Stampin’Up! Custom Inked ribbon and background

Stampin’Up! Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

Stampin'Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

This Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background was essentially created by accident.  My friend reminded me of the technique of dying ribbon to match cardstock, and so at a retreat she showed me an easy way to do it.  This also included using the leftover ink to color your cardstock, creating your own custom background…lol…

We simply tapped a pad of tempting turquoise on a silicone sheet and used a few spritzes of water to preferred color intensity.  You can go for a more mottled look or solid color depending on preference.  After we colored the white ribbon and dried it with a heat gun I blotted & ran a piece of white card stock through the leftover ink creating a custom background… Yay!!

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial: Stampin’Up!  Custom Inked ribbon and background

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Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

Stampin' Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card

I wanted to share this super fun Stampin’ Up! Spooky Night & Cat Halloween Card I made!  This was a color challenge which fit perfectly for the fall season!

I have been having fun with all our color challenges and we would love to have you all submit cards each week.  For now just send the challenge # and your photo with name to admin@creatingforgrace.com

For this card simply start with an A2 card base in Early Espresso cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  Add a layer of DSP cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Espresso strip is 5″ x 2.5″.  And the So Saffron square is 3.25″ x 3.25″.  Cut the tree DSP and stamp the owl in Early Espresso.  Fussy cut the pumpkins and add the stems in Pear Pizzazz.  Finally add the sentiment.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #25 September 24th, 2017

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #25 September 24th, 2017

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #25 September 24th, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #25 September 24th, 2017 …  All entries are due by September 30th!

This weeks color range is Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz, and Early Espresso.

I am so loving this color challenge!  Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our group creatively, I am searching for creative color combos.  Sometimes outside the box.  With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging!  

The weekly prize winners are drawn at random from among the Creative Cat Crew members. Results are posted on the exclusive Creative Cat Crew Facebook page.  

We would also love to see your creative ideas!  Just submit your entry to stampingcatcrew@gmail.com before the weekly deadline.  Be sure to include the color challenge number and your name! We will post a winner on the blog each week!  Just have fun & play!

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #25 September 24th, 2017
Libby Foreman
Tracy Lewis
Shannon Cole

 

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Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

Stampin' Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle

I just love this Stampin’ Up! Night in Bethlehem Bundle.  The layers are so easy to create and there are so many ways to use this set!  I simply can’t wait to play more!

Life is starting to calm down a bit from my unusually busy summer and I am so looking forward to some really relaxed creative time.  As much as I love summer, the fall and winter days seem to run by at a more relaxing pace, and I am thankful for that!

Although there is die cutting on this card I went ahead and added it to the quick & easy card category.  Because, really it’s only a few cuts and one stamp!

The base is 8.5″ x 5.5″, scored and folded at 4.25″.  The Early espresso layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  and the top white layer is 5″ x 3.75″.  

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:  Our cat Teddy makes several appearances in this video, she needed attention today and if I closed her out she meowed…lol… We love her!

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Stampin Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall card

Stampin Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall card

Stampin Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall card

The Stampin Up! Merry Cafe Hello Fall card was another of our color challenges.  Yay!  In the video tutorial I tell how all my friend saw in these colors was Ronald McDonald 🙂 All I saw was fall.

Even though this is a fall card I love the cheerful colors.  Just start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The So Saffron layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  The Tangerine Tango layer is cut at 4.5″ x 3.25″. The top white embossed layer is cut at 4″ x 2.75″.  The early espresso strip is 4″ x .5″.

Finally,  stamp and sponge the final pieces, add the ribbon, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

Here is the video tutorial:

 

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Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #24 September 17th, 2017

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #24 September 17th, 2017

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #24 September 17th, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #24 September 17th, 2017 …  All entries are due by September 23rd!

This weeks color range is Island Indigo, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.

I am so loving this color challenge!  Since my goal was to have a weekly inspiration challenge that would stretch our group creatively, I am searching for creative color combos.  Sometimes outside the box.  With that in mind I am striving to make the colors varied and challenging!  

The weekly prize winners are drawn at random from among the Creative Cat Crew members. Results are posted on the exclusive Creative Cat Crew Facebook page.  

We would also love to see your creative ideas!  Just submit your entry to stampingcatcrew@gmail.com before the weekly deadline.  Be sure to include the color challenge number and your name! We will post a winner on the blog each week!  Just have fun & play!

Also, if you want to become a member of the Creative Cat Crew it’s super easy and you can save money on a hobby you love,  Join us here!

Creative Cat Crew Color Inspiration Challenge #24 September 17th, 2017
Nancy Ross
Sue Campbell
Tracy Lewis
Shannon Cole
Cathy Baird
Libby Foreman
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Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

Stampin'Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card

This Stampin’Up! Graveyard Gate Bundle Halloween card was one of our color challenges.  I loved how it turned out so different from the the traditional blacks, purples, oranges, etc…

The color palette I had to work with was Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Very Vanilla.  But… I really wanted to use that beautiful new detailed gate thinlet die from the 2017 Holiday catalog!  I made it work… lol …

Start with an A2 card base of early espresso cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold at 5.5″.  The top sponged layer is sahara sand cardstock cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  I used the Big Shot die cutter to to cut out the detailed gate in early espresso cardstock.  

Next, use a 1″ circle punch on the sticky part of a post it note to create a resist spot for sponging the sky.  I sponged lightly in crumb cake and then added a few streaks of early espresso lightly to the sky.  When you lift away the post it note circle you leave a clean spot ( voila moon!) 

I very carefully cut out the center of the gate.  Then I attached each side to the base and used foam adhesive strips to pop up the center.  Add the lock, key, and sentiment and that’s it!  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

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