Sunday, July 1, 2012

SU! Creative Crew Christmas In July!


Hi Stampers! 

July is here and another month with the Splitcoaststamper’s  Creative Crew! 
Again, we are hoping that you will join us this month – create a project and upload it to the Splitcoaststampers  Gallery- it is a lot of fun!  When you upload, make sure that you use the keywords that are highlighted in bold so we can all see your projects and comment (SUO- Stampin’ Up! Only and SUM= SU! Mostly)-

The theme this month is Christmas in July!!
Use the new Designer Series Paper, Be of Good Cheer and be inspired!  Don’t have the paper yet, use the colors in this designer series paper: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Very Vanilla (for July we are limiting ourselves to these colors and designer papers).

CCREW0712DF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - DSP/Color Focus: Create a Christmas card in the designated colors and/or dsp using the sketch below. 



Use all three colors on your card.    

CCREW0712CF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Catalog Focus: Create a non-traditional fold Christmas card using at least 2 of the colors. Use at least 2 Big Shot items on your card. You can incorporate the DSP if you wish. Embellish as you wish and link us to your choice of non-traditional fold.

CCREW0712HF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Holiday Focus: Aren't we already focusing on Christmas?  Make a masculine Christmas card using the designated colors. You may incorporate the DSP as you wish but remember to embellish lightly because it's a masculine card.

CCREW0712SF, CreativeCrew, SUO or SUM - Scrapbook Focus: Create a Christmas page layout using the designated color and/or Be of Good Cheer dsp. You may add pictures, if you wish, but it is not necessary. 


Here are the projects that I created this month:


For the CCREW0712DF DSP Focus:

Use the Embossing Buddy® to de-static a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp the tree using first Versamark™ ink and then again in Gumball Green Classic Ink.  Apply Clear Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder and heat with the Heat Tool. 

Mount onto Gumball Green cardstock and layer per the sketch onto the embossed background panel (I flipped the sketch to be able to accommodate the height of the tree image). 

Add the 3/8” Stitched Gumball Green Ribbon, Pearls and Tiny Tags to finish off the card.


Stamp Sets:  Snow Swirled, Tiny Tags

 Ink: Versamark™, Gumball Green

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Embossing Buddy®, Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss® Clear Embossing Powder, Jewelry Tag Punch, 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls


My first card for the CCREW0712CF Catalog Focus incorporates the Joy Fold (see the Splitcoaststampers tutorial here)- this was my very first Joy Fold card:-). 

Stamp the chickadee image from Beautiful Season and the sentiment from More Merry Message with Basic Black Classic Ink onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  Use an Aqua Painter with ink from the pad (press the pad while closed to allow the ink to touch the top of the pad) and color the leaves/berries with Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (also color the bird lightly with Basic Gray Classic Ink). 



Use the Big Shot with the Oval Designer Label Frame Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and tear the edges of the cardstock around the frame by hand.  To “distress” the paper, tear toward the image a bit and use your fingernail to curl the paper.  Using a Sponge Dauber, lightly apply Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the image to further “antique” the paper.   Use the Color Spritzer Tool with the Gumball Green marker to add more distressing and spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (mixed with 70% rubbing alcohol). 

Emboss a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Lightly Crumb Cake Classic Ink over the embossing and spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.

Assemble the card per the fold (mounting onto Cherry Cobbler cardstock, add the sentiment layer inside (under the bird image).  FYI- it was difficult to take a picture of this layer but I used the water-coloring technique on the holly leaves for the sentiment but did not spray with the Shimmer Paint. 

Cut the Finishing Touches Edgelit from Cherry Cobbler cardstock and add to the bottom interior edge.  Add the ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and mount the interior layer of embossed Very Vanilla (to cover the edges of the Edgelit and Seam Binding). 
  
Add the Pearls, ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon bow and raised sentiment layer to finish off the card. 

Stamp Sets:  Beautiful Season, More Merry Messages

 Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Basic Gray, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Gumball Green Stampin’ Write Marker

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Fancy Fold Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Designer Frames- Oval Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Sponge Daubers, Color Spritzer Tool, ½” Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spray, Pearls

I had so much fun making my first ever Joy Fold card that I decided to create another (versus the Scrapbook Page this month):

Color the floral image from Christmas Blessings and sentiment from More Merry Messages using Stampin’ Write markers in Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler and stamp onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  To create the arch top, insert the paper into the 2 ½” Circle Punch ( hold the punch so that the bottom of the punch is facing you and insert the paper down into the opening to allow only part of the paper to be punched). 

Create the embossed Very Vanilla panel with the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder.  Add the punched border using the Scallop Trim Border Punch, 3/8” Stitched Gumball Green Satin Ribbon, Be of Good Cheer DSP panels and Pearls finishing off the Joy Fold with the message panel on the inside. 

Once I finished the Joy Fold, I realized I had not incorporated a second Big Shot item so I added the Easel Card Panel with Top Note area on the inside for the message. 

Stamp Sets:  Christmas Blessings, Petite Pairs

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Be of Good Cheer DSP

 Ink: Stampin’ Write Markers- Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Fancy Fold Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Top Note Die, Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1” and 1 1/4” Circle Punch, 2 ½” Circle Punch, 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Pearls
I hope you enjoyed this Joy Fold Easel Card- it was quite a bit of work but fun creating it!

CCREW0712HF Holiday Focus- A Masculine Christmas Card:

Stamp the snowman image and sentiment from Merry Messages using Basic Black Classic Ink and watercolor with the Aqua Painter using Basic Black, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink. 

Use the Big Shot with the Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of the Be of Good Cheer DSP and lightly sand with the Sanding Block.  Cut the sentiment out using the Apothecary Accents Framelits as well as a piece of Gumball Green cardstock. 

Use the Paper Piercer with the Piercing Mat and Essentials™ Piercing Pack to create the piercing along the edges of the snowman image and the sentiment.  Draw the stitched lines using the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Write marker. 

Add the snowflakes using Gumball Green Classic Ink, layer the Very Vanilla pieces using the Finishing Touches Framelits, 3/8” Stitched Gumball Green Satin Ribbon to finish off the card. 

Isn’t he a handsome fellow?

Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages

 Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Be of Good Cheer DSP

Ink: Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Argyle Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Finishing Touches Edgelits , Apothecary Accents Framelits, Sanding Block,  Aqua Painter, 3/8” Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon, Piercing Tool, Piercing Mat,  Essentials™ Piercing Pack

Thanks again for visiting and I hope that you will join us for one (or all) of the challenges this month!  Have a great week stamping and creating- God Bless! 

2 comments:

Cindy Coutts said...

Oh my, your work is just stunning and this is no exception. Thank you so much for spearheading the effort to bring Stampin' Up! to the forefront again taking SCS back home to its roots. I've been all over the place but then you come home to simplify and make life easier :) God bless you for glorifying Him in all that you do with the gift that the Lord has given you.

Brenda Rigby Riehle said...

Your cards turned out gorgeous!! I especially liked the one with the birds. Thanks so much for sharing your projects.

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