Thursday, August 13, 2015

Sea Street

 Good Thursday to you! This is going to be another quick post as I have my 17 month old grandson again this week and while he's still sleeping, I'm going to get this posted, otherwise, it's not going to happen this week. LOL! This is another July card class card.  I was inspired by another card I had seen using this set and decided I need to pull out this stamp set and use it.

 I like how the Linen Thread looks nautical behind the crabs and lobster. But I just adore the little creatures in this stamp set, I don't use it enough.
I opted to just have them stamp the octopuss rather than cut him out(and you can see why).  I used Tempting Turquoise, Real Red and Sahara Sand inks and card stock.  I hope you are all enjoying the dog days of summer and your children before they all head back to school soon!
I have a whole box of new Holiday catalog goodies (with shipment number 2 in the works) to play with here VERY SOON!

Friday, July 31, 2015

It's Your Birthday!

 Happy Friday everyone! I just got done doing 4 Christmas in July Stamp a Stack Classes this week and I'm now excited to get my Pre-order in on Monday for the Holiday Catalog!  But first, let me continue on sharing my cards from July classes. This one was my second favorite of the month.  I layered up Smokey Slate, Hello Honey and Pool Party card stock. For the focal point of the card, I used Very Vanilla and stamped out the sentiment in Smokey Slate from the stamp set Big News along with the candles in Pool Party, randomly at the bottom.  I used a piece of Lil' Sweetie DSP over a piece of Tangerine Tangelo card stock.
I stamped the flag in Pool Party and fussy cut it out and stuck it to a toothpick. I fussy cut out the Silver Glimmer paper into a banner as well, and stuck it to another toothpick and tied a bow to the front of them. Really fun card and can't wait to pick out some other colors and make them in different ones.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Six Sided Sampler Daisy

 Good Tuesday to you all! Here is my favorite card from July's card class.  I pulled out the Six Sided Sampler since it hasn't been used in a year! I saw this flower and knew I needed to make it.  I used Crushed Curry to stamp the gingham stamp 6 times for the flower and once for the saying in which I stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I added each petal with Dimensionals and then a Early Expresso circle to the center. (I embossed it with the Dotted Embossing Folder). I ran the Early Expresso layer on the card through the Stripes Embossing Folder.
I wrapped a piece of Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine around it all and tied a bow. I added a cute little Crushed Curry heart to the bow.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Fancy/Fun Fold Card #4

This one is the final card in our class.  It's the Box Card and it's so super easy!
 This one we used the Cupcake Party stamp set along with the Cherry on Top DSP Stack and the 2015-17 In Colors.
 I used Window Sheets to pop up on the cupcakes in the box, so it was easier to place them rather than directly to the inserts.
Then we decorated the front flap up with lots of layers.  This concludes our class, next up, July cards from our regular classes.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Fancy/Fun Fold Card #3- Double Slider

Okay, so here is number 3 of the 4 we made. This one is the Double Slider card and it uses 4 pennies to make it move.
 Again, using the Cherry on Top DSP stack, along with the Fabulous Four Stamp set and some of the beautiful new ribbon. I folded a piece of Cucumber Crush in half, used the Word Window Punch to punch in on both sides for the pennies (the slider mechanism) to slide up and down in. Then I layered the DSP onto that and punched it again over the exsisting ones.
 I added a penny underneath each of the slots, and then added a Dimensional on top of each one, then placed another penny onto the Dimensional and that became my sliding mechanism.  I then layered up all the pieces of the focal point and stuck it down on top of the pennies that I placed yet one more Dimensional to each to help keep it in place.
If you would like to see how it's made, the video is by Dawn Griffith and can be found here:
http://www.dawnsstampingthoughts.net/2014/07/double-penny-slider-card-video.html
Thank you Dawn!

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Fancy Fold Card #2-Slider Card

Oh my ladies and gents..I promised and couldn't keep it...I cannot believe how busy this summer has been.  It's been a good busy as I said before, but time really is flying and I hate that.  I did get to spend time with family so far, and that's the most important, but my apologies, ONCE AGAIN, for not keeping up my blog.  Maybe once school starts, it will be easier?
So, on with the good stuff.....
Here is card number two from my Fancy/Fun Folds class.  It is the Slider card by Dawn Griffith and it's super easy peasey!
Again, we used the 2015-17 In Colors and the Cherry on Top DSP stack for these cards.  **I am sorry for the poorer quality of pictures, it's hard to photograph cards with moving parts...
 Here is the card in the down position....
 Here it is with the slider pulled up...
And this is just a close up of the "slider mechanism" decoration. I used the Sweet Stack stamp set in the In Colors.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Fancy/Fun Folds Class #5!

So, you may wonder what #5 means...well, every year, I put on a Fancy/Fun Folds class(which ends up mostly being FUN folds) and my customers love it, this happened to be my 5th class of this type.  This one might have been my favorite class of all. This is a Spinner Card that I adapted from Deb Valders video tutorial, it is my favorite card of the class.  I used the Fabulous Four stamp set and the polka dots are from the Works of Art.  I stamped the polka dots in Watermelon Wonder and Cucumber Crush randomly over Whisper White cardstock.  I layered that onto Pool Party and Delightful Dijon card stock.
I made the pinwheel from the Cherry On Top DSP Stack. Love this stack! So bright and cheery! 
I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black in and made the pull string from Delightful Dijon card stock.
Come back to see the other 3 cards that we made in the next couple of days.
Thanks for stoppin' in! Have a great Friday!