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Rolling with the Woven Paper Punches!!

 


So, I was thinking one day (my husband will tell you nothing good or at least inexpensive ever starts with that sentence.)😉  We stampers like to color, blend, cut, fold and stamp the paper.  BUT WHY NOT WEAVE THE PAPER??  Then punch the woven paper out. It really is easier than it sounds.  The end result is a beautiful quilted look.  I started with the heart.  Then I was thinking... I know, I know, it gets me into trouble.  But wouldn't a hot air balloon look more realistic with woven paper? Let me walk you through it. 

Heart Design:
  • Cut Oh So Ombre into 1/2 inch strips (you either need two different colors or patterns).  For one heart, you will need five strips of one design/color and 4 strips of the other design/color.
  • Cut a scrap piece of white cardstock (not thick)  to 4 x 3 inches
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the bottom of the cardstock using the Stampin' Seal +.
  • Apply the strips of one design/color vertically across the cardstock, side to side. I alternated light and dark to give more variance. Press down at the bottom so they stick but the tops will be loose.


  • Run a strip of adhesive along the right side of your strips. Then weave each strip horizontally, then press it into the adhesive once woven and in place.  As you build the layers, apply a little glue between the weave and the cardstock and press firmly.

  • Grab your heart punch!  You can punch it straight up and down or  punch at an angle to create another look.

It created the perfect heart for this card!



Hot Air Balloon Design:
  • Cut cardstock (or DSP) into ¼ inch strips, using two different colors. You will need 8 of each color.
  • Cut white cardstock (not thick) into 3 x 3 inches
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the bottom of the cardstock using the Stampin' Seal +.
    
  • Apply the strips of one color vertically, pressing the bottom into the adhesive.
  • Run a strip of adhesive along the right side of your strips.


  • Then weave each strip horizontally, then press it into the adhesive once woven and in place.  As you build the layers, apply a little glue between the weave and the cardstock and press firmly. It will be a little hard to get the strips tight together because of the thickness of the cardstock versus the DSP that was used with the heart design.


  • Once you get your weave large enough for the punch design, then punch it out!


  • Apply a little glue to hold down any loose edges.
  • It is hard to see in the photo, but I also applied some Wink of Stella to the balloon to give a "glistening in the sun" effect.

And here is the full card!



These were just my first two attempts but I will be using this technique a lot!  I guess Basketweaving 101 at Penn State could have some uses after all!

Try it out! I would love to see how you use Woven Paper in your projects.  We're just rolling with the woven paper punches in 2021!

Do you live in the U.S.?   Shop with me!  The Oh So Ombre paper is only available until 2/28/2021 and is free, yes free, when you purchase $50 of product. 
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Elephants and Donkeys Unite!!


 For those living in the U.S. it has been a rough few months.  The political climate is stifling and there is no lack of enthusiasm on either side.  So what do I do???  Keep stamping and add some humor....

I'll introduce you to two techniques used to make these cards: the Reverse Mask technique and the Scrappy Strips technique (the cheating/easy way).

Card #1: Cocktails

    Face it, we all need to have a drink and chill out!


Stamps: Nothing Better Than, Wildly Happy and Darling Donkeys

Ink: Memento Black

Designer Series Paper: Classic Christmas and Brightly Gleaming

-Stamp the Elephant from the Wildly Happy stamp set using the Reverse Mask technique so that you only stamp the large elephant and not the baby. 

    Click here to see the reverse masking instructions.

- Stamp the Donkey.

- Stamp the sentiments.

- Color the donkey and elephant with Stampin' Blends (used gray granite and crumbcake blends.)

- Cut out using the largest rectangular die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. 

- Stamp "cocktails" and cut out using punch or die- whatever you have is good. Adhere using dimensionals. Add bling.

-Adhere this to your background piece or cardbase.  

    Click here to see the easy strips instructions.


Card #2: We're in this Together


Stamps: Heal Your Heart, Wildly Happy and Darling Donkeys, (the cooties phrase is from Stampendous)

Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Mossy Meadow

Designer Series Paper: Classic Christmas and Brightly Gleaming

-Stamp the Elephant from the Wildly Happy stamp set.  In this card, the baby elephant is covered up so no reverse masking is needed.

-Stamp the Donkey.

-Use a blending brush with Night of Navy to create the blue sky. 

-Use a sponge with Mossy Meadow to create the ground.  

-Color the donkey and elephant with Stampin' Blends (used gray granite and crumbcake blends.)

-Stamp the sentiment with Night of Navy.

- Cut out using the largest rectangular die from the Stitched So Sweetly dies. 

-Stamp the cooties quote and use a circular die cut. Adhere with dimensionals. (Hint: If you don't have a stamp for what you want to say, use your computer and print it on cardstock.)

-Adhere it to your cardbase or background piece. 

    Click here for the easy scrappy strips instructions.


You don't want to miss out on the Darling Donkey stamp set.  It is available until February 28th as a Sale-a-bration item.  That means that if you spend $50 with Stampin' Up!® then you get to pick something out of the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE! Spend $100 and you get to pick from the $100 list.  

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Get this card FREE when you order with me!!

Let me be clear, I am not a "flowery" kind of person and I would have normally passed this stamp set up if it wasn't for the coordinating die set, Floral Gallery.  Have you seen it yet??  Okay, here it is.


The bold text of "just want to say" hooked me... and there I went, handing over my credit card again.  Except this time, we get free product with every $50 we spend during Sale-a-bration so we are saving money, right??  *** The bundle costs $50.25 so you can earn the Heal Your Heart (has the beautiful "thank you" sentiment) with just one purchase!!!!  See??? 2021 is better already!!

If you are reading this then you know the addiction so let's all just get on to the card. This is a "no judgment" zone.

This card screams "elegance" to me. It uses my favorite color combinations- Pretty Peacock and Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz!

Items used:

  • Stamp Sets: Art Gallery, Heal your Heart (Sale-a-bration free item) 
  • Dies: Floral Gallery, Curvy Dies
  • Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss, Pear Pizzazz, Basic White
  • Inks: Old Olive, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Versamark

-Stamp the flower with Pool Party then stamp the highlight over it with Pretty Peacock.

-Stamp the center of the flower with versamark and heat emboss it using gold embossing powder.

-Stamp the leaves with Old Olive.

-Use the dies to cut them out. 

-Use the Curvy Die to cut the Blackberry Bliss (started at 4¼"x 4¾"). 

-Stamp the sentiment with Versamark and heat emboss using gold embossing powder.  

-Adhere the two pieces to the card front. 

-Adhere the leaves to the card, then adhere the flower using dimensionals.

-Add some pearls for extra bling! 


 YOU can get this card FREE just by placing an order using my current host code!! 

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***Joining my Stampin' Up!® team during Sale-a-bration gets you $125 of products for $99 plus free shipping, plus 5 free packs of designer series paper.  

 


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Darling Donkey All Occasion Card


Here is another sneak peek of the Darling Donkey Stamp Set that will be available FREE with a $50 purchase in the upcoming Sale-a-bration starting on January 5, 2021!

This card design is so versatile that it can be used for birthdays, Valentine's Day, anniversary, get well or just a hello!

Items Used:

  • Darling Donkey Stamp Set (Sale-a-bration catalog)
  • Cardstock: Blackberry Bliss cardstock (used as base), Mossy Meadow (for vines), Early Espresso (for gate)
  • Oh so Ombre paper (also free in Sale-a-bration!)- cut to 3"x 4¼" (granny apple green)
  • Garden Gateway Dies (from the '20-'21 annual catalog)
  • Stampin' Blends (gray granite, blackberry bliss, bronze and mossy meadow)
  • Misty Moonlight and Garden Green ink for background
Using the Garden Gateway Dies, cut the white arch for the donkey, the garden gate and the vines.
 

Stamp your donkey with black ink.  I used the sponge to apply the Garden Green as the grass and I used the NEW blending brush (coming in the 2021 mini catalog!!) to apply some blue sky.  I colored the donkey using the Stampin' Blends.  


When assembling the card, I popped the gate up using dimensionals and added some rhinestones for bling.

You are going to love this donkey stamp set!!  Sale-a-bration will only last from 1/5/2021 to 2/28/2021 so don't miss your chance to add these adorable donkeys to your stamp library!!

**Do you need the new mini catalog and/or the Sale-a-bration catalog??   Message me now!!!