Sep 02 2014

Holiday Home

I usually don’t show my Stamp Club cards…I try to keep them exclusive to my monthly Stamp Club Members.  However, this one was just too cute not to share!  I used Holiday Home and a little punch art!  Anyone remember the movie “UP”?

 

I like to send out “just moved” or “moving” cards.  This one is lots of fun!  One of my members mentioned that she would be making these for her son-in-law who is a realtor!  What a great idea!

 

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Here are the details:

  • The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Basic Gray, folded in half.
  • I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Cherry Cobbler.
  • On the 3 3/4 x 5 layer of Soft Sky, I stamped the trees along the bottom in Early Espresso Ink.  I stamped Happy New Home in Tuxedo Black ink.
  • The house was stamped with Tuxedo Black ink on scrap Whisper White and the roof and trim colored with Smoky Slate Ink, the door with Cherry Cobbler and the windows with So Saffron.  I used the Framelits to cut it out.
  • The balloons were punched from Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Bermuda Bay, Wild Wasabi and Pumpkin Pie cardstock, along with the small heart (Owl Punch) for the bottoms.  I added them to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I used the White Chalk Pen to draw the “highlight” on the balloons.
  • I punched two clouds with the Cupcake Punch and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • Finally, I used the Smoky Slate Marker to draw the strings for the balloons down to the house.

 

I love how it turned out!  Do you like?

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Jun 15 2014

Hungry Catepillar Happy Birthday!

OK…I just have to brag on my grandson, Carter!  He turned ONE year old yesterday and we attended his first birthday party!  He was SUCH a good boy the entire time!  It is hard to believe a year has gone by since he was born, do you remember?  This is a LONG post…scroll to the bottom to see all the goodies!

 

THEN (June 14, 2013)

Carter

NOW (June 14, 2014)

I love this picture because you can see all 3 of his teeth, and that WILD hair!  And he has such a BIG smile!  lol!

Carter 1st birthday

And here is one of the gifts we got him…he scampered right thru the tunnel the first time!

 

Tunnel small

Birthday theme was “Very Hungry Caterpillar”.  We used the Stampin’ Up! Circle Framelits for the caterpillar, Oval Framelits for the eyes, Triangle Punch for the nose, and Modern Label Punch for the antennas.  The Serif Essentials Dies (retired) for the letters.  He also had a banner that spelled Happy 1st Birthday!

Carter banner small

Birthday cupcakes spaced to look like a caterpillar!  And a personal birthday cake for Carter with the number 1!

Carter birthday cupcakes small

Table centerpiece with birthday crown, book and “I am 1″ banner, plus his newborn photo dressed in a caterpillar suit.

Carter display small

I made this LARGE tag for the bag that held the tunnel and tent…it was too big to wrap!   I free-hand cut the leaf, scored and sponged it.  The apple is the Heart Framelit with part of the Oval Punch cut at the bottom.  The leaves are the retired Blossoms Petals Builder punch.  The caterpillar was punched with 1 & 1 1/4″ Circle Punches.  The “munches” were made with the 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch.

Carter Bag tag

And here is the matching birthday card I made for him.  Greeting is Sassy Salutations.

Carter 1st birthday card

That icing is SOOOOO yummy!  He was SO careful with it!

Carter cake small

Crib filled with birthday balloons!

Carter bed small

It was such a fun party and special day!  And Carter is such a blessing…love him to pieces!

 

Thanks for letting me brag on my grandson a little bit!

 

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Apr 09 2014

Geometrical Favors

I included this little favor in Club orders last month!  Love using that Scallop Tag Topper Punch!  A little Hershey candy bar dressed up for Easter is inside…looked great with the colors of the Kaleidoscope Designer Paper and the Geometrical Stamp Set!  As usual…I didn't remember to photograph them all until I had already given out a lot of them!  lol!

 

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Here are the details:

  1. Cut Whisper White 2 x 5 1/2, then punch each end with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch.
  2. Score at 2 1/2 & 2 3/4
  3. Stamp Thank You from Lots of Thanks stamp set with Black Stazon above the front score line.
  4. Cut a 1 x 2 piece of Kaleidoscope Designer Paper for the front and adhere above the Thank You.
  5. Stamp the triangles from Geometrical with Crushed Curry, Bermuday Bay and Old Olive, punch with the Triangle Punch.  Pop up on the front with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Add an Itty Bitty Flower with Pearl Center to the Bermuda Bay triangle.
  7. Add a bow tied with the Gold Metallic Bakers Twine at the top to keep both sides closed.
  8. I did add a Mini Glue Dot to the Hershey Candy to hold it in place.

 

Aren't these fun?  Quick and easy to do a bunch of them, too!

 

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Nov 26 2013

Reindeer Punch Art

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I just did a Christmas Tag Class that used framelits and punches to make six different tags…they did two of each!  One of my favorites was the Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer tag (inspired by Monika Davis from a couple years ago).  I updated hers to use current product!  AND…since I loved it so much, I decided to use it on a card for another class!

 

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Isn't he CUTE???  I love the A Banner Christmas greeting on his belly, too.  On the tags we left it blank to write in the To/From.

Here are the details!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Cherry Cobbler folded in half.
  2. I added a 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Old Olive embossed with the Stylished Stripes folder.
  3. Along the bottom I added a 1 1/2 x 4 piece of Season of Style Designer Paper, layered on a 1 3/4 x 4 piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
  4. I also added two designer paper banners at the top.
  5. For the reindeer, I used two sizes of the Circle Framelits in Chocolate Chip and Whisper White and cut the top portion of the Whisper White.  I added a small strip of Cherry Cobbler to hide the seam, then added Rhinestones across it.
  6. I punched a Large Oval from Crumb Cake for the muzzle and hand drew on it with a Basic Black marker.
  7. I used the largest Festive Flurry Framelit and cut it for the antlers and the hooves of Rudolph.
  8. His eyes are 1/4" circles of Basic Black, dotted with the White Gel Pen.  His nose is a 3/8" Circle punched from Red Glimmer Paper.
  9. I stamped the Holly Jolly greeting from A Banner Christmas in Old Olive on scrap white and cut it out.  I stamped Christmas with Chocolate Chip directly only the Whisper White.

Do you love him?  I do! 

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Aug 19 2013

Truly Grateful again

We started PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary Fall Collection 2013…did you see the Guest Designer introductions yesterday?  We have a wonderful lineup for you this time in the Fall Collection and we are excited to get started!  Be watching all week…we are giving away SEVEN FREE subscriptions to our Fall Collection…just for leaving a comment on that person's blog!

 

Today, Mary Brown has a wonderful FREE TUTORIAL and some BLOG CANDY for you over on Create with Connie and Mary, you are going to LOVE her darling project.  It's a "second use" for something in the Holiday Catalog and I know you will want to see it and make one (or two!) for yourself!  In honor of her project, I took a couple elements on her project and used them on my card today with Stampin' Up!'s Truly Grateful stamp set!  When you compare the two of them, I think you'll see what I did!

 

 

Here are the details:

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Chocolate Chip cardstock folded in half to make the card.
  2. I embossed the 4 x 5 1/4 layer of Crumb Cake with the new Stylish Stripes folder.
  3. I added some strips of Sweater Weather Designer Paper across the front and cut flag ends.  I also stamped the Truly Grateful greeting with Pumpkin Pie ink on Very Vanilla strip and added it on top.
  4. Next I wrapped the Linen thread around a couple times, then added a Naturals Designer Button and tied a bow inside.  I secured it with a Mini Glue Dot.
  5. For my pumpkin, I cut 3 of the next to smallest Ovals in the Oval Framelits.  I used Pumpkin Pie Ink and stamped the chevron image in Truly Grateful over them (thanks Mary!)…it adds so much texture to them! 
  6. I cut a free-form stem from the DSP and then a curly cue strip to curl from the top of the pumpkin.  The leaf is the Small Heart punched from Gumball Green and tucked under the top of the Pumpkin.

 

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May 28 2013

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Part 3

OK…here are the last of the Rubber Ducky Baby Shower photos…are you tired of seeing these yet?  I just had to show off the fabulous cake my SIL had made for the shower…she took photos into the bakery and they came up with this.  It actually tasted AWESOME, marbled yellow/chocolate cake with buttercream frosting.  Very moist and delicious!  The ducks are made out of Fondant!

 

 

Here is the gift bag I made for one of the little rubber ducky outfits that was too big for the Diaper Cake I made.  I also had a note in the card about the Rocking Chair we purchased for the nursery.

 

 

I used the Oval Framelits for the body and cut off the wing portion with the Wide Oval punch.  The head is the 1 3/4" Circle Punch and the retired 5 Petal Flower punch for the little tuff of feathers at the top.  The drops of water are the Bird Punch Wings.  The beak is the Pennant Punch.  I colored a large Pearl for the eye (and after the photo, I added a White Small Oval under the eye…it looked better!)  I stamped the tissue paper with the little duck from Spring Sampler Stamp Set and Daffodil Delight.

 

 

I also stamped a bunch of the Rubber Ducks in Spring Sampler Stamp Set and punched them with the 3/4" Circle Punch to adhere to the bottom of Hershey Kisses.  I also used the Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Parade DSP on some.

 

Finally, here is the baby carriage made from fruit…the wheels are slices of orange on the sides and the head is a small grapefruit.

 

 

That's all folks!  lol!
 

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May 25 2013

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower part 2

OK…are you ready for some more details about my DIL's rubber ducky themed baby shower?  Here you go!  Yes, even some stamping on here!

 

This is the banner on the front of the food table.  Unfortunately, I didn't get a shot of the table completely decorated and full of food…everyone started filling their plates before I could grab my camera! 

 

 

 

I carried out the theme of using the Yellow Chevron pattern in Parkers Patterns Designer Paper and added the Punch Art Rubber Ducky on the last pennant.  Luckily, I had one Rubby Ducky left from the Shower Invitations (SEE the invitations here for a closeup of the punch art!)  The background of each pennant is Daffodil Delight cardstock and I made a template of the flag bottom so that they all were uniform.  I threaded the Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon thru each banner…it look's gray so worked out great!  The BABY letters are cut from the retired Serif Essentials Bigz Dies…I'm SO glad I purchased them.  Oh…came from the retired Alphabet Simple dies.  All letters were cut from Basic Gray cardstock with a 2 1/2" Whisper White Circle behind.  I added some Pumpkin Pie buttons tied with Baker's Twine and some Rhinestones, too!

 

 

These were the centerpieces on each of the tables.  After this picture, I added some blue/white marble gems around the outside of the glass bowl on the yellow placemat…it looked like sparkling drops of water and was too cute!  I was surprised that the styrofoam balls floated and didn't soak up the blue color of the water!  My sister-in-law found these cute boxes and filled them with candy for the favor.

 

 

She also made this DARLING punch with ice cream floating at the top…it was YUMMY, too!  The blue color came from two packets of regular Kool-aid, along with a bottle of White Grape Juice and bottle of Sprite with French Vanilla ice cream scoops.  There was only a little bit left over!

 

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May 06 2013

Rubber Ducky Baby Shower Invitation

I made the Baby Shower invitations for my daughter-in-law, Beth.  She is due June 23 with our FIRST grandchild and we can hardly wait!  The theme for her shower is rubber ducks…too cute!  They don't want to know the sex of the baby, so the room right now is done with gray walls…they will add the appropriate colors after the baby is born!  I decided to use Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray for her invitations.

 

 

Isn't it cute???  The Daffodil Delight Chevron from Parker's Patterns worked out perfectly!  And the Rubber Ducky Punch Art is just too cute!  Here are the details:

  1. The base is 5 x 7 Basic Gray.
  2. I printed the invitation on Whisper White with gray and yellow font and cut to 4 3/4 x 6 3/4.
  3. I added a 1 1/2" x 4 3/4" strip of Parker's Patterns Daffodil Delight Chevron print to the left side.
  4. The Rubber Duck I made with the Extra Large Oval Punch for the body, I took out a chunk of it with the 1" Circle Punch and used that piece for the wing, popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional.  The head is 1" Circle.  I added a 1/4" circle of Whisper White for the eye, then colored a small Pearl with Black Sharpie for the eyeball.  The Beak is the tip of the wing from the Bird Punch out of Pumpkin Pie, then the very tip of the wing I punched again with Daffodil Delight for the tuff of feathers on top of the head.
  5. I tore Marina Mist for the "pond" that the duck is sitting on and added the drops of water behind his tail with the Triple Layer Flower Punch (retired).

 

I love how it turned out.  My sister-in-law is hosting this shower, but I'm anxious to see what she does with this theme! 

 

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Feb 26 2013

SUOC65 – St. Patty’s Day Owl

Over on SUO Challenge this time, it's all about GO GREEN!  I was kicking myself when the only current St. Patrick's Day stamp I could find that I had was the little shamrock in Every Little Bit (or the teeny tiny one in Itty Bitties!)  But…then I thought the owl would look cute dressed up in St. Patrick's Day finery!  So…here he is!  Can you tell what I used for the hat????

 

 

I actually LOVE how this turned out!!!  Love the two shades of green, even though they probably SHOULD clash, they work together nicely for this card!  Here are the details!

  1. Started with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Garden Green cardstock, folded in half to make base card.
  2. Added a layer of 4 x 5 1/4 Whisper White over top.
  3. Next is a 2 1/2 x 4 piece of Sunshine & Sprinkles polka dot Designer Paper.
  4. I wrapped the Old Olive Striped Ribbon around and tied on the front towards the left side.
  5. I used the shamrock image from Every Little Bit in Basic Black randomly over top of the DSP.  Really personalized it, didn't it?
  6. I cut the 3rd from smallest Window Frame from Garden Green, then added a 2 1/2" Circle punched from Whisper White cardstock.
  7. For the Owl:  I punched the owl from Basic Black cardstock, the vest from the same Polka Dot DSP.  The eyes were 3/8" Circles of Whisper White with 1/4" Circles of Garden Green on top, then the Basic Black pupils.  I also punched a 3/8" of Basic Black, cut it in half, and added the eyelids to his eyes.  The heart is from Garden Green cardstock, too.
  8. For the Hat: I punched the Small Oval from Lucky Limeade, then punched the opening again (not the punched piece)…that made my hat brim, I trimmed off the excess points on the end.  Then I punched the Petite Curly Punch from Lucky Limeade, and cut off diagonal slivers on each side so it looked tapered.  I did the same with Basic Black for the hat band as I did for the brim, just trimming it at the sides of the hat!  Finally, a Rhinestone jewel in the center of the hatband!
  9. The owl is added to the front of the Whisper White circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  10. I stamped Happy St. Patrick's Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Basic Black on Lucky Limeade and punched with the Modern Label Punch.  It's placed under the Owl feet so he is standing on it!

Hope you like him…I do!  Make sure to check out the rest of the Design Team on SUO Challenges…then grab your GREEN and play along!


Jan 28 2013

Oh Hello for Easter!

Hmmm, sorry…this is posting later than normal!  I had the BEST of intentions of getting up this morning and working up a quick card to post on my blog.  BUT…I was tempted by a book I'm reading that only had a few chapters left.  I got too tired last night to finish it before I went to bed, so grabbed it this morning and finished!  It is the third book in a series of six and I'm already panicking because I'm half way thru them and I love the story line!  (And because I know I'll get asked…it is called "A Fatal Series" by Marie Force…a murder mystery/romance theme…lol!)

 

But…enough of that!  Here's my card for today.  I did up a similar card for a Set Sampler event that I attended in December.  I needed to make up two cards using the Oh Hello stamp set and I wanted to show the stamps in a different way on one card.  The oval screamed Easter Egg to me.  When I saw the Paper Players sketch (PP130), I thought it would be a good time to use the Easter Egg and Chick!

 

 

So…here is this version using the sketch!

 

 

The details:

  1. The base card is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 So Saffron, folded in half.
  2. The layer of Whisper White is 4 x 5 1/4, embossed with the Honeycomb folder
  3. I added a 2 1/2 x 3 7/8" of Tea for Two Designer Paper, I cut the right edge along the edges of the hexagons…but that didn't effect show up in the finished card.
  4. Along the left side, I used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch with a strip of Calypso Coral cardstock and tucked it under the edge of the DSP.
  5. I wrapped some Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon around the Whisper White layer and tied a knot.
  6. I stamped the oval from Oh Hello with Calypso Coral on Whisper White and cut it with a smaller Oval than the image.  Then cut it in half like a cracked shell, placing a Mini brad along the edge for a hinge.  It is layered it on a larger oval of Calypso Coral cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Next I used the Bird Punch with So Saffron cardstock and cut the body to place inside the egg.  I added a small pearl for the eye and colored the beak with Pumpkin Pie Marker.
  8. Finally, I stamped Happy Easter from Teeny Tiny Wishes in Calypso Coral ink on 1/2 x 3" So Saffron of cardstock.

 

Do you like???  I do!

 

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