Monday, February 28, 2011

Cupcake Favors

This past weekend was my Create-a-Cupcake Workshop.  This is the party favor that I made for everyone attending.  I made it from a tutorial that I purchased from Becky Roberts.  I thought they were perfect for the workshop, plus they were quick and fun to make. 

I wish I had taken a picture of all of them instead only my sample.  I filled everyone's with candy - but only had 2 pieces left for my sample.  You still get the idea, though.

Card Stock:  real red, celebrations designer paper.
Other:  perfect settings die, big shot, real red 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, needle, cupcake paper, button, certainly celery 1/8" taffeta ribbon, sticky strip, hot glue gun, 2-1/2" circle punch.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Go in the Direction ...

This is the card I included with a package to DC last week.  By the time this semester is over, I should have a better collection of man card samples!

The main image is from the Stamp Set "Word Play".  I stamped in on the whisper white panel with basic gray ink.  I then stamped the arrow portion of it on scrap card stock in more mustard and again in riding hood red.  I cut out the red and mustard arrows and popped them up on the main panel.  The mustard arrow covers the gray one and the red arrow is "added" to the original image.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Word Play
Card Stock:  whisper white, riding hood red, more mustard, basic gray, basic gray dsp.
Stamp Pads:  basic gray, riding hood red, more mustard
Other:  dimensionals, silver brads, star brad, 1-1/2" circle punch, nestibilities, mat pack and paper piercer (for brad placement)

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Color Block Cupcake

This is the fourth and final card/project from the February Stamp-A-Stack.  I ran across this card on Splitcoaststampers last year while in Florida.  I got into my mom's stuff and figured out the dimensions, then left the sample for her.  Nearly a year later, I finally made another and decided it would be a good SAS card.  I'm glad I waited - due to retirements, I had to change a couple of colors and I like the new version better.

Stamp Set:  Party Hearty
Card Stock:  whisper white, basic black, marina mist, daffodil delight, real red
Stamp Pads:  marina mist, daffodil delight, real red
Other:  marina mist & daffodil delight markers, dimensionals, button

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Cup-a-Soup Get Well

We also made this at the February Stamp-A-Stack.  I'm sure we all know someone right now that could use a little soup and get well wishes. 

The pouch is made from a Crumb Cake Medium Envelope.  Cut 1-1/4" off one side - that strip becomes the lid.  When the pouch part is run through the crimper, it shrinks enough to fit inside the lid.  Pretty cute, isn't it?!  I also discovered that a Swiss Miss Hot Chocolate Packet will fit in the pouch - I can invision some cute winter time greetings....  Since Spring is coming (hopefully), how about flower seed packets?

CASEd from here (1/8/11 post).

Stamp Set:  Thoughts & Prayers
Card Stock:  marina mist, soft suede, very vanilla
Stamp Pad:  soft suede
Other:  soft suede marker, very vanilla 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, square lattice embossing folder, big shot, sponge, linen thread, button, crimper, scallop edge punch, crumb cake envelope, glue dot.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Blushing Medallion Birthday

This is another card we made at the February Stamp-A-Stack this past weekend.  I think it was well liked.  It seems so striking, yet understated at the same time.  I love pink and brown together!

The photo is of my prototype.  The only thing I changed for the workshop was the Happy Birthday stamp.  The one shown is from Something to Celebrate (Occasions Mini hostess set).  At the workshop, we used one from Bring On the Cake.

CASEd from Artfelt Impressions here.

Stamp Sets:  Medallion, Something to Celebrate
Card Stock:  blushing bride, early espresso, pear pizzazz, whisper white (inside)
Stamp Pads:  blushing bride, early espresso
Other:  itty bitty punches, pearl, tasteful trims die, big shot, glue dot

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Rose Red Bliss

Good Morning!  I'm up early, the sun is starting to peek out, I have a Stamp-A-Stack this morning, Jeff is off work this afternoon and I will see my grandkids this evening.  Sounds like a great Saturday, doesn't it?!

This card is one we've been making at this month's stamp-a-stack and it features the same FREE stamp set I showed you yesterday - Bliss.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Bliss, Sweet Celebrations (Bring On the Cake used in the workshop)
Card Stock:  crumb cake, (rose red & whisper white inside)
Stamp Pads:  whisper white craft, rose red
Other:  pearls, rose red seam binding ribbon, scallop edge punch, glue dot.

Enjoy your weekend!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Eggplant Bliss

This is the card I am making to include with qualifying orders in February.  I used the FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set - Bliss.  The color is Eggplant Envy which is one I rarely use.  February is the perfect month for purple since the birthston is amethyst.

I have a Stamp-A-Stack starting up in about an hour, another one this evening and a third tomorrow morning.  I hope your weekend is as fun!

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Bliss
Card Stock:  elegant eggplant, crumb cake, very vanilla, regals designer pack.
Stamp Pad:  elegant eggplant
Other:  scallop edge punch, victorian lace crochet ribbon, designer label punch, 3/16" corner rounder punch, dimensionals, clear rhinestones, sponge.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

First Edition Owl

One of my very best girl friends had not been overwhelmed with the cuteness of the Owl Punch.  I know - hard to believe, isn't it?  When I showed the post-it note holders here, she finally broke down and had to order that "dumb punch".  I had to make and send her another Valentine just to show that he really is cute and not dumb.  :O)   

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  riding hood red, basic black, very vanilla, first edition dsp
Stamp Pad:  riding hood red.
Other:  riding hood red 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, owl punch, word window punch, decorative label punch, dimensionals.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Fox & Friends Baby Shower Note Cards

Kyle is going to spend this coming weekend visiting family in Maryland.  While he is there, the house will be full and there will be a baby shower for my cousin's daughter-in-law.   Although Kyle won't actually be participating in the shower, I still wanted to send a little something.  This weekend, I made this set of thank you notecards and mailed them to him to take. 

I was glad to have an excuse to play with the Fox & Friends stamp set, and I think the gift pack turned out really cute.  There are 7 different animals in the stamp set and I made 2 of each note card.  I stamped the envelopes with the corresponding animal.

Stamp Sets:  Fox & Friends, Thank You Kindly
Colors:  chocolate chip, pumpkin pie, old olive, so saffron, bashful blue, cajun craze, taken with teal.
Other:  Sweet Pea dsp, three flower punch, 1-3/8" circle punch, 1-1/2" circle punch, scallop circle punch, bird punch, brads, dimensionals, so saffron & creamy caramel markers.

For the tag, I used the Tag Alongs stamp set and pumpkin pie ribbon.  I punched a 2-1/2" circle from dsp and mounted it on a circle of cardstock to make it more sturdy.

CASEd from here.

Monday, February 14, 2011

From My Valentine

I didn't think my wonderful husband could top last year's Valentine, but he may have just done that.  Oh - he is SO good!!  He melts my heart and makes me laugh every day.  ♥

Saturday, February 12, 2011

*Tea-rific* Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler

The title sounds pretty yummy, doesn't it?!  Stampin' Up! color names can make me hungry.  Sorry to tease you. 

I hope your weekend if off to a great start!  I have spent most of the day cleaning out the cabinets in my stampin' area.  I like to organize and I like things to be simplified, but it is so hard to decide what must go.  And, believe me, some things must go!  I know I will love the results once I finish.  

Morning Cup is a stamp set I debated over for a long time.  I'm not a coffee drinker, but I have friends that are and the set has really cute tea images.  I am a tea drinker!  I finally got the set and this is my first card with it.  I love it!  There's a lot of paper piecing on the stack of cups - tiny cuting!

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Morning Cup
Card Stock:  cherry cobbler, crumb cake, very vanilla, love letters dsp
Stamp Pads:  black staz-on, cherry cobbler, crumb cake
Other:  eyelet border punch, crimper, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, linen thread, tiny tags punch, bitty punches, 3/16" corner rounder, sponge, white gel pen, 1/16" hole punch, sahara sand marker, dimensional.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Build-a-Bear Get Well

A friend from church shared about her friend's little girl having serious surgery.  This little girl was more concerned about the other children in the hospital than  herself.  How sweet!  I made this card to send to her.  I hope she likes it.

I CASEd this card from here.  I changed the gift and balloon to the flower and left off the party hat.  I thought the card needed more color, so I paper pierced the bear's dress.  I stamped the bear on a scrap of designer paper (to match the paper already on the card), I then hand-cut the dress out and adhered it to the bear that I had stamped on the white top note.  I like it like this!

To color the bear, I used a trick I recently learned.  I scribbled a marker on a clear block and picked up the color with a blender pen.  It's practically the same as using the inside of a stamp pad lid, but a little quicker for such a small amount.

Stamp Sets:  Beary Best Friends, Beary Nice Wishes
Card Stock:  sahara sand, whisper pack, in-color patterns pack dsp
Stamp Pads:  black staz-on, blushing bride
Markers:  creamy caramel (retired), basic black, blushing bride, pear pizzazz
Other:  top note die, framed tulip embossing folder, big shot, sticky strip, blushing bride ribbon, dimensionals, blender pen, clear block, sponge.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Friends Never Fade Birthday

I made this card when I was designing cards for my upcoming February Stamp-A-Stack.  I made 6 different cards (needing 4).  I laid them all out and compared colors, styles, themes, ease, etc.  This one did not make the cut.  I do like it, though, and think it would make a great masculine card - the sentiment could easily be changed.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Friends Never Fade, Teeny Tiny Wishes, On Your Birthday, Tiny Tags
Card Stock:  crumb cake, old olive, night of navy, cajun craze
Stamp Pads:  versa mark, night of navy, cajun craze, crumb cake
Other:  square lattice embossing folder, big shot, old olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, curly label punch, 1-3/8" square punch

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Projects for my Grandbabies

Is it OK that I still call them grandbabies when they are 5 and almost 8?

Erica asked me to help make (design) thank you cards for Will's brithday.  Since he invited his whole preschool class to his party at Bounce U, they needed a lot (at least 24).  And since his party had been that day, we needed them fast.  She said he loved the bug Birthday card that we sent him.  So I whipped these 3 up in about 10 minutes, sent a picture to her phone and got a quick "perfect".  Within an hour, I had "kits" for her to assemble 9 more of each design.

The insides and envelopes are stamped with the same bug that's on the card.

Stamp Sets:  Bugs & Kisses, Family Phrases
Card Stock:  whisper white, old olive, marina mist, real red, early espresso.
Stamp Pads:  old olive, marina mist, real red, early espresso.
Other:  mat pack, paper piercer, 1-1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch.

It felt so good to knock off those cards so quickly, that I decided to clear another project out of my stampin' area.  I had these jars and the candy just waiting to be transformed into teacher gifts.  Another very fast project!  I'm sure Emma's teachers love the candy.  We probably should have stuffed Will's teachers' jars with cash.

Stamp Set:  Love You Much
Card Stock:  real red, pretty in pink, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  real red
Other:  scallop circle punch, xl scallop circle punch, small heart punch, ribbon, jar, candy

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Black and Vanilla Silhouette Sentiments

I think I like black and vanilla better than black and white.  I just love this card!  It's the first time I inked up the hostess set Silhouette Sentiments.  I also got to play more with my new Tulip Frame Embossing Folder.  I resisted that folder for awhile, but we have now bonded.  :o)

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Set:  Sihouette Sentiments
Card Stock:  very vanilla, basic black, love letters dsp
Stamp Pad:  black staz-on
Other:  tulip frame embossing folder, big shot, very vanilla seam binding ribbon, 1-3/8" circle punch, scallop circle punch, dimensionals.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Because I Care Gift Set

Happy Monday, Everyone!

A friend of mine recently had surgery.  I thought she might need some thank you notes, so I put this little gift set together for her.

I used my hostess stamp set Because I Care to make 6 cards.  I put them in a little folder that I also made.

CASEd from here.

The folder was very quick and easy to make (as were the cards). 
  • Start with 1 full sheet of 8.5" x 11" card stock.
  • Lay it landscape and score vertically at 5.5" (in center).
  • Rotate to portrait position and score vertically at 2" - this forms the pocket.
  • On the center score line, cut up to the 2" score line.  Cutting the "pocket" in half.
  • Fold the pockets up.
  • On each side of the center line, measure 1" over on the pocket.  Draw a diagonal line from the 1" mark down to the fold.  This forms a little triange on each side.
  • Cut on the line you just drew; removing the little triangles.
  • Ta-da!  That's it.  Now decorate.
Stamp Set:  Because I Care
Card Stock:  marina mist, very vanilla
Stamp Pad:  Marina Mist
Other:  marina mist 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon, dimensionals, scallop edge punch.
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