Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration Blog Hop ~ MASCULINE

Thanks for joining us on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop.  This month we are featuring Masculine Projects.   As you hop along, please be sure to comment and show some love on every blog! We are always excited to hear from our followers! You should have just left stop number 2 on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration Blog Hop - Cynthia at Ink-a-Doodle Creations. If so, you are in the right spot. If a link doesn't work or you get off track, you will find the full blog hop lineup below.

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Even though it's more than a week away, I have started working frantically on cards for Father's Day.  This is definitely one of my favorites.  I created the card with Stampin' Up! cardstock, my Silhouette Cameo, and a Fishing Vest download from Snapdragon Snippets.  I really like their downloads because they provide such great instructions on their website.

 

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I decided to do faux stitching on the vest and found that the Project Life journaling pens were perfect for the job.  Most of the edges of the vest and pockets were sponged with Soft Suede ink to make them stand out.

 

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Do you hoard scraps of paper?  Me, too!

Those scraps come in very handy in a project like this one.

 

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This is a screenshot of the Silhouette Designer Edition software.  You can see that I have grouped the individual elements from the card in different areas on the mat.  With the grid lines on, I can tell exactly where to place my paper scraps.

 

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This is a picture of my Cameo preparing to cut the multiple small pieces from the card.  I'm able to use up a lot of scraps this way and minimize my cutting time.

The colors used on this card are:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy, and Whisper White.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

 

Click the NEXT button to view Jenny's awesome project!

Blog Hop Participant List:

  1. Diana at Stampin Fun with Diana
  2. Cynthia at Ink-a-Doodle Creations
  3. Melissa at Stamp Doc
  4. Jenny at Jenny G Paper Crafts
  5. Bree at Craft-Somnia Momma
  6. Donna at Organized Chaos
  7. Kim at Stamping with Kim
  8. Darcy at Dj's Stampin Place

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EOS Lip Balm Valentines

I'm not trying to freak you out, but did you know that Valentine's Day is next week?

The designers at Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration have you covered.  Hop on over to the blog to see some great Valentines Day ideas.

My youngest is still in grade school, so that means there will be a Valentines party and card exchange.  There are only 7 kids in her class and most of the parents agree on limiting sugar/candy.  We (my daughter and I) are always on the lookout for creative non-candy treats and I think we've got a winner this year.

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Are these not the cutest things ever?

The centers are those EOS lip balms that you can pick up at many stores.  We created the treats with the Silhouette Cameo, some Lori Whitlock files, and Stampin' Up! card stock.  I was able to put them together in a very short amount of time.

Lipbalmcollage2Each design has a hole in the middle.  You just unscrew the lip balm, place it through the hole, and then screw the top back on.  So simple!

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My favorite is the bear!

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Bella's favorite is the butterfly.  We'll probably add a little bling to this one.

Which one is your favorite?  Comment below and I'll be selecting one person to receive a Valentine from us.  I'll announce the winner on Saturday.

If you like what you've seen here today, make sure to follow me on your favorite social media.  All the buttons are in the right-hand column.

 Thanks for stopping by!

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Floating Window Card

I am ALWAYS up for trying new things, so I was very excited about the Technique Tuesday post over at Stylin' Stampin' INKSpiration.  The designers (including me) have created a variety of Floating Window cards.  If you haven't seen this technique before, we have a great video on the blog.

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This looks like an ordinary card from the front, but several of the elements are "floating" in the middle of the card.  See for yourself...

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I used the Wood You Be Mine Stamp Set and Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper for this card.  All of the supplies used are listed at the end of this post.  You can print the recipe and can view the items in my online store by clicking on them.

Be sure to FOLLOW me on social media.

On Facebook you can see a view of the inside of this card, as well as ALL the pictures I took at Leadership this past week. 

And on Instagram, I shared my secret for cutting out my stamps quickly and easily.

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Occasions Sneak Peek: Wood You Be Mine?

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When I saw this new stamp set, I knew I had to have it.  The little lumberjack reminds me of my hubby....especially when he grows out his beard in the winter.  He's even got a flannel shirt this color.  Although, I don't think he's quite that bow-legged.

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Don't you just love a masculine Valentine's Day card?

You'll be able to add this hunk to your stamp collection on January 6th.

Quick Tip:  I used my Silhouette Cameo and PixScan mat to cut out the lumberjack image.  It's a great way to fussy cut without the fuss.  You can see my tutorial here.

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Occasions Sneak Peek: Baby Bumblebee

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Christmas came early in the form of my Occasions Catalog pre-order.  I'll be sharing samples over the next few weeks to get you excited about these fun new products.

Today's card is very quick & easy.  I started with a great sketch form Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration.

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While there are a ton of amazing stamp sets in the new catalog, I decided to use a single stamp called Baby Bumblebee.  The patterned paper is called Sweet Dreams.  It features soft colors including Crisp Canteloupe, Hello Honey, and Basic Gray.

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I colored the image with Blendabilities.  Don't you just love the way you can add a little blush to the cheeks?  I also added just a bit of Dazzling Details to the wings.

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If you'd like a copy of the Occasions catalog sent to you, email me at melissa@thestampdoc.com with your address.  (if you are currently working with another demonstrator, please contact them to get your catalog)

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Naughty Shirt Tutorial

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You deserve something NICE....how about a step-by-step tutorial on making this shirt with the Silhouette Cameo and HTV(heat transfer vinyl)?

First things first, you'll need to "purchase" this free digital download in my online store.  You will have to go through a check-out process, but you won't be charged.

NOW THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!!!!

Make sure you write down the location on your computer where you download this image.  You'll need to find it later.

You will also need to purchase some heat transfer vinyl.  I purchased mine here (not an affiliate link).  Shipping was fast and there was plenty for me to try before I decided if I would want more (I do!).

And of course, you need a shirt.  And an iron.

READY?  Open your Silhouette Designer Edition software.

Ungroup

 

Delete

 

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***This step is not really necessary, but is helpful for planning your design and colors.

Regroup

 

Scale

 

Mirror

 

Ungroupagain

 

Trace

 

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ShirtfinalI hope this tutorial is helpful in getting you started with using an MDS image.  This is such a fun project and I hope you have success with it!

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Monday Montage 34

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  There are 10 stops and you don't want to miss any of them.

I've been doing a lot of holiday crafting, but most of it hasn't involved paper.  My Silhouette Cameo has been dusted off and I've been trying out some new things.  The great thing is that I've been able to use some of the downloads from My Digital Studio in a different way.

CookieplateI created this cookie plate with the Waiting for Santa digital download.  It was so quick & easy to make!  I found an inexpensive plate at Target, then added the vinyl design.

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One of my favorite projects so far has been this shirt for my daughter.  The saying fits her perfectly (let's just say it's been a rough year at school). 

I could not believe how easy it was to do and I'll be sharing more about it in a future blog post.  If you want to stay updated, subscribe to my blog or LIKE my page on Facebook.  You can also get this download for FREE to create your own masterpiece.Freedownload

Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to click the NEXT button to see what Wendy has in store for you OR you can go BACK to view Kaitlyn's marvelous creations.

 

 Happy Stampin'

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Hello December

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 I am so very excited to share my Hello December Project Life Album!  I just love the way it turned out.

The Hello December Project Life products are only available while supplies last.  You are definitely going to want it ALL!

 

I am offering this as a Class Kit To Go.  You will receive all of the products shown at the end of this post plus some fun "extras" including:

  • Burlap & Cherry Cobbler Ribbon strips to decorate your own album
  • Paper Doily
  • Die-cut "Hello December" letters as shown
  • Invitation to my private Memory Keeping Made Simple Facebook group where I'll be sharing some of my layouts

There are 2 Class Options:

Option 1:  Hello December Project Life without stamp set  $60

Includes the album, card collection and accessory pack, journaling pens, pocket pages and envelope pages

Option 2:  Hello December Project Life with December Wonder Stamp Set  $75

Includes everything in Option 1 plus the December Wonder stamp set

 

Prices include tax, shipping, and all the extras above.  Please allow up to 2 weeks for delivery.  If you would like to add to your order, please email me.

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 Contact me at melissa@thestampdoc.com with any questions.

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Monday Montage 28

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop!  I've had a whirlwind of a weekend, so I had to whip up some quick cards for the blog hop.  I kept them very simple.....just one stamp set, Whisper White card stock, some Designer Series Paper, and a few new accessories from the Holiday catalog.  You can view the complete supply list at the end of this post.

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For the cut-outs, I used the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Digital Download and my Silhouette Cameo.  This download has so many great SVG images that will be perfect for Fall, Winter, & Holiday cards.

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 I placed strips of washi tape on the bottom layer of the card and popped up the top layer with dimesnionals.  The greeting is from the Hostess Good Greetings stamp set.

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For this card, I popped up the negative snowflakes over a snowflake-patterned paper.  The sequins and silver snowflake really make this card sparkle and shine.

You'll definitely want to check out the other 9 stops on the hop.  Click forward to see the amazing Wendy or back for our Artisan, Kaitlyn.

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Monday Montage 27

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Welcome to the Monday Montage blog hop! I'm just going to apologize now for not having a project from the Holiday catalog.  My daughter has requested a Memaid-theme for her 8th birthday and I'm in "under the sea" mode.  Yesterday, I spent 5 hours working on her invitations.....this isn't the invite.  I'll share it once the party is over.

 

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I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this sketch so that I wouldn't have to think too much.  There is a lot of white space, but I think it really makes the focal point pop even more.

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For the background, I used the Night of Navy Blendabilities markers to simply color from darkest(bottom) to lightest(top).  I then stamped the coral image in White Craft ink over the background.

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  A small component of Bella's birthday invitation is some glittery bubbles made with the new Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper and Blendabilities.  This paper is AMAZING and the effects you can create are just WOW! 

I didn't really want to cut out the fish and seahorse, so I used my Silhouette Cameo to do all the hard work.  I've got a tutorial on how to do this here.

Be sure to check out all 10 stops on the hop!  I know my friends have some amazing projects to share this week.

 

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