Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Hey, I Remembered Birthday Card

Yea! I am back! I have a card to share with you on the last day of 2014. I used the Age Awareness stamp set from the annual catalog and the Petal Potpourri stamp set that will be available in the Stampin' Up! Occasion catalog that begins January 6th.

Age Awareness stamp set, Petal Potpourri stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, , birthday card
There is a punch for the flowers. I also used the punch to punch out a flower from green card stock and then I cut across the flower to create leaves to use with the flower.

I used a 6 1/2" x 5" card base for this card.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Fun Snow Day

Hello! I have been too busy to blog. Can you relate? With Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the activities that surround the holidays and getting ready for them, I just haven't had the time to stamp and create paper projects to share. It may be a couple more days before I get caught up.

Besides the holiday activities, I moved the contents of 2 rooms around in my house so that I could have a better work area for blogging and stamping! That has taken a week to accomplish and added to that I have a new computer which requires setting up and getting all the programs loaded and useable. I still haven't completed that whole process.

My husband and I took a break yesterday and went up to Mt. Hood to do some snowshoeing. The weather was perfect as was the snow.

I hope that you have spent time with family and friends and are just about ready to get back to paper crafting!

Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Ho Ho Ho Christmas Banner

Today I want to share with you the Christmas banner that we made in class this month.
Ho Ho Ho Banner, Stampin' Up!, Wondrous Wreath, , Trude Thoman, Christmas Banner
Most of the supplies are Stampin' Up!, but there are a couple of other products that I used.

I cut the pennants from Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Top Note die, but if you want to make your banner like this one you will need to spray your paper with glitter spray and then seal it with a fixative to prevent the glitter from coming off.

I used my Cricut and the Don Juan cartridge to cut the H from 3 different colors of paper from the Trim The Tree paper stack. I also cut shadows for the H from Brushed Gold card stock.

I also cut the two gold circles from the Brushed Gold card stock. The snowman is made from Whisper White card stock.

The wreath is stamped using the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and die cut with the matching framelits. I added a Cherry Cobbler seam binding bow. Add rhinestones to the middles of the flowers to make them sparkle. Color the rhinestones with Blendabilities.

The scarf on the snowman is made with Cherry Cobbler seam binding that is frayed on both ends. His hat is made with the large oval punch. The green and small black layers were created by repunching the ovals to make them slightly smaller.

The ornament has a silver foil paper band (doesn't look silver in the photo though) and the cap was created with the silver foil paper that has been put through the crimper (retired Stampin' Up!). I used a craft store swirl of rhinestones to bling it up.

I strung the pennants on gold Baker's Twine and then tied on pieces of 1/8" gold ribbon.

The letters and circles are all cut at 3 1/2".

Thanks for stopping by today,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sparkly Crhistmas Tree Card

Here's a Christmas card that I thought I had already shared on my blog, but don't see it. 

Stampin' Up! , Trude Thoman,, sparkly Christmas tree card, cupcake builder punch

This is almost exactly like the one that Carol Lovenstein created for her husband. 

Here are the changes I made to her great design;
1. I didn't sponge green ink onto silver glimmer paper. Instead I used Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper circles and I like the contrast with the red and silver glimmer papers.
2. I used Shimmery White card stock behind the tree. You can see the sparkle in this photo, but in person it is more subtle and I don't know that I would use the Shimmery White on this card if I were mass producing it.
3. I used a coordinating Wild Wasabi Designer Series Paper for the tree stand instead of Early Espresso, or whatever darker card stock was used in the original.

Other than that it is a copy of a winning card.

Have a blessed day!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Bootiful Occasions Christmas Card

Wow, what a difference a day makes! It is back up to 40°+ and the sun is shining. The wind has died down and it is trying to return to fall after venturing into a quick winter scene.

Here's another unconventional use of a stamp set. I pulled out my Bootiful Occasions stamp set and hung the boots on the mantel. The trees are from the Festival of Trees set in the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.

Supplies I used
Brushed gold card stock
Trim the Tree DSP stack
Whisper White card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Festival of Trees stamp set
Bootiful Occasions stamp set
Hardwood stamp
Chocolate Chip ink
Encore gold ink
Jet Black Stazon
Garden Green ink 
Soft Suede ink
Silver Sparkle Dazzling Details
Window punch
Skin Tone Assortment Blendabilities

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Have a blessed day!

Thursday, November 13, 2014

By the Seashore Christmas Card

We actually did get some snow today! The wind didn't quit, so the snow was blowing away until the freezing rain started. It has been 30° all day.

First we got some snow...

Then we got the freezing rain!

Hope it was warmer where you are!

Here's my project to share today.

It is a Christmas Tree that I created with the  Stampin' Up! stamp set, By the Seashore. I'm usually wishing I was by the seashore! ☺ I keep looking through my stamp sets to see which ones I can use to create unconventional Christmas cards and this was one that I came up with.

Products I used
Kraft paper
Soft Sky card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
Crumb Cake classic stampin' ink pad
Pearls basic jewels
By the Seashore stamp set

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Thank you for dropping by today!
Have a blessed day,

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Fall Pumpkin Banner

I have been waiting until November to post this and then I almost forgot! Here's my Banner for Thanksgiving. Susie and I enjoyed making these banners even though we made them on a very warm day that was not at all Fall-like.

It is definitely Fall-like today and tomorrow it is forecast to be more like Winter weather. Some forecasts say snow and others say freezing rain. Between the two, I am definitely hoping for the snow.

Thanksgiving, pumpkin, fall, banner, Trude Thoman, ,Stampin' Up!, Flowering Flourishes
Thanksgiving, pumpkin, fall, banner, Trude Thoman, ,Stampin' Up!, Flowering Flourishes
Supplies I used
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Mossy Meadow card stock
Cajun Craze card stock
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' ink
Woodgrain embossing folder
Banner Collection Framelits
Oval Collection Framelits
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Pumpkin Pie cotton ribbon
Blackberry Bliss cotton ribbon
rhinestones basic jewels
Other- Alphabet dies, Jute Twine

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Thanks for stopping by my studio today!
Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Merry Snowflake Card

I knew the beautiful leaves wouldn't last long! Today the wind has been howling and when we drove past the middle school there were heaps of leaves piled up against the chain link fence.

Today would be perfect for a leafy card, but my friend says there is a chance of snow in a couple of days. I have a snow card to share instead of a leaf card.

This card is created with the Stampin' Up! set Endless Wishes.

Endless Wishes, Christmas card, Merry Snowflake card, Trude Thoman, , Stampin' Up!
Supplies I used
Soft Sky card stock
Marina Mist card stock
Silver foil paper
Whisper White card stock
Endless Wishes stamp set
Encore Silver ink pad
Night of Navy ink pad
Marina Mist ink pad
Rhinestones basic jewels

*Hint* you can color your rhinestones with blendabilities to create colored jewels with which to embellish your cards!

my Stampin' Up! store.

The basic card idea is by Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek. I added all the silver accents, lighter rhinestones and a Merry sentiment! {I
like cards with sparkle :)}

Thanks for joining me in my crafting space today!
Have a blessed day,

Monday, November 10, 2014

Snowman Flip Card

It is a lovely fall day today. The leaves are falling off the trees rather quickly though, because there is a light breeze. Soon the tree that is about a block from my house will be leafless and I will be able to see Mt. Hood again!

Here's a fun flip card that I made. I used Michelle Last's basic card idea and then added birds in the tree, a red ribbon, a sentiment on the front and snowflakes and rhinestones. 

Christmas flip card, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, , White Christmas, All is Calm

 Here's what the inside looks like when the card is open.

Christmas flip card, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, , White Christmas, All is Calm

Supplies I used
All is Calm Designer Series Paper
Soft Sky card stock
Whisper White card stock
White Christmas stamp set
Real Red cotton ribbon
Frosted Sequins
Basic rhinestones
Jet Black ink
2013-2014 In-Color marker set
Label Flip card die set

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Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a blessed day,

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Elegance Card

Well, I guess it is about time I get back to my blogging. I have been busy teaching stamping classes, teaching 2nd graders and volunteering with an after school homework club. Now it's time to share some stamping.

Wondrous Wreath Elegance card, Stampin' Up!, created by Trude Thoman, , wondrous wreath, Ornamental pine, Apothecary Arts, elegant Christmas card

I created several cards with Stampin' Up! stamps that weren't Christmas stamps. This one is not obvious because it does use Christmas stamps from the Stampin' Up! holiday catalog.

I stamped the Apothecary label in gold on Cherry Cobbler card stock and then embossed it with gold. 

I also stamped the same stamp on Whisper White with Cherry Cobbler ink and cut out only the banner. Then I embossed the Sentiment on it again using the gold ink and the gold embossing powder. 

I Stamped the Wondrous Wreath, die cut it and layered it onto the label with dimensionals. Then I layered the sentiment, also using dimensionals.

I think it looks rather elegant and like the way it turned out.
Cherry Cobbler card stock
Brushed Gold card stock
Trim the Tree Designer Paper stack
Whisper White card stock
Cherry Cobbler Seam binding
Antique Brads
Label framelits
Gold embossing powder
Gold ink
Ornamental Pines stamp set
Apothecary Arts stamp set
Wondrous Wreath stamp set
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' ink
Wild Wasabi Classic Stampin' ink
Garden Green Classic Stampin' ink

All supplies for this card can be purchased from my online store. 

Thanks for stopping by to check out my blog today.
Have a blessed day!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pretty Pumpkin Card

I don't know why, but every year it surprises me how fast the days grow shorter. I love the summer and the long days of light so the short daylight is not welcome here! 

The colors of Fall are beautiful and I do look forward to the Fall holidays. All the Christmas lights help brighten the darkness and take some of the gloom away.

Today I created this Pretty Pumpkin card.
Pretty Pumpkin card, Stampin' Up!, by Trude Thoman, , Flowering Flourishes, And Many More, Hardwood, Label Something, Oval framelits

I was looking at the Thanksgiving banner that I created and I thought, "that might look cute as a greeting card too", so here it is.

Products I used:
Early Espresso card stock
Crumb Cake card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Garden Green card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin' ink
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' ink
Oval Collections framelit dies
Modern Label punch
Flowering Flourishes stamp set
Hardwood stamp set
And Many More stamp set
Label Something stamp set
Stampin' Sponges

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
Have a blessed day,

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Be the Star On Film Birthday Card

I have been searching through my photos to see if I missed posting some of my cards. I think that I CASEd this card from a Stampin' Up! publication, but I haven't located the original., Stampin' Up! birthday card, Gorgeous Grunge, Be the Star stamp sets, On Film framelit die set
I used the On Film Framelit dies and a Big Shot to cut the film strip and arrow.
I used Be the Star stamp set for the focal piece and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the background.

The little dots are Silver foil paper punched out with the regular size paper punch. 

I also die cut a small silver glimmer paper star for the center of the focal point star.

Have a blessed day!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall Birthday Card

And Many More stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, , Fall birthday card

 It is definitely Fall, even though it is still in the high 70s and low 80s. The shorter days are signalling the leaves to turn color and fall from the trees.

I spent a couple of hours raking leaves Sunday. They were myrtle leaves and they really crunch when you step on them. It reminded me so much of when I was a child and walked to school through piles of crunchy oak leaves.

The leaf on this card was stamped with the For All Things stamp set leaf onto a piece of Whisper White card stock with So Saffron ink. Then I used the wood stamp from the Truly Grateful set and inked it with Cajun Craze and stamped it over the top of the leaf. Then I hand cut the leaf out, adhered it to Mossy Meadow card stock and then cut it out again leaving a small margin. The sentiments are from the And Many More stamp set.

I had visitors over the weekend. My sister and her husband were on their way to their high school reunion. I won't say which "Big" year it was, but they said that many of their classmates are looking a wee bit older than they are.You can see how happy it made them! ☺

Thanks for stopping by today, have a blessed day!

Friday, October 3, 2014

Fall Bike Ride Scrapbook Pages

Here are the pages that Susie and I created for our bike trip photos.

Stampin' Up! scrapbook pages by Trude Thoman Everything Eleanor stamp set Fall and Autumn

The leaves are cut with the Autumn Accents Big Shot Bigz die from Whisper White paper that was spritzed with different colors of reinker ink and rubbing alcohol in Stampin' Spritzers.

I stamped the swirl from Everything Eleanor stamp set several places and added the leaves on top. The title letters are cut with a Sizzix letter set called Bounce.

Thanks for stopping by today!
Have a Blessed day,

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Fall Birthday Card

We've been out enjoying the last bit of summer. We have to wring every drop of it out before the rain starts falling in earnest.

This weekend we rode the Vernonia-Banks state trail.
The trail is a re-purposed railway. A train used to bring timber down to the lumber mills. The trail is 21 miles in length. No, I am not in the photo, this is my husband along with my friend Susie and her husband, Jim. Someone had to take the photo! ☺

Stampin' Up! Fall card by Trude Thoman Uses For All Things and And Many More stamp sets
I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for the basic layout of this card. The paper is Color Me Autumn Designer Series paper from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog. The stamp set is For All Things and it is in the Holiday catalog also. The sentiment that I used is from the And Many More stamp set. It has so many sentiments that fit on this banner and in the word window punch. You'll have to check it out.
I also used Hello Honey 3/8" stitched ribbon and the circle collection framelits set to create this card.

Tomorrow I'll share the scrapbook page that we created for our bike ride.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed day,

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Flamingo LIngo Card Stampin' Up! Greeting card created by Trude Thoman with Flamingo Lingo stamp set (Ronald McDonald House Fundraising stamp set)
Are you ready for some pink? Susie and I were stamping together yesterday (if you are in the neighborhood on Tuesdays you can stamp with us too!) and Susie pulled out the Flamingo Lingo stamp set to make a couple of cards. I was looking at a Mojo Monday sketch from several years back and all of a sudden could just see how the Flamingo would look in that sketch. This is the result.

I used Melon Mambo card stock to which I adhered a piece of Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. The Flamingo is stamped on Whisper White card stock and matted on a piece of Pink Pirouette Card stock. I wrapped a piece of Black Bakers Twine around it and adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.

The banner is also in the Flamingo Lingo stamp set. I stamped it with Jet Black Stazon and die cut it with the matching Bitty Banner framelit. Adhered it to the card with Dimensionals and added 3 Black Candy Dots.

September is almost gone! We have had a day of very much needed rain. I hope it will help quench the fires. Tonight's sunset was VERY red, so I know there is still quite a bit of smoke in the air.

Thanks for checking my blog today.
Have a Blessed Day!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Congratulations Card

Congratulation card by Trude Thoman Stampin' Up! Sassy Salutations stamp set
Here's a card that I should have posted in time for May graduations, but I think it is okay now too, because graduations can happen at different times of the year for different things.

This card doesn't have to be just a graduation card, it could be for promotions and other special occasions.

This is a 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" card. That means that the post office will charge you extra to have it sent in a square envelope, but if you use a rectangular envelope this one will go for the base rate, no extra charges. Use your envelope punch board to create the perfect size envelope.  Envelopes are so quick and easy to make with the punch board! Love it!

I used silver Fancy Foil Vellum over the Night of Navy card stock base. Then I embossed Congratulations from the Sassy Salutaions set (4 times). Added an arrow in Bermuda Bay and a scalloped Silver Foil paper circle with Silver 1/8" ribbon and then a die cut star stamped with a sentiment from Be the Star stamp set, stamped and sponged with Bermuda Bay ink.

Thanks for visiting my blog today!
Have a Blessed Day,

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Seasonally Scattered Christmas Card

Okay, I don't know where "tomorrow" went. It has become "today". So, today I will share with you what I did on Sunday.
Sarah and her Father
Cake cutting
Yup, I attended my niece's wedding. Yes it was country style with cowboy boots and hats!

It was a lovely day, on the edge of too warm, but at least it wasn't raining! At this time in the Northwest, you never can predict the weather so she was fortunate to get a lovely day.

Stampin' Up! Seasonally Scattered Christmas Card by Trude Thoman

Here's another card created with the Stampin' Up! Seasonally Scattered stamp set. It is in the same set with the "LOVE" sentiment that I shared two days ago. I used Kraft Paper for the card's base. I stamped the sentiment and embossed it with white embossing powder to which I had added Dazzling Detail glitter (3 parts powder, 1 part glitter).

I also used three snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins pack in the Holiday Catalog. It includes 450 pieces total (silver sequins in two sizes and the snowflakes in one size). The ribbon is Real Red 1/8" Taffeta ribbon. I used a corner rounder on the corners and sponged the edges with white craft ink.

Tip: For this card I used a sponge dauber and rubbed the red ink into the center of the sentiment. I could have used a Real Red marker if I had only wanted the red to be inside the individual letters instead of the ink also spreading 'under' the snowflakes surrounding "Merry".

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Thanks for Looking!
Have a Blessed Day,

Monday, September 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

Too Busy To Stamp!
Have you ever been too busy to stamp? I try hard NOT to be that busy. Sometimes other things just stack up on me and I don't get into my studio for a few days, or get on the computer to post anything on my blog for a few days. Well, that is how it has been for me the last few days.

Here's a look at what kept me out of my stamp room on Friday. Octoberfest Mt. Angel Oregon
Mt. Angel students waiting to dance Octoberfest Mt. Angel Oregon
Older Mt Angel students doing a weaving dance Octoberfest Mt. Angel Oregon
Salzburger Echo warming up the Alpenhorns before the concert in the church Octoberfest Mt. Angel Oregon
Tyrolean Dancers
Yup, we visited Mt Angel for Octoberfest. Susie, my husband and I had a long day walking around the town, checking out the antique stores, craft booths, food booths and the performers at the bandstand. We had a warm, wonderful day.

Stampin' Up! Valentine's Day card by Trude Thoman Seasonally Scattered stamp set

Are you ready for Valentine's Day? I know, silly question! It is time to prepare fall and Christmas projects, not time to think about next year's projects and holidays!

I just wanted to show you what I did with one of the sets that are in the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog right now. Stampin' Up! usually puts in a couple of Valentine related items for those of you that like to be ready for holidays 6 months in advance! No that is not really me, I usually am only a month or two at the most, ahead of the holiday.

This set is called Seasonally Scattered and it is on page 43 in the Holiday catalog.
I used Blushing Bride, Whisper White, and Real Red card stocks, plus red glimmer paper for the punched hearts.

Tip: I added Dazzling Details glitter to the Cherry Cobbler embossing powder to add a little more sparkle to the card.

The white striped lines and the white "splatter" are from the Gorgeous Grunge set, stamped with craft white ink. I also used the Chalk Marker to fill in the word inside the Scattered Sentiment.

If you are curious about what kept me from my stamping studio on Sunday, check back tomorrow!
Thanks for checking out my blog today!
Have a Blessed Day,

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Newborn King Christmas Card

The Newborn King, Stampin' Up!, Christmas card, Nativity, , Trude Thoman
Here's another card that I created with The Newborn King stamp set. I "gift wrapped" the card with 1/8" silver ribbon. The Specialty Designer Series Paper is from the Holiday catalog and it is called All is Calm.

My Tips for this card:
I embossed the nativity scene with White craft ink and white Stampin' embossing powder to which I had added Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' glitter. I use about 3 parts of embossing powder to 1 part of glitter, mix it and use it for a little bit of added sparkle to my winter embossing scenes. It works great on wedding cards too. I get some inexpensive plastic containers to store the mixed powder in and I label the containers.

The sequins is from the Frosted Sequins pack in the holiday catalog. The pack contains about 450 pieces of sequins including small and large silver sequins and white snowflakes. I used the white snowflakes on the previous card that I posted.

The cardstocks are Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, and Coastal Cabana.

Have a Blessed Day!

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Winter Wonderland Card

Here's an item that you needThe Holiday Home stamp set. It makes such cute cards! I used the trees from the White Christmas set and the house and snowman from the Holiday Home. The two sets works so well together that both of them are a must have. Love them!

Holiday Home White Christmas Stampin' Up! Christmas card by Trude Thoman
What I used for this card:
Paper- Tempting Turquoise card stock, Marina Mist card stock, Whisper White card stock
Stamp sets- Holiday Home, White Christmas
Ink- Marina Mist, White craft ink
Other- Frosted Sequins, White Stampin' embossing powder, Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed Day,

Friday, September 5, 2014

The Newborn King Christmas Card for Freshly Made Sketches 152

Stampin' Up! The Newborn King stamp set

Freshly Made Sketches 152, The Newborn King stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Stamp With Trude, Christmas card, Nativity,
Here's a card that I created for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge 152. #FMS152

I used a new stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog called, The Newborn King.

For this card I used:
Paper- Whisper White card stock, Marina Mist card stock, Night of Navy card stock, Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Stamp Set- The Newborn King
Ink- White Craft ink, Silver Encore
Other- Silver Baker's Twine, Oval Framelits collection, White Stampin' Embossing powder, Big Shot, Heat tool, Dimensionals, Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

*My tip for this card: The next larger size oval framelit from the size that I used to cut the nativity out, was too big. It overwhelmed the oval art piece so I used the same framelit that I cut the nativity with and traced around the OUTSIDE perimeter of the framelit onto the Whisper white paper to get the size that was just right for this piece. Before I matted the white under the art piece, I sponged Silver Encore ink around the edges. I also randomly sponged some Encore Silver ink onto the embossed stars. Hope that helps you recreate the card.

Have a Blessed Day!

Holiday Home Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Christmas Card

Stamp With Trude Christmas card by Trude Thoman #Stampin'Up! #HolidayHome stamp set
The children are back in school and it's time to think about making Christmas cards. Are you ready for the cooler weather and looking forward to the coming holidays?

Here's another Holiday Home card, but this one is switched up for Christmas. That is one of the great things about this set, it covers 3 holidays!

The background paper is All is Calm Specialty Designer Series paper. I also Used Lost Lagoon and Whisper White card stocks.

I stamped the tree and wreath in Wild Wasabi ink. The houses were stamped with Coastal Cabana, Lost Lagoon and Basic Gray inks.

The circle is cut with a circle collection framelit and the houses are cut with the Holiday Home's matching framelits, Homemade Holiday framelits dies.

The ribbon is Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta ribbon.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween Card #4

Colorful Dots Holiday Home Stampin' Up! card

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Halloween card by Trude Thoman
Isn't this a fun, colorful card? You can make the dots any color you want because this in not Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper, this is Designer Series Paper by You!

The dots are punched from colorful paper with a 1" circle punch and a 1/4" circle punch. Then glued randomly to a piece of Basic Black card stock.

I stamped the art piece with white craft ink, waited for it to dry (you can hurry the process along with a heat tool). Then I colored a couple of areas with colored pencil. Mount the art piece on a white mat. Adhere the matted art piece to the dotted paper and then onto a Pumpkin Pie card stock base.

Paper: Pumpkin Pie card stock, Basic Black card stock, Wild Wasabi card stock, Rich Razzleberry card stock, Whisper White card stock.
Ink: White craft ink
Stamps: Holiday Home
Other: 1" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, 2-way glue, colored pencils

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Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed Day,

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Halloween Wheel Card

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home stamp set Halloween card by Trude Thoman
Have you tried making "wheel cards"? I decided to try making one for this Halloween card. This is the first one I have tried. I did a search to find a tutorial, I found several to watch before I created this card. I was happy with the way it turned out, but already know some things that I will try modifying with another wheel card.

This is the Stampin' Up! Holiday Home stamp set and it has items for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Halloween. The Christmas and Thanksgiving are my favorite, but I had to see if I could do anything with the Halloween ones and I came up with several cards.

I used Basic Black card stock, Wild Wasabi card stock, Crumb Cake card stock and Cajun Craze card stock. The ink is Jet Black Stazon and Craft White. The stamp sets are Holiday Home and Hardwood.

So...I was working in my studio today. I was playing with paper...what else, and creating some CARD CANDY. What is card candy? It is interesting items that you use, either by themselves or with other items, to embellish your cards. I will send EVERYONE, that begins following my blog during the month of September, some card candy! The "Follow My Blog" button is in the right hand column of this blog. After you sign up be sure to email me your address so that I can send your card candy. My email is on the "Contact Me" page tab at the top of this blog.
____________________________________________________________________ says that comment #22 is the Blog Candy's new winner!

BeastyBunny please email your address to me so that I can send your Blog Candy. (check under contacts for my email).

Don't worry if you didn't win, you will have more chances for blog candy in the future. Just be sure to "follow my blog" so that you will find out when the next giveaway will be.

Plus, who knows, if BeastyBunny doesn't contact me before Friday, September5th, I will select a new winner through could be you!

Have a Blessed Day!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween Card says that comment #22 is the Blog Candy winner!

BeastyBunny please email your address to me so that I can send your Blog Candy. (check under contacts for my email).

Don't worry if you didn't win, you will have more chances for blog candy in the future. Just be sure to "follow my blog" so that you will find out when the next giveaway will be.

Plus, who knows, if BeastyBunny doesn't contact me before Friday, September5th, I will select a new winner through could be you!

In the meantime, here's another card idea.

Stampin' Up! Halloween card created by Trude Thoman Holiday Home stamp set
I used two of the new in-colors: Blackberry Bliss and Tangelo Twist. They are both from the In-Color Designer Series Paper stack.

Paper: Whisper White card stock, Basic Black card stock, Wild Wasabi card stock, Rich Razzleberry card stock
Ink: White craft ink, Jet Black Stazon
Stamps: That's the Ticket, Holiday Home
Other: 1/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Ticket punch

I used scraps to punch out small circles from for the left-hand circle border.

Other than punching the little circles and gluing them, this is a fairly quick card to create.

All supplies are available at my Stampin' Store.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Wondrous Wreath Card

Wondrous Wreath, Christmas card, Stamp with Trude, Stampin' Up!
Here's another way that the Wondrous Wreath can be colored. It is Pool Party and Silver with Coastal Cabana berries and bow. The snowman is from the White Christmas set.

There are many color combination possibilities with this wreath. I can see it being used for so many different occasions (spring, baby cards, Easter).

The background was difficult for me to photograph. It is silver foil paper and wants to flash back at me. I think I took this one without the flash so it wouldn't have bright spots.

Paper: Whisper White card stock, Pool Party card stock, Silver Foil paper
Ink: Silver Encore, Poot Party, Coastal Cabana
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, White Christmas
Other: Stylish Stripes embossing folder, Wonderful Wreath framelits dies

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Friday, August 29, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween Card

Have you checked out the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog yet? So many wonderful stamps and products! You can click on the catalog tab above to view/download a pdf of the new catalog.

Did you miss my post yesterday? Happy Stampers had a Blog Hop that included Blog candy. There's still time to get in on the fun, check it out here.

Here's another project that I created with products from the new catalog.

The stamp set is called Holiday Home. It has houses and accessories for several holidays.
I used the Back to Black Designer Series Paper from the New Annual Catalog for the background paper on this piece. I used an aqua painter and ink to add Pumpkin Pie and Blackberry Bliss color washes to the DSP.
After you stamp the black paper with white craft ink and let it dry (very important!) you can use the new Stampin' Up! Blendabilities to color over any of the white that you want to add color to.

Have a crafty day!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Happy Stamper's Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Happy Stampers Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Blog Hop

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set creation by Trude Thoman

Welcome to our Blog Hop, thanks for stopping by.

I have two fall projects (and a bonus) created with the Wondrous Wreath stamp set. I wanted to show you that this set is versatile. You can use it for more than Christmas projects. It just takes a little switching out of the colors.

In this case I chose to use the baby wipe technique because it allows me to add spots of color quickly without coloring in each individual leaf.  I like to make multiple cards at one time when I am using this technique so that I get the best use of my supplies.

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall card by Trude Thoman

I stamped the kraft paper background with the acorn trio from the "For All Things" stamp set. I used VersaMark watermark ink.

For the banner I used the banner and sentiment from the "For All Things" stamp set. I used Hello Honey ink and stamped off once before stamping the banner onto Whisper White card stock. I used Rich Razzleberry ink for the sentiment, also for the ribbon and Rich Razzleberry card stock for the small pennant.The ribbon is 1/8" Crushed Curry Taffeta.


The second project is a bag topper. I used a cellophane bag, but the kraft paper bags in the catalog would be cute too! Do you like the foggy effect on the bag? That is what happens when the room temperature is over 90 degrees and the cookies come out of the freezer and straight into the bag! It's a frosty effect, just for fall ☺.
Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall treat bag topper by Trude Thoman

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall treat bag topper by Trude Thoman

I used the Tangelo Twist ink for the ribbon on this wreath. I punched a circle of Rich Razzleberry card stock and attached it behind the wreath so that it would 'pop'. For this project I chose the gold Baker's twine as the ribbon. I attached it to a base created with Kraft paper and the Window Frames collection framelit which is stamped with Rich Razzleberry ink and the swirl stamp from Everything Eleanor.


For the bonus project I created a place card holder that is also a treat box.I used kraft paper, my pre-made wreath (remember, I stamped all the wreaths at once to get the most out of my supplies), and Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon.
It is quite easy and would really look cute on a Thanksgiving table next to each place setting.

Stampin' Up! Wonderous Wreath stamp set fall place card holder/ party favor by Trude Thoman

These are the products I used for both of these projects:

Kraft card stock #133674
Very Vanilla card stock #101650
Rich Razzleberry card stock #115316
Cellophane Bags #133770
Polka Dot Tag and Bag Gift Bags #135503 (cute alternative to the cellophane bags)
Gold Metallic Baker's Twine #132975
Hello Honey 3/8" stitched Satin ribbon #133671
Crushed Curry 1/8" Taffeta ribbon #134585
Everything Eleanor stamp set- wood #131987, clear #124164
For All Things stamp set- wood #135152, clear #135155
Wondrous Wreath stamp set and matching framelit bundle- #137624
Tangerine Tango reinker #111841
Hello Honey ink pad #133643
Tangelo Twist ink pad #133646
Rich Razzleberry ink pad #126950
Rich Razzleberry reinker #115664
Old Olive reinker #100531
Sahara Sand reinker #105220
VersaMark watermark ink pad #102283
Angled Tag Topper punch #133324

One of my lucky blog readers will receive this Library card journal that I made, a package of Baker's twine, and a stack of hand made designer paper envelopes.

Blog Hop Candy

Journal pages

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