Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Shaker Cards! How Fun!

I love making these "shaker" cards since Stampin' Up! came out with these "shaker frames". Makes it so easy. Check out this video. When I saw her cutting out the snowman's tummy, I thought, oh no, I'm not good with a hobby blade.......but it wasn't so bad. Now I wished I would of added more Mica Flakes. Next time......
Here is what I used for this card:
Frostwood Lodge dsp
Garden Green, Shimmery White, Whisper White & Cherry Cobbler card stock
Snow Much Fun & Petite Pairs stamp sets
1 3/8" Circle, Modern Label, Decorative Label Punches
Shaker Frames, (largest one)
Cherry Cobbler & White Bakers Twine
Markers & Aqua Pen
Then, I thought, ok that was pretty easy, lets see if I can do one that I designed; I first stamped the large leaf and went to cut it out, oh no! That one would put me over the edge, so I stamped the smaller leaf, that I could do!
For this card I used these products:
Spice Cake dsp (my most favorite dsp, don't have it, oh, its a "must have")
Very Vanilla, Pool Party card stock
Gently Fallen stamp set
Linen Thread
Window Word Punch
Shaker Frames
Champagne Glass Glitter
You can find all these products and more in my Online Store.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Fun Folding Card!

Check out this fun card I made for Sharon's birthday using my favorite dsp. Wendy has a great video on how to make this card. Here is the card closed.
Here it is opened on one side. The top piece goes into the square piece on the card front. So clever.
And here is the middle of the card.
I used my favorite dsp, Spice Cake and the Gently Falling stamp set. I got all these products (and the matching fabric, for FREE as one of my perks of being a Manager with Stampin' Up!)

Monday, September 26, 2011

Best Friends Frame!

Here is another frame using an embroidery hoop. These two gals are my BESTEST (is that even a word?) friends whom I've know the longest. I met Cindy, far left when I worked at House Of Fabrics and I was 16 years old. Lynne, (far right) I've known for almost 30 years. We all worked for Long's Drug stores when we were young. I know I'm dating myself, House of Fabrics and Long's are no longer around.
You can see where I even stamped around the embroidery hoop with white craft ink. So easy with the clear mount stamps. Just ink up your stamp without the block and carefully stamp. And of course I had to make another Medallion.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Spice Cake Treat Bags!

I found the instructions to make these cute little Treat Bags here. I always need a little thank you, and thought these would work. I know you are probably saying, "more medallions" really......but, you have to admit they look pretty cute on these Treat Bags. The middle one was made using the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch. You punch 2 scallops, score in the valley of each scallop, cut up to the center and accordion fold, glue them together and add your center. Easy peasy. I was lazy and took the photo right where I sit and create all of my goodies. So what you see behind the bags are my punches. And the bags are sitting on my new Simply Scored. Which makes making these medallions so much easier.
I used the Spice Cake dsp, which is my FAVORITE dsp right now. I didn't think I would like it, but boy was I WRONG. And those HUGE buttons, Oh my! Want to know how I did the center of the buttons? I cut a sliver of card stock and tied it onto my button in a knot. You can do it, but be careful, just don't tighten too tight. Then wrap the ends around anything round. I used a skewer, pull out the skewer and like magic you have a curly cue coming out of the button.
I think this is my favorite one.
This is what is in the inside of the bag. I also used some other of the smaller candy bars in the other two bags.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Another Medallion!

A couple of weeks ago I made some Zucchini Bread with the zucchini from our garden. I made several loaves and froze them. So here is one decorated for a friend. I can't seem to make enough of these "medallions". Here I used the Berry Blossoms dsp and added a 1" circle in Wisteria Wonder and then a In Color Brad (love these). For the tag, I used Creatively Yours stamp set and punched it out with the Large Oval and mounted it on the Scallop Oval Punches.
You can't really see the belly band, but I just took a 1 3/4" x 11 strip of dsp (Berry Blossom) and mounted that onto a 2" strip of Wisteria Wonder that I punched the edges with Scallop Trim Border Punch, wrapped it around my bread and hot glued it all together.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Check Out How We Used the Decorative Label Punch on this Card!

Last 2 cards from my Stamp A Stack. This first card was cased from Sharon Howard. The other one is from one of my downline gals, Paula Watson. Thanks Girl's. Sharon's card I changed the stamp set and colors, Paula's I only changed the greeting.
With this first card I loved how Sharon did the center of the dsp. Now we don't have a punch or a die that makes this exact cut out image, but if you take a 4 x 4 piece of c/s or dsp and using the Decorative Label Punch and punch on one side in the center, then punch again on the opposite side center, then on each side. What you have is a cool punched out piece without buying another punch or die (not that I would mind if you bought either of those items from me).......just saying........
So here is what I used for Sharon's card:
Creative Elements stamp set
Cherry Cobbler & Very Vanilla card stock, First Edition dsp
Basic Black & Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink
2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Modern Label punches
1/2" Basic Black 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon
Now for this card:
Sweets for the Sweet & Perfect Punches (for the greeting) stamp sets
Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, Real Red card stock
Real Red, Wild Wasabi & Tempting Turquoise Classic Ink
Extra Large Oval Punch
Square Lattice & Stripes Embossing Folders & Beautiful Wings Embosslit
Brads & Basic Rhinestones

More Cards from my Stamp-a-stack

Here are a couple more from my last Stamp-a-stack. This is my attempt to do vintage.
Here is what I used to make this card:
Best Friends Forever stamp set (I received this FREE at convention)
Baja Breeze, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla card stock
Baja Breeze & Soft Suede Classic Ink
Vintage Wallpaper & Designer Frames Embossing Folders
Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (flower shape)
1/2" Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Distressing Essentials (page 203)
Here is what I used for this card:
Delicate Doilies & Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Very Vanilla & Marina Mist card stock
Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz & Pacific Point Classic Ink
Marina Mist 1 1/4" Ribbon, Basic Pearls

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Button Buddies Stamp-a-Stack Card

Here is a card we did at my last Stamp-a-stack. I really love this dsp.
Here is what I used:
Button Buddies & Perfect Words (hostess set)stamp set
Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade card stock & Berry Blossoms dsp
Lace Ribbon Border, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1/2 circle" & Scallop Circle punches
Printed Brads, In Colors (These are my favorite!)
I hope you take time to stamp today!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Gently Falling Birthday Card

Here is a card I made for a friend. I'm loving this stamp set, Gently Falling. For the lacy edging I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, and covered up half of it.
Here is what I used to make my card:
Gently Falling Stamp Set
Very Vanilla, More Mustard card stock
Early Espresso, More Mustard & Old Olive Classic Ink
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Medium Oval & Scallop Oval punches

Monday, September 12, 2011

Friends Card, Using the Side Notes from Beau Chateau, So Fun!

Here is a card I made for a friend. Super easy.
Here is what I used:
Very Vanilla c/s
Soft Suede c/s
Creative Elements stamp set
Decor Wheel
Soft Suede Classic Ink
Side Notes, Beau Chateau (page 190, these are FABULOUS!)
Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding ribbon
Antique Brads
Now go and make one!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Last Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit Share!

Here is my last share using this scrappin' Kit. While at convention this year, Donna Griffith made this adorable house where half of the lid opens for you to add some treats.
I used all the stickers and dsp from the kit. Added the Quilted Ribbon & Rhinestones.
Here is the top view. Can't you see these are great neighbor gifts?
I will be having a class making 3 houses, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. I'm working on the Halloween house right now. Just too fun!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Christmas Lane Cards!

Here are a couple cards done with the Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit.
This first card I ran the dsp through the Snow Burst Embossing folder, added the Scallop Trim Boarder at the bottom, then the holly leaves and berries from the Scrappin' Kit.
The next card uses all the pieces from the Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit.
Simple and only took a few minutes.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Medallion Wreath Featuring Spice Cake Designer Series Paper

Have you seen the wreath on page 6 of the Holiday Mini catalog? Stampin' Up! has a beautiful wreath made up of "Medallions" or "Lollies" as SU calls them. My most FAVORITE dsp right now is Spice Cake and knew that I had to make a wreath using this dsp. So here is my version.
What do you think? I have it hung up on my Craft Room Door. So, now do you all want to have a class and make one yourself? You could make one for every holiday. The one tool that helped make these medallions is Stampin' Up's! Simply Scored. Takes just a few seconds to score each sheet of cardstock or dsp. Check it out, page 6 & 7 of the Holiday mini. Oh, yeah! You HAVE to have this tool. Just like you have to have the BIG SHOT! Used the Butterfly die and added a couple to my wreath.
Here is a side view, so you can see the dimension.
Here is what I used to make my wreath:
Spice Cake dsp, 3 sheets
Pool Party 12 x 12 card stock, 1 sheet
Pear Pizzazz 12 x 12 card stock, 1 sheet
Spice Cake Designer Buttons
Antique Brads
In Color Brads
Scallop Circle Punch
Bo-Ho Blossom Punch
1" Circle Punch
Scallop Edge Punch
Scallop Trim Border Punch
Gently Falling stamp set
Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, River Rock Classic Ink
Very Vanilla card stock (for leaves)
Stripped Grosgrain Ribbon
Bakers Twine
Linen Thread
Hot Glue
So let me know, if a class making this wreath is something you might like.

Monday, September 5, 2011

I know, I've Been Gone All Week-end.......

Yard work was crying out to me. I haven't helped my husband out in the yard in a very long time. So, it was time I did. Our side yard is looking pretty good, still more to do.......does it ever end?
Ok, here is another project using the Christmas Lane Scrappin' Kit. Have you noticed the ornament on page 28 of the Holiday Mini? Want to know how to make one? Check out this gals blog. They are pretty easy, but a bit time consuming. Totally worth it! Mine is not nearly as pretty as the gal from The Little Blue House. But I wanted to use some of the stickers from the scrappin' kit. Next one will be fancier.........
Here is a side view. I made mine using 2 1/4" squares, but I think you can use any size squares.
The "flag" is from the Petal Cone die.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini is now LIVE! Yahoo!

The Holiday Mini is finally here! I've been posting sneak peeks all month. Have you heard all the chatter about the "Simply Scored" tool? All I can say is "Super Cool"! Do you like to make these "lollies" or as I call them Medallions? This is the perfect tool to make them.
Wait until you see the coordinating, Stitched Stocking & Stocking Builder Punch. OMG! The Stocking Die & Accents, so cool! Designer Series Papers, Fabric that matches a few of them, Skinny Bags, Kraft Boxes, Buttons that coordinate with our dsp & fabric, ribbon, Stitched Felt Pieces, Mini Jingle Bells, Snow Burst Embossing Folder, Peekaboo Frames Die & all of the wonderful new stamp sets, Halloween, Thanksgiving & Christmas. I'm sure I've left out some things. If you don't have a mini catalog, contact me, I would be happy to mail you one if you don't already have a demonstrator.