Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Sympathy: Wonderland Trees



Another sympathy card was needed. 

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Wonderland
Sympathy from Stampin' Up!

Other:
Triple Corner Punch
Twine
Button

Boxes for Boxing Day


I made 3 boxes to hold some cards (4 1/4" x 5 1/2") that I give for boxing day. 

The bottom of the box was textured card stock.  It measured 9 3/4" x 8 1/2", scored on all sides at 1 3/4". 

The top was made from designer paper.  It measured 9 13/16" x 8 9/16", scored on all sides at 1 3/4".  The fit is quite tight, but the SU trimmer wouldn't measure 3/32", so I measured 1/16" added to the bottom's measurements.

I tied the boxes with baker's twine.

Monday, December 28, 2015

Photo Album from a CD Jewel Case




This is such a fun and useful project!  The CD jewel case needs to be the thick case, not the mini case.  You can fit twelve 4" square photos in the album, so you need the extra thickness in the case.

The bottoms are 5 1/4 x 4 5/8" and 4 7/8 x 4 3/4".  I could have gone just a bit larger, but I wanted a little wiggle room.  The mats are 4 1/2 x 4 3/8". 

The accordion is made from two pieces of cardstock 4"x12", scored at 4" and 8".  The two pieces are held together with a piece of cardstock 4"x8", scored at 4".  The 4"x8" piece completely overlap the two accordion pieces; make sure the score lines are still able to fold cleanly.  I used red sticky tape on all of the pieces on the accordion, including the bottom and the mat.

I used red sticky tape to attach the punched tab for the handle.  I could have used ribbon, but the punched tab fit into the case.


Sunday, December 27, 2015

Christmas French Fries



Colors:
Cherry Cobbler
Mossy Meadow
White

Stamps:
Wondrous Wreath

Other:
French Fry die
Ivy Die by Tim Holtz
Confetti and candy

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Birthday: Daydream Medallions


The Daydream Medallions are a perfect fit for the Floral Frames framelits. I am not sure I knew that because I bought them separately.  After cutting the medallions, I stacked them up with dimensionals.  Love this card!

Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
Island Indigo
White

Stamps:
Daydream Medallions
Happy Birthday by Hero Arts

Other:
Floral Frames framelits
Scalloped punch
Circle punch
Washi tape

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Christmas: Wonderland Trees


I love the Wonderland set.  It is able to work in many situations, not just for the holidays.

Colors:
Night of Navy
Soft Sky
White

Stamps:
Wonderland
Wondrous Wreath

Other:
Triple corner punch
Cloud punch
Pearls
Embossing folder for snow

Christmas: Sleigh Ride in the Round


The Sleigh Ride edgelits are so versatile; they can be used for so many different looks.  Aaron designed this card for a coworker. 

Colors:
Night of Navy
Silver
Very Vanilla
White

Stamps:
Wondrous Wreath

Other:
Sleigh Ride Edgelits
Round Sizzix Framelit
Embossing folder for snow
Ribbon

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Sympathy: Memories with Loss of Dog






Another Paper Inspirations stamp for a loss of a pet dog.  Aaron fussy-cut the dog because she is more patient than I am.

Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
White

Stamps:
D is for Dog
Memories

Other:
Embossing powder
Ticket punch

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Birthday: Poem with Flower Shop

The stamp is new (to me) from Paper Inspirations.  I love their style of stamps; I have been slowly finding them on eBay and garage sales.

Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
Bordering Blue
White



Stamps:
Birthday
Flower Shop
Petite Petals

Other:
Embossing folder
Pearls

Friday, December 11, 2015

Birthday: Fern from Butterfly Basics

I love this color combination.  I tend to use the earthy tones more than others.

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Crumb Cake
Very Vanilla
Always Artichoke
Pear Pizzaz

Stamps:
Butterfly Basics
Wetlands

Other:
Tulip Frame embossing folder

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Congratulations with Awesomely Artistic






















Aaron designed this card for a coworker celebrating an anniversary.  We certainly are loving the dies from Dies by Dave.

Colors:
Bermuda Bay
Lost Lagoon
Blackberry Bliss
Regal Rose
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Awesomely Artistic
Itty Bitty Banners
Gorgeous Grunge


Other:
Dragonfly and banner dies

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas: Gift Card Holder



This is a quick and easy project.  I used Cherry Cobbler for the base.

The base is 2 3/4" by 11", scored at 3 3/4", 7 3/4", and 8".

The DSP on the inside is 2 5/8" by 3 5/8".

The DSP on the front is 2 3/8" wide.  I cut it long enough to put through the Big Shot using a label framelit.

The slot was made with the Word Window punch.  I used dimensionals to create the pocket for the card.

The front sentiment uses the 2" circle punch and the 2 3/8" scalloped punch.

Birthday with Beautiful Bunch

I hadn't used my punches for edges for a while, so that was the inspiration for this card. 

Colors:
Pear Pizzaz
Crushed Curry
White

Stamps:
Beautiful Bunch
Petite Petals
Happy Birthday from Hero Arts

Other
Punches


Monday, November 30, 2015

Altered Altoids Box for Ella






My granddaughter is almost 1 1/2 years old.  I had created the first altered Altoids box when Ella was about 2 weeks old.  She has grown so much, a second box was needed.  I made the boxes look different on the top so my son would know which box was which. 

Coastal Cabana was chosen for the color to match at color of the box.  I used sticky tape to hold the ribbon to the paper.  There are pictures on the back of each card; that extra weight helps the cards stand alone.

My son is such a proud and doting father!  He takes the boxes to work with him.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas: Holiday Dough



A fun project for giving out money for Christmas.  Makes them work for their money!

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Christmas Wishes with Lattice and Vellum


This is another card for the upcoming bazaar.  The lattice die was used, then placed behind the frame cut out.  Vellum was placed behind the lattice for an interesting effect.  Soft Sky was used for the color.

Christmas: Season's Greetings with Snow Swirled


I love the clean lines of this card.  The stamp set is Snow Swirled; Real Red and White.

Christmas: Poem with Poinsettias


This is a card prepared for the bazaar.  The stamp is from Paper Inspirations.  The colors are Bermuda Bay and Coastal Cabana.  The poinsettia were die cut.

Christmas: Ornamental Pine


This is another card made for the bazaar.  The stamp set is Ornamental Pine with Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso, Real Red, and Crumb Cake.

Christmas Joy



This is one of the cards for the upcoming bazaar.  The stamp is from the set Four Seasons.  Night of Navy and White were the colors used.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

You've Got Friends






Aaron needed a card for a coworker that has a relative that is ill.  This is a card of support to show the coworker that they are there for her during her ordeal.

Colors:
Mossy Meadow
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
French Foliage
Something to Say
Mini Tag Sentiments - from Our Daily Bread

Other:
Mini Tag Framelits - from Our Daily Bread
Twine
Bakers Twine
Punch

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Sympathy: So Sorry


Aaron needed a sympathy card for a coworker.  We went with the timeless Thoughts and Prayers set.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
So Sorry
Thoughts and Prayers

Other:
Corner punch
Pearls

Saturday, October 17, 2015

It's Your Day With Coffee Cup


This month's challenge was not my normal design.  Which is, of course, we have challenges!

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede
Baked Brown Sugar
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Perfect Blend
Sandpaper background stamp
Gorgeous Grunge
It's Your Day -- Hero Arts

Other:
Corner punch
Perfect Blend dies -- Dies by Dave
Button embosslit
Designer Series Paper

Anniversary: Memories with Flower Shop


Paper Inspirations has this series of stamps.  I buy the stamps whenever I find them.

Colors:
Dusty Durango
More Mustard
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Memories
Flower Shop
Petite Petals

Other:
Corner stamp
Pearls
Punches


Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Birthday: Window with Happy Scenes


This is my challenge card for this month.  I love how Stampin' Up! is getting their stamp sets and framelits to coordinate. 

Colors:
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake
Early Espresso
Very Vanilla
Mossy Meadow
Bashful Blue

Stamps:
Happy Scenes
Itty Bitty Banners

Other:
Grand Madison Window from Poppy Stamps
Bitty Banners Framelits
Embossing folder
Sponge daubers
Marker
Blender pen

The Hearth and Home framelits were backordered, so I used my Grand Madison Window from Poppy Stamps.  The window size is the same, but the framelit is one piece instead of two. 

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Baby: Four Squares with Epic Alphabet


This is September's challenge.  The sketch had the four squares with the ribbon.  This is my take.

Colors:
So Saffron
Cantaloupe Crisp
Coastal Cabana
Very Vanilla

Stamps:
Epic Alphabet
Baby Barrel of Stamps -- the Paper Studio

Other:
Embossing folder
Punches
Ribbon
Baker's Twine
Buttons

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Anniversary Cards: 9 years!



Using the same design for all of the anniversary cards saves me time.  This time, there is a NINE year anniversary!  That is a lot of seconds!  I even had to reduce the font for it to fit on the card!

Colors:
Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder

Stamps:
Gorgeous Grunge

Other:
Punches

Friday, August 7, 2015

Anniversary for Workplace: 2 Years


Another anniversary card for Aaron's coworker.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Soft Suede
Crumb Cake

Stamps:
Gorgeous Grunge

Other:
Punches

Thursday, August 6, 2015

Birthday with Filigree Frame


This is the third card using the Filigree Frame embossing folder.  Stampin' Up! has three sets made to accompany the folder.  I love the coordination!

Colors:
Island Indigo
White

Stamps:
Age Awareness

Other:
Filigree Frame embossing folder
Pearls

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Christmas Cheer with Filigree Frame


I am working on a theme.  The filigree frame matches three different stamp sets, so I decided to play around with the sets.  Stay tuned for tomorrow's post!

Colors:
Wild Wasabi
White

Stamps:
Cheerful Christmas
Age Awareness

Other:
Filigree Frame embossing folder
Pearls

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Happy Winter with Filegree Frame


Colors:
Wisteria Wonder
White

Stamps:
Wintertime
Age Awareness

Other:
Filigree embossing folder
Marker
Pearls

Monday, August 3, 2015

Sympathy: Love and Sympathy with Tulip Frame


Colors:
Island Indigo
White

Stamps:
Love and Sympathy

Other:
Tulip Frame embossing folder
Modern Label punch
Corner punch

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Wedding: Your Perfect Day and Happy Couple


 For the August challenge, we had a sketch to use.  I seem to always need wedding cards, I chose the wedding theme.

Colors:
Crumb Cake
Crisp Cantaloupe
White

Stamps:
Your Perfect Day
Dream Text -- by Stampendous
Happy Couple -- by Stampendous
Tiny Tags
Fabulous Four

Other:
Ribbon
Baker's Twine
Ticket punch
Tiny Tag punch

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Birthday: Masculine Cogs


A masculine birthday card!  I only used one stamp; punches, embossing, and sponging gave me all the texture I needed.

Colors:
Early Espresso
Crumb Cake
Soft Suede

Stamps:
Have a Happy Birthday - Hero Arts

Other:
Cog punch
Tim Holtz Cog Die
Cog embossing folder
Tim Holtz metal cogs
Banner punch
Circle punch
Ribbon

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thanks So Much: Faith In Nature


I needed three thank you cards; this is the last one.  I used the same stamp for the sentiment on all three cards, but each card was different.

Stamps:
Faith in Nature
Thanks So Much - Hero Arts

Colors:
Very Vanilla
Soft Suede
Early Espresso

Other:
Darice embossing folder
Embossing powder
Ribbon

Monday, July 20, 2015

Thanks So Much: Flower Shop




I cut 1.75" off the front of the card to allow the flowers to overhang the edge. 

Colors:
Blackberry Bliss
Melon Mambo
Strawberry Slush
Wisteria Wonder

Stamps:
Flower Shop
Petite Petals
Thanks So Much - Hero Arts