Stamps sing to me, paper whispers my name. Welcome to all who craft--I hope you're glad you came!
Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and life-long craftin' addict!
Welcome to the next installment of "31 Days of Doilies!" I'm kind of having my own little blog hop, I guess! I don't think I've ever done a blog series before. It's fun!
This is actually the very first card I ever made with the big Hello Doily background stamp and the Delicate Doilies and Perfectly Penned sets. It's done in Wisteria Wonder, with color added to the edges of the stamp using the Concord Crush marker. Love that new ruffly In Colors ribbon--it's just so cute! Pair it with the new silver mini-brads and you'll just sigh with delight.
But WAIT, you say--where did the mat for the Decorative Label Punch come from? It's actually just two more punches, cut on the diagonal and spread out underneath the focal point so that they look larger than they really are. There's a tip for you, for those pesky moments when you don't have a nesting punch!
Check back tomorrow for Day Five of the 31 Days of Doilies!
Ok, one more doily today and I'm all caught up. Tomorrow, Day Four will fall on August 4th, and my little OCD self will be content. But for today, which actually IS the third (wait, so I'm not late after all? I'm confused) here's the third of the "31 Days of Doilies!"
This card has a dirty little secret... it has black embossing boogers on it... yep, I neglected to get out my Embossing Buddy before I inked up Hello Doily with Versamark and heat embossed it. However, that's where the Color Spritzer Tool rides in and saves the day, because if you add MORE splatters, it looks intentional! That's one of my best-kept secrets, actually! Guess it's not a secret any more, huh...
This one's really simple after that, just a faux bow in Basic Black satin, some Basic Pearls, and a sentiment from Perfectly Penned. LOVE that set. It's not in the Fliratious Suite of products, but you'll be seeing a lot of it this month as it is a new favorite.
A BROWN doily? What in the world? Yep, I brayered this laser-cut (not die-cut, so you don't have any little hanging chads to annoy you) from the Flirtatious DSP pack with Soft Suede, which kind of turned it leathery-looking. So I decided to paper-pierce both the doily and the cardfront a little to play up that look, and the card proceeded on apace.
The Hello Doily stamp in the background is embossed in white on white, and everything (including the organza ribbon) is toned down with sponging. The Antique Brad added the finishing touch. Kinda fun, lotta unusual! Vintage with a little western flair.
Ok, Ok, so I'm late. Should have started this series on the first of August, but I've been incredibly busy with behind the scenes stuff that is for upcoming events, demo things, and blog stuff no one ever sees but me. I also have maybe a teeny tiny case of "back to reality blues" post-Convention.
Anyway, Days One thru Three of the "31 Days of Doilies" will be posted today, and then I will be adding one card every day until August 31st. A large portion of my time away from you has been spent photographing and cataloging the Flirtatious Suite projects from my convention presentation, and at long last, they are ready to share with the general public!
Above is probably my very favoritest favorite of all the cards I have made thus far with Hello Doily because it's pretty (duh) but also unexpected. To make this card, you emboss the doily twice, using one for the background of the card. Fold the other one in half and run it through the Big Shot on the largest of the Beautiful Butterflies die. Sponge everything to bring out the details (I used Blushing Bride), and stamp a sentiment from Perfectly Penned.
This is the perfect, short-term club commitment for anyone who wants to send lovely handmade Christmas cards but doesn’t feel like they have the time. We will be meeting once a month during August, September, October and November to create 12 Christmas cards each month—4 each of three designs—for a grand total of 48 beautiful holiday cards at the end of the four sessions.
The cards will be able to be more advanced than the ones we do in one big long day at my annual Stamp A Stack, because we’ll be able to take a little more time with them (like this one from last year, above). So be prepared for some more advanced techniques, fun folds, and lots of Christmas bling! I will be designing a variety of styles and color schemes so there will be something for everyone. We will be using AMAZING new products from the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog, revealed at convention this past week! Holy cow is there some cool stuff in there!! Can anyone say new punches?? New dies?? new folders??
Our club sessions will be on the third Monday night of the month. The dates are August 15th, September 19th, October 17th, and November 21st. Cost is just $15 per person per month for the four month commitment. If you pay in full at the first meeting, I will throw in a package of envelopes totally free and you can stamp those to match each month. Fun!
If you’d like to join me in being prepared in advance this year for the holidays, be all done with your cards by Thanksgiving, and have a fun night out once a month, call or email me today to reserve your spot! (920) 261-3962 or [email protected]
PS--PLEASE FORWARD THIS LINK TO YOUR FRIENDS!! If one of them RSVP’s, I will have a gift for you both at the first club. : ) I only have two spaces left, so DON'T DELAY!