Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Supplies: And Many More Stamp Set, Choc Chip, Riding Hood Red, Pacific blue and Kiwi Kiss cardstocks and inks, brad, hole punch, crystal effects, blender pen, texture plates and Big Shot, scissors and adhesive
I love this stamp set. A perfect set for the occasions for the men in our lives. I was inspired by our mini catalog for the colors in this card. The blue paper at the bottom I ran through my Big Shot with a texture plate. The grass at the bottom of the golfer I fringed making small cuts with my scissors. I cut the flag to look like a flag on the course by snipping the edges after I stamped my saying. I water colored using the ink and blender pen and then I used crystal effects over the golfer to give it some for overall texture. Since glitter doesn't work well on manly cards this is a good option to make it extra special!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hair Accessory

I made a fun, cute and unique accessory for my little girl by using a cheap headband that I found on sale and gluing Fleurettes to it with Crystal Effects. I finished it off by gluing a button on top of the flowers again using our awesome Crystal Effects. Just set it aside to dry for about an hour. The crocheted flowers and Crystal Effects can be found in our StampinUp catalog. If you want to head on over to my business site you can browse a catalog.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Quilting Card

I love this card!!!

Supplies: Double Sided Paper, Snail Adhesive, Big Shot Sizzix Machine, Top Note Die, Sizzlits Die, White Cardstock, Choc Chip Ink, 1 3/8 Square punch

Get punching!! You will need a few different sheets of double sided paper to get all of the different patterns in your card, you can also use plain cardstock in coordinating colors.

Punch 12 squares out of the papers using your square punch.

Snail white cardstock and place the 12 squares in a rectanglular shape.

Match the block of squares to the Top Note Die and run it through your Big Shot.

I used Riding Hood Red cardstock with my Sizzlit die for the flower and some leftover die cut flowers from Build A Fairytale to embellish the flower.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sticky Paper & Glitter

I just ordered the sticky sheets to experiment with. I will soon post a neat Mosaic tile technique that I learned from one in my downline. She always has great new techniques she's learning! We will be doing the Mosaic technique at the next club in Roseau.
Supplies: Choc Chip Cardstock, Piroutte Pink Cdstk, Riding Hood Red Cdstk, 1 1/4 in circle punch, scissors, 1 1/4 in square punch, Sizzlits Die & Big Shot, double sided paper, & GLITTER!!
1. For the bkgd on the double sided paper, I punched out 4 squares. (Save your squares we'll be using them for a technique coming up!!)
2. The pink Piroutte paper is cut at 2 1/4 X 2 1/4 this gets adhered on top of the bkgd paper and then the bkgd paper gets adhered to the choc chip paper.
3. Run the Red RH paper through your Big Shot using the flower Sizzlit Die.
4. Punch a circle out of your sticky paper. (If it doesn't go through all they way, like mine, just finish cutting your circle with the scissors, the punch leaves an imprint on anything it didn't cut so it is easy to follow the circle imprint.
5. Peel off the white backing and place your sticky cirlce in the center of your flower. Take off the orange peeling on the sticky strip and sprinkle with glitter.
6. Adhere everything together and stamp whatever greeting to the bottom of your card.
Note: I also tried micro beads on the sticky circle and it looked great. It gives it a nice texture, but I get the beads all over. They bounce around everywhere!! Just a heads up.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easiest Card Ever!

Supplies: Bashful bl cardstock, Pacific Bl Ink, Close as A Memory Stampset and Upsy Daisy Stampset, Glitter and two way glue optional, and yes this is all you need!!!!

Okay, this could be the easiest card I have seen in a long while. Yet it is still very cute! If you are like me you are always looking for quick and easy card ideas that still look really nice. The only way this card could be any easier is by just using the Close as a Memory stamp set and making it a sympathy card.

The only trick with this card was that I stamped the flowers over and over along the bottom of the card and didn't always reink so there was some depth. You also want to go up and down a bit to vary height as well. I added glitter here and there on the flowers to give it a little something extra. Enjoy!