Saturday, January 25, 2014

Sweet Sorbet Box- More Salebration

 If you follow my blog, you know that I am IN LOVE with the Envelope Punch Board! This is one of my January workshop projects, showcasing the EPB and TWO SAB Freebies you can choose.  I made the box using Summer Starfruit card stock and wrapped a Pool Party belly band around it(because why work so hard on decorating it to have it all mangled in the process of trying to get the goodies out-just make a belly band that slides off! ). I wrapped some of the Summer Starfruit twine from the Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (FREE-133522) and tied a bow.  I punched out a circle from a piece of pattern paper from  the Sweet Sorbet DSP Pack(FREE- 133521) and adhered it with Dimensionals to the belly band.  The cork flower is self adhesive so it was stuck down by peeling directly off the sheet.  I added some Basic Rhinestones to the center.  I stamped the Hello Friend from the stamp set Peachy Keen(p. 18 of the Ocassions Mini)in Pool Party onto Whisper White cardstock and cut it out by hand and flagged the ends, then adhered it to the "tag".
Inside, I tucked a Reese's PB Cup!  I think that this box is the perfect size for giving handmade jewelery, some other brands of chocolates, just about any little small treat. Stay tuned for some more SAB projects I made for January classes.

Friday, January 24, 2014

See Ya Later Alligator-Salebration

 See Ya Later Alligator! That's pretty much how I feel about January 2014! I have lived in the Midwest all of my life, but never have I remembered a winter being SO FRIGID in temperature. BRRR is an understatement.  Anyway, I am happy that we are almost done with January for that obvious reason, but also because the end of January means that Salebration starts! YAY! I always look so forward to it and this one is no different.  The next couple of days, I will be sharing the projects that I made for my January workshops. I am learning to bring back some oldies but goodies techniques that I learned 14 years ago when I FIRST laid the rubber to the ink pad and then to paper.  (Time DOES indeed fly when you are havin' fun!) This card is the ever loved Spinner Card.  I saw this awesome Decorative Dots Embossing Folder(133520-FREE with a $50 order)  reminded me of alligator skin and so, well, this is what I made.  I started with a Whisper White base, ran the DD embossing folder through using Gumball Green card stock and then added a strip of Watercolor Wonder DSP(132994-Ocassions Mini catalog-p.23).  I then punched the spinner opening using the Word Window Punch 3 times across the front.  Then for the actual spinner, I used the Zoo Babies stamp set(in the IB&C catalog) and stamped the alligator out on Whisper White card stock with Gumball Green ink and colored in the heart with Real Red marker.  I used the 1 3/8"(Daffodil Delight layer) and 1 1/4" circle punches(alligator layer) and adhered it to two pennies that I stuck together using a Dimensional and then added it to the opening.
 Here it is "in motion"....
For the banner, I used the See Ya Later stamp set (p.16 Salebration Brochure).  I used Gumball Green and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Markers to color in the words and stamped it on Whisper White Cardstock and then layered it onto Daffodil Delight card stock and fussy cut it out.  I added some Candy Dots  to it and added a bow made with Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, which is on the Clearance Rack for REALLY cheap right now!  Salebration starts January 27th and runs through March 31st.  If you need a Salebration book or any other SU! current catalogs, contact me! Stay tuned for some fun with some more Salebration products and some newer products from the Ocassions Mini! Stay warm and happy stamping!