Friday, October 19, 2018

Team Swaps

 At my meeting last week we did a Christmas Card Swap.  My team has the BEST swaps! Look at all of these amazing cards!
 By Nikki A

By Carla R

 By Bridget H 

 By Michelle C

 By Pam L

 By Kim M

 By Anne D

 By Carol E

 By Juli J

 By Cindy D

 By Amy K

By Kim S

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Lift Me Up Double Interactive Card

I made this double interactive card in last weeks Facebook Live.  Remember while you're at YouTube to like and subscribe to my channel to be notified every time I post a video.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Halloween 10 Week Countdown Week 8

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's gift is sooooo much fun and it might be my favorite yet!  I made an adorable Halloween Explosion Box!  It's so much fun!  We'll get the box measurements in a minute, first let's talk about the tag! 
For the cute little puppy tag I used the Trick or Tweet Stamp set and colored him in using Stampin' Blends.  I used the combos of Soft Suede, Mango Melody, Basic Black and Highland Heather.  I made his cape two toned, the inside of his cape is a different color than the outside.  There are a million ways to color these cute guys!
For the box, I mentioned it's an explosion box, so the bottom comes apart and reveals the treat when the lid is removed.  The bottom of the box is a 9"x9" square, scored at 3" on all sides.  All you do is remove all four corners.  They'll fold up to form the bottom of your box, no adhesive required!  The lid is 5 1/8" square, scored at 1" on all four sides.  The lid is assembled like you would your standard lid.  Cut up on the score lines on each side then fold the tabs under to adhere the lid.  Inside my box I have a spooky Halloween candle that I found in Target's Dollar spot.  Spooky and fun!
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Christmas 10 Week Countdown Week 1

Over the next 10 weeks I'll share a new and fun Christmas idea all the way up to December 18, only a week away from Christmas!  Of course you can adapt all of these ideas to any holiday or occasion.  Today we're starting with a fun gift card holder.  I don't know about you but gift cards are always a fun gift to give around the Holidays.  Today's gift cards holder is super cute and super easy!!!  The front is decorated using the Santa's Workshop DSP.  This DSP is soooo special!  Lots of the pages are flocked and are just amazing and luxurious!  Plus LOTS of the images coordinate with the Santa's Signpost Framelits.  Today's images do not.  I fussy cut them, but they're simple images and were easy to do!
I love this fun gift card hold because it reminds me of an old envelope with the brads that you tied shut.  This is just a mini version of it!  To make the holder you'll need a piece of cardstock that is 4 3/4" x 5 1/2".  On the 4 3/4" side score at 1" and 3 1/4" on the 5 1/2" side score at 3/4" and 4 1/4".  Trimming it is easy, just remove the four corners on the score line.  I used the Detailed trio punch to round the corners on the top and bottom flaps.  Then I adhered everything together.  I started with the sides, the folded the bottom up.
Finally I added 2 brads one on the top flap and another on the holder.  The trickiest part of making this holder is the brads.  I used my paper piercer to carefully punch a hole then I pushed the brad through and again used my paper piercer to unfold the legs of the brad.  I added a finger hole with the 3/4" circle punch.  Not necessary but it helps in sliding the gift card out.  Super cute!  I have so much more to share on our countdown to Christmas!  Join me every week!

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Monday, October 15, 2018

Christmas Stamp a Stack

Over the weekend I had my Annual Christmas Stamp a Stack.  This is my biggest class to prep I love doing this class every year! My guests all leave with a stack of cards to start the season!  This years cards are some of my favorites!!!!!  I can't choose a favorite among the 5.  But I do love the copper in this one!
The Under the Mistletoe DSP in the Annual Catalog was front and center for this card. I love how simple and pretty this one is!!!  One of my goals when designing cards for any class, but especially for my Christmas Card Stamp a Stack is they MUST be mailable with one stamp.  All of these cards are.
Just because there's no giant embellishments on them doesn't mean you have to sacrifice on quality.  Quite the opposite, sometimes the simplest cards are the most loved!  This one is no exception.  I love all the bright white space and that Poppy Parade Buffalo Check Tree!  SO PRETTY!
The Dashing Deer Bundle has been one of my most loved bundles in the Holiday Catalog.  This card is a clear example of why.  With just one cut out and some amazing DSP you can have a beautiful card!
Finally we have our final card featuring the Festive Farmhouse DSP.  Typically I love to throw in some cards using some non-traditional Christmas colors but this year I kept everything very classic and very traditional.  Thanks to all my guests who joined me at the class!

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Signs of Santa

I'm sharing my second swap card from our meeting today.  This card is soooooo cute and makes me sooooooo happy!!!  Plus I had soooo much fun coloring a bunch of Santa's!  I used my Stampin' Blends to color him.  I used the Real Red (light and dark), Mango Melody (light and dark), Petal Pink (dark) and Ivory.
I love the little Santa compass image in the stamp set and used that to add a fun background to my Call me Clover cardstock.  The greeting is from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  I finished the card with some pops of gold with some Glimmer Paper and Metallic Thread.  Look for all the swaps from my team coming next week!

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Christmas Wish

On Tuesday I had a team meeting. They're always so much fun!  One of the highlights of our meetings is the swaps!  I did two cards for the swap this month and this is one of my cards.  I was inspired by a card that Stampin' Up! posted on their Instagram page made by fellow demonstrator Rhonda Macpherson.  I loved that she paired the Broadway Birthday with the Merry Christmas To all set.  I used the Joyous Noel DSP with some copper metallic shine to add extra sparkle and shine! I'll share my second swap card tomorrow!

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Halloween 10 Week Countdown Week 7

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's super cute box is a brownie backpack.  Yes! You read that right a brownie backpack.  Is there anything better than that?  I got this super cute idea from Erica Cerwin.  I watched this video on her youtube channel.  I modified my measurements a little and added some backpack straps, but the box assembly is the same as the video.  
The measurements for my backpack are: You'll need a piece of cardstock that is 8 1/4" x 9 1/2". On the 8 1/4" side you'll score at 1 1/2", 2 1/4" and 6 3/4" on the 9 1/2" side you'll score at 1/2", 2", 5", and 6 1/2".  The backpack straps are 5 1/4" x 3/4", you'll need 2, I scored each one at 3/4" from either end.  I went with some non traditional Halloween colors for this box.  I used Blackberry Bliss and Mint Macaron.  I used the Takeout Treat Set to jazz up my box.  I stamped the star repeatedly with Blackberry Bliss ink and used the Less Tricks more Treats greeting and label stamp for the tag.  So cute!  
Like I said this backpack holds a yummy turtle brownie!  It's a brownie backpack!  LOVE IT!!!  I'll be making a bunch of these for the kids teachers for Halloween this year.  Thanks for joining me on my countdown! Only 3 weeks left!

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Dashing Deer

Dashing Deer is one of my favorite sets in the Holiday Catalog.  I've loved every card I've made with it.  When I comes to Christmas I'm a non-traditional color kind of girl.  So this Coastal Cabana Christmas card makes me sooooo happy!!!!  I stamped the Merry Christmas greeting on the background using the Merry Christmas To All Set.  The deer is stamped in Coastal Cabana and cut out with the coordinating framelits.  
I added the deer to a 2 1/4" Vellum Circle.  On the card base I made a nest with our White Polka Dot ribbon and added my deer over that.  I love the translucency of the vellum and the whimsicalness of the polka dot ribbon. They look so pretty together!  Next week I start my 10 Week Christmas Countdown full of Christmas gift and packaging ideas!  I can't wait!  Join me next Tuesday as we count down!

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Monday, October 8, 2018

Bike Ride

Last week when I had my Bike Ride stamp set out I made this card.  I LOVE it!  It's so simple but so rich in color and so bold!  I used Cherry Cobbler and Night of Navy for my bike, I love these deep dark colors, it really makes the bike pop off the paper.  The greeting is from the Sunny Days stamp set.  I popped it up on Dimensionals to stand off the card a little.  
For the bike I used my amazing Stamparatus to line it all up and stamp it perfectly!  After it was all stamped I used my Light Smoky Slate maker to add some shadow under the bike, there's nothing worse then a floating bike.  I also added some detail to the wheels with my marker, just some quick highlights.  I love the Bike Ride set because all the images have a line image and a coordinating solid image so you can quickly stamp a card in no time!  I love the way this card came out.

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Reinderr Card

With Christmas less than 3 months away it's time to get serious about our Christmas Cards!  I have the cutest reindeer card to share with you today!!!!  It's so simple that you'll love making a stack of these!  I stared with a Crumb Cake piece that is 5"x3 3/4" I gently sponged around the edge in Crumb Cake ink to add some depth.  You need a handful of punches for this but I'll give you a HUGE time saving tip!  Before you punch anything line the back of all your cardstock with some Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, then punch your image.  With the adhesive sheets on the back it makes you punched image basically a sticker.  No fiddling around with liquid glue or glue dots. Just peel and stick!!!!
For the antlers in Soft Suede I used the new Sprig Punch.  The ears in Crumb Cake are made with the 1 1/4" Circle punch.  After you punch one circle, feed that circle back into the punch and punch it again, making a football shape.  The inside of the ears are Petal Pink and I used the 1" Circle punch, done in the same way the ears were done. The pine branches are of course in Shaded Spruce and are from the Pretty Pines Thinlits (make sure you line this cardstock with those Multi Purpose Adhesive Sheets too!).  His eyes are in Basic Black and I used the 1 1/4" Circle punch.  Punch one circle then move the punch up slightly and punch again.  This gives you the perfect arch for his eyes. His nose is Poppy Parade using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch again.  I popped the nose up with a dimensional and added lots of Wink of Stella for shimmer.  So cute!

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Hinge Step Stamparatus Technique and VIDEO!

My Facebook Live this week I shared how to do the Hinge Step Technique on the Stamparatus.  Don't forget to tune into my Facebook Lives every week on Tuesdays at 2:30pm (MST), Find me at Ruth's Stamping Corner. The hinge step is such a fun and unique way to use a stamp positioner and one that ONLY works with our unique Stamparatus!  I used 3 different stamp sets for my card.  First is the Bike Ride set.  I only used the solid circle, that makes my gorgeous background.  The hearts are from the Making Every Day Bright Set and the greeting is from the Sunny Days stamp set.  I love that greeting!  Check out my video here to see how it was done and how you can make one too!
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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Halloween 10 Week Countdown Week 6

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.  I found some temporary tattoos at Target, of course Halloween themed, so I made a fun pocket to gift them in.  The pocket is really cute and easily adaptable to any size tattoo sheet you might have.  Mine is 9 1/2"x 8 1/2" on the 8 1/2" side score at 1/4" and 4 3/8".  I laid a piece of Tear Tape along the bottom and the 1/4" tab on the side.  It just folds together with the tab adhering to the back and the bottom adhered shut.  Easy peasy!  

I embellished the front with some Mango Melody DSP to match the Mango Melody Cardstock.  The 6'x6' DSP isn't tall enough to cover the entire front so I used 2 pieces and made a black greeting piece to cover the seam.  You'd never know it was 2 pieces!  The stamps are from the September Paper Pumpkin.  It has some really awesome Halloween greetings and I had to used them.  The pumpkin is from the Seasonal Chums set and I colored it in with some Stampin' Blends.
The tattoo package slips right in and will make a fun treat for the kids!  I used a 1" circle punch to punch some finger holes at the top making it easier to slide the tattoos in and out.  You could modify the measurements and use this for a really fun gift card holder.  Join me next week as we continue the countdown to Halloween!

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

HOME Framed Class

Last week I held this super fun home d├ęcor class.  It's a framed item that spells HOME but has interchangeable 'O's.  This class was so much fun and coming up with all these O options was a lot of fun.  The 'o's are all on magnets and can easily be interchanged for the season, holiday or occasion.
At the class they made eight interchangeable 'o's.  At the class I asked my guests to brainstorm some more ideas for other 'o's and they gave me a whole list of items!  I can't wait to get started on them!

These were the either 'o's they made.  I love them all and can't pick a favorite!  They're all so fun and soooo cute.  I do really love the pumpkin though!

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Monday, October 1, 2018

October Class To Go

October's class to go kit is all planned and ready for you!  Every month I'll offer a class focused around a specific stamp set or bundle which includes PDF instructions.  There will be three different options for the Class To Go.  Prices will vary every month.  You have until the 10th of the month to sign up, all invoices MUST be paid by the 10th.  I'll then order supplies and get them mailed by the 20th of the month. PDFs will be sent on the 10th of the month.  I will ship within the USA only, there are additional shipping fees.  If you're local to me once your kit is ready I'll contact you to deliver.
This month's class to go features two stamp sets the Making Everyday Bright Stamp Set along with the Around The corner Set.  Two amazing year round sets!   Along with the sets you'll also get a FREE Wink of Stella Pen!  This month's class to go kit includes the supplies to make 3 cards. This stamp set also coordinates with the Christmas Bulb Builder Punch.  Add on the punch to your kit for only $18.  You will need the punch to complete your cards, if you don't have the punch you will have to fussy cut images.   

There are 3 different options to get this class to go kit: The three options are:
1) I need it all.  This kit includes the products Making Everyday Bright, Around The Corner and Wink Of Stella Pen), PLUS the supplies for your 3 make and takes and PDF instructions.  If you love the cards and love the products then this is the kit for you. If your kit needs to be shipped there is an additional $7 charge.
2) Just the supplies.  This kit includes just the make and take supplies and PDF instructions.  If you already have the products used in this months kit and you just want the cards, this is the kit for you!  If your kit needs to be shipped there is an additional $5 charge.
3) PDF only.  This option is for the PDF emailed to you. If you're a demonstrator or want to prep your own supplies this is the option for you.  My team will get the PDF every month for free, now is a great time to join my team! The PDF will be sent via email on the 10th of the month.

The costs for this months kits are: 1) I Need It All $32 (plus $7, if your kit needs to be shipped) and additional $18 if you'd like to add on the punch.  
2) Just The Supplies $20 (plus $5 if your kit needs to be shipped)
3) PDF Only $10
To purchase any of these kits please email me and let me know which kit you want.  I'll send you an invoice via Paypal and you'll have until the 10th to pay. If you have any questions please let me know.  I'm excited to offer this opportunity to you!
It's gonna be a big month and I'm so excited! 
Thanks for looking, see you soon!!!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Shimmer Paint Techniques

Yesterday I shared this card with you. If you watched my video or saw my Facebook Live you saw that I used some Vegas Gold Shimmer Paint to add some sparkle to the doily.  Today I have more shimmer paint techniques for you.  I used the Vegas Gold but you could use any of our shimmer paints for these techniques.  First I colored the chicken wire on the right with the shimmer paint in the same way that I colored the doily.  I added some of the paint to my sponge and dabbed on the paint until I had the coverage I wanted.
The second way I used the shimmer paint was all those gorgeous gold splatters on the background.  I simply dropped a drop or two onto an acrylic block then added a little water with my aqua painter and used my aqua painter to splatter the paint on.  Word of caution.  I did this in a box lid to contain the splatter.  It does get everywhere!  But the final results are worth it!  Make sure you wash your block and aqua painter as soon as you're done.  There's so many more ways to use our shimmer paint!  These are just a couple of ways!

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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Friendly Conversations and Gold Heat Embossing

I have a really fun and beautiful card today. I shared this card on my weekly Facebook Live this week.  It's a great way to use up those scraps of DSP.  My background is made with just 1" strips of DSP. I know we all have those scraps lying around!  I gold heat embossed my sentiment from the Friendly Conversations stamp set on some vellum.  I'm in the process of creating a YouTube channel and converting all my past Facebook Lives to YouTube videos.  This is a timely process on top of all my other daily work so please be patient as I transfer them all over.  In the meantime please hit subscribe on my channel and share with your friends so you can be notified when I do add another video.  You can find my channel on YouTube by searching 'Ruth's Stamping Corner' or click on the video below.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Halloween 10 Week Countdown Week 5

 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.  These cute pouches couldn't be easier to make and what a cute gift for a teacher! The pouches are a 2"x11" piece of Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, scored at 4".  After adding some DSP I folded along the score line and added a couple staples to hold it closed. I used two pieces of DSP, the top one is cut to 1 3/4"x3" and bottom pieces is 1 3/4"x3 3/4". I finished it off by adding some ribbon to hide the staples.  Add your pencils and you're done!  It's that easy!!!!  
I embellished mine little more using some images from the Cauldron Bubble Bundle.  For this one I added a cute little witch.  I used my Stampin' Blends to color her and added some Vegas Gold Glimmer Paint to the stars and moon on her apron.  Just a little sparkle to go a long way!
For the second one I used the cat and perched him on the broomstick.  So cute and whimsical!  The ribbon I used is the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.  I love this ribbon!!!  It adds the perfect finishing touches to any Halloween project!  I can't believe we're already halfway through the countdown!  Join me next week for week 6!

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