Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Friends Never Fade

I haven't posted for a while, but summer is my time to travel so I have been to Atlanta to see my daughter, camping with my husband and will be at a scrapbooking retreat tomorrow with some great friends.

This sets "Friends Never Fade" is really one of my new favorites and I must say that it wasn't when I started using it. As demonstrators we are able to pre-order from a select group of stamps sets prior to the release of the new catalog, and I hestitated a bit when I ordered this one. I am happy to report I am so glad I purchased it and am using it all the time.

Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Tiny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Markers: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black
Other: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Ticket Corner Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Punch, 5/8" white organza ribbon, Basic Pearl

I hope you enjoy this card and be watching for more regular posts when I return from my retreat where I'll have lots of time to stamp and scrapbook!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Gift Box and Tutorial

As promised, here is a tutorial of the gift box from yesterday. I also made another one to share with you. I love the black and white combination with Melon Mambo. Here's what you will need

Card Stock: 9" x 12"

Score horizontally at 1 1/2", 4 1/2", 7 1/2", 10 1/2"
Score vertically at 3" and 6" and at 1 1/2" and 7 1/2" just where shown.

Cut as shown.

Decorative Paper: 2 pieces of 2 3/4" x 2 3/4", 6 pieces of 2 3/4" x 1 1/4"

Attach DSP as shown below.

Put sticky strip on the inside of the box as shown.

Attach the 1 1/2" flaps so they are on the outside of the box and fold in.

Insert a brad at the top of each box side. I didn't use a ribbon on the teal box, however, I attached the melon mambo polka dot ribbon (13") to the black and white box.

Cut a piece of elastic cord (SU sold this a few years ago) Fold it in half and tie it at the end. Attach it to the brad, wrap it around the box and attach it again to the same brad. You only need the brad on the other side so it matches the other side.

The flower is made by cutting out four pieces of melon mambo using the scallop punch. Follow the instructions as outlined by Anne Krashel at My Creative Mess. Use a couple of dimensions to attach the bow once you have filled the box.

And there you have it! Have fun making and using these.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Gift Box

I designed this little box to package small gifts including candy, coffee beans, tea bags, jewelry, etc. I am working on a tutorial to share with you which I will post in a day or two. I also made the flower using the scallop punch and crimper.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Vintage Vogue

I really had a great time making this card for the Curtain Call color challenge. It's a color combination I have not used before but will certainly use again. I love using this set when I have time to cut out all the flowers and highlight the beautiful details with layering and dimensionals.

Stamp Set: Vintage Vogue, Short and Sassy
Card Stock: Regal Rose (1 1/2" x 3 3/4"), Certainly Celery(1 1/2" x 3 3/4"), Pumpkin Pie (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), Rich Razzelberry(1 1/2" x 3 3/4", Very Vanilla (4" x 5 1/4", 1 1/2" x 5")
Stamp Pads: Certainly Celery, Rich Razzelberry
Other: Pretties Kit (vanilla half pearls), large and scallop oval punches, Little Leaves sizzlit die, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Monday, July 12, 2010

Pocket Silhouette--Monday Lunchtime Sketch

I decided to use my square lattice embossing folder for this card using the technique described by Lee Conroy at Stampingleeyours and participate in Mary Jo Price's Monday Lunchtime Sketch challenge at Technostamper.

Stamp Sets: Pockett Silhouette, Tiny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Real Red, Whisper White
Markers: Real Red, Baja Breeze
Stamp pad: Real Red
Other: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Round Tab Punch, real red brads, red gingham ribbon, brayer

Baroque Motifs--PPA50 Challenge

Today's post uses the colors in the Pals Paper Arts color challenge for this week--Chocolate Chip, Basis Grey and So Saffron. Here are the details:

Stamp Set: Baroque Motif, Because I Care (Thank You)
Card Stock: Basic Grey (8 1/2" x 5 1/2"), So Saffron (5 1/4" x 4"), Very Vanilla(5" x 3 3/4"), Always Artichoke
Other: Trio Flower, 1/4" circle, two-step bird extra large, scallop oval and large oval punches, 1" double sticked chocolate chip ribbon

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Friends Never Fade

My take on the Stamping 411 design for this week uses the color combination of Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive.

Stamp Sets: Friends Never Fade, Oval All
Markers: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Other: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Greenhouse Gala DSP, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Tangerine Tango (retired 2009)

Friday, July 9, 2010

Curtain Call Color Challenge--Friends Never Fade

It's so nice to be off in the summer from teaching so I can have more time to stamp. Here is my submission for the Curtain Call Color Challenge.

Stamp Set: Friends Never Fade, Short and Sweet
Card Stock: Melon Mambo, Barely Banana (retired), Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Markers: Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Other: Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Medium Oval and Scallop Oval Punch

A New Card With the Same Design

My post today uses the same design and color scheme as yesterday, but I wanted an anniversary card this time so I grabbed my heart punches and the card stock I had left on the table. I also added the punched hearts in the inside of the card. Enjoy!

Stamp Set: Tiny Tiny Wishes
Punches: Word Window, Modern, Full-heart extra large, Heart Small
Other: Polka Dot Embossing Folder
Marker: Poppy Parade
Card Stock: Pear Pizzaz (4" by 4"), Poppy Parade, Concord Crush (4 1/4" x 11"), Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Whisper White (1 3/4" x 1 3/4" & 4" x 5 1/4")

Thursday, July 8, 2010

2010-2012 In Colors

Stampin' Up! introduced 5 In-Colors on July 1 which will be around for 2 years. I wanted to show all of you a glimpse of all of them at once so I took my inspiration from Nancy Riley's blog--iStamp. Nancy is a source of much inspiration for me and I love her weekly iPICKS. So here is a look at the new In-Colors all together.

Stamp Set: Heard From the Heart
Card Stock: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz (4" x 4"), Poppy Parade, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Whisper White (4 1/4" x 11", 1 3/4" x 1 3/4")
Marker: Poppy Parade
Other: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 1/2" Circle punch, Flower Daisies #2 Die

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Greenhouse Gala DSP

I had a little time today to make a card using the Stamping 411 design.

Stamp Set: Tiny Tiny Wishes
Punches: Modern, Word Window, 5-Petal Flower
Card Stock: Real Red, Certainly Celery, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
DSP: Greenhouse Gala
Ink: Marina Mist
Other: 1/4" Grosgrain, Baja Breeze cordoruy button, dimensionals, crimper

Ribbon Shares Available

Don't you just love ribbon and want all colors and sizes that match your Stampin' Up! paper? Here's an opportunity to get just that, but not spend a fortune. I've set up the following ribbon shares. Prices include tax and shipping for local orders. An additional $2 will be charged to mail this outside the Minneapolis area. Please contact me using the link above if you would like to partipate.

1/8" Taffeta Ribbon--available in 13 colors, 2 yards of each color for $18.25.

3/8" Taffeta Ribbon--available in 13 colors, 2 yards of each color for $21.50

1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon--available in 13 colors, 3 yards of each for $15.25.

5/8" Satin Ribbon--available in 13 colors, 3 yards of each for $27.50.

1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon--available in the 5 new In Colors, 3 yards of each for $10.50.