Sunday, September 24, 2017

Embossed Silhouette

I am part of a group of paper crafters that are on a Periscope Crafting Train every Friday Night.  I try to show a technique during these, while showcasing Stampin’ Up! product. Sometimes I know what I want to show and other times I am running on empty due to life. 

***Periscope – Live Streaming App, that you can now view on your computer.***

This past Friday, was one of the latter so I had to come up with a quick card yet effective.  This has worked for me, maybe a few times in the past.  But this week I delivered a great card, or so I was told.

I was inspired by a piece of art I found on Pinterest, that had nothing to do with paper crafting. I love to look through the web, find a piece of art, a print from a rug or clothing, and many other things.
So I digress, on to the card….I love this silhouette, which is embossed with silver on a wood grain background.

I even had to create another card to finish off the DSP (Designer Series Paper), and some more embossing.

The recipe, and supplies I used:

First Card –
8 ½ x 5 ½ Early Espresso Cardstock, Scored at 4 ¼ 
5 ¼ x 4 Whisper White Cardstock, this will be for inside of card
5 ¼ x 4 Silver Foil Sheet
5 1/8 x 3 7/8 Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack 6 x 6
Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder
Colorful Seasons Stamp Set (used the larger tree limb, 3 large flowers, “Just Breath” sentiment)
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Stampin’ Trimmer
Bone Folder
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Block H, C, B

Second Card - 
8 ½ x 5 ½ Early Espresso Cardstock, Scored at 4 ¼
5 3/8 x 4 1/8 Silver Foil Sheet
2 x 5 3/8 Wood Textures DSP Paper Stack (using the piece cut from same 6 x 6 piece above)
Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set (tree limb, bunch of flowers, and sentiment)
Silver 1/8” Ribbon
1 1/2” Circle Punch
1 3/8” Circle Punch
Embossing Buddy
Heat Tool
Stampin’ Trimmer
Bone Folder
Fast Fuse Adhesive
Block H, C, B

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Don’t’ forget to sign up for Paper Pumpkin, prior to October 10th.  The next two months will compliment each other to make some wondering items for Christmas.

Thank You for visiting, and I hope you felt inspired to go create something from the heart.

Love from the Bug,

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Let's Celebrate Your Day!!!

I love creating with Stampin' Up! product, so I decided to make a gift box for some of team that had promoted.   The gift box contains a Wink of Stella!!!!  I did first search the internet and Pinterest for a box template to use but could not find one.  Therefore I had to create one, at first I was a little scared to try but I buckled down and figured out the dimension and style I wanted.

And do you know, it was not that hard.  Yes it took some time, but I put my math and measurement skills together and came up with this box.

Isn't it cute!!! 

Here is the recipe for the gift box:

Cardstock and Designer Series Paper Sizes

1 - 8 1/4 x 7 5/16 Cardstock (I used the 2017-2019 In Colors)
2 - 1 13/16 x 6 1/2 DSP (I used the 2017-2019 Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack)
2 - 3/4 x 6 1/2 Same DSP
2 - 5/8 x 6 1/2 Same DSP
Scrap Pieces of cardstock (use the cut pieces from above)

Other Stampin' Up! Items Used

Sentiment from "Birthday Delivery" Stamp Set
Classic Stampin' Pad (I used the 2017-2019 In Colors)
1/2" Circle Punch
Pretty Label Punch
Simply Scored Scoring Tool
Stamping Sponges
Clear Block D
Paper Snips
Bone Folder
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Snail Adhesive
Mini Glue Dots

Misc. Non Stampin' Up! Item - Magnets (click here for purchase link)

Scoring Dimensions -

Long Side ( 8 1/4 ) - 3/4 & 7 1/2
Short Side ( 7 5/16 ) - 3/4, 2 3/4, 3 1/2, 5 1/2, & 6 3/8

Please see template below, to see where I trimmed off the cardstock.

I have also created a video on instructions.

If you are interested in any of the products I have used please check out my online store, or email me on how to receive a catalog.

Thanks for stopping by my site, please let me know if you make a gift box or any questions.

Love and Hugs from the Bug,

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Stampin' Style DIY Picture Frame

I love when my crafting worlds collide and turn out something beautiful.  I have been crafting with all mediums for as long as I can remember. I have been stamping, creating cards and scrapbooks since my early 30's.  And while I love being a cardmaker, I love other crafts as well.  I have made these picture frames in the past, and thought let's join the two!!

So I hopped on Periscope and created this picture frame with help from my crafty/stamping friends.
You no longer need an app to watch Periscope, you can join me at, you will need to set up an account.  Then you can watch me from your phone, tablet or personal computer. 

I showed how you can stamp, and emboss on wood.  Add some other elements/accessories, add a picture and bam you have a DIY frame.

Thanks to Nikki for suggesting the "blue jean" flower, which I made out of Dapper Demin Cardstock. 

I have a video on YouTube explaining the process, and as soon as I get some more wood, I will go step by step. It is pretty self explanatory though, just need to add your own vision.

Thanks for stopping by, and I would love to see what you create.  Post pictures in my Facebook Group - Ladybug Stampin Spot.

If you would like any products that I used please click on the link to my online store.  If you have any questions, please ask.

Hugs from the Bug,