Jul 30, 2012

Angry Birds

I know I have slacked on my posts again but it has been so nice out! I hope you all are having a wonderful summer too! :)

I had a special request for an Angry Bird card for a young boys birthday thank you cards.
This is what I came up with, I used the Circle Die for the Big Shot and I am happy that it turned out looking like an Angry Bird! To make the bottom white part I placed the bottom of my Real Red circle back on the Circle Die and ran it through the machine again.

To make this card;

Card Stock - Whisper White, Real Red, Basic Black and Pumpkin Pie
Big Shot - Circle Die
Punches - 1" Circle (eyes), 1/2" Circle (eyes) Small Tag (eyebrows), 1 1/4" Square (beak) and 3 Heart Punch (Tail/hair?)

Jul 16, 2012

Easter in July

I wanted to post these pages I made for Easter, I thought I had posted them months ago but I guess not.

How cute are these little bunnies. 
I saw the one running away on a card somewhere, maybe splitcoast, I can't remember? 

To make this layout;

C/S - Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Pink PIrouette, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Chocolate Chip and Whisper White
DSP - is an old SAB pack
Punches - Ornament, Small Oval, Large Oval, 1/2" Circle, Small Heart, 1 3/4" Circle, 1/1/4" Circle, 1" Circle and Boho Blossoms
Dies - Timeless Type and Lowercase Alphabet (retired) :(

Jul 15, 2012

Matching Boy and Girl Scrapbook Pages

I figured I would show a couple more of my pages that have retired favorites. The Extreme Elements was a great set for backgrounds. I think I saw this layout in one of my Scrapbooking magazines and had to make it.

I made a boy and a girl layout for my scrapbook club.

To make these pages;

Stamps - Extreme Elements
C/S - Boy - Pacific POint, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight. Girl - Rich Razzelberry, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight
DSP - Brights Paper Pack
Ink - Boy - Pacific Point.  Girl - Rich Razzelberry
Dies - Star and Circle
Other - Daffodil Delight 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon

Jul 14, 2012

Inspired By Nature Cracked Glass Technique

Inspired by Nature will be a set I keep forever, I was sad to see it go. 
I used it for so many projects.

I stamped the Daisy's using StazOn Black ink. To get the Shadowed look I inked the stamp and stamped the image, then I lifted the top end of the stamp and shifted it slightly to the right. I used So Saffron and Pumpkin Pie Ink with the brayer on the Vanilla card stock.

Here is a close up of the Butterflies, I brayered them the same but chose to make them slightly darker so that they would stand out better. I wanted my class to learn the cracked glass technique and I thought it looked really pretty with the butterflies. My mixture is Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel, Dazzling Diamonds and Iridescent Ice. You want to heat atleast 2-3 layers so that it will be nice and thick to crack. Once it is dry you just start bending it and then it will crack! You can do this as much or as little as you like.

To make this layout;

STamps - Inspired by Nature (retired) and Tiny Tags
C/S - Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron
Ink - StazOn Black, Pumpkin PIe and So Saffron
Dies - Beautiful Butterflies
Punches - Scallop Border, Scallop Trim Border and 1/2" Circle
Other - Brayer, Iridescent Ice, Dazzling Diamonds, Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon and Bitty Buttons

Beautiful Butterflies Die
114507 $26.95
Pg. 193
Tiny Tags
W 118091 $27.95
C118592 $20.95

102395 $15.50

Jul 13, 2012

I cased another card my friend Sue made. I changed up the colors, DSP and Stamp set. I have never been one to use much Designer Series Paper but I think I may have to with all the new colorful designs in this catalogue. I love almost every pack!

To make this card;

Stamps - Just Believe
C/S - Rich Razzelberry, Rose Red and Whisper White
DSP - Floral District
Ink - Rich Razzelberry and Rose Red
Punches - 1 3/8" Square, Postage Stamp, Word Window and 3/16" Corner

Floral District DSP
126919 $13.50
Just Believe
W 116948 $ 41.95
C 120453 $31.95

Jul 12, 2012

Another Inspired By Nature Page

I was so happy with these pages, I love the color combination. 

I was also sad to see the Season of Friendship set go, I loved this tree!
I used the baby wipe technique to create my own ink pad so that I could have different greens on the tree. I will explain how to do this below.

Here is a close up of the daisy's.
 I can see myself using this technique again for my fall scrapbook pages, it will make the most beautiful leaves!

Baby Wipe Technique;

1. Make sure your baby wipe is on something that can be wiped up or thrown out because the ink will bleed right through the wipe (I use card board with plastic on it, like an empty DSP Package) You can fold the wipe to what ever size is needed for your stamp.

2. Randomly squeeze drops of each color in a large enough space so that your entire stamp can be covered.

3. Stamp your image! To do something more detailed such as the daisy's I used a really light color such as Sahara Sand to stamped the Daisies on to the wipe so that I could make sure I squeezed the drops in just the right spot so that it looked like a daisy.

Tip: Every so often I like to clean the stamp on a clean spot of the wipe because I find that the more you do the more it starts to look like one solid color.

I took just the tree portion from the scrapbook page and turned it into a card as well!

Jul 11, 2012

Birthday Flowers!

My fellow demonstrator Sue made this card for one of our swaps. I cased it and used one of the flowers from Boho Blossoms instead. I love how simple and pretty this card is. 
Thanks Sue!

To make this card;

Stamps - Family ? (Retired)
C/S - Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Wonder Wisteria, Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Wild Wasabi and So Saffron
Other - Rhinestones, Glue Dots and 1 1/4" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon

Jul 10, 2012

Baby Bundle!

Here is a baby card that would also make a great invitation to a baby shower or a birth announcement, they are simple and cute! If you did not know what you were having you could easily substitute the pink and blue for greens and yellows.

To make this card;

Stamps - Baby Bundle and Welcome Baby (Retired)
C/S - River Rock, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Pink Pirouette
Ink - StazOn Black, Certainly Celery, Blush, River Rock, Pink Pirouette and Bashful Blue
Other - 1 1/4" Bashful Blue or Pretty in Pink and Scallop Trim

Baby Bundle
W 118525 $33.95
C 120576 $24.95

Jul 9, 2012

Lady Bug Birthday!

Ryan got invited to a birthday party for a little girl in his class and this is the card he and I came up with together for her. Ryan loves the lady bug cards! 

Here is the picture from my punch book so you could see which punches I used to make the lady bug.

To make this card'

Stamps - Look Who's Turning
C/S - Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black
Ink - Real Red and Basic Black Marker
Punches - 1", 1/3/8", and 3/16" Circles

Jul 8, 2012

Betsy's Blossoms

I really like this new stamp set available in the Idea Book and Catalogue! 
I stamped the large flower 3 times and punched out 2 of the centers using the 1 3/4" and 1 1/4" circle punches and then used Dimensionals to pop up each layer. I used a Rhinestone in the center of the top circle to finish it off. You have to make sure that you use demensionals to pop up the piece lying flat so that the card is able to catch on something to stand up.

Dimensions - 4  1/4" by 10" scored at 2 3/4" and 5 1/2". 5 1/2" by 4 1/4" for the card face and 1 1/2" by 4 1/4" for the bottom                    

To make this card;

Stamps - Betsy's Blossoms
C/S - Rich Razzelberry and Whisper White
Ink - Rich Razzelberry, Tempting Turquoise and Lucky Limeade
Other - 1 /34" and 1 1/4" Circle punches, Dimensionals and Rhinestones

Betsy's Blossoms
W 126004 $35.95
C 126006 $26.95

Jul 7, 2012

Birthday Wishes

I forget where I saw a card similar to this, probably on one of the several blogs I like to look at.
I thought this card made a really nice Mother's Day card so all I did was replace the birthday wishes with Happy Mothers day! Each layer on this card is popped up using Dimensionals.

To make this card;

Stamps - Just Believe (birthday wishes is from a retired SAB set)
C/S - Rich Razzelberry, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White
Ink - Lucky Limeade and Rich Razzelberry
Other - Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals and Flower Trio Punch

Just Believe
W 116948 $41.95
C 120453 $31.95

Jul 6, 2012

Party Favors

I created these favors for one of my demonstrator get togethers. They would make great favors for Bridal Showers, Weddings and Baby Showers. These are made using 2 tags from the Two Tags Die. I even decorated the mini Hersey chocolates inside the tags. I wrapped each one with DSP and put a flower and pearl on top. I stuck a small piece of sticky strip on the bottom to make sure the chocolates would not fall out.

To make this favor;

Stamps - Tiny Tags
C/S - Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White
Ink - Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo
Big Shot - Two Tags, Blossom Party and Elegant Lines TIEF
Other - Lucky Limeade Ribbon, Green Rhinestone, Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine, Jewelry Tag   Punch, Punch Pack punches, Boho Blossoms Punch, Sponges and clear Blocks

 Blossom Party
115971 $21.95

 Two Tags
115954 $26.95

Tiny Tags
W 118091 $27.95
C 118592 $20.95

Jul 4, 2012


Here is another really cute boy birthday card! My son enjoyed making one with me to to give to one of his friends. I know, Concord Crush just retired but it would easily be substituted for Elegant Eggplant. I did decide to add a brad to the end of each purple strip after I took this photo, it finished it off! I chose to use one of my bigger clear mount blocks and then stuck both the dinosaur and the saying on it so I could stamp them at the same time and have them lined up just right.

To make this card;

Stamps - Dinoroar
C/S - Lucky Limeade, Concord Crush and WHisper White
Ink - StazOn Black, Lucky Limeade and Concord Crush
TI Embossing Folder - Square Lattice
Other - Dimensionals and Pewter Brads
Square Lattice Folder
119976 $9.95
Pg. 189

W 122535 $30.95
C 122537 $21.95
Pg. 64

Jul 3, 2012

I will miss Crazy for Cupcakes!

Crazy for cupcakes was probably my most used birthday sets, I did all sorts of different things with this set and I will miss using it in my clubs and classes. 
One of my fellow demonstrators made this style of card for our last get together so I thought I would give it a try. You will have to send me your blog Lisa so I can link it to my page and then everyone can see your card! I have wanted to make a card like this but I just haven't seemed to have the time to figure it out, I was surprised how simple it is. I will post the measurements at a later date with instructions on how to make it.

To make this card;

Stamps - Crazy for Cupcakes
C/S - Perfect Plum and Whisper White  or Island Indigo and Whisper White
Ink - StazOn Black, Soft Suede, Pink Pirouette, Real Red, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo OR Perfect  Plum
TI Embossing Folder - Elegant Lines or Elegant Bouquet
Other - Dimensionals and Dazzling Details

Elegant Bouquet Folder
115964 $9.95
Pg. 189
Elegant Lines Folder
119277 $9.95
Pg 189

Jul 2, 2012

Happy Dirt Day!

I love this stamp set! 
I think maybe it is because I used to operate equipment like this and I also have two boys who love heavy equipment. I made two versions of this card, one with presents and one with the dirt pile in the box of the dump truck. I chose to pop up the dump truck using dimensionals so it looked like it was further out than the Excavator. I just ripped the Chocolate Chip Card Stock to make it look rough. I also sponged all edges so that the card looked dirty! :)

To make this card;

Stamps - I Dig You!
C/S - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, and Whisper White
Ink - Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Basic Black, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive
Other - Sponges and Dimensionals
I Dig You!
W122720 $33.95
C 122722 $24.95
Pg. 69