Sunday, October 4, 2015

Stamp Review Crew: Happy Scenes Edition

Welcome to the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop. Everyone is featuring the stamp set, Happy Scenes which is found in the Holiday catalog. If you arrived from the blog of talented Holly Krautkremer, then you are right where you should be. If this is your first stop, just follow the links. The hop goes full circle.

I case you were wondering what this set includes, here is a picture. 

Best of all this stamp set coordinates with Hearth and Home framelits - a cute little window frame and shelf.
I have the framelits but decided to show how this stamp set can stand on its own. 

Happy Scenes, Stampin' Up! Clean and Simple Winter card. Clean and Simple Christmas card. Peace. Handmade by Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I stamped the tree image on the background and on a banner. I then embossed them with the Softly Falling embossing folder found in the Holiday catalog. The banner is attached with dimensionals to give it some height.
A little bit of silver cord and some tiny glitter paper stars add a touch of silver and shine. I like cards that are easy to recreate and this certainly falls into that category. 

All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Happy Scenes
Paper: Silver Glimmer paper
Card Stock: Whisper White and Heavyweight Whisper White
Ink: Mossy Meadow, Soft Sky, Crumb Cake
Other: dimensionals, Silver Cord, Banner Punch, Confetti Star Border Punch, White Chalk Pen, Fine Tip Glue Pen, Aquapainter

The next stop on your way is the blog of another talented stamper, Nancy Smith. Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

Thankful Forest Friends at Christmas

The challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary is a sketch. It is one of those sketches that I love because it is open for interpretation. Actually, all sketches are I guess - but this one even more so!
I decided to use the lines in the sketch as a guide for a tri-fold style Christmas card.
Stampin' Up! Thankful Forest Friends stamp set  and Festival of Trees stamp set. Tri-fold cascading card. Handmade Christmas card with forest animals. Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
I began with a layer of the Snowflake printed vellum from the new Holiday Fancy Foil Vellum on the background. Then I added a tri-folded piece of Whisper White card stock that I sponged ever so lightly so the folds would stand out.

Next I stamped and punched out some trees with the Festival of Trees stamp set. Then I stamped and fussy cut the bear, fox and rabbit from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set. Once I had all of my pieces I adhered them to my card as seen below.
Stampin' Up! Thankful Forest Friends stamp set  and Festival of Trees stamp set. Tri-fold cascading card. Handmade Christmas card with forest animals. Lisa Young, Add Ink and Stamp
When you open up the card you can see the fox and rabbit enjoying the snow! I have just the person in mind for this card.

The size of the card when folded is a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

All supplies are Stampin' Up! 
Stamps: Thankful Forest Friends, Festival of Trees
Paper: Holiday Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Card Stock: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink: Cherry cobbler, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Crumb Cake
Other: sponge, Tree punch

We can't wait to see how you interpret this sketch! For more inspiration and to join the fun, go to Create with Connie and Mary.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Ice Cream

Watermelon. Coral. Bride. Those words make me think of summer, warm ocean breezes, and a wedding. Or…. they could be this week's color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

I wasn't sure what direction to go with these colors and ended up creating a birthday ice cream cone.
I have fond memories of my friend's mom dishing up ice cream for us and putting it in pretty colored cones: blue, green, and my favorite - bright pink! That is exactly what I was thinking when I created my paper confection. 

The doily is actually one of the new Metallic Foil Doilies. I flipped it over and used the white underside. It is smaller and heavier than our white tea doilies so it worked perfectly for this.

I know you usually don't see banners stuck in an ice cream cone. Actually, I am not sure I've ever seen that but I wanted a fun way to add the birthday sentiment. Plus my ice cream doesn't melt! 

All my supplies are Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life
Paper: Pretty Petals paper stack
Card Stock: Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder
Ink: Watermelon Wonder, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride
Other: Stylish Stripes embossing folder, rhinestone, Tree Builder punch, dimensionals, Metallic silver Foil doily

I hope you will play along with us this week! To see what the rest of the design team created and to link up your card, just go to Create with Connie and Mary challenge blog.
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