing how I made my card.



I used this template, from Marie Stamps to make my card.

This project features one of the select designer series paper packs that is on sale this month.  When you buy three select packs, you get a fourth select pack for free!



That is all I have to share for today.  Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Friday, October 13, 2017

SSINK - Merry Patterns

Hello everyone!  Today over on SSInkspiration we are sharing ideas featuring the fun, Merry Patterns stamp set.  This set is available exclusively to hosts during the month of October.

Here is my card:


For my card, I stamped the candles on a Whisper White Stitched Shapes square (#4).  I layered that on a Real Red scallop square, from the Layering Square Framelit Dies.  My greeting is on a small strip of Whisper White, that I cut into a banner.  The designer series paper is from the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper.  On top of that is a strip of Basic Black, a strip of Real Red that was scallop cut with the Seasonal Layer Thinlit Dies, and a piece of Whisper White cardstock that was embossed with the Holly embossing folder.

Be sure to head over to the Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration blog to see the other fun designs that the team is sharing.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole



Thursday, October 12, 2017

12 Weeks of Christmas #11

Hello everyone!  It is Thursday, and that means another #12weeksofchristmas post.  It is hard to believe it, but there are just 11 weeks left.  Today, I'm sharing a card, and an ornament I made using the Year of Cheer product suite in the Holiday Catalog.  This fun product suite features all things metallic.   Today, I have made a card, and a coordinating Christmas ornament.

Here are my projects:

I really love how the projects look together.


Here is a close up of the card.

The card is very simple.  I started with a Basic Black card base.  I added a piece of Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This paper is amazing.  You get 3 pieces each, of four different designs and they all have great foiled metallic designs.  For my next card layer, I cut a strip of Basic Black card stock, and made a banner using the Triple Banner Punch.  I then added a Foil Snowflake.  These snowflakes are one of my favorite accessories.  You get 24 in a package (12 gold, and 12 silver).  The back of the snowflakes are white, so you can make any color you want.  My greeting on the card comes from the Cheers to the Year stamp set.  I stamped my greeting in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Gold Foil paper.  I cut the greeting out using the Layering Circle Framelits dies.  I used the same dies to cut a mat for the greeting, in Basic Black.


Here is my ornament.

The snowflakes have two different kinds of tips.  One kind of looks like a heart.  To give my ornament some dimension, I folded all of the heart tips into mountains.  I then folded the other tips into valleys, giving my snowflake an accordian fold.  I set that snowflake aside.  For my hanger, I glued two ends of a piece of Gold 1/8" Ribbon to a Basic Black cardstock circle.  Then I glued a second snowflake onto a Basic Black cardstock circle.  I then was able to glue my folded snowflake on top, gluing down only the center so that the folded edges still stand up.  For the center I used the Layering Circle Framelit Dies to cut out a Gold Foil circle, and a Basic Black Mat.  I used a snowflake from the Cheers to Year stamp set, with Basic Black Archival ink on the Gold Foil Paper.  The circles are attached to the snowflake with a Stampin' Dimensional.  I topped it off with a Metal Rimmed Pearl.


In this side view, you can see the flat snowflake, under the folded one.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fall Treats

Hey everybody!  Today I am sharing a fun fall treat idea.  I have a card, and treat holder that is sure ot brighten up anyone's day.


My projects feature products from the Color Theory product suite in the Annual Catalog, and also a couple of items from the Holiday Catalog.


My card starts with an Old Olive card base.  I stamped the solid leaf from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Old Olive.  This stamp set is on sale.  (Today is the last day!)  I have also stamped the detailed leaf from that set, in Cajun Craze.  Then I cut a piece of Old Olive Color Theory Designer Series Paper, with the crackled design, matted it with Cajun Craze, and attached it to the side of my card.  Next I cut out 3 detailed leaves from the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies in Cajun Craze.  I attached 1 whole leaf over the designer series paper.  The other two I positioned in such a way that I was able to cut them, and use them twice.  For my greeting, I punched out a Whisper White Everyday Label Punch.  I then stamped the label with my greeting, from the Colorful Seasons stamp set, in Cajun Craze.  I used the small solid leaf stamp and Old Olive ink to decorate the label a bit.  I swirled some Jute Twine behind my label, and attached the whole thing to my card with Stampin' Dimensionals.


For my little treat, I filled a Treat Tube from the Holiday Catalog with candy corn.  I then used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies to cut out one detailed leaf in Old Olive, and one small solid leaf in Cajun Craze.  I attached both leaves to the tube with a little bit of Tear & Tape Adhesive.  At the top, I used some more Jute Twine to make a bow.

I hope you liked my projects.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole