Winter Cabin Paper Lantern

Hello Everyone!

Gee it has been awhile! As I mention in my video, I’m really not sure what I’ve been keeping busy with, but I’ve been keeping busy with everything EXCEPT stamping! I spent some time traveling to Northern Colorado to visit my daughter and grand-daughter in May. I also spent a few weeks in May having my kitchen cabinets re-painted.  What a mess that was, since I had to totally empty them and I had stuff EVERYWHERE!!  Then in June we traveled to my hometown, Struthers, Ohio, to celebrate my mother’s 90th birthday with close family. Since we’ve been back I’ve been busy, but if I had to tell you EXACTLY what I’ve been busy with, I would not be able to say.

I have managed to get into my craft room to complete a few crafts, mostly other than stamping. THIS one is my most recent stamp project which doesn’t really involve stamping at all. I really like these Cabin Dies and the Peaceful Cabin stamp set.

I’ve always had a fascination with paper lanterns especially after seeing some of the really cool ones when I browse Pintrist.   I made my grand-daughter a paper lantern hot air balloon basket for Easter…that was in April.  It turned out really cute.  You can find those on Pintrist as well.  I purchased that paper lantern at a local craft store…it was round.  But as I was browsing Pintrist,  I quickly realized that I need one of those fancy paper crafting machines where you buy programs to print out the patterns for all of  the lanterns similar to this one.  So….I decided to create my own pattern that can be printed out on a regular computer printer, hand traced onto a piece of card stock and then cut out.

This is the pattern I developed.  I have a link to a printable pdf that I am willing to share, but please keep in mind, I am only able to do this after you place an order in my Stampin’ Up! online store.  The video I share is very long to watch (about 38 minutes) as this is NOT a quick project.   I did manage to cut the video down from 60 minutes.  🙂

 

 

DISCLAIMER:  THIS LANTERN IS MADE TOTALLY OUT OF PAPER and ONLY AN ELECTRIC CANDLE (battery run) SHOULD BE USED.

(Unfortunately, I felt the disclaimer was necessary!)

Here is a list of measurements for the card stock.  You will need…

  1.  Night of Navy card stock—4 pieces that measure 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2 “, 4 pieces that measure 3-3/4″ x 4-3/4″, 1 piece that measures 1″ x 6″, 1 piece that measures 4″ x 4″ with score marks at the 1″ mark on all 4 sides to make the electric candle stand, and 1 piece that measure 8′ x 2”.  The 8″ x 2″ piece should be scored with the long edge at the top of your score tool at 1-7/8″, 3-3/4″, 5-5/8″, and 7-1/2″  You also need a piece of scrap Night of Navy

      2.  Vellum card stock—4 pieces that measure 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ and 4 pieces that measure 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″

Other items you will need in assembling this lantern are  a ruler and pencil.  You will also need an electronic candle.

Now…get yourself your favorite drink and sit back and enjoy the video.  As I mention in the video, I had a few stops and starts during the entire process.  You would think at this point I would have learned to make sure the camera battery is charged and I have a big enough memory chip inserted into the camera.  What can I say?!

 

 

 

Until next time!  Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 
 

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Friends are like Seashells…

“Friends are like seashells, you collect them along the way!”  And in my life I have been blessed to have collected many!  Some have been life-long friends.  Some are are recent friends that I know I will eventually be able to call life-long friends.  Some were friends because of our common circumstance.  And of course, there have been those who I thought were friends.  It happens.  Their loss!

Today I’m sharing several cards I’ve created using Friends are like Seashells stamp set.  The first two pictured below use the Pearlescent paper Stampin’ Up! sells along with Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper.  I included the items I used to create these two cards at the end of the item showcase at the bottom of this post.   The video includes the process for creating your OWN pearlescent paper and a card using it.  You may have already seen other videos on this technique.  I like it because it is quick and simple, and you can create peralized paper in any color you want.  By the way,  I love this entire suite of products!

The easel card base requires two pieces of card stock.  The first piece measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and it is scored at 5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″.  The second piece measures 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″.  To see how to assemble an easel card, Splitcoaststampers  has a good tutorial.

And finally, my video!  I hope you enjoy it!  Happy Stamping!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SNEAK PEAK—SALE a-bration Corner Bouquet!

Would you like to get a sneak peak of an upcoming stamp set?

How about a sneak peak at a new tool that will become available in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog?

Yes!  I knew you would!

In the 2021 SALE -a-bration catalog, one of the stamp sets that will be available with any  $50.00 purchase of product will be CORNER BOUQUET stamp set.  A new tool coming in the 2021 January to June Mini are blending brushes.  In the video below, I will show you one way you can use both together.  Watch and I think you will enjoy what you see.

The blending brushes are so easy to use and they are practically fool proof!  I think they are better than using sponges or sponge daubers when you need to blend colors together.  They give your stamped piece a much smoother blended look.  Watch the video and see…

 

 

 

Until next time!

Happy Stamping  🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Curvy Christmas Card

Hi Stampers!

Thought I would take a break from the post-election drama and do a little crafting. And in the process I have created a new video for you.

Yes, I know, I haven’t been around for awhile. As I mentioned in the beginning of September, family was visiting until the middle of October and then the rest of the time just got away from me.

I have managed to create a few Christmas cards and I thought I would share this one with you as well.  I believe this bundle is now available for everyone to purchase.  I’ll tell you what, I think it is a great deal.  The only way to get the Curvy Dies is to purchase the variety bundle, but it is well worth it.  You will get TWO stamp sets that you really can use year round!  And I am so OBSESSED  with the Snowflake Splendor DSP and these colors for Christmas.  They are not traditional at all and sometimes it is fun to go against the grain!.  Anyway, I hope you enjoy the video and the project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time!