Friday, April 15, 2016

Drapery Folded Card~

 Hello there! FINALLY, I feel like posting all things SPRING and colorful! This is a card I demonstrated at a recent workshop.  I fell in love with the technique that I found on Song of My Heart Stamper's blog.  You can find the tutorial here:
 I used the 2015-17 Designer Series Paper Pack, Tip Top Taupe to be exact,  to make the drapery fold. I used a strip of Tip Top Taupe to cover the seam at the top.
 I used the Botanical Garden Framelits and cut the flower from Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, and Mint Macron.  I added a Botanical Gardens Jewel to the center of the flower.
I used the stamp from Shine On to stamp out in Tip Top Taupe ink.  I added a couple of Basic Rhinestones to just off set the blank white spaces.  This is a really fun way to use two sided pretty paper because you get to see both sides on the card!

Monday, April 4, 2016

Hello Birthday Boy!

 Yesterday, Jenna had a birthday party to go to for a boy in her class and because it's out of the norm for me to make cards for boys, this one came together fast and I love how it turned out! It's also not normal for me to pick a stamp set that has retired(Hello-SAB 2016) to use either, but I cannot stop using it!  I layered a piece of Cucumber Crush DSP onto a Whisper White card base and then cut out a Whisper White Sunburst and layered it over the DSP.  I punched a 2 1/2" Circle from Night of Navy cardstock and put it over the center of the sunburst.  I stamped out the sentiment in Cucumber Crush and Night of Navy and used the Triple Banner Punch to flag the ends. I punched out two little Balloons using the Birthday Punch Pack in Crushed Curry, popped one of the balloons and hand drew the strings.
I made a gift card holder using the Envelope Punch Board out of the same DSP Pattern Pack from Cucumber Crush (used the polka dots for this one).

I added Velcro to keep it shut.  Jenna wrote happy hunting because he likes to hunt, so we thought a Scheel's gift card would be appropriate for him. 
Well, today I am heading down to my little piece of heaven and designing cards for April card classes and for upcoming workshops! Have a SUPER Monday!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

~ All Ocassions Stamp a Stack

Twice a year I do a big Stamp a Stack and this is my spring one that I do, All Ocassions Stamp A Stack.  We do 5 of each of the following cards: Sympathy, Graduation, Wedding, Baby and Thank You.
So, because as usual, I am WAY behind on posting to my blog, in fact, it's almost time for my April card classes to start, and I haven't even blogged about my cards from March, which included some SAB stuff.  Where does TIME GO?  So, because I wanted to share these, I am going to post them in one post again. 

 This was my Sympathy one: I used Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stocks and inks, and Soft Suede ink for the sentiment.  I used the stamp set, You've Got This.
 This was our Graduation( or can be used for any accomplishment type celebration).  I used Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black card stocks and inks.  I used Gold Glimmer paper and Newsprint DSP along with the Star Framelits and Black Baker's Twine.  I used the stamp sets Bravo and Gorgeous Grunge.
 My favorite card of the SAS is the Wedding card.  I used Smokey Slate, Blushing Bride and Whisper White card stocks.  I snagged a bunch of Smokey Slate Chevron ribbon from the Clearance Rack.  I also used the Itty Bitty Accents Punch for the Blush flowers.  I stamped out the filigree type flowers and the For the New Two in Smokey Slate and cut with the Apothecary Framelits and used Dimensionals to pop it up with.  I punched out hearts with the Small Heart Punch from Silver Glimmer paper and finished off the card with Basic Pearls.
 This the baby card we made.  I used the adorable Easter Lamb from the Ocassions Mini.  I used Sahara Sand, Mint Macron and Whisper White card stocks. I ran the Mint Macron through the Gently Falling Embossing Folder. Punched the top of the tag with the Scalloped Tag punch and threaded some Hello Honey (also from the Clearance Rack) through the top.
 I stamped out the lamb in Momento Black and then the hid the Happy Easter under the banner at the bottom of his feet. I stamped the sentiment from the stamp set Made With Love and flagged the ends with the Triple Banner Punch.  I punched out a Real Red Large Heart and stapled it for a little pop of something.  (Sorry about the tear in this photo- I had a minor boo boo after I had it glued down). I added a Bow Clip to the lamb for some cuteness and colored the cheeks, tail and ears  with the Blushing Bride marker.

Our last card was the Thank You card.  Always good to have these on hand! I used Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Hello Honey card stocks.  I ran the Calypso Coral through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder.  Punched out a Hello Honey 2 1/2" Circle and stampe the Flowering Fields in Archival Black ink and hid it behind the Crumb Cake tag made from the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I stamped the Thank you from the Tin of Cards stamp set in Tip Top Taupe twice. (That's a tongue twister!) I added a few pearls to the center to fill in a blank spot.  I again went to the Clearance Rack and got some Ribbon, this is the Island Indigo Chevron) tied a knot at the top. 
Well, now it's time to be thinking of my Christmas in July Stamp a Stack! It's never too early to start thinking ahead!
Happy Sunday!

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness

 I had a workshop recently that was ALL new stampers (well, the majority was, including my hostess).  I was so happy to be able to go back and show basic stamping again.  I love simple layouts and cards and was reminded of it preparing for this particular workshop.  I saw a card similar to this on another blog, and thought, PERFECT! It has lots of different products, but easy peasy to make.  I started with our FANTASTIC heavier weight Whisper White cardstock for the base( if you have not worked with this yet, GO GET SOME!) I added a layer of Birthday Bouquet DSP that reminded me of ice cream and then I stamped on another piece of the heavy Whisper White in Momento Black Ink, the ice cream cones from Honeycomb Happiness(FREE THROUGH THSI MONTH!) randomly on the front. 
I chose a Honeycomb embellishment to the one ice cream image to give it a "wow" factor.  I stamped out the sentiment from the same stamp set with Momento Black ink onto Mint Macron card stock and used my Triple Banner Punch!
As I said, super easy and fast, but just a nice wow factor and the feel of something handmade to give to anyone for just being a good person.
I am heading out now to go smell the new baby and give her tons of smooches! Have a great Saturday!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Bunny Fry Basket~

 Happy FRIDAY! I wanted to continue to share some Easter ideas since we are approaching it fast! Here is a quick and cute idea to make for class treats, grandkids, or co workers.  I cut a Fry Box using Soft Suede card stock.  I assembled it according to directions.  For the ears, I punched Soft Suede with the Wide Oval Punch and the Blushing Bride is with the Large Oval punch and then glued them to the back of the Fry Box.  I added the handle with Tiny Silver Brads.
For the face, I punched out 1/2" white circles and then I went to my trusty Owl Builder Punch and punched the black from the smallest circles off that punch and then added some white "twinkles" to his eyes with the Chalk Marker. I used the Small Heart Punch for the nose, out of Blushing Bride card stock and just drew on the mouth and whiskers with a Project Life Journal Pen.  I tied a fancy bow out of Lost Lagoon Cotton Striped ribbon and used hot glue to adhere it on.
I used out 4x6 Cello bags and filled it with Rolos and tied it shut with White Baker's Twine.
This was a make and take for a recent workshop and it was a HIT!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Honeycomb Happiness~

 Hello! I am heading out to card class here shortly and almost forgot to post today...So, here is a little inspiration for Easter or just to welcome spring.  I just adore this little chick! Through March 31st, you can earn this stamp set FREE during Salebration, and if you want it, get it now as we are nearing half way through March already? WOW! I randomly stamped out the chick in Tip Top Taupe ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then stamped it again onto a piece of Delightful Dijon DSP from the Paper stack and "fussy cut" it out.
 I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black ink onto Calypso Coral card stock and punched it out using the Large Oval Punch. I used the Tree Builder punch to punch out this cute little flower and added a Basic Pearl to the center and then onto the oval.  I cut a strip of Delightful Dijon to place across the top part of the card (instead of ribbon, because most of my customers don't like tying and added added some Banner Punched scraps of paper before adding the oval piece with Dimensionals on top of it.
 I popped up the chick with Dimensionals.
Sorry, it's short and sweet, but I need to get movin'.  I hope you are having a wonderful day and have some awesome things planned for the upcoming weekend.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Party Wishes and New Baby!

 Just realized how awfully taken this first photo was once I uploaded it...:( Sorry for that.  This is a card we recently made at card class.  I started with running the Blushing Bride card stock through the Confetti Textured Impressions folder and layering it onto a piece of Early Expresso.
 I cut out an Oval from the framelits set for stamping the cake onto in Blushing Bride ink. I stamped the sentiment over the top of that in Early Expresso Ink and the candles in Hello Honey.  I punched a Wide Oval from Whisper White and stamped the "strings" onto it(didn't realize the one balloon is off ..geesh, I'm two for two on this post already), then punched out balloons using the Party Punch Pack, from Designer Series Stacks and card stock and tied a Crushed Curry Bakers Twine Bow to the end of them.

I used the Bitty Banner Punch and punched out some Early Expresso, Blushing Bride and Hello Honey banners and tucked them under the oval

We lost my stepmom this past week to a long battle with cancer, that was so tough, and prayers for my father who is lost and trying to figure it all out alone now.....
On a positive and happy note, we ended up after all the sadness with a new GRANDDAUGHTER! Summer Rose was born on Monday morning at 2:20 am weighing in at 8.2# and 21" ...she's perfect.