Sunday, September 28, 2014

Be Yourself Banner - Monday Montage


Welcome to another Monday Montage Blog Hop! I know that I say it all of the time, but I really love and look forward to these hops! You should have come from Julie's blog and I know that you will want to visit everyone, so be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post. Now onto my project; I'm excited to share this with you today!


Imagine receiving this pretty little box made out of some pretty Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper. It's almost too pretty to open, but the beautiful ribbons have you curious about what is inside...


You open in up to pull out some rolled up canvas. Interesting isn't it? Go ahead and unroll it...


You smile. There is a nice little message reminding you to always be you! (Click any of the pictures to view larger.)


I came across this project one day, and I just knew that I had to make my own version! I used two pieces of Canvas Creations for the main banner part. The canvas rolls and unrolls much better than card stock would. The posts are just some wooden skewers that I trimmed down to the size I wanted.


I used the Perfect Print Alphabet Die to cut out this quote from Pinterest in the Gold Glimmer Paper and Bermuda Bay Card Stock. On this project, the stitching is actually very important. Since it is meant to be rolled up, the letters don't stay attached to the canvas well with just adhesive. The stitching helps to make sure nothing will fall off. I added in a little Pink Pirouette heart for some extra love! You will also notice that I used my Decorative Mask to add some hearts to the whole banner.


The little "mess" of ribbons on each end really complete this project. The Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, and Gold Sequin Trim are all just simply wrapped around the post. I then tied them into place with some doubled up Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine. This was much simpler than trying to tie them all around the post individually. I used the same ribbons on the box you saw at the beginning of this post. I loved making this sweet little banner, and am sure anyone would love to receive it!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette, and Whisper White Card Stock
  • Gold Glimmer Paper
  • Canvas Creations
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • Stampin' Spritzer filled with Rubbing Alcohol and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink Refill
  • Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks
  • Perfect Print Alphabet Bigz Die with Big Shot
  • Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (heart)
  • Blushing Bride Cotton Ribbon, Venetian Crochet Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine
  • Sewing Machine with White Thread
  • Wooden Skewers
Now hit the "Next" button below head over to Melissa's blog!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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Have you signed up for Stamps in the Mail yet??? Well, why not?!?! You love to see my cards, so you would love to create them too! Stamps in the Mail is an easy why to do just that! This session is featuring the Festival of Trees set and you can see all the details here. By the way, there is still a chance that you could receive supplies for double projects each month!


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Fall Fest Notecards - Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

It's time for another round of the Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This is the last week featuring the products in our September box of goodies, and next week we will move onto the October box. As always, be sure to click the "Next" button at the end of each post to see everyone's projects!

One of my favorite things the make is sets of note cards. The Note Cards & Envelope make creating a card so quick and easy! Then package them up and you have a great little gift!


A couple of years ago at a regional event, one of the make and takes was a set of note cards packaged in some Vellum Card Stock. This has become my favorite way to package a set of note cards! To make the perfect sized envelope for four note cards and envelopes, you will want to cut your paper to a 7-1/4" square. Then use your Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate, and score two opposite sides at 2-3/8" and the other two at 3-3/8".


For this set, the vellum is kept closed with some Natural & Old Olive Two Tone Trim, but you could use any ribbon. What I really love about the vellum as packaging is that you can get a little peak at whats inside! Then you untie the trim and see what beauty waits inside. It is like opening a gift!


When I create with note cards, I tend to leave lots of white space and have very few layers. So that means I did lots of stamping with the Fall Fest stamp set! I wanted these cards to be good for everyday use, so I also used the And Many More stamp set for the sentiments. The Autumn Wooden Elements are such great embellishments. Their natural look go great with the autumn feel of these cards!


I added some touches of the Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper for some fun patterns. Staples were a must for attaching most of the embellishments! I loved not having to mess with adhesive when attaching the burlap. I think my favorite part of these cards is those burlap chevrons! All I did to create them was fold some Burlap Ribbon in half and cut it at an angle twice. The width of the chevrons depends on how far apart your cuts are. They are so cute and easy to make!

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Fall Fest, Gorgeous Grunge, and And Many More Stamp Sets
  • Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Note Cards & Envelopes
  • Whisper White and Vellum Card Stock
  • Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Linen Thread
  • Natural & Old Olive Two Tone Trim
  • Autumn Wooden Elements
  • Handheld Stapler with Mini Staples
  • Fun Fall Framelit Dies with Big Shot
  • Ribbon Scissors
Continue the hop by clicking the "Next" button below to head on over to Kate's blog. I know she has something great in store for you!

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn


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Have you signed up for Stamps in the Mail yet??? Well, why not?!?! You love to see my cards, so you would love to create them too! Stamps in the Mail is an easy why to do just that! This session is featuring the Festival of Trees set and you can see all the details here. By the way, there is still a chance that you could receive supplies for double projects each month!

Simple For All Things

Good morning! Is it bad that I am already ready for the weekend? I just want to have more time to stamp! The card I have to share with you today is super simple. It is perfect if you just need a quick card.


Just a few layers of card stock and some stamping with the For All Things set is all that is needed to make this card. The Woodgrain Embossing Folder provides some great texture and interest for such as simple card.


The Linen Thread bow and Pearls are nice simple touches that take this card from ordinary to feeling special. Remember that a card doesn't always have to be over the top to appreciated. Just that fact that you made it by hand makes it special for the recipient.

Stampin' Supplies:
  • For All Things Stamp Set
  • Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, and Kraft Card Stock
  • Linen Thread
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and Big Shot
Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

Monday, September 22, 2014

Four Feathers Love

What a great weekend! I got lots of stamping time in and made some awesome projects that I can't wait to share with you. In the meantime, I have to confess - I love the Four Feathers stamp set. Who knew that four simple feathers could make someone so happy?!?!? One of the best parts of this set is the coordinating Feather Framelits. This mean you can make really complex projects using both the stamp set and framelits or a simple card like the one I have to share with you today!


I mean could this card be any cuter or simpler?!?!? Just three quick stamps and a little embellishing, and your done! Lately, I can't seem to get enough of Blackberry Bliss; it is just such a pretty color to me! On this card I used my Color Coach to help me pair Old Olive and Soft Sky with Blackberry Bliss. This is such a pretty, clean, and modern color scheme! Definitely a keeper for a while.


The Silver Glimmer Paper Banner compliments the colors nicely and provides some fun sparkle. I always love a baker's twine bow, but being able to use matching Old Olive Baker's Twine is awesome! This card is so simple, I didn't even use adhesive to attach my embellishments. Yup I went right for my Handheld Stapler (I'm kinda obsessed with that thing!).

Stampin' Supplies:
  • Four Feathers
  • Geometrical
  • Old Olive, Soft Sky, and Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pads
  • Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White CS
  • Silver Glimmer Paper
  • Old Olive Baker's Twine
  • Banner Punch
  • Handheld Stapler with Mini Staples
What stamp set are you loving right now???

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

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Have you signed up for Stamps in the Mail yet??? Well, why not?!?! You love to see my cards, so you would love to create them too! Stamps in the Mail is an easy why to do just that! This session is featuring the Festival of Trees set and you can see all the details here. By the way, there is still a chance that you could receive supplies for double projects each month!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pop Up Halloween House How To

I'm so glad you all enjoyed the pop up house cards I shared yesterday! Now, today I want to share with you how I made them, a perfect weekend project! I've included links to a files with the measurements and a template for the windows so you can print them off for easy reference.


  1. Cut and score your Designer Series Paper as indicated on the Pop Up House Measurements file. Your paper should be 11-1/5"x6" scored at 1-1/4", 1-1/2", 5-1/2", 6-3/4", 8", and 11" along the long edge and at 1/4" and 2-1/4" along the short edge. The peaks are 3/4" from the top.
  2. Use the Pop Up House Windows & Door Template to trace where the windows and door should be.
  3. Use an x-acto knife to cut out the windows and two edges of the door.
  4. Decorate the inside of your house as desired.
  5. Punch a hole in the sides of the house. Feed doubled Baker's Twine through the hole and knot it. 
  6. Adhere your house together on the side and top using sticky strip.
  7. Make the pull tabs by folding some card stock in half, inserting it into the Banner Punch so that the fold won't be cut off.
  8. Attach the pull tabs to the Baker's Twine.
  9. Decorate the outside of your house.
  10. Make a custom 3"x6" envelope using the Envelope Punch Board.
  11. Enjoy!
See it's not too bad! If you have any questions, please ask! Pictures of the completed project and the complete supply list can be found in yesterday's post.

Smiles :)
Kaitlyn

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Have you signed up for Stamps in the Mail yet??? Well, why not?!?! You love to see my cards, so you would love to create them too! Stamps in the Mail is an easy why to do just that! This session is featuring the Festival of Trees set and you can see all the details here. By the way, there is still a chance that you could receive supplies for double projects each month!
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