Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Look at these adorable little things! These are simply Peppermint Patties (yum!) that are decorated using the Stampin' Up! scallop punch with a festive stamped image. I used the set Punch Pals for the penguin and snowman, and Perennial Favorites for the snowflake. If you need a quick and easy craft for kids or something to dress up a gift card, these are a sure hit. The biggest challenge is not eating all the candy.
Friday, November 2, 2007
Sunday, September 2, 2007
Thursday, August 30, 2007
To get good coverage on your stamp, you can
use a brayer to apply the ink – or–
turn the stamp rubber side up on your table and hold your ink pad in your hand and repeatedly tap the ink on the stamp until you have good coverage.
TIP: Because these stamps have a lot of solid rubber, check the stamp after inking and before stamping to make sure you’ve got good coverage. One way to improve the stamp’s inking ability is to rub it lightly with a sanding block, on your carpet or jeans, or any other slightly rough surface. Do this when there’s no ink on the stamp, of course.
Rose Red Card
Ink: Rose Red or Purely Pomegranate
Cardstock: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Cutie Pie Designer paper
Accessories: Soft Subtles brads
Fold large Rose Red Cardstock in half.
Adhere the 3 strips of designer paper as shown.
Trim the stamped image from the diamonds down to the horizontal lines.
Adhere to the Certainly Celery piece. Punch holes on left and right side of the row of words and insert Bashful Blue brads. Adhere to rest of card.
Bashful Blue Card
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Cutie Pie Designer Paper
Accessories: Scallop punch, 1” circle punch, Clear button, linen thread. You’ll also need a needle and glue dots.
Fold large Bashful Blue Cardstock in half.
Trim the stamped image from the Happiness down to the vertical lines. Adhere to Certainly Celery cardstock and center on bottom of card as shown.
Adhere the other two pieces of designer paper as shown.
Adhere Saffron scallop punched piece as shown.
Use Snail or some other clear adhesive and put a couple spots on the blue side of the punched out circle. Stick onto clear button. Thread the linen thread and tie though button holes (punching through the blue paper as well). Adhere to card with glue dots.
Ink: Rose Red
Cardstock: So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Cutie Pie Designer paper
Accessories: Blue Gingham ribbon, Photo Corner punch, ½” circle punch
Fold large Saffron Cardstock in half.
Adhere to decorative paper on left of card as shown.
Trim the flower stamped image and mount on black paper. Tie the gingham ribbon around the left side of the solid flower piece as shown.
If you stamped your background stamp a second time, punch out 3 flowers (found below the “happiness” part) with ½” circle punch. Then cut out the narrow strip of lines that is (are?) below the flowers.
Adhere the lines to the right of the designer paper as shown.
Complete the rest of the card as shown.
If you want any of the cutting instructions for these cards, please email me.
Thursday, July 26, 2007
These adorable cards were made by stamping the background stamp once and then cutting up the images so they could be used on different cards. I decided that the bottom card needed something else, so I used a second stamping to get the stripes and three flowers that I punched out.
The Double Sided Designer paper that I used is called Cutie Pie. It's way fun! The cardstock colors that coordinate with it are Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery and So Saffron. I used Rose Red ink, but the delicious, new Purely Pomegranate would work equally well.
The other cool think about this stamp is that you could use portions of it on masculine cards if you use a different color. Gotta love versatility!
If you want more general information about the projects of the month, please check April posts or email me.
Monday, July 16, 2007
Stamps: Fabulous Flowers, Hugs & Wishes
Ink: Purely Pomegranate, Groovy Guava, Basic Black
Cardstock: Purely Pomegranate, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretties kit
Thursday, July 12, 2007
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Rose Flower Card
Ink: Regal Rose, Black or Brown ink
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Rebecca Designer paper
Accessories: Rose Grosgrain ribbon, corner rounder, hole punch
Fold large Regal Rose in half.
Stamp Flower in Regal Rose ink on left side of Sahara Sand cardstock. Stamp Thank You in black or dark brown ink on lower right corner.
Adhere to patterned paper and then to Rose Red cardstock as shown in picture. Punch hole in right side of Sahara Sand Cardstock. Tie ribbon through hole and around right edge of Rose Red Cardstock.
Adhere to Regal Rose base.
Apricot Flower Card
Ink: More Mustard and Regal Rose
Cardstock: Whisper White, Regal Rose, Apricot Appeal, Rose red, Palette of Prints
Accessories: Flower punches, soft subtles brads, glue dots
Fold large Apricot Appeal Cardstock in half.
Ink square stamp in More Mustard ink. Stamp off on scratch paper once and then onto the white square. The objective is to lighten the stamped image.
Stamp flower image with Regal Rose ink on top of More Mustard square.
Adhere square to Regal Rose square.
Adhere patterned strip to Apricot card base. Adhere square.
Layer the punched flowers as desired (you have more than you need). Put them on a mouse pad or other foam-like pad and punch a hole through the center with a strong straight pin, safety pin, or paper piercer. Put brad through the center and unfold the prongs.
Adhere to card with glue dots.
Ink: More Mustard, Regal Rose, Old Olive (or any other green), Basic Black ink
Cardstock: More Mustard, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Paint brush, Aqua Painter or Blender pen
Fold large More Mustard Cardstock in half.
Stamp pear image 3 times on Very Vanilla cardstock. TIP: stamp the middle image first and then the other two. Let it dry before watercoloring.
With your ink pads closed, squish the lid onto the pad part. Open the ink pads. Some of the ink from the pad should have transferred to the lid. Do this with all 3 colors.
If you’re using a green marker, scribble a little bit onto an old plastic lid and use that as your watercolor palette.
Pick up some of the green ink with your brush or blender pen. Apply a little bit of it to your stamped pear. Do the same with your Rose ink. Then go over the rest of the pear with your Mustard ink, blending it into the other colors. You’ll have variations in the tone of your mustard ink, which is good.
Stamp Thank You on the top right corner of your folded card.
Once the water colored images are dry, tear off a bit of the top edge. Adhere to Old Olive layer and tear the top of that edge. Adhere to card base.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Brown Flower Card
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron Markers, Black or Brown ink
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Naturals Ivory, Tempting Turquoise, Au Chocolat Paper
Accessories: Turquoise Grosgrain Ribbon, Antique Brass Hodgepodge Hardware, stampin’ dimensionals
Fold large Chocolate Chip in half.
Stamp Flower image on Naturals Ivory cardstock. Let dry and then outline flower with So Saffron Marker. Color in dots with Turquoise marker.
Adhere focal point layers together.
Tie ribbon onto hodgepodge clip. Slide onto edge of focal point.
Adhere decorative paper as shown in photo. Adhere focal point with Stampin’ Dimensionals
Red and Turquoise Flower Card
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery markers, Basic Black Classic Ink
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Real Red
Accessories: White Gel Pen, red and cream grosgrain ribbon, hole punch.
Fold large Real Red Cardstock in half.
Stamp flower image on Turquoise cardstock several times. Once dry, go around outline of flower with Tempting Turquoise marker. Color in leaves with Certainly Celery Marker. Color in dots with white gel pen.
Punch 1-2 holes in side of turquoise cardstock and tie ribbon through.
Adhere all layers together.
Saffron Flower Card
Ink: Certainly Celery and So Saffron markers, Basic Black ink
Cardstock: Petals & Paisleys Double Sided Paper, So Saffron, Basic Black, Taken With Teal, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, paper snips
Fold large So Saffron in half.
Stamp flower on smaller So Saffron piece in Basic Black. Stamp it again on Certainly Celery piece. Outline saffron flower with saffron marker and use white gel pen on the dots. Outline 3 petals of the Celery flower with the celery marker. Cut out Saffron flower and 3 petals from the Celery flower. The celery flower petals will be used as leaves.
Adhere the square Teal and Black pieces together. Adhere cut out flower and leaves to the squares.
Adhere rectangular pieces together and then onto card. Adhere square to card base using stampin’ dimensionals.
Hope you have fun making these projects. Any questions, please contact me by email or phone.
Monday, April 2, 2007
These projects use the following supplies:
Stamps: Doodle This
Ink: Basic Black or Basic Brown
Markers: So Saffron, Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Assorted Ribbons, Hodpodge Hardware, white gel pen
For information on purchasing the Project of the Month supplies, please see my SU website and contact me.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Here are the instructions for the Projects of the Month for March. Enjoy!
Celery “Happy” Card
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisleys
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and Certainly Celery markers
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Petals & Paisleys Double Sided Paper
Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
Fold large Certainly Celery Cardstock in half.
Fold up one long edge of designer paper and glue down. Adhere to top half of card.
Use brush tip end of Tempting Turquoise marker and color directly on the Happy stamp. Breathe on it to remoisten the ink and stamp on Whisper White Cardstock.
Use brush tip of Certainly Celery marker and ink flower outline image. Stamp randomly on bottom half of card, re-inking each time.
Adhere the white “happy” rectangle to the celery, turquoise, and pink layers.
Adhere to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Turquoise “Happy” Card
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisleys
Ink: Tempting Turquoise and So Saffron markers, Basic Black Classic Ink
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Basic Black, Naturals White
Accessories: Gold Cord
Fold large Tempting Turquoise Cardstock in half.
Stamp Paisley randomly on Naturals White Cardstock with Black ink. Let dry a couple minutes and then color paisleys in with markers.
Tear both of the long edges of the white cardstock.
Adhere to Black cardstock and tear both long edges of black cardstock also.
Wrap gold cord around white and black cardstock three times, lengthwise, and tie in a bow. Adhere to card base.
Stamp “Happy” in black on Turquoise cardstock.
Chocolate Chip Flower Card
Stamps: Polka Dots & Paisleys
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Certainly Celery and So Saffron markers
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Accessories: White Magic Mesh, Turquoise Grosgrain ribbon, Naturals button, Linen Thread, glue dots
Fold large Chocolate Chip Cardstock in half.
Use brush tip end of markers and color directly on the flower stamp, starting with the lightest color, Saffron, on the small circle at the base of the flower/top of the stem. Then color remaining image. Breathe on stamp to re-moisten it and stamp on white square cardstock.
Repeat 2 more times for a total of 3 flowers.
Adhere to Turquoise square and set aside.
Unroll white Magic Mesh. It has a sticky side and not-so-sticky side. Place sticky side across Chocolate Chip cardstock.
Adhere Turquoise ribbon to card with glue dots.
Tie linen thread through button. Adhere button to ribbon with glue dot.
Adhere stamped image to mesh with glue dots (1/corner).
Friday, March 9, 2007
Supplies (all are Stampin' Up!):
Stamps: All About U & Fun With Shapes
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Mellow Moss, Whisper White
Ink: Not Quite Navy (classic), Mellow Moss (craft), VersaMark (r)
Accessories: Gold embossing powder
Technique: Faux Torn Edge
Monday, February 26, 2007
The projects are either three card projects which are shown here or scrapbook projects which are shown below.
You can also purchase the Scrapbook Projects of the Month to create the items shown below.
I'm piloting this concept now, so we'll see how it goes. I cringe every time I hear someone say, "I have a bunch of stamps, but I never use them." This is my attempt to help you jump start your creativity and use your new stamp sets.
I'll post specific instructions for these projects in a couple of days.