Friday, July 30, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Color Combo

This week's Bloggers Challenge is to use Black, White, and any other color....well I cheated a little bit.  I had something entirely different in mind, but then I stopped at Joann's today.  Found a pair of grey and pink striped gloves, and immediately thought of my friend Melaine.  She wears gloves all the time - she's skinny and always cold...I don't have that problem.  :)

Anyway, they were perfect for her, so I changed my plans.  Made this Box Card out of 12x12 cardstock, and a lid.  I've made so many of these, that I don't need a pattern any more - here's some very basic instructions.

For the Card Box:  Score 12" x 12" at 4" on each side.  Cut off the corners (so it looks like a Stop Sign shape).  Score those corner pieces (what's left of them), and fold in.  They just hang out inside the don't want to tack them down since this is a "Box Card".  You want to be able to open the box, and write in the middle of it.

For the Lid:  Cut cardstock approximately 6 3/16" (that's one mark on your 12" cutter, plus half of another mark) - square.  Score each side in at 1". 

Embellish as you see fit!  I like to make a little square on the very inside, and write on that.

Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock:  Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White

Ink:  Basic Grey, Pretty in Pink

Other:  Flowers #2 Die, Big Shot, Clear Rhinestone brad, Crop-o-dile, Pretty in Pink Satin ribbon, Pop-Up Glue dots, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

Thursday, July 29, 2010

So long...

One of the guys on our team is going to work on another project, and today is his last day.  I actually stamped a Pumpkin Pie flower, cut it out, and popped it up in the blank spot on the left of this focal piece.  Something just didn't look right. 

Anyhoo!  I hope Jerome enjoys his new office, and I wish him well.

I just got back from Convention on Sunday, and it's been work, work, work ever since.  Hopefully I'll get more time to stamp and get caught up this weekend.  I had a GREAT time at Convention!!!

Stamps:  Bon Voyage (retired), Tropical Party

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight

Other:  Markers (Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive), Texture plates, Big Shot, Coppery looking brads (Making Memories I think), Stampin' Dimensionals, Pop-Up Glue dots

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

That's one WONDERFUL pig!

Card is 4 1/4" square.

Stamps:  Country Life (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Sweet Pea designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Silver mini brads, Word Window/Modern Label punches, Pretty in Pink/Certainly Celery/Sage Shadow/Going Grey markers, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, July 16, 2010

Flowers Galore!

I just love the floral prints in this new designer paper pack!  Great colors that all go so nicely together.

Stamps:  Friends Never Fade, Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala designer series papers

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie

Other:  Pear Pizzazz poly-stitched ribbon

Perfect Punches birthday card

I love the formal looking papers in this new designer series paper pack!  Soft Suede and Crumb Cake are a great combo.  Very easy card to make...layer some paper, tape some ribbon around, and pop up the punched out sentiment.

Stamps:  Perfect Punches

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Elegant Soiree designer series papers

Ink:  Soft Suede

Other:  Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, Wide Oval punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

For You box

Used the Box #2 die to make this cute little treat box.

Stamp:  For You Flower

Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip textured, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala designer series papers

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz

Other:  XL Flower punch, Box #2 die, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Country Red Barn

I always picture barns as being a rich, earth red color so that's what I chose for this one!  I also used my favorite direct-to-paper background technique for the card base.

Stamps:  Country Life (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Ruby Red, Basic Black, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Ruby Red, Black, Creamy Caramel

Other:  Going Grey/Creamy Caramel/Ruby Red/Sage Shadow/Mellow Moss/Close to Cocoa markers, Ruby Red buttons, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Wedding Shower card

Made this card for my future sister-in-law's bridal shower today.  It's totally not their wedding colors, but it matches the wrapping paper that I had.

Stamps:  For You Flower, Itty Bitty Bits

Cardstock:  Ballet Blue, Barely Banana, Whisper White

Ink:  Ballet Blue, Barely Banana

Other:  Flower punch, 1 1/4" & 1 3/8" circle punches, Brocade Blue wide grosgrain ribbon, Textiles embossing folder, Cuttlebug/Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pop-Up Glue dots

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Couple at the beach...

Non-traditional beach colors, but I liked that they give a feminine feel.

Stamps:  Beyond the Sea (Artistic Outpost)

Cardstock:  Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow, Pale Plum, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Basic Brown, Pale Plum

Other:  Pale Plum button, Natural hemp, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bloggers Challenge - Color Combo

In honor the holiday, this past Friday's Bloggers Challenge was to use the colors Red, White, and Blue.  I finally used these flip flop stamps that I bought at last year's Great American Scrapbook Convention!

Stamps:  Flip Flops (can't remember what booth I got them at), Fourth of July, God Bless America

Cardstock:  Real Red, Pacific Point, Whisper White

Ink:  Black, Pacific Point

Other:  Modern label punch, Pacific Point and Real Red markers

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Bon Voyage Mike!

Sadly, our friend Mike is moving to Florida next week.  I made him this card of "all the things you'll miss from Maryland" crabs, Black-eyed Susans, pumpkins/fall, and snowmen in the winter!   We sure will miss him!  Card is 5 1/4" square.

Stamps:  It's the Thought, Hello Again, Mr. Twigster, Pumpkin Patch, Bon Voyage

Cardstock:  Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Love Notes

Ink:  Black, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive

Other:  Markers (Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Only Orange), embossing buddy, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Lori's paper tree...

So my friends and I went to the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Chantilly last weekend.  We all bought gobs of stuff.  My challenge to everyone that went was to actually use something they bought there within the next month. 

Lori made me this cute paper tree card!  It's a joke because she got stuck in the bathroom at a restaurant last week with no toilet paper.  She had to text me and then call, to come help her out.  Anything for you Lori! 

I love this card!  I think she got these cute stamps at the Stamps by Judith booth.  She got all kinds of little cutesies to hang on this tree.

Wedding Invitation

Just finished the invitations for my brother's wedding last night.  Didn't get any pics of the rsvp cards, but they're along the same lines.

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock:  Bravo Burgundy, Basic Black, Vanilla

Ink:  Cranberry Crisp