Sunday, November 9, 2014

A Challenge from The Paper Players

Today's challenge at The Paper Players is a color challenge using the colors Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, and Mossy Meadow.   I purchased the shadow box a few days ago and have been itching to get back into crafting!  Today's challenge was the perfect invitation for me to get started!

The first step was to color the wooden letters and applying the Distress Stickles to each letter.   It takes several hours for the stickles to dry, but I really love the extra sparkle they give to the project!  I used Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and a sponge to give a vintage look to all of the paper pieces before adhering them into the box and onto the card stock.  For a little extra bling, I used Iridescent Ice embossing powder on the small evergreen tree as well as a few spritzes of Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz.

Here is my finished product!  I plan to make several more of these as Christmas gifts.  They don't take long to create once the design and layout have been finalized.  

Shadow Box Ingredients:

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Natural Composition, Season of Style
Ink:  Distress Ink - Aged Mahogany, Old Paper, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap; Early Espresso and Old Olive Markers
Stamp Set: Festival of Trees
Accessories:  Wooden Letters, Tree Punch, Linen Thread, Neutral Button, Burlap, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals, Antique Brads, On Point Embossing Folders, Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Distress Stickles - Aged Mahogany, Old Paper, Forest Moss

Thank you for taking a look at my project!   I invite you to email me if you have any questions about the products or techniques used in today's post!

Happy stamping!

~ Angie

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Paper Players Challenge 101

I haven't participated in The Paper Players weekly challenge in quite some time, but I rolled up my sleeves this evening and whipped up a card.   The challenge this week is hosted by Lesley and she provided a great sketch!  

My creation:

Card Ingredients:

Cardstock:  Pink Pirouette (smooth and textured), Whisper White (textured)
DSP:  A Cheerful Treat
Ink:  Bashful Blue, Versamark
Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch, Swirls and Curls
Accessories:  basic pearls, white embossing powder, heat tool, blossom punch, dimensionals, snail adhesive, embossing folder from Provo Craft, Cuttlebug

Here is a close up of the embossing:

Hope you enjoyed tonight's card -  I love cards with texture, don't you?

~ Angie

A Spice Cake Birthday Challenge

One of my favorite blog challenges is the Thursday challenge at  Pals Paper Arts.  This week's challenge is a Sketch Challenge by the uber talented Margaret Moody. 


Here is my card:

I made a very clean and simple card using one of my favorite designer papers from Stampin' Up! - Spice Cake.  Not a lot to it - The base of the card is Pool Party (a very yummy color).   I used a lid from the mica flakes container to make the large circle.  Trimmed a rectangle piece from Spice DSP.  Added an extra large soft suede button threaded with linen thread and punched out a birthday greeting using the decorative label punch.   I tried adding some basic pearls to the the greeting, but I just didn't like how they looked. 

Card Ingredients:

Cardstock:  More Mustard, Pool Party
DSP:  Spice Cake
Stamp Set:  Happiest Birthday Wishes
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories:  Spice Cake button, Decorative Label punch, dimensionals, snail adhesive, linen thread

Hope you had a wonderful Sunday! 

Happy Stamping! 

~ Angie

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Time to Create!

I know it's been awhile since my last post. Life threw me a curveball and our daughter decided to leave K-State after 3 semesters and moved home in December.  She decided she wanted to transfer to Wichita State and save money for a car.   Having her home has been a bit of a challenge for her dad and I.   I didn't realize what an adjustment it would be, especially since she decided to adopt a dog too.   Needless to say, between work and home life, I was overwhelmed and stressed for several weeks, but I am happy to report that I am finally on the mend and feeling much better.  :)    Now, onto a couple of my newest creations! 

Graduation Card - totally inspired by Mary Fish's blog, Stampin' Pretty on May 11th. 

New  Baby Card - I designed this card for The Paper Players 100th Challenge.  I didn't get it uploaded in time for the challenge as I couldn't find the cord to my camera, but I based the card off of the sketch from The Paper Players Challenge #16. 


I'll be posting more this weekend as I plan to jump back into several blog challenges! 

~ Angie

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

Good morning!  Today's card is a birthday card for a dear friend of mine from highschool.  We live many, many miles apart, but stay connected by sending cards and chatting on Facebook.   I found a couple of challenges to help me with my mojo and I think I nailed it!    I am participating in my first challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  I took a little bit of liberty with the sketch, but I think it works.  

The second challenge that I'm entering the card in is for Hand Stamped Sentiments.  Their challenge this week is a color challenge using Blushing Bride, Real Red, Pool Party, and Pear Pizzazz.  

Here is my creation: 

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Pool Party, Shimmery White
Ink:  Pool Party, Blushing Bride (marker)
Stamp Set:  Swirls and Curls Verses
Accessories:  Lattice Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Subtle Designer Button, White Embroidery Floss, Crystal Effects, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

If you have any questions about my card, please email me at  Thanks for stopping by today!!!

~ Angie

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The Paper Players Challenge 75

Tonight I worked on a card for The Paper Players Challenge # 75.   The object is to create a holiday project using non-holiday stamps or colors. 

I chose to pull out some retired colors and stamp sets for this challenge that I really love and use them to create a holiday card with a non-traditional color palette.  I also applied a couple of techniques to the card - heat embossing and paper piercing.   Here is my entry:

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Pacific Point, Pale Plum, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Ink:  Pale Plum, Baja Breeze, Versa Mark
Stamp Sets:  Snow Burst, Lots of Thoughts

Accessories:  heat tool, white embossing powder, circle punches, snowflake brad, kiwi kiss ribbon, paper piercing tool, dimensionals, basic rhinestones, snail adhesive, sticky strip

I hope you enjoyed today's card.  For more inspiration, be sure to check out the design team's samples. 

~ Angie

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

One More Card For The Pals

I really loved the color challenge this past week at Pals Paper Arts so I whipped up one more card before the collection closes today.    I used the same stamp set, The Sounding Joy, but added some sparkle:  silver embossing on the word Joy and some silver glimmer paper.  

Card Ingredients:

CS:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla
Specialty Paper:  Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamp Set:  The Sounding Joy
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories:  silver embossing powder, heat tool, eyelet border punch, basic pearls, dimensionals, snail adhesive, sponge, pine colored twine

Here is a close up of the silver embossing:

I love silver embossing - especially on Christmas cards!  Just seems to add the right touch to holiday projects. 

Hope you all have a wonderful day!

~ Angie 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Anything But A Card Challenges

Today's project is a Christmas tree ornament that I am entering in two blog challenges.  The first challenge is for Hand Stamped Sentiments HSS Anything But A Card Christmas Ornament Challenge #95 and the second challenge is for Stampin' Royalty's Anything But A Card Challenge #100.   With Christmas decorating fully underway at my house, it's a great time to design an ornament using some of the fabulous stamps and designer series paper that Stampin' Up released this fall.  Here is my creation:

Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
DSP:  Frostwood Lodge
Ink: Whisper White (Craft)
Stamp Sets: Tags Till Christmas, Short & Sweet
Accessories:  Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Mini Jingle Bells, Scallop Edge Punch, Ornament Punch, Cherry Cobbler/Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive,  Two Tags Die(cut 2), Basic Pearls, Silver Thread

Lots of little details, but I love how it turned out! 

Thanks for taking time to visit my blog today.   Enjoy your day!

~ Angie