Thursday, April 29, 2010

Bridal Shower Card

I am always looking for new ideas for shower cards, and I saw a similar version of this card on another fellow demonstrators website (sorry I don't remember her name) and really thought it was cute. It is easy to make and you don't even need a particular bride or wedding stamp to create it. All you need is a color combination that you like, a few punches, and a favorite stamp set with a lot of different sentiments like Teeny Tiny Wishes that has 24 different greetings/holidays/occasions.

Cardstock: Certain Celery #105125, Whisper White #106529, Rich Razzleberry #115316,
Brushed Silver #100712
Designer Series Paper: Cottage Wall #115671
Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Ink: Rich Razzleberry #115658
Punches: 1 1/4" Square #104400, Modern Label #116630, Boho Blossoms #110711,Eyelet Border #113692
Accessories: Big Shot Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dot Textured Impressions #117335(from Occasions Mini and still available for purchase)
Embellishment: Silver Brad #104336
For the Mr. & Mrs. written on the towels I just used a fine tip black marker.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Baby Shower

The inspiration for the baby shower invitations I made for a friend was the Designer Series Paper Tall Tales and coordinating Stamp Set Animal Stories. It worked perfectly once I found out that the babies room was being done in yellow, green, and brown. The Sweet Treat Cups were used to create a coordinating favor for all of the guest.

I made this card by starting with a 8 1/2" x 4 1/2" piece of Old Olive Cardstock scored at 3". I then took a 2 3/4" x 4" piece of the Tall Tales DSP and put it on the front fold and a piece of 5 1/4" x 4" of DSP (the inner piece in green) and layered it on the inside.
The small card measures 5" x 3" and is scored at 4". The layer on the top is 3 3/4" x 2 15/16" and the inside layer (where I put the information for the shower) measures 2 3/4" x 3 3/4". The card stays closed with the small elephant square setting on top of the outer layer. When adhering this square I used 2 dimensionals to pop it up and put the dimensionals only on the left side of the square so there was room to tuck the left flap of the small card underneath to keep it closed.

Supplies Used for the card:
Cardstock - Old Olive #100702, Whisper White #106529, Chocolate Chip #102128
Designer Series Paper: Tall Tales #115678
Ink: Old Olive #102277, Chocolate Chip #100908
Stamp Sets: Animal Stories #116716, Small Wonder (SAB)
Punches: Wide Oval #112082, Scallop Oval $114889, 1 3/8" Square #103375, Corner Rounder #109047
Embellishments: Vintage Brads #109109
For the favor:
1 3/4" Circle punch (#112004) for the opening of the Treat Cup (#116802), a piece of 3 x 3 Old Olive cardstock on the front, and a piece of 3 x 3 DSP on the back. I always add a little extra sticky strip (#104294) to the inside pieces of my cardstock or DSP when using the treat cup to give it a good hold. Colorful M & M's, a popsicle stick and coordinating ribbon put the finishing touches on the favors.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Two-Step Bird Punch

Card Recipe:
Cardstock - Certain Celery #105217, Whisper White #106529, Orchid Opulence #100969, Designer Series Paper - Shades of Spring from Occasions Mini #117160, Stamp Set - Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370, Die Cut Machine #113439, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder from Occasions Mini #117335, Punches - Extra Large Two-Step Bird from Occasions Mini #117191, Boho Blossoms #110711, Round Tab #108340, Ribbon - Whisper White Organza #114319, Silver Brad #104336

Monday, April 19, 2010

Craft Fair Items

The Big Shot Machine really came in handy as I prepared for my first Craft Fair. Making treat bags and boxes is a breeze and there is no end to your creativity with all of the wonderful dies, texturz plates, and embossing folders.

My Stampin Studio:

I finally have my home "Stampin' Studio" ready for workshops. A great place for everyone to spread out with plenty of light and all of my supplies close by.