Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Ribbon Rose Card

Here is the other technique I taught at my last technique class -- ribbon roses! This is something that is easy to do and adds something so elegant to a card. I used seam binding ribbon to create this rose because I found it twists really well. I thought the rose was so pretty and elegant that it would make a great wedding or anniversary card so I paired it with a very simple white front, embossing part way up with the vintage wallpaper embossing folder. I stamped the word "cherish" from the Baroque Motifs Stamp set and added the rose on. The rose petals are made by punching out the 5-petal flower punch from olive card stock and cutting two petals off to look like leaves! I love how versatile punches can be! I also added a pearl in the middle of the rose. I love how this card turned out!

stamps: Baroque Motifs
ink: rose red
paper: whisper white, rose red, crumb cake, old olive
other: scallop circle punch, vintage wallpaper embossing folder, small hole punch, adhesive paper, adhesive pearl, 5 petal flower punch

Monday, August 29, 2011

Scented Cherry Card

This card was created for my last technique class. The technique used here was scratch and sniff. If you scratch the cherries they actually smell like cherries! How cool is that? You use a mix of embossing powder and Kool-aid to get this effect. Want to learn cool techniques like this? Contact me to sign up for my next technique class!

For the rest of the card I used some other fun stuff including the new Lace Ribbon Border punch and the designer frames embossing folder. To make the cute little tag I just punched out a curly label punch and tucked it behind the main image. The "friends" word is from the Tiny Tags Stamp set.

stamps: Fruit & Flowers, Tiny Tags
ink: Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, crumb cake
paper: whisper white, early espresso, crumb cake, Riding Hood Red
other: bakers twine, Designer frame embossing folder, big shot, Lace Ribbon border punch

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Berry Wishes Card!

Here's Another one using the Fruit & Flowers stamp set. Can you tell I'm having a ton of fun with this set? Sometimes I will get a stamp set that is just so much fun to play with and this is definitely one of them! This card is pretty simple. I started with a calypso coral base and layered some patterned paper from the Berry Blossoms Designer paper pack over it-- This paper is SUPER CUTE!! for the main image I embossed the oval using one of the designer frame embossing folders. This one is my favorite because the oval punch fits perfectly inside! I added on some bakers twine and the sentiment "best wishes" from the Sincere Salutations stamp set. Oh, and I almost forgot, I used the cool Lace Ribbon Border with wisteria wonder card stock to add some fun detail!

stamps: Fruit & Flowers, Sincere Salutations
ink: calypso coral, Lucky Limeade, Black
paper: calypso coral, wisteria wonder, Berry Blossoms Designer paper, whisper white
other: bakers twine, Designer frame embossing folder, big shot, Lace Ribbon border punch

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Berry Cute Matchbox

Hello there! Today I'm sharing a cute little matchbox made using the Berry Blossoms Designer series paper. This paper is Amazing! It's so cute and summery… I just love it. If you love paper, make sure to place your order before the end of the month since all the designer papers are buy three get one free! What a deal! Check out the details here.

For this cute little box, I simply cut the box out using the XL Matchbox big shot die and folded it up. This die is really simple to use. The bottom doesn't even need any adhesive! I finished the box off by stamping the strawberry from the Fruit & Flowers stamp set on a piece of white that was also cut out with the XL matchbox die. On top of that I stamped the word "friends" from the Tiny Tags stamp set. I tied a piece of ruffled ribbon around the box and then added the tag using a piece of bakers twine. Then, of course, put candy inside!

stamps: Fruit & Flowers, Tiny Tags
ink: calypso coral, Lucky Limeade, whisper white
paper: calypso coral, Berry Blossoms Designer paper
other: bakers twine, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon, bakers twine, XL matchbox die, big shot, candy

Friday, August 26, 2011

Triple Turtles

Here is another card using a set from the summer mini called Summer Splash. I can't believe that summer is almost over! The summer mini Catalog is done in just a few days and it will be September! Where does the time go?

To make this card I stamped three squares using the clear stamp blocks as stamps with pool party ink. Then I stamped turtles using pacific point ink over the top. I stamped another turtle with lucky limeade ink on another piece of carsick and cut him out so that I could add him on with a dimensional. The rest of the card is pretty simple, lucky limeade dots embossed using the polka dot embossing folder in the big shot, a border using the scallop trim border punch. I also added on some seam binding ribbon and a small "4 you" sentiment from the Tiny Tags stamp set, punched out with the jewelry tag punch. The Birthday Celebrations sentiment is from the Upsy Daisy stamp set-- and it looks like I stamped it a little crooked!

Hope you enjoy the rest of your summer!

stamps: Summer Splash, Upsy Daisy, Tiny Tags
ink: pool party, Lucky Limeade, pacific point
paper: pool party, whisper white, lucky limeade, pacific point
other: bakers twine, jewelry tag punch, small hole punch, olive seam binding ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals, polka dots embossing folder

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sail Away!

Here is a fun card I made using the Sail Away set in the summer mini. If you like this set or anything else in the mini, you only have a few days left to order since it is only available until August 31st!

To make this card I used a beauty color combo of pool party, river rock, crumb cake and early espresso. The embossed background was created using the lattice embossing folder in the Big shot. I added to eyelets and some bakers twine to give it a bit of a Nautical look. The background behind the sailboat was created using an acrylic block as a stamp. To finish it off I used the Thinking of you Sentiment from the Sincere Salutations stamp set.

stamps: Sail Away, sincere salutations
ink: pool party, early espresso
paper: pool party, river rock, crumb cake, early espresso, whisper white
other: eyelets, bakers twine, Label punch, paper piercer, lattice embossing folder

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Flowers from the Berry set!

Did you Notice that the Fruit & Flowers set has flowers too? he he he.. I've been so busy using the fruit I thought I should try a card using the flowers! So I stamped some flowers along the bottom of the white top note shape (cut with the big shot) and then added a fun flower made by punching out several layers of cardstock with the 5-petal flower punch. I added a birthday sentiment from the Happiest Birthday Wishes hostess set!

Here's a close-up:
stamps: Fruit & Flowers, Happiest Birthday wishes.
paper:calypso coral, wisteria wonder, lucky limeade, whisper white
ink:calypso coral, wisteria wonder, lucky limeade
other: 5-petal flower punch, Top Note Big shot die, brad, Lace Ribbon Border punch, Scallop circle punch

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Berries- 4 squared!

Another Berry card.. this time In a square. I love how simple this layout is! It makes a cute easy card with just a few punches! I stamped 4 images from the fruit and flowers set and punched them out with the square punch and layered them with squares punched with the scallop square punch. Again, I used the same color theme as the last few I've shown you. These new InColors work great for this set!

stamps:Fruit & Flowers, Happiest Birthday Wishes
ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, wisteria Wonder
paper:Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, wisteria Wonder, whisper white
other: Lace Ribbon border punch, scallop square punch, square punch, polka dots embossing folder, white bakers twine.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Birthday Berries!

Here is the last card from the Class! I love these colors and stamps together. I stamped multiple images from the Fruit & Flowers stamp set randomly over white to create the background strip. Across the bottom is the awesome Lace Ribbon Border punch-- This adds so much detail to the card! The main Birthday sentiment is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes! I love how this card turned out. Here's a close-up:

stamps:Fruit & Flowers, Happiest Birthday Wishes
paper:Whisper white, lucky limeade, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
ink: lucky limeade, calypso coral, wisteria wonder
other: Lace Ribbon Border punch, Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Strawberry Punch Art!

Here is one of the cards from the Fruit & Flowers stamp class! I thought it would be fun to use punches to create a large strawberry. The strawberry is made by punching out a large heart from calypso coral cardstock (also textured with the polka dots embossing folder). The leaves are from the 5-petal flower punch with some of the leaves cut out. The little stems are cut out using the big shot and the little leaves sizzlit die and the little white flowers are from the itty bitty shapes punch pack.

To make the card I cut out the top note shape with the big shot and white card stock. I stamped the strawberries from the Fruit & Flowers stamp set along the bottom of the card. The birthday sentiment is from the Birthday hostess stamp set Happiest Birthday Wishes. Then I added some of the cool ruffled ribbon and paper from the Berry Blossoms paper pack!

stamps: Fruit & Flowers, Happiest Birthday Wishes
ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky limeade
paper: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, whisper white, crumb cake
other: pool party ruffled ribbon, XL heart punch, 5-petal flower punch, Little Leaves Sizzlit die, Itty Bitty Shapes punch

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Double Popsicle Card

Ok... Almost a week later I'm finally sharing what we made in my Fruit & Flowers class last week! This set is so much fun! I had a ton of fun creating the projects. I hope the girls who attended had as much fun making them! This card was inspired by a Popsicle card I made a while back. If you want to see that it's in this post.

To make this card I cut the card stock (I used calypso coral) in half to 4.25 x 8.5, then scored in 2.25" from each end along the long side. I added the Popsicle sticks on the inside of each short panel. Note: when you add on the sticks make sure they don't stick down so far that your card won't fit in a standard sized envelope!

The main image on the front is embossed using the Designer Frames Embossing Folder in the big shot. Then I stamped the strawberry from the Fruit & Flowers set and punched it out with the Large oval punch. This fits perfectly inside the embossed shape. The ribbon is attached under the piece of chocolate chip card stock and wraps all the way around the card to keep it closed.

Here's what it looks like open:

stamps: Fruit & Flowers
ink: Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade
paper: Calypso Coral, whisper white, chocolate chip
other: Chocolate chip scallop polka dot ribbon, Designer frame embossing folder, Large oval punch, corner rounder punch, Popsicle sticks.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Berry Basket!

Isn't this Berry Basket super cute? When I saw the sample of these berries in the new Idea Book and catalog I knew I had to figure out how to make them - hint, they're made using the flower folds big shot die. This is one of the projects I have planned for the Fruit and Flowers class on Aug. 11. My class participants will get to make two berries and the basket along with 4 other projects! If you want to attend, just let me know by the end of the day Monday, Aug. 8!

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Saturday, August 6, 2011

string and doilies!

How cool is this? Doesn't it remind you of that game spiro-graph? This set, Delicate Doilies, reminds me of that game! I loved it when I was a kid! To make the cool embellishment, I stamped the smaller doily in cherry cobbler and attached it to a scallop punch circle. Then I started wrapping bakers twine around between the scallops!

stamps: Delicate Doilies, Trendy Trees,
ink: cherry cobbler, crumb cake, early espresso, whisper white
cherry cobbler, crumb cake, early espresso, whisper white
other: Scallop circle punch, circle punch, scallop trim border punch, corner rounder

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Bubble Background Technique

This was the other technique for July... I'm a little slow at posting these! This technique was called bubble background! I love how this card turned out with the sailboat. The boat is a single wood stamp from the summer mini called Sail Away. I used the bubble background technique as a background piece and layered the sailboat image over it. The boat was stamped on crumb cake cardstock and the sail was colored in with a white watercolor pencil. The sentiment is from the stamp set Herb Expressions.

Here's a close up-- you cant see the bubbles as well in the photo but they're really cool in person.

stamps: Sail Away, herb expressions
ink:tempting turquoise, chocolate chip
paper: so saffron, chocolate chip, tempting turquoise, crumb cake, glossy paper
other: bakers twine, scallop ribbon border punch, white colored pencil

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Shaving Cream Technique!

Here is a card that we made at my last technique class! We had a great time getting messy with shaving cream and re-inkers to create sheets of shaving cream swirls!

I thought it was perfect to match the shaving cream with the surfboards from the Summer Splash stamp set. It makes the shaving cream background look like waves!

Here's a close-up:

stamps: Summer Splash,
paper: tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, pacific point, whisper white
ink: tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, pacific point, old olive
other: Bakers twine in white, scallop ribbon border punch

Monday, August 1, 2011

Smart Owl!

Here is a graduation card that I made for a recent graduation party. I have seen a lot of cards using the owl punch to make a graduation card so thought I'd give it a try! I punched out the owl using the owl punch and then gave him big wings by punching out scallop circles and cutting them to look like wings. The branch is the "little leaves" sizzlet die cut out with the Big Shot. I glued him together and cut out a squares from black to make the hat. Then I attached him to a white circle punched out with the 2 1/2" circle punch. For his little diploma I rolled a little piece of lightweight paper and tied it with a piece of 1/8" taffeta ribbon.

The background is embossing using the new Stripes embossing folder on concord crush card stock.

stamps: Retired sentiment
ink: black
paper:concord crush, whisper white, crumb cake, chocolate chip, pumpkin pie
other: 2 1/2" circle punch, scallop circle punch, Owl punch, little leaves sizzlit die, stripe embossing folder, poly stitched ribbon in concord crush


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