Wednesday, February 27, 2013

All Dressed Up

I can see so many possibilities for my Dress Up Framelits.  You can use them alone and just cut your favorite paper with your choice of 3 dies, or stamp your image with the All Dressed Up Stamp Set, and then cut.  Either way you will have a card that any woman will love.
My card base is Pool Party card stock.  I layered it with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock that was cut out with the large Apothecary Accent Framelit, and then embossed with the Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  I saved the large cut out piece to make the cute treat holder that goes with the card.
I used one of the dress framelits and Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper to cut my dress and placed it onto my cut dress form.  I added some Rhinestones to the dress for a bit more embellishment. 
My treat holder was scored to make a nice base for my lip gloss that fits nicely inside, and then just folded and tied together using Pool Party Ribbon which is from the Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack.   
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Pool Party #122924, Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Sycamore Street #127540 (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp Sets:  Happy Hello #130149 (Sale-a-bration), Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370 w or #127802
Ink:  Pool Party #126982
Punches: Scallop Oval #119856, Word Window #119857
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack #130812 (Sale-a-bration)
Embellishment:  Rhinestones #119246
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Apothecary Accents Framelits #127003, Dress Up Framelits #130101, Simply Scored Scoring Tool #122334, Lacy Brocade Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #127819

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sent with Love

Product idea created by Stampin' Up!

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• Whisper White Cardstock
• Sent with Love Designer Series Paper*

• Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pad®

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine
• 4" x 6" Cellophane Bags
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Hole punch

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My post today was taken directly from the Ideas section of my online store.  It was not created by me, but by Stampin' Up!.  I wanted to showcase it today, because this promotion runs for a limited time and ends April 30th.
You can purchase the Sent with Love Stamp Set, and Sent with Love Designer Series Paper separately, or put them together in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker's Twine for a savings of 20%.
To see this, and more product ideas, you know you can check my creations here on my blog, but don't forget about some other wonderful product ideas from Stampin' Up which are listed on my online store - , or just click the link in the left hand column of my blog.   

Monday, February 25, 2013

Happy Easter Everybunny

Cut a Label Framelit right on top of your card front, and let your image pop through.  Now, your bunny can be seen whether the card is open or closed.
I layered my Whisper White Card Stock with some Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, added my ribbon,  and then cut my Label Framelit.  To create the frame, I cut a larger Framelit along with the same size Framelit that I used for my opening.  This way I could use the frame that was left over when these two were cut together. 
I stamped my bunny in the center of the opening, and colored him in with markers.  Both the Designer Paper and Ribbon were free products I earned through Sale-a-bration. 
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730
Designer Series Paper:  Sycamore Street #127540 (Sale-a-bration)
Ink:  Early Espresso #126974   Markers:  Daffodil Delight #119677, 2011013 In Color Markers #123002
Ribbon: Sycamore Street Ribbon & Bundle Pack #130812 (Sale-a-bration)
Stamp Set:  Everybunny #122705 w or #122707 c
Punch:  Modern Label #
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Labels Collection Framelits #125598
Adhesive:  2-Way Glue Pen #100425, Snail #104332

Friday, February 22, 2013

Feeling Sentimental

Feeling Sentimental?  Well, if you are, the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set, which you can receive for FREE with Sale-a-bration rewards, is the perfect stamp set for you.  I love the images, and they really do remind me of things from times past.
My card base is Always Artichoke Card Stock which I layered with a piece of Very Vanilla Card Stock stamped with the large En Francaise Stamp using Always Artichoke ink.  I then stamped my bike in Early Espresso ink right on top of my En Francaise image.  I wrapped some Always Artichoke Seam Binding around the layer, and added an additional  iece of Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon.  To finish the card I added my friends sentiment.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Always Artichoke #105119, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Always Artichoke #126972, Early Espresso #126974
Stamp Sets:  En Francaise #109521, Sweet Essentials #126455 w or #126457 c, Feeling Sentimental #129627 w or #129630 c (Sale-a-bration)
Ribbon:  Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding #121000, Very Vanilla 1/8" Taffeta #119960
Punch:  Modern Label #119849

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Flower Trim and Paper Doilies Wedding Card

If you are looking for some new ways to embellish a wedding card, try the new 5/8" Flower Trim and a Paper Doily to give it a delicate, vintage look.
I embossed my Wisteria Wonder Card Stock with the Fancy Fan Folder and then added my Doily and three flowers.  When you get your Flower Trim, you get 2 yards of flowers that are on strips of tulle, and you can cut any amount of flowers or any length you want.  I used a Sponge Dauber to add some Wisteria Wonder ink to the flowers, to give them a touch of color, and adhered them right to the Doily using Glue Dots.  I inked my sentiment onto Whisper White Card Stock and then punched it out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and added it on top of the Doily. 
The Doilies come 24 to a pack, and both of these new products are in the Spring Catalog.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Wisteria Wonder #122922, Whisper White #100730
Ink:  Wisteria Wonder #126985
Stamp Set: Love & Laughter #125475 w or #125477 c
Embellishments:  5/8" Flower Trim #126869, Paper Doilies #129399
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder #127751, Sponge Daubers #102892
Adhesive:  Snail #104332, Glue Dots #103683
Punch:  2 1/2" Circle #120906

Monday, February 18, 2013

A flower garden of lollipops!

Well, I had some left over lollipops that I used for some Valentine Projects, and thought I could dress them up for a cute Birthday Treat.  They would be great as birthday favors or to attach to a gift.  Easy to make, and so colorful to look at.
To make the treats I used a variety of Stampin' Up! Cardstock, the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch,  and the 1 1/4" and 1" Circle Punch.  The It's Your Birthday sentiment is from the  "A Fitting Occasion Stamp Set".  I attached the layered pieces to my lollipop with Sticky Strip and placed them into a piece of styrofoam to form my garden of lollipops.
The following were used:
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle #119854, 1 1/4" Circle #119861, 1" Circle #119868
Stamp Set:  A Fitting Occasion #127047 w or #127049 c
Ink:  Real Red #126949
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Chalkboard Technique Card

I have seen so many unique cards made using the Chalkboard Technique, and I finally got around to trying one of my own.  Really easy to do, and up close it really looks like a chalkboard!
My card base is Crumb Cake Card Stock, with a layer of Pool Party, and then my layer of Basic Black.  For the Chalkboard Technique, I first took my Versa Mark Ink and stamped my images, and then heat embossed them with White Emboss Powder.  I then took a Sponge Dauber and my Whisper White Craft Ink and dabbed the white ink onto my Basic Black Card Stock. 
You can add as much or as little white as you want.  I tried to make it uneven, like a real chalkboard would look.  I then added some Sycamore Street Ribbon, which I got for FREE through Sale-a-bration.    I love this technique, and can't believe how easy it is to do.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924, Basic Black #121045
Ink:  Whisper White Craft #101731, Versa Mark #102283
Stamp Sets:  Vintage Verses #129633 w or #129636 c (Sale-a-bration), Collage Curios #129099 w or #129102 c - Spring Mini
Ribbon:  Sycamore Street #130812 (Sale-a-bration) used Pool Party and Tangerine Tango Ribbons
Tools:  Sponge Daubers #102892, Heat Tool #129053, White Emboss Powder #109132

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Easter Bunny Hershey Bars

It's time to start thinking about Easter, and wanted to come up with something different this year.  I had a lot of success with my Reindeer and Snowman Hershey Bars at Christmas time, so I thought I would try to make some for Easter and decorated them to look like the Easter Bunny!
To decorate the candy I first cut a piece of Whisper White card stock to measure 5 x 5 1/4" and wrapped it around the bar.  I used Sticky Strip to keep it together.  Then I used a variety of punches to come up with the shape.
For the ears - Extra-Large Oval and Large Oval - Whisper White and Pink Pirouette Card Stock
Eyes - 1/2" Circle - Basic Black Card Stock and the White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen for detail
Face - 1" Circle and a Basic Black Marker for the whiskers
Nose -  Small Heart - Pink Pirouette Card Stock
Feet - Extra-Large Oval in Whisper White - 3/4" Circle and small circle in the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack - Pink Pirouette
I then tied some retired Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink Grosgrain ribbon around each one for some extra embellishment.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Whisper White #100730, Basic Black #121045, Pink Pirouette #111351
Punches:  Extra-Large Oval #119859, Large Oval #119855, 1/2" Circle #119869, 3/4" Circle #119873,  1" Circle #119868, Small Heart #117193, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack #118309
Marker:  Basic Black #100081, White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021
Adhesive:  Sticky Strip #104294, Snail #104332

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Little Friends

The Little Friends Stamp Set is a great set if you need to make cards for young children.  They have really cute images that can easily be colored in using your Blender Pens.  You could also stamp the images on Watercolor paper and fill them in using an Aqua Painter.
My card base of Crumb Cake Card Stock was embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder and then layered with a piece of Daffodil Delight Polka Dot Designer Series Paper that was cut with my Big Shot and the Top Note Bigz Die.  I also tied a piece of Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon around the Top Note before I placed my image.
I stamped my image using Early Espresso Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  Using my Blender Pens I colored the image in using a variety of colors.  I mounted this onto a piece of Early Espresso Card Stock and added it to my cut Top Note. 
The images in this stamp set could also be used to make a small coloring book.  If you are looking for an activity at a children's party, or a little party favor, this might do the trick.
The following were used:
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake #120953, Whisper White #100730, Early Espresso #119686
Designers Series Paper:  Polka Dot Parade 126902
Stamp Set:  Little Friends #122665 w or #122667 c
Ribbon:  Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched #126872
Tools:  Big Shot #113439, Top Note Bigz Die #113463, Blender Pens #102845

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Tray full of magnets!

I feel like I just finished with my winter craft fairs, and hard to believe I am now making items for the ones I will be participating in this Spring.  I also made the clothespin and button magnets last year, and in addition to those I will also have Soda Pop Top Magnets for a different way to showcase a favorite picture, or memento.
I purchased the magnetic sheets at a local craft store, and covered the clothespins with a variety of retired Designer Series Paper and buttons.  I purchased a lot of the paper and buttons on the Clearance Rack, so it was really a bargain. The small round magnets used for the Flower Button Magnets were also purchased at a local Craft Store, and decorated with a variety of fabrics that were cut out using the Big Shot and my retired Scallop Circle Die. 
The Soda Pop Top Magnets were decorated with different images that I stamped onto Whisper White Card Stock, and then punched out with the 1" Circle Punch, placed into my Bottle Cap, and then sealed with Crystal Effects.  These were also placed onto round magnets and kept together with a glue gun.  The Bottle Caps already stick to the magnets, but I decided to hot glue them together so it is just one piece instead of two individual pieces. 
I really like the new Soda Pop Tops in the Spring Catalog.  They are a great embellishment for so many projects.  When using them to make the magnets I did not run them through my Big Shot to flatten them, but used them the way they came.  When I use them on a card I usually flatten them out.
The following Stampin' Up! products were used:  (current products listed only)
Stamp Sets:  Collage Curios #129099 w or #129102 c, Itty Bitties #128939 w, Every Little Bit #117096 w or #120558 c, Tiny Tags #118091 w or #118592 c
Embellishments:  Soda Pop Tops #129388, Crystal Effects #101055
Punch:  1" Circle #119868