Happy Hour, Use them or Lose them

Use them or lose them #14, project 2

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I am playing with the Happy Hour stamp set.  After letting the paper I chose for the previous project take over a little I decided instead to go for a stamping technique for these two cards.

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I used different shades of ink to stamp out the same glass and kept it simple.

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This time I chose to stamp a background from the word cheers using different shades of ink.  Love how this worked, but not as happy with the stamping over the top… might have been better to create a panel to do this?

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I added some dots of glitter to both of them although not sure that you can’t see that on the picture.

So I am happier with these cards for showing off the stamps but not sure I would use them much.  These are still an undecided set for this challenge… so will keep them for now and maybe try them again in a few months?

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Happy Hour, Use It Up Saturday

Use them or lose them #14: Happy Hour

So this year I have decided to challenge myself to make a set of cards, scrapbook page or journal layout using each of my stamp sets as I know I have some I rarely use!

This week I plumped for Happy Hour… the cocktail based set which retired a while ago.

I also decided to make a bit of a one sheet wonder with a piece of double sided scrapbook paper although didn’t end up using all of it as there were some damaged parts of the paper. I also used scraps for all the mounts too.

Strawberry daiquiri anyone?

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Love how these all look but if I am honest it is more because of the paper than the stamps… undecided about keeping this set now even though I thought I would love it… wonder how I will feel after set number 2.

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Happy Hour

Chin chin!

Today I have two cards to blog about… A “his and her” type of thing!  These are cards I made for my parents stash of cards and there is one more feminine in colour etc, and the other more suited to a male recipient.  I say this lightly as I am always preaching to my daughter that all colours are for all genders but you know it is difficult to give a man a pink card unless you are absolutely sure he won’t be offended! 

So I took the same stamp set… Happy Hour… And created these two fun cards using the fabulous Brushos! 

I used just one colour brusho for this (violet I think) and then edged the panel in black, stamped the image and sentiments in black and added lots of layers, including a glittered piece of cardstock, and then it is on a pink card blank I made myself. 

 

The next one is a similar theme… 

This time I added two colours of Brusho (yellow and turquoise I think).  Then I stamped the glasses in Daffodil delight and attempting Turquoise and did the background stamping in black.  This time I kept to one layer, a piece of fab blue Mirri card, and created and sticky up type of card.

 

So my his and her type cards using similar products and both look so different, but equally fab! 

Entering these into the anything goes challenge this week at … Craftyourpassion challenge blog.

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Festival of Trees, Happy Hour

Prepping for last weeks class created a Treesday! 

Last weeks inky gelli plate class preparation included me making a Christmas card… I know, random old me!   Anyways it certainly is one of those Treesdays ones too! 

 
I used the gelli plate to create a background using the Hardwood stamp and then the fabulous Festival of Trees stamps.  This I mounted onto a card blank, with the addition of a bit of Gorgeous Grunge to finish off! 
  
Quite a simple card… But maybe a tad annoying to create over and over on the gelli plate. 

Happy crafting! 

Catherine 

Christmas Collectibles, Designer Series Paper, Happy Hour, Modern Ornament Punch, Use It Up Saturday

UIUS! Three little cuties!

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Back to the Christmas card Use It Up challenge and have three cards that are all on their own!

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I bought a stack of 8×8 Christmas paper at a craft show once and have hardly used it. The designs are a bit rustic really and not really very me anymore, but I still find them attractive. Some sheets were amongst the DSP I started sorting out for the second batch of Use It Up and so these three cards are pretty much on their own as they all have a handmade card blank to start with and their colour scheme is a little odd with the Strawberry Slush SU cardstock and Worn Lipstick distress ink combo!

Two are very similar in design as the picture paper sort of became the feature…

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I just added the sentiment from the Happy Hour stamp set and some card candi to embellish.

The other I thought they needed the ornament toppers using the Christmas Collectible stamp set with coordinating punch…

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Again the sentiment and card candi used as final touches… And the result is three cute cards, which are all on their own in design.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Designer Series Paper, Happy Hour, Sheena Douglass Embossing Folders

Freebie Christmas crafting!

Not much about Christmas is free these days. But thanks to my friend Karen we planned a free class from her generously donated bits and pieces. Every so often she clears some crafty stash out and has generously been donating it to mine! So it was time to share the stash and so I contributed a few card blanks, snippets of ribbon and stamps into the mix for people to have a class at my house…. For free! Well that was the plan. Unfortunately due to a series of unfortunate events (love Lemony Snickett!) I had to postpone the class twice, and so instead I have made everyone a goody bag of the ingredients for the cards to take home and play with next time they arrive here instead!

Here are the samples that I made… And as you can see there are a few very different styles going on!

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I didn’t provide instructions in the goodie bags, but instead provided the same set for everyone to use of precut papers, some stamped images etc, and then people could do as they wished with the supplies. A couple of the card blanks were already stamped (they were leftovers from a commissioned project last year so seemed a good way to use them up) so people could just build the cards how they wanted! Looking forward to seeing how they develop them!

Happy crafting!

Catherine