Tuesday, November 17, 2009

My Advent Tree!!!

This was so fun and easy to make! A little time consuming but very easy!!! It is simply Matchboxes cut from Stampin' Up!'s exclusive Matchbox Die for Sizzix!!! I could not wait to get on here and show it off!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Beautiful Birthday Cake

This cake was given to me on my birthday from my wonderful Stampin Club in Millsboro! Thank you ladies!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

ROLLING WITH THE PUNCHES- I made a template out of a quarter sheet of cardstock and punched various sizes of circles in it. Then I laid this over bashful blue cardstock and rolled over it with the Snowman fun wheel with brilliant blue ink. Before removing the template, I outlined each circle with a white gel pen, then removed the template. I stamped the Snowman on whisper white and colored in. and mounted it on brilliant blue cardstock then on the bashful blue and mounted it all on Brilliant blue card base.
SCALLOPED FLOWERS- I punched out the scalloped circles and then slit each one on every other scallop so they looked like little hearts. Then sponged the edges and laid them face up on a spongy mat. Using the back end of my paper piercer, I pressed into each petal almost out to the edge to make the edges pop up, then I pressed into the center to make them pop more. And then added a ½ inch circle in the center of each flower. I mounted these on artichoke then hunter and mounted on soft suede card base

WATER WASHED BACKGROUND- I used watercolor paper and Dusty Durango, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry Ink. First I used a very wet aquapainter and brushed the top with Durango ink, then the middle with pumpkin Pie and bottom with Curry. You want the aquapainter very wet so you get ink on smooth slightly overlapping each color then go over it again with just water to blend better… Dry with heat gun, then I stamped the images from Nature Silhouettes Stamp set with black craft ink.

EASY PINWHEEL CARD- I punched out 8- 1 ¼ squares of doublesided designer paper, and adhered 4 to a 2 5/8” square of handsome hunter cardstock using Dotto repostional adhesive, I put the dotto on the green not each square. Then I lifted the edge of each square and inserted a square of other side of paper diagonally inside. Then once I was all finished with that, I mounted another 2 5/8” inch square of green on the back to finish off the matted look. I adhered all of that on kraft cardstock and mounted on another piece of hunter with small hunter photo corners and mounted on bravo burgendy card base.

Last week's projects

Just dawned on me that I never uploaded last week's projects!! Sorry! But better late than never so here they are!
Cracked Glass- I stamped the tree in Basic black and then I masked a circle using the ¾ “ circle punch and then dabbed on Elegant Eggplant, then Night of Navy and then Going Gray Inks. I removed the mask and colored the circle in with Curry Marker. Then I dipped the entire piece in Versamark and embossed with Glassy Glaze and repeated. Then I let it cool for a few minutes. Once cool, I bent the entire thing in all different directions to crack the embossing. I sponged on a little Gray ink to make it get in the cracks to give more of a antique look. I used the splashes from Extreme Elements in Eggplant ink and then used Curry cardstock to mat and mounted it all on Basic Gray Card base

Faux Tin For this card I took a piece of Metallic Silver Cardstock and ran it through big shot with in an embossing folder. After it is embossed, flip it over to the indented side and with Basic Gray Ink. Mount it to Black cardstock and then on a Basic Gray card base. The Best Wishes is stamped in Basic Gray also on Metallic Silver and punched out with the Large Oval punch and mounted on a Black Scalloped Oval.

Salt Frosted Edges- I stamped the snow flakes in Bashful Blue and then punched them out using the Boho Blossoms punch. I popped a few up with dimensionals and just adhered the rest. I stamped the very merry with Ballet Blue. I assembled the ballet blue and Bashful Blue cardstocks together and then I used Mono multipurpose adhesive and LIGHTLY covered the edges of the Ballet Blue and then scooped it through a tray of table salt… This gives the “frosted” look

Stenciling- I punch out the ornament with the ornament punch and used the outline. Then I ran the Merry Details Sizzlit through the Big shot and also used the outline piece. I used these as stencils and sponged Soft Suede in the ornament shape and the then sponged the gold on the ‘cap’ of the ornament. Then using the merry details I sponged silver ink into the different shapes to decorate the Ornaments.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

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One of this month's club projects...

I have this one ready for club, so I figured I would post it too!
Is he not the cutest little monster ever???

Stampin Class Projects

Fauz Metal Tag For this card Whisper White for the card base, Bravo Burgundy for the mat,and Basic Gray, Metallic Silver. I stamped the flower and words with basic gray ink. For the Faux metal tag, I preinked the bird stamp with versamark and set it aside, I punch a square out of basic gray cardstock and covered it in versamark ink. Added silver embossing powder and heated, let cool for a second and repeated, while it was still hot I pressed the versamark inked bird stamp into it to make the impression. Then I assembled the card.

Stained Glass technique- I used a bashful blue card base, black and white cardstock,& vellum cardstock. I stamped the image from Holy Family on the vellum with Black craft ink and the star in summer sun craft ink and embossed both with clear powder. Then I flipped it over and colored the back with Summer Sun, Brocade Blue, creamy caramel, close to cocoa and blush blossom markers. I then cut the black strips of cardstock diagonally on the corners to create a frame and adhered the vellum to the strips to make the frame, I added to 2 silver brads to each corner. I adhered the white cardstock to the center of the blue base and then attached the corners of frame to the card with dimensionals

PUNCHED BIB- I used So saffron, whisper white and certainly celery cardstock and saffron & celery inks. I punched a scallop out of designer paper and stamped a 1 3/8” circle, stamped the birdie from Nursery Neccessities on the circle, and adhered it to the scallop. Then using the 1 1/4 “ punch to cut out a small section of the matted circle to make it shaped like a bib and added a little ribbon for the bib ties. I tore the saffron cardstock and adhered white to the torn edge

I couldn't decide which picture to use for this one so I am posting both!
SOOT Stamping- I used basic gray card base, and dusty Durango mat. I took a piece of glossy cardstock and moved it quickly back and forth through the flame of a candle. Keep the cardstock moving so it doesn’t catch on fire. Be sure not to touch the soot because it will wipe off very easily. I stamped the images into the soot using Dusty Durango ink. Then lightly sprayed with hairspray to seal the soot.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Sanded Textured Background For this card I used Dusty Durango for card base and soft suede for the textured piece, I stamped the pumpkin and words in Durango ink and the leaves in suede. The words were punched with the modern label punch. I ran the suede piece through the big shot using the Final Press Embossing Folder. Then lightly sanded the raised imprint with a sanding block to give it a little fuzzy texture.

Striped Pastel Background- So this week I stole an idea Ruthann showed me. I rubbed orange, green, and brown pastels lightly on a piece of very vanilla card stock using sponge dauber and then stamped the pumpkin using pumpkin pie ink and erased the pastels from the inside of the pumpkin and then erased strips in the background. I sponged orange pastels back inside the pumpkin and added a little green to stem, and stamped his face in basic brown and added the happy Halloween. I stamped the garden green card base with brown gourds and added hemp bow with a mini glue dot.

MULTICOLORED BACKGROUNDS- This is a easy but elegant background technique. I used the Medallion Background stamp and pale plum card stock matted with Perfect Plum card stock. First I stamp the Medallion randomly with Pale Plum ink, and then with Perfect Plum Ink… Clean the stamp thoroughly and then stamp over both of these with White Craft Ink. I wrapped white grosgrain ribbon around both corners and adhered it to back of the Pale Plum and mounted it on the Perfect Plum mat/base. Then I stamped the Elegant Thank You in Perfect Plum and punched it out and matted on a 1 ¾ Circle with a dimensional to pop it up a little.

Layered Lattice- I used Brocade Blue card base and Whisper White cardstock, brocade ink and ribbon and the new Lattice die cut for the big shot. I ran 2 pieces of white cardstock through the big shot using the lattice die, and turned them diagonally and adhered to each other using mini glue dots. I added a brad and adhered to card. Then using mono multipurpose adhesive, I highlighted areas of the design and added dazzling diamond glitter. I stamped Happy on a 1” strip of cardstock and adhered to the bottom.Then I punched the largest hole of the crop a dile holding it all the way in from bottom center of cardstock. And laid the ribbon flat over the front of card and brought ends around and up through hole and tied a knot around the ribbon. This locks bow on card.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


This card was inspired by ConnieM and I had to try out a modified version of it!! It turned out awesome! I used the Branch Out set that is currently on the Dormant List (meaning you can order it, but it is not in the current catalog).

Layered Embossing- First stamp the tree from Branch Out Stamp set in Chocolate Craft Ink and emboss with clear. Then stamp the snowflakes with white craft ink and emboss. Next taking a template made from the 1 ¾” punch. Place it over the tree leaving the hole where you want the moon, holding template in place first fill circle by sponging Banana ink in hole, then sponge on some Curry and finally some mustard ink. Without moving the template, press versamark over template to cover the circle with versamark, remove template and emboss with clear. Sponge caramel ink over the center where the tree and moon is… then sponge chocolate chip around the edges. Using a white gel pen highlight the tree limbs of tree… Then I just smeared a little white ink on the torn piece of chocolate chip cardstock and assembled card! I think it turned out gorgeous!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Nov 07 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Spend a half of a day stamping and having a blast at Stamp Camp! Learn new ideas and techniques while having a great time with other stamping addicts! All the supplies are included to make a bunch of really cool cards/projects, all you need to bring is some adhesive and scissors! Of course, stamping is always more fun when sharing it with friends so feel free to pass along info and invite some friends, and we will even give you a gift for doing so! There will be a cash & carry table of retired merchandise, project displays, special sales, and DOOR PRIZES! Choose between 9am (until approx 12:30) or 1:30pm (until approx 5:00) sessions. Cost is $18.00 per person!
PLACE: Gumboro Community Center, Gumboro, DE

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Couple more cards

Here are a couple more cards that I made today....
The first one is using Serene Snowflakes Stamp set (holiday mini), the new Snowflake punch, and Frost White Shimmer Paint (Holiday Mini) on Night of Navy Cardstock! I also used Metallic Silver Card Stock, Night of Navy ink and Whisper White Cardstock...
The second one is using the new Delightful Decorations Stamp set and the Ornament Punch from the Holiday Mini (BTW... CAN U TELL I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Holiday Mini?!?!?!) I also used Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgandy, and Handsome Hunter Cardstocks as well as Bravo Burgandy Ink, Vanilla Craft Ink, Short and Sweet Stamp Set, Eyelet Border Punch and White Gel Pen...

Halloween Card

I used Stampin' Up!'s new Sweet Centers stamp set with a sweet treat cup (also in Holiday Mini) to make this Halloween Card! I filled it with Skittles candy...

Monday, September 21, 2009

Well after a very long summer, work is slowing down and it is that time of year that I get busy stamping! My classes are beginning next week and I will be posting regularly again very soon!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I am so sorry, I haven't been posting lately, between Easter and then a week in Florida, going back to work full time, etc. I have just gotten so behind!!! Here are a few pics from some of my latest projects just to give you a little inspiration until I get time to post a longer blog! Don't forget Stamp Camp is May 30th!!! There are still seats open if you want to attend! Email me for more details! tanyawilliams@mchsi.com

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

March 25th Class

BUNNY CARD- You will need a piece of cardstock 3 5/8 x 4 ¼” for the card base. Then you will need the following punched from white 2 Wide Oval, 2 Large Oval, 2- 3/4” Circles, 4 Scallop Ovals ( large ovals could also be used). From Rose Romance you need 2 Heart to Heart Punches, 6- ¼ circles, & 2 small ovals, then in Pink Piroutte you need 2 – ½ circles and then 2 – ¼ circles in black… I sponged all the edges and then adhered everything but the ears on the front and then put the ears on the inside so they show when the card is open as well.

CHICK CARD – For the card base you will need Barely Banana cut to 5x8 1/4 then you will need 2 scalloped or large ovals and 1- 1” Circle cut in half from barely banana,2 five petal flowers and a snow blossom from pumpkin pie, 2-1”circle from White and 2- ½” circles from Chocolate Chip. I stamped the egg on Designer paper and then cut out… The stripes were done on Kiwi and Pink and then cut out , the pink pirouette on the inside line and the kiwi on the outline and mounted them together.

FRAMING- I took a scrap piece of cardstock and cut out a rectangle in the center. I used this as a mask over my piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Then I stamped the flowers from Botanical Blooms in Sage Shadow ink and then sponged the same color ink to fill in the rectangle. I dressed it up a little by adding paper piercing and Organza Ribbon and tone on tone stamping the same flowers on the Sage Shadow card base

MOSAIC – For this mosaic, I used scraps and a large self adhesive label .Dig in your scrap drawer, box or whatever and find some scraps of designer paper and coordinating cardstock. Tear it into tiny pieces. Then I kind of sprinkled them over the sticky side of the label and pushed them down and rearranged to cover most of the area. I added the extra pieces wherever needed. Then I took a tiny spoon and sprinkled various areas with a tiny bit of glitter. Then take embossing powder ( You can use more than one color) and fill in the rest of the sticky areas and heat emboss. Stamp images over the entire thing, I used the new Sense of Time set since it was vintage looking, and cut into 1” squares. Adhere them in any pattern on the card Base.

Stamp Club Projects

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3/18/09 Class

CHALKBOARDING- For this card I used YOYO Yellow, Pixie Pink, Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Chip Cardstocks. I stamped the images from Wagon Full of Fun on the Chocolate Chip using Whisper White Craft Ink, and then using Sponge Daubers and Pastels, dabbed on pastels to color the images. Then I used the Eyelet Border Punch to punch the piece of pumpkin pie card stock to dress it up a little.

MULTIPLE EMBOSS RESIST- First I inked up the fish from the Ocean Commotion Stamp Set with versamark and then baha breeze, then stamped. Then I inked up the seahorse with versamark and then creamy carmel and stamped. Then I embossed both with clear embossing powder. Then I did the shells with versamark and close to cocoa, and embossed them. The I used the Swirl from Baroque Motifs stamp set inked in versamark and Always Artichoke and embossed again… Then finally I added the swirls from Ocean Commotion with Versamark and Kiwi Kiss and stamped then embossed them. Then sponged the top with Night of Navy and the bottom with creamy caramel. The neatest thing about this is you can overlap images but the clear embossing powder will repel the new ink so it doesn’t show up and doesn’t require masking.
TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS – For this card I used the new Textured impressions folder to give the beautiful embossed background. Then I Stamped the Rose from Fifth Ave Floral set in Rose Red Ink on White Cardstock and cut it out, I used Watercolor crayons to lightly color areas of the flower then followed up with an Aquapainter to blend the colors. I used the edge of the horizontal slot punch on the crease of the card to hold my ribbon and then used the new Scalloped Oval punch and stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Mini for the words. I also used the Large oval punch to cut out the saying

OUTLINING- Ink your stamp with a light color ink as normal, (I used So Saffron) then take a marker (I used Really Rust and outline the inked image with the marker. “Huff” your breath on it to remoisten the ink and stamp! This gives your image an outlined look aroung the edges!

3/11/09 Class

Last weeks class:

MELTED CRAYON BACKGROUND – For this card I took a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and Wax Paper, and sharpened old crayons (just regular crayons like crayola!) over the cardstock in random colors. Then I took a dry paint brush dipped in Pearl Ex and tapped Pearl Ex over the crayon shavings. Next I covered it with the wax paper and used my heat tool to melt the wax, while rubbing a bone folder over it to smush the wax all over the cardstock. Lift up the wax paper and make sure all the white is covered. You can add more shavings if necessary, and heat again. Finally I stamped the images directly over the crayon with black craft ink and embossed with clear powder. Save the wax paper, It makes awesome embellishment!
WATERCOLORING WITH CRAFT INKS- I stamped the flowers and squiggles from Doodle This Stamp set on the Taken with Teal Card stock in Staz-On Ink. Then I made a pallet with Yoyo Yellow, Pink Passion and Green Galore CRAFT reinkers. Using my aquapainter. I picked up just tiny bits of the craft ink and painted my image. The craft ink shows up vibrant even on dark cardstocks! Then I used Mono Multipurpose Adhesive and the pink glitter from the fine cosmo glitter stack and highlighted the image.

TRI-FOLD MATCHBOOK CARD- Cut cardstock in half to measure 4 ¼ x 11 and then score at 3 5/8 and 7 1/4. Cut about ½ off one end. I used the Big Shot to cut out the L and then used Define Your Life & A Beautiful Thing stamp sets, as well as the St. Patty’s Stamp from a retired set. I also used the Slit Punch to to hold the card closed. This would also be really cute as a gift card holder by attaching a gift card inside using a mini glue dot.

LACED MEDALLION- For this card I used Brushed Gold Cardstock, Not Quite Navy and Sage Shadow. The Brushed Gold Cardstock was cut to 2 ¾ x 2 ¾ . Then using my new favorite punch…the Eyelet Border Punch. I held the cardstock as evenly as possible in the center of each edge and punched, leaving this beautiful design. The flower is the melted crayon covered wax paper embossed with Black Embossing powder using the Flower from God’s Beauty Stamp Set. I stamped it 3 times. Punched out the design 2 times with the 5 Petal Punch and cut out the remaining one and layered it with dimensionals.