Saturday, December 28, 2013

Boxing Day: Boxes with Gifts Galore!

For Boxing Day, I made boxes to hold cards.  Each box has four thank you cards, but it could easily hold 6-10 cards and envelopes. 

The boxes start with card stock measuring 9.5" by 9.5".  Using the envelope punch board, on one side punch and score at 3.5" and 5".  Then repeat on the side opposite.  Continue with the punch board with all score lines.  I cut the flaps off the top, but retained them on the bottom.

The boxes are closed with brads and baker's twine.

The card is on white with Early Espresso ink.  I cut the edge and then embossed close to the edge.  A very clean and simple thank you card.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Christmas: Bow Tie Angels

The bow tie die is quite versatile.  These angels were made of River Rock, Blushing Bride, and Silver Glimmer papers.  The snowflake is a brad, which held all the pieces together firmly.  Twine was used for the hanger.  Both the D'Vine Swirl and Snowflake embossing folders were used.

Aaron cased this angel, but changed the design considerably. 

Christmas: Hand Sanitizer Box

A simple project for Patrick's teacher and school secretary.  I used an 8 ounce bottle of hand sanitzer, but lotion could also be used.  The box used Real Red and the tag was stamped in Garden Green.

I found the ribbon at Michael's a while back.  Since the box was so simple, the ribbon was the right touch.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas: Santa Ornaments

My recipe:
Face and nose: Blushing Bride
Hat: Real Red
Tassel, trim , beard: White
Eyes: Black
Hanger: Cherry Cobbler baker's twine
Other: Snowflake punch, snowflake brad

I love the versatility of the bow tie die.   Aaron and I designed the Santa from a picture we saw on Pinterest. 

The hat was the trickiest part.  The card stock is pretty thick, so it did not want to fold over easily.  So, the brad came in handy to hold the tassel down without folding the paper.  I think that added the finishing touch to the tassel.

Another fun project.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Humorous Birthday Card for Ladies

My recipe:

Concord Crush and Wonder Wisteria
Hero Arts Hat Ladies stamp set
Honeycomb embossing folder
Hexagon, label, modern label punches
Sizzix dialog boxes

My friend Kathy gave me a store bought card a few years ago.  I loved the card and saved it until I could design my own card.  And tada...  here it is finally. 

I cut the dialog pieces off the dialog boxes because they were in the wrong location.  I thought the Hero Arts stamps were too small when I first got them, but I don't think the card could hold anything larger.

Fun card. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

You Rock for Bosses' Day

Aaron made a card for her boss for Bosses' Day.  Her boss does a lot of boarding, so she chose the skateboard stamp from Stampin' Up!

She used Old Olive and River Rock for her colors.  The sponging really made the card POP! 

We used Stampin' Up's new envelope board.  How fun and a perfect envelope!  My new favorite toy.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Lattice and Vellum in Window Frame

 Coastal Cabana was used on this quick and easy card.  Window frames and lattice dies were used.  Vellum was placed on the inside to hide how the lattice was attached.

Pearls and a ribbon were added.

On the inside of the card, I used the window frame die (at the same time I cut the front) for the sentiment.  I popped the sentiment up on a dimensional.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Wedding: Faith Hope Love Center Step Card

My son's brother-in-law is getting married this weekend.  Their colors are pink and light brown.  I used Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, and Regal Rose.  

The stamps are from our Daily Bread.  I used the new Stampin' Up! pansy punch with the matching stamp set.  The punch is not easy to line up correctly with the stamped image.  What a shame.

I have not used stamps from our Daily Bread before, but I am quite pleased.  The stamps printed great, even with the tiny detail.

The center step dimensions took a bit to figure out, but this stamp set needed the center step. 

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Sympathy: Thinking of You

Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks and papers were used.  The branch stamp (Stampin' Up's Thoughts and Prayers stamp set) was randomly stamped on the background piece, then the sandpaper background stamped was stamped over the entire back.  Love the look!

Pearls and a sheer bow were added.  I like the simple, elegant design.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Wedding: Happy I Do Day in Red, White, and Black

 The wedding's colors are red, black, and white.  I used white for the card base and the three embossed pieces.  Real Red was used for the base layer and scallop.  I used a sheer black ribbon and tied the real red taffeta ribbon on top.

Basic black was used for the sentiment.  A "diamond" was added to the ring.

Congratulations, Corby and Brittney!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Birthday: Hen in a Basket

 River Rock, Cajun Craze, and Always Artichoke papers and ink were used.  The hen stamp is from an old Stampin' Up! set; I cut off "from the kitchen of" to make it just the hen in the basket.

The corner punch is new to me.  I just received it from my SU demonstrator Sue Begger.  I love it!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Birthday: Mug of Ale with Bubbles

I used white for the card base, mug, and bubbles.  The embossed background is Early Espresso.

The bubbles are 1" and 3/4" circles and the triple blossom punch; all are sponged with Crushed Curry.  Early Espresso is the ink color for the sentiment.

Fun card.  Gender-neutral also!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Birthday: Punched Patchwork

Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, and Certainly Celery colors and inks were used.

The flourish punch is a new punch for me.  Ribbon and bling finished it off.

The card was pretty quick and easy. The patchwork effect create a simple design.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Lattice and Framlits Make Celtic Design

The lattice die and Window Frame Framelits seem to fit together.  Using Bravo Burgandy and Green Garden, I pieced together a Celtic looking design.

I love this design.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Birthday: Honeycombs

Using Elegant Eggplant as the ink and base card stock.  The designer paper is one I found at JoAnn Fabrics. 

I used the new honeycomb embossing folder from Stampin' Up!  The embossing folder on the white card.  Since the folder has a deep impression, I ran the designer paper through using a shim.  The hexagons almost popped out.

I can't believe Stampin' Up has not developed a punch the same size as the inside hexagon.  I hope they have one soon.

A pearl in the center and ribbon at the top finished the card off.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Happy 85th Birthday, Dad!

My dad's 85th birthday is Tuesday.  The card is made with Always Artichoke and Early Espresso.  The truck was stamped on a scrap piece of paper -- not sure what color it is.

The truck was stamped and cut with an oval die.  The same size oval was cut in green, then cut in half.  The halves were pulled apart a bit and taped to the back. 

Happy birthday, Dad!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Oreo Cookie with Hexagon Envelope

Don't you think this Oreo cookie look-alike is adorable?

The white inside looks like the frosting.  The blue hexagon envelope looks like the Oreo packaging.

I used the Stampin' Up! stamp set Sweet Cake for the sentiment.   I used Chocolate Chip and Early Espresso for the ink and paper colors.  The red heart brad adds a touch of color.

I certainly had fun with this one!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Sympathy Card for Loss of Pet Chicken

This sympathy card was for a friend that has backyard chickens.  She unexpectedly lost one of her chickens this week.

The papers are Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.  The stamp is from a very old Stampin' Up set; I cut off the sentiment "From the Kitchen Of".  The stamp has a very delicate impression.

The twine and buttons finished it off.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Round Card with Hexagonal Envelope in Yellow

 I love the hexagonal envelope.  It is actually a CD holder, but I thought the round card fit perfectly.

This uses the Just Believe stamp set with Crushed Curry.  I love the new mini curly label stamps and punch.  So fun!

The envelope uses a full 12" x 12" sheet of designer paper, but I love the beautiful look.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Not Feline Well?

I saw a picture on Facebook that I have totally cased.

The stamp is one I found at a garage sale.  It was not easy to cut out the tail, but I wanted it to wrap around the sentiment.

I used the new Stampin' Up! honeycomb embossing folder.  I love the look.

Round Card with Hexagonal Envelope

 The hexagonal envelope is from a Sizzix Big Shot Pro die.  The die is able to cut 12" by 12" pieces of paper, which gives a die cut that is bigger also.

The envelope closes by folding the six pieces into the floret top.  Very clever design.

The card uses 4.24" Sizzix scalloped circle dies.

Whisper White, Concord Crush, River Rock, Opal Opulence, and Mellow Moss inks and papers were used.

Teeny Tiny Saying and Vintage Vogue stamps were used. 

Love this!

Friday, February 15, 2013

French Foliage Birthday Center Step

 I love the Stampin' Up! French Foliage set.  I used crumb cake, very vanilla, and old olive colors.

The French script stamp in this set was used as a background stamp for all of the very vanilla pieces.

Love, love, love this card!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Cards with Heart Cups

This year we made Valentine's cards for both Patrick and Jakob.  This design was very fast and easy because of Stampin' Up's self-sticking heart cup.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Birthday Layered Punched with Butterflies

I used Cherry Cobbler, Melon Mambo, and Regal Rose with the white to create the punched layers. 

The butterflies were punched and embossed with and embosslit. 

Even though this is a simple looking card, it is very time intensive with the punching.  I wish there were a different way to create the delicate punches.

The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!  I used the word window punch and sponged around it. 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Sympathy in Brown Tones

Stampin' Up's Thoughts and Prayers stamp set was perfect for this card.  I used the branch for two corners, then filled in the space in the opposite corners.

I used soft suede and crumb cake for the soft brown tones.  The large oval and curly label punches were used for the sentiment. Lots of bling were used on the flowers.