Friday, November 15, 2013

Gift card Holder for Mom

Have you seen these adorable gift card holders made with the envelope punch board? Jackie Topa, a wonderful SU demo shared instructions for this on YouTube. I of course changed the DSP and color combo, and added my own little touches.
My mom loves purple so I decided to use some wisteria wonder cs along with some sahara sand. The DSP is from the sweater weather 12x12 pack. I know that it doesn't look like it, but there are some more neutral patterns in there. I made the flower with some crepe paper and 7/8 scallop circle punch. The stamps sets are sketched birthday, perfectly penned, and flowering flourishes. I also used some washi tape from the this and that suite. It's hard to see but there is some sparkle on this card. I used a sakura stardust gel pen. Everything else is SU.

Go make a few of these, they are super fun and easy!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ustamp Knockout Punches 2013

hey everyone! This is one of my projects from the latest Ustamp with Dawn and friends Knockout punches. I made this family tree wall hanging. If you would like the instructions for this and for a bunch of other punchy projects, click the link on my sidebar to sign up. Thanks for looking!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Curly Halloween Wreath


So I had been seeing these curly paper wreaths all over the internet and decided I needed to try one. It seemed like a lot of work just looking at it. Lo and behold, it was super easy! Now I won't lie and say it isn't time consuming, but it is so worth it. I already have a plan to make a few for Christmas for my friends and family. The great part about these is that it uses up a lot of DSP. I have to admit, I horde my DSP and even though I can't use it for workshops, I still hold onto it. So this may thin out my stash just a bit. I see one for each season, holiday....ideas are endless......

Knockout Punches is Coming!

Get ready to rummmmmble!! Ok maybe not, but Ustamp with dawn and Friends Knockout Punches is coming very soon. I will have 2 projects this time and I'm super excited!. Info coming soon on how to sign up. You won't be disappointed.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Heating Up the Holidays part 3

This was my third project for Ustamp with Dawn and Friends Heating Up the Holidays 2013. I made a 2 page 12x12 scrapbook layout using the Color me Christmas stamp set and some washi tape and DSP from the Holiday Catalog.

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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Ustamp with Dawn and friends Heating Up the Holidays

Hey everyone!! I've been so busy getting ready for the latest Ustamp with Dawn and Friends that I haven't been online much. Here are my first 2 projects using product from the Holiday Catalog from Stampin ' Up. Click the blinkie on my sidebar to join for great projects with step by step tutorials. Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 5, 2013

Treat Bags

If you are a Stampin' Up demo, then you get the magazine Stampin' Success. In the current issue, there were treat bags made with a regular lunch sack. A few cuts and some glue, and you have a fun little bag. I decorated mine using the ovals framelits and the Oh Hello stamp set and the hostess set Postage Collection. I made the flower with the Fancy Flower punch and baroque embossing folder. I added a doily cut in half, some ribbon, and a banner to finish. I had to use a glue gun to attach the flower. Now I just have to decide what to put in it.....

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Dress Up Framelits

I haven't used these framelits as much as I would like. I did make this card with my stamp club last month and really love how it turned out. The DSP and the button are retired , but this card could be made with so many different options of ribbon, jewels, DSP, and buttons. My favorite thing about this card is that when you stamp on the Natural Composition specialty paper, it is embossed so it resists some of the color. A little wipe with a tissue and it leaves a very cool image.
I did make this card in another color too. I just couldn't help myself!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Pop n Cuts Bathing Suit Card

Had this idea for a while and it sat on my desk half glued together for a while. Still haven't finished outside but will get to it. When I saw the sleeveless dress framelit, it reminded me of a bathing suit. A little snip here and there and voila'! I made the beach blanket with the chevron embossing folder. Ran 1 piece of each color through big shot and trimmed the chevrons out of the calypso coral piece. Used some punched for sun, hat, and clouds. Hope you enjoy it!

CS: so saffron, whisper white, blushing bride, calypso coral, tempting turquoise
DSP: sunshine and sprinkles, tea for 2
Ink: soft suede, crumb cake, black stazon
Stamps: perfectly penned
Accessories: Chevron EF, pop n cuts dress form and base, dress framelits, cupcake builder, circle and oval punches, sponges

Bye Bye Manhattan Flower


This is a case of a card from Julie Pitta who cased it from the Stampin' Up 2011-2012 catalog. I had only recently gotten this EF when SU put out their retired list and this was on it! I remembered loving the sample in the catalog when I saw Julie's card. I changed the colors slightly and added a clay rose.

CS-old olive, early espresso, raspberry ripple, watercolor paper, very vanilla
Ink: raspberry ripple, old olive, early espresso
Accessories: simply pressed clay and molds, old olive and raspberry ripple markers, chevron and manhattan flower EF, extra large oval punch, scallop border punch, sponges, linen thread
Stamps: word play, the open sea

Monday, April 22, 2013

This and That

Hey stampers! I received my this and That bundle from Stampin' Up last week and have just been looking at it and thinking, "what am I going to put in it????".  It's such cool paper and stickers I need to do something really cool with it. I will let you know when I figure that out! I don't want to horde it like I do with lots of paper and ribbon....(you understand right??).

I thought I would try a card first and then go from there. I used the paper and washi tape from the kit. I LOVE the washi tape. Am soooo glad that SU finally got into that. I have seen a sneak peek of some more and it's delicious! I also did my sentiment with the cool rotary stamp that comes with it. The colors are gumball green, calypso coral, and whisper white. The stamp is one of the single stamps called Spectacular. I covered the bottom pair of glasses with some tape and inked the rest in basic gray. I colored the uninked pair with calypso coral marker. I added some dazzling details for some sparkle.

My embellishment is more washi tape and a smashed small bottle cap. These are too cute and have a lot of uses. I made a necklace with the larger one but that's for another day. I added a circle of cs and a clear button with twine. The sentiment is die cut with the bitty banners framelit.  I also used a few embossing folders, chevron and the border one is from the Spring mini, I can't remember name right now!

Hope you enjoyed my card. I will be back tomorrow with another!

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Noah's Ark Card

Hey stampers! I had colored this image about a month or so ago using my aqua painter and my ink pads. I just thought this was the most adorable image for a baby card. I finally decided to do something with it. My friend had a baby girl and I need to send her a gift so perfect time to make this card.

The colors are pool party and calypso coral and the DSP and ribbon was from Salebration called sycamore street. I used the floral framelits to make the card and all of the layers. I used the Oh Whale clearlit for the anchor.  I even made my envelope with my Simply Scored diagonal plate. I hate that SU got rid of their square envies, but at least I can make my own now.

Hope everyone enjoys this card.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Faux metal

Hey again stampers! I had some cards left over from a previous workshop and decided to play around. I had made this monogram with the faux metal technique. I decided to make a flowerpot with it and add my flower made from the First Edition DSP. My leaves are punched from the blossom builder punch.

If you have never tried the faux metal before, it's super easy. Just cover a small piece of cs with Versamark ink and add a metallic embossing powder of your choice. For this one I used pewter. Heat it up until it melts. Let it cool for a min and then cover again with Versamark. Again add embossing powder and heat. While it is still hot. cover again with powder (no need to add ink this time), and heat again. Add a last layer of powder and heat. Ink a stamp of choice with versamark ink, and working quickly, stamp down into hot powder. Hold for about 30 seconds and remove. You will have an awesome impression.

Hopefully you will try this out. Just be careful and don't burn your fingers!!

Monday, April 8, 2013

Oh Hello Doily Card

Hey everyone! I actually have a card that I made for my card class a few weeks ago. I saw a card on Stampin' Connection by Nicole Tugrul and just loved it! I changed a few things but is the basic design.

The card base is 4 1/4 x 11 primrose petals cs scored at 5 1/2. I then ran it through the Big Shot with the front of card in the honeycomb embossing folder. The leaves are cut from the little leaves sizzlets and lucky limeade cs.

I used the thumping technique to stamp the doily. I inked the largest stamp from the Postage Due stamp set with lucky limeade ink. Then I took my primrose marker and thumped all over the stamp added color here and there. When I was happy with it, I huffed on it and stamped the doily.

I stamped the Oh Hello from the stamp set of the same name with primrose ink on a scrap of whisper white cs and cut it out with the small tag from Apothecary Accents framelits. The roses are from the rose ribbon in the Spring catalog. I just cut a few apart and rubbed them on the primrose ink pad for some color.

Pretty easy card but I really love it!

Two More Projects from Ustamp

Here are my second and third projects for the current Ustamp with Dawn and Friends. I fell in love with the Ronald McDonald set, Moving Forward, and wanted to make some cards using it. I also can't sew, but LOVE SU's fabrics. I decided to make a no-sew project that looks like I can sew!

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Hey everyone! The latest Ustamp with Dawn and Friends is in full swing, and if you haven't subscribed yet, you are missing out. Here is my first project. I did an Easter project using some new products from the Stampin' Up spring catalog.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Ustamp With Dawn and Friends Grow Create Love

Hey everyone! I am back with my projects from the current Ustamp with Dawn and Friends, Create, Grow, Love. This round has a few Valentine's, a few Easter, and a bunch of stuff from Stampin' Up's Spring catalog. Click the blinkie on the sidebar to sign up for instructions and detailed photos of all these projects plus 35+ more. Hope to see you there!!