Thursday, November 26, 2015

Family Time with Friends Dreamweaver Cardinal Card

This week, the Stampendous team is posting on the theme "Family Time with Friends".  My post might not seem to fit that theme, but I can assure you that it does.  My grandmother always loved cardinals.  I lost her a year and a half ago, but will always think of her any time that I see cardinals, and I created this card with her in mind.  She also loved to sing.  She was asked to sing with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra when she was only 17, but her father wouldn't allow it.  She still sang throughout her life, and even in the nursing home, she was known as the singing lady.  Me, well I continue the tradition.  Although I have never been a particularly great singer, I sing in a choir.  That is where the friends come in.  I sing with a group of fine men and women that I can call my friends.  Here is how I created my card.

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
Double Sided Mounting Paper
Vegetable Based Soap
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
Glue Stick
Chameleon Markers in Grass Green and Spring Meadow
Manual Die Cut Machine


  1. Cut card base to 8 1/2" by 5 3/4" and fold at the side.
  2. Cut red card stock to 4 1/4" by 5 3/4".
  3. Stamp the red card stock with the Music Score Stamp using VersaMark.
  4. Stamp white card stock with the Sing Noel phrase using VersaFine.
  5. Cut the mounting paper to the size of the Cardinals N Holly Stencil.
  6. Rub the bar of soap directly on the back of the stencil to make it easier to release later.  When you are done, there should be a cloudy layer over the entire back of the stencil.
  7. Use your stencil brush to brush off any crumbly pieces of soap from the stencil.
  8. Peel one side of the mounting paper and lay the Cardinals N Holly stencil on top of it, soap side on the sticky paper.
  9. Carefully lay small piles of glitter next to the stencil wells that you want to color.  For example, the green glitters should be in/next to the holly sections of the stencil.
  10. Gently push the corresponding colors of glitter into the wells.  Remember that only the first color on any sticky section will color that area.  Push the glitter down slightly.
  11. Use your stencil brush to brush off any excess glitter.
  12. Place the project face down on a flat surface.
  13. Carefully peel a corner up from the edge of the stencil and use it to gently remove the mounting paper from the stencil.
  14. Pour the white pearl glitter over the newly exposed sticky paper.
  15. Brush off any excess glitter.
  16. Remove the backing paper and adhere the glittered Cardinals N Holly to black card stock.
  17. Run green card stock through your die cut machine with the Holly Die.
  18. Color the holly leaf with Chameleon Pens.
  19. Use the glue stick on top of the holly leaf and cover with crystal glitter.
  20. Create green and black mats for your main images and adhere them.
  21. Attach the music score to the card base and the images to the music score. Use the die cut holly under the words and overlapping the cardinal mat.
Since this post actually got up very late on Thanksgiving, I am including the links for Thursday AND Friday:



Thursday, November 19, 2015

Santa Theme Week Stocking Card

The Stampendous theme this week is Santa.  I know this isn't technically a Santa card, but I can imagine that this stocking, hung with care, waiting for Santa, is just the type of stocking that Santa would actually wear himself.  That seemed to follow the theme well enough for me.  Stampendous team members are also showing Action Wobbles cards, but this is not one of them.  This card was created with a little stamping, some die cuts, and some embossing powder.  

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Ribbon
Small Queen and Co. Rhinestones
Xyron X Adhesive
Scotch Brand 1/2 inch Adhesive Tape
Die Cut Machine (I used Cuttlebug)
Big Bite
Embossing Heat Tool
Paper Trimmer


  1. The base card stock size was 4 1/2" by 11" and it was folded on the top edge.
  2. Use the Jumbo Acrylic Handle and the Snowflake Sky Stamp to stamp red card stock with Versamark Ink.
  3. Generously pour Opaque Winter Wonderland Embossing Powder over the stamped snowflake image and shake off the excess.
  4. Use the heat tool to heat emboss the powder.
  5. Stamp white card stock with the sentiment in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
  6. Use your die cut machine and the Nested Stocking Die to cut the stocking shape from the embossed card stock, the stocking top from Sticky Panels and the Holly Die from green card stock.
  7. Remove the paper from the top of the die cut Sticky Panel and generously pour the 3D White Glitter Embossing Powder over it.  Shake off the excess.
  8. Use your heat tool to emboss the powder.
  9. Cut close to the sentiment image and then cut a thin red mat for behind it.
  10. Cut red card stock to match the front of the card.
  11. Cut dotted green card stock to fit inside the red.
  12. Adhere down the stocking, stocking top and holly on the dotted green card stock, leaving room for the ribbons.
  13. Run two pieces of ribbon through your Xyron "X" machine to get adhesive on the back.
  14. Adhere the red mat (the one that will go behind the sentiment) to the dotted green card stock.
  15. Place the adhesive backed ribbon on the green dotted card stock, starting with the bottom ribbon and wrapping a little under the sides.
  16. Adhere the sentiment inside the white rectangle.
  17. Use the Crop-a-Dile to create two small holes on the top of the stocking.
  18. Run ribbon through the holes and tie.
  19. Adhere the large red card stock to the card.
  20. Adhere the green dotted card stock inside the red card stock.
  21. Attach rhinestones.
Here are all the links for today:

Stampendous Blog

Kristine Reynolds (Wobbles, DW and Santa)
Pam Hornschu (Wobbles and Dreamweaver Stencils)
Laura Drahozal (DW and Santa)
Louise Healy (DW and Santa)
Pam Bray (DW and Santa and Wobbles)
Lea Fritts (DW and Wobbles)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Canvas Corp Blog Hop


Of course, with a blog hop, there are PRIZES!  Just comment on the blogs for your chance to win.
Cling Bird Blossom Stamps Set
Bird Blossom Die Cut Set
Jumbo Acrylic Perfectly Clear Stamp Handle
Canvas Corp® Canvas Shoulder Bag
Surprise Goodie Bag of Canvas Corp Product
Australian fans can comment for a chance to win a Stampendous Stamp, a Dreamweaver Stencil and a surprise Stampendous goodie.

Here is my project:


Momento ReInkers in Sweet Plum, Summer Sky, Lilac Posies, Danube Blue, Rose Bud, Lulu Lavender and London Fog
Old Whipped Topping Container
Baking Soda
Small Pieces of Cardboard to fit into the bag
Non Stick Craft Sheet
Stencil Brush
Fabric Paint in White, Yellow and Green
Paper Towels
Regular Brush
Shrink Plastic
Stazon Black Ink
Manual Die Cut Machine
Hole Punch
Prismacolor Pencils in White and Yellow
Heat Gun
Uniball Signo Broad White Pen
Assorted Beads


1)  Rinse the bag under very hot water, using a little baking soda like soap-scrubbing it in and rinsing it out. 

2)  While it is still wet, place the bag into the whipped topping container.

3)  Squeeze the Momento ReInkers directly onto the bag, moving it around occasionally to find blank areas to color.

4)  Cover the bag with a little salt.

 5)  Fill the container with water until it covers the bag.

 6)  Cover the container and shake to agitate the dye.

 7)  Pour out the dye and rinse under cold water until the water runs clear.  Then, let the bag dry or throw in the dryer.

 8)  Place cardboard in the bag to create a flat surface.  Then, tape the stencil onto the bag.

 9)  Squeeze white fabric paint onto the craft sheet and tap stencil brush into it.

 10)  Tap the brush onto paper towel to remove the excess paint.

 11)  Rub the brush over the top of the stencil.  Repeat these last two steps until the entire stencil has been painted.

12)  Remove the stencil and let the paint dry.

 13)  Use the regular brush to paint over the stencilled image.  Then, let dry completely.

14)  Sand the shrink plastic.
15)  Stamp the shrink plastic with the daisy image and Stazon Ink.
16)  Run the stamped image through the die cut machine with the daisy die.
17)  Use the Prismacolors to color the image.
18)  Punch a hole in the image.
19)  Use your heat gun to shrink the daisy.  It will get all wrinkly, but just keep heating, and it will straighten out.

20)  Color the top of the daisy petals with the white pen.
21)  Use the needle and thread to sew on the beads and the daisy charms you created!

I hope you enjoyed this project.  Please remember to leave a comment on all the blogs for your chance to win!

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Fall Fun with Dreamweaver

The Stampendous theme for this week is Fall Fun.  I am using one of my favorite stencils today.


Large Oak Leaf Stencil DWLG754
Crusade Stencil DWLX7025
Mixed Media White Paper
Faber Castell Pitt Pen in Sanguine
Micron Pens in Red, Orange, Green and Black
Stamping Details Rubber Embossing Mat
Manual Die Cut Machine
May Arts Ribbon
Card Stock

1)  Place the oak leaf stencil on the Mixed Media Paper and lightly trace with a pencil.
2)  Trace all the pencil lines with the sanguine pen.
3)  Add designs with the sanguine pen, including the veining on the leaves.
4)  Create dots with the sanguine pen on the center areas of the leaves.
5)  Create dots for color on the leaves with the red, orange and green pens.  This works best if you cluster like colors in the same area.
6)  Use the black pen to add shading or accents to the image.

7)  Use the crusade stencil and brown cardstock in your manual die cut machine.  The stencil should go face down over the bottom plate and be followed with the card stock face down, the rubber embossing mat and the top mat.
8)  Assemble the card.

Check out the rest of the Fall Fun Players today, and leave us all a comment, if you get a chance.  We love comments.........

Lea Fritts (DW)

Friday, October 30, 2015

More Fun With Glue Dots


As our fans know we love a contest while we hop so three lucky commenters will win a prize package that includes:
Glue Dots® Craft Dots 3/8”
Glue Dots® Mini Dots 3/16”
Glue Dots® Removable Dots 3/8”
CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set by Stampendous®
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Set by Stampendous®
MGK02 Christmas Micro Glitter Kit by Stampendous®

Just comment on both company blogs and all the design team posts for our hop with Glue Dots. Commenting is open until Sunday, November 1st at 11:59 pm and winners will be announced sometime on Monday, November 2nd. See Official Contest Rules.
My post for today is:
A little more Halloween fun, that uses more Glue Dots than you think.
Prismacolor Pencils in Imperial Violet, Copenhagen Blue, Cool Grey 30%, Cool Grey 20%, White, Black, Metallic Silver, Chartruese, Neon Green, Orange, Dark Brown, Yellow Ochre
Black Twine
Black Embroidery Floss
Tapestry Needle
Small, Die Cut Skull  (I used my Silhouette to cut a file I purchased from their store)
Black Card Stock
White Card Stock Base
Craft Knife
Heat Gun
Nonstick Craft Sheet

1)  Stamp the image on Mixed Media Paper
2)  Color the image with pencils.  The background was colored first with Imperial Purple for the top and Copenhagen Blue for the bottom.   Then, it was burnished with Cool Grey 30%.  The crow was colored with Black first and then burnished on parts with Metallic Silver.  His beak is Yelllow Ochre.  The skull was Black and Cool Grey 20% and burnished with white.  The leaves were Orange, Neon Green, Chartruese and Dark Brown.
3)  Use the tapestry needle to poke a hole in the top of the die cut skull.
4)  Use the Removable Glue Dots to adhere the die cut skull to the craft sheet.  (Otherwise, the little skull will get blown all over the place when you try to heat emboss it.)
5)  Tap the skull with Clear Embossing Ink.
6)  Cover with Opaque White Embossing Powder.
7)  Carefully remove the skull with the craft knife and move it to another location on the craft sheet, gently shaking it to remove any excess powder.
8)  Heat emboss the powder.
9)  Repeat steps 5-8.
10)  Cut the twine into two pieces and adhere one end of each piece around the back of the project with Craft Glue Dots.
11)  Adhere the image to the black card stock.
12)  Apply one Craft Glue Dot under the area where the bow will be and press the twine into it, leaving a 3-4 inch length of twine on either side.
13)  Tie the twine into a knot.
14)  Remove the skull from the craft sheet and use the tapestry needle to thread it onto a small piece of embroidery floss.
15)  Tie the embroidery floss around the knot.
16)  Tie the twine into a bow.
17)  Place Mini Glue Dots in several spots under the bow and twine to attach to the background and press down.
18)  Use Mini Glue dots to press the skull down onto the background.

19)  Attach the card top to the base with Glue Dots.

Here are all the posts for today:

Thursday, October 29, 2015

All About the Dead Theme Week Dreamweaver Spider Card

This week's Stampendous theme is All About the Dead.  While my post doesn't have a skull, skeleton, or anything else dead on it, I can assure you that if THIS were in my house, it would be dead in short order:

Cardstock by Bazzill Basics Paper®
May Arts Twine
Scotch Removable Tape
Scotch 1/2" Adhesive Tape
3D Foam Squares
White Glue if needed for rhinestone
Distress Ink in Weathered Wood by Ranger
Distress Ink Tool by Ranger
Embossing Heat Tool
Sharp Scissors
Paper Trimmer
Paper Towel


  1. The base card stock is 5 3/4" by 9 1/4", folded on the top.
  2. Tape the Spider Web Stencil down on gray card stock using the removable tape.
  3. Tap the large stencil brush on the Versa Mark pad, and then on the paper towels to remove the excess ink.
  4. Use the stencil brush in a circular motion over the Spider Web Stencil to create the image with the watermark ink.
  5. Remove the stencil from the card stock.
  6. Generously pour the 3D White Glitter Embossing Powder over the spider web image and tap off the excess.
  7. Use your heat tool to emboss the web.  Do not be alarmed if the complete spider web image does not turn out perfectly.  It adds to the charm and distressed look.
  8. Stamp the Halloween Wish Image with Memento Ink on white card stock.
  9. Cut around the Halloween sentiment.
  10. Use the Distress Ink tool to apply Distress Ink to the edges of the words.
  11. Carefully tape the spider stencil in the location you like using the removable tape.
  12. Use the palette knife to apply the Embossing Paste.  You will need to put a little paste on the upper part of the stencil and use the back of the knife to pull it down from the top. (Imagine a squeegee).  It will not turn out perfect because it will be running over the 3D embossing powder on the web.
  13. While the paste is still wet, carefully apply the rhinestone.  You may want tweezers for this.  If it does not stick, use the white glue to adhere it to the spider body.
  14. As you allow the paste to dry, adhere the Halloween Wish sentiment to black card stock and then cut all the way around, a little ways away from the words.
  15. Cut purple card stock to fit the outside of the card.
  16. Cut a black inner mat.
  17. Adhere the gray background to the black mat.
  18. Wrap May Arts Twine around the card, adhering it in the back.
  19. Adhere the card to be card base.
  20. Use the 3D foam squares to place the sentiment on the card.
Thanks for stopping by today, and I hope you enjoyed the post.  Visit the rest of the Dreamweaver Blogs for today for a little more All About the Dead Fun!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

It's All About the Dead Theme Week

This week, the Stampendous Team is All About the Dead!  Yes, it is Halloween Week, and we are getting creepy!  This project will also serve as a post for the Smeared and Smudged 31 Days of Halloween.


Stampendous Skeleton Lady Rubber Stamp RS-R229
Mixed Media White Paper
Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder
Red Tinsel Embossing Powder
Aged Black Embossing Enamel
Versamark Pen
Stazon Black Ink
Crayola 24 Count Crayon
Black Chalk Paint
Red Rhinestones
Paint Brush
Paper Towels
Embossing Heat Gun
Black Card Stock


1)  Stamp the Mixed Media Paper.
2)  Color the image with crayons.  Make sure to color the white sections.  Use a lot of pressure in the areas that you want to make more colorful and less pressure where you would like a more muted look.
3)  Paint over the entire piece with chalk paint and wipe off with a paper towel.
4)  Use the Versamark Pen on the edges and emboss with the Aged Black Embossing Enamel to "distress".
5)  Use the Versamark Pen to add a layer of Real Red Opaque Embossing Powder to create a bloody drip from the top.
6)  Use the Versamark Pen to add an additional layer of embossing powder--this time, using Red Tinsel Embossing Powder to make it appear a little shiny.
7)  Assemble the card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my All About the Dead and 31 Days of Halloween post.  I hope you liked it!