Category Archives: Cards

Stampers With ARt Stars Gift Exchange #2

I thought I would show you what I got at the gift Exchange last Tuesday.  Pauline Poindexter made these.  I think they are just adorable.

Rachel also prepared these makes & takes for us using new product from the Occasions catalog.  I can’t wait until my panda set arrives!

Marciene made us all these adorable treat holders.  What a great way to use the test tubes!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Stampers with ARt gift exchange

 

Don’t forget you can order your Stamparatus from now until December 30th.

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Flurry of Wishes and Star of Light for PCC270

I’m playing along with the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge today.  Here is my take on the sketch.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Flurry of Wishes, Star of Light

The gold foil is left over from the Watercolor Christmas kit in the Holiday Catalog.  Since I’d already used some of it on a card, I thought why not make use of the rest on cards instead of lining envelopes.  If you don’t have the Watercolor Christmas kit, just use the gold foil sheets.

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Supplies:

139732 Flurry Of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set
142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
102283 Versamark Pad
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
137417 Flower Medallion Punch Clearance Rack
139680 Snow Flurry Punch Clearance Rack
138292 Banner Triple Punch
132622 Gold Foil Sheets
144649 Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool 
109129 Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder
109132 White Stampin’ Emboss Powder

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Hot Chocolate Treat Card

Susan Campfield does a weekly Facebook live for her team and a few weeks ago she showed a treat holder that she modified one she saw from B.J. Peters.  I just knew I had to make it!  Partly because I still had some test tube treat holders left over from a past Paper Pumpkin kit and partly because it was just so cute.  Susan made hers with a penguin on the front using the Smitten Mitten bundle, I don’t have that bundle so I pulled out the Cookie-Cutter Christmas set.  I always have a tough time getting a clean image with such a solid stamp, I can’t wait until I get my Stamparatus!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cookie-Cutter Christmas

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The marshmallows are Jet-Puffed Marshmallow bits.  I colored in the rhinestones with a black sharpie (that somehow looks blue) and the dark Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend.  Since the little gingerbread man didn’t stamp so cleanly, I colored over him with a little Wink of Stella.

The Real Red is cut to 5″ x 9 3/8″ and scored along the long edge at 3 3/4″, 4 3/8″ and 5″.  Fold on the middle score line and cut two slits to the next score line so there is something to hold the test tube.  I used tear and tape between the 4 3/8″ and 5″ score lines because you want something strong.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Cookie-Cutter Christmas

Supplies:

144838 Watercolor Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
142043 Cookie Cutter Christmas
140396 Cookie Cutter Builder Punch
126979 Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin’ Pad
144575 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Dark
145409 Brights Best 12″ X 12″ Cardstock Pack
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144629 Christmas Around The World Designer Series Paper
138292 Banner Triple Punch
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
138995 Tear & Tape Adhesive
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive
144612 Treat Tubes
143593 Something Good To Eat Kit

 

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Watercolor Christmas Cards

 

This past weekend I had a class using the Watercolor Christmas card kit and I showed them how to double the number of cards they can make based on Rachel Tessman’s blog post here.  Her ideas are confined to each set of cards so you can make between 20 and 40 cards for this kit depending on what you need.  Rachel only used the supplies for the set of 4 cards to make the 8 cards, genius!

I do have a couple of suggestions if you want to try this.

  • When stamping on the colored pieces, set them aside to dry or you will smear the ink. J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up!
  • Put down some Fast Fuse and then put the sequin trim into it to hold it in place.  (The Stampin’ Up! video I’m including at the end had this suggestion and it worked great.
  • Stamping right on the card base is scary for me since I don’t always stamp well on the first try.  Leave the stamp down for a few seconds longer only gently pushing to wait for the ink to transfer.
  • If your image didn’t stamp perfectly black, use either the Black Stampin’ Write Marker or a Sharpie pen to fill it in.
  • You will need 3 pieces of Whisper White (I used thick) per set of cards to double them, so 15 to double the entire kit.

Here are the cards that the kit was designed to make.  You can make 5 each of the 4 cards.

Here are all the cards I make from the kit:

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Christmas

Here are each of the cards:

For this card, the original design was to use the sequins as the berries but we though that red berries would look so much better so I colored some rhinestones with the Cherry Cobbler Dark Stampin’ Blend.

Just in case you don’t stamp the trees cleanly, pull out the metallic sequins from last year and put some stars on top of the trees.

Here are the rest of the cards:

You can’t see it well in the photo, but I put Wink of Stella on all the little berries.IMG_3590_watermark

Attach the red banner first, hold the label in place to see where to stamp the branches, move the label and then stamp. IMG_3589_watermarkIMG_3585_watermarkIMG_3582_watermark

Place the red strips red side together and you can cut the angle at the same time.IMG_3581_watermark

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Watercolor Christmas

Supplies:

144649 Watercolor Christmas Project Kit
144838 Watercolor Christmas Clear-Mount Stamp Set
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
144575 Stampin’ Blends Cherry Cobbler Dark
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144220 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
141897 Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive
126889 Stampin’ Trimmer

 

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Flourishing Phrases – PCC268

I think I need to put the glitter away, it’s everywhere.  🙂  I’m playing along with the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch for this post.  I’ve always loved the Flourishing Phrases stamp set and I pulled out my favorite ribbon again too.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Flourishing Phrases, PCC268IMG_3552 watermark

For the flourish on the inside of the card, I used Smoky Slate and stamped off before stamping on the card.  I wanted a lighter image.

Here is the sketch I was following:

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Supplies:

141534 Flourishing Phrases Clear-Mount Stamp Set
140932 Basic Gray Archival Stampin’ Pad
131179 Smoky Slate Classic Stampin’ Pad
102283 Versamark Pad
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
135314 Silver Glimmer Paper
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
144191 Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
103083 Embossing Buddy
129053 Heat Tool
109131 Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder
143263 Big Shot

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Glittering Snowflake, take two

Last week when I showed my glittering snowflake card to my daughter, she asked if I could do it in blue (it’s her favorite color).  So I gave it a go.  I had a really hard time picking out the white photo mat and the soft sky base to go with my soft sky snowflake.  What I didn’t have any problem with was choosing the berry burst ribbon, I love that one!

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Foil Snowflakes, Embossing Paste, Star of Light

It really is so much more glittery in person.  I tried spraying it with hairspray to contain the glitter but that didn’t work very well and warped the paper some.  I may have to try my polyurethane spray again.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Foil Snowflakes, Embossing Paste, Star of Light

Supplies:

142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
131203 Soft Sky 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
100730 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
144642 Foil Snowflakes
141979 Embossing Paste
133751 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
144191 Berry Burst 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon
142808 Palette Knives
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

You are NOT going to believe what you can pre-order!

Stamparatus

The reservation window opens at 2:00 PM (MT) on November 16 and goes through November 30, 2017 or while supplies last, with delivery on or around February 1, 2018.

Glittering Snowflake

After seeing a card made by Susan Campfield, I had to finally pull out my embossing paste and give it a try.  I also had to dig through my not often used glitter to find my Dazzling Diamonds from likely 15 years ago.  It seems to last forever.  I used a Foil Snowflake as a stencil for the embossing paste and then covered it with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  It’s so sparkly!  (I also added a layer of polyurethane spray to keep the glitter in place, fingers crossed.)

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - Embossing Paste, Star of Light, Dazzling Diamonds

Supplies:

142110 Star of Light Photopolymer Stamp Set
140931 Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
121045 Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
140272 Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
144642 Foil Snowflakes
141979 Embossing Paste
133751 Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
144159 Whisper White 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
142808 Palette Knives
104430 Stampin’ Dimensionals
129026 Fuse Fast Adhesive

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November 10th is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin before the November kit ships!

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