Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Open Sea Memo Holder

I have been playing with my new stamp set, The Open Sea, the last couple of days, and one of the things I made is a Memo Holder.  I used a template I found on Stampin Connection from Jennifer Taylor to make the box.  Here is a picture of my project:

And another view:

I used the following items to make this project:

STAMPS:  The Open Sea (from the new Summer Mini Catalog)
CARDSTOCK:  Not Quite Navy, Basic Gray, and Whisper White; and Nautical Expedition DSP (from the new Summer Mini Catalog)
INK:  Not Quite Navy
ACCESSORIES:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Circle Scallop Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

The dimensions for the note cards are:
     Basic Gray Cardstock:  3-3/4 x 5-1/2
     Not Quite Navy:  3-4/8 x 4-7/8
     Whisper White:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4

This was a fun project to make, and would make a great gift for Father's Day.

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Monday, April 25, 2011

March Play Day Project

We made four cards at our March Play Day, all of which were Sympathy, Thinking of You type cards.  I almost totally CASED this card from Ruth Norton (whose card can be found at  Her card is a CASE of Brandi Wiggins-Cote.  Here is my card:

I love the simplicity of this card, which could easily be any other type of card (Birthday, Get Well, etc.).  I think it would make a good card set to make as a gift for someone.  Here is my card recipe:

STAMPS:  Awash with Flowers, Thoughts and Prayers
     Pretty in Pink:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Rose Red:  3-3/4 x 5
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Miscellaneous (to punch circle template out of)
INK:  Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Basic Black, Rose Red
ACCESSORIES:  Sponge, 2-3/8 Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bliss Love and Caring Card!

In March, we made cards that were sympathy, thinking of you, and get well.  The first card we made is here:

This card is a CASE of a card created by a Stampin Up demo named Allison that I saw on Stampin Connection, a web site where Stampin Up demos share their creations.  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Bliss (SAB), Thanks for Caring
     Crumb Cake:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Basic Black:  3-5/8 x 4-1/2
     Basic Black:  1-1/2 x 8-1/2
     Very Vanilla:  3-1/2 x 4-1/8
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla and Basic Black
INK:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Soft Suede
MARKERS:  Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
ACCESSORIES:  Color Spritzer, Sponge, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot, 1-3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Funky Folds Create a Cupcake Birthday Card!

I was so excited about this card when I made it that I could hardly wait to share it with you, but had to wait until the recipient's (my son's) birthday to post it!  I found the directions for this fold on Laura Lipe's blog (

Here is my recipe:
STAMPS:  Create a Cupcake
     Pacific Point (scored and folded according to directions found in blog listed above)
     Celebrations Strips:  3/4 x 4 (bottom front), 3/4 x 4-3/8 (sides)
     Real Red:  2-1/8 x 4-1/2
     Whisper White:  2 x 4-3/8
Scraps:  Whisper White, Real Red, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight
INK:  Bashful Blue, Pacific Point, Real Red
ACCESSORIES:  Cupcake Punch, Owl Punch (for hearts)

This was a really fun card to make!

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin!