Monday, September 24, 2018

Shimmer Paint Meets Tin Tile

I do a weekly Facebook Live for my team in our private group, we talk about what's going on in our business, I like to do some training and sometimes I share a fun technique with them.  It's always a great time to join my team!  If you've been thinking about it why not join?  We have the most fun!  In our Facebook Live a couple weeks ago I shared how to get this amazing and stunning look with the shimmer paint, and it couldn't be easier to do!  First though I stamped and colored the images from the Country Home set.  I used Stampin' Blends to color them then I fussy cut the image.  YES I FUSSY CUT THEM! I love the final look but fussy cutting it took some time.
For the background I used a sponge and added some Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint directly to the Tin Tile Embossing folder.  I was intentional about not covering the entire folder, I wanted a more splotchy, aged look to it. Then I added my Blackberry Bliss cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot.  The results are beautiful!!! There's so much shimmer to it and I love that the Shimmer Paint is nestled into the embossed areas.  Such a pretty look!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Friday, September 21, 2018

Colorful Halloween

Who says Halloween has to be spooky and scary?  Why not make it colorful and fun!  I used the Cauldron Bubble Bundle for these two cards and they're soooo cute!  I used some of the smaller images in the set, maybe images that might get overlooked to make these two cards.  I stamped the cat and ghost multiple times then I colored them using Stampin' Blends.   I used a variety of colors then cut them out and popped them up on Basic Black squares.
I think they have a very Andy Warhol kind of look to them, with the same image transformed by different bright colors.  I'm not sure which I like better, the cats or ghosts?  Which do you prefer, comment on this post and let me know.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Winter Woods Christmas

Last week on my Facebook Live I shared how to make this card.  We used some partial die cutting and added lots of beautiful Copper accents.  I do a Facebook Live every Tuesday on my Facebook Page at 2:30pm MST.  Search for me 'Ruth's Stampin' Corner' and like my page so you'll never miss a video!  If you did miss this one you can catch the replay here.
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Halloweeen 10 Week Countdown Week 4

Over the next 10 weeks I'll share a new and fun Halloween idea all the way up to October 31!  If you don't craft for Halloween, don't worry!  You can adapt all of these ideas to any holiday or occasion.  Today I have another fun non-candy treat.  Today's project uses the Cauldron Bubble Bundle.  Such a cute Bundle!! I colored everything with our Stampin' Blends and cut it all out with the coordinating framelits.  I love that cute witch and her giant cauldron!    
To color the pizza box I filled a Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and then added some Highland Heather reinker and some Vegas Gold Shimmer paint.  I mixed it really really well and then sprayed the entire box.  The alcohol evaporates quickly so it dries fast.  The shimmer from the shimmer paint add sooooo much sparkle!!  

I filled the pizza box with some cute Halloween socks that I picked up at the Dollar Spot at Target. So cute!!!  You could also fill the box with candy or even a gift card.  I'll be back next week with week 5 of my 10 week countdown to Halloween!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tic Tac Reindeers

These might be the cutest little reindeers ever!!! I had the most fun making these.  They were really easy to put together.  The boxes hold the littlest pack of Tic Tacs.  I got these mini Tic Tacs on Amazon, search mini tic tacs, they come in a package of 60.  So you'll have lots of cute gifts!  
The reindeer is made from only 3 punches.  The new Sprig Punch for his antlers, the 1" Circle punch for his eyes and nose and the 3/4" Circle Punch for the blacks of his eyes.  The box is super simple to assemble.  You need a piece of cardstock that is 2"x 3 7/8".  On the 2" Side score at 5/8" and on the longer side score at 5/8", 1 5/8", 2 1/4" and 3 1/4".  Trim the tabs on the bottom and assemble your box.  Super easy!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Monday, September 17, 2018

Best Of the Holiday Catalog Class

Over the weekend I held a class that featured some of my favorite items from the Holiday Catalog.  First up is the Making Christmas Bright Bundle.  I love this stamp set and punch so much, plus not only does the punch coordinate with one set in the catalog it also coordinates with the Making Everyday Bright Set in the Catalog.
 We used all three products on this card. This card is a fun tri-fold card.  I love fun fold cards!
The second card we made featured the Trick of Tweet stamp set.  This set is the CUTEST Halloween set ever!!  I love all the sweet images in this set!  We used a few blends to color this cute cat.  Also used on this card is the new Black Foil and Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon
The Winter Woods bundle wasn't initially on my wishlist but after seeing a few things done with it I had to have it!  And it's quickly become of my favorites!  For this card we stamped the tree in Balmy Blue and continued to stamp it over the card without reinking it.  I love the lighter shades! We also paired the set with the new sprig punch.
Finally our last card is another set that wasn't on my initial wishlist but after seeing so many amazing things done with it I had to have it!  It's the Country Home stamp set. We stamped the canister on the new Galvanized Metallic Paper and yes fussy cut it!  The floral arrangement was stamped on Crumb Cake and colored using our Watercolor Pencils.  We didn't do any blending, we just used the pencils as colored pencils.  On darker cardstocks the colored pencils work great to color images.  We also used the new Tin Tile Folder to add lots of fun texture to the background.
 This card is a Z Fold card, which are sooooo popular right now and they're sooooo easy.

I left the greeting off the front because I didn't want to take anything away from the front.  So we added the greeting inside.  Super cute!!  I hope you join me at my next class.  My Christmas Stamp a Stack.  For all the details check out this post.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, September 14, 2018

Painted Glass Emboss Resist

Embossing is by far my favorite technique.  It's like magic to see the powder change to a glossy finish.  Embossing resist is just as magical of a technique.  I did a Facebook Live on how to do this technique.  I show these two cards in it. 

I used the Painted Glass stamp set for both of them.  The intricacy of the stamps are perfect for this technique. Check out my video for more on how to do this emboss resist technique.

Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Suite Surprise Class

 I am way behind in posting this class but I loved the cards from it!  In August I held a class called A Suite Surprise. I used 4 different suites and lots of products from each suite.  The first one is the Twinkle Twinkle Suite.  I love that this card is for so much more than just baby cards.  We used the stamp set, punch, DSP and sequins from the suite for this card.
The next card is from the Share What You Love Suite.  This suite has sooo many amazing products.  I think the star of this suite is the DSP.  Every single sheet is incredible.  I wanted to really highlight the DSP so I made it a prominent part of the card.  This is a tri-fold card as well, which makes it extra special!
Besides the DSP from the suite we also used the stamp set, Share What You Love Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon and the Pearlized Doilies.
The next suite might be my favorite!  I love everything in the Tropical Escape Suite!  This card may look familiar, if so it's inspired from one of the samples straight from the catalog!  We used the stamp set, framelits, DSP and Granny Apple Green Textured Weave Ribbon from this suite.  
The final suite used in the class was the Broadway Bound Suite.  I've used this suite a ton!!!  I love the color and the gold metallic accents!  From the suite we used the stamp set, framelits, metallic pearls, and DSP.  So fun!!!

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Halloween 10 Week Countdown Week 3

Over the next 10 weeks I'll share a new and fun Halloween idea all the way up to October 31!  If you don't craft for Halloween, don't worry!  You can adapt all of these ideas to any holiday or occasion.  Today I have a fun non-candy treat.  At the Target Dollar Spot (my favorite place!) I found a package of 6 mini nail polish bottles.  They're little and they're perfect for gifting!   

Here are the measurements for the box.  You'll need a piece of cardstock that is 7 1/4 x 3 3/4" On the 3 3/4" side score at 1 1/4" and 2 1/2". On the 7 1/4" side score 2 1/2" inches just on the top and bottom of the cardstock, leave the center panel clear.  Continue scoring along the entire cardstock at 3", 4 1/4", 5 1/2", 6 3/4".
When you're done scoring you should have a piece that looks like this.  Cut along the solid lines and fold and burnish on the dotted score lines.  You'll notice that first vertical score line at 2 1/2" is only scored on the top and bottom.  The center section will be the back of your holder.  I used a 3/4" Circle punch to punch the hole for the lid.  I've notched in the sides of the box as well for easier assembly.
The half inch flaps adhere to the back of the box.  The side panels fold up and create the rest of the box.
Don't put any adhesive on the 3 flaps on the lid, that so your gift can open and close.  Now you can decorate your box with DSP or anything else!  Join me next week for week 4 of the countdown.  

Thanks for looking, see you soon!!  

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Best Bunny Bag-a-lope

A few weeks ago I created these super cute bag-a-lopes on a Facebook Live.  You can catch me every week for Facebook Live on Tuesdays at 2:30pm MST.  Here's the video on these cute bags!
Thanks for looking, see you soon!

Monday, September 10, 2018

Dashing Deer Embossed

The Dashing Deer Bundle in the new Holiday Catalog is one of my favorites!  I love the simple deer images and the lovely greetings in this set.  This card is a great one to mass produce for holiday cards this year and the silver embossing is stunning!!!   The deer's are stamped and embossed in silver embossing powder.  Any metallic powder would be beautiful.  I matched the strip of Glimmer paper at the bottom with the embossing powder, just to add a little extra sparkle!
The greeting is stamped in Old Olive to match the card.  I added some Silver Metallic Thread behind it.  Finally the stitched scallop border is from the Sweetly Stitched Framelits in the Holiday Catalog.  It's a subtle addition but adds a lot to this card!  You can get the Dashing Deer Bundle in my online store. Shop Now!

Thanks for looking see you soon!!!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack 2018

It's time for my annual Christmas Card Stamp a Stack!

This class is always popular and always sells out!!!!  Don't wait to sign up!!!  
I anticipate this class filling early. 

When: Saturday October 13, 2018, 9:00am-12pm
Where: St. John's Cathedral, 318 Silver SW on the corner of 3rd and Silver in downtown Albuquerque. 

At the class you'll make 15 Christmas Cards.  This year I'm doing things a little different and you'll make 3 each of 5 different designs.  This class is $20, this is the best deal around!  

If you're unable to attend but want a kit please let me know.  Kits are an additional $5 fee.  Email me for an invoice. If you cancel a week prior to the class you will still get the kit and there will be a $10 cancellation fee.  

Don't miss getting a jump start on your Christmas cards sign up today!  All registration must be made through this link.  If you don't have a PayPal account you can still sign up, click "buy now" above and choose the debit or credit card option.  Hurry space is limited!  Sign up today!  

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Holiday Catalog is Live!!!!

Today is the day we've been waiting for!!!  This years Holiday Catalog is available for purchase! It's a fantastic catalog with tons of amazing products in it!!!  You can start shopping NOW at my Online Store here.  If you don't have a copy and live in the United States contact me and I'll be happy to ship one out to you You can see the PDF version of the catalog here.

Happy Holiday Shopping and Crafting!