Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I like Coffee.... I like tea...

I've seen these coffee cards around online lately so I knew I had to try to figure out how to make one myself... and I love how it turned out so much I used it as a project for my last stamp-a-stack! Here's the measurements: Outside of cup is 4" x 9", folded in half to be 4.5" tall x 4" wide. After it's folded you cut the two sides in, starting about 1/2" from each side on the bottom and angling out to the top corners. I made a template so I could just re-trace it to make multiples. Glue the two sides shut just alone the edges to make it a pocket. I used the liquid mono multi adhesive that comes in the little green bottle since it makes a nice thin line of glue.

As you can see the inside of the cup slides open to reveal a message, or place to write one. This piece on my card is about 3" wide by 5" tall, and again I angled the sides in .. about a half inch from each side. To make the top, I used two pieces of cardstock that were white. The first one is 1" tall x 4 1/4" wide. I rounded the top two corners to look like a coffee lid. Then I added another one, glued right along the bottom of the first that is 1/2" tall by 4 1/4" wide... just to give it that coffee lid look.. it's a little hard to see in the photo because it's white!

To make the wrap, I used a piece of soft suede cardstock that was 2" tall by 4" wide and put it through the paper crimper. I added a piece of polka-dotted ribbon in cherry cobbler to accent it with some color. Then I stamped a cup from the set Tea Shoppe that is in the current occasions mini catalog! added How perfect does it work? So cute!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


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Sunday, January 22, 2012

Teacup of thanks!

Here is a fun card using the new Tea Shoppe stamp set and the new framelits dies from the occasions mini catalog. These dies are cool for two reasons, they nest together making it easy to layer the shapes and they easily line up so you can see where you are cutting. For this card I stamped the big tea cup using concord crush and wisteria wonder inks. If you are attending. My stamp a stack this week this is one of the four cards you will be making!

Stamps: tea shoppe
Ink: wisteria wonder, concord crush
Paper: wisteria wonder, concord crush, whisper white, cranberry crisp
Other: wisteria bakers twine, framelits dies, big shot, lace trim border punch, houndstooth embossing folder

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Cup of Thanks

Have you had a chance to check out the occasions mini catalog yet? If you haven't then you definitely should -- there is a ton of fun new stuff! One of my favorite new sets is Tea Shoppe which I used to create this fun thank you card. I love how cute and simple the tea cups are! I simply colored them with markers in 3 fun colors! I used lucky limeade, pacific point and pool party. I also used the perfect polka dots embossing folder to create the background and the new edge kits to make the fun scalloped edge. The ribbon is sneak peek from the sale-a-bration mini that starts next week. What do you think?

Stamps: tea shoppe
Ink: lucky limeade, pacific point, pool party
Paper: lucky limeade, pacific point, pool party, whisper white
Other: edge kits, perfect polka dots embossing folder, word window And modern label punches

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Happiest Birthday Card

Here is a card that I made using the new framelits dies... They will cut thought two layers of card stock so if you line them up carefully you can fold your paper first and use it to make a shaped card! How cool is that?

I used the new edgeslit embossing folder to make the stripe of embossed hearts. The image is from the apothecary art stamp set which matches perfectly with the framelits labels.

This card also has a sneak peek of the ribbon and brad pack you can get during sale-a-bastion, starting January 24.

stamps: apothecary art
Ink: basic black, lucky limeade, calypso coral
Paper: lucky limeade, pool party, whisper white
Other: adorning accents embossing folder, framelits labels collection, everyday enchantment brads and ribbon.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Playing with my new stuff!

I finally got a chance to play with some of my new stuff from the occasions mini catalog. If you haven't had a chance to look at this mini yet you are in for a treat. There are tons of cool new things for the big shot along with all the awesome stamp sets and accessories. For this card I used the new framelits labels big shot die set and the coordinating stamp set apothecary art. I stamped the image on white cardstock and then lined it up with the die and passed it through the big shot to cut it out. The cool thing about the framelits dies is that they are just a fame which makes it easy to see exactly where you are cutting. I colored the flowers in using blender pens. I also cut a slightly larger shape out of pool party cardstock to frame it.

The other new product I used on this card is the edge lit die to create the cool edge on the white cardstock. I used both the edgelit cutting die and the coordinating embossing folder to get this effect.

The paper and ribbon are sneak peeks from the sale-a-bastion mini that will be available starting Jan. 24th.

Stamps: apothecary art
Ink: early espresso, calypso coral, pear pizzaz
Paper: pool party, whisper white, pear pizzaz, everyday enchantment designer series paper
Other: framelits labels collection, edgelits adorning accents, blender pens, everyday enchantment ribbon pack

Thursday, January 5, 2012

All my Wreaths...

I just realized I never shared pictures of all the wreaths that I made for Christmas gifts! I love how these turned out and I made them using several different color combos. Each wreath was made by making a bunch of "lollies" using the simply scored tool. Then I created designs to go in the middles, stamping and punching out scallop circles and circles and using buttons on some. Then they are all attached to a flat wooden circle using a hot glue gun.

Here is the first one.. For this one I used the Christmas lodge paper from the holiday mini catalog. I used the stamp set Pines and Pointsettias for the images.

The next one is a bit brighter color palette. I used the holly berry bouquet paper from the holiday mini catalog and coordinated the colors with it.

I also made a couple of "fall" ones.. These are nice because they can stay up longer than the Christmas ones. These both used the stamp set Day of Gratitude.

The last one I kept for myself... Of course I need one for my house too!

Here are the recipients opening their wreaths.. I think they loved them!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Snowmen thank yous!

Happy New Year! Hope everyone is having a great year so far! Today I'm sharing a couple more thank you cards, these ones are made with the set Merry Winter! I love the cute little snowmen in this set. The first card, above, also shows another sneak peek of the Framelits labels! These are a great new die set for the big shot that will be available in just a couple of days! I also added on a new little button from the mini catalog! Here's a close up so you can see:

This next card also uses the snowmen but is a little simpler, I stamped them each in a different color (lucky limeade, baja breeze and marina mist) and punched them out with the postage stamp punch. Can you spot the new bakers twine on this card? I'm so excited that the new occasions mini has this in 5 new colors!!

card 1:
stamps: Merry Winter, teeny tiny wishes
wild wasabi, baja breeze
paper: baja breeze, whisper white, wild wasabi, crumb cake
other: word window punch, modern label punch, Northern Flurry embossing folder, Labels framelits dies, twitterpated button

card 2:
stamps: Merry Winter, fabulous phrases
lucky limeade, baja breeze and marina mist
paper: baja breeze, whisper white, island indigo, lucky limeade
other: scallop trim border punch, perfect polka dots embossing folder, pool party bakers twine.

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