Poinsettia Petal

I’m making a card and I’m not using the Snowflake Splendor Suite! Can you believe it? 🙂

I recently purchased the Poinsettia Petals bundle and I wanted to play with it and the Red Velvet Paper because the embossing on the Red Velvet Paper is gorgeous. I didn’t get a great photo with the little die but I plan to use it with the large poinsettia dies for my card class to go next month.

To get the little poinsettia’s to curl up, I gently used my finger nail.

I’m playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge:

Supplies:
Bundles – Poinsettia Place Suite, Poinsettia Petals Bundle
Stamp Sets – Poinsettia Petals
Die Cutting & Embossing – Poinsettia dies, Stitched Nested Labels dies, Tin Tile Embossing folder
Ink – Real Red
Paper – Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper, Red Velvet Paper, Silver Foil, Real Red, Whisper White Thick
Accents & Embellishments – Wonderful Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Specialty Plate, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue

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Snowflake Wishes Concertina Fun Fold

I’ve wanted to make a card like this for a while but I’m not sure I will make another one again soon. Not because I don’t like it, I do, but because it’s tedious to cut and place all of those snowflakes. I mostly followed the instructions from Sam at Mixed Up Craft.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Rectangles dies
Ink – Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Night of Navy
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Night of Navy 12 x 12, Whisper White Thick
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus, Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue

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Thank You Snow Much Fun Fold

I learned this fold from Rachel Tessman who saw it on Patty Bennett’s blog but I have no idea if it has a name. What drew me to this fold was the ability to use up paper. I have sooooo much paper. I think I may be making a few more of these to donate. I followed Rachel’s measurements exactly for this card.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies
Ink – Balmy Blue
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Balmy Blue, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, multipurpose liquid glue

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Snowflake Wishes Triple Stepper Card

After I made the side stepper card in my last post, I wondered if anyone had done a triple stepper card. I found one by Sam at MixedUpCraft.com but she made it for 5″ x 7″ and I like to work in 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ so I converted it. Well, I converted it to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/4″ because then the math worked.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Nested Labels dies
Ink – Mint Macaron
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Pacific Point, Whisper White Thick, Whisper White
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Snowflake Splendor ribbon
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Simply Scored
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue

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Snowflake Wishes Side Step Card

I apologize now because distance learning started and I may or may not be able to consistently blog. Fingers crossed.

Today I made a side stepper card and pretty much featured the pretty paper and gorgeous snowflakes. I made this card once before more than three years ago to say goodbye to the Flower Patch stamp set.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Balmy Blue
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Balmy Blue, Whisper White Thick, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Simply Scored
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue

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The Joy of Sets Blog Hop – Weddings

This month’s Joy of Sets Blog Hop theme is Weddings. I was looking through my stamp sets and found that Dandelion Wishes had a wedding sentiment. I like to go simple and elegant for wedding cards so the card is mostly Very Vanilla with Early Espresso for the ink and the faux suede ribbon.

For the bow, I used about 4″ of ribbon glued with the ends in the middle of the back and about 3/4″ of ribbon wrapped around and glued. You need to use a clothespin or reverse tweezers to hold the ribbon in place while it sets. I then glued it to the front of the card and put a few clear blocks on top to weigh it down while it dried.

September 2020 Blog Roll
Annette Ball
Jill Chapman
Lisa Mackey
Angie McKenzie
Pia Gerhardt
Fiona Whitehead
Tricia Butts
Gez Carpenter
Sue Allen
Cheryl Taylor
Susan Webster
Libby Fens
Mo Rootes
JoAnn Pollock ← You are here
Linda Moore

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Snowflake Wishes with Pigment Sprinkles

The Pigment Sprinkles are on the Clearance Rack so I pulled mine out to play with.

I arranged all of the snowflake stamps from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set on my piece of watercolor paper and stamped them all at once with Versamark using my Stamparatus. I then embossed them with clear embossing powder. I sprinkled a few of the Bermuda Bay Pigment Sprinkles on the center of the watercolor paper, sprayed it with water, and blotted it with a paper towel. I love how the Pigment Sprinkles are made up of different colors that you can see on the edge of the paper and how the snowflakes don’t fully show up.

I got the sketch from Paper Craft Crew Challenges.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Shapes dies
Punches – Triple Banner punch
Ink – Bermuda Bay, Versamark
Paper – Bermuda Bay, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Balmy Blue Glimmer paper, Fluid 100 watercolor paper
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems, Snowflake Splendor ribbon
Coloring Tools – Pigment Sprinkles, Stampin’ Spritzer, clear embossing powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Stamparatus, Take Your Pick, Heat tool, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Tear & Tape

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Clear Block Stamping Technique Blog Hop

This month’s technique is clear block stamping and with many of the techniques so far, I’ve never done this before. So what I learned is that you need a soft surface under your paper for the block stamping or you many miss the ink from the middle of the block. Secondly I learned that the foam stamp pads work much better than the old linen stamp pads (or it just may be that my Night of Navy is sooo old it needs replacing).

I tried this technique two ways, the first was entirely stamping with ink on the block. I liked it but not as much as my second version where I sprayed water on the block after inking it and stamping on watercolor paper.

I also learned that this much ink will be darker than a regular stamped image. My Coastal Cabana ink is darker than the cardstock card-base and my Highland Heather ink on the watercolor paper more closely matched Gorgeous Grape.

I sprayed Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Stampin’ Spritzer on the watercolor paper card but the pictures make it look more like errant embossing powder in the photos. 🙂

Supplies for card one:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Winter Snow embossing folder
Punches – Everyday Label punch
Ink – Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Night of Navy
Paper – Coastal Cabana, Whisper White Thick
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Coloring Tools – sponge daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine, Block C, Block D, Block H, Stampin’ Pierce Mat
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals

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Supplies for card two:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Rectangles dies
Ink – Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Versamark
Paper – Fluid 100 watercolor paper, Gorgeous Grape, Night of Navy, Whisper White Thick
Accents & Embellishments – Wonderful Gems
Coloring Tools – Frost White Shimmer Paint, Stampin’ Spritzer, White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Take Your Pick, Stamparatus
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

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Snowflake Splendor Modified Tri-Fold Card

I really like these tri-fold cards because you let the cuts and the patterned paper handle the design. Today I’ve created a modified tri-fold card that I got from Sandy Allnock (she even has a PDF to download).

My favorite part of the card is the ombre sentiment. I created it using my Stamparatus. I stamped it in Balmy Blue, then I dabbed a sponge dauber in Night of Navy ink and inked the bottom part of the sentiment before stamping again. I did the same on the “inside” for the snowflakes. I love how it turned out.

When I was done I showed my card to my son and he said “eh”. *Sigh* I then went to my husband who commented on how sparkly it was and looked it over carefully. I think I need to train my son better. 🙂

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Die Cutting & Embossing – So Many Snowflakes dies, Stitched Rectangles dies
Ink – Balmy Blue, Night of Navy
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Whisper White Thick, Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper, 2020-2022 In Color 12 x 12 cardstock
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Coloring Tools – Sponge Daubers
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Take Your Pick, Stamparatus, Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

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Snowflake Splendor Tri-fold Card

I’m in a fun fold mood. Today’s fun fold is the Tri-Fold card and I used the Snowflake Splendor patterned paper to decorate it. I had a hard time photographing this one and there are lots of photos to show the different angles.

Supplies:
Bundles – Snowflake Splendor Suite, Snowflake Wishes Bundle
Stamp Sets – Snowflake Wishes
Ink – Balmy Blue, Misty Moonlight
Paper – Snowflake Splendor Designer Series Paper, Misty Moonight, Whisper White
Accents & Embellishments – Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems
Tools – Paper Trimmer, Simply Scored, Take Your Pick
Adhesive – Stampin’ SEAL

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