Friday, March 22, 2013

March 22, 2013

 Boy, do I wish that winter would leave so that I can get back to my morning 4-mile walk and working outdoors.  I have been enjoying working in my craft room quite a bit, though.  I do spend a lot of time on Pinterest and the Stampin'Up demo site looking for some really cool ideas for cards and crafts to make.  Following are some of the cards and projects I've made over the last couple of months; I hope that you enjoy them, too!

Son's Birthday Card

Paper: So Saffron, Blue Bayou (retired), Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Black
Ink:  Blue Bayou, Black
Markers:  So Saffron, Always Artichoke
Stamps: Turtle and Co., Create a Cupcake
Punches:  Modern Label, Word  Window, various sized circle punches
Accessories: Square Lattice EF, wiggly eyes, Jelly Roll Clear Star Marker 
Square Box with 4 Mini Notecards

This is a square box of 3 X 3 mini notecards, using my favorite (retired) DSP, Everyday
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pool, Party, Peach Parfait (retired),Poppy Parade (retired), DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Poppy Parade (retired)
Stamp: Vintage Labels, Fresh Vintage
Accessories: Embosslits Beautiful Wings, Poppy Parade ribbon, rhinestones, Dazzlin' Diamonds glitter, sticky strip, dimensionals, envelopes

Mini Tote with Notecards

I found this cute little mini tote with 6 mini notecards @  She is my go-to site for great ideas and wonderful directions.  You will find the directions on her instructions page.
Double Jr. Notepad Covers
 I made several of these notepads for my daughter-in-law to give to her Mary Kay downline at a recent convention.  I used various shades of pink cardstock, DSP, and scrapbook papers I found in my stash.  I made the flowers using the Big Shot Daisy Die.  The punches used are designer label punch and 1 3/8" circle punch.  The stamp is from the One of a Kind stamp set (retired).  I had some large pink gems that I used for the flower centers and put a little Dazzling Diamonds glitter around them.  These were very easy to make; I found this pattern at
Birthday Card
This is a CASed card from one that I made at this month's team gathering.  I used the 2012-2014 In-colors DSP, paper, and inks.  The stamp, Pretty Petites,  was part of this year's SAB promotion, which ends tonight.  I used the Curly Label and Petite Curly Label punches for the design.  The Petite Curly Label punch was also in the SAB....perhaps it will get carried over into the next catalog.  I will probably use this design for many more cards.
Easter Card
I created this Easter card for my mother-in-law.  I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder for the background and punched the eggs using the Extra Large Oval punch.  I used the Dotted Swiss embossing folder for the texture on the eggs.  The butterflies were punched out of DSP using the new Bitty Butterfly punch and were embellished with rhinestones.  
Butterfly Birthday Card
I saw this card on Pinterest using the Beautiful Wings Embosslits , but I decided to use the Elegant Butterfly and Bitty Butterfly punches instead and I really like how it turned out.  Once again I used my favorite DSP, Everyday Enchantment (retired), for the butterflies and the bottom trim.  Additional punches used were the Scallop Oval and Large Oval for the greeting.  I embellished each of the butterflies with a pearl and gave them depth using dimensionals between each layer.
Easter Basket
Last, but not least, is this cute little basket.  It is a 6 inch square that was scored at 2" and 4" on two sides.  The handle is a 1" X 6" strip. You can find directions on how to make a similar little basket @  Her measurements are a little different from mine and I didn't round the corners, but it is essentially the same.

I was a little long this time, but I had so much that I wanted to share with you.

Happy Stamping,

Crazy for Cupcakes

Crazy for Cupcakes
Check out this cute birthday card I made for one of my dearest friends using the stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes. I used Cameo Coral, Certainly Celery, and Very Vanilla inks and cardstock, Tea Party DSP (retired), as well some Dazzling Diamonds, a Cuttlebug embossing folder, and co-ordinating ribbon and brads. The punches used were the Scallop Border punch, 1 3/4 " Scallop Circle, 3/4 ", and 1" circle punches. I made a second card using Almost Amethyst, Cameo Coral, and Whisper White inks and cardstock, with coordinating brads and ribbon. This is one of my favorite sets to use for birthdays.