Flashback Friday – Olympic Stampin’ Up! Style

Olympic Rings Stampin' Up! Style

A really quick Flashback Friday Olympic Stampin’ Up! style card! This is one that I made in 2010 (??!!) and redid in July 2012 when one of my friends participated in the opening ceremonies for the London Olympics. I love watching the Olympics – always inspiring. It will make mornings more exciting for sure – due to the time change, when I wake up, I can turn on the TV and see live coverage!

I typically use circle punches to make the rings – because it’s quick and easy. Punch the centre of the circle first, and then centre and punch the outer circle. I’ve used 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches to do this. You could also easily use the Layering Circle Framelits and your Big Shot. I would highly recommend the Magnetic Platform as well, since it will hold those metal framelits in the right spot! You’ll want to snip each circle once and then play with them to get the correct order and layering. Recommended colours for this year’s games: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Real Red, Crushed Curry and Emerald Envy.

I can’t believe I’ve been blogging (or trying to blog) for as long as I have – but this Flashback Friday is proof! Perhaps if I get the chance, I will re-do this card while I’m watching some of the Olympic events (not the really fast moving ones though, and not hockey, because if Canada is playing I’ll be busy yelling at the TV screen….yes, I’m one of those types LOL). If I do get the chance, I will share it, and will also make sure that the green ring is in better alignment than it is in this old sample. Now that I’ve drawn your attention to that, it’s all you can see, isn’t it….. but it doesn’t have to be a perfect project to be perfect for the occasion.

I am holding another Monthly Card Class THIS Wednesday (yes, I realize it’s Valentine’s Day, still time to make a heart themed card though, technically?!) – since I postponed this week’s class due to the snow storm we had. It actually wasn’t too bad out by 1pm, but not all the roads were cleared, and there was no street parking allowed due to the ploughing schedule. SO. If the weather cooperates, fingers crossed, let me know if you’d like to take advantage of a late month card class!


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Happy St Patrick’s Day – Do You Have the Luck of the Irish?

yamstamps quick st patricks day card

Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you! This is a really quick St Patrick’s Day card – created with the Sweet & Sassy Framelit Dies, Stitched Shape Framelit Dies, and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set which is available in clear mount or wood mount.

Do you have the luck of the Irish?? One lucky commenter will win a package of cardstock! To enter, comment below and answer this question: What colour cardstock was used for the shamrock? (HINT: it’s a Stampin’ Up! colour….and like Stampin’ Up! colours coordinate, this colour’s name coordinates with today). Answer by midnight eastern time March 17, 2017 to be included in the draw! Good luck!

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I Need My Mummy….

cookie cutter mummy

I don’t really send Halloween cards – it’s not that huge in our household, but I do recognize that it’s a big deal to others! (My American friends, not to generalize, but I’m looking at most of you!) Anyway, I thought I’d make up a quick embellishment for a card or candy treat, and was looking around the craft room for something that would suit. Again, realizing that I don’t have many/if any Halloween themed stamp sets….I remembered another demo friend, Ann Brown, mentioning that she had done a mummy with washi tape. Well, the only washi tape that I had was all pretty and coloured, and somehow I didn’t think it suited a mummy. So I tried masking tape (FAIL, the masking tape was beige so didn’t look quite right). I found some rolls of paper tape – the medical type that you can use to hold gauze bandages in place, and BINGO! It worked easily, even if it’s a little hard to see in the picture. The bonus with the paper tape, like washi tape, is that it’s tear-able. I tore length wise along strips of the tape to get a more ragged edge, and then just stuck pieces down, overlapping, to create the mummy bandages. The base is Stampin’ Up!’s Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, which I purchased as part of the Cookie Cutter Christmas discounted bundle with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Photopolymer Stamp Set. There is actually a coordinating Halloween set (available in wood mount or clear mount) but I hadn’t purchased it – hence my need to improvise! I used the brush end of the Stampin’ Write Basic Black marker to colour just the eyes from the bear face in the Christmas set to create the eyes for the mummy.

On a side note, current convention is to spell Halloween without any punctuation, and I realize that I’m revealing something about my age (and my grammar police side), but I have to retype the word every time because I automatically include the apostrophe. You know, Hallowe’en. I will go console myself with some chocolate now, I think. Good thing we have some extras here!

There’s a special starting on November 1st, so something to look forward to! I will post more details that day, so please come back to www.yamstamps.com and check it out!

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