Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Christmas in July

I've seen so many wonderful holiday cards lately on Christmas in July blog posts. They have really inspired me to get started early on my holiday cards. I love this happy snowman holding his little birdie friend. For my layout, I used a style called a Center Step Card. I paper pieced the hat scarf and buttons. Then added the saying and some punched snowflakes.

Supplies used
Great Impressions Stamp
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
White Cardstock
The Paper Studio - Snowflake Paper
Pink Dot Lettering Delight Paper  (for paper pieced items)
Prismacolor Pencils:
Yellowed Orange, Orange, Denim Blue
Light Cerulean Blue, Light Umber, Dark Umber
Makeup (powder blusher) and Q-tip to apply to cheeks
Marvy Uchida Liquid Applique (for hat and poms on scarf)
Silhouette Machine
Centered Step Card Cutting File is a free download from the
Silhouette Plus Forum.  File was designed by Very Crafty 2.
Saying is computer printed then cut out with Nestabilities.
Spellbinders Nestabilities: 
Petite Ovals
Long Classic Rectangles Small
Long Classic Scalloped Rectangles Small
EK Success Snowflake Punch
Pearls, Pom Pom, Glue Dots, Adhesive


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Great Impressions New Releases

All week long the Great Impressions designers will be featuring projects made with the latest releases.

And this week you will have a chance to win some of these amazing stamps.
1.)  Just sign up to follow the Great Impressions blog.
2.)  Leave a comment there letting us know what you think of the new releases.
3.)  And leave a comment on all of the designers own blogs for more chances to win.

For my project, I decided to create a circle easel card using this adorable Life Saver Duck and the fun Life Saver saying stamp.  I used Memento black ink then colored with Prismacolor pencils.  Cut out with Nestabilities dies, then assembled top pieces.  Cut out the wave and life saver embellishments with my Silhouette machine and assembled all the bottom layers.

Supply list:
Great Impressions Stamps:
#E674 Life Saver Duck
#B223 Life Saver
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Cardstock: White, Red, Tan, Lt. Blue, Dk. Blue
Standard Circles Lg.
Standard Classic Circles Lg.
Prismacolor Pencils:
Spanish Orange, Canary Yellow, Sand, Yellowed Orange
Orange, Lemon Yellow, Sunburst Yellow, Apple Green
Spring Green, Light Cerulean Blue, Copenhagen Blue
Eraser to blend Prismacolor Pencils
Silhouette Machine
Silhouette Cutting Files:
C00471_17986 Nautical Set (Life Saver)
C00441_20508 Wave Border
Jute Twine

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

Since it's July 4th,  I decided to make a traditional red white and blue card. I love this wonderful lighthouse scene.  It's so much fun to color.

Supplies used:
Great Impresssions Stamp #G305 Seaside Lighthouse

Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad & Marker
Copic Markers: B000, B00, B01, B02, W1, W3, W5
Y21, YG21, YG03, YG63, RV29, R46, T0
Nestabilities Classic Squares Large
Red, Confetti Navy Cardstock from Hollos Paper
Neenah Classic Crest Smooth White
Star Button, Jute, Glue Dots, Pop Dots

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Hi chickies

The new challenge at Great Impressions Stamps starts today.
The theme for July is "Show us your best coloring".
Hope you can join us. 

I colored this fun beach scene with Prismacolor pencils then cut out a fun sunshine frame with my Silhouette machine for the background.
Supplies used:
Great Impressions Stamps:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink for image
Versafine Onyx Black for saying
Prismacolor Pencils: Canary Yellow, Sand, Spring Green, 
Spanish Orange, Light Aqua, Orange, Yellowed Orange, Apple Green
White, Straw, Gold, Rust Cardstock from Hollos Paper
EK Success Paper Shapers Oval Punches
Ribbon, Prima Flower, Button, Crochet Thread, Glue Dots
Silhouette Machine
Frames Seasons cutting pattern was a free download from Monica's Creative Room blog.
(Frames Seasons cutting file is located in the frames section on the top of page #3)