Thursday, June 28, 2012
This is the trifold shutter card that we made in the Fancy Folds class yesterday morning and Tuesday evening. I love trifold shutter cards! It takes me a while to design them because there are so many panels and sometimes it's hard to find small enough stamps, but the assembly is easier than it looks and the end results are well worth the time.
The main image on the front consists of 4 stamps from the Make A Cake stamp set. The center image is from Delightful Dozen and the other two are from the hostess set, Happy You.
The Big Shot was used to emboss the Daffodil Delight pieces with the Fancy Fan embossing folder and to cut the front image and its background layer with the Labels Collection Framelits. The flowers were punched with the Boho Blossoms punch and the centers with one of the punches from the Itty Bitty Shapes punch pack.
A great thing about Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper (DSP) is how the sheets in a package coordinate with each other. Often they coordinate with stamps and embellishments, too. Another great thing is that the catalog lists all of the colors in the DSP so it's easy to choose colors for a project.
This is a view of the card when it's closed:
If you are part of my stamp club, you got to take this class for FREE. If not, you were able to attend by paying a class fee. Everyone there had a great time and enjoyed all three projects we made. Don't miss the next one -- either Thursday, July 19th at 6:30pm or Wednesday, July 25th at 10:00am. See the Classes/Events page or contact me for more details. We'd love to have you join us!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Hi Stampers! Today's card goes together in no time, but still is a cute card worthy of sending to someone you love. There's very little stamping, but a lot of Big Shot usage.
I stamped LOVE YOU with Itty Bitty Banners and then cut it out and layered it with the Bitty Banners Framelits.
The Raspberry Ripple flower was punched with the Blossom Punch and then embossed with the Finial Press Embossing Folder (which is retired, but you could use the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder). I finished the flower by putting a little Basic Pearl in the center. The Gumball Green curvy strip was cut using the Tasteful Trim die.
This layout is very versatile. You may remember that I shared it with you before in this post. I really like today's card because it seems so vibrant (much more so in person). Plus it's a great way to use up some of those scraps we all seem to collect.
Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Happy Stampin', Sue
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Thanks to those of who came out to the New Catalog Open House earlier this month. We had a good time. If you didn't make it to this one, maybe you can come to the next event.
Here's the card we made. It uses two new stamp sets: Betsy's Blossoms and Itty Bitty Banners, plus the new Bitty Banners Framelits. The colors are new In Colors: Midnight Muse, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals. The strip along the bottom was cut with my Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim die.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all of the wonderful father's out there!
Today I am sharing one of the Father's Day cards I made. This tractor punch art was inspired by one done by a fellow demonstrator named Shelly Godby. Hers was green, so I had to change it to red for International Harvester. Also, hers was larger to fit a calendar page, so I just shrunk everything down and ended up with this:
I tried to show everything so that you wouldn't have to figure it out for yourself, but the writing under the pictures doesn't appear to be clear enough to read.
The tractor base is 1.5" x 2" - snip one corner and round the other.
Big Wheel is made with the Circle Scallop Punch (punch twice - rotating after first punch), 1" Circle Punch and 1/2" Circle Punch.
Small Wheel is made with 1" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch and the Crop-O-Dile (but could use a standard office punch).
Steering Wheel uses two punches from the retired Slot Punch. The third one is for the pipe.
Seat uses two 1/4" x 3/4" pieces - round one end of each piece (I used the Word Window Punch). The other end of each piece is hidden so doesn't need punched.
Hope that makes sense. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment and I will reply to it.
The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.
If you make your own tractor, add a link to it so my readers and I can check it out.
Happy Stampin' and Happy Father's Day!
Monday, June 11, 2012
One of the reasons I haven't posted in a while is because I was away on our annual Mother's Day trip that my mom, sister and I do. It was our 7th one this year and every one has been great!
Here's the card I made for my mom for Mother's Day this year. Even though the trip wasn't until June she did get the card on the right day.
I made the rosette using the Designer Rosette die. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen. The background was embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. The flower and leaves in the center of the rosette were made with the retired 5 Petal Flower punch. The center of the flower was done with the Boho Blossoms punch, the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack and a designer pearl.
Thanks for reading my blog today. Come back soon. I'm not planning on such a long break until I post again.
Friday, June 1, 2012
Hi Stampers! I know it's been awhile since I posted. Sorry about that. Been busy with the end of the school year, birthdays, SU events, and life. I'm sure you know how it is :)
Big excitement! You can now shop from the new catalog. You can see it here:
Or shop online here:
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/sueroot/ (choose Shop Now in the upper right hand corner)
You can always find these links by looking in my sidebars. The catalog is on the left. Choose from the flip book version or pdf. You can also find the link to download the Stampin' Supplies there. The Shop Online button is on the right. Thanks for choosing to shop through my site! I truly appreciate it!
Here is the info for the June Stamp Set of the Month. Remember that if you purchase the Stamp Set of the Month and the Accessory of the Month, you get the card kit for FREE. Card kit contains supplies to make 6 cards of one design plus a pdf with instructions. The pdf also includes 3 other cards designs and supply lists.
June Stamp Set of the Month: “Aviary”
Accessory of the Month: Designer Printed Brads
When you order the June “Stamp Set of the Month” Bundle, you’ll get a kit containing all of the precut pieces needed to make 6 of the cards shown above for FREE! Additionally, you’ll be e-mailed a PDF File that contains step-by-step instructions on how to make the card shown above along with 3 BONUS designs for creative inspiration on other things that can be done with the featured stamp set so you can see its versatility and get the most bang for the buck! Supply Lists are included for the bonus designs.
Want more precut pieces? No problem! When you order the Stamp Set of the Month Bundle, you can order additional quantities of precut cardstock pieces in increments of 6 so that you can make as many as you want to have on hand!
June Stamp Set of the Month WOOD Bundle: $32.90 + Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Aviary” stamp set in wood mount and 1 pack of Designer Printed Brads plus the FREE kit)
June Stamp Set of the Month CLEAR Bundle: $25.90+ Shipping and Tax
(Includes your order for the “Aviary” stamp set in clear mount and 1 pack of Designer Printed Brads plus the FREE kit
Additional Quantities of the June Kit: $6 + Shipping for every set of 6 cards
Other supplies you’ll want to order: Elegant Eggplant and Lucky Limeade Classic Ink Pads, Pierce Mat, Paper Piercer, 2 3/8” Scallop Circle and 2 ½” Circle Punches, Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Whisper White Envelopes, SNAIL Adhesive and Stampin’ Dimensionals.
Contact Sue Root to Order Today!