Friday, January 29, 2010

" Treat Box"

I am getting bored with cards so I decided to make some more of these super easy and super cute treat boxes. I will probably fill them with candy and give them to the girls teachers. I love making these. I am going to do some for my daughters Girl Scout troop this weekend. I have absolutely nothing planned this weekend, so all I am going to do is stamp...all weekend! Woo Hoo! I am still waiting for the house to sell which is annoying. I hate not having a time line to work with. So, while I wait....I create! Here is the link to the directions that I used for these boxes. Have fun making your own.
Stamps: True Friend
Paper: Rose Red, Regal Rose, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bella Rose DP, Raspberry Tart DP
Ink: Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Bling, SU Scallop Circle Punch, SU Circle Punches, SU Scallop Border Punch

Friday, January 22, 2010

"Love My Butterflies"

I'm sure I don't have to tell you that Flight of the Butterfly is my FAVORITE stamp set right now. I cased the layout and colors for the card from page 15 in the Mini Catalog. I don't have the new heart set so I replaced the heart with a couple butterflies. This is the only like the third time I have used the catalog samples for inspiration. I don't know why I don't do this more often. I am hoping to get some more stamping done this weekend. I was sick most of last week and stuck in bed. I went to the doctor yesterday cause I thought I might have pneumonia. Turns out that I had an ear infection. Which was fine but I didn't know why I spent three days coughing non stop. I coughed so hard some times that I almost passed out. It was weird. Turns out that I had a severe asthma attack and had major bronchial constriction. So I am taking steroids for 5 days, Advair twice a day, and using the nebulizer every 4 hours for the next two weeks. I feel better than I did yesterday cause now I can breathe, but still not a 100%. So this weekend I am going to set up a card table in my room, let the kids have free reign of the house and I am going to rest and stamp!
Stamps: Flight of The Butterfly
Paper: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Butterfly Punch, Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Corner Rounder

Thursday, January 21, 2010

"Bo Bunny Birthday"

I love this layout and I thought it would work with any pattern paper combo but I really don't like these cards. I like the colors but not with this layout. Oh well, I tried. I also made one in Bashful Blue but it looked horrible. I had to pack up my stamping stuff this morning, the buyers want to take another walk through the house today so in the garage it went. I'm gonna take it out again tonight so I can stamp. I am really enjoying stamping again, which makes me happy. I made a super cute card last night that I will post tomorrow. Well, I think it is super cute. Off to clean the bathroom and vacuum.
Stamps: Happy Everything, All About Occasions
Ink: Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Paper: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bo Bunny DP
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, White Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

"Birthday/Thank You Cards"

I got a chance to stamp this weekend, yay!!! I didn't get to make too many cards though cause I ended up getting a sick on Sunday and have been in bed for the past 3 days with a fever and stuff. I am feeling a little better now but still not 100%. It's a good week to be sick though cause it is rainy, windy and cold here. I really like the layout of this card, it was such a quick card to put together. I also like this color combo. Looks like I will be getting some more of the in colors. I don't know if you can see it very well but I used the paper piercer in the scallops for enhancement, and popped it up on dimensionals, cause I love dimensionals. These cards are easy to make and you could make a bunch at one time to give as a gift to teachers or friends.
Stamps: Riveting
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Razzleberry Lemonade DP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: SU Scallop Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals, Pumpkin Pie Grosgrain Ribbon, SU Circle Punches

Friday, January 15, 2010

"Great Square Friend"

Here is another card that we made at my last class. Yes, this one I cased too. But in my defense, I haven't stamped in sooooo long that I lost my grove. I almost didn't feel like stamping again. It has been a long year for my poor neglected stamps. I was searching splitcoast for ideas and this card jumped right off the page to me. I cased it from bejoyce (who actually cased it from someone else) LOL I love square cards but I don't make them very often. I loved the layout and the clean lines on this card, I just had to make it. I don't have all the in colors (which is what she used) so I came up with a different color combo. Thanks Carrie and your color wheel! I just noticed that I took a picture of the wrong card, I forgot to put a greeting on this one. Anyway, if there was a greeting, it would be under the Amethyst square.
Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Almost Amethyst, More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black

Thursday, January 14, 2010

"Wonderful Friend"

This is another card that we did in my last class. This is a very simple layout and one of those quick cards. I Used the stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the greeting, cut a slit in the top fold of the card for the ribbon and punched the flowers out with the SU trio flower punch. I also added some bling to the middle of the flowers to give them some pizazz. I got the ribbon from Joann's. They have so many different stripes that you could use any color card, which means this would also make an easy card set to make someone for a gift. Which just gave me an idea, I think I will make more in different colors to give to someone. Thanks Rochelle! LOL
Stamps: Wonderful Favorites
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Basic Black, Only Orange, Real Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant Blue, Real Red
Accessories: Bling, Trio Flower Punch, Striped Ribbon, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

"Super Easy Card Holder"

I pretty much cased the cards from sam.2001 on splitcoast cause I loved them. She used pocket silhouettes and I used garden silhouettes. (I don't have pocket silhouettes) I love the colors that she used for her card. It is one of my favorite color combos. I think that the Flight of the Butterfly is my favorite stamp set. I bought it when it first came out cause Sarah's teacher loves butterflies and I wanted to personalize the things that I made for her.

The card holder holds 4 cards and envelopes, and it is super easy to make. You only use one piece of cardstock too. When you thread the ribbon through, you do it so that it will hold the cards and envelopes in place. Here are the directions on how to make the card holder.

Stamps: Flight of the Butterfly, Garden Silhouettes
Paper Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Apricot Appeal, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Butterfly Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Hand Held Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Citrus Circles"

This is another card we did at my class. I also cased this from the catalog. I can't wait to try this one in different colors. I used the orange stamp from Tart N Tangy, stamped it once and punched it out with the 1 inch punch, then stamped it again and punched out the middle with the 3/4 inch punch and popped the middle on dimensionals. I have lost my mojo so I decided to case from the catalog to get inspiration. I have had some time to stamp lately which makes me happy. I feel like I don't get to stamp for myself at all anymore. I am so busy with getting ready to move. Last week I rented a dumpster and got rid of a bunch of junk. Feels good to throw so much away. Now if I can get the kids to throw away all those stuffed animals we will be good. I got rid of a bunch when they were in school but there are more. I think they are multiplying.
Stamps: Tart N Tangy, Warmest Regards
Paper: Really Rust, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip, Always Artichoke
Accessories: SU 1 Inch Punch, SU 3/4 Inch Punch, Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon

Monday, January 11, 2010

"Beautiful Butterfly"

I had my last class on Friday and this is one of the card that we made. I cased it from the catalog only I didn't paper pierce as much as they did. I stamped the butterfly in white craft on vellum then cut it out, spread the wings and adhered it to the modern label punch. The picture doesn't really do it justice. It is a beautiful card and super easy to make. It would look great in other colors as well. I am sad that I am done teaching my class, but on the other hand, I am happy cause now I can spend my time getting ready to move. Woo Hoo!!
Stamps: Great Friend
Paper: Old Olive, Pale Plum, Vellum
Ink: Old Olive, Kraft White
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Bling, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer