Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bloom with Delight

I love this card! I love the white flowers and the square colors. This will be a card offered at my card class this weekend. Unfortunately, it will be a first come, first serve card since it takes up so many Stampin' Up buttons. I bought three packs of these buttons, but I think you can only make 5 or 6 cards with these buttons. (Still worth it though!) The papers are all from Stampin' Up. This flower punch is from Paper Shaper. After I punched the flowers, I ran them through the Big Shot in a Cuddlebug folder (Swiss Dot). The sentiment is from Endless Creations.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Kool-Aid Card

My friend showed me this idea from SplitCoast Stampers. The only thing I changed was the colors and added some glitter to the images. These are so cute, I think I might make these for my students at the end of the year. The "relax" sentiment is from the set "And Many Mower" (retired Stampin' Up). I cut the top note die two times (cut the 2nd one in half and use the border scallop punch for the middle edge). I attached the two pieces together with sticky strip tape, which usually holds boxes together, but it still pops apart with the kool-aid in it, so I needed to add a little staple. I used the set "Tart and Tangy" (Stampin' Up) for the cherry and lemon image.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Flower Punch

Here is another flower card using the extra large flower punch. The leaves/stem stamp is from the set "Sweet Heart". This pattern paper is from one of the many large paper packs I picked up from a local craft store. I really like how these colors look together. The center dot is a stamp from the set "Thinking Happy Thoughts" and I put a big button in the middle.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Primary Flower

I thought I had posted this card, but when I scrolled back a few months in my blog, I couldn't find it. This was one of my favorites (and it was a favorite last month at my workshop). I can't believe I forgot to post it! I actually made several versions of this flower card (using different colors and different pattern papers) that I will show in future posts. This one was made using this cute plaid paper from My Minds Eye (I found at Hobby Lobby). The colors I matched up with this are Pacific Point (retired Stampin' Up, but coming back this summer), Real Red and Crushed Curry. The punch is the extra large flower punch (still available from the occasions mini catalog). The stem and leaves stamp is from the set "Sweet Heart" (still available from Stampin' Up). The black circle dots stamp is from the set "Think Happy Thoughts" (Stampin' Up). The embellishment at the bottom is just a green paperclip and Crushed Curry polka dot ribbon.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Go Green!

This card is in honor of Earth day this week. Isn't this frog adorable? I love the out-doorsy paper by Basic Grey. The frog stamp is from whipper Snapper Designs. The flower embellishments are from a local scrapbooking store. The ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Another Owl

Sorry about another owl, but I just love this new paper. Again, this is Basic Grey paper. I just love these colors together! Nothing new to tell you about this design, just wanted to show these colors.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Spring Owl

This was some of the new paper I got on my little shopping spree this weekend. The paper is Basic Grey. At first I thought this looked a little too busy with the two pattern papers, but it has started to grow on me. I love these colors together. I made the owl from punches (1 3/4" circle punch, round tab punch and scallop circle punch all from Stampin' Up). Each of the body parts is embossed with embossing folders. For the eyes, I used the 1/2", 1/4", and 1/8" circle punches. The branch stamp is from Cheep Talk (Stampin' Up). The self adhesive felt flowers were from Hobby Lobby.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Stampin' Up Color Renovation

If you haven't already heard, Stampin' Up will be retiring 30 of their current colors on July 1, 2010. They will be adding some new colors at this time as well. Be sure to take a look at the farewell list and see what colors will be leaving. You may want to stock up on some of your favorite colors before they go! Call me if you have any questions or if you would like to place an order.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Scallop Post-it Note Hangers

I have been having a lot of fun decorating these scallop chipboard pieces. I used pattern paper for these two. (But I did buy some Ranger paint this weekend to try out on chipboard pieces in the future!). I actually decorated the scallop circle around the post-it notes I had. The square scallop was designed by finding this cute pattern paper. I just love the turquoise and red together. I also loved adding a little piece of chipboard (flower) on the corner of this one. I covered the flower with the coordinating paper on the back of the bird paper. I added a green and a turquoise blue button - they are actually layered on top of each other. Both projects were finished off with the new satin ribbon from Stampin' Up. (I love this ribbon and it will continue to be available in the next mini catalog). Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Calendar Hanger

Here is the next example of my "chipboard hangers". Again, I used the house chipboard piece to decorate. I used the pattern paper "Welcome Neighbor" from Stampin' Up's Sale-a-bration. I cut out some extra trees from the paper and "popped" them up for a dimensional look. I added a small calendar to this hanger. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Well Worn Flowers

Here are a few different versions of the same flower, cut with the Cricut cartridge George and Basic Shapes. The pattern paper is from The Paper Loft from the "Well Worn" group. If you like the worn distressed look, you might want to check out their website, very cute stuff! For the center of the flowers, I used buttons that I had laying around. Other materials for embellishments include ribbon, paper clips, the oval punch and the scallop oval punch from Stampin' Up.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Post-it Note Hanger

Well, girls, this was my first attempt at the the post-it note hanger I saw on the site "The Stamping School". This video is also on her blog Where the Rubber Hits the Road. She used the new scallop board book from Stampin' Up (which is still available until the end of April) which I think is way cuter than mine. I was able to run the post-it notes through my Big Kick, but I had to do it in parts (about 15-20 sheets at a time). I cut the post-its with the Scallop Circle #2 die from Stampin' Up. The chipboard piece I used was from Michael's dollar bin. The cost of the materials came out to less than $1 (I only used half the post-it and the chipboard came with five pieces). These would make great parent helper gifts (at a very reasonable price). Now that I look back at the picture, it would make a cute bird house project. Tomorrow I am going to make a chipboard hanger with a calendar on it. Thanks for looking! PS. Check back to see how the flower cards turned out with the Cricut. Way cute!!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Spring Tulips

Well, where did March go?? I didn't realize it has been so long since I posted. This was a card from my last card class. This set Terrific Tulips is a retired Stampin' Up set. The flower vellum paper was from a value pack from JoAnn Fabrics. I stamped the tulips twice and cut one out. I "plumped" it with a stylus on a foam mat for the dimensional look. The ribbon is Stampin' Up.

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