Thursday, October 27, 2011

Petal Cone Bat

Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!, created a bat like this at a Regional Seminar for Demonstrators. I thought it was so cute that I had to try my hand at it! We created this cute little guy at my Halloween treats class. I have a few more to show you in the next couple of days!

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 2 1/2" circle punch, Petal Cone die, Brights glimmer brads, Silver foil Smooch spritz, Dazzling Details, Spider Web embossing folder, Petite Pennants builder punch, Basic Black grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pumpkin Patch Double Layout

Would you believe that I have yet another double layout to share with you? Well I do! I again CASED this layout and changed a few things to make it my own set of pages. I loved the patchwork on this layout and it fit so well with the pumpkin patch theme! And that scarecrow is just too adorable to pass up. I really enjoy doing punch art and this little guy was just too much fun!


Here's the left page.

And the right page.

I just knew that you would be saying, "Shelley, that scarecrow is so cool but we just can't see him very well!" So I took a close up of the scarecrow so that you could see the details.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Cajun Craze
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Heart to Heart punch, Bird Builder punch, Extra Large oval punch, 1 1/4" square punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Chocolate Chip marker, White Gel pen, Bill board strip die, Alphabet simple letters dies, Regals DSP pack, Brights DSP pack

Isn't he so cute?
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Grateful Double Layout

I've got another double layout for you today. This is another set of pages that we have created for my scrapbooking night on the 4th Mondays of the month. We always have room for more if you want to come and create pages that you just need to add pictures too!

This page is a complete CASE. I don't think I changed anything. The Designer Series Paper on this is called Spice Cake. I LOVE this paper! I wasn't so sure of it when I first saw it but it has grown on me and I am loving creating with it!

Here's the left page.

And the right. 

Cardstock: River Rock, Soft Suede, More Mustard, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Leaves #2 die, Billboard strip die, Spice Cake DSP, Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Spice Cake buttons, Heart to Heart punch

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Sunflower Adventures

This is one of the double layouts that we will be creating at the next Scrapbooking night that happens to be Monday, October 24. This layout is a CASE from a set of pages that I saw on Stampin' Connections. I have changed the colors and Designer series paper to make it my own. I'm still learning about scrapbooking so I like to tweak someone else creations.

Here is a close up of the left page.

And the right side.

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, River Rock
Accessories: Daisies #2 die, 1" circle punch, Tasteful Trim die, Square Lattice 
embossing folder, Billboard Alphabet strip die, Well Worn DSP, dimensional

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Gently Falling Box

This is the final project that we created at my club last month. It uses the Big Shot die name Box #2 and then there is a wrap around the box. I used the Spice Cake DSP for this project. I don't think you can see it in the picture but the leaf that is cut out has Gold Glow Smooch Spritz on it. I love the way this box turned out! My ladies loved it too! These would be so pretty for table decorations so some party.

Stamps: Gently Falling
Ink: Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 2 1/2" circle punch, Spice Cake DSP, Large oval punch, Gold Glow Smooch Spritz, box #2 die, dimensional, Early Espresso grosgrain ribbon, Pear Pizzazz ribbon, Sticky Strip

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stair Step Pumpkins

Here's another card that we made at out club meeting. It's a stair step card that has become so popular as of late. I wanted to give it a try and show my ladies a new way to create a card.

Stamps: Jack of all Trades, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
 Accessories: Bights DSP, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch, sponge, rhinestone, dimensional, Dazzling Details

I'm looking for some more club members. If you are interested, please let me know! You will get to create several projects like this one each month!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friendship Tree

This was a card that we created at out last club meeting. I made two different versions of it. The first one I used the Woodgrain background stamp on the card front. I stamped the Woodgrain with Soft Suede ink.

The second card I used the Square Lattice embossing folder for the background and sponged the edges with Cajun Craze ink.

Stamps: Season of Friendship, Woodgrain
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Garden Green, More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Suede taffeta ribbon, Decorative Label punch, sponges, Square Lattice embossing folder, Regal brads

Which version do you like? I'm not sure which I like better!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop: Follow Up

Thank you so much for all the fabulous comments that you left over the weekend! I have been coaching a volleyball team this fall and our tournament was this past weekend so I didn't get a chance to see what you were posting. I'm humbled by your awesome comments! I had tons of fun creating these projects for the hop. Didn't everyone on the hop do an amazing job? I know that there are a few dies that will be on my wish list and several projects that I can't wait to find some time to try out!

I promised you the "How to's". Sorry I didn't make here yesterday to do this. Mondays tend to be incredibly busy in my house. So I'm here today! The card that I created, I made my own embossing plate. This is really easy and can be done with most of the dies for the Big Shot. Actually, it can be done with all of them but some of them you may not want to do this with them. I cut a piece of chipboard (I used the backing from the DSP) to the size of a card front. Then I cut 2 butterflies for each spot that I wanted to place them and glued them together. Then I placed them onto my chipboard card front and glued them down. Finally I ran it through my Big Shot using the same sandwich that I would for the embossing plates. You may need to add a shim to yours depending on your machine. Here's a picture of my card again.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Whisper White
Cardstock: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories: Chipboard, White gel pen, Beautiful Butterflies die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, Pool Party ribbon, Rhinestones

Here's a picture of my new embossing plate!

My second project was this pretty bobby pin. I used a bobby pin that I purchased from a big box craft store in their jewelry making section. It has a flat spot on it so the butterfly has something to grasp onto. When my oldest daughter found this bobby pin, she claimed as her own! Boy am I glad that I got a picture of it! I am going to make a few more and experiment with the coloring of this. I feel it's a little dark but I think I'm in the minority! 
I cut the butterfly from glossy card stock and then put a layer of Crystal Effects onto it. While it was still wet, I put a drop or two of reinker into the Crystal Effects. I used a pin and swirled the colors around the butterfly. I used Marina Mist and Certainly Celery on this on. I think I put too many drops of reinker into the Crystal Effects and that's why it's dark. I love the molten-ed look though! After it dried, I glued it to the bobby pin and added the rhinestones. You could make these into earring, bracelets, necklaces, drink markers, ornaments or anything else you can think of! 

This box got the most comments of all my projects. It's really pretty in real life and I wasn't sure it would come out that way in a picture but it seems like you all saw it! I found the directions to this beauty on another blog and then changed the colors to what I wanted. You can find the directions HERE Amanda does such an amazing job with her directions, it would be foolish for me to try to copy them!

I did sponge my paper as it was too white and I wanted the vintage feel to this project. The butterfly has 3 layers to it, Early Espresso, Cardstock Vellum and Pear Pizzazz. The top layer has the flowers stamped and colored with markers. Then I stamped En Francais on top of that. I sponged White shimmer paint. When that as dry I sponged Crumb Cake on top of that and the edges were sponged in Early Espresso.

My last project was the scrapbook pages. I am posting some close ups of each page.
 First is the double layout.

Then is the "Spooky" side. You can see here that the letters were spritz with Smooch Spritz and the background is sponged with Whisper White to create clouds.

And the "Night" side of the layout. The moon was punched and then crumbled up and Daffodil Delight ink run across it to give it the look that you see here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I'm happy to answer anything that you may still be wondering. In the mean time...

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Big Shot Blog Hop: Beautiful Butterflies

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Big Shot Blog Hop! This hop sure has come at a fabulous time with Stampin' Up! offering all new demos a FREE Big Shot! If you have any questions about how to get your very own Big Shot for FREE, ask any one on this hop or your demo! I'm sure any of them will be more than happy to help you out! The hop will be up through Sunday so feel free to take your time and enjoy each and every project!

If you are following the hop in order you just came from Debra's blog, Heartfelt Inkspiration and the Petal Cone die. Didn't she create some marvelous projects? Well, if you are starting the hop here that great! The blogs on this hop are all linked together so you can start anywhere and find your way around. If you would happen to get lost you can always go to Stampin' Addicts HERE and find your way around.

On to my projects! I chose to use the Beautiful Butterflies die for my creations. I just love butterflies and had more ideas than time! I'm hoping to be able to create some of the other projects when life slows that may be never! This first project is a card that I had made my own embossing "plate".

This next project is a butterfly bobby pin. I found the bobby pins at a big box craft store. They have a flat surface to adhere the butterfly too. This came out a little dark and not quite how I wanted it to so I'm going to try it again and see if I can get the ink to be lighter. Yes, it's that dark in real life too!

My third project is a beautiful box using the Top Note die and the Beautiful Butterflies die. It was a really easy box to make, especially with the new Simply Scored tool that Stampin' Up! came out with! I'm going to use this box as a gift so I stamped "Praying for You" because I wanted my friend to know that I'm praying for her every time she sees or uses this box.

My last project is a double page layout. I'm not a big scrapbooker. I am working on it and trying to do more! I saw on Stampin' Connections, this is an online community open to demonstrators, a page that used the butterfly wings as the spooky eyes and had to try my hand at it. I'm sure that if you saw her pages, you would know that I didn't totally CASE this but there are a lot of similarities.

I hope you enjoyed my creations using the Beautiful Butterflies die and that you now NEED to go purchase it! Come back next week to get the "how did you do that" and the recipes for each of these projects as well as a few more close up shots of each one! You are now off to see what Twila has done with the Two Tags die at Stamp A Little Longer. I'm willing to bet that you will NEED that die too!


Happy Stampin'!