Friday, March 29, 2013

All Dressed Up Window Card

For this window card, I used an oval framelit to cut a window in the card base. I then cut a larger oval from a window sheet.  I used both of those oval framelits to make a frame for the window.  The window sheet is adhered on the card front with the Summer Starfruit frame over it.  I could have mounted a large rectangle of window sheet on the inside of the card front, but I wanted it all encased - more like a real window.

CASEd from Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho.

Stamp Set:  All Dressed Up, Made for You
Card Stock:  rich razzleberry, summer starfruit, sycamore street dsp, basic black, whisper white
Stamp Pad:  black stazon
Other:  all dressed up framelits, oval framelits, lacy brocade ef, big shot, sycamore street pool party ribbon, pearls, dimensionals.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Workshop Bags

For the All-Inclusive workshop I had a couple of weeks ago, I made gift bags for everyone to carry all of their goodies home.

The first picture shows all that was included in the workshop.

Ready and waiting for the stampers to arrive.

CASEd from here.

Supplies:  white gift bags I've had for a very long time, Sycamore Street dsp (SAB), Sycamore Street tangerine tango ribbon (SAB), apothecary framelits, typeset alphabet sizzlets, big shot, curly label punch, bitty butterfly punch, rhinestone, dimensionals, whisper white, tangerine tango & midnight muse card stock.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Fabric Frenzy - Fat Quarter Tote Bags

We are having new family room furniture delivered tomorrow.  Yippee!  2 couches, a chair and an ottoman.  Last night we took the old furniture to a consignment shop.  Having no furniture in the room is a great opportunity to wash baseboards and vacuum carpet.  Have I done that yet?  Nope! My son is flying home tonight for a long Easter weekend.  Yippee!!  Have I been to the grocery yet?  Nope!

I sewed this morning...

I am so excited about the Fat Quarter Frenzy; Stampin' Up! fabrics are 50% off through March 31.

I made this tote bag from the Twitterpated Fabric.  And I had enough left over for a tissue pouch.  And there are still enough scraps to make card embellishments.  I love the bag!!  I followed this tutorial.  There are options for making the gussets (she calls them pooches) different 2 sizes or none.  I chose the larger gusset.  The other gusset options make the tote a little taller and wider.  They are all very cute.  You can see pictures of them all on the tutorial.  As you can see, the bag is lined and has exterior pockets on both sides.

I've made the tissue pouches before and posted a tutorial here.

I didn't stop there.  I made this drawstring tote, also.  I've made this pattern before and had cut this Spice Cake fabric but didn't get around to sewing it.  There's nothing like a sale to motivate me.  Haha!

I used this tutorial for the bag.  This size is great for fat quarters (I did have to piece strips for the drawstrings).  You can print a pattern that gives dimensions for different sized bags.  I made a larger bag in Christmas fabrics for my two grand kids and my great niece.  I put Christmas pajamas in them and gave them to them on Thanksgiving.

Again, I had enough fabric left to make a tissue pouch and still have usable scraps.  I didn't have enough of one fabric, so had to make the pouch in just 2.  I had cut into this bundle already and I'm not sure if there would have be enough if I hadn't already gotten into it.  It's still super cute in two fabric, though.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Dapper Dad - Soda Pop Top Watch

I told you a couple of weeks ago about an All-Inclusive workshop I was getting ready for.  It included lots of products as well as making 6 cards here.  I already shared the Dapper Dad tuxedo card (love it).  Here is the other card made with the Dapper Dad stamp set.

I used a soda pop top (spring catalog) for the watch bezel.  You can flatten them with the Big Shot.  For the large soda pop tops, have one tab up on the platform and no tabs up for the small soda pop tops.  Place them between the clear cutting pads open side down.  Pretty cool, isn't it?!

Inspired by this card.

Stamp Sets:  Sweet Essentials, Dapper Dad
Card Stock:  midnight muse, crumb cake, cherry cobbler, whisper white, parker's patterns dsp (spring catalog)
Stamp Pad:  midnight muse, crumb cake
Other:  soda pop top, chevron ef, oval framelits, big shot, rhinestone, dimensionals, stampin' sponge.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Get Well with Patterned Occasions

Once again, I've used several Sale-a-Bration freebies on my card; ribbon, stamp set, designer paper.

CASEd from here.

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions, Rain or Shine (for the little hearts stamped in the punched heart)
Card Stock:  melon mambo, whisper white, tangerine tango (inside mat), sycamore street dsp (SAB)
Stamp Pad:  tangerine tango
Other:  sycamore street ribbon (SAB), 1-3/4" circle punch, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, small heart punch, dimensionals.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Patterned Occasions - Thanks a Ton

Here's a quick card made using the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set Patterned Occasions.

CASEd from Bada Bing blog again.

Stamp Set:  Patterned Occasions
Card Stock:  raspberry ripple, summer starfruit, whisper white
Ink:  raspberry ripple, gumball green and summer starfruit markers
Other:  dimensionals, windows framelits, big shot, festive paper piercing pack, paper piercer and mat.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Still Feeling Sentimental - Ferris Wheel

Here's another card using the free Sale-a-Bration stamp set Feeling Sentimental.  I know I say this a lot, but it's one of the stamp sets not on my original wish list.  But I saw a lot of neat cards made with it and I weakened.  At least it was free!

CASEd from this card.

Stamp Sets:  Feeling Sentimental, You're Amazing, That's the Ticket
Card Stock:  basic black, very vanilla, first edition specialty
Stamp Pads:  black stazon, crumb cake
Other:  stampin' sponge, very vanilla 1/2" seam binding ribbon, vintage trinkets, dimensionals, ticket duo punch.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Sale-a-Bration - Feeling Sentimental - Phone Booth

Today I'm sharing a card made with the Feeling Sentimental stamp set - free during Sale-a-Bration.  I realize it's probably a little corny to pair the "hello" stamp from Lacy and Lovely with the phone booth image, but I did it anyway.  ☺

Inspired by this card.

Stamp Sets:  Feeling Sentimental, Lacy and Lovely
Card Stock:  riding hood red, early espresso, very vanilla, first edition specialty
Stamp Pads:  riding hood red, early espresso
Other:  square lattice ef, big shot, stampin' sponge, dimensionals.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Madison Avenue - 2013 Sale-a-Bration

Oh my goodness!  I can't believe there are only 10 more days until the end of Sale-a-Bration.  There are so many more cards I want to make and share with my free products.  I guess I just get too distracted.  {Sigh}

Here is one card that's currently on my Card Buffet that uses the Madison Avenue SAB stamp set and Sycamore Street SAB dsp.

I CASEd this card from Mindy Backes.  She is so adorable and I love her creations.  Lately, I have found that I pin almost everything thing she shares on her blog.

Stamp Sets:  Madison Avenue, Fabulous Phrases
Card Stock:  pool party, whisper white, sycamore street dsp
Stamp Pads:  summer starfruit, rich razzleberry, pool party
Other:  honey comb ef, big shot, 2-1/2" circle punch, dimensionals.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Easter Lamb Punch Art Card - so cute!!

I just love this Easter card that I made for my February and March card buffet.  That doesn't sound very modest, does it?  hehe

For the lamb's head, I punched an owl and cut off the feet.  The eyes are also from the owl punch.  The legs are made with the word window punch.  I fringe cut the grass by hand.  This card is not difficult to make, but it is kind of time consuming to assemble.  Most people stamped, sponged and punched here and took the pieces home to assemble.  The beautiful Easter Blessings stamp on the inside is a single stamp from the Spring Catalog.  I also used the triple flower stamp from Betsy's Blossoms on the inside and envelope.  I lightly sponged over the embossed clouds with bashful blue ink.

Stamp Sets:  Easter Blessings, Betsy's Blossoms
Card Stock:  pink pirouette, certainly celery, basic black, whisper white, so saffron
Stamp Pads:  bashful blue, so saffron, pink pirouette
Punches:  owl builder, itty bitty punch pack, 2-3/8" scallop circle, word window
Other:  dimensionals, glue dot, pink pirouette 3/8" taffeta ribbon, cloudy days ef, big shot.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Create a Cupcake --Quickly!

I've been stamping a lot of prototype and sample cards for my All-Inclusive Workshop next week and for my Card Buffet in two weeks.  In the meantime, my personal birthday card stash and the birthday card stash for the church choir were running very low.  Cupcakes are my favorite images for my birthday cards and I remembered this  cute and quick card that I had pinned from Deb Currier at ARTfelt Impressions.  And it just so happened that I had several 1/4 sheets of polka-dot embossed white card stock left over from a card buffet.  Cute cards that are needed and using up scraps - I love it when a plan comes together!

The designer paper on this card is called Just Add Cake.  It's retired, BUT it's on the clearance rack for only $2.19.  Click on the shop online bag over on the left tool bar to take advantage of lots of great deals.

Stamp Set:  Create a Cupcake
Card Stock:  whisper white, peach parfait (retired), baja breeze, just add cake dps (retired, but on clearance rack - cheap!)
Stamp Pads:  early espresso, peach parfait (retired)
Other:  baja breeze 1/8" taffeta ribbon, 2-3/8" scallop circle punch, cupcake builder punch, itty bitty punch pack, circles #2 die, basic rhinestone, dimensionals.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Dapper Dad

I'm holding an "All-Inclusive" Workshop next week.  In addition to making 6 cards, attendees will be taking home their own products (All-Dressed Up stamp set and framelits, Dapper Dad stamp set, soda pop tops, pearls, dimensionals and designer paper samplers).

This is one of the cards we will be making at the workshop:

CASEd from here.

Stamp Sets:  Just Believe, Dapper Dad
Card Stock:  crumb cake, whisper white, soft suede
Stamp Pad:  soft suede
Other:  1-3/8" square punch, word window punch, modern label punch, argyle ef, big shot, dimensionals, silver brads, simply scored, essentials paper piercing pack, paper piercer and mat.

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