Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Fall Cards for the October Stamp-a-Stack

Here are the Fall Cards we did for the October Stamp-a-Stack. I tried to make cards with images and colors for the fall, but I see there's one "stray" in the bunch.

We used some different products this time. Sometimes I find my self stuck in a rut and just using the same product time and again. I've been trying to stretch myself lately and use different products, so I wanted to give my stampers a chance to play with other products too.

Most recently I've been playing with the Treat Cups. If you've been following this blog then you may be aware of seeing several other posts about the Treat Cups. There are 2 shapes available: round and heart. They match a 1-3/4" circle punch and Stampin'UP!'s Full Heart Punch. We used the Round Treat Cup on the Sunflower Card. (upper left in the photo) The card we did at the Stamp-a-Stack is very similar to this card I made for a trade. I also used the sunflower on this card posted with the sunflowers from my daughter's wedding.

Stampin'UP! nested Shaker Frames
Two other new products we used are Stampin'UP!'s new Glitter Glass and the new Shaker Frames.

The Shaker Frames come as 6 sets of 6 different sized foam adhesive rings. That's 36 different rings total. We used them to make the penguin shaker card.

Shaker Card made with Glitter Glass and the Northern Flurry Embossing FolderThis card sparkles for several reasons: The Glitter Glass in the shaker window, the Self-Stick Rhinestones on the snowflakes and the paper itself is Shimmery White paper

The card itself is easy to make. 
  • Emboss the Shimmery White piece using the Northern Flurry embossing folder
  • Stamp the image - I used the penguin from Zoo Review
  • Place a foam ring around the image
  • Add some Glitter Glass to the ring
  • Add the "LID" to the ring to keep the glitter in.
  • Put the layer on the card base - I used Pool Party
  • Add a few Self-Adhesive Rhinestones and voila!
Making the lid involves several layers. The bottom layer, closest to the foam ring, is a 2" acetate circle to keep the glitter contained. The next layer must have a hole so you can see the image. For the scallop we used the 1-3/8" circle punch for the actual window and the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch around it. I added a top ring to frame the window using the 1-3/8" circle punch for the hole in the middle and the 1-3/4" circle punch for the ring.  CAUTION: punch the inner hole (ie the window hole) first and then center the larger punch around the hole. 

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101910 . . . Shimmery White Paper
120902 . . . Northern Flurry Embossing Folder
120995 . . . Silver Glitter Glass
124155 . . . Shaker Rings
114323 . . . Acetate Window Sheets
122924 . . . Pool Party CardStock
119850 . . . 1-3/4" Circle Punch
119860 . . . 1-3/8" Circle Punch
118874 . . . 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
119960 . . . 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
119246 . . . Self-Adhesive Rhinestones
113439 . . . Big Shot Machine

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More coming soon with details on other individual cards.

Happy Stamping

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