Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thank You: Dragonfly



I love this stamp! It is from the Stampin' Up set Winged Things. The sentiment is also Stampin' Up. Card stock and ink are both Not Quite Navy. The dragonfly has blue bling for the eyes and body. Fun card.

Extreme Guitar -- You Rock



Another extreme guitar card. This is done on not quite navy and whisper white card stock. The image was stamped, layered, and ticket punched. The stars were punched and put on dimensionals. All edges were sponged.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Thinking of You -- Again



Thinking of You is a generic sentiment, so I am making some generic cards this summer during my time off. This card uses dark brown, pumpkin orange, and yellow card stocks. The orange and yellow are cut to different sizes and layered. Bling was added. The stamp is Stampin' Up.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Thinking of You



This card goes away from my norm. I used designer series paper on the left side and as a layer. I definitely left my comfort zone, but that is the only way to grow.

I used Stampin' Up's Thoughts and Prayers stamp set. I use the tree in this set a lot, but I really like this flower stem. I cut the "Thinking of You" in half with scissors and used my acrylic block to stamp it. With the acrylic block, I did not need to use my stamp-ma-jig either.

The card is done with Dusty Durango, accented with ivory and dark brown. The designer series paper is also Stampin' Up.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day Flowers

Flowers on a Father's Day card???



My daughter is raising two boys on her own, so we celebrate Mother's Day and Father's Day for her. This is the card she received for Father's Day.

I used the dark brown card stock with a layer of flowered vellum. The triple layer punch from Stampin' Up was used for the flowers. The sentiment was printed on the computer and layered on the scallop circle. Pearls were added in the corner and the center of the flowers.

The inside of the card was computer printed; the poem is A Single Parent's Prayer. Time, energy, hands, and heart enough...

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Thank You: Butterfly


Another donation for the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation. I made 12 of theses 3" x 3" notes. I used Wild Wasabi and Whisper White card stock. I added a pearl for the body and sponged the edges.

Stampin' Up has two butterfly stamps. One has just letters; this one has words with positive connotations. I like the positive words for teachers.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Extreme Birthday




Stampin' Up's Extreme Skateboarder and Extreme Guitar are being retired, so I broke down and bought them. I used Not Quite Navy and Dusty Durango for the two cards, accented with Whisper White.

The skateboarder was put in ovals cut and embossed with Nestabilities. The guitar player was trimmed and punched with a ticket punch. Each were embellished with matching star buttons.

The inside of the skateboarder card is an integral part of the card. It says "Happy Birthday, Dude;" the guitar card says "Happy Birthday." These cards will appeal to teens and guys. I am pleased with my purchase.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

Heart Candles


I found 18 of these darling glass, heart-shaped candles for 10 cents each. I, of course, bought them all. I layered four pieces of tissue paper between plain copy paper - top and bottom. This gave me 6 layers total to punch with the heart punch.

Normally, I stamp the paper and then punch it out. However, with the tissue paper, you punch first and then stamp. It is more difficult to stamp perfectly.

Then, pierce the tissue paper where the wick is; put the tissue paper over the candle. Using a heat tool, melt the wax until the tissue paper is covered. Be careful not to burn the wick!

This is a fast project -- with great results.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

CMIT Featured Designer Challenge: Father's Day

The CMIT Featured Designer Challenge for June is to create a Father's Day card. This is the card I submitted.



This year for Father's Day, my dad would rather be fishing. He has an injury that is preventing him from moving around. Hopefully he will be out fishing soon.

The stamps are old stamps. The creel is Stampin' Up from 2004; the sentiment is from Darcie's Country Folk in 1995. I stamped on rust card stock and layered with green card stock. The corner punch is Stampin' Up's scallop trim. The sentiment is on dimensionals and the stamped image is colored. The edges are sponged.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Thank You: Postage Punch



Every fall at the MEA-MFT Educators Conference, I donate cards to the Montana Professional Teaching Foundation for their silent auction. This card is one of a set of twelve that I will donate. This card is cased from Dawn, who inspires me almost daily.

The ecru card is 3" x 3", but I added the navy blue to the back, making the card 3 1/4" x 3 1/8". I punched two postage stamps from each color and layered them on a 2 3/8" square. I slid the sentiment under the top two postage stamps before I adhered the bottom two. I folded each of the punched stamps at the middle mark.

Easy card. And just the right size for a teacher!

Father's Day Creel



This year for Father's Day, my dad would rather be fishing. He has an injury that is preventing him from moving around. Hopefully he will be out fishing soon.

The stamps are old stamps. The creel is Stampin' Up from 2004; the sentiment is from Darcie's Country Folk in 1995. I stamped on rust card stock and layered with green card stock. The corner punch is Stampin' Up's scallop trim. The sentiment is on dimensionals and the stamped image is colored.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Birthday: Someone Like You...



This card is for my daughter-in-law. She is such a special girl; we are so lucky to have her in our family.

The picture doesn't show the colors very well, The dark color in the picture is Rich Razzleberry, coordinated with pink and white. The designer paper is from Hobby Lobby. The stamps are Stampin' Up -- I love the two-step sets. I stamped, layered, punched, colored, and sponged. No bling this time.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Bookmarks for Summer Reading

My grandson Patrick is reading for several different programs this year. My favorite is Borders Double-Dog Dare Challenge. So, of course, he needed a bookmark. I certainly will use any excuse to make a paper craft!

I chose yellow and orange card stock, cut at 2 1/2 and 2 inches wide and 8 1/2 inches long. Using the spiral punch on both sides makes it look similar to a film strip, so I went with Stampin' Up's Cute by the Inch inked in brown. We chose the owl because the owl and Patrick are both wise!



The second bookmark I made for my daughter Aaron. She is taking online college classes, so she also needed a bookmark. I really love my new border punch; the punch became the design.

I stamped the Flower of the Month (a retired set of Stampin' Up) for November for Aaron, September for Patrick, December for grandson #2 Jakob, and the rose for Mother's Day. I stamped and punched the flowers with a 1 inch circle, layered with a 1 1/4 inch circle. The orange flowers were glued on each circle.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

Use a Little Pickup



I used a vellum sheet to cover the Dusty Durango card stock. The vellum allows the background color to show through, but muted. I love the effect. The sentiment and pick up were stamped on whisper white using matching ink. I layered, sponged edges, colored, and added bling.

I really like the humor of the sentiment.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hapyy Happy Happy!



Stampin' Up's Alphabet Stew set is a fun set of sentiments. Dusty Durango and Whisper White card stock were used. The embossing folder is from Cuttlebug, but I don't remember the name. I layered, sponged, colored, and added bling.

Vespa Adventure



I am the original owner of a 1981 Vespa; I still ride it to and from work! So, I had to get the new stamp set from Stampin' Up! I used lavender and white card stock. I covered the lavender with vellum, which gave the card a different look. I stamped and layered the Vespa and the sentiment. I sponged all edges. Vespas are the best!