Wednesday, January 29, 2014


Okay, before you laugh too hard, this was one of my first times with the Spiral Flower die from the Ocassions Mini, and I'm getting better at it with time, but I don't think it's completely awful, but it's definatley different.  Anyway, this is a workshop card I did this past week.  I used the Retro Fresh DSP, in which I am in love with the colors in this pack!  I started with a Pool Party card stock base and then added a piece of the Retro Fresh paper to it.  I ran the Hexagon Hive Framelit die (tip when using this die: place a piece of wax paper between the die and the card stock and you will never have an issue with it releasing from the die!)  I used my Two Way Glue Pen to adhere it to the DSP.  I stamped the sentiment in Tangerine Tango onto Whisper White card stock and then the arrow from the same set in Pool Party. Then came the flower, I used hot glue to assemble it and then to adhere it to the card.  I added a Large Pearl to the center because I had an odd gap in the center.  So there you have it.  My workshop projects are now all posted and I hope this inspires you to go make something fun today!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Banner Blast-More Salebration!

 I made these for my Make and Takes this month for workshops.  Seems like everything I do for M&Ts involve chocolate and this is no different. lol  I am always trying to show "outside the box" on products that everyone knows how to use just by looking at it.  I saw someone show how to make this cute little treat holder from the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch(p. 35 of the Ocassions Mini).  I cut a 1 15/16" x 7 1/2" piece of Whisper White Cardstock and scored it on the long side at 3/4, 1 1/2, 3, 4 1/2, 6, and 6 3/4.  I added a piece of Fresh Prints DSP(p. 33 of the Ocassions Mini) to the front(love chevrons!) and added some Baked Brown Sugar Ruffled Ribbon just to the underneath before adhering down permanetly.
I used the Banner Blast stamp set and coordinating punch(BOTH are FREE during Salebration!-p. 13 of the SAB Brochure).  I stamped one in Real Red and one in Baked Brown Sugar and then the heart in Real Red also, punched them out with the matching punch.  I faux added the Natural Twine just behind the banners before popping them up on Dimensionals and tying seperate ribbons at each end into bows.  I added a Basic Rhinestone to the heart and viola, FINISHED!  I folded it all up and tied it shut with Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.   I hope you are enjoying these projects and that it will inspire you to make something fun today! Salebration starts Tuesday!