Friday, January 30, 2015

Bermuda Doily

I can't emphasize enough what an amazing source of ideas Pintrest and Splitcoaststampers.com is! Once you start browsing thru their resources, a whole new world opens up to you! You can find the neatest creations which make you realize that people are full of great ideas and you are not. Ha! So ... what I do is I use their ideas and make them my own.

Well, enough of that. Lets get rolling! I have a fun card for you to make today - and yes, I found it on Pintrest!
 
 
                         
 
I cut approximately an inch off the end on the front of the card and I used a circle cutter on the inside of the card to cut out an "almost" a complete circle along the edge. This "almost circle" will eventually become a flap that will keep the card closed. You can see it better in the picture below. Bloom With Hope and Label Love are the responsible parties in this creation and the colors are Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Yellow. Have fun with it!
 

 
 You can see how the flap will hold the card shut.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Bloom With Hope note cards

 
This is yet another flower stamp from Bloom With Hope stamp set which I used to make little note cards with. I cut  a 2 3/4 by 8 1/2  piece of cardstock for the base and folded it in half. Yes, they are rather small but that way you can get 4 note cards from one sheet of paper.
 
 
 
Once again I used my blender pen and ink to color the flowers. The base it Crumb Cake and the layers are Elegant Eggplant and Old Olive with Whisper white.
 
If you worry about envelopes that fit it, you shall worry no more. Envelope Punch Board will make almost any envelope size you can think of. Well...at least 66 different sizes.
 
Enjoy! It's a fun stamp set to play with!
 



Monday, January 26, 2015

Envelope Punch Board treat holder

Time for Envelope Punch Board once again and some punching and scoring! Yay!
 
 
Take a 5 by 5 piece of designer paper and score and punch at 2.
 Rotate 90 degrees, then score and punch at 3.
 Rotate 90 degrees again and score and punch at 2.
 Finally, rotate once more and punch at 3 without scoring.
This is what you should have.
 
 
Fold along the score lines and slip a little treat inside!
I decorated with some ribbon and Label Love stamp.
 
Other things you can make with the Envelope Punch Board:
 
 









 
 
 

Friday, January 23, 2015

Wetlands gate card

Ready for another card idea?!? The technique I used here is called Gate Fold and is very simple.  I used Soft Suede and Vanilla along with Marina Mist for paper, Wetlands for stamps and Soft Suede for ink.
 
 
 
 
 
You simply need to score a 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock at 2 1/8" and 6 3/8" and you will have the base of the card. To learn more click HERE.
 
 

 
 
Here are some other cards made with that set:
 
 




 
 
 
 
 
 
 





Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Interlocking Framelits card

This is a copy of Julie Davidson's card. I've always loved the interlocking cards for their simplicity and classy look. I used Daydream Medallions stamp set and clear embossed all the flower layers. The paper used is Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler. For ink I used Daffodil yellow and of course Versamark for embossing.
  
 

 
I embossed the paper first, then I used Framelits to cut the images out. It's definitely easier than cutting out the flowers and then stamping. Vanilla paper is 4 1/4 by 10, scored at 2 1/2 and 7 1/2.
 
 

 
 
I also used these framelits to create THIS card which I posted earlier in the month:
 
 
 

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bloom With Hope Large Flower

Bloom with Hope is one of the stamp sets which you can get if you host a party at your house. I went a little bit overboard and actually cut out the flowers. I also used the blender pens with Elegant Eggplant ink to color them (I used Old Olive ink for the leaves).
 
 
 
Here are some of the Hostess benefits should you have a desire to have some friends over for an afternoon of card making:
 
 
 
And here are some of the stamp sets that you can get with your Host Dollars (which is free money with party total order of $150 or more). You can see more detail on these sets HERE.
 




 
 
 

Friday, January 16, 2015

Bermuda Bay Wetlands

 
Just when you thought that I was done with the Wetlands stamp set, here I go again.... Nope, not done just yet... I decided that I love Bermuda Bay and the
 
 
Soft Suede together. They compliment each other so nicely. I created a square frame and after placing it on the white paper I stamped the image and then sponged it. The grass stamp went on last. Enjoy!

 
 
 

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tea anyone?

 
Yes, it was love at first sight, I tell you! When I saw this cup I new that I had to make it! I think that it would be perfect for Valentine's day if you use the colors I  used but also I can you visualize it at a brunch table for girlfriends get together. Ouch! Just way too adorable. Now, who has pink Hershey Kisses?!? Well, of course that I do!
 
 
 
Materials:
 
9 by 1 paper scored at 5/8, 13/4, 3 3/4 and 7
6 by 1 paper scored at 2, 4 1/4 and 4 1/2
11 by 1 paper scored at 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and 10
7 by 1 paper scored at 1,2,3,4,5 and 6
 
 
 
 
Despite of what you may think, this is not a very difficult or time consuming project. You can get very well written instructions and pictures on this blog: 



Monday, January 12, 2015

Envelope punch treat box #3

Treats are so much more precious when you put them into a cute box. It's almost like food that is nicely plated. It will usually taste better when it's served nicely rather than just thrown on a plate. Your effort will not go unnoticed when you place chocolate into this box because at that point it becomes a gift, rather than just a piece of chocolate.... Let me just tell you how I made it.
 
 
 
This is what you will need for this project:
 
6 by 6 paper
White strip of paper
Coordinating ink
 
 

 
This is another view...

 
and this is looking down from the top...
 
 
 
1. Take 6 by 6 piece of paper and score and punch at 1.5 inch.
2. Turn it 90 degrees and score and punch at 3 inch.
3. Repeat step 1 and 2 on the remaining two sides.
4. You will notice that some of the score lines are not punched on both ends. Go to the end that is not punched and line up the score line with the punch on the score board and punch it. Make sure that this is the outcome that you get .
 
 
 
5. To assemble the treat box cut slits in the 4 corners (see dark lines on the picture below) and fold all the score lines. Slip a little treat in it, glue it, decorate it and give it away!
 
 


 

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Open Sea Stamp Set introduced

Sometimes we have to go against our instinct of flower-stamping and pink paper cutting and make a REAL masculine card. Open Sea stamp set is perfect for it. I used Soft Suede and Espresso paper and Soft Suede ink and yes, I actually cut out the anchor as they have not come up with a punch for it... yet...
 
 
And here is stamp set responsible for this creation:
 
 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Cards for Cause


As you all know I make tons of cards throughout the year. I  give them out to family and friends and I bundle them up for holiday gifts at the end of the year. The other day while browsing thru splitcoaststampers.com I came across Cards for Cause. Each month splitcoast chooses an organization to donate cards to and cardmakers just like you and I make cards and send them to those places who in turn send them out to the recipients. There are few organizations that collect cards throughout the entire year. That's how I came across Card Care Connection. This non profit organization collects and sends out  cards to cancer patients and have been doing that since 2011. In the past 3 years they have collected 15,000 cards and put 15,000 smiles on faces of cancer patients.

So I started to think.... yeap, I know, that's a scary part... when I start to think.... well, anyways, I decided and it would make me so happy if I could put smile on people's faces and let them know that there are people out there that are rooting for them and hope that they get better. Having said that, I decided to commit to making 5-10 cards per month and send them out in bundles every couple of months to Card Care Connection. And then I started thinking some more ... again... that it would be even more amazing if you would like to join on it as well. Beginning of each month I will display the card that I will be making and you could either copy it or make a card of your own. There are general card guidelines that we need to follow but most of them are very obvious and you can read more about them on their website. Just imagine all the people that we can make happy at the rough time of their lives. Think about it and let me know if you would like to part-take in that. This is the card that you are familiar with and this is going to be my January Card for Cause.

 


Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Daydream Medallion stamp set and Floral Framelits

 I love this set of Floral Frames Collection Framelits! You can use them with your Cuttle bug which makes things, oh, so darn easy and convenient. In order to make this card, I first folded white paper to create a 6 by 6 card. I then, ran it thru the cuttle bug using the largest framelit leaving a little bit of the paper on top (where it folds) beyond the framelit so that when you cut it, the two card pieces will be still attached on top. The rest is just up to you. You can cut the various shapes and stamp them with Daydream Medallion stamp set (as shown). I used Pear Pizzaz paper, embellished it with little pearls and voila, this is the result. I just love the really classy look you get using this framelit set. It's almost impossible to pick up this card and not comment on it.
 

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Starting the New Year with Occasions Catalog

The time has come, the time is now... Yes, the Occasion Catalog is here!! Check out the new products SU has in store for you and available thru May 31! Here is the tiny taste of it! For the rest of fun stuff including chalkboard paper you must go thru the catalog!

 
 

 
 

 
 

To top it off, today is the first day of Sale-A-Bration! For those of you not familiar with this spectacular event, you get a free gift (stamps, paper, ribbon) for every $50 you spend - no limit whatsoever (thru March 31 only!). What does it mean?? Well, if you spend $50 you get one gift and if you spend $150, you get three gifts and so on. Can it really get any better!?!?

See the chalkboard paper I mentioned before? Pretty nice, don't you think?!?