Friday, June 26, 2015

Treat box

Yummy, yummy treats! There are never enough of them! When I saw this treat box I absolutely had to make it.


 
You will need cardstock measuring 7 1/2" x 7 1/2". Score on all 4 sides at 2 1/2" and 5. On each corner, score from corner to corner to create a diagonal line just like this:
 
 
Now punch holes in the corners and weave the ribbon thru....

 
And now you have it....
 
Fill it with some goodies....
 

 
And put it on the table as the decor or give it out as little treats...
 


Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Bright Fun Flower

Bright, fun colors and pretty punches - that's what this card is all about.
You may have noticed that the leaves were punched out with the same Fun Flower punch which I am using for the flowers. Don't you just love whey you can do that?!?! The stamp set used is Bloom For You. Don't you just love it,AGAIN, when you have coordinating punches and stamps?
 

 
For the middle of the flower I used the 7/8 scalloped punch which I have been using way more than I ever anticipated. AND the Bright buttons for the cute touch in the middle of the flower.


 
Colors in action here are Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight for the ink and Bermuda Bay and Old Olive for the cardstock.
 
And here is another card using a color that I'm terrified of using unless it's Halloween related - Pumpkin Pie. BUT when I saw it, I was shocked how much I actually liked it. Cute, isn't it?
 
 

Monday, June 22, 2015

Celebrate Diamonds

The diagonal plate that goes with SU Simply Scored is so much fun with. Besides all kind of paper crafts that you can make with it, you can also use it to create a background for your card.
 
 
 
The Fabulous Four stamp set seems perfect with these cards and I'm glad I chose it.
 
 
 
The colors are Watermelon and Wild Wasabi...
 
 
still Watermelon....


 
.... and Watermelon some more. You can see the diamonds a little bit better here....

 
On the Wasabi card I made the diamonds a little bit bigger...
 
 
I think that background looks good either way.
 
 
And here is another new color Tip Top Taupe... Very pretty
 

 
1. Insert diagonal plate into the scoring tool and start scoring. In this case I used a 3 by 4-1/4 cardstock.
2. Score at 0, 1/8, 1, 1-1/8, 2, 2-1/8 and so on (long side of the paper on top) 
3. When you will start moving down on the left side of the paper, you will score at 7/8,1,1-7/8,2, 2-7/8, 3. It may sound a little bit complicated but that's because I'm making double lines.
If you were to make single lines you would score at 0,1,2,3 or whatever your desired spacing is.



 
Going back to our Watermelon, it should start looking something like this.



 
Turn it 90 degrees and follow the same score line measurements as above. You really get a hang of it pretty fast, especially when you make a bunch of them.
Enjoy!


 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Happy note pads

As I was walking thru the 99 cent store, I came across a 3 pack of little notepads.  Right away I saw a potential to turn these pathetic, plain looking things into cute gifts.
 
 
I used Watermelon cardstock, Bermuda Bay and Cherry On Top Designer paper and this is what came out of it all. Almost cannot believe that it's the same note pad, can you?
 

 
And here is a different variation using Pumpkin Pie and Basic Gray cardstock, along with the Petite Petals punch and some scraps that I found in my scrap box (you do keep your scraps, don't you??).

 
Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Petite Petals card box

Last  week I made the Eggplant Petite Petals card which coordinates with this box .
 
 
 
All you need is an 8 1/2 by 11 piece of cardstock.
With the 8 1/2 inch side on top, score at 1/2, 1 3/8, 7 1/8, 8. 
With the 11 inch side on top, score at  2 3/8, 3 1/4,7 3/4, 8 5/8.
 

 
After you are done with scoring, make sure to cut out the pieces of cardstock which we will not need. This is what you should have:
 

 
When you are done folding and gluing, you can start working on the cover. In this case I decided to make it similar to the cards that will go inside the box. Enjoy!
 

 

 


 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Reflection - my first attempt

I decided to give a reflection technique a go. There are different ways to do it (you can use a brayer) but I decided to use a clear sheet.


You can see the tutorial from splitcoaststampers HERE.
I tore a piece of paper and sponged the mountains and masked the sun off with a 2 inch circle. The trees are a part of Serene Silhouettes stamp set which has been very good to me over the past months.
Enjoy!
 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Bermuda Butterfly

Butterfly Basics stamp set in action once again. Very simple, clean. I used Crumbcake for the card base and Bermuda Bay and designer paper for the circle. Enjoy! 
 
 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Eggplant Petite Petals

I finally got my Petite Petals stamps and I love them!
 
 
 
 
 It was one thing to have the punch but all the different flowers have such different personalities, if you know what I mean.
 
 
 
 
The stamp I'm using today is very soft and delicate but if you look at the other flowers some are bold, others are screaming watercolor and even others are artesian... To say the least, I'm enjoying them tremendously and you will be getting a taste of them as the result of it.
 

 
Let me take a minute to say couple of things about twine:
1. It has a life of it's own.
2. Don't fight it and just go with it. It will show you the way!

Monday, June 8, 2015

Cards for Cause - June

Hello there everyone! It's time for yet another  Card for Cause day for the Card Care Connection. Just think about all the people that you will make happy with your wonderful cards!

We used this card as a guide .....

 
 
and we ended up with this one!
Enjoy and keep on stamping!
 
 
 

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Pinch box treat box

I never get enough of boxes and party favors. They are just so much fun to make.
 
 
You will need 4 by 8 1/4 cardstock.
Score on the short side first at 2″ .
Score on the LONG side at 2, 4, 6, 8 .
Make a little mark on top of the cardstock at 1, 3, 5, 7″ .
Now it's time to watch the video at the bottom of the page.

 
 
 
 
 
You can see the video of how to make these cuties right here:
 
 
 

 

 

 
 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

New Catalog is out!

Yay, it's a happy day at the SU family! The new catalog is out with tons of new products, colors and paper. You need to check it all out HERE! And yes, today is the last day to order from the old catalog or the Occasions catalog.








Monday, June 1, 2015

To color or not to color....

To color or not to color...   Yes, I know it's silly to spend time debating whether or not to color .... the flower from the Butterfly Basics Set, of course. The quickest solution to this "enormous" problem is to do it both ways.
 
 
 
Colored vs. not colored.... 
 
At first, I was totally into the not colored flower. Then, I had a sudden change of heart. It is kind of neat to see how coloring can change the look of a card and I think I like the warmth you get from the top card. I used Old Olive and Rich Razleberry for ink and cardstock. Enjoy!