Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Gold Soriee Purse ~Sister Birthday

 My sister shares my passion for papercrafting, so for her birthday, I made one of the little purses that are popular right now (although, they aren't as little as I thought). I just love the Gold Soriee DSP and am going to miss it most when it's gone. I made the purse from the DSP and trimmed it out with Calypso Coral card stock that I ran through the Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim die for the bottom.
 I stamped out 6 large Sca.llop Flowers from the same DSP pack and crinkled and made a big flower from it and stuck a Antique Brad in the center.
I used my Envelope Punch Board to make an envelope for the gift certificate (a SU! one of course) to tuck away inside. I tied it shut with the Gold Satin Ribbon.  I stuck inside her bag some Muskateer Mint minis and my FAVORITE candy, Lancaster Caramels!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Happy Birthday Emmitt!

 Our baby grandson turned ONE two weeks ago and this is the card that I made for him. I started out with Cherry Cobbler and Soft Sky cardstock and then added a piece of Whisper White to the front that I ran through and cut a star from the Star Framelits and then through the Polka Dot Embossing folder. I added a piece of Maritime DSP behind it with the cute octopus on it.
I used the Playful Pennants stamps set to finish the card with the sentiment stamped in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Night of Navy card stock and flagged at both ends.  I stamped out the banner in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Pennant Builder punch and then cut the number 1 from Gold Glimmer paper from the Perfect Print BigZ die.  I tied it on with Coastal Cabana Twine and piece of the the gold thread from the Gold Baker's Twine.

Monday, April 27, 2015

You're A Star!

 Good Monday! It's so beautiful today here in southeast Iowa, can't get too much better (okay, maybe a tad warmer) but other than that, it's GORGEOUS! Today's card was another April class card. It is a simple layout and simple card and my thoughts were for whipping out some graduation or end of the year teacher cards. I punched out the border using the Stars Border Punch and layering Basic Black card stock behind it.
I stamped the sentiment from Pictogram Punches stamp set in Momento Black ink and the Crushed Curry "swipes" behind it are from Gorgeous Grunge and also the dots under the star from the same stamp set. I tied Crushed Curry Baker's Twine around it and tied a bow.  I cut the star out using the Star Framelits and Crushed Curry card stock and sponging the edges.  I punched a Gold Glimmer star from the tiny star punch.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Butterfly!

 This is the card I made for my sister's birthday over a week ago, and I didn't get to see her and give it to her until two days ago, so I can now post it.  I go all out for her because she too loves making cards and is very good at it. I stamped out the Dictionary background in Soft Suede onto Whisper White card stock that I layered onto Melon Mambo. I layered a piece of the Fancy Foil Vellum onto both of those first layers to soften it up a bit.
 Then I cut a beautiful butterfly from the Butterfly Framelits from Gold Glimmer paper and punched a smaller one from the Small Butterfly punch from Patterned Prints DSP pack using a sheet of Old Olive.  I clipped a clothespin to the butterflies and then all of it to a piece of that gorgeous Sahara Sand Lace trim.
 I stamped out Happy Birthday from Labels of Love stamp set in Old Olive ink and punched it out using the matching punch. I punched out two more  in Melon Mambo and layered them behind that to make it a little brighter and then stuck it all down to a Wide Oval Gold Glitter paper layer.
I used another piece of Saraha Sand Lace trim at the bottom of the card and then tied a small piece of 1/8th Gold Taffeta Ribbon in a knot around it. LOVE how this card came out! I hope she did too. Well, I gotta run, heading north for squeezing on my baby grandson! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Hello Sunshine!

 Good Thursday! This card makes me feel so happy! Not only is it cheery, it reminds me of what the day is like here!  It's a really simple card, but has alot of effect. I layered up Pool Party with So Saffron cardstock that I embossed with the Zig Zag embossing folder.  I layered a piece of Whisper White onto those two layers and stamped the "sun" from the Kinda Eclectic stamp set in So Saffron.  I cut a Hello from the Thinlets from Pool Party card stock and used my Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it to the front.
I stamped the "sunshine" in Pool Party ink from the stamp set Crazy About You that is in the Ocassions Mini. I punched a Itty Bitty Pansy out of Rose Red and stuck a Basic Rhinestone on the front.
Tommorrow I will post my last card from April class before heading north to my grandbaby's 1st birthday!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

B.Y.O.P Gift Card Holder


 So, I wanted so badly to us this stamp set for class soon enough for them to get and idea for Graduations coming up.  I decided to use up some DSP also because knowing that every year it all retires, I may as well. So, I picked a DSP with lots of different color and I chose Confetti Celebration to start with.  I layered up Whisper White with Basic Gray, Crushed Curry and then another piece of Whisper White that I ran through the Big Shot using the Tiny Triangles embossing folder.  I added a piece of Tangerine Tango and then the strip of DSP before I finished the gift card holder.

So for the gift card, I used my Envelope Punch Board and made the gift card holder out of Whisper White card stock.  I stamped out the B.Y.O.P in Momento Black onto Bermuda Bay cardstock and adhered it to the open flap of the holder and snipped the corner that hung out the bottom. I added a strip of Gold DSP to make it pop a bit.  I glued some Gold Baker's Twine to the backside of the holder and stuck it all down to the front of the card to be able to tie it shut.
I stamped out the "buy your own present" at the bottom of the holder in Momento Black ink.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Love You More Than Chocolate! (CASE)

 As soon as I saw this card (that I did tweek ever so little) originally designed by Kim Williams, I knew it would be in my cards for April card class.  I love the WHOLE stamp set Amazingly Yours(Photopolymer- not in any books but one that is available-contact me if you are interested)! I layered up Blushing Bride and Calypso Coral cardstock.  I took my Whisper White layer to my Simply Scored Tool and scored all four edges at 1/4".  I then flipped it over so the raised line was my front.
 My cupcakes are made from the stamp set Cupcake Party, I stamped out the Calypso Coral and Metallic Gold one(Metallic Gold ink pad and reinker are RETIRING as of today!) :( and then the Blushing Bride one I just punched straight from the card stock, no stamping.  I punched out 3/4" Circles of Chocolate Chip and adhered them behind the cupcake papers and popped them all up. I added Glimmer Gold DSP hearts made from the Hearts Border Punch to each chocolate. I only added one bow in Gold Baker's Twine to one chocolate.
Then I stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink and punched out one more heart from the same border punch in Calypso Coral.