Sunday, July 21, 2013

Christmas in July 2013

We changed things up a bit as we started making Christmas Cards. This year we are going to make 3 designs for each month and make 12 cards.   Here is one of the cards we made this month.   it is on the glitter paper to cover up the stamped scratch paper underneath :)

Paper:  Real Red, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Polka Dots DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Linen Thread, Button

The strips at put on with dimensionals and the stamp is retired.  I usually put out all my sayings and people can choose what they want.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Bunny Motorcycle Cake

This was my second attempt at a motorcycle cake.  I made it for a baby shower.   I found the directions on Pinterest.  I think it turned out so much better then my first one.   

Friday, July 19, 2013

Patriotic Projects

 know my blog has been lacking and have a lot of pictures to post.   I had a couple of classes in June with a patriotic theme.   The frame was in a class of its own using various punches.   I live this frame.   It is so stinkin' cute.  These frames have been so much fun.

There was a pin on Pinterest that showed a cute wood flag with Chevron stripes.   That piece inspired the Chevron cards.  

The tissue box is also just as cute as can be.   This was inspired by a square in the frame and by the banner.  

Monday, April 29, 2013

Masculine Cards

I am trying to use up some of my old DSP so created or cased these Masculine cards. I love them!  I am so glad this stamp set carried forward from the spring mini last year.  It is a great set to use for Masculine cards.

The card above this caption is actually the inside of the card above it.  I love the idea of putting an inside of a card this elaborate.  I CASED the idea somewhere on the web.  I plan to try that more but so far I have not done so.  

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heart Frame Decor

I made this Framed Heart Decor at a fellow demonstrator friends house - Jessica.  It is really cute and was really easy to make as she did a lot of the pre-work - Thanks Jess.  I am now offering this class to my stamping friends on May 10th and May 11th.  Just in time for Mothers Day.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

This is the Rosette bouquet that I made for spring.   I used the new stamp set Spring Sampler for the centers.

Friday, March 15, 2013

St. Patricks Day Flower

I Love making these rosette flowers.   This is one that I made for St.  Patricks Day.   The ladies all made one for tonights Potluck Friday class.

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Easter Collage

A friend brought me a cute St. Patricks Collage and that was my inspiration to make this frame.  I love the way it turned out.   Most everything was punched out from scraps.  I made 3 of these - two Easter gifts and one to keep.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Easter Tissue Box Holder

This is a cute tissue box holder that we made in our Easter class this week. The box dimensions and how to build are in an earlier post here. I love the little brown bunny.  you can find the tutorial here : Easter Bunny Tutorial 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter Treat Dish

I created this treat box for our Easter class this past week.  Very quick and easy.  This is made out if a 12x12 piece of cardstock and 2 pieces of designer series paper.  I have a lot of old designer series paper that I am trying to use up. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Valentine Fry Container

This was my favorite project in the Valentines Class.  I was going to make them for the ladies I visit monthly but decided it was too time consuming.  I love the owl punch and sad to say it has seen it's last days so will need to order a replacement on my next order.  I downloaded the fry box from someone using the user name qbee.  I have attached the link here:  Fry Box Template.

Stamps:  Its a Wrap - Holidays
Ink:  Pretty In Pink
Paper:  Real Red, Garden Green, Pink Pirouette DSP, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Whisper White and Basic Black
Accessories, Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Owl Builder Punch, Cello Bags, Self Stick Labels, Hershey Nuggets, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Heart Trim Punch

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Valentines Cards

These were some of the cards that we made in our Valentines Class.  I found I didn't have much Valentine Paper left so I switched my hoard of "Always" Designer Series Paper.  I have been holding onto this paper since 2009.  I am down to the last pack. 

Paper:  Regal Rose, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip and Always DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:L  Regal Rose Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Small Heart Punch and Scallop Trim Border Punch.

Paper:  Whisper White, So Saffron, Pool Party and Riding Hood Red
Ink:  Pool Party, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories:  Scalloped Heart Embosslet, Fashionable Hearts Embosslets, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, early Espresso Bakers Twine, r\Rhinestones. 

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, First Edition DSP, Retired DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Banners
Accessories:  Itty Bitty Banners Framelets, 1" square punch, Large Heart Punch, Small Heart Punch, Small Safety Pin.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Snow Tissue Box Cover

We made this is one of our Christmas Classes in December.  I got the idea on Pinterest. 

Supplies Needed:
Box of tissue (I have made a few of these with different brands and they all work)
Two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of Real Red cardstock (base)
One 6 9/16” square piece of Real Red cardstock (lid)
Four 4 ¼” x 3/4” pieces of Whisper White cardstock (base layers)
One 4 ¼” square piece of Going Gray cardstock (top layer)
One 4" square piece of Whisper White Cardstock
Four 4 1/4" x 3/4" Silver Glimmer Paper
Whisper White and Silver Glimmer Paper for the Snowflake
Scoring tool
Adhesive (I used sticky strip and snail)
Snowflake Die
Framelets - Labels Collection
Big Shot
Embossing folder ( I used the Pointsetta One)
Hearts Border Punch

Assemble Base: 
1.  Score the long sides of each of your two 5 1/8” x 9 1/2” pieces of cardstock at 1/2" and 5".

2.  Using sticky strip adhere side “A” on the first piece to side “B” on the second piece. Refer to drawing.
3.  Repeat with other side.  This creates your base. 

Assemble Lid:

1.  Score the 6 9/16" square piece of cardstock at 1" along all 4 sides.
2.  Cut each corner on the red lines (up to the scored line) as shown in the drawing below
3.  At this point I layered the Going Gray onto the center of the lid.  Then layer the Whisper White piece on the lid but do not adhere down.
4.  Center the framelit on the lid and fild up one of the sides so that it will git through the Big Shot.  Sorry I did not take pictures of this process.  You need to make sure that the paper is set on the platform just right so all will smoothly run through the big shot. 
5.  Remove the Whisper White piece and rerun that through the Big Shot with embossing folder. 
6.  Adhere the white piece to the top of the box lining up the Framelit cuts. 
7.  Run the four 4 1/4"x3/4" pieces through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. 
8.  Using the hearts edgelet punch - edge the four pieces of glimmer paper. 
9.  Adhere the edgelets and white edges to the lid sides.
10:  Fold and adhere all four tabs (marked “X” in the drawing) to form the box lid.
11,  Cut out the snowflakes using the glimmer paper. 
12.  Put the lid on the box and then put the snowflakes on all four sides. 

I love these.  Have since made a Valentine and St. Patrick's Day box.  Pics to come later. 

Monday, February 25, 2013

Snow Much Fun Decor

This was a framed decor piece that we made using the Snow Much Fun stamp set.  I had some mica flakes from a year or two ago that I never used and thought this would be the perfect place to use them.  So I covered the ground with these mica flakes.  I also has some of the felt snowflakes left over so I incorporated them into the project as well. 

Here the snowmen are having a snowbll fight between the frames.  I also used the red glimmer paper and the owl punch to make little ornaments for the tree. 

Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Baha Breeze, Whisper White, Old Olive, Silver Glimmer Paper, Red Glimmer Paper
Ink:  Stazon, Whisper White Craft, Night of Navy
Stamp Sets:  Snow Much Fun
Accessories:  Snowflake Punch, Snowflake Die, Felt Snowflakes, Mica Flakes, Silver Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Various SU Markers

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birthday Vase

Part of our Greetings for the Seasons 2 class we also made a Birthday vase.  This was perfect because Dave's Mom's Birthday was this month. 

Saturday, February 23, 2013

January Vase

We had Part 2 of our Greetings for the Seasons Class.  This was out vase for January,