Thursday, September 11, 2014

Confetti Celebration Shaker Box

Hi Stampers!  When I saw the new Confetti Stars punch in the Holiday Catalog, I immediately thought of shaker cards which then morphed into the idea of doing a shaker box!  So I set out to make a fun shaker box full of stars for a club project in August!

I used the Kraft Gift Boxes and altered away!

I started with the Confetti Celebration DSP and went from there.  The sides of the box are covered in Bermuda Bay cardstock which was stamped with stars from the Perfect Pennants set.

Star Framelits, Window Sheets and mounting tape were used to make the shaker which was fulled with punched stars (Confetti Stars Punch) and In Color sequins.  This was such a FUN project!

You can find everything you need (except the mounting tape, which I found at my local big box office supply store) in my online store.  Head on over there with the Shopping List and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants, And Many More
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Basic Gray
Cardstock:  Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White
Accessories:  In Color sequins, Window Sheets
Tools:  Big Shot, Stars Framelits, Confetti Stars Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (star), Bitty Banners Framelits

Have an inspired day!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Simple Card Sunday 5-Autumn Wooden Elements

Hi Stampers!  It's Simple Card Sunday and I have a super fun and easy card to share featuring the Autumn Wooden Elements from the Holiday Catalog.

Remember, for a card to be part of Simple Card Sunday it has to be able to be made in 10-15 minutes, require very few supplies and be completed in 5 simple steps.

 Step by step:
  • Start by folding the Crumb Cake cardstock (4 1/2 x 11) in half.
  • Make a line 1 1/2 inches up from the bottom of the Cajun Craze cardstock (4 x 5 1/4). Punch a 1/2 circle our of each side of the Cajun Craze cardstock using the 3/4" circle punch.  Line up the 3/4 circle punch so that the line you drew is in the middle of the circle horizontally and the edge of the cardstock is in the middle of the circle vertically.
  • Wrap some Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around the Cajun Craze piece where the half circles are.  
  • Sponge 3 Autumn Wooden Elements (Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Old Olive) and stick them on the Baker's Twine with Glue Dots.  While you have your ink and sponge daubers out, sponge the edge of the Crumb Cake cardstock with Soft Suede ink and the edges of the Cajun Craze cardstock with Cajun Craze ink.
  • Stamp a sentiment with Soft Suede ink below the wooden elements, and stick the Cajun Craze piece on the Crumb Cake card base.
And, here's a video so you can see me make the card in real time.  This week I also included a fun tip for how I store my Baker's Twine!

 Here's another card made with the same layout.  For this card, I used the fantastic Festival of Trees stamp set from the Holiday Catalog! Check out the blingy decorations on that tree!!!  I stamped those with Crushed Curry and then went over them with Gold Glitz Dazzling Details .

You can find everything you need to create both of these cards in my online store!  Head on over there and place your order today!  If you like what you see, and are Canadian, contact me...I would love to send you a catalog!

Have an inspired day!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Seasons of Wondrous Wreath

Winter, spring, summer & fall...Wondrous Wreath can do it all!  I don't usually post on Saturdays, but today is an exception because I have a super fun announcement.  I'm starting monthly online classes called "Inky Fingers" classes.  You can find all the information on these classes up at the top right below my title banner...just click on the Inky Fingers Classes tab!

I'm kicking off this program with a class featuring my favorite set from the Holiday Catalog this year, Wondrous Wreath.

This class includes the Wondrous Wreath set and Framelits, supplies to make the 4 cards shown, written instructions and access to an exclusive video so you can see how to make the cards!

See how versatile this set is?  And, I have loads more ideas that I will be posting over the next few months!  Here's the best part!  I'm kicking off these monthly classes with a super fun contest over on my Facebook page.  You are definitely going to want to head over there and enter!

So, if you like what you see, check out all the details on how the Inky Fingers classes will work here and then contact me to order the Inky Fingers Wondrous Wreath class!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the regularly scheduled Simple Card Sunday...I have a super fun and easy card for you tomorrow!

Have an inspired day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Flower Shop and Blendabilities

Hi Stampers!  Today I have a fun card to share that my clubs did in August.

My club ladies got to play the the Blendabilities and everyone colored a flower from the Flower Shop set to use on one of their cards.

I love this card!  The combination of Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate are one of my favs!  Did you notice the faint grid pattern on the white piece?  That's one of the Project Life Grid Cards!  Yep, that's right, those little beauties make a great layer on a card!

After all my club ladies cutting their leaves for this card with the Big Shot and the Flower Frenzy Bigz die, my die was covered in little paper pieces.  I made a super quick video to show you how I cleaned it off (and how I clean all my Bigz Dies when they need it!).

And now you know why every crafter needs a sticky lint roller in their craft room!

You can find all the supplies needed to make this card in my online store.  Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today!

Shopping List:
Stamps:  Flower Shop, Dictionary, Perfect Pennants
Ink:  Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Memento Ink
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories:  PL Grid Cards, Rich Razzleberry Cotton Ribbon, Gold Sequins, Blendabilities (Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight)
Tools:  Stampin' Sponges, Pansy Punch, Big Shot, Floral Frenzy Bigz die

Have an inspired day!

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Pucker Up Buttercup....Kissing Technique How To

Hi Stampers!  It's the first Tuesday of the month which means it's discount day at the grocery store and it's technique day here at LA Stamper!  Today I'm going back to basics and showing you the kissing technique.  This is a super easy and fun technique where you kiss two stamps together so you end up with one image on the other when you stamp them.

Basically you need one larger solid image stamp (ink in a lighter color) and one smaller image stamp (ink in a darker color).  Then you kiss the two stamps together and stamp the solid image one on your cardstock.  The result is so fun!

For this project, I kissed the letter a from the Larger Than Life Alphabet (inked with Blackberry Bliss) with the Positively Chevron background stamp (not inked).  So, I kissed off some of the ink from my letter and then when I stamped it I ended up with a fun chevron a!

I was inspired by Becky Roberts for this project and did these fun little note rings with my downline at our last Stamp & Share.

Here's another example on a card.

On this one, I inked up the small solid butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri set with Pink Pirouette ink and kissed it with the find splatter from the Gorgeous Grunge set (inked with Strawberry Slush ink).  Here's a close up of the butterflies so you can have a better look.

I also did up a quick video for you so you can see the different ways to do this technique.

Kissing is a fun and easy technique that you can use to add a little something extra to your stamps!  Give it a try and let me know how it goes for you!

You can find everything you need to make the card shown today in my online store. Head on over there with the shopping list and place your order today!

Shopping List
Stamps:  Papillion Potpourri, Yippee Skippee, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock:  Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, Whisper White Seam Binding ribbon, Whisper White Baker's Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Starburst Framelits & Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Bitty Butterfly punch, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

Have an inspired day!