Sunday, February 16, 2014

Flower shop thank you

Just a very easy and pretty thank you cards.  The base card is Pool Party with a Whisper white CS stamped into band using a houndstooth tape stamp in melon mambo then embossed part way with Houndstooth embossing folder to the stamped area. 

Or you can use a washi tape but then I would tape it AFTER embossing.  Stamp Thank you from Lots of Thanks set  (separated off the "for caring" for more versatility- why I LOVE cling mount- use them together or separate!)  - stamped the flowers from Flower shop in melon and pool party and mounted with dimensionals and one with vintage faceted buttons tied with  baker's twine...  Quick and easy thank you or whatever occasion card you may need.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Boyscout centerpiece

 My boys have been involved in Boy Scouts for years and now my husband is the den leader and when he does something he does it all out. 

They were charged with making centerpieces for a dinner and the boys in the den had to be involved in making it and of course Stampin' Up to the rescue!

My husband picked the colors- Night of navy and Summer Sun (retired) cardstocks and I used Designer Rosette Bigs XL die for the Bigshot to diecut and crease the cardstock.  The boys had to mountain and valley fold the cardstock and taper it closed with sticky strips and then help hold it while an adult hot glued the piece together. I downloaded some images of boyscout icons and printed it out on photo paper for them to cut out or punch using the circle punches.  The big ones used 2 strips taped together. 

The container is the nut container from costco painted gold inside by the boys, stuffed with a foam shape and stuffed with gold fold paper I had left over from a gift I received, cut using the fringe scissors to make strips. 
 Used some other printed star papers to add interest to the rosettes to coordinate.  The containers were wrapped with corrugated glitter paper I bought at a local craft store with the fleur-de-lis the symbol of boy scouts diecut (non SU) using a gold corrugated glitter paper.  Added the letters with the boyscout motto and Voila!.  Each kid made a big and a small rosette and helped put it together and I thought it looks spectacular!  Not bad for a home made recycled project, eh?

Friday, February 14, 2014

Stitched hearts Hello

 I was inspired by some cards shown by Shelly Gardner at Leadership 2014 at Houston to make some stitched hearts cards.  This is one of the cards I made.  The hearts were a little more tricky to stitch than stars because they are asymmetric and they kept shifting with the bottom feeds- so using a pointed tweezer to keep it straight helped.  The paper is Fresh Prints DSP  and Red and Silver Shimmer punched with small heart punch.

Actually it was much easier than I thought.  This came together in less than 10 minutes.
The sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler heat embossed with white embossing powder for a clean and simple hello card. 

I didn't want it bulky so I could mail it easily.
The detail on the stitching. 

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Easy peasy tiny gift

 I used a 2x 8 1/2 in piece of strawberry slush CS punched on both ends with the tag punch to make this so sweet a little gift.    Added some smarties with a gluedot to secure it.
The sentiment is form Perfect Pennants stamped with crumbcake.  A Very Vintage button tied with a Gold Baker's twine stuck on with a gluedot again and few strands clipped with a gold Clothespin.
side view: a cute little something for a sweet little someone......

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Simply Celebrate Thank you variation

I saw a card by Jen C a concept artist for stampin up on their blog where she used the thank you sentiment on a diagonal .  I used the same idea to stamp the sentiment.  I did split the stamp so I could use it long or stacked.  I again stamped the leaf from secret garden- with a mask over the sentiment- and the flower from Morning Meadow in Pistaschio  punched and mounted with dimensional again- added a little gem in the center and mounted the whole thing on a coastal cabana basecard.  Really easy thank you but I love the soft colors.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Morning Meadow Pansy thank you

A little thank you for my customer orders this month.  I did one layer - stamped the leaves from Secret Garden in Pistachio onto base card.  Then stamped the flower from Morning Meadow (hostess) in Coastal cabana, pistachio and strawberry slush on scrap pieces of whisper white and punched out with the Pansy punch.  Thank you from Simply Celebrate (Occasion catalog) stamped in coastal cabana then diecut with the Banners Framelits die. Mount the flowers and the banner with dimensionals.  Tie the card with baker's twine (Lucky limeade- retired- it was only one I had that was close in color- you do with what you've got!)

This one I layered with coastal cabana to add a little extra color and I think I do like this more.....

I used the base of this card for my new picture for the stampingdoc on my blog page, I love it!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath

 When I first saw this kit in the Occasion catalog, I thought "That's kind of cute" but when I actually SAW the weath at Leadership, I thought, "WOW, really CUTE!".  So, of course I had to try it and it was really easy and fun and some of the ideas from it I could take away to use for other cool things. 

The wreath is a cardboard form that you wrap with the burlap ribbon-  There is whole role to wrap it'  I just tucked it with some straight pins but you could use hot glue or some industrial tape.  The big petaled flowers were made from circles with a slit ( all diecut for you which made it super easy ) that I just put a dap of multomono liquid glue to make these gentle cones.  Layer then 3 around in layers until you get the full flower.  I used hot glue gun on some, dimensionals in others and they all wored fine.  Added a layer of gray- I did cut a fringe with my paper trimmers and then added a button on top with my glue dot and a really easy supercute flower.  They had 11 circles for each color flower. 
They also had these heavier cardstock pieces that had sticky strip on 2 ends.  You peel one and stick it together as shown on the middle piece and then pull the other sticky strip and start to roll the flower to make the puffy mum like flowers.   With the new fringe scissors these are something I could try duplicating as well.  Such cool ideas.... Use more than one strip to make a bigger flower- all you have to do is just stick it on!

This is another one that was hard to see from the picture but they had diecut 6 petal flowers is 3 different sized that you layer and then add the pompom flower to the top-  I punched a hole in the center to have the pompom sit in a bit but a beautiful flower nevertheless. 

The whole effect is so pretty and now I see how each flower was done, I will use the technique I learned from this to make many more wreaths in the future-     You have a beautiful project for a cost no more than a movie and a drink now a days- and it took me less time to complete than it took my DH to take the kids to the new Lego movie.  I think I got the better end of the deal.....

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Quick bithday Money Holder

 My kids don't want gifts from us old fogies any more- they would rather have gift card or even better CASH.  It lets them spend their gift wherever they want it.  Same goes for their friends I guess but I really prefer to put SOME thought into the gift they receive so if I can't choose some gift for them then at least I can put some thought into the package they are going to get the money in.

This is the little folded envelope I have been using for a long time. 
I do love using the envelope punch board to punch out the little tab in the center of the inside ( a bit hard to see) rather than using a circle punch half way - so much more professional.

The stamp is retired Stampin' Up called Party Hearty that I just love and could not part with- anything that coordinates with their punches I try to keep!    The base card is real red with pacific point under a non- SU star paper.  The present is stamped in real red and punched out with circle punch and mounted with a dimensional.

This is what the inside looked like- there is pocket  at the top. I added an arrow of DSP (retired SU) and lettered for the name of my kid's friend cut with electronic cutter using pacific point again.  I added a little velcro closure to keep it closed for a really simple money envie which makes I hope the cash a little more persona..   Gish, kids these days.........

Saturday, February 8, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin Card Contest Winner

At Leadership they had a "craft war" where eveyone got 20 minutes to make a card from the supplies they had - from Paper Pumpkins from the past and this is what I whipped up.  They said you can pick up your cards on Saturday but when I got there I could not find it in the bins but soon found out that I was one of the winners- So I earned 2 Paper Pumpkin kits from the past- and there is one that has a stamp that says Seriously- you kick booty and two other saying that I wanted but missed by a month (I signed up too late to get it) and now I can earn it.    I had so much fun doing this with no big shot- I think this is the first card in months that has no big shot on it- I love limited supply challenges..... It makes you think outside the box.