Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank You!

My Aunt made me some handstitched table runners as a housewarming gift, so I of course decided to make her a thank you card. I also recieved my Stampin' Up I had to use some of my new goodies! I followed the tutorial by Gretchen Barron to make the square scallop border. I am still working on making the rectangle border with the new border punch...I'm not having much luck.. So for now I'll stick to the squares. I also purchased Heard from the Heart and was excited to use it, I just love this set!!! Then I broke out a stamp set that I had purchased at a rummage, and haven't used yet. I blinged up the butterfly with two tones of pink self adhesive pearls by Basic Grey.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Easel Card

When I saw the tutorial for the easel card on SCS I knew I had to try it. I decided to keep it simple because I love this patterened paper, and wanted to be able to see the pattern. The Happy Birthday stamp is by Hampton Arts, and I liked how the swirlys matched the pattern in the paper. I also added the ek success flourish punches to continue with the swirls, and then added some self adhesive pearls to bling it up. For the bottom I used another piece of the patterned paper and used a Martha border punch to add some texture. Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Fall to Layout!

Another fun layout from the Clean and Simple blog. I also combined the CAS challenges from SCS: use teal and adding patterned paper to CAS cards. I stamped the flourish from the SU Yummy set, and the birthday greeting is by Gina K. from her Make a Wish set. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Candy Box

Chic N Scratch Live is a wonderful blog that I follow, she has wonderful video tutorials and I love the projects that she posts. This is a box that she recently posted: Sweet Pea Candy Box. I had to try it out! The box is really easy to assemble, and it went together fast. Now I get to pick out some candy to put inside this box!
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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Gina K Sketch Challenge

The sketch challenge at Stamp TV this week was a fun one. I love the circles on this, it would be fun to use some of those small stamps that we all have. I will have to use this sketch again and try some of my small stamps. I wanted to use a set from GKD, this set is called Framed Flowers. I started by using one of each of the flowers, but then decided that one style of flower would be best. In the fourth circle I stamped the sentiment with one of the small flowers from the Framed Flowers set. I added some glitter to the center of the flowers. The patterned paper is from Martha Stewart, and I embossed the bottom using a cuttlebug embossing border. I added some self adhesive gems to sparkle it up a bit. I tied on some ribbon using the stay put bow technique. I just love what a finished look this technique provides!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Fall to Layout

This is the first fall-to-layout sketch of the new year! I decided to make a one layer card for the sketch by embossing with my nestabilities. I stamped the flower from Live Your Dream inside the rectangle and added a white sheer bow. I stamped the flowers again and cut them out and adhered them with pop dots and added some self adhesive pink pearls to center of the flowers. The sentiment is from Papertrey's mega mixed messages. This card also works for the CAS challenge on SCS: cut it out! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Featured Stamper

Sunday brings us the Featured Stamper Challenge at SCS. This week the Featured Stamper was Anne. She has a wonderful gallery be sure to check it out! I chose this card to case. I changed the following details on the card: stamp set, sentiment on the base of the card, border punch at the top of the card.
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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Winter Wishes

I really like the simplicity of clean and simple cards. This is a card I made for fun using a set of Basic Grey acrylic stamps and Verve for the sentiment. The layout is based on a fall-to-layout sketch.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Scalloped Envelope Box

I had seen this box surfing the internet this weekend, and I had to try it out. I never did find any directions for the smaller box, but there are a lot of directions for a larger square box you can make. So I experimented and found out it is pretty easy! I simply die cut two of the scallop envelopes and trimmed the bottom flap of the envelope to 1/2" to match the side flaps. Then I adhered it together with score tape and punched out an oval using the smaller su oval punch. I embellished simply, since the recepient may just toss it... because the chocolates are so delicious. I used a cuttlebug diecut double heart, and added some ribbon. The paper is from Hobby Lobby, I'm pretty sure it is Paper Studio paper.

That's all for now!

Monday, January 11, 2010

GKD Sketch Challenge

Sometimes ideas for a card come at the strangest times. For example I was getting ready for bed and it came to me to use this embossing folder for the GKD sketch challenge. Unfortunately I was too tired to go and make it, but thank goodness I actually remembered my idea the next day when I had time to make it! I knew I wanted the focal image to be cut out for the oval, and I had wanted to use the script cb embossing folder for the background. When I ran it through the cuttlebug I didn't like it, so I looked down and saw the remaining piece of the embossed bird image and the light bulb turned on! I embossed the background with the same folder as the focal image! I really like how it turned out. TFL!!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Featured Stamper

Sunday brings the Featured Stamper Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers. This week the Featured Stamper was Wendy. What fabulous gallery, I had selected five different cards I wanted to case...if only there were more hours in the day ;) This is the card that I decided on, and keeping with my "making cards I'm going to use" attitude I decided to make a Valentine for my nephew, and I even completed the inside as well (something I usually just leave empty.)

I made a few more treasures today, so I will be able to keep on posting! Yeah!

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Saturday, January 9, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

I haven’t entered a Mojo Monday Contest in awhile, so I thought I would take another try at one. I am trying to make cards that I actually need when I enter challenges. That way, I am not making a card at the last minute (as usual.) So hopefully, I remember this all year?! This card is going to be for my nieces.

I colored the focal image with copic markers (fun!) and cut it out and embossed it with nestabilities. I also added glitter to the heart and used the clear glaze pen on her ponytails. I matted it with a petite scallop circle and popped it up off of the red embossed circle. Then I pierced around the embossed edge of the red circle. The image is soo cute it is from Stampendous and was made exclusively for Archivers. There is also a little boy image that I will be using for my nephew’s valentine. All of the papers are from Hobby Lobby (they were 5 for $1 this week!) Except the white, this is the layering weight and base weight luxury cardstock from Gina K. Designs. The embossing folder is by cuttlebug, and the white strip I embossed using my score-pal to match the patterned paper. The ribbon is from Michaels dollar bin, they sometimes have some really nice ribbon in there! The border punch is by Martha, she makes the best punches! Lastly, I used graduated crystals for the five embellishments on the sketch.

That’s all for now, I have to go and make my nephew’s card now!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Ellie!

My niece's birthday is right around the corner, and this is the card I made for her. I used the Mojo Monday sketch for the layout of the card. The stamp is by Whipper Snapper, and I colored the image with copic markers. The papers are from a DCWV paper pad. And the sentiment is from Papertrey.

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Valentine Box

This was such a fun and easy box to make for the CAS challlenge on SCS! The theme for this week's CAS challenge was Valentine's Day, so this box worked great for the theme. Beate Johns had a video tutorial on her blog Fresh and Fun. I used Bazzill cardstock for the base, added some Heidi Grace patterned paper, and for the heart closure I used a Martha heart punch (which was my mom's idea! thanks mom!) I attached a pink heart in the back of the scalloped one to provide some contrast, and rounded the edges of the flap. This box will hold Gharadelli Chocolates, or other small candies.

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Featured Stamper

It was the last day of Christmas Vacation today, and I realized I didn't spend as much time stamping as I would have liked. So I spent the whole day in my craft room! What a treat! I made a few projects that I will be posting this week. I started with the Featured Stamper Challenge on SCS. This week the Featured Stamper was Ann. I found this card in her gallery and chose to case it. I recently purchased this set of nestabilities and was anxious to use it. My sister also picked up the new Martha heart punch for me, and my card started falling into place. I embossed the background the SU texture plate, and the sentiment is by hero arts.

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