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Showing posts from April, 2010

Laugh, Play, Share Card

Here's a whimsical card... I really like the look of blue and brown together. This card seems to have a little of everything and makes me wish Spring would hurry and get here.If Spring won't come outside I'll have to make Spring cards inside :)

Fragrance, For A Wonderful Mother

It's time to make Mother's Day cards and gifts.  So here's an idea... I used the Stampin' Up! mini milk carton die to create this sweet little box that holds a fragrance mist.  I embellished it by folding two scallop dies around it.  I'm just now noticing I used a few die cuts... because I also used the beautiful wings embosslit die and the little leaves sizzlit on this project.   This is why I LOVE my Bigshot, everyone should have one, they are soooo much fun!  Anyway, on the mini milk carton I only folded the bottom and sides.  It's the perfect fit... :)

Dish Towel Cupcake

I was in the craft store the other day and saw the cutest cupcake.  When I looked closer I realized the frosting was a dish towel.  Of course my mind went into "create mode." I just had to make one for myself... so this is what I came up with.  I really wasn't sure how I was going to make the cupcake bottom and then I realized I could use the basket and blooms die cut.  I simply cut the handles off, put it through my crimper and "poof" I had a cupcake wrapper.  How exciting... the little cherry on top is made with one of the hearts from the heart to heart punch. The leaf I freehanded.  Imagine all the colors of frosting you could have with all the colors of dish towels out there :)

Kindness Gable Box

Another pattern from my dear friend.  This box has a fun little shape and was easy to work with.  I  created this with paper from my older Stampin' Up! scrapbook kits.  The flower is from the Vintage Vogue set in the Occasions mini catalog.  I inked it with a light green and then rolled the edges of the stamp in a darker green.  I can't remember the official name of this technique but it sure gives a great look.

Happy New Baby Card

Just wanted to do a little something out of the ordinary. I pulled out a couple of older stamp sets and made this baby shower card.  I love the apricot, orange and green combination, it's not your typical baby colors.  I think that's what makes this card so much fun... So do you think this can be given for both a boy and a girl?  I'm thinking yes...

Faux Alligator Tote

Ok... this is my attempt at the faux alligator technique.  I sure hope you can see it in this photo.  It's really a simple technique.  You blot your paper with a versa mark pad until it's completely covered.  Then you sprinkle embossing powder all over it and shake off the excess.  You use a bone folder to make the lines in it before you heat it up.  Making the lines look like an alligator print is the tricky part.  This fun little purple tote is made from the bigz die, scallop circle and the large oval punch.

Birthday Wishes Card

Another birthday in our family... and notice, this card can be given to a guy, usually everything I make is girly.  The little gifts on the card are from the happy moments, sale-a-bration set.  I colored them with the blender pens which I haven't used in a while.  I forget how much fun they are and the great watercolor effect they create.  I get so excited to use the new products that I forget about the older ones.  So many choices and sooo much fun!

Pink Purse Card

How sweet is this card... ?? You simply remove the silver clip, which is made with a brad and a 1/2 x 3/4 wide clip, then the light pink part lifts up and the card folds down.  I went crazy using my Big Shot on this.  I used the top note and cherry blossom die cuts and the perfect polka dots, textured impressions folder.  The punches I used were the boho blossoms and the scallop edge.  Wow... this card is all about punching and die cutting.  I have to admit, those are my favorite tools.  This little card is so girly girl, I love it... :)

Cropper Hopper Sweetart box

I thought if I made something spring looking I could get spring to come... wrong, instead it snows.  In April... snow... yuck, I'm so ready for spring.  Anyway, when my friend and I were at the scrapbook expo she saw these cropper hopper embellishment boxes. They were such a great deal she bought them and asked me to come up with an idea for them.  When I showed her what I had done with it, she loved it and wished we would have purchased more.  The box itself is only 3 x 2 and only wide enough to hold one layer of mini, chewy sweetarts.  However, they did create it for the purpose of holding small embellishments.  Containers... my fav... and why would I use them as there intended to be used??? ;)

Blue Easter Box

Ok.... my last Easter project. :(  This is the Stampin' Up!, box #2, die cut.  I used the wide oval punch and a small leftover piece of clear paper from another project to create the window - remember...keep those scraps. :)  You know how I love it when they can see the treat without opening it.  I wonder how many people actually eat the treat???  If they're anything like me... I don't touch it, it's way to cute to ruin it by eating it - although it's tempting... :)  So, the "Happy Easter" is stamped on vellum paper and of course ribbon, I LOVE ribbon.  Have a safe and Happy Easter!