Crazy Weave

If you have been wanting to see all of the new In-Colors used on the same card, then this is your lucky day! The horizontal stripes are, from top to bottom, Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bahama Bay, and Rich Razzleberry. The weaving technique is quick, easy and fun! And just to show you how versatile the new In-Color Ribbon is, I have included a second photo at the end of today’s recipe to show you the same card and the flip side of the Dusty Durango ribbon. Oh…the stamp is from Circle Circus!
  • Prepare a standard card base from Basic Black.
  • Cut two 1/2″ strips of each of the new In-Colors. Lay out the horizontal strips, and then begin weaving in the vertical strips. As you weave, continue to push in place. Once the woven mat is complete, adhere to card stock and trim to size.
  • Mat onto Whisper White and adhere to the card base.
  • Dusty Durango Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered to the card base as shown.
  • Ink the Circle Circle stamp with Basic Black and stamp onto Whisper White. Punch using the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch. Color using the new In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers. Mat onto a Melon Mambo circle scallop (prepared by using a small Nestabilities scallop circle die and the Big Shot). This is then popped onto a Bahama Bay scallop circle which was punched with the Scallop Circle Punch. Position and attach on top of the ribbon.
My husband actually selected the ribbon color and wanted it to be adhered Polka Dot side showing. I was actually leaning toward the solid side, but now I think he may be on to something. So we have decided to have a little fun. In your comments today, please leave a little blurb and let us know which you like best: Solid or Polka Dots!
Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…


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Stamp Set: Circle Circus (115778)
Inks: Basic Black (101179), In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (116329—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Bahama Bay, Rich Razzleberry (These are sold separately or in the 36 sheet Assorted Pack 115315—Available July 1st)
Tools: Scallop Circle Punch (109043), Big Shot (113439), Scalloped Circle Die (Nestabilities)
Embellishments: Dusty Durango ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115609)

Razzle Dazzle Mojo

Have you ever seen such gorgeous Designer Series Paper? Let me introduce you to Razzleberry Lemonade! What you are actually viewing are the flip sides of the same piece of paper. This card also features a sneak peek at the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set and incorporates two of the new In-ColorsCrushed Curry and Rich Razzleberry. The unique layout is this week’s Mojo Monday Sketch (MOJO 91). Sit back, relax, and enjoy the Razzleberry Lemonade!
  • Prepare a 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″ card base from Whisper White.
  • Layer with a selection from the Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper. I placed the lighter “Herringbone” on top and the darker “Figural Stripe” on the bottom. (Tip: Placing the darker selection on the bottom grounds the card.)
  • At the interface of the two pattern papers I adhered Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • The floral image from the Razzle Dazzle stamp set was inked using the new In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers. An Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker was used for the leaves. I used the “huffing” method to moisten the ink before stamping the image onto Whisper White. I then matted the image with Crushed Curry followed by Rich Razzleberry. (Tip: A large Circle Fire Brad in Pumpkin was added for just a touch of “bling” and to draw the eye to the image.)
  • For the vertical block, I ran a piece of Crushed Curry through the Big Shot along with the Damask Texturz Plate from the Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I collection. I used the Corner Rounder on opposite corners, and matted onto Rich Razzleberry. Once again I used the corner rounder on the same opposite corners.
  • The vertical block was positioned and adhered to the card base. This was followed by the image block.
  • The “For You” sentiment from the Great Friend stamp set was inked with Rich Razzleberry, stamped onto Whisper White and punched out using the Large Oval Punch. Two scalloped ovals, one in Rich Razzleberry and one in Crushed Curry were punched using the Scallop Oval Punch. All three ovals were layered and popped onto the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A small snippet of Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon was positioned onto the card base prior to the adhering of the scalloped ovals.

I hope that you enjoyed your taste of Razzleberry Lemonade! Remember that the new2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog will be released on July 1st. In the meantime, I will continue to provide you with sneak peeks of In-Colors, Designer Series Papers, and fantastic new stamp sets.

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Stamp Set: Razzle Dazzle (116714—Available July 1st), Great Friend (113792)
Inks and Markers: Rich Razzleberry (115658—Available July 1st), In-Color Stampin’ Write Markers (116329—Available July 1st), Always Artichoke Stampin’ Write Marker (105113)
Designer Series Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115675—Available July 1st)
Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Crushed Curry (115319—Available July 1st), Rich Razzleberry (115316—Available July 1st)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Texturz Plates Stampin’ Up! Backgrounds I (114512), Standard Texturz Impressions Pad (114614), Standard Texturz Silicone Rubber Pad (114614), Large Oval Punch (107305), Corner Rounder (109047), Scallop Oval Punch (114889)
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115614—Available July 1st), Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115613—Available July 1st), Circle Fire Brads (109110)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…

Autumn Days

With summer just beginning, it may be difficult to focus our attention on autumn. However, I was so excited with the Autumn Days stamp set and the Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons that I just had to share them with you. I was especially impressed with how the new In-Colors, especially Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede coordinate as a fall color palette! The inspiration for the layout was this week’s Stamp Something Challenge, which allowed me to focus attention on this glorious pheasant!
  • Prepare a 5-1/2″ by 4″ card base.
  • Ink the “Pheasant” stamp from Autumn Days with Soft Suede and stamp onto Very Vanilla. Mat onto Crushed Curry.
  • Layer the following card stock strips onto the card base as illustrated in the photograph: Soft Suede, Dusty Durango, and Crushed Curry. Notice that I used the Scallop Border Punch on the Crushed Curry.
  • Position and adhere the Pheasant block.
  • Add a snippet of Dusty Durango 1/2″ Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon.
  • Select the saying “A Note of Thanks” from the Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons, and using the stick provided, transfer it to Very Vanilla card stock. Use the Spiral Punch at the top, and the Corner Rounder Punch on the bottom corners. Mat onto Soft Suede. For extra interest, I added a Mini Library Clip to the upper left hand corner before popping it onto the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional.
Being an Iowa gal, I could not pass by a stamp that featured a pheasant. In my part of the state, they are a common site along the country roadsides. This set, as well as the rub-ons, remind me of harvest time, crisp fall days, and Thanksgiving. Combined with the right paper, it is a set that can definitely be used to make masculine cards. I know with two men in my family, I will reach for it often!
The Stampin’ Schach Tip of the Day: White space is an excellent way to emphasize a stamped image. Notice how the pheasant stands out? Try this when you want the stamped image to be the focal point. If you are not pleased with the results, you can always trim it down!

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Stamp Set: Autumn Days (115452—available July 1st)
Ink: Soft Suede (115657—available July 1st)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla (101650), Soft Suede (115318—available July 1st), Crushed Curry (115319—available July 1st), Dusty Durango (115321—available July 1st)
Tools: Scallop Edge Punch (112091), Corner Rounder (109047), Spiral Punch (108341)
Embellishments: Dusty Durango ½” Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon (115609—available July 1st), Mini Library Clip (109857), Autumn Harvest Rub-Ons (115731—available July 1st)

Please feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear from you! Until next time…