Kristas Stamp Spot

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Bloomin Marvelous

Even though Sale-a-Bration is over I just can't get enough of this stamp set.  It's so versatile and really easy to make a great card!  It's also nice that it has a few sentiments in the set as well.  My color combo is Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake and Baja Breeze.  I used the coordinating Bitty Butterfly punch.  Another big plus for this set!  My frame is die cut with the Labels Collection Framelit.  I used the coordinating piercing template and popped the layer up on some dimensionals.  I added a few pearls to dress it up a little.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Display Stamper Projects

I'm so excited about the latest opportunity offered by Stampin Up!  SU is looking for display stampers for their upcoming events and this year they are opening this up to all demos.  I'm very excited for the chance to be a display stamper!  In order to be considered I had to make 3 cards, 2 3D items and one scrapbook page.  Here are my projects.  Wish me luck!
I've been looking for a better way to store my markers and I thought these empty drink containers would be perfect!  I covered them with Floral District DSP.  I made the labels with the new photopolymer set called Designer Type.  This is the first project I've made with this new set and I love it.  I hope SU makes more of these clear stamps!  I used the Tasteful Trim die for the bottom scallop and I embossed the middle strip with the Needlepoint Border embossing folder.  I added some ribbon and a few pearls to finish it off.
My second 3D project is this cute little picture Post-It note holder.  I used chipboard for the base and covered it with Summer Smooches DSP.  I tied the two sides together with some Lucky Limeade ribbon.  I just love this picture of my baby Oliver when he was a puppy.  I'm definitely going to use this on my desk at work!  The cute little medallion is stamped with the set Ciao, Baby.  I punched that with the new small scallop circle punch and added a few designer brads. 
Here's my first card.  For this card I used the emboss resist technique.  I stamped the butterfly from the set Papillon Potourri in Versamark and then heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  I sponged Tangerine Tango, Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight over the top of my butterflies.  The sentiment is from the set Friendly Phrases. 
My second project is a little shabby chic.  I used the set Love & Sympathy for the focal image.  I used my markers to color directly on the stamp in Raspberry Ripple and Lucky Limeade.  My sentiment is from the set So Sorry.  I used some First Edition DSP in the background.  The bottom panel is embossed with the Fancy Fan folder.  I added a strip die cut with the Finishing Touches Edgelit.  I inked a few edges and finally, to give the whole card a little depth I used my color spritzer tool.
My final card uses the set Sweets for the Sweet.  I die cut the frame with one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  I pierced around the frame and popped the whole panel up on some dimensionals.  The bottom strip of DSP is from the specialty pack More Amore.  My sentiment is from the set Wishes Your Way.  I layered that on a couple circle punches and a scallop circle.  I used some rhinestones for embellishment in the center of my pinwheels. 
Here's my final project.  I just couldn't resist scrapping this adorable picture of my little guy.  What a cutie!  My banner uses the set Hearts a Flutter and coordinating die set.  I added a little texture to some of the pennants with several embossing folders - Square Lattice, Fancy Fan and Argyle.  My title is stamped with the Noteable Alphabet set.  The label is die cut with one of the Apothecary Accent Framelits.  The stamped border around the label is one of the new single stamps available through March 31.  The medallion embellishment is stamped with the set A Fitting Occasion and punched with several punches - Scallop Oval, Modern Label and circle.  I added some Naturals Designer buttons.  It's a little hard to make out in the photo but I stamped the background piece of First Edition DSP with a couple designs from the Flowering Flourishes set.

Whew....that's it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Papillon Potpourri

I put off adding the butterfly set Papillon Potpourri to my orders for a long time.  I shouldn't have!  This is a great set.  I especially like the stamped butterfly I used on this card.  I love the retro pattern.  And of course the coordinating Elegant Butterfly punch makes this set a keeper.  I kept this card pretty simple so the focus is on the butterflies.  My color combo is Baja Breeze, Summer Starfruit and Elegant Eggplant.  I layered a second butterfly punched with the new Bitty Butterfly punch on top of my stamped image.  My sentiment is a single stamp called Beautiful Birthday.  I added some ribbon and a few pearls for embellishments.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Field Flowers with So Sorry

I think Field Flowers is one of my all time favorite floral stamp sets.  It's so easy to make beautiful cards with this set.  I also used the set So Sorry for the sentiment.  My color combo here is Early Espresso, Island Indigo and Pool Party.  I used two different packs of DSP - First Edition and Orchard Harvest.  I used my color spritzer tool to give it a vintagey feel.  That's probably not a word but you know what I mean!!  And finally I sponged most of the edges to add to the aged look.  Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Jenny's Workshop Projects

I have another event coming up this weekend.  These are the projects I have planned.  Again, I tried to use mostly Sale-a-Bration items.  It should be a fun event!
This first project uses the set Bloomin Marvelous.  My color combo is Primrose Petals, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit and Raspberry Ripple.  The butterflies are punched with the new punch called Bitty Butterfly.  I added a little ribbon for embellishment. 
The second project is a clean and simple design.  I used the set Feeling Sentimental.  My color combo is Crumb Cake, Midnight Muse and Very Vanilla.  I stamped the background of my focal image with a clear acrylic block.  I added a strip punched with the ribbon punch. 
The final card uses the set Patterned Occasions.  I punched that with a circle punch and layered it on a Window Frames die cut.  I pierced around the edge of the window frame for a little added interest.  My color combo is Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Pool Party.  The DSP is also a SAB item.  It's called Sycamore Street.  Finally I added a button with some baker's twine to jazz it up a little.  The buttons are also a freebie choice.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Workshop Projects

I have an event coming up next weekend and these are the projects I have planned.  I tried to use mostly Sale-a-Bration and Occasions catalog goodies.  I hope everyone has fun!
My first project uses the More Amore DSP along with the Beautiful Birthday stamp.  I used the large circle punch and a Framelit from the Florals set.  My color combo is Basic Gray, Pool Party and Primrose Petals.  I added a corduroy button to finish it off. 
The second project uses the Feeling Sentimental set.  I stamped that on a label cut with the Window Frames Framelit.  My background panel is embossed with the Woodgrain folder.  I added some First Edition DSP on top of that.  The sentiment is from the set Sweet Essentials.  The color combo used here is Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake.  Mmmm...that sounds good!  Must be dinner time, lol.  Finally I added a brad for embellishment.
The third project mainly focuses on the Honeycomb embossing folder.  I embossed three squares of Core'dinations card stock in Primrose Petals, Pool Party and Gumball Green and then sanded them off a little.  My sentiment is from the SAB set Pretty Petites and I punched that with the coordinating punch.  I added a couple small punched flowers and brads to finish it off. 
Here's the last project.  The cupcake is from the set Patterned Occasions.  I layered that on a circle and scallop circle punch.  The sentiment is from the hostess set Wacky Wishes.  The DSP is also a SAB choice.  It's called Sycamore Street.  The background panel is embossed with the Argyle folder.  My color combo is Pool Party, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Summer Starfruit.  I also added a little Pool Party ribbon.  Thanks for stopping by!