Timeless Thank you Gift & Card

This was a fun set to make. I created a tall, thin yet wide box to hold a thank you gift and a card to match. For the Box I used Sweet Sugar Plum cardstock as my base and put panels of the Falling in Love DSP on all of the sides. Then I created an art piece panel for the front using the That’s a Tag stamp set. I stamped the Thank you sentiment in the center of a 3″ x 3″ piece of Whisper White, Then I stamped the floral stems in Emerald Envy ink and filled in the design with flower with leaves in Peekaboo Peach ink. I then used the pen end of the Sweet Sugarplum Marker and traced the outline of flower buds on the floral stem covering up the emerald envy I had stamped the entire image with. For the other flowers I traced the leaf outlines with Emerald Envy ink. Next I filled in the leaves with Wild Wasabi using a Blender pen and the flowers with Peekaboo Peach And Sweet Sugarplum. The Blender pens give the ink a softer look than the same color from a marker of stamp. I added little dots of Delightful Dijon to the centers of the Peach Flowers and Finished off the box with a bow using the Bermuda Bay Stitched ribbon.
For the matching card I started with a side fold A2 cardbase in Sweet Sugarplum and placed a piece of the Falling in Love DSP as a mat. I cut a banner from Whisper White that I adhered a die cut in Soft Sky card from the Timeless Tags Thinlits Dies. I then used our new Watercolor pencils to color in the daisy and smoothed the color with my waterbrush. I add a flag of the ribbon I used on the box and a sentiment banner by stamping the thank you on a strip of Sweet Sugarplum  cardstock and cutting fishtails on both ends. Quick, easy and fun to make.

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!

~Kathy 

Just a little Thank you!

Today I decided to play with a few more products from the 2017 Occassion’s catalog. I started with the awesome That’s a Tag stamp set and stamped the outline of the tag with Versamark ink on some watercolor paper and heat embossed the dotted outline with gold embossing powder. That turned out pretty cool so I stamped the floral arc with Memento Black and used the new Watercolor pencils and my water brush to color it in. then I lifted some of the pale bleu from the pencil with my waterbrush and filled in the background. I then stamped thank you with Memnto Black and went to die cit out my image. OOps! If I placed the die on and ran it thru my big shot, I’d have a hole in the top. So I placed the die on -taped down with a post it note and cranked it thru with the top plate only covering the bottom two thirds of the die, then I removed the die and turned it upside down and cut the remainder again with the top plate not covering the section of the die that had the hole it. Voila! a perfect oval that fit the stamps. But then I discovered that non of my scallop oval dies were  a match and I had my heart set on a scallop mat. So I grabbed a scallop die that was a little larger and proceeded to do surgery. I cut into the oval between 2 scallops and cut out the inside leaving a thin ring of scallops. then I carefully clipped the inside between each scallop making it flexible and after placing liquid glue on the back of the watercolor piece along the edge – I carefully placed the scalloped mat in place trimming off the excess. Neat – huh!
I placed a piece of Falling in Love Designer Series Paper on the base of Rich Razzleberry and decided it needed something to ground it  so I added a piece of the Cucumber Crush stripped Grosgrain ribbon across the front about a third of the way up. I attached my art piece on top with dimensionals. But it needed something more so I pulled out my Dazzling Details and added so to the flower and a few dots scattered about in the tops of some of the hearts. Now that the way to say thank you!

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!

~Kathy 

Another Wee Box

Mmm..good! Isn’t that what little boxes contain? Unless of course it’s jewelry. Using the dimensions from Pootles, I crafted this little box of sweetness.
For my little box today I used a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock for the box itself. I wrapped a piece of Fruit stand DSP around the box as decor and embellished it with 2 stamped circles on whisper White cardstock using the Fresh Fruit Stamp set and Peekaboo Peach, Watermelon Wonder, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive Inks.  

I will send out full measurements to anyone who leaves a comment telling me what they would like inside this box. (I’m thinking of filled it for my wonderful husband.) So what would you want? leave a comment.

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!

~Kathy 

Ever so busy prepping for Onstage

For today’s post I just have  a brief teaser of my Shoebox Swap for the Pre-Onstage Shoebox Swap. I use the High Tide from the 2017 Occassion’s catalog. This is huge swap and is taking a lot of my time.
Plus I just finished 2 large scrapbooks for Grand Court of Washington Order of the Amaranth. Neither of these project can be shown completely now so I hope to have time to do something new tomorrow that I can show off on Sat.

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!

~Kathy 

Playing with Boxes

I had a little time to play in my craft room today. So I pulled out a piece of Watermelon Wonder Cardstock, some gold foil and a piece of Fresh Fruit DSP and my notes from a box done by Pootles. After 20 minutes this is what I ended up with.
It would have been much faster if I wasn’t trying to use up my leftover bits and bobs of the gold foil. I had to figure out how to get the foil under the opening for the large butterfly when my pieces were just barely big enough to fit the opening. Hah!  Look for more boxes next week. They are so fun to make.

‘Til next time…Happy Stamping!

~Kathy