Monday, December 17, 2018

Let It Snow - Kitchen Sink Stamps

It doesn't look like there will be any snow in our South Texas forecast for this Christmas, but I check because we would love it!! I created today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using the Figure Skates Multi Step Clear Stamps and paired it with some of the tiny silhouettes doing lots of fun icy activities which are part of the Icy Pond Multi Step Clear Stamp set!! 

I create this card for the Splitcoaststampers' Virtual Stamp Night Challenge call Always Winter which required a winter themed card.

Images are from the following Kitchen Sink Sets:

Color Recipe for the Skates

Layer 4 Stampin' Up Gray Granite
Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 2 PTI Soft Stone
Layer 1 PTI Soft Stone on the back edge of the skate and the blades only.

Color Recipes
Stampin' Up Baja Breeze all layers

Silhouettes and Sentiment - Versafine Onyx Black

The embossing folder is from Stampin' Up.

I embellished with SU Dazzling Diamonds on the bottom edge of the 3 icy scenes.

Don't miss an opportunity to see the latest holiday designs
for the Kitchen Sink Crew!

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

CCEE1850 - Gingerbread

Hi Everyone,

Here is the last challenge for 2018, as the CCEE Stampers will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course, we will be back on the 3rd of January to start another year of fun challenges, hope to see you here, too!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.

Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.

Now onto our challenge for this week .....

Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.

The gingerbread man is from PSX while the sentiment is from Unity.

Check out these other gingerbread delights:

Kelly McKown-Santi

Monday, December 10, 2018

SCS TLC720 - Assembly Line Stamping with Kitchen Sink Stamps

A busy and eventful weekend kept me from getting my Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design ready for posting last night, and as luck would have it, I am glad it did. 

I decided to check on the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge this morning and see if I could use it for today's card. The challenge is Assembly Line Stamping. Nothing could be more perfect for me today because I have mailed out all my Christmas cards and have started receiving some from new people who were not on last year's Christmas card list. I need a bunch in a hurry!

Although I am a pretty fast stamper, it usually takes me about 45 minutes to create a Let's Make a Scene design. Using the Assembly Line Method, I was able to stamp 5 cards in an hour which is just how many I want to send out today!! Win-win!!

I am entering this card in the following challenge this week:

Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge 720

Cards of Envy (flat cards only) The Spirit of Christmas

Incy Wincy Designs: Create Your Own Background

Kitchen Sink Stamps images used came from the following sets:

Color Recipes

Pine Trees
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Forest Foliage
Layer 2 PTI  Ocean Tides
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Log Cabin
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Soft Suede on the logs and Creamy Caramel on the stones
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Baked Brown Sugar
Layer 1 PTI Fine Linen

Cabin Roof
Memento Summer Sky all layers

Layer 3 Stampin' Up Pineapple Punch
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Barely Banana
I did not stamp layer one but make a mask of it to brush on the sky.

I used the following Distress Oxide Inks by Tim Holtz for the sky:

Squeezed Lemonade
Blueprint Sketch
Black Soot

The door wreath is Distress Oxide Lucky Clover
The berries on the wreath are Distress Oxide Candied Apple
The smoke from the chimney is Distress Oxide Hickory Smoke and Black Soot.
The snow line was inked with Distress Oxide Tumbled Glass.

Santa and his reindeer as well as the sentiment were stamped
with Versafine Onyx Black.

Here are a few pictures of the process. I hope they are helpful.

I stamped the moon and trees first.

I then masked the moon and brushed on the sky. That was followed by stamping the stars, Santa, and sentiment.

Lastly I stamped the log cabins on separate panels and cut them out to mount on the cards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Be Your Best Elf - CCEE1849

The CCEE Stampers are rounding out the year with Frances Byrne serving as our December Challenge Hostess. Frances is a huge fan of Elf on a Shelf and his many antics. Therefore she has asked that we all include at least one elf on this week's card.

I had a lot of fun with this one, but I think I will go back and decorate the tree with sequins to make it a little more festive.

Most of the images and dies from this card are a part of the Ready for Christmas set by Stampin' Up. The elf is from Stampabilities.

This is the card closed.

This is the card opened.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Quick Gift Card Holder

In today's post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am sharing a quick and easy gift card holder I learned from Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Judy Garza at a recent Stamp a Stack workshop she hosted.

This gift card holder is standard A2 size and therefore fits in an invitation envelope perfect for Christmas gift giving.

The basic construction requires a 4.25 inch by 11 inch piece of colored cardstock and a 3.5 inch by 7 inch piece of white cardstock. The colored cardstock is scored at 2 inches and at 7.5 inches. The white cardstock is scored at .5 inch and at5 inches.

I then attached score tape as shown below and attached the white panel.

This created the popup pocket for the gift card. When closed, the gift card slides down into the bottom flap of the card.

Stamp Sets used to Create this Design

Color Recipe for the Skates

Layer 5 Versafine Onyx Black
Layer 4 Memento London Fog
Layer 3 Stampin' Up Granite Gray
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Going Gray
Layer 1 (back edge of shoe only) Stampin' Up Granite Gray

Color Recipe for the Holly Leaves

Layer 3 Stampin' Up Mossy Meadow
Layer 2 Stampin' Up Old Olive
Layer 1 Stampin' Up Granny Apple Green

Color Recipe for the Berries

Layer 1 Memento Love Letter
Layer 2 Memento Lady Bug
Layer 3 Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Sentiment: Memento Rhubarb Stalk

Both Maria and Jeanne have wonderful new Kitchen Sink Christmas creations to share with you! Please visit their blogs for a real treat!

Kitchensinkstamps' Weblog by Maria Colosimo,
the owner and creator of KSS

Nana loves stamping by Jeanne Frontz