Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Cards!!!

Two good friends and fellow stampers each had a beautiful baby in the last little while. Of course I'm a little slow getting a gift over to them but better late than never right? And lucky for us, they were kind enough to have one of each gender so I was able to make a boy card and girl card. I love making baby cards. Ok, I also love making wedding cards and thankyou cards and birthday cards...etc. Ok, I enjoy making all of them.
First up - Card for Baby Luke:
I used:
*Nursery Neccessities stamp set
* Not Quite Navy, Bashful Blue, and Whisper White Card stock and ink
* Linen Thread, Large Star Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Bashful Blue 1" Double Stitched Grosgain Ribbon, Soft Subtles Buttons

And here is Baby Allyson's card:
I used:
* I {heart} Hearts and Nursery Necessities stamp sets
* Regal Rose and Pretty in Pink Card Stock and Ink
* Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scallop punch

Congrats to both families!!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Do you want one of these?

One of the many perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is all the free stuff. I have a TON of Sale-A-Bration items just waiting to be given away...would you like one? Be a hostess!!!
All you have to do is call me before the end of March and host a workshop before the end of April. I know you were thinking of having a workshop anyway!
Here's a closer look at some cute projects you can make with this stuff!
This first card uses the Good Neighbors stamp set as well as the Welcome Neighbors paper pack. I LOVE both of these together but I also love them separate. So fun to use!
And of course I used the Big Shot to die cut the Top Note shape on the front of this card. Have you been thinking about getting the Big Shot? Sale-A-Bration is a great time to go for it!

For this card I used the Good Neighbors set again as well as Whimsical Words set AND the fabulous Scallop Edge Punch...which I promise you will love.

This last card uses scraps from the Welcome Neighbors paper pack and the Whimsical Words set. This card is quick and easy and uses very few products. All you need is some cute paper and a fun saying.
Oh, and I also poked holes around the edges with a safety pin and then connected them using my White Signo Gel pen to look like stitching.

Please contact me today to choose a date for your workshop!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day and PPA 33

Today's Pals Paper Arts challenge at  http://www.palspaperarts.com/2010/03/ppa33a-color-challenge-and-blog-candy.html  was to use three of my favorite colors. Garden Green, Certainly Celery and Kraft.Yay!

 I don't normally use them together but I really enjoyed it. I also don't normally do much besides fish out a green t-shirt for St. Patty's Day, but again, I enjoyed making this card more than I had anticipated. Sometimes it's nice to do things a little diffrently. Thanks PPA!
I used:
*Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
*Garden Green Ink
*Garden Green, Certainly Celery, Kraft and Whisper White card stock
*Heart to Heart, Small Heart and Wide Oval punches
*Certainly Celery 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
*Lots of Tags Sizzlit

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Butterfly Assembly Tutorial

This is what the kit looks like when you get it. The peices of the box are right in front. and not in an envelope so we'll start on the box first.

All you need in order to assmeble the box and cards are:
* Folding tool. I use a bone folder but if you don't have one you can use whatever is handy. Everything is pre-scored so it shouldn't be too bad
* Tape adhesive for all the flat peices.
* Glue dots for the butterflies. I use small glue dots so theat the extra adhesive doesn't show.

Lets start with the box, here's what it looks like finished:

Fold all the sides along the score lines so that the strips of adhesive are facing out like shown

Peel the red adhesive covers off and stick it together.

You'll do the same thing on the box top but I like to stick the face on first so I don't have to squihs the box after it's stuck together, like so. Make sure you can see the red adhesive covers!

Then fold the box top and stick it together the same as you did for the box bottom.

I included a few sticky foam dots in your kits. Use them for the embelishment on the front of the box,  something like this:

Place a glue dot right in the middle of the butterfly and dhere him to the larger butterfly. I only use one on the small butterflies and two on the large ones so taht their wings are free to move a bit.

This is how all the cards come. Everything you need is in the envelope!

Just assmeble the cards to look like the pictures. Remember, use tape adhesive on the flat layers and glue dots for the butterflies.

Here are pictures of the finished cards in case you need a refresher:

Thanks for buying a butterfly kit!

Have fun!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Vintage Vogue!

Last night when I should have been working on making my Butterfly Card Kits I decided to try out my new Vintage Vogue set instead. Yay for Vintage Vogue! Yay for procrastination!
I found inspiration for this card from this lovely card made by Sue, http://sewscrapandstamp.blogspot.com/2010/02/vintage-vogue-fun.html

I made it for a good friend who will be moving away this week. We'll miss you Megan!

And then I thought I'd try a quick CD case for some music I burned for my parents. They're driving here to Idaho next Monday from Washington and I thought they could use some new tunes to entertain them through the long boring hours of Oregon. Yuck! (Sorry to any Oregonians. Your coast is nice and I like not pumping my gas but the rest... I'm not so sure about. Also, what's up with the speed limit being so low?)

I used:
*Vintage Vogue stamp set and Very Vintage Wheel
*Chocolate Chip and Bordering Blue ink
*Kraft, Whisper White, and Bordering Blue card stock
* Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Half pearls from the Pretties Kit

Thursday, March 4, 2010

You Crack Me Up!

Here's the other project we're making at club tonight. I used the new Mini Milk Carton Die for my Big Shot to make this cute little goody. Its perfect for jelly beans, or skittles, M'n'Ms...etc. Yum.

I made two versions, but I decided the top one is a bit easier, and so is my favorite, but the one below is pretty good too. Mostly I like his little paper pants/shell.

I used:
*A Good Egg stamp set
*Basic Black ink (ecasue it's waterproof)
*Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Old Olive card stock
*Blender Pens and Stampin' Pastels
*1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Lots of Tags Sizzlits
*1/2" Library Clips
*Linen Thread and Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Chocolate Bunny!!!

Ever since I got my copy of the Occasions Mini Catalog in December, I've been dying to get my hands on the Chocolate Bunny. I love him. He's adorable and yummy and perfect in every way. He's like the Dasher of Spring. Perfect.

This first card is a copy of the one on page 43 of the Occasions Mini. Love it.

I have Stamp Club this week and I really want them to be able to try the new Shades of Spring paper as well as the Chocolate bunny stamp and because we only have time for two projects (and I have a plan for the other one) I had to add to the blue card. Even though I really like it the way it is.

Here's the next attempt:
Cannon (my son) told me its too wild but I like it. So I think we'll be making this at club.

For Both cards I used:
*Chocolate Bunny Stamp
*Chocolate Chip Ink
*Button Latte Designer Buttons
*Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Lots of Tags Sizzlits,

For the Blue Card I used:
*Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Whisper White card stock
*Bashful Blue 5/8"Satin Ribbon

For the "wild" card I used:
*Shades of Spring Designer Paper
*Orchid Oppulence, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White card stock
*Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon

Are you all so curiuos about what the other project might be? Make sure to check back tomorrow to find out!

Maggie With All My Heart

While at church on Sunday I probably should have been listening and pondering on the Good Word but I was just so busy planning a card I could make to look just like the pattern on Maggie's new dress. That and trying to keep my children from running down the isles. Important stuff.

First, here's the card:
Its not my best immitation, but I do like how the flowers came out.

And here's Miss Maggie herself. Can you tell she needs a nap? Can you also see why I have trouble paying attention at Church? 
I used:
*With all My Heart and Fifth Avenue Floral stamp sets
*Night of Navy, Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turqoise, Kiwi Kiss (retired)
*Exra Large Fancy Flower Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1/2 Circle punch, Wide Oval Punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die