Saturday, December 30, 2017
I hope all of you are having a great week so far! This Easel Card Drawer Box was designed for the Splitcoaststampers F4A410 “Favorite Stamp of 2017” Challenge.
I could not pick just one image for my favorite but I absolutely love sharing God’s Word on cards and thought that I would use a verse from the Our Daily Bread Designs Scripture Collection 11 stamp set (this is the first time I had a chance to ink up this verse).
This is the second Easel Card Drawer Box that I created this week- the first one was for my Christmas gift to my niece (I neglected to take a photo). The top part of the easel was hand cut to look like a piano top and a piano key die was used for the “keys” to hold up the easel. For an added bonus, I created a money booklet and placed some cash inside the drawer. I liked her easel card drawer so much I decided to create one for my stamping area :-)
I had the idea for this project when I saw that Splitcoaststampers Drawer Box Tutorial but also searched on YouTube and found a great video as well (see here- long but great instructions)
I am also linking this project to the Simon Says Wednesday “Anything Goes”Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to check out the Splitcoaststampers Free For All gallery or the Simon Says Wednesday challenge site yet, I hope you will find time to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
1). Cut the following pieces from Black Chipboard- a).Top- 4” x 4” ; b). Drawer – 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” ; c). Drawer Sides (Four Total)- 2- 15/16” x 3 13/16” (note these as North & South), 2- 15/16” x 3 ¾” (note these as East & West)
From Basic Black Cardstock- a). 4” x 10 ½”- Score at 1”, 5”, 6” and 10” (case around the drawer; b). 4” x 8”- Score at 2” and 4” (easel portion of the card); c). 5 ⅞” x 5 ⅞” – Score at 1” on all four sides (this will be the drawer); d). die cut 4” x 4 ½” (for card front) and e). 4” x 2” (lower part to hold up the easel)- see step #6 for dies
From Designer Paper- a). 3 ⅝” x 3 ⅝” (drawer bottom); b). 8 pieces- 13/16” x 3 ⅝”
2). Add ScorTape to the ½” flap on the cardstock 10 ½” piece, assemble into a box. Adhere the 4” x 4” chipboard piece to the top of the drawer box. Mount the easel card to the top of the chipboard.
3). Trim the 5 ⅞” square piece of cardstock at the two scores on the opposite sides (trim only up to the score line). Use a piercer tool or hole punch to punch an opening for the brad handle. Line up the North piece of chipboard and punch a coordinating hole.
4). Dry fit the North, South, East and West chipboard pieces to the inside of the drawer (cardstock piece “c” from above), trim a bit if needed and adhere to the inside of the cardstock drawer.
5). Adhere one of the “b” pieces of designer paper to the outside of the front of the drawer, add the Antique Brad for the handle. Mount the rest of the “b” pieces to the inside of the drawer and on the outside edges of the drawer case as well as the back of the drawer.
FYI- I accidentally added designer paper to the outside edges of the drawer itself and had to cut two additional pieces of the designer paper. Thankfully the drawer still works properly :-)
6). From Basic Black cardstock, use the My Favorite Things™ (MFT) Die-namics Fancy Ticket Die to die cut the top part of the card (d) from Basic Black cardstock and the MFT Stitched Horizontal Strip Dies to die cut the 2” x 4” piece (e).
7). Ink the verse sentiment from ODBD Scripture Collection 11 with Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, stamp onto Whisper White cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool. Once the embossing has cooled, die cut with the MFT Stitched Circle STAX Dies, mount directly onto the card front piece from Step #6.
8). Die cut several flowers from Real Red cardstock using MFT Royal Rose and MFT Mini Royal Rose Dies. Crimp the die cuts, roll the flowers and adhere with hot glue.
9). Punch leaves from Wild Wasabi cardstock using the Leaf Punch (Martha Stewart).
10). Add the flowers with the leaves to the card front and a few onto the lower part of the easel (to help hold up the easel when opened).
11). Use a Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen to add shimmer to the rose petals.
Stamp Sets: Scripture Collection 11 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Black Onyx; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, The Midnight Chic Stack (Die Cuts with a View); Black Chipboard
Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies-Fancy Ticket STAX, Stitched Circle STAX, Stitched Horizontal Strips, Royal Rose, Mini Rose; MS Leaf Punch, Antique Brad, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- if you have the time, come play along with us at the Free For All Challenges. Hugs and I hope all of you have a Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 28, 2017
It’s time for the SC677 sketch at Splitcoaststampers!
Allison designed this unique sketch this week and I decided to create a Clean and Layered card.
I am also linking this card to the Word Art Wednesday #314-#315 “Anything Goes”Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the SC677 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or Word Art Wednesday Challenge site yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
1). Using the small snowflake die from the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlit™ Dies, die cut the snowflakes in the pattern of the sketch from Whisper White cardstock. Remove the snowflakes and set aside. Trim the panel to 4” x 5 ¼”. Using a Scoring Tool, score along all of the die-cut snowflakes.
2). Die cut the cross image from the Crosses Dies (Little B) from Whisper White cardstock, another cross from Basic Black cardstock and layer the two die cuts together.
3). De-static the left hand corner of the die cut card front, stamp the verse from Scripture Collection 11 using Versafine™ Onyx Black Ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
4). Mount the entire panel onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock, trim and mount onto the Whisper White card base.
5). Re-insert the snowflakes directly into the openings. Mount the die cut cross with dimensional foam.
6). Add a few Rhinestones to the snowflake centers and the larger Rhinestone accent to the center of the cross to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Scripture Collection 11 (Our Daily Bread Designs)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Swirly Snowflake Thinlits™ (SU!), Crosses (Little B), Scoring Tool, Rhinestones
Thanks again for stopping by to visit! If you have time, we would love to have you join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge!
Hugs and I hope all of you have a safe and fun New Year, sweet friends!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
I have another card to share today using a few “new to me” stamp sets from Unity Stamp Co. designed by Graciellie Designs – Faith & Hope and The Vine.
I love participating with online challenges and incorporated the Just Add Ink #390 Sketch Challenge along with the Happy Little Stampers December 2017 Watercolour "Anything Goes" Challenge and the Word ArtWednesday #312-#313 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to check out the above challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- wonderful inspiration from their Design Teams as well as their galleries!
To create this card:
1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock using the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set #1 Dies. Ink the floral image from Faith & Hope with Versafine™ Onyx Black ink, stamp onto the lower left corner and upper right corner of the panel, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, color with a water brush using a red watercolor pencil and follow with water-based markers until you are satisfied with the color (I have the colors I used listed in the card recipe below).
3). Use an alcohol marker to fill in the background and stencil blue distress oxide ink using a honeycomb stencil. Mount the entire panel onto a die cut piece of black cardstock (using the next size die in the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set #1 Dies).
4). Die cut a panel of white cardstock with the largest die from the MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1 Dies, mount onto a piece of black cardstock and adhere to the white card base.
5). Die cut a piece of designer paper with the MFT Horizontal Strip Dies, cut the die in half before mounting onto the card base (per the sketch). Mount the focal image panel with dimensional foam.
6). De-static a piece of black cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from The Vine with Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Trim and add the sentiment to the card front (again per the sletch).
7). Finish off the card by adding shimmer to the flower petals with a clear glitter pen, white highlights to the flower centers with an extra fine white paint pen and a few sequins.
Stamp Sets: Faith & Hope, The Vine (Unity Stamp Co.)
Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black, Versamark™, Tim Holtz® Distress Markers- Picked Raspberry, Seedless Preserves, Mowed Lawn, Squeezed Lemonade; Tim Holtz® Distress Oxide Ink- Salty Ocean; Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Pencils- Real Red, Old Olive; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen and VB1 Alcohol Marker; Sharpie® Extra Fine White Paint Pen
Cardstock/Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black; misc. designer paper (magenta- not sure of manufacturer)
Accessories: Big Shot™, MFT Dies- A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Set 1, Horizontal Strip Dies; Balzer Designs® Honeycomb Stencil, Sponge Dauber, Sequins (Red Asst-Crafter’s Medley), Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, AquaPainter™
Thanks again for visiting- I hope all of you have a very blessed week and Merry Christmas!
It’s Wednesday and time for the weekly sketch at Splitcoaststampers! Carey designed our SC676 sketch this week and I decided to create a simple Mixed Media "quilt" card using the new Scene Silhouettes:Woodland and Thoughtful Words Clear Stamp Sets (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps).
I absolutely love the Scene Silhouettes:Woodland stamp set and you can receive it free with a $60 order in the month of December from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
I was also inspired by the Time Out #98 Inspiration Challenge (I was inspired by the color of the wood along with the green and the deer) as well as the HappyLittle Stampers December Mixed Media “Anything Goes” Challenge and the WordArt Wednesday #312-#313 “Anything Goes” Challenge.
If you have not had a chance to visit the SC676 Splitcoaststampers’ Sketch gallery or the other challenge sites yet, I hope you will do so- gorgeous inspiration from all!
To create this card:
1). Die cut a 3 ¾” square piece of kraft cardstock with a square die. De-static the cardstock with an embossing powder tool, stamp the deer image from Scene Silhouettes:Woodland with Versamark™ Ink, apply white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
2). Die cut two quilts using a log cabin quilt die- one from white cardstock and the other from green. Cut out the center of the white cardstock frame and use the stitched panels from the green to create the frame around the deer image.
3). Using a stencil brush with distress ink, stencil the flourish pattern over the entire deer and quilt frame. Use a clear glitter pen to add shimmer to the kraft cardstock around the deer image.
4). Using the same stencil with the same color ink, stencil the entire pattern onto another piece of white cardstock, die cut with a stitched rectangle die and mount onto green cardstock. Mount the entire panel onto the white card base.
5). De-static the lower part of the frame with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Thoughtful Wordswith Versamark™ ink, apply white embossing poweder and heat set with the heat tool.
6). Mount the deer focal image panel onto the card front with dimensional foam and add the copper sequins to finish off the card.
Ink/Mediums: Versamark™, Tim Holtz® Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen
Paper: Whisper White, Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!)
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, My Favorite Things A2 Rectangle Stitched STAX Set 1, Square Framelits (retired Stampin’ Up!), Our Daily Bread Designs Log Cabin Quilt Die, Embossing Buddy®, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Clarity™ Stencil Brush, Memory Box™ Heartwood Stencil, Copper Sequins (Craft Medley)
Thanks again for stopping by to visit! If you have time, we would love to have you join us at Splitcoaststampers for this week’s sketch challenge! Hugs and I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas week, sweet friends!
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
It’s time for the #190 “A Favorite Holiday Image” Challenge at SU-Only Challenges!
I decided to pull out the Star of Wonder stamp set with the coordinating Starlight dies and create a Clean and Simple Christmas card reflecting the true meaning of Christmas.
I love the sentiments as well as the stars in the Star of Wonder stamp set! Christmas is all about the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and the star reminds us that Jesus is the Light of the World!
Other than the dimensional star die cut, this is technically a one layer card that was very easy to create and am also participating in the following challenges:
To create this card:
1). Using the Big Shot™ with the Starlight Thinlits™ and cut out the large scored star from Silver Foil and the smaller ornate star from Whisper White cardstock. Lightly fold along the score lines of the large star to create dimension and mount the white die cut star to the center.
2). De-static a piece of Whisper White cardstock with an Embossing Buddy®, stamp the star and scroll images along with the sentiments from Star of Light with Versamark™ Ink, apply Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder and heat set with the Heat Tool.
3). Trim the panel, mount onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock, trim and mount onto the Extra Thick Whisper White card base.
4). Adhere the die cut/layered star with Stampin’ Dimensionals® to the card front (FYI- I layered several dimensionals together to give the star more height in the center).
Stamp Sets: Star of Light
Paper: Whisper White, Extra Thick Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil
Accessories/Tools: Big Shot™, Starlight Thinlits™, Embossing Buddy®, Stampin’ Emboss® Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Rhinestones
Thanks again for taking the time to stop by and I hope that you will create your own Stampin’ Up! Only project and join us for our “Favorite Holiday Image” challenge!
May we all reflect on Jesus this Christmas season and remember that the greatest gift of all is free- Salvation in Christ Alone! Acts 16:31a Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved; Ephesians 2:8-9- For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of you!!
I hope all of you are having a great week so far! Today I am sharing another card designed with two of the December release stamp sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps - Scene Silhouettes:Trees and Thoughtful Words
As I mentioned in my previous posts, several of the December release stamp sets are silhouette images which are perfect for scenes as well as masculine (and feminine) cards plus the new Thoughtful Words stamp set is so versatile as well!! I absolutely love the fonts on this set that Nina B. designed for Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!!
Plus, there are only a few more days left to receive the December Stamp of the Month- Scene Silhouettes:Woodland stamp set free with any $60 order from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps!!
For this card I also incorporated the Alphabet “T for Trees” Challenge along with the Tuesday Throwdown #372 “Anything Goes” Challenge into the design.
If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!
This card was fairly easy card to create- I stamped the tree image from Scene Silhouettes:Trees along with the sentiment from Thoughtful Wordswith archival black ink onto white cardstock, heat embossed both images with clear embossing powder, scored the edges before mounting onto black cardstock, added the gingham bow and mounted the entire card front onto a layered card.
Quick and easy and another card for my stash using the December release stamp sets from Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps
Accessories/Tools: Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, 3/8” Black and White Gingham Ribbon, Scoring Tool