Posts Tagged ‘stamping’

Band Layout

Band Layout by Wendy Kessler
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Frosted Paper Packet, Ruby Cardstock, Black Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Ruby Mini-Medley Accents Collection, Black Glitter Paper, Red Shimmer Trim, Scallop Border Punch, Swirls Around stamp set, and Black ink.
I used a sketch from Sketch Savvy.
Challenge: Kaboodle Doodles – Music and/or the Arts

I used the Scallop Border Punch to punch the Red Shimmer Trim.  I wasn’t sure but it worked and I love the look!

 

Welcome Baby Layout

Here is another addition to the CTMH New Product Blog Hop.

Welcome Baby Layout by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Babycakes Paper Packet, B is for Baby stamp set, Wild Wonders stamp set, Opaques Mocha Gems, Chocolate ink, Bronze Shimmer Trim, and CTMH Cricut Artbooking.  Sketch from Scrapbook Generations.

I have put off these pictures for a very long time and was so excited when I saw the Babycakes paper and stamp sets, they are my favorite!

Go back to this post and scroll down to the bottom to continue with the CTMH New Product Blog Hop for more amazing projects!

Generation Stamping – Technique Blog Hop

This month’s technique for our blog hop is Generation Stamping.  This is when you stamp your image more than once without reinking your stamp.  This gives a lighter color than the original and is a great effect.

If you’ve started the hop, you will be coming from Shirley, or you can start here and continue through until you make your way back.

Stamped Snowflake Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Snowflakes stamp set, White Daisy Cardstock, Ink (Outdoor Denim, Cotton Candy, Sky), and Stardust Glitter Glitz.

I will be completely honest, I had no idea what I was going to do for this hop.  I made myself sit down yesterday and do it.  I started with Pinterest for some ideas and surprisingly came up with nothing.  I knew at that point I was in trouble.  Then, I just started thinking about how I could make a simple card, something quick and easy to get my creativity flowing again.  Here it is the middle of July and I thought of snowflakes!  The result was a simple stamped card.  You could leave it as is without embellishing but I just had to add a bit of sparkle!

I hope you enjoy our stamping blog hop.  Tabbi is your next stop!

Here is a list of this month’s participants:
1. Debi
2. Shirley
3. Wendy
4. Tabbi

Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop On the Go Kit

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On August 2, we will be creating the Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop on the Go Kit.  If you are in Club, this is the time to order.  You need to order by July 12 by contacting me or joining the correct gathering on my website to receive it by the scheduled workshop date.

The Buzz and Bumble Workshop Kit includes:
Buzz and Bumble Paper Packet ($9.95)
My Acrylix® Buzz and Bumble Scrapbooking Workshop stamp set ( $13.95)
Colonial White Cardstock (2 sheets) ($0.80)
Buzz and Bumble Assortment ($5.95)
Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment ($2.95)
Instructional Guide ($1.00)

Additional Layout: (directions on my website)

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Bonus Project: (directions on my website)

BuzzAndBumble Bonus Project

Add these items to your order to create the workshop bonus project:
Z1833 My Creations Kraft Container (need 3) $3.95 each
Z280 Natural Hemp $2.95

Required Tools: (if you are attending, I will have these available for your use)
E 1019 Bohemian Alphabet stamp set $29.95
Z2114 Cocoa Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2167 Creme Brulee Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
Z2191 Sunset Exclusive Inks Pad $5.25
3174 Blending Pen $3.95
Z578 Corner Rounder $7.95
Z697 Sponge $1.25
Y1003 2″ × 2″ My Acrylix Block $6.50
Y1010 2″ × 6 1/2″ My Acrylix Block $9.95

Not provided:
Z 1151 3-D Foam Tape $5.95

Coordinating products:
X 7164C Buzz and Bumble My Stickease Assortment $4.95
Z1134 Quick Cards – Dragonfly stamp set $6.95
A1135 Quick Cards – Bumble Bee stamp set $6.95
C1537 Honeycomb stamp set $13.95
Z1831 Buzz and Bumble Assortment $5.95 (included in Kit)
Z1753 Sparkles Brown & Tan Assortment $2.95 (included in Kit)
Z1844 Trinkets Wooden Shapes Color-Ready Accents $6.95

Colors (for cardstock, inks, and markers):
Champagne, Cocoa, Creme Brulee, Goldrush, Sunset, Sweet Leaf

When you place an order of $50 or more, you get the Stamp of the Month set for only $5.
The Stamp of the Month is:
(June) A Flowering Bunch
(July) Sweet Life
*The Stamp of the Month may vary depending on your purchase date.  If you order online, it will be the month in which you are purchasing.  If you order by contacting me, it will be Sweet Life.

The current Constant Campaign is:
(July) Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit for only $19.95!

Here are my projects:

CTMH Buzz & Bumble Layout by Wendy Kessler

I adjusted the left page to suit my photos.  I will also be using 4×6 flip flaps on each page to add more photos over the 4×6 pics.  I wasn’t sure about this Workshop Kit but I am so glad I changed my mind and bought it because I love my layouts!

Stephanie Layout by Wendy Kessler

Love this one for an 8×10 photo!  I stamped the entire background with the flowers.  I also eliminated the journaling box and moved the embellishments over to allow more room for the photo.

Wonderful Beautiful Day Layout by Wendy Kessler

 

If you look close you will notice that I flipped this page around 180 degrees.  I will admit it was an oops but it didn’t matter since I was using it as a 1-page layout so it didn’t need to match up with my first page.

Kraft Containers by Wendy Kessler

These containers were trickier than they should have been.  I would recommend using Liquid Glass for your adhesive.  It holds well and doesn’t take long to dry.  Make sure you plan it out before adhering the paper and do a double check.  The paper overlaps if you cut according to the directions and there is a seam on the container; you will want to make sure that these are somewhat close so you are left with a nice “front” to decorate.  If you want them to look like the picture, it will be easiest to glue the scallop piece and the large piece together first, then to the container since the scallop goes underneath but you want to make sure you leave enough room so that you don’t overlap onto the opening.  Tip: When inking, do not ink the ends that will overlap (if you ink it will draw attention to the seam).  I used these for Mother’s Day gifts.  They could work for teachers gifts or just about any occasion.

My Convention Card

Here is the card that I made to take to convention.  I am thrilled that I was able to make 72 cards!  I will post some of my favorites!  So something kind of funny….I had this post all ready to go except for the picture.  Now I sit down to finish up and I have everything packed, including all these cards…deep in the back of the van…in a box…in the bottom of the cooler…  So… I happened to keep this one.  The cards for convention are the same with the exception of the embellishments.  I used the Black/Grey sparkles instead of the bubbles that you see here.

Convention Swap Card by Wendy Kessler

Supplies used: Pirouette stamp set, Hello Blooms stamp set, Slate Ink, Art Philosophy Cricut CollectionWhisper CardstockBlack & Grey Assortment Sparkles, and Slate Satin Polka-Dot Ribbon.

For some of the cards I used up the rest of my Grey Flannel Cardstock.  It is a similar light grey to the new Whisper.

I didn’t realize until half way through that I could have saved some paper with this project.  I cut the 12×12 sheets of grey to use as card bases.  What I later discovered is that even though the Pirouette shape didn’t quite fit on the scrap I had leftover, it was enough since I was cutting part of it off the edge of the card anyway.  I finished the rest of the cards this way and was able to make a few more than I would have otherwise.  When I attached the stamped Pirouette image, I let it fall off the edge of the card, then I used my Cutterpede trimmer to cut off the excess.  This worked perfectly because I could butt the edge of the card right up to the blade and cut it straight, much faster than trimming with scissors.