Monday, June 14, 2010

Onsie Card

I made this super cute onsie card for my friends baby shower! She knows she's having a boy so I made it with Ballet Blue Card stock (one of the colors that's retiring at the end of the month). I cut it the long way to start with a card that's 4 1/4 by 11, then fold it in half. I embossed the front half of the card using the dots embossing folder in my Big Shot. Then I punched out the neck and legs with a 1 3/8" circle punch. I then punched out some scallop circle edges in white to make the leg and neck edges. Note: the easiest way to do this is to punch out the circle first, then you can center it inside the scallop circle punch and punch that out next. I cut in on the sides about 2 inches from the top and then cut it to the leg holes. I made myself a template so it will be easy to trace and make more later!

I used some striped grosgrain ribbon around the middle (also retiring) and then stamped a cute little whale from the Fox & Friends stamp set. This set was in the Occassions Mini. I punched the whale out with the 1 3/8 circle and then framed him with a scallop circle cut from Barely Banana cardstock (also retiring). The "new baby" words are from a really old stamp set I found in my retired stash!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

tropical album

For those of you who missed my album class, I wanted to share photos with you. It turned out REALLY cute! The photos don't do it justice but you will get an idea anyway...

here's the first page:

We used a the Island Floral Big shot die to make most of the big flowers. This die is really cool!

To create a quick and easy background page, I just stamped all over it with pumpkin pie ink on pumpkin pie cardstock...makes a cool tone-on-tone look!

I love how the palm trees look in this one:

To make the photo corners, punch out a scallop square and cut in half diagonally:

I forget sometimes how nice just a plain, white page can look:

This spread was pretty simple....although the girls didn't like cutting out the flowers!

This spread is my favorite. I used the square lattice embossing folder in the Big Shot to create the texture on the soft suede paper and then traced around a spool of ribbon to make the circle for the coconut. Add some flowers and a drinking straw...isn't that super cute?

And, of course, I had to use the ice cream cones somewhere. Love these cute little guys!

And finally, the last page....what a cute album. I can't wait to take some summer pix to fill it with!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Sweet Chick card!

My parents have some chickens that they raise and they just got some new baby chicks last week! So I thought it would be fun to make this cute chick into a card to send my mom. I used the square lattice embossing folder again on this card... I am really loving the texture it creates, it's so versatile it goes with everything. I also sponged the edges of it with soft suede ink to make it look more distressed. The images are both from the hostess set Country Morning, which will be retiring at the end of this month! I stamped them both with black ink on very vanilla card stock. Then I colored them with the watercolor pencils and the aquapainter. I had a lot of fun coloring these... I haven't done as much coloring lately since most of my favorite stamps are bold images!
Then I distressed the edges with the sponge again and the soft suede ink. The sentiment "happiness" is from the set Warm Words, also retiring (so sad, I love this set).

stamps: Country Morning, Warm words
ink: whisper white, soft suede, basic black, watercolor pencils
paper:soft suede, very vanilla, crushed curry, not quite navy
other: scallop oval punch, oval punch, sponges, square lattice embossing folder, hemp twine, aquapainter
, eyelet border punch

Friday, June 4, 2010

Baby Shower card

I went to a baby shower last weekend where the parents were decorating the baby's room with Jungle of course I had to pull out my animal stories stamp set and make a card for her! I stamped the monkey, lion and whale in bright colors and then punched them out with the 1 3/8" circle punch. For the lion, I stamped him again and trimmed out his tiny little head and popped it off with a dimensional to give it more depth.

I punched coordinating scallops to frame the animals in pumpkin pie, old olive and tempting turquoise card stock. To add more detail I used the tiny circle hand punch to make the little hole in each scallop. I wanted the cared to have a jungle feel so I used some paper from the Island Oasis paper pack (the stripes and the palm leaves). Then I used the so saffron paper and new texture folder from the summer mini (square lattice) in the Big Shot to create the texture piece going through the center. Finish it off with a scallop border punch to make it super cute!

The sentiment "for a little someone" is from a retired set I found in my stamp cupboard!

stamps: animal stories
ink:pumpkin pie, so saffron, tempting turquoise, soft suede
paper: island oasis designer paper, so saffron, whisper white, tempting turquoise, old olive, pumpkin pie
other: scallop circle punch, circle punch, square lattice embossing folder,

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Happy houses....

I dug into my stash of retired sets to make this card for a friend of mine who just purchased her first house! I was super excited for her and wanted to send her a cute card and remembered this set, Right at Home and thought it would be perfect. I cut out the top note die using the big shot and stamped the houses onto it. Then I colored them using watercolor pencils and the aquapainter. For the sentiment I used the "congratulations" from the Well-Scripted stamp set (this was in the Occassions mini -- I'm not sure if it will be in our new catalog but I hope it will!) Then I accented it with some pretty taffeta ribbon (kraft color). The red piece was textured using (you guessed it) my new favorite square lattice texture folder!

stamps: right at home, well-scripted
ink: basic black, watercolor pencils
paper: soft suede, real red, whisper white
other:top note die, square lattice embossing folder, kraft taffeta ribbon, aquapainter

Stampin' Around wheel card

Have you seen the cool rollers in the summer mini catalog? With the wheel builder you can combine up to three images onto the jumbo roller handle and roll them all together. For this one I also bought a un-inked triple cell cartridge and filled it with 3 different inks (crushed curry, melon mambo and burmuda bay). Then I rolled it across some white cardstock and it almost instantly makes a card! To finish it off I punched a border using the eyelet border punch and melon mambo card stock. The flower is two flowers punched using the XL flower punch. After punching the flowers I crumpled up them up and wrinkled it up until it separated....then you carefully peel the layers apart and you get the cool suede looking texture. For the center of the flower I used the itty bitty bits set and a bitty button.

stamps: itty bitty bits, bees & blossoms roller, candle crazy roller, Birthday roller
ink: crushed curry, melon mambo, baja breeze
paper: curshed curry, whisper white, melon mambo, burmuda bay
other: XL flower punch, bitty buttons, polka-dot burmuda bay ribbon


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