Tuesday, June 28, 2011

I love the Fun Flowers Die!

Today I made a quick and simple card for my friend Andrea. I used fabric (Yes, you can cut fabric with your Sizzix dies!) and some scraps of pink tulle. I used the SU Fun Flowers Die to cut all of the flower layers twice in fabric and twice in tulle then I just layered them together, but the flower didn't look dimensional enough for me so I folded some of the tulle scraps (maybe 1 inch x 1 inch squares) and placed them randomly in the middle of the assembled flower(I think I used 8) I pinned the flower to hold it together and made a hole in the center with my Big Byte - a brad in the center and the flower was done!

I wanted the flower to be removable so I put it on a bar pin (just feed the brad prongs through the center hole in the bar pin) and punched two holes in the card. My flower pin threaded through the two holes in the card and can easily be removed and added to something else.

Happy Stamping,


Double click on the flowers to get a real close up view :-)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Gate Fold Owl Card

My baby brother is turning 40! Today I made him a unique birthday card. It is a gate fold card with a cool latch that looks like a tree. I was made using the following stamps, papers and dies and my awesome Big Shot (all from Stampin Up) The edges were sponged and I added a littel Crystal Effects to the beak to give it some shine.

I plan to write "look whooo actually sent your birthday card on time" on the inside 'cause I always send his late.

Happy Stamping,


Cardstocks: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Black, and Crumb Cake (plus a scrap of very vanilla to stamp the owl and sentiment on)

Stamps: Punch Bunch

Punches: Two Step Owl, Two Step Bird and 1 3/4 inch circle

Die: Oval Scallop Frame

Ink: Chocolate Chip and Tangerine Tango (marker)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wiper Card

I saw this idea for a "Whiper Card" on the Split Coast Stampers website. Beate John's has an awesome video tutorial on how to make it. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/resources/tutorials/wipercard/ It just looks like a regular card until you pull on the ends, then a little flap pops up on the top of the card. (so stinkin' cute!) It fits in a standard envelope but is a bit thick so I'll bet that you have to put some extra postage on it if you plan to mail.

For my card I used all SU products except for the printed paper (it's from a K & Comany stack) The cardstock colors are Baja Breeze and Ceratinly Celery.

Happy Stamping,


Friday, June 17, 2011

What can I do with all these scraps?

I have mountains of scraps! I love pretty paper and can't bring my self to throw out the excess when a project is finished. I try to use my scraps whenever possible but they are really piling up! I am proud to report that today's project was made entirely with scraps :-)

I used my SU Fun Flowers die to cut the layers for this bookmark. I layered the flower together and attached a piece of ribon (from my scrap ribbon pile) by punching through everything with my Big Bite and inserting a little green brad. To finish the project off, I punched a one inch circle from the same paper as the largest flower and covered up the prongs that were showing on the back of the bookmark.

You may not be able to see the that each flower was bent slightly between the petals (prior to assembly) to give the flower a more dimensional look. This makes a quick and easy bookmark for yourself or to give as a gift and it is a great way to use up scraps :-)

Happy Scraping,


P.S. Click on each picture to enlarge. You can see the texture and details better

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Embossed Card

I have seen lots of card lately made using this dry embossing technique. This card was made using a new folder from Darice (sorry I don't know the name). It is similar to the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder from SU. I used a Baja Breeze colored cardstock base and a scrap of designer paper from my stash. The accent colors are Pear Pizzaz and Marina Mist. I used the SU bird punch for the center image. I was quite a chore to run all that through the Big Shot. Give this technique a try. The photo doesn't do it justice :-)

Happy Stampin,


Monday, June 13, 2011

Someone really cares ...

Someone I know had a really tough week. I decided to send them a little card to let them know that I care and I am willing to just sit and listen if they want to talk (or cry.) I rewoked an old card design to come up with this. I just love the stamp that I used on the inside.

Happy Stamping,

Funny Stamp for Back of Card

In my haste to post the card I made for my son last night, I completely forgot the show you the funniest part. I used this cute stamp on the back of the card. Knowing my son's quirky sense of humor, he might just like the back as much as what's inside (lol) Sorry I couldn't get it to rotate :-(

Happy Stamping,


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Top Note Gift Card Holder

Today I made a card for my son who is away at college. No real reason for the card. I was just thinking he might enjoy a little surprise, but making a card for a guy is always a challenge. Since he is a avid cycalist, I used some old fashioned bicycle paper from my stash to make a gift card holder. The layer that holds the card was cut using the Top Note die and my Big Shot (both available from Stampin Up)

Happy Stamping,


Friday, June 10, 2011

Gatefold 6x6 Mini Album

Ok, so I haven't posted in a while. Been kind of busy with my son's college graduation and family. Now I am back in the crafting mode.

I just love my new Cinch! Today I made this mini album using a few pieces of chipboard, some cardstock and my Cinch. The closure was made using scarps of paper and my I-top.

Happy Scrapping,