Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Big Day

Hi All,

The card I have for you today is one of the cutest cards I've seen in a while.  It's an Easel card. After admiring from afar, I finally sat down and got to work on my own.

The inspiration for my card was this one by Michelle Last.  So stinkin' cute and actually pretty easy to make.

1. Cut a standard horizontal card base at 4 1/4 x 11 (fold in half)
2. Measure in 5/8" from each side and mark with a pencil (these are the legs)
3. Measure 1 3/4" up from the base and mark with a pencil (this creates the horizontal line)
4. Take your trimmer and cut vertically from the bottom edge of the card at the 5/8" mark up to
     the 1 3/4" mark on each side
5. Take your trimmer and cut between the two vertical cuts to create the horizontal cut
6. This will create your legs.  (A rectangle punch would work perfectly too)
7. Finish it off by stamping with the Hardwood stamp

The sentiment on the card is a stamp from the Sale-A-Bration catalog called Big Day.  Definitely my favorite Freebie!  It is heat embossed with White onto the Chalkboard Paper.  The banner was created using the Banner Punch and adhered directly to the card and finished off with some Linen Thread. Love it!

The stamp set and printed paper are no longer available, but everything is.  If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email, click on the Item ID under the pictures or click on the Order icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!
Chalkboard Paper: 137786 $7.95

Hardwood Stamp: 133035 (Clear $13.95) 133032 (Wood $17.95)
Banner Punch: 133519 $12.95
Stamp: Big Day & Hardwood
Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock; Chalkboard Paper; Print Poetry DSP Stack
Ink: Crumb Cake Classic Pad & Whisper White (sponged on the chalkboard)
Accessories: Banner Punch, Linen Thread, White Embossing Power, Embossing Tool, Sponge, Paper Trimmer, Pencil

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Thinking of You

Hi All,

Today's card uses a color that I haven't really used much, but I sure fell in love with when I saw it on Pinterest: Crisp Cantaloupe.  This is a CASE of a card designed by Dawn Olchefske.

I loved how fresh the color felt.  So spring-y and light. The printed paper is actually a special DSP that is all white at first, but once you sponge on some ink, a design shows through.  This paper is great, as you can make it any color you'd like.

The stamp set is from the Occasions Mini.  It was a bundle: Crazy About You Stamp Set (28 sentiments and 3 flowers) and Hello You Thinlits Dies (4 add'l sentiments).  They pair up perfectly together and offer so many options.  This flower also pairs up with the Scallop Circle punch, which most of us already have.  I hope they keep this for the next catalog.  It would make a great starter set.

I hope you enjoyed this one as much as I did.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamp: Crazy About You
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe and Whisper White Cardstock; Presto Pattern Specialty DSP
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe & Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Hello You Thinlits Dies, Scallop Circle Punch, Sponge or Inking Tool, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Button and Glue Dot

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Lotus Blossom

Hi All,

Happy Weekend!  I have a few cards to share from my workshop way back in February.  I know, I know...they're a little late for the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration periods, but I'm sure you'll still find a bit of inspiration in them :)  You may have even bought some of these products and can pull them back out to play.

This card is a CASE straight out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  I liked that it used paper from one of the mini stacks and washi tape.

This stamp is called Lotus Blossom.  It's a 3-step stamp that you have to layer to get the different shades of the flower.  I chose to use Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence for my ink colors.  It took lots of playing to find a color combo that I liked.  This paired an older color with a newer color. {Yes, I still have the original pads I bought years ago and often times pull them out.}

The background paper and striped strip both came from the Moonlight DSP paper stack.  These stacks are great because you get 48 sheets of 12 different double sided designs.  The packs are smaller in size: 4 1/2 x 6 1/2, but are perfect for mats or adding to standard size cards.

Item: 133701 $6.95
Item: 133000 $4.95

Although Lotus Blossom is no longer available, everything else is.  These could easily be paired with any flower you already have in your collection.  If you'd like to add them to yours, pop me an email or click on the Order icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Lotus Blossom
Paper: Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White Cardstock; Moonlight DSP Stack
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Orchid Opulence Classic Pads
Accessories: Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape