My stamping adventures

Friday, December 19, 2014

May Arts Christmas card challenge


***this post will stick here till 12-19-14. If you have a chance please go to vote (see below) on my cards or any of the others. thank you.  scroll down to see most recent post.***
First wanted to say thank you to Bethney at May Arts ribbons for
accepting me as one of the twelve to participate in the Christmas
card challenge. Go here and follow instructions to vote on our cards, you have till 12/18/14 to vote . We were sent this ribbon that is like seam binding so it is perfect to use on cards with not a lot of bulk added to the card.  If you look to the left you will see my first card which is a twisted easel card with lots of green and brown tone ribbons that worked great for my gingerbread man theme.  the background piece is a take on the bargello technique then I added ribbons to the top tags by threading them through the holes to tie bows.  On the bottom tags I did what I call a ribbon folded bow kinda like ribbon candy.  For my second card (look to the right) again I did an easel card but I used Spellbinders Nestabilities dies for a shape card.  The background piece is the bagello technique and the top ribbon
bow is what I like to call a loopy bow.  All I did was thread a small piece of ribbon in the hole then I looped all the ribbons around my four fingers and next placed the looped ribbons in between the ribbon that was threaded through the hole and tied it off.....separate all the ribbon loops to make a fun floppy loopy bow.  Now if you look at the stamped candy cane there is another type of bow where I did a one hole bow.  Wrap the ribbon around the piece and thread both ends of the ribbon through the one hole and tie a bow!  comes out perfect every time! One last card which is one of my go to type of card ...... a shaker card!  A fun card that is always a wow card and this one is no exception.  First I adhered the ribbons to a piece of cardstock then ran it through my Big Kick with this big Sizzix snowflake for the shaker opening of the card then just finish off the card with saying and you are done.  Hope you stuck it out here for this long post and please go to Ribbons May Arts blog to see mine and all the other cards created with these ribbons and don't forget to leave a comment over there on the cards you liked.  thanks!
enter in following challenge:
1.  CCEE stampers - starring santa
card details:
all images by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
all ribbons by May Arts ribbons

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Shake it up!

Shaker cards have been around for a long time but I think they are still fun!  you just can't help shaking it up!  On this card I did what I call a shaker element for the card because it's not a full shaker card.  Only problem with a shaker card sometimes you just have to get out that old exacto knife and this is one of those times.  not my favorite tool but it is useful for this style shaker....I do like it better when I can use one of my die cuts for the cut out but just didn't work out this time so did it the old fashion way!
enter in the following challenge:
1.  The House That Stamps Built - what if? Wed. sketch #D1014
2.  OneCrazyStamper - anything goes
3.  Divas by design - anything goes
4.  Simon Monday challenge - anything goes

card details:
stamps - Repeat Impressions stamps
DSP - Stampin' Up
sequins

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The same but different

 Here are a few ways to use the same images but they look totally .... maybe not totally but different.  to the left is everyone's favorite at holiday time ... gold and silver heat embossed images.  to the right are the same trees but just stamped in bright colors.  Sooooo which is your favorite?  most popular heat embossed or everyday dye ink colors??????  leave me a comment and let me know.
card details:
trees by Mark's Finest Papers a Heinrich Co.
sayings by unknown - only because I stamped them at friends' house with her sayings
gold/silver embossing powders by Ranger
gold seam binding ribbon 

Friday, December 5, 2014

starbursts cards

Had some left over DSP so best way to use them up is the starburst technique.  cut into rectangles then diagonally...stick to card in a fashion that looks like a starburst and you are done.  there are lots of videos out there just google starburst technique if you need instructions.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

fun making cards

Yesterday went to friends' house to visit, stamp and eat!  First off to
stamp.....I ended up with at least a dozen cards ready to give as thank you gift sets.  Next the table is set and set BEAUTIFULLY by our hostess......we had some delicious Italian wedding soup made by our hostess.  Plus we had delectable deserts made by a couple of us to enjoy.  Outside
the window there were flower boxes decorated for the season.  Here is a sampling of the cards I put together, oh yeah, did I mention we used one of SU Paper Pumpkin kits for our cards.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MFP Vintage Fashion blog hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
Nov. Blog Hop! 
This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Nov. 25
Java Time
Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter
 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating
Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 29, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Nov. 28, 2014

Thank you for stopping by here on our last day of our hop.  I'm continuing with my folded cards here with an accordion folded card and a twisted fold card.  I didn't really see the need for the twisted fold card when I first discovered it months ago but now with the holidays I see the need for that pocket which I will fill with a gift certificate for my mail carrier and hair dresser.  Don't forget to comment for your chance to win one of the new stamp sets released this week.  Good Luck and Happy Holidays!  see you next year for our next blog hop.

Here's the Design Team:

Pat 
  Pam M

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MFP Ice Skating blog hop

Welcome to the Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Company
Nov. Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are
 Featured  Nov. 25
Java Time
Featured Nov. 26
Crisp Winter
 Featured Nov. 27
Ice Skating
Featured Nov. 28
Vintage Fashion

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets! Just comment on the following blogs (don't forget this one), each day for more chances to win! (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on 
Nov. 29, 2014 on the MFP Stamp Shop blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day. (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) 
The deadline for 
commenting is 10 PM EST on Friday Nov. 28, 2014


Today I'm official that means the comments you make here on my blog count in our drawing for a chance to win one of the new stamp set releases. Good Luck!  Now on to my cards which if you haven't stopped by here this week I'm doing folded cards this month like the accordion fold and twisted fold cards you see here today.  The fun thing about a twisted fold card is you can put a tag, card or gift certificate in the inside pocket.  Well, enjoy your hopping and hope you get some inspiration for your holiday card making.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Here's the Design Team:

Pat 
  Pam M
Come on back tomorrow for more creativity.