Sunday, December 3, 2017

Reindeer Love



Hey Stampers!  Happy Sunday!  I am bringing you this ADORABLE little reindeer from Gerda Steiner Designs called Little Christmas Reindeer.  I colored him using my Spectrum Noir Colour Blend pencils.  His nose is covered with Christmas Red stickles.  The patterned paper is from Jolly by Pink & Main.  You will probably see a lot of cards with this little guys because I LOVE him!  So just a quick card today.  Thank you for stopping by

Come and create something with me!

Andi

Saturday, December 2, 2017

State of Mind

Good morning Stampers and Happy Saturday.  I need to be honest and let you know I nearly forgot about y'all today not because you aren't awesome but because yesterday we had a huge blog hop with CardMaker magazine and it was amazing as it was  my first ever blog hop!  So today's card continues in the theme of Christmas of course.  We only have 22 shopping days left and I will need everyone one of them!  Okay for the card.  I am using the Maybe Christmas set from The Project Bin (I LOVE this set)

Today's card uses Real Red solid card stock as well two 6x6 sheets from the Jolly collection from Pink & Main.  I used another card sketch....sort of.  What I mean is I left out a layer because I wasn't paying attention and made all my big layers the red patterned with the snowflakes and made only one green piece.  Normally wouldn't be a big deal, just make a new panel but...I used all the paper soooo I had to make a little adjustment.  I also used some red ribbon from my stash as well Christmas Red Stickles.  Here is the sketch that I used for the card today.  


So that is my project today.  I hope you take a minute and check out The Project Bin and all the wonderful stamp sets that are offered.  Thank you for stopping by today.

Come and create something with me!

Andi

Friday, December 1, 2017

Card maker blog hop

Hey Stampers! Welcome to my stop on the The Project Bin and CardMaker Christmas blog hop. If you are hopping along you probably just came from Clare's blog.

Today I have for you a set of cards using the sentiments from the Maybe Christmas set from The Project Bin.  For my cards I used patterned papers from both Doodlebug's Milk & Cookies collection and from Pink & Main the Jolly collection.  My solid card stock in today's cards is all from Stampin' UP! because I have a large stash of it.  I used Real Red, Night of Navy, and Wild Wasabi.  I used card sketches from Operation Write Home, Sketch Saturday, and Reverse Confetti.  So lets get started.

Card one uses Night of Navy card stock and a sheet from Milk & Cookies. I used sketch 27 from Reverse Confetti which I turned sideways.  My sentiment is stamped in Night of Navy ink, I used silver and white baker's twice from Lawn Fawn.  I found these sketches with all the dimensions already figured out so I didn't have to think too hard (lol!)



My next card uses Wild Wasabi card stock and two different plaid patterns from Jolly.  My sentiment on this card is stamped in Glorious Green (this is a retired Stampin' UP! color).  The ribbon is green trimmed with silver that I got last year at my local Michael's store.  Sketch 373 from Sketch Saturday  was used for this card



My final card today uses Real Red card stock and two sheets of patterned paper from the Jolly collection.  My sentiment was stamped in Memento Tuxedo black.  I added some red and green pearls from my stash to add some dimension and interest and used card sketch 49 from Operation Write Home.  


My stop has come to end, thank you so much for playing along with us and if you would like to continue to hop along, Tamie is your next stop.  If you jumped into the hop in the middle and want to start at the beginning visit CardMaker blog to get the entire line up of blogs and links.

Come and create something with me


Andi

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Christmas means more!

 Hey Stampers!  Happy Saturday!  Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving (if you celebrate it) and survived the Black Friday madness.  I have a the first of many Christmas cards for you today showcasing of course The Project Bin!  My project today uses Maybe Christmas.  Let's get started!  My finished card is a standard A2 size with a little bit of a twist.  The card stock base is navy blue and cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2.  Once I had my card scored I opened it up on my paper trimmer and  I cut from the bottom of the card at 2 1/8 to the score line.  So when you are done you have two flaps.  I cut the top flap off at the score line.  I took a piece of patterned paper from the Perfectly Plaid collection by Lawn Fawn  and cut it at 2 x 4  and adhdered it to the flasp so I had just a little bit of a border of the navy blue showing.  On the inside of the card I adhered a piece of Sky blue card stock that measured 4 x 5 1/4.  For the medallion on the front of the card I did the following.  First I stamped my image in Versamark ink on the same Sky blue card stock and embossed it using Silver Platinum embossing powder from Ranger.  The I used the three biggest label dies from the Labels Nine set from Spellbinders.  I cut out my image using the second largest die.  To make a frame I took the largest die and the third largest die and cut them out  using more of the Perfectly Plaid patterned paper.  I adhered my image piece to the frame using Nuvo glue.  Once I gave that a moment to dry I adhered the medallion piece on the front flap, putting adhesive only on the bottom half of the image piece.  On the inside of the card I stamped the "Merry Christmas" from this same set in Tuxedo black ink.  Then I took the snowflake image from the set and stamped the image randomly on the inside piece with Versamark ink again.  Here is a photo of the inside of the card.
I love the subtle look that you get from this technique. That is my finished my card.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project and visit the The Project Bin.  Stop by next Friday where I will have a special bonus post featuring The Project Bin.  Come and create something with me.

Andi




Saturday, November 18, 2017

Don't be afraid to stand out

Good morning everyone!  Welcome to another Project Bin Saturday.  A couple of weeks ago, I went a little crazy and bought more of the wonderful sets offered by The Project Bin.  Today's card uses Spencer's Set.  There is a sentiment in this set that is a quote from Dr. Seuss (whom I love) and I got an idea swimming around in my head to do my project around this quote.  Which is "Why fit in when you were born to stand out" So this is what I came up with


So what I did was take the image from the set which is the heart puzzle and stamped it all over a white A2 size base using black ink.  Then I stamp the heart and colored it blue, and fussy cut it out which was easy then added a couple bling on the heart.  Stamped my sentiment fish tailed the ends and called it gorgeous.  But while I was tiding up and taking pictures I kept looking at and thinking it is so white.  So I went back to the drawing board so to speak and this is my final card


I stamped a few more hearts colored them green, red, and yellow; cut some of the puzzle pieces out of my colored hearts and then I adhered them to my background piece.  I love this final product.  What a difference a little color makes so then I trimmed my piece down to 4 x 5 1/4, round the corners and adhered it to a piece of blue card stock from my stash which I round the corners on as well and this is my completed project for today.  I hope you enjoyed it and will check out The Project  Bin, you will love the stamps.  

Come and create something with me

Andi

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Fur Therapy!






Good morning and happy Saturday!   Today's card is break from all the holiday stuff and one you could use as a thinking of you for a guy I think or quickly turn it into a birthday card for the special man in your life.

Today's project using the Kinda Pawsome from The Project Bin.  This set has 2 images and several sentiments and comes with 2 dies to cut out the pups!  I also used the following supplies:  Crumb Cake card stock from Stampin'UP!, Early Expresso ink SU, background stamp Hardwood to create the wood like on the front of the dog house, Blueprints 12 from My Favorite Things, white card stock and a pencil.  I didn't realize that the Blueprints 12 is no longer available from MFT, I apologize for that.

Ok so onto the card.  I stamped the background stamp first using the Early Expresso ink onto the Crumb cake card stock and then cut my pieces needed with the square and rectangle die from the Blueprints 12. You can get both pieces out of one half sheet if you are careful and ink the whole half sheet of paper.  I didn't think about that until after I had used two sheets lol! I took the  rectangle and cut it half to create my roof pieces.  I attached the two pieces together at the ends and then arranged it on the square piece until I liked the placement.  Once I adhered the roof, I trimmed the excess card stock off to make the roof. (see pictures below)   To make the door for the doghouse.  I used a square punch, I think it is 1 1/2 or 2 in square.  I punched it once and then moved it up a little bit and punched again to make a little bit taller door.  The width of punch was perfect for the puppy so I could stamp him in the doorway. Once I had my house assembled I put it down on a piece of white card stock and light traced the top of the roof so I could trim it down and attach it to the back of the dog house.  Once I had it attached I carefully stamped the sitting pup image from the Kinda Pawsome set in the doorway of the dog house using Early Expresso ink.  I stamped the sentiment " the best therapists have fur and four legs" on white card stock and then used another die from the set that cut out this beautiful flagged piece.  I attached the sentiment above the door and viola! we are done.  Well I stamped you are "kinda pawsome" on the inside and then I was finished.  I love how this turned out and hope you like it.  I added additional pictures at the bottom of my post so you can see the different stages.  Thank you for stopping by. 

Come and create something with me.

Andi


attaching back of the house


die cuts I used

before trimming down the roof






tracing the back of the house











Saturday, November 4, 2017

It's Feeling like Autumn

 Hey Stampers!  Welcome back to another Saturday showcasing The Project Bin.  Today's card features the New Leaf set.  Autumn or Fall is probably my favorite season.   So I was trying to decide what I wanted to do for my project today when I came across this video from Ranger Ink and used it as my inspiration. 

So the first thing I did was take a piece of card stock and cut it into an A2  size card front and  I cut it from Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth card stock.  In the video I shared Ranger is using the Distress Oxide inks which I don't have any (yet!) so I used my regular Distress inks.  I used Antique Linen, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Fossilized Amber.  I also used one Memento Dew Drop ink, Lady Bug.  I stamped my greeting " Autumn teaches that change can be Beautiful" in Rich Cocoa before I started ink blending.  I am telling you this because I initially did my blending first and then dropped the stamp when I was getting ready to stamp sooooo I got out my Misti and stamped first.  I used the Ranger blending tool with round foam sponges to do the blending. I started with Antique Linen, then Spiced Marmalade, and finally Peeled Paint.  Once I had my colors down, I went back over it with Antique Linen to try and smooth the blending.  I took my Lady Bug ink and went around the edges of the card.  I added some Nuvo Crystal Drops in the color Ripened Pumpkin.  I wanted the card to have a little sparkle so I took two of my Spectrum Noir Sparkle pens in Hearthside and Moonshine.  I tapped the pen on the side of my finger to create drops of sparkle on the card. At first I thought the red was too much but once it dried I was happy with how it turned out.  On the inside, I stamped "turn over a new leaf every day." with Rich Cocoa again.  My card base is cut from Orange Peel card stock, cut at 4 1/14 and scored at 5 1/2 and is a side fold card. 

So that is my card for today.  Just a little bit about what is to come; I am currently planning a Holiday series which I hope to film and post some videos for a few of the cards I do and my plan is bring you a couple Autumn/Thanksgiving cards too!  I am loving my stamps from The Project Bin so I hope you check them out! Thanks for stopping by today

Come and create something with me,


Andi