Showing posts with label technique. Show all posts
Showing posts with label technique. Show all posts

Monday, November 11, 2013

Birthday Starburst card

I just love making this easy card! The starburst really adds an element of fun. we made this card at my last stamp club meeting.
This card also features a faux bow using strips of cardstock. I cut 3, 3/4" wide strips of card stock. The longest was the length of my card 5-1/2" x 3/4". The next two were approximately 4-1/2" long. middle piece was flagged at the ends. The next piece I just folded over the ends to meet in the middle. To get a good curve you can wrap the bends around a pencil. I attached that to the flagged piece and wrapped a 1/4" ish x 2" strip around to make the center of the bow. I did have to trim some to make it work. I attached it using a dimentional.
I will add a tutorial on the starburst a little later so check back for updates.

stamp set: curly cute
paper: Birthday Basics designer series paper; bermuda bay and whisper white cardstock
ink: raspberry ripple
accessories: itty bitty punch pack, basic rhinestones and dimentionals

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Chalkboard technique card and Introducing Paper Pumpkin

I love this old, but new again new technique. It is so much fun! I think it is the white embossing on the black that gives it so much pizzazz. We made this card at my last stamp club meeting. it features the chalkboard technique and new More Amore dsp. The scallops on the right are actually a doily heart (included in the designer series paper) turned on it's side. The More Amore paper is seasonally valentines but I really try and extend it's use to more than that. I think you can send this cute Hello card anytime.
The red scalloped edge on the left is the new Real Red coredinations card stock, it is real red textured card stock with a pink core. So when we distressed the edge a bit you can see the pink inside. Cute!
The technique is super easy, just emboss your images in white embossing powder and then daub some white ink around them. You can use white ink and clear embossing powder but the look is less dramatic.

Stamp Set: Lacy and Lovely
Ink: versamark (watermark)
Paper: More Amore DSP; primrose petals, pool party, basic black card stock and real red coredinations card stock
Accessories: white embossing powder, embossing gun, scallop edge punch, stitched real red ribbon, pool party seam bunding, and primrose petals satin stitched ribbon.

I have two more cards to show you but I am heading out the door. My babies went back to school today after a three week break and I need some retail therapy with my Mama until they come home. I will post those later this week.

In other SU! News, we are launching a NEW line called Paper Pumpkin. It is an online mail order paper crafting kit program. There is a new kit every month featuring either cards, a 3D item or home decor project. All supplies will be pre-cut and everything you need will be provided, except maybe adhesive. You can order a trial kit and your monthly kit anytime at At the end of the processing period please be sure to name me as your demonstrator. I just ordered my kits and I will share them with you all when they come. For more details visit the site!

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Stampin' Up! Summer Smooches Sneak Peek

Starting today you can order brand new products from the upcoming 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The products include an adorable stamp set, matching dsp, ribbon, brads, fabric and more! I was able to purchase these items about a month ago and must say I love them. They are sweet cute and fun to use and of course in true SU! fashion they all coordinate.
We had a chance to try out the new products in my March Stamp Club. These cards feature the grid technique, herringbone and folding paper ribbon.

Stamp set:  Bright Blossoms
Ink: Island Indigo, real red, lucky limeade, and crumb cake
Paper: real red, whisper white, chocolate chip, sahara sand and lucky limeade cardstock; summer smooches and tangerine tango patterns dsp
Accessories: Simply Scored diagonal plate, boho blossoms punch, 1-1/4" square punch, decorative label punch, bright designer button, stampin sponges and island indigo bakers twine
Technique: Grid background and ruffled paper ribbon

Here is a close up of the flower. I punched a few different patterns of the summer smooches dsp with the boho blossoms punch, layered them, then added a button.

Stamp set: Bright Blossoms and A Word for You
Ink: chocolate chip, real red, and lucky limeade
Paper: island indigo, real red, lucky limeade, daffodil delight and whisper white card stock; Summer Smooches designer series paper
Accessories: labels framelits die, ribbon punch, island indigo bakers twine, and brights designer buttons
Technique: Herringbone, folded paper ribbon

Lastly, I'd like to show you what you can make with the NEW exclusive Petite Purse Bigz Die. So cute, you simply die cut it out and then adhere two little pieces and you are done. The handle is included as well. I added a sweet mini clothespin and flower and VOILA instant favor item or small gift. It is sitting on a regular size envelope so you can see the size.

If you would like to pick up your suite of Summer Smooches please let me know! Everything is available through April 30th.

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Spotlight on Framelits

I was hesitant about the *NEW* Framelits dies but they are my new favorite accessory, I can do so much with them and they make all of my cards look so "wow", with little effort I might add. The following two cards were done at my last Stamp Club meeting, if you don't belong to a Stamp club you are missing out ;).

This card features products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. We simply attached our dsp to the front and the cut out a "window" using the Labels framelits die, I love that you can place these anywhere on your card. We then cut another frame out of poppy parade to place inside. The lovely butterfly on the front is made using the blossom punch. To get a butterfly fold your blossom in half and trim it to leave only the wings of a butterfly.

Stamps: Fresh Vintage (SAB) and Friendly Phrases (IB&C)
Ink: Poppy Parade and Whisper White
Paper: Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade and Whisper white card stock; Everyday Enchantment dsp
Accessories: Labels framelits dies, blossom punch, Everyday enchantment ribbon, and in color brads.

For this card we cut another "window" this time on cutting it halfway. It is a new technique we learned at our meeting. It love the effect. The window swings when you open the card. So much fun! We also placed the ribbon inside, it's different but such a pretty touch.

Stamps: Creative Elements (IB&C) and Sincere Salutatioons
Ink: baja breeze, crumb cake and early espresso
Paper: rich razzleberry, baja breeze, sahara sand and whisper white cardstock
Accessories: labels framelits dies, modern label punch, whisper white taffeta ribbon, and basic rhinestones

This card featured the *NEW* Adorning Accents edgelits die and matching textured embossing folders. It is hard to get these to cut straight so we have resorted to using removable dotto on our card where we would like our edgelit to go. The embossing folders don't need this though. We did cut and then emboss. The pink flower was stamped and punched and then attaced to a second punched flower in the same color with dimentionals. I like the fluffy look it gives the flower.
stamps: mixed bunch and friendly phrases
ink: early espresso ond pink pirouette
paper: riding hood red, pear pizzazz, whisper white, baja breeze, and pink pirouette card stock; twitterpated (occasions mini) dsp
Accessories: pear pizzazz seam binding, basic rhinestones, blossom punch, tripple layer blossom punch, labels framelits die, adorning accents edgelits die and embossing folder, and perfect polka dots embossing folder

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Patchwork Card

I apologize because this card features designer series paper that you cant purchase until July. It was on special last month and I simply LOVE it! If you were able to get some I know you are feeling the same.
The card style is a Z-Fold, just something fun and different. It's very easy to do, start with a piece of cardstock 4.25" x 11" score it at 2.25" and 5.5". Fold it in half and the fold the flap back. I attached the Top Note die-cut to the front. When I do the patchwork I start with a rectangle and use 1-1/4" squares (easlily done with our punch), I adhere them to my square and then I ran them through the Big Shot once to cut out my shape and then again with the Vintage Wall Paper embossing folder to give it the "quilted" look.

Stamp Sets - Four Frames (available in July) and Just Believe
Ink - Early Espresso
Paper - Marina Mist, Early Espresso Sahara Sand and Whisper White; Paisley Petals (available in July) and Early Espresso patterns dsp
Accessories - dotted ribbon punch, decorative label punch, 1-1/4" square punch, whisper white taffeta ribbon, top note die, and vintage wallpaper embossing folder


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Greenhouse Gala Center Stair

Here I another tent card, my last one this week. It features the Greenhouse Gala DSP and the new verse set Happy Greetings from the Summer Mini. I love how that is all the stamping this card needed, the paper stands alone.

Stamp set - Happy Greetings (Summer Mini)
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, and Whisper White; Greenhouse Gala dsp and Pumpkin Pie patterns dsp
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - silver brads, scallop circle punch, and white taffeta ribbon.


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Fancy Fold

Here is a fancy fold I came across on I have been calling it a "center stair card" since it resembles some of the stair cards we have seen. This card again features the Flower Fest stamp set, found in the new Summer Mini. You can find directions for this fun card here.

Stamp Set: Flower Fest and A Word for You
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Certainly Celery, Baja Breezeand Whisper White; Certainly Celery patterns dsp
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight and Early Espresso
Accessories: 1-3/8" circle punch, 5-petal flower punch, 2-3/8" scallop punch, 2-1/2" circle punch, scallop edge punch, small oval punch, modern label punch,white taffeta ribbon and sponge daubers


Monday, May 2, 2011

Flower Fest Card

Here is the first set I purchased from the new Summer Mini. It is my favorite by far. What I really like about this set is that most of the flowers have a matching punch, so no having to cut out every flower to create those fun looks we all love. Not that I mind doing that but isn't it nice when you don't have to. Oh, so this set is called Flower Fest (122278 $27.95 w; 122280 $19.95c), page 20 in the Summer Mini. The verse you see is also from the Summer Mini, called Happy Greetings (123311, $18.95w; 123313, $14.95c) it is full of some very cute and fun verses, I was in need of a new set and this fit the bill perfectly.
I call this card a flap card because the front is made of a flap 3-1/4" wide. It attaches at the back and folds around to the front (the flap is 4-3/4" x  3-1/4"). To make the flowers I stamped the images in a bold color and then using sponge daubers and a slightly lighter color I sponged color into the centers. Then I easily punched them out and attached them to the flap. I am so happy with the way it came out. It feels summery to me. Enjoy!
Stamp Sets: Flower Fest and Happy Greetings
Ink: Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz, Pink Pirouette Bashful Breeze and Early Espresso
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, and Early Espresso; Sahara Sand patterns designer series paper
Accessories: fancy flower punch, extra larger scallop circle, 1-3/8" circle punch, wide oval punch, decorative label punch, dotted scallop ribbon punch, sponge daubers and narrow taffeta ribbon in delightful daffodil.

Happy Stampin'

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweet Cupcake

It has been a while since I last posted a project. I have been busy with the kiddos and their very busy school and social schedule. I did find time to play with my Create a Cupcake set and the center stair fun fold. We made this card at my last stamp club meeting. We used different colors though.
stamp set: Create A Cupcake
paper: pink pirouette, melon mambo, early espresso and whisper white cardstock; ice cream parlor designer series paper (SAB)
ink: melon mambo, early espresso, and pretty in pink
accessories: cupcake punch, old olive taffeta ribbon, dimentionals, stampin write markers, and basic rhinestones

The measurements and instructions are quite simple. The cardstock measures 4.25" x 11". You cut a slit along each side 3/4" in, from the 1" to 6.5".

Along the short side score your cardstock at 1", 2" and at 6.5" from the outside in. Then score at the 5.5" from the left cut line to the right cut line. I have added a small drawing here to show you. The thin lines are the cut lines and the thick represent your score lines.

Thanks for looking!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Baby Blossom Tent Card

Here is a fun fold called a tent card. The card featured the Baby Blossoms stamp set and Springtime Vintage designer series paper. The center is cut out using the top note die. You could easily use the extra large circle or scallop punches as well. The card base measures 4.5" x 10", scored at 5". The bottom is connected by another piece of cardsock measuring 4.25" x 4", scored at 1", 2", and 3" vertically. This bottom portion is accordian folded and glued to the inside bottom of the card, allowing it to stand. And the front appears as a window.

Stamps: Baby Blossoms
Paper: baja breeze, confetti vanilla, not quite navy and very vanilla cardstock; springtime vintage designer series paper
Ink: not quite navy, baja breeze, crumb cake and pear pizzazz
Accessories: baja breeze seam binding, decorative label punch, dotted scallop ribbon punch and the top note die

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Inlaid Embossing

Another card we are doing in my technique club this week. I must say I LOVE this card. It is so fun and so easy. I saw it a while back and knew I need to try this technique out. I have since heard it called faux pressed flowers, but you don't necessarily have to use flowers, although I did ;).

     For this card we punched flowers using the Boho Blossoms punch (119858, $16.95), in melon mambo, bashful blue, peach parfait patterns dsp as well as the newsprint dsp. Now since these punches are so small we used the new SU! adhesive sheets (120805, $14.95 for 12 12x12 sheets) and just placed our punches onto the sheet. Next you just lift them off and place them wherever you like. The adhesive is attached to the back of your punched pieces, no messy glue to worry about. We placed all of our flowers onto the white cardstock and then embossed it with the Square Lattice embossing folder. We mounted the white onto Peach Parfait, added at strip of paper from the sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor set. As an added interest point we did also use the tulip border embossing folder just across the bottom of the card base and a strip of the dotted scallop ribbon punch in pear pizzazz.

Stamps - Apple Blossoms (hostess level 2)
Paper - bashful blue, peach parfait, whisper white, and pear pizzazz cardstock; first edition, ice cram parlor, bashful blue patterns, melon mambo patterns, and peach parfait (hostess) patterns designer series paper
Accessories - whisper white taffeta ribbon, dotted scallop ribbon punch, decorative label punch, wide oval punch, tulips embossing folder, stampin write markers, and basic rhinestones

**My technique club meets once a month, and they choose the dates. We make two or three cards and/or projects depending on the level of difficulty. The club consists of 6 ladies, and each purchases just $25 in product each month, with everyone getting an opportunity to be the hostess and enjoy earning hostess benefits. The class each month is free and everyone gets a free Idea Book and Catalog plus a free ink pad and 20% off one item during their hostess month. I would love to start another club as we have so much fun. Contact me today so I can put you down for the next one.**

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Pin-Wheel Fun

Here is a peek at what we will be doing in my technique class this week. This card features a fun pin-wheel as well as the sweet stitches designer series paper, and the sweet summer sale-a-bration set. I got this card layout from another wonderful stamper and SU! employee, Richard Garay. I get most of my layouts from other stampers and I do try and give recognition whenever I can. Sometimes though I see a card somewhere and just draw a simple sketch on a scrap of paper. I encouarge you all to do the same, if you see a card you like scribble a rough outline to pull out later when you need a quick layout.

**Don't forget now through March 31st you can get free stamps. paper and ribbon with every $50 in product purchases! When you hostess a home workshop you earn even more free goodies! Contact me today for details.**

Stamps - Sweet Summer SAB, Apple Blossoms (hostess level 2)
Paper - peach parfait, bashful blue, pear pizzazz and whisper white cardstock; sweet stitches and bashful blue patterns designer series paper
Ink - crumb cake, pumpkin pie, early espresso and wild wassabi
Accessories - pear pizzazz seam binding ribbon, linen thread, stampin write markers, ice cream parlor buttons, and white gel pen

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Scallop Circle Flower

I thought I'd share with you another of my fun favorites. The flower on the post it note holder. The holder was shared by Sandy Hancock and you can get directions for it here. It is adorable isn't it?
For the flower, start with two 2-3/8" scallop circles, score them across in between each scallop all the way around. Then snip along one of the score lines from the outside into the center. Accordian fold the flowers along the score lines forming a fan. Last, adhere the two "fans" together and add a button for the center. You can add the beauties to anything for a bit of a wow!

Here are where the score lines go

A small snip from the outside in

The two fans just before you adhere them together

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Clearly Christmas Card

Can I just say I love this card! We did this in technique club last week using the window sheets, and the yummy Candy Cane Christmas specialty DSP. The base is Real Red and measures 5-1/2" x 5-3/4" and scored at 4-1/4". I scalloped one end of the base and attached the window sheet (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") underneath the flap. I then layed a 5-1/2" x 1-1/2" piece of dsp onto the window sheet at the bottom. The stamp set is Season of Joy (110384, $26.95). I stamped the swirls onto the window sheet using Staz On ink in white (106960, $11.95). The tree was colored with Stampin' Write markers and stamped on the inside (whisper white 4" x 5-1/4") and then on a seperate sheet and cut out for the outside. Last I wrapped some Tinsel Trim (Winter Mini, 120993, $7.95) around it and tied on a piece of the Real Red satin ribbon. Oh and I added a Basic Rhinestone to the top of the outside tree. I really love how this turned out. It was fun and easy and sparkly just the way I like it. If you have any questions let me know.

Stamp set: Season of Joy
Paper: Real Red cs, Whisper White cs, Window sheets and Candy Cane Christmas dsp
Ink: Real Red classic ink, Staz On white, Garden Green SW marker, and the Early Espresso SW marker
Accessories: Tinsel Trim, Real Red satin ribbon, basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Brayered Masking

I have been a busy stamper lately, and loving it I might add. I taught a new technique this past week to my stampin' club and I just love the way it turned out. I am calling this Brayered Masking as I don't know what else it is called. I haven't seen it anywhere yet and it did come from a mistake. I was trying out another technique and this is what happened when I couldn't master that one ;). I plan on using this technique a lot, as well as this beautiful sneek peak stamp set I can't seem to put down.
So here is the sample of the card. I am also going to attempt my first tutorial tomorrow, so come back tomorrow for directions on how you can make this fabulous card. Yay!

stamp set: Awash with Flowers, Well Scripted
cardstock: barely banana, whisper white, basic black and shimmer white.
ink: basic black, certainly celerey, summer sun, and pumpkin pie
dsp: build a bear
accessories: hugs love note, celery satin ribbon, scallop edge punch, brayer and black gingham ribbon

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Sparkly Fun

To stamp with me is to know I like a bit of bling. So when the recent Occasions mini catalog came about and I saw the Sending Love Specialty designer series paper (item 117153), I had to have some. It's beautiful, every page has glitter accents. Now the paper is real red, pretty in pink, chocolate chip and vanilla, excellent for valentines and actually good for everyday cards as well. But I have made many cards with it and am looking forward to seeing new patterns in the specialty dsp series. (By the way...the Summer mini is due out May 1st, YAY!)
Well, again to know me is to know that I can never wait and I always need things now. SO, I decided to make my own "specialty" paper. Way back when the 2009-2010 came out I earned the Lovely Flowers Hostess bundle. I have been hoarding the gorgeous paper ever since, bringing it out every once in a while to admire it and then putting it away to save for something really good. I decided to use it this time. I chose a card layout, snipped a small piece of the dsp, picked up the matching stamp set, and went to work. Using Versamark, heat and stick powder and dazzling diamond glitter, I created this card.
As you can see what was once plain dsp is now sparkly "specialty" dsp. Voila!

Lovely Flowers bundle
cardstock: old olive, whisper white, melon mambo, and rich razzleberry
ink: basic black, and versamark
dsp: lovely flowers
accessories: rich razzleberry ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter, heat and stick powder

Here is a close up of the glitter accents I added.

Hope this idea inspired you to jazz up some of your favorite dsp.
Happy Stampin'

Monday, March 1, 2010

Technique stamp camp

Here is what we made at my last stamp camp. The featured technique was embossing.
Card #1 featured dry embossing with the sanding technique.
cardstock: rich razzleberry, whisper white, and old olive
ink: basic black
dsp: razzleberry lemonade
accessories: SU! Elegant Bouquet textured embossing folder, SU! Beautiful Wings embosslit (occasions mini), rhinestones from the eggsellent egg kit (occasions mini), sanding blocks, large oval punch

Card #2 featured the emerging color technique
Stamp set: Good friend, Petal pizzaz
cardstock: chocolate chip, so saffron, whisper white
ink: pretty in pink, bashful blue, certainly celery, basic brown, and versamark
accessories: eggcellent egg kit (occasions mini), modern label punch, clear embossing powder, silver brads and the brayer

Card #3 featured faux embossing and embossing on patterned paper
stamp set: wow flowers
cardstock: bermuda bay, whisper white, barely banana
ink: melon mambo and versamark
dsp: sweet pea (occasions mini)
accessories: scallop trim border punch (FREE sale a bration item), clear embossing powder, 1/2" circle punch, white taffeta ribbon

Hope you can make my next class!
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Here is the card I lovingly put together for my mom. I love you mom! I hope all of you Mother's out there have a wonderful day.

Happy Stampin' Tricia 

Supplies: Stamp set - Occasions collection paper - Bella Rose dsp, riding hood red cs, pink pirouette cs, kiwi kiss cs, chocolate chip cs, and whisper white cs ink - basic brown accessories - chocolate taffeta ribbon, scallop square punch, stampin' write marker, 1 1/4" circle punch, crop-a-dile, felt flowers, and slot punch

Darling Label set

I really love the versatility of this set. Its so easy to create fun and useful cards, tags and gifts. The boxed set comes with two ink spot...