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New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale

Posted by on Sep 30, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale!

Grab these great deals now, they are only available for one week!

 

Paper Crafts Idea: DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Posted by on Sep 29, 2014 in Cards, Halloween | 1 comment

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin’ Up!)

Happy Monday and welcome to this DIY Halloween Card Paper Crafts Idea.  As many of you know, Monday’s and I have a love/hate relationship.  They love me, so much so that every 7 days they come around to say hi.  And me, well, I personally think that Monday’s are a four letter word, if you get what I mean.

So I try to take Monday’s and brighten them up.  The cards you see posted here on Monday’s are created on Monday morning.  They usually have bright colors and polka dots, and it’s my way of trying to show up Monday and change the tune of it.

Today’s card follows the same principles.

I am not a big Halloween person.  It’s just not something I go all out on.  I don’t send a lot of cards, and now that Emily is homeschooled, we don’t have the treats to exchange at school.  So it doesn’t make sense for me to purchase a lot of Halloween items.  But I normally find one or two things that I want to create and look for a versatile stamp set each year to do just that.  (All the supplies are listed at the end of this post, so don’t worry about keeping it all in your mind as you read through this.)

This year’s stamp set is one that I have found most people are overlooking, it is the Frightful Wreath stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This is a great set for card making, scrap booking, project life-ting and of course, wreath making.  So I grabbed that one stamp set and just looked to other supplies that I already have to create all that I want to this Halloween.

Here is the simple stamp set that is Stampin’ Up!’s Frightful Wreath:

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

For today’s card, I dug around to see what I could use along with it.  And last Friday, I used it for the Friday Flip.  If you missed that post, click here for it.

I landed upon the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set to get the word “happy”.  And then picked out a scrap of the Back to Black Designer Series Paper, also from Stampin’ Up!  And then grabbed my Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon.

Grab a few ink pads and it is ready to go!

The first step was to create my banners.  If you don’t like hand cutting banners, consider this die cut set that will do the work for you:

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

Two banners of card stock, one of Pumpkin Pie and one of Rich Razzleberry.  Then the 3rd is that Back to Black paper.  To finish that section off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

Paper Crafts Idea:  DIY Halloween Card (Frightful Wreath Stampin' Up!)

The stamping is done with Rich Razzleberry for the “happy” and Pumpkin Pie for the “Halloween”.  Add some Memento Tuxedo Black ink for our splatters, which are our ‘polka-dots’ for the day – and your stamping is almost done.  I repeated the splatters on the inside of the card as well.

To finish it off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

All this crafting goodness was layered onto a base of Rich Razzleberry and just like that, this card is done!

To finish it off, I used the Pumpkin Pie ribbon for a strip to separate the Whisper White and Basic Black sections.  Then a bow was tied on top.  If you struggle with tying bows, you really might want to get the 10 Second Bow Maker.  It makes tying bows quick, easy, and perfect every time.

Here are all the supplies used to create today’s DIY Halloween Card paper crafts idea.

Simply click on the item names and add them to your shopping bag:

Thank you so much for joining me, be sure to check back in this week for more paper crafts ideas like this DIY Halloween card.

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 in Cards, Halloween | 0 comments

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Using Stampin’ Up’s Owl Punch for Monster Punch Art – The Friday Flip

Welcome to this week’s Friday Flip where we are using the Owl Builder Punch from Stampin’ Up! to create monster punch art!

The Friday Flip is all about taking one project idea and FLIPPING it into another project.  All the supplies used to create it are listed at the bottom of the post.

Here is a snippet of our project inspiration:

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project - Card Making Video Tutorial

You can view the entire project here.

Starting with the hearts, we are FLIPPING it into monsters – and crazy cute monsters too!

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Let me show you how to do that in this week’s Friday Flip video tutorial.


Below are all the supplies you will need to recreate this cute monster punch art card.

Simply click on the links below to order any of these items:

friday flip, monster punch art from stampin up owl punch

Thanks so much for joining me for the Friday Flip!  Do me a favor, leave me a comment and share this with your friends!

I hope that you enjoyed this Monster Punch Art Project using Stampin’ Up!’s Owl Punch!

 

 

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project – Card Making Video Tutorial

Posted by on Sep 25, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 0 comments

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project – Card Making Video Tutorial

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project – Card Making Video Tutorial

Today’s project is a prequel to tomorrow’s Friday Flip, it is the inspiration project to the flip – and a fun card making video tutorial too!  Remember, the Friday Flip is all about taking one project and FLIPPING it into another.  And it doesn’t mean that we don’t like the first project, although that can also be the case, sometimes we just need it to do something else.

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project - Card Making Video Tutorial

Today’s card is all about not having a sentiment, so it can be used for a variety of occasions.  Very few supplies are needed to make this card.

To order any of these supplies used to create this card, click the links below:

The only supply not pictured here is the 10 Second Bow Maker.  That awesome tool makes easy work of making those fun double loop bows.

10 Second Bow Maker
Here is the finished project:

The Friday Flip Inspiration Project - Card Making Video Tutorial

And here is the card making video tutorial for the inspiration card for the Friday Flip:

Be sure to check back tomorrow for the Friday Flip!  I hope you enjoyed the inspiration for the Friday Flip video tutorial showcasing this hand made card!

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale – One Week Only

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 0 comments

New Stampin’ Up! Items on Sale – One Week Only

Stampin’ Up! Sale

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Paper Crafts Idea: Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 in All Occasion, Cards | 3 comments

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

Welcome to today’s Paper Crafts Idea that is all about using Project Life cards to make a hand made card.

It’s Monday, and that means bright colors and polka dots over here at the iTeach Stamping blog.  Why?  Because on Monday’s, coffee isn’t enough.  I need something else fun and perky to get me going for the week.

This one was a challenge to add in the polka dots, but you will see how I did it.

I struggled with finding a patterned paper that I wanted to use today.  I dug and dug through my paper stash, and then remembered my Project Life cards.  These are pre-cut, pre-designed cards of various sizes and patterns.  All the supplies used are listed at the bottom of this post for you.

Today I went with the Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection.  You get 100 double sided cards, no exact duplications and they are awesome for both card making and scrapbooking!

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

The cards gave me my color palette too, I added in some Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry in different places.

The sentiment was stamped right onto the card from the Bravo stamp set with that Bermuda Bay ink.  The smaller sentiment was stamped onto an extra piece of Whisper White and the Strawberry Slush ink.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

To finish out the smaller sentiment, I used the Hexagon punch on each end.

And to finish out the larger sentiment, I added rhinestone jewels.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

Then we are onto the inside, and that is where the polka dots make an appearance.

Using the Six Sided Sampler stamp set, I stamped the patterns in the same Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush and Crushed Curry inks onto Whisper White card stock and used the Hexagon punch to punch them out.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Using Project Life to Make A Hand Made Card

And just like that, this card was done!  From blank canvas to complete in under 7 minutes, I call that a win!

To order any of these supplies, simply click the links below and complete your order!

I hope that you enjoyed today’s post.  If you haven’t yet embraced the Project Life cards for card making, the Everyday Adventure is the perfect pack to start with.  Get them, try them, and if you decide it isn’t for you, you are only out $15.95.

Thanks for joining me for this Project Life inspired Hand Made Card.  Check back later this week for more paper crafts ideas!

Friday Flip: Making a Simple Christmas Card

Posted by on Sep 19, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 1 comment

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

It’s Friday – and that means a new Friday Flip & today it is a simple Christmas card you can make.  We are starting with a Halloween card that was from last year and FLIPPING it into a Christmas card.

Here is our inspiration card:

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

And then this flipped card also needed to be simple so that it was mass producible.  Because there aren’t too many stampers that only make 1 Christmas card.

The supplies are simple for this card, just like the steps.  All the supplies are listed below with links to the online store to make it easy for you if you find yourself needing some of the supplies.

Here are some photos of the project:

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card

Here is the Friday Flip video tutorial for how to make this Friday Flip:  Making a Simple Christmas Card:

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Thank you so much for joining me today for this new Friday Flip project.  I hope that it inspires you to create!  It is fun to flip projects into others – especially for simple Christmas cards!

New Sale Items From Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Cards, Weekly Deals | 3 comments

New Sale Items From Stampin’ Up!

New Sale Items from Stampin’ Up!

Been on the fence about the Label Card Thinlits?  Now is THE time to get them!!!

 

Paper Crafts Idea: Handmade Thinking of You Card

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 in Cards, Thinking of You | 4 comments

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

Stop for two seconds, think about the people in your life, can you come up with at least one name of a person that you need to send a Thinking of You card to?  That’s what today’s paper crafts idea is all about.

Card making is fun.  It can be a fun escape, a fun job, a fun hobby, a fun outlet, etc – but it is not just fun for you.  It’s fun for the people that you send the cards to as well.

How long has it been since you mailed out a handmade card?  Well, that’s too long!

What I love about this card is how crazy easy it is to make, and yet it looks like so much more.  The patterned paper does most of the work here adding some beautiful colors and images.  A simple sentiment stamped with little flowers stamped around it.

Let’s dive in by starting from the bottom going up.

I love texture, no doubt about it.  I really cringe when I stop and think about not having embossing folders, how did we ever create without them?  I went with the Argyle embossing folder (all the supplies are listed at the bottom of this post).  For both the Whisper White and Mossy Meadow layers you can see that Argyle.  Before these layers went onto the card base of Blushing Bride, we need to add our patterned paper.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

The paper comes from the All Abloom patterned paper.  Both patterns, one little awesome paper stack.  Once those were added to the embossed pieces, then the strip of ribbon was wrapped around.

Then I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow from the Sassy Salutations set and the little flower from the Flower Patch stamp set (that set has matching framelits that I did not use).

That crazy cute double loop bow comes from the 10 Second Bow Maker and the Hello Honey satin ribbon.  If you want to tie amazing bows every time, I highly recommend you get yourself a 10 Second Bow Maker.

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

For easy online shopping of any of the products used to create this Handmade Thinking of You card, simply click on the items below and add them to your shopping bag.  Orders are shipped right to you.

Here is the complete card:

Paper Crafts Idea:  Handmade Thinking of You Card

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

Thank you so much for joining me today, be sure to check back later this week for more paper crafting ideas!  And send someone a handmade Thinking of You card today!

 

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

Posted by on Sep 12, 2014 in Cards, Christmas | 2 comments

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin’ Up!

It’s Friday!  And that means a new Friday Flip video tutorial!!!

The Friday Flip is all about taking one project idea and FLIPPING it into a new design.  You can change the theme, the colors, the anything and make it new again.  Just like you can flip a house, you can flip a card!

It starts with this card as our inspiration card.  This is a card I made quite a while back.  I pulled it out today to pop in the mail to someone, and thought it would make a perfect Friday Flip inspiration card.

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

We are taking a Thinking of You card and flipping it into a Christmas card.

Using very little supplies, (that are all listed at the bottom of this post) see how this is done with today’s video tutorial:

 

Here is the finished project for you:

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

New Friday Flip Video Using Wondrous Wreath from Stampin' Up!

Thank you for joining  me for this week’s Friday Flip using the Wondrous Wreath bundle from Stampin’ Up!  Keep checking back to iTeach Stamping for more fun project ideas!