Monday, April 24, 2017

Team Color Challenge | Black, White, and Mambo Thank You

I hope you had a lovely weekend!  I spent a good chunk of mine staring at a computer screen while doing some photo and video editing.  I did take a brief break to create a card to participate in the team challenge for the week.  

The color challenge from the I.E. team this past week, was to combine Basic Black, Melon Mambo, and Whisper White.  

Black, White, and Mambo Thank You Card

I chose chose to use the colors a bit sparingly.   I off-stamped the large flourish stamp, and then stamped just the top flowers along the edge of the main panel.   My sentiment is stamped in black.  I used a small strip of black stamped diagonally striped card stock, a little strip of Melon Mambo, and a sliver of Dazzling Diamonds to edge the main panel.

Black, White, and Mambo Thank You Card

The bright pink of the Melon Mambo, could easily be swapped out for another color.  I think this same style card would be lovely in Wild Wasabi, Tempting Turquoise, or even Perfect Plum.

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,                                                         
                                              






PS.  Shop Stampin' Up with me!  Use hostess code YMUZ4ZWD for orders under $150, placed between now, and May 20th, for a chance to win a prize! If your order is over $150, do NOT use the code - you will receive hostess rewards as part of your order, as well as being entered in the drawing. 



Friday, April 21, 2017

You Light Up My Life | Any Occasion Card

Did you get the items you wanted from the Retiring List?  Items move quickly once it has been announced, and more items are gone each day!  

For example, I made this card using the Urban Underground DSP, which is now unavailable.  For the next little bit, if I use something that has been retired, and is no longer available as of the time I post, I will link you to a  possible substitute(s) that are available at that time.  Remember that what I share can be used as a starting point, and you can easily swap out pieces to make your own creation!  


As I said, the papers I used are not available, but papers from either the Pop of Pink DSP, or the Neutrals DSP Stack would work great in place of the papers I've used - without changing the feel or colors of this card.  I stamped my image and sentiment in Memento Ink, and then used a sponge to rub a bit of So Saffron Ink on the light bulb.  The great part about this technique on this image, is that you don't need to keep the ink in the lines.  A little yellow around the bulb just adds a great glow.


I hope you're having a fantastic day, and looking forward to a fun-filled weekend.   I've finally got my house cleaned up again, after my husband's week vacation, so I'm looking forward to relaxing a bit!

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,                                                         
                                              






PS.  Shop Stampin' Up with me!  Use hostess code YMUZ4ZWD for orders under $150, placed between now, and April 20th, for a chance to win a prize! If your order is over $150, do NOT use the code - you will receive hostess rewards as part of your order, as well as being entered in the drawing. 



Monday, April 17, 2017

Video | Pocket Tissue Pack Decorative Box

I was super excited when my birthday came last month and I got a couple of gift cards. I'd had a few things on my wish list for a while now, that I really wanted to get, and the gift cards made that happen.  One of these items was a new camera mount for my video camera.  Now, I can film videos easily, and quickly - without having to haul out a rig to put my camera up, or shaking when I bump the table (or drop something, because, let's face it - I'm CLUMSY!).

What this means, is that it will be much easier for me to film tutorials for some of the items I make - like this pocket tissue decorative box that I shared on Friday.  

Pocket Tissue Pack Box

To create this box, you will need some supplies - all of the supplies I used in the video are listed at the bottom of this post.  You can use any color of card stock and coordinating DSP you like.

Cut your card stock to 7" by 6.25".  You will score your card stock at 5.25" and 1" on the 6.25" length, and at 4.75", 3.75", 1.5", and 0.5", on the 7" length.  Follow the video instruction for how to cut the tabs, and the hole for the tissues to pull out.



 I hope you have fun creating this box!

Thanks for stopping by!


Much love,                                                         
                                              






PS.  Shop Stampin' Up with me!  Use hostess code AMCX6ME2 for orders under $150, placed between now, and April 20th, for a chance to win a prize! If your order is over $150, do NOT use the code - you will receive hostess rewards as part of your order, as well as being entered in the drawing.