Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Everything Old Is New Again–Catered Crop Recipe Challenge

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A thread at the Splitcoast Stampers forum, Stamping Graveyard, made Linda nostalgic for paper craft supplies, embellishments and tools that have come, gone, come back, or left for good.

For this challenge just raid your paper craft stash for anything you think needs a resurgence and . . .

  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, September 13.
  • In honor of the Splitcoast Stampers thread that started this all you can also upload your project to the Splitcoast Stampers gallery with the keyword NEWAGAIN.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on September 14 to see if you’ve won an opportunity to be a guest designer

Here’s a Pinterest board of suggestions for supplies and tools that might need some new found love: Everything Old is New Again.  But don’t limit yourself to these suggestions - just grab anything from your stash that you think might feel a little neglected and give it some new-found love.

Confession time: in my craft room, when things go off trend, they usually see themselves hitting the road and I rarely regret getting rid of things—I’m all about moving on ;-) BUT I do still have some spiral clips hanging around so I got them out for this challenge.


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I started with a Sweet Tooth Card Stock base, onto which I stamped Romantic Script Background with Black Licorice Ink. then I stenciled a Steel Gray Card Stock panel with MPD Graduated Hearts Stencil and some embossing paste and adhered it to the base. I added a Blu Raspberry Card Stock panel stamped with Grid Background and Black Licorice Ink, then a Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics cut from Sweet Tooth Card Stock and stamped with a sentiment from LJD Together Forever using Black Licorice Ink. I popped the last two elements up on foam, then added a Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics cut from a piece of Sweet Tooth Card Stock stamped with Black Licorice Ink and Striped Backgrounds. I clipped them together with my spiral clip, then tied on some matching baker’s twine. The finishing touch was a few sparkly enamel dots.

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Another sentiment from LJD Together Forever was stamped on the inside with Steel Gray Ink.


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And that’s it! Go dig deep in your stash and find something from yesteryear, then come play along with the Catered Crop Recipe Challenge! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
LJD Together Forever, Grid Background, Striped Backgrounds, Romantic Script Background (MFT)
Ink:
Black Licorice Ink, Steel Gray Ink (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth Card Stock, Steel Gray Card Stock, Blu Raspberry Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
Stitched Circle STAX Die-namics, Fishtail Flags STAX Die-namics, MPD Graduated Hearts Stencil (MFT); embossing paste, baker’s twine, enamel dots, spiral clip, foam tape

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Monday, September 01, 2014

In the Background–Red Gingham Christmas (video included)

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Hi, all, I’m back today with another In the Background card and video. I hope you’ve enjoyed my previous ones and have learned just a little something along the way.

Have you looked at the calendar? Christmas is barreling down the pike and will be here before we know it so I thought I’d better get started on some cards. I never have enough and I always say I’m going to get started early but never do; maybe this is the year ;-)

In today’s video I’m going to show you how to make a darling little gingham checked background using a stencil and ink. MFT has a couple of great gingham stamps: LJD Textile Backgrounds and Gingham Background but sometimes you just need a smaller check. That’s what I’m going to show you to do in this video.

You can also see the video HERE on YouTube and I hope you’ll subscribe to my channel.



I started with a piece of Sweet Tooth Card Stock and taped it down to my grid paper, then taped down All Lined Up Stencil and applied Red Hot Ink. Then I turned my paper 90 degrees and sponged again to create a sweet little check pattern.


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To create my card, I trimmed down my newly stenciled paper and popped it up on foam on the base. I stamped a sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments on Black Licorice Card Stock with Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink and heat embossed with white embossing powder and did a little sponging a la the chalkboard technique. To finish it off, I added a couple of holly leaves from Christmas Ornaments Die-namics and some Copic marker colored clear gems for the berries.

On the inside is another sentiment from Seasonal Sentiments stamped with Black Licorice Ink.


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And that’s it! See you soon! This card is simple enough to mass produce and still be special and flat enough to be mail friendly. Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Seasonal Sentiments (MFT)
Ink:
Sweet Tooth Pigment Ink, Black Licorice ink, Red Hot Refill (MFT)
Paper:
Sweet Tooth Card Stock, Black Licorice Card Stock, Gumdrop Green Card Stock (MFT)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond,
Christmas Ornaments Die-namics, All Lined Up Stencil (MFT); foam tape, Copic marker, clear gems, white embossing powder, heat tool, sponge dauber


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Sunday, August 31, 2014

Week In Review–August 25–31, 2014

Here’s a recap of what I posted this past week…you know, in case you missed something ;-)

Guest Designing for Add a Little Dazzle!

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MFT August Creative Challenge–A Twist On a Classic Technique: Watercolor

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A Sunny Thank You–CTD #307

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Geek Is Chic and a Faux Tortoiseshell Video Tutorial–MFTWSC #191

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Vintage Hello–C4C #251

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Rainbow Hello–SSSC #234

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And that’s it for the past week at Paper Pursuits! Thanks so much for stopping by today! See you soon!

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Rainbow Hello–SSSC #234

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Hey, everyone, it’s time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge and Karen has another classic sketch for us today.


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My card started with a Steel Gray Card Stock base on which I stamped Wood Plank Background with Steel Gray Ink. Moving up, the next element is Sweet Tooth Card Stock on which I stenciled some embossing paste with On the Diagonal Stencil, then adhered it to my base. I searched through my stash and found some Sour Apple Card Stock that had been stamped with Steel Gray Ink and Grid Background and I popped that up on foam. Next, I did some water coloring on two pieces of Ranger water color paper. For the “sky”, I did a water color wash with SU! Pacific Point reinker, then on the other piece I did a rainbow water color wash with Grape Jelly Refill, Blu Raspberry Refill, Sour Apple Refill, Lemon Drop Refill, Orange Fizz Refill, and Red Hot Refill from MFT. Using TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics, I cut out the “hello”, adhered it to the sky, and added a few clouds from Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics. To see how I did the water color wash, check out my video in THIS post or on my YouTube channel.

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I popped the whole thing up on foam then, following the sketch, I added three metal dots.

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On the inside is a sentiment from LJD Grand Greetings, stamped with Steel Gray Ink.

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And that’s it! Be sure to check out what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Stampers have for you today: 

Thanks so much for stopping by! See you soon!


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~Supplies~
Stamps:
Grid Background, Wood Plank Background, LJD Grand Greetings (MFT)
Ink:
Steel Gray Ink, Grape Jelly Refill, Blu Raspberry Refill, Sour Apple Refill, Lemon Drop Refill, Orange Fizz Refill, Red Hot Refill (MFT); Pacific Point Reinker (SU!)
Paper:
Steel Gray Card Stock, Sweet Tooth Card Stock, Sour Apple Card Stock (MFT); water color paper (Ranger)
Accessories/tools: Vagabond;
TRANSFORM-ables Say Hello Die-namics, Witch Way Is the Candy? Die-namics, On the Diagonal Stencil (MFT); embossing paste, water brush, enamel dots, foam tape


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