Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Up, Up and Away

Okay, so I found this card in my "Artisan Attempts" from two years ago and thought I'd share it since two of the products on the card are retiring very soon.  The Brights Print Pack(which is the hot air ballon colors and basket) and the Up, Up and Away stamp set(the words on the clouds). I cut strips of Brights DSP from the Tasteful Trim Die and glued it to a strip of tag board and then ran it through the Big Shot using the 3" Circle die.  I popped it up on Dimensionals over a stamped hot air balloon(forgive me, I cannot remember the name of the set)in Basic Black ink.  I paper pieced the basket.  I then added a heart from the Owl Builder Punch and stamped the words onto Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Cupcake Builder punch and popped them up on the card.  I tied some ribbon onto the strings of the balloon and finished it off with some Basic Rhinestones.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fun Graduation Card/Money Holder

I made this card to demonstrate at a workshop recently and used the school colors she taught at so that she could actually use the card. I started with a piece of Pacific Point cardstock 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 and scored at 3/4,  2 1/4, 5 1/4, and 6 3/4 on the 7 1/2" side.  Fold the 3/4" and 6 3/4" sides away from the center, and the remaining two the opposite way.  For the cap, cut a piece of cardstock of Pacific Point  5 1/4 " x 5 1/4" and score at 1 1/4" on all 4 sides. Fold under and glue to form the cap(add a tassle and brad to it-don't laugh at my tassle to badly, it's not pretty ugly-I used White Baker's Twine and Brights Real Red Glimmer Brad).  Glue it to the left hand portion of the card.  I made a belly band to hold mine shut, and forgot to write down the measurements.  I colored the stamp from Word Play with Pacific Point and Real Red markers and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock and then layered it onto a piece of Real Red and then onto the belly band. I punched out some Silver Glimmer stars using the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and popped them up on Dimensionals.  (This is a money holder, but I didn't have any cash on me to put inside to photograph).