Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Name Tag Project

Earlier this month Patty Bennett had her downline meeting. She had a contest to see who could make the cutest name tag. Here is what I came up with. Did you know that you can use the Designer Rosette die to cut fabric? I cut my Twitterpated fabric in 12" strips and varied the width, ironed it and then starched it. Ran it through my Big Shot and then ironed the pleats. Let it cool and then I glued the ends together with hot glue & glued a circle of card stock (any size, as long as its smaller than your Rosette) to the back. This also gives you something to glue your Rosette to. Then I just added different flower punches and brads to the center. I used my Simply Adorned chain that I already had with the Baubles and ribbon on it. Then did my name tag in MDS (My Digital Studio), cut it out, and put it inside a name badge, added my flowers and the Pearls below my name. Although I didn't win, I think it came out pretty cute!
Here is a close up of the Rosettes. You can see I ran the Blossom punch through the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and then sponged all the flowers and added some glimmer mist. Add alcohol to a small spray bottle and then add some shimmer paint, shake and spray. The more shimmer paint you add, the more sparkle......
This was really a fun little project. We had lots of very cute name tags at the meeting.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Mixed Bunch Candy Flowers

I found these cute little candy favors on Barb Mullikin's blog, and thought I would make up a few. They are fun and fast to make. I did make a couple of changes from Barb's favors. I made them up in several different colors and used the Blossom Petals Punch for the leaves.
Here is what I used:
Mixed Bunch Stamp Set
Blossom & Blossom Petals Punches
Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, So Safron, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist & Pear Pizzazz card stock and Classic Ink.
Rolos (now they have the Easter ones, so pretty).
Edited to add: Barb got the idea from Connie Babbert's blog.
Here are all the colors I stamped.
Then I put them on a cute little glass dish.
I stamped the bold flower in all the different colors on Whisper White card stock. Punched them out with the Blossom Punch and also the coordinating card stock with same punch. Punched out the leaves from the Blossom Petals Punch and sponged them in Pear Pizzazz. Using my bone folder I turned up the flowers and curved the petals down. Used Tombow glue (green bottle) and glued down the leaves on the solid flowers then added the stamped flower with more Tombow. Used a mini glue dot to stick the Rolo to the center of each flower. Done! These will be my Thank you's for my stamp club and anyone else who places an order from me next month. I made 20 of these in a very short time. They would be really cute for a Bridal Shower, Tea, birthday party and just because!
Thank you Barb for this great idea!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Mocha Morning Coffee Cup Note Cards

I saw these cards on Becky Roberts blog a while back and thought they were so cute. So I thought I would make up a few myself. The first two photos are the mini cards. They are 3 x 3.
I used two different dsp patterns from the Mocha Morning Specialty dsp. The cups on the left are flocked.
Then I decided I wanted some that were regular card size, 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. I made them the same way as Becky did the small ones just bigger in size.
A couple of things: I used the Flower Layers die which I just realized is retired......The other flower is the Blossom punch. To make the flowers look like leather I used my bone folder to break down the fibers and then split the two layers apart.
Now for the measurements on the large Note Cards:
11" x 4 3/4" Sahara Sand
5 1/2" x 4 3/4" dsp
1 1/2" x 3 1/2" for the band
1 1/2" x 4" top of cup
I cut the angle the same way as the small note cards. On your Fiskars cutter, line the fold up to the cut line and the bottom at the half inch mark. Flip over and do the same way on the other side. This will give your card the right look for the coffee cup.
If you have any questions, just send me an email. I will be happy to help you.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Welcome Card

We have new neighbors and they have two little boys. So I made some cookies and this cute card to give them. I stamped the truck twice and then cut out all the pieces and either glued or popped up with a dimensional. The Welcome stamp & the eyelets are retired. I made the "dirt" by tearing the card stock towards me and then sponging with Crumb Cake. I was going for the "John Deer" look, as the property next to us is a ranch.
Here is what I used:
I Dig You & Warm Welcome (which is retired)
Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Garden Green
Crumb Cake, Garden Green & Basic Black Classic Ink
Large Eyelets (retired) they are perfect for the "hub caps"

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Everyday Elegance, Simply Sent Box

Have you see these in the Sale-a-bration Catalog? They make really quick and easy cards. You get 8 each of 2 designs, 16 self adhesive tags & White envelopes. You can get these FREE if you place an $50 order (before shipping & tax). So do you want to see what I did with most of my cards? I turned these into:
These boxes! How fun are these little boxes to hold a little treat. These boxes have a couple of tea bags in a cello bag, tied up with a pretty ribbon.
For these boxes I put 2 Ghirardelli Chocolates inside a small cell bag and tied them up with a pretty ribbon.
So, do you want to know how I did made these boxes? Of course you do! Super simple!
Using your Simply Scored board, set your card with the cut out design at the top and all the way against the left hand side.
Score: 1 1/8" & 4 3/8"
Flip your card around and score 2" just up to the score lines you just did on both sides. I forgot to take a photo........You will also score at 5 3/8" from the bottom. Thanks to Krista for pointing this out to me. The other long score line is already there. (its where you would fold the card in half.)
Next you will want to cut on the middle tabs and take the 2" piece on the bottom right & left off. You can see better in this next photo.
Next, flip your card over, add your sticky strip. Then put your box together and it should look like this.
The labels are stickers, so it makes putting on the ribbon easy.
You will need to stack 2 dimensionals on each other for each side.
Then you are done!
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Anthony's Page!

So after I got done with my granddaughters page I knew I wanted to do one for my grandson. While these photos aren't as good as the girl's photos, they still capture the moment when Anthony decided he wanted to suck on a lime....He was so funny, shivered from his head to his toes. I really don't want him to like limes (or lemons) like I used to. You know they take the enamel off your teeth.....know how I know? You got it, my four front teeth are all capped.
So back to the page; it was hard not to frill up this page, but had to "boy it up" a little. So I used the First Edition & Attic Boutique dsp. I used Baja Breeze for the base and added So Safron and Soft Suede....no pink! I did add the big heart cut out with the Heart Collections Framelits and embossed it with the hearts. The Elegant Bird was cut out with the First Edition dsp and distressed. Added the little flowers from the Punch Pack with a small Pearl. The flowers are from the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom Punch, both in the Occasions mini.
Here is a close up of the bird. I sponged (of course) it with Soft Suede.
Now to get these actually into a photo album......
Thanks for all your kind comments for my granddaughter's page. Much appreciated.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vintage Scrapbook Page of my Granddaughter's!

A friend of my daughter's (hi Sarah) took this awesome photo of my granddaughters and new it would make a fabulous scrapbook page. I had been wanting to try out the element I have on the right side since I saw it at Leadership. I have a mini tutorial at the end. I started out with the photos and wanted to use the new Elegant Bird die in the Occasions mini. For some reason I just had this block trying to use this die, maybe its the wing. So I die cut the bird using the Attic Boutique dsp (also in the mini). I roughed up the edges with the Distressing tool on the Cutter Kit (page 208) and sponged (of course) with Soft Suede. I added the Crocheted lace to the bottom of the bird and then I took Baja Breeze & Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon and gathered it and started laying it on the wing. You can gather this ribbon by fraying the end and grabbing a middle thread and then just pull it. I used a mini glue dot to secure it. Then I added the pearls. Next came the heart. I die cut that using our new Hearts Collection Framelits die and added the embossed hearts with the Adorning Accents Embossing folder. Sponged with Soft Suede and added the Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon all the way around, More Pearls, Crumb Cake bow with the ends gathered up, a hat pin and then a button with Linen Thread through it tied in a bow. Then I Cut strips in different widths, and lengths of the Beau Chateau dsp & the First Edition dsp, sponged with Soft Suede and using a square punch made the pointed ends. Mounted the photo on Blushing Bride card stock, added it on top of the flags and then came my lacy element. I'll show you how I did it, just scroll down.
Here is a close up of the Bird on the Heart.
And then the lacy piece. I really love how this turned out. I think I'm over my whatever it was with the bird die.....
Here is what you need to make the lacy element on my scrapbook page:
Lace Ribbon Border Punch
1/2" or so piece of c/s for the center
Pearls
After you cut 2 strips using the Lace Ribbon Punch, fold them in half. Add some snail to your colored card stock and then lay your punched pieces down.
This is what you get.
You can see the Soft Suede card stock in the center. Then I just added some of the BIG Pearls to the center of each flower. Done!
So easy! This was another favorite of mine that I saw at Leadership.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Embossing with the Framelits Dies, So Easy!

While at Leadership last month, Patty and I ran into Angie Juda and we swapped. She told me that I probably wouldn't want to swap with her because her card was so simple.....NOT! Hello, do you see the embossed heart? Well, on the back of her swap she included the sandwich to embossing with the Framelits. How cool is that? I've seen this done, but didn't know the sandwich. Since Leadership, I've shown my Stamp Club & the gals that attended my last Stamp-a-stack. They were all in " awe". Yeah, another way to use our Framelits.
So thank you, Angie for swapping with me! I so enjoyed talking to you and one of your downline gals (I'm so sorry, I can't remember her name.......).
You can check out Angie's blog, www.mychicnscratch.com. I love her videos.
Here is the sandwich you need to emboss:
Tab 2
Two Silicone Mats
Framelit (ridge or cut side up) Card Stock or dsp
Acrylic Pad
Copy Paper (for shim)
Here in my sample I'm using the Labels Collection. This is what it looks like once its embossed.
Here I put 4 of the Framelits on at once.
Ran it through the Big Shot and waah laaa! Isn't this cool?
You can check out the Framelits here: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=864
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Now is a GREAT time to Join my Team!

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Easy Events $24.95
For All You Do $28.95
Create a Cupcake $22.95
Triple Treat Flower $8.95
Wheel $6.50
Self Inking Handle $3.50
Un-inked Cartridge $5.25
1 Ink Refill $2.95
Clear Block C $6.95
Cupcake Punch $23.95
Blender Pen $2.50
Versamark $7.50
4 Classic Inc Pads $5.95 x 4
2 Stampin' Write Markers $2.50 x 2
Snail $6.95
Stampin' Dimensionals $2.95
Envelopes $6.95
Whisper White c/s $8.50
5/8" Satin Ribbon $8.95
Decor Elements $9.95
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Color Coach
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Getting Started DVD, & Guide
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Designer Cuts

Have you seen these cards in the Occasions Mini catalog? They are beautiful even if you do nothing else to them. Check them out on page 9. You get 8 cards with Blushing Bride envelopes, 4 cards with a laser cut single heart & 4 cards with a laser cut border. These cards are fun to make and quick. These are the cards my Stamp Club Members made. They purchased the cards in their orders last month. They each got a container of Trinket Hearts from me since I didn't have to cut much card stock, and besides these trinkets are perfect with these cards. Don't you think?
Curly Cute & Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
Mocha Morning Specialty dsp
Soft Suede & Vanilla card stock
Window Word Punch
Designer Rosette Die
Vintage Trinkets
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Loving Thoughts Stamp set
Foil
Blushing Bride Pleated Ribbon
Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Trinket Hearts
Vintage Trinkets
Rhinestones
Loving Thoughts stamp set (FREE for going to Leadership)
Blushing Bride Classic Ink
Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz
Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon
Trinket Hearts
Pearls
Neutrals Button with Linen Thread
Mixed Bunch & Loving Thoughts stamp set (FREE at Leadership)
Vanilla, Crumb Cake & Blushing Bride card stock
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Pearls
Blossom Punch
Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz
Curly Cute Stamp Set
Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz
1/2" Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon
Pearls
TIP: Since all of the cards are Vanilla, I didn't like the Scallop ribbon with the white dots, so I colored in the white dots with my Soft Suede marker.
Mixed Bunch & Curly Cute Stamp sets
Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red & Vanilla card stock
Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon
Pearls
Tip: To make the butterfly, stamp with the ornate flower in Mixed Bunches, punch out with the Blossom punch and then cut off 2 opposite petals, leave just a little for them to be connected. (I cased this from page 16 of the Occasions catalog). Add your Pearls and you have a beautiful butterfly.
Loving Thoughts stamp set
Blushing Bride card stock
Blushing Bride Classic Ink
Victoria Crochet Trim Ribbon
Vanilla 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Vintage Trinkets
Trinket Hearts
Rhinestones
Sprinkled Expressions (SAB)
Riding Hood Red card stock
Riding Hood Red Classic Ink
First Edition dsp
Hearts Collection, Framelits dies
Fashionable Hearts Embosslits die
Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon
Neutrals Button with Linen Thread
Sprinkled Expressions Stamp Set
Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz
Black & Riding Hood Red markers
Riding Hood Red & Vanilla card stock
1 1/4" & 1 3/8" Circle Punches
Trinket Hearts
Vintage Trinkets
Riding Hood Red Pleated Ribbon