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

     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,

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

     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,

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

     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,

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

     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,

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)!

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

     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,