Aloha, all! I am absolutely amazed at how many of my long ago cards I can almost duplicate with Stampin' Up! products that are current today. When it comes to Christmas, though, I guess I shouldn't be too surprised. After all, every year brings the same themes that are popular at Christmas time. One of them is certainly snowflakes. Yes, there was Snowflake Paper and Snowflake dies back in 2008. … [Read more...] about Love the 2020 Stampin’ Up! Snowflakes
Handmade Christmas Cards
Aloha, all! Today is the last Wednesday of the month, so it's time for a little Island Hopping with Cheryl Hamilton from the Island of Maui. I live on the Big Island of Hawai'i, which is just across a channel in the Pacific from Maui. So near and yet so far as right now there's a quarantine requirement if we travel between islands. Soon, though, I hope to visit Maui! CASE-ing Each … [Read more...] about A Fun Fold With Snowflakes
Aloha, all! This is the last Tuesday in September, and this post features the last of the quick and easy fun fold cards that I promised for Tuesday's Techniques this month. But there is one difference with this card. I really did need to write a full tutorial for the card. And I've promised those on my mailing list that that any full tutorial I write will be shared in my newsletter first. So in … [Read more...] about A Quick and Easy Fun Fold Idea!
Aloha, all! I can't believe that this is the last Saturday in September. Where did the month go? That's the eternal question in this year of the pandemic. But I will have many more Christmas Cards as we get going full blast towards Christmas, so never fear. For today's project, I'm reprising my Throwback Thursday theme and using another design from only four years ago that features 9 squares of … [Read more...] about A Christmas Card – Nine Squares
Aloha, all! If you've been following along with me this week, you know that I sneaked in a Christmas card for my Throwback Thursday blog post this week. But today is Saturday, and I've promised that every Saturday in September will feature a Christmas card. So this week is a two-fer! A Stamp Set Perfect for Slimline Cards! I bought the Joyful Holly Stamp Set for just one reason - to make a … [Read more...] about A Holly Jolly Slimline Card!
Aloha, all! Have you seen all of the triangle designs in Stampin' Up!'s two latest catalogs? What fun it is to have all those triangles. I have especially been looking forward to making triangle Christmas trees with the new Tree Angle Stamp Set. You'd think I'd never made triangle trees before. And that's what I thought, too. But it turns out we were both wrong. Going WAAAAY Back for This … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday – Triangle Trees!
Aloha, all! It's Saturday and time for another Christmas card. In fact, I think I may have found my main Christmas card for 2020. I won't make my final decision until the end of October (when I really get serious about Christmas cards). But today's card is in the running. Creating the Card Base By the time I started this card, I knew basically where I was going with it. I wanted a layer of … [Read more...] about A Christmas Card With Punched Strips!
Aloha, all! My Saturday blog posts for September will all be Christmas cards. Yes, I know it's going to be fall before long, and that fall comes before winter. But, if you're anything like me, by the time December comes, I just do not have enough Christmas cards done. Enough for me is about 100. So, if I don't keep going on them all fall, there just won't be enough come winter! I'm kind of like … [Read more...] about Christmas Card Saturday!
Aloha, all! For September, my Tuesday Techniques blog posts are going to focus on fun folded cards. Those that I'll be posting are almost as easy to make as a traditional "fold-in-the-middle" type of card. If you have any ideas that you'd like me to include, I'd love to hear about them. Meanwhile, I'll be posting folds that I've used in my own card-making. One aspect of card folding that I find … [Read more...] about September Tuesdays – Easy Fun Fold Cards!
Aloha, all! Yesterday, I showed you one way you could use printed papers (Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers, specifically) to decorate a card front. For that card, I used the Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch. Today I'd like to share another c card I made with a Christmas printed paper and the same punch. I actually stopped writing my post yesterday to go and make this card. I wanted to see … [Read more...] about A Second Look At the Postage Punch!
Aloha, all! Today I'm starting on a new direction for my blog posts. Each Tuesday I'll be sharing some kind of technique that hopefully will help you (and me!) avoid card-making doldrums. Today I'm starting a short series about using papers and a punch to create the main design on a card front. Add a little bit in the way of embellishments and some glue, and you've got yourself a card! This … [Read more...] about Papers and a Punch and You’ve Got a Card!