Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Bunny Treat Box Holder

Time to start thinking about making Easter projects.  Although these cute little bunny box treat holders do not use any stamps, they are still fun to make. As a matter of fact, last year's Friends & Flowers stamp set that retired would work or even the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin set. The idea was inspired by Angie Pyjas but I changed it somewhat from hers. The Saf-T-Pop suckers have safety loop handles which make them perfect for the bunny ears.The box is Whisper White cut at 3" x 3-1/2" and scored at 1" on four sides.  Cut parallel slits to the score lines on the 3-1/2" sides to create the box using Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape.  I used a 2" Circle Punch for the bunny face and the back by scoring about 1/8" on the Paper Trimmer.  I did use a retired Stampin' Up! 1/4" Hand-held Circle punch but you can buy them just about anywhere.  I cut out two Basic Black circles for the eyes and one Flirty Flamingo for the nose.  I attached them with Glue Dots.  I drew the rest of the face on with the Project Life Black Pen.  The checks are with a Dauber inked in Blushing Bride.  Use two of the Saf-T-Pops attached with Glue Dots and then tied with a ribbon into a bow and insert into the box.
Attach the bunny tails with Multipurpose Glue on the back but let dry before moving them.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

High Tide and Bermuda Bay

This is one of my favorite new sets from the Occasions Catalog.  It is called High Tide.  If you like the beach, the ocean, birds and lighthouses, you will love this set.  The base of my card is Basic Black cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2",   The second layer is Bermuda Bay cut at 4" x 5-1/4" and stamped with Bermuda Bay ink with the stamp in the set that creates the water in the background.  The set includes a two-step technique to make the lighthouse and also a stamp to create sand.  First I stamped Basic Black ink on a 2" x 3-1/2" piece of Whisper White cardstock with the first part of the lighthouse Then I stamped it with the other part with Bermuda Bay.  The sand was stamped with Sahara Sand.  It is a photopolymer set and comes with 16 stamps on page 25 of the Occasions Catalog.

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Paper Pumpkin March 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

Tie Dyed Custom Tees



Playing around yesterday with some different color combinations for the Tie Dyed set and Custom Tee set.  The colors I used were Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.  I love the color combination.  I used Whisper White cardstock but sprayed it with water before I stamped on it so that the colors would bleed into each other.  After stamping the three colors and I let it dry, I inked up the T-shirts with Basic Black ink.  Then I used the T-Builder Framelits Dies to cut them out in the Big shot.   I popped them up with Dimensionals on 4" x 5-1/4" Island Indigo cardstock and layered them on a Pool Party card. I inked up Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee Sale-a-Bration set with Basic Black ink.  Then I punched it out with the Classic Label punch.   My neighbor has a birthday this weekend and thought she might get a kick out of this birthday card I made for her.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Swan Lake

This card was made with the set Swan Lake which I think is absolutely a beautiful set. The technique is called mirror image and it is a little different than the usual way I've done this technique in the past because both swans were cut out.  This technique was inspired by Michelle Zindorf's tutorial that I purchased.  The base of my card is Whisper White cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" but then I used Island Indigo cardstock and the Seaside TIEF cut at 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and ran it through the Big Shot before adhering to the front of my card base.  The other colors include Soft Sky, Tempting Turquoise, and markers for shading.

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Monday, March 6, 2017

Balloon Adventures Gift Card






1.     The base of my card is Emerald Envy cut at 4-1/4” x 11” and scored at 5-1/2” and 2-1/4.”

2.    The Party Animal DSP is cut at 3” x 4” and adhered to the front with Multipurpose Glue.

3.    Ink up the sentiment “Open Me Already” with Emerald Envy ink and stamp on a 1” x 3” Whisper White cardstock and layer onto a 1-1/4” x 3” Emerald Envy cardstock.  Adhere over the DSP in the center.

4.    To make the slot for the gift card, use the thinlet in the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets Die twice to create the slit using the Big Shot.

5.    Use Tear and Tape on either side of the slit to create the pocket for the gift card.

6.    On the inside, ink up the sentiment “No one deserves a Happier Birthday Than you” with Pacific Point ink and stamp to the left on the Whisper White cardstock.

7.    Ink up the balloons with Pacific Point and Emerald Green and stamp to the right of the Whisper White cardstock.  Ink up the strings with Pacific Point.

8.    Punch out a Crushed Curry balloon using the Balloon Bouquet Punch.  Attach a Dimensional on the back and place it in front of the other two balloons.

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