Sunday, May 22, 2011

Strength & Hope Emboss Resist

Here's a simple card I made using the Strength & Hope set in the Summer Mini Catalog. First, I inked the butterfly with my retired Brilliant Blue Stampin' Write Marker. Next, I went around the edges of the butterfly and the antennas on the stamp with a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker. Then I stamped the butterfly three times onto a piece of Whisper White card stock, without re-inking the stamp. I let this dry and inked a background stamp with Versamark. I stamped over the butterflies with the Versamark and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Last, I inked a sponge dauber with Brilliant Blue and daubed in the areas that I wanted to highlight with the blue. I added three different sizes of Basic Pearl embellishments to finish it off. It is matted on Brilliant Blue and Crumb Cake.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Playful Polka Dots Scrapbooking Layouts

CAS'd from page 15 of the Summer Mini Catalog. Holds a 4" x 6" or 5" x 7" and wallet size photo. "Bliss" title made with Medium Sizzlits Go Go Boots Alphabet Big Shot die. Used Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and butterfly punch.

Features the stamp set, Three Little Words (IB&C p. 151). Holds a 5" x 7" photo.

CAS'd from Sara Douglass. Holds a 4" x 6" photo and four 2" x 2" photos or journaling boxes.

Any variation or collage of photos can be placed on the layout.
Here are some fun 12" x 12" layouts we will be making Sunday at the Playful Polka Dots Scrapbooking Class. They use the new Simply Scrappin' Kit in the Summer Mini Catalog (page 15). You can click on each photo for a larger view. The last layout features the new Doily Triple Layer Punch which I cut in half and used as a border. I also used six Scallop Oval Extra Large punches in the border.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Embossed Poppies

I combined two cute cards on Stampin' Addicts using the new Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. One was designed by Mary Brown and the other by Cindy E. I love how this turned out. I used Sahara Sand for the card base and embossed on Naturals White card stock. I colored on the raised stem with Old Olive. The flower centers are Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade. I punched out the corner with the Scallop Trim Corner punch and placed a piece of Poppy Parade card stock behind it which was punched out with the new Postage Stamp Punch featured in the new Summer Mini Catalog.The tag was punched out in Sahara Sand and stamped in Poppy Parade and Daffodil Delight using the Pretty Postage set in the Summer Mini Catalog.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sunny Fun Notecards Hostess Gift

Here's a cute project I learned how to make at the Stampin' Up! Convention last year. These make cute hostess gifts. It's a set of four 3" x 3" note cards with envelopes, packaged into a little holder made out of Stampin' Up's small open-end envelopes on page 171 of the IB&C. Just seal the envelope and cut about a quarter of an inch off of the top. Fold it in half and punch half circles on the inside to reveal the pockets. These are made using the Sunny Fun set on page 16 of the Summer Mini Catalog.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!

Stampin' Up! is donating $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope stamp set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Enjoy this wonderful Mother's Day! I embellished a little card kit using the same theme from the Strength & Hope jars in the previous post. I inked the card edges with Blushing Bride. After stamping the Hope sentiment in Basic Gray I used a sponge dauber to dab some Blushing Bride highlights over the H.  The butterflies are made using the baby wipe technique. I placed several drops of Marina Mist, Bashful Blue and Baja Breeze reinkers on a baby wipe and stamped the butterfly. The butterfly is accented with Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter and a pearl embellishment.

A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden, fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends who rejoice with us in our sunshine desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts.  ~Washington Irving

Monday, May 2, 2011

Strength & Hope Jars

Butterfly made using the baby wipe technique with re-inkers in Baja Breeze, Bashful Blue and Marina Mist.

Inspired by  the May Stampin' Success Magazine for Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.
Stampin' Up! will donate $2 from the sale of each Strength & Hope set sold to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. This set can be found on the last page of the new Summer Mini Catalog.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Floral Pop Up Gift Card Holder

Designed by Kim. For instructions subscribe to Craft Project Central, April 2011.
Happy May Day! This beautiful pop up gift card holder is the last project in the April issue of Craft Project Central. The tutorial not only features the construction but also the step by step instructions for creating the beautiful flower on the front.  There were many fantastic projects in the April issue of CPC.  $10 for 10 projects is a steal!  Please visit the site and subscribe HERE.

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