Thursday, October 29, 2020

Happy Hauntings To You....With the Banner Year Polymer Stamp Set

Happy Halloween Friends... I know that I have not been very active blogging this last while.  My husband's job took him to a new city and us with him.   It has taken us quite a bit longer to find and buy a home that worked for us because of Covid.    It will be a bit yet before we are totally settled and find everything...lol.    I hope everyone has a safe and happy October 31st.


I used the Stampin'Up Banner Year polymer set found in the 2020 Holiday catty.  Just follow the link below and it will take you right to my online shopping site.  I needed to make an easy card as I did not have that much time to spend on it with packing....and I think it looks brilliant!!! 
It goes to show, that Simple Stamping can be Boo-tiful.

https://www.stampinup.ca/products/banner-year-photopolymer-stamp-set?demoid=2216334

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 


Saturday, August 15, 2020

It is Scary Stampin' Today

It should not be this easy to make a card.  I wanted something that was not so time consuming for you.  There are days when I like to be creative and take forever on a card and there are other days when I have very little time but yet have to get a card to someone.  So with that in mind. This card is for you.  

If you ever needed to invest in two bundles, may I suggest Banner Year and Lovely You.  They both come with tag punches that use up your left over strips of cardstock and have various uses between the two of them.  You will have seen me use them and see more goodies :0)

This is a standard card size of 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" in Basic Gray.  I used a die from So Sentimental a rectangle and Ornate Layers and one from Have a Hoot....the spider web.  I also used the Banner Year Pick a Punch.

1.  Cut five 1/2" strips in varying lengths in leftover Whisper White cardstock and lay them out in different lengths with their edges touching each other.  Stamp the bat in Memento black ink and in Smokey Slate. Grey Granite for the webs.  Splattered Rich Razzleberry and Memento black ink on top of everything with an Aqua painter.

2. In Rich Razzleberry cardstock I die cut a rectangle from the So Sentimental bundle and glued down the stamped white bat strips in a hodge podge manner. This was then glued on top of an Ornate Layer which was glued to the front of the card base. I did adhere two spider webs to the card as well.  Use the picture as a reference.

3.  Boo was stamped in Versa ink and heat embossed with White Embossing powder.  I did this on a 1/2" piece of Rich Razzleberry which was then layered on a piece of 3/4" Black.   Follow the grooves in the Punch tool to make the notches in the cardstock.

The most work is the die cutting.  The rest is fairly simple.

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Have A Hoot - Boo to You

Boo to You..... I do not know about you but we are getting colder weather than normal for us here in Northern BC.  It feels like fall already....and that is a Scary word since it is only the beginning of August as I type this.  So, I am inspired to do fall cards.  The Nativity Card I did on August 9th, 2020 has the cut out tags from the die that is used from this card....there was no waste at all.  Stampin'Up® was so smart to make a window die cut so versatile in this way.

This card is the standard card size at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  That is also the size of the Crumb Cake plaid piece of DSP I cut for the front.  The Whisper White Cardstock is cut at 5 1/4" by 4" and the Owl window die is cut out of it.

Using Memento Black Ink stamp the owl images and cut them out with scissors so that they are all one piece. (It was my preference as the dies cut them in many little pieces)   Color them with Stampin'Blends ®.

Out of Black Cardstock, die cut 2 spider webs.  1 you will use whole and the other will be cut in half and shaped to your liking.

Put the White Card front on top of the DSP and sort of layout the Owls.  Use the precision glue to put them in place.  Once all Owls are glued down, you can use a tape runner to put the White Card front down.  Next are the spider webs.

Lastly,  I used my Banners Pick A Punch to make the sentiment at 1/2" and 3/4" in width.

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 

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Sunday, August 9, 2020

It Is Never Too Early For Christmas

 Stampin'Up® has brought out it's new Holiday 2020 mini catalogue and within it you will find many wonderful treasures.  It is a great way to get a jump on those Christmas cards and mail them abroad before it is too late.  One of the stamps sets that I have fallen in love with is Peaceful Nativity and For Unto Us.  I usually send out 200 cards around Christmas and this is definitely one set that I will enjoy using.


How to Stamp and Draw Joseph and Mary???

I know that you are wondering how Joseph gained an extra hand when his right side is hidden by the manger???   If you are brave and have a Zig Micro Pen you can do a lot of things. (You need a Black Memento Ink Pad as well.)

The technique is called masking.  I used washi tape to cover up baby Jesus and carefully stamped Joseph only and pulled off the washi tape before stamping on the tag.  Use the Zig Micro Pen (Archival/Permanent) to sketch in the missing robe and hand and leaf (if you want it).  

You do the same thing with Mary.  Use a new piece of washi to cover up baby Jesus, do try to get all the straw covered, ink only Mary, pull off the washi and carefully stamp Mary on the tag. Use the Zig Pen to draw in any areas that need to be added in.

Use Stampin'Blends® to color the images in. 

The dies are from Stampin'Up® Have A Hoot bundle.  You will will see a card from them soon.

Baby Jesus......

I stamped him out on a scrap of Whisper White CardStock and then fussy cut him out with a pair of small scissors. Color him in with Stampin'Blends®.   Put him in the middle of the largest tag and get an idea of where he sits before you stamp the sheep and donkey. I splattered  Wink of Stella on this tag to make it look shiny.

The card base is a standard size 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" in So Saffron. 

Banners Pick a Punch was used for the sentiment tags in Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake card stock.  The sentiment is from For Unto Us. Each tag is finished off with Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon. 

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up® Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 

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Monday, March 16, 2020

Kylie's Montly Team Blog Hop March 2020 - Sending Healing Hugs During Flu Season

Yep...it is flu season and the best way to battle it, besides Grandma's chicken soup is "Painted Poppies" cling set and "So Sentiment" cling set from Stampin'Up®. They are sure to bring cheer to those in need of it.


Materials used: Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
 Granny Apple Green Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
 Bermuda Bay Stampin'Up® Ink Pad
Mango Melody Stampin'Up® Ink Pad, Stazon Black Ink, 
Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper, Gorgeous Grape card stock, 
Basic Black card stock,  Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper,
 Painted Poppies Cling set, So Sentimental Bundle,
 Honey Bee Bundle, Aqua painter, Snail Adhesive 

1st I stamped the largest flower in the corner with Stazon Black Ink because I am going to water color and the ink will not bleed or run at all on the Fluid 100 paper.  Then I stamped the same image on a post it note and cut it out to act as a mask and placed it right over top my image on my water color paper.  This protects my project as I work.  I take out the smaller poppy image and stamp it to the left top and to the right.  It is fine to stamp on the mask as it will protect the work underneath.  Stamp this same small poppy on a post it note and cut it out for a mask just like before.   It is fine if this second mask covers your first one. You want to protect both the little and the big poppies as you stamp the leaves in Stazon Ink.   I believe I cut my Fluid 100 paper 3 3/4" by 5".  The Basic Black mat is 3 7/8" by 5 1/4".  The DSP is 4" by 5 1/4".

2nd With an Aqua Painter or with Stamp'n'Blends color in the flowers. I used Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink.  The leaves I did in Granny Apple Green Stampin'Up® Ink.

3rd.   I used the smallest bumble bee from "Honey Bee" and stamped it in Stazon Black Ink.  It's stripes are done in Mango Melody Stampin'Up® Ink, and the wings are Bermuda Bay Stampin'Up® Ink.  Use the matching die to cut it out.

4th.  Use the second and third smallest shape dies in "So Sentimental" for the DSP and scrap piece of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped "Sending Healing Hugs" in Gorgeous Grape so that it would match the rest of the card.
Lastly use your snail adhesive to put it all together.

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Friday, March 13, 2020

Hippity Hoppity....Let's "Welcome Easter" with this cute card.

The new "Welcome Easter" cling stamp set is sure to charm your socks off when you see it.  Not only is it wonderful for Easter but great for celebrating the "New Additions" in our families and communities.

I must do a huge shout out to my daughter Deborah who loves card making, hmm, I wonder where she got that from.  She is the one who actually came up with this card.  She wanted a card that would use up all the scrap pieces of card stock that were left over from her creations.  Her end cuts from cards that she could not bring herself to throw away.  This card was born from that.

This is my version of her card and my supplies are:  Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink Pad and Paper, Brights Paper Collection, Whisper White card stock, Melon Mambo Stampin'Up® Ink Pad,
Gray Granite Stampin'Up® Ink Pad, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Circle die cuts
Everyday Label Tag Punch, Snail Adhesive, Aqua Painter
1st cut a piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock to A2 size, that is 5 1/2" by 8 1/2 " and fold in half with fold on the right side. Use a bone folder to make a crisp fold.  Then cut a piece of Whisper White card stock 5 1/4" by 4".

2nd grab your scrap pieces of decorative paper or make your own strips in different widths or the same size (it is up to you).   Lay them across your white card front and test out a pattern color before you use the snail adhesive to glue them down.  Then flip it to the back side or wrong side and cut the tails off that are hanging off the edge.  This is mine in process. You can see, I thought it was too much blue an added an additional color for interest.

3rd stamp your image in Gray Granite Stampin'Up Ink. Have your Aqua Painter handy because just as you stamp it, you will want to pull color from the stamped lines of the image to make a faint coloring of a Lamb.  (This method works because Stampin'Up Ink is a Water-based dye ink and reacts to water)  You can also use the Stamp'n'Blends as my daughter did above in hers.   I used Melon Mambo for the ears, Memento Black for the nose,and Gorgeous Grape for the Bow.   All on Whisper White card stock.  

Step 3b  Use a circle die to cut out your image and use one size larger (or even two) to cut out a hole in the striped card front you have just made above.  When cut, you should see a purple halo from the card base around your lamb when your insert it in the middle. (see my card for reference). Use snail adhesive to glue base in place, then the little lamb in the circle.

4th.  Using the Gorgeous Grape Stampin'Up® Ink, stamp Welcome to the World on scrap Whisper White and punch it out using the Everyday Label punch.   To "mat" this, use the punch again on the Bold Brights paper, I used the Gorgeous Grape plaid, and then with my scissors cut down the center from the left curve to the right curve. Then tape it about 1/8' from top and bottom of actual tag that I stamped. (refer to photo) Glue in Place.
This is what the tag looks like from the back, there should be a 1/4" gap of white across the middle.  You can do this "mat" method with any tag punch and it should work.

If you have any questions about this project please feel free to e-mail me and ask. Thanks for stopping by today. My name is Lisa McDonough and I am an Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator.  If you would like to purchase these supplies and live in Canada please visit my store in the "SHOP WITH ME" section above.  Have a great day. 



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