Happy UN-birthday!

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National Mad Hatter Day October 6

According to the National Day Calendar, “October 6 is a day set aside each year to bring out your silly side while celebrating National Mad Hatter Day.  The fictional character, The Hatter (also known as The Mad Hatter) from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is typically acting silly, and that is how the creators of this day decided on their theme of silliness for National Mad Hatter Day. “
This day inspired the Sisters In Stamping to create silly cards for today’s post.  I turned to the silliest people I know (my family) for some creative help.  With some of their ideas and a bit of Pinterest inspiration, I ended up with this cute little card.
un-Birthday silly cards / Cheshire Cat punch art / Fox Builder Punch / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com
Don’t be mistaken, this is an UN-Birthday card and can be used for any day.  But don’t forget the tea and cake!
un-Birthday silly cards / Cheshire Cat punch art / Fox Builder Punch / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com
My Cheshire cat was created using the Fox Builder Punch, and inspired by fellow crafter Jo Stubbings.  This cute fella needed an expressive face, so I stuck on a couple of mini googly eyes to go along with his huge grin.  I raised him and his balloons on my cardfront with some Stampin Dimensionals.
Here is a listing of products I used if you want to try this project yourself.  Just click a thumbnail to go to my online store and start your order.

Fox Builder Punch
Item: 141470
Price: $18.00

Happy Birthday Thinlits Die
Item: 143700
Price: $20.00

Lovely Words Thinlits Dies
Item: 143733
Price: $27.00

Balloon Bouquet Punch
Item: 140609
Price: $18.00

Foxy Friends Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 141549
Price: $27.00

Stampin’ Dimensionals
Item: 104430
Price: $4.00

Clear Faceted Gems
Item: 144142
Price: $5.00

Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Item: 144220
Price: $5.00

Black Mini Sequin Trim
Item: 144259
Price: $6.00

Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Item: 138309
Price: $7.00

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog for more silly ideas.  Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Thinking of Fall

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As the temperature gets cooler  and the leaves begin to turn colors, my heart sings.  I always thought that I enjoyed each of the four seasons equally, but as I get older and learn more about myself, I find that I’m truly happiest in the fall.  I don’t know if its due to the weather, all the extra family time we plan together, the great food, or all of it put together.  But I do know that I absolutely love the fall!

This week the Sisters In Stamping challenged the designers to design cards featuring their favorite stamp sets from the Holiday catalog.  In a previous post I showed off the Seasonal Chums Stamp Set that coordinates with the Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies.  This set (purchased with the bundle) is truly a favorite, but I wanted to show off an alternative use than just gift tags.  This stamp set offers so many options for fall and winter themed projects!

Thinking of You / seasonal fall card / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Seasonal Chums Bundle / Woodland Textured Embossing Folder / Colorful Seasons stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

The fall weather brings harvest and hunting, both activities my family participates in to sustain us over the next year.  The card I created today has my boys in mind as they prepare for an upcoming hunt.

My forest was done using the Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder on green cardstock and the brown ink brayered onto the raised trees.  When you try this technique, be sure to lightly brayer your ink, otherwise the open spaces between the trees will get a bit of ink as well!  The sentiment is from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.

Thinking of You / seasonal fall card / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Seasonal Chums Bundle / Woodland Textured Embossing Folder / Colorful Seasons stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I used the backside of the reindeer tag as a single sided stamp of a deer looking though the forest.  When inking the image, I was careful not to include the bow around his neck, then I used Blender Pens to color him with various browns to achieve a perfectly shaded image.  I did use the framelits to cut him out most of the way, but I still used my paper snips to cut around his antlers and trim off where the tag and bow would have gone.  Then I applied him to the face of my card using Stampin Dimensionals.

Interested in recreating this card yourself?  Order the supplies you need from my online store by clicking on the thumbnails below.


Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Bundle
Item: 146076
Price: $52.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Bundle
Item: 146077
Price: $45.00

Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144945
Price: $29.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144948
Price: $21.00

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
Item: 144685
Price: $29.00

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set
Item: 143726
Price: $27.00

Spounge Brayers
Item: 141714
Price: $8.00

Paper Snips
Item: 103579
Price: $10.00

Blender Pens
Item: 102845
Price: $5.00

Thank you for joining me today.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what favorite holiday catalog items the designers selected for their inspired creations!

Have a safe and enjoyable weekend!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Sweet Halloween Treat

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Sweet treats are one of the best things about Halloween, and packaging them for someone special makes them even sweeter!  The Seasonal Chums bundle – stamp set and framelits – is an ideal way of making fun little tags for any gift, and this Halloween treat is no exception.

Halloween treat / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Seasonal Chums Bundle / slider box / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

This little box is super easy to make and fit my treat perfectly.  They also fit small chocolates nicely too!  The dimensions are as follows:

box diagram

Box Base:

  • Basic Black Cardstock
  • Cut at 9″ x 6 1/2″
  • Score at 1″ and 2 1/2″ on all 4 sides
  • Cut scorelines to create box sides and tabs (follow diagram)
  • Fold sides inwards, adhere for stability
  • Insert treat

Sleeve:

  • Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock
  • Cut at 6 5/8″ x 4 1/16″
  • Score along the long side at 1/2″, 2″, 3 9/16″, and 5 1/16″
  • Use framelits to cut out opening in lid
  • Stamp and decorate as desired
  • Apply adhesive to 1/2″ scored section and attach to opposite end.
  • Slide sleeve over Box Base

Halloween treat / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Seasonal Chums Bundle / slider box / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I filled my treat box with these Pumpkin Spice Rolls by Little Debbie.  Yum!  Don’t tell, but I’ve totally been cheating on my diet every night, sneaking one just before bed (after the kids are already dreaming, of course).

You know the pumpkin craze when fall is approaching – and there is a big debate as to when it is okay to crave pumpkin EVERYTHING.  I’m not on either side, but I will tell you I wouldn’t mind if these things were available year round!

If you’d like to try this project, or want a super easy way to make some fun seasonal gift tags, click the thumbnails below to start your order for the products you want through my online store.


Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Bundle
Item: 146076
Price: $52.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Bundle
Item: 146077
Price: $45.00

Seasonal Chums Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144945
Price: $29.00

Seasonal Chums Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 144948
Price: $21.00

Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies
Item: 144685
Price: $29.00

Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies
Item: 145372
Price: $30.00

Basic Black 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 121045
Price: $8.00

Simply Scored
Item: 122334
Price: $30.00

Black Mini Sequin Trim
Item: 144259
Price: $6.00

Silver 1/8″ Ribbon
Item: 132137
Price: $5.00

Tear & Tape Adhesive
Item: 138995
Price: $7.00

Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Item: 140931
Price: $7.00

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.00
Here is a final look at today’s project.  Be sure to head over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to see what other Halloween and fall inspired treats our designers created!

Halloween treat / Seasonal Chums stamp set / Seasonal Tags Framelits Dies / Seasonal Chums Bundle / slider box / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend, and stay safe!
Blessings,

Jennifer Rawlings


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Sharing in Sorrow

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We share experiences with others through life and death, and sending a card is a great way of connecting with people during those moments.  Sympathy cards are never easy to send, but they offer the opportunity to encourage and pray for those who are morning a loss of a loved one (including pets).

Sympathy cards aren’t always easy to start making either, so I find that beginning with a CASE is best.  This allows for creativity to start flowing and then the rest of the cards come easier.

Sympathy Cards / Catalog CASE / Lovely as a Tree stamp set / Thoughts & Prayers stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

I had already decided to feature the Lovely as a Tree stamp set – one of those never failing, always strong sets that can be used every year and every occasion.  And it just so happened that the samples provided in this year’s annual catalog offered just the right style for this project on page 137.

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I even liked the watercolor background technique and colors!  You can either use markers or ink pads to apply color to your clear block.  Then use a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water to wet the ink, allowing the colors to blend.  Stamp on cardstock or watercolor paper and allow to dry (use a heat tool if you’re impatient like me).

Interested in CASEing this project too?  Here are the products you’ll need. Just click the thumbnails below to start your order through my online store.


Lovely As A Tree Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 127793
Price: $20.00

Lovely As A Tree Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 128655
Price: $28.00

Thoughts & Prayers Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 127805
Price: $19.00

Thoughts & Prayers Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Item: 128751
Price: $26.00

Pool Party 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 122924
Price: $8.00

Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 131201
Price: $8.00

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Item: 100730
Price: $9.00

Stampin’ Spritzer
Item: 126185
Price: $3.00

Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126974
Price: $6.50

Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 126982
Price: $6.50

Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item: 131180
Price: $6.50

Jute Twine
Item: 144625
Price: $5.50
Here is a final look at today’s project. All of the designers at Sisters In Stamping created Sympathy Cards for this weeks’ Fabulous Friday theme. Be sure to visit our blog for more inspiration.

Sympathy Cards / Catalog CASE / Lovely as a Tree stamp set / Thoughts & Prayers stamp set / Stampin' Up! / StampinBlessings.wordpress.com

Thank you for joining me today. Have a great weekend, and stay safe!

Jennifer Rawlings

 


 

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