Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sale-a-bration! Ends Tomorrow!



Sale-a-bration ends tomorrow. Did you get everything you wanted from the SAB Flyer? 
Stampin' Up! now is able to ship to different addresses, use this HOSTESS CODE: 2KXYSMGG when placing your online orders. If I get enough orders I will draw a name for the hostess benefits. Now, if you spend $150 don't use the hostess code as you will receive ALL of the benefits. Your orders need to be by Thursday, March 21st so I can draw a name for the benefits.Contact me if you have any questions, cindee@pacbell.net.
This is a super easy card and a great way to showcase the Sycamore Street dsp. and bottle caps.
Here you can see the bottle caps close up.

  
Soda Pop Tops, #129388, page 24 of the Spring Catalog.
 

Happy Birthday Anthony!


My grandson, Anthony turned 4 years old yesterday. We went out for pizza and cupcakes. 
We were all singing Happy Birthday to him.

Enjoying his cupcake.
 
Anthony loves Spiderman and has quite a few of them. He is even playing with my son's "ugly" men, which is what I started calling them when Michael was this age. He is now 28 years old. Spiderman was a bit labor intensive, but worth it. I used a ton of punches. I found Spiderman on "Diary of Two Crafty Girls".      

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Back to Sale-a-bration!

Only 3 more days of Sale-a-bration. 
Stampin' Up! is now able to ship to different addresses.  Use this Hostess code: 2KXYSMGG when you place your order, unless you spend $150 and then you will get all the hostess benefits and won't need the Hostess code. If I get enough orders, I will draw a name to give away the hostess benefits. This is a great time to stock up on staples, like adhesive, Whisper White, Black, Crumb Cake, card stock. Also the 2011 In Colors will be retiring May 31st. They will go fast and if you LOVE these colors, I would recommend getting everything you want now. (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder). Why not stock up now and get FREE goodies too!
Here is another card with lots of SAB items.
I decided to add some "interest" to the flowers by punching them "off center". What do you think?

Hard to tell in the photo, but all of the flowers and sentiment are popped up with dimensionals. 


Here is what else I used for this card:

Pool Party card stock base, #
Island Indigo card stock, #
Whisper White card stock, #
Rich Razzleberry card stock, #115316
Rich Razzleberry Ink, #126950
Tangerine Tango card stock, #11349
Tamgerine Tango Ink, #126946
Summer Starfruit card stock, #126839
Summer Starfruit Ink, #126991
1" Circle Punch, #119868
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, #127811 (carried over from the Holiday Catalog)
1 1/4" Circle Punch, #119861
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
Dimensionals, #104430

 

Monday, March 18, 2013

Anniversary Card-35 Years....WHAT?

Today my husband and I have been married for 35 years. We have two grown children and 3 grand-kids. We also have one Cocker Spaniel, 2 cats and one grand-dog!

Here is the card I made for my husband. I used the Best of Love stamp set.
I tried to keep it simple. I used almost every stamp in the set.

Here is the inside. 
Best of Love, # 132987

Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, #122332


Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, #127819


Here are the other items I used for this card:

Very Vanilla card stock, #101650
Soft Suede card stock, #115318
Crumb Cake Ink, #126975
Large Oval Punch, #119855
Scallop Oval Punch, #119856

I'm off to have dinner with my wonderful husband!

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sale-a-bration Ends Friday!


Not much time left to take advantage of Sale-a-bration. I will be posting cards using my SAB items all this week. Hopefully they will give you some inspiration to use your SAB items, or place your order NOW! Since Stampin' Up! now is able to ship to different addresses, use this HOSTESS CODE: 2KXYSMGG when placing your online orders. If I get enough orders I will draw a name for the hostess benefits. Now, if you spend $150 don't use the hostess code as you will receive ALL of the benefits. Your orders need to be by Thursday, March 21st so I can draw a name for the benefits.Contact me if you have any questions, cindee@pacbell.net.
This card uses the Sycamore Street dsp & Bloomin' Marvelous stamp set. You can get 1 item from the SAB Flyer for every $50 you spend, no limit. I'm going to hate to see this dsp go.......I love it!

You can see I used dimenstionals to pop up the flowers and the sentiment. 

Here is what else I used:

Rich Razzleberry Card Base, 11" x 4 1/4", #
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Summer Starfruit card stock, #126839
Summer Starfruit Ink, #126991
Pool Party card stock, #122924
Pool Party Ink, #126982
Tangerine Tango card stock, #111349
Tangerine Tango Ink, #126946
1" Circle Punch, #119868
1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, #127811 (carried over from Holiday Catalog)
Large Oval Punch, #119855
Scallop Oval Punch, #119856
Needlepoint Embossing Folder, #129383
1/8" Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, (which I just realized is retired....ughhh)
Dimensionals, #104430



Monday, March 11, 2013

Spring Printer Tray Inserts

At the last minute I ended up taking Patty Bennett's Spring Printer Tray Class on Saturday. It was so much fun! Here is one of my trays.
Patty did all of the inserts in My Digital Studio 2 and then we embellished each insert, with buttons, brads and pearls.

Here is one of my dresses. Added a "sweater" to my dress.

Side view. I used dimensionals to layer my "sweater".

Do you see how pretty the ribbon and flower are? This ribbon only comes in White.  I'll be making a video on how that was done. Patty is a GENUS!
Thanks so much for your fun class Patty! I think she still has a few inserts left. Check out her blog HERE!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Pop Up Posies Designer Kit-Thinking Out of the Box!

I've seen some super cute things made with this kit. I was just on someones blog (of course I can't remember who or find the email I thought I saved.....) and she had made this cute box and candy holder using the Embossed Paper Tags that come with this kit.

Edited to add: It was Paula Wright at Stamping with Paula.
Where I originally saw these cute boxes. Thank you Paula! 
Aren't they cute? 

This is the side view of the candy holder. I put 3 Hershey  candies inside, held with snail adhesive. Take 2 labels and score on one end of each about 1". Sticky strip them together, add your candy and decorate.

Here is the box. The label is the box top. I stamped the box with one of the flowers in the Best of Flowers stamp set. The box is big enough for a gift card or a small gift.

Here is the top of the box or lid. I stacked all of the flowers and used one of the brads that comes in the kit to hold them together. Then I ruffed them up a bit.
For the box:

Cut your cardstock at: 5 3/4" x 8 1/2". Score on the long side at:
1 1/4", 3 5/8", 4 7/8" and 7 1/4".
Flip to the short side and score at: 1 1/4".
If you are going to stamp on your box, do it now.
Cut up to the fold lines and fold with a bone folder.
Here is my template. The squiggle lines are where you put Sticky Strip. Also on the two small flaps on the OTHER side.
For the box top:

You will score at the notches on all four sides. It leaves you with about a 1/2" all around. It was hard to get a good photo. Then cut up too the score lines and use glue dots to make the box top.
Now you can decorate the top of your box. 

Here is what I used:
Item #131395, $12.95 (the kit comes with the stamp too!)

Best of Flowers, #133342, $14.95. I used the single flower on the right bottom.

Calypso Coral Card stock, #122925
Calypso Coral Ink, #126983
Calypso Coral Bakers Twine, #125573
Large Oval Punch, #119855
Scallop Oval Punch, #119856
1 3/8" Circle Punch, #119860
Apothecary Accents Framelits, #127003
Glue dots, #103683
Sticky Strip, #10494

Now you go make one!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Spring Square Swap

 I finally took the time to place my square swaps into my frame yesterday. I was having a hard time trying to decide which dsp to put them all on. Then I came across the Canvas Creations (#129375, $3.95, page 21 of the Spring Catalog). I've been saving it for something special. Look what I did........

I cut the Canvas with my paper cutter to fit my frame, laid out all of the squares, and I was short one, so I just made up another one, then stamped the sentiment, (Feel Goods, #129684, $18.95) with basic black ink, and added the Crepe Paper flowers using scallop circle punches.

Here is a photo without the glare of the glass.

Here you can see the texture of the Canvas and the flowers. For the flowers I punched 8 in each size, 7/8", 1 1/4" and 1 3/4" scallop circle punches. You can punch 8 layers together. Then I took my Stampin' Misters and filled them with Rubbing Alcohol and Pretty in Pink, Marina Mist & Daffodil Delight re-inkers. I did about 10 drops in each mister and then added some Champagne Shimmer paint in each. Shook them up and sprayed each scallop, scrunched them up and let them dry. It only took a few minutes. Layered and put them together with a mini brad. Took each layer and scrunched again, then fluffed. I went back and took a marker same color as re-inkers and colored just the tops of the flowers. Gives it a two-toned look. The leaves are from the Blossom Petals Builder Punch. I used glue dots to stick them to the Canvas and snail to glue the squares down.
This was my square swap. I embossed one of the flowers in Secret Garden, die cut with the matching framelits and used re-inker and a Aqua Pen to add color to each flower. Once that was dry, I coated each flower with Crystal Effects. I shaped each flower with a bone folder and adhered with a dimensional.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Another All Dressed Up Frame!

I just can't get enough of these cute dresses. I had my granddaughters in mind when I made this frame. They are all about anything pink, sparkly and girly, so this is them to a T.
For this frame I embossed the mat with the large stamp using white embossing powder. Hard to see in the photo.

I used some of the flowers in the Artisan Kit, Two Toned Pink Pirouette Ribbon & Paper Daisies. Did you know that you can gather this ribbon easily by grabbing one of the threads and pulling?

Here I used more of the flowers from the Artisan Kit. The tulle is from Walmart.

This one I embossed the form with the Elegant Lines EB Folder. I had those Pink Rhinestones left over from another kit. The background paper is from Fan Fair. 
Artisan Embellishments Kit, #129328

1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon, Pink Pirouette, #129294

Elements of Style, #118611 (Wood mount)

Fan Fair dsp, #126918

Dress Up Framelits, #130101