Friday, August 31, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Varied Vases

I love a punch, don't you?  I really like this Varied Vases stamp set and love that it came with a punch instead of dies.  So quick to punch out your images and have them punched out at once.  Have you seen this trick to stamping and punching out all of your images at once?

Create a template using a piece of the backing paper from the Designer Series Papers (the white backing) and punch out using the Vase Builder punch.  Label the front of it so you know which way to place it when working with it.  Keep the template in your stamp case for future use.

When you are ready to stamp, place the template on your workspace and take the stamps and place them face down in the punched out spaces.  Take an Acrylic E Block and pick them up on the block together.  Now you can stamp all of them on your card stock and punch them all out at the same time!  How great is that?



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Friday, August 24, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Combining Designer Series Papers for a Beautiful Effect

The Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is absolutely gorgeous and pairs extremely well with the Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Designer Paper.  I love the photographic images of this paper.  This card would be perfect for a birthday, a sympathy card or any occasion.   I used the Beautiful Promenade stamp set and dies to stamp and cut out the flower.  The flower was stamped using Melon Mambo but I stamped off once first so the intensity was diminished. 

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Welcome to the World Little Baby!

This card was made in honor of the birth of my grandniece Sydney Grace Neil who was born on July 9.  When Stampin' Up! announced the new color palette and there were several light pinks, I was kind of surprised until I got the paper in my hands.  The Petal Pink is definitely a peachy pink, the Blushing Bride has a dusky cast to it and the Powder Pink is just that - a powdery pink.  My least favorite was the Petal Pink until I started designing with it and I have fallen in love!

Are you having fun with this paper too?  Such beautiful patterns to work with.  The easiest way to glue it down is shown in my video but if you don't have time to watch it, just put a dollop on your silicone mat, mist lightly with water to dilute and use a sponge/dauber to mix and place on the back of the paper.  It is an easy way to apply adhesive to the back.


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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Another Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper Card....

Here is another quick & easy (no stamping!) card using the Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper.  This time, I took my sponge brayer and inked the leaf pattern piece of the DSP with Min Macaron ink.  I finished it with the largest Stitched Oval cut from Very Vanilla card stock and the Happy Birthday die cut from the new Rose Glimmer Paper.  I love the changes to the glimmer paper - it is so much easier to cut with the dies!  Again, I used the liquid glue/water combination on my Silicone Craft mat to apply adhesive to the back of the Designer Series Paper.

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Just A Few Friends Stopping By to Say Hello!

 Today's card uses the Delightfully Detailed Designer Series paper.  Can you see where?  Yup, the little border on top of the ribbon and on the inside of the card.  I love that there is just enough of the border to use some both on the front and on the inside of the card.  Do you think they planned it that way?  Hmm....

I am so in love with the Animal Outing stamp set.  These guys are just so much fun!
On the inside of the card, I used the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper which I cut with my ScanNCut to get the giraffe and hippo.  Check out my video to see how to make this card.


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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper....

Welcome back to another edition of Fast & Fabulous on Friday!  While I have been sharing projects using the Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper on my Tippin' on Tuesday videos, I wanted to share some quick and easy cards made using this paper as well.  How's this one for quick & easy?  No stamping at all - just a few die cuts!

If you have not been watching my videos on this paper where I show how to adhere your DSP to your cardstock, here's a brief description: 

What You Will Need:  Silicone Craft Mat, Tombow Liquid Glue, Water Mister Bottle & Sponge

Grab your Liquid Glue and squeeze a small amount onto the mat in the top left corner.  Spritz lightly on the glue and mix together using your sponge.  Place the DSP piece face down on the Silicone Craft Mat.  Sponge the back side of the DSP until you have it covered and then adhere to your cardstock.  Easy peasy!

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Creating with the Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper - Card 1 in a Series of 9

I recently held a class where we used the Delightfully Detailed Designer Series Paper and I had so much fun making cards with this paper that all of a sudden I realized I already had 9 projects!  Since I didn't want my attendees to be here until midnight, I had to cut it down to 5 projects that they would create and then show them 4 other projects that they could make with the paper. 

This first card is made by using a portion of the 12"x12" floral piece and using it as a mask while spritzing it with an alcohol & reinker mixture.  Check out the video to see the whole process as well as how to attach the paper to the inside of the card below.


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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, July 20, 2018

A Few Friends Celebrating A Birthday....


Who wouldn't love having a bunch of fun animals come wish them a happy birthday?  Certainly, I would love it!  This card was inspired by a card made by Joy Smelt, a Stampin' Up! demonstrator in South Australia.  I just love these animals - they are so adorable!  I colored the animals using markers and use the Darling Label stamp set and punch for the sentiment.  Since I did not want a bunch of the frogs (on the branch) showing up, I punched my holes for the rhino and giraffe inserts and then stamped the branches, strategically placing the frog either off the cardstock or in the center of the hole.  I did keep the one little frog in the bottom left corner. 

Colors used on this card are Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Suede and Whisper White. 

I used the Detailed with Love stamp set for the sentiment and cut the animals from the Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper using my ScanNCut.  

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Love What You Do....


 Did you take advantage of one of the Love What You Do bundles that were offered back in May?  Even if you didn't you can still get all of the products.  I used the Love What You Do, Swirly Frames and Treat Time stamp sets to make this card as well as the Share What You Love designer series paper. 

The flowers are stamped using Memento Ink for the outline and Berry Burst for the inside.  I stamped off once so it wasn't so intense but achieved some deeper color where the stamps overlapped.  The leaves were stamped in Old Olive.




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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, July 13, 2018

The Lazy Days of Summer.... Or Not!

 Are you enjoying the lazy days of summer?  What does that really mean because I can tell you that mine is definitely not the lazy days!  The last two weeks of May, I was in Montana and came home for three days before leaving for a two week trip to Alaska.  Home for a couple weeks and then to Bodega Bay for a couple weeks.  Heading home tomorrow and in two weeks, I will be heading back to Montana to assist in packing our daughter and her boyfriend up to move to the Sacramento area.  All that to explain why you will see intermittent gaps in my blog posts.

For today, here is a card that we made recently at class.  We used markers in Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Garden Green and Mossy Meadow on the bonsai with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede on the trunk.  The pot is colored using Poppy Parade.  We used the direct to stamp technique.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set.  The other thing that I wanted to showcase is the new Subtle embossing folder.  In the catalog, it is very difficult to see the pattern so I wanted to use it so you can see how pretty it really is.  I sponged the embossing so that it shows even better.

The sentiment on the inside is from the Kindness & Compassion stamp set and the Botanical Tags Thinlits.

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    Cathy Williams

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 5 in the Series....

This unique idea using the Tailored Tag punch was case'd from a talented stamper whose name I cannot locate.  I would love to give credit to her so if this is seen by her, please contact me and I will edit my post to include your name.  I thought it was such a great idea!  Just stamp onto a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White.  Then begin punching at the bottom of the card stock following the edges of the punch.  I used White Craft ink to stamp some clouds on the Pool Party card as well.  The ribbon is retired but I wanted to share this clever card with you anyway!

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday Using Bella & Friends....

Today I thought I would show you a simple fold card that is quick and easy to do.  It uses the Bella & Friends stamp set which has the cutest little puppies - you just have to love them!  Check out the video for measurements and how to make this card.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 4 in the Series....

This card was case'd from Sheran Rigg.  I love the monochromatic look although it actually is using four different colors - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Smoky Slate and, yes, Wisteria Wonder (retired)!  The mountains that are furthest back are actually stamped with Wisteria Wonder.  I used an AquaPainter and Smoky Slate ink for a wash on the sky.

On the inside, I masked off the left side and the bottom using a couple of pieces of washi tape.  Once I finished stamping, I carefully removed the washi tape to give a clean border.

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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Where Did the Phrase About Having Nine Lives Come From?


What inspires you to create a card?  Are you the type that just looks at an image and immediately can picture exactly what you want to do with it?  Do the sentiments speak to you instead?  In this case, the reference to "nine lives" spoke to me and I figured this card needed nine kittens!  However, nine kittens would not fit on the card unless I bunched them together.  Perfect!  All I need is some Post-Its to mask off and line them up.  And how fortuitous that five kittens fit perfectly across a 4" piece of card stock?  Did Stampin' Up! plan that?  Hmmm.........

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Friday, June 15, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 3 in the Series....

This card was CASE'd by PikkuLilla on Splitcoaststampers.com.  I thought a winter scene was a great way to highlight a non-traditional look for this stamp set.  We  used White Craft ink and silver embossing powder on the sentiment.  The foil strips are silver although they appear gold in the picture.


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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Sneaking in on the Waterfront Stamp Set Series....


That Lydia Fiedler has done it again - come up with a very cool technique that I had to play with!  Now this one is not for everyone - especially if you cannot stand to have your stamps stained.  I haven't tried it with rubber stamps so it may be okay with those but it definitely stains your photopolymer stamps!

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 2 in the Series....


This card was inspired by a card created by Patty Bennett.  It certainly is a spot that I would like to be!  In order to get the two-tone palm trees, you will first stamp the palms using Lemon Lime Twist ink and then ink just the bottom portion of the palms using Emerald Envy (retired) or Granny Apple Green (new).  I really like the way the two-tones add depth to the trees.


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    Cathy Williams

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Tippin' on Tuesday - Using Your Acrylic Block as an Stamo...


Today I wanted to revisit an old "technique" of using your acrylic block as a stamp.  I love the simplicity of this and there are so many times that you just want a "block" of color.

When I first saw the Grapefruit Grove color I didn't think I would like it but with the Coastal Cabana, it looks amazing!  What do you think?


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Friday, June 1, 2018

Fast & Fabulous on Friday - Waterfront Stamp Set - Week 1 in the Series....

I recently held a Waterfront stamp set class where we made four projects using this versatile stamp set.  Here is the first card in the series.  If you are like me, abstract is a challenge.  I spend a lot of time making sure things are positioned correctly and exactly the way I want them.  This is NOT that kind of stamp set!  It took me a bit to get used to the way you put these images together.  To get my class attendees used to working with this set, I had them put all of the stamps on their blocks and then told them which colors of ink they would be using.  I finally told them they had 45 seconds to stamp this entire card!  It really helped a lot to realize not to over-think placement when stamping with this set.

Check back over the next four weeks for additional Fast & Fabulous on Friday cards using this stamp set.  Also keep your eye out soon for a sneaky card that will show up on a Tippin' on Tuesday as part of this series.  Enjoy!

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    Cathy Williams

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