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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Spring Fever

When Ronda had the Sale A Bration kickoff our make and takes were all made using the Spring Fever Simply Scrapping kit.  Here's some pictures of the projects that we made.  We had lots of die cuts left over so I'll probably do a few more cards.

This is a cute card box that will hold between 4 and 8 cards with envelopes.  Great for a quick gift.

This we made this cute card holder.  It holds the 3 x 3 cards.

And here's one of the cards that we put in it.

And we did a photo albumn.  The cover is chipboard and the pages are accordian folder card stock.

And it was trimmed with some of the die cuts out of the kit.  Tomorrow I'll show you some of the cards that we did. 

Saturday, February 25, 2012

More card class

Here's the rest of the cards from card class on Thursday.

This first card is actually from a Simply Sent kit.  The cards are very simple and you get everything you need in the kit except a stamp to put a greeting on.  I love the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set because there are so many greetings to choose from.  And if you could see the card you would see that the red at the bottom goes all the way down.  It's actually on the inside of the card but it doesn't show here because I had the card standing up. 

And we always need a masculine card and I love the wild animals.

Most of my ladies tell me that they don't send St Patricks Day cards but I love St. Patricks Day so I always do one.

And then we made a box to put cards in.  A box with four or five cards always makes a great present.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Card Class

Here's a few of the cards that we did at card class yesterday.

Here's the Mixed Bunch stamp set and the Blossom punch. 

Here I used the Northern Frost sizzlet to cut out these beautiful snowflakes.  I bought the hot cocoa mix a while back to use just for this type of card and then I put it in the cupboard and forgot about it.  Well I found it last week and decided that even though it was getting towards spring I wanted to use it.  And then this morning winter returned so I guess it isn't to late to be thinking about hot cocoa.

Love, love, love this Rue Des Fleurs stamp set.  This is my first card made with it but it won't be my last.  Also love the Labels framelits. 

And what little girl could resist this card?  I didn't think up the idea but some wonderful Stampin Up demonstrator posted it and I copied it.  It would be very easy to change this to a Mickey card so maybe I'll be doing that, since I have more little boys around than little girls.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Candle stamping

This candle was part of my display last week at Ronda's Sale A Bration kickoff.  A couple of people wanted to know how to do this so here's the story.  You start with a piece of tissue paper.  It doesn't have to be new.  This piece was well used and I just ironed it flat.  It doesn't have to be much bigger than the image you're going to stamp.  I used Stazon ink because I wanted to use the markers to color the image.  Here's a little trick that I used.  Place the tissue paper over a piece of white or vanilla card stock.  Center the tissue paper and then color the image.  Then take the tissue paper and cut it out quite close to the image.  Here's an example from when I did it.

And here's the white card stock that was under the tissue paper.  I'll show you what I did with it a little later.

Now lay the tissue paper on the candle.  Here I added a frame made with the labels framelits in Baja Breeze card stock.

Take a sheet of wax paper and wrap it around the candle and hold it tight so there's no wrinkles in it.

Use your heat tool to heat the wax paper and the tissue paper.  You'll be melting the wax just enough to adhere the tissue to the candle.  It's really easy to tell if it's working because it will change color, king of like doing embossing.   It show's up real well in this picture.  When the whole image is heated just peel the wax paper off and you're all set.  If you look at the first image up above you'll notice that I added some pearls to the finished project.

And here's what I did with that piece of card stock that was under the tissue when I colored it.  It's kind of a muted water color image.  You have to have something under the tissue because the ink goes through so you might as well use card stock and make a cute card with it.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Beautiful Bird

Don't you just love it when I'm writing about something but I don't have my catalog right in front of me so I can't give you the proper name.  These items are all from Susan Wohlferts display last Sat.  featuring the new bird die for the Big Shot.

Isn't this beautiful?  Now that I've seen it used I have to have it.  It'll be on my next order.

Susan had these little hearts and the birds displayed on a branch and they were so cute. 

And she had some cards also.  I think this one is lovely.

And here's a cute candy treat.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Scraping outside the book

Today I'm going to show you some of Laurie Gibson display from last Sat.  You've heard the expression "think outside the box".  Well, when it comes to scrapbooking you should, sometimes, occasionally think outside the book.  And here's some of Laurie's ideas on how to do that.

So basically the idea is that if you create a scrapbook page that you really love then think about putting it in a frame.  Pictures in a frame deserve some decorations too. 

And then she did show us some traditional scrapbook pages.  Now sure if you can tell by this picture but here she used a 6 x 6 page, an 8 x 10 and a 12 x 12 page together to do one theme. 

Friday, February 17, 2012

More Sale A Bration stuff

Wow, I was doing so good about posting and then yesterday just got past me.  But I do have more to show you from Ronda's event last Sat.  Today it's Sandi Dailey's turn.  She showcased the new Attic Boutique paper and her display was beautiful.  Very vintage.

You should really check out Sandi's blog.  She does the most beautiful heritage albmns.

Don't you just love these cards.  But remember that this paper is in the Occasions mini so if you want some you need to get it before the mini expires.  I'm going to be ordering a couple more packs for myself.


And I know that Sandi has the directions for this cute purse on her blog (www.anotherchancetostamp.blogspot.com)
It has enough room inside to hold some note cards.  Tomorrow I'll show you some of Laurie Gibson's scrapbooking ideas.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Paper flowers

Here's a couple of different flower bunches that I made for my tea party.

Well, bummer, I only have this one picture of flowers.  These were made with the new stamp set and punch in the Occassions mini.  Please don't make me go out to the Paper Palace to get the book just to tell you the names.  Anyway, I punched them out and then couldn't decide how to use them so I went to a dollar store and bought one bunch of flowers.  Then I took the blossoms off and glued my flowers on.  I think they turned out pretty good.

And since I don't have a picture of the other flowers here's one more paper project.  It's a fan made using the Simply Scoring tool.  If you want a scalloped edge you should score the card stock first and then punch the edge.  I tried to do the edge first and then score but the paper ripped to easily.
I have one more project to show you and then I'll move on to the other displays that were at the event.  There's some really cool ideas.
One other thing.  I know a lady in St. Johns who has a bunch of paper racks for sale.  So if you're interested in one just let me know and I'll give you her phone number.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

A few directions

I've had a couple of requests for the directions for the tea caddy and the little favor purses.  So here goes.  For the tea caddy I measured the tea bags that I wanted to put in the caddy and decided that the caddy needed to be a 3" square.  So I used a 12" x 12" piece of card stock.  I scored it at 3", 6" and 9".  Then I turned it 90 degrees and scored along one edge at 3".  I also decided that I didn't want the tea caddy to be quite so tall.  So I trimmed 3" off the opposite side.  Then I cut up to the score line to form the bottom of the caddy.  On one of the flaps you need to trim it up about 1/2" above the score line so that there's a place for the tea bags to come out at the bottom of the caddy.  I hope this all makes sense and that the picture helps.

 Now, since the box is using all of the card stock just for the sides of the caddy you'll need to add a strip along one side for a place to adhere the edges together.

I hope this next picture helps you understand what the caddy should look like now.

And then you need a lid for the caddy.  You'll need a piece of card stock about 4 1/4" for the lid.  Score it at 1/2" on all four sides.  Cut up to the score line on opposite sides.  Then adhere the corners together to form the lid.

You're ready to decorate.  I won't show you how to do that because everyone needs to use their own imagination.  I suspose that this idea could also be used for sugar packets.  But of course it would be smaller.

Lets move on to the little purse.  They're pretty easy to make and oh, so cute.  Start with a strip of card stock that is 4 1/2" X 1 1/2".  Score this piece at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 3 1/2 and 3 3/4.  You'll also need a strip of designer series paper that is 4 1/2" X 1 1/4".  I didn't score the DSP, just kind of folded it as I went along.  When you adhere the DSP to the card stock I would sugges that you start with the end that will be the flap of the front of the purse because the DSP will be just a little short.  I also used glue dots to adhere the card stock, the ribbon and the front flap because it kept coming loose. 

Here's the finished purse.  You need to add something for the clasp of the purse.  Here I just used a small card stock flower and a pearl.  It holds one Hershey Nugget. 

I think that these would be perfect for favors for showers, birthday parties and of course, tea parties. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

More Tea Party

Here's some pictures of the paper items that I made for last Sat's event.  What's the first thing that you need for a tea party?  Tea, and here the tea caddy.  It's the same as a 2, 4, 6, 8 box but I measured how big it needed to be to hold the tea bags so this one is a 3, 6, 9, 12 box.  I had to add a narrow strip in order to adhere it together.   Then it's decorated with the Tea Shoppe stamp set and the Twitterpated designer series paper.

And here's the invitation.  I got this idea from someone on Late Night Stampers but I totally forgot to find out who it was.  But I love the idea.

And here's the menu.  I did two different menu's because I decided that the first one (one the right) was a little to plain and I wanted to use the label framelits.

And it's always fun to have some favors at each place.  This idea came from one of my downline.  It has a Hershey Nugget inside. 

I've got a few more things to show you tomorrow.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Tea time

Well, yesterday was Ronda's Sale A Bration event so now I'll show you some of the items that I made for that.  First here is a picture of my table.  My theme was a tea party and I used the stamp set Tea Shoppe to make a lot of these items.

These first three pictures are of things that I made using the new material, Twitterpated, that is in the Occasions mini.  Here is my tea cozy.  I thought that I could make one of these without a pattern but I finally gave up and got a pattern and it's so simple.  So if you're into tea make yourself a couple of tea cozies using some the of the wonderful material by Stampin Up!

And here is a really easy pot holder shaped like a heart.  And this one is so simple that I actually made it without a pattern.

And for this cute apron I have to thank Jill Olsen for the pattern.  It's made out of a tea towel with just a little embellishment and some ribbon ties.  If you want to see a video on this just check out this web site.   www.stampingjill.com  She make is so simple to do. 

Well, this is enough for tonight but tomorrow I'll show you some of the paper items that I made.