Thursday, October 27, 2016

Envelope Punch Board Boxes

 Good morning! Today I wanted to share the boxes I showed at my last workshop. I pulled out the Envelope Punch Board (because it's been neglected a lot these past few months) and showed my attendees how to much more with the EPB.  So, I decided the "half" cracker box was a good one to show. Simple and endless possibilities.  I wanted to also use the DSP, since it is ON SALE this month! I used the Candy Cane DSP pack for the first box. 
 For the fun tag on the front, I pulled out my Jolly Friends Bundle and made the santa and hat. I used the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter paper for the brim of the hat and then some Mono Liquid Glue and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the beard.  I added a sweet Mini Jingle Bell to the end of his hat and then tied the box shut with the Gold Satin Ribbon.
 This one I wanted to share that you can also use card stock to make them. I used the Emerald Envy card stock.
I used the Candy Cane Christmas stamps on this one. I stamped the trees randomly all over the box and then assembled it. I used the Layering Circles or the Dapper Denim layer and Whisper White for stamping the tree onto.
I tied this one shut with the Gold 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. 
I'm on my way out the door, so this one is short and to the point. As always, you can leave a comment or email me if you have any questions.
Have a super Thursday!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Football Popcorn Boxes~

 Tonight was officially the last night of football for 2016-17.  My husband coaches high school football here and every year they have a banquet with awards and speeches and gift for the managers and ball boys. So, every year, I am asked to make things to give to each of them and this year I was happy to make these "football" boxes from the Popcorn Box Thinlets. 
 These are the ones I made for the managers. I cut the popcorn boxes from Chocolate Chip card stock and then ran them through the Softly Falling embossing folder to give them the bumps that a football has.  (It's hard to see it in these pictures). Then I cut strips of Whisper White and attached them for the seams of the ball.  I stamped out the tags using the Perfectly Wrapped stamp set and using our school colors which are Orange and Black. I punched it out using the retired 2 1/2" circle punch and tied it to a cello bag filled with chocolates.
This one I did for the ball boys. I used the retired stamp set, Simply Sports and stamped the player in Soft Sued and the sentiment in Pumpkin Pie and die cut it out, and used Dimensionals to pop it up off the player.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Work of Art Butterfly~

Good Sunday! Today I share a recent workshop card that I made.  I saw the idea on Pinterest, decided to switch out the colors and and stamps and show it to some girls who were impressed.  However, you will notice that I got the buttefly too close to the edge of the layer, BUT it worked out.

 I stamped out the brush stroke image in Blushing Bride, So Saffron and Pear Pzaaz onto Whisper White card stock. Then I place my Bold Butterfly over this and ran it through the Big Shot to cut it out.  I simply glued down the layer that I just cut and placed the butterfly over it.  I added a Metal Rimmed Pearl to the center, raised up the wings just a bit and stamped out the sentiment in Basic Gray ink.
I hope your Sunday is full of great memories or much rest! Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Jar of Love

Good Sunday morning! I'm a little behind once again, but I've been blessed to have had a HUGE July for Stampin' Up!  I had several classes and workshops and so my time blogging gets back seat when that happens. This is one of my cards I made for one of my workshops.  I think everyone is in love with the Jar Bundle.  I started this one off with Sweet Sugarplum card stock, in two layers. I used Sponge Daubers and daubed Craft White randomly over the top layer.
I then used Peekaboo Peach under the Whisper White that I stamped out the jar on in Smokey Slate.  I stamped the "water" in the jar with Pool Party.  I stamped the flowers in Blushing Bride and Peekaboo Peach, cut one out and popped it up with Dimensionals. I cut the bow from the die after stamping it in Peekaboo Peach.  I stapled a piece of Emerald Envy Ruched Ribbon to the layers and used Dimensionals to adhere it to the card. I stamped the thanks in Archival Black ink for the finish. 
Today I am in my craft room again for my team meeting. It's been way too long since we were all able to get together, so I am excited.
Have a super Sunday!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Confetti Celebration~

 First of all, I need to apologize once again for the cruddy lighting on this photo.  I was in a hurry and trying to get pictures to download before I get busy with other things.  This is a card from a recent workshop I did.  I am trying to relearn just BASIC stamping and bring back simplicity so that maybe I can stamp more for fun.  Afterall, it's simple stamping that got me hooked! This card is everything about simple! I started by using Smokey Slate card stock and layering it up with a piece of Foxy Friends DSP.  I stamped out the light strings in Pool Party onto Pool Party card stock and then wrapping a piece of Smokey Slate Thick Baker's Twine around it before sticking it down.
I stamped out the Hooray in Pool Party ink onto Whisper White card stock and then punching it out with the 2 1/2" circle punch and then cutting a Layering Circle from Silver Glimmer paper and using Dimensionals to pop it up on.  Then I finished it by stamping out the little sentiment from the same stamp set, Confetti Celebration in Basic Gray onto Pool Party card stock and flagging the ends.
I love how it turned out and to plan to make a lot more cards with this concept!

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Minnie Mouse Birthdy~

Hello! I wanted to share this card and gift box that I made for a very special little girl that turned 1!  Her birthday theme was Minnie Mouse  and so I thought I'd make something that she could frame and put in her room once the party was over.  

 So, here is the card.  I started by layering up Basic Black and Daffodil Delight and then ran it through the Big Shot using the Large Polka Dots folder.  I simply used the 2 1/2' Circle punch and 1 3/4" Circle Punch to make the Minnie head.
 I punched out two Real Read Hearts and stuck the points together to make the bow and then added a Basic Rhinestone to the center to cover where they meet.
 For her dress, I used the retired Dress framelit and cut it three times.  I used one as the bottom layer of the dress then cut the other two apart to make layers and popped them up with Dimensionals. I cut one layer in white to make the layer that looks like the back inside of the dress.I wrapped a piece of Smokey Slate 1/8" ribbon around the waist and then added a little flower from the Itty Bitty Punch pack(retired as well) and another Basic Rhinestone to the flower.
For the box, I just simply turned a My Paper Pumpkin box inside out and used the same Brights Patterns Paper Stack for the belly band and then the Bow Bigz Die and cut out a Basic Black bow. I used my punches to layer up the circles and and my retired alphabet dies to cut the "s".  I finished it off with Candy Dots.  Inside the box was a cute little jean bib dress outfit.
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Baby Bear~

 As promised, here is swap card number 2....I used the Baby Bear stamp set and the Dapper Denim (new In Color), Soft Suede and Mint Macron as my colors.  I layered up the the Whisper White base with a piece of the 2016-18 In Color Pattern Paper Pack, using the Dapper Denim polka dot.  I added a layer of Soft Suede and then stamped onto a piece of Whisper White the bear.  The bear is a 3 step stamp, meaning you need three different colors of ink or you will need to choose one color and stamp off for each layer.  I used three colors, starting with my lightest, Crumb Cake, then Soft Suede, then Early Expresso.  LOVE IT!
 I stamped out the Thank You in Early Expresso onto Mint Macron and used the Duet Banner Punch and popped it up on Dimensionals.
I finished it off by using Mint Macron 5/8" Striped Ribbon.  It's so soft and easy to work with.  I just tied a simple knot and trimmed off the edges at an angle.
Well, it's time to go take some more photos of my June card classes and workshops that I had.  And then there is painting my daughter's room today..ugh...I'm not good at painting, but she wants it done, so that's what I'm doing today. My room is next...wish me luck!