Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Bunny Pillow Box

When I saw this
 bunny at Carla's Scraps, I knew I had to make some.  They are door prizes for a upcoming workshop I am going to have.  Carla has a great tutorial on how to make the bunny with Stampin' Up! punches.  Enjoy!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Milk Carton Box

I found the pattern for this box at Creativity in Progress.  I just love the way it turned out using two milk cartons.  The melon mambo card stock was used along with the Ice Cream Parlor DSP.  I used the 1/8" punch to punch holes on each fold at the top and threaded some silver cording (retired) to close the top of the box.  I filled this with candy, but it would be a great gift box for some jewelry or other small gift.  I want to make a few more of these and will post them when I do.  Enjoy!

Flower Pot Card Set

With spring just around the corner, I thought I would share this project we did at a recent card club.  We started with a 4" clay pot and painted it using acrylic paint.  I have countless bottles of this in my basement from the myriad of projects my kids did in school over the years.  The open ended envelopes measure 6 3/4" x 3 1/2" so I cut 6 of the Old Olive at 3" x 11 (fold in half), cut 6 Whisper White at 5 1/4" x 2 3/4", cut 6 of the Celebrations DSP at 2 3/4" x 3", 6 Old Olive at 2 1/4" x 3 3/4"   and 6 Whisper White at  2" x 3 1/2".  I used a retired set for the image and greetings but there are so many sets you could use.  I'll be posting another set with a different design in a few days.  These make a great gift for Mother's Day, teachers gifts, and a spring birthday gift.  Once the cards are gone, the recipient can use the flower pot to plant something.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Elements of Style

I saw this sample by Laura G Lin on the Stampin' Up! demonsgtrator website.  She used Riding Hood Red in place of the Elegant Eggplant.  I loved how she used the Big Shot embossing folders to bring interest to all the different elements of the card. 

Stamp Set:  Elements of Style, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist
Stamp Pad:  Basic Black, Marina Mist, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories:  Scallop Circle, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Modern Punch, Word Window Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder, 2-Way Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. Corner Rounder, Blender Pen

I also ran the flap of the envelope through the Petal-A-Plenty embossing folder.  It makes a great finishing touch to the card and envelope.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Inlaid Embossing

I really love the inlaid embossing technique outlined on the Stamping 411 blog.  I have used it several times, and I will be demonstrating it at my workshop on Saturday.  Here'e the recipe for this one:

Stamp Set:  Word Play
Ink:  Poppy Parade
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories:  Boho Blossom Punch, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Pearls


Thursday, March 17, 2011

Satruday Sketch Challenge #194

It's so good to be on spring break for a week.  I've spent quite a bit of time in my stamping room getting ready for two stamping workshops this weekend.  I also had a chance to play around with the Stamping 411 Sketch Challenge for this week.

Stamp Set:  Punch Bunch
Card Stock:  Pacific Point, Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Delightful Daffodil, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp Pad:  Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Square Punch, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, 1 1/4 Circle Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Square Fire Rhinestone Brads

Stop back over the next few days for more samples.  Enjoy!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Upsy Daisy--Two for One

It's been a while since I posted as life is very busy.  This morning I had a little extra time and decided to participate in the Stamping 411 Challenge and Stacy's Curtain Call Color Challenge with this card. 

Here are the details:
Stamp Set:  Upsy Daisy
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, Whisper White
Markers:  Crumb Case, So Saffron, Cherry Cobbler, More Mustard
Accessories:  Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Mat Pack, 2-way glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter

I'm hosting a Chicks, Chocolates, and Cards workshop on Saturday, March 19.  If you live in the Minneapolis area and would like to join me between 9:00 a.m. and 2 p.m., please email me for more specific details.  I'd love to have you join in the fun.  We'll be stamping 10 cards (2 of 5 different designs) for $15.00.