Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
This card uses two products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog, wait, make that three! As a long time Stampin' Up! demonstrator, Sale-a-Bration is one of my favorite time of the year. For those of you who are not familiar with this annual special, Sale-a-Bration is a promotion where you can choose a free product from the special Sale-a-Bration catalog for every $50 you spend. This card uses the Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, the Designer Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, and the Kindness Matters stamp set. I started out by stamping the butterfly image in basic black on to a scrap of Very Vanilla, then punched that out with the XL Oval punch. I also stamped a second butterfly, to cut out an layer on top of the first butterfly for some added dimension. I colored the butterflies with Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Lucky Limeade markers. I also added some
sponging to the edges of the Very Vanilla oval for a distressed look. Next I cut a larger oval with my Big Shot and ran it through the Designer Frames Embossing Folder. To keep the oval in place while embossing, I added a tiny bit of dotto to the back of my oval (dotto is a repositional adhesive, so good for keeping things in place for just a little time) then placed it in the folder and embossed it. I then used a sponge and some Chocolate Chip ink to distress the larger Crumb Cake oval. I also used my distressing tool to ruff up the large oval. Then I glued the small oval into the large oval. I used some linen thread to tie the oval onto the Island Indigo background paper, which had been embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. I also added some sponging to the edges of the Island Indigo paper as well. I used a scrap of Very Vanilla to make the "Thanks" tag, and attached it with a Vintage Trinkets brad. So, I realize that my Thanks is a bit crooked, I didn't notice it as much in person, but then after I took the pictures, it really stood out. I decided to say it was part of the shabby chic distressed look of the card :)
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Friday, February 24, 2012
To make the box you need to trim half of an inch off the long side, to make the paper 8 1/2 by 10 1/2. Then you need to score that paper at 1 1/2 in, 5 in, 6 1/2 and 10in, along the long side, then turn the paper and make another score at 1 1/2 inches.
cut off the small rectangle made by your score lines, you can see where I've cut mine in this picture. You also need to cut along the score lines up to the 1 1/2 inch line you made.
Fold your box and use a strong adhesive, like sticky strip, to glue it together. I also added a crease line to the sides so that it closed nicely.
I added a tab punch and some ribbon to the top, as a closure for the box. In the background of this picture you can see the Blossom Builder Kit. Fill it with something, I recommend Chocolate, and you're done! Yea! So fast!
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I keep reaching for the Island Indigo paper. I love the richness of the color, and how it looks when paired up with other colors. On the top card I used Baja Breeze and Lucky Limeade with Island Indigo. The Ribbon is Seam Binding ribbon in Baja Breeze. I love the Seam Binding Ribbon, it can be ruffled or wrinked and very thin and easy to tie. I added a paper flower, made by cutting a spiral from a circle and twisting it around. I add a glue dot every so often to hold the spiral in place. I also added some leaves from the Bird Builder punch. I added a pearl to the center of the flower, as well as some very small ones on the stamped flowers at the bottom. Stamp sets used are from the Sale-A-Bration promotion; Elementary Elegance and Fresh Vintage.
This card uses the same colors as the one above, as well as the Elementary stamp set from Sale-A-Bration. The Happy Birthday image is punched out with the curly label punch, and stuck on with a dimentional.
Thanks for stopping by! Im participating in an online digital scrapbooking class this month, so hopefully I'll have lots of pages to share soon! You can try My digital Studio free for 30 days by downloading the trail version of the software. Contact me to find out more.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I'm not sure which color combination I like best. I'm leaning towards the cool colors, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Lucky Limeade, with Basic Grey as a background. Its rather grey outside today though, so that's probably why I felt compelled to make a version in warmer colors; Poppy Parade, Calypso Coral, and Blushing Bride, with an Early Espresso base. I like the wider ribbon in grey, I didn't have a wider Brown. Then I thought I would see what it looked like without the ribbon, in case I use this card at an event where I would need to make a lot, like a swap. I tried strips of paper in matching colors.
I used a corner rounder on just the two corners, across from each other on the white cardstock. When I made the version with the paper stripes I also used the corner rounder on the base, and I like how that looks. I also used the 1 inch square punch and the postage stamp punch.
Both cards used FREE Sale-A-Bration stamps! gotta love that! Sale-A-Bration runs through March 31st.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012
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Monday, February 13, 2012
|use two sizes at the same time to make the frame|
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Saturday, February 11, 2012
From the bottom of my Heart to the Tip of my Toes!
Another mom told me about this idea that she saw online and it sounded so cute I had to make it! I love projects that use kids hand prints or toe prints and thumbprints. See this post here for another idea Angel wings Its fun to see their hands get bigger and bigger, until they are too old and refuse to do them, like my oldest son David. The children's hands form a heart, and then I added their toes at the bottom. I put Whisper White Craft Ink on their hands and stamped them, then did the same to their toes. I then quickly cleaned them up so that I didn't have ink all over the house :) Jillian was being a stinker and wouldn't show her face for the picture.
I added a tag to the page, using the new Hearts Collection Framelits Dies from the new Occasions mini catalog. I used Blushing Bride and matching ribbon to complete the tag.
This was a fun, easy, and quick project to do with the kids! Thanks for the Idea Lori! You can use washable paint, or use red ink on white paper, whatever you have on hand to make the tag.
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Thursday, February 9, 2012
I love that the products all co-ordinate together. The Adorning Accents Edgelits dies are a set of 2 for $9.95, and the matching Adorning Accents Embossing Folders come as a set of 3 for $8.95. I used the Embossing Folders on my BEE MINE project here. I really wanted to use one of my new stamp sets and the Bordering on Romance set fit the mood perfectly. This set also has a stamp that matches the Edgelits Dies, but I did not use that image on this card. I recently saw a card that someone made, where they colored with markers on colored cardstock. I had always wanted really sharp colors, so I stamp on white if I am going to color the images in. But I liked the way the card looked with the coloring right on the colored cardstock, so I thought I would give it a try. I decided to use ink and blender pens instead of markers, so that I could get some highlights. I stamped my image in Versamark and then used white embossing powder and my heat gun to create an embossed image. I also stamped a "Thank you" and embossed it as well. I then used my Riding Hood Red, Lucky Limeade, and Island Indigo ink pads and a Blender pen to color in the floral image.
I also decorated the inside of my card. I wanted the cut Edge on the front to really stand out, so I added a strip of Twitterpated paper to the inside, that shows nicely on the front of the card. I also added some white cardstock to write a message on.
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Tuesday, February 7, 2012
This one took me minutes to make, it came together so fast because I stuck to all papers and images from the same digital kit. Next we have Jillian's journal. I used paper from "Timeless Portrait" and a black bow to co-ordinate with the bow in her hair. David has two journals. He has just turned 10 and is an avid cartoon maker, as well as a movie maker! He loves to make stop motion movies with his legos, and draws tons of cartoons. I thought he might like a journal to keep track of ideas that he could use for his cartoons and movies. I found a drawing that he made of his favorite cartoon character, Darvin the Dog. I scanned the picture into my computer, and used it on the cover of his idea journal. I hope he likes his surprise! I used a crumpled paper background from the "Downtown Grunge" kit, which is also where I got the digital "tape" that holds Darvin's picture. I hope he likes it!