12/9/16

It's a snowy canvas

Hi everyone, it's my day on the Paverpol blog and I've got a fun snow canvas to share.

 
I used Paverpol to create the flowing snow at the base of the canvas.  For all the details, please stop by the Paverpol blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 

12/8/16

Party Banner with Whisker Graphics

Hi everyone, I've got a fun banner on the Whisker Graphics blog today.  If you've got a coffee lover in your house, this would be the perfect decoration for the party.



Supplies:
Divine Twine Collection - Bright White Solid
Divine Twine Metallics - Rose Gold Vintage Metallic
Middy Bitty Bags - Chevron Pattern
Middy Bitty Bags - Plain White
Little Bitty Bags - Chevron Pattern
Large Colored Tags - Gray
Die cuts - Spellbinders, Cricut Expression
Stamps - Joy Clair
Ink - Clearsnap


If you know someone who loves coffee, why not throw them a coffee party. 

Choose a selection of Middy Bitty Bags.  On the middle one, randomly stamp coffee images.


Add corrugated board across each bag and wrap with Bright White Solid Divine Twine.

 
 
Die cut large ovals from kraft cardstock to fit the large bags, then add the smaller bags on top.  Die cut smaller ovals from kraft cardstock to fit the smaller bags.  Next, die cut letters spelling PARTY and place one on each bag on top of the smaller oval.  Adhere the large oval to each bag with foam adhesives for dimension.

 
Stamp a different coffee phrase on each tag and slip inside the smaller bags. 
 
 
Stamp "you're a special friend" on the center gray tag and add a gift certificate.

 
Cut lengths of Bright White Solid and Rose Gold Vintage Metallic Divine Twines and add to each tag.
 
 
Punch holes in the edges of each bag and tie together with Bright White Solid Divine Twine.

For a fun effect, add a tiny clothes pin to each letter.

 
Wouldn't it be fun to tuck little gifts in the larger bags and gift the banner as a gift?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph



Angel Tag

Hi everyone, what do you get when you mix white clay from Makin's Clay with one of the new Prima Vintage molds?


 
The angel is extremely detailed and once inked, the features truly come alive.


I've mixed and matched assorted papers and burlap on a tag and placed the angel on a strip of corrugated paper.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

12/6/16

Boxed Christmas cards

Hi everyone, I've got a post on the Bowdabra blog showing you how to create a pretty bow to decorate a box holding handmade gift cards - perfect for gift giving.


Using an assortment of Joy Clair stamps, you can create a wide assortment of cards.   I've created a Winter Wonderland card from the Cozy Snowman Wishes stamp set, and a Happy Holiday card from the Merry Christmoose stamp set.  I even decorated the envelopes.



The Merry Christmas card uses the Holly Jolly Santa stamp set and the Wrapped in Love card uses the Christmas Wishes stamp set.


 
The cards were then put in a small gift box and the bow was created with the Bowdabra.  Pop on over to the Bowdabra blog for details on how the bow was created.
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 

Steph

12/5/16

Christmas Banner with Rinea Foils

Hi everyone, my first post is up on the Rinea Blog today. 

Imported from Germany, the foils are made of paper surrounded by 2 layers of colored aluminum foil so there is a nice weight to them. 

As we are headed towards Christmas, I created a banner with ornaments and pointsettias created from assorted colors of Rinea Foils.


 

Supplies:
Rinea Foils - Glossy Plain-Red/Green; Embossed-Red, Green, Silver, Copper
Spellbinders dies
Cricut Expression
Whisker Graphics Twine
Clothes pins

Cardstock and pattern paper was cut to create the banner pieces then adhered together with brads.  Using Spellbinders dies, I die cut the large ornaments from black cardstock, then used the next sized die to cut ornaments from Red, Silver and Copper Foils.  Coordinating twine was tied around the foil ornaments and the foil layer was adhered to the cardstock layer with foam adhesives for dimension.


 
Using my Cricut, I die cut JOY from Green Embossed Foil.  As you can see, the first "J" I cut tore while die cutting.  I usually have my speed and pressure settings at maximum, but found it to be too fast to cut the foil.  I die cut the "O" at medium speed and pressure and, while it did cut better, I found it too slow and it dragged the foil a bit.  I then cut the "Y" at high speed and pressure which cut the best as did the last "J".  The other 2 "J"s did not cut well as I did not clean my mat completely before cutting.  (Lesson learned!)
 
 
 
Using Red and Green Embossed Foils, I die cut and embossed the pointsettia using Spellbinders dies.  The foil cut really well and embossed beautifully.  A dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of the pointsettias.
 

The ornaments were added to the banner using clothes pins which were clipped to the tops of the banner.  Smaller pointsettias were glued to the clothes pins and a dollop of glitter glue was added to the center of each.
 
 

To finish, I tied some jute to the ends so I could hang the banner. 
 
 
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by today and please check back often as the design team has some amazing projects to show you.

Steph
 
 



12/3/16

Stitched Christmas Spirit Cards

Hi everyone, do you need to create some quick and easy Christmas cards? 


Pick your favorite stamps, some scraps of paper and inks.


 
These Stitch stamps are lots of fun and can be used for an assortment of projects.  Stamp all in one color then use the running stitch in a different color and stamp in between.
 
 
Cut the stamped panel on an angle to fit the card.  Add a sentiment and you're done.

 

 
More details can be found on the Ann Butler Designs blog.  Why not create a few for friends and family?
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 
Steph
 




12/2/16

JoyClair December Blog Hop



It's new release day at Joy Clair and the new stamps are amazing once again!!  I've used  the sentiments from the Holly Jolly Santa Stamp set on both my cards as the focal point. 


 
The pointsettias were die cut using Spellbinders dies and leaves were added using Makin's Clay Leaves Push Mold and green clay.  The details are amazing.

 
My next card I've used Makin's Clay Christmas Nature Push Mold with red and green clays for some dimensional elements.



Hop with us. Be sure to visit each of the designers on this blog hop!

Joy Clair Blog - http://joyclair.typepad.com/…/12/end-of-the-year-blog-hop.h…
Steph Ackerman - http://stephaniescraps.blogspot.com/…/joyclair-december-blo… HERE
Cornelia Wenokor - http://fun-stamping.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blog-…
Martha Lucia Gomez Hernandez - http://wp.me/p5TnaH-4wz
Lori Kobular - http://loriskreations.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blo…
Helen Gullett - http://wp.me/p1DmW0-2Mv
LeeAnn McKinney - http://mimiscraftyabyss.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-b…
Jessica Pascarella - http://kissinkrafts.blogspot.com/…/joy-clair-december-blog-…
Donna Green Idlet - http://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/
Monica Edwards - http://scraps2treasure.blogspot.com/…/december-blog-hop.html

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Creating a Christmas Panel

Hi everyone, I've got a fun Christmas panel on the Proxxon blog today.  It's full of yummy goodness.

 
For details, please stop by the blog.
 
Thanks for stopping by.  
 
Steph

12/1/16

Gingerbread House Gift Box

Hi everyone,  you know it's almost Christmas when Gingerbread Houses start showing up in the stores.  This year, I decided to make my own using amazing products from Makin's Clay.




Please stop by the Makin's Clay blog for all the delicious details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

Believe Trees

It's a new challenge at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps.


 
I chose to use the Stamptangle Christmas Trees this month.  In keeping with the winter theme, I stamped the trees with lightly blue ink and embossed them with clear embossing powder.
 
 
 
I tied ribbon around the panel and adhered to a black card.  Believe was die cut and added to a set of ovals in the lower corner.
 

 

 
Thanks for stopping by today.
 
Steph
 

Graphic 45 Treat Container

It's a new challenge at Scor-Pal and this month is to design anything.  What projects can you create with your Scor-Pal this month?

Since we are heading toward Christmas, I thought I'd create a treat box that doubles as a Christmas ornament.

 
Fill with goodies.

 
 
Start with 12" cardstock
 
Cut 2nd layer of cardstock 10 1/4" x 10 1/4"
 
Cut 3rd layer of cardstock 9" x 9"
 

Remove the corner squares on each panel.
Cut the remaining squares into triangles.
Cut pattern papers to fit each triangle.


Punch holes in the larger panels and insert ribbons.


Fill with candy.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/28/16

Three Wise Men

Hi everyone, I've got a new post on the JoyClair blog today one of the next stamp sets released this month - Three Wise Men.

 
Using a Spellbinders die, I die cut the stars from yellow cardstock and used it as a stencil.  I spritzed it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.


I wrapped the panel with twine and added my image.

 
My next card uses the same star die as a background element.
 


Please stop by the blog for more details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


 

11/26/16

Decorative Tags


My newest post on the Susan K. Weckesser blog today, using an assortment of pattern papers from the Live in Color collection.



Please stop by the blog for additional details.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph

11/25/16

Thanksgiving Cards

Hi everyone, some Thanksgiving cards as posted on the Ann Butler Designs blog. 

What do you get when you mix Ann Butler Designs stamps from Unity Stamp Co. and Ann Butler Designs inks from Clearsnap?  Beautiful fall inspired cards.  Add in a sentiment from JoyClair and Spellbinders dies and create something amazing.


For complete details, please stop by the blog.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Steph


Hope your day and the following weekend are amazing.