Monday, November 20, 2017

SSInkspiration: Technique Challenge - Eclipse Cards

Hey there everyone!  Today we are starting a new challenge over at Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration.  This time, it is a technique challege : Eclipse Cards.

I had never made an Eclipse Cards are super popular right now, but I had never made one before this challenge came up on my "to do" list.  I chose to use the Night in Bethlehem bundle, featured on page 26 of the Holiday Catalog.  This is one of my favorite bundles, ever!

Here is my card:


I decided to go with a very natural / neutral color scheme for my card.  My rolling city was done in Crumb Cake, inked once and stamped three times.  My star, and people were stamped in Soft Suede.  When I was done stamping, I used my Large Letter framelits to cut out the word JOY.  I matted my Very Vanilla cardstock with Crumb Cake before putting it on a Soft Suede card base.  I put my letters back in the holes using Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then,  I used some Very Vanilla baker's twine for my embellishment, and used the tie ends to make a tassel with a little bit of lace and linen thread.   I also accented my letters with some clear Wink of Stella. 

Be sure to head over to Stylin' Stampin' Inkspiration and check out what the other design team members made, and enter our challenge.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole





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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Christmas Card Event

I am so very excited to announce this fun Christmas Card Event that spans over 4 dates, and gives you many options for making your own Christmas Cards.


The great thing about this class, is that you get to choose your own cards, and I still do all the work for you. You come, and just do the fun part! Also, now you can bring your sister, mother, and best friend with you and you can all make different cards.

This class has a $20 class fee. The class fee coves everything you need, including envelopes to make 10 Christmas cards of your choice. (You may choose 1 or 2 designs.) Do you need more than 10 cards? No worries! You can add on sets of 10 cards and envelopes (1 design) for only $7! There are nine different card designs, so there is sure to be something for everyone. Class registrations are due 2 days before the class date.

This class is being offered multiple times, so choose a day that works best for you. When you are registering, on my Square site, leave your card choices in the notes section during checkout. The notes box is right under the total, during your checkout.

Please bring the following items to class with you:
Bone Folder
Scissors
Adhesive Kit (Snail, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tombow Multipurpose Glue)

The following dates are available for this event:
November 18th, at the Craft for Cause starting at 6:30pm
November 26th, in Tacoma, starting at 3pm
December 1st, in Tacoma, starting at 7pm
December 10th, in Tacoma, starting at 3pm.





 
 



















Tuesday, November 14, 2017

November International Blog Hightlight


Hello everyone!  It is time for another International Blog Highlight with Kylie Bertucci.  These highlights are always a lot of fun for me, and really stretch my creativity.  This month, Kylie and her husband are celebrating their wedding anniversary, and so our theme is "Love".  I decided to make a wood paneled bridge card for the challenge.

Here is my card.

I love this card.  It came together pretty quickly, and it'll be the perfect pick me up or reminder for any loved one in your life.  When I was at OnStage in Salt Lake City last week, I received a swap card that had this shiplap look to the background.  I decided I wanted to try it on my own.  I cut the base for my bridge card, and then cut an adhesive sheet to the same size.  I cut many pieces of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to 3/4" x 3" and started laying them onto my sticky Whisper White cardstock.  After I had covered the whole thing, I used my Paper Snips to trim around the edges.


Here is a closer view of the words.  I used Versamark and Copper Embossing Powder for both greetings.


I just learned how to make this fun metallic accent while Shelli was presenting during OnStage.  I poured a pile of Copper Embossing powder onto my Silicone Mat, and heated it with heat tool from underneath.  Then, when all the powder was melted I took a heart stamp from Tabs for Everything and pressed it in.  When the powder was cool, I cut it into a circle (ish) shape.  It was very easy, and very fun!  I love this new way of adding another element to my projects.

That is all I have to share for today!  I would be so honored if you went over to Kylie's blog and voted for my project!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole





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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Top Ten Blog Hop



Hello there everyone!  Today, I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci's International Highlights Top Ten Blog Hop!  There is so much talent on this hop, it is quite the honor to be invited to participate.

A couple weeks ago, we had the International Blog Highlights, and our theme was Life Changes.  I made the baby card below.



For this hop, we are using the same theme, and this time I have chosen to make a retirement card.  Here is my card:


I started with a Thick Very Vanilla cardstock base.  I used a piece of designer series paper from the Painted Autumn pack for my background.  I cut an oval out of that with the Layering Oval Framelits. On a separate scrap of Very Vanilla, I used my Stampin' Write Markers to ink up and stamp the oak tree stamp from Lovely As A Tree.  I cut it out with a smaller oval framelit.  I also cut out an oval mat for the tree, out of Copper Foil Paper.  The copper, and the tree are glued down flat to the card base.  But, the designer series paper is popped up using the Foam Adhesive Strips.  For my greeting, I used an oldie, but a goodie from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, and punched it out with the Classic Label Punch.  I added some 1/4" Copper Trim to finish the card off.

Please be sure to hop around, and see all of the lovely creations.
Thanks so much for stopping by!
~Nichole


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