Friday, July 29, 2011
I used the Naturally Serif Decoritve Strip with my Big Shot to cut out the letters and then layered them on pieces punched with the Petite Pennants Punch. I stamped the background with the bear from Family Accessories (which coordinates with All in the Family). The Designer Series Paper on the pennants is from the Brights Patterns Designer Paper Stack.
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
I used the Petite Pennants Builder Punch to make an ice cream cone. I've seen it done with the the coordinating stamp set (using the straight edged pennant) and Cupcake Builder Punch, but this is done with the scalloped pennant for the cone and uses the Scallop Circle Punch for the ice cream.
The Square Lattice Embossing Folder makes the cone look like a waffle cone and also gives texture to the background of the card. I used Stampin' Pastels and Sponge Daubers to randomly add very light color to the raised embossing. A Texturz Plate was used to add swirls to the ice cream. The ice cream cone is layered on the larger scallop square from the Scallop Squares Duo die.
Monday, July 25, 2011
Hi stampers! Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I've been on vacation to Michigan. We went to my good friend's graduation party (she got her Ph.D. -- congratulation Melissa!) and had a great visit with family.
This card uses the stamp set Plant Hope. I wanted to use some of the new In Colors and thought of this set. I also used the larger scallop square from the Scallop Squares Duo die.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I have been having so much fun with the new Petite Pennants Punch. I love being able to use a punch for more than it's intended use and this one is easy to do that with.
I punched the hats from Whisper White cardstock with the Petite Pennants Punch, then used the Confetti stamp set to stamp them with various festive colors and designs. I used the flower from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack to punch the pom poms in coordinating colors and I added a basic rhinestone in the middle of each. I used the Birthday Builder Wheel along the bottom because I wanted the Happy Birthday to be big and bold.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you enjoyed today's share.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
I ran Calypso Coral and Island Indigo through the Big Shot using the Oval Scallop Frame die. The Calypso Coral oval was then embossed with the Flower Garden Embossing Folder. The Whisper White background was embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I attached the Calypso Coral oval inside the Island Indigo scallop frame and tied Whisper White 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it. Then I used Stampin' Dimensionals to attach it to the card base. I used Stampin' Pastels to add a little color to the raised flowers. It's kind of subtle, but I like the effect.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thanks to those who came out for the Open House this morning. If you missed it, you missed a good time. We checked out the new catalog, talked stamps, ate muffins, went through the retired stamps I'm clearing out, and made this cool card:
It features 4 of the 5 new In Colors and the new Petite Pennants Builder Punch. The design on the pennant was made with the stamp set Confetti. The Happy Birthday is from On Your Birthday. The background was embossed with the Big Shot using Texturz Plates and the pennant was attached with white Baker's Twine. I untwisted the Baker's Twine to make it easier to thread through the holes made with my 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch. The top two corners of the Pool Party layer were rounded with the Corner Rounder Punch to tie in with the pennant and the bottom two corners were left squared to coordinate with the banner.
We also learned how to make the banner. I'd tried this once before, but it's the first time I've shared it at an event. Punching the ends was much easier with the Petite Pennants Builder Punch than the way I did it before. If you look, you can see the shadows where the banner goes up and down to make it appear wavy.
See, you never know what you'll miss at one of my events. I'm having a class later in July. I'll post details soon. You won't want to miss it!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
The New Catalog Open House is this Saturday, July 9th from 10:00am to noon.
Make a card (FREE)
See the new catalog
Get your own catalog (FREE or minimal cost - contact me for specifics or find out at the Open House)
Purchase Retired Sets
Socialize with other stampers
Bring a friend who is new to me and you and your friend will receive a gift from me.
Please RSVP so that I have enough supplies prepared!
Hope to see you Saturday!!
Can't make it to the Open House? I'll be placing an order later in the day, so if you want to join the group order (main bonus: save on shipping if your order is less than $69.95), call or e-mail your order by Friday night.
Remember, you can always order online anytime. Just click the Order Online button at the top of the right side column.
Friday, July 1, 2011
It's here!! The 2011-12 Idea Book and Catalog is now posted online:
And did you know that if you go here on my website that you can find links to all current catalogs, plus the recipes for the projects in the catalogs. It's a great resource if you want to try to create any of these projects for yourself. Of course, you can always ask me, but sometimes it's nice to just have that info available when you want it. (You can also download a .pdf file from here in case you can't use the Flash version in the top link.)