Friday, August 16, 2013

Painter's Tape Technique

So, I finally got around to trying this technique I saw at Convention.  I had 10 minutes before the local hardware store closed when I remembered WHY I needed to go there ALL and I am glad I did. This technique is so much fun and so easy! I started off with a Very Vanilla base and for the second layer, I took the painters tape, put the sticky side down onto the Blushing Bride ink pad and lifted it off and then onto my cardstock, gave it a good press down, and then lifted it off and viola! I did this with the next two colors, using a fresh piece of tape for each color, and those colors are Pool Party and So Saffron. I then inked my edges of that layer of Very Vanilla and adhered it to the base.  I ran a piece Chocolate Chip cardstock through the Fancy Fan embossing folder and flagged the ends and stamped the numbers from Bring on the Cake set in Chocolate Chip ink onto Blushing Bride cardstock and punched it out with my 2 1/2" Circle punch, sponged the edges and popped it up using Dimensionals. I finished off the card with a bow made from Pool Party Seam Binding ribbon. Now, get out there and get some painter's tape!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Christmas Collectibles

Here's my other couple of things I just couldn't wait to get opened up and play with.  The Christmas Ornament Punch and WASHI TAPE!  This card is so stinkin' simple, that I could whip out bunches easily and in no time.  I started with a Very Vanilla Cardstock base and added another layer of VV and stamped it first with Season's Greetings in Early Expresso ink(just in case I stamped cattywompass!) and then added my Season Of Style Washi Tape(#132155) across the front of that.  I then punched out the Christmas Ornament Punch from Silver Glimmer Paper FIRST, then punched around it using my 2 1/2 circle punch and popped it up on top of the tape so that it showed through.  I added a Very Vanilla Seam Binding bow to the top of it.  See, I told you it was easy!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Holiday Mini GOODIES!

 Okay, so I FINALLY broke open my goodies from the Holiday Mini and OMGosh!  Let me just say, I can't tell you how fantastic it all is! So I knew when I saw this at Convention, it was a MUST HAVE, it's the BOW DIE!  I made it using a piece of Strawberry Slush DSP from the In Color Paper Stack 2014-15 and used both sides of the design, one for the bow and one for the bow ties on the sides. And it's EASY PEASY to use and to make! I made this card with a base of Crumb Cake and then a layer of Very Vanilla ran through the Big Shot with another NEW item, the Stylish Stripes embossing folder (#132174).  And then....the THINLETS(#132171 p. 36). At first, I didn't see them as a 'must have now', but then again, Convention ENABLED, so I ran a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock through and used my Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it.
The "U" is a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe with my Typeset Alphabet Dies and may I say, they were fun to use too! (Yes, I think I have a hoarding of supplies problem!) I popped it up with Dimensionals and added a Basic Rhinestone to it.  I hope you enjoy this card, tommorrow, I will post another card I made using some washi tape and the new ornament punch!

Monday, August 12, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin-July Addition

I decided last night to actually open my July MPP and DO IT! I put together one of the "original" ideas and then made two cards out of the remaining materials! (Not to mention, that you get stamps and ink spots to KEEP and REUSE!) So, pretty much I used all the product in the box as I said, but added a couple of pieces of Early Expresso Baker's Twine to the first card and a scrap of DSP from the Birthday Basics and that was it! Well, except for the couple pieces of cardstock for the cards,  and I stamped out an image from the Lovely Label stamp set for the second card, but as you can see it is minimal and there's endless possibilities!  Its going to be fun to receive them every month and see what can be made out of each one!  And did you know...........that now through August 31st  you can get the NEXT TWO MONTHS for $10.00 (THAT INCLUDES SHIPPING!) Go ahead, TRY IT! Just remember to add my name as your demonstrator!