Sunday, October 22, 2017

Card with Cute Snowman (Kate Dachovska)

Card with Cute snowman
by Kate Dachovska


Today I have for you a very easy inspiration for Christmas card. I used the FRA-DIE-10310 Sweet Holly Snowman die. I die cut snowman from watercolour paper and I painted it with Kuretake Clean Color Real Brush Markers. White dots are made with a Sakura white gel pen. From the same paper I cut square and embossed it with snowflake embossing folder. Snowman is glued with 3D foam dots.

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Christmas Mug Tutorial (Nancy Hill)

Christmas Mug Tutorial
by Nancy Hill

Once a week, a couple groups of my friends and I go out for coffee and tea at a coffee shop.  We celebrate birthdays and holidays at that time. I designed this paper coffee mug to hold an envelope full of chocolate, coffee or tea besides holding a gift certificate or card with this group in mind.

I hope you enjoy this tutorial that I created for you. After having fun making the first one you won’t want to stop making them.

1) Cut 4 ” x 9 1/2” cardstock.  If you are wanting to emboss or stamp the mug, it is best to do this after cutting this rectangle out, but before assembling the mug.

2) Measure ½” on both sides on bottom of folded cardstock and mark.  Draw a line from the top to the ½” mark below.  Cut  bottom mark to corner of top on each side.

3) Cut two 2” x 4 3/4” cardstock and score every ½”.  Acordion fold on the scores.

4)  Using double-sided tape on both ends of the scored cardstock, insert each side on the sides of the mug.


If the the sides of the mug hang over of the mug, or vice versa, just cut some of the top with the sides together so that the the sides and mugs are aligned.

5) Cut cardstock at 2 ½” x 4 3/4” and score in center at 1 1/4" and fold.

6) Mark ¼” on the top of the fold line on each side and cut from mark to corner of bottom on each side.  Apply glue in a thin line on the side edges of this new piece and stick together.

7) Cut two strips measuring 1/2" x 4 3/4".  Using two-sided tape, tape one strip on front and the other on back of lid.

8) Cut 1 ½” x 3 ½ and optional to emboss or stamp the cup sleeve.  Glue to the front and if you want the back to match the front, repeat these steps.  After glueing the cup sleeve on the mug, cut any part of the cup sleeve extending over the edge of the mug to make it fit the mug.

Now is your turn to use your imagination and creativity to design your own paper mug and have fun personalizing it and putting some goodies in the mug for that special person. I can't wait to see the coffee or tea mug you will make using the coordinating dies and stamps from the Frantic Stamper on-line store.

Enjoy and Happy Crafting!

Nancy Hill
 Frantic Stamper Design Team

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Saturday, October 07, 2017

Fun in the Snow (Karen Oliver)

Fun in the Snow
by Karen Oliver

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you are having a chance to be creative today!
Some would probably disagree but coming from somewhere where it doesn't snow in winter, a trip to the snow certainly means lots of fun.

I created a little snowy scene using several Frantic Stamper dies.  The first one is a new in October called Snow Capped Mountains.  I cut two sets and placed then to make a snowy range.  Of course if you didn't want snow on your mountains you can leave the little caps off as they cut separately.

The foreground is created using a favourite set called Stitched Scene Builder edgers, again cut twice.  Next layer is the little trees Snow Globe Triangle trees cut and placed behind Oliver snowman.  I cut him in white then again in the various colours that enable me to dress him up.

There you have it; a fun snow scene.

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Thursday, October 05, 2017

New Release Video and a Quick And Easy Christmas Card (Kathy Berger)

I am so excited to share the second half of our Christmas and Winter release! I hope you will enjoy this slideshow video featuring fabulous cards by our super-talented design team!

I am also excited to share a quick and easy Christmas card using one of the newest background stamps, Sparkles and Dots. I hope you will enjoy it!

Quick and Easy Christmas Card
by Kathy Berger

I have a really quick and easy Christmas card to share with you today. I used my Memory MISTI and my original MISTI to stamp a whole stack of these cards in just a few minutes! I started by placing the Small Grid and the new Sparkles and Dots rubber background stamps side by side on the Memory MISTI. Since they are 6 inches square, they fit perfectly on the MISTI! I inked the Small Grid with Versamark ink and stamped it onto a piece of kraft cardstock, cut to 4”x5.25”. Next I inked the Small Grid again, and inked the Sparkles and Dots with white pigment ink. I moved the panel that I had stamped with the Small Grid over to line up with the Sparkles and Dots, and put a second kraft panel in place to stamp with the Small Grid. Closing the lid of the MISTI stamped both panels. I repeated the inking, moving, and stamping of two panels at a time until I had my stack of panels stamped.

Next I arranged my Round Christmas Vignettes clear stamps and saying on my regular MISTI. I inked them in red ink and stamped one of my kraft panels. I reinked and stamped, swapping in each kraft panel in turn, until all the panels were stamped. I then quickly colored the open areas of the red circles with a white gel pen. I added a little strip of red dotted washi tape to each panel, and then mounted each panel to a white folded standard-sized card.

It took about an hour and a half to make the stack of 50 hand-made cards, including cutting the 50 kraft panels and cards!

I hope that if you have a Memory MISTI you will try my double background-stamping trick the next time you have a lot of cards to make! The Frantic Stamper background stamps are perfect for this technique!
Here are a couple closer looks at the cards.

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