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Welcome back to another week of Artisan Wednesday Wow! We are drawing to a close of our term as your 2013 Artisan Design Team and have truly enjoyed creating for you all year!
The project I have to share today is the swap I created to send off to convention for each of my fellow Artisan Design Team Members.
Before we get started today I wanted to congratulate three of our current team members for their achievement of being appointed to your next Artisan Design Team! Mercedes, Becky and Cindy have all been selected to create for you again next year and I am so looking forward to watching for their projects along with the rest of their team! Congratulations to all three of you and the entire new team, I know you will all have an amazing year and will build friendships that are sure to be a blessing! Each of these girls is truly a blessing in my life and this card that was created for them sums up how I feel about them. While I have two versions to share, the gold version is the one that I created for the team and to go on the Display Boards at Convention. Here, you can see both versions.
Here it is in Brushed Gold Cardstock.
I masked off the bottom half of the sunburst and stamped it in versamark and heat set with Gold Embossing powder.
Here’s the Whisper White version.
I used another one of my Kinda Eclectic display samples to create to swap with the Display Stampers Team. This is the one I created to swap with yet another amazing group of women and stampers.
I just love that gold sequin trim.
If you have any questions, please ask!
I posted the fist set of some of my display samples earlier today so make sure you pop back to check them out!
Now, let’s go see what Becky has to share! Be sure to hop through each of the Artisan’s blogs and don’t forget to check back to see all of the samples we made for convention along with the Display Stampers team.
Since both of these projects were dual purpose today and served as both swaps and display samples, I wanted to be able to link you straight to our Pinterest board. This button links straight to the Display Stamper Board on Pinterest where you can see all of our work in one place. To go straight to each of the artist’s blog, just click on their name in the list below.
2013-2014 Convention Display Stampers
Ashley Van Camp
Kimberly Van Diepen
I’ve got a post packed with fun to share with you today! I’ll be back later with our Artisan Blog Hop post, but for now, this is the start of my samples that were on the Display Boards at Convention. Be sure to check back in the coming weeks and also make sure to scroll down for links to all of the Display Stampers. We’ve got a pinterest board for you to keep track of our projects in one easy place as well, just click on the Display Board Samples photo above to take you there. It was an honor to be a part of this group of stampers and to create to provide inspiration for all of you at convention and here in our posts!
These samples all feature the Amazing Birthday stamp set. When I was creating my samples I tried to create in sets so that they could be used and I could offer them as a themed class. I’ll be offering this set as a class coming up soon so if you are local and want to come and join me to create this set, you’re welcome to come stamp with me!
Now, here is the matchy, matchy set of cards I created with the Amazing Birthday stamp set.
I had set out with some different ideas on how to use each of the stamps in this set and came up with a variety of ways to stamp with them. I think this more obvious use of this stamp is my favorite from this ensemble! I used Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. After embossing the card front with the Big Shot and an this fun new embossing folder, I ran my Whisper White craft ink pad over the top to give it a little something extra.
This next one, was a little more work. I punched holes that I would set the greetings behind, then filled in some of the black space by adhering colored circles to the black before embossing with the embossing folder. The black layer is actually attached with dimensionals to pop it up from the greetings. I love that Hand-Carved background stamp. I stamped it with Whisper White ink and just let it dry rather than heat embossing it.
The last two here I made as notecards. Here’s one that combines a couple of the greeting stamps.
For this last notecard-sized care, I used half of the banner image to make smaller banners so I was actually able to get enough for two cards from each stamp. Since I planned to offer classes with all of these cards and many of my display samples, I made duplicates for myself to keep so this worked out great!
Let me know if you have any questions!
I hope you received lots of inspiration at convention and here with all of our samples on display on our blogs. Keep checking back, each one of us has 24 samples with you! Click on each person’s name below to hop straight over to their blog!
2013-2014 Convention Display Stampers
Ashley Van Camp
Kimberly Van Diepen
Welcome back again to another week … nearing the end of our run.. of Artisan Wednesday Wow! The days and weeks can really slow down now. There is no need to rush things .. it’s summer after all and we love working together! We are sure gonna miss being a team! .. all that said though, it IS convention week and while I am not there and am at home missing all of my SU friends and my ADT sisters, I am super excited to hear all of the exciting news and updates and to see who our next ADT will be! I’m excited to follow their creations over the next year too and hope that you’ve enjoyed this year so far!
Now, on with some more of my series of starry projects that I made to share with you! We’ve had a little one with teeth that seem to be falling out all over the place lately so I made him a tooth fairy container.. well, not to contain the tooth fairy, she certainly won’t fit in here but to hold his teeth until she flaps her wings and comes to deposit some money in exchange for those little teeth of his. Here’s the cute little container that put a big smile upon his face!
When you get a better look at this, you’ll see that it is an altered Stampin’ Up! embellishment container. I’ve seen some of these altered before (I’m pretty sure my fellow ADT member, Erica did a Valentine one this year that was super cute!) and I think I’ve even come across one done as a tooth fairy container.. but with some stars sitting around from a project I made to send to convention for the display boards and a whole tonne of these containers that I’ve been saving for projects, this little project just came together! We’re pretty happy with it’s cuteness!
I covered the outside and lined the inside with some Island Indigo DSP and Island Indigo Cardstock. I cut them with the circle framelits and the Starburst Framelits. Then, I used the Alphabet Rotary stamp to stamp ‘Tooth Fairy’. .. I really love that rotary stamp, whenever I need a word that I don’t have in stamp form, it’s super easy to make it myself with this fun jumbo stamp!
If you’ve got little ones who are in need of a safe place to store those teeth until the Tooth Fairy arrives, you can recreate this one or custom make it to suit your little one’s favorite colors in a snap! .. this one would even be super cute done up in these colors and using the Photo-Poly set, Calling all Heroes to create fun party favors for little boys .. minus the Tooth Fairy title of course!
Now, let’s go see what Becky has to share today.. I wish I was going to see all the girls in real life this week but hope to catch up with them sometime real soon ….maybe a road trip one day?!
Have a great time and safe travels to convention if you are headed there! I’ll excitedly follow all the news!
Welcome back to another week of Artisan Wednesday Wow!
We’ve got plenty more fun to share with you this week! My project comes to you in the form of this sweet little box. This set of 3 x 3 is packaged up in the 3.5″ x 3.5″ Kraft Gift Box. It’s the perfect little gift to give a party host or someone special. Have a peek!
I used the High Five Stamp set and some Hello Honey ribbon to make the belly band. The line under-lining the ‘You’re Fabulous!’ is again stamped with the Thick Baker’s Twine with Block C and just one wrap around of twine.
Once inside you can see how perfectly these little 3 x 3’s fit inside that box.
You’ll notice that the pattern on the card front is not in the High Five stamp set.. Instead of using a stamp, I wrapped one of my clear blocks (B) in Thick Baker’s Twine and used that as my stamp to create a background. See below for a simple tutorial on how to do this.
I also cut the ribbon in half to make it a little thinner for this mini-sized card.
Now, here’s how I stamped that twine background.
Hope you’re inspired to give it a try!
Now, let’s go see what Becky has to share.. be sure to hop all the way through to see each of the 10 Artisan Team Members projects!
Happy Canada Day!
Welcome to another week and a new month of Artisan Wednesday Wow! .. So hard to believe that this is our last month to work together as a team to bring inspiration to all of you! ..sniff, sniff…
Onto Happy things.. Fun creations and celebrating Canada! My card today features a card I did with one of my clubs! They did the Crushed Curry version and in the spirit of Canada Day, I made one in Real Red to share with you as well.
I stamped a spray of stars using the star image from the Project Life® Point & Click stamp set accross the card and then cut the star shaped window with the Star Framelits. Here’s a closer look of each card.
Happy Canada Day! Today’s not only a new Stampin’ Up! year, it’s the day we celebrate Canada!
There’s also more fun to celebrate! .. In the 11th hour (quite literally) we earned the Stampin’ Up! incentive trip to Hawaii! We are so excited and looking forward to next Spring. We are beyond grateful to have been able to put the work in to make it happen and for the support of so many, customers, hosts, team members, friends and family! Thank-you for your support and belief in us that it would happen!
Now, I have to share a little story about this card.. this one reminds me of one of my most enthusiastic cheerleaders and supporters, Wendy! At my last all day crop, we were creating cards with the Retro Fresh Designer cards (one had ‘you are fabulous’ on it) and in her typical enthusiastic fashion, she snapped her finger from side to side and proclaimed, ‘Girl, YOU are FA-BULOUS’! It’s always a fun time stamping with Wendy and this card reminds me of how much fun she is! Wendy, YOU are FA-BULOUS! .. AND so are the rest of you who support us here as a team and support me in my business. I appreciate each one of you!
Here you can see how the DSP is set behind the stamped layer of cardstock. I adhered the DSP straight to the cardbase and then popped up the stamped layer with Dimensionals. The striped image is part of the chevron image from High Five, I stamped it and then cut it down to use just one portion of it.
The greeting on this one is stamped with the ‘celebrate’ from Celebrate Baby but in looking back the ‘Celebration’ from the Project Life® Remember This stamp set would have worked great! I LOVE that Memento ink and now that it’s available for purchase I am thrilled to be able to share it with everyone!
This one is stamped with ‘You’re Fabulous’ from the High Five stamp set.
Now although I didn’t bring a red, white and blue card to you today, I wish a Happy Independence Day to all of my friends in the US this Friday! I hope you have a safe and happy holiday and wish the same to my fellow Canadians today as well! This card could easily be done in that red, white and blue that I love so much!
Let’s go see what Becky has to share! Be sure to hop all the way through to see all the projects today! We’ll see you right back here if you make the whole circuit and we’ll see you again next week!
Welcome back again! We’re here today to share our projects that were featured last week on the Stampin’ Up! Facebook page! You may have seen them there already but today, we’re here to share all the details with you and I’m sure you won’t want to miss any of them. The girls have a great line up of projects to share with you and I’m excited to see how it was all done! I truly look forward to our posts each week and particularly to the Facebook Friday edition..it’s hard to believe that after today.. we have just one month left as a team! …but, although our time as a team may be almost through, the sisterhood that has formed has only just begun! These girls are some truly wonderful friends and I since I’m staying home from convention this year I am truly going to miss seeing them all there! …they may just find me knocking at their doorsteps for a visit and a stamping session! THAT thought puts a smile on my face!
Okay, so here is the project that you saw on Facebook last Friday. It’s a cute little case of cards. I’ve been obsessed with little notecards and boxed sets lately and this is just one in a line up of boxed sets that I have offered or will be offering as a class. I’ll show you one more later on. I’m so glad that people seem to like this one and that it will be useful to you as a stamper! This set is all enclosed in an altered half size wood mount stamp case. Those wood mount cases are useful for so many things! Before I get into all of the details though, I want to be sure to point out to you that these are NOT your standard notecard sized cards. They are actually 1/4″ smaller on both the height and the width. Read on to find out why but first here is my project.
These cards are stamped with the fun, new stamp set, Dotty Angles and Fabulous Four. I created them to be 1/4″ smaller because the standard notecard sized envelopes are just a tad too big for the half-sized wood mount cases. This way, I could make the card a tiny bit smaller and then custom make the envelopes to match and in the size I wanted to fit the case. I’ll tell you the measurements in a moment so that you can be sure to make your own. First, here are some more photos of the set.
I just love that pop of color all stacked up to perfectly fit the case!
Now to make those envelopes, you need your Envelope Punch Board and some DSP to match your cards. Cut your DSP down to 6 and 5/8″ x 6 and 5/8″. Then, lay it on your Envelope Punch Board and punch and score your first line at 2 and 3/4″. From there you follow the directions as you would with any envelop by continuing to punch and score the remaining sides by lining up the peg with the previously scored line.
*Remember also that the cards I made are NOT your typical 3.5″ x 5″ notecard they ARE instead a 3.25″ x 4.75″ card so that they’d fit with the envelopes in the case. *
Here’s a little close up of each card for you.
And here is the case. I have altered it slightly since the Facebook post. At the time that these were created to send off to SU for the posting, I did not yet have the In Color DSP and now I do. So, I switched out the DSP in the case (from black to Blackberry Bliss) when I was making the matching envelopes.. Love that Blackberry Bliss and had to have a pop of it’s DSP in this project!
Now, here’s another boxed set that I created. I am doing this as a class tomorrow and am so excited to be sharing it with some stampers tomorrow night! We’ve been excited about this one for a while now. I may even offer it a 2nd time for those of you who couldn’t make it in this busy last week of school!
Here’s how it looked on the inside with all the cards nicely tucked into their places.
Now, let’s go see what Becky has to share.. it’s fabulous as always!
Welcome back to another week of Artisan Wednesday Wow! We’ve got more fun for you this week and mine comes in the form of a cute little coffee cup! … Little is not an exaggeration. .. these little guys are only 4 oz and are part of what I gifted to the guests at my Stampin’ Bingo Night last night!
The version I gave them was slightly different and I’ll show it to you here as well along with the other gifts I gave them but first I’ll show you the set I made for you today with the Amazing Birthday Stamp set. Be sure to read on down to the bottom for a tutorial on how to alter these cuties!
I adore that burlap and especially when it makes a cute little coffee cup sleeve so easy to create!
Here is what the tops looked like!
And here is how I did the ones for Stampin’ Bingo.. they were exactly the same but I used the ‘for you’ from ‘Hello There’, one of the host sets in the catalogue.
Here is the assortment of gifts that I gave to my bingo guests. Bingo was a blast and I can’t wait til my next one in the Fall. One of my favourite things about hosting an event is to create cute gifts for my guests. I truly love to spoil them!
I created this little tutorial for you to show you how to alter the coffee cup. The mini DSP stacks are great for this and I’ve got a tip to help these work for you even though they are just a smidge too small to cover the cup entirely. See here for a tutorial!
I just love this array of color that sat in front of me while I worked on the stages of these cups.
I can’t wait to see what all of the other girls have to share! Let’s go see what Becky has up next!
I’m back today with a real quick invite and notice for all of you who are local and may want to stop in at my BOGO sale this weekend!
The sale starts today at 5pm. ….or VIP entry is at 4 pm for my team members, club members, hosts, hostesses & other vendors! There are 4 others joining me in my sale this time and there is a LOT of great stuff! Hope you’ll join us! All the info is on the poster below!
Be sure to stop by, there’s plenty of chances to win prizes! Here’s how you can win free SU! product:
Sign up for events!
and WIN FREE THINGS JUST FOR COMING!
RSVP: you will earn ballots to win prizes for each of the following:
~there is an early bird RSVP ballot for those who replied from my email or my Facebook event by June 1st!
~RSVP to indicate you are coming and earn a chance to win a prize
~bring a friend (who is new to my business) to the sale
~attend the sale to win a prize
~shop to win a prize
Grand prize: spend $50 to win a larger prize!
AND: Share my event on Facebook and get entered to win a separate prize for that. Click HERE to go to the event, join the event and then invite your friends! When you stop in to the sale, be sure to let me know that you shared it so that I can enter you in that separate prize draw!
Here are a couple of photos of just some of what I am personally adding to the sale..These are all items I was not previously ready to part with.. but in the name of sharing some great deals and making a little room in my studio (many of you have seen how full it is!) it’s time to pass this stuff along to you!
And here’s a view of what the sale may look like all set up. This is the set up from two weeks ago (pre retirement when I couldn’t sell newly retired stuff yet)… so, this one will be just as great!
Notice in those first two photos there is a bucket of punches, many wheels, a bucket of dies and big shot tools, LOTS of stamps, LOTS of Ribbon, scrapbook kits, patterned paper, tools and MORE! The other vendors have plenty of great items as well.
Check my page Alanna Wharf Sleepless Stamper on Facebook for updated pictures as the sale is more set up!
Here’s a little info on what I’m up to on Monday! I’ll be planning another one for the Fall.. stay tuned for news on the next Bingo… in the mean time, I’m super excited for playing Bingo on Monday!
See you at the SALE!
Welcome to the 2nd Week of Artisan Wednesday Wow! It’s so hard to believe that we are already approaching the half way mark of June and we have already received our last box of Artisan goodies to create for you with! Where has the time gone?! It has been filled with fun, friendship, love and support! The group of us have become a close network of support and with that and recent tragedies weighing heavily on many of our minds, I wanted to take a moment before jumping into our projects for today to express my heartfelt condolences to the families (by blood and through brotherhood) and friends of those who serve and protect our countries who have lost their lives over this past week. To those who continue to valiantly protect our freedoms and safety, we appreciate you and the families who support you in what you do. One version of my project was made with Father’s Day in mind, while we celebrate with the Dad’s in our life, we’ll also remember those families who will not get to share it with theirs.
The project I have to share today comes with a variety of options for inspiration and a couple of tutorials for you so that you can give this a whirl on your own. I saw a very similar and really sweet idea on Heather Summers blog recently (I’m sure you probably recognize the idea) and had to give hers a try with my stamp club this month. Thanks Heather for the super fun idea! Heather used the mini Designer Series Paper Stacks to create a slightly bigger treat pocket, I loved it! Once we got to creating and saw how fun and easy they were to make, we wanted to alter it to fit a gift card and to make perfect use out of 12 x 12 patterned paper.. if you’re anything like me, you have a hoard of DSP to use to create this cuties with! I set out on that mission while we were crafting and came up with some measurements to create these pockets that JUST fit a gift card out of 12 x 12 paper with no waste by cutting the pieces down to 4×6.
There are plenty of special occasions coming up this summer (I already have a wedding in mind for one of these) and with Father’s Day coming up this weekend, I wanted to come up with something to suit those occasions to share with you!
This first version has plain clothespins that snap over the folded closure (I’ll show you how to make that later on along with the tutorial on how to make these gift card holders.
Here’s a slightly different version with a little washi tape added to the clothespins!
Here’s a view of what’s on the back of the closure.
See how the closure is used to put a little greeting on both the front and back of some of the pockets. I used a variety of stamp sets on the pockets to suit the greeting I wanted to share. Something to Say was used on this one.
Something to Say and Hello Darling were used on this one. I love the ‘now go change the World’.. I have another pocket in the works with the Typeset DSP that has a map printed on it and think that this greeting would go great with it for a graduate!
On this one, I used Amazing Birthday but this could be used for any occasion.
Here’s how that little gold label punched out with the Artisan Label Punch holds the pocket closed. Read on down to the bottom for how to make that closure.
And here’s the Father’s Day Bow Tie version.. this one reminds me of our ADT sister Jane…her husband has just started a new online business called Bow Tie Riot.. it really is a riot and I adore their line of products.. you should check it out and if you decide to gift someone a bow tie or some cash for Father’s Day to go spend at www.bowtieriot.com you can tuck that cash (or a GC) right into a bow tie pocket like this one! .. as promised, I’ll even show you how to make it!
I kinda liked the gift card holder with just the bow tie too, so here’s what it looks like with out all the extras.
Here you can see how I attached the bow tie so that it served as a closer and will hold that gift card in there so that it doesn’t fall out.
Here’s how to do the folding closure in case you don’t want a bow tie or are up to giving these gift card holders a try! Thanks again Heather for the inspiration! I’ve had fun switching it up in a variety of ways and definitely plan to make more just like the one you shared!
Let’s go see Becky’s card next. Hers is a beautiful project and pays tribute to those who need our love and support right now. Be sure to hop along to see what everyone else has to share. See you again next week with the Facebook Friday edition of our hop!
Say Hello to June! Welcome to this week’s edition of Artisan Wednesday Wow! The new catalogue went live yesterday and so this week, we have fun new products to showcase in our projects! I can’t wait to see what all of other girls have to share and I know you’ll be inspired! What item is top on your wishlist from the new catalogue?! .. I’m super excited about the Blendabilities, Project Life and the new Alphabet Dies and Framelits!
Now, onto today’s project. I made this fairly simple card with a variety of new stamp sets and brought together two of the new In Colors, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss.
I stamped the greeting from ‘Hi There’ with versamark and heat set it with Gold Embossing powder and did the same with the border image from ‘High Five’. I covered the thin line of the border image with a little strip of DSP from the new Moonlight DSP stack. I also stamped with the sequin image from ‘Hello Darling’ and covered a few of them with some of the sequins from the Gold Sequin trim. My card seemed a little naked still so I added the strands from the sequin trim with one sequin on it to the end of ‘hello’.
I’m off to check out Becky’s project and to see what all the others have to share! See you over there!