Monday, February 22, 2021

Stampin' Fancy Friday Card Instructions

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year! It's been pretty quiet over here on the blog lately. I have been crafting a bit but just haven't been able to find the time to update the blog. So for 2021 I will be mainly posting to my Instagram and Facebook pages (Sootywing Studios). You can find all of my crafty goodness there. 

Today I did want to share some instructions I put together for my latest Stampin Fancy Friday card. The challenge this month is to showcase your favorite set from the Mini Catalog. I've had a couple of requests for some instructions so I am sharing them HERE for you. I would have done a video but I'm not super savvy doing videos and my lighting in my craft room is pretty bad, ha! So for now I have some step by step instructions.

My favorite set by far is the Fine Art Floral product suite. I love everything from this product suite. I really enjoyed putting this card together. It has quite a few elements but it's super fancy and is such a pretty card for that special someone.

Please join us in the Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge for this month. Post your project on Instagram and tag us (@stampinfancyfriday) or use #stampinfancyfriday when you share so we can all see your card. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2020

GDP #270 - Sketch Challenge: Christmas Blessings

 Hello! I'm going to make my post brief but I had to share the card I made for the Global Design Project challenge this week. This week's challenge is a sketch. Sketches and color challenges are my favorites. Anyway click HERE for the sketch.

I'm working on my christmas cards so this sketch was good to help me come up with some other ideas. 

I'm in LOVE with the Heartwarming DSP so I wanted to use that as the background for my card. I also thought it would be fun to use some of the dies from Forever Flourishing. I cut out several of the leaves with the Festive Felt, Old Olive cardstock and Gold glimmer paper. These were all placed around a gold hoop. I've used these fun hoops way more than I thought I would. They are such a fun touch to the card.

I used the Wrapped in Texture embossing folder on Shimmery white cardstock. This is such a great embossing folder! Grab it now while it's on sale!

The sentiment is from Wrapped in Christmas and it's stamped on Sahara Sand card stock. The finishing touch is some Gold Glimmer dots. Love these as well!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

GDP #267 - Theme Challenge: Hot Drinks


Hello! It's a tad dusty over here, haha!! I just haven't had the energy to craft as much as I would have liked plus I'm re-organizing my craft area so that is just a HUGE mess which makes it harder to put a quick card together. But I've been itching to do some crafting so I made some space in the mess and played along with the Global Design Project challenge. After not crafting for a while, I find that the challenges help to get my mojo going.

The challenge this week at Global Design Project is a theme challenge. The theme this week is Hot Drinks. See the challenge HERE. This was perfect since I recently received the Warm Hugs bundle so I wanted to play with that.

So I used the Warm Hugs stamp set along with the Heartwarming Hugs DSP. Love this paper and stamp set. Aren't those little coffee cups so cute!! I plan to add a coffee gift card to the inside of the card. I sure hope whoever receives this enjoys this pretty card! :)

One of my favorite things on this card is the red felt from the Festive Felt pack. And I love the ribbon, which is from the All the Trimmings combo pack. The coordination of the different elements from the different product suites in the catalog is so great! One thing to note is the red gems are retired but could easily be replaced with the Wonderful Gems from the Holiday catalog. (I just don't have those yet).

I hope you enjoy today's card and it puts you in the holiday spirit! Our tree is up already so we are in the spirit!! 

Have a great day!

Monday, August 10, 2020

GDP #253 - Color Challenge

 Hello!! I am a guest stamper over at this week's Global Design Project challenge. Woo hoo! I won last month's challenge so I get the honor of participating with the Design Team on this month's color challenge. Check out the challenge HERE. And what a great color combo it is this week!

These are fun colors this week! They scream bright and summery to me! I decided to go with making a Happy Birthday card. I wanted to use the Playful Alphabet dies to make a card. Here is my creation below.

I stamped the line image from the set in versamark on Bumble Bee cardstock and embossed to get the stripes on Happy. I added that on to a die cut from the Hippo and Friends dies. Then I used the Well Written Dies to cut out birthday in Granny Apple Green.

I stamped the hearts from the Pattern Play stamp set in Granny Apple Green and then cut them out. The background paper is from the Playing with Patterns DSP. I just love those Calypso Coral polka dots. And the finishing touch on the card is the In Color enamel dots. 
How fun are these colors together?? Play along with the Global Design Team this week for a chance to become next month's guest designer!

Have a great day!

Monday, August 3, 2020

Stampin' Fancy Friday - Sweet Suites Challenge

Hello! Today I am here to share my card for the Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge for July. I'm a little late in posting on the blog but you can still use the challenge as inspiration for you next card! July's challenge is focusing on one of our favorite product suites from the new catalog. It was hard for me to pick but I really fell in love with the Playing with Patterns suite. The Playful Alphabet Dies are the cutest letters ever! They are the perfect size and are really a playful font.

I decided to make a shaker card. I cut out "THANK" on a piece of Night of Navy card stock. I used the line image from the stamp set to stamp several lines in Night of Navy ink on the card stock. Then I added a window sheet behind the word. I used the foam adhesive strips and added it to the back of the Night of Navy cardstock. I placed a bunch of sequins on the Playing with Patterns DSP and then adhered the Night of Navy piece on top.

I then cut out "YOU" with another piece of  Playing with Patterns DSP and the Foam adhesive sheets. I added these letters right under "THANK"

To finish off the card, I added some of the Playing with Patterns Resin dots in Purple Posy (LOVE THESE!!!) and Night of Navy ribbon from the Playing with Patterns ribbon combo pack.

Have you played with this product suite yet? Which one is your favorite? Grab your favorite suite and play along with the Stampin' Fancy Friday challenge!

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Hello Purple Unicorn!

Happy Thursday! I have the cutest card to share today! Since I've been working from home and having the kids home all day every day, it's been a little harder to be able to craft for a decent chunk of time. So this card took a couple of days putting it together in bits and pieces, ha! But I love how it came out.

To start, I cut strips of Magenta Madness, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo card stock. I layered this on a piece of white card stock and then die cut it with the Stitched Rectangles die. Once that was done, I die cut the squiggles from the Hippo and Friends Die in Pool Party card stock.

I stamped the unicorn in Highland Heather ink and used dimensionals to add it to another die cut from the Hippo and Friends dies. The sentiment is from Forever Fern and is stamped on Purple Posy card stock. I then used the Classic Label punch to punch it out.

For the finishing touch, I added Purple Posy ribbon from the Playing with Patterns ribbon pack. This ribbon ties like a dream, I love it! Then I added some of the Playing with Patterns resin dots.

Isn't this such a fun girly card?! I love all of these colors paired together.

Have a great day!

Friday, July 17, 2020

GDP #249 - Color Challenge Unicorn!

Update: Thanks to the Global Design Project team for picking my card as a winner this week!! 

Happy Friday! I'm happy to share another card with you this week. That's 2 cards in one week. It's been a while since I've done that! I just had to play with the new Hippo Happiness bundle. The animals is this set are adorable. Of course the first one I chose had to be the unicorn. I decided to play with this week's Global Design Project color challenge. Challenge HERE.

These are really pretty colors together. So I now present my card with these colors!

The card base is the new Misty Moonlight. This is a nice pretty blue color. The unicorn is stamped in Petal Pink (with a touch of Calypso Coral on top......eeek! I had to squeeze in a darker color for the unicorn body).  Behind the unicorn I die cut the squiggles in Pool Party card stock. These cute little things are included in the Hippo and Friends Dies. The white label behind the unicorn is also from that set.

On the Misty Moonlight card stock, I stamped the little star splatter image with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I stamped one of the sentiments in gray ink on Petal Pink card stock and cut out all of the words.

If you look closely you can see that I used the Misty Moonlight baker's twine and colored the white part of the twine with my Pool Party blend. That's a neat little touch!

And to finish the card I added a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems. These are great gems too. Stampin' Up! really has a bunch of fun new embellishments in the new catalog! Of course I had to get them all and try them out on all of my cards! :)

I hope you enjoyed this cute little unicorn. Have a wonderful weekend!