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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

My new favorite

Here's my new favorite stamp set and everyone should have it because it's so easy and makes such beautiful cards.  It's the Stippled Blossoms out of the big catalog.  We used it yesterday at my Tools and Techniques class to learn how to use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig.  Just look at these beautiful cards. 
The rose on the left is Daffodil Delight and Regal Rose.  The rose on the right is Daffodil Delight and More Mustard.

On the above card I did use something that's retired.  The yellow rose was stamped with YoYo Yellow as the lighter color and Daffodil Delight as the darker color.  The rose on the right is Pretty in Pink with Regal Rose.

I wouldn't swear to it but I think these roses are both Pink Pirouette with Regal Rose.  The leaves are all Certainly Celery with Old Olive.  So if you've never tried two step stamping you should start with this set because you'll fall in love with it. 

Monday, August 27, 2012

Did you ever have a time in your life where you just felt like you wanted to put your foot down and slow the world down?  I've been working on things for Ronda's Creative Convention, which is only 9 days away.  Last Thurs was card class  and then last Friday we went to Brunswick, Ohio for the day, on Sat. Connie and I went to Grand Rapids for a quilt show, church and out for lunch yesterday, another class today.  I just need more time.  But once the Creative Convetion is over I'll have a little time to relax and I'll have lots to show you.  But for right now here's some more cards from card class.

This last card is one of Tamie Ackerson's and I just copied it.  Her cards are always simple but beautiful.   Thanks Tamie.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

card class

Here's a couple of cards that we'll be doing tomorrow at card class.  Just remember that you need to let me know if you're coming. 

On this butterfly card take a close look at the butterfly.  I used the new Core'dinations card stock.  This new card stock has a inside layer that you can expose by sanding it.  But here I just ran it through the embossing folder and the inside color shows up.  I'm expecting a big box from Stampin Up to day and I did order the new sanding tool so I'm going to do a little more sanding on this butterfly.  You'll have to come to class to see the finished project.

Just saw a deer crossing the front yard heading for Ted's flower garden.  My niece was here on Monday and she went down the path to Ted's and there were two deer on the path that startled her.  She wasn't sure what they were going to do but of course they went into the woods. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Scrapbook class

Here's the scrapbook pages that we'll be doing this week.  Let me know if you want to come and make these.  I have to know by Weds.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Here's a couple more special item's that I want to show you.

On page 17 in the Holiday catalog you'll see this Noel Notes Simply Sent kit.  It's also offered in a bundle with the Traditional Touches.  I don't have that stamp set yet so I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set.  In the kit you'll get the die cut Cherry Cobbler card stock, the Very Vanilla card liners, envelopes and the envelope liners.  Here I stamped on the card stock liner and made a cute stamped card but you could put a picture in here.  Just think how cute that would be.  And then use the card stock liner so that you can write or stamp a greeting on the inside.  And how pretty is that envelope liner?  The envelope is scalloped and the liner matches. 

And on page 35 of the Holiday catalog you'll see the Sealed With Love Simply Sent kit.  These are not meant to be mailed but they make really cute gift cards.  You'll get 10 of the notecards, 10 double sided envelopes, 20 printed paper buttons, 10 pieces of Bakers twine and 24 Stampin Dimensionals to that you can seal up the card like it shows in the catalog.  I think that I'll use this idea with other DSP to make gift cards.  Just think, you'll only limited by the printed paper as to what kind of cards you want to make.  I think we'll do it next Thurs at card class.  Want a couple of these?  Come to card class.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Designer Kits

Have you noticed that there are bundles in the Holiday catalog.  Here's one of them.

The Ghoulish Googlies Bundle includes the Googly Ghouls stamp set and the Ghoulish Googlies Designer Printed Kit.  The kit contains the double sided tags, the glasine bags, googly eyes and Punpkin Pie  bakers twine.  If you buy the bundle instead of the individual pieces you'll save $4.00.  Be sure to check out the bundles in the catalog.

On page 15 of the Holiday catalog you'll see the Season of Sweets Designer Kit.  It contains treat envelopes, food safe cello bags, clear stickers and card stock stickers.  Here it's pictured with some peppermint sticks in the envelope.  The belly band is made with the card stock stickers.  It includes everything you need to make a cute treat holder. 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Tutorial for a 3-D star.

Have you noticed the 3-D stars on page 20 of the Holiday Catalog.  They're really cute and so easy to make.  I did a presentation at Ronda's Rubber Queen meeting on Tues and promised to post the instructions on this blog.  So here we go.  First I apoligize for the poor picture quality.  I should have put the stars on something dark instead of a white table.  Anyway, here we go.  Start with a piece of 81/2" X 11" piece of paper.  I always have a ton of scrap paper that I never throw away so I use that to start with.  Once I've got the star that I want I move onto the good paper.  So lay the paper down the portrait way.  Then fold the top down so it's even with the bottom.  Now fold the left side down again but do not fold, just put a mark where the 1/2 way spot is.  You can mark it with a pencil because it won't show up in the star.

Now it looks like this.
Now take the little flap on the upper left side and fold it over right on the edge of the last fold.  It should look like this.  

Now fold again right on the last fold line so that you end up with it looking like this. 

Now you're ready to cut.  Make sure that you start on the open side.  Start cutting where the paper meets.  Cut toward the point.  See the line that I drew on this one.  
You're going to save the piece with the point that you just cut out.  It should look like the one below.  You'll need to fold your lines just into the middle of the star.  The points should be folded up and the short lines should be folded down.

 Now it depends on how much you angle your cut what shape and size your star will be.  In this next picture I didn't angle as much and the star is a nice fat one.
 On this one I angled the cut more toward the point and the star is better shaped.  Unless of course you wanted a fat star.  If you want a smaller star just start cutting closer to the point.
 Here's some that I did at Ronda's meeting.  The green and red one I just cut one of my patterns apart and trimmed a little off and then used this pattern to cut out the DSP and adhered to the yellow star. 
Card stock is probably to heavy to fold so I just traced a pattern onto card stock and cut it out.  Then I scored from each point across to the short side opposite and then folded.  I tried to use the DSP stack that is shown on page 20 and it didn't work to find the middle of the side.  It worked just fine to measure down 1 1/2" and mark it.  Then fold to that point for your first fold.  I know that if you just take a little time and some scrap paper and play you'll be making stars in no time. 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Golden Christmas

I saw a card somewhere online that had a gold and black ornament on it and I thought that it was beautiful.  But of course I didn't bookmark it or save it so I don't remember what it looked like so I decided to just try something and this is what I ended up with.  Of course there were a lot of rejects that I need to finish up.  Here I used Brushed Gold for the card base, Basic Black and Soft Suede for the layers.  Then I cut two of the lattice dies and glued them together to get this width.  The ornaments are gold embossed onto black.  I used two of the ornaments from the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set that is in the Holiay catalog.  The Merry Christmas is gold embossed onto a piece of Soft Suede that I had stamped a flourish on.  Then I added some pearls just for fun.  What do you think?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Spooktacular Offer

Be sure to check out the new recruit offer from Stampin' Up!  If you join in August you'll get the Halloween kit free with your starter kit.  And I'll get one too.  So if you've been thinking about joining up this is a great time to do so.  The printer's tray that comes with the kit can be used for any Holiday season.  I saw a beautiful Christmas display that was done with the printers tray.  So think about it and let me know.  I'll be glad to tell you all about Stampin Up and beoming your own business owner.  Just give me a call.