Monday, July 28, 2014

Happy Cake-day!

 Gettin' ready to head out to Adventureland Park today, but wanted to post another card from July class and swaps for convention.  This one I layered Hello Honey onto Whisper White card base and then ran a piece of Coastal Cabana through the Big Shot with the Large Polka Dots folder(LOVE!) and adhered it to the Hello Honey.  I cut a piece of Lullabye DSP and flagged the edge and put it down on the Coastal Cabana layer.

I punched out Baked Brown Sugar using the 2  3/8" Scallop Circle, then a piece of Hello Honey with the 1 3/4" circle punch.  I stamped out the cupcake from the stamp set Cupcake Party in Coastal Cabana and Hello Honey inks and punched out using the Cupcake Builder Punch.  I popped up the top of the cupcake and the star that I punched from Champagne Glimmer paper.  I stamped out the Happy Cakeday in Hello Honey and onto Whisper White.  I finished the card off by tying a bow from the Coastal Cabana Twine and adhering it with a glue dot.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Nuts About You

 So, today, I'm going to post another July Class card and also one I took as a swap with me to Convention. I fell in love with this Hostess stamp set Nuts About You when I saw it and knew it was going to go on my first order.
Started with a Very Vanilla base and then layered onto it the Calypso Coral and a piece of Baked Brown Sugar that I ran through the Big Shot with the Woodgrain folder.  I cut a Very Vanilla banner from the Banner Framelits and stamped the tree in Baked Brown Sugar.
 I added some little flowers in Daffodil Delight from the Itty Bitty flower punch and then glued a little Gold Sequin into the centers.  I stamped the little bird on a tree branch in Soft Sky and the squirrels in Calypso Coral ink.  I used my Fringe Scissors to cut a piece of Old Olive card stock to resemble grass and then a piece of Daffodil Delight ribbon was stapled across the bottom.  I finished the card off by stamping the Nuts About You in Daffodil Delight and onto Very Vanilla card stock and punched it out using the Petite Curly Label punch and popped it up with a Dimensional.
Today, my family has plans and I chose to stay home and work on card classes for August.  I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Sweet Watermelon

What a beautiful day it is, after having STYFILING heat yesterday! I am thankful that I get to work in the house on days like that.  And speaking of that, it's kind of funny that in the midst of the heat, I sat up my stamping classroom yesterday for my Christmas in July Stamp a Stack today.  I have so many photos to show you, and sadly, realized, I forgot to share July card class cards.
I saw an idea on Pinterest for a watermelon card and decided to make one out of some new product as well as some that is still current, but not neccesarily new.  I started with an Old Olive base, and added a Melon Mambo layer, but scored it on the left side so that the opening is just a flap not a full front.  I ran another piece of Old Olive thorugh the new Zig Zag folder and layered it onto the Melon Mambo flap.  The inside is just a layer of Whisper White (for writing on).  For the watermelon, I stamped out the gingham circle in Old Olive from the stamp set Kind and Cozy and punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle punch. I layered a 1 3/4" circle of a design from the Sweet Taffy DSP pack into the center of it and then cut the whole thing in half. I added the seeds, wait for it..............I used the new Itty Bitty punch pack HEART and punched out 2 hearts and cut them in half. Yep, that's it! Cute huh?  For the sentiment at the top, I used Cycle Celebrations and stamped out the label shaped stamp in Melon Mambo and punched it out and then stamped it again in Momento Black ink and punched it out using the Large Oval punch and used a Dimensional to adhere it to the middle. I had some extra supplies left over, so a select few got this card as a swap for Convention.  Well, I'm going to finish my coffee and wait for my stampers to get here. Have a super Wednesday!

Monday, July 21, 2014


 Wow! What a week! I just got home at 2am this morning from Salt Lake City, UT for Stampin' Up's Convention! I'm believe it or not, well, rested, but still feel like I could take a nap.  But no time for that today, I am on overload and excitement STILL!   I wanted to share a swap I made and shared while out there.  This card was made by layering Whisper White cardstock twice.  On the top piece, I glued a piece of Tangerine Tangelo DSP onto it, and wrapping a piece of White Baker's Twine around it and then clipping it with a clothespin from our  new In Color collection, the stamped image of the stamp Snapshot that I stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Hello Honey card stock and rounding the corners.  I punched out a Lost Lagoon  circle and popped it up with a Dimesional.  I punched out a some hearts with the Hearts Border punch using the leftover scraps from the DSP.
I stamped the SMILE using the Epic Alphabet stamp set, in Lost Lagoon and Tangerine Tangelo ink.  The photopolymer set makes it so EASY to put them all on one block and stamp one time!
Well, I'm off for now, I have a million things to do before my Christmas in July Stamp a Stack on Wednesday.  I hope you find some inspiration in today's post.
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Hostess Appreciation Party -Watermelon Baskets

 First, I must apologize for these photos...somewhere, my STARBURST candies disappeared before I took  This is a sweet little basket I had the girls make out of all sorts of stuff. We started by using Pistachio Pudding, Whisper White and Melon Mambo DSP from the Pattern Pack and running each through a layer of Circle Framelits and gluing them together and slicing them in half.  The box was made from a small piece of card stock( I can't remember the measurements at this time) and was nestled in between the watermelon slices.  Strips of the same color card stocks were cut to form a handle and attached between the box and watermelon.
The outside, I had made the flowers from Crushed Curry and the Boho Blossoms punch and the centers from Baked Brown Sugar and Gold Glimmer paper.  The sentiment is from the stamp set Nuts About You, stamped in Chocolate Chip onto Whisper White card stock and punched out with the 1" circle punch.  I added  a  Melon Mambo heart from the Heart Border Punch and then tied on some Linen Thread to finish it off.  These were super simple to make and I guess the candy inside was a winner too!
Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Washi Tape Balloon- Hostess Appreciation Party Part III

Got up this morning and couldn't believe we were in July! Wow! I, the one who sweats as soon as she is out of the shower is cold! But, I love it! Will not complain.
Wanted to share the another card we did for our HAP.  I started by layering up a Pistachio Pudding with Whisper White and then another Crisp Cantaloupe layer with the Large Dots embossing folder.  I die cut an Oval from the Oval Framelits and covered it with Sweet Sadie and then for the bottom of the balloon(where you blow it up- in a real balloon), I used the Modern Label punch. I added a piece of White Baker's Twine to resemble the string. I tied a piece of Pistachio Pudding Twine into a bow and stuck it on the bottom of the balloon.  I stamped out the Happy Birthday sentiment from the Tag Talk in Momento Black ink and punching out with the Bracket Punch.  I popped up the balloon on Dimensionals.  Well, I'm off to have lunch with a fellow Demo, whom I've not meant in person, but figured she lives 40 minutes away from me and shouldn't have to meet her 1200 miles away for the first time at Convention.  LOL!
Well, have a great Wednesday! Two weeks from today, I'll be in SLC! EEEK!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Cupcake Party- Hostess Appreciation Party Part II

 I am sad to say it is official, no Hawaii...BUT, BUT....I just learned last night that Debbie Henderson, one of my idols, is going to Washington DC, OMG! I get to meet her in person!  And the reason I bring this up first in my post, THIS CARD was inspired BY HER! I KNOW RIGHT?  So, I saw a card she did using this fold and she did it in flowers, but I looked at it and thought how cute would it be to make a bakery store front?  So, I started out by using Crisp Cantaloupe card stock and scoring it to make the base.  I then cut the Window Sheet down to fit in between the front fold and top fold.  I cut a piece of Baked Brown Sugar DSP from the Patterns Pack and punched along the edges using the Scallop Border Punch to become the "awning".
 For the bottom half of the "storefront",  I used the new Gold Soriee DSP! IT IS BEAUTIFUL! I glued a piece of it in front of the Window Sheet to hide the seam and for more stability.  I scored a piece of Baked Brown Sugar card stock to make the shelf for the cupcakes to set on, using again, the Scalloped Border Punch.  I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to punch out the cupcakes that I stamped with Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding (bottoms/cake liners) and Crumb Cake ink for the two tops, and then I punched out one of the tops with the NEW Dazzling Diamonds Paper!   How wonderful is that paper? BEYOND WORDS!  And I used it again to punch out a heart with the new Bitty Pack and colored it with BLENDABILITES!   I tied some Baked Brown Sugar Twine in a double bow and stuck the heart right over it.  I stamped out the sentiment from the Cupcake Party set and flagged the end.  I love how it all turned out, just how I planned it.
Welp, I'm off of here, we have another mess of bad storms heading in at any moment, stay safe and have a great night!