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Friday, September 30, 2011

Medallion Craze continues

Just a few more gift tags I have made in preparation for my FREE workshop.

Stampin' Up! Products
    
    
  • Two Tags Sizzix Die
  • Real Red and Sahara Sand cardstock
  • Real Red 1/8" gingham ribbon
  • Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
  • Christmas Jingle and Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
  • Real Red and Taken with Teal ink
  • To/From stamp
  • Boho Blossoms and Trio Flower punches
  • Basic Pearl Jewels
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
Other Products
  • Hot glue (low temperature)
Click HERE for more information on how to make the medallions.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Newest Craze - Paper Medallions

These medallions seem to be the biggest craze in the crafting world.  They are also called lollies; however, according to Webster's, the definition doesn't fit this art decoration.

I made my medallion using a 1" x 12" piece of Designers Series Paper (DSP).  I scored on one side every 1/4" and 3/4" mark, flipped it over and score at every 1/2" and whole number mark.  By scoring on both sides, I found it easier to accordion fold back and forth.

I tried several adhesives and found these products worked the best:
  • Sticky strip for connecting the two ends together (Sticky Strip does not hold down the folds of the medallion.  I've tried it, don't waste your time - my medallions popped apart,)
  • I placed my paper inside a Starbuck's Frappuccino cap and pushed down the medallion *
  • Hot glue (low temp) a backer circle, flip it over and put hot glue down through the center.  Hold in place until glue hardens.
  • I attached my medallion to the tag using Liquid Multipurpose Glue
Stampin' Up! Products - my tag
  • Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Whisper White cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper - Autumn vine
  • Really Rust ink
  • More Mustard 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (8 inches)
  • Two Tags Sizzix Die
  • Boho Blossoms and Trio Flower punches
  • Liquid Multipurpose Glue
  • Sticky Strip
Other Products
  • Pearl, brown
  • Hot Glue / low temp
  • Stamp
* This is the best method to fan out your paper.  The inside of the cap allows the folds to be more uniformly spaced.  I found this video on YouTube video that helped me with my medallions (HERE).

These tags would be a perfect tag for a wine bottle.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Never too early to make Christmas tags!

Aren't these A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E-!?

Stampin' Up! Product
  • Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock
  • Pennant Parade stamp set
  • Cherry Cobbler and Stazon Jet Black ink
  • 1/8" Black Gingham ribbon
  • Two Tags Sizzix die
  • Petite Pennant Builder punch
  • Crimper and Crop-A-Dile
Other Products
  • Scallop circle die
  • Circle Die
  • Houndstooth print
  • To/From stamp (maybe Stampin' Up!)
This are available for purchase, please email me for more information.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

HOUNDSTOOTH GREETING CARDS

Love Alabama? ROLL TIDE!! Want a unique birthday gift, hostess gift or are you thinking ahead for Christmas?

These cards are made with the finest materials.  The houndstooth is printed on high quality photo paper and shine so bright!


My houndstooth cards are available in my Etsy shop (click here).  I have many sentiments to choose from.

Personalize your selection
  • One of each cards pictured here
  • Three of the bird greeting card
  • Three of the bird greeting card with a different sentiment
EMAIL me prior to purchasing regarding your choice of cards and/or sentiments.

Monday, September 19, 2011

A NOTE OF THANKS Houndstooth Notecards

Love Alabama? ROLL TIDE!! Want a unique birthday gift, hostess gift or are you thinking ahead for Christmas?

These cards are made with the finest materials. The houndstooth is printed on high quality photo paper and shine so bright!

The four pack of notecards measure 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", a quick way of expressing your gratitude.  These notecards are similar to postcards, they are not a folded greeting card, they are one-sided.

My houndstooth cards are available in my Etsy shop (click here). 

Four cards, including envelopes.  Your choice of background paper (All black, All crimson red or 2 black and 2 crimson red).

Saturday, September 17, 2011

ONE SHEET WONDER CLASS PLANNER TUTORIAL

I just finished the final layouts for my eight cards and one card enclosure care OSW (One Sheet Wonder).  Each card was made with a section of the OSW background created using various colors of ink and different stamp shapes. I randomly stamped the flowers on cardstock.


The OSW background sheet below was created using the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Love & Care stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango ink
To create the cards I used the following
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock - 1 and one half sheets
  • Crushed Curry cardstock - 3 sheets
  • Dusty Durango - 3 sheets
  • Whisper White - 1 sheet
I have created a 14-page class planner which includes
  • Picture of each card
  • Card details - include measurements of OSW and other cardstock
  • OSW layout - layout and measurements for creating the cards
  • Cardstock layout - layout and measurements to get the best number of cuts from the least amount of paper
  • Supply list
You can have this class planner/tutorial for only $4.99.   Once you make your purchase, I will email you the Adobe PDF.  I have the complete planner in one file; however, if your email provider does not accept large files, I will email individual pages of the tutorial in seperate emails.

If you have any questions, please EMAIL before you make your purchase.





ONE SHEET WONDER CLASS PLANNER TUTORIAL

I just finished the final layouts for my eight cards and one card enclosure care OSW (One Sheet Wonder).  Each card was made with a section of the OSW background created using various colors of ink and different stamp shapes. I randomly stamped the flowers on cardstock.


The OSW background sheet below was created using the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Love & Care stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango ink
To create the cards I used the following
  • Chocolate Chip cardstock - 1 and one half sheets
  • Crushed Curry cardstock - 3 sheets
  • Dusty Durango - 3 sheets
  • Whisper White - 1 sheet
I have created a 15-page class planner which includes
  • Picture of each card
  • Card details - include measurements of OSW and other cardstock
  • OSW layout - layout and measurements for creating the cards
  • Cardstock layout - layout and measurements to get the best number of cuts from the least amount of paper
  • Supply list
You can have this class planner/tutorial for only $4.99.   Once you make your purchase, I will email you the Adobe PDF.  I have the complete planner in one file; however, if your email provider does not accept large files, I will email individual pages of the tutorial in seperate emails.

If you have any questions, please EMAIL before you make your purchase.






Friday, September 16, 2011

My "Fabulous" Stamp Set

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Card base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    • 4 1/2" x 3 1/4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 4 1/4" x 3"
  • Fabulous Florets and Thanks for Caring stamp sets
  • Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango ink
  • Stazon Jet Black
  • Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Paper Snips (PERFECT scissors for this card)
I randomly stamped the two outlined flowers using Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango ink.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped three of the solid flower image.  The images were hand cut and attached using Multipurpose.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Hummingbirds

We are amazed at the number of hummingbirds flying around and drinking the nectar.  We have estimated that, that at times we have at least twenty flying around, all vying for a spot.  They drink a fill-up in less than one day.

One Sheet Wonder

These are close-up photos of the cards I made using the 8 1/2" x 11" piece of background paper I made and additional cardstock.  One Sheet Wonder (OSW) is a creative way of making cards using the same background paper. 

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango, Old Olive and Whisper White cardstock
  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango stamp pads
  • Dusty Durango and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers
  • Stamp sets*
    • Just Believe
    • Love & Care
    • On Your Birthday
    • Thank You Kindly
    • Thoughts & Prayers
    • Trendy Trees
  • Twelve hand punches
  • Two embossing folders
  • Stampin' Up! Tools
    • Big Shot
    • Crimper
    • Mat Pack
    • Paper Piercer
  • Accessories
    • Ribbon
    • Basic Pearl Jewels
    • Dimensionals
Other Products
  • Butterfly and sunflower punches
I created eight A2 cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") and one small gift tag.  I will be offering complete instructions and measurements later on this week.  I will also be having the workshop in my home later this month.

*I used the Love & Care stamp set to product the OSW background paper.  Other stamp sets were for the various sentiments, there are many other stamp sets available with sentiments.

FALL CARDS APLENTY STAMP CAMP, my home - Saturday, September 17.  Email me for information.

Monday, September 12, 2011

OSW - One Sheet Wonder

I will be posting pictures of eight cards I created using the One Sheet Wonder (OSW) method.  Each card will have a section of the OSW background created using various colors of ink and different stamp shapes.  I randomly stamped the flowers on the cardstock pictured below.

The OSW background sheet below was created using the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • Whisper White cardstock 8 1/2" x 11"
  • Love & Care stamp set
  • Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango ink
I will have a planner available with the cutting instructions for the OSW, card layer measurements and pictures of each card. 

Watch for my posting over the next few days.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love & Care

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
    • Card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
  • Rich Razzleberry cardstock
    • Strip 1 3/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Layer under stamped image 3" x 4"
  • Razzleberry Lemonade Designers Series Paper
    • Strip 1 1/2" x 5 1/2"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Stamped layer 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  • Love and Care and Thanks for Caring stamp sets
  • Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Write Markers
  • Dimensionals
Added touch - stamped the inside liner and envelope

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Friends.........

.....are there when you need them.  They come in all sizes and styles.  A friend might be your sister and a friend might live near you.  A friend knows when you are having a bad day.

I received an email from a "dear" friend.  The subject line reads "Checking on you."  My original thought was, oh - how sweet.  She must have heard I had a bad day.

THEN - I read the email.



Open Sea

Which card do you like the best?

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Early Espresso cardstock
    • Main card 8 1/2” x 4 1/4” (score at 5 1/2”)
    • Smaller card 3” x 8” (score at 4”)
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock
    • Main card measures 5 1/4” x 4”
    • Smaller card 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Side piece of main card measures 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Nautical Expedition Designer Series Paper
    • Main card measures 5” x 3 3/4”
    • Side piece of main card measures 2 1/2” x 3 3/4”
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • Smaller card measures 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Stamp sets
    • Open Sea front of card
    •  Happiest Birthday Wishes - inside sentiment
  • Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso and Not Quite Navy ink
  • Baker's Twine Early Espresso and White (used to keep closed, see second photo)
  • Blossoms Petal Builder punch (smaller leaf is perfect as a closure, see first photo)
  • Ticket Corner Punch (second photo)
  • Dimensionals
  • Stamping Sponge (second photo)
Other Products
  • Gold brad (first photo)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Fabulous Florets

Stampin' Up! Products
  • Sahara Sand cardstock
    • Main card base - 8 1/2" x 4 1/4" (scored at 5 1/2")
    • Smaller card - 3" x 8" (scored at 4")
  • Really Rust cardstock
    • Main card base - 5 1/4" x 4"
    • Smaller card - 3 3/4" x 2 3/4"
    • Right panel - 2 3/4" x 4"
  • Fall Flowers Designer Series Paper
    • Main card base - 5" x 3 3/4"
    • Right panel - 2 1/2" x 3 3/4"
  • Stamped image
    • Smaller card (top and inside sentiment - 3 1/2" x 2 1/2"
  • Fabulous Florets and Love & Sympathy stamp set
  • Old Olive and Really Rust ink
  • Blossoms Petal Builder punch (smaller leaf is perfect as a closure)
  • Dimensionals
Other products
  • Copper brad

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Easy Peasy Card Gift Set

I know I haven't posted for quite some time. 

I vacationed in Michigan with my friend, Barb.  We did absolutely nothing (we are both experts in that field).  We shopped until we couldn't shop anymore, we ate until it was time for dinner and then we ate again. 

I then went to visit my crafty sister, Sue.  Tuesday - Rockne's Firestone Fruit Salad, Wednesday - Rockne's Firestone Fruit Salad and Friday - guess what we had?  Rockne's Firestone Fruit Salad. 

I visited with my entire family - Sue had a party at her house.  David (our son), his wife, Kristin and my granddaughter Kendall all came to Ohio to see me.  My siblings also came  Gail, David, Susan (her hubby, Bruce and son, Michael and his fiance, Renee), Paul (his friend Jo), Jim, and Amy (her daughter, Heather and her beau, John). 

I lost my crafting mojo somehow and tried hard this week to make some cards.  I have made several of this card design.  They are so nice to have on hand to give as a hostess gift and door prize.


I created this gift card set using the following Stampin' Up! products:
  • Dusty Durango card base
    • 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
  • Dusty Durango cardstock
    •  3 7/8" x 2 3/4"
  • Dusty Durango Patterns Designer Series Paper
    • 5 1/4" x 4"
  • Whisper White cardstock
    • 3 5/8" x 2 1/2"
  • On Your Birthday stamp set using Dusty Durango ink
  • The sentiment used on the gift box is from the Blessings from Heaven stamp set
  • Dusty Durango 1/2" grosgrain ribbon
Giving cards as hostess gifts or for other occasions are great when packaged in a coordinating box.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini

The Holiday Mini is now available online, right click HERE and select "Save Target As...". It is much easier to view from your computer than through an internet browser.