Sunday, February 16, 2014
Or you can use a washi tape but then I would tape it AFTER embossing. Stamp Thank you from Lots of Thanks set (separated off the "for caring" for more versatility- why I LOVE cling mount- use them together or separate!) - stamped the flowers from Flower shop in melon and pool party and mounted with dimensionals and one with vintage faceted buttons tied with baker's twine... Quick and easy thank you or whatever occasion card you may need.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
They were charged with making centerpieces for a dinner and the boys in the den had to be involved in making it and of course Stampin' Up to the rescue!
My husband picked the colors- Night of navy and Summer Sun (retired) cardstocks and I used Designer Rosette Bigs XL die for the Bigshot to diecut and crease the cardstock. The boys had to mountain and valley fold the cardstock and taper it closed with sticky strips and then help hold it while an adult hot glued the piece together. I downloaded some images of boyscout icons and printed it out on photo paper for them to cut out or punch using the circle punches. The big ones used 2 strips taped together.
The container is the nut container from costco painted gold inside by the boys, stuffed with a foam shape and stuffed with gold fold paper I had left over from a gift I received, cut using the fringe scissors to make strips.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Actually it was much easier than I thought. This came together in less than 10 minutes.
The sentiment is from the Six-Sided Sampler heat embossed with white embossing powder for a clean and simple hello card.
I didn't want it bulky so I could mail it easily.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
The sentiment is form Perfect Pennants stamped with crumbcake. A Very Vintage button tied with a Gold Baker's twine stuck on with a gluedot again and few strands clipped with a gold Clothespin.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
This one I layered with coastal cabana to add a little extra color and I think I do like this more.....
I used the base of this card for my new picture for the stampingdoc on my blog page, I love it!
Monday, February 10, 2014
When I first saw this kit in the Occasion catalog, I thought "That's kind of cute" but when I actually SAW the weath at Leadership, I thought, "WOW, really CUTE!". So, of course I had to try it and it was really easy and fun and some of the ideas from it I could take away to use for other cool things.
The wreath is a cardboard form that you wrap with the burlap ribbon- There is whole role to wrap it' I just tucked it with some straight pins but you could use hot glue or some industrial tape. The big petaled flowers were made from circles with a slit ( all diecut for you which made it super easy ) that I just put a dap of multomono liquid glue to make these gentle cones. Layer then 3 around in layers until you get the full flower. I used hot glue gun on some, dimensionals in others and they all wored fine. Added a layer of gray- I did cut a fringe with my paper trimmers and then added a button on top with my glue dot and a really easy supercute flower. They had 11 circles for each color flower.
They also had these heavier cardstock pieces that had sticky strip on 2 ends. You peel one and stick it together as shown on the middle piece and then pull the other sticky strip and start to roll the flower to make the puffy mum like flowers. With the new fringe scissors these are something I could try duplicating as well. Such cool ideas.... Use more than one strip to make a bigger flower- all you have to do is just stick it on!
This is another one that was hard to see from the picture but they had diecut 6 petal flowers is 3 different sized that you layer and then add the pompom flower to the top- I punched a hole in the center to have the pompom sit in a bit but a beautiful flower nevertheless.
The whole effect is so pretty and now I see how each flower was done, I will use the technique I learned from this to make many more wreaths in the future- You have a beautiful project for a cost no more than a movie and a drink now a days- and it took me less time to complete than it took my DH to take the kids to the new Lego movie. I think I got the better end of the deal.....
Sunday, February 9, 2014
This is the little folded envelope I have been using for a long time.
I do love using the envelope punch board to punch out the little tab in the center of the inside ( a bit hard to see) rather than using a circle punch half way - so much more professional.
The stamp is retired Stampin' Up called Party Hearty that I just love and could not part with- anything that coordinates with their punches I try to keep! The base card is real red with pacific point under a non- SU star paper. The present is stamped in real red and punched out with circle punch and mounted with a dimensional.