Friday, April 24, 2009

Bundled In Love

A girl at my work asked me to make Baby Shower Invitations for her daughter. I had so much fun coming up with this.

Baby Smiley

I used the retired stamp set, Bundled In Love. Sometimes I wonder why SU! retires cetain sets, and this was one of them. I just think it's so cute!

I made the invitation a card-front, instead of a card that opens. I wanted to make something very simple and clean looking and I just loved the color combo...Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, and Baja Breeze.

Stamp Sets: Bundled In Love (retired)
Card Stock: Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Barely Banana, Whisper White
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Versamark Ink
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimentionals
Thanks for looking! Ladybug

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Pop-Up Cake Card

This is the card I gave to my mom for her Birthday last month. I had so much fun making this card!!

The flowers were stamped with the Sale-A-Brations set, Polka Dot Punches and then punched out with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. The Filigree Designed Brad was added for the center.

The Happy Birthday tab is attached to a SU! Gift Ceretificate. I made the pouch by lining the So Saffron mat with Sticky Strip along the side and bottom edges, and adhered it to the Sahara Sand mat. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch to punch a half circle out of the top for the tab to show. The Gift Certificate slides in and out by pulling the tab.

Here's a close-up of the flowers....

The inside is the BEST part! SU! Just released 2 *NEW* 3-D Sizzix Dies! One is this Pop-Up Cake...

The die comes with all the instructions on how to attach each layer properly, so the cake will fold flat when the card is closed! So much FUN! Besides a candle cut-out, the die also has a Bride & Groom cut-out, so you can make your cake into a pop-up wedding cake!!

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches (SAB), Oval All, Mark the Date
Card Stock: Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB)
Inks: Bashful Blue, So Saffron
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, Pop-Up Cake Die, Tab Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 5-Petal Flower Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Filigree Designer Brads, Dimentionals, Sticky Strip
Have a great day! Trampoline

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Birthday Cards

Last month was my mom's Birthday and when our S.O.T.T.S. club met in March, we celebrated with her. Here are some of the beautiful cards she recieved...Sorry Froke I didn't get a picture of your card.

Birthday Balloon
Here is the card Julie made....she used the stamp set, A Rose Is A Rose and the Raspberry Tart DSP. She even lined the inside of the envelope to match.

Su made this cute card. She used glitter glue to outline and add some sparkle to the card.

And finally here is the card Jo made. She used the technique from the Sale-A-Brations catalog for the folded flower.

Just wanted to share some of my S.O.T.T.S. ladies' creativity with you!
Hope you are staying cool...this weather is unseasonably HOT! Boiling Hot

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Wagon Full of Eggs

Here are the last two Easter cards I have to share with you. They are the same layout, but in reverse colors. Here is the Brocade Blue version...

I used the *NEW* stamp set, Wagon Full of Fun from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I stamped and cut out the wagon, then stamped the egg image on two different sheets of DSP from the Hostess Level 1 Print Pack. One was on Cameo Coral the other Brocade Blue. I cut out each section of the eggs.

I also stamped the egg onto my Whisper White mat using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. I adhered with cut pieces of the DSP egg image into the mat, and then colored in the rest with So Saffron Marker.

Easter egg coloring

Here is the Cameo Coral version of the card...

The "Egg-ceptional!" saying was punched out using the Large Oval Punch and framed with the *NEW* Scallop Oval Punch.

I added a dot of Crystal Effects on each "nail" on the wagon and also to the dots on the Egg.

Stamp Sets: Wagon Full of Fun
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Brocade Blue, Cameo Coral, So Saffron, Whisper White, Print Packs DSP (Hostess Level 1)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Pad, Black Stazon, So Saffron Marker
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Crystal Effects, Dimentionals, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon
Have a Happy Easter!!! Easter egg basket

Playful Petals Easter Card

This card was a projects we made at last month's S.O.T.T.S. club and one that I sent out to a few of our family for Easter.

The flower, stem, and leaves were made using the technique White-On-White Embossing. I stamped the images in Whisper White Craft Ink, covered with White Embossing Powder, and set with the Heat Tool. Once it's dry, I colored with markers inbetween the white lines. After coloring in, you can wipe any excess marker off of the white lines with just a dry paper towel.

The Ivory Half-Pearl and Clear Rinestone Brad are from the Pretties Kit, and added a little extra fanciness to the card.

Stamp Sets: Playful Petals, All Holidays
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, So Saffron, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Inks: Almost Amethyst Marker, Pretty In Pink Marker, So Saffron Marker, Certainly Celery Marker, Whisper White Craft Pad, Versamark Pad
Accessories: White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Pretties Kit, Small Tag Punch, Tag Punch, Dimentionals, Certainly Celery Poly-Twill Ribbon (SAB 2009), Pretty In Pink 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
I have one more Easter Card to share with you.... Bunny Face

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter Bunny Baskets

This was one of the projects at last month's S.O.T.T.S. club. We made the Punch Bunny and adhered it to a wooden skewer with Sticky Strip.

The basket was made using the Basket & Blooms Sizzix Die and Tea Party DSP...the perfect Spring colors! The basket would make the perfect little Hostess Gift, Party Favor, Birthday Gift Card Holder, Wedding or Baby Shower Favor....the possibilities are endless.

Stamp Sets: Loads of Love Accessories
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Basic Black (For Punch Bunny), So Saffron, Whiper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Basic Black Marker (For Punch Bunny), Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Big Shot, Basket & Blooms Sizzix Die, Soft Subtles Brads, White Gel Pen, Sticky Strip, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Sponges
I have a couple more Easter cards to show you tomorrow! Easter eggs 2

Friday, April 10, 2009

Punch Bunny Easter Card

Here is the card I made for our Family & Freinds for Easter. I just love this cute little punch bunny!


The punch bunny is made with the following punches (all SU!):
1 3/4" Circle-Whisper White
Large Oval-2 Whisper White
Small Oval-2 Pretty in Pink
3/4" Circle-2 Whisper White
1/4" Circle-2 Basic Black

I sponged Pretty in Pink on the ears as well as the cheeks, then used a Basic Black Marker to draw the whiskers and dots, and a White Gel pen for the eyes. The nose is a Pretty in Pink Brad.

I also used the *NEW* Scallop Oval Punch and coordinating Stamp Set, Ovals All. You might notice the "Easter Wishes" saying is not part of the Ovals All set. I colored in the flower portion of the stamp and then used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the "Easter Wishes" from the Loads of Love Accessories set.

Here is the card in Almost Amethyst...

Stamp Sets: Ovals All, Loads of Love Accessories
Card Stock: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst, Whisper White, Tea Party DSP
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Pretty in Pink/Almost Amethyst Marker, Certainly Celery Marker, Basic Black Marker
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink Brad, White Gel Pen, Sponges, Dimentionals, Certainly Celery Ribbon

Thanks for looking!Easter Basket

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Easter Banner

I FINALLY used my SU! Pennant Big Shot Die to make this cute Easter Banner to hang in our Living Room.

I used the *NEW* Walk In The Park DSP from the Occasions Mini. I just love the color combo!

The scallop circles are from the same Pennant Die and the Die Cut Letters are from the Serif Essentials Alphabet Set. Here is a close-up of each letter....

Card Stock: Going Grey, Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, Baja Breeze, Walk In The Park DSP
Accessories: Sizzix Big Shot, SU! Pennant Die, Serif Essentials Alphabet Die Set

This will become a fun way for me to decorate my home each Holiday!
Hope you are getting ready for Easter! Egg Painting

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mask Project

Last weekend my daughter had to make a mask for a Romeo & Juliet Feast in her class. After a trip to Michael's for the plastic mask, we rumaged through some of my Stampin' Up! goodies...


Here's what she came up with...

She painted the mask a turquoise blue. Once it dried, working in small areas, she applied Crystal Effects and then covered with Clear Micro Beads. It really gave the mask a cool texture...and when you take a picture using the flash, it gives off a reflection...

She then chose of few flowers from the Pretties Kit and colors them using markers and Aqua Painters. A clear rinestone brad through the flowers to hold them together, then she adhered it using the Hot Glue Gun. At Michael's, she also found some rinestone stickers & feathers, and she applied them using the Hot Glue Gun as well.

She didn't like the look of the white elastic band around the back of her head, so we tied on two pieces of the Retired Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon...they tie together once she has the mask on.
Mardi Gras 1
The really awesome thing is, she also needs a mask for a dance she is doing for her Dance Performance...Now she'll get to use it twice!


Just shows how some of our wonderful SU! accessories have some many more uses than just Card-making and Scrapbooking!
Card Making
Have a great day!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Calendar Birthday Card

This is another one of the S.O.T.T.S. club cards we made last month. It's a Calander Birthday Card...a very fun way to "highlight" someone's Birth-DAY. I used the Delicate Dots DSP from Sale-A-Brations as my inspiration.

The flower was made using the SAB stamp set, Polka Dot Punches with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. It would be cute on a card all by itself!

Stamp Sets: Polka Dot Punches (SAB 2009), Full Calendar, Mark the Date
Card Stock: Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Delicate Dots DSP (SAB 2009)
Inks: Black Stazon, Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery
Accessories: 5-Petal Flower Punch, My Way Punch, Antique Brass Build-A-Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/8" Circle Punch, Stamp-A-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Dimentionals, Ribbon Bundle (SAB 2009)
Get outside and enjoy Spring! Gardening