Sunday, May 31, 2015

BYOP Baby Card

Here's a lighter version of the card I posted 2 days ago.

baby card, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com , BYOP, Something for Baby

The method is the same but I switched out some of the papers.

Supplies:

Calypso Coral card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Baked Brown sugar card stock
Crisp Cantaloup card stock
Lullaby Designer series paper
Sahara Sand ink
Calypso Coral ink
Baked Brown Sugar ink
VersaMark ink
White chalk marker
 Sponge Daubers
scallop oval punch
Extra Lg. oval punch
White embossing powder
Crushed Curry 3/8" stitched ribbon
Candy Dots
Something for Baby stamp set
B.Y.O.P. stamp set
glue dots
Dimensionals
Snail tape
Heat tool



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Journal It! # 76

Journal It! prompt #76

The prompt of the day;

What do you know about your parents' wedding? Include a picture if possible.

Write the prompt in your journal, then Journal It!


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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Baby Card Mojo

Do you need a baby card? For this card I used two stamp sets; Something for Baby and B.Y.O.P (Buy Your Own Present).
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I used a Mojo Monday Sketch for the layout.

The paper is from the Lullaby Designer Series Paper pack. I stamped diaper pins on the circle background and then added button holes to the circles with my white chalk marker.

The onesie is heat embossed with white embossing powder.

Supplies:
Pistachio Pudding card stock
Coastal Cabana card stock
Crushed Curry card stock
Whisper White card stock
Baked Brown Sugar card stock
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Something for Baby stamp set
B.Y.O.P. stamp set
White Chalk marker
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' ink pad
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' ink pad
Baked Brown Sugar classic Stampin ink pad
VersaMark ink pad
White embossing powder
Heat tool
Scallop oval punch
Extra Lg oval punch
Sponge daubers
Crushed Curry 3/8" stitched satin ribbon
Candy Dots
Glue dots
Snail adhesive
Dimensionals

On the inside of the card I added a little pocket to hold a gift card and stamped the coordinating greeting. 

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Friday, May 29, 2015

Friendly Wishes Pocket Card

 I'm still having fun with the papers that are in the Spring Occasions catalog. Here I used them with one of the stamp sets that are in the new catalog which goes live on June 2nd. The stamp set is Friendly Wishes.
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The paper is Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. It was such a pretty paper set that it is already sold out!

I used the new Treat Bag thinlit die to cut out the little bag that the card slips into.

I am anxious to get some new papers to make some projects with, but for now I have several cards that I am going to share and they are mostly created with retiring products. I know that many of you have a bunch of the papers and stamp sets though, so you can still make them. If you don't have the same papers and stamp sets, then you can use the ideas in new and creative ways! That's what I like about crafting, there are as many ways to recreate an idea as there are people to create them.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a blessed day,
Trude 

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Journal It! # 75

Journal It! #75

Journal prompt:

Write a personal ad description of your mother.

Write the prompt in your journal then Journal It!


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Thursday, May 28, 2015

3D Project- CD Box

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Here's a new one for me. The original box was created by using a CD as a template to draw around. I switched it up by using the largest die in the Stampin' Up! Circle Collection framelits set.

The products are all retired or retiring except the Lost Lagoon card stock. 

This project goes together quite quickly. Cut two circles from Designer Series Paper. Fold a circle in half BUT DON'T CREASE IT DOWN THE MIDDLE, just make a tiny crease on the fold at each side. Now fold the circle the opposite direction so that the tiny creases match and make tiny creases on each side of the circle on the 'fold'. Do that to both paper circles.

Now place a CD on the edge of one of the paper circles so that it touches 2 of the tiny creases 90 degrees from each other. Use a stylus or bone folder to trace the edge of the CD onto the paper. Repeat 3 more times on this piece and 4 times on the other paper circle. 

Crease each circle on the scored lines. I used small glue dots at the very corners of the box bottom but did not use glue dots on the box top. 

Tie a ribbon around the box. I used a glue dot to attach it to the backside of the box to make it easier to tie. Create flower with flower die. Use it to decorate the box top.

There you go! Quick and easy box for small treats.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Journal It! # 74

Today's Journal It! prompt is:

How did you learn to read? Who taught you? What were your feelings about learning to read?
Write the prompt in your journal- Journal It!

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Monday, May 25, 2015

Journal It! # 73

Journal It! #73

Prompt of the day-

Write about a perfect winter day and what you would do on that day.


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Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Journal It! # 72

Journal It! 72

Here's another prompt for your journal.

Have you ever 'rubbed elbows with a famous person? Tell about it.


Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Friday, May 22, 2015

Friendly Wishes Card

This weekend is Memorial Day so it is a good time for an encouragement card that includes some red, white, and blue.

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This card is created with the Maritime Designer Series Paper pack, one of my favorites, and a stamp set that is in the new Stampin' Up! catalog, Friendly Wishes.

I will miss this paper pack, but there is still time to purchase it until June 2nd. I already have an extra pack put away for scrapbook pages.

This card will work for a Father's Day card as well as an encouragement card. You could even put a birthday greeting inside. It is versatile.

I used the circle collection framelits and for the mats I drew around the outside edge of the framelit and cut them out by hand. I used the star framelit set to cut the stars from glimmer papers. The ink is Night of Navy.

I used a Mojo Monday sketch from November 2010. You can check out all their sketches at mojomonday.blogspot.com. They have an archive with 100s of sketches.

Have a blessed day!

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Journal It! # 71

Journal It! prompt 71

Here's your next journal prompt-

What was Christmas like for you as a child?


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Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Journal It! # 70

Journal It! #70

The prompt of the day...

Tell an interesting experience you had as a child.


Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!


Monday, May 18, 2015

Guy Greeting Cards- 3 of 3

This is the third greeting card that I made with the Guy Greeting card stamp set. This set has many stamps and I'm sure that it won't be the last card that I make with it.

Mojo Monday sketch, Guy Greetings, Stampin' Up!, Trude Thoman, http://stampwithtrude.blogspot.com, masculine, #stampinup #guygreetings


  I haven't created cards that feature the wrenches or the hats. There are so many good sentiments with this set. I'm glad that is will still be available when the new catalog comes out. Sometimes there aren't enough masculine greetings.

I used the Maritime Designer Series paper pack for the papers on this card. I like these papers and I will miss them. There isn't anything like them in the new catalog, but you can still get these papers until they're sold out.

This is another Mojo Monday sketch. Have you tried Mojo Monday sketches yet?

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Journal It! # 69

Journal It! prompt #69

Today's prompt:
Do you participate in water related activities? Tell about them.


Do you consider this a water related activity? ☺
Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Saturday, May 16, 2015

Guy Greeting Cards- 2 of 3

Here's my second card that I created with the Guy Greetings stamp set.

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I again used paper from the Adventure Bound paper stack that is in the Stampin' Up! Spring Occasions catalog. There's still time to get it...catalog goes through the 2nd of June.

I used brushed silver paper for the star. Naturals Ivory paper to stamp the greeting and man on (Naturals are being retired so stock up now! I love that paper). I used Smoky Slate to stamp the background images and Basic Gray ink for the greeting and man.

The layout is a Mojo Monday sketch. I love having the layout already created and just plugging in the stamps and paper. They have a great archive that goes back to 2010, so lots of sketches to choose from.

I just got the new catalog! What fun. If you have purchased over $50.00 dollars of merchandise from me in the last 3 months, you will be getting yours real soon too!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

Friday, May 15, 2015

Journal It! # 68

Journal It! 68

Prompt of the day:

Tell about any experience you have had singing with a choir, band or group.


Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Guy Greeting cards- 1 of 3

I think this is the most recent acquisition of mine. It is the Guy Greetings stamp set that is in the Stampin' Up! spring Occasions catalog and is also going to be in the new 2015/2016 annual catalog when it comes out.

I sat down and created 3 cards from the stamp set. I used Mojo Monday sketches for layout ideas.


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The inside says, "Happy Birthday to a classic"

The papers are from the Spring Occasions catalog, it is the Adventure Bound paper stack.

Guy Greetings stamp set

I will share another one with you next time. Thanks for stopping by!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Journal It! # 67

Journal It! 67

Here's another prompt for you!

Do you remember any special holiday events in your neighborhood when you were growing up?


Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!

Paper Pumpkin Remake #6- Dad Card

Here's the 6th and last remake that I have created so far from the April Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin' Up!

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For this version of the pocket tag I used the original pocket and covered the front with Designer Series Paper. I used the original tag card that came with the kit and added a banner stamped with the Choose Happiness banner stamp. The 'Dad' is cut out with the Project Life framelit.

If you would like to have some Paper Pumpkin fun, you can get your kits here!
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Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Amazing Mom Card

Here's April's Paper Pumpkin remake #5

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I was out of town for a week and didn't get this posted. It could be a Mother's Day card or it could be used to show your appreciation for your mother at any time of the year.

This is my 5th remake of Stampin' Up!s April Paper Pumpkin kit.

I used the original tag pocket as a template and cut this one out of Designer Series Paper. I did use the original card from the kit and stamped it with the Painted Petals stamp set. I added matching ribbon and twine. This is a quick and easy card that takes about 10 minutes once you have all the supplies gathered up.

Watch my blog for some blog candy tomorrow!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Monday, May 11, 2015

Journal It! # 66

Journal It! prompt #66

Write about a person that had a major impact on your life.


Write the prompt in your journal and then Journal It!


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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Journal It! # 65

Journal It! Prompt 65

Are there notable people in your town? Tell about them.


Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Take time to relax today!
Trude

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Journal It! # 64

Journal It! 64

Today's prompt-

What is a cherished Christmas memory from your childhood?



Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Enjoy your day,
Trude

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Journal It! # 63

Journal It! # 63

Today your prompt is:

Draw or insert a picture of your family during the holiday and describe the picture.


Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Have a blessed day,
Trude

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Blooming With Kindness Thank You Card

Today we are taking another break from April's Paper Pumpkin to check out this Thank You card that I created with retiring In-Color products.

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I used the In-Color paper stack, Whisper White and Coastal Cabana card stock. The inks are Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, and Rose Red. I used the 'rock and roll' technique on the flower to add a little of the Rose Red around the edges. There's also Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's twine and Washi tape on this card. 

To do the tearing technique on this card, hold both top edges even when tearing and then move the Whisper White piece down into place and adhere. I also used the masking technique to keep the Gorgeous Grunge splatter from being all over the top of the bloom.

This card goes together fairly quickly and could be used for a card that you need to make multiple of by just changing out the sentiment to whatever sentiment you may need.


Sunday, May 3, 2015

Journal It! # 62

Journal It! 62

Prompt for the day:

Write a personal ad description of yourself.


Put the prompt in your journal and Journal It!


Saturday, May 2, 2015

Paper Pumpkin Remake # 4

Here's the next fun pocket tag I made with the Stampin' Up! April Paper Pumpkin kit.

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For this card I used the pocket tag that came in the kit and then I put Designer Series Paper on the inside back, used Naturals cardstock to recreate the card base and for the tags. Use a piece of Designer Series paper on the card base front. Used some Washi tape on the pocket tag front before I layered the sentiment over the top. 

I used Jet Black Stazon ink and Baked Brown Sugar inks.

The pocket sentiment is from the Adventure Awaits set.

Have you checked out Paper Pumpkin yet? Here's the link to get you started!

Have a blessed day!
Trude

Friday, May 1, 2015

Journal It! # 61

Journal It! # 61

Here's the next journal prompt for you to consider.

When you think of feeling loved, who do you think of?





Write the prompt in your journal and Journal It!

Have a Happy Day,
Trude