Workshop Stamparatus Wreath!

Yes, I am very slow to the party with the wreath or kaleidoscope cards with the Stamparatus! Better late than never! My hostess for last weekend asked to see how it works, so I've been researching and playing for a few weeks. Love these wreath cards! So many possibilities!!

Here is the one I came up with that the attendees got to do.

Cool, right? Basically you need a template for your Stamparatus, and this one is a 3" square of cardstock that you rotate following the template. I saw many version of the template, most that involved cutting out a square and diamond overlapped that you would then set the 3" square into and then rotate. It didn't seem easy to get the cut out though! Then I found a printed one, and that worked well for me. Thank you to fellow Demo Wendy Lee for creating it! Her Blog Post is HERE with a card she did that is also very adorable!!

If you have questions on this, let me know. I can get more detailed with photos, but it will be next week at the earliest!

Stamp set is Perennial Birthday. Colors are Pool Party, Basic Black and So Saffron. Love the little pops of yellow! We stamped the Pool Party Swirl and the black dots at the same time, then rotated and stamped again. 8 times in all! Happy Birthday at the bottom with two flowers and an accent of Pool Party Shimmer Ribbon.

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Workshop Simple Butterfly

Howdy all! Hope you're weekend was great! Pretty awesome one here, but busy!

Here is the first card my stamping friends made at a workshop this afternoon. While browsing the internet for ideas with the Butterfly Gala and or Beauty Abounds sets that didn't use the punch, I found a very similar notecard (small 3" square). I decided it would make a great #simplestamping card too. Stamps, ink, Paper. Simple!

Color is the NEW Mango Melody with Basic Black accent layers and Whisper White background. I stamped the butterflies on the Whisper White with Black Memento ink, then added the smaller dot image to the small butterfly, and the larger dot image to the larger butterfly. The saying at the bottom of the top layer is also in Black Memento. Layer all together and you're done! There are lots of opportunities here for stepping it up too.... ribbon, embossing, bling! But #simplestamping is growing on me! Nothing better really than quick and easy!

Thanks all for stopping by. Hopefully more cards this week as I have several created for the workshop I can share. Will just be a matter of when I can find to get the posts together! Shopping links and product details below!


Grape Blooms

Hey all! Happy Weekend. Foggy and ugly outside here, but I'll take that over the snow we've had the last few weekends. It's warmer and melting- yeah!

One quick share, inspired by my K-State Wildcat basketball team. We're off to see them play for the Big 12 regular season title today!! Go State :) Sorry all - you know I bleed purple!! 

Here the card, a peek at what I've been working on for the workshop tomorrow with the Stamparatus!!

This is called the wreath technique. I"ll elaborate more on that later and share more cards next week. I'm rushed to pack for both the workshop and a quick trip to Manhappiness! Colors are Gorgeous Grape and Basic Gray. "Today blooms just for you". Love this new to me set - Perennial Birthday. I knew there were several stamps in it that would work with this technique. Product details and shopping links below.



Heather Butterfly Beauty

Hey, all! Happy Thursday. I'd hoped for much more stamping time today, but didn't happen. Snow again and shovel time for me! So OVER winter!! I did make it up there for a bit, and I'm headed back shortly. Hopefully to finish, or at least make good progress on workshop prep for Sunday.

Here is what I came out with so far. Trying to find something that works with these two sets, and I love this. but I've decided NOT for the workshop since the punch isn't available. It's killing me, but gotta happen that way!

Purple is my thing as you know if you're here very often! This new color, Highland Heather rocks. Perfectly paired here with Smoky Slate. The sets, Butterfly Gala and Beauty Abounds. Love how they go together! Backgrounds like this are also a favorite of mine!! I stamped the bigger "dot" image with Highland Heather, the smaller in Smoky Slate, splatters also in Smoky Slate. Circle cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. Two butterflies stamped on Whisper White, punched with the coordinating punch and colored with sponge daubers. Butterflies and circle attached with dimensionals. Final accents are a few sequins in Highland Heather from the Gingham Gala set.

Thanks for stopping by today! Likely I won't be back until after Sunday. Basketball on my agenda for Saturday and time with my boys. Have a GREAT weekend all. Product details and shopping links below.


Grapefruit Well Wishes

Happy Tuesday all! Quick creation tonight hoping to get the creativity going!! I'm happy with the result!

Grapefruit Grove card base, background Gingham Gala DSP in Grapefruit Grove. Center image stamped in Gray Granite on Whisper White, accent layer of Gray Granite and a Grapefruit back layer. Stamp set is Wishing You Well, a carryover item from the Holiday Catalog. Flowers stamped over stem in Grapefruit Grove. The bow was stamped on an extra piece of Whisper White and cut out. Attached over the stem with a glue dot. Accents are Gingham Gala sequins in Grapefruit Grove. They look more pink in the scan than in real life. They are spot on! I used the Stamparatus to stamp the stems and flowers for good placement and so I'd have a second chance. Needed for the stems!

Quick, easy and very pretty! Back to work for me. Contact me if questions!! Shopping links and product details below.