Joyful Christmas goes 3D

11-16-2013

Whether you are looking for a way to add sparkle for your table or a unique teacher gift Stampin' Up! has the solutions. I would be thrilled to get this candle from someone.

Where did I get my Mojo?

Inspired by a fellow Pal, Shannon Jaramillo. I took a battery operated pillar candle (you can get these by the half dozen at Costco) and added some pizazz. It started with a 2" band of Red Glimmer Paper.  Then I stamped the leaves and poinsettia from the Joyful Christmas Stamp Set with Versamark Ink and used a green embossing powder and Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder. The embossed elements are super easy to cut out and layer.  Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details provide the holly berries finishing touch.

Tips: I used Stampin' Up's Multipurpose Glue for the red glimmer band and had some difficulty with it setting.  So I simply used my heat gun to heat up the wax slightly and it magically stuck in place!  Craft glue dots were the best solution to getting the pointsettia and leaves to stick to the red glimmer paper.

Need more ideas on holiday gifts and creative packaging ideas?  Stampin' Up is currently featuring a speacial Festive Flurry Ornatment Kit.  You get all you need to make 10 of these beautiful 3D snowflake ornaments.  All you need to add is a hot glue gun!

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Did Mojo and I inspire you to create unique gifts with Stampin' Up! products? Shop Now with StampinMojo and simplify your holiday gift giving.

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Michelle

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge #179

It's time for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge! I really like the colors is this week's challenge:

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Where did my Mojo come from?

Well some of it came from the fact that I had limited Rich Razzleberry card stock so I knew I needed to use Rich Razzleberry ink as my main resource to meet the color challenge.  So as the saying goes "Necessity is the mother of invention".  

I grabbed the Wonderfall stamp set and the Autumn Accents Die and made the leaf using Rich Razzleberry.  The Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon adds the missing color to my card. 

Now to put the elements together…  The Stampin' Up1 Stripes Embossing Folder added much needed dimension to the Whipser White card stock, yet I only applied it to the bottom section of the card stock. Rich Razzleberry was used to create the sentiment from the Happy Day stamp set for the top of the card. A Crushed Curry candy dot was the finishing touch.

Here was another version I did…

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I think the Whisper White base provides a crisper look.  Which one do you prefer? Leave me a comment to let me know!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Cheers,

Michelle

 

Welcoming a beautiful baby girl

  11-13-2013

Perhaps I shouldn't say this, but I LOVE this card.  The Stampin' Up! Dazzling Diamonds takes the card from cute baby card to a WOW baby card.

Where did my Mojo come from?

I do not have baby stamp sets due to where I am in my life right now.  So when I need to make a baby card I rely on using other stamp sets in a unique way.  I recently created a card with the Zoo Babies stamp set (see that post here) and I wanted to do something different.  Once again I did a search in Pinterest.  Nothing was catching my eye until I found a card with a rattle on the front.  That was all I needed.  There was no name to acknowledge for the inspiration, so whoever originated the idea – Thank You!

The rattle was easy to create with my circle punches and a thin slice of Pink Pirouette card stock.  I stamped my Versamark Stamp pad half-way up the large circle then sprinkled with Stampin' Up's Heat n' Stick powder.  With a little heat from my heat gun the powder turns sticky.  Then you sprinkle on the Dazzling Diamonds and work it into the area.  Shake off the excess. Then step back and go WOW!

I used the Scallop Trim Boarder punch for the finishing touch on the rattle.  This created a clean border between the dazzling diamonds and the "plain" side of the rattle.

A little ribbon finishes it all off.

Thanks for stopping by.  Leave me a comment and let me know what your favorite stamp set is for baby cards?

Come back tomorrow for another Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge!

Cheers,

Michelle

Baby rattle

Stampin' Up! Supplies used:

Paper:    Pink Pirouette, Whisper White card stock

Ink:        Versamark

Adhesives:    Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Heat n' Stick Powder

Tools:    1 3/4" Circle, 1 1/4" circle and 1" circle punches, Scallop Trim Border punch, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot

Accessories:    Pink Pirouette Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds

Pals So Thankful Blog Hop

November blog hop

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  

You should have just left stop number 7 on the Pals Hop – Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life. If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Let's get to my creation today…

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Where did my Mojo come from?

A stroll through Pinterest led me to the idea of embossing a large image as my focal point. My Sunflower stamp was the perfect choice. The idea of a So thankful Blog Hop seemed to mean Fall colors to me so Crumb Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, and Very Vanilla created my color palette.

These large stamps are often best when embossed, it brings out the depth of the detail in the stamp which can get lost with ink alone. I chose Stampin' Up's Gold Emboss Powder to showcase the Sunflower. I think it looks fantastic.

A quick banner holds my Thank You from the Another Thank You Photopolymer Stamp Set. I love the way these stamps cling to the acrylic blocks and you can see through the stamp for perfect alignment.

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I hope I inspired you to create today.

The next stop is Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works, stop number 9 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!

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November next

  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin' Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative
    Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at
    my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful
    Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson
    at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery's
    Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray
    at Stampgoodness.com
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A
    Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry
    St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski
    at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin'
    Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B
    Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin'
    Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score
    at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft
    blog
  27. Debbie Crowley
    at expressivelydeb…
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from
    Dawn
  29. Sue Becker
    at Sue's R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So
    Many Toys in Schertz