Monday, May 30, 2011

Gratitude Journal

I was inspired to create this journal by from a posting by Kari E.

This journal is available for purchase;
email me for more details.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Haiku Designer Series Paper
  • Tangerine Tango and Whisper White cardstock
  • So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain rbbon
  • Old Olive and Tangerine Tango ink
  • Define Your Life and Itty Bitty Buds stamp sets
  • Decorative Label punch
  • Library Clip
  • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • 3" x 5" index cards
  • Binding machine
  • 3/4" white Owires                                                

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Joy Fold Card

I love the uniqueness of the Joy Fold Card - you can't find this one-of-a-kind type of greeting card at a store.
Stampin' Up! Products
  • Melon Mambo cardstock
    • 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" - main cardbase (scored at 5 1/2" lengthwise)
    • 3" x 8" - small cardbase (scored at 4" lengthwise)
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Series Paper
    • 2 3/4" x 4" - left half
    • 5 1/4" x 4" - main cardbase
    • 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" - small cardbase
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" - inside of small cardbase
  • Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Elements of Style stamp set
  • Circle handpunches - 1" and 1 1/4"
  • Jewels Basic Pearls
  • Dimensionals

Friday, May 27, 2011

Best Dad Ever - Joy Fold Card

Sometimes it takes me awhile to come up with a card.  Most times, I do end up wasting paper.  Even though this is frustrating, I find that the end result is worth the few pennies of cardstock.  This masculine card is a Joy Fold Card.  If you look at the picture you will see that there is a smaller card centered in the middle of the main card base.  I used a Hodgepodge Hardware to hold the smaller card closed.  The picture on the bottom shows the smaller card opened.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sahara Sand card base
    • Main card - 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" (scored at 5 1/2") 
    • Smaller card - 3" x 8" (scored at 4")
  • Layering Chocolate Chip cardstock
    • Main card inside measures 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Main card left side measures 2 3/4" x 4"
    • Smaller card measures 3 3/4" x 2 3/4" (cut two)
  • To the Nines Speciality Designer Series Paper
    • Main card inside measures 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Main card left side measures 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
    • Smaller card front layer measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Sahara Sand cardstock*
  • Best Dad Ever and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets
  • Versamark ink
  • Clear Embossing Powder
  • Chocolate Chip ink
  • Decorative Label and Word Window punches
  • Dimensionals
  • Hodgepodge hardware
*I stamped in Versamark using the tie stamp (from the Best Dave Ever stamp set) onto cardstock, applied clear embossing powder and used a heat gun to set the embossing powder.  I then hand cut the ties out and used Dimensionals to attach them to the front of the card.

This card is available for purchase from me for $5.00 plus $1.25 shipping through Paypal.  Currently the card has Happy Father's Day; however, I can change it to Happy Birthday or Thinking of You.  If you wish to purchase this card, please email me.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Sailing Away

I often struggle coming up with a masculine style card - I like how this easel card turned out.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Very Vanilla cardstock
    • 3 3/4” x 11” Card base (scored lengthwise at 2 3/4” and 5 1/2”)
    • 3 3/4” x 5 1/2” Layer #1
    • 3” x 3 1/2” Layer #4 for stamped image
  • Riding Hood Red cardstock
    • 3 1/2” x 5 1/4” Layer #2
    • 3 1/2” x 5 1/4” Inside card base (for sentiment)
  • Night of Navy cardstock
    • 3 1/4” x 5” Layer #3
  • Night of Navy and Riding Hood Red Stampin’ Write Markers
  • I {Heart} Hearts, Sailing Away and Word Play stamp sets
  • Riding Hood Red/Very Vanilla striped ribbon 1 1/4” wide
  • Decorative Label punch
  • Dimensionals

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Fabulous Florets

You will find this fabulous stamp set in the Summer Mini catalog from Stampin' Up!.  Catalog can be downloaded from the top of my blog page.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Pacific Point card base
    • 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Basic Black cardstock Layer #1
    • 3 1/2" x 4 3/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock Layer #2
    • 3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
  • Fabulous Florets and Sincere Salutations stamp sets
  • Old Olive and Riding Hood Red ink
  • Dimensionals
The stem was first stamped on Layer #1 using Old Olive ink.  The flower was them stamped on top of the stem in Riding Hood Red ink.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the flower and the leaves.  I cut out the flower leaving a 1/16" inch edge and the leaves were cut without an edge.  Dimensionals were used to "pop up" the flower and leaves.

I have been asked if my cards are available for purchase; my answer is yes.  I will be posting a special section in my blog showing the cards I currently have available for purchase.  The card(s) can be mailed directly to you or I will mail them to your designated recipient.  Check back for more information regarding how you can purchase my cards.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Consider the Lilies

Every spring, the United Methodist Women (First United Methodist Church of Jasper) have a luncheon.  The theme this year was "Consider the Lilies."  Luke 12:27 reads, "Consider how the lilies grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these."

I enjoy making and giving party favors for the table that I host.  My special friends Gail C. and Barb E. were my guests.   I made everyone at my table a Post-it-Note purse holder and a miniature box of chocolates.  When I have time, I will post a picture of the Post-it-Note holder.

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Certainly Celery, Old Olive, So Saffron and Whisper White cardstock
  • Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper
  • Exclusive Matchbox Die
  • Extra Large, Decorative Label and 5-Petal Flower hand punches
  • Itty Bitty Buds and Just Believe stamp sets
  • Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Multi-purpose Liquid Glue
  • Bone folder
Other Products
  • I used Miniature Kit Kat Bars

I will try over the next week to make a tutorial available showing you how I created the lilies.