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)

     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,

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

     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,

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

     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,

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

     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,