Saturday, May 22, 2010

'Flap' Happy

It's so nice to receive handmade items. I was actually lucky enough to be a recipient of a handmade card from one of my students. He didn't make it, but his mom had. It was a flap card similar to this one & I just had to make one of my own.

The dimensions for the card base are: 4 1/4" x 9". You then score at 5 1/2". To make the flap, you just cut a rectangle large enough that when folded in half can hold your focal image. You glue the back side of the folded rectangle down and the front flap hangs open. My front fold was a bit heavy for my little flap, so I added a mini glue dot to hold it together and it worked perfectly.

The flower is made with the two flowers from the Vintage Vogue set. They are stamped, cut out and held together with a brad. I flipped up the edges to give it a bit more dimension. What a fun...and easy card to make! Give it a try.

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Vintage Vogue & All Holidays
Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry & Whisper White Cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry & Rich Razzleberry Classic Pads
Accessories: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, Purple Brad, 1/16" Circle Punch & a Mini Glue Dot

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pedaling Past

I had seen this card last year by Pam Varnell and had saved it in a To-Do file. When our new Summer Mini came out and I saw the Pedaling Past stamp set, I knew I had to recreate it.

I LOVE this stamp set. It gives me visions of relaxing bike rides along the beach or down a southern lane of tall willow trees. How nice would that be???

The stamp set was paired with the Thoroughly Modern DSP, which is one of my all time favorite paper packs. The colors and prints are all great. There's not a bad one in the bunch ;)

Hopefully this card takes you to a special does for me. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Pedaling Past
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Rose Red & Whisper White Cardstock; Thoroughly Modern DSP
Ink: Soft Suede Classic Pad
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Word Window Punch, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Mat Pack & Paper Piercer, Clear Rhinestones and Mini Glue Dots

Kiss 'N Tell

When I first saw this stamp set, I thought it was cute, but not really anything super special. That was until I saw this card by Nancy Riley at iStamp. It was then that I discovered you could use it for a technique we don't get to use everyday...the Kissing Technique.

Here I used it on the scoop of ice cream. See how it's two colors? First you take the ice cream stamp and ink it up (I used Pretty in Pink.) Then you ink up the wavy lines stamp (I used Melon Mambo.) Lastly, you bring them together for a little 'Kiss' ;) To do this, I set the ice cream stamp down, face up and set the wavy line stamp on top. The end product is this yummy ice cream cone with a scoop of Raspberry Sherbet on top. I love it!

This set has two types of cones: Cake Cone and Sugar Cone; two different ice cream stamps: Soft Serve and Scoops, a Cherry and Sprinkles. Oh the fun I'm going to have with this you'll see in my upcoming posts.


Stamps: Sweet Scoops
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo and Whisper White Cardstock; Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo Classic Pads; Versamark
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, 3/4" Circle Punch, Pink Brads and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful mom's out there! I hope you each have a nice relaxing day.

My day started out with a very special treat. One might think Starbucks...but, this was even better: Cranberry Mint Ice Tea. Ice Tea is my one vice and my son and husband made me a very delicious hot version this morning. Zach got the recipe at school this week and has apparently been very excited to make it. Needless to say, it is just delicious! Thank you Ken & Zach for a great start to my day ;)

My card for today was made for my Mom. I had been wanting to try an Emboss Resist for quite some time, so I finally gave it a shot. It's actually very simple. I rubbed the cardstock with my Embossing Buddy to remove any static. I then stamped my image in Versamark and heat embossed with White Embossing Powder. Once heated, I sponged Regal Rose and Rose Red ink in a circular motion around it. I love how it turned out. The colors blended together just perfectly.

Well, I'm off to get ready. We are heading out to Brunch and I've been saving my appetite up. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Garden Whimzy & Messages for Mom
Paper: Basic Gray & Pretty in Pink Cardstock; Walk in the Park DSP
Ink: Regal Rose & Rose Red Classic Pads and Versamark
Accesories: White Embossing Powder, Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, Rose Red Grosgrain Ribbon and Sponges.