Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Christmas in October - Card Class - Watch it LIVE!

Howdy crafters! 
It's Tuesday - and I had card class last night - so it's LIVE Broadcast day on Periscope! 

What? You don't know what I'm talking about?

Well.....it's pretty cool. And it's something I'll be doing after all my live, in-person studio classes for my Periscope followers! 
Today's LIVE Broadcast will start at 3pm EST, so read on to find out how you can participate! 

I'll be posting photos of the projects here on my blog, along with supply lists for each project to make it easy for you to order the items you need to create each project at home! 

You can watch the LIVE streaming broadcast on the Periscope app on any mobile device or online. You'll see me create each project step by step for you - just like I do for my in-person classes! 

For any of my followers who then place a $30 order from my Online Store using the Special Code provided, I'll e-mail you a link to the video replay that will ONLY be available to you! 
You'll also receive one of the class cards - completed by me - in the mail as a Thank YOU for your order! 

Exciting stuff, huh? 

Use this Special Code for placing an order this week (through the 31st): 
ZEQUMPDE

Here are the three cards we created last night: (I've shared the center one before on Periscope, so today's Broadcast will only feature the two cards on the sides.)





Here's Card #1:




























































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Here's Card #2:




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If you already follow my Periscope channel, you know that when I go LIVE, you get a notification (or are able to) on your device. 

If you don't already follow me (and why not??), you can simply visit the App Store for an Apple Device or the Google Play Store for an Android Device and download the Periscope App FREE!
Once you've created your account, simply click the search icon (a small spyglass symbol) and find me - @trinitydesign95
Click FOLLOW and you're good! 


With Periscope, LIVE broadcasts expire after 24 hours, but since I'm the broadcaster, I have the ability to save the video to share later. 
An important ability so I can share that private link with those of you who place orders! 

To place your order for any products used in today's projects, simply click any of the thumbnail photos in the supply lists and you'll be re-directed into my Online Store - easy-peasy! 

I'm SO excited to be able to offer you this - and to stamp LIVE with you, even if you can't be here in person! 
Be sure to use the chat box on the app when you're watching to "talk" to me and ask questions. And ALWAYS be sure to "tap" the screen of your mobile device to give me HEARTS as I broadcast! It lets me know that you're enjoying yourself and the projects and it helps me be found by others looking for crafting fun! 


Friday, October 23, 2015

Sweet and Simple Candy Treats

I was perusing the Holiday Catalog yesterday, looking for a photo for an article I was writing and I came across the cute little treat holders shown on page 46. 
They use the adorable designs of the Happy Hauntings Designer Series Paper and I thought I’d try and create some of my own since there were no directions for the ones in the catalog. At least, none that I could find. LOL! 

I came up with these this afternoon: 



Aren’t they cute???

But I gotta say - they are DANGEROUS! 

I was making a LOT of treat packages today!

I should NEVER be trusted with open bags of candy in the studio. 
Never, ever, ever. 

So, my waistline will suffer a bit in the name of creativity - but I’m happy to suffer for you! You can thank me later. LOL! 

And because I really, really love you guys, I wrote a photo tutorial for you with photos of how to score the paper and measurements and a supply list. 
Yep, I’m good like that! 

Here’s the link to the downloadable PDF tutorial: 



Here's a visual of the supplies I used to create these babies: 


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As always, you can click on the thumbnail photo of any of the images above and it will take you directly into my Online Store to shop for your supplies! 

Don't forget! 
Stamp sets are on sale until 11:50 pm MT tonight! 
15% off! 

Have a great weekend everyone - and don't eat all the halloween candy....




Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Cherry and Gold - An Easy and Elegant Christmas Card

I was scrambling last night - and I'm not talking eggs!
It was only Tuesday and had been one of "those" weeks. You know the kind, one of those "The hurried-er I go, the behind-er I get!" weeks. Yup. 
So, last night, I needed a card project - pronto - for a design co-op I belong to with about 50 other Stampin' Up! reps. And I had to write a tutorial for it. Usually I don't stamp/create well under pressure, but last night, well, it kind of all came together. 
Take a look-see: 


I {{heart}} this card SO much! 

There's just something about a red/gold mix that shouts elegance and warmth. 
Here, I used Cherry Cobbler for my red and Gold Embossing Powder. 
LOVE it!


How would you like the link to a FREE step-by-step tutorial for this beauty? 
Ok, because I love ya' - here ya' go! 
Just click the title:

Here's the complete supply list:

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As always, it's easy to order what you need to make the projects shown here on my blog. Simply click one of the thumbnail photos and you'll go right into my Online Store! 
Don't forget - STAMP SETS are on SALE through this 
Friday, 10/23. 
15% off!!
You need the Wonderland stamp set - just sayin'. 
Thanks for stopping by today - now, go create something fun!




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I'm livestream broadcasting from the studio several times a week - don't miss out on ANY crafty fun! 



Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Just Cards - October Class Projects - Watch a LIVE Broadcast!

I know, you're reading the post title and saying "what??"
What's this LIVE Broadcast thing all about?

Well.....it's pretty cool. And it's something I'll be doing after all my live, in-person studio classes for my Periscope followers! 
Today's Broadcast will start at 3pm EST, so read on to find out how you can participate! 

I'll be posting photos of the projects here on my blog, along with supply lists for each project to make it easy for you to order the items you need to create each project at home! 

You can watch the LIVE streaming broadcast on the Periscope app on any mobile device or online. You'll see me create each project step by step for you - just like I do for my in-person classes! 

For any of my followers who then place a $30 order from my Online Store using the Special Code provided, I'll e-mail you a link to the video replay that will ONLY be available to you! 
You'll also receive one of the class cards - completed by me - in the mail as a Thank YOU for your order! 

Exciting stuff, huh? 

Use this Special Code for placing an order this week: 
GV742QST

Here are the projects for this month - we created these in Just Cards Class last night: 



Card #1



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Card #2



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Card #3



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If you already follow my Periscope channel, you know that when I go LIVE, you get a notification (or are able to) on your device. 

If you don't already follow me (and why not??), you can simply visit the App Store for an Apple Device or the Google Play Store for an Android Device and download the Periscope App FREE!
Once you've created your account, simply click the search icon (a small spyglass symbol) and find me - @trinitydesign95
Click FOLLOW and you're good! 


With Periscope, LIVE broadcasts expire after 24 hours, but since I'm the broadcaster, I have the ability to save the video to share later. 
An important ability so I can share that private link with those of you who place orders! 

To place your order for any products used in today's projects, simply click any of the thumbnail photos in the supply lists and you'll be re-directed into my Online Store - easy-peasy! 

I'm SO excited to be able to offer you this - and to stamp LIVE with you, even if you can't be here in person! 
Be sure to use the chat box on the app when you're watching to "talk" to me and ask questions. And ALWAYS be sure to "tap" the screen of your mobile device to give me HEARTS as I broadcast! It lets me know that you're enjoying yourself and the projects and it helps me be found by others looking for crafting fun! 



Don't Forget!!
Through Friday, 10/23 ONLY!!


Monday, October 19, 2015

Monster Stamp Set Sale!

5 DAYS ONLY!!


DON'T MISS IT!
Be sure to use the Special HOST CODE:
GV742QST
when you shop in my Online Store. 

http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/trinitydesignstudio/
I'll be giving away Stampin' Up! Product Prizes at the end of the week out of a random draw from all orders placed using the Special HOST Code! 
Winners will be announced here on the blog on Monday, 10/26!

Here are a few stamp sets that I think everyone MUST own: 

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If these sets aren't part of your stamping tool box, add them to your order. They are classic, versatile and can be used for ANY type of card you may need. You'll never regret your purchase of these sets because you will reach for them time and time again. 


Be sure to follow me on Periscope! 
It's a new APP that lets me live-stream broadcast direct to you - wherever you are.
You'll want to get the FREE app and follow me - @trinitydesign95 - so you don't miss anything I'm doing in the studio. 

Stay tuned too! 
Over the next two weeks, I'll be rolling out a broadcast schedule along with some fun Periscope stamping opportunities. 
But you'll miss it ALL if you don't follow me! 
App works on all mobile devices and is available in the iTunes App store and Google Play for Android. 


I'm excited to chat and stamp with you on Periscope!




Friday, October 16, 2015

Happy New Home Cards and Gift Tag

Hey there crafty friends! 
I've only got a few minutes here to share, but it's been a few days since I've jumped on here to show you anything, I didn't want to wait until I had "time"! 
We never have enough time to do it all, do we? 

Some dear friends of ours recently moved into a new home and they needed some cards to send out their new address to family and friends. I was so honored when she asked me to create them! 

Here are the finished cards and envelopes: 




I have a complete supply list at the bottom of the post for you and since this card is super simple, I don't think you need directions for it - ya'll are GOOD! 
The card is a standard size 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" folded/finished and fits the Medium envelope. 



Here's a close up of the tag I created for the card box:


I love the color scheme - it's light and welcoming and warm all rolled into one. And it has a touch of red.
My Mom always said that a 'finished' room has a touch of red in it somewhere and the red in this ensemble just makes it! 


 Here's the supply list for you: (The Home for the Holidays stamp set is retired, but was perfect for this commission)

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As always, just click on any one of the thumbnail photos to shop in my Online Store. All of the products are linked there! 

Thanks so much for visiting today! 
I assembled these cards live on Periscope today and had a fun chat with some of my viewers. You can still catch the replay if you have the Periscope App and follow me - @trinitydesign95
I broadcast several times during the week, so be sure to check it out! 
What kind of stamping/crafting would you like to see me do live during a broadcast? I'd love your suggestions in the comments!



Psst......
Almost forgot! 
HUGE Stamp Set Sale Coming on Monday from Stampin' Up! 
Join my newsletter or watch my Facebook Page for details - 
It's only for a week, so you'll have to act fast.
Have your wish lists READY!



Friday, October 9, 2015

Vintage Leaves Wreath Card

So many leaves, so little time....
I could seriously design with the Vintage Leaves stamp set for a month - I love these images! 

Emma and I were driving home the other night and the idea of making a wreath out of these smaller leaves seemed like a fun idea to try - here's the result: 


I used the larger of the two leaves inked in Old Olive and stamped it in a circle shape on Whisper White card stock. It's stamped 8 times and the stem of each leaf is layered on the outside edge of the leaf behind it so they overlap a bit. 
The last two overlap a bit more, but it's the perfect spot for the bow! 

Next, I used the Leaflets Framelits with my Big Shot and cut out 8 of these smaller leaves that I'd stamped in Mossy Meadow ink on more Whisper White card stock: 


Each one had a Stampin' Dimensional added to the back. 
I then adhered them to the stamped leaves, tucking the stems slightly under the tip of the leaves behind them. 

Once all the leaves were attached, I used my 2 Way Glue Pen and dotted glue all over the leaves and added Gold Glitter for a bit of gleam. 


The bow is made with 24" each of Cherry Cobbler Thick Baker's Twine and Gold Metallic Thread. I adhered it to the wreath with Glue Dots. 
The greeting is stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and is from the Joyful Season stamp set. 
Mossy Meadow card stock was used for the card base and a mat layer of Cherry Cobbler completes the color scheme. 
Here are your measurements: 
Mossy Meadow: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded to make a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card base. 
Cherry Cobbler: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
Whisper White: 4" x 5 1/4"

Here's an alternate version using Basic Rhinestones for the "bling":


It's a little more simplistic, but if you're not a glitter girl - and I know you're out there! - this is a good alternative to adding some sparkle with no mess. :)
See how I'm always thinking of you? HeeHeeHee

Here's your supply list for this cards: 

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As always, simply click on the thumbnails to shop in my Online Store. It's open 24/7 for your convenience!

So, what else can I make with these leaves? 
Any ideas? Leaf me a comment! 


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Vintage Leaves 2 Ways!

Howdy crafty peeps! 
It's been a month....I know....and I'm hanging my head over here. 
But let's not dwell on my lack of posting but on these two cards instead! 
(See how much I love you guys?? I'm back and giving you a twofer!)

My latest stamp set obsession has been Vintage Leaves along with the matching Leaflets Framelits. I seriously can't stop creating with these amazing images. I stamped both of these beauties yesterday - and did a live broadcast on Periscope too - and got back in the studio last night and made yet ANOTHER card that I'll show you tomorrow. 

Here, check them out: 


This card was born because I wanted to challenge myself to make a Christmas card with non-Christmas stamps. I sat down at my stamp table and pulled a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock from my serendipity pile (too good to toss pile). I saw the oak leaf stamp still on the acrylic block sitting there and the light bulb went off!

Gold embossed leaves on Cherry Cobbler turned out to be gorgeous! And I embossed the greeting from the Wonderland stamp set in gold as well on the strip of Tip Top Taupe card stock to match the mat I'd chosen. But...it was still missing something....
So, I pulled out my Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and White embossing powder and voila! Snow!
To say that I was doing the stamper's happy dance was an understatement. :) 

The greeting was super simple, by the way - I simply hand cut the embossed piece from the card stock it was stamped on and flagged the ends with my Paper Snips. A bone folder was used to curl it and I attached it with Glue Dots. Easy-peasy! 
And just like the greeting on this card I made next:


I had finished my Periscope broadcast and wanted to try reversing the colors I used, putting Tip Top Taupe on top. 
(Say that 5 times fast! LOL!)
It seemed like it would be perfect for a fall themed card, and I think that yeah, it was! 

I used Cherry Cobbler embossing powder to emboss the leaves this time and then took out my Sponge Daubers to color them in. Delightful Dijon and Cajun Craze were the perfect colors to add Autumn color so I added the Dijon first and then the Cajun Craze as an accent. 

No snow on this card tho', I used the speckle stamp image to add some background filler with Tip Top Taupe ink - perfect! 
The greeting on this card is from A Dozen Thoughts, a great alternative greeting stamp set - love it! 

If you catch them before 11:15est today, my Periscope broadcasts will be available for you to view. You simply have to find me there! 
Download the app from the App Store or Google Play to your mobile device, it's free and you can use either your Twitter handle or phone number to sign up. 
You don't have to post there to follow me - I promise! 
My handle is @trinitydesign95


If you like the cards today and want to recreate them, here's a supply list for you:


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To shop for these supplies and more, simply click on one of the thumbnail photos and you'll go right into my Online Store to fill your basket. 

Have a fantastic day everyone - go craft something fun!