Sunday, February 19, 2017

Remarkable Blog Hop, Succulent Garden Suite


It's time for the Remarkably Creative Blog Hop. We have lots of ideas to inspire you. Today, we're featuring the Succulent Garden Suite, or other products from the Occasions catalog and our Sale-A-Bration brochure.

Succulents are all the craze in home decor. And they are one of my favorite plants, as I am not so good with the keeping of plants. I have several I bought when we moved two years ago and I have't quite killed them yet.

Let's take a look at some fun things I made with Stampin' Up's Succulent Garden Suite. I used the Succulent Framelit Dies to make the coolest little paper plant! I kept things simple, making one succulent and attaching it with 3 glue dots to the top of a box.


Isn't it amazing? It's made out of paper!


You can cut out all six dies on one quarter sheet of paper.


I found that I liked the colors Old Olive, Crumb Cake, and Rich Razzleberry for sponging. I wiped with my sponges from the center to the end on each petal. First with Old Olive, then with Crumb Cake. Then with Rich Razzleberry, I lightly sponged the petal tips. I used these same ink colors on both Old Olive and Mint Macron card stock. Then, using the bottom end of my piercing tool, with the plant pieces on a piercing/stamping mat, I circled it around a bit until the leaves popped up. I then glued the layers together using Tombo adhesive.


Now, we'll play a little with the Oh So Succulent stamp set and Designer Series Paper. This stamp set is for two step stamping. I'll show the cards and then I have a video for two step stamping.



Very pretty, I think. Here's a video with the basics for two step stamping:




Thanks so much for stoping by. I hope that you'll have fun using the Succulent Suite. I know I'm enjoying it and have plans for many more projects. Thanks for stopping by. Stay Crafty!

For more inspiration, click HERE or the pic below to see what Maria has to share.










Wednesday, February 1, 2017

ICS Blog Hop, Sealed With Love


Hi Crafty Friends! It's the first Wednesday of the month, and I am now joining the Inspire, Create, and Share Blog Hop. This month we are featuring Valentine's Day projects.

Here's my card featuring the Sealed With Love stamp set. I've had a lot of fun making Valentine's Day cards. I just couldn't stop making them! I saw so many cute cards on Facebook and Pinterest that inspired me. In fact, I'm having a Valentine's card class today in the Crafty Corner. This is one of the cards we're making.

I also used the bright and cherry Sending Love Designer Paper and the Love Note Framelit Dies. I just love the cute little heart and that you can stick the arrow through. 

For more inspiration, click the next button or here to hop on over to Megan's blog!





Sunday, January 15, 2017

Sending Love Suite, Remarkable Blog Hop



Hi Everyone! Welcome back to our Remarkable Blog Hop. This month we are featuring the Sending Love Suite. I am loving the whole suite! What I'm sharing with you just the beginning I think.

First we'll start with the Valentine's card we'll be making in my Just Cards class this week.

I'm really happy with how it came out. Clean, bold, and lovely. But it definitely took a some work to get it there. I had the basic idea, but couldn't figure out how I wanted the sentiment (which is from a retired host set, but I still break it out every year. But I think the Happy Valentine's Day sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes would work just fine) so I played around a bit and settled on embossing a top layer of black with the white embossing powder. Here's what my desk looked like in progress:



Keeping with the bold black, white, and red theme, here's my love banner.



This the before and after of my stamping desk. I've been meaning to decorate up the back for awhile and I finally got around to it.



My last project to share today is a bit softer. I used Pool Party, Crumb Cake, and Real Red.



I hope you've been inspired.
For further inspiration, click here to go to Linda Moore's blog.

And here's the whole line up:

Nancy Amato: http://stampinallnight.blogspot.com/2017/01/remarkably-creative-blog-tour-sealed.html 
Melissa Bolinger: http://creativeblessingsbymissy.blogspot.com/2017/01/january-2017-remarkably-creative-blog.html 
Arden Dougan: http://stampinarden.blogspot.com/2017/01/RCBT-January17.html 
Tracie Evans: http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/remarkably_creative_january_blog_tour 
Anne Matasci: http://wp.me/pCcBw-2gW
Heather Mathieson: https://inkyladybug.wordpress.com/2017/01/15/january-remarkably-creative-blog-tour
Audra Monk: http://thecraftyyogi.blogspot.com/2017/01/sending-love-suite-remarkable-blog-hop.html
Linda Moore: http://www.moorefunstamping.com/remarkably-sendi…-suite-blog-tour/ 
Maria Pane: http://stampinandscrappinwithriri.blogspot.com/2017/01/remarkable-stampers-blog-hop.html
Janet Wakeland: http://wp.me/pHIQD-aLK





Friday, January 6, 2017

An Occasion to Celebrate

It's my first blog post of the new year! I'll keep it short as I'm in full swing preparing for my Open House event coming up on Sunday the 8th of January. I'm excited to share Stampin' Up's new Occasions catalog with my local crafty friends. And I am excited to share some ideas here on my blog! If you'd like a catalog, let me know.

For my open house, I'll be offering four card designs to make, and here they are:



Aren't they lovely? They feature lots of new stamps and beautiful Designer Series papers from the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.
Let's take a closer look.

Lift Me Up

Lucky Elephant

Dragonfly Dreams

Big on Birthdays

There's really something for everyone!

The Lift Me Up bundle is one of my favorites, especially with the coordinating DSP that you can get for free from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And you know how much I love Stampin' Up's DSP. I love it so much, I had to use it to make one of these cute easel calendars. 


I have two last things to share with you today. 
First, a preview for this month's Remarkable blog hop coming up on the 15th. We'll be featuring the Sealed With Love Suite. I made this banner to decorate my desk:


Very sophisticated, I think! So check back next week for all my sweet projects.

In closing, I'll share my Christmas scrapbook pages. I adore all our Project Life products. They make it so easy to make quick memory pages. I think I made these two pages in 10 minutes or less! That's my kind of scrapbooking.


I love all the traditional red and green this year!



Thanks for visiting! I hope you enjoyed seeing some of the new products available from Stampin' Up! I look forward to sharing more with you soon.
Stay Crafty!
Audra












Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Boxes, with video

Hi Crafty Friends!

So, maybe you want to make a few boxes. I've got the idea for you! Use your Envelope Punch Board! If you don't have one, go to my online store: audramonk.stampinup.net or contact me and I'll help you out. To make the boxes, I have the measurements below and then watch the video and make away. If you need help, let me know!


Let's start with the small box. 
Card stock or DSP 6x6.
Punch and score at 2 1/8 and 3 7/8. Turn paper and punch and score using the score lines now there.
To make the wrap, this one punched with the Tag Topper Punch:
DSP or card stock 7 1/2x2, score at 6 1/4, 5, 2 1/2, and 1 1/4.
Or, use a strip 9 inches by 1-2 inches. 


For the card sized box:
Card stock 9x9.
Score and punch at 3 1/2 and 4 1/2. Do the other sides, punching and scoring from the first set of score marks.


OK, here's the video to help you out! And note, not my best video, but it gets the job done. Have fun and thanks for watching.



Stay Crafty!
Audra





Sunday, November 20, 2016

Oh Christmas Cards, How I Love You.



Hi Crafty Friends! Welcome to another Remarkable Blog Hop. And this one I am super excited about (okay, I am often excited about crafty things). This is going to be a picture heavy post, and I hope you enjoy it and feel inspired to create lots of handmade holiday cards to share with your family and friends.



In my classes, we have been making holiday cards since July (I think). As a person who often has good intentions toward crafting and gifting but usually runs out of time, I think this is a great way to build up your Christmas card stock, so as December approaches, the cards are ready. You can write a little something, stick a family photo in, address them, stamp them (I even bought my holiday stamps last week) and most importantly, MAIL them. So if you haven't started yet, there's still time! Find some inspiration, get out your supplies (or buy some from me) and get crafting.



Stampin' Up has lots of amazing, beautiful and versatile holiday products in the Holiday catalog and the Annual catalog. When I create, I am often inspired by ideas I see online, whether it's Pinterest or in various groups I'm in. Sometimes a card is a mash up of a few I've seen, sometimes it's all me (that's always very exciting) and sometimes I just copy it. So thank you to all the other crafters out there who have helped and inspired me with their creations. I hope my cards inspire you, and if not, maybe something will from another of the Remarkable blog hoppers. As always, we love your comments.









Thanks so much for looking! For more inspiration, click here to see what Linda Moore made.
Stay Crafty!





Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Pop Up Panel Card, How To With Video

Hi Crafty Friends!
Here is my how to make a pop up panel card. It really is so much fun and not so hard to do.

So, here is our sweet little card, hiding the magic.
And here's your teaser video:



video

Here are the measurements/papers you'll need:
Card front, card stock 4 1/4 x 5 1/2, front panels: CS 4 x 5 1/4, DSP 3 3/4 x 5.
Inside: 8 1/4 x 11 (this is the one for measuring and drawing all the lines).
DSP for inside: 2 pieces at 4 x 5 1/4 (you'll cut 2 corners off these) 1 piece at 3 x 3 3/4 for writing on.
For folding part: CS at 2 3/4 x 11, score at 2 3/4, 5 1/2, 8 1/4.
DSP, 4 pieces, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2.
For stamping: 2 pieces, 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 and 2 1 3/4 circles.


On your 8 1/4 x 11 piece:
On the short side, mark dots at: 2 1/8, 4 1/4, and 6 3/8, on both sides.
On the long side: mark dots at: 4 1/4, 5 1/2, and 6 3/4.
Lightly with pencil draw the lines horizontally and the center line at 5 1/2--score this one.
On the tow outside horizontal lines, mark dots at 4" and 7" connect them to the marks at 4 1/4 and 6 3/4 on both sides.
Cut out the corners.


I hope you enjoy the tutorial and making your own pop up panel card!
If you have questions or want to purchase any of the wonderful Stampin' Up supplies, let me know!
Stay Crafty!