Monday, April 25, 2016

Single Layer Collage

Here is one of my favorite techniques! I was inspired by fellow demonstrator, Ruth Trice!

The base card is 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" watermelon wonder, scored at 4 1/4".
I chose to mat the image with 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" very vanilla
The image is on 5 1/4" x 4" shimmery white

AND here is how I did it:

Stamp the main image, mine is the flower from Butterfly Basics, with versamark ink and emboss with black embossing powder (which is retiring........). You can also use black ink and clear embossing powder or just ink with black Staz-on.

Fill in the image with the Fine Tip Liquid Glue. Now be patient :( (not easy for me!!!) and let it dry completely. This will resist the other inkings.

Then using Watermelon Wonder ink, randomly stamp the dotted background stamp from the same stamp set . With the fern stamp, ink. then stamp off lightly on scrap paper before stamping onto the image piece. Lightly ink the solid "leaves" from Sheltering Tree, stamp off as before.

Sponge the same ink over and around the black stamped image, rubbing off the glued are with a piece of cloth, Kleenex, or paper towel. Sponge around the outer edges, building up the color closer to the edges.

Layer the mat and image to the card base. That is it!!!

OHHHHHH, create the envelope for this card from the In Color envelope papers (also retiring!)

Don't forget that the retiring products are only available til May 31, OR, until they sell out! I don't want you to miss out so place your order today! HERE is the retiring products that are still available.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Mini book/journal/album

We are getting to the end of this catalog availability, so I am trying to use up some of my supplies that are on the retirement list. You can see that HERE

Here is a quick and easy gift project (or keep it for yourself!) I saw the idea from a fellow demonstrator. Unfortunately, I wrote down the measurements, but not her name. And, of course, I can't find her video now!

So to begin with, here are the measurements:

Designer Series Paper: 6"x10 1/4"
Cardstock: 6"x 10"
Copy Paper: 9 3/4" x 5 3/4"

This is what the cover looks like created from the DSP.
I also rounded the corners and added Washi Tape to help inforce the spine ends.

This is another shot of the cover.
The DSP that I used is called Bohemian Designer Series Paper.

Next is the cardstock layer. I used Rich Razzleberry.
This photo shows the inside DSP cover and the first page of the cardstock.
Again, rounding the corners.
The cardstock is just a bit smaller than the DSP from right to left.

This photo shows the inside cardstock page. Then the papers are layered onto the cardstock layer.
I used some of the Envelope Papers for my inside pages, folded them in the center and rounded the corners all at the same time.

Now it is time to bind it all together. Fold all of the pieces in half and layer (DSP, then cardstock, then finally the papers) Use paperclips or binder clips to hold it all together.
Punch a small hole in the center with a piercing tool, then toward the top and bottom.
I did this one inch from the DSP edges.
Thread a needle with the Linen Thread, and insert from inside to outside through the center hole.
Leave a three inch tail for tying.
Insert the needle through one of the other holes and repeat. Then do the same for the opposite end.
After bringing it through the last hole for the second time, insert the needle under the opposite loops (this will help anchor the knot) and tie a double knot.
Now decorate as desired!
I think these would be great graduation gifts done up in the school or class colors!
Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Thank you, Tina!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Bye-Bye :(

We are on the last stretch for the 2015/16 catalog! The retirement list is available on the site now! This also includes the 2016 Occasions catalog. These items are only available while supplies last OR til May 31.

The new catalog will be available on June1. Want your own copy????? Place an order on my site and I will send you one as soon as they are available!

I have a direct link to my Stampin' Up ordering site. All you have to do is click on the SU online ordering catalog on the right side of this page to access! Or click HERE

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Weekly Deals going away :(

This is the last of the weekly deals from Stampin' Up, but wow, what a deal!!

Place your order HERE!

Don't forget to fill in my name as you demonstrator. IF you check that you don't want to be contacted, I can't send you a thank you!

2015-2017 In Color Stampin' Write Markers by Stampin' Up!
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Acorn Builder Punch by Stampin' Up!
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Baker's Box Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
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Delicate Ornament Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks by Stampin' Up!
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Metallic Foil Doilies  by Stampin' Up!
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Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Friday, April 8, 2016

Fun Pop-Up

I saw this technique on You Tube and just had to play with it right away!

The base is Rich Razzlebery. The balloon stamp is from a retired SAB set. REMEMBER, you can use something in your own stash! I know that I will be creating more of these with different sets!

Using Whisper White, stamp your image all over. I actually tapped lightly on the ink pads, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise, to give the solid image more definition.

Then choose your cut out shape, oval framelits were used on this one. Choose the two that will give you the width of the pop up that you prefer. Position the two dies and run through the Big Shot.

Attach the largest piece to the card base, then position the "pieces" back like a puzzle. Attach the smallest piece to the base. Now pull off the "frame" and attach dimensionals or dimensional tape to the back. HINT: when using the tape, pull papers off both sides to make it easier to place around a curve. Now place the frame in position.

The sentiment is from the set Sprinkles of Life. Here is a hint for creating accurate layered cuts with a punch.

Cut and stamp the strips that you want to use, leaving a bit of length on both. Position the top piece in the center but over as far as you want to show at both ends. Attach the pieces with a bit of temporary adhesive like the liquid glue. Using your punch, I used the Banner Triple punch, slip the piece into the punch and punch the end. This will look like the above with the two pieces punched together.

Then pull them apart and realign for the flag.

I lined mine up on the card so that the white left edge lined up with the white balloon mat and attached it with dimensionals.

Have fun with this technique using different shapes to cut out and in different areas of the card! I want to do a Fourth of July card with the stars OR , hey, how about a graduation card???? The ideas are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Butterflies of Love

As some of you know, purple is NOT my favorite color, nor even in the top many, but I really like this one. Just wish you could see the actual color! The base is Elegant Eggplant and the ink is the same. I even used it on the Hardwood background stamp for the mat. The butterflies are from the Papillion Potpourri stamp set and the sentiment is from  the set, Perfect Pennants. I placed the tag and butterflies on dimensionals and added rhinestones on the butterflies. Gotta have my bling :) !

NOTE: When I fussy cut something like the butterflies, I don't try to cut along the lines. Rather, I cut just outside the lines. Don't ask me why, but it gives them a more finished look. Cutting on the lines usually makes the cut look harsh.

I hope that you are having an enjoyable day and thanks for stopping by!