Friday, September 30, 2016

Stampin' Up! World Card Making Day Blog Hop!

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog, Tina Riddle of Manchester, Tennessee in the United States, and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you can see all 20 of the amazing cards and projects!

I used the Snow Place stamp set from the Annual Catalog to make this fun card.  I started off with a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the penguin in Basic Black Archival Ink and then stamped him again on a post it note and cut it out to form a mask.  I made an additional mask for the snowy hill for my penguin to stand.  I stamped the snowflakes in Versamark ink and then clear embossed them.  I placed the mask on the penguin and on my hill and sponged in Wisteria Wonder and Pool Party.  Once I was happy with my sponging, I removed the masks.  I used a Stampin' Write Marker in Pumpkin Pie to color in the Penguin's beak and feet.  I used some scraps of Basic Black cardstock to make Sunglasses for my Cool Penguin.  I punched the little circles from the Owl Punch and hand cut a little thin black strip for the top of the glasses.  I cut a small sliver off of the top of the two circles before attaching to the strip with Mini Glue Dots.  I ended up cutting my little strip at an angle to make the glasses a bit cooler.   The Time to Chill sentiment was stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Banner Triple Punch to punch the banner ends on it and attached it with Stampin' Dimensionals on the upper right.  I ran of piece of the 3/8" Silver Glitter Ribbon onto the bottom and tied a bow on the left side.  A few of the Fancy Frost Sequins with my Fine Trip Glue Pen.  This layer was added to a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Silver Glimmer Paper with Stampin' Dimensionals and then that was mounted on a 4 1/4" x 11" Wisteria Wonder Cardbase that was scored at 5 1/2".  That was it, super easy and fun to create!  

Thanks so very much for stopping by!  Happy World Card Making Day!   You are at Tina Riddle's Blog so make sure you click the name after mine on the below list to continue on the hop!  Enjoy!!  Blessings, Tina!

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PCC213 - Sketch Challenge #213

Hello!  Hope your week is going great!  I'm pretty excited about this week's sketch over at Paper Craft Crew.  This one was a lot of fun!  

I decided that I needed to get started on my Christmas cards so I pulled out the fun new Santa's Sleigh Stamp Set and coordinating Santa's Sleigh Dies.  Here's my card.....

I started off with an 11" x 4 1/4" sheet of Real Red Cardstock that was scored at 5 1/2".  I added a 3 1/4" x 4 1/2" piece of Early Espresso cardstock that has been embossed with a woodgrain embossing folder.  I adhered that to my card base with Fast Fuse.  I added a small piece of 3-1/4" x 2- 3/4" of the Candy Cane Lane DSP onto the lower portion of the rectangle.  Using Santa's Sleigh framelits, I cut out the sleigh in Crumb Cake and then more detailed version of the upper part of the sleigh in Real Red.  I attached the Real Red detailed sleigh die cut over the Crumb Cake die cut with my Fine Tip Glue Pen.  Next I stamped my sentiment in Real Red onto a strip of Thick Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Banner Triple Punch to punch the banner ends on it.  Using two fingers, I wrapped some Cherry Cobbler bakers twine around my fingers three times and then laid it where I wanted it on my card.  I then added Dimensionals to the back of my sentiment banner and placed it over my card and the circles of twine so that it would hold the twine in place.  I then added some fast fuse to the back of my sleigh and then tucked it just under the banner and held it down to adhere it.  I decided to add two glue dots onto the top corners to make sure it stayed in place.  Then came the super fun part.. I decided to use the fabulous mini jingle bells for the little circles in the sketch.  To attach the mini jingle bells I ran some Red Metalic thread through the top of the bells and knotted it once it was run through all 3 of them.  I cut off the stray ends and attached the three jingle bell strand with my Fine Tip Glue pen.  It took just a few minutes for the bells to set.. how stinkin' cute are those little bells???  I LOVE them!

Here is how I finished out the Inside of my card...

For this one I stamped another sentiment from the same awesome Santa's Sleigh stamp set in Real Red onto Whisper White cardstock.  I stamped the reindeer tone-on-tone on Crumb Cake and then cut it out with the coordinating framelits.  I decided to just use the front of the Reindeer so I cut it in the middle and attached to the inside of my card with Fast Fuse.  I used a Real Red Marker to make his nose red.. I mean it is Rudolph of course!  

Thanks a ton for stopping by!  Blessings,  Tina

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Tuesday, September 27, 2016

SIP Challenge #67 - Sketch Challenge!

 Hello!  Hope you are having a wonderful week!  I had a wonderful weekend but as usual, it didn't last long enough!  Since it's Tuesday, I'm back over at the Stamp, Ink, Paper Challenge Blog today with my take on a fun sketch challenge!  I LOVE sketches!  
I decided to use the Weather Together Bundle again this week!  Here's my card!

Wasn't this a great sketch!  I loved it!  I used a Night of Navy Cardbase that measured 11" x 4 1/4" (scored at 5 1/2").  Next I  layered on a Soft Sky 4" x 5 1/4" cardstock that embossed with a fabulous Taylored Expressions Embossing Folder called Raindrops!  I adore this embossing folder.  It was one of those "must have" moments when I saw it and this is the first time I've used it!  I knew I would though although I've probably had it a year or more. LOL  My horizontal layer of Night of Navy had a piece of Soft Sky DSP from the Subtles DSP Paper stack.  I then ran a piece of Navy Seam Binding around that piece and tied a bow on the left side of it before adhering it with Fast Fuse to the Rain Drop layer!  My vertical layers were Night of Navy with Whisper White.  I stamped the sentiment from Weather Together in Dapper Denim on the bottom of the Whisper White.  My umbrella handle was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black onto Smoky Slate and cut out with the coordinating die.  The umbrella top was cut from a piece of Blooms and Bliss DSP.  I added a super thin piece of blue ribbon that I had in my stash around the handle of the umbrella to finish it off.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

CYCI139 Rainbow of Color

Hello!  Super quick post tonight but I wanted to share a card that I made with a SSS Kit I received a couple of months ago!  When I saw Can You Case It's Challenge #139  - Rainbow of Color I knew that it would be a great chance to get my SSS Look for the Miracles Kit out a play a little on a beautiful Sunday afternoon!    First here is the Challenge Badge so you can head over to CYCI and check it out!

And here is my card!

The awesome kit included the SSS stamp set called Look for the Miracles as well as some Bo Bunny Paper called "Believe" and lots of awesome bright and colorful cardstock.  Even the enamel dots were part of the kit.  I heat embossed the awesome sentiment with Black Wow Embossing Powder onto one of the Rainbow looking Bo Bunny papers.  I used the same paper to cut out my flowers from the SU Botanical Blossoms Framelit Dies.

Thanks for stopping by!  Blessings,  Tina

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Paper Craft Crew Color Challenge #212

I have some super exciting news!  I have the honor of joining the Paper Craft Crew Design Team!  I'm thrilled to join such an amazing group of Paper Crafters!  I hope you'll check out the PCC challenge and link up a card of your own!  Just pick any 3 of the 4 colors for your card!

I decided to go with Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy and Night of Navy for a simple Celebrate Today Balloon Shaker Card.

For my card I started with an 11" x 4 1/4" piece of Night of Navy Cardstock, scored at 5 1/2".  On a piece of Whisper White Cardstock that measured 4" x 5 1/4", I stamped in Emerald Envy the Celebrate sentiment from the Celebrate Today Stamp Set on the lower right side.  I then cut out Balloons with the Balloon Framelit Dies in Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, and Night of Navy.  I stamped the Balloon bubbles tone on tone on the Crushed Curry and Night of Navy Balloons.. seriously I have no idea what you call the stamp I used but I call it balloon bubbles. LOL  I glued my Crushed Curry Balloon directly onto the White Cardstock layer.  I attached the Night of Navy Balloon with dimensionals on the right side to layer onto the Crushed Curry Balloon.  In the Emerald Envy balloon, I used one of the layering circle framelit dies to cut a hole inside of it.  I then used another of the layering circle framelits to cut a back that was bigger than the opening, in the Emerald Envy for the back of the shaker.  I cut out another circle in between the two sizes in a Window Sheet.  I used foam adhesive strips to attach my window sheet to the back of the balloon front.  I doubled up another layer of foam strips on top of that to give my Doodlebug Limeade sequins plenty of room to shake around.  Next I added my sequins to the balloon shaker and then attached my balloon back.  I then used Multipurpose glue to layer over my other two balloons.  I attached the twine to the bottom of all of the balloons by tying a little knot and then used some Ranger Multi Medium Matte to attach the twine where they met at the side of the card layer.  The great thing about the Multi Medium Matte is that it glues matte so it isn't shiny or sticky once it is dry. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

SIP Challenge #66 - Anything But a Card!

Hello and Happy Tuesday again!  I hope your week is off to a great start!  I had a craft fair last weekend and have two more coming up this Saturday and the next!  Today's challenge at Stamp, Ink, Paper is a super fun one.. Anything But a Card!!!

Have you ever made a mistake and it turned into something cool!  Well that is exactly what I did on this project!  I was scoring and cutting some 12x12" cardstock to make One Sheet Wonder Mini Albums and I made a cut someplace where I should have scored!  Ugh!  Not to worry.. I decided to make a triple gift card or tag holder!


So here you see the front of the gift card holder.  Luckily I had some retired DSP with Mooses on it to go perfectly with the Moose Head from the Jolly Friends Stamp Set.  The sentiment on the front is front the Santa's Sleigh stamp set.

For a closure, I used BasicGrey Small Magnetic Snaps.

As the gift card holder unfolds, you see the inside sentiment, also from the Santa's Sleigh stamp set.  You will also see the first gift card pocket.

And as you completely unfold it, you will see all 3 gift card or tag pockets!

So see, sometimes when you make a wrong cut, it all works out wonderfully!  lol  I am happy to get some use out of some of my retired DSP.   At the end of this post is a list of all of the current Stampin' Up! products used as well as directions!  Thank's so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina
Score a piece of 12x12 cardstock on one side at 2 3/8" and 7 1/4"
Rotate and score the next side at 3 7/8", 4 1/8", 8" and 8 1/4"
Use your bone folder on all of the score lines so that they will easily fold.
When you look at the cardstock, you will see 3 short sides (for the flaps) and 6 rectangles that are approximately the same size. 
Cut off the 1st of 3rd small flap rectangles.
Cut between the 1st and 2nd bottom rectangles and the 2nd and 3rd bottom rectangles to make the larger flaps that will fold up to make the pockets
Cut off about 1 1/2" from the bottom rectangles and use a circle punch to punch a dip in each of those three rectangles.
Use a strong glue or tear tape to adhere the sides of the bottom rectangles when you fold them up to create your pockets.  I used tear tape and it worked very well!
Decorate as little or much as you want to. 

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Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Love!

Wow!  Two posts in one day never happens!  lol  I just realized that I had made a card with Thoughtful Branches that I hadn't shared.  I just LOVE this bundle and I hope that they bring it back to the next annual catalog but for now, it is only available in September!  If you don't have it, please don't pass it up!  There are sooo many possiblities!

This was just a super simple Tone on Tone card that was super fast and I really love it!  That little bird is just adorable!  

Here's the inside...


Here's a list of the supplies needed if interested!  Blessings, Tina 

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SIP Challenge #65 - Monochromatic!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  Of course, as usual, since it's Tuesday, that means I'm back over at Stamp, Ink, Paper with another Design Team Card.  This week we have a Monochromatic Challenge!
 I'll be very honest.. I really wanted to NOT use blue but I couldn't do it!  lol  I guess I'm just such a fan of the blues.. Maybe it's because I'm from Memphis. LOL  Of course, I'm also very much a fan of Nautical cards!  So there lies the problem.. how to go Nautical without blue??

This card is a combination of Our Daily Bread Fishing Net Background Stamp, Stampin' Up! By the Tide (sadly retired!), and Hero Arts Color Layering Goldfish.  I really love the sentiment.. Just Keep Swimming from the Hero Arts set!  I have a friend at work that is going through some tough times so I thought this would be a great card to give to her for some encouragement.  My cardbase is a 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" piece of  Mint Macaron scored at 4 1/4", My mat is Island Indigo and I did my stamping on a small scrap piece of Soft Sky.  I first stamped my fish from the By The Tide Stamp Set in Island Indigo and then cut a mask of the fish by stamping it on masking paper and then fussy cutting it.  I placed the mask over my fish and then stamped the fishing net in Tempting Turquoise.  I stamped the seahorse (also from the By The Tide set) in Island Indigo.  I then used my Stampin' Up! sponges to sponge on some Marina Mist and then some Island Indigo leaving the darkest around the edges.  I decided I wanted the seahorse popped up so I stamped him again on a scrap of Mint Macaron with Island Indigo ink and then fussy cut him and glued him over the other stamped image!  My sentiment was stamped in Island Indigo Ink onto Mint Macaron cardstock and backed in an Island Indigo mat.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you'll head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper and link up a monochromatic card of your own!  Blessings, Tina

Thursday, September 8, 2016

OSAT Blog Hop - Birthdays Bash!

Hello and welcome to One Stamp At A Time's September Birthdays Bash Blog Hop!  If you have already been hopping then you should have landed here from the Super Talented Pam Staples blog and I'd like to thank you for continuing on with the hop!  If you are starting here with me, please make sure that you visit all of the blogs on the hop for some super fun and unique inspiration!

For my card and project I decided to use the awesome Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  I love the colors and I especially love the combination of Island Indigo and Mint Macaron!  The flowers on one of the DSP designs looks much like a blue poinsettia to me so I decided to use my Festive Flower Builder Punch to recreate it.  

Usually I sponge the edges of punched flowers but since I was recreating the flowers on the DSP, I left them as is.  Sometimes simple is fine.. I have to tell myself this at times.  The large flower is Island Indigo and Mint Macaron, and the two smaller flowers and Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand with a bit of white.  I used the small flower in the Tree Builder punch for my flower center.  The Happy Birthday sentiment on the banner is from the Crazy About You Stamp Set.

I also created a Curvy Keepsake Box to match and kept this one really simple by making it in Mint Macaron with an Island Indigo and Mint Macaron flower and an Island Indigo tag.  I added a little matching sequin trim to both the card and the Curvy Keepsake Box.

Last but not least, I added a few Doodlebug Sequins that matched the Island Indigo on both the card and the Curvy Keepsake box.  

Please make sure to stop by the Amazing Justin Krieger's blog by clicking the next button!

Here is a list of all of our Talented Bloggers in case you lose your way!
  1. Megan Thompson 
  2. Anna Smith
  3. Alisa Tilsner
  4. Rick Adkins
  5. Sara Levin
  6. Renee Ondrajka
  7. Melissa Davies
  8. Maria Willis
  9. Pam Staples
  10. Tina Rackley Riddle  -That's Me!
  11. Justin Krieger
  12. Dena Rekow
  13. Andrea Tracy-Tucker 
  14. Kelly Acheson
  15. Kim Smith
  16. Lori Mueller
  17. Marisa Gunn 
  18. Jeanna Bohanon
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Thanks so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ICS Blog Hop - Technique Time!

Hello and Welcome to the Inspire, Create & Share September Blog Hop!  If you have already been hopping, then you know that this is a Technique Blog Hop!  If you landed her from the Super Talented Claudia Perry's blog, thanks so much for continuing on!  If you started with me, please make sure you click the next button as the end of the post for a lot of Technique Inspiration!

There are honestly so many techniques that I love it was super hard for me to choose but I went with Emboss Resist and threw in a little extra twist with the Joseph's Coat Technique on the leaves!

Here's my card....

I love to use unexpected colors for Fall and Holiday cards so for this card, I did just that!  I started with a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Rich Razzleberry Cardstock, scored at 4 1/4".  For my next layer, using Versamark Embossing Ink, I stamped a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of Whisper White cardstock with the Hardwood Stamp.  I then heat embossed it using Stampin' Up! White Embossing Powder.  After the embossed image had cooled, I sponged on Soft Sky and Marina Mist, and Dapper Denim Ink onto the layer keeping the darkest inks toward the outside.  After I sponged, I used a paper towel to rub off any ink that was on my white embossed image.  Next for the Joseph's Coat technique on the leaves, I started sponging Marina Mist, Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Dapper Denim onto scraps of Whisper White Cardstock in random sections and blending some of the inks together.  Next I clear embossed various leaves from the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set onto the sponged cardstock.  Keep in mind that once you heat up the clear embossing powder, the images seem to disappear onto the sponged cardstock.  Not to worry.. you will see them soon.  Once the clear embossed images were cool, I used my brayer to apply Chocolate Chip Ink all over the cardstock... and then those beautiful leaves reappear!  Yay!  Once I had all my brayering finished, I allowed them to dry a bit and then cut them out using my Leaflet Framelits Dies.  I then arranged them onto the front of my card and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I made a big Linen Bow and attached it to the leaves stems with glue dots.  Finally I stamped a Banner and sentiment from the Thoughtful Banners Stamp set in Sweet Sugarplum.  I punched it out with the coordinating Duet Banner Punch and also Punched out the same Banner shape with Rich Razzleberry and attached it to the back of the sentiment with Fast Fuse.  The entire Banner sentiment was attached with Dimensionals to the bottom right of my Emboss Resist Hardwood layer.  

For the inside I kept it pretty simple..

I stamped the Maple Leaf from the Vintage Leaves set in a stamped off Sweet Sugarplum so that it was a very light image.  I stamped the Banner and Sweet Friend sentiment (also from Thoughtful Banners) in Marina Mist.  I punched it out with the coordinating Duet Banner punch and used Fast Fuse to Add over the Light Leaf image.  

I hope you enjoyed the Emboss Resist and Joseph's Coat Technique and are ready to head over to the awesome blog of Tammy Dunlap for more technique inspiration.  Just click the next button and you'll be there!

If you are interested in any of the supplies, I used today, below are the links to all of the Stampin' Up Products!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Blessings, Tina

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

SIP Challenge #64 Clean & Simple - Less is More!

Hello and Happy Tuesday once more. Lately it seems like my Tuesday Blog Posts are the only ones I have time to do!  Well here I am again with the Stamp, Ink, Paper Design Team and let me tell you this is one that is wayyyyy outside my comfort zone but I threw caution to the wind and tried to make a Clean & Simple - Less is More card.  Make sure you go over to the SIP Challenge Blog and link up one of your own if you are feeling brave.. lol  

So let me start off my telling you that I absolutely LOVE stitched cards!  Even just little stitches here and there add so much interest!  I even bought a little Jenome sewing machine to stitch on them. I seriously have yet to learn to thread.  Seriously.. don't judge!  lol    Well since I so wanted stitching, I decided to use my black marker to create a few.  Here's my card and I really ended up loving it even though this is not a simple style for me at all!

For this card I decided to use one of my favorite Unity Stamp Co. Kits of the Month called "A Summer Story".  This kit was from May 2016 and has so many beautiful images!  I started off with a Whisper White Thick card base that measured 11" x 4 1/4".  I scored it at 5 1/2" for a top folding card base.  Then on a scrap piece of Whisper White Cardstock, I stamped my treat cup image with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink and then heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.  I used my copics to color in my treat cup and then fussy cut it out.  I tore off a piece of Stampin' Up! Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape and adhered it to the lower left side of my Whisper White Heavy weight Cardstock base.  I used my Faber-Castell black medium tip marker to draw in some faux zig zag stitching.  Since the color of the cup background looked so much like Kraft.. I die-cut a circle of Kraft to mat the punched 2 1/2" circle of Blushing Bride cardstock for my sentiment.  I stamped the sentiment with Memento Luxe Tuxedo Black Ink and clear embossed it onto the bottom portion of the circle of Blushing Bride.  I used my trimmer to cut a straight edge on the top of both of my circles and then layered them with Fast Fuse and used more Fast Fuse to adhere them to the upper right portion of my card.  I added three black candy dots and then decided to add a little shimmer by adding Clear Wink of Stella to the whipped cream.  I also added a layer of Glossy Accents to my hearts on my cup.  Here's a better look at the shine...

And that my friends was how easy this card came together!  Why don't I make more super easy cards???  lol  I think I try to overthink most of them!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Blessings, Tina