Thursday, April 9, 2020

OSAT Blog Hop Celebrate April 2020


Hello and Welcome to the April 2020 One Stamp At A Time Blog Hop!  This month's theme is all about Celebrations!  If you are starting with me, I hope you'll make sure to take the hop to all of the other blogs for some fabulous inspiration!  If you started elsewhere, thank you for continuing on!

For my celebration theme, I went with a Wedding Card and Gift Card Holder Pillow Box.   For my card,  I used the beautiful Forever Blossoms Bundle, the Birch Cling Stamp,  as well as the brand new Ornate Layers Dies that just became available to customers on April 1st!



I am loving the New Ornate Layers Dies.. they are just beautiful layered up! 


My cardbase is an 11" x 4 1/4" half sheet of Mint Macaron Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2" for a top folding card.  I stamped the Birch Stamp onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock with Sahara Sand Ink that had been stamped off once for a 2nd generation lighter image.  I used the Ornate Layers Dies to cut the layer and attached some Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon around the panel and tied it in a bow on the right side.  I added another layer from the Ornate Layers Dies vertically over the card front on the left side with Dimensionals.  I stamped the beautiful floral image from the Forever Blossoms Bundle onto another piece of Whisper White cardstock with more of the Sahara Sand Ink.  I used Petal Pink light and dark and Mint Macaron light and dark Stampin' Blends to color in the floral image and used the coordinating die to cut it out and then attached it to the vertical layer with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I stamped the sentiment onto another scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and used another of the Ornate Layer Dies to cut out the sentiment and added it to the bottom of the card front just above the decorative edge of the front panel diecut.  I finished it off by adding three Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels.  


I used one of the Kraft Pillow Boxes for a gift card holder.  I stamped a sentiment on yet another scrap of Whisper White cardstock with Sahara Sand Ink.  Using yet another of the Ornate Layers Dies, I cut out the sentiment and added it to the front of the Pillow Box.  I added a simple bow with more of the Petal Pink Metallic Edge Ribbon on the upper left corner of the diecut sentiment with a glue dot.  I stamped a single blossom and double leaf from the Forever Blossoms bundle with the same Stampin' Blends that I used to color in the other floral image.  I used the coordinating dies for those as well and added it to the lower left side of the die cut sentiment to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll go to the next blog and continue on for lots of awesome inspiration!  Remember, you are at Tina Riddle's blog, so click the name directly under mine on the below Blog Roll!

Blessings, Tina




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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

The Spot Challenge #105 Sketch Challenge with The Ornate Garden Suite

Good morning and Happy Tuesday!  It's another working from home day for me.  Sometimes I wonder if things will eveer go back to normal or if this is becoming our new normal.  I just try to remember that we can learn and grow from these challenges.  I hope that you and your family are able to stay safe and virus free!  

Since it is Tuesday, it's time for another Challenge over at The Spot!  This week we have a new sketch and this one has been really fun to work with.  


I used some of the awesome new products from The Ornate Garden Suite on this one!  


I started off with a Terracotta Tile 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" half sheet of card stock that was scored at 4 1/4".  I added a 5 1/4" x 4" Old Olive Cardstock layer that was run through my Big Shot with the awesome Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  I ran a piece of Terra Cotta Tile ribbon, from the Ornate Garden Ribbon Combo pack, across the middle of the Old Olive layer and tied it in a knot on the right side before attaching it to the card base with multipurpose glue.  Using the smallest square in the Stitched Shapes Dies, I cut 3 squares of the Ornate Garden Specialty DSP, I then cut a scallop border using Layering Squares dies.  I attached the three squares each in a diamond pattern using Stampin' Dimensionals avoiding the ribbon by placing them over or under that section.  The sentiment "you're amazing" from the Ornate Thanks Stamp Set was stamped onto a scrap of Terra Cotta Tile cardstock with Versamark Ink and then heat embossed in white.  I used one of  stitched rectangle dies to cut out the sentiment.  Since the rectangle was too wide and long, I cut it once to line it up under the sentiment to the right place on the left side and then ran it through a second time lining it up at the top of the sentiment and on the right side.  This allowed the sentiment strip to be just the right size.  I added three gold enamel glitter dots that had been colored with my Stampin' Blend Dark Old Olive marker.  The alcohol markers dry really fast when coloring in jewels or dots.. such a nice way to coordinate your embellishments to the color of your project!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina




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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The Spot Challenge #104 - Spring Fling Theme with Stampin' Up! Honey Bee Bundle

Hello Friends!  I hope this finds you all safe and hunkered down at home!  This week's Challenge at The Spot Creative Challenge Blog is a Spring Fling Theme.  It is just beginning to feel like Spring around here and I've noticed a lot of flowers beginning to bloom and lots of bees out.  I was with my 6 year old Grandson, Aiden, just a few days ago and when we went outside, there were bees everywhere!   He is super afraid of them so it turned out to be a mostly inside day!  I must say that the Sunshine felt so good the little bit that I was outside!  


Lately, I've really found fun folds to be my jam so I decided to make this one a Gate Fold Card.  



I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" half sheet of Daffodil Delight Cardstock.  On the 8 1/2" side, I scored at 2 1/8" from each end and used my bone folder to make sure I had a good crease that met exactly in the middle!  I cut two  1 7/8 x 5 1/4" strips of the Golden Honey DSP and used my Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to loosely color in the flowers.  Once colored I adhered on each side of the front panels with Multipurpose Adhesive.  I stamped my Bee Hive in Daffodil Delight onto a Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut out with the coordinating die.  I also cut a 2nd one out in Daffodil Delight Cardstock and used multipurpose adhesive to adhere the stamped one directly over the die cut one.  This helped add some strength to the die cut!  I then adhered it to my left card front side with Dimensionals leaving the right side adhesive free.  The sentiment from the Peaceful Moments stamp set was heat embossed in black onto a scrap of Daffodil Delight cardstock.  It was then cut using the 2nd smallest of the Stitched So Sweetly Scalloped Stitched Rectangle.    Again, I also cut out another Daffodil Delight Scalloped Rectangle and adhered them together with multipurpose adhesive to add strength to this die cut.  This time I added the Stampin' Dimensionals on the right side, leaving the left side adhesive free.  The three small honey bees were stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink onto scraps of Whisper White cardstock.  I used Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends to color in the stripes on the bees body.  The coordinating dies were used to cut out the bees.  I then added a little Wink of Stella to the wings to give them some shimmer.  They were adhered with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.  The large bee was cut out of Basic Black cardstock, twice,  and then adhered one over the other with multipurpose adhesive.  I cut a small scrap of Daffodil Delight to add under the body of the Bee and then used Mini Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere to the card front on the left side.  I used Basic Black Cardstock to cut out the Honeycomb and added it on the right side.  Some of the pieces were added back in with more Multipurpose Adhesive.  Finally I added some more of the Wink of Stella to the pieces that were glued back into the Honeycomb.  It really gave it some beautiful shine!!


Finally, to finish off the inside, I added a 4 x 5 1/4" panel of the Golden Honey DSP in another of the designs...


I used the largest Scalloped Rectangles from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies to cut out a Whisper White Panel to write on.  I stamped one of the flowers from the set onto the bottom right side with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored in with the Daffodil Delight Blends.  I added a few of the black cutouts from the Honeycomb over the flower and added some more Wink of Stella over them.  

Such a fun card... I just love Gatefold Cards!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  If you are interested in any of the products used, there will be a product list below.  Blessings, Tina



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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

The Spot Challenge #103 Color Challenge with the Ornate Garden Suite of Products

Hi There!  Hope you are doing well and are hunkered down at home!  This Corona Virus mess is just too crazy for words.  I began working from home this week and will probably do so for at least 4 weeks.  Since I work as an Import Manager for a Retail Chain, I can tell you that unless you are a gas station, grocery store, or pharmacy, if you are in retail, things are super tough right now.  We had to furlough many of our employees and take it down to the bare bones just to give us a chance to survive this thing.  It's so, so sad.... 

At least crafters have their crafts to keep them sane!  So to help jumpstart your creativity, we've got another Spot Challenge for you to check out.

For my design team card, I used Rococo Rose, Blushing Bride and Basic Gray with a little help from the new Ornate Garden Suite of Products.  The suite has two stamp and die bundles, an embossing folder, a ribbon duo and some beautiful gold embellishments. This suite is available to demonstrators to pre-order now and will be available to customers on April 1st!


Here's my card...



I started with an 11 x 4 1/4" piece of Basic Gray Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2".  I typically use this as a top folding card but today I'm using it as a side folding card.  I added a 4 x 5 1/4" panel of Rococo Rose Cardstock that was embossed with the beautiful Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.  With a scrap of Blushing Bride I cut a beautiful layer with the ornate Layers Dies.  I backed it with Basic Gray Cardstock to show off that gorgeous detail in the die cut.  I cut a front layer of Basic Gray and heat embossed the sentiment from the Timeless Tropical Stamp Set.  I stamped the single flower from the Ornate Style Stamp Set in basic gray onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used Stampin' Blends to color the image in and then fussy cut it.  the stem was cut from the blossom (by accident.. lol) so I adhered the stem with Multipurpose glue and popped up the blossom with Mini Dimensionals.  

Here's the inside of my card, which I kept super simple by just stamping the small single flower...


Thanks so much for stopping by!  Stay safe and craft!  Blessings, Tina



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