Saturday, July 23, 2016

Christmas in July {Purple Onion Designs}



Good morning. The Purple Onion Designs Anniversary sale is in full swing. Michele is celebrating with a 25% off sale which will be reflected once you add your items to the shopping cart. Now is a great time to get some really fantastic stamps at a great discount.

Today's card is a Christmas in July one.


I colored all the images months ago when it was actually cold. I started out creating the background cutting a stitched rectangle from Neenah cardstock. After stamping the Snowflake Grove Decorated Tree image, I colored with Copic markers, using Ranger Liquid Pearls for the tree decorations. The sentiment from the Helen's Hand Holiday Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the background. I stamped Forrest (hedgehog) and Oakley onto Copic X-Press It cardstock, colored with Copic Markers and then fussy cut out. Both images were attached to the background piece with dimensional tape.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, PTI dp, Neenah and PTI cs, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Memento ink, MFT die, Copic Markers
Copics: Hedgehog-W00, W1, W2, W5, E81, R11, R20, R22, R24; Bear-E30, E31, E33, E40, E41, E42, E44, R11, W00, E81, B41, B32, B34; Tree-YG0000, YG91, YG93, YR30, YR31; Skye-BG0000, BG70

As always, there are some very clever and fun ideas to check out on the Purple Onion Designs blog.

Friday, July 22, 2016

Purple Onion Designs Anniversary Sale!



It is the (lucky) 13th Anniversary of Purple Onion Designs and Michele is celebrating with a 25% off sale through July 31. The sales prices will be reflected in your shopping cart. 

There are some extra great deals in the "Sale" category which will also receive an additional 25% off.

I will have some new cards for you later but I really wanted to share the sale information ASAP!

Monday, July 4, 2016

TCP Tuesday #318 Challenge


It's time for another TCP Tuesday at The Cat's Pajamas with a Christimas in July challenge. The challenge runs for two weeks and The Cat’s Pajamas products are not required although we would love to see you use them.

For several summers I have actually had a Christmas in July all throughout the month. Not going to happen this year though.


I stamped the image from the Reindeer Kisses set onto Copics X-Press It card stock, cut out with a circle die and then colored with Copic markers. I attached it to a patterned paper rectangle background with a combo of adhesive and a reindeer shaped gem clip. After stamping the sentiment directly onto the background, the panel was attached to the card base, adding a couple of strips of patterned paper over and under it. I added enamel dots to finish it up including one to represent a red nose on the gem clip. I will need all my Christmas cards to be this easy if I expect to send any out this year.

Products: The Cat's Pajamas stamps, Lawn Fawn dp, PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, Stampin' Up clip, Memento and Simon Says inks, Copic markers
Copics: Penguin-C00, C1, YR30, YR31; Reindeer/Christmas light-E40, E41, E42, E44, W00, W1, R20, R22, R24, G0000, G40, G43, Ground-W00, W1, W2, Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000

Here are the details:
  1. Every other Tuesday a new challenge will be posted on The Cat's Pajamas blog and our Facebook page.
  2. If you want to play along you just upload your design to The Cat's Pajamas blog page using the InLinkz button by the Monday, 11:55 EST before the next challenge.
  3. You are not required to use a Cat’s Pajamas stamp or die but if you have them we would love to see them.
  4. On the following TCP Tuesday, the winner will be chosen from the previous challenge and will receive a Cat Cash Voucher for $10 or $15 if a TCP product is used.

Monday, June 27, 2016

On Your Wedding Day {Purple Onion Designs}

June is wedding month and today's card was created for the son of good friends who was married this past weekend.


I stamped the image from the Purple Onion Designs Little Church set onto Copics X-Press It cardstock, lightly colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I cut the card background from textured cardstock with a stitched rectangular die. I then cut a circle window used a stitched circle die and then placed a piece of fabric based card stock inside the window. We have been cleaning out our upstairs closets in preparation for new carpet and I found it in my old 12x12 scrapbook stash. You will probably see it again now that I have rediscovered it! The sentiment from the set was stamped directly onto the background using Smoke ink. This set also has some meaningful sentiments for the inside of the card.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Ki Memories dp, Doodlebug enamel dots, Lil Inker Designs and MFT dies, MFT and Simon Says inks
Copics: W00, E81, C00, C1, C3, BG0000, BG70, YR30, YR31

See the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.




Friday, June 24, 2016

What's Buzzin? {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card uses Purple Onion Designs stamps featuring images illustrated by Stacey Yacula.


I randomly stamped the bee image from the Net, Butterfly & Bee  and the Garden Bugs sets onto Neenah card stock cut with an MFT wavy stitched die. The sentiment from the Love Bug Sentiments set by Stephanie Ackerman was stamped directly onto the image panel. After coloring all the bees with Copic Markers I added the honeycomb cut with a Verve die and a few black enamel dots. Sometimes I don't mind spending a lot of time on a card but this wasn't one of them as it took approximately 20 minutes from start to finish. Easy peasy!!

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Neenah and PTI cs, Doodlebug enamel dots, MFT andVerve dies, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: W00, E81, Y11, Y21

See the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.






Wednesday, June 22, 2016

A Fintastic Friend

Hello! I am back again using a recently purchased stamp set. I haven't been buying a lot of stamps because I just have not had time to get inky with them. So after months and months of not buying anything I recently purchased from three different companies in one weekend. The promise to myself was that I had to use them as soon as received and I have managed to do that. Today's card features the new C.C. Designs Under the Sea set. I use to design for this company so I know how cute their stamps are!


I stamped the mermaid image onto Copics X-Press It card stock, colored with Copic markers and then fussy cut out. I then used Ranger Liquid Pearls to add to dimension to her pearls. To create the card background I used two sizes of Lil Inker Designs Stitched Circle dies to cut out "bubbles" from Bazzill textured card stock and then backed the cut outs with some Avery Elle patterned paper. I attached to the card base and then added a border using the Taylored Expressions Wave Border die along with a strip of patterned paper. The sentiment was stamped directly onto the card background using Blue Jay ink.

Products: C.C. Designs stamps, Fancy Pants and Avery Elle dp, PTI and Bazzill cs, Doodlebug sequins, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Lil Inker Designs and Taylored Expressions die, MFT and Simon Says ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Skin-E000, E00, E01, E13, R20; Hair-E50, Y21, E33, E35; Top-YG0000, YG21, YG23, YR01, YR12; Tail-B21, B23, B26; Pearls-W00, E81

I hope everyone is staying cool. I got extremely overheated on Monday and really haven't felt the same since. Be careful!

Friday, June 17, 2016

Thank You {Purple Onion Designs}

Today's card uses Purple Onion Designs stamps featuring images illustrated by Stacey Yacula.


I stamped the Arbour and the butterfly from the Net, Butterfly and Bee set twice onto a Neenah card stock rectangle and then colored all with Copic markers. The sentiment from the Sweet Occasions Sentiment set was stamped directly onto the image panel. I added a frame on the image panel and attached it to the cardstock and patterned paper background using a layer of craft foam. A few sequins completed the simple design.

Products: Purple Onion Designs stamps, Pebbles and Echo Park dp, Neenah and PTI cs, Lawn Fawn and Doodlebug sequins, Lil Inker Designs die, Memento ink, Copic Markers
Copics: Arbour-W00, E81, YG61, YG63; Butterflies-B41, B32, Y0000, Y11, Y21; Ground-W00, W1; Sky-BG70, BG0000, BG000


See the Purple Onion Designs blog for more inspiration.