Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ending and Begining

LAST day for the RETIRED list! Grab what you want now, cuz the new catty goes LIVE tomorrow afternoon!!!!! (One p.m. MST)

But today I wanted to share a card created with a stamp set that will carry over into the new season, Tuscan Vineyard. This is another one of those sets that I liked, but just didn't think I would use it much. THEN I saw a video on the coloring of the grapes and had to give it a try. Well, as you have already seen, it has become one of my favorite sets and I am so glad that it made it into the new catalog.

The base is Elegant Eggplant and I made this one with a top fold ( 11 x 4 1/4)

It is then matted with a piece of DSP from the retired Adventure Bound paper stack. The images, all from the stamp set are stamped on Whisper White ( 1 x 4 3/4 and 2 x 4 3/4) with Elegant Eggplant ink and matted onto Elegant Eggplant 3 3/4 x 5).

Using a dampened Aqua Painter, I painted the grapes with Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. Careful not to work it too much as it will "muddy" the image. I actually covered a spot with the ribbon where that exact thing happened.

Place these pieces equal distance from the sides. This will leave a space in the middle where I added a piece of silver ribbon. Add this to the top of the DSP mat.

The bow is from a piece of retired Rich Razzleberry that I still had in my stash. After creating the silver string bow, I inserted it through the other bow's center loop. Just liked that look better.

I hope you are having a wonderful week! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Going, Going, Gone......

The current catalogs will end tomorrow. Make sure you check out the Retired list, so that you don't miss out! The new catalog goes live June 1, 2017! Ordering will be able to access after noon, MST.

So, in honor or Retired products, I decided to share a project with some that have RETIRED in the past.

This HEY CHICK stamp set was a part of SAB. I really wasn't too thrilled with it when I first saw it, but I sure have used it a lot! Wish it was in the new catalog.... The DSP is from the ADVENTURE BOUND paper stack. Lucily, there is a great wood grain stack coming in the new catty!!!!!

I stamped the sentiment on Cajun Craze cardstock, punched it out with the WINDOW PUNCH and cut a notch in one end. The window was cut out of the DSP, marking where it would be on the Crumb Cake base and stamped my image so it would show through the window. I used a small piece of screen that I have in my stash, but if you like the look, you could stamp the background stamp from the Butterfly Basics set, over the image.

The other two chicks are water colored, with the top one shaped a bit and added with dimensionals. The grass is from the BASKET BUILDER framelits, which make purchasing the set worth it!

ALSO, the Paper Pumpkin has a new look AND a great deal for new customers, if you join by June 10, 2017!

I hope you had a great weekend and thank you so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Crafting Table Box Card

It has been awhile since my last post. Not because I haven't been creating because that is an almost daily event. More like I have been having too much fun to stop and blog. I hope that you find this post worth the wait!

I saw a tool bench with this technique on Pinterest, (where and had to give it a try. It was created with a larger piece of cardstock, but you know me, I want to use my 8 1/2" x 11, so......
 I created a crafting table, what else :)!

And here is how I did it:

Card Base: 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 2", 3 5/8", 7 3/8", and 9"

Table Brace: 1" x 6" scored at 1" from each end

Front Brace: 2" x 5 3/4"

Table: 3 ½" x 3 5/8", scored at 1 5/8" from 3 ½" side

You can stamp the bases or cover them with DSP:
Back panel: 3 ½" x 4"

Inside panels: 1 3/8" x 4"

Outside panels: 1 3/4" x 4"

Front Base: 1 3/4" x 7 ½"

Table Top: 1 3/4" x 3 3/8"

After decorating the card base, mark the inside panels 2" up from the bottom, next to the center score line. Attach the table brace at these marks. This will hold up the table top when the card is open.
Attach the front base to the outside panels of the base card.
Attach the bottom of the table to the back of the front base. The table top should now lie flat onto the table brace.

Finish decorating as desired.
On the back of the card you can place your sentiment.
The card will lie flat for mailing. Just lift up the table and fold the card to one side.

I used Whisper White card stock for all of the bases and matted with the Painter's Pallet DSP stack. It is only 6", so on the front base, I positioned a strip on the center, then cut two more at 3/4" wide to add to the ends. The craft signs and some of the tools are a sneak peak at a new set called Crafting Forever. It will be available on June 1, 2017, in the new catalog on page 181. I also used some stamps from another craft set that I have had for years.

There are so many ideas to be used with this fold. How about a Bar-B-Q or a vanity dresser.......

I hope that you have a wonderful and safe Memorial Weekend. Thank you so much for stopping by and let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, May 12, 2017

His n Her Tool Box

This is another adaption of the card in a box that I have enjoyed creating in the past. I have seen larger ones, but if you know me at all, you know I have to have mine work from the 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock, AND fit in a standard envelope.

So want to see what I have been creating? Here it is:

I do have to admit that when I added a couple of the items, they are sticking up a bit to high, so will have to go into a larger envelope, so take care of that. Otherwise these would measure the same as an A2 card, 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

The sign on the red one, the brushes and pen on the pink one needed to come down just a bit.

Want to know the details? Here they are:

Cut the cardstock in half length wise, measuring 4 1/4" x 11. Set one piece to the side. Score the other one at 3 1/2", 5 1/4", 8 3/4", and 10 1/2". From the end with the tab, cut away 1 1/4" from the end to the first score you created at 3 1/2". This will leave a larger area for the back of the toolbox.

In the middle of the strip, cut 1/2" to the left of the first score and the same to the right of the second score. Cut the strip in half lengthwise. This will create the two 5/8" strips that will fit into the box to hold your embellishments.

Take the large piece and crease all of the scores and form the box.

Add the strips that you created to the center:

From a scrap piece or the other half that you set aside, cut three pieces 3 1/4"x 3/4". These will be your drawers for the front of the tool box.

For Dad's tool box, I added the silver ribbon to the top of the back and to each drawer. The drawers are added to the box with dimensionals. I used the Nailed It Bundle (sure hope you were able to get one, before they retired), for the tools and the sign. I cut each tool out with Whisper White and Silver Foil, colored the white with the Watercolor pencils, cut off the handles and added them to the tools. I then added the cut offs to the back of the foil for a little more support.

 Punch out tiny holes on the saw handle before attaching to the foil (where the "rivets" are). I also used a pair of deckle scissors to make the blade teeth. For the tape measure, I inked the die and pressed it onto the Whisper White, then cut it out.

Now for Her's:

The only difference in the construction is that I used DSP from the Painter's Pallet stack. The back is 3 1/4" x 3", sides are (2) 1 1/2" x 2 3/4", and the drawers are 3 1/8" x 3/8". I then added the gold ribbon instead of silver.

Lie them flat to place into the envelope.

Hope you enjoy these and give them a try. Let me know if you have any questions. I would love to hear what design you created with yours.

Have a great day and thank you so much for stopping by!


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Special

For those of you who have been thinking about trying Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time!

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I hope you decide to give this great resource a try. There are always alternative ideas for each kit on Pinterest, You Tube, and other sites. The kits include everything needed for the project shown plus there is always extra left over when completed for alternate projects.

Let me know if you have any questions!

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

Friday, May 5, 2017

Simple Dragonfly card

Here a clean and simple card. Well, now that I think about it, with the smudged edges, maybe not so clean.

The base is Calypso Coral and a Very Vanilla mat, with rounded corners on both. Using the Playful Pallet DSP stack and the dragonfly thinlit, cut out one full dragonfly and one of just the wings. Trim away any extra that came out with the wings. I used one of the mostly black sheets for the full piece and one of the more colorful pages for the wings.

Add the Fine Tip glue to the both sets of wings and Dazzling Diamonds glitter. DO NOT place glue onto the center section of the wings! The adhesive won't stick to put them together if you do. Set them aside to dry. Cut out a dragonfly body from the same paper as the bottom dragonfly.

Using a contrasting color of ink, sponge around the edges of the mat. I used Basic Grey. Stamp your sentiment onto the bottom of the mat, embossing with silver. Cut two strips of silver ribbon and tie together. Wrap these around your mat, taping to the back. Attach the mat to the card base.

Once the dragonfly wings are dry, attach the body of the full one to the upper part of the mat, gently curling up the wings. Add the separate body to the separate wings with glue. Add a line of dimentional  tape to the body and place on the first image, again curling up the wings. (HINT: the outer edge of the dimensionals work great for this.)

(Did you notice the "feelers"? I borrowed them from another stamp set.)

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!