Thursday, August 29, 2013

Boo Banner

Hello!  Today I have the photo of the complete banner for you.  
I really love this and hope my Mom does too.  I'll be sharing another one in September.

Build a Banner Simply Created Kit
Stamp Set:  Halloween Hello
Ink and Refills:  Basic Black,  Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Witches' Brew DSP, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Summer Starfruit
Punches:  1 3/4" & 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, Extra-Large Oval
Extras:  Big Shot,Apothecary Accents Framelits, Circle Card Thinlits, Bottle Caps, Rhinestone Basic
             Jewels, Retired Cotton Ribbon, Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Last Letter

Hello!  This is the last letter of the banner.  As you probably figured out it spells "Boo".  I'll show the final photo tomorrow with a list of supplies used.
I feel like this one needs some bling, but haven't been able to figure out what.  Again the letter was sponged and the zig zag was sprayed.

See you tomorrow with the details!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Second Banner Letter

Hi!  Here's the second letter...
The dots were sponged on this piece.  I did use a retired bottle cap, I love the skeleton with rhinestone eyes.  The black ribbon is some retired cotton ribbon that I died using rubbing alcohol mixed with Basic Black ink.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Banner Sneak Peek

Hello!  The Build a Banner Simply Created Kit by Stampin' Up! has inspired many to make all kinds of banners.  Here's a peak at one of the letters on a banner I have made for my Mom.  (I'll be showing one letter a day and sharing a photo of the entire banner with the last letter post.)
The rossette was made by scoring a 1 1/2" x 12"  piece of DSP every 1/4".  After folding the paper I used hot glue to hold it together.  I used a spritzer along with the stencil to make the Summer Starfruit stripes on the canvas.  A sponge was used with the "o" stencil since I wanted a darker image and no bleeding.  All supplies will be listed on the last post.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Treat Holder

Hi!  I made these really simple treat holders for my co-workers.  We all love coffee and chocolate so I put a coffee truffle inside.  :)
The DSP is 2" x 5" and is scored at 2" & 3" on the 5" side.  I just folded it and punched a hole near the top and tied the tag on with some retired Chocolate Chip ribbon.  Easy peasy!!
Here's what all the pieces look like.  I love the Chalk Talk Framelits - they are perfect for making tags!  The saying is from the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set.

Stamp Set:  Yippee-Skippee!
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip
Extras:  Paper Punch (non SU), Retired Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits

Thanks a lot for stopping by today, I really appreciate it!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Garden Gingham Birthday

Hi! I seem to be making a lot of cards with strips of DSP lately, this one is made with Garden Gingham.  
After punching out the flower pieces I used my Paper-Piercing Tool and mat to poke holes around the edges.  The Whisper White base was run through my Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (retired).

Stamp Set:  Blue Ribbon
Paper:  Whisper White, Garden Gingham, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, Blossom, 1 1/4" Circle, 1" Square
Extras:  Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder

Have a great day!

Monday, August 19, 2013

Thinlit Flip Card

Hi!  I'm excited about today's card for two reasons.  First, because I made it for my cousin Kathleen and  her new fiance Scott for their recent engagement!  Congrats!  Second, because I used the new Thinlit die to make it.
Here's the front when it is closed.
This is what it looks like opened.  
Here's another view showing the front side of the circle that flips.  There are a ton of cool ideas floating around out there on what to do with these cards.  I've made a Halloween card too that I will share next month (if I can wait that long!).  The Circle Card Thinlit Die (133480) sells for $32.92 and comes with 9 additional cute little accents pieces to use on your card.  Note:  You must use a Big Shot with the die.
Stamp Set: Love & Laughter
Paper:  Island Indigo, Whisper White, Quatrefancy Specialty DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo
Extras:  Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlit, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Envelope Liners

Hello!  Well, I did it.  I finally used my Envelope Liner Framelit Die!!!  I must say I love that the envelope matches my card. 
This card was made using Stampin' Ups! new Note Cards & Envelopes.  It measures 5" x 3 1/2".  You get 20 card and envelopes for only $5.95.  I still have some left over DSP from last years catalog and I am bound and determined to use it up!  After all I have several packs of new stuff to hoard!
Stamp Set:  Bright Blossoms
Paper:  Summer Smooches DSP, Whisper White Note Card
Ink:  Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry
Punches:  1" & 1 1/4" Circle

Thanks a bunch for stopping by!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Gingham Garden

Hello!  Today's card was so fun to make. I love using Washi tape and I've already said how much I love the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, add the Gingham Garden DSP and you have a Connie card!
I didn't add a sentiment yet, not quite sure what I'll do with this card so I decided to leave it blank for now.
The flower was made using the Blossom and a couple of Scallop Circle punches.  In the center I used a Daffodil Delight Candy Dot along with a Brad Base.
Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Whisper White, Island Indigo, Gingham Garden DSP
Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Melong Mambo, Pear Pizzazz
Punches:  Blossom, 1 3/4" & 1 1/4" Scallop Circle
Extras:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Brights Candy Dots, Candy Dots Brad Bases

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Happy Birthday Dawn!

Hello!  Today is my uplines, Dawn Olchefske, birthday and here's the card I sent her.  I have to tell you I really felt pressured to come up with something good!  lol
I love this card fold and the Birthday Basics DSP.
The center of the flower was stamped using the Blue Ribbon stamp set. The stem was made using the Big Shot and Secret Garden Framelits.
Here's the inside.  Have a wonderful birthday Dawn!!!
Stamp Sets:  Blue Ribbon, Delightful Dozen
Paper:  Birthday Basics DSP, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Gumball Green
Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Summer Starfruit
Punches:  1 1/4" Circle, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Extras:  Big Shot, Secret Garden Framelits 

Thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Mini Note Pads

Hi!  Just a quick post today.  I made these note pads quite awhile ago and never posted them.
I don't have a lot of instruction for these, the card stock is the same width as the note pad and an extra
1 1/2" is added to the length so it can be wrapped around the top and adhered to the back.  Decorate as you wish.  I used the Simply Clay, Ink Refills and molds to make the coordinating buttons.

Paper:  Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, Island Indigo, Pumpkin Pie
Punches:  1" Square, Scallop Circles
Extras:  Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits, Embossing Folders, Simply Pressed Clay & Molds, Baker's

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Birthday Basics

Hi!  I truly was not going to buy the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper, then I saw it at Convention and knew I had to have it.  It is beautiful!  I love every single sheet.
Isn't it cute?!  I used my markers to ink the stamp and one of the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut it out.  A super simple and fun card to make.

Stamp Set:  Tag It
Markers:  Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe
Paper:  Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Birthday Basics DSP
Punch:  1" Square
Extras:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Chevron Embossing Folder, Mini Brads

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Epic Day This and That Journal

Hello!  When we were at Convention our upline, Dawn Olchefske, gave each of us downlines one of these journals with our name on it.  They are so cool!!  I decided to use mine for my convention photos and mementos.  Here's the cover:
The journal comes with two envelopes and Dawn had them filled with extra goodies for us and a package of stickers stuck in one of the pockets.
I used the Simply Pressed Clay, button mold & some Calypso Coral ink to make the button.
I'll show just a couple of the inside pages.  As you can see, I have a real problem....look how straight everything is!!!!  Yikes, my goal is to have at least one page with stuff just slapped on it!  lol
Here's our group at dinner.  I used the rotary stamp for the date strip.  At least I didn't rip the Washi tape straight!  lol
It just about killed me, but I cut up the Convention program and put the photos of my favorite presenters on one page.  Well, that's all I'll show you for now.  
Epic Day This and That Journal, Rotary Stamp, Designer Stickers, Washi Tape and DSP.

As always, thanks for taking time out of your busy day to stop by!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mini Album

Hello!  Today I am sharing one of the things I had inside the gift bag on Friday's post.  It's a mini album.
Here's the cover.  When you buy Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up! you get this wonderful piece of 12 x 12 thin chip board in the package.  I always save these pieces to use for projects when I need something stronger that card stock.  I cut the chip board to the size I wanted and I spread a layer of Multipurpose Liquid glue on it, I set my DSP on top and rubbed it all over with a bone folder to make sure I got the air bubbles out.  The stamp I used was one I got last year at Convention.
Here's one of the inside pages.  I stamped  Summer Starfruit paper with the same color ink using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The little pockets were made using the retired envelope die with the Big Shot.
The ovals were cut out of the DSP using the Big Shot and the Oval Collection Framelits.  I did not put adhesive along the top so photos could be inserted.  I thought the Boho flowers needed a little bling so I placed rhinestones in the centers.  

Stamp Set:  Gorgeous Grunge, I Am (2012 convention set), Language of Friendship (retired), Hello
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit, Retired DSP
Punches:  Boho Blossoms, 1" Square
Extras:  Big Shot, Labels & Oval Collection Framelits, Retired Envelope Die, Retired Pinwheel Sizzlit,
              Rhinestone Basic Jewels

I know a lot of the product I used today has been retired, but other items can be substituted easily!  Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!!!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Gift Bag Topper

Hi!  I used to make these gift bag toppers years ago and I thought it would be the perfect thing to dress up this very plain gift bag.  I'll show you what's inside on Sunday.
Wow!  I just realized how crooked this photo is!  Sorry.  This bag measures 8 inches wide and 10 inches tall.  The DSP is cut 8" x 12".  I scored the piece on the 12" side at 5 3/4" and 6 1/4".  The I cut along both of those score lines from 2" down to 6" and cut the 1/2" strip off at each end.  This forms a rectangular cut out that the bag handles slide through.  I hope this makes sense!  :)  I didn't attach the DSP to the bag, I just let its own weight hold it in place.

The flower was made used the Big Shot and the Floral Frames Collection Framelits.  It's hard to see, but the edges are sponged and have been curled up using a bone folder. The thank you tag is attached with 2 glue dots.

Stamp Set:  Hello, Lovely
Paper:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Retired DSP
Ink:  Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Summer Starfruit
Extras:  Big Shot, Floral Frames Collection Framelits, Button, Island Indigo Baker's Twine

DSC#286 Daisy Delight

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