Saturday, April 30, 2011

Happy Birthday in Espresso

Made this for a swap.  I'm really digging the designer paper stacks - this came from the Neutrals stack.

Stamps:  Engraved Greetings.

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Neutrals designer series paper stack

Ink:  Early Espresso

Other:  Rhinestone accents, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wedding and Anniversary gift set ensemble

Same tutorials as used in my previous post - gift bag and pizza box are the same.  This set is to be used for a wedding an anniversary.  Everyone picked a color to use from the Neutrals dsp stack.  I used Chocolate Chip here, just because I love it and didn't think anyone else would want to use it.

Stamps:  Ornate Blossom, Friends Never Fade, Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Four Frames

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Neutrals dsp stack

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Other:  Crop-o-dile, Antique Brass jumbo eyelets, Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (retired), Sticky Strip, 1 1/4"/1 3/8"/Scallop/2 3/8" Scallop punches, Stampin' dimensionals, Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, Polka Dots embossing folder, Designer Label punch, Rhinestone Accent gems

Baby Gift Set ensemble

This is one of the gift sets that we made at my Special Occasions class last week.  I used some Old Olive dsps from last year to make my sample.  The girls all chose their paper colors from the Subtles dsp stack, and they turned out fabulous!

Pizza box measurements are -


Cut cardstock to 8 x 10 1/2. If you're holding your paper in Portrait-mode, score the left and right sides in at 1". Turn it landscape and score at 1", 4 3/4", 5 3/4", and 9 1/2".

Here's the splitcoast link to the pizza box tutorial for a refresher on how to cut/assemble it -

Pizza box and card both fit inside the gift bag.  Check out Angie Juda's tutorial here to learn how to make this great gift bag.  Thanks for sharing your great ideas Angie!

Stamps:  Baby Steps

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive dsps

Ink:  Old Olive

Other:  Scallop border punch, Crop-o-dile, Antique Brass jumbo eyelets, Old Olive wide grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip, 1 1/4"/1 3/8"/Scallop/2 3/8" Scallop punches, Stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Four Frames, birthday bird

Very simple card using the new pre-view stamp set and designer papers.

Stamps:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White, Paisley Petals designer series papers

Ink:  Not Quite Navy

Other: Crumb Cake seam binding, Designer Label punch

Take Out box with Rose centerpiece

Another use for the Petal Cone die!  Make a little take out box!  I made a belly band here, so I can slide it off, put something in the box when I'm ready, and put it back on.  No fussing with a ribbon and having to tie it again.

No real stamping on this project - just sponge daubering ink on the embossed flowers.

I did attach all of the flowers together with a brad, before putting the Rose accent on top.  Layered flower is attached to the belly band with Stamin' Dimensionals
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Ink:  Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip

Other:  Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Fun Flowers die, Springtime Vintage Rose accents, Sticky strip, Crop-o-dile II, silver brads, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, sponge daubers

Build a Blossom Springtime card

Thank you Peggy, for letting us use your stamps and punch today!

Stamps:  Build-a-Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Old Olive, Springtime Vintage dsps

Ink:  Rose Red, Old Olive

Other:  Word Window punch, Rose Red seam binding, Build-a-Blossom punch, Giant buttons (from Occasions mini), Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini glue dots

Froggie Bookmark

Cute bookmark made with the Two Tags die.

Stamp:  A Flower for all Seasons, Hello Again

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White

Ink:  Black, Wild Wasabi

Other:  Big Shot, Two Tags die, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, markers

Floating Reinker - Roses

This card used the floating reinker technique.  Everybody's card was different, as the reinker and water had a mind of it's own. 

Stamps:  Oval All, Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor dsp (from SAB), Shimmery White (the rose is embossed on it, and cut out)

Ink:  Versamark, Black

Other:  Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Large/Scallop Oval punches, Melon Mambo reinker, Aqua Painter, Black embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Pink Pirouette/Melon Mambo markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, mini spritzer

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mom's Coupons!

My friend Lori made these fabulous coupons for her mom - I think it was for her birthday, since Viv's birthday was last week.

She did a fabulous job, and this is such a great idea!  I love the crab brads on this one.

I really like the coloring and gems on the wine coupon. 

Have fun at your crab feast and Wine Festival Viv!

Thanks for sharing these great ideas Lori!

It's Hip to be Square!

I made this for a recent challenge - to make a square card.  I used some NEW stamps from the upcoming catalog.

Stamps:  Four Frames (current special from SU), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Rose Red, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Springtime Vintage designer papers

Ink:  Black, Rose Red

Other:  Rose Red/Old Olive/Pear Pizzazz markers, Designer Label punch, Springtime Vintage accents (rose), Rose Red seam binding, Ticket corner punch, Sticky Strip

Get Well Wishes in Celery and Blushing Bride

Another similar style card.  Embossing tone on tone, with a ruffled ribbon.

Stamps:  A Slice of Life (Hostess level 1 set), Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Blushing Bride dsp (Hostess level 1 item)

Ink:  Black

Other:  Celery & Blushing Bride markers, Clear button, Certainly Celery twill ribbon, Sticky Strip, 1/2" circle punch, mini glue dots, embossing buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder

Springtime Swap

I made these for a recent Springtime Swap with some friends.  Same style that I've been on a kick about - that ruffled ribbon.  Love it!

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink:  Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake

Other:  Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Crumb Cake seam binding, Sticky Strip, Springtime Vintage accents (the rose), Mini glue dots