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Sunday, September 30, 2012

So Sorry, Field Flowers

Two - Step Stamping is a method I forget to use.  This was the first time I used this stamp set.  I made four cards and didn't discover my mistake until I started taking pictures.  What is wrong with the card above?  I forgot to place a flower on the one stem.  I tried stamping a flower on the finished card and, of course, I messed them up.  Oh, well - it is only paper!  What else is wrong?   The flower does not look good seated on the top stem (see bottom of post).

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Ribbon strip measures 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Begin with a strip 1" x 4 3/4", then punch
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Stamped layer measures 4 5/8" x 4 1/4"
  • Scallop Edge Border Punch
  • Field Flowers and So Sorry stamp sets
  • Dusty Durango and Old Olive ink
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue* and Mini Glue Dots

Other Products
  • Button
  • Yarn
* Tie your bow with yarn and secure the bow with a small drop of glue, let dry.

This is my corrected card.  Personally, I do not like how the Field Flowers stamp set was made. 
  • I feel that the stem layout is backwards.  I would rather have the full bloom flower seated on the top.  Stampin' Up! has designed the top of the stem to "hold" the bud of the flower. I don't like the finished result when placing the full bloom flower on the top portion of the stamp.
  • It is very difficult to figure out what direction to "seat" the flower and the bud.  I ended up marking the"top" of the flower stamps with a permanent marker so I don't struggle everytime I use the stamps.

The card was CASED from Stampin' Up!'s 2012- 2013 Catalog, page 137.  I had to change it up because I didn't like how the large flower was stamped on the opening blossom stem. 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Herringbone Method Card

I created this card which is very similar to yesterday's tutorial post.   This is a great way to use your pattern paper scraps.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Layer measures 4 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
    • Various widths
  • Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L*
  • Bird Builder, Circle (1 3/8" and 1 1/4") and Trio Flower hand punches
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments* 


Delicate Doilies Sizzlits L
(Sizes 2", 2 3/8", 3 3/8") 

* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday Using Your Pattern Paper Scraps

I tried several different ways of attaching the pattern paper strips for this card and found that this way works best for me.  The FREE tutorial download is available HERE.

Stampin’ Up! Products
  • Elegant Eggplant cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2” x 4 1/4”
  • More Mustard cardstock
    • Layer measures 4 3/4” x 3 1/2”
  • Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper
    • Strips measure 3/4” x 4 1/2”
    • Framelits Apothecary Accents
    • Circle punches – 1 3/8” and 1 1/4”
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Adhesive sheet
  • Chocolate Pearls
  • Crafts by Beth CPP Sentiments* 
* Crafts by Beth's Click, Print and Punch - Please view THIS posting for updated information about Crafts By Beth CPP sentiments.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Gift Bags

Homemade Gift Bags - perfect complement to a homemade gift.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Gift bag layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/2"
    • Gift tag measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" prior to cutting
  • Old Olive cardstock
    • Scraps
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock
    • Scraps
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Gift tag layer measures 2 3/4" x 1 1/8"
  •  Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
    • Gift bag layer measures 5 1/4" x 2 1/4"
    • Gift tag layer measures 2 1/2" x 3 5/8"
  • Cast-A-Spell Designer Series Paper
    • Medallions - 3/4" x 12" (scored 1/4" increments)
  • Pumpkin Pie ink
  • To From stamp (SU - unknown)
  • Blossom, Blossom Builder, Boho Blossom, Trio Flower and 5-Petal Flower punches
  • Birds & Blooms Sizzlit and Two Tags Bigz dies
  • Pumpkin Pie 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Other Products

  • Chocolate pearl
  • Brad
  • Gift bag measures 5 1/4" x 8 1/2" plus handle
  • Glue Gun

Which band placement on the bags do you think looks best?

HELPFUL HINT - Liquid glue is best used on the gift bag band.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Mini Composition Journal

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
    • Front cover measures 3" x 4 5/8"
  • Midnight Muse cardstock
    • Front trim measures 1/2" x 4 5/8"
  •  Old Olive cardstock
    • Layer measures 1 7/8" x 2 5/8"
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Scallop trim - begin with 3/4" cardstock, then punch
    • Back cover measures 3" x 4 5/8"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Stamped image layer measures 1 3/4" x 2 1/2"
  • World Treasures stamp set
  • Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers
  • Midnight Muse 3/8" stitch ribbon - 21"
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Silver brads
* Measure each mini-composition book, they all vary.  Trimming will be necessary.

I CASED this from Stampin' Success - August 2012 issue

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Masculine Card using Pattern Paper Scraps

This is a great way to use your pattern paper scraps.

Stampin' Products
  • Sage Shadow textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • More Mustard cardstock scrap
  • Really Rust cardstock scrap
  • Whisper White cardstock (or inexpensive cardstock)
    • Layer under strips measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
    • Helpful Hint - Apply adhesive on all four sides and throughout the inside of this piece of cardstock instead of each individual strip of paper
  • Autumn Vine Designer Series Paper
    • Strips measures 3/4" x 3 1/4"
  • Framelits Apothecary Accents
  • Circle punches - 1 3/8" and 1 1/4"
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • My CPP Sentiment*
*My Adobe file - Sentiment Greetings or Journal Printout Sheet. Just Click, Print and Punch (CPP) your sentiment using a 1-1/4" circle punch.

The Sentiment CPP files include these sentiments: Deepest Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Just for You, Praying for You, Thank You and Thinking of You.  On one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (7 of each sentiment) and one sheet with just Thank You.

The Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file will include Gratitude Journal and Prayer Journal  punch out sentiments, on one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (21 of each).

You will receive by email the Adobe file(s) within 48 hours


I think this card is missing something, perhaps brown pearl drops on the left/right sides of the Apothecary Accent element.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Merry Christmas Tube

Welcome to Terrific Tutorial Tuesday

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Merry Christmas Tube

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the Christmas party favor tube pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Christmas Flower Box

Welcome to Terrific Tutorial Tuesday

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Merry Christmas Flower Box

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the Christmas flower box pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

ALL of the supplies needed for this treat box can be purchased, contact me for more details.





Monday, September 10, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday - September 6, 2012

WE HAVE TWO WINNERS!

September 6, 2012 Thoughtful Thursday winners are:  (insert drumroll)
  • Sharon - who inspired me to Pay it Forward more often
  • Kathi
I will be contacting each of you for more information.  Thank you for reaching out to a stranger and making their day brighter!

Make your Thursdays - Thoughtful!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Thoughtful Thursday

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday!


I begin today's posting with an email I received from one of my blog followers:

Hi Beth,

I was reading some of your past posts and came across the ones regarding your deceased mother. She must have been quite a woman - very loving and caring. I know how much you must miss her.
 
My 47 year old daughter passed away very unexpectedly this past March. Oh I wish I could talk to my mother. I just wanted you to know how much your postings warmed my heart and I had a personal need to tell you that someone cares about you!
 
Love to one woman to another,
 
Sharon

Thank you Sharon for making my day. I have been out of commission for two weeks now. I had carpal surgery in August and haven't been in my craft room since then. The unexpected email made my day so much brighter. More importantly, Sharon's kind words made me realize that I had neglected to thank a few ladies who thought and prayed for me during my breast cancer diagnosis/surgeries/treatments. On Friday, I called and thanked someone for reaching out to me earlier this spring.

Sharon's email was sent on Thursday and that is why I created Thoughtful Thursday!  Every Thursday (with God's help) I am Paying it Forward. Every Thursday I will either:
  • Post a Comment to a someone's blog, OR
  • Post a Comment to a YouTube video, OR
  • Post a comment on a picture of a paper craft item added to a gallery (Splitcoaststampers is one of my favorite place), OR
  • Email a stranger and tell them how much I appreciate reading her blog or seeing something in their card gallery
AND
  • Every Thursday, I would like YOU to reach out to someone just like I am going to do. I don't want to know the details, but I would like to have your name so it can be entered in a drawing for a gift from me.  Simply email me (click HERE) your name and tell me that you reached out to a someone today (no other details are necessary).
Make TODAY the day you make someone smile! Have a Thoughtful Thursday every week!  Friday evening after 6:00 CT, I will draw a name and the winner will be mailed or emailed a Thoughtful Thursday gift.

This Friday there will be two winners, one winner randomly picked from the email list and the second winner will be Sharon.  So Sharon....I'll need your mailing address!

Gifts will range from a greeting card, tutorial by email, stamp set, party favor, etc.
Example of Sentiment

This week's gift will be my Adobe File - Sentiment Greetings or Journal Printout Sheet.  Just Click, Print and Punch (CPP) your sentiment using a 1-1/4" circle punch. 


The Sentiment CPP files include these sentiments: Deepest Sympathy, Get Well Soon, Happy Birthday, Just for You, Praying for You, Thank You and Thinking of You.  On one printed sheet you can punch out 42 total (7 of each sentiment) and one sheet with just Thank You.
I printed, punched and lightly stamped a flower on top of the sentiment 













Example of my Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file

The Gratitude and Prayer Journal CPP file will include Gratitude Journal and Prayer Journal sentiments,  On one printed sheet you will be able to punch out 42 total (21 of each).

You will receive by email the Adobe file(s) within 48 hours.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Blooming in Kindness

This is a very easy and quick card to make.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Lavender Lace textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
    • Layer measures 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Layer measures 4 1/4" x 3"
  • Blooming with Kindness and Trust God stamp sets
  • Lavender Lace and Stazon Jet Black ink
  • Dimensionals
That is it!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Mummy Treat Box

Welcome to Terrific Tutorial Tuesday

Here is your latest installment of Terrific Tutorial Tuesday - Mummy Treat Box

Complete Stampin' Up! instructions for the treat box pictured here can be download and/or printed from HERE.

ALL of the supplies needed for this treat box can be purchased, contact me for more details.


Monday, September 3, 2012

Roll Tide

Congratulations to Alabama Crimson Tide
First Game of the 2012 Season
Alabama 41 to 14 Michigan
ROLL TIDE

Let the season begin, the Houndstooth Season that is!

Crafts by Beth 2012 Houndstooth Mini-Composition Book

Personalize it YOUR way!
  • Initial only
  • Initial Gratitude Journal
  • Initial Prayer Journal
  • Or no initial at all
Other Details
  • Mini composition book measures 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Approximately 80 sheets
  • Crimson red ribbon is looped through a brass hardware buckle
  • $3.75 each plus actual shipping
  • Local pickup available
  • Limited quantities available
  • Email me to place an order - Click here
  • 
    Initial only
    Gratitude Journal with initial
    Gratitude Journal without initial
    Prayer Journal with initial
    Inside Mini Composition Book
    Back - Crafts by Beth stamp
    

Baby Wipe Stamping

I just had to try this method of stamping - Baby Wipe Stamping.

Faux Stamp Pad
Stampin' Up! Products
  • These products were used to create the faux stamp pad
    • Clear Mount Stamp Case
    • Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Ink Refill
  • Crushed Curry textured cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
    • Scrap for 1 3/8" circle punch
  • Rich Razzleberry textured cardstock
    • Two pieces of cardstock, each measures 2 3/4" x 2 1/8 - for added textured, I glued two Apothecary Accent cutouts together
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Scraps for butterfly and sentiment
  • Delightful Dozen and Papillon Potpourri stamp sets
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Bird Builder, Elegant Butterfly, Trio Flower, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" circle hand punches
  • Framelits Apothecary Accents die
  • Simply Scored Stylus (to add depth to flowers)
  • Basic Jewel Pearls
  • Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue
    • Always use liquid glue when working with textured cardstock
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Baby Wipes (unscented)

Rather than try to show you through pictures, check out Patsy Waggoner's YouTube video.  Please take the time to "Thumb Up" and even leave a comment to show Patsy how much you appreciate her taking the time (hours) to create a video and teach the world how to stamp.  THANK YOU PATSY!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

It's Back to Spool Time

With EVERY $40 Stampin' Up! purchase, you will receive a FREE spool* of ribbon!  (Valued at $8.95)

Think of what you can do with FREE ribbon.  Sign up for my next workshop - Blender Basics!



Back to Spool Flyer click HERE.
Email me to place your order.

*You will not receive an actual wood spool.

Two Stamps = One Stamp

What is the thing you can do with clear mount stamps that you can't with wood mount?  Combine two stamps and stamp them together all at once.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Card base measures 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" (folded)
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • Layer is 2 3/4" x 3 5/8"
    • Strip measures 1" x 5 1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • Layer is 2 1/2" x 3 3/8"
  • Pattern Designer Series Paper - Dusty Durango
    • Layer measures 2" x 5 1/2"
  • Curly Cute and World Treasures stamp sets
  • Dusty Durango ink
  • Scallop Trim Border punch
  • Dimensionals
Plain Jane Card - Sometimes you have to cut your losses before you spend way too much time creating one card.