Monday, November 6, 2017

November Sweet Treats with Painted Harvest

November is upon us.  I am wanting to make Christmas cards but feel the need for Thanksgiving, so this month I am mixing it up.  One Christmas and one Thankful but both use this wonderful flower stamp.   This stamp resembles a sunflower, but can be used for so much more.  This month my Sweet Treat is using it as a Sunflower and a Christmas Wreath.  So for all those customers purchasing $25 or more using the hostess code (do not use code for purchase over $150) you will receive this packet as a gift from me along with a homemade thank you card.  Also the video below shows how I made the cards. 

Christmas card is  Whisper White 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 card fold in half at 4 1/4.   Garden Green layer is 4 x 5 1/4, and was ran thru the embossing folder Softly Fallen.  Pattern Paper is Be Merry 3 x 5 1/4.   I stamped my wreath with Lemon Lime Twist and Garden Green on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut out. Bow is made out of Red Tinsle ribbon.   The reindeer and Merry Christmas sentiment inside are from the Merry Mistletoe.

Thankful card is from Very Vanilla  8 1/2 x 5 1/2 fold in half at 4 1/4. Lemon Lime layer is 4 x 5 1/4 and was ran thru leaf embossing folder.  Cajun Craze layer is 2 3/4 x 5 1/4, pattern paper 2 1/2.  Sunflower is stamped out on Very Vanilla with So Saffron  and Cajun Craze.  Leaves are stamped with Garden Green on Lemon Lime cardstock.   Banner is cut at 1 in and had cut end and stamped with Cajun Craze or any other color you choose.  Position Leaves where you choose.
 
Here is another Idea I cased from my fellow Team Member Randi,  to show you how versatile this stamp can be.
 
Here is the Video on how to put together my Sweet Treat Card Kit. 
THE LINKS ARE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC PRODUCTS USED, BUT THE STORE IS OPEN 24/7 AND THE LINK IS SHANASWEETS.STAMPINUP.NET  USE HOSTESS CODE FOR NOVEMBER: 46CYSFJU
 
 


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Coffee Gift Card Holder

So as I got Blown away at my Craft Fair Today, my parents canopy actually broke in the wind. I decided I might as well upload a video.  I realized that I had not uploaded this video, so I am not going to do all the dementions like usual here, they are the same as my Christmas Gift Card  Holders done in July.  Also discussed in the Video,  Super easy to make.   I do sometimes put more videos out than this blog, just easier to do at times I guess.  I do have my Monthly Class this Next week for my local folks we are going to make a Candle and a card using Colorful Seasons, so I will try to show you all also.   So please do follow along, I may not post all the time, but at least a few times a month. As always the store is open 24/7, and orders of $25 or more using host code get my Sweet Treat for the Month!

Enjoy the Video!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Birthday Delivery Birthday Card for Noah

Well this week I need a Birthday Card for my Grandson Noah who turns 3.  Of Course I had to use my favorite Birthday set from the annual Catalog Birthday Delivery.  The Wolf is my favorite stamp in this stamp he is so cute, so he will be the star of this tri fold Card.






This card starts out as a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Whisper White cardstock.   I scored the long side at 2 in, and 6 1/4.  Then choose the color you would like for your solid layering piece, large inside is 4 x 5 1/4, inside panels and outside panels are (one of each) 1 3/4 x 5 1/4 and 2 x 5 1/4.  (I choose different solid colors for this but you can change it up.  Lots of great colors in this suite to choose from.  Then the pattern pieces for the pattern you will need one of each inside and outside panels 1 1/2 x 5, and 1 3/4 x 5.    Then it comes to layering all the pieces together.  After doing these pieces you will cut out large scallop circle and regular circle.  I stamped out the wolfe and colored him with the markers.  you can stamp out the banner and stamp the sentiment or use the balloons. and place him in the circle.  I attached the circle on the left side, but only put glue on half the circle as to not glue the whole circle down because you want the card to open.  You are welcome to watch the video below. 

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Friday, September 8, 2017

Spooky Cat Swapping this Month

I started my Swap 6 group back up this month.  If you can ever participate in swaps they are great!  This was a perfect swap for me because you swap 6 cards for 6 months by the 6th of the month.  Easy Peasy!   I love my team swaps but usually have to make 20-25 cards for that, and don't always feel the love for that.  But I can't rember which team mate it was, but it was on group page that I saw this card,  I varied up the papers, but I loved the idea.  I had to have this punch the moment I saw it, because my daughters nickname is Cat!   This punch will be great outside Halloween, I have seen some great designs colored, stamped, designer paper.  Ideas are really limitless.  But for now having fun with the Spooky Designer Series paper also and made this fun card and lots of Cats!

A2 sized card,  5 1/2 x 8 /12 folded at 4 1/4 of very vanilla. Layer a base of basic black 4 x 5 1/4.  Then build your layer of pumpkin pie 3 3/4 x 5 with 1 1/4  x 5 layer of dsp at the top and a 1 x 5 in that you will stamp with your sentiment, I used trick or treat and the mouse, but Happy Halloween is in the stamp set also.   I tucked this piece up under the dsp, so less than an inch is actually showing.   Then I took the crochet trim across the seam and wrapped securing behind the pumpkin pie.  Then you tape all this to the black.   Now I stamped the cat image from the stamp set on a vanilla card stock and punched it out then punched out 4 more cats from various dsp patterns.  The cat on the dsp will cut with the punch.   I fussy cut a hat from the dsp.  The glue the cats across the bottom, layering them slightly over each other.  Placing the hat on one of them, with a dementuonal.  Below is the video also.

Here will be the supplies used. And the store is always open 24/7.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

September Sweet Treat

Hi Everyone,
            This year is just flying by,  September is upon us.  Which means gift giving season will be here quickly.  So for this months Sweet Treat instead of getting materials for 2 cards you are going to get one of the new pizza boxes from the Holiday Catalog.  Then you get card stock to make 5 -3 x 3 cards.  Supplies to layer and decorate the cards.  So this month after you place an order you need to messsage me and let me know if you want a specfic color or color family for your cards.  If you know what stamp your going to use and I have papers with that, I will add extras to in your kit.
My example uses the Oh So Electic stamp set,  I have uses Lemon Lime, Berry Blast, Pool Party as the card bases, along as the main colors for stamping and die cuts along with Powder Pink.   In the video below I show you the example I made with this set, and an example of what you would receive.



Here is Supplies for the box made up.



Thursday, August 10, 2017

This Little Piggy Inspiration

 When I went to Onstage in April, two sets stood out as my favorites.  You all have seen me use the Birthday Memories and now my other Favorite is This Little Piggy.   This is the cutest stamp set,  the pigs and sentiments will brighten anybody's day. I know you will love this set too!
I am using the new in colors primarily this time around with Foil Frenzy DSP and Floral DSP
 
This cared is on Fresh Fig 8.5 x 5.5 folded in half.  Lemon Lime Twist layer  is 5.25 x 4 and Whisper White layer is 5 1/8 x 3 7/8.   The Fresh Florals DSP paper is 2 1/2 x 3 7/8 tape down to the white and then the Fresh Fig Ribbon is wrapped around before securing to lime.  I cut out the watercolor paper for this little piggy with stitched framed dies.  I used the archival black to stamp out the piggy first and  powder pink ink pad to color piggy with aqua painter and markers to touch up the pig and grass.  After it has dried then I layers on Lemon Lime, I cut out just bigger than the square, but can use square layering dies that are available.  I popped up the piggy image and sentiment on dimensionals for pop!  I used classic label dies to cut out the sentiment. Added a square knot to the ribbon.  

I just love this flying pig.  I just had to put her on this Berry Burst layer 5 1/4 x 4 against  Crumb Cake Card which is 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 folded in half.  I used the Foil Frenzy 3 x 5 1/4.I cut out a large stitched framed circle, and then a large scallop from layering circles with crumb cake.   I stamped this piggy with archival black on shimmer paper and used the powder pink and aqua painter, not using as much water though lighter  hand.  I again used markers to touch up.   I added "so she did" to the bottom of the front to finish off the saying and make this card inspiring.   I popped it up with dimensionals, then added fine tip glue pen to the wings for extra pop!


 See supplies below,  visit my link below 24/7 for any and don't forget to use hostess code to get these gems. (orders under $150, don't use code for orders above,  you get card kit get still plus a bonus!)
  www.shanasweets.stampinup.net
Here's the video tutorial:






Friday, July 28, 2017

Christmas Gift Card Holders

For my continuing Christmas series I am making Gift Card Holders.   These are simple to make for Christmas or any gift giving occasion.  I gather my influence from Sandy Allnock.   I am using 3 different stamp sets here for inspiration.  I have an attached video to show you how I made this, plus the supply list for the this Holders below.
I start out with out with 4 1/2 x 11in paper.  Score the paper at 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6 1/2.        Fold in half on the center score mark.  Find you a die to cut out out the section for your gift card.  I havr used the oval from the stitched framelits,  the square would work well to.  You can use label, or some other punches of you like.  Make sure to leave enough space at the bottom to put your tape, so don't place your die to low.   You can see this in the video.  You will place tape to secure the middle closed after its cut at the bottom, then fold the other two side closed to make card.  Then it's time to decorate from panel.  I used the tree and reindeer from Santa Sleigh, then filled in with gifts, bear and stockings.  I used the watercolor pencils to fill in some coloring.  I placed whisper white panels on the inside also and decorated the top panel with the wreaths.  The other two cards are made with Christmas Pines and Star of Night.  The supply list is below for all these cards.   Below is also a video of  Santa Sleigh card.  If you have any questions feel free to email me.
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