Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tarheel Stamper Happy Turkey Day

Happy Turkey Day! 

Found instructions for this cute turkey on another blog.  I realized afterwards that I had put the turkey wings on the wrong oval, but it is still cute!  I used a scallop circle card stock to make the turkey stand up.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Regals Patterns pack.  

Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Tarheel Stamper Snowflake Trio

Here are three quick and easy cards.   I heat embossed the swirly image from Wedding Sweet in Whisper White.  I wanted it to look like a wind swirl and had this image on hand.   All of the Designer Series Paper is from the Frostwood Lodge pack available in the Holiday Mini catalog.  Punched three snowflakes with the, you guessed it, Snowflake punch.  A Basic Rhinestone is adhered to the center of the snowflakes.  I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border and Scallop Edge Border punches for the bottom edging.  Card stock colors are Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler.  Ink used are  Versamark and Cherry Cobbler.   These would be easy to mass produce.  I saw something similar on another blog, but I cannot find the paper.  Tomorrow I will be sharing a small turkey I made.  Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Have a great day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Friday, November 11, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Happy Veteran's Day! 11-11-11

Happy Veteran's Day to all those who have and are serving and sacrificing for our country!
A big thanks to my husband for his 20 years served in the US Army,  my brother-in-law for his service in the Navy, my Dad for his service in the Air Force, my nephew in the Air Force, and uncles in various branches. 

Tarheel Stamper - Faux Pinwheel Square Christmas Card

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1. Glue 2 - 2 3/4" squares Early Espresso together as shown on card above.

2. Punch 8 squares of DSP with the Postage Stamp punch.

3. Apply adhesive to one side only on each square, start gluing down each square in the corners of the Early Espresso pieces while overlapping each one. On the eighth one, you will lift up the edge of the first square and slip one side under that.

4. Punch 2 - 5 Petal Flower shapes and curl tips of petals slightly. Layer and glue 2 flowers on top of each other. Punch Itty Bitty flower from Dafodil Delight. Using stylus emboss dots on the flower. Glue on top of the 5 Petal flowers. Punch 3 leaves with the Blossoms Petals Builder punch from Wild Wasabi. Glue on back of flower. Glue the completed flower over the center of the pinwheel with dimensional.

5. Punch 4 Postage Stamp shapes from the 3 1/2" square of Very Vanilla. Cut each square in half diagonally. Glue to back of pinwheel shape on each corner of the Early Espresso.

6. Run through 4 3/4" Cherry Cobbler through Big Shot in the Snowburst folder. All of it will not fit, so run it back through in the folder with the area not embossed in the folder. Only put the plate on top of the area you want to emboss so it will not press down on the cardstock already embossed.

7. Score the cardbase at 5" and fold. Glue the embossed piece on front of card. Then add pinwheel.

8. Stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler and pine branches in Wild Wasabi inside and add small strip of dsp on bottom.

Supplies used:

Stamp set - Clear Mount Christmas Lodge (Item# 123769)

Punches - 5 Petal Flower (Item# 119669), Itty Bitty Shapes pack (Item# 118309), Postage Stamp 1/4" x 5" strip

Ink - Cherry Cobbler (Item# 119669), Wild Wasabi (Item# 109014)

Snowburst Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item# 124096)

Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Series Specialty Paper - (Item# 124004) approximately 6 1/2 square for 8 punched squares,

Cardstock - Very Vanilla - 10" x 5" and 3 1/2" square for the 4 Postage stamp punched pieces for mat, scrap of Wild Wasabi for 3 leaves (petals) punched pieces

Cherry Cobbler - 4 3/4" square

Early Espresso - 2 - 2 3/4" squares

Dafodil Delight - small piece to punch Itty Bitty flower

This is a fun card to make since it is not the tradition A2 size.  Fun part is picking out the designer series paper which is easier because Stampin' Up!'s is two sided.  So I was able to punch from the same sheet of paper. 

Have a wonderful day,
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Tarheel Stamper - Christmas Pinwheel

I cased this card from Tami White.  I changed the colors, designer series paper, and used an embossing folder.  This is a faux pinwheel look.  The Designer Series Specialty Paper is Holly Berry Bouquet.  I used the new Dazzling Details available in the Holiday Mini for the bird's eye.  Love the precise applicator tip.  I have used the new Impressions Folder Snowburst a lot lately.  It has such a deep impression and fast and easy way to make a great background.   Colors are Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip.

Hope you have a wonderful week!
Tammy aka Tarheel Stamper