Friday, July 19, 2019

A Cruisin' Fun Time!

I did manage to make Spellbinders July Large Die of the Month as a 3D project!  So glad they post such helpful videos! I made a card using the die this past Tuesday and fixed it Wednesday. (Click on each day for reference.)  But the 3D.... oh my gosh!  I do have to tell you that this post is link heavy and all links open new tabs in your browser.



Now I had nothing small to put in the baskets so I placed some of  FSJ's Meadow Flowers.  I'll have to find/make something that fits better. I used retired Turbo Teal card stock as I have purchased 3 packages of it before it retired and I just LOVE that color!  (The manufacturer would not make it and the other retired card stocks.)


I put this in with my summer decor on my seasonal shelf in the kitchen along with my Framed Cacti and a Bird House.


There is so much detail to this die set that I definitely recommend watching Spellbinders video for this die set.


I think the most difficult of this project was embossing the baskets. I'll have to play with this again and find an easier way than what I did.  I used up a bunch of scraps as I have a tendency to keep itty bitty pieces just for this purpose.  My tweezers and QuickStik were great help with the tiny pieces.

What do you think of the bike?

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Stampin Carol



Thursday, July 18, 2019

A Tail Making Waves

I did get my FB video made yesterday along with being on the phone with an insurance agent for about 3 hours.  We're trying to get different life insurance.  I got accepted by we need to make some phone calls for hubby to get him accepted.  Hopefully sometime this week we'll get the issue fixed.

Anyway, I did get my video uploaded to YouTube (link in sidebar) and here's the finished card.


This is inspired by a card in FSJ's Hello Summer Mini catalog.  I used 2 new products from that Mini, Sparkle Mermaid Tail die set and Make Waves stamp set.  There is a coordinating Make Waves die set available, too.


I added some Splash Zone Sequins and Crystal Stickles (on the edges of the torn pieces).  We will be making this card in my August 30 class.  I love the look and it uses a minimum of products!

How would you like to see this splashing through the waves!

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Stampin Carol



Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Workdesk Wednesday and A ReDo

Hey Y'all!  That's how I start my videos.  It's kinda like my catch phrase. Today I am prepping to make my video and show you my desk!  I have to say, I just finished today's prep and started another card we'll be making in my August "Under the Sea" class.  I try to have all my samples ready 1 month ahead to show at a class. So, next Friday, the 26th I'll be showing the "Under the Sea" cards.  But today I'm giving you the opportunity to see my desk in whatever shape it was in yesterday afternoon. And I'm linking up with many others at Julia's Stamping Ground blog! Head on over there and check out all the fun!

Ok, my desk. I did tell you I was just barely starting another project.


My card pieces for today's video is right in front of my ink rack. There is also the ink pad and sequins. But on my glass mat is a piece that I stamped and embossed!  Off to the right is my Platinum 6 with 3 orange plates and a couple small clear ones and you can see the embossing folder under the plates.  Off to the left is the stamp I used and a mini catalog.


What is cool is that my embossing folder matches my stamp! I think the gals in my class will like that!  All those swirls are raised!

Then yesterday I posted about a project.  I made my card using Spellbinders July Large Die of the Month. After the card was made and photoed I watched the video on using it.  Oops. I had NO idea what that "bump" was behind the bike seat.  So I had to fix it.


Here's the link to my post but I do have affiliate links.  I love the new look!

Please now head over to Julia's Stamping Ground and join in the the tour of desks!  There's not only desks but frequently projects and fun life pictures!

Stampin Carol

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Just Cruisin' Down The Trail

I spent some time Saturday playing the new July Large Die Set of the Month, 3D Fun Time Cruiser.  I didn't try it 3D for the first time using it as I wanted to get a feel for it.  I have to admit it was a bit of a challenge!


There are great projects on the the link above and I did check them out.  I hope to make the 3D version next.


I think for a first time it turned out pretty good.  There is a spot of glue here and there where my tiny piece moved or I dropped it in the wrong spot.  I did wonder what that "bump" was behind the seat. After checking the video (after my card was done) I found it is needed for the 3D version. I should have cut it off when making a card. Proves we should check the directions occasionally! 😁  I am planning on adding some flowers or something to cover the bump so will share later what I do.


I used other die sets to help make my scene. The grass is from the Sweet Home Accents Die Set and the clouds from Cloud Dreams. I used mostly scraps for my die cuts!  Nice not to cut a big piece of card stock!  My tweezers were a great help as was my QuickStik for picking up and placing such small pieces.


I think the basket of flowers turned out really good.What do you think?

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Stampin Carol



Monday, July 15, 2019

Summer Surprise Bundle!



The Summer Surprise Die, Stamp, & Embossing Bundle is Here!
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