Thursday, October 19, 2017

Gourd Goodness: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello again friends! October is in full swing, and I know I feel the need to play with leaves, pumpkins, gourds, and cozy textures. Don't you? Well, maybe if you are entering spring in the southern hemisphere, you may think not 😁This time on the Artisan Blog Hop, we are featuring some wonderful fall themed sets. I decided to use the set that seemed more challenging for me. I tend to do that, to stretch my creativity. And then I find I can't stop using whatever stamps I was not drawn to, and loving it!

For those who are new to the Artisan Design Team, here is a little background. We are a group of 20 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the globe, handpicked by Stampin' Up! to bring you inspiration and projects with the latest and greatest supplies

If you are following along in order, you have just arrived from Sylwia Schreck's blog. And she has done some amazing things!

Gourd Goodness from Stampin' Up! creates beautifully layered images in a snap! ~ Tanya Boser for the 2017 Artisan Design Team
I have 2 cards and a treat holder for you today.

Gourd Goodness from Stampin' Up! creates beautifully layered images in a snap! ~ Tanya Boser for the 2017 Artisan Design Team
The Pine Plank embossing folder makes a wonderful textured background panel for the simple layered stamping on Crumb Cake cardstock here. And the linen thread adds another rustic touch.

Gourd Goodness from Stampin' Up! creates beautifully layered images in a snap! ~ Tanya Boser for the 2017 Artisan Design Team
Then the Burlap background stamp. LOVE it on the Sahara Sand cardstock! The leaves are stamped off for the base layer, then full strength for the detailed layer. And I fussy cut those out. I think I am getting better at that. And I don't hate it any more! Yeah me 😊 I used the Embossing Paste and the Pattern Party masks with a circle mask to create a little more texture behind the leaves.


Gourd Goodness from Stampin' Up! creates beautifully layered images in a snap! ~ Tanya Boser for the 2017 Artisan Design Team
Last up are these Wood Crates in Soft Suede and stamped with the Hardwood background stamp. The different gourds have the first layer stamped in a color, then the detailed layer stamped in Versamark ink. Then they are Clear and Gold heat embossed, sometimes with both on the the same gourd! I plan to use these as little treats on the place settings for Thanksgiving.

That's it for me! If you started at the beginning with Allison Okamitsu, then I am the last stop. If you started somewhere in the middle, keep going so you don't miss a thing!

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Scrapbooking and Cards Today


Today, I am excited to share some projects with a sweet little stamp that is quickly becoming a favorite for me, Hug in a Mug!

I recently had the chance to be a guest blogger for the Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine blog, and these are the creations I made.

I have paired it with the Cable Knit embossing folder. Fair warning, I went a little crazy with my projects, and I just couldn’t leave any of them out!




Look at all of those images! And some pretty great sentiments too.
And this is a super versatile embossing folder perfect for cool and cold weather projects.


Here I took one simple design and created three different projects. Front and center is a self-closing box, to the left is a Mini Treat Bag, and to the right is a card.

I used several dies from the Mini Treat Bag framelit set here, as there is a lovely heart and a banner included in the set. The sentiment is Copper heat embossed on Vellum cardstock, then die-cut. The heart has a little “enjoy” Copper heat embossed on a piece of Wood Textures designer series paper also. The cup color (Tranquil Tide) was stamped first on Whisper White cardstock, then wiped with an Embossing Buddy before stamping the outline and the details in Versamark ink and Copper heat embossed also. I did cut the pieces of the Mini Treat Bag out of Whisper White cardstock before I embossed them with the Cable Knit embossing folder. This Mini Treat Bag will nicely hold a packet of cocoa or cider.

 The circle on this project is made using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I think these are crafting essentials really, as there are nesting circles, ovals, and squares. I use them All. The. Time. Really, I don’t even put them away!

 There are oodles of tutorials out on the internet on how to make these self-closing bags. This one holds a packet of hot cocoa or apple cider, and you could tuck a few little sweets and a gift card in at the same time.

 Here is the diagram I keep in my reference notebook. Yes, I have a little notebook just for treat boxes and bag tutorials. Don’t you? 😁

 The card has a circle and a square layered behind the mug. Although these three projects are very similar, they each have their own little twist.

 For this card, I indulged in my passion for watercolor techniques. I took a panel of Watercolor Paper and taped it down to a board. Then I wet the panel with clean, clear water and used an Aqua-painter to drop Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist ink (that I picked up from the lids of the ink pads) onto the wet paper. Then I dried it with my Heat Tool. And pulled out the Embossing Paste and Pattern Party masks. And the Lemon Lime Twist panel got the Cable Knit embossing treatment too.

To keep the watercolor feeling going on the inside, I added some spatters to the inside panel.


These are the last projects, I promise! These are varying degrees of complication.

 This one features some Clear heat embossed images on the Chocolate Chip panel, and a piece of Vellum cardstock that has been embossed with the Cable Knit embossing folder.

 Simple stamping inside for the sentiment. The Hug in a Mug stamp set really has you covered with images and sentiments!

 Just simple tone on tine stamping on the Tranquil Tide panel here, and the Labels to Love stamp set with the Everyday Label punch help out to highlight the White heat embossed sentiment. I hope that you have found at least a bit of inspiration here, and that at least one of these projects was in a style that appeals to you. Thanks Scrapbook & Cards Today, for this opportunity to share with your readers! ~ Tanya

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