Friday, May 29, 2015

Cupcake party favor with Petite Petals

I saw it. I fell in love with it. I had to make it.
Petite Petals punch came in REALLY handy here. It's not as complicated as it seems but it is a little bit time consuming.
It's one of those things that you know you will get a wow factor from whomever will open it and that in itself is well, well worth it.

Without further due, HERE are the instructions for this wonderful party favor box.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New catalog is coming out June 2!

Our new catalog is coming out on June 2!! Yay!
Always fun to see new colors, new stamps, new paper.
Did I dare say new In-Colors? hmmmm well, here is a little sneak peak of the new colors....
Cucumber Crush

Delightful Dijon

Mint Macaron

Tip Top Taupe

Watermelon Wonder
It also means that it will be the last day to order from the 2014-2015 Catalog and the retired list. Yes, the retired items will be gone forever!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Faux tile wedding card

 As promised, I put my Simply Scored Scoring tool into action using the diagonal plate. You simply glide thru the paper and you will be amazed at what you are creating.
I was scoring diagonally at 2 inches on all sides. I then scored another piece of paper in the same manner and simply cut out one of the scored "V"s. I used it as a masking piece of paper to do sponging on all the bottom corners of the diamonds. I don't even know why I'm telling you all that when you can see it on the video below.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

The first time I saw Simply Scored Scoring tool, I asked "WHY"? Why would I get it if I already had a scoring tip on my cutter? Then, I realized that there is a diagonal insert for it to make diagonal lines and I still didn't get it. Why would I use it, when would I used it and then WHY?

So finally last year over the holidays I was working on the wonderful rosette ornaments... and I realized that no matter how hard I tried, my score lines were not so Simply Scored and certainly not perfectly spaced.

That does not present a problem if  you are making one score line but when you make a bunch of them and then you want to turn them into to rosette, yes, it's a problem!! When you fan the paper into accordion and you don't have that perfect score line, you get a big mess on your hands.

So here it is. The Simply Scored tool which solves the scoring problem you may have. Every score line that you make is absolutely perfectly spaced.

You may want to get the diagonal plate as well, for the diagonal score lines, of course.

It comes with three markers. This means that you can mark all your score lines on top of the tool (see picture of the tool above) and without putting too much thought into  it, you can score away dozens of projects.

Lets not forget about a stylus with two different size of ball points.
Well, now you have it! Look out for a project with the Simply Scored on Monday!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Get well

It all started with ordering wrong design paper that I was not too fond of... and I wanted to put it to use. So I started to play with it.... and play with it and play some more and it kind of grew on me after a while!  I used Daydream Medallions (yes, the stamp set is actually retiring) and coordinating Framelits (nope, the framelits are not retiring) for the flower. Paper used is Maritime Design paper, Old Navy, Whisper White and Real Red.
Look at the surprise awaiting you inside!! I just want to hug whoever came up with this darling tissue box! Yes, I know that you've seen it when I first posted it couple of months ago but who says that we can't make them on a bi monthly basis, right? Right.

You can see how to make the tissue box HERE.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Watercolor Shadows and Highlight technique

Stampin Up has created a great video on  watercolor shadows and highlighting. You may want to see it!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gift Bags fun!

I was putting a gift bag together for a friend and decide to decorate it a bit here and there. It's amazing how much prettier a piece of paper and a ribbon will make it.

I used Sale-a-Bration set here for stamping and the designer paper for the banners. Loving the little clothes pins, as you can see....

Label Love punch and stamp set (used for the greeting) are retiring so if you like them, you need to get them while you can. Did I mention that they are on sale? Well they are, if you really need to know that and the punch is half off!

Now, let's talk about burlap..... Love burlap for the natural d├ęcor and it goes fantastic with the twine. If you have never worked with burlap before you should know that you can pull out the threads to extend the fringe just like in the picture below.  It will give the ribbon a more raggedy look which you just may be looking for.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Butterfly door prize

 This it a complete copy cat of Brandy's "10 cards in 20 minutes" card. I love the simplicity of it and gave out two of these cards along with two envelopes as the door prize at my last workshop. 
I put Bermuda Bay paper band around the cards and envelopes to hold them together....

.... and yes, there is never enough butterflies so I put the large one on top!

I figured that the girls can take it off and use it on a gift bag in the future.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Card for Cause - May

It was fun shipping off the cards last month to the Card Care Connection and now it's time to do it again and again. The card I'm going to work on is this Wetlands card. I will change the greeting to "Thinking of You".

What card are you going to make?

You can find out how I made it HERE.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Fanned out gift bags

I saw this idea on Pintrest and I thought that it was super duper cute. Kind of neat how you can take a bag and turn it into something so pretty and festive. Ok, this time I totally mean it, it doesn't take much time to do it at all.

I used my nifty  Simply Scored tool and scored every half inch starting with the opening of the bag. It's entirely up to you how far you score as the further you score, the larger the fan you will get and the shorter the bag will get. I scored the first 4. 5 inches.

Fold the score lines in the zig-zag pattern.

Now you can open the bag and put your goodie in. You will easily be able to close the bag and have the zig-zag back in place. Pinch the fan in the middle and ....

... staple it. I think that stapling makes it easier to put the ribbon on.
This is what you will get....

Now it's time to decorate!



Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Petite Petals

Let me introduce to you the two main players in this card: Blushing Bride and Smoky Slate cardstock and ink. I love them together although I apparently still lack picture taking skills as this card looks way better in real life. I used a background stamp I found on the shelf and punched out the flowers with the Petite Petals Punch.
White twine got a little lift from Smoky Slate ink as I run it thru it to add a touch of color.

I used glue dots to attach the twine to the paper as I was twisting it and looping it around. I think that was the toughest part of this card - getting a hang of the twine twisting technique or T.T.T.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Flower meadow

Spring makes me think of flowers and since I love the outdoors a meadow full of them sounded like a good idea. I used Serene Silhouettes stamp set and color markers : Elegant Eggplant, Malibu Mambo and Old Olive to be exact.
I made three score lines on the very top just for the extra touch... I don't know if you can see that....
I put two colors on some of the flowers to make them look, well, more like.... flowers.... Using markers for stamping adds a completely different dimension to the image and I like it.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Double pocket treat holder

  It's time to score and fold and glue and make this double treat holder. It will fit two small ghiradelli squares or a peppermint patties. See how easy it is to make it  HERE. I used Fun Flower punch and Bloom For You stamp to decorate it.

 I really love this stamp as you can see......