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Here we go again! I hope you have been inspired by what you've seen thus far during this month's RemARKable Blog Tour.
I have been collecting crystal light containers for at least 4 years. In the process of moving my stamp space, I decided that if I couldn't think of a use for them, they were getting tossed.
Then one morning, I was still half asleep and was just thinking how I hated to get rid of them and then I got a EUREKA moment:
I could decorate them and put treats in them, hand out to the kiddos on "Trick or Treat" night and include a little flyer with my contact info and class schedule!!!
I had decided that I would create my own designer paper (I forgot to add the cute "Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper" on my last order!!).
I used all the stamps from the "Ghoulish Grunge" set. (I'd like to add that this set can be used for more than Halloween! Great texture images)
I randomly stamped the 12 x 12 Whisper White paper using Basic Black, Basic Gray, Perfect Plum, Old Olive, and Pumpkin Pie ink.
I figured I needed a strip 8 1/2 inches long to go around the container. This allowed for a 1/2 inch overlap.
I cut the 12 x 12 at 8 1/2 inches and then turned it and cut strips 1 3/4 inches wide. I didn't do the math to see if it was more cost effective to just use the 8 1/2" x 11" to start with. I have a whole lot more to do for October 27th!.
Then I cut strips of basic black at 8 1/2" x 2" and 8 1/2" x 1/2" strips of the fabulous Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Using Fast Fuse, I began wrapping the containers with the strips of Basic Black first, then the strips of the stamped Whisper White paper, and then the strip of Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper.
Note: Because I was wrapping around a round service, I couldn't assemble all the strips first and then wrap them around the container because the layers would fight with each other.
Once I was all done with wrapping the containers, I stamped the images that would be added where the overlap was.
For this I used the Cookie Cutter punch and the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set. Oh. So. Cute.
Here is what my first batch looks like! That's only 8, I have about 60 more to make. Yes, I have that many Crystal Light containers!!
Thanks for looking!
For the next amazing project, see Arden Dougan at: http://stampinarden.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkables-blog-tour-september.html
Nancy Amato -http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2016/09/fall-is-almost-here-remarkably-created.html
Missy Bolinger -http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkable-blog-tour-halloween.html
Connie Deibler - http://tinyurl.com/h6ofsyg
Arden Dougan - http://stampinarden.blogspot.com/2016/09/remarkables-blog-tour-september.html
Tracie Langley - http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/remarkable_stampers_september_blog_tour
Deb Lehigh - http://thestampinhut.typepad.com/the_stampin_hut/2016/09/remarkables-blog-hop-halloween.html
Anne Matasci - http://wp.me/pCcBw-2ch
Heather Mathieson - https://inkyladybug.wordpress.com/2016/09/18/spooky-september-remarkable-blog-tour
Michele Reynolds -
Pam Staples - http://wp.me/p3p2VA-1Ad
Janet Wakeland - http://wp.me/pHIQD-asW
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I don't know why but I just thought this set was so cute. It kind of reminds me of some of the designs from the 60s.
I did learn that the Delightful Dijon is a little darker than I anticipated when I stamped over the tree branch image.
So I decided to "Stamp Off"
Better, huh? Here is the envelope and I did the inside piece this way too.
Thanks for stopping by!
I love the paisley design and this set did not disappoint!
I used the triple time stamping technique as inspired by Dawn Olchefsky and Angela Lorenz.
I'm testing a new program that helps me put the product list on it. if you click on the "tams# 9100" link, you will get the instructions.
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Happy Sunday! I'm glad you could join us!
This is one of the bundles I truly love AND it is only available until August 31st! While there isn't hardly any stamping on this project, the thinlet is fabulous and I immediately envisioned a home decor piece.
I began with a 7" x 14" stretched canvas from Walmart. Using a palette knife, I spread a thin layer of Golden Crackle Paste on different sections of the canvas. It takes a while for the crackle paste to dry but I discovered that I get finer cracks if I keep the layer thin. Thicker layers make larger and deeper cracks. It's all on what you want.
Once it was dry, i used my reinkers (Marina Mist, Wisteria Wonder, & Pear Pizzazz) like watercolors. I used it straight from the bottle and mixed with a little water. One thing I discovered was that I should have put a couple of layers of gesso on the canvas prior to adding the crackle paste. The reinkers absorbed nicely on the crackle paste but not so much on the canvas. Live and learn!
While it was drying, I cut out the flowers and leaves with my Big Shot using Shimmery White, Elegant Eggplant, and Wisteria Wonder for the flowers and Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz for the leaves.
Once the canvas was dry, I decided I wanted deeper color so I added more color from the reinkers and left dry again. I brushed a bit of white acrylic paint over the whole canvas with hopes of sealing the reinker since they tend to bleed or run when covering it with an acrylic varnish. I decided that the background needed something else so I used the grid stamp from the Timeless Textures stamp set to add a bit of interest. I used Basic Grey Archival ink.
Once I was happy with the color, I began to assemble the leaves and flowers. I spread the leaves out first so i could be sure to have room for the flowers. I then glued the leaves and flowers on using our Multipurpose Liquid Glue and left everything dry.
After everything was dry, I brushed two coats of Liquitex Glossy Acrylic Varnish allowing to dry between coats. I brushed very delicately over the canvas sections so as not to have the color come off. I think the layer of white acrylic paint helped although there was a little bleeding.
Then I added a strip of our 5/8" Organza Ribbon to tie it all together.
I hope you enjoyed my project, now on to the next blog, Arden Dougan!
|ITEM #||PRODUCT NAME||RETAIL|
|144328||Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)||$52.00|
|144329||Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR)||$52.00|
|143539||Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)||$27.00|
|144264||Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)||$27.00|
|143538||Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies||$31.00|
In case you didn't know, the 2016/2017 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog went LIVE on June 1st! I chose to use a little new and a little carry over. Can you tell which is which?
This card has a Very Vanilla card base, strips of selected patterns from the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper pack. Colors are: Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum.
Card base is Very Vanilla and the first "mat" is from the Playful Palette DSP pack. The stamp set is Sheltering Tree and the 'Happy Birthday" is from Balloon Celebration stamp set. Colors used: Sweet Sugarplum, Early Espresso, Emerald Envy.
Now on to the next blog, Tracie Evans Langley!
I know i've neglected you all for a very long time. My goal is to get more active and post more often!!
The 2015/2016 Stampin' Up! year is coming to a close so it's time to find out what is being retired. The Retirement List has posted to my website and is updated throughout the day. Some items are already gone so be sure to check it out and place your order if it's something you CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!! When you go through my website to place your order, use this hostess code: 236UZ9NX. When I close out the workshop, I'll draw names for all who placed an order for some free hostess goodies!!
I have seen the new catalog and it is FANTASTIC!! One note however, cardstock prices are increasing so stock up now!!
Demonstrators will be able to begin ordering select items from the new catalog beginning May 3rd. If you join my team before then, you too can take advantage of this fantastic perk! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask!!
Watch for more fabulous information!!
The kit for the month of October was in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month>
This is what came in the kit. Sorry the picture is blurry.
Here are the projects I completed with the kit contents.
Here are a few close ups:
I really like the stamp set which is exclusive to this kit which is one of the reasons I love My Paper Pumpkin. The next kit will be shipped November 11th so if you are interested in subscribing, you have until November 10th to sign up. You can sign up by clicking here.
I will be adding more pictures from past kits in the near future.
Time for MOVING! Well, sort of. This month's theme is Moving! I decided to create something that moves!
I've been collecting bed springs hoping to be inspired and I was!!
1 Bed spring
1 inch circle punch
7/8" Cotton Ribbon
2 way glue pen
I began by punching out a lot of circles. I love this DSP but since it's thin, it's a little hard to punch a single sheet so i put 4 sheets together and just punched around the edges. I punched enough circles to complete 6 strands.
I cut about 18" lengths of linen thread and taped each end to the table. Then (leaving about 3 inches of thread at the top) I centered 10 circles under the thread. One at a time, I applied glue from the 2 way glue pen to the circle and placed another circle on top of the bottom circle and thread. Once all 6 strands were completed, I tied each strand to the bottom of the bed spring.
I measured around the widest part of the bed spring and cut a strip of sticky strip and stuck it to the plastic table I was working at. I pulled the protective red plastic and started to sort of 'zig zagged' the cotton ribbon along the strip. Once done, I then attached it to the bottom of the bed spring.
Here are a few more photos of the finished mobile.
I hope you liked my take on this "moving" theme!
Next on the tour is Becky Jansen at http://www.stampthat.com/blog/get-moving-blog-tour/
Thanks for stopping by!
The PINworthy theme is memories, remembering, etc. I don't know about you, but if I don't do something as soon as I think of it, I won't remember until it's past!!
Birthdays are a prime example of needing to remember!
The card below uses stamps from "Remembering Your Birthday!" I also used stamps from Mixed Bunch. The colors used are from the 2014 to 2016 In Color collection, Tangelo Twist and Lost Lagoon.
This second card also uses stamps from "Remembering Your Birthday!" In addition, I used stamps from the Kinda Eclectic set as well as the two butterfly punches. The colors used are Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, and Crushed Curry.
I hope you enjoy my cards. Now, on to Becky Jensen at http://www.stampthat.com/blog/blog-tour-scrap-club/