Here is a card I made for my sister who LOVES purple. I used Elegant Eggplant and More Mustard. I brayerd the Manhattan Flower that I had embossed on Whisper White card stock. I brayerd 3 colors; Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace and Elegant Eggplant. After I cut the flowers out I rubbed Versa Mark on the surface and then heat embossed Iridescent Ice. Looks pretty cool IRL. Different color combination than I am use to using. I used the Wide Oval Punch for the Birthday saying which is Hugs and Wishes stamp set. I also punched Elegant Eggplant with the same punch and off set it. (all products are Stampin' Up!)
Sunday, May 31, 2009
Saturday, May 30, 2009
We also made this "Wallet". Holds a couple gift cards too. This was made using the To the Nines Designer Paper. This paper is almost as think as card stock and is textured. I love it! To make the wallet:
Designer Paper 3" x 8 1/2" score @ 4 1/4
Inside pocket on left: 3 1/2" x 2 1/4" (this size can be adjusted a bit larger)
Right Side: 4" x 1 1/4" and 4" x 2"
You will need to cut a piece 3/4" x 2" for the wallet closure
Matt Pack for faux stitching
Let me know if you have any questions.
Good Afternoon! Today was our monthly club. We did two projects; a Joy Fold Card and a Wallet Gift Card Holder (Wallet to post in a different posting). I knew when I saw To the Nines Designer Paper from SU! that these would make some great masculine cards. Have you ever done a Joy Fold Card? If not here is how you do it:
Choc. Chip CS cut 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" scored @ 5 1/2"
Sage Shadow CS cut 3" x 8" scored @ 4"
Designer Paper cut 4" x 5 1/4" (polka dot)
Designer Paper cut 2 3/4" x 4" (choc. paisley the other side of the polka dots)
Whisper White cut 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" cut 2
1 1/4" & 1" Circle punches
Hopefully you can tell how the card is assembled with the picture that is closed and open.
Monday, May 25, 2009
Ok I know that I have been MIA!!! I have no excuses either. But I have had 5 days off in a row the first day started off with a Migraine! UG! So after a few days of rest I was in the stamping mood. Finished some old projects and started some new. Last Monday was our 18th Wedding Anniversary. I didn't make a card :-O . I saw a really cute card on My Creative Corner. She did an anniversary card for her brother. I liked the layout so I used Cheers for You stamp set from SU! (I love this set)
I stamped the champagne glasses and colored them in with So Saffron then applied Crystal Effects to make it look like glass. After it dried I used the Wide Oval Punch. Since there is no Wide Oval Scallop Punch I made a "ruffle scallop" around the Wide Oval Punch. Jan Tink had a great idea when she came up with that. Check out her tutorial here. The "Happy Anniversary" came from Hugs & Wishes stamp set and I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line the Happy on top of Anniversary to it would fit the large oval punch. I also used the scallop oval punch too. This card is just punchy! Hop on over to 365 Cards to see everyone's entries.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I finally got my Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions for my Big Shot! So the first thing I did was find the brayered technique I saw on Patty Bennett's Blog Patty's Stamping Spot. She did a great video too! Here is how you do it:
You will need Shimmery Card Stock ( I love this CS)
Manhattan Flower Textured Impressions Die
Big Shot and accessories
Classic Ink (I used Regal Rose and Apricot Appeal)
After you impress your paper you want to put the "raised" side down on your working surface. You will be brayering the "debossed" side. Ink up your brayer and roll it across a scrap piece of paper to get the excess off then very gently roll across the shimmery paper in different directions. (Watch the video, you'll see) Proceed with any other colors you choose until you get the desired look. Cut the flowers out and attach to your card stock. I also took an envelope and impressed it too then took a cotten ball with pearl x on it and rubbed it over the envelope.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I made this pin about a week ago but just put on the antenna's tonight. It was my very first attempt at making a paper pin. There is an awesome video on UStamp4fun. Please watch it for the instructions. I can't wait to try this again with other stamps. Although there is a lot of drying time the finished product can be so lovely.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Here is the card I made for my mother. I used black card stock with Shimmery White card stock as my base. I made the vase from the wide oval punch that I had used the texture plates on and sponged color over the top for it to "pop". Sweet Stems are the flower coming out of the vase. I made two daisies from the small daisy flower on the BIGZ die Daisies #2. For the stem of the daisies I used the stem from Playful Petals. In the middle of the daisies I used so saffron corduroy brads.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Today is Teacher Appreciation Day. So I made these gifts for my son's Kindergarten teacher and for my other son's preschool teacher. Inspiration came from Dawn Easton and Nicole Heady. Please check out there sites for inspiration and for the pdf on the journal questions!
I used Summer Picnic DP from Stampin' Up!. I didn't have a "teacher" stamp so I printed one and punched it out with the new oval scallop punch.
The teachers really loved them.
Friday, May 1, 2009
Yesterday I received a box of goodies from Stampin' Up! One of the items I had ordered was the Flower Daisy #2 Bigz Die. I had seen another Daisy Purse so I cased it because it was so cute. Thank you Stamps, Paper, Glitter for your inspiration!
I started by making a box with pretty in pink card stock measuring 6" x 8" and scoring all sides at 2 1/2". When you fold the box you will see where you will need to cut the sides down to 1". (2 flaps on each end and be careful not to cut the main flap). Next I cut my designer paper and a matching card stock and glued them together with my anywhere glue stick then I used my large scallop circle bigz Die to cut two sides for my purse. After that I cut two set of the Flower Daisy and staggered them and adhered them to the front of one side of the purse. Use sticky strip to adhere your box sides. For the sides and strap I used white satin ribbon and the filigree brads as an accent.