Sunday, November 22, 2020

Snowflakes in Wood

The snow started to fall this afternoon! It's very pretty when I can sit in my craft room, watch it collect on the truck in the driveway and don't have to leave the house. Have you had your first snow storm of this season? Days like today was my inspiration when stamping the snowflakes onto the wood design paper from the In Good Taste designer series paper. The snowflakes are from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set, stamped using Versamark ink and heat set with Whisper White embossing powder. 

The first time I embossed was at a Team Christmas shoe box swap at my upline's home east of Winnipeg a few months after becoming a demonstrator the first time 13 years ago. One of the ladies on the team had a card for us to create and it had heat embossing. I knew there had to be a way to get embossed sentiments or images onto cards but had no idea how to do it! It was so easy!! Stamp the image using clear Versamark ink onto your piece of paper (cardstock or designer series paper). Versamark ink is a sticky clear ink. Next sprinkle the colour of your choice over the stamped image. The embossing powder will stick to the Versamark ink. Next use a Heat Tool to melt the embossing powder, but be careful that you don't heat your fingers or overheat the embossing powder. I like to hold my project at different angles to make sure I melted all the embossing powder. You can always go back and reheat the portion that didn't get enough heat the first time. Suggestion when embossing large sections like the card front on this card, stamp then emboss in sections. With the clear ink it can be hard to see where you've stamped already. I like to stamp a few times then heat set with embossing powder then repeat until I have the desired look. 
 
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
The Wednesday Night Market is happening this Wed Nov 25th starting at 8pm Eastern!! I'll be live at 9pm. Head on over to their Facebook page and turn on notifications: https://www.facebook.com/TheWednesdayNightMarket I look forward to sharing with you my products!
Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781
Join us on Dec 5th for our next Crop Kingston Virtual Crop using the Playful Patterns designer series paper! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes November 22nd. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3188921181166135/
December's cute and cuddly Beary Comforting 🧸 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed to uplift your loved ones! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Sign up for this adorable kit by Dec 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Friday, November 20, 2020

Pretty Cards and Paper Blog Hop - Forever Fern

 
Welcome to October's Pretty Cards & Paper Blog Hop and thank you for stopping by! This month we are using the Forever Fern designer series paper.

Some of the designs of the Forever Fern DSP work really well for Christmas like the piece on my card. I think it looks like a waterfall or tall grass. The In The Pines bundle is a good way to make some beautiful cards for Christmas or for other occasions. 
 
To create the stamped tree: stamp the detailed part first using Memento black ink, then using the solid image ink the stamp with Shaded Spruce ink, stamp off onto a scrap piece of paper and then stamp over the detailed image. Then die cut using the Pine Wood dies and adhere to your card using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

My tip for you: an easy way to adhere the green foil tree to your card is to use a piece of an Adhesive Sheet. Cut down the sheet to the size you need, peel off the protective layer, lay the sticky side down to the backside of the foil piece you will cut and finally burnish the Adhesive Sheet using a Bone Folder to make sure it sticks. Run this piece through the Stampin' Cut & Emboss machine. Peel away the die cut layer! You might have to pull the backing off depending if the die cut all the way through. Now you have a ready to place tree.

Next up you can visit these other blogs to see what they are sharing with us today:
 
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
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Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781
Join us on Dec 5th for our next Crop Kingston Virtual Crop using the Playful Patterns designer series paper! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes November 22nd. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3188921181166135/
December's cute and cuddly Beary Comforting 🧸 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed to uplift your loved ones! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Sign up for this adorable kit by Dec 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Crop Kingston - 'Tis The Season Virtual Crop

On Saturday we held our November 'Tis The Season Virtual Crop in our private Facebook group. It was fun to create some additional projects for you and to watch what Lisa created!
This is my original card that the instructions were included in the PDF. I picked out strips of the 'Tis The Season designer series paper that were left over from our other cards. For my sample card I used strips featuring the colour green. The strips are 4" x 0.75".
My second card uses the same pieces that were included in the Cards to Go packet but using red based designer series paper pieces. Just changing up that one detail changes the look of the card.
Join us for our upcoming Patterns Virtual Crop with Crop Kingston on Saturday December 5th! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes November 22nd. Check out the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/3188921181166135/
 
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
December's cute and cuddly Beary Comforting 🧸 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed to uplift your loved ones! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Sign up for this adorable kit by Dec 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

A Few Of My Favourite Things

One of my favourite stamp sets from the 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue is the Nothing's Better Than stamp set. It has chocolate and cookies! Two of my favourite things 🍫🍪

You may not recognize this stamp set. This is the oldest stamp set I have in my stash! The very first stamp set I bought. It's called Paint Prints and it's from 2005 but I bought it used in 2007. What is your oldest Stampin' Up! stamp set in your collection? Leave me a comment below! The colours used on this card are: Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Soft Sea Foam, Highland Heather and Very Vanilla. 

These cards were created during my Facebook live last week. The video is below if you missed watching it. Join me this Thursday at 7pm for my next live!
 
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
 

Join us on Dec 5th for our next Crop Kingston Virtual Crop using the Playful Patterns designer series paper! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes November 22nd. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3188921181166135/

December's cute and cuddly Beary Comforting 🧸 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed to uplift your loved ones! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Sign up for this adorable kit by Dec 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Cozy Moose with Foil

Hello my name is Amanda and I LOVE the Moose stamp and punch in the Merry Moose bundle!❤️ Don't get me wrong, the little racoon is adorable as well BUT that moose! To create this card I've used some of my new favourite accessories as well. Can you spot the Iridescent Pearls? In the catalogue they looked very bluish but in real life they can have a greenish hue to them as well. And the Silver foil embossed using the new Evergreen Forest 3D embossing folder really pops behind those stamped trees and the moose.
 
How about you? Drop me a comment below to let me know which stamp set is your favourite. Then head over to my Facebook page at 7:30pm tonight to watch me create 2 cards using an old favourite and a new favourite stamp set during my live crafting show.

Supplies (click here to view all items)

Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Quite Curvy Notecards

Aren't those birds adorable? You can find them in the Quite Curvy stamp set, a lovely set that will be in the Jan-Jun 2021 Mini Catalogue and an early release available right now. It was so quick to snip out the birds from cardstock after stamping them in Early Espresso ink. With the beautiful warm weather we had this week it feels more like summer and creating with this new set was a nice change from creating fall and Christmas projects.
What makes these cards quick and easy is using Note cards & Envelopes to quickly create some lovely cards. You can also add some of the pretty Christmas Classic designer series paper to the outside flap of the envelope and stamp the front with a birdie to brighten the envelope.
 
These note cards were created during my Facebook live last week. The video is below if you missed watching it. Join me this Thursday at 7:30pm for my next live!

Supplies (click here to view all items)


Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda
Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781
December's cute and cuddly Beary Comforting 🧸 Paper Pumpkin Kit is designed to uplift your loved ones! With the help of this bear-themed kit, you can create 12 unbearably cute cards featuring warm and fuzzy friends, sweet stamps, and meaningful messages. Sign up for this adorable kit by Dec 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
Join us on Dec 5th for our next Crop Kingston Virtual Crop using the Playful Patterns designer series paper! Choose from our Card To Go Kit, Scrapbook To Go Kit or Virtual Crop Access Pass! Each option includes a PDF of the card & scrapbook projects along with access to our exclusive Facebook group where we will share live videos, additional ideas using the products and more! The Card and Scrapbook Kits To Go include cardstock, embellishments and product needed to create the projects. Registration closes November 22nd. See more here: https://www.facebook.com/events/3188921181166135/

Friday, November 06, 2020

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - Holidays

Welcome to November's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! This month we are sharing projects with the theme of Holidays.
I decided to share the Christmas Countdown kit. Decorate one side of the boxes using the die-cut and pre-designed pieces to create a hand-crafted advent décor. Fill the boxes with your favourite chocolate (mine is Ferrero Roche), candy, small toys or money! You can also decorate the other side of the mini boxes for another occasion to count down - birthdays, Easter or use it to store small items on your desk.

Supplies (click here to view all items)
Thank you for stopping by! ~ Amanda 
Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Amanda Farlinger You Are Here
 
November’s Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin Kit is a cute, gingerbread-themed kit and contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting.  Sign up by Nov 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
 
Join me for a free Online Workshop on Tue Nov 25th starting at 7:30pm! Creating and sharing projects using the Heartwarming Hugs designer series paper. Join me over on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/266053647891781