My Craft Room Organization Pt 1: Stamps & Framelits

My Craft Room Organization Pt 1: Stamps & Framelits

My Craft Room Organization Pt 1: Stamps & Framelits

My Craft Room Organization Pt 1: Stamps & Framelits is the first of a series of short videos.   A few simple things I have learned to do that work for me in keeping my craft supplies organized.

This has definitely been a work in progress over the years.  Needless to say, I have tried and discarded many ideas for storage and organization.  I needed to realize that while that may be a brilliant storage idea, if I can’t see my supplies I won’t use them!  So I have modified ideas to suit my personality and crafting style.

I also have the challenge that for me personally, my crafting space is a place for peace and serenity.  If it looks like a tornado went through recently I’m not happy inside…lol…  and that gives me a reason to procrastinate on creating beautiful things because I get sidetracked cleaning and organizing!  Not productive for my Stampin’ Up! business!

This is my first attempt to video “on the go” with my iPad lol… We shall see… I usually use my phone at my table for my crafting videos.  No need to worry about shaking or moving too fast!

And here is the short video I shared:

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Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #30 October 29, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #30 October 29, 2017

Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #30 October 29, 2017

Welcome to the Creative Cat Color Inspiration Challenge #30 October 29, 2017 … All entries are due by November 4th!

This weeks color range is Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, and 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 AND since we would also love to see your creative ideas we do a SECOND drawing for those who follow along!

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 Color Inspiration Challenge #30 October 29, 2017

Karen Girling

Tracy Lewis

Libby Foreman

Shannon Cole

Color Challenge #30 random drawing winner is Karen Girling!

Stampin’ Up! Bike Ride friend card

Stampin’ Up! Bike Ride friend card

Stampin' Up! Bike Ride friend card

Here’s a fun fall Stampin’ Up! Bike Ride friend card or just for someone you love!  There are so many die cuts that come with this set it makes me want to create more and more!

I love that the cobblestones in the  set are an impression, not a die cut.  These types of “framelits” have added a nice versatility to our most recent sets!  For this card I did an impression along the bottom and a few scattered around.  However, I thought ” wouldn’t a winding path through trees be fun??

Since this card was mostly assembling the diecuts it is really uncomplicated.  Just start with an A2 card base in Old Olive cut at 8.5″ x 5.5″.  Score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The white stamped layer is 5.25″ x 4″.  Remember to make your envelope pretty!

Creative Cat Supply List:
Bike Ride Bundle
Bike Ride Bundle
Price: $43.00
Blender Pens
Blender Pens
Price: $10.00
Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges
Price: $3.50
 

Best Birds Side Step Card Tutorial

Best Birds Side Step Card Tutorial

Best Birds Side Step Card Tutorial

This Stampin’ Up! Best Birds Side Step Card Tutorial is a sweet wedding card. I  focus on cutting the template and assembling the finished parts in the video tutorial 🙂  I love the depth and detail of step cards! 

After the video tutorial below I have a link to the PDF template for the side step card 🙂  I do show in the video how I used blender pens and the ink pads to color.  However the main focus is on the template and the assembly (which is long enough!  LOL…) Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

Here is the PDF template!

Creative Cat Supply List:

Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Stampin' Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Stampin’ Up! Sharing Sweet Thoughts is the perfect name for this stamp set and for creating this sweet card. This was another color challenge, and boy was this one challenging!

This sweet card is really quick and easy, the hardest part is die cutting the squares, and if you happen to have an old 1 3/8″ square punch laying around just use that.  However, I do have to say the layering squares framelits is a must have for your craft stash!

Start with an A2 card base cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Score and fold in half at 5.5″. Add a whisper White cardstock layer cut at 5.25″ x 4″, and a second Night of Navy cardstock layer cut at 5″ x 3.75″.  Stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, the branches in Old Olive ink, and the butterflies and ladybug in Momento Black.  Color using the Many Marvelous Markers by Stampin up! (Hint: Click on the marker photo link in the supply list below to learn more!)

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

 

Here is the video tutorial:

Creative Cat Supply List: