Saturday, October 27, 2007

Fall table banner

Autumn is my FAVORITE season! I love the smells and the colors. I made this table top banner out of coasters...cover them with designer papers and cardstock, punch holes with the Crop-o-dile, tie together with grosgrain ribbon, and add some stamped images. Easy project! And I recently figured out that a plain old glue stick is the easiest way to adhere papers to the coasters.

Stamps: Autumn Fest, Big Deal Alphabet

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Wild Wasabi, River Rock, Apple Cider Designer Series papers

Ink: River Rock, Close to Cocoa, Wild Wasabi, Really Rust

Other: Crop-o-dile, River Rock double stitched grosgrain

Friday, October 26, 2007

Bloggers Challenge - Designer Series Paper


I'm so glad that we had this challenge. I've been using a LOT of the Designer Series Papers lately. For this week's challenge, I used a 4" x 6" piece of So Saffron DSPs to fold up into this cute shirt. Added some bling for a tie tack, and stuck it on my card front. Pattern/Tutorial for the shirt folding can be found on Cambria's blog here.

Stamps: Short & Sweet, Canvas Background

Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla


Ink: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip

Other: Pretties Kit (for the Bling brad!), both sizes of Oval punches, Mini Glue Dots, bone folder.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Serene Sunflower notebook

I made this notebook for a friend yesterday. I got the notebook itself from the dollar bin at Michael's. It's a great color match for mustard, but would probably look wonderful with Apricot Appeal as well.
Stamps: DD Serene Sunflower

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla

Ink: More Mustard, Old Olive, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip

Other: Sticky Strip, sponge dauber

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Bloggers Challenge - Inspired By...

This week's challenge is another "Inspired By..." challenge. We pick something - pattern in a piece of fabric, a color palette, a thing...anything laying around that inspires you. I love this snowman that my friend Paula gave me. I tried to recreate the look of him and his flannel in this card...I totally botched the hat, but he's still cute enough for a person!

Stamps: Frosty, Flannel Plaid Background

Cardstock: Basic Black, Naturals Ivory, and some random burgundy Bazzill

Ink: Basic Black, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Handsome Hunter

Other: Aquapainter (I used the ink pads and aqua painter to color him in), dimensionals

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

NOEL decoration

I don't know why this picture is so tiny...but there it is. I covered some coasters with what I left from the Dashing designer papers. Stamped some letters and images, and attached all that. Punched holes with the Crop-o-dile, and tied together with ribbon. Very easy, and very cool looking.

Stamps: Big Deal Alphabet, Jolliest Time of the Year

CS: Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Dashing Designer Series papers

Ink: Real Red, River Rock, Old Olive, Always Artichoke

Other: Markers, 1 3/8" and Scallop Circle punches, stampin' dimensionals, Crop-o-dile, glue stick (to attach papers to coasters), white gel pen (for Santa's beard and hat), Pretties Kit (bling brad on the tree!)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Weekend StampFest!

Whew! Look at all that stuff I came home with! I just got back from a long weekend in Minnesota. I've gone out there every fall for the past 6 years now. 5 girls, stamping all weekend, day and night until the wee hours of the morning! I think if I counted correctly, I came home with about 30 cards, 5 scrapbooks, some gift bags, a holiday planner, jumbo clothespin photo holder, and a great sized gift box. You'll be able to see this loot in person next week, at my Halloween Flip book class. I got tons of ideas and tips...now if I can just remember it all. It's a blur, really. I had such a good time, but I'm exhausted. :)

Monday, October 8, 2007

Wanted!...cute little card!

As I was thinking about cleaning up from my day of stamping on Saturday, I picked up this scrap of Outlaw papers and decided to make one more card. I actually rubbed the River Rock pad directly onto the striped piece of Outlaw papers to make it match the ribbon. It was too white before. I love how it turned out! The card is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I don't know why I'm digging this little card size, but I am. They need to make envelopes this size just for ME! :)

Stamps: Wanted, Short and Sweet

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, River Rock, Naturals Ivory, Outlaw Designer Series paper

Ink: Chocolate Chip, River Rock

Other: River Rock double stitched grosgrain, Pop-Up Glue dots, Ticket corner punch, Slit punch, 1/8" hole punch

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Bloggers Challenge - Orange & Black

This week's bloggers challenge was to use Orange & Black. Now, we always think of Halloween, but you can use those colors for non-Halloween things too... I just got into these Cuttlebug embossing folders and used the Tiny Mosaic one here, because it matched this tiny strip of paper that I had left.

Stamps: True Friend, Short & Sweet

Cardstock: Only Orange, Basic Black, Creepy Crawly Designer Series papers

Ink: Only Orange, Basic Black

Other: Cuttlebug embossing folder, Neutrals button, mini glut dots, sponge dauber

Saturday, October 6, 2007

World Card Making Day! Autumn Fest



Another Faux Matchbook card! This is my favorite card of the day, hands down! I added a button on the slit punch piece, and I really think it adds a nice touch to the card.

Stamps: Autumn Fest, Canvas Background, Short Sayings (love this set!!!)

Cardstock: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Outlaw Designer Series papers

Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip

Other: Slit punch, Earth Elements Buttons, Linen Thread, sponge dauber

World Card Making Day! Fun and Fast Christmas card

I love this style of card. It's a side fold match box sort of. Let's call it a "Faux Matchbook Card"! I did a terrible job coloring in with the Watercolor crayons, but that's just me...I really need to practice coloring. I'm so bad at it. :(

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Print Pattern Background

Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Real Red, Watercolor paper, Dashing Designer Series papers

Ink: Basic Grey, Certainly Celery

Other: Watercolor Crayons, blender pen, Real Red eyelets, Red Gingham ribbon, 1/8" and 1/16" hole punches, Slit punch

World Card Making Day! Outlaw Box

Even though it's CARD making day, I just can't be confined in such a manner. I had to make things other than cards today. It's still paper crafting! :)



For this box, I just used 2 strips of the Outlaw Designer series papers. No stamping involved! Also added some Really Rust eyelets, and Natural hemp.

World Card Making Day! File Folder

I got started today by making this fun holder out of a Manilla folder. You can use this to hold 3x6 cards, or you can make some inserts with pictures, like a small scrapbook!

Stamps: True Friend

Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Really Rust (I chose these colors because they are the colors in the Apple Cider papers!), Apple Cider Designer Series papers

Ink: Close to Cocoa, River Rock, Wild Wasabi, Really Rust

Other: Ticket corner punch, Jumbo Antique Brass eyelets, Crop-o-dile, 1/4" hole punch, Twill Tape (it's really ribbon...not tape, but that's what they call it!), Sticky Strip, Pop-Up Glue Dots