by Stacey Cogswell, Independent Stampin'Up Demonstrator

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wreath Builder technique

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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I've been seeing all kinds of cards created using the Stamparatus and a star like template to make what is being called the Wreath Builder Technique.  So, I thought I would give it a try. I love it!  Basically, you use the Stamparatus to stamp the same image in in exactly the same place on each corner of the paper. You keep stamping and turning the paper until you have a "wreath" image.  I've found that this technique works better with smaller stamp images or multiple small images. I was having so much fun stamping that I continued the technique to the envelope. Yes, the word "amazing" was heat embossed and then fussy cut by hand. This card was made using several Sale-a-bration products....which are still available until the end of March!

Products used to make this card:
Card Stock: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist and Calypso Coral
Ink: Lemon Lime Twist, Calypso Coral and VersaMark for heat embossing.
Stamp Set: Beautiful Peacock and Amazing You.....each FREE with a $50 order
DSP: Bubbles and Fizz....FREE with a $50 order
Accessories: 2" circle punch, 1 3/4" circle punch, gold embossing powder and white ribbon (sorry retired)

Enjoy,
Stacey

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Double Flip Fun Fold Card

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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Created by Stacey Cogswell
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Created by Stacey Cogswell
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I just love fun folds so when I saw this Double Flip Fun Fold tutorial by Dawn Griffith, I knew I just had to make one. This fun fold creates a card with in a card. The first little card opens to reveal the first greeting and then the card continues to open to reveal a second greeting. I will have to admit I did change the measurements for the layers a little bit and there are a lot of layers, but it's worth it. I used the new Sale-a-bration stamp called Blossoming Basket for the basket and butterfly and the greetings are from the stamp set called Special Celebrations. I have a "three" or "triangle" rule that I try to use on every card. What does that mean? Well, it means you want to create a "triangle" of "three" places on the card with the same color. On this card I used the yellow in the flowers with the yellow ribbon and the small colored yellow flowers on the DSP. This rule helps to create a completed look on the card. Try it and see what you think. If you'd like to see the video on how to make this card, click here Youtube

Products used on the card:
Blossoming Basket stamp set (Free Sale-a-bration item)
Special Celebrations stamp set page 23 of annual catalog
Petal Passion DSP page 23 of Occasions catalog
Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon page 198 of annual catalog
Alcohol Blends
Whisper White and Basic Black card stock
Black embossing powder and VersaMark ink
Wink-a-stella (love a little sparkle!)

Enjoy,
Stacey

Cherry Pie with Filling

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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So, I did a little addition to my cherry pie....I added the cherry filling by coloring in the little squares with a real red marker.  I like it even more now!

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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I was inspired by a fellow demonstrator, Erica Mccarthy Cerwin, to make this card using the new SAB Basket Weave embossing folder. As you can see, I was going for the cherry pie look. They only thing I might have done differently would be to sponge a little color on the pie to make it look "baked". I put the "slice" of pie on the inside of the card, which is fun too. Paired with the Cool Treats stamp set for the greeting, I think it turned out pretty cute!

Enjoy!
Stacey

Friday, February 16, 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Happy 5th Anniversary to Paper Pumpkin!

Wahoo!! Paper Pumpkin is celebrating it's 5th anniversary with a free gift! Paper Pumpkin is such a fun was to craft and everything (except adhesive) is included in the kit so you can start the project as soon as it arrives. Subscribe between now and March 10th to receive the March kits and the included Free gift.

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Sunday, February 4, 2018

Brusho Crystal Colour card #3

Created by Stacey Cogswell
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I've been having fun trying to figure out how to use all the pretty papers I made with the Brusho Crystal Colour. I've decided that it's a lot easier to use a small piece of the paper instead of covering the entire background. For this card I knew I wanted to color the shoes  with the Brusho to look like denim, so I also used the Blue Brusho to create a stone washed denim looking piece of paper as well.  I let very little white space, just enough to give it interest. I have a "three" rule, which means you pick a color and place it on three different places on the card. For this card, it's the silver. I placed a piece of silver paper behind the die cut stars, silver embossed the greeting and added silver embossed dots on the Brusho strip of paper. I like the "three" rule because I feel that it's more pleasing to the eye and it gives balance to the card.

Products Used to Create this Card:

Stamp set: Epic Celebration. A free Sale-a-bration items with a $50 order
                  Magical Mermaid for the "sand" stamp to embossing dots onto the Brusho paper strip
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil and Water Color paper
Ink: Blue Brusho Crystal Colour, VersaMark
Accessories: Silver Embossing Powder, Night of Navy Marker for faux stitching, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (Stars) and Stitched Shapes Framelits

Hope you like it!
Smiles,
Stacey