Category Archives: Shopping Our Stash

Holiday Treat Box

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  • Dies –
    • Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
    • Impression Obsession “Snowflakes”
  • Patterned paper – S E I – Noel: Frigid Lights
  • Vellum – Silver – Paper Accents
  • Gemstone – Mark Richards Ltd.

Today for Black Friday I hosted a Make and Take at Runaway Art Studio. It was a little treat box made from fChristmasTreatBoxOpenour paper circles–very simple! I got the idea from the Hero Arts blog. When you use double-sided paper, it makes a nicely finished little box. I’ve had this paper in my stash for a while and Runaway had some left so we featured it and some other holiday papers from previous years for folks to choose from when they came to create the box. I’d had the snowflake die for a couple of years as well, but there’s nothing like a nice, intricate snowflake!

I am entering this in the Shopping our Stash Challenge #229, which is to create a project with materials from your stash with no stamping. This is just die-cuts and paper!

This would be a perfect favor for place settings or a nice little teacher or co-worker gift. And once the cutting is finished, it is very quick to put together. Thanks for stopping by.

 


Thanks from a shiny fox

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  • Dies:
    • Spellbinders “Foxy” and Labels One”
    • Simon Says Stamp “Thanks”
  • Metallic Gold cardstock
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Mermaid Lagoon, Cracked Pistachio, Squeezed Lemonade, Spiced Marmalade, and Picked Raspberry
  • Doodlebug sequins
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

First, I created the multi-colored background by painting with Distress Inks and water, and then spritzed it with a little more water to get some nice spots! Then I die-cut it and the fox and sentiment and put them altogether. I unified it with more metallic gold by adding the sequins. I mounted the pieces on black to make the colors pop. The Shopping our Stash Challenge #228 is Thanks, which appropriate since Thanksgiving is just a couple of days away. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Thanksgiving!


Retro Sketch #179–and put a bird on it!

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  • Stamps –
    • Ranger/Dina Wakley Media “Scribbly Birds”
    • Printworks “Thank You”
  • Patterned papers – KaiserCraft “Outdoor Trail” 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Ranger Distress inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Bundled Sage and Dried Marigold
  • Wood button – Prima Marketing
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins – Orange
  • Twine – Little B – Naturals
  • Cardstock – Bazzill
  • Kraft paper

I created this card with one of the cute bird images by Dina Wakley. First I applied Ranger Distress inks to the paper, blending the three colors in a somewhat random manner. Then I stamped the image onto the inked cardstock and cut it out. This background paper is spot varnished, so it has a real sheen to it (I think you can see it in the photo). I used the current challenge sketch at Retro Sketches (#179) and also will enter this in the Shopping Our Stash #217: Put a Bird on it! Using inspiration from the sketch to put this card together was pretty fun. Thanks for visiting today.


Red, Red Wine

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  • Stamp – Inkadinkado “Larger Glass”
  • Patterned paper – KaiserCraft “Rustic Harmony” 6-1/2″ paper pad
  • Fiber – Basic Grey
  • Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist – Biscotti
  • Ranger Distress Inks – Barn Door, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents

The Shopping Our Stash Challenge #204 is Red, Red Wine. I decided to pull out a nice, wood-mounted stamp I’ve had for a long time for this occasion! I colored the image by applying Distress inks and blending them together, then spritzed it with the Perfect Pearls mist for a nice sheen and a couple of drops of water. Unfortunately, it is difficult to see the effect in the photo! Adding the mist and water gives it a little bit more of an aged look to the vintage image. The strip of trim is from an old Basic Grey pack I also had in my stash. Thanks for visiting today.


Sending Hedgehugs – SOS Love Me Do

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Stamps – Lawn Fawn “Hedgehugs”
  • Dies – Lawn Fawn “Hedgehugs” Lawn Cuts and Spellbinders Nestabilities “Lacey Ovals”
  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “We Go Together” collection: “Budding Romance” and “XOXO”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’ve had these little Lawn Fawn hedgehog stamps in my stash for a little while and I finally got around to stamping and coloring them! I used Copic markers to give them a little color, hopefully showing enough strokes that there is an indication of little hedgehog spines. The Shopping our Stash (SOS #186) challenge this week is “Love Me Do,” requiring us to create a love-themed project. Thanks for stopping by.


Pumpkin full o’ penguins

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  • Stamp – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hello Pumpkin” set
  • Die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Curved Rectangles” die
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Paper Distresser tool – Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Signature Essentials – purple
  • Ric-Rac, button and fiber from stash
  • Copic markers

This main image a favorite from The Cat’s Pajamas since it features penguins and Halloween in the same stamp! Perfect for the TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #277 with all of the Halloween-y colors. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some spooky fiber to the button that I’ve had for years. Actually, I’ve had everything I used for this card for years! I guess that’s why it is so appropriate that Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 174 is Halloween. I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration, Paper Players Challenge #219. I don’t think I’ve ever made one card that fit three challenges before! Finally, I distressed the edges of the cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.


Beanstalk Birthday Wishes

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  • Patterned papers –
    • Graphic 45 “An Eerie Tale” 8 X 8″ pad
    • My Mind’s Eye “Collectable: Beautiful”
  • Stamp – from Hero Arts “Messages with Flourish” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty”
  • Stickers – Hot Off The Press Dazzles “Autum Splendor”
  • Pearls and Gems – Hero Arts “Earth Mixed Accents”
  • Cardstock – Bazzill and Paper Accents

I’ve got Jack and the Beanstalk featured for this card. This Graphic 45 paper collection is so pretty and it includes a number of Eerie Tales with sort of a Halloween theme. The copper colored stickers work nicely with the oranges in the papers. I’ve had those stickers in my stash for quite some time as well as the little blingy bits! I think this fits the “It’s the Most Colorful Time of the Year” challenge at Shopping Our Stash, since I used a number of Fall colors, plus green. Thanks for visiting today.

 


Little bird for you

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  • Dies – Memory Box “Perched Reed Bird” and “Woodland Branch”
  • Stamp – Avery Elle “Oh Happy Day”
  • Patterned paper – Crate Paper “The Pier: Surf Shop” (both sides)
  • Brads – Creative Impressions
  • Embossing Powder – Stampendous – Aqua
  • Faber Castell Gelatos
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

For this clean and simple card, I used the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches (#153). I die cut the bird from cardstock on which I’d blended several colors of Gelatos with a baby wipe. After it was cut, I added a little more color with Gelatos and blended the colors together until I was happy with the look. I was able to match the color of the bird with my embossing powder, which I was pretty pleased about! I picked up the green in the bird and the patterned paper with the brads.

On another note, as far as I know, I don’t have a chicken stamp! The Shopping Our Stash challenge for this week is to create a card with a chicken image (because it is Chicken Month), or to use another type of bird image. So I opted for this little bird. Thanks for visiting today.


Valentine with a little sparkle

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  • Patterned papers – Crate Paper “Paper Heart Collection: Define (both sides) and Cupid (both sides)
  • Twine – American Crafts
  • Bling – Queen and Co. “Twinkle Goosebumps”
  • Kraft cardstock – Paper Accents

This is a simple Valentine consisting of punched circles from patterned paper. I added some twine and some sparkly, dimensional “stones” in the centers of the folded circle embellishments. The Shopping Our Stash weekly challenge is to use something shiny, sparkly, glittery, etc. This card was a little understated without the bling, so I think the sparkle did it some good! Thanks for stopping by today.


My Squirrely Valentine

 

 

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  • Die – Memory Box “Secret Squirrel”
  • Die – Memory Box “Mini Heart Collection”
  • Die – Simon Says Stamp “Medium Tags”
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Standard Circles Large”
  • Stamp – Simon Says Stamp “Tag Sayings”
  • Patterned paper – SEI “With All My Heart”
  • Pearls – KaiserCraft
  • Heart Rain Dots – Cloud 9 Design
  • Paper String – Tim Holtz Idea-ology
  • Glitter pen – Sakura Gelly Roll – Clear Star
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

It is always good to incorporate a squirrel into any card! This Valentine is for my son, who is rather fond of these furry creatures. This design, which I made up as I went, is pretty fun with some of the elements extending over the edge of the card base. CAS-ual Friday Challenge #127 this week is to do just that. It also is a perfect card for Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart. I pulled a number of different supplies out of my stash for this. There was glitter and shine in the paper, stickers, and faux stitching that I drew around the edges with glitter pen. The only thing that I hadn’t used before was the patterned paper and the squirrel die. Since I was pretty much snowed-in, I had to use my stash, right? So I guess this is appropriate to post for the Shopping Our Stash Challenge #137: Love Me Tender. Thanks for visiting today.