Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Oh So Succulent~

Hello Tuesday! Just wanted to share one of our cards from class this month. This one is bright and spirited and think this is one of my new favorite color combos. Crushed Curry, Watermelon Wonder and black. I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set to stamp the flowers from in Crushed Curry and Watermelon Wonder inks. 
I used the FREE Salebration offering called So Very Much and stamped it in Basic Black ink. I love how big the word is because so many times, I want to make a nice card to say thank you and this one is nice to have big and bold! I finished it up by punching out half circles with my 1/2" circle punches on each side and wrapped Linen Thread around it and tied a knot.
Next post will be some more cards from February card classes.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Happy Celebrations

 So, here we are again! Today I am sharing with you a fun and quick card that I did at the same workshops this week- I had TWO (2) WORKSHOPS IN ONE WEEK! Yay! Anyway, I started with some fun, fresh colors. I used Watermelon Wonder as a base and then layered Peekaboo Peach on top of that. To achieve this technique, I ran the Whisper White through the Big Shot using the Celebrations Duo (142760) embossing folder with the word Celebration on Whisper White card stock, and then the key to this technique is to LEAVE THE PAPER ON THE FOLDER and then use the two dot stamps from the Happy Celebrations stamp set and stamp directly onto the paper.
I used the larger dot with Watermelon Wonder and then the smaller one in Peekaboo Peach and Crushed Curry.  Then I wrapped it twice with the Crushed Curry Baker's Twine and tied a bow. Then I stamped out the words from the same stamp set in Whisper White ink onto Dapper Denim cardstock and trimmed the ends and popped it up with Dimensionals.
Well, I'm off for dental appointments and checkups. Have a wonderful Friday!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Window Box Bundle~

 Good Thursday everyone! Again, where has this week gone? Wasn't it just Monday? Anyway, I had a wonderful workshop this past weekend with wonderful ladies. My hostess asked me if I could show this adorable Window Box bundle. And of course, I needed to get it out and play with it, actually, more like justifying my purchase-lol. So, I cut it out using Calypso Coral card stock (you need two pieces to make the box as intended), and then ran one through using the pretty detailed die that also comes in the set, through the top piece and assembled the box as directed.
 Then I pulled out my Bold Butterflies die and cut the butterfly from the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP stack (142744) from the Occasions Catalog and used my Mono Multi glue to adhere it. I added some pearls to make it pop. For the banner, I used the little die inside the bundle to make this 3D. It cuts and scores it for you! And then from the coordinating stamp set, Window Shopping (143265) I stamped out the "friend" in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White.
 And then of course, I used FREE ribbon from the Salebration selections! LOVE this ribbon! It is so soft and easy to tie.  I made this box into a tea light decoration. I sold tons!
 So, I wanted to showcase the fact that all of our bundles that are 3D boxes, bags etc. the stamps can be used for cards as well. So, here are a couple of cards that I made from the same stamp set and DSP stack. Trying to show them that they can make more than just what something is intended for so that their money goes further. The first card, above, is using the same stamp set, dies, DSP and Bold Butterflies die sets.
 This one I cut the candles directly out of the front of the card and put a piece of the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP behind it and then another down underneath it on the front of the card. I used the Happy Birthday from the same stamp as well. (There's that FREE ribbon again!)
Well, I have my grandson today, so I am going to be away from my computer for a bit. Have a super Thursday!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Sending Love Valentines Class~

 Good Saturday morning! I'm excited to say that today I am cropping all day with some friends, so I wanted to get this post up before they get here. This is a class I offered this month for Valentines Day. My customers order the Sending Love Bundle plus the Designer Series Paper and got to make these projects for free.
 I saw this on the SU! website and changed out the colors to my favorite-red! It's the Baker's Box made to look like a mailbox. I cut and assembled the box and then added the flag using just a flat toothpick and a piece of Whisper White flag with a heart punched out using the Owl Builder Punch. I stamped the Love out on Soft Sky and added to the front of the box that I had decorated with a piece of the Sending Love DSP.
 The bag is my favorite for a couple of reasons. One, I love coffee and these bags remind me of coffee..lol- no really, it's because they are so nice to have on hand for quick gift giving. Two, they hold ALOT of candy (or coffee). I cut a piece of 2 x 6 DSP from the stack and flagged the end with the Banner Duo Punch. I assembled an envelope from the die set and then cut two hearts, one in Crushed Curry and one in Island Indigo and stuck them inside the envelope. I punched out a Silver Glimmer heart using the Large Heart Punch and tied the bow on the front. I used a Gold Binder clip to hold the bag shut and the tag on.
Lastly is the cute little note card and envelope. I figured you need a card to give with gifts, so why not. I started with a 3x6 piece of DSP and folded it in half. Then layered up another piece, contrasting the first one, and then Whisper White.  I used all the stamps and dies from the Bundle to finish it off and also used one of the Wooden Love Embellishments. I made the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board.
Well, sorry so short, but I need to go pull out my Project Life boxes and start working!

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Sending Love Card~

Happy Thursday! I'm gonna make this short and sweet as I am busy today with card class out of town tonight and working on some upcoming workshop projects. This is not my original idea. I cannot remember whose blog I saw this on, but I wanted to share it with my customers last weekend at a workshop, so I did one of my own. This is a fun bundle and Valentine's is one of my favorite holidays(is a holiday?-lol) so I jumped on this bundle quick! So, for this particular die, the hearts that go down in a strip, are meant to be a "border" die, it cuts off at the edge of your paper and leaves a neat edge of hearts. (See my blog post from Feb. 1st for a photo of what I mean). In this case, you don't want them to fall away from each other, so I cut my paper longer than the die so it stays in tacked. I just ran it through 4 times onto Whisper White.

 For the colored paper underneath, I cut a piece of Watercolor Paper and scribbled my Watercolor Pencils, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo in swatches back and forth, then using my Aqua Painters, blended it all together. ( I wish I would have taken a photo of this step) I let it dry completely, then I laid the panel of hearts on top of it, trimmed around it and adhered it to a piece of Basic Black card stock and then to my base of Whisper White.
I cut out the adorable envelopes from Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral and then stamped the little insert and stuck it in the one envelope, I added a cute little clip to the side of the Melon Mambo one.  I adhered some of the FREE Ribbon from Salebration to the backs of the envelopes.  I used Dimensionals to stick it down to the front of the card so it wouldn't squish down the hearts. I gotta run for now, hope to be back soon to finish up this workshop showcase before the next one. Have a great rest of your week!

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Yummy in My Tummy Treat Bag~

  Good Tuesday! I'm up early today, even though there is a 2 hour delay today for our schools, who'd a thunk there'd be a delay for FOG in FEBRUARY in the MIDWEST! Usually it's for snow, but we've had none of that yet. We have had spring like temps here and it kind of scares me. So, this past weekend, I had another workshop and I am SO BLESSED! My girls are so in to helping me keep my busy booming and to help me earn that trip to Alaska. So, for one of my projects, I wanted to give them some ideas for Valentines day. I feel in love with this little guy when I saw it and decided to make a treat bag. SUPER EASY and SUPER FUN!
I used the 3x6 Cello bags. Can't tell you how much those have come in handy this year for several gifts. I stamped out the little monster from the stamp setYummy in my Tummy  (142922)onto a piece of Tasty Treats DSP (142770) and then fussy cut it out. Once I had it cut out, I used my Layering Circles framelits and cut out his tummy(at my party, I used the next bigger one up-this one was too small). I adhered him to the bag.
For the tag topper, I cut another piece of Tasty Treats DSP, cut it 2x3 and then scored it in half and folded it over the top of the bag and stapled it down.  I stamped out the Hugs onto Whisper White card stock in Peekaboo Peach ink and punched it out using the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and glued it over a Soft Sky piece of paper that I flagged at one end.  Then I used a Gold Binder Clip (141673) and tied a Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon (141650) onto it.
I will be back tomorrow to post another project from the workshop. Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Inspire,Create ad Share February Blog Hop

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 Hello and WELCOME to this Blog Hop!  I am so excited to be a part of a Blog Hop again! It's been 2 years since I have been a part of one and what an awesome time to jump in, one of my FAVORITE holidays.  This month's blog has to do with all things hearts and love! So, here are my projects:
 This is a candy basket (forgive me for not putting candy in it, but I had nothing to hang this on for the candy to stay in, kept falling out) but it will hold a fair amount of chocolate. I started by using the largest Heart in the Sweet and Sassy Framelits set and cutting two of them from Very Vanilla card stock. I made the "basket" part by just cutting a strip of Very Vanilla and scoring it in half, then on each long side at 1/4" and folded into a "v" shape and adhered it to each of the hearts.  I added a handle to it of card stock and finished it up tying a beautiful bow of Blushing Bride Striped ribbon. The next photo shows it sideways so that you can maybe make sense of those directions.

 For the front decoration, I used the Falling In Love Designer Series Paper (#142798) from the Occasions Catalog. I used Sahara Sand card stock also and just cut the next two sizes(layers) of hearts that are in the set of dies.   I then went to my favorite Valentines BUNDLE in the Occasions Catalog, Sealed With Love. You get a ton of stamps and dies in the bundle. It includes the die to make this adorable envelope, plus another one that is showcased on my next project.
 This is my card to give with the candy. I started by making the base from Blushing Bride card stock and then using the fantatic heart border die also included in the bundle.  Once I cut that, I pulled up the hearts to give them dimension.
 Here is a close up. Just under those hearts, I glued a piece of the Falling in Love DSP along the edge to separate the Blushing Bride. I added a pattern piece of DSP to the front of the card as well, for breaking up the colors.
For the focal point on the front, which I think it's fair to say, the heart border is a focal point for sure, I went ahead and continued using the bundle. I used the Scallop Squares to cut the Blushing Bride square, and then I cut a piece of Very Vanilla from the Stitched Framelits and stamped out the Love Note in Archival Black ink.  I made another sweet little envelope from Sahara Sand (this is the second envelope die in the bundle) and then stamped out the hearts from one of the stamps in the stamp set in Blushing Bride and used a framelit made just for these, to cut them out and glued them inside the envelope.
I added a wooden heart from the Wooden Embellishments (also featured in the Sending Love product suite) to the front of my envelope. Then again, I used that gorgeous ribbon, tied a bow and then wound some Linen Thread around it several times to break up some color again. THANK YOU for stopping by!

Please head on over to Deb's blog for MORE inspiration!

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