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. When you place a $50.00 merchandise order (not including shipping and taxes) at my online store, I will send you one or both catalogs.

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.

This set and other stamps sets are now available at my online store!

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. You can view a You Tube video of this technique here. 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. Here's the video tutorial that I followed to create this box.
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.

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Journal pages

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