Friday, April 17, 2015

Owl Cards


Now how can you not smile when looking at these! The larger one is a standard sized card and the smaller one is an ATC size. Thanks so much to fellow demonstrator Laura Haffke for the inspiration. She created the standard size and I had to adapt it to the smaller one for my ATC collection and Pocket Letter Pals!

This is how I created them with the smaller size in brackets:

DSP-Back to Black-133700: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"    ( 2 1/2" x 3 1/2")
Whisper White:  same as DSP
                           scored at 1 1/2"    (3/4")

Place glue on the end that you scored and attach to the DSP. This creates a top "fold" card. Set aside to dry.

Eyes: 1 1/4", 3/4", and 1/2" circle punches   (3/4", 1/2", and 3/8")
Beak: I used one point of the star framelits: Second smallest    (smallest)
Wings: Scallop Circle framelit   (scallop circle punch)

Pull out your envelope punch board!!!  Place the top of the card to the top of the board at 1", punch, flip over and do the same. Now place the side to the top at the 1" and punch. This forms the "ears". Use the top of the board to round the bottom corners. (The smaller one takes a little guessing and I created a template from paper first because you want to do the notches at 3/4" AND pulled down from the top of the board about 1/8". Then use the paper snips to round the points on the sides of the "ears".

Glue the eyes together and position on the  card. Also add a white spot to the black spot, which I forgot to do before I took the picture. Glue down to the card. Place the beak on with a dimensional.

Cut the scallop circles in half for the wings. Place a small line of glue along the straight edge of the scallop and attach to the sides of the cards. This allows you to tuck a message into the wing.

NOTE: It is easier, especially on the smaller one, to stamp your sentiment, if you intend to stamp directly onto the card.

Hope this has brought a smile to your day. Thanks so much for stopping by!!!!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lotus Blossom Notecards


Hopefully you received your FREE Lotus Blossom stamp set during SAB. I made this set of four notecards for a Mother's Day gift.

I started out with a colored base, embossed a white mat with the Spring Flowers embossing folder (#137365). This is in the Occasions catalog and available through June 2, so you might want to purchase it soon, if you haven't already. Remember that our Whisper White cardstock isn't as heavy as the colors, so you may need to dampen it a bit before embossing. I actually use a sheet of wax paper when embossing the white.

I matted my stamped image with the same color as the base. Sponge around all the layers for added interest and adhered them together. Add some ribbon around the layers, then add them to the base. Stamp your initial and punch out with a circle punch before adding it to a scallop circle punch out.

This is a very simple and quick project that packs a lot of punch. Or at least I think so!

Remember, you can always substitute with what you have on hand.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

For You Stippled Blossoms



First, I want to thank  Michael Funke for his great inspiration. You can see his version of my CASE HERE. I think his camera and lighting must be much better, because I used most of the same colors.
(Elegant Eggplant and Silver Encore). I will be using the silver more often, now. I really like how it adds to the tone on tone of the Elegant Eggplant.

I did substitute the Perfect Plum with Wisteria Wonder. My sentiment is from the Chalk Talk stamp set. I stamped two of them, punched them out and just overlapped them. The darker rose is on dimensionals and the lighter one is on two stacked dimensionals.

Well, off to enjoy the beautiful day. Hope you have a great one and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Who doesn't LOVE FREE????


No matter what size of an order you place, receive FREE shipping for five days ONLY! Place your order (large or small) before it is too late: http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/default.aspx

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

S-A-B coming to an end....

Yes, it is true. Sale-a-bration ends at the end of March and that is only a few days away. GOOD NEWS: since the blendabilities are no longer available, SU has added more items to choose from. Check out all of the choices HERE. Here is a small preview of a few of the items that can be yours for FREE with qualifying orders.

 Let me know if you have any questions!

Have a great day, and thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Nugget Cake


Now that the surprise has been delivered, I can share my latest creation. I saw a picture of something similar and knew that I wanted to try and create one myself, so here is my version!

SUPPLIES:

Cardstock: 4 1/4" circle, 3" circle, 1 3/4" circle
                   1 1/4" x 7 1/4", 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"

Designer Series Paper: (14) 1" x 3"
Chocolate Nuggets (14) [ maybe a few more to snack on while creating :) ]

Start with a 4 1/4" cardstock circle for the base. This can be a solid circle or a decorative cut out like I used in this example. For the first layer, cut a 1 1/4" x 7 1/4" strip from cardstock. Curl it slightly with a bone folder. This will make it easier to manipulate later. Place two strips of sticky strip down the center of this piece and a small piece on one end.

From double sided DSP, cut 14 pieces measuring 1" x 3". Place a piece of sticky strip on the end of each piece. Wrap one piece around each nugget chocolate. (I used one side of the dsp for the 7 bottom layer, then the other side for the 5 middle layer. The two on top are covered with one of each side.)

Beginning at the non-taped end of the cardstock strip, stick the flat side of the seven dsp covered nuggets down the center. Stick the taped end to the back, forming a ring of nuggets. Using Multi-purpose glue, place a small dot on the edge of the cardstock ring, between each nugget. Place this end down onto the large circle. Hold for a bit to let glue set.

For the center layer, cut a 3" circle (plain or decorative). Add beads of glue to the top of the bottom ring as you did for the bottom. Position the circle on top of the ring. Hold in place for a bit to allow glue to dry enough to hold in place.

Repeat the same thing as before for the center ring, using a 1 1/4" x 5 1/4" piece of cardstock and five dsp covered nuggets. Repeat the beads of glue for the bottom of this ring and position on to the medium circle.

The top layer will be on a 1 3/4" circle, attached the same way, to the middle layer of nuggets. Placing sticky strip on the back of one of the two remaining dsp covered nuggets, tape them together. Place a large glue dot on the one end of the duo and attach it to the top circle.

I then wrapped ribbon around the "cake" to give it more stability, and attached a sentiment.

The recipient was very pleased with her surprise! I hope you will give this a try, when you want to give some one a little something special. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. I love hearing from everyone.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Pacific Blue Calendar


Just thought I would share another one of the perpetual calendars that I have created. You can get the instructions for these on a previous post, here

Hope you are having a really great day and thanks so much for stopping by!