Thursday, October 24, 2013

September 2013 Play Day Projects, Project Four

Hi friends,

Today I am sharing the fourth project we made at September Play Day.  This project was CASED, almost exactly, from a beautiful card crafted by Amy Storrie.

Here is the project:


TIP:  If you try to make one of these cards, be sure to save the little cutouts from the "e" and the "y" so you can glue them to your card.  Otherwise, it looks kind of strange!  Also, add a piece of wax paper between the cardstock and the framelit when you run it thru the Big Shot, it makes removing the little pieces much easier!!!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  A Banner Christmas, Joyful Christmas (inside sentiment)

CARDSTOCK:
     Textured Smoky Slate:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Pool Party:  4 x 5-1/4
     Silver Glimmer Paper:  2-3/4 x 4-3/4
     Whisper White:  2-1/2 x 4-1/2
     Pool Party:  3-3/4 x 5
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8

INK:  Encore Silver

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

ACCESSORIES:  Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Dimensionals, Expression Thinlit Die, Big Shot, Wax Paper, Monoadhesive Liquid Glue, Paper Piercer

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

September 2013 Play Day Projects, Project Three

Hello friends,

Just wanted to share another of our September Play Day projects with you.  This one uses the Circle Thinlit Framelit set, which is now available from Stampin Up.  It is really fun and easy to use!  Here is our project:


This card is very pretty, the ornament and scalloped circle are popped up with dimensionals.  Here is another view:


The white section gives you a nice place to write a message or to just sign your name.  The third vies of this card, which shows the back of the circle with the stamped sentiment:


My recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Christmas Collectibles, Wishing You

CARDSTOCK: 
     Cherry Cobbler:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2
     Old Olive:  2-1/4 x 5-1/4
     Season of Style DSP:  2-1/8 x 5-1/8
     Baked Brown Sugar:  2-1/4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White:  2-1/8 x 5-1/8
     Season of Style DSP:  5-1/2 x 5-7/8
     Scraps:  Baked Brown Sugar, Old Olive, Whisper White

INK:  Soft Suede, Cherry Cobbler

MARKERS:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar

ACCESSORIES:  Circle Card Thinlits, Circle Framelits, Big Shot, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Circle Scallop Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Sponge, Christmas Ornament Punch

I used the instructions from Jan Tinklenberg's excellent tutorial for making the panels for the Circle Card Thinlit Die, which can be found on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

September 2013 Play Day Projects, Project Two

The bow die for the Big Shot was introduced at the Stampin Up Annual Convention this year, and one of the samples they showed at that time was a card very similar to this one:


I basically just changed the card from a birthday card to a Christmas card.  I also saw a similar card on Julie Davidson's blog and she has an excellent video tutorial if you are interested in making this card.

When the card opens up, it looks like this:



A gift card is attached to the inside part that comes up when the card is opened!  The reason you sww the sentiment on the framelit piece is that I forgot to stamp the sentiment until after my card was together and I found out that it doesn't stamp well when you try to stamp with a bow on the other side!  So I fixed the awful stamping by restamping the sentiment and cutting it out with the little framelit, then covering my mistake!

My recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  A Gift for You (single stamp), More Merry Messages

CARDSTOCK:
     Crumb Cake:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 1-1/2 and 7
     Crumb Cake:  3-5/8 x 5, scored at 1/4 and 4
     Season of Style DSP:  1-1/4 x 4
     Silver Glimmer Paper:  1 x 4-1/4
     Old Olive:  1/4 x 4-1/4
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler

INK:  Baked Brown Sugar

ACCESSORIES:  Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Gift Bow Die, Big Shot, Large Scallop Edgelit, Label Bracket Punch, Linen Thread, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Glue Dots, Apothecary Accents Framelits

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Monday, October 21, 2013

September 2013 Play Day, Project One!

Hi friends!  I finally took some pictures of my "current" projects, and commanded the desktop computer for a few minutes, so thought I would post some projects.

The first project is one from our September Play Day.  I saw the file folder cards posted on Patty Bennett's blog using the new Envelope Punch Board and decided to do a Christmas card.  Patty has an excellent video tutorial showing how to use the Envelope Punch Board to make file folders. 


and here is a picture of the pocket (inside the card):


My recipe:

STAMPS:  Christmas Messages

CARDSTOCK: 
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 6-3/4, scored at 2-1/2
     Tag a Bag (cut apart bag and cut strip 2-1/2 x 5-1/2)
     Old Olive:  1-3/4 x 5-1/2
     Whisper White:  3-3/4 x 4-1/2
     Cherry Cobbler:  3-7/8 x 4-5/8
     Scraps:  Basic Black, Season of Style DSP

INK:  Old Olive, Versamark, Whisper White Craft Ink

ACCESSORIES:  White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Deco Labels Framelits, Big Shot, Envelope Punch Board, Essentials Hardware Clips, Linen Thread, Season of Style Washi Tape, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, 1" Circle Punch, Sponge

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Wildflower Meadow June Play Day Project!

Here is another project we made at June Play Day:





My recipe:

STAMPS:  Wildflower Meadow

CARDSTOCK:
     Sahara Sand:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Tempting Turquoise:  4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8

INK:  Sahara Sand

MARKERS:  Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive

ACCESSORIES:  Brayer, Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder, Big shot, Pearls, Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon, Paper Snips

This was a fast and easy card.  We brayered the entire Wildflower Meadow stamp with Sahara Sand ink, then colored the one flower with the Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive markers, "huffed" on it to rejuvenate the ink and stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock.  Then the stamped cardstock was put through the Big Shot with the Wildflower Meadow Embossing Folder.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mosaic Madness June Play Day Project!

Today, I am sharing another project we made at June Play Day.  This was a CASE of a couple of cards posted on Stampin Connection by Ilina Crouse on April 29, 2013.





My card recipe:

STAMPS:  Mosaic Madness, Petite Pairs

CARDSTOCK: 
     Baked Brown Sugar 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Very Vanilla:  5-1/4 x 4
     Very Vanilla:  3/4 x 2
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana

INK:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantalope

ACCESSORIES:  Mosaic Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, 1" Square Punch, Linen Thread, Rhinestones, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Sunday, August 4, 2013

June Play Day Label Love Project

It has taken me BUNCHES of tries, but after finally switching to Firefox (at the brilliant advice from my computer savvy son) I can now upload pics to my blog again!!!  Thanks bunches, Brian!

Here is the first project from our June Play Day:


And the recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Label Love, Oh, Hello

CARDSTOCK:
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Gumball Green:  3-3/4 x 5
     Epic Day DSP:  1-3/4 x 3-5/8
     Pool Party Cordinations:  3-1/8 x 3-3/8
     Scraps:  Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Very Vanilla

INK:  Soft Suede

MARKERS:  Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Gumball Green

ACCESSORIES:  Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Window Frame Framelits, Apothecary Accent Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, Artisian Punch, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Sanding Block, Sponge, Glue Dots, Bitty Banners Framelits, Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Friday, May 31, 2013

Moving Forward May Play Day Project

We made a card using one of my favorite stamp sets from the catalog, Moving Forward, at May Play Day.  It is a CASE of a card designed by Mary Fish.  To see her card, visit her blog at stampinpretty.com, post dated June 25, 2012.



The inside of the card looks like this:

I love all the images in this set, but the bird and frog are just extra cute!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Moving Forward

CARDSTOCK: 
     Basic Gray:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Daffodil Delight:  5 x 5
     Whisper White:  3 x 3-1/2
     Daffodil Delight:  2 x 4-1/4
     Polka Dot Parade DSP:  1-7/8 x 4-1/4
     Daffodil Delight:  3-3/4 x 5
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps:  Old Olive, Whisper White

INK:  Basic Gray, Old Olive

MARKERS:  Old Olive, Real Red

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Pearls, Silver Mini Brads, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, White Baker's Twine, Scallop Square Bigz Clear, Perfect Pennants Die, Paper Snips, 2-1/2 Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Dapper Dad May Play Day Project

We used the Boutique Boxes Kit just a bit differently to make a box for Father's Day.  The project would easily adapt to a birthday or retirement project.

 
A side view looks like this:
 


This was a CASE of a project pictured in the Spring Mini Catalog, and also someone posted a project using the two Hershey's bars (I hunted unsuccessfully to find who it was).  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Dapper Dad, Teeny Tiny Wishes

CARDSTOCK:
     Comfort CafĂ© DSP:  2-1/4 x 3-1/2
     Scraps:  Old Olive, Crumb Cake

INK:  Old Olive, Soft Suede

ACCESSORIES:  Bitty Banners Framelits, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Stampin Distress Tool, Sticky Strip, Sponge, Hershey bars, Boutique Boxes Kit

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Gift Card Holder May Play Day Project

Today I am sharing a project from our May Play Day, a beautiful gift card holder!


And a picture of the open gift card holder:

I used a tutorial I found on Pinterest, one of my favorite places to visit on the web these days!  It was found at http://secretlifeofpaper.blogspot.com, post dated December 9, 2010.

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  None

CARDSTOCK:

     Baja Breeze:  3-1/8 X 8-1/2 scored at 2 and 6
     Twitterpated DSP: 
          3-1/4 x 1-3/4
          3-1/4 x 2-1/4
          3-1/4 x 3-3/4
     Scraps:  Baja Breeze, Twitterpated DSP, Island Indigo

ACCESSORIES:  Designer Builder Brads, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Mini Velcro Dots, Sticky Tape

For those of you who know me, my beautiful cat Punkin is sitting on my lap with his front paws on the keyboard, so if there are any mistakes in this post, that is why!  Punkin often "helps" my husband with his computer work, and seems to be best at making the computer screen image turn sideways!  We love you Punkin!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By the Tide May Play Day Project

The card I am sharing today is a great masculine card we made at May Play Day.  It is a CASE of a card by Kay Kalthoff (stampingtoshare.com) posted March 18, 2013, which she CASED from a Leadership board.

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  By the Tide

CARDSTOCK: 
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Early Espresso:  4 x 5-1/4
     Crumb Cake:  3 x 4-1/4
     Early Espresso:  2-3/4 x 4
     Very Vanilla:  2-5/8 x 3-7/8

INK:  Sahara Sand, Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES:  Chevron Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Early Espresso Brad

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Monday, May 27, 2013

Made for You Birthday Card CASE!

Hello, everyone!  Hope you are enjoying your three-day weekend for Memorial Day!  Today I am sharing a card we made at our April Play Day.  It is a CASE of Deb Currier's card that she posted on Stampin Connection, a demo only web site, on March 20, 2013, which she CASED from Stampin Success, a magazine Stampin Up! publishes for their demos. 


It is a fast and easy card, but so pretty, too!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Made for You

CARDSTOCK:
     Whisper White:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Lucky Limeade:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8
     Whisper White:  3-3/4 x 5
     Summer Smooches DSP:  3/4 x 4-1/2
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade

INK:  Real Red

ACCESSORIES:  Vintage Faceted Buttons, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Chevron Embossing Folder, 1" Square Punch, 1-3/4 Scallop Circle Punch, Glue Dots, Linen Thread

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Oh, Hello April Play Day Project

Today I am sharing a card we made at our April Play Day using the Oh, Hello stamp set. 



STAMPS:  Oh, Hello; A Fitting Occasion

CARDSTOCK:
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 @ 4-1/4
     Lucky Limeade:  4 x 5-1/4
     Very Vanilla:  3-1/2 x 3-7/8
     Tea for Two DSP: 1-3/4 x 3-7/8
     Scraps:  Tea for Two DSP, First Edition DSP

INK:  Soft Suede

ACCESSORIES:  Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer, Window Frames Framelits, Hearts-a-Flutter Framelits, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Stampin Pierce Mat, Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Best of Flowers April Play Day Project

Our second project at Play Day uses the awesome stamp set called Best of Flowers.  I really like all of the images and will be using them often. 


This card is a CASE of a beautiful card posted by Stefanie Pletscher on Stampin Connection on March 27, 2013.  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Best of Flowers, Petite Pairs, En Francais

CARDSTOCK:
     Crumb Cake:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Inside:
          Early Espresso:  3-3/4 x 5
          Very Vanilla:  3-4/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso

INK:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

ACCESSORIES:  Crochet Lace Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Linen Thread, Sponge, Dimensionals, 1-1/4 Square Punch, 1-3/8 Square Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda
    

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Secret Garden April Play Day Project

This card was one of the projects we made at April Play Day:


Here is a picture of the inside of the card:

 
 

It uses the stamp set, Secret Garden, and the beautiful paper from Print Poetry stack.  Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Secret Garden

CARDSTOCK:
     Midnight Muse:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Crumb Cake:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8
     Midnight Muse:  3-3/4 x 5
     Print Poetry DSP:  1-1/8 x 3-1/2 (3)
     Print Poetry DSP:  1-1/2 x 3-5/8
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green
     Inside:
          Crumb Cake:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8
          Very Vanilla:  3-3/4 x 5

INK:  Midnight Muse

ACCESSORIES:  Secret Garden Framelits, Big Shot, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Dimensionals, Pearls, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Saturday, April 6, 2013

All Dressed Up Birthday Card

My sister's birthday is the day after my son's birthday, so normally she either gets a REALLY late card or something I have already stamped.  This year, though, I managed to get her card made and sent the day before her birthday.  I loved the way it turned out:


I CASED this card from Frenchie, but I think she had CASED it from another person.

My recipe:


STAMPS:  That's the Ticket, Elements of Style

CARDSTOCK: 
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Pink Pirouette:  2-1/4 x 4-3/4
     First Edition DSP:  2-1/4 x 4-3/4
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla

INK:  Pink Pirouette, Black Stazon, Soft Suede

ACCESSORIES:  Dress Up Framelits, Big Shot, Ticket Punch, Sponge, Pearls, Paper Doilies, Aqua Painter, 5/8 Flower Trim

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Puck Play Waterfall Birthday Card!

My son is a big hockey fan, his team is the Nashville Predators.  So I have been hunting for retired hockey stamps, since we have no current Stampin Up sets.  Last summer, I managed to snag a set called Puck Play, and recently made this card for my son's birthday.  My son was very impressed with the card, by the way!  He was also pleased that the Predators won their game on his birthday!  This is how the card looks closed:


The second flap open:


Third flap:

And all the way open:

I used a copy of an actual hockey ticket on the pull tab, fortunately I save stuff like that just in case!!!

I used Night of Navy and More Mustard to make the card, as close as I could come to Preds colors.

Thanks for stopping by!  Go Preds!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Monday, April 1, 2013

Patterned Occasions Card from Stefanie's Workshop

One of the projects we made at Stefanie's workshop was a birthday card using the Patterned Occasions SAB stamp set.  Here is a picture:


Adding the row of paper piercing above and below the Polka Dot Parade DSP really adds a nice touch to this card!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Patterned Occasions, Bring on the Cake

CARDSTOCK: 
     Crumb Cake:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Polka Dot Parade DSP:  1-1/2 x 4-1/4
     Old Olive:  3-3/4 x 5
     Whisper White:  3-4/8 x 4-7/8
     Scraps:  Real Red, Whisper White

INK:  Old Olive

MARKERS:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive

ACCESSORIES:  White Baker's Twine, 1-3/4 Circle Punch, 2-3/8 Scallop Punch, Dimensionals, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

By the Tide Workshop Card!

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of holding a workshop for my friend, Stefanie.  This project was CASED from Stampin Success, a magazine Stampin Up publishes for their demonstrators.  I was very pleased with the way it turned out!


My recipe:

STAMPS:  By the Tide

CARDSTOCK: 
     Island Indigo:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Gumball Green:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 (inside)
     Whisper White:  3-3/4 x 5 (inside)
     Scraps:  Gumball Green, Whisper White

INK:  Island Indigo

ACCESSORIES:  1-1/4 Square Punch, 1-3/8 Square Pumnch, Gumball Green Ribbon, Dimensionals

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Monday, March 25, 2013

Swallowtail March Play Day Project

Hello, friends!  Just wanted to share our fourth project from March Play Day with you today.  It is a CASE of a card I found on Lydia Fiedler's blog, Understand Blue, in her February 1, 2013 post.  She has a detailed video showing how she made the card.


Here is my recipe for the card:

STAMPS:  Swallowtail, Teeny Tiny Wishes

CARDSTOCK:
     Very Vanilla:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     First Edition DSP:  4 x 5-1/4
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla

INK:  Kraft Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake

ACCESSORIES:  Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Very Vanilla Brads, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Aqua Painter, Gesso (non-SU), Sponge Brush (non-SU).

Basically, we painted the First Edition DSP with Gesso, let it dry, then heat embossed the Swallowtail stamp with black embossing powder and painted it with reinkers.  It was easier than it looks!

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Sunday, March 24, 2013

March Play Day Pop Up Posies CASE

Hi, everyone!  Just wanted to share another card we made at March Play Day.  It is a CASE of a beautiful card designed by Mindy Backes (badabingcrafting is her blog) which she posted on February 6, 2013.  Here is a picture of my card:


My recipe for the card:

STAMPS:  Pop-up Posies Designer Kit ("Just for You"), Papillon Potpourri

CARDSTOCK:
     Lucky Limeade:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White:  1-3/4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White:  7/8 x 2-1/2
     Scraps:  Real Red,. Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Summer Smooches DSP

INK:  Lucky Limeade

ACCESSORIES:  Vine Street Embossing Folder, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, 1" Square Punch, Dimensionals, Pearls, Glue Dots

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Friday, March 22, 2013

Punch Art Baby Card for March Play Day

Last year at convention, I received an awesome swap card from Jackie Topa that everyone loved.  I decided to CASE it for one of my March Play Day projects:


Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Take Care, Itty Bitty Banners

CARDSTOCK:
     Marina Mist:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Marina Mist

INK:  Marina Mist, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink

MARKERS:  Early Espresso, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Basic Black

ACCESSORIES:  Clouds Embossing Folder, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Sponge, Dimensionals, Small Heart Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Extra Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink brad, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack

To make the cute "banner" sentiment, stamp the "Sweet Baby" twice, cut out with the framelits, then cut one banner in half.  Attach a half to each end of the banner with a dimensional and use glue dots to attach it to the card. 

To make the "diaper", use two sided tape on the top of the diaper, then a dimensional at the bottom to give a bit of dimension to the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Organizing My Embossing Powder!

I am currently on a quest to organize my craft room, and actually haven't gotten far in to the process.  I am hopefully clearing it out for new paint and a new floor, then returning everything to a new home (hopefully)! 

One of the drawers in my craft room held my little jars of embossing powder, quite a few of them, in fact.  It was always frustrating to me to have to sort thru the drawer to find the jar I wanted.  The color is in small print on the lid, but I usually picked it up on the wrong side, so the print was upside down, etc.  The only ones that were easy to find were the colors, the Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, etc. 

Today I went shopping.  We had taken our really good griddle to Gatlinburg at Christmas time, and unfortunately for us, left it there.  So I found one at Bed Bath and Beyond that I liked.  It was a bit more money than I wanted to spend, so I waited a few days to make sure that was what I wanted.  I know, I should have waited for a coupon, but I didn't.  Anyway, when I went in, I saw one of the K-cup drawers, the one that the K-cup Machine sits on top and all the little cups of flavored coffee, etc. go in the drawers.  And I had an "ah-haa" moment!

I brought it home (again, without a coupon) and loved it.  It has six rows for K-cups, or embossing powder jars, and holds at least six jars in each one. 

Then I had another "ah-haa" moment!  What if I punched out circles of cardstock that matched the embossing powders and adhered them to the top of the jars?  I did it and it looks so good, and I know that I will love it!  Here is a picture of my lovely organized embossing powder:




The only ones that I wrote on were the pewter, since we don't have Pewter Cardstock.  I used Basic Gray cardstock for the pewter jars. 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by!

Happy stamping and scrapping (and embossing)!
Linda

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Vintage Verses Joy Fold Card

This is a card we made at our March Play Day.  It uses the Print Poetry DSP Stack and the stamp set Vintage Verses.


This is a "standing up" view of the card, and below is the "flat" view of the card:


Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Vintage Verses

CARDSTOCK:
     Midnight Muse:  4-1/4 x 8 scored at 5-1/2
     Gumball Green:  3-3/4 x 4-3/4
     Summer Starfruit:  3-1/4 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Midnight Muse:  3 x 4
     Print Poetry DSP:  2-1/4 x 4
     Print Poetry DSP:  1-1/4 x 2-3/4
     Print Poetry DSP:  1-1/2 x 2-1/4
     Print Poetry DSP:  1 x 2-1/4
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Midnight Muse

ACCESSORIES:  Dimensionals, Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Aviary Notecard

We made this card at my friend, Melanie's, workshop last November.  I love the way it turned out so colorful and cheerful.  I think it would be a fun card to receive from someone!

My recipe:

STAMPS:  Aviary, Summer Silhouettes, Tiny Tags

CARDSTOCK: 
     Old Olive:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Early Espresso:  2-1/2 x 4-3/4
          (to make the birdhouse shape, I marked the center of the top with a pencil, and then marked
               about 1-1/2" from the top on both sides, then used my cutter to cut the diagonal on both
               sides)
     Real Red:  3/4 x 4
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red, Melon Mambo, Regal Rose

INK:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Real Red

ACCESSORIES:  Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Small Heart Punch, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Big Shot, Jewelry Tag Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals

Hint:  I stamped off the Summer Silhouettes leaf stamp before stamping the background to make them a better background for the card.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Smore Under the Stars CASE!

We made this card at a Play Day, and I know it is a CASE but don't know who to credit.  So if it is you or you know who I should credit, please let me know!  I do like to give original creators their proper credit for designing such awesome cards!


This was a fun card to make!  The inside looked like this:



I printed the inside sentiment on the computer and printed it out onto Whisper White cardstock.

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Under the Stars (Retired)

CARDSTOCK: 
     Crumb Cake:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2 scored at 4-1/4
     Early Espresso:  4 x 5-1/4 (2)
     Whisper White:  3-7/8 x 5-1/8 (2)
     Crumb Cake:  3-3/4 x 5
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Early Espresso

INK:  Black Stazon, Soft Suede

MARKERS:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso

ACCESSORIES:  1-1/4" Square Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Circle Scallop Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Simply Scored Plate, Sponge, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda



Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Make A Cake Convention 2012 Swap Card

This card has been sitting in my craft room for a while, but I wanted to share it with you today.  I believe we also made it at a Play Day soon after the new catalog was released.


 The inside looks like this:

The Primrose Petals "shadow" behind the Apothecary Accent framelit was easy to make.  We adhered a piece of cardstock 1-5/8 x 3-1/8 behind the rectangle portion of the framelit, then punched two 1" circles with a circle punch and adhered them behind the ends!

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Make a Cake, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Bring on the Cake

CARDSTOCK: 
     Midnight Muse:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Primrose Petals:  3-1/2 x 4-3/4 (2)
     Whisper White:  3-3/8 x 4-5/8 (2)
     Primrose Petals:  1-5/8 x 3-1/8
     Patio Party DSP:  1-3/4 x 3-3/8
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse

INK:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals

MARKERS:  Primrose Petals, Baja Breeze

ACCESSORIES:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch,, White Baker's Twine, Dimensionals, Jewelry Tag Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1" Circle Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Serene Silhouettes Convention 2012 Swap

This card is one I made last June for a convention swap, I believe it was called Fancy Folds and Cards that Move!  I love the way it turned out!



This fold is called by several names, but the first one I heard was Funky Fold.  I love the way it stands up to be displayed!  I used the Funky Fold directions found on Laura Lipe's blog at http://smileslaura.blogspot.com/2011/03/leprachaun.html. They are easy to follow and it makes a really fun card!
Here is a picture of the inside of the card:


And here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Serene Silhouettes, Pursuit of Happiness

CARDSTOCK:
      Lucky Limeade:  4-1/4 x 11 (use Funky Fold scores and cuts)
     Whisper White:  2 x 4-3/8
     Tangerine Tango:  2-1/8 x 4-1/2
     Floral District DSP:  3/4 x 4-3/8 (4)
     Summer Smoochies DSP:  3/4 x 4 (2), 3/4 x 3/4 (4)
INSIDE CARDSTOCK:
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 3-7/8
     Tangerine Tango:  3-3/4 x 4
SCRAPS:  Whisper White, Lucky Limeade

INK:  Tangerine Tango

MARKERS:  Lucky Limeade, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight

ACCESSORIES:  Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Daffodil Delight Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Another Feeling Sentimental Card!

As I said in an earlier post, I really love the Feeling Sentimental stamp set.  This card is CASED from another Stampin Up demo named Penney Smiley.  It is a simple card, very fast and easy to make!


Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Feeling Sentimental

CARDSTOCK:
     Early Espresso:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Very Vanilla:  4 x 5-1/4
     Very Vanilla:  1 x 3-1/2
     Scraps:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso,

INK:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede

ACCESSORIES:  Chevron Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 1" Square Punch, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Perfect Pennants Die, Big Shot, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Metallic Brads, Sponge, Dimensionals

It is hard to see in the picture, but I sponged just a bit of Soft Suede ink in the middle of the bicycle wheel before I added the Metallic Brad.

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Monday, February 18, 2013

Patterned Occasions February Play Day Project

For our fourth project, we made this happy birthday card with the Patterned Occasions stamp set.  I saw an awesome card created by Wendy Weixler posted on Stampin Connection, the demo only Stampin Up web site on January 20, 2013 and just had to make my version of it.  I loved the way Wendy used the framelits shapes with this design!


My recipe:

STAMPS:  Patterned Occasions, Bring On the Cake

CARDSTOCK:
     Pacific Point:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4 (2)
     Scraps:  Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White

INK:  Pacific Point

MARKERS:  Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point

ACCESSORIES:  Real Red brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Window Frame Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Festive Paper Piercing Pack, Removable Glue Dot (non-Stampin Up)

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Feeling Sentimental February Play Day Project!

Our third project for February Play Day was made with the Feeling Sentimental stamp set.  I love this set because you can make super awesome masculine cards with it, and the Celebrate sentiment can be used for many occasions, birthday, retirement, promotion, etc.


Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Feeling Sentimental

CARDSTOCK:
     Night of Navy:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Very Vanilla:  4 x 5-1/4 (2)
     Night of Navy:  1-1/2 x 4-1/4
     Regals DSP Stack:  7/8 x 4-1/4
     Scraps:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla

INK:  Night of Navy

ACCESSORIES:  Night of Navy brads, Paper Piercer, Map Pack, Ovals Framelits, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Scallop Border Punch

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy stampin and scrappin,
Linda