Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Triple time stamping

We made a card using this technique at club in August and I challenged my stamping ladies to try this technique using a different stamp set. Here are the cards that they came up with. Pretty talented group !!!
 Diane's card
by Dorris
 Jackie's card
 by Joy
Lynn's card
 by Marlene
Tiffani's card
my card, with a twist, note the three staggered panels
Measurements for the original card: neutral card layers-4 x 5 1/4, 3 x 4 1/4, 2 x 3 1/4, card base-4 1/4 x 5 1/2, other colored layers-3 1/4 x 4 1/2, 2 1/4 x 3 1/2.

Stack 3 neutral layers using temporary adhesive and stamp, then separate and attach to colored layers to make finished card!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Purse challenge

I gave my stamp club ladies a precut purse to decorate and bring back to club. Here are the finished projects. Lots of fun ideas!!
 By Alison with details just like a real purse 
 My purse
 By Marlene, she used the dots embossing folder on the purse
By Jackie, she also used an embossing folder
 By Melba, she used the spirelli technique on the front medallion
 By Dorris, note ribbon on strap
By Lynn, she used the color block technique
By Tiffani with a pearl strap and bird punch

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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Ribbon or Accessory shares

I would like to offer you a chance to have some of each of the new ribbon or accessories without having to buy one of each. I need 4 or 5 people for each share. Please let me know asap if interested.
New 3/8" stitched satin ribbon in the new 2012-2014 In Colors: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, and Summer Starfruit. It would cost you $51.91 to get one Approx 10 yd spool of each. If 4 people go in on this at ~2 1/2 yds each the cost to you will be $13.50. For 5 people to each get ~ 2yds will be $11.00. This includes a small fee for my time to measure and package these for you.
Brand NEW 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in 10 colors: Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi. Cost to purchase all of these is $57.92. Cost for 4 people to receive ~ 2 1/2 yds each is $15.00 and for 5 people to recieve ~2 yds is $12.00. This includes a small fee for my time to measure and package these for you.
 This 22 piece share includes three different Brand NEW Embellishments.
10 In Color Dahlias (2 of each color)
6 Naturals Designer Buttons (2 of each design)
6 Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons (2 of each design)
Cost to purchase one package of each is $21.86, but for 4 people to divide this share is $8.00 each (due to buying 2 packages of dahlias to split). Again I am charging a small fee to divide and package.

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Saturday, June 30, 2012

Punched gatefold card

I had seen a card similar to this and decided to use this technique for my special folds club card. Instructions for making this card are included at the end, keep reading!

My first idea was to use the new blossom punch and mixed bunch. I chose pacific point and daffodil delight for my colors, but didn't have any pacific point ribbon, so instead went to Tempting turquoise and daffodil delight (see card below). I do think the pacific point flower stands out better, but it really needed pacific point ribbon even with the button added to the daffodil delight.
So I settled on turquoise and daffodil, and cut all the cardstock and accessories. THEN I realized that I had used the same stamp set and even the same flower from that set for last month's card, so moved to plan B (see below).
 So with all the cardstock and accesories prepped, I needed another idea. I had the set "Easy Events" from convention last year that I hadn't ever used, so decided to try that . I really like the cupcake image and easily chose that. I changed out the punch to the large scallop circle punch.
I used tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, and a touch of melon mambo on the cupcake. The 2 way glue pen and dazzling diamonds glitter really added some bling! I pulled out another set that hadn't seen much love lately "Circle Circus" for the background and on the sentiment, also used it to decorate the envelope. I was quite pleased with the finished card.
To make this card: start with 1/2 sheet of cardstock 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score at 2 1/8 and fold in then instead of scoring the other side, just fold in to the center and use bone folder to get a good fold.
I tried several ways of punching before I found the winning way to use the punch. Slide the folded front of the card into the bottom narrow side of the punch. I had a bit of trouble getting the edge to go all the way in (it caught on the scallops) so I used a strip of cardstock between the punch and the card to allow it to slide in all the way then remove the strip of cardstock before I punched. Clear as mud? ask for more info. You can lay the punch on the table to punch, but need to hold the edges of the card together to punch evenly. Slide the strip of cardstock in again to easily remove the card from the punch. I may do a picture tutorial for this if you need it, let me know.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Limited supply cards made while on vacation

We went to Arizona for 12 days the beginning of June and I took some stamping supplies, hoping to add to my card stash for missionaries who visit our church. I took several punches, a couple of ribbons, 2 packages of designer paper (both retired now) with cardstock and ink to match. I also took 3 stamp sets ( For all you do, Language of friendship, and Upsy daisy) and one set of words (Fabulous phrases). I forgot to take dimensionals or brads, and didn't have my bigshot (no room in my suitcase). As it was, my suitcase in Des Moines was searched due to all the metal from the punches and I got to be hand/wand searched. I used lots of scraps of designer paper and cardstock.

This uses the hostess package of paper from last catalog, limeade ribbon from Sale-A-bration (hereafter SAB) and "For all you do" stamp set that is retired now.
Another card with the same paper and colors with butterflies that I had precut in my stash.
These 3 cards use the same layout and the designer paper from SAB. I also had the leaves in my stash that had been run through the square lattice embossing folder
These 3 cards all use "Upsy Daisy" which is also retired, each one uses a different package of designer paper. I took well worn, but no masculine stamps so this is the only card I made with that.
These 2 cards use the bird punch and "Language of Friendship" that is current.
This card is a CASE from the 2010 catalog and uses "For all you do" and SAB designer paper. 
Two cards using bashful blue and "For all you do". I added a precut large butterfly from my stash
I again used "For all you do" and SAB designer paper
This is a Z fold card and uses small pieces of paper with the postage stamp punch.

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For any workshop (party) held in June or July, Stampin'Up! is giving an additional $50 in hostess benefits when the total sales are $450 or greater. That's $115 free with $450 in sales!! FREE bigshot + $15 WOW! See flyer on the right side of my blog under my info.

Granddaughters and notebooks

I had let my oldest granddaughter make a covered notebook one time and the youger girls asked to make some also. I had recenly been to Target $ spot and found some notebooks 70% off, so I pulled those out and some of my retired designer paper and let them have at it! Then I used my bigshot and alphabet dies to cut out their initials.
 The finished projects
 Abi with the front of hers
 The back of Abi's
Mady with the font of hers
 The back of Mady's
Emmy's notebook, the back of hers is the same.

Club challenge

I challenged my club ladies to make a card CASEing the cards that I had made and posted from when I was in Nashville. Jackie also brought a card and I thought I took pictures of them all, but don't have a picture of hers. SO sorry Jackie!!
 This card was made by Marlene
Lynn made this card

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More 2011 convention swaps

Love this whimsical
use of the owl punch and embedded technique!

 All the rest of these samples are made using stamp sets that are retiring.