Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tag: Peaceful Rock

I probably should have known better, but I signed up for another swap on Scrapshare.   Well, I can't really complain.   I love the inspiration I get from these swaps to create something a bit different and that I normally might not put together.   This swap is for large tags with embellishments and layers. 

I pulled out quite a few supplies on this one.   You can see more of the detail with the close up below.  

Paper: Basic Grey (Obscure)
Tools: Martha Stewart (Border Punches for both the drips at the bottom of the tag, but also the checker board strip), Fiskars corner rounder scissors, Make the Cut software to trace and create the rocker and the peace symbol with two shadow layers, KNK Zing to cut the rocker and peace symbol, Quickutz embossing folders (for the top layer of the peace symbol and the top of the tag), Fiskars corner rounder scissors
Inks: Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Ink (stamping and I shaded every single piece on this tag)
Stamps: Stampin Up (ink splatters from French Foliage set)
Accents: Star brad - I think by Paper Studio, Star shaped bling, little orange pearl bling.
Other: Stampin Up Dimensionals to pop up the guitar player, paper tearing

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Butterfly Card Set

This is a very simple but fun card set that my daughter and I made for her teacher last year. 

The stamps we used are by Stampin Up - Wonderful Wings.   We stamped the images using a brown Stampin' Up dye ink, colored the images using Stampin Up Watercolor Wonder crayons and an aqua painter, and then cut out just the wings.   On a simple white card base, we stamped the same butterfly again in brown and adhered the colored wings using Stampin Up Dimensionals (pop dots).   The cards were packaged up in sleeves and we made a box for them to live in.  The cover of the box has another card mounted on it with a simple thank you stamped below the butterfly.   The blue paper on the cover of the box is by Creative Memories.  The cover of the box is border punched using a Fiskars punch.  The box is then held shut with some silver Stampin' Up elasti-cord.

Simple but oh I just love how this card set turned out.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Creepy Critters Swap Set

This is the last page element set for my current swaps on   Thanks to JenniferD for hostessing.   She does an awesome job and I'm always thrilled to be in a swap with her. The theme for this group is obviously Halloween.

The hat is stamped with black Stampin Up Craft Ink, embossed with black embossing powder and then cut out by hand, including the shadow layer.   The cat is an image I traced with Make the Cut and cut out using my KNK Zing. The border is done with a Martha Steward punch, some background layers and a spider cut with a Sizzlet die.  The printed designer paper is Basic Grey Eerie and the cardstock is Bazzil.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

A Banner Swap Set

I made this scrapbook page element set for a swap on   

Stamps: Stampin Up (Party This Way)
Ink: Stampin' Up Classic Ink
Papers: Basic Grey (Life of the Party) Creative Memories (Blue and Cranberry Cardstock), Stampin Up (Whispering White) 
Tools: Stampin Up (Banner Punch and Scalloped Square Punch), Martha Stewart (Cupcake Punch), Creative Memories (Square Punch and Corner Rounder), Spellbinders (large scalloped rectangle), Sizzix Sizzlets (Playground alphabet)

Accessories: MME Bakers Twine - Orange, Stampin Up Dimensionals

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Thank You Mouse

My kids just love House Mouse stamps.   And I confess.  I kinda like them too.  They're just too darned cute.

I did use a little trick on this card.  I didn't have ribbon to match, so I grabbed some white grosgrain ribbon and dyed it with the ink pad.  

Stamps: Stampabilities House Mouse, Stampin' Up (Oval All)
Ink: Stampin' Up
Coloring Media: Stampin' Up Watercolor Wonder.  
Paper: Stampin' Up (Blushing Bride), Misc White
Tools: Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Stampin' Up punches, Spellbinder dies,
Accents: Ribbon (died with SU ink), Prima flowers, handmade dew drops (plastic accent beads from the floral department died with alchohol inks)

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Orange Sunflower Goodness

I think I managed to do a few cards with exclusively Stampin Up products. I didn't even plan it that way. I loved the Sunflower background stamp when the new catalog came out. I finally put it to some use. I also used the bird stamp from Language of Friendship. The brads are from SU. they are the Antique brads. They're scrumptious brads. Y'all probably recognize the rest of the tools and supplies used. If not, just ask away. 

Monday, March 5, 2012

Banner - Congratulations!

The picture doesn't do this banner justice.   It's for the same baby shower that I posted about yesterday.   I made it using Make the Cut Software and my electronic cutter.    The font is one of my favorites, Cafe Rojo.   The pennants are held together with brads at each corner.  This one was a difficult one to photograph as it spans roughly 8 feet.  I've got it hanging on the back of my sofa for this shot.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Baby Disney Baby Shower Goodies

I've been busy working on decorations for a co-worker's baby shower.   I've never made a diaper cake and thought this was the perfect opportunity to give it a shot.    After watching a couple of YouTube videos I thought I had all the knowledge I needed.   Well, there is a bit of trial and error involved.  

I hit Costco for a monster size box of diapers.  Ooops... that was too many diapers.  So I made two cakes and have some to spare.   Plus, I didn't even think about the Costco diapers having a pattern on them instead of pure white.   Ooops again, but I just rolled with it.... literally....  I rolled up a boat load of diapers for the three tiers on each cake.  I used some blanket binding I had left over in my sewing stash and decorated with paper piecings I made using Make the Cut software and my KNK Zing.   The starburst (firework) topper has punched Mikey heads made with my EK Success paper punch.

I made a large 8x11 card for everyone to sign at the shower and used another paper piecing for a little card just from me.  The large card has an embossed layer that I made using my Cuttlebug embossing folders.   The Gingham paper is Creative memories and the stripe is Paper Pizzaz from my stash. 

Lastly, I made some cake toppers with four of the paper piecings.   I just added popsicle sicks to the back of the paper piecings and we can poke them into the cake.

I have one more thing to make for the baby shower decorations and that's a banner.  Guess what I'll be working on in the next couple of days.  

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Perk up!

My Stampin' Up order was in this week.   I got some great new stamps and supplies.   One of the stamp sets that I've had my eye on is Morning Cup.   When my daughter saw it, she immediately wanted to stamp and color.   Given that her teacher is out sick, we have the perfect occasion for a cute get well card.   So last night we stamped and colored.   I usually stay up while the kids get settled into bed and during that time, I finished off my version of the card.   Angeline will get to assemble hers this morning.   So here's what we came up with.

All supplies and tools are Stampin' Up except for the watercolor paper is Strathmore.   We stamped with StazOn and colored using Stampin' Up markers and an aqua painter for a muddled water color look.   The printed paper is from Pawsitively II prints.

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