Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - Snowflake Trio

Snowflake Trio

Photographed in natural light

Photographed with flash

 Largest is about 15 inches in diameter

I saw a magazine with snowflakes made of wooden craft sticks and wood shapes and loved them so I made some.  One hint they had was to draw intersecting lines on a scrap paper and then use that to build your snowflake.  It makes it easier to glue them together correctly.  I used lots of glitter, but it was hard to photograph.  I stamped the trio of snowflakes in Serene Snowflakes on a glue pad and then sprinkled glitter on top of that.  They are so pretty hanging in the window.  These are hard to photograph.  The diameter of the largest is 15 inches.  I spray painted them white.  There is a plastic ring hot glued to the back to hang them from on some pretty ribbon.  Hope you have a wonderful day!  Let it snow...let it snow....let it snow...somewhere else today.  LOL We are visiting Brattonsville Plantation to see their Christmas event.  I love Christmas and attending local Christmas events.  Check out your local calendars and see what is available near you!  Have fun with your family and of course stamp something!  LOL

Happy Stampin',
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - Snowman Klenex Box

This is not 100% Stampin' Up!  I saw this Justrite stamp set at a local scrapbook store and love the snowman. I picked up the snow stuff at the store.  I heat embossed the stamped images with black and silver embossing powder.  Then I took bleach and brushed it inside the embossed area on the ones I colored with markers.  I used an online tutorial for the Kleenex box cover.  I love how it turned out.  Card stock, inks, embossing folders, accessories are Stampin' Up!  You can click on the photos for a larger view.

Have a wonderful day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Monday, December 06, 2010

Tarheel Stamper Doggone

Ok  I am a very bad aunt.  LOL  I didn't get my nephew's birthday card made and in the mail on time for his birthday which was on Thanksgiving day this year.  Doggone it! I just seem to get distracted by so much and fail to do the important things. 

Anyway I used D is for Dog stamp set.  Card stock is Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive and Very Vanilla.  I used My Digital Studio to create the verse and sentiment in Chocolate Chip.  I love that program.  It is useful in so many different ways.  I used the Large Oval punch for the sentiment.  The Square Lattice embossing folder is great for masculine cards.  The wood texture pieces are from Sizzix's Texture Plate Kit #4 Stampin' Up! sells.  I embossed a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 piece of Chocolate Chip so I would have enough for the house, roof, and the oval behind the sentiment.  I cut a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of Chocolate Chip for the dog house and punched the door with the large oval punch.  I added a scrap of Basic Black behind the opening.  You could pop up the house over the black, but I chose to just layer the black on the back of the house.  I did pop up the roof with dimensionals.  I stamped the dog from D is for Dog on Very Vanilla and cut out leaving a small border.  The sentiment is popped up with dimensionals also.

The inside greeting was printed on a piece of Very Vanilla with My Digital Studio. I trimmed it down to 3 x 5 inch piece.  I stamped the bones in Not Quite Navy.  Masculine cards seem to be harder to make.  I think my nephew will like this even though he is an adult.  We all need fun in our lives right?

Hope you have a wonderful day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Tarheel Stamper - Thanksgiving Scrapbook Page

Wow it has been a while since I posted.  I tend to get busy with everyday life and push some things to the side.  I made this page last week from a scrapbook page kit we received at the Columbia Stampin' Up!  regionals I attended in October.  I added some swirly Sizzix decorative strip pieces along the side and also on top of the ribbon.  I think it turned out cute.  I will have to add some pages.  I used a Maple Leaf Sizzix die to cut out Cajun Craze and More Mustard card stock.  I had each of our Thanksgiving guests write what they were thankful for on a leaf.  I will include these on a scrapbook page I  made soon.  I thought it would be interesting to see what we wrote a year from then. 

Hope you have a great day!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper