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Monday, August 26, 2013

See two blogs for the price of one!

If you're here for the LNS Treasure Hunt, see the post two below this post.  Happy hunting!

I am thrilled to be featured on Sherrill Graff's blog.  Click on the link below to go see the post!


The cards she featured are below, but be sure to go to her blog to see what else she has there.  She has a few other things (another picture and even a short interview) that I didn't post below.  And, by visiting both blogs, you make my title of this blog true.


The birthday card was designed for an upcoming stamp camp.  It's based on a design Stampin' Up! demonstrated showcasing the new In Colors (five new colors) this year, but I adapted it for this card.  
DSP:  Gingham Garden
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight
Punches:  Large Oval, Extra Large Oval
Big Shot and Dies:  Large Scallop Edgelits, Floral Fusion Sizzlits
Other:  Candy Dots



Teabag cards are a favorite of mine.  I love designing and giving them to people.  This card holds a teabag (see picture below).
DSP:  Afternoon Picnic
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Big Shot and Dies:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Other:  Candy Dots


The inside of the teabag card.  I made the envelope using the new Envelope Punch Board.


The autumn leaf card is one we'll be making at stamp class in a couple weeks.  I wanted something pretty easy for my class, and this turned out to be just the ticket.
Cardstock:  Naturals White, Summer Starfruit, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Punches:  Label Bracket Punch
Big Shot and Dies:  Autumn Accents Bigz
Other:  Sanding block, twine

I'm thrilled and honored to be featured on Sherrill Graff's blog.  Thank you Sherrill.



Sunday, August 25, 2013

Gift Card Box

My exercise teacher celebrates Hanukkah, so I wanted to make her something to hold a gift card.  Hanukkah is at the end of November this year, but it's nice to have things done early -- at least in my little world.  The box I came up with uses the textured 12" x 12" cardstock in Island Indigo and Smoky Slate from the holiday catalog.


 I found many online tutorials on how to make the box, and I combined elements from several of them as well as adding my own touch.  Below is a picture of the top of the box.

See that curly clear ribbon?  Well, it's not ribbon.  It's that plastic strip that Stampin' Up! has around the ribbon to hold it in place.  I cut off the ends and curled it and used it to jazz up the top of the package.


When you open the box, the four sides fall open as pictured below.  The center holds a gift card.  I downloaded clip art for the pictures and typed some Happy Hanukkah sayings and printed these four things on our whisper white card stock. 


I used the new envelope punch board to make the gift card holder that stands up in the center of the gift.  The Festive Flurry stamp set and dies were used for the snowflake on the front of the card as well as on the front of the gift card holder.

Card stock:  textured 12" x 12" cardstock in Island Indigo and Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate
DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Stamps:  Festive Flurry 
FrameLits:  Labels Collection, Festive Flurry
Embossing Folders:  Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Punches:  Blossom (used to make the flower on top of the package)
Ribbon:  Okay, I admit I used a retired product here.  The ribbon that was perfect was from Sale-a-bration.  The color was just right--Island Indigo--and it was just what I needed.
Other:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels (in center of snowflake on the inside of package), brad (I used a retired brad for the center of the flower.)
Snowflake Info:  I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on vellum to emboss the snowflake inside the box.  I used white craft ink to stamp the snowflake on the outside of the box.  I then took each of those snowflakes and mounted them on cardstock that I had also cut out.

My supply list ran long on this one.  If you've read this far, wow, I'm surprised (and thrilled)! 

I have a feeling my exercise teacher will love this gift card holder.  I'll bet she'll reuse it for a gift card for her daughter.  She did that last year, and the card holder I made wasn't as fun as this one. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Late Night Stampers TREASURE HUNT Has Started!

Join the LNS Treasure Hunt

The Treasure Hunt has ended as of October 25, 2013.  


The Grand Prize is Stampin' Up! product for the lucky winner!



How to be a part of the treasure hunt and have a chance to win:
  • Go to the pages (listed at the end of this blog post) titled LNS Treasure Hunt-Participating Blogs.
  • Visit each of the blogs listed (it’s always nice to leave a comment!) and look for Treasure Hunt clues.  There will be the picture of the SU! box (above) and each website will list a different clue. (My clue is below.)
  • Make a note of what the clue is and the name of the person on whose blog the clue is listed.
  • Once you've collected all 50* clues, email them to me at   tinatomdavis@gmail.com listing each clue & where you found it.  Be sure to include your full name.
  • You have from Tuesday, August 20th, to Friday, October 25th, 2013, to collect the 50 clues and email them to me to be entered into the contest.  The contest closes Friday, Oct. 25th, at midnight PST.  Winners will be announced on October 28th.
My Clue:

The Best of... 25 Years stamp sets have a great collection of favorite stamps from past years.  Each month during 2013, one new set is released!  The August Best of... 25 Years stamp set is shown above.  Each set includes "some great classic images" as well as "a never-before-seen image." 

LNS Treasure Hunt Participating Blogs
First Name
Last Name
Blog Address
Country
Tammy
Baldwin
US
Carolyn
Bennett
US
Jody
Brechbill
US
Brenda
Cook
US
Carolee
Crabb
US
Tina
Davis
US
Beverly
Farmer
US
Sherrill
Graff
US
Penny
Hanuszak
Canada
Lori
Helvick
US
Diane
Ison
Canada
Suzanne
Johnson
US
Nancy
Legate
US
Carolyn
Lindenmayer
Other
Rhonda
Macnally
Canada
Serena
Marsh
Canada
Robin
Messenheimer
US
Joni
Metras
US
Cynthia
Millan
Canada
Kimberley
Morris
US
Ruth
Pearson
UK
Ginger
Rabesa
US
Brenda
Riehle
US
Linda
Rodenberg
US
Heather
Sewczak
US
Cynthia
Simpson
US
Dee
Slater
US
Deborah
Smart
Canada
B Jayne
Stenstrom
US
Tanya
Stottlemire
US
Charlene
Tackvic
US
 Jackie
 Watson
 US
Lesley
Lendon
UK
Amanda
Frankel
US
Vanessa
Terrell
US
Kris
Sobolik
US
Misty
Snell
US
Rhonda  
Price
US
Jaime
Barnett
UK
Janet
Yates
Canada
Avery
Murphy
Canada
Jennifer
King
US
Erika 
Trowell
US
Mary K.
Wessling
US
Jean
Piersanti 
US
Karina
Chin
Canada
Samantha
Joyce
UK
Jennifer
Kay (Wren)
US
Susan  
Timchack
US
Cindy
Mitchell-Clark
US
Cindy
Fodor
US
Amber
Meulenbelt
Canada
Anastasia
Radloff
US
Amy
Hoffman
US
Louise
Radies
Canada
Holly
Stene
US
Melissa
Banbury
Canada
Laura 
Leuenberger
US
Denise
Willerton
Canada
Raissa
Spatola
US
Sandy 
Risi
US
Rachel
Bateman
US
Nicole
Mahler
US
Cathy
Parlitsis
US
Laurie 
Reaume
Canada
Jacqueline
Dorer-Russell
US
Kay
Marini
US
Cary
Payette
US
Cindy
Techlin
US






Thanks for joining the hunt.



Monday, August 12, 2013

I'm already thinking about Christmas

I can't help it.  Try as I might to set my mind on making autumn cards, I find myself making another Christmas card.  I've been coming up with different designs so I can choose what I want to offer at my October stamp camp.  I will offer at least three -- maybe four -- different cards.

I wasn't happy with my snowflake card until I put the Frosted Finished Embellishments in the center of the snowflake.  Perfect!  The silver embossing powder was used both on the snowflake and the sentiment.

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry stamp set, More Merry Messages
Big Shot:  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies 
Cardstock:  Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Other:  Silver Emboss Powder


I had some fun playing with the Circle Card Thinlits Die.  I used Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder on Coastal Cabana cardstock for the snowflake.  Once again, it was the Frosted Finished Embellishments placed in the center of the snowflake to save the day.

Here's the card opened.  I left the right side of the circle (with the saying) blank so I could sign the card there.  By the way, the Merry Christmas is heat embossed with clear embossing powder.


Stamp Sets:  Christmas Messages, More Merry Messages
Big Shot:  Festive Flurry Framelits Dies,  Circle Card Thinlits Die
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana
DSP:  Winter Frost Specialty Designer Series Paper
Other:  Silver Emboss Powder

The card below is a tried and true design, but I think it will be fun to do in class.  Besides, that stamp set sentiment is perfect for this card.


Stamp Sets:  More Merry Messages
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo
Other:  Dazzling Details (on the light bulbs)

Thanks for coming by to see the cards.
Tina

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Circle Card Thinlit Die

I was very excited to win the new Circle Card Thinlit Die at the convention.  It cuts and scores the card all in one step.  Amazing -- and fun to use.


The Christmas card above has some silver glimmer paper to add a little pizzazz .
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, and Basic Gray cardstock
DSP:  Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps:  Christmas Collectibles, Christmas Messages
Punches:  Scallop Edge Border, Christmas Ornament Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Framelits:  Circles Collection, Circle Card Thinlits Die


Another swing card made from the Circle Card Thinlits Die.


Cardstock:  Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Stamps:  Perfect Blend, Gorgeous Grunge
Punches:  Chevron Border Punch, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Framelits:  Circle Card Thinlits Die