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

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

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!

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

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:

 

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

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:

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card

Love my simple Brightly Lit Christmas Lamppost with banner card.  Other than some easy sponging this Christmas card is very quick. Notice the small “flame” inside the light? It’s the little things!

Start with an A2 card base in Whisper White cardstock.  The dimensions are 8.5″ x 5.5″, score and fold in half at 4.25″.  The Cherry Cobbler layer is 5.25″ x 4″, and the top white layer is cut at 5″ x 3.75″.  Emboss this top layer with the Falling Snow embossing folder.

Cut out the lamppost pieces in black cardstock, and remember to cut a small top in crushed curry to make the “flame”.  Cut the banner and stamp the sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink.

Attach the lightpost using the fine tip glue pen.  Add a small silver bow, and remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin' Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card

Stampin’ Up! Ready For Christmas Tree card.  Simple, elegant, easy to reproduce! Yay!  I love the pine branch framelits, they look so real!

I started with an A2 card base of Very Vanilla cut at 11″ x 4.25″.  Then score and fold in half at 5.5″.  The second Old Olive layer is cut at 5.25″ x 4″.  And the top Basic Black layer is 5″ x 3.75″.

Attach the Basic Black layer to the Old Olive layer.  Then run adhesive around the back and attach the ribbon.  After that attack to the Very Vanilla base.

Stamp the Christmas tree on very vanilla cardstock with Old Olive ink.  Then use the big shot to die cut that tree and one more in Old Olive cardstock.  Cut the Old Olive tree in half and attach to stamped tree.  Die cut 3 branches and a star in gold glimmer paper.

Remember to make your envelope pretty!

And here is the video tutorial:

 

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin' Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder

Stampin’ Up! Wood Words Crate Treat Holder, simple and cute!  Great for year round decorating and gifting using the Wood Words bundle!

I love how the color challenges inspire me to think “outside the box” leading to creating “grass” from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock.  This crate is very straight forward, I just cut a second panel for the backing.  I wanted to do this so I would have a place to hang my text and cute little chicken.

For the chicken I cut one in Real Red cardstock and stamped another in Daffodil Delight.  I use the framelits to cut out the images.  And then I used the black Stampin’ Write marker to add an eye, and a Red one for the beak.  Love!

And here is the video tutorial:

Creative Cat Supply List:
Creative-cat-crew-signature