DIY Turkey Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is what I call the “DIY Turkey Card”! I set out this year to figure out how to make a turkey out of current products that you may just have on hand, which was pretty easy! If you have ever looked up on how to make one, you will see that a lot of the instructions involve retired products, but I couldn’t find one a little bit more current (not to say there isn’t one out there). After looking thru my punches and dies, I was able to find what I needed to make this super cute turkey!

To make the turkey:

1. Use the Daisy Punch to only punch out half of the daisy out of Pear Pizzazz, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and Merry Merlot cardstock.

2. Use the small circle die from Seasonal Layers to cut out two pieces in Whisper White and one piece in Basic Black cardstock. Cut the Basic Black in half, adhere to the Whisper White (like eyelids), and then use your Black Stampin’ Write Marker to make the eyes.

3. Use the Detailed Trio Punch with the “flower” corner and Cajun Craze cardstock. You will have three pieces from the “flower”, use two of those for the wattle. 

4. Use Crushed Curry cardstock to create the legs and the beak, use scissors to cut a small triangle and the end of the branch die from Seasonal Layers for the legs.

5. Use Early Espresso cardstock for the head, body, and wings, the head and wings are the smallest scalloped circle from the Layering Circle Dies (cut one in half for the wings) and the body is the third smallest scalloped circle die:

To assemble the turkey:

1. Use liquid glue to adhere the daisy petals together to create the tail feathers and use the Fine Tip Glue Pen to adhere the eyes, beak, and wattle to the head.

2. Adhere the legs to the back of the body and then adhere that to the tail feathers.

3. Adhere the wings to the body and then adhere the head on top of the wings:

The base layer is this design from the Come to Gather DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I made another cut at 2 ½” and flipped the back side of the cardstock design over:

For the card front you will need:

1. The turkey, of course!

2. A 4” strip of Burlap Ribbon.

3. On a Whisper White cardstock piece, use the letters from Make a Difference to stamp “Gobbles!” in Merry Merlot ink. This is then cut out with the third smallest square from Layering Squares Dies. Use the fourth smallest square to cut out a piece from Merry Merlot cardstock to layer under the sentiment.

4. The “post” for the sign is just cut with scissors out of Merry Merlot cardstock:

The card base is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”. The DSP is adhered to the card base and then the burlap ribbon is adhered across the middle where the DSP is cut:

The square layers are adhered together and the “post” is adhered to the back. The turkey and the sign are both adhered with dimensionals:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, stamp the pumpkins in Early Espresso ink, the stem is colored in with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, the pumpkin is colored in with Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin Blends, I used the Color Lifter to lighten the middle of the rind:

Isn’t this turkey so stinkin’ cute?? This would also be a fun way to make table decoration or place settings for your dinner or party! Even if you don’t have all the products that I used to make this turkey, you may already have something comparable or you can head over to my online store to place an order for what you need!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop!

Hello and welcome to the Stamp It Group’s Thanksgiving Theme Blog Hop! My name is Christina Miller and you are visiting my blog, Christina’s Creative Corner! Whether this is your first stop on the blog hop tour or have hopped over from another blog, thank you for letting me share my creation with you today, so let’s get started!

For my card, I chose to combine products from the Annual Catalog and the Holiday Catalog to create this fun and easy Thanksgiving Card. The new Snowfall Accents Puff Paint was a must for me, not just to create fun snow accents, but I immediately thought of the Country Home stamp set, specifically the stamp with cotton stems, and what a fun way to accent this stamp! Combining Copper Foil with the beautiful colors from the Come to Gather DSP will certainly make your card stand out!

I first started with the jug and fall flower stamps on Very Vanilla cardstock in Memento Ink. TIP-Use your Stamparatus to help these images line up on your cardstock:

Color in the leaves with Dark Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends, the flowers and “berries” with Dark Cajun Craze Stampin’ Blends, and color the “flower head” (not sure exactly what this is called) with Light Pretty Peacock Stampin’ Blends. The jug was first colored along the outline with Dark Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends and then I used Light Soft Suede to blend with the Dark Soft Suede, to bring the border of the jug together. Use the Dark Pineapple Punch Stampin’ Blends in the very middle and then Light Pumpkin Pie around the Dark Pineapple Punch. I went back and forth between Light Pumpkin Pie and Dark Pineapple Punch coloring in until I achieved a “coppery” look. If you need to add any more brown, use Light Soft Suede:

This completed piece is “fussy” cut out and I used my heat tool with the puff paint on the cotton buds:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. A 2 ¼” piece of Copper Foil Sheet and embossing with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder. The foil sheet is slightly longer because it will lose some length (very slightly) from the embossing folder.

2. A 2” piece of Come to Gather DSP, in this design.

3. The completed jug.

4. A piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink, and cut out with the largest die from the Stitched Labels Dies:

The base layer is Merry Merlot cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”, the card will open from right to left. First adhere the embossed foil sheet to the card base and then adhere the DSP. (Sorry the picture is a little blurry!):

I adhered the sentiment and flower jug with dimensionals to the foil and DSP layer and added three of the smallest Holiday Rhinestone Jewels in Pumpkin Pie:

For the inside sentiment, cut a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamp and color the jug the same way as you did for the card front, and stamp the sentiment in Merry Merlot ink:

Don’t you just love this card?? I really love the combination of the colors used! If “fussy cutting is not your thing” (totally understand!), you can cut the cardstock out with one of the Stitched Nested Labels and still stamp and colors as I did. I would also flip the sentiments, using the smaller inside sentiment on the card front and then the large card front sentiment on the inside! 

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

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I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

This Month’s Giveaway:

The winner from last month’s Halloween Blog Hop:

Don’t forget to scroll down to leave your FIRST and LAST NAME and a comment with #stampitcontest and keep on hopping to the next name on the Blog Hop Tour:

1. Tami White  
2. Tina Wardell  
3. Luly Gonzalez  
4. Christina Miller  
5. Pam Nichols  
6. Dawn Seelhoff  
7. Rachael Rife  
8. Kim Quade  
9. SHANNON LORENZ HATCH  
10. Karen Page  
11. Lori Mueller  
12. Gigi  
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A Wicked Halloween Card!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is a fun and quick Halloween card! With less than 2 weeks till Halloween, I double checked my Halloween card stash (yes, I do send cards at Halloween!!) and surprise, surprise….I’m behind! So I came up with today’s card that is very easy to duplicate and make multiples of, I made four of these exact cards. Let’s face it, when it comes to holiday cards, we all want to make those super cute and fancy cards, but sometimes LIFE happens and then it’s crunch time! Lol

The base layer is Smoky Slate cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and stamped with the spider web stamp in Memento Ink around the outer edges of the cardstock:

For the card front, you will need:

1. Enough Basic Black Satin Ribbon to tie around the base layer into a bow.

2. Stamp the pumpkin from Gather Together on Pumpkin Pie cardstock in Early Espresso ink, cutting out with coordinating die. Use the Bronze Stampin’ Blend for the stem and Dark Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Blend around the shadows of the pumpkin.

3. Use the spider die to cut out from Black Foil Sheet.

4. One Whisper White cardstock, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and cut out with the fourth largest Stitched Nested Dies. Use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges and then adhere the skull and crossbones enamel shape.

Tie the ribbon around the base layer into a bow:

Adhere the pumpkin, sentiment and spider with Black Stampin’ Dimensionals:

Adhere this completed piece to a Gorgeous Grape cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink, the bats are stamped in Memento ink, and then use a Sponge Dauber with Smoky Slate ink around the edges of the cardstock:

Fun and easy Halloween card, right?? When I was prepping this card, I found it easier to cut the Stitched Nested Die from the cardstock first and then I used one of the cut outline pieces as a base to place the cardstock in with my Stamparatus to stamp the sentiment. I find this process the easiest when I have multiple sentiments, no need to stamp and then try and make sure that it’s lined up for cutting with a punch or die.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’ Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Color Royal Peacock your way!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is pretty and easy to create featuring the Royal Peacock Bundle! I will admit that every time I sit at my desk with this stamp set I will get on Google to find pictures and inspiration of real peacocks. You will find several color inspirations, which the first one I started out with used Lovely Lipstick, Highland Heather, and Old Olive, but I just wasn’t happy with the end result. So, I put my computer away, set the colorful peacock aside, and started over with a blank piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. 

Since the male is the colorful one, I decided to make a “female version” using Gray Granite as the base color, heat embossed the accent stamp with Silver Emboss Powder, and used Light Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blends just to give her a bit of color. For these two stamps, I highly recommend using your Stamparatus to get a good alignment with the accent stamp:

The base layer is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Pretty Peacock Foil Sheet and is embossed with the Beads & Baubles Embossing Folder:

For the rest of the card front your will need:

1. The stamped peacock cut out with the coordinating die and I added a small Pretty Peacock rhinestone from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones for the eye.

2. Two strips of the Scalloped Laced Trim and Braided Linen Trim, cut at different lengths.

3. A piece of Gray Granite cardstock cut out with the third largest Layering Ovals Dies and embossed with the Beads & Baubles EF. Tip-Before embossing, I placed the EF on top of the embossed foil sheet, lined up the cardstock to where I was going to place it, and then embossed. This gives the cardstock and the foil sheet a fluid look when layered.

I used some snail on the back of the embossed oval cardstock to adhere the trim pieces and then placed dimensionals on top. This is then adhered to the base layer:

Adhere the peacock on top of the embossed oval cardstock and then adhere this complete piece to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside sentiment is on a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, stamped in Pretty Peacock ink, and the flowers are stamped in Gray Granite ink:

So, what do you think of this “alternative coloring” for this peacock? I am much happier with this version and feel that the peacock still stands out against the foil sheet. I know that peacock’s have very distinct colors, so I may try something a little outside of the that color box on a future project.

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Create your own watercolor background!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which features the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper! You may have noticed that among some of the product changes in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog, there is new watercolor paper. While I do still have some of the previous watercolor paper, I purchased a pack of the new paper so I can see for myself and share it with you. For starters, the new paper is 5” x 7” and comes with 10 sheets and the old paper is 6” x 9” and comes with 5 sheets, so slightly smaller, but more paper. Texture and color-the old paper has a distinct texture, whereas the new is very subtle and a bit smoother, but the color is pretty much the same. The new paper doesn’t feel as “stiff” as the old paper, but definitely is easy to color with using an Aqua Painter and Stampin’ Blends, which I used for today’s card. 

The one difference with the new paper, is that in order to get a “crisp and clean” stamped image, I had to use my Stampin’ Pierce Mat under the paper. I do have a large mat under my grid paper when I stamp so I don’t always have to use my pierce mat for photopolymer stamps, but using the pierce mat definitely made a difference! 

The bottom two flowers are stamped with the Stampin’ Pierce Mat behind the watercolor paper, the top three are stamped with the craft mat that I have on my desk.

The base layer is the Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”. I used the large flower from Floral Essence in Smoky Slate and cut two additional images to create a mask so that the stamped flowers did not overlap onto each other:

I then used the small leaf stamp to fill in some of the space around the flowers:

I found it easiest to use a drop of refill ink for coloring, you can either use a clear block or place a drop of ink in the lid of the stamp pad (of the same color of course!)

1. Use the medium tip brush to color in the lines of the petals with Flirty Flamingo and Blackberry Bliss inks and to color in the centers with Daffodil Delight ink,

2. Use the large tip brush to fill in the flowers with Flirty Flamingo lines with Petal Pink ink and fill in the flowers with Blackberry Bliss lines with Highland Heather ink.

3. Use the medium tip brush to color in the leaves with Granny Apple Green ink.

4. Color the background around the flowers and leaves in with Light Soft Sea Foam ink.

5. Use a Blender Pen with Craft White ink around the outline of the flowers. Tip-I have a pen that one side is designated just for craft ink.

I wanted to see if I could give the paper a little more texture, so I embossed it with the Subtle EF, but after the ink completely dried:

For the rest of the card front you will need:

1. Enough Silver Metal Thread to wrap around your hand five times, this will go behind the sentiment.

2. Stamp the sentiment in Smoky Slate ink on Whisper White cardstock, cut out with the Story Label Punch, and then punch out another piece in Silver Foil, cut in half, to layer behind the sentiment.

Adhere the Silver Foil layer behind the sentiment, place some additional adhesive on the back, and then wrap and twist the thread behind the sentiment:

The sentiment piece is adhered to the base layer with dimensionals and then this completed piece is adhered to a Smoky Slate cardstock card base cut at 4 ¼”x 11”, and scored at 5 ½”:

The inside sentiment is stamped on Whisper White cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, in Smoky Slate ink. The flowers are stamped in the corner with Smoky Slate ink and I used one of the masks to layer the flowers. I colored these in with Dark Daffodil Delight, Dark Petal Pink, Dark Flirty Flamingo, Dark Blackberry Bliss, and Light Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends, to tie into the colors on the card front:

Isn’t this a fun way to create your own background?? I really enjoyed my first time using the new Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper and will definitely try another project using Watercolor Pencils to share with you all!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Wonderfully Wicked Halloween!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first Halloween card of the year featuring the Wonderfully Wicked Bundle! I just love Halloween and for me, Halloween is the kick off to the holiday season! When I saw this bundle in the holiday catalog, I thought it was super cute and couldn’t wait to use it for this year’s Halloween cards!

The base layer is this design from the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, cut at 4” x 5 ¼” (don’t forget to remove the protective film from the back):

For the card front you will need two of the branches from Seasonal Layers Dies and three of the spiders from the Wicked Dies in Black Foil Sheets:

For the wicked die, cut a piece of Whisper White cardstock at 2” x 5” and use Dark Mango Melody, Light Granny Apple Green, and Dark Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends to color the cardstock and then cut out with the die. I then spritzed the cut out with a spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol and Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint:

To assemble:

1. Cut mini dimensionals in half to adhere the wicked to the acetate sheet.

2. Adhere the branches with a Fine Tip Glue Pen to the acetate sheet, trimming off any excess from the ends. I placed clear blocks on top to secure the branches in place while they dried.

3. The spiders are adhered to the branches with Black Mini Dimensionals.

This completed piece is adhered to a Basic Gray cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

For the inside, stamp the spider web in Smoky Slate ink, stamp the spider in Memento Ink, use a Light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blend to connect the web to the spider, and stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink:

Wasn’t this a super cute and easy card to make?? If you do not have the Seasonal Layers Dies for the branch, you could easily cut a couple more spiders and make it look like they are crawling across the acetate! I did use Snail to adhere the acetate, put a small strip in each corner and then a strip in the middle behind the design, can’t even see it!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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Give your embossed cardstock some heat and shine!

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which not only features the Country Home stamp set, but one of the new embossing folders from the Holiday Catalog, Stylish Scroll! I just love this embossing folder and I will be using it for my Halloween cards, but I thought today I would not only combine it with a stamp set you may already have and give the embossed cardstock a different look with heat embossing!

The base layer is Highland Heather cardstock, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”, and embossed with the Stylish Scroll EF. I just “dragged” my Versamark pad across the embossed cardstock, sprinkled Silver Emboss Powder, and set with my heat tool:

You will also need this design from the 2019-2021 In Colors 6” x 6” DSP in Purple Posy cut at 2” x 5 ¼” (this was left over from another card I made, ready to use!), the sentiment is stamped in Gray Granite ink on a ½” scrap of Whisper White (you know those leftover strips when you cut your WWCS down to 4” x 5 ¼”), used the Banner Triple Punch on the end, stamp the jug in Memento ink, color along the edge and bottom with Light Smoky Slate, the next layer in with Dark Gray Granite, and the middle the Light Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends, I used Light Purple Posy just a little in the middle, and then blended with the Color Lifter, the top piece is stamped in Memento ink and colored in with Dark Gray Granite, Light Granny Apple, Dark Highland Heather and Dark Purple Posy Stampin’ Blends, fussy cutting both pieces:

The DSP is adhered to the embossed base layer, the top flower piece is adhered to the jug, the sentiment is adhered behind the jug, and this completed piece is adhered to the DSP with dimensionals:

This completed layer is adhered to a Gray Granite cardstock card base, cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½”, and scored at 4 ¼”:

The inside is a 4” x 5 ¼” piece of Whisper White cardstock, the flowers from the card front are stamped twice along the bottom in Memento ink and colored in with the same Stampin’ Blends:

Super cute card!! You can easily make this more of a “fall theme” by just changing the colors. What do you think of the new embossing folder?? This really is versatile, I see it being used for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! And them some!! Don’t forget the new Holiday Catalog goes live on September 4, 2019!!

Live in the USA? I would love to be your demonstrator! Contact me today to learn more about purchasing Stampin’Up! products, hosting a party, joining my team or if you would like a complimentary catalog! 

You can head over to my online store by clicking the Shop Now! button at the very top to see all available products.

I hope today’s project inspires you to get creative! Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed today’s blog and thanks for stopping by!

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