Tuesday, March 11, 2014
This card was one of the projects at Debbie's party recently. There are actually two colors of this sheet in the collection, and both are great, but I am a big fan of blue, over all other colors.
Circle a date on your calendar that you would like to have a Ladies Night Out and give me a call, I would love to order another pack of this Watercolor Wonder and share it with you and your friends!
Sunday, March 9, 2014
That's right folks, it ought to have its own late night info-mercial!
Of course it is a cute tag punch. It makes tags -- but that's not all!!
You could make book marks! You could make cute elements for your cards, as shown here on the Regarding Dahlias card.
But my favorite use of all is the gift bag card holder.
Gift Bag Card Holder! It's Amazing! It's Easy and you won't know how you lived before you had one!
All I did was take a 2" wide strip of card stock, trimmed to 5.5" and punch each end with the scalloped tag topper punch. Then I used my paper trimmer to slice straight down the middle from the little hole to the other little hole. To fancy up the whole thing, I ran it through an embossing folder on the Big Shot, but that is totally optional. Then I applied adhesive to one side, the upper half of the card holder and adhered it to a lunch bag. My bag happens to be white.
Now you can slide your card onto the the face of your bag, hanging onto the card holder that isn't adhered to the bag.
I have added some silver bows to the sides, just to dress it up an extra bit, but since the edges are scalloped, it really isn't necessary, it just matched my card.
The size of the Gift Bag Card Holder can be adjusted to fit on a larger, inexpensive brown bag or a nice fancy bag that has handles or on a gift bag you are giving from Victoria's Secret or Bath & Body Works, where they provide a darling gift bag.
The possibilities are endless! I hope this gives you a few more ideas of how to use this great tool. Leave me a little comment and I'll be happy to send you a sample and a catalog!
Friday, March 7, 2014
I had to glue the sequins on, then wash my hands. After I used the Versamark ink to emboss the stamped image, I was a sticky mess, off to the sink to wash. When assembling the striped vellum and the strip of gold paper, I used the sticky strip so everything would stay exactly where it belonged, but of course, I ended up with some of the adhesive on my fingers.
Usually it isn't such a big deal, but the white card was simply searching for a speck of dirt to ruin it's lovely stark beauty. Whew! I finished it and photographed it and I don't see a smudge anywhere! This beautiful set is a free gift from Stampin' Up! when you spend $50+ during Sale-a-Bration, which ends March 31. Leave me a little message if you need a brochure.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
This card is darling in silver and vellum and grey. The original was in gold and kraft. And it was posted by Shelli. Gardner. The CEO.
So, I CASE (copy and steal everything) all the time, but usually I can't remember who I am copying and I just mention that I am glad that the original artist posted the card and that I loved the design enough to copy it. But here, I figure I better give credit, to the CEO.
So go ahead, use a bit of the gorgeous metallic striped vellum and pull out the Bitty Banners stamp set and the new banner punch, but be sure to give credit to the artist!
Monday, February 24, 2014
This year we made a tag at Stamp Club to attach to a bag of conversation hearts. I used the extra decorated candies to give out to everyone I saw on Valentine's Day. It is just fun to give acquaintances a treat!
We stamped and punched and used the Big Shot, some shiny gold paper, vellum with gold hearts, rhinestones, doily, washi tape, the new scallop tag punch, lacy ribbon, whoo boy, if you can name it, we used it on this over-the-top tag! This is what you might call "collage style!" But since we limited out color scheme and kept our pieces small and in one style, it all works.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
But on a cute hand made card, the crazy eyes are made of plastic and the little pupils roll around in an entertaining fashion. I absolutely CASEd everything about this card from Jennifer Timko, she is wildly talented and a Stampin' Up! Artisan Award winner.
We made this darling card at Stamp Club in February. Really, you should be in Stamp Club. We meet once a month and make cute cards. Why aren't you part of this club? There's always room for one more fun person! Give me a clue that you're interested and I'll give you the details.
Some details here are the Sale-a-Bration See You Later stamp set, Sale-a-Bration embossing folder, Basic Metal Buttons and High Tide DSP (designer series paper) from the Occasions Catalog from Stampin' Up!
Friday, February 21, 2014
We made these fun layered cards at Adrienne's party back before Valentine's Day so the ladies would be ready to gift their "special someone" with a little bit of red glimmer paper on a handmade card. It would be fun to substitute the die cut with a button threaded with twine and tied in a bow since we do have a sentiment at the bottom corner. It would be easy to swap out the LOVE you with a Thinking Of You or even Happy Bday or Get Well sentiment if we have removed all the Love!
Hoping to spur a bit of creativity today, Happy Stamping!