Monday, February 29, 2016

A Nice Cuppa Tea Bag Holder Again

It was time to make another tea bag box holder for a friend who is convalescing in a nursing home after breaking her leg.  I wanted to take her something I made, so created this one using Wisteria Wonder card stock and using the Have a Cuppa DSP Paper Stack.  My friend was thrilled to receive this and I'm hoping she will recover soon.  She says she'll be there for a month!  I made the same style box on February 16, just different colors.

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Starfish at the Beach

This is another card I made today using the Picture Perfect stamp set using the starfish, and I used the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set for the ocean.

  • The base of my card is Marina Mist card stock cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4" in the middle.
  • I cut another piece of Marina Mist at 5-1/2" and about 3" and tore the bottom edge.  I stamped it with Gorgeous Grunge stamp with Marina Mist ink to represent the ocean.  I sponged the torn edge with Marina Mist ink.
  • I cut a piece of Crumb Cake at 5-1/2" about about 3" and tore the bottom edge and sponged it with Crumb Cake.  I also sponged the card stock lightly to represent the sand at the beach.
  • I stamped "You are just the Nicest" in Marina Mist ink on the Crumb Cake.
  • I wrapped Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine around the "ocean" area.  Then I layered both pieces on the front of the card
  • I stamped the starfish with Crumb Cake on Crumb Cake cardstock.  I 2-step stamped over the first image with Hello Honey.  I inked up the edges with Soft Suede marker.  I used an Versamarker on the starfish and sprinkled it with Clear Embossing Powder and used the Heat Tool to make it shiny.  I adhered it to the card with Dimensionals.
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sandpipers on the Beach

This is a card I made this morning but it was inspired by Michelle Zindorf's tutorial.  The sets are Picture Perfect using the starfish and Wetlands using the sandpipers.   I used Tempting Turquoise for the base and Chocolate Chip for the second layer. The colors of ink I used were Archival Basic Black for the birds, Tempting Turquoise for the sky,  Crumb Cake for the Beach and Crumb cake and Soft Suede for the starfish.  I cut the starfish out and attached it with Dimensionals. I tore the Crumb Cake cardstock and sponged it to make it look like sand.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Happy Easter Bunny

This is another Easter card that I made.  Just love that little bunny from the Friends & Flowers stamp set in the 2016 Occasions catalog.  I also used the stamp "Happy Easter" from the Easter Lamb set #140740 that is also in the catalog. My card was inspired by B.J, Peters

  • The base of my card is Blushing Bride cut at 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" and scored at 4-1/4" in the middle.
  • The second layer is from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack cut at 4-1/4" x 3" and attached to the bottom of the card.
  • Next, I used the 2" Circle Punch to create a hole in the lower right side of the card punching through the card and DSP.
  • I stamped the bunny twice and four ears on Whisper White cardstock using Archival Basic Black ink.  I punched his face out with the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and the Festive Flower Builder Punch for his ears. I colored in the ears with the Blushing Bride marker and gave him rosy cheeks.  I attached his ear with Glue Dots and put the first bunny on the front of the card.  I opened it up inside and attached the second bunny with Snail Adhesive.
  • I stamped "Wishing you all the beautiful blessings of Easter" from the Suite Sayings stamp set.
  • For the flowers on the front, I used the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack on Whisper White cardstock. I used the 1/4" Handheld Circle Punch for the center of the flowers using Blushing Bride and then attached them with Glue Dots.
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Work of Art Easter Egg

I't almost that time of year.  Easter is early this year, so I started researching ideas for my cards.
This idea came from Janet Holmes which I found on Sudsol which a website for Stampin' Up! demos.  I used the stamp sets Work of Art and Easter Lamb.

  • The base of my card is Daffodil Delight cut at 4-1/4" x 11" and folded in the middle.
  • The second layer is Whisper White card stock cut 4" x 5-1/4" and I used the Oval Collection Framelit to die cut an oval in the center.  I stamped "Happy Easter" from the East Lamb set at the bottom with Marina Mist.
  • Underneath my second layer is another piece of Whisper White card stock cut at 3-3/4" x 5" and I started stamping it with the Works of Art stamp image and Pumpkin Ink.  I cleaned off my stamp, and then used Marina Mist.
  • Then Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz and Pumpkin Pie again cleaning my stamp between colors.  Attach to the back of the Whisper White die cut to create the Easter egg.
  • I used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack using the flower punch to create 4 flowers with colors used in the egg.  I attached with Glue Dots over the Daffodil ink image.  Then I attached Basic Jewel Rhinestone to each flower.
  • I added a yellow bow with the 1/4" Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon.
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