Thursday, November 7, 2013

Winter Frost DSP Curly Wreath



If you haven't made one of these curly wreaths yet you are missing out! It took about 2 hours from start to finish including a few breaks. It was worth every minute!!
 
 I started with a 14 inch green Styrofoam base available at most craft stores. There are smaller bases available but like they say, Go big or go home! The curls are made from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper cut into 1/2 inch strips. I used both of the foil accented papers and 5 out of the 10 other sheets in the pack. There are two each of 5 double sided designs and 2 foil accented pieces in each pack. To make the curls, hold each 1/2 inch strip in the center and use a bone folder to curl the ends like you would a piece of ribbon. Then use a straight pin to attach each curl onto the base.
 
Don't try to follow a pattern while adding the curly pieces. I gave that up after about the fifth piece. I jumbled the curled pieces up and just started grabbing them.
 
 
Accessories:
Winter Frost Designer Series Paper     132341   $12.95
 
Other:
14 inch Styrofoam base
straight pins
wired wide ribbon
wire 
 
Happy wreath making!
Chris
 
 

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santa's List

Yes, it is that time of the year! If you don't have an idea for your Christmas cards yet this one takes a while but it is gorgeous! I colored Santa's face, hand, and hat with markers. I added Dazzling Details to his beard and hair. The silver glimmer paper dots (office hole punch) make the snowflakes pop. The snowflakes are also popped up with Dimensionals under each layer. Don't forget to stamp the words on the whisper white background before you run it through your Big Shot.
 
 
Sets:
Santa's List   131811    $12.95
More Merry Messages   126402   $24.95
 
Ink:
Black Stazon   101406   $7.95
 
Card Stock:
Real Red102482   $6.95
Whisper White   100730   $8.50
 
Accessories:
Big Shot   113439    $99.95
Delicate Design Embossing Folder    127023    $8.95
Festive Flurry Framelits   132193    $24.95
Silver Glimmer Paper   124005    $4.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.50
Dazzling Details   124117    $2.50
Real Red Marker   100052   $3.50
Blushing Bride Marker   131265   $3.50
 
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

 

 

Friday, November 1, 2013

Don't think that Halloween Happiness is just for Halloween. To make this Thanksgiving card I used  markers and colored in only the pumpkins that I wanted. After I stamped the pumpkins I punched them out (1-1/4 inch punch) so I could move them around under the punched designer paper (1 inch punch) to get them exactly where I wanted them.
 
I used Tags 4 You for the words. It is available in a bundle which includes both the set and the punch at a 15% discount. I stamped the words in Early Espresso and punched it out with the  Label Bracket Punch. Then I stamped them again in Tangerine Tango and punched out just the center with a 1-1/4 inch circle punch. I used a Dimensional to adhere it to the Espresso punch lining up the Vanilla swirls.
 
This would make a cute fall scrapbook page, too!
 
Sets:
Halloween Happiness   131859    $9.95
Tags 4 You   131823    $15.95
Tags 4 You Bundle (with Label Bracket Punch)   133294    $26.95
 
Ink:
Tangerine Tango   126946   $5.95
Early Espresso   126974   $5.95
 
Card Stock:
Very Vanilla    101650   $8.50
Tangerine Tango   111349   $6.95
Early Espresso    119686   $6.95
 
Accessories:
Big Shot    113439   $99.95
Houndstooth Embossing Folder    123134   $7.95
Label Bracket Punch   132153   $15.95
1-1/4 inch Circle Punch   119861   $15.95
1 inch Circle Punch   119868   $12.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95
Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon   119959   $5.95
Sweater Weather Designer Paper   132184   $10.95
Sponge   101610   $3.50
Brights Markers (Tangerine Tango, Old Olive)   131259   $28.95
 
 
Happy stamping,
Chris
 

 
 

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Six Sided Sampler

I wasn't going to get this set but then I kept seeing some really great cards made with it. Then I got it but I set is sit on my shelf for a month. I am so sorry I did that. It is a wonderful set for both card making and scrapbooking!! Even better- it comes in a bundle. You can order the set and a matching punch together and get a 15% discount.
 
I actually punched out each of the stamped shapes to make this card. It was so much easier than trying to line them up in the exact place you want them. Stamp 2 of each color. Cut one of the  wisteria and one of the pacific punched images in half. Line all punched and stamped images up on the top of a 5-1/4 x 4 piece of whisper white card stock. Use SNAIL to tape them on. Cut the edges that are hanging over. Run a 2-3/4 x 4 piece of pacific point card stock through your Big Shot with the honeycomb embossing folder. Attach it under the stamped and punched shapes. Add your ribbon. The words are stamped in gumball and punched out. Punch an additional image in gumball and cut it in half. Use SNAIL to attach it to the top and bottom of the word image. Use  dimensionals to hold it in place. Punch two leaves from the bird punch. Attach them to a butterfly you punched out of the new and beautiful silver foil paper. Attach it with a glue dot. Add a rhinestone. Attach this to a pool party base. Done!
 
 
Sets:
Six Sided Sampler    130956    $18.95
Six Sided Sampler Bundle (with punch)   132724     $29.50
Label Love   130622   $17.95
Label Love Bundle (with punch)   132722   $28.75
 
Card Stock:
Whisper White    100730   $8.50
Pool Party    122924    $6.95
Pacific Point   111350   $6.95
 
Ink:
Pacific Point   126951   $5.95
Wisteria Wonder 126985    $5.95
Pool Party   126982    $5.95
Gumball Green   126861   $5.95
 
 
Accessories:
Big Shot   113439   $99.95
Honeycomb embossing folder   129378   $7.95
Gumball green stitched ribbon   126848   $8.95
Dimensionals   104430   $3.95
Artisan Label Punch   130920   $15.95
Hexagon punch   130919   $15.95
Bird Builder Punch   117191   $16.95
Rhinestones   119246   $4.95
Glue Dots   103686   $4.95
Silver Foil Sheets   132178   $3.95
 
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

It doesn't get much easier than two step stamping! Stippled Blossoms allows you to stamp a quick card with both elegance and depth. Cut out the Whisper White and Wisteria Wonder shapes using your Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits. Stamp the words on the white label. Stamp both full flower images in Wisteria Wonder. Stamp over those images with the matching accent stamp in Perfect Plum. Stamp the full leaf images in Old Olive then use Old Olive again for the accent stamp over them. Attach the stamped white label to the Wisteria label. Run the second piece of white card stock through your Big Shot. Attach it to the Wisteria base. Attach the labels to it using Dimensionals.  After the card is assembled go over the darker stamped areas of both the flowers and the leaves with Dazzling Details. Such beauty!
 
Stamps:
Stippled Blossoms     126747      $18.95
Best of Greetings       133485       $14.95
 
Ink:
Black Stazon     101406    $7.95
Wisteria Wonder Classic Ink   126985     $5.95
Perfect Plum Classic Ink          126963     $5.95
 
Card Stock:
Wisteria Wonder      122922      $6.95
Whisper White          100730      $8.50
 
Accessories:
Big Shot          113439      $99.95 
Labels Collection Framelits     125598     $26.95
Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder    130917    $7.95
Dazzling Details     124117    $2.50
Dimensionals    104430    $3.95
 
Happy stamping!
Chris

 
 

Monday, October 28, 2013

Organizing Scraps


I am so sorry I have been MIA. I have been cleaning and reorganizing my craft room. I finally have it set up and ready to go! The main reason I did it was so I can have craft time for small groups. I think there were 7-8 of us for the first Crafting With Chris. Ladies came over and made whatever they wanted to. Some were scrapbooking, some were making cards, and some were making small gifts. I set up my room where they could see what I have that they can use. We had a great time!
 
This is how I have organized my scraps now. They are in a file folder tub. In each file folder is a bag for each color. I have the colors grouped together (all blues, all yellows, etc.), tagged by name (computer generated tags), and in alphabetical order. I have never been happy with using scraps until now. The light weight tub can sit on the floor next to me or on a table if I am alone. Love it!

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