Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Zombie Bride Card



I'm here to share another Design Team project for OAK Tree Stamps. I was feeling a little spooky so I turned the cute bride from the Now & Forever set into a Zombie Bride. This card was fun and super quick to make...

1. I cut the card base using black cardstock, It's cut at 4.75in. X 11.5in. and folded in half. I then cut a few scraps to make some fun layers.
2. I dripped Distress Stain on the white cardstock to make it look like blood spatter. I then added it to the card base with foam tape.
3. Layered the the purple on the black and then tucked a torn and inked piece of red cardstock under them.
4. To add the sentiment, I stamped out "Now & Forever" then dripped more Distress Stain on all over the stamped sentiment. I then just tore it out changing the direction of each little rip.
5. I colored the bride using colored pencils, I just had fun and made her look as creepy,cute and dead as I could. Then fussy cut her out.
6. To finish the card I inked the edges of all the pieces and glued them down. I added the bride and sentiment using foam tape. I then embellished with some enamel hearts.

What I Used:
OAK Tree Stamp Set- Now & Forever
Recollections- Card Stock
Momneto Ink-Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain- Abandoned Coral
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Hickory Smoke
WRMK- Enamel Hearts
Crayola Colored Pencils
Cutter Bee Scissors

Thanks For Stopping By!!!!
I hope you enjoyed m cards!!!
-Chris
             

It's In The Mail- Pocket Letter


I'm so excited to share my first Design Team project for Maymay Made It Stamps. I want to thank all of you that have came over to my blog to see my project. I am the only Design Team member without a YouTube channel. See the end of the post to learn more about this great stamp line, and where you can find the other Design Team Members. My project is a Pocket Letter. Not sure what a Pocket Letter is? Here is a link to a great video by Janette Lane creator of Pocket Letters/Pocket Letter Pals.           

 Pocket Letter Pals-Janette Lane:https://youtu.be/OxHLkm0lZi0

Here is my Pocket Letter. 


I really enjoyed making this Pocket Letter, it was a challenge to make it using only one stamp set but I loved every minute of it. I think it turned out super cute. I would love to give it to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this post. I'll be adding goodies in the back!!! 
So leave a comment if you would like a chance to win this Pocket Letter!!!! 
CONTEST WILL END SEPT.30th, 2015 

1. I started out with a nine pocket trading card organizer. I cut 9 cards at 2.5 X 3.5, and inked the edges and inserted them to get the layout I wanted. 
2. I then stamped several envelopes on the different patterned papers, and fussy cut them. 
3. I cut out the postage stamp and mail box with my Cricut Explore. (cartridge and image info in product list) I inked all the edges with Distress Ink and pieced them. 
4. These 4 cards are my favorite because the Maymay Made it Stamps, helped me to make them so unique. 
     A. I cut this card out because i liked the banners. I then stamped the snail over the top of them directly on the card. I then stamped the snail on 2 different coordinating papers and cut out the shell and body and pieced them on the top of the first image I stamped. It's a great way to add color with out coloring. I then used a scrap cut at 2 inches 3/4in. to make a belly band. I stamped the "Snail Mail" sentiment and punched it out with a 1in. circle punch.  I added circle on the band and then tucked extra stamped envelopes behind it. 
     B. This card was super easy. I just stamped the "Do Not Bend" randomly on the card. I then cut out a flag from the paper line and stamped on it "Fragile". I inked the edges of the flag added it on with dimensional tape.
     C. This card was the same as the one above I stamped one sentiment randomly then just added another over it on layered coordinating papers.
     D. This card I simply layers 3 pieces of paper added the mail box die cut, stamped the Happy mail sentiment and and cut it into a flag an added it with a piece of foam tape. 


5. The bottom 3 pockets I simply added  the stamped and cut envelopes. The Postage Stamp card(s) i just put the to pieces side by side  glued down and then cut them in half. 
6. I added a banner by poking holes in my card organizer and running twine through it and tying  knots on the ends. I then used paper clips to add some more of those cute little cut out envelopes. 

Products I Used:

Maymay Made It-It's In The Mail Stamp Set 
DCWV- The Weekend Neutrals Stack 
Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Hickory Smoke 
Scotch- Advanced Tape Glider 
Tombow- Mono Multi Liquid Glue
EK Success- Cutter Bee Scissors
WRMK- Crop-O-Dile 
Twine from Target $1 spot
Acrylic Stamping Block 
Tim Holtz- Idea-ology- Mini Paper clips 
Cricut Explore 
Cricut Images: 
Postage-Sentimentals Cricut Cartridge  
Mail Box- Disney Mickey & Friends Cricut Cartridge
9 Trading Card Organizer 
Double-sided Foam Tape 


ALL ABOUT MAYMAY MADE IT & FALL/WINTER DT:

1. Maymay Made It stamps were created in 2013.
2. They are manufactured from high quality photopolymer right here in the USA.
3. 4x6 stamp sets (or what I call full size) are $11.99.
4. 4x4 stamp sets are $7.99.
5. Maymay Made It offers a stamp club. It is $11.99 per month USA and $13.49 per month international, there is not shipping charge and as long as you are a club member in good standing you can take advantage of free shipping on all stamps ordered from the Etsy store. 
Maymay Links:
Get Maymay Made It Stamps here:
https://goo.gl/924Kwq
Maymay Made It Youtube:
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl
Maymay Made It and So Did I Facebook Group
http://goo.gl/EPxIBl

Maymay Made It Fall/Winter Design Team:
Tracey Phillips
https://goo.gl/OQ6bp0
Gareth Frewer
https://goo.gl/iuQewu
Christopher Lopez
http://goo.gl/ZemXd2
Stacy Williams
https://goo.gl/N7YUrg

THANKS AGAIN FOR STOPPING BY MY BLOG!!!! 
Please feel free to ask any questions, leave a comment, and follow me.
-Chris 


Thursday, September 17, 2015

I'm a NEW Journey Coach & JOURNEY GRAND GIVEAWAY!!!


I'm so excited to be a new Journey Coach, I'm giving away a new Journey Grand die cutting machine!!! There is no purchase required to win this giveaway, however purchasing will earn you more entries.

Check out the links below to find out more about Fun Stampers Journey:

What is Fun Stampers Journey?
ABOUT FUN STAMPERS JOURNEY

Where can I order?
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HOLIDAY CATALOG  

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Good Luck & Thank you for all your support in launching my new JOURNEY!!!!


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Saturday, September 12, 2015

DEADLY SWEET-Brutus|Monroe Design Team Post


Good Afternoon !!! I'm here to share this fun card I made for the B|M Design Team. I love Serena Bee and her stamp set, her creepy-cute style is such an inspiration to me.  Here is how I made the card...

1. I stamped the cone, and then stamped over it with the topper. I colored in the images using the Brutus|Monroe Inks as a watercolor. I'll add a link below to Christopher Alan Designs YouTube Video on how to use the inks as watercolors. I fussy cut out the ice cream cone, inked the edges and  layered it  on a piece of coordinating card stock. I also fussy cut that, and inked the edges.  
2. I stamped the "you are deadly sweet!" sentiment. fussy cut it and added it on a coordinating banner flag. I  inked the edges with a sponge dauber and Brutus|Monroe Premium Chalk Ink in OZ. 
3. This is my favorite card layout because it's so easy. I always just use scraps and chop them to fit to my liking. After all my layers are adhered to my pre-made card base I add my image and sentiment using adhesive foam tape. 
4. To finish the card I added some enamel dots from my stash. 
Here is the link on the water color technique:
You can forward to 14:30 to see the watercoloring, or watch the whole thing because its a great card with other awesome Brutus|Monroe Products. 
What I used: 
Brutus|Monroe Limited Edition Serena Bee Stamps Set-Deadly Desserts
Brutus|Monroe Premium Chalk Ink-OZ
Brutus|Monroe Premium Chalk Ink-Wagon
Brutus|Monroe Premium Chalk Ink-Sidewalk
Momento Ink-Tuxedo Black
DCWV- The Chalk Fun Stack
Enamel Dots
ATG Gun
Cutter Bee Scissors 



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Now & Forever Wedding Card- OAK Tree DT Post


I created this card just to have a fun twist on a traditional wedding card. My friend recently had a Neon Wedding so it inspired my card. Keep reading for a quick how to. 

1. I stamped the bride & Now & Forever Sentiment from the Oak Tree Stamp Set-Now and Forever on regular white cardstock. I fussy cut them out and I colored the bride with colored pencils. 

2. I layered the fussy cut images on a piece of coordinating cardstock and also cut fussy cut around them for a fun border and to make them pop.   

3. This is my favorite card layout because it's so easy. I always just use scraps and chop them to fit to my liking. After all my layers are adhered to my pre-made card base I add my image and sentiment using adhesive foam tape. 

4. To finish the card I added some layered sequins. I added pearls in the black ones and tiny rhinestones on the others to cover the tiny holes in the sequins. 

This was such a fun card to make I hope you all enjoy it and give this card layout a try. 

What I used:
OAK Tree Stamp Set-Now and Forever
Pre-made card base 
Sequins 
Pearls 
DCWV-The Chalk Fun Stack 
Momento Ink-Tuxedo Black 
White Cardstock
Paper Trimmer