Wednesday, January 26, 2022

It's Workdesk Wednesday!

Ah, Wednesday. Hump day. Mid week. Whatever. But to a few of us it's What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday. We give you a look at where we craft in whatever shape it's in when we remember to take a picture. And we link up with Julia of the Stamping Ground so we can check out each other's desks.  My desk may look a bit staged but I have a few things out to help me decide what to make for a special card for my February class. Since I have a class this Friday I want to share the next month's cards. Right now I have 3 of the 4 cards ready but this 4th card is eluding me.

I have also changed out the little tool "corral" between my ink rack and glass mat as it was in the way of my inks after I purchased a bunch of Distress Oxides on sale! This little 3 tiered thing is from my trolley. My "corral" is now in its place. I keep short stuff in this rack which works fine but I haven't trained my hands where to reach for the taller stuff yet.

So, far left is a huge pile of GKW (goodness knows what) that really needs to find a better place. There is a white tray on top of some dies just left of my mat. That's the beginning of a project I need to finish real soon, like tomorrow! On my mat are a couple of old Spellbinders Cut N Emboss folders and a package of vertical stamps and my TV remote. Far right you can see the edge of my Magic Mat sitting on my Platinum 6.

I hope you're doing well. We had to replace our hot water heater last Thursday and purchase a new small freezer on Friday. Most our freezables are now at our church in their freezer, 17 miles away.  We'll have our new one sometime next week.

Stampin Carol  

Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause.  Psalm 35:27


Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Cool Birthday

Our oldest son's birthday is coming up faster than I was prepared so yesterday I made this special card for him using a new to me stamp set from The Rabbit Hole Designs called "Tastes Like Summer." I also used its coordinating die set.

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I found the print papers in my stash and cut out a hat from one to put on the bunny's head.

This made me giggle and I hope our son gets a kick from it. I colored my image with colored pencils. The gems are from my stash, too.

I have to mail this today hoping it gets to him on time. I'll be using this cute stamp set in an upcoming class. There are some really cute projects on The Rabbit Hole Designs' website. Check them out by clicking on their website above!

Oh, and no video tomorrow as I'll be doing one on Friday after my class. 

Stampin Carol

These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.  John 16:33

Monday, January 24, 2022

Let's Walk Together

 I rarely make a card without a lot of die cuts or one that is considered clean and simple but I think I did both with this card.  I used one of Spellbinders newest clear stamp sets called Forest Silhouette and Distress Oxide inks. 

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After choosing the colors of ink I used my blending brushes to add the colors to my white card stock. I heat set them then stamped the image. I used my MISTI as I ended up stamping a couple times to get a good dark image. I again heat set then wiped the area with my Cottontail Embossing Tool (I LOVE this tool) before stamping the sentiment with clear ink and embossing with white powder.

I still had a few powder flecks but I love how this looks.  I added 3 black gems to finish my card.

This card came together fairly fast. I love cards like that for a change of pace!

Stampin Carol

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.  Matthew 6:33-34 KJV


Friday, January 21, 2022

Plastic Lid Flowers

 Last month at our local stamp club meeting we were given little plastic lids as a mystery item to use on a card. Boy, this was one of the toughest challenges I've had! 

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The first thing I tried was to circle cut a flower out of a print paper and adhere it to the lid. I fringed the edges of the lid so it would lay flat but I didn't like how it turned out. After trying various things I got out my heat gun and tried a couple things then the idea came to me. I started with 2 lids but lost one so I got a couple more from a fast food place and a friend gave me the little one. You can see the sizes of the lids compared to a bottle of Stickles.

 I took the heat gun to them, flattened them, then got out a couple small flower dies and ran them through my Platinum.

Hum. I like this! After using my scissors and cutting around the circles (the dies did not cut through which surprised me then pleased me) I found the right print paper, got out my eyelet collection and voila!

I wonder if I'll be the only one who did this! I'll find out tomorrow! Pretty much everything I used on the card are not available through any of my affiliate links. Some days that happens!

Here's a closer look at the plastic circles. The card is flat and shouldn't need extra postage to mail unless the eyelets cause problems.

Have you tried this before?

Stampin Carol

Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.”  John 5:24 NIV

Thursday, January 20, 2022

A Cowboy Birthday Center Step Card

 Yesterday on my FB page, Stampin Carol - Lots of Crafty Goodness, I shown on live video how to make a center step card. So, hang on to your hat and give it a try! The video is now on my YouTube channel!

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Pretty much all the papers, stamps, and dies are no longer available so I have no links for purchasing most of them.  I thought I got the cowboy paper from The Paper Collage but I didn't find it on Pam's website. I have had it for quite a while so who knows.

Here's the template for my card. I taught this as a class back in 2016 at Green Valley Recreation.

I used a paper trimmer that has a blade with arrows on the sides of the blade. I showed it on my video.

Here's a couple views of the base to help you with the folding. Be sure and have your bone folder or fold creaser available!

 The stars on the card are Sheriff stars. I think they're great for embellishing.

Have you made one of these cards?

Stampin Carol

My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever. Psalm 73:26