Monday, March 30, 2009

Sale-A-Bration Card

Sale-A-Bration is almost over! If you want to take advantage of this offer March 31st is the last day to place an order and earn the freebies!! Check my business link to the left of the page if you want to browse a catalog and check out the sale.

Supplies: Bashful Blue cardstock & ink, Going Grey cardstock, So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon, So Saffron button (from regals collection), petal punch, Sale-A-Bration double sided paper, glue dots, dimensionals, adhesive, polka dots punch stamp set, scallop edge punch, cutter

Begin by cutting your bashful bl cardstock in half lengthwise (4.25 in). Bend in half. Use the scallop punch to give you scallops on the bottom of the card. Stamp background with bashful bl ink and polka dot set.

Cut Grey cardstock 2.5 X 2.5, double sided paper 2.25 X 2.25, double sided paper 1.0 x 4.25

Punch the petal punch out of the 2.25 square and adhere to grey square with dimensionals. The button is adhered in the center of the flower with a glue dot. This all gets adhered to the front of your card.

Adhere strip of double sided paper to the bottom of the inside of card so it can peek out behind scallops.

Tie saffron ribbon to top of card. Tip to getting a good knot: pull from one end of the ribbon only when tieing it off. Stamp whatever saying you would like on the inside!

Cardstock Easter Eggs

Supplies: Scraps of cardstock (I used Brocade Blue, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, Lovely Lilac, Certainly Celery), Daisy Punch, Glue Gun, Styrofoam eggs (Can be found at craft stores like Michael's and Joanne's)

In Minnesota it is not beginning to look like Easter yet and with snowstorms predicted this week it might not look like it anytime soon! So... lets use up some extra scraps of cardstock and make it feel more like Spring!
These Easter Eggs are cute and easy to make. I made them two years ago and take them out for decorations at Easter time every year. You can substitute different colors and punches for unique looks. I have even made Christmas trees with styrofoam cones at Christmas time.

To begin start punching out your scraps. (see picture below) Wrap a daisy onto the eraser end of a pencil so the petals are pushed down toward the pencil. This will give your egg a good 3-dimensional look with the petals sticking out when they get adhered. Place dabs of glue on the egg and then place flowers on top of glue while it is hot. (Using the pencil to place the flowers as to keep your fingers from getting burned. An optional step would be to roll the eggs in glue and glitter when you are finished. Enjoy!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Wax Paper Technique

Supplies: Black cardstock, glossy cardstock, bl eyelets, Crop-O-Dile, linen thread, wh cardstock, Brayer, Wax Paper, Iron & Ironing board, flour cloth, Zoofari Stamp Set, Bl ink, Brocade Blue ink, So Saffron Ink, Bravo Burgundy ink, Aqua Painter

To make the background on this card, it's time to raid the kitchen! Use glossy cardstock for the base. Next, crumple a section of wax paper. Gently smooth the paper out on top of the glossy cardstock. Place a flour cloth on top and iron over your project. After ironing, peel the wax paper off the glossy cardstock and brayer with any color you choose. (I used Brocade Blue) The wax will resist the ink and you will get this neat Safari looking pattern! Remember to wipe off after you brayer with a paper towel to get rid of any excess ink.