Thursday, June 30, 2016

Love and Affection Catalog sort of CASE

There was s little card on page 46  of the Annual Catalog that really caught my eye and I cased it of course for the last month's party.  Base card is Watermelon Wonder embossed with Floral Affections textured impressions.  I took a piece of Cucumber Crush and then a piece of whisper white stamped with Love and Affection set using crushed curry, watermelon, cucumber black as shown.   I then stamped happy birthday from Birthday Banners - curved it to fit the banner and stamped the banner in Crushed curry and diecut it out and mounted with dimensionals. 

Bright, cute, easy peasy card.....

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jar of Love Hello Shaker card

 Such a fun little card we had at my last stamping party.  Base card is Pool Party. Take the DSP (here I used the It's my Party DSP from Occasion catalog (retired) fold the bottom up by about 1/2 inch and diecut the tall jar shape.   I took a piece of clear windowsheet   bigger than the jar opening all around and stamped the jar and sentiment with Staz-On,  Make sure to lift straight up to prevent smearing.   Adhere the clear window sheet to the back of the DSP. putting tape just on the edges of the DSP.  Now, place the foam adhesive strips around the edge of the jar on the clear adhesive sheet. I used the embossing buddy to take some of the stickiness and static off the sticky strips. add some hearts diecut and some sequins and put a piece of whisper white CS larger than the cut out to ocver and adhere the whole thing onto the base card,  Stamped the lid with Crumbcake, diecut it and put it on in the front.  I tied a little cord into a bow and attacked it on the corner o the lid tied with the tag,    Enjoy!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Undefined- Star Wars

 At the  end of the school year I have been making a tin of cards for each of my kids' teachers, decorating the tin, filling it with a stack of cards for different occasions.  I like to add a book of postage stamps on the lid with a magnet and  put it in a bag with a stack of envelopes so they have everything they need to send out the cards.

One of my boy's teacher this year is crazy about Star Wars.  He has movie nights at school and has lots of paraphernalia on his desk. He was the teacher for my other boy in the past and I had found some Star Wars designer paper then, but this time I had no luck finding anything appropriate. So Undefined again to the rescue-  it is now retired through Stampin' Up but I bought a bunch of extra carving material just for situations like this.   I found some pictures on the internet that I thought would work and printed it and used it to carve out the images.  I found the font TIE-WING on line for free and printed on whisper white CS using my printer.  I printed 4 on one sheet then cut it out then stamped the images above the sentiment.  The Yoda is stamped in Pear Pizazz with same color CS to layer the stamped piece.

Easy cards and now with my new stamps I can make many many more.  I have little stamping space so I don't mount the carved rubber on the wood blocks but they are thick enough to work without the wood.
I also carved out too much of Yoda's eyes so when I stamp it, it looks wonky.  Since Stampin' Up has coordinated everything, I just used the marker to fill in the eyes a bit and it's just fine.....