Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Flamingo LIngo Card

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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 results.

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.

Have you checked out the Weekly Deals to see if there is anything on sale that just happens to be also on your wishlist? One item from my wishlist is there so I will be ordering it before Monday night, 11:50 PM Mountain Time! Then I will be creating some fun pennants to share ☺.

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




Sunday, September 21, 2014

Congratulations Card

Congratulation card by Trude Thoman http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com 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. Don't have one yet? You can order it through my 24/7 Stampin' Up! store. 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.

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.

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




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.
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Sarah and her Father

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Sarah and Doug

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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 http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com

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,
Trude

Monday, September 15, 2014

Valentine's Day Card

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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.

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Mt. Angel student waiting to dance

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Older Mt Angel students doing a weaving dance

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Salzburger Echo warming up the Alpenhorns before the concert in the church

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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 http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com 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 holiday 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,
Trude

Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Newborn King Christmas Card

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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 you checked out this week's Deals?

Have a Blessed Day!
Trude


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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Winter Wonderland Card

Check out the New Weekly Deals that started today. There are 3 punches, baker's twine, glitter. I'm definitely sending an order in this week! Need anything?
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 http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com
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.

You can purchase the Holiday Home stamp set and the Homemade Holiday framelits as a bundled set and save 15%!

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed Day,
Trude


Friday, September 5, 2014

The Newborn King Christmas Card for Freshly Made Sketches 152

Stampin' Up! The Newborn King stamp set

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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!
Trude



Holiday Home Christmas Card

Stampin' Up! Holiday Home Christmas Card

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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.

Did you notice that there is a BUNDLE for the Holiday Home stamp set and framelits? You save 15% when you buy both at once. Holiday Home Bundle

All supplies for this card are available in my Stampin' Up! store.

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Have a Blessed Day!
Trude
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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 stampwithtrude.blogspot.com
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

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


Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a Blessed Day,
Trude

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Halloween Wheel Card

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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.
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Random.org 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 Random.org...it could be you!

Have a Blessed Day!
Trude

Monday, September 1, 2014

Holiday Home Halloween Card

Random.org 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 Random.org...it could be you!

In the meantime, here's another card idea.

Stampin' Up! Halloween card created by Trude Thoman stampwithtrude.blogspot.com 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.

Have a Happy Stamping Day and please come back soon!
Trude