Cozy Cable Cap

Hello my stampin’ friends! Time to create a card for Create with Connie and Mary!

Sadly, I missed last weeks challenge. But, I’m back this week! Things still need to be put back in order…..but, everyone is safe and there is stampin’ to be done!

Here is our new, inspiring sketch for the week –

This was tricky for me with the half circle. I love the result –

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It’s like a little knitted cap with a pretty flower trim! Can be holiday-ish, or maybe not!

libbystamps, stampin up, Flourishing Phrases, Quilt Builder Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Cable Knit Dynamic Textured EF, CCMC The sentiment is perfect as caps are warm! Just a little pun here perhaps!

I used the new Quilt Builder Framelits from the Holiday Mini again! So many shapes for such variety!

You should see how the other Design Team members at Create with Connie and Mary used this sketch! Amazing cards!

And, you can create an amazing card too! When you do, simply link it up on our Facebook page. It’s soo much fun!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases
  • Framelits – Quilt Builder, Circles Collection (retired)
  • Card Stock – Soft Sky, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler
  • Other – Cable Knit Dynamic EF
Happy Stampin’
Libby

Our Create with Connie and Mary September Session is almost ready to be released! And, I must say, I created an adorable 3-D item this time around. Please support me and the Design Team by purchasing any of our tutorial sessions. September will be available on the 11th.

Here is a sneak at the September projects –

 September features –
  • Pick a Pumpkin Bundle
  • Tags & Trimming Bundle
  • Spooky Cat Bundle
  • Festive Phrases Stamp Set
  • Colorful Seasons Bundle

Our mini sessions include the instructions for 14 projects with full step-by-step tutorials:

Each mini session includes TWELVE unique cards featuring three stamp sets

Additionally, each mini session includes TWO 3D items perfect projects for your club, classes, stamp camps or gifts

All 14 project tutorials are available once the mini session opens so you immediately have all project tutorials right there at your fingertips

All designs and tutorials are EXCLUSIVELY for subscribers and will not be posted anywhere else online

Our FABULOUS design team members are – Connie Babbert, Mary Brown, Melissa Davies, Libby Fens, and Debbie Henderson. They always have such GREAT ideas that are perfect and easy to recreate!

Mini sessions are available the 11th of each month (and you’ll have access for up to a year).

Demos…did you know this is a tax deduction for your Stampin’ Up! business? But…you don’t need to be a demo to enjoy our mini-subscriptions!

Check out CREATE WITH CONNIE AND MARY for more details!

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Watercooler Wednesday #113, Libby’s Sketch Challenge

Ha, that’s me!!!

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today at Watercooler Wednesday, as you can see, I’m the host for this weeks challenge! Yippee!

I decided to go with a sketch to spark your creativity!

What do you think –

Pretty fun sketch, I’d say!

I decided to create a shaker card –

libbystamps, stampin up, Circles Collection Framelits, Cupcake Cutouts Framelits, Party Animal DSP, shaker cardIsn’t this cute????

It’s quite nifty in that I used one of our clear envelopes to hold the contents of the shaker card. This makes creating one really easy!!!!

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My shakers pieces are from a couple of the patterns in the Designer Series Papers – one had cake slices all over it, the other was rows of candles. Both, I meticulously cut out. Yes, my hand did get a little tired after a while! I also threw in some gold sequins from the Gold Sequin Trim too!

It’s a really fun, upbeat card perfect for anyone!

Get creatin’ and join my challenge over a Watercooler Wednesday! See you at the cooler!

Supplies –

  • Stamp Set – none!
  • Framelits – Circles Collection, Cupcake Cutouts
  • Card Stock – Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point
  • DSP – Party Animal
  • Other – Medium Clear Envelopes, Gold Sequin Trim
Happy Stampin’
Libby

I’m a Guest Tutorial Designer for Splitcoaststampers

You read that right! I was asked a few months back about creating a tutorial and video for a Falliday Fest special event that Splitcoaststampers will have over the next few weeks!

Fall is my favorite time of year! And, I couldn’t be more excited to share this –

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Isn’t this just THE cutest????

I previously made nuggets cakes, one for my daughters birthday and one for Halloween last year.

Although I previously had a pictorial tutorial with last years’ Halloween cake, this time I added a video. Yes, my first video!

Here are a few more views of my finished design –

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One from the bottom looking up. (I have it sitting on a glass pedestal cake stand.)

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And from the top down. My decorations were quite simple but very effective in my design.

I’d love for you to leave a comment here on my blog before taking a peek at my first ever VIDEO for Splitcoaststampers on how to make this adorable nugget cake.

I cannot express to you just how excited I am to have been asked to participate in the Falliday Fest special event put on by Splitcoaststampers! Check out my tutorial as well as the others that will be available.

If you have any questions, please feel to send me an email, message, or text! I’d love to talk with you!

As a side note, the Circles Collection Framelits and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack used for this project are retired Stampin’ Up products. The Boo To You Framelits are retired, too, but are still available for purchase here on my shop site, libbystamps.stampinup.net. I’d be happy to assist you with your purchase!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Congratulations on Your Retirement

I bet my hubs was hoping this was for him. Like a sign or something!

This was another requested card for my May Card Buffet this past weekend. Great idea it is. And, Stampin’ Up even has a retirement stamp too!

I came up with this –

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Wonderfully cheery card I’d say!

I’ve been seeing this lovely Sunburst Framelit used to make flowers – I wanted to try it. I thought it was a good idea to show my customers another use for this framelit too. It was perfect for this card!

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I see more of these fun flowers in my future! The are just so happy!

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I slightly curled the edges for added dimension off the card front and set the layers a little off as well.

Sadly, these Circles Collection framelits are retiring. So, we will have to use another circle to make these.

I’d love to read your happy comments! It’s good ‘card-carma’!!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Rose, You’re The Best

That’s right. Two posts in one day! Wow! I’m on a roll!

Well, it’s storming here and it’s sparked my creativity actually.

The minute this color challenge came out from Create with Connie and Mary I was drawn to it.

CCMC396

It also racked my brain. It’s spring. These are fall colors to me. So, just how to lighten these colors up? I created several samples that just did not cut it.

But, alas. I combined this sketch from Can You Case It

CYCI#110

Nice, simple, my style sketch! That’s what I needed.

And. Finally. Something I was happy with. Under the wire.

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Nice, right? I debated about photographing it with my kraft paper. I decide to forego it.

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I started with a small piece of Whisper White card stock and used the very first Paper Pumpkin background stamp to make the flower base in the two colors, Hello Honey and Cajun Craze. I stamped each about three times to use all the ink and to give varying color here.

I adhered the Rose Die Cut over that and simply cut it out around the black edge. Quite easy. And, you know how much I love fussy cutting!

Then I just went according to the sketch.

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I love it! It may even make the Card Buffet this weekend!

I’d love to hear read what you think!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

The Making of a Cake

You probably saw this post last week for my daughter’s birthday, right? And, you wondered HOW DID SHE MAKE THAT CAKE?????

I wondered how I ever pulled it off too….but, I think I was able to re-create it for you.

Grab coffee or tea, pen & paper. Are you ready to sit for a bit? And, please leave a comment at the end.

You’ll need –

  • nuggets
  • DSP
  • Card Stock
  • Tear & Tape Adhesive
  • Tombow Liquid
  • Circles Framelits
  • 2 3/4 Scalloped Circle Punch
  • 3 graduated in size lids, containers or tubes (about 1 inch tall)
  • patience

Start by finding 3 circle items that your wrapped nuggets will be adhered to. This is your cake bases. I found 1 inch tall works best.

I used 3 stacked, empty Sticky Strip holders, an empty SU button container and a toilet paper tube cut to one inch. You can cover them in the same DSP as that layer or card stock. They really will not be seen, but just in case there is a unfilled space that shows. I did not cover mine, either time.

To cover the nuggets, use a 1×3 piece of DSP per nugget.

For mine, it took 6 nuggets for the top, 9 for the middle layer, and 11 for the base. It really depends on the diameter of the lid or circle you are adhering to.

To make it easy, I measured a 3×6 strip for the top nugget coverage. I ran Tear & Tape Adhesive along the top and bottom before making my 1×3 cuts. This stuff does not stick to the trimmer – beautiful!

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I covered the nuggets like this –

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You want to go opposite the flap opening. This way, you don’t pull open the chocolate as you wrap it. The DSP will crease or score nicely to stay wrapped around the nugget.

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Once I wrapped the nuggets for the certain layer, I ran Tear & Tape around the circle base, 2 strips next to each other. The I pulled off the liner and adhered the nuggets. Make sure if you are using patterned paper, the patterns are going correctly.

Picture shown is the middle layer where I used an empty button container.

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They stand up nice next to each other. Put them close together.

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Button container completed. The wrapped nuggets fit nice and even around the container with no gaps.

I went on the do the next layers. My stacked plastic Sticky Strip holders started like this –

libbystamps, Stampin' Up, nugget cake, Boo To You Framelits, Circles Collection Framelits, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, tutorial, Halloween, party favor, centerpiece All three layers finished –

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After I finished the three layers, I pulled out my Circles Framelits to see what size went well under each of the layers. I used the Chalkboard Card Stock here because of the mat finish. You can use whatever you like though.

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I wanted each ‘cake’ base to be a little bigger than the ‘cake’ itself.

I used Tombow Liquid to adhere each ‘cake’ to it’s base. Let them completely dry before moving on.

After they are dry, then you can stack the layers.

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I added Tombow again like this for each layer. This is the higher point that touches the next layer.

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Stack, and let set to dry before adding the next layer again. The layers are a bit heavy and can slide around and dry crooked if you rush this.

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I added the top and left it to dry.

And then……….tada!!!!!!!

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To finish my ‘cake’, I used the scallop circle punch. I made a flower out of tissue paper for the topper. I figured anything else would compete with the B O O around that third layer. (These are the framelits, cut apart.)

I went with the same mini flowers as I did in the other ‘cake’ for part of my decorations. I thought the addition of the Black Glimmer hearts was nice!

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I’d LOVE to hear what you think. Please leave a comment – I work hard to create this pictorial tutorial for you!

Happy Stampin’
Libby

Little Goat Just Wanted To……..

Fun card share today.

It’s just a hodgepodge of stuff that all coordinated to create this –

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……and opened –

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This is just to cute and would make anyone laugh!

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Card base is 4 1/4 x 4 1/4. And, yes, I fussy cut the goat! When I first stamped this large image, it didn’t always come out even. Waste not, want not – use those stamped images! This goat was perfect. He was from my scraps.

I added a Paper Pumpkin stamp and some retired DSP….just so funny. It get’s you goat, doesn’t it??

Go make a card (send it) and make someones day!

Happy Stampin’
Libby