Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Tutorial for All Is Calm Gift Set

A couple weeks ago I shared my All Is Calm Gift Set that I designed for an upcoming stamp camp. My local stampin' friends enjoyed the camp and really loved all the projects they created in this set.

I also sold kits which included a full tutorial to complete the projects at home. Since my kits have sold out and I am still getting lots of requests, I thought I would offer my tutorial.

My All Is Calm Gift Set Tutorial is a a very detailed 11 page tutorial with lots of photographs and step by step instructions to complete all the projects shown above. This set is great because you could give the entire coordinated set or four individual gifts.

If you would like to purchase my tutorial for only $5.99, just click on PayPal button below. After receiving payment, I will send the PDF file to the email provided with your payment. I usually check my email a few times daily, but please allow up to 24 hours for delivery to your inbox.

Thanks so much! If you have any questions...please don't hesitate to ask.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wicked Wednesday: Toil & Trouble Potion Bottles

Eye of newt. Toe of frog. Wool of bat...

Do you have a hard time keeping all your essential witches brew ingredients neat & organized? Now that I have created these stylish, yet functional potion bottles I can keep all my ingredients fresh and at my warty fingertips! ***insert witches cackle here***

I picked up these bottles at a yard sale a while back (only .75 cents for all three...what a deal!) with the intention of making them into potion bottles for Halloween and I finally got around to doing it.  I was pleased to find that this Shakespeare quote stamp from the Toil & Trouble set fit almost perfectly on the bottles. I used some retired DSP scraps from three different packs... Cast-a-spell,  Pick Your Poison & Witches Brew. The Witches Brew paper is still available right now on the Clearance snatch yourself up a pack! I also used some Witches Brew Washi Tape and some Raven Black Lace Trim around the neck of each bottle. The Raven Trim is still available on the Clearance Rack as well.

We're getting ready for our annual party so I've been busy making all sorts of spooky projects. Take a look at these melting black candles I made. I'll have these set out on our food table and not have to worry about anyone setting their costume or wigs on fire.

Can you guess what they are made from? The cardboard rolls from plastic wrap & foil packaging, a glue gun & hot glue sticks, black spray paint and those battery operated votive candles. Pretty awesome way to recycle and a super cool, yet inexpensive prop for our party. I cannot take credit for thinking this up though...I saw it on a Halloween site a few years ago and thought it was a great idea.

Thanks for stopping by...have a wicked good day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Wicked Wednesday: Starry Night Kitty

When I first saw the latest group of In Colors I couldn't wait to see the Halloween DSP! I thought for sure Tangelo Twist & Blackberry Bliss were going to be the main colors ...but unfortunately I was wrong. Oh well...with my ink & cardstock I can create my Halloween projects in any colors I would like...and I like me some purple!

I stamped these images from the Bite Me stamp set in Tuxedo Black onto Whisper White and then sponged on some Tangelo Twist & Blackberry Bliss. I love the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape in Blackberry adds a fun splash of pattern below the image. The Lucky Stars Embossing Folder adds the perfect background texture for this spooky card.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Flippin' Friday: Color Me Autumn Flower

It's been a while since I did a Flippin' Friday post...and today is Friday! I have a flip why not!? I thought a cute flip card was the perfect opportunity to use some of the Color Me Autumn Washi Tape.

I pulled my color combo of Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry & Blackberry Bliss from the pack of Color Me Autumn Washi Tape found in the Holiday Catalog...perfect for a fall Birthday.

The Hardwood Background stamp used on the Crushed Curry panel gives it a rustic look which I think goes right along with the Autumn feel.

Have a fantastic Friday!

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Mossy Cajun World of Dreams

The pretty colors of Autumn are everywhere right it's no surprise I found my color inspiration for todays card by simply looking out my window.

This pretty image from World of Dreams was embossed using the Offset Embossing technique...described in more detail here, and then sponged using:

  •  Lost Lagoon
  • Mossy Meadow
  • Cajun Craze
  • Early Espresso
You may recognize this card as I copied a previous card I made and just added the Cajun Craze for a totally different look.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

All Is Calm Stamp Camp

I'm so excited to finally share my Christmas giftables class that I created using many items from the All Is Calm suite of other good stuff from the 2014 Holiday Mini.

My favorite piece in this set is the Bearing Gifts Shadow measures 6x8 and it has so many sparkling details...I just love it! This group of giftables could be given as an entire set or broken up into 4 individual smaller gifts: the shadowbox, a set of 5 decorated magnetic clips, an adorable box filled with gift tags and a jar candle with its own gift bag.

I had a lot of fun designing these projects and I'm looking forward to teaching a class here on October 12th. You don't live near me but would still like to take this class? Well you are in luck! I am also offering this as an online class.

You will receive a kit to complete the above projects along with a detailed photo tutorial (sent to your email). Your mailed kit will include the shadowbox frame, candle, clips, cardstock, ribbon, embellishments & tags to complete these projects as one package of All is Calm Designer Washi Tape (5 rolls) and a 6x6 sampler pack of the gorgeous All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series paper...with enough for lots of leftovers for your future projects.

You will need adhesive, ink pads & the following (or similar) stamp sets to complete the projects: Bearing Gifts, Endless Wishes & Festival of Trees with the coordinating tree punch.

The cost for the online class is $46 (includes shipping) I can only accept payments through Paypal. Please
Contact Me for more info.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Sparkling Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees stamp set and the coordinating Tree Punch are so much fin to play with! Pair these up with Endless Wishes and the possibilities of what you can create truly are endless!

I created the scene by stamping my little pine forest on Soft Sky cardstock. I added snowflakes from Endless Wishes stamp set with the coordinating ink. For some pretty sparkle I painted over the entire thing with Dazzling Details. Look how sparkly it is...
To do this I just squeezed some out right onto my cardstock and used a wide, soft bristled brush to distribute it evenly. Be careful to brush over your design carefully...only once or twice to cover it should be enough, as it will start to make the ink bleed if you over work it too much. You just want a light coat. I set it aside to dry while I worked out the rest of my design. I was surprised that it dried quicker than I thought and I didn't even need my heat tool.

The DSP is from the All Is Calm Specialty pack...such pretty paper! The ribbon is Lost Lagoon Silky Taffeta tied with one of the silver All Is Calm Snowflake Embellishments charms...all these items are now available in the 2014 Holiday Catalog.

Enjoy your weekend! It's beautiful here...with thankfully no snowflakes in sight!

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Butterfly Bookmark Pocket Card

It's a card! It's a bookmark! It's...a bookmark pocket card! Sorry...not enough coffee yet this morning to come up with a more creative name! Anyways, here it is...

I started with the very versatile set, Work of Art to create the colorful, watercolor look background on the Whisper White bookmark. Then I stamped the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri and filled in the blank space with the swirl from Everything Eleanor. Last, I used a splatter image from Gorgeous Grunge.
Since there is so much color and detail on the bookmark, I opted to go with a solid color (Coastal Cabana) for the main panel of the card and just add some texture using a couple favorite embossing folders...Decorative Dots & Zig Zag. I positioned the butterflies on the base of the card to line up with the bookmark when it was inserted in the pocket. Here's a closer look at the bookmark...
After stamping, I laminated it using my Xyron machine and added the large eyelet and some pretty fibers I had on hand. The colors of the fibers coordinate surprisingly well with the colors of ink I used...which was a happy coincidence because I didn't plan it that way. Here's a look at the back...
The quote used here is from a favorite retired hostess set called The Art of Life.

Thanks for stopping by today...have a good one!

Monday, September 22, 2014

Spooky Good Times

With the leaves starting to change and the cool weather we've been having, I've got Halloween on the brain! Today I'd like to share a couple pages I created using photos from out last Halloween party along with the retired Wicked Fun DSP.

You cannot see from my first photo too well, but the tag says "boo to you" that stamp is from the Good Greetings stamp set which is FREE right now when you host a party of $300 or more. It's a great set...check it out!

Here's a look at the right page of the layout...
I just love that skull image which is part of the retired set From the Crypt. Even though it is retired, this set is still available in My Digital Studio. I actually used MDS to import the bat stamp brush image into my Silhouette to cut it a larger size. The original size bat stamp is also shown embossed in black and cut out on three different spots on the layout.

I used Kiwi Lane Templates to create the wavy borders. My good friend and scrappin' buddy has a few sets and I enjoyed playing with them the last few times we've gotten together.