Sunday, February 20, 2011

Creat A Cupcake Pop Up Card

This is a pop up card using create a cupcake and the build a cupcake punch from the spring mini. The tempting turquoise base is 41/4x11, scored at 1,23/4, 33/4, 51/2, 71/4, 81/4, and 10. It folds flat to fit in an envelope then pops out to form the card. I used the word window punch to cut a narrow slit at the 51/2 score mark. You sandwich the whole thing together so it pops out through the slit. The two end flaps on the base are folded in and taped together with the stamped piece between the layers. I found the directions on Splitcoast if you are interested. They have picture instructions and more ideas. The large circle is punched from the 21/2 circle punch. The scallop is the largest one we have. They look great layered together. I love these colors because you can actually give it to a male. They are hard to design for! I did add a glimmer cherry and dots. Gotta have that sparkle.

Baby Blossoms

You can make this card using baby blossoms from the spring mini. The base is marina mist. I used my Big Shot and the dotted embossing folder on the white layer. Then I added another layer of marina mist punched with the scallop edge punch, white cs, and marina mist ribbon. I love how Stampin' Up has paper, ribbon, markers, and ink that all match! Next I did all the stamping using marina mist, rose red, and pretty in pink. I cut some leaves using the little leaves die and my Big Shot. There is actually two layers of the frame. The bottom layer has the words from occasional quotes. I punched the oval out of the top frame and layered them together using dimensionals.

Bunny Treat Box

I am so glad we can move on to the next holiday. I was getting tired of hearts. Isn't this bunny adorable? I made him using my Big Shot, the treat box, and the scallop circle die (need 2). I also punched 5 white large ovals (one is cut in half for his feet), 2 pretty in pink medium ovals, and a pink heart from the triple heart punch. His eyes are the 1/2 inch circle punch highlighted with a white gel pen, and his cheeks are the 1 inch circle punch. I used slivers of black cs for his whiskers. The handle is punched from the dotted scallop ribbon border held on with two pink brads. Everything is sponged with pretty in pink. I have a white cotton ball glued on to the scallop circle on the back of the box.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Eat Chocolate Treat Box

I am still playing with Eat Chocolate from the spring mini. This time I used my Big Shot and box#2 die that I cut out of chocolate chip (12x12 is needed). I stamped all over the cut out box with the chocolate bar image in chocolate chip, and then I assemble the box. I tied a red grosgrain ribbon loosely around it so it can slip on and off. I used markers to color in the stamp (chocolate chip, real red, daffodil delight, and old olive). After I stamped that on whisper white I used the matching decorative label punch to punch it out. I added an extra layer of red behind it. It is attached only to the ribbon with two glue dots. I added some of the tiny pearls for accent.

Eat Chocolate

I finally used the striped ribbon and love it! The new set called Eat Chocolate in the spring mini is wonderful, too. I started with a pretty in pink base then added a layer of chocolate chip to it. Then I took a piece of very vanilla and ran it through my Big Shot using the square lattice embossing folder. Do you notice the oval imprint? I laid a wooden oval cut out bought at a local craft store under the folder before I ran it through my Big Shot (use one less plate and tab 1). I have done this before with a cardboard oval cut out I made but it seems that you can only those once or twice before they get too squished. I sponged the edge of the vanilla with pretty and pink and added 4 subtle brads using the mat pack. Then I used chocolate chip craft ink and embossed the stamped image. I embossed an extra piece of chocolate, cut it out, colored in the hearts with a pretty in pink marker, then used a dimensional to attach it over the original candy. I attached this to the chocolate chip layer. Finally, I added a row of red sticky strip and scrunched the ribbon across it. So cute!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Treat Box

I used the retired petal card die to make this box. I used my Big Shot and cut out two petal card heart shape boxes. I folded two tabs under and taped them to a 2x5 strip to make the box. Then I cut a 21/2x21/2 square from the Filled With Love Bundle paper and attached it. I punch a large scallop circle from whisper white, a red scalloped heart of hearts, a red stamped heart from Filled With Love which fits the large heart punch, and then I punched a small red glimmer heart from our wonderful glimmer paper. I layered these on the box. I repeated this on the other side. Then I tied a white grosgrain ribbon for a handle. I added some white shred which can be made with a crimper and some whipser white cardstock. Now all I need is a treat for the inside.

Easter Blossoms with Brayer Technique

This technique took me a few hours to figure out. I found the instructions on Michelle Zindorf's blog. She does some beautiful work! You start with whisper white cardstock. Ink your brayer with tempting turquoise. Start brayering above the cardstock then gently (very light touch) roll onto the cardstock and keep rolling several times until the ink is blended. Then brayer the top again with night of navy. Next, use a sponge and old olive across the bottom. Then go over the bottom again with a sponge and basic black. I also sponged with the black all the way around the edges. Then stamp the tree and the girl in basic black. You will have to extend the tree trunk with the thin tip of the black marker. Use a white gel pen to highlight the tree, grass, and the girl. Color the blossoms with a rose red marker, then use the gel pen to highlight the centers. I added the pink subtle brads using the mat pack and piercing tool, then layered it on rose red. The base is old olive stamped with the flouish stamp from Easter Blossoms. The inside says Happy Easter, also from Easter Blossoms. I used some scraps strips of olive and rose across the base. Then I tied some knots with the olive ribbon and held them on with glue dots. We may be making this at my Feb. 19th workshop. Come and stamp with us!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Blessed Mother

Some people watch football. Some people make cards. This is what I was doing while the Super Bowl was on. The base is old olive and embossed with the tulip embossing folder. The words are from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The flower from Blessed Mother was stamped then punched out using the 21/2 inch circle punch. I colored the leaves with certainly celery and the flower with melon mambo (markers). I added another flower on top using a dimensional, then I added a rhinestone to that. I sponged the edge in olive then used dimensionals to add it a mambo scallop circle cut from the Scallop Circle #2 die and my Big Shot. I tied a white organza ribbon around the base then added the scallop. This is a very cheerful card.
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