Waffle Flower Crafts NEW Release: Stitched Love

Hi friends! Happy Tuesday! Please welcome back the fabulous Channin Pelletier as a guest on our blog today! She is using BRAND NEW Waffle Flower Crafts stamps that are perfect for Valentine’s Day or anytime you’d like to share some love! Be sure to watch the video and enjoy!

Waffle Flower Crafts NEW Release: Stitched Love

Hello everyone! It’s Channin here and I’m thrilled to on Simon Says Stamp’s blog today sharing how to create this adorable card using some new products from Waffle Flower Crafts!

I just love all the cross stitch-themed sets by Waffle Flower and this Stitched Love Stamp Set is definitely another winner. I love that there are matching dies making positioning these pears an absolute breeze!

First, I stamped a woodgrain background on an A2 card base (8 ½” x 5 ½”) made from white cardstock using the Layering Woodgrain Stamp Set. I used Waffle Flower inks, My Pleasure and Tickled Pink. I then stamped both pears from the Stitched Love Stamp Set in Distress Oxide Twisted Citron on some white cardstock. Then without even cleaning the stamps, I partially inked the pears with Distress Oxide Peeled Paint and stamped again. This creates a gradation on the pears and creates a nice sense of volume. Next, I stamped the second layer for the pears in Peeled Painted, then the stems in Walnut Stain, and lastly, their little faces in VersaFine Onyx Black. I then stamped the largest heart from the set in My Pleasure and then partially inked it up in Candied Apple and stamped the heart again. Next, I die cut the images out with the Stitched Love Matching Dies and then stamped a sentiment on card front in VersaFine Onyx Black. Lastly, I adhered the die cut images with foam tape.

Thank you for joining me today! Have a wonderful day!

~Channin

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Waffle Flower Crafts NEW Release: Stitched Love

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Waffle Flower STITCHED LOVE Clear…
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Waffle Flower STITCHED LOVE Die Set…
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Waffle Flower MY PLEASURE Dye Ink Pad…
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Waffle Flower TICKLED PINK Dye Ink…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tsukineko VersaFine ONYX BLACK Ink…
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Simon Says Stamp SMALL TEFLON BONE…
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MISTI MEMORY MISTI PRECISION STAMPER…
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MISTI CREATIVE CORNERS Positioning…
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NEODYMIUM BLOCK MAGNET Rectangle NBM
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3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE…
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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Channin for being our guest!

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Studio Monday with Nina-Marie: Lawn Fawn Spinner Card

Studio Monday with Nina-Marie

Hello crafters! I hope you are enjoying your holiday season so far! Today I am sharing a new SPIN on holiday crafting with some adorable Lawn Fawn spinner cards! Have you ever tried a spinner card? If you haven’t, I encourage you to give it a try; I think you’ll find it is very simple indeed!

Studio Monday: Lawn Fawn Spinners

I had such a blast creating these spinners; you can see I made two of them! Each features a non-traditional holiday color scheme, one more masculine and the other more feminine. This is a great example of how by simply changing the colors around, you can achieve a completely different feel on your card!

Studio Monday: Lawn Fawn Spinners

That adorable bear from Beary Happy Holidays is absolutely precious (and super-easy to color!). I even turned the bear into a panda!! In the video I’ll show you how I did that. ;) The Beary Happy Holidays stamp and die set from Lawn Fawn makes creating a spinner card like this simple and fun because the set includes a front and back to the bear.

Studio Monday: Lawn Fawn Spinners

The snowflakes in the background are from a Memory Box frame die that I was dying (pardon the pun!) to use again; Dancing Snowflakes. The playful feel of the snowflakes coordinated perfectly with Lawn Fawn’s Mini Snowflake die set; this is the die set I used to further embellish the frame around the ice skating bears.

Studio Monday: Lawn Fawn Spinners

Because I love adding little details to my cards, I played around and added small hearts in place of the letter “o” on each of my cards. The die was a random mini heart die I found in my stash. You could use any heart die you like or even mini heart stickers (like the Doodlebug Rainbow Heart Sprinkles).

I hope you will be checking out the video below to see how I built these precious spinner cards using some of Lawn Fawn’s fabulous stamps and dies! Thanks so much for visiting with me today; stop back next week for another Studio Monday tutorial from me!

 

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Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium…
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Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Hi friends! Please join me in welcoming back the incredible Paula Cheney as a guest on our blog! She has made a truly gorgeous Bauble tree that would be super fun to recreate and add a festive decoration to your home! Read on to learn more!

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Hi friends!
I’m glad to be here on the Simon Says Stamp blog sharing a super fun Christmas project! I absolutely loved making this project and to be honest I want to make more with different colors of Alcohol ink! Once you read through the instructions you will see how easy this project is…a little chipboard, Alcohol Ink and Baubles and you are half way there! Follow along and I’ll show you how I did it:

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 1: Paint Framed Panel with Black Soot Distress Paint. Let dry.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 2: Use Collage Medium to glue the painted frame to the panel. Cut paper to fit the frame. I used the turquoise and red plaid found in the Christmas Paper Stash but there are many other choices on the pad that would work beautifully. Paint a thin layer of Collage Medium over the surface of the paper to seal (do not skip this step). Let dry.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 3: Using a piece of chipboard, cut out a triangle 4” wide and 5 1/2” tall. Cut another piece of chipboard to fit the opening of the Framed Panel. Place the triangle on top of the chipboard exactly where you want the tree to be in the Framed Panel. Use a pencil to draw a line around the triangle, then cut out using a Design Ruler and knife. Discard the center cutout.
NOTE: I found it much easier to cut the triangle shape first so I could test the size in the opening of the Framed Panel before cutting the final stencil.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 4: To find out how many Baubles you will need to create your tree, lay the stencil over a paper towel and fill the space (the paper towel helps keep the Baubles in place). I used 1 full package + about half of a second one. You can see in the picture that you need quite a few of the smallest size to fill in the gaps.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 5: Once you determine the amount, randomly split the Baubles into three dishes or plastic bags. Drip a bit Alcohol Ink over the top (a little goes a long way) and roll them around in the dish or if you are using a plastic bag, squish them around until they are covered, then dump them out onto a paper plate to dry.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 6: I used Red Pepper, Butterscotch and Juniper (one of my all time favorite colors) to color the Baubles. I swear I could color these all day long!

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 7: Back to our original triangle template. Lay it on a flat surface. Cut three chipboard strips at least 3/4” wide. Cut each strip to match one side creating a triangle “corral”. Use tape to secure each corner. The original triangle should be able to drop out of the corral like cutting out cookies with a giant cookie cutter.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 8: Place the stencil you created earlier into the Framed Panel. Gather all supplies needed for the next few steps as you want to work quickly.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 9: Using a palette knife, spread a thick layer of Collage Medium over the homemade stencil. This is where using chipboard is helpful, the thickness of the chipboard allows for a thick layer to build up. If you were to use just paper or cardstock the Collage Medium would be too thin to secure the Baubles in place.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 10: Peel back the stencil and add the corral over the glue. Because the corral was created with the triangle inside, the corral will fit right up against the edge of the Collage Medium.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 11: Grab a handful of each color Bauble and start to fill the triangle, just dropping them into place.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 12: As you start to fill the triangle you might notice that some beads fall on top of others. You will need to press them down into the Collage Medium.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 13: Fill the remaining tiny spaces with the smallest of beads.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 14: Remove the triangle corral from the Framed Panel. NOTE: You will have plenty of open time for the thick layer of Collage Medium to dry, but unfortunately the chipboard corral could dry in place if you leave for too long. Collage Medium loves paper!

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 15: Sprinkle Clear Rock Candy Glitter over the tree. It will stick to any Collage Medium that is exposed. Now the hard part…LEAVE IT TO DRY for at least an hour (depending on the thickness of Collage Medium it may take more time).

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 16: Once the tree is DRY you can stand up the Framed Panel. Use a paintbrush to randomly add Collage Medium at the very top of the Baubles (think where snow would fall if it was coming from the sky).

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 17: While the panel is in standing position, pour Clear Rock Candy glitter from the top so it cascades down the tree and hits all the places you painted on the Collage Medium. Tap of any excess and return to the jar.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 18: Scribble Gathered Twigs Distress Crayon around the edge of the panel. Using a damp paintbrush disperse the scribble lines, creating a more aged appearance. If you get too much on you can always wipe it away since the surface of the paper has been sealed with Collage Medium.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 19: Cut a piece of Distress Woodgrain Cardstock.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 20: Use a Blending Tool to add Vintage Photo Distress Oxide over the surface. Spritz with water and dry with a heat tool (do not skip the drying portion of this step).

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 21: Using Ground Espresso Distress Ink, rub the pad directly over the surface so the pad just skims the raised portion of the woodgrain. Let dry.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 22: Now that is a great before and after! Amazing what a little ink can do to make such realistic looking woodgrain.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 23: Cut the paper to the height you want the trunk to be (make sure the woodgrain is going the right direction!) Flip the cardstock over to draw a tree trunk and cut out.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 24: Add the trunk to the base of the tree. I used THIN Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares to adhere the trunk to the surface.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 25: Using your fingertip, wipe Picket Fence Distress Paint over the top of a Fluted Star. Once dry, pounce Mushroom Alcohol Ink over the star. Let dry.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 26: Adhere Fluted Star to top of tree with Collage Medium.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 27: Use a Picket Fence Distress Crayon to color in the words on a Christmas Word Band, wiping away the excess. Tie a bow on each end of the Word Band with red and white bakers twine.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

Step 28: Adhere Word Band over tree trunk using thin foam squares. Punch a few pieces of juniper with the Tim Holtz/Sizzix Juniper punch. Using a little Collage Medium, slip the juniper under each end of the Word Band.

Tim Holtz Bauble Tree by Paula Cheney!

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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix JUNIPER Large Paper…
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Silhouette 12 x 12 CHIPBOARD 25 Sheets
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Dahle Self-Healing Cutting 18×12 Mat…
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Simon Says Stamp Card Stock 100#…
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Tim Holtz Tonic CRAFT KNIFE Tool…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Jute…
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Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Paula for being our guest!

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