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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Heart Punches

The flowers on this card were made with the heart punches, The large flower is made with Full Heart. I punched 7 hearts of Pixie Pink to make the flower and 2 hearts of Green Galore for the leaves. I folded the leaves in half and ran them through the crimper. The small flower is made using the Heart to Heart punch. For this one, I used 6 hearts to make the flower. Leaves were punched from this punch also. I used the eyelet border punch to the bottom of the DS paper. The greeting is from Oval all and I used the large oval punch for the greeting and scallop oval to matte. I used the Trio Flower punch for the centers and placed a bead in the center of each.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Baskets And Blooms

This is made with the Baskets & Blooms die cut. It's really simple...You begin bywith the Big Shot and the Baskets & Blooms Die and cut just the two Basket images. Cut the little perforated tab off the side of the basket Die-cuts, you won't need it for this project. Cut your cardstock at 6 x7" and score 2" from each edge. Trim along the score lines from the edge to the crossing score line on two parallel sides and use your Bone Folder to crease along all score lines.

Attach sticky strip to all sides. Attach first flap to the back of the die cut. Next attach the side flaps according to the angles of the box. I attached a border punched with eyelet border. The flower is made with scallop punch and attached with glue dots.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Build a Bear

The new Build a Bear stamp set"Beary Best Friends" is so cute! I've seen some great projects made with this... I made this card for a card swap. I used the Bermuda Bay DS paper and the Top Note Die cut to make this card. The greeting is from Beary Nice Wishes. I colored with watercolor pencils and blender pen. I made the bow from white paper strips.

This next card was received in the swap. It was made by Candyce Geck. She used the Top Note Die Cut and the Petals-A-Plenty Textured Impressions folder. Flower is made with scallop punch.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

I attended a downline meeting this week...Linda Gutierrez hosted the meeting and she had great business tips and these great projects for us to make! The first project is a mini pocket card made with the Petal card die cut. We used the Delightful Decorations stamps set from the Holiday Mini Catalog and the circle and scallop punches to make the flowers for the tag and the paper clip. The second project is for halloween using Sweet Centers from the Holiday Mini. She showed us how to make this a slider card so that the candy can be taken out without tearing the card. The tag pulls out to release the candy through the back of the card. We also used scraps to make a stand for the card for display.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Treat Caddy

This is made with Box #2 die cut, decorated with Fifth Avenue Floral and Embosslits Sweetest Stem. Two boxes are cut and adhered back to back. The handle is punched with large oval punch. It's filled with cookies on one side and trail mix on the other side.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Kind and Caring Thoughts

This card was made with the level three hostess set, Kind and Caring Thoughts.
The circles were punched with the 1 3/8 punch. I used the white gel pen for the
stitching. The greeting is from Matchbox messages.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I'm still on a hunt for easy treat holders for the games this week...this one was taken from inkingaddict.blogspot.com by Paula Goff. Her instructions made this very easy to make.
I'm not sure what were putting in yet...but I'm sure it will be some kind of baked treat.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Treat Holder

This treat holder is the 2nd in our series of "Big Sister gifts" and is taken from Andrea Walford's Valentine Treat Holder tutorial. Her treat holder actually held little bottles but I'm using this as a cookie holder. We added a cellophane baggie with cookies on the inside and the little envelope in the front made with the scallop envelope die cut, holds a little blank card for a message. Two down...two to go!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Matchbook Gift Card Holder

This is the first of our 4 gifts for Melissa's Big Sister for Volleyball this week. We started our Volleyball season at Rosary HS and it's a tradition for the teams to assign Big Sisters to the other players. For each home game they take little gifts to their Big Sisters. Because there are so many, we are kinda limited as to what we can spend...we're supposed to stick to inexpensive little gifts or baked goodies. This week we have three home games and a tournament on Saturday so I have been blog hopping all weeking, trying to find easy projects to make for each game. Today, they play Dos Pueblos HS. This is my version of the matchbook gift card holder found on Andrea Walford's blog. She always has such great stuff! I couldn't find a stamp anywhere for volleyball so I improvised and used the circle punches and made my own. The pull out card holds a Starbucks gift card.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Baby on the way!

I've been working on Baby cards since my friend's baby shower is coming up. She doesn't want to know the sex ahead of time, so we're sticking with neutral colors, however, I'm keeping my fingers crossed for a girl, so I'm sticking with the pink one!

Friday, September 18, 2009

I used Patty Bennett's "Altered Textures Impression Folder" technique on this card. To view her awesome tutorial go to: pattystamps.typepad.com. It took me a while to get this to work but i was so excited that i forgot to READ the directions! I made this card for the birthday of an old friend...we haven't spoken in a while so i'm sure she will be very surprised when she gets this!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Back to my flowers! Here's a scrapbook page made using the flowers from Embrace Life, the butterfly and Greeting from A Great Friend and the Jumbo Wheel Friendly Words.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Matchbox Monsters!

Ok so I lied...one more batch of Creepy....
All of these are made from the matchbox die cut and circle and oval punches. The spider body is from the matchbox but the scallop circle is from Scallop Circles #2. Legs are from Photo Corners. All right...enough! What's the next holiday? Something flowery?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Take Out BAT Box

And yet another Halloween project! I love this one! This is also made out of the take out box. Just add wings! I used the circle punches to punch the wings and highlighted them a little with the White Gel Pen. Ok...enough Halloween and tomorrow, back to cards...yes...flowery ones! I don't even have little kids in my family to give all these Halloween thingy's to! Though I will be making more of these bat boxes for the Ronald McDonald House project.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Pumpkin Take Out Box

I must admit, I'm not much of a Halloween person, but I've been on
a Halloween roll! I made this using the pattern for a take out box, added
a handle, punched a face using the oval and circle punches and added some leaves.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

More Halloween Treats

I forgot to add these pictures!
The box is made using the Scallop Envelope die cut using circle and scallop punches. The little pillow box is made with the die cut. All were stamped with Batty for you!
The spider on the pencil is made with the scallop and photo corners punches for body and legs.

Halloween Treats

These halloween treats are made with our Sizzix die cuts. The bag on the left is made using the bag with scallops and Twick or Tweet. The next is using the matchbox die with Graveyard Gala. The next is made with Box #2 and the skeleton from Twick or Tweet. And finally the bag is made with the Build a Bear Die cuts, Stampin'Up Bear and Spooky Kooky. All are taken from the catalogs...

Saturday, September 12, 2009


This samples are made using the new set "Sweet Centers" from the Holiday Mini Catalog.
They are really very simple to make...The Halloween sucker is stamped and the center punched with the new 1 3/4 circle punch. The cup is placed behind the cardstock and secured by the adhevise strip around the edge of the cup. The flower center is punched using the Mover and Shakers Circle. The petals and leaves are stamped.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Acetate Card

Cut acetate to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, fold in half so you have a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 card. Use a scoring blade or a bone folder for a nice edge.
Adhere Strip of cardstock as shown around the outside of the card. Attach scalloped border if desired.
Attach a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 white cardstock on the back side of the acetate. Stamp design.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Totally Tool

I think masculine cards are the hardest to make...therefore...I don't really have a lot of "manly" sets....mine are mostly flowers.

Totally Tool has become a favorite. Here are some cards we made in class.

Fold Out Card

This fold out card was made with one sheet of 12x12 paper. Paper was scored at 4" and 8"in both directions so that you end up with 9- 4x4 squares. Cut out the corners and you're left with 3 squares in each direction. I rounded off the top square to make the flap. The bottom square has a little pocket to place a gift card. I added printed paper and stamped the greeting on the sides. You can add punches like i did or use the empty space for pictures.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Fifth Avenue Floral

I haven't done any scrapbooking in a really long time but I want to get back into it. I thought i give it a try...and of course...it had to be something with flowers in it! No pictures just yet...they're in storage and I haven't had time to pull them out.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Side Step Card

This is the side step card based on Andrea Walford's tutorial. To view the tutorial, go to:
http://creatingcardswithandrea.blogspot.com The sets used include Totally Tool, Fifth Avenue Floral, and A Great Friend.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Melted Crayon Backgrounds

These cards were made using the melted crayon technique. It's very simple...you just cover your iron with aluminum foil and place it on a medium setting. You can use regular or glitter crayons for this. Color with the crayon directly onto the foil...you can see it melt right away. When you have the colors you want, iron the cardstock with the iron. Stamp sets used were Hostess set, Kind and Caring Thoughts, Embrace Life, and Inspired by Nature.