Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day- Card and Owl Treat bag

 This was a fun little Valentine that we made as a bonus during our February workshop.  The basecard is real red with a strip of Sending Love DSP on the side.  Diecut the right side with the Love Notes framelit.

You want to emboss with Falling Petals embossing folder but put the embossing plates from the Big Shot only to where you want the texture to go so you don't encroach on the hearts to the right.

Stamp little hearts with Sealed with Love set and diecut them out- I like the little white around the edge that offsets it from the background with this die.  Stamp Happy Valentine's day in red ink onto a Stitched Circle cut out of whisper white CS.  Layer on top of the lacy doily.   It looked a bit empty so I was playing with silver thread and cord and ftinally settled on the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies - I used the flower looking thing because I liked the loop de-loop  of the thicker glittery shimmer paper over the thread that seemed be lost.
I was vising with Mercedes Weber on her workshop in San Jose and she gave me this adorable treat from the February Paperpumpkin kit. Details on her blog here:  http://mercedesweber.blogspot.ca/2017/02/valentine-owl.html

Now that my kids are older they are not doing Valentine swaps- where did the time go? - now I have to justify buying all the Valentine stuff -   Anyhoo,  I just loved it and I thought I should make it for my office staff who work so hard all the time.  With the kit it was super speedy although diecutting the wings with the heart die from the Love Notes framelit took the longest.

The Owl is done with Pink Pirouette CS- the body is made from the Best Badge punch with the heart that comes with the kit stamped with sentiment from same.  Love the little heart outline that fits inside the heart and the sentiment  and the heart nose is from the owl builder punch in Peekaboo Peach.  Take 3/8 inch strip and punched a bunch of hearts in a row to make assembly line style.
Googly eyes and tiny clothspins from local craft shop Beverly's. (Love my Mother in Law who gave me a gift card this year for my birthday to this store- all used up already!)  With this precut bag already with tape on it, it was really speedy once I finished all the owls-  So Sweet!  That's why Mercedes is Artisan again this year! A badge Owl.......so creative.
see my basket of owl valentine treats for my wonderful staff.....

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Basket Bunch February Project

 This is one of my February Stampin' with Lynda projects.
Using whisper white as base, then daffodil delight embossed with Sparkle EF.  Stamp the grass with Mint Macaron and add a layer of In color DSP.  Diecut the basket from Sahara Sand and add the flower stems and the flowers. color in with watercolor pencils and blend with aqua painter to create the soft look.  color the leaves with Mint Macaron marker.  Stamp the chick legs onto the whisper white CS then use dimensionals to add a diectt chickie.  Add the rabbit with ears and bow colored in with pink pirouette marker.  Watercolor pencil the chick in daffodil and use Peach marker for the beak.

A sweet little card- the sentiment "have a happy day" from the Hey, Chick fits on the top corner perfect

Friday, January 27, 2017

Easter Basket bunch

 This set is so adorable, I can't stand it.  The base is whisper white with Daffodil Delight embossed wtih Sparkle EF.  Add a layer of whisper white stamped with sentiment on the bottom and grass in Mint Macaron above the polkda dot DSP.  Diecut the solid and decorative basket with Sahara Sand- layer the solid basket behind the perforated one and add the handle behind it.  Layer the eggs as shown - use some with dimensionals, add the peep and the bunny stamped in chocolate chip.  I used the white gel pen to make white of the eye which makes a big difference.  Added some extra eggs and flowers, colored in with Soft Sky, pink pirouette, daffodil delight and Peekaboo peach to create that soft pallette.  Hoping to make someone happy for Easter.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sealed with Love Card by Consensus

This was one of my projects for January Stampin' with Lynda - the funny thing is that I am usually so crazy busy that although I have four projects for the evening, I am usually working on the last one at the last minute.  I had this one in mind but something just wasn't right with it.  The base cared was really red with the vellum diecut with the heart border on the right.  I added the rhinestones on the white vellum between the hearts and that helped.  Stamped the sentiment in real red and added it in the center.  Diecut the pirouette pink hearts and crumbcake heart with stripes and gold foil heart but still something not right.  Hermelinda suggested the gold foil strip on the left and the big heart from the Sunshine wishes and that really made the card feel "right".    In cooking "too many cooks can spoil the broth" but in stamping- the more the merrier!
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cool Treats Sundae with sprinkles

 I just absolutely adore this set- the DSP is so sweet and the dies are just the right size and so sweet.  The base is Soft Sky with a layer of Watermelon Wonder then another layer of Soft Sky.
cut a piece of DSP and put it across the bottom with little room on the bottom for the sentiment.

Diecut a stitched circle die and then diecut the bowl and the spoon with Silver Foil Sheet. I used the scoring tool to free hand the lines for the bowl.  Diecut vanilla, pink pirouette and Pool party ice creams and chocolate chip for chocolate syrup on top.  Diecut the cherry with the watermelon wonder and used chocolate chip marker to color the stems.
The little sprinkle die does come with the set but I was using the basket die from the Basket bunch since they have multiple pieces that you can cut at one time- so convenient that they are identical....
I made a pool of Tombow multipurpose glue and used a tweezer to touch the back of each sprinkle to the glue and voila, an easy birthday card.
I did use dimensionals for the scoops.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Taco truck birthday

With all the food truck movement going on I just wanted this Tasty Trucks set from Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration as soon as I saw it.  And the cute little stack of pancakes, hotdog and taco, who could resist it?   I had also gottne the Glamper Greetings and the proportions are just perfect for you to use in crossover which just adds to its versatility.  Base card is Watermelon wonder stamped with banners from Any Occasion, another Sale-A-Bration set in versamark to add a subtle background.
Add a doily and a stitched circle and 2 little banners, the bottom one is a washi tape over whisper white and a piece of DSP.  Stamp the truck in white and color in shown.  There is some glitter on the cupcakes and there is a rhinestone on the headlight and on the end of the banners...  So Cute!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vertical versions of the Cool Treats Birthday card

I needed more birthday cards and I kept playing and this is one of the cards using the same idea as the one from 2 days ago but with rhinestones on the cones. to add some sparkle.
This is a version with banners for my friend Annette.  I just strung the gold cord from the cone and hung little banners stamped with her name  using the Labeler Alphabet  and it makes it special for that one person that you are thinking about!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pop up Money Slot how to Using Balloon Popup Thinlit

 This is the inside of the card I posted yesterday.
YOu can make any pop up by making a rectagular tube.  The left shows you how.  I made this one 4x41/2 inches but you could make it shorter or taller depending on what you want.  I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, and 3 1/2.  When you put glue on the top and bottom panel in the front and put it in the fold of your card, it makes an automatic popup like this.
I love the little slit or balloon stem die from Stampin' Up's Balloon Popup Thinlits  (Occasion catalog)  because it makes the perfect little slit for money or a check.

Have fun with it.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Cool Treats Birthday for a special little friend

Is this not a fun card?
Base is Crushed curry with a piece of whisper white that has some holes punched that showed the Crushed Curry color through.  The dots are made by Nuvo Crystal Drops that I got from Cranberry Hill, my local craft store in Sunyvale and they are super fun and quick easy way to add a pop of color and dimension.  They dry like glass and just a festive note.  I will probably use it for all my birthday cards.  Silver glimmer diecut happy from Avery-Elle and banner using Stampin' Up banner punch- (retired) with Cherry on Top DSP.   Cone and Ice Cream from Stampin' Up Cool Treats- my favorite stampset and die from the new Occasions Catalog and "belated" sentiment from Sweet Cupcake set

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Easy Birthday Blast stamped twice card

As soon as I saw this set I knew I wanted to add it to my birthday stack.  It is truly a blast and I love the matching die for a purpose I will show you.  Base card is Bermuda Bay with a layer of whisper white stamped with the birthday blast twice- once on top and turn around and stamped on bottom in Pool Party.  Stamped the Celebrate you in Bermuda Bay on Vellum, layered it on another strip of whisper white then a layer of Silver Glilmmer paper.  The stars are left over from the matching diecut I used.  It is very sparkly and elegantly simple- although hard to see the real sparkle from the photo.  Easy peasy birthday card - and who couldn't use one of those,eh?