Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween. We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you. After you read my post, ...

 

Trick or Treat for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop and more...



Trick or Treat for the InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s September Blog Hop! Today’s Tricked Out Treats Blog Hop is filled with spooky, fun projects for Halloween. We are excited to share our creations with you today and hope these projects inspire you. After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

Stampin Up AverysOwlery.com Spooky Cat

I will admit that I totally messed up.  I thought the blog hop was last week and I didn’t start this card with a lot of time to complete, last week.  In fact I didn’t start it until the night before, after work, and after dinner when I’m most tired.  This is why I usually craft on the weekends, doing what I call binge crafting making lots and lots of project up on Saturdays and Sundays.  So I created the card above and really didn’t like it much.  Good thing then I guess that I had another week to do something else and made this one instead.

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop,  Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!

Lynn

Thank you for hopping along with us. If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:

  1. Lydia Fiedler at Understand Blue
  2. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  3. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Lisa Pretto at Ink Big Academy Stamps
  6. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  7. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  8. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  9. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  10. Racheal Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  11. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  12. Karen Browning at Karen Z Browning
  13. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy

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More Little Houses

In my last post I shared a card I made with the Hearts Come Home stamp set.  Today’s card I’m using the same stamp set but really highlighting the edglets you can purchase separately or with the bundle.
Stampin Up AverysOwlery.com Hearts Come Home

THE PARTICULARS

I cased this card from the new Holiday Catalog.  You can see the inspiration on page 39. I primarily used the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies with a couple of the sentiments from the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

I used whisper white card stock, gold glimmer paper and embossing paste.

Cutting out pieces of the glimmer paper to layer behind the windows of all the houses wasn’t easy.  In fact it was a bit of a pain, but well worth the effort for the final result

Thanks for visiting and I hope you stop back on Friday for another card using this stamp set.

Lynn

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Little Houses

A few years ago, Stampin Up had a thinlit die and stamp set with little houses.  I loved it.  I made Halloween cards, Welcome to your new Home Cards and Holiday cards with that set.  This year there is a new set with little houses and I’m just as in love with this one as I was before.  Today’s card I’m showcasing the Hearts Come Home stamp set.

Stampin Up AverysOwlery.com Hearts Come Home

THE PARTICULARS

My color scheme was inspired by the Merrly little Christmas DSP, although you would never know it since the black and white side is the one I used.  The entire series of paper is made up of Black, Old Olive and White.  What great colors to use for Holiday Cards.  Just add Red, or….don’t.

Again today I used the Everyday Label Punch (my new most favorite punch) and layered it over the Stitched Circle framelit. I stamped the sentiment twice, once in Old Olive on White card stock, then again in versamark on Old Olive Card Stock and then embossed with white powder.  The Home punched out perfectly with the new Classic Label punch.

Smokey Slate houses under a flying Santa and his reindeer look perfect with all the layers.

MEASUREMENT:
  • Old Olive card base 8 1/2 x 5 1/2  scored at 4 1/4
  • Black 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
  • White 5 x 3 3/4
  • DSP 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • White 4 x 3 1/4

Thanks for visiting today.  See you next week.

Lynn

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Oh Joy – I love Christmas Cards

Oh Joy – that is the featured sentiment on the Watercolor Christmas Stamp Set.  I love that phrase and I love this stamp.  It sings happiness and is the feature of my card today.

THE PARTICULARS

I wasn’t entirely sure where this card was going when I started it.  I wanted to use the Oh Joy stamp, some Merry Music DSP and real red.  After stamping the sentiment, I punched it out with the new Everyday Label.  I love this punch but I really love that I can layer it nicely over the top of one of the Lots Of Labels dies.  A stitched circle and a folded doily completed the look.

I cut the corner piece of the Card Front builder twice, once in real red and again in white.  I had thoughts of using two of these, one in each opposite corner but the sizing didn’t work out properly  so I left it with just one and cut it down to size.

Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you come back soon.

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It’s never too early to make Holiday Cards

There are so many great new products in the new Holiday Catalog (on sale Sept 1) that it can be overwhelming on what to purchase and then what to make with them.  I decided with my holiday catalog pre-order hat I would use the samples in the catalog as my first go with the new products.  Demonstrators are allowed to purchase from the new catalogs one month ahead of the general public and apply a 20% or 25% discount. That way I would get a feel for how they all worked together.  You’ll see other post here soon with other products, with my own take on the samples.

The inspiration for my card today can be found on page 35.  If you have ordered from me in the last year, you will be receiving your catalog in the mail shortly.  If you would like a catalog, please drop me an email.  If you can’t wait until the paper copy comes, click here for an electronic version. 

THE PARTICULARS

First thing I noticed was that I did not have the designer series paper used on the card.  Hmm what to do, what to do.  I know, I’ll make my own.

I gathered my supplies, ink, mask and stencil brushes.  I could have also used sponges or daubers, or blender pen, or aqua painter…..etc.

I used the stencil first with Garden Green, the shifted it over so the green was covered up and did the same with Real Red.  Shift again, so all those colors are covered and hit it again with Crushed Curry.  The result is this super cool basket weave looking pattern. I cut the inked paper down to the size I wanted, 3.75 x 4.

ASSEMBLY

I cut a piece of whisper white to go behind it at 4.25 x 4 and used the Swirly Snowflakes dies to add the holes on the sides. How about those snowflakes!!.  There is a ribbon trim die that cuts three of these snowflakes.  I trimmed it down to separate them.

I love the new Everyday Label punch.  It will be a new staple in my punch cupboard.  These greetings are sized to fit it perfectly. The small folded tag is also cut from the die set.  I cut it twice, once in Basic Black and again in some left over piece of my homemade dsp.

If you have ordered from me in the last year, you will be receiving your catalog in the mail shortly.  If you would like a catalog, please drop me an email.  If you can’t wait until the paper copy comes, click here for an electronic version. 

Thanks for visiting today and stop back soon.

Lynn

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