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)