Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Zany Zebras with a Sentiment Framed Corner

Who loves their Stamparatus
(stamp positioning tool)?

 . . . and who wants to see a ton of ideas for using it? 

Be sure to check out all the stops on today's Blog Hop.



With my card today I wanted to focus on framing the focal point.
These little Zany Zebras are so cute and playful, kicking up their heels.
I wanted something equally playful to frame them

 
Setting the card layers at an angle adds to the playful look of the card.
The black matte dots and flower help lead your eye across the card
. . . but the corners were very bare.

The solution was to use the sentiments
to create a frame for the zebras.

However! these were red-rubber stamps.
Using a stamp positioning tool like the Stamparatus
was absolutely essential
to getting symmetrical, straight sentiment placement.


The Stamparatus also made the process easier with placement of the zebras
I could lay them both on the card and play with their positions
Then close the lid to mount them to the plate and they were ready to stamp.
 

Those Zany Zebras are cute enough on their own
but look closely and you'll see several things done
to make them even more special.

A subtle splash of color in the ear to balance the pinks
Wink of Stella glitter brush over their whole body
and - check out the eye and hooves

 
See the shine on the hooves and the glisten in the eye
That's the Fine Tip Glue Pen

There is a full product list at the end of this post
Be aware that we are in the final month of a catalog transition
Items marked with a red R are retiring so availability is limited


Are you ready to get some more ideas for using the Stamparatus?
check out the awesome creations made by some of my fellow demonstrators

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 Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to
"hop" off to the craft room and go create something.
 
. . . have an INKcredible day


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Friday, April 2, 2021

Ice Cream Corner Bridge Card

 


Here's a fun fold card featuring  Stampin'Up!'s Ice Cream Corner Suite.

Bridge Card made using Stampin'Up!'s Word Wishes dies, Ice Cream Corner designer paper and Ice Cream Builder Punch
 
This is a Bridge Card . . . viewed from the top down 
you can see how the decoration on the front
makes a bridge between the two sides
 
Bridge Card made using Stampin'Up!'s Word Wishes dies, Ice Cream Corner designer paper and Ice Cream Builder Punch

Bridge Card made using Stampin'Up!'s Word Wishes dies, Ice Cream Corner designer paper and Ice Cream Builder Punch

A Bridge Card is easy to make
* create symmetrical folds on the two sides
* the height of the original piece is "normal" card height (5.5" imperial)
* the width with 1 side folded is "normal" (4.25" imperial)

The bridge piece spans the width
with one side folded - and the other side flat

Bridge Card made using Stampin'Up!'s Word Wishes dies, Ice Cream Corner designer paper and Ice Cream Builder Punch

Its easy to decorate the card base
just fill in the spaces with designer paper and coordinating card stock

Bridge Card made using Stampin'Up!'s Word Wishes dies, Ice Cream Corner designer paper and Ice Cream Builder Punch

Once you've mastered the fold you'll be scanning your shelves
trying everything as a decoration for the bridge piece

The Ice Cream cones seemed like a perfect way
to celebrate mastery of a new fold.
Actually the ice cream scoop and the cone were both
punched from the coordinating Ice Cream Corner Designer Paper
(see product list at the end of the post)


And for more awesome ideas using the Ice Cream Corner
products be sure to check out the next stop on today's hop:


Q: Did you like what you saw in today's post?
... there is a product list below.

Q: Did you like the Bridge Fold?
... its part of a Fancy Folds for Beginner's course

 
 
 Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to
"hop" off to the craft room and go create something.
 
. . . have an INKcredible day


If you enjoyed this content then I invite you to
to keep up with my daily crafting
by following my Facebook page 


When placing an on-line order 
please make sure you have
Katie Johnson listed as your demonstrator
So I can send you a Thank-you Card
If you don't pick me, you'll be randomly assigned a demo
 
I do appreciate your business - Thank-you!
Click here to browse all the current product

  Here is today's Project Supply List . . . to help you be INKcredible!

By the way!
That cute Ice Cream punch has a coordinating stamp set.
You save 10% if you buy them together as a bundle!

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Dies for Easter Eggs

The title for this post is not mis-spelled. We're talking about dies, not dyes.
I get it, Easter eggs and dye. But these eggs were die-cut using oval dies. 

Punch art card for Easter using Oval Dies to make the Eggs. Punch art Easter Rabbit uses the Snowman and Daisy punches

Die cut an oval from white card stock
Then die cut more partial ovals from designer paper

Punch art card for Easter using Oval Dies to make the Eggs.

BTW: this nested ovals die set is retiring the end of April

Stampin'Up! Layering Ovals Dies

 If you're like me you probably have lots of designer paper scraps
that would make some awesome looking Easter Egg cards.

Punch art card for Easter using Oval Dies to make the Eggs. Punch art Easter Rabbit uses the Snowman and Daisy punches

The Easter bunnies are just as easy to make
using the Snowman Punch and the Daisy punches
see product list below

Punch art card for Easter makes an Easter Rabbit using the Snowman and Daisy punches

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope I've inspired you to
"hop" off to the craft room and go create something.

If you like what you saw in this post there is a product list below.


. . . have an INKcredible day

 Did you get some ideas for a project? I hope so.  I post here on the blog every few days but I do post more regularly over on my Facebook Page - check out my daily stamping there.


If you enjoyed this content then I invite you to
to keep up with my daily crafting
by following my Facebook page 

The reason this blog exists is to inspire you and to motivate you to use your supplies.  
Of course I'm also here to sell you what you need and all orders are appreciated.


When placing an on-line order 
please make sure you have
Katie Johnson listed as your demonstrator
So I can send you a Thank-you Card
If you don't pick me, you'll be randomly assigned a demo
 
I do appreciate your business - Thank-you!
Click here to browse all the current product

  Here is today's Project Supply List . . . to help you make some INKcredible projects!

Daisy Punch
[143713]
$18.00

Friday, March 26, 2021

Birds and More Dies Easter Card

 This eye-catching Easter Card was made using dies from the
Stampin'Up! Birds and More die set.

Birds and More dies by Stampin'Up! make this Easter Wreath card with Rainbow Glimmer Paper eggs

This card is so sparkly!
The eggs are die cut from Stampin'Up!'s Rainbow Glimmer paper
with extra sparkle coming from the Gold Metallic Edge ribbon bow.

Stampin'Up! Word Wishes dies and Rainbow Glimmer paper eggs die cut with Birds and More dies Easter Card
 
Its easy to create the look of a wood panel door
by embossing with Stampin'Up!'s Pinewood Planks embossing folder
and sponging some light brown ink over the raised areas.
 
So many things make this card special
The layered leaves for the wreath itself
The use of foam adhesive sheets to give dimension to the words

Rainbow Glimmer Paper eggs die cut from the Birds and More dies and Stampin'Up! Word Wishes sentiment

The Birds and More die set is not an Easter set
but its does have eggs and the foliage die cuts
can be cut up and arranged into a wreath.

I bought this set for the birds
but was especially excited
when I realized I could use it for Easter too.
 
Stampin'Up!'s Birds and More die set
 
I hope this gives you some ideas

If you like what you saw in this post there is a full product list below.

. . . have an INKcredible day

 Did you get some ideas for a project? I hope so.  I post here on the blog every few days but I do post more regularly over on my Facebook Page - check out my daily stamping there.


If you enjoyed this content then I invite you to
to keep up with my daily crafting
by following my Facebook page 

The reason this blog exists is to inspire you and to motivate you to use your supplies.  
Of course I'm also here to sell you what you need and all orders are appreciated.


When placing an on-line order 
please make sure you have
Katie Johnson listed as your demonstrator
So I can send you a Thank-you Card
If you don't pick me, you'll be randomly assigned a demo
 
I do appreciate your business - Thank-you!
Click here to browse all the current product

  Here is today's Project Supply List . . . to help you make some INKcredible projects!