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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Cards Designed by the Women's Group

These are the cards that were designed last Friday by the Women's Group. They had some great ideas. I think I will be copying some of these.

Aren't they beautiful. I would love to get one of these cards.


Monday, September 26, 2011

Workshop Cards

This last Friday a group of women, that do a card ministry got together and made a variety of cards. I made a few samples and had extra stamps, card stock and supplies ready for them to create. These are the sample cards that I took for ideas.

Wait till you see what some of them created on their own. Posting their cards soon.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Scrappin'! Stars Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrappin STARS Blog Hop! If you are following the Blop Hop you should have come from Barb Furlong's Blog, The Love of Stamping . If you did not come from Barb and would like to start from the beginning here is the SU Stars Blog .

I decided to accomplish two things at once, so I created a Flip Album for one of my coworkers that just had a baby girl. I have not made one of these in a few years. I will be making more of these soon. I did a little embellishing, but not too much. I want her to be able to put as many pictures as she wants. I will give her coordinating card stock and some embellishments that she can add later. Take a look and let me know what you think. I used the DSP Beau Chateau with the coordinating colors of Pink Pirouette and Soft Suede. I love how it turned out, even though it is midnight. I always work better at night. 

This is the front, I thought she could put a picture here.

This sort of gives you an idea of how there are many different flips and folds in this album, a ton of space for those special photos.

I have enjoyed showing you this album, I hope you feel inspired to create your creations and got some ideas. I think I will head off to sleep for a little while, since I have a stamping party tomorrow or should I say today. Stop by on Monday and I will have pictures up from the party. Hope to read your comments and see you stopping by often.

Now it is time for you to continue on to the next Scrapin' Stars Blog, You are heading to Jayne Stamps . Have a great time blog hopping.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Petal Cone Box

This box was made using the petal cone die. I love that the petal cone die can be used to make different boxes. I have included the directions on how to make this box.

Here are the directions. It is quite easy actually.

You will need the big shot set up with this sandwich (the layering for cutting)

standard cutting pad
Petal Cone Die
card stock
Crease Pad
shim of card stock (depends on big shot) mine needs just a tiny bit more thickness

Run it through the big shot, do this two times, you will need two petal cones.

Next take your paper cutter, use the scoring blade or if you have the NEW Simply Scored you can use that. Fold the cone and score 2inches below the scallop fold line, see picture below. If you put the scallop fold line on the 2 in. mark, it works perfect.

Next move the scallop score line to 3in. this time cut off the remainder of the petal cone.

Cut the line in the middle of each petal cone up to the two inch mark and cut off the little tab edge up to the two inch line on both petal cones see picture below.

Now stamp however you want. I used the stamp set, Autumn Splendor. I used More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Cajun Craze, and Chocolate Chip Inks.

Once stamped put red sticky tape on the tabs, so the box can be put together.

To make leaves for a tag, stamp, and cut out with paper snips. Now that wasn't too hard was it.
Finished box.


Friday, September 9, 2011

Blog Hop, Hopping Just for the Fun of It!

Thank you for hopping today with us, Hopping Just for the Fun of it.  Today's theme is ALL HOLIDAYS, meaning just that, we all need to have cards ready for just that special holiday ahead of time or maybe we will have a test card first, before making all the cards needed for the holiday... Plan on visiting us each month, the next hop will be the first Saturday of the Month.

  You may of came today from Stop # 4, The Creative Stamptuary.  I happen to be Stop # 5 of 18 stops along the way this month. I have two Christmas Cards to share with you. I love how both turned out.

For my first card I used the stamp set Lovely as a Tree. I wanted the trees to look wintery, but using just the white embossing powder was way to overwhelming. I decided to try mixing white embossing powder with dazzling diamond glitter. It worked beautifully. I used Chocolate Chip Craft ink to stamp and emboss my "mixture". The DSP is from the Letters to Santa Collection. I can't forget the great Scallop Polka Dot ribbon in Chocolate Chip.

  All of my Christmas Stamp-A-Stackers loved this card.

Here is a close-up of the trees, you can see the glitter a little bit better in this picture.

My second card uses the stamp set "Winter Post", Bashful Blue card stock, DSP from the Beau Chateau Collection, Scallop Trim Border punch, and the texurizing was done using the Vintage Wallpaper Impressions Embossing folder.  The shaker was created using Stampin'Up!'s New Mica Flakes and Shaker Frames from the New Holiday Mini.

Thanks for stopping by, like what you see follow me.

Don't forget we love comments if possible.  To continue the hop, the next Stop # 6, is Stamin Ldyglfr62 .  I am sure you will enjoy her project this month.  If you should happen to get lost anywhere thru the hop, you can go to the main blog, Hopping Just for the Fun of it, or use the following list here below.  Thanks for hopping with us. 

1                  Bluegrass Stamper Studio
2                  Life with a Wiener Dog
3                  Stamper Shirley
4                  The Creative Stamptuary
5                  Stampin' and Scrappin' News
6                  Stamin Ldyglfr62
7                  RaissaStamps
8                  Stampin' Fevre
9                  My Little Patch of Dirt
10                InkPaperStamps
11                Scrappy Stamps and Ink   
12                Stamping with Janice
13                Technostamper
14                My Creative Impressions                
15                Pretty Inky                   
16                Artful Imagination       
17                The Love of Stamping  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fun Flowers Card

During the ten pack party we also made a card using the Bigz L Die Fun Flowers. Everyone loved this flower. I have showed it to a few people at work and no one thinks it is made from card stock. They all think is is material. A quick and fun card. The DSP is Paisley Petals. I put ink on the flower petals directly from the stamp pad tangerine tango to add depth.