Wednesday, February 25, 2009

This is the second card that I've made with "Kitchen Clutter" a pre-release stamp set by Clear Dollar Stamps, to be released on March 1st! This set is so much fun to create with and is great for retro kitchen designer paper, as well. This unique stamp set offers many cute "kitchen clutter" items such as a toaster, a sugar and creamer, a dish soap bottle and sponge, bubbles, cooking spoons and so much more! Ordering and pricing details may be found HERE. Be sure to see my team members' blogs, Laurie, Linsey and Candy for their beautiful samples using "Kitchen Clutter".

Stamp Sets Used: Clear Dollar Stamps "Kitchen Clutter"
Cardstock & Papers: Colormates Medium Autumn Red, K&Co. "Berry Sweet" Designer Paper Mat Pad, Creative Imaginations "Renae's House" Line, Paper Trey White Cardstock
Inkpads: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Markers: Copic Sketch Markers: R18 Vermillion, $27 Crimson Red, G82 Spring Dim Green, BG67 Moss, C# & C% Cool Grays, 0 Colorless Blender, Signo Red & White Gel Pens
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Regular Round Dies, Fiskars Mini Scalloped Shaper Scissors, EK Success Photo Corner Punch, Stampin' Up! Small & Large Oval Punches, Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch Kit, Sewing Machine, Thread, American Crafts Extra Large Eyelet, Colorbok Adhesive Dots, Adhesives, American Crafts Dimensionals, American Crafts Grosgrain Polka Dot Ribbon
Coloring Medium: Copic Coloring and Blending
Special Techniques: Basic Stamping, Machine Stitching, Paper Piercing

A 5"x 10" card base was cut from Paper Trey White Cardstock and set aside. Two square mats were cut to size: Red 4.75", Cherry Print 4-1/8". Then I cut 3 horizontal strips to size: Green Patterned Paper 4-1/8" wide x 1/5" high, white 4-1/8" wide x 1.25" high and red & white polka dott 4-1/8" wide x 1-1/16" high. The red mat was glued to the cherry print mat. Using Fiskars Mini Scalloped Shaper Scissors, I cut a scalloped edge along the top and bottom of the white strip. I then glued the green patterned strip to the white scalloped strip, and then glued the red & white polka dotted strip to the top of all 3 strips. Using Doodlebug Limeade Ric Rac, I tacked it down across the middle of the red & white polka dotted horizontal strip..Then gluing the 3 layered horizontal strip across the two glued square mats, and then using my Janome Hello Kitty Sewing Machine ; ) I machine stitched around the 4 sides of the red mat and the cherry print mat, and set aside.

I stamped the main focal image, the teapot onto Paper Trey White Cardstock and colored with Copics Sketch Markers and blended, as well. Using Nestabilities Regular Round Die, I cut out the colored,.stamped focal image. I made a scalloped red mat out of Colormates Medium Autumn Red Cardstock using the Nestabilities Scalloped Round Die, and then another mat out of K&Co. "Berry Sweet" lime patterned dp using the Nestabilities Regular Round Die, and then a third mat out of Paper Trey White Cardstock using Nestabilities Round Scalloped Die, once more. Using Signo Red and White Gel Pens, I dot-doodled around the two scalloped image mats, as well as the image mat, itself.
I glued the white image mat to the red scalloped mat, and then glued the lime patterned circle mat to the white scalloped circle mat. I then popped up the two mats (image mat and red scalloped mat) overtop the two other mats (the lime patterned circle mat and the white scalloped circle mat).

The sentiment was stamped onto Paper Trey White Cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then punched out using the Stampin" Up! Small Oval Punch, and then made a red oval mat out of Colormates Medium Autumn Red and punched out with the Large Stampin' Up! Oval Punch. Using a White Signo Gel Pen, I dot doodled around the red mat oval. I glued the smaller white oval sentiment mat to the larger red oval mat. Using a Karen Foster Click-It Hole Punch kit, I punched two holes on either side of the sentiment mat and then attached Extra Large Eyelets from American Crafts to the holes. Threading American Crafts Red & White Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon through each hole, I tied it off into two bow knots. I anchored the bowed, matted sentiment to the card front using American Crafts Dimensionals, popping it up for dimension. To finish, the card front was glued to the white cardstock base.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is adorable. Love the cherries and layout.

Laurie tx stamper said...

This teapot and cheery paper card is just too super sweet!

Linsey said...

hehe, Linda, I just adore your kitchen clutter cards!! They can clutter up ANY room in my house ANYDAY, lol!! The shine on your toaster is just so smart and looks super! And I love your red tea kettle--I've always wanted a red tea kettle, but I would have to change my entire kitchen color combo (haha!). So, I will just enjoy yours!! :) tfs and have a great day, Linda!

Alysabeth said...

I love your little RED HOT kettle:o)

Anonymous said...

Hey girly ... have I told you lately how much I LOVE your style! Your toaster card is so darn cute ... the colours are eyecatching, all the fabulous layers and the way you added crystal effects to the toaster! The kettle one reminds me of the country, all the red and the layers of the circular scallops really caught my eye ... I love it, I mean THEM!

peggysue said...

These are too cute Linda! And you always give such great detail. Those cherries are da bomb (isn't there a cherry bombe dessert? girl, you are so with a kitchen/cooking theme here!).

Barb said...

These are such adorable stamps! I can think of a million ways to use them!!

I just got home from a trip to the south side of the Chesapeake Bay. My son is on the carrier USS Eisenhower and we saw him off last weekend. As I was taking photos of the ship sailing through the bay I remembered that you were just a few miles away! I love the east coast!

Katie Renz said...


You outdid yourself with these. Both your cards are just beautiful and your color choices are perfect!

Chef Mama said...

Hi Linda Lou! I got so excited about the toaster I never even saw this one! I just love you with a cherry on top! This card is TEA-riffic! just like you!

Karinn said...

I love your two sneak peek cards. Beautiful color choices and the layouts are great! Thanks for sharing!!