Sunday, January 30, 2011

Easter Blossoms

When I first saw this set I didn't think I would like it. Then I started playing with it. Wow! I hope it makes it into the new July catalog! It is wonderful! For this card I started with pretty and pink and basic gray. I cut the largest  gray out of a 3 13/16 x 3 13/16 square. Then I used the corner border followed by the straight border. You really have to use the marking on the punch to get this to work (and a good light). Slow and steady wins the race. I used a white gel pen to color in the flowers then I put a little mono glue over that and added the glitter. The fold is at the top so I could tie on the black ribbon. The black taffeta actually looks gray so it is great. The words are from sincere salutations.

Build a Blossom

The new mini has so many wonderful sets. This flower is so easy to make using the Build a Blossom set and matching Blossom Petals punch. I used marina mist, celery, and whisper white for this card. I used the new framed tulip embossing folder, too. The words are from fabulous phrases. The antique brad makes this card perfect! I built the flower on a large white punched circle first. That made it easy to work with. I used the bone folder to bend the largest petals then stuck it on the card with dimensionals. I also punched a sticky note and then stuck that on my acrylic block. That showed me exactly where to place the rubber on the block so I didn't waste so much paper.

Owl Punch and Smarty Pants

I used the owl punch and the leaves from the bird punch to make this card. The background was fun. I cut a scallop pattern by hand on a white strip (maybe 81/2x2). I started in the bottom left corner and laid the strip down and sponged over the scallops in bashful blue. I kept moving the strip up towards the top right corner a little at a time. Then I stamped the GOOFY saying from smarty pants in black. I attached the owls and the leaves after that. The cute striped paper is in the Celebrations DSP pack.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Filled With Love Valentines Treats

These little treats were fun to make. I found the tiny paint bucket at a large craft store. I tied red, pink, and white ribbon on the hande. Then I cut a one inch strip of white cs and punched down both sides with the heart scallop border punch and taped it around the can. Then I embossed the heart from Filled With Love and used a dimensional to hold it on. I punched a tiny red glitter heart (triple heart punch) and taped that on the embossed heart. I hope SU comes out with glitter paper in other colors soon! For the lid I punched a 13/8 circle, added the words then the hearts, then I sponged around the edge in red. The candy is in a cello bag inside.

I got the idea for the heart from Holly K. at Rubber Redneck. She had the brilliant idea to use the heart shaped treat cup as a candy holder. I simply took off the sticky protector, added the candy (I ate some, too), then stuck the heart to some red cs. Then I cut around the cup, sanded it, punched a hole with the cropodile, and then I added the ribbon with a small oval tag. The words and heart came from Filled With Love. Of course I had to add a small red glitter heart!

Petal Pizzazz

Pretty colors! I used daffodil delight and melon mambo for this one. I even used some of the striped ribbon which I buy and never use. The Petal Pizzazz pink flowers were stamped then punched out. The daffodil flower and the leaf were hand cut. They are all on the white embossed background with dimensionals. The saying is from Occasional Quotes which is  a hostess set. I can help you earn this set if you would like to hostess a class. I corner rounded two corners to get the cool look around the saying. I also used the scallop punch for the mambo trim. I love all of my toys!

Simply Adorned

We made these inserts at my class Saturday. Each insert is 1x11/4. Yes, we did use some retired sets. I was trying to cover the months and the seasons. Each insert is double sided in case the charm flips over while it is on. These little guys are addicting. I really feel the need to create more!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Filled With Love

Have you ordered your Filled With Love set yet? It is only available through Jan. 24th and is not in any catalog. If you order the bundle you get read and pink paper and free bitty buttons, too. See the side button for details. For this card I started with a 63/4x51/2 nonscored base. I used a pencil and marked a rectangle in the center measuring 4x23/4. Then I scored on the outside of my pencil mark to the edge at 23/4 and 4 at the top and bottom. I used an exacto and cut out the rectangle only to the score lines. Then I folded the base  leaving the rectangle attached to the base but not scored. I ran that through my Big Shot using the perfect dtails texture plate. I stamped everything in red craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used the large heart punch to cut out the hearts. I used the 3/4 and 1 inch circle punches for the Feb. 14. I punched the tiny hearts out the glimmer paper using the smallest heart on the triple heart punch. I tied a piece of white satin ribbon on the edge.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Build A Blossom

I wish all of our stamps had matching punches. For this card I stamped the petals from build a blossom with pretty in pink ink on pink pirouette cardstock. I used the new blossom petal punch to punch all the petals out in seconds. The leaves are stamped with certainly celery ink on celery paper and punched out. The base is pear pizzazz with a layer of pink pirouette that I ran through my Big Shot with the square lattice embossing folder after I used the lace punch across the bottom. I added a 1/4 inch strip of pear pizzazz across the bottom, too. To get the flower to pop up I used my snips and curled the petals like you curl ribbon. The bottom layer of petals are flat. The curled layer is attached in the center with snail. Then I added the smaller layer of petals with more snail. They are not curled. I added an antique brad to hold it all together. I used teeny tiny wishes and the scallop oval punch along with the two smallest oval punches for thinking of you. So pretty, so simple!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Valentine Defined

This is a fun way to fold a card base. It is called a z fold. Cut, score, and fold the base as usual but then score and fold the front flap in half. It is still the same size card with a twist. I used Valentine Defined from the new spring mini for this. I colored on the rubber for the birds and flowers. I stamped the heart vine in red and colored in some of the hearts with a pink marker. I stamped the words in red. When the card is closed the words actually hide under the birds which have been double mounted on the scallop circle punches. I love how they fit inside each other. They are mounted with two dimensionals. The satin ribbon is held on with a glue dot.

Filled With Love

I made this pretty card using the new Filled With Love set (availabe Jan. 4th), my Big Shot, the elegant bouquet embossing folder, and the scallop heart die. I also used the scallop lace punch, some red satin ribbon, and the new red glitter paper which I punched with the triple heart punch. The big hearts are embossed with red craft ink and clear embossing powder then punched out with the big heart punch. Don't you love how the scallop heart die and the big heart punch fit perfectly together? The words are embossed in white craft ink and white powder.
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