Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Bazinga! with Calling All Heroes

I am a huge fan of the Big Bang Theory TV show.  If you are too, you will love this card.  If you're not, this card makes no sense.
I made this card using the Calling All Heroes photopolymer set.  I fell in love with this set when I saw it, and I'm not sure why.  Maybe it's because I have long loved comics and superheroes.  I'm not sure what all I will do with this set, but I know I will love each and every thing I make with it!
I got the idea for this card from my SCS friend Amy Downing.  She is one of many friends I have that I will probably never meet, and it's all thanks to stamping and the internet.
The cardbase is Daffodil Delight.  I stamped the lightning bolt image multiple times with Memento ink.  The main image uses one of the "Pow" shapes.  I'm not sure what they are really called, but they are the shapes that the comics used for Pow and Bam!  I colored in the shape with the Cherry Cobbler blendabilities.
For the letters, I stamped them in VersaMark then embossed them with white embossing powder.  I outlined the letters with the 05 Project Life journaling pen and colored them in with Daffodil Delight blendabilities.  I added Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler mats.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, July 10, 2014

June Paper Pumpkin

At tonight's workshop, we are making these smores kits using the June Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kit came with supplies to make 24 pinwheels.  It also came with cello bags, bakers twine and mini paper clips.  The banners you see on the sticks also came with the kit along with 3 stamps and Night of Navy ink.  Even the glue dots were included!
I got the idea to make a little smores kit to tie to the pinwheel.  Inside the cello bag is 2 graham crackers, 2 Ghiardeli minis and 2 Peeps minis.  Yum!
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Work of Art flag

  I CASEd this card from Lyssa Zwolanek.  Her blog is Song of My Heart Stampers.  Isn't it adorable?
For my card, I used Shimmery White cardstock.  The swoosh is stamped 3 times in Cherry Cobbler.  The square shape is stamped twice in Night of Navy.  I added 5 stars punched from Silver glimmer paper.  I stamped the sentiment from the May Paper Pumpkin kit onto Shimmery White with Memento black ink and punched it out with the decorative label punch.  I sponged the edges with Night of Navy ink.  The word Happy is colored with Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Flamingo Lingo!

I finally got to play with some of my new stuff!  Whoohoo!  I really wanted to use my new stamp set, Flamingo Lingo.  This set is so cute!  It also coordinates with several punches and the Itty Bitty Banners framelits.  Best of all, it's the Ronald McDonald House set, so $5 of your purchase price goes to charity!
To get started with my card, I chose a pattern from the All Abloom DSP paper stack, and I decided to use the colors from the DSP set for my card.  The card base is Pistachio Pudding embossed with the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  To change up the look of the card, I cut a 1 1/2" strip of the DSP and placed it on the diagonal.
The flamingo was stamped in Strawberry Slush on a 2" piece of Whisper White cardstock so I could use the scalloped tag topper punch at the top and tie on a piece of Daffodil Delight cotton ribbon.  This new ribbon is fantastic!  It's like twill tape but very thin and pliable so it's easy to tie.
I stamped the sentiment in Island Indigo and cut it out with the framelit.  Finally, I added several In Color sequins.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

CAS sympathy card

I needed a super quick sympathy card last week, and this definitely worked.  I used the new In Color, Lost Lagoon.  I stamped the flowers from Serene Silhouettes and added the sentiment from Blooming with Kindness.  I used a sponge dauber to add some Lost Lagoon ink to the flowers.  You could easily make a nice set of cards for a gift by changing the sentiment.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Saturday, June 21, 2014

May Paper Pumpkin

I was really happy when I opened the May Paper Pumpkin kit and found cards geared towards men!  I don't know about you, but I never seem to have good ideas for those!  Here's the Father's Day card I made for my FIL, Larry.  The kit also came with a Happy Birthday stamp and little stamps that say dad, bro and son.  There were 4 of this size card and 2 3X3 cards.
If you love this kit, you can sign up for Paper Pumpkin using this link:  I love getting a surprise each month, and the only thing I ever have to add is adhesive!  Ink, stamps and envelopes are included.  There are complete instructions, and I can always find great ways to mix it up a little on Pinterest and Splitcoaststampers!
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tag punch treat holder

We made this treat holder at my workshop last week.  We used the new Moonlight DSP paper stack, Blackberry Bliss ribbon, Petite Petals stamp set and petite flower and scalloped tag punches.

Here is the template for the treat holder.  Mine holds 3 Hershey's Miniatures, which are 1" wide.  If your candy is a different size, you can change the template by scoring first in the center and then use that as a guide to center the width of your candy.  You could also change the length.  I chose 6 1/2" because that is the size of the DSP.  The width does need to be 2" if you use the tag punch.
I used mini glue dots to keep the candy inside.  I discovered that the candy is not flat on the top, so I put the glue dot on the side edge where it is raised.  For the ribbon, I used 9".  I put the ribbon through both slots and then tied one knot with both ends together.  That way it is easy to untie without wrecking the ribbon!
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature