Monday, January 16, 2012

Bigz Butterfly and Scraps of Spice Cake


The inspiration for this card came from the December 2011 issue of Stampin' Success magazine which is only available to demonstrators. For more information on becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator click HERE.  To make this card I used Soft Suede and Pool Party as my main colors. Then, I used scraps of retired Spice Cake Designer Series Paper and First Edition DSP.  I layered these behind the negative image from the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies Die. The little Thinking of You sentiment is from the set, Teeny Tiny Wishes. I added an Antique Brad to the center. For the inside of the card I just cut out a rectangle of Soft Suede Card Stock and cut out a half circle using the circle punch. Then I punched out a Large Tag and added a ribbon. The sentiment and card can be reused and forwarded to the next person. I have my scraps in a bin, organized by color or DSP pack. How do you organize your scraps?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Ghirardelli Chocolate Purses



Aren't these just the cutest! It's a little Ghirardelli chocolate holder that looks like a little purse.  It holds two chocolates and it stands up on it's own. I got this idea last April from Brenda Quintana at Qbee's Quest. If you haven't checked out her blog you are in for a treat! She has a full color free tutorial on her blog. These are so easy to make and with our new Simply Scored it's a breeze. I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper available free on January 24th with a $50 purchase as a Sale-A-Bration incentive. The enclosure is a Designer Printed brad in Pool Party (page 199 IB&C). The sentiments are from the Perfect Words Hostess stamp set.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Take It to Heart this Valentine's Day

Here are a couple of cute 3" x 3" Valentine cards that we are making at Stamp Club. My inspiration for the card on the left came from the featured project on my Stampin' Up! online store.  I just changed the color scheme from Calypso Coral to Poppy Parade. It's coordinated  with the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series paper available January 24th as a free Sale-A-Bration gift with a $50 purchase.  I stamped the heart on the Very Vanilla tag in Versamark, using the new Take It to Heart stamp set featured in the Occasions Mini Catalog. I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I did the emboss resist technique by rubbing a sponge dauber with Poppy Parade Classic Ink over the image and sponging around the edge of the heart. The little "love" sentiment is from the Tiny Tags stamp set. The background hearts are stamped with Versamark which makes a nice watermark image on any color of card stock. The card on the right is made with Pool Party card stock and another piece of the Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year and a Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year! Let's start 2012 with a sketch challenge. I'm a guest designer for Craft Project Central this month and I created this sketch challenge and card with a free mini tutorial. I'd love for you to play along. You could win a free month's subscription to Craft Project Central.

Layer your Crumb Cake card base with pieces of the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper according to the dimensions on the challenge sketch. Three 1-3/4” circles make this cute border. On the last layer of DSP, stamp the flourish and BFF from the Best Friends Forever Stamp Set in Crumb Cake Classic Ink. After stamping the BFF sentiment, trace over the letters with a VersaMarker and heat emboss with Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. Ink the edges using a Sponge Dauber and a Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad. Punch a ½” Circle from the Beau Chateau DSP. Center and attach this above the BFF sentiment. Add three Basic Pearl Embellishments. Tie a piece of Victoria Crochet Trim around the card and pin a Simply Adorned Trinket Crown to the bow with a Vintage Trinket Safety Pin.

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