Monday, May 10, 2010

Itty Bitty Bits Card

Is everyone having a great Monday?! I am! It is the first time in 2 weeeks tha I don't have to be somewhere of do something for anyone else :) And I have tomorrow off too! Now maybe I should work on a swap or 2 ;)
I guess I had better post the 3rd project from club this month. We made a card featuring the new Presto designer series paper and the Itty Bitty bits stuff. Love those tiny little buttons and coordinating punches and stamps!

So this is what we made! The phrase on the front was just what was handy on my stamping desk, but you could put anything there. Maybe I was thinking of my hubby when I was making the card, I mean he has been out of town working alot, lol! The Presto paper is white 12x12 heavy card stock with white embossed images on it already. You can then do all kinds of resist techniques on it! Here we just took 1" x1.5" pieces of the Presto paper with a script image, then rubbed an inked sponge on each piece and wiped the excess ink off the embossed part. Quick, easy, and gorgeous! I stapled the ribbon on then mounted the inked Presto block with Stampin Dimensionals.
  • Stamps: Itty Bitty Bits, You & Moi
  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Creamy Caramel, Presto Patterns Specialty designer series paper
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Creamy Caramel
  • Other: Paper piercer with Mat Pack, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay polka dot ribbon, stapler, Itty Bitty Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack, needle and crochet thread, Stampin Dimensionals, Distressing tool from Cutter Kit, sponges

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Thankful Peacock

This is a card we made in Stamp Club back in July or August, but apparently I never posted it and one of my club ladies was looking for it in vain. Well here it is! We used the Rock and Roll technique on the peacock with Green Galore and Bermuda Bay. Then used the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds to add some glamour to the peacock and the Medallion BG on the card base. I also made the scallops off-set on the matted main image just to mix things up :)
  • Stamps: Very Thankful, Medallion BG
  • Paper: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • Ink: Green Galore, Bermuda Bay
  • Other: 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Scallop Edge punch, Bermuda BAy polka dot ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals

Friday, May 7, 2010

Drifting Hearts on Thoughtful Tree

I made this card for a friend who is going through a hard time right now. I just wanted her to know I was thinking about her. I wanted to have flowers drifting off of the tree but I couldn't make small enough ones for this tree. So I used the Pinking Hearts border punch and put those little confetti hearts to good use! I had to use my paper piercer to pick them up and put them on the little dots of glue, but it worked out great! This is a 4x4" card, and I took the picture with my Blackberry so it is not very good, but I had to hurry up and use the only camera I had with me before I gave this card away! The ink wasn't even dry on it yet when I sent it with my friend's husband :)
  • Stamps: Thoughts & Prayers, Vintage Vogue
  • Paper: Tangerine Tango (coming back soon!), Old Olive, Naturals White
  • Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
  • Other: Square Lattice embossing folder with Big Shot, Distressing tool from Cutter Kit, Pinking Hearts border punch, paper piercer (to pick up the tiny hearts!), Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Geoffrey's Birthday Card

This is the card I made for my youngest son's 14th birthday. Of course, I made it ON his birthday, being the good little procrastinator that I am, lol! Come to think of it, I think I used the same set for Dakota's card this year. Uh oh, I better start mixing it up better! I made this during our All-Day Stampin Fun event on May 1st. And we did have fun! I did learn one thing though. I will do this at MY house next time so I don't have to haul all my stuff a few miles away for everyone to use. My stamping space is in the great room upstairs, which I kindly share with the rest of the family, lol... Ok, now back to the card!
  • Stamps: Starring You, Sporting
  • Paper: Real Red, Kraft, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red
  • Other: Corner Rounder , Star, 1-3/8" circle, and 1-1/2" Circle punches, Signo white gel pen, Stampin Dimensionals, paper piercer and mat pack

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Stamp Club Thursday!

This is the page we will be making on Thursday. Isn't it great! I love the rolling hills and the glitter on the headlights (thanks Janet for the suggestion!) This page uses one of the stamps sets that qualifies for a free package of  Designer Brads! The other set is just awesome, so really need to buy that without any added incentives ;)
  • Stamps: Sentimental Journey, Pedaling Past
  • Paper: Sage Shadow, retired Christmas DSP-don't remember the name
  • Ink: Sage Shadow, Soft Suede
  • Other: Paper Snips, Signo white gel pen, 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, sponge, Stampin Dimensionals
I just had to throw a close up of the car in here. I used the Rock and Roll technique on this little car to try to make it match the Shabby Chic feel of this page.

This is the 3D project we will be making. I featured this on my Blog Hop, and now you will all get to make your very own!
  • Stamps: Motorcycle, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Sanded BG
  • Paper: Creamy Caramel, Old Olive, Naturals White
  • Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
  • Other: Signo white gel pen, Paper Snips, 1-3/4" circle and Tab punches, Sticky Strip, Mini glue dots, Square Lattice embossing folder and Box #2 die with Big Shot, Crop-A-Dile, eyelets

Monday, May 3, 2010

More details on the Biker Babe in Training and the May Promo

My scrapbook page seemed to be the favorite project for my Blog Hop entry! I am so glad everyone else loved it as much as I do :) I thought you might like a closer look at the details, so here you go!

Here is part 1

And part 2 of the page title.

You can actually read the journaling here too.
I am turning over a new leaf in the last few months. I WILL use my embellishments before they retire, I WILL NOT hoard them forever, lol! OK, the Real Red Corduroy buttons are not available anymore as of this weekend when the Occasions Mini ended, but in my defense, I did make this page before they retired ;) I love how the Circle Designer brads go with the wheels theme.
And I mentioned that there is a special this month, well here is the list of qualifying stamp sets that will earn you some of these great brads!

Stamp sets

 Page Description Wood-Mount Item  Wood-Mount Price  Clear-Mount Item  Clear-Mount Price 
Extreme Elements
115181  $26.95  ---  --- 
Framed with Love** 
114389  $27.95  ---  --- 
113706  $27.95  ---  --- 
Circle Circus 
115778  $28.95  ---  --- 
Elements of Style
118611  $27.95  120045  $19.95 
119910  $27.95  120105  $19.95 
Elements de style 
119900  $27.95  120099  $19.95 
Rough Type 
118659  $26.95  120072  $18.95 
Sentimental Journey 
118513  $23.95  120075  $17.95 
First Day 
118521  $23.95  120051  $17.95 
Camino a la Escuela 
120152  $23.95  120154  $17.95 
*From Summer Mini Catalog
**Last Chance stamp set!

And these are the brads you can earn:

 Designer brads

Page  Description  Item   Retail Price  Price with Qualifying Purchase
Flower Designer brads 
112579 $5.95  FREE 
Filigree Designer brads 
 112577  $5.95  FREE 
Circle Designer brads 
112571  $5.95  FREE 
Star Designer brads 
112572  $5.95  FREE 

Don't miss out on this deal, go right on over to my demo website and order now ;)

April Stamp Club Projects

Ok, you caught me slacking again! I haven't posted the card and the 3D projects we made last month yet, so here they are!

This is the card we made, although the designer paper is different. I ran out of Razzleberry Lemonade paper when I had to make extra cards after the club meeting, so this is the retired Juntos Designer Series paper from the 2008-09 Spanish SU Idea Book & Catalog. This flower pot card idea can be found all over the crafting sites and is really easy to make. Start with a 3 1/2" x 9" card base scored at 5 1/2" and 2" and go from there! I used the paper cutter to make the tapered sides by lining up the top corner under the pot lip in the cutting groove and the bottom corner on the 1/2" line to the right of the blade. I applied the DSP first and cut through all the layers at once, then flipped the top layers up holding it in place, and cutting a second time to get through the last layer.
The leaves are made by taking a long strip of cardstock 3/4"-1" wide, scoring down the middle and running it at an angle through the paper crimper. While it is still folded, cut out your leaf shapes. Presto! Instant textured leaf!
 The note card base is 2-7/16" x 4", the next layer is 2-1/8" x 3-3/4". The important thing to remember when attaching the flowers is to make sure it is no more than 5-1/2" tall so that the card will still fit in an envelope :)
  • Stamps: Messages for Mom
  • Paper: Dusty Durango, Naturals White, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, and Patterned Paper (Juntos Designer Series paper, Razzleberry Lemonade paperfor the ones made at club)
  • Ink: Soft Suede
  • Other: Blossom Party die with Big Shot, paper crimper, paper cutter with scoring blade, taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots, Scallop Edge punch

 And this is the Matchbox that we made for holding a little something for Mom. MAke sure you stamp your greeting before you fold your box up ;) The flower is created by taking 3 circles punched out of cardstock, roughing up until the paper starts to seperate into 2 layers, then peeling apart. Do this with all 3 circles. Pile on top of each other with the fuzzy sides all up, place on the mat pack foam pad, pierce through center. Then push a brad through the center and open the prongs on the back. Now pull each layer up individually around thr brad, scrunching up tight. Open back up until it looks like a flower. You can then color the edges of the petals with a marker.
  • Stamps: Tres' Chic BG, Messages for Mom
  • Paper: Blush Blossom, Cameo Coral
  • Ink: Blush Blossom, Soft Suede
  • Other: 1-1/4" Circle Punch, paper piercer with mat pack, brad, glue dots, Matchbox die with Big Shot, Sticky Strip, bone folder


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