Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid callback, no array or string given in /home/hignija/public_html/wp-includes/class-wp-hook.php on line 292

Welcome to the blog of Jane Hignite, Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Totally Trees Step It Up Saturday

I knew I wanted to share this step-it-up set of cards on World Card-Making Day.

The first card was a simple but lovely card created for the Fabulous Fall Stamp Camp.  We used the Totally Trees stamp set and the Rose Wonder stamp set for the phrase.  Also used for this card was the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper (sorry, not one on sale), Layering Squares Framelits, and the Ribbon Trio Pack. We did double dip the inking of leaves on this card – start with the lightest color and before stamping lightly restamp into a darker color.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

But even though I liked this card, I knew it was a perfect card to step up.

I added another vertical layer behind the DSP, tied a knot with ribbon, added three copper circles, and embossed both the phrase and the leaves on the tree.  Some very simple changes, but they really make this card pop.

Show me some love and subscribe to my blog.  At the end of October, I will review all new subscribers, and if they have ordered from me, I will put them into a random door prize drawing for a $10 gift certificate.

 

Share This Post

Throwback Thursday – Embossed Foil Card

I haven’t done a Throwback Thursday for quite a while.  Today’s card features a technique from October 2011 called Embossed Metal Technique.  The older card used Jack of All Trades stamp set and the web embossing folder plus some accent images from Spooky Bits stamp set.  The metal on this card was a thick and sturdy piece of craft metal.

For my new card, I wanted to feature more of the embossed piece, but didn’t have a thick piece of craft metal at the ready so I used aluminum foil instead.  You do need to be careful to not tear the larger piece, but it is quite economical and sure to be found in your cupboard.  I went to our lovely Woodlands embossing folder for this card plus I used the Peace This Christmas stamp set.

Share This Post

Monochromatic Monday – Jar of Haunts

I’ve been a bit out of commission with the start of the school year and a rotten cold.  Don’t know why, but this year I have wanted to hang on to the last bits of summer (which is not usually me).  I’ve got to get my fall/winter mojo going because Stampin’ Up! has a gazillion new items to play with in the holiday catalog.

Monochromatic Monday – seems I really like this post day.  Today’s post features all of gray colors – Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, and Memento Black with a little Whisper White.  A little Old Olive is in the eyeball coloring.  I don’t usually color with blender pens, but that is how I colored the solution in the jar.

Jar of Haunts is a must-have item if you have the coordinating framelits.  So easy and fun to use – the jar stamp is the medium-sized jar in the framelit set.  I also used the Spooky Fun and the Hardwood background stamp set.

Our new label punch is easy to layer by just punching out a few extra pieces and cutting them and adhering them behind the saying.

 

Share This Post

Stamper Birthday Party Thank You Card

I turned the big 5-0 this year, and my stamp campers surprised me with a party at my last stamping event of the year!  It was a super fun evening, and I was touched by their thoughtfulness.

Of course, I had to send them thank yous!  Here is the one I came up with:

Lighhearted Leaves Woodland Card

 

I really love this color combination – Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, and Delightful Dijon.  The stamp set is Lighthearted Leaves, and I used the Leaves framelits and the so popular Woodlands embossing folder.  Wish that folder was staying in the catalog!!!

Thanks, ladies.  I was so surprised!

Share This Post

Howl-O-Ween Treat Card

Can you take one more Howl-O-Ween Treat card?  I absolutely love that owl!  Here is a card I created using up some of my Happy Haunting DSP and some of the little gems.  I colored them black with a Sharpie marker and centered them in the polka dots.

Share This Post

Halloween Punch Art Black Cat

Every year, I teach a Fall and Winter Holiday Punch Art class.  It is one of my best-attended classes of the year.  2015 was no different.  I do at least one Halloween card, one Thanksgiving card, and usually two Christmas cards.

This year’s Halloween card featured a black cat – super easy to create using some basic punches:

 

The background circles are the 2-1/2″ circle.  One was from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper selection (love it).

Here is what you need to make the cat:

extra large oval punch

1-3/4″ circle punch

1″ circle punch

medium star punch

 

To make the body of the cat, punch out part of the extra large oval onto a piece of basic black card stock.  Then take the 1-3/4″ circle punch and punch out part of the circle from the already punched card stock.

To make the tail of the cat, use the punch to create a half oval with the extra large oval punch on a piece of basic black card stock.  Then punch again right on top of on the same card stock that has already been punched (not the punched out piece) to create a large sliver of a moon.  That’s your tail!

The ears were punched from a medium star and then trimmed for the two peaks.  Face was the 1″ circle punch.  Added some scissor-cut whiskers and pearls for the eyes.  Of course, popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals!

The phrase is from Happy Scenes – one of the most popular stamp sets in the 2015 Holiday Catalog!

Share This Post

Boo to You!

We are finally feeling some fall weather after an unseasonably warm September.  Today’s card features products from the Holiday Catalog – Boo to You Framelits, Happy Scenes stamp set, Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper, and Black Glitter Paper.

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

This designer series paper is perfect for coloring!  Love those cute ghosts!  I’ve taught how to make bats out of butterflies before – they are super easy.  The gravestone is from one of the new tags framelits – just added some sponging to age it.  BLACK GLITTER PAPER – LOVE IT!!!  That word in the Boo to You framelit set is worth the price alone!

Boo to you!

Share This Post

Talk Like a Pirate Day Card

Talk Like a Pirate Day – believe it or not, it is the 20th Anniversary of this holiday!  It all began in 1995 with two guys deciding on the date while playing racquetball.  If you want more details, check out this web page – http://www.talklikeapirate.com/about.html

So, I decided to create a card just for the occasion.  I love the new Black Glitter Paper and the Howl-O-Ween Treat stamp set and Boo to You Framelits – they worked perfectly for this card!

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA

 

May ye find black glitter in ye stamping treasure!

Share This Post

Welcome September Leaves

Oh, September.  You are here.  My favorite season is upon us.  I can officially start baking with pumpkin and decorate with gourds and leaves.

The new products in the Stampin’ Up! holiday catalog are now available.  I created this the other day; what do you think?

STAMPIN' UP HOLIDAY CATALOG-RYAN

 

Well, speaking of the new holiday catalog, why not show off a stamping creation?  Here is one of my favorite samples of the Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.  Colors used are Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, and thick White Card Stock.  I embossed the images in gold, and then used the new Leaflets framelits and Tags and Labels framelits to cut out the phrase and the leaf.  The Into the Woods Designer Series Paper is simply gorgeous.  You will covet this paper!  But don’t forget, you can always get more so USE IT!!!  Embellishments included designer and antique buttons, the banner punch, and the new Into the Woods cotton ribbon.

Lighthearted Leaves

Share This Post

Fall Fest Work of Art Card

Happy October!  I’m getting my pumpkin on!

Work of Art Fall Fest Pumpkin

A quick and easy card using Work of Art and Fall Fest stamp sets.  The leaf accent is one of our new wooden accents sponged with an ink pad!

Share This Post