Thursday, June 15, 2017

Colorful Season's Sunshine

So, have you chosen your favorite stamp set in the new catalog, yet? I know it is hard to choose just one, but Colorful Season's is right at the top of my list. I cased this card straight from the catalog, page 146, with my own little twists, of course!

All cardstock is Whisper White! Build your base, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4.

Cut a mat piece: 5 1/4 x 4. Bring out that brayer and the Daffodil Delight ink pad. Ink up the brayer and starting off the mat, brayer from one end to the other. Repeat this technique until you have the color saturation that you desire. Set this piece aside.

Focal piece: 3x4. Using the background piece from the Butterfly Basics stamp set, ink it up with Daffodil delight. Stamp it off on scrap paper then add to the top and bottom of the card piece. Stamp the frame of the chair with Smokey Slate, again stamping off once as before, so that it isn't so dark. (I think I should have used Crumb Cake instead). The seat is stamped with Daffodil Delight.

For the glass of tea, I stamped the background stamp with Pear Pizzaz after stamping off once, as before. Then cut it out with the framelit piece. (Was going for an ice cube effect, what do you think, did I pull it off? I think so.) Using a marker, color the straw and around the edges of the stamp. Stamp on the cut out piece. (This could also be done before cutting it out.) Using the marker, run it along the edges of the glass to give it even more dimension. Attach to the card with a dimensional, cut in half.

My ribbon is retired Summer Starfruit with a Daffodil Delight piece cut out with the retired Blossom Punch. Tie a tiny bow with the Linen thread and add it on top with a rolled glue dot.

The sentiment was stamped with Daffodil Delight, then offset stamping with Crumb Cake, again, stamped off once. (Not sure I will stamp off the next time AND I will definitely use the positioner!) This gives it a shadow effect.

Put it all together to create the card.

I am not a big fan of Washi Tape, but I think it would have worked great on this design!

This card makes me smile and I hope it does the same for you!

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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fun Spinner!!

I have a special birthday coming up and when I saw a similar card, I knew I had to CASE it right away! So here it is:

There are a few videos on You Tube that have a lot more construction, so you might want to check them out. Mine is VERY simple, which is always good.

 I traced around an actual toy for the spinner, but you can create your own or print off one from the internet. There are soooooo many in the image section. I actually had a piece of cardboard with foil backing from a cereal box toy, which worked great for the 1/2" circles, but silver cardstock would have worked just as well. Punch out four 3/4" circles from Pacific Point. Glue three of these on the outside arms of the spinner. Top with the silver circles. Center the holes you just created in the cardstock with the 1" circle punch to create four rings. Glue these rings on top of each other. Then top with a solid 1" circle. This piece will cover the brad in the center. Place it aside for now.

Punch a hole in the center of the spinner and insert a brad, making sure that the hole is large enough for the top to spin freely. Stamp around a Whisper White (3 3/4 x 3 3/4),(I used Painter's Pallet dots), mount this to Pacific Point (3 7/8 x 3 7/8), mounted to  Basic Black (4x4). Punch a hole in the center, which can be found by drawing an X from corner to corner and the center is at the intersection of the two lines. Do this on the back so it won't show. Attach the spinner with the brad. Use the punching tool to hold against the brad on each side and fold over the tongs. This will give it a bit of room so that the spinner will work. Try it and if it is working like you want, add dimensional to the back, placing a couple on both sides of the brad, making sure they aren't preventing the brad from moving. Add this to the Pacific Point base card.

Now glue the button you created earlier over the head of the brad. For a little more interest, especially when it is spun, punch out a 3/4" circle from scrap DSP and glue it on top of the button.

Place a strip of ribbon on to the bottom area and top with a piece of the silver metallic ribbon. The sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life, stamped on to Whisper White and cut out. Can you tell what it is attached to? I used the larger piece from the Bow Builder punch! Added the sentiment to that along with a couple of brads on the ends and attached this piece with dimensionals.

I hope it will be enjoyed as much as I enjoyed making it!

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

Thursday, June 1, 2017

New Catty!

Well, it is all the buzz!! If you go on any SU demo's website, you are going to see that ordering goes live at 1 pm MST, if they have created a post for today! We are just as excited as our customers! One of the perks of being a demo is that we get to order a few of the products a month early, but there are so many more that we also have to wait on the opening day to order.

There is also a great special on Paper Pumpkin for new subscribers! Sign up is available until June 10, so don't miss out on this one! Remember you can skip a month or cancel at any time!

I hope that you are as excited about this day as I am!!!

Thanks for stopping by!