Monday, September 29, 2008
One of my favorite dies for the Big Shot is Stampin' Up's exclusive Top Note die. It makes the perfect bag topper. Fold it long ways (as shown on this project) and it fits perfectly over the Medium Cello Bag. Fold it the short way, and it fits the Small Cello Bag!
Supplies: Holiday Blitz, All Holidays, Pumpkin Pie ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink & cardstock, Old Olive marker, Whisper White cardstock, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" Circle Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
This was the third project from my Totally Hands-On Workshop Tuesday night. We used twp of the sale-priced stamp sets. There's still one week left to take advantage of the "Never Before Seen" sale and get 15% off select new stamp sets! Ready to order? Go to my website and click "Shop Now".
[The finished card measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".]
Supplies: Pocket Silhouettes stamp set (15% off!), Heard from the Heart stamp set (15% off!), Regal Rose marker & cardstock, Old Olive ink pad/marker & cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Curly Label punch, Versamark ink pad, Winter White embossing powder, Heat Tool, Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So how 'bout a peek at the projects we made?! Here's the first one. We used the Big Shot to make this darling pillow box.
Sorry, I don't have a pattern to post for you -- we just used the Pillow Box die and decorated it with some Junior Varsity DSP and 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon. So easy!! (You can get this die free if you purchase the Special Edition Big Shot Starter Kit from me in September or October!) I gave everyone three Hershey nuggets to put inside, which perfectly fills the box...but I think most of them ate the chocolate and left the box empty!
Supplies: Pillow Box die for Big Shot, Best Yet hostess stamp set, Dots Are Hot stamp set, Old Olive ink, So Saffron ink, Whisper White cardstock, Bashful Blue cardstock, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Monday, September 22, 2008
This is my first card with the new Season of Friendship stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog! I love the colors in Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge this week: Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal, and Whisper White. The colors and the little bird on the necklace charm made me think of this stamp set. Here's what I came up with:
Supplies: Season of Friendship stamp set. Chocolate Chip ink, Pumpkin Pie ink & cardstock, Taken with Teal ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Wide Oval Punch, Crafters' Tool Kit, 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain ribbon
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I used the Coluzzle to cut the circles. The Baja Breeze (lighter blue) circle is the actual card that opens. I started with a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" card and lined it up so the fold of the card was just inside of the left side of the circle. So it didn't cut a complete circle, leaving the fold intact. There is a fun trick to try with different dies on the Big Shot too! Speaking of the Big Shot, I used the large Scallop Circle for the background on the card. I added it after I made the card and I think it makes the red really pop!
The button is faux sewed on the card. Check out this post for details on how to do that.
Supplies: Eastern Blooms (15% off until 9/30!), Best Yet hostess stamp set, Pacific Point ink & cardstock, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Riding Hood Red ink & cardstock, Kiwi Kiss ink, Whisper White cardstock, Button Bouquet, white embroidery floss, Mini Glue Dots, Coluzzle cutting system
Note: The finished card will fit in a regular Medium envelope, but you need to kind of refold the top envelope crease a little to get it to close.
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Then, I stamped the flowers on a piece of white cardstock and punched it with the 1-1/4" Circle Punch. This circle fits perfectly behind the frame!
I used the same pieces to make this card with a different layout:
I couldn't decide which one I liked best...though I'm leaning toward the first one because I just love the Scallop Edge Punch!
Supplies: Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, Junior Varsity DSP, Rose Red ink & cardstock, Old Olive cardstock, Bashful Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/4" Square Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, 1/8" Hole Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
I used the Serif Essentials dies with the Big Shot to make the title. To give it extra thickness, I cut a piece of cardboard that comes with the DSP along with the paper. (Make sure to put the side of the paper you want face down when loading the die in the machine.) After I cut the letters, I used Tombow Multi adhesive to adhere the paper to the cardboard. (I've heard that adhering the cardboard or chipboard and paper before you cut will gunk up the die.)
I arranged the flower embellishments in a triangle pattern on the page -- it's more pleasing to the eye this way. I also used the principle of 3's...three groupings, and one of the groupings had 3 flowers. The flowers were made of layers from various punches (5-Petal Flower Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scallop Circle Punch) and Soft Subtles brads.
Supplies: Serif Essentials dies for the Big Shot, Fundamental Phrases stamp set ("happy"), Georgia Peach DSP, Pretty in Pink cardstock, Pink Pirouette cardstock, So Saffron cardstock, Regal Rose ink & cardstock, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Boho Blossoms Punch, Soft Subtles brads, 1/16" Hole Punch
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Supplies: Eastern Blooms stamp set; Embrace Life stamp set (for the greeting); Chocolate Chip, Bravo Burgundy, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Old Olive markers; Whisper White, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip cardstock; Haiku DSP; Stamp-a-ma-jig; Pumpkin Pie Bead Duos; Soft Subtles Brads; 1/16" hole punch; Trio Flower Punch, Tombow Multi Adhesive (to adhere beads on flowers)
Monday, September 15, 2008
[The finished card measures 3-1/2" x 5-1/2".]
Supplies: Punches Three (hostess stamp set), Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker, Whisper white cardstock, Wide Oval Punch, white grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Bella Rose DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
To get the texture on his body, I stamped the Canvas background on a piece of Creamy Caramel cardstock. I stamped the Sock Monkey over it. Then, I cut out the body and part of the face and glued them on to the sock monkey stamped on the Very Vanilla cardstock. (This technique is called paper piecing.) I used the Real Red marker to color his mouth and his bottom.
Supplies: Sock Monkey stamp set, Chocolate Chip ink& cardstock, Creamy Caramel cardstock, Real Red marker & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, So Saffron marker & cardstock, Junior Varsity DSP, Small & Large Oval Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
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I tried the "Emerging Color" technique for this card. It's very similar to "Joseph's Coat" if you've ever done that one.
- Stamp smaller solid images in lighter ink colors (Rose Red, Regal Rose, & Soft Sky here) all over the cardstock. Let dry.
- Ink the larger, main image with Versamark and stamp over smaller images. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder.
- Ink your brayer with a darker Classic ink (Bravo Burgundy here) and apply over the entire piece of cardstock. Let dry. Wipe excess ink off embossed image with a tissue or cotton ball.
(The greeting on this card is a white rub-on.)
Supplies: Eastern Blooms stamp set (15% off until Sept 30!), Bravo Burgundy ink pad, Rose Red ink & cardstock, Regal Rose ink & cardstock, Soft Sky ink & cardstock, rose grosgrain ribbon, Love & Happiness rub-ons
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
[The finished card measures 2-3/4" x 4" and is paired with an envelope from the Gift Notes cards & envelopes.]
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Friday, September 5, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Supplies: Say It With Scallops stamp set, Hawaii Papaya DSP, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Scallop Square Punch, 5/8" Chocolate Grosgrain Ribbon
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Besides playing in the sand, we celebrated September birthdays. I posted two cards already, and here's one more that I made for my sister (sorry it was late, Aimee!). This pattern in the Hawaii Papaya DSP made me think of her, so I just had to use it for her card. I think it's the colors (Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, and Chocolate Chip) and retro feel of the pattern that I know she likes.
I loved the flowers on the paper, but we don't have any current stamps with that kind of flower, so I made my own with the Scallop Circle punch. I cut in between each "petal" to make it look like a flower and then used circle punches to add to the center, mirroring the flowers on the paper.
Supplies: Full of Life stamp set, Hawaii Papaya DSP, Kiwi Kiss cardstock, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Chocolate Chip marker & cardstock, Very Vanilla cardstock, Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Spiral Punch
Monday, September 1, 2008
The card is pretty simple in layout. My favorite part is the medallion I made with the Scallop Circle Punch. First, I stamped the image from the Starring You stamp set in Not Quite Navy. I punched it out from Whisper White cardstock and then used Dotto (removable) adhesive to adhere it to copy paper (colored copy paper in the photo). I used the Scallop Circle to punch it again, this time lining up the scallops just a half scallop off. (See photo) I had seen this done before (not sure who originally thought it up), but this was the first time I had tried it. What a great way to get even more mileage out of that Scallop Circle punch!
Supplies: Starring You stamp set, Classic Backgrounds stamp set, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Crafters' Tool Kit, Scallop Circle Punch.[The finished card measures 3" x 5".]