Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Christmas card!

Here's my first Christmas card of the year!  Believe it or not, I made it using the October paper pumpkin kit, Sweet as Pie.  I cut up one of the pie boxes to make the tree.  I cut off 1/2" from the bottom to make it fit on the card.  The box already had the dots on it, so I just added some glimmer paper stars punched with the Confetti Stars punch.   The star is stamped with the Bright and Beautiful stamp set and cut out with the Stars framelits.  The sentiment is also from Bright and Beautiful.  I punched it with the banner punch and trimmed down the sides.  The cardbase is Crumb Cake with an Old Olive layer embossed with the dots embossing folder.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Friday, September 26, 2014

Wisteria Blendabilities

I created this card from leftovers on my craft table.  The cardbase is Smoky Slate, and I sponged diagonal stripes in Wisteria Wonder using the new decorative masks.
The tag is Whisper White, punched with the scalloped tag punch.  I added All is Calm washi tape, Wisteria Wonder seam binding ribbon and a sentiment from Good Greetings.
The pansy from Flower Shop is colored with the Wisteria Wonder Blendabilities.  I added highlights with the color lifter and Dazzling Details then punched with the pansy punch.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Calling All Heroes birthday card

 
Boy did I struggle with this card!  I wanted to make my son Daniel's birthday card using this set because we both love comics and superheroes.  I found a few cards on Pinterest that I liked.  I tried CASEing one of them, and I just could not make those rows of dots line up!  I finally broke out my stampamajig which I have not used in forever!  I ended up combining elements of 2 different cards to make this one.  You can see them on my Stampin' Up inspiration Pinterest page.
The cardbase is Basic Black.  I wrote inside using the chalk marker, but you could add a whisper white layer to the inside.  The top layer is 5 X 3 3/4 whisper white.  I stamped the dots in Daffodil Delight using the stampamajig.  I stamped the cityscape twice on another piece of cardstock and cut them out.  I stamped the shapes on a separate piece of cardstock, added the words and cut those out too.  I stamped the face and punched it out with the 1 3/8" circle punch then added a black 1 3/4" circle.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Gift boxes made with the gift box punch board

I love the new gift box punch board!  It makes 16 different box sizes (4 different width/depths, 4 different heights).  The crumb cake box at the back of the photo is the largest box, which is 4 X 4 X 4.  The smallest box is 1.75 X 1.75 X 1.75.
We made the left box at my workshop last week. We added a 1" belly band made with All is Calm DSP.  The star from Bright and Beautiful is stamped onto Whisper White and punched out with the 1 3/8" circle punch.  A snowflake from the frosted sequins is adhered to the center.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Slanted newsprint with Flower Patch

I found a wonderful tutorial for slanting the pattern in the Newsprint DSP.  It is from Lyssa Zwolanek, and you can see it here.  We made the card on the left at my workshop last week.  It uses the Flower Patch stamp set, and you stamp right onto the DSP.  So quick and easy.
Funny story about the card.  I originally made the card on the right thinking that the ribbon I had was Mossy Meadow.  Wrong!  It was Lost Lagoon, so I had to cut new bases.  I decided to make one more using Pink Pirouette and Rich Razzleberry.  I colored the pearl with the lightest RR Blendabilities marker.
The DSP is cut at 3 X 4 1/4 with the black mat cut at 3 1/4 X 4 1/2. For the sentiment on the coral and soft sky cards, I cut a piece of cardstock 1/2" wide.  We stamped on the left end and then used the banner punch to make the flagged end.
Happy stamping! 
Jana Signature

Monday, September 1, 2014

Wish you were here Paper Pumpkin card

Today, I was talking about the July Paper Pumpkin kit with my friend Kristy.  We both love this kit!  I wanted to figure out something I could do with the boxes to include them on the cards.  I cut the box apart on the score lines and grabbed a bunch of my Big Shot dies to see what I could cut.  There were actually quite a few!
The shape on the card above is from the Apothecary Accents framelits. I put one of the star stickers on top and added a star accent.  Then I added solid stars on each side.
Happy stamping!
Jana Signature

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Quarter fold card with tutorial link

I am now an author!  I wrote a tutorial for the quarter fold card for Splitcoaststampers, and it was published yesterday!  You can find it here: quarter fold tutorial.
Dina is the guru at SCS who makes things happen.  She made the video and switched out my photos with her own.
Happy stamping!
 
Jana Signature