Tag Archives: Sponged

Witch Hat Treat Box


Witch Hat Treat Box

Witch Hat Treat Box Top


Isn’t this Witch Hat Treat Box adorable!  I love that it is actually a little box, useful and so cute!  It is from the new SVG cuts set Gimme Candy, which was released last night.  The set is free with purchase until next Thursday.  The hat box was so easy and went together very quickly.  I cut a second hat, cut the panels apart and embossed them to add a little dimension.  I also inked the embossed panels with Whisper White.  This was a quick project, but so much fun!  I will definitely be making more of these!

Materials List

Gimme Candy by SVG cuts

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black, Whisper White and Summer Sun Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Creep Crawly Designer Series Paper

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White and Basic Black Ink

Stampin’ Up! Scallop Oval and Large Oval Ounch

Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine

The Twinery Orange Baker’s Twine


Inspired Koi Friend


Koi Friend

Today’s challenge at The Paper Cabana is an Inspiration Challenge: Bright Wishes Kanzashi Studio.  While browsing on Etsy one day, I ran across this little shop that carries the prettiest fabric hair clips.  I loved all the beautiful flowers, colors and fabrics used to make these handmade hair ornaments.  The hand-dyed silks are my favorite, the colors and shading are just exquisite.  I chose this Summer Goldfish Hair Clip as the inspiration for my card.  I just love the beautiful shading on the goldfish!

Materials List 

Koi Carp Fish by Sarah Bailey Cut File

3d Flower – Water Lily by A Little Hut Cut File

Stampin’ Up! Pool Party, Basic Black, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Green Galore and Whisper White Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Calypso Coral, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple Ink

Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Marker and Signo White Gel Pen

Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set

Stampin’ Up! Spring Bouquet, Modern Label, Word Window and Hand Held Circle Punches

Cuttlebug Swirls Embossing Folder

Torn Paper Challenge



Lynn is up this week with a challenge for the Card-a-Day Blog Group, Torn Paper.  First, I have to tell you how much I LOVE this group!  They are such a talented group of women and so encouraging and supportive, I feel so fortunate to be a part of this group!  And now for my challenge card:

Torn Paper Beach

I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the sand.  I tore the strips, sponged with Creamy Caramel and layered on the aqua card base.  I added the AMuse Clouds cardstock (thanks Kay!) for the sky.  I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the beach umbrella from Summer Set by Jamie Koay in Basic Black and Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper.

Materials List 

Stampin’ Up! Very Vanilla and Basic Black Cardstock

Unknown Aqua Card Base

Stampin’ Up! Polka Dot Parade Real Red Designer Series Paper

AMuse Clouds Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Creamy Caramel and Basic Black Ink

Summer Set Cut File by Jamie Koay

Studio G Glitter Glue

Stampin’ Up! Small Oval Punch

Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park



Extremely Hot Birthday! Apron Strings & Dare to Get Dirty Challenge Card #2


Extremely Hot Birthday!

I snuck another card in today between laundry and watching the Olympics.  This was a fun one to make, but a bear to photograph! Sorry for the glare, but I used Glossy cardstock and it was too dark to photograph without the flash.  This one was for the Dare to Get Dirty Challenge #2 and Apron Strings Pinterest Challenge #19.  Here is the Apron Strings Inspiration Photo:

Pinterest Challenge #19


Materials List

Stampin’ Up! Glossy Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Peach Parfait Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Only Orange Textured Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Cardstock

Stampin’ Up! Whisper White

Stampin’ Up! Peach Parfait Ink

Stampin’ Up! Only Orange Ink

Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango Ink

Stampin’ Up! Real Red Ink

Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Ink

Stampin’ Up! Basic Gray Ink

Stampin’ Up! Extreme Surf

Stampin’ Up! Itty Bitty Banners

Stampin’ Up! Framelits Bitty Banners

Stampin’ Up! Sponges

Sizzix Texture fades Rays Embossing Folder

Nestabilities Circle Die for Masking

Painters Tape for Masking




Trifold Pocket Card For You Gift Card Holder


Pocket Card for You

Today I have a fun gift card holder for you.  I have 7 young adults in my family, so gift cards are the order of the day for gift giving, and I am always on the lookout for cute gift card holder ideas.  This Trifold Pocket Card is the Splitcoaststampers Friday Free for All Challenge F4A125…Put it in Your Pocket!  I changed the dimensions a bit to make mine narrower by 1/2 inch to hold a gift card.  I used American Crafts Amplified Rock ‘N’ Roll paper for the outside and added a piece of Basic Black cardstock to beef up the inside a bit.  I used a French Curve to draw the rounded top and the Stampin’ Up! Eyelet Border Punch for the Whisper White trim.  To get the border to go around the curve, I cut notches every 1/4 inch and overlapped the notches to fit the curve. I added the Basic Black cardstock on top to cover the notches.  The flower was punched with the Stampin’ Up! Blossom Punch in Raspberry Ripple.  I inked the edges with Raspberry Ripple, added a few lines to each petal with a Raspberry Ripple Marker and used a bone folder to add a little dimension.  I used the Stampin’ Up! Spring Bouquet Punch for the Daffodil Delight center and added the Basic Black Stampin’ Up! 1/2 Circle punch.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Great Friend in Raspberry Ripple on Whisper White, punched with the Stampin’ Up! Small Oval Punch and matted with a Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Up! Large Oval punch.

Wedding Cards


Case’d Rose Wedding Globe

Today I have two wedding cards done for Splitcoaststampers Challenges.  The first one was case’d from this lovely card Wedding Snow Globe by Angela Maine.  This card just does not photograph well, it is much prettier in real life.  It has the same shimmer as the second card and is mounted on a Stampin’ Up! Shimmer White card base, I guess it doesn’t show up well because of all the white.  For both cards, I stamped and embossed the PSX Gown stamp and then die cut with a Nestabilities Circle die.  I sponged the image with Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery and then sprayed with glimmer mist I made using Stampin’ Up! White Frost Paint.  When it was dry, I embossed the first card with Stampin’ Up! Manhattan Rose Embossing Folder and the second with a Cuttlebug embossing folder.  I lightly sponged over the rose embossing with Blushing Bride to add a little more definition.  For the base of the snow globe, I cut a piece of Stampin’ Up! Gold Cardstock with a Nestabilities die and embossed with a Stampin’ Up! embossing folder.  I sponged a bit of Encore Gold Ink on the base and mounted the snow globe on a Stampin’ Up! Shimmery White card base.  I used a Stampin’ Up! Embosslits to cut the butterflies and mounted them with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.


Fairy Tale Wedding Card

For the second card, I matted the sponged the image with Blushing Bride and Certainly Celery.  I used a piece of Blushing Bride Print Pack paper for the background, matted it in Blushing Bride and mounted on a Certainly Celery card base.  I tied a bow with a piece of off white ribbon and mounted it with glue dots.  I did not put the sentiment on the front because the stamp I want to use is on order.

Inspired Tropical Wreath


Soap Inspired Tropical Wreath

This is the card I made for today’s Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge   IC344 ~ Indulgence by SV Soaps and yesterday’s Free for All Challenge F4A124 Wood You Like a Challenge?, to make a card with something related to wood.  This was a fun card to make, but a little time consuming.  I was inspired by the colors in this Island Nectar Soap and this Passionfruit Nectarine Soap.  I used the Palm Frond stamp from Stampin’ Up! Tropical Party to create the wreath.  I punched a small circle to use as a guide and layered the palm fronds stamped in Gumball Green.  I the cut the center with a die a little bigger then the circle punch to clean up the edges and the outside with a die just larger than the wreath.  I stamped shells from several Stampin’ Up! sets, Along the Shore, Stipple Shells and Calm Seas, and colored them with Stampin’ Up! Markers.  I sprayed them with homemade glimmer spray I made using Stampin’ Up! Frost White paint.  When that was dry, I added Crystal Effects and sprayed another coat of glimmer spray.  While the shells were drying, I embossed a piece of  Soft Suede with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain embossing folder, sponged it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and mounted it on a Gumball Green card base.  I attached the shells to the wreath with Crystal Effects and mounted on the background with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up Christmas Greetings in Calypso Coral, cut with a Nestabilities Banner die, sponged the edges and mounted to the card wih a little pouf in the middle.  This card was a little too time consuming for mass production, but I might make a few more before Christmas.

Case’d Lattice Card



Kiwi Parfait Lattice Card

I don’t always find time to do the Sunday Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoaststampers, but I am glad I had time today, Loll Thompson is this week’s Featured Stampers and she is one of my favorites!  She has a fabulous gallery with so many beautiful creations, I had a hard time choosing, finally settling on this gorgeous Garden Trellis card.

I chose to use Kiwi Kiss and Peach Parfait for my color comb.  I really love these two colors together, too bad they were never in the Stampin’ Up! product line at the same time, they work so well together, adding a tropical feel.  For my card, I cut a frame with the Stampin’ Up! Labels Collection Framelits in Peach Parfait.  I cut twenty four 1/4 inch strips of Whisper White and attached them to the frame, gluing all in one direction first, then weaving the strips in the opposite direction.  For the background, I embossed a piece of Whisper White  with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponged on a little Going Gray.  I mounted the background panel to a Peach Parfait card base and layered a scrap of Stampin’ Up Designer Series Paper.  I cut the Whisper White flowers and Kiwi Kiss leaves with Shapeabilities dies and sponged the leaves with Old Olive and the flowers with Peach Parfait and Pumpkin Pie.  I used little brads from my stash to attach the flowers.  I used a texture cube stamp and River Rock to add a little shading to the lattice and mounted with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Fabulous Phrases in Basic Black on Whisper White, punched with a Stampin’ Up! Small Oval Punch and sponged with Peach Parfait.  I glued the sentiment, leaves and flowers to the lattice frame, taking care not to flatten it and there you have it!

Hello Froggy Inspiration Challenge


It’s Saturday, time for another Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers!  The inspiration site for today’s challenge IC343 is Denizmom’s Etsy Store, which sells Amigurumi patterns and dolls.  For my inspiration piece, I chose this darling little frog.  It reminded me of the little tree frog that lives in our front yard.  Most days you can find him on the ceiling of our front porch.  In the evening, I often see him on the palm frond outside my studio window.

Hello Froggy

I don’t have a frog stamp that I liked for this challenge, so I searched for tree frog coloring pages. When I found this one, I decided to combine this challenge with yesterday’s Splitcoaststampers Free for All Challenge F4A123 What a Load of Scrap!  The challenge was to use paper scraps from your desk to create an interesting background.  I gathered up all my green scraps and cut strips to represent the palm frond.  I glued them to a scrap of cardstock and then used a ruler and Wild Wasabi marker to draw the lines.  I colored my frog by first using a Real Red and Basic Black marker for the eye and Barely Banana for the belly.  I then sponged Tangerine Tango on his toes and Lucky Limeade on the body.  I meant to leave the belly Barely Banana, but got Lucky Limeade on it, so that was it for that idea.  Next, I cut the frog out, covered it in VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing power.  I stamped Hello from Stampin’ Up! Pendant Park in Tangerine Tango on a scrap of Whisper White.  I used Old Olive and Tangerine Tango for the mats.  I mounted the background on an Old Olive card base, added the sentiment and then mounted the frog with Stampin’ Up! Dimensionals.  I think he is cute, but not as cute as the inspiration froggy!


Sleeping Sweet Child of Mine, just the way I like them!


Sweet Sleeping Baby

Today’s challenge on Splitcoaststampers is Ways to Use It WT381 – Sweet Child of Mine, make something for a child, inspired by a child or with a child on it.  I love this PSX baby image, so  the challenge was a good excuse to pull it out.  I stamped the image on vellum and embossed with black embossing powder.  I used Stampin’ Up! markers to color the image on the reverse side.  I cut the image and a Whisper white mat with Nestabilities Ovals and Scallop mat in Blushing Bride.  I used Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper for the background and created the large scallop border with a Stampin’ Up! Edgelit die.  I added a Blushing Bride and Whisper White Border and mounted on a Blushing Bride card base.  I stamped the sentiment from Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes in black on Whisper white and punched along with mats in Basic Black and Blushing Bride with Stampin’ Up! Ovals and Scallop Oval Punches.