Monday, August 31, 2015

Bleaching technique with Best Thoughts stamp set


As I was looking for a new technique, I came across an old card that I've used bleaching on.
The technique is simple, you just have to be beware of the bleach as it will bleach you, everything you wear and the cardstock.



Today I am using Best Thoughts hostess stamp set with  Marina Mist, White and Black cardstock. I embossed the flower in black and as alternative I made one card with the clear embossing (see below).

I love this set and I will make these cards this month for the Card Care Connection.
Speaking about Card Care Connection, I will be cleaning out my closets and getting rid of all my old sample cards and sending them to that wonderful organization.

Going back to the cards. I made a video showing the bleaching technique. I still need to work on my video skills as I am a newbie at this. Enjoy!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cute triangular box and my You Tube debut

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAA, I did it, I pulled the plug and I did it! I've been wanting to do it for the longest time and now I finally pulled myself together and did it - I made my first You Tube video!
Well, before you get to the video and download it onto your phones and start playing it at every lunch and break that you have, here are couple of things that you need to know:
1. It was recorded at 5:30 am, as this is the only time in my house with complete silence.
2. Something is wrong with my voice because what's on the video is definitely not what I hear in my head.
3. My accent is way, way stronger on the recording than in my head. I don't get it.
4. My fingers are not that puffy in real life.
5. I got my nails done just for the video. I'm sure with time my manicure will not be as important but on this first video it was a must so enjoy my nail color while it lasts.
Just love these cuties! They are so darn easy to make AND you can make 6 of them out of one 12 by 12 sheet of paper.  

I would slip a chocolate inside and attach it to a gift or just give it with a coordinating card.
I put a birthday tag on this box but I can totally see it on the Thanksgiving table with the nametag on.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A BIG Thank You

I have warned you about seeing this stamp set again, and here it is.  Another Thank You stamp set in action once again. I don't know if a card can get any simpler than this. One stamp makes the whole entire card so yes, it is perfect for a mass production!
What you see here is Tip Top Taupe cardstock along with Sweet Li'l Things DSP and black paper. The image is stamped in black ink, of course. Enjoy!

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Screen door divider card

Do you ever feel that you don't want to give out the card that you just made? I feel that way all the time and that's why I always, ALWAYS, always, make a bunch of my favorite cards. That way I don't try to take it back from the recipient after they are done reading the greeting! ha-ha!
Amongst all the designs that I've used in the past I have never made a screen door divider card (don't you just love the name?!?!). I love folds and unusual cards so this one fit right into that category.
Flowering Flourishes and Petite Petals along with the Petite Pairs are at play here. And please don't tell me to finally stop using Petite Petals in everything because it's just not going to happen. I love that set and I love the punch and there is nothing else to it. And yes, you can get the Petite Petals and the punch in a bundle at 15% off. So there! I'm using Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry for ink and white and Rich Razzleberry for cardstock. I've always loved that color combo!
 Now, those of you up for this challenge, HERE are the general instructions to make this card.

I tied a little piece of ribbon and it's ready for shipment.... or not... because I know that some of us are possessive of the cards we make.....

Friday, August 21, 2015

Cupcake latch card

A big hello to you all!
Continuing my adventure with the Sprinkles Of Life stamp set which I introduced to you couple of days ago, here is a little cute cupcake that I made with it. I used the Tree Builder punch to punch out the frosting and added some dazzling diamonds to spice it up. Why does everything bedazzled look just so much prettier?
The latch is holding the card closed like this......
Paper in action is Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder, Tip Top Taupe and Cherry On Top DSP.
You can find detailed instructions on how to make it HERE.

See, sparkling cupcake is just so much more appetizing than a non sparkling one.... In my opinion, that is.


Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sprinkles of Life notecards

If you flip over to the last page of the SU catalog (page 189 to be exact) you will find Sprinkles of Life Ronald McDonald stamp set. With a purchase of this stamp set SU will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.
A neat thing about this set is that you can create many different images with it and it's always fun. The coordinating Tree Builder Punch allows you to punch out clouds, trees (forests, if you wish), cupcakes (with sprinkles or without), ice-cream scoops (any flavor), apples and birds for the trees.
I wanted to get three notecards from each sheet of cardstock so the result was three 8 1/2 by 3 1/2 cards (they measure 4 1/14 by 3 1/2 folded).
Do you remember when I said that you can punch out the clouds....

.... the ice cream scoops....

.... the tree with an apple and a bird that flew away....

 When you have an Envelope Punch board, you really can make any size card that you want because with this little device you can create 66 different envelope sizes! It's amazing and yes, you have seen me use it to make boxes, party favors and such. Oh did I mention that it's on sale at 25% off thru next Monday?? Just click Weekly Deals to see it.
I first chose the size of my card. It tells you on the side that for that card size you will need a 6 3/4 by 6 3/4 cardstock and your first punch is at 3 inches.

You punch it and score it at 3 inches, then turn it 90 degree, align your little measuring point with the already scored line and punch and score again. Turn it 90 degrees and repeat it on all sides.

This is your finished product. Pretty darn easy when you have the right tool to make it! I used a regular cardstock but SU started to carry envelope paper for your punch board so check it out and see how you like it.

Voila!! Notecard is ready for a take off, wherever it is going!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Emboss Resist - irresistable Petite Petals

Yes, yes, I know, Petite Petals again but I just can't resist!! I used Pool Party and Bermuda Bay for the card. The ink is Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede as well some white embossing. I started off by embossing the while flowers. After that it's all easy, you just stamp all the other colors and wipe off any ink that got onto the embossed flowers. Make sure that to overlap your stamped imaged onto the white flowers. That's what makes it look neat!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot, I did do a little bit Pool Party sponging as well!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Frantic search for a masculine card

I'm horrible at getting sucked into making all cute, girlie, bling-bling cards and when the time cames for me to send out a good masculine card, I cannot not find any!! Can you believe that among all my cards there was nothing that would scream MASCULINE??! That required some action on my part and I decided to reach out to one of my very favorite sets Wetlands and this it what I came up with.

I'm using Tip Top Taupe for the base. I stamped the goose in Early Espresso ink on Vanilla cardstock and masked it while stamping the grass behind it. I  then used an already cut out oval to do some sponging in Tip Top Taupe. Don't you just love the woodgrain embossing folder??It's just so earthy and natural.


Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Well Thank You so much!

I'm puzzled as to why I love the Gorgeous Grudge stamp set. It's messy, really messy and messy is not how I roll. I like things neat and clean unless.... it comes to that set! I absolutely love it and for some unknown reason I actually appreciate the chaos that it's creating on the card. This is just the first taste that I am giving you of these two sets: Gorgeous Grudge and Another Thank You.
As many of you may already know by now, I really stamp the heck out my stamps before moving on to the next set so brace yourself as you will be seeing more of these sets in the near future.

Anyways, back to our cards..... I used Mint Macaron and Tip Top Taupe for the cardstock and ink. The greeting, however, was stamped in Early Espresso. I tried it in black but it just didn't look right.

The wonderful ribbon is in Mint Macaran and that ribbon does come in all  2015-2017 In Colors.
Here  is a little variation where I embossed the greeting in gold. Kind of not me to go gold but I need to step out of the box... sometimes... I think.

I think that you can see that a little bit better on the  close up.

Enjoy and keep stamping!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Stamping with embossing folders

Well hello there everyone!
Here is yet another technique worth trying - stamping with embossing folders!
Enjoy this quick video to show you HOW it's done!


Thursday, August 6, 2015

Buttefly card

Butterfly Basics stamp set is one of the neatest stamp set SU came up with. I have created so many cards with it already and the possibilities are endless. When it comes to the coordinating framelits, the truth is that the two larger butterflies are by far my favorites so.... I decided to put the small butterfly to action.
I created a Z Fold card, which means that I scored a 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 cardstock at 2 1/8 and 4  1/4 and folded it in a Z fashion.
The butterflies are stamped in Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Soft Suede and punched out with the wonderful framelits. See it really is not that difficult.

Do you remember these creations with the Butterfly Basics set?