Friday, March 27, 2009

My parents are here for a week so I won't be stamping this week. I have a class coming up on April 3rd so I will be sharing the cards and stuff that I will be doing for my class when I get done prepping them. Have a good weekend and week, see ya soon.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

"Saffron Blooms"

This card we made at stamp camp. It is cased from this card on SCS. I love it. The colors are so good together. For the vase we punched out an oval from the oval punch and cut off the tip, then added white gel pen to highlight. We stamped the flowers with stazon, then colored some in with the so saffron marker and the rest we used the saffron ink pad and blender pen to make lighter versions of the color. Then we popped them up on dimensionals to look like a bouquet.
Stamps: Botanical Blooms, Hugs and Wishes
Paper: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Delicate Dots (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Basic Black, Stazon Black, So Saffron
Accessories: Dimensionals, Blender Pen, Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Oval Punch, White Gel Pen, Scallop Border Punch, SU Marker

Saturday, March 21, 2009

"Seed Packets and Tea Bag Holder"

We made this set at my stamp camp a couple weeks ago. It's a seed packet holder and tea bag holder. Both are easy to make and fun to give. The pattern paper is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. I love it. I wish they would put it in the regular catalog. It is so pretty.

My demo used the same dimensions to make these but her score lines were different. Here is how I make mine.
Cut card stock 9 1/4 x 4 1/4
Score at 3 1/4 and 3 3/4 Round the corners and decorate outside, I used brads to close it but you can use eyelets too. You might remember I made these last year for the teachers at the end of the year.
Here is the link to those. I printed out the greeting "Thanks for helping me grow"
These 10 cent seed packets were found last year. But I found some 20 cent ones at Walmart.

The tea bag is a little difficult to describe, so here is a link to directions to make them.

Here is the tea bag holder open so you can see how to do the inside. The inside paper that holds the tea bags is not adhered to the cardstock.
Stamps: Lots of Thoughts
Paper: Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DP (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Sahara Sand
Accessories: Scallop Square Punch, Silver Cord, White Organdy Ribbon, Tea Bags, Hand Held Hole Punch

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Cuttlebug Birthday"

Hey everyone!!! I am back to stamping....(again)I'm ok, thanks for the e-mails to check on me. I'll tell you what happened. Facebook sucked me in and I can't get out. I am sooooo hooked on Facebook, I have re-connected with people from high school that I haven't heard from or seen in 20 years and friends from my old jobs in MN. It's been real great. Also like many of you know, sports can take over as well. Tony is coaching Molly's T-Ball team and assistant coaching Sarah's softball. They both practice twice a week, but when the season starts they will only have one practice a week but games one to two times a week. I am so busy. I also have been named team photographer so I will be at most of their practices and games.
Ok, on to the card. This is one we made at stamp camp. I love the simplicity of it too. I am going to do this on in my next card class.
Stamps: I can't remember, I will have to look this one up
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Washington Apple DP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Star Eyelets, Cuttlebug, Embossing Folder, Slit Punch, Star Punch

Friday, March 06, 2009

"Card Class Card"

I have my class tonight. I picked this card to make since it is kind of a masculine birthday card. We never make those and I never think to do it. Poor guys, they are always getting left out. Ha ha ha. The stars are punches and dies. The big ones are the stampin' up star punch and the others are a sizzix die. It is an easy card to make. Took a long time to prep for though. The pattern paper is retired East Coast Prep (I think)
Stamps: In The Stars
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, East Coast Prep
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: SU Star Punch, Sizzix Star Dies, Dimensionals