Well, what do you have to lose? That’s why I asked myself… okay, well, maybe it’s about 60 cents and my time so far.. LOL I really wanted to share my love to #Outlander crafting and so here goes nothing!
I have posted my Outlander-themed card creation to kick-start, as well as my recent First Communion/religious occasion cards, to get things started. I really have no idea if I will do much with it but figured I’d give it a go for fun 🙂
Please do feel free to share with your Outlander friends and I will continue to post cards that I have supplies to make. I also have plans for a some other Outlander themed projects to do before Christmas. 🙂
I’m was super excited to partake in my first exchange as a part of the Facebook group “Outlanders craft club”. They often do a monthly exchange of all things crafty and I knew I couldn’t resist passing up on a card exchange!! Sadly, I have not yet received a card from the member whom was supposed to send me one, so either it hasn’t made it yet, or I was an unlucky winner of someone whom couldn’t follow through on a commitment (not bitter, more disappointed in my luck, but still holding out for it to show up, at least for a while longer).
Here is the card I made using both Stampin Up and Kindred Stamps products. The card is larger than a traditional card as it measures 6 x 6 inches, it makes it have just that extra bit of wow factor as it sits on display!
Before I sign off for the holidays, I wanted to take a moment to thank all of you that inspire and share in my love of crafting!! A very special thank you to my Stampin Up customers, friends and crafting comrades that attend my classes year after year! I have made some great friends over the years and look forward to a 2018 of creative fun!
One last creation that I couldn’t resist doing from the time I fell in love with the adorable little mini pizza boxes, and then recently saw fellow demonstrators running them through the Big Shot to emboss them on the shiny side, aren’t they gorgeous? Then I had to have the embellishments that I saw so many use in their beautiful holiday creations! Honestly, I was a bit intimidated by the green sprigs so I didn’t order them until recently but had to give them a go! They really do have all the wow factor that I had anticipated!! And the mini ornaments are gorgeous too!
No watermark because I was inspired by so many and they do look like all the rest 🙂
Supplies used: mini pizza boxes embossed using the Holly embossing folder, retired ribbon, green springs, mini ornaments, baker’s twine
Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a very Happy New Year!
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January 3rd launch of the NEW 2018 Occasions and Sale a Bration catalogues! Feel free to gr
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OnStage – April 7th in Red Deer
2018 Your Stampin Scrapbooker Monthly Club
Jan-June Class Schedule – Watch for January’s to be posted very soon!!!
2 sleeps! I can tell you for us #Outlander fans, months ago we never thought this day would come!! So what am I doing on Sunday? Going to an Outlander season 3 premiere party, of course! We are heading to the Kilt & Caber in Calgary and I’m just about counting down the hours!
So what is happening in my craft room to get ready? Well, if you saw in previous posts, it was in the summer I spotted the Outlander stamp set by Kindred Stamps and didn’t have to think too long on making that online purchase!
Was a struggle to get them in my hands, between back order and USPS taking it on an adventure and then Canadian customs, weeks and weeks had gone by and I was just about ready to throw in the towel and they arrived!! Ironically, just the day I was down at the post office asking if there was anything they could tell me, which they said they couldn’t, I came home to find them in the box that same day! I have to say Kindred Stamps was super good about the issue, they were very apologetic and refunded me all myself shipping fees for my inconvenience. Really appreciate that, thanks, Kindred Stamps!
So what do you make for book readers, a bookmark, of course!! Here are some play by play photos of my creation and even my twins colouring their own Jamie & Claire!
I used whisper white cardstock for the base cut at 8 inches by 2 inches. I used our current punch the Scalloped Tag Topper, page 206 in the annual catalogue for my bookmark topper.
Next I used a retired designer series paper called Maritime DSP and I just barely had enough. I cut that at 7 inches by just less than the 2 inches. I adhered it to the card stock bookmark with Snail adhesive.
I used the 1 3/4 circle punch for the sentiment in the middle (from a retired stamp set called Going Global), between our cutie Jamie and Claire. I used a retired scallop punch to matte the sentiment. The sentiment is stamped in real red and matted to a real red card stock.
I punched out Jamie and Claire also using a retired tag punch but you can use many different sizes of our framelits in various shapes. Above you will see the colors I used for them are as follows:
Claire – chocolate chip hair, dress is night of navy and soft suede.
Jamie – cajun craze hair, chocolate chip belt/pants, basic black boots, and baked brown sugar (retired) on the coat.
There are absolutely no rules on colouring these little guys! I just wanted to share because I was keen to get their hair as accurate as possible. The rest I just kind of winged it and I chose the Night of Navy because it matched the DSP colors which were real red and night of navy. For the bookmark tie at the top, I used a retired vintage lace but I’d recommend our current products of the linen thread or the burlap ribbon.
So here is the finish product!!
What do you think, Outlander fans? Will my fellow fans at the premiere by happy to go home and add this to their #Outlander collection on their bookshelves?
The twins very much enjoyed Jamie and Claire too!
Thanks! Watch for upcoming posts about the premiere party and a craft room makeover reveal to come!
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So when the parent council said the theme for teacher appreciation was “super hero” I was pumped to think of a way that I could contribute using our awesome Everyday Hero stamp set!
So when you need to make 60 of something, you think fast, easy, fun and useful? Bookmarks!!! They are always my go-to when I need to make something for someone as a little gift or souvenir and the scalloped tag topper punch is a must-have for every crafter!
Check out the list of supplies I used to create them in my shop at the bottom of the post! 😉
I also got to spend some fun time in the craftroom with my girls rockin out to #OneDirection (yes, I’m a closet fan). They are great helpers, loving to hand me the cardstock from the piles and then take the finished products and make new piles. We are still working on them correctly counting them to make piles of 10 but we will get there, they are only 4. 🙂
Paige is my assistant in this photo.
The finished product sans ribbon on the top. Decided to just leave them empty for the staff, if they want, they can add their own.
Selfie with Addison!
Hope they inspire you to use your scalloped tag topper too!