Thursday, August 31, 2017

Christmas Pines Baseball Cards

Have you had this kind of problem before?  You have an idea for your card but can't find any specific stamps or dies in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs?  Having boys who are very active in sports (baseball, football and basketball to be specific), I often wish Stampin' Up! had more products in sports theme:-) 

Recently I was working on a fundraiser project for my son's travel baseball team and needed to make baseball theme cards.   But what would you do when you can't find any baseball products in the current Stampin' Up! catalogs???  Well, I do have some baseball theme stamps and dies in my collection that I could use but I was determined to stick with the "current" Stampin' Up! products!!!  Then, I remembered the other day I saw a baseball quote on a rustic wood plaque that showed up on my Facebook wall.  It was about little boys with balls, bats and baseball hats...  This sounds just like my 11 year old son!!!

I started going through the catalogs and caught one small stamp in the Christmas Pines Stamp Set that I thought I could make a baseball with a circle punch! 

First I punched out Whisper White Thick Card Stock with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch.  Then I stamped this image in Cherry Cobbler twice.  Perfect!!!

I took about 20" of Gold Metallic Thread and applied Snail Adhesive to the back of my baseball.  I took one end of the thread and kept making loops, and secured with Dimensionals.

For my rustic background, I stamped the Hardwood Stamp in Soft Suede on a piece of Crumb Cake Card Stock.

Pretty Pines Thinlits (141851)
I die cut Cherry Cobbler Card Stock with the medium and smallest pine bough dies from the Pretty Pines Thinlits and adhered them on the Crumb Cake background piece.  I placed my baseball with Gold Metallic Thread over where two pine boughs meet.  That's it!!!

I made some happy birthday cards with the Happy Birthday Thinlits and thank you cards with the Thankful Thoughts Stamp Set

I hope you like my projects today.  It took some creative thinking to come up with this design for me but I am very pleased with the results.  Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Christmas Pines, Hardwood, Thankful Thoughts
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick Card Stock
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Archival Basic Black
Tools and Accessories - 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Gold Metallic Thread
Big Shot - Pretty Pines Thinlits, Happy Birthday Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

This Little Piggy......Card - July Big Shot Class

Isn't this adorable???  We made this card in my Big Shot class last month featuring the This Little Piggy Stamp Set.  After the workshop, I had set it aside in my studio and totally forgot to share with you till now:-)

How about this color combo - Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake?  I really like it! 

I underestimated the popularity of this stamp set!  Ever since it came out in the new annual book, it has been so popular.  What can I say???  Pigs and chickens these days.... they are darn too cute!

Supply List
Stamps - This Little Piggy
Paper - Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White, Shimmery White, 2017-2019 In Color DSP Stack
Ink - Archival Basic Black, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Real Red, Soft Sky
Tools and Accessories - Aqua Painters, Sahara Sand Marker, Lemon Lime Twist Ombre Ribbon
Big Shot - Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a good day!!!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Oh So Eclectic Happy Birthday Card - August Big Shot Class

Hello Stampers!  I am excited to share this beautiful card we made in my Big Shot class this month featuring the Oh So Eclectic Stamp Set and the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  So pretty!!!

I love this color combination - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist!  I added a little touch of silver too.  I chose my favorite Shimmery White Card Stock to stamp the flowers, big leaves, sentiment and even the card front to give more shinny effect.  It's absolutely beautiful!!!

Here is the card front after I ran it twice using one of the dies from the Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies. 

Supply List
Stamps - Oh So Eclectic, Label Me Pretty, Bunch of Blossoms, Beautiful Bouquet
Paper - Tranquil Tide, Shimmery White, Berry Burst, Silver Glimmer
Ink - Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Archival Basic Black
Tools and Accessories - Pretty Label Punch, Aqua Painter, Clear Faceted Gems
Big Shot - Eclectic Layers Thinlits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Embossing Paste Basic Class

Hello everyone!  I am super excited to announce my new class today featuring this cool product called Embossing Paste from the 2017-2018 Annual Book!!  With the Embossing Paste you can create fun and pretty texture easily.  There are so many different ways to use this product and the results are amazing!!!  I can't wait to show you how!!! 

Class Projects:

Coffee Cafe Stamp Set (143677)
This Little Piggy Stamp Set (wood 143919, clear 143922)
At Home with You Stamp Set (143681)

Class Information:

  • Dates:  September 17th (Sunday) & 24th (Sunday- sorry this class is already full)
  • Time:  1 pm - 4 pm
  • Pace:  Meg's Stampin Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Projects:  3 cards (samples shown above)
  • Class Fee:  $40 per person including your own Embossing Paste (141979), 3 Palette Knives (142808), 4 Pattern Party Decorative Masks (144103), Silicone Craft Sheet (127853) and materials to create 3 cards. 
  • Register:  Click HERE to sign up for the 17th class.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.  Please sign up by September 10th to ensure your products will be available in class.  Please note registration will automatically close when it becomes full and you will not be able to register online. 

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beautiful Bouquet Card Trio - July Card Club

Hello Stampers!  I just realized I hadn't shared this project yet.  These pretty cards are from my July Card Club workshops featuring the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set and Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.  I created three samples using three different embossing folders.  I am not sure which one is my favorite:-)  I like ALL of them!!! How about you???

Oh My Stars Embossing Folder (#143710)
Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder (#143709)
Garden Trellis Embossing Folder (#143741)
Ever since I spotted the Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set in the new Annual Book, I wanted to make this card.  I'm not good at flower arrangements but I can make pretty bouquets using this stamp set and the coordinating framelits!!! 

Supply List
Stamps - Beautiful Bouquet
Paper - Thick Whisper White, Pool Party, Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Soft Sky, Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Tools and Accessories - Delicate White Doilies 
Big Shot - Bouquet Bunch Framelits, Layering Square Framelits, Polka Dot Basics, Oh My Stars, Garden Trellis

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Carols of Christmas Masculine Birthday Card - August Card Club

Here is the second project we made in my Card Club workshops this month using the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and Card Front Builders Thinlits.  I hope you are not sick of seeing more cards made with this bundle again:-)  I wanted to make a card that is not for Christmas using this bundle, and thought the dear and tree die cuts would be perfect for masculine cards.

How about this cool looking background?  It's one of the new background stamp called Tree Rings in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  I underestimated the popularity of this stamp set in my workshops!!!  So cool!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Carols of Christmas, Tree Rings, Happy Birthday Gorgeous
Paper - Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Gold Glimmer, Wood Textures DSP, Coffee Breaks DSP
Ink - Soft Suede, Early Espresso
Tools and Accessories -  Classic Label Punch
Big Shot - Card Front Builders Thinlits, Layering Squares Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (star)

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a great day!!!

Monday, August 21, 2017

Carols of Christmas Peace on Earth Card - August Big Shot Class

Here is one of the projects we will be making in my Big Shot Class this month featuring the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and the coordinating Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  The colors I chose are Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Old Olive and Early Espresso.  I heat embossed the sentiment with the White Emboss Powder to make it more attractive. 

I love the shiny foil effect from the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper!  I added a pretty bow made with the Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon.  I love the white edge of the ribbon!  So pretty!!!

August Big Shot Class

  • Date - August 23rd (Wednesday)
  • Time - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  • Place - Meg's Studio (Sequim, WA)
  • Class Fee - $5 per person (Please bring your basic tools and adhesive.)
  • RSVP - Please click HERE to register online.  You will receive a confirmation via email once your registration is complete.  Please note space is limited!  

Supply List
Stamps - Carols of Christmas
Paper - Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Early Espresso, Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP
Ink - VersaMark
Tools and Accessories - White Emboss Powder, Heat Tool, Island Indigo Ombre Ribbon 
Big Shot - Card Front Builder Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Carols of Christmas Card Trio - August Card Club

Got the Carols of Christmas Bundle from Stampin' Up!?  What a great value!  This bundle offers so many possibilities.  I have been busy playing with it and have come up with several card ideas. 

Here is the first project we made in my Card Club workshops this month.  I often make more than one card designs for the guests to choose from.  This way it speeds up a flow of sharing stamps, ink pads, dies and etc. in a class.  Also it gives them more ideas to use the products.  

This card has a pretty die-cut piece using the Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies.  With this particular die you can change the width of design by running it through twice.  Pretty cool!

I love these pretty die-cut corners!  You can place these two corner dies anywhere on your paper.  I stamped two flowers in Cherry Cobbler ink and die cut them using one of the corner dies.  I then adhered them with Dimensionals.

This moon/star die design can be used for any occasion!  Love it!!!

Supply List
Stamps - Carols of Christmas
Paper - Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Garden Green, Whisper White, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, Gold Glimmer, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer, Be Merry DSP
Ink - Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green
Tools and Accessories - Stampin' Write Markers (Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Night of Navy, Basic Black), Gold Metallic Edge Ribbon
Big Shot - Card Front Builder, Swirly Scribbles Thinlits

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Carols of Christmas Scrapbook Pages

Hello Stampers!  I've been having a lot of fun with the Carols of Christmas Bundle from the 2017 Holiday Catalog.  Here is the project we are making in my Scrapbook Club this month.  Isn't it pretty?

Page 1
The Card Front Builder Thinlits are amazing!  I used two of the corner dies to make a decorative photo frame which is perfect to adhere a 4" x 6" photo. 

Card Front Builder Thinlits
Paper Measurements for Page 1:
  • Whisper White (photo frame) - 5-1/4" x 7-3/4"
  • Garden Green (photo frame mat) - 5-3/8" x 7-7/8"
  • DSP (Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White) - 3" x 12"
  • DSP (multiple designs) - 2" x 10"
  • DSP (Cherry Cobbler with Reindeer) - 1-1/2" x 12"

Page 2
Here is another cool card front builder die included in this set.  With this die you can adjust your paper size.  Pretty cool!  How about the reindeer and tree die cuts?  Love them!!

Paper Measurements for Page 2:
  • Whisper White - 4" x 4"
  • Cherry Cobbler - 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" (2 pieces)
  • Garden Green - 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" (2 pieces)
  • DSP (Garden Green/Whisper White) - 1" x 12"
  • DSP (Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White) - 2" x 12"
  • Whisper White (Square Stitched Shapes Framelits) - 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"
  • Gold Foil - 2-3/4" x 2-3/4"

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Carols of Christmas Early Release

Happy August!!!  For the month of August, you have the special opportunity to purchase the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set, Card Front Builder Framelits Dies, or both in a bundle (and save 10%) a month before it is even released in the Holiday Catalog! 

Great news!  Did you earn any Bonus Days coupons in July?  Yes, you can use them to purchase the Carols of Christmas items in August!!

Click HERE to visit my Online Store to view the Carols of Christmas products.  

Thank you for stopping by today.  Have a great day!!!