Thursday, May 28, 2009

Sweet Always Quilt

This is another project that we did at Club in May. It's a Top Note quilt card! I just love the looks of this card. The Top Note quilt is just beautiful with any of Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers! This one uses the Sweet Always paper. Now is a GREAT time to purchase this beautiful paper. It's on SALE!! Buy 3 packs of Designer Series paper and get the 4th pack FREE! This special is only good until May 31, 2009 so hurry so you don't miss out!

Stamps: Only Ovals

Cardstock: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Piourette

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Chocolate Chip ribbon, Flower Fusion, gold brad, scallop oval punch, large oval punch, Top Note die, Big Shot

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Father's Day Tie

This is one of the cards that we made at my last club meeting. We used the Baja Breeze Designer Series paper (DSP) to make the tie! Keep reading to get the step by step instructions on how to fold the paper to get a tie. This card was inspired, maybe even CASEd from someone's blog but I can't remember where. If you recognize this card, please let me know so that I can give you credit!

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Holiday Blitz
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Baja Breeze DSP
Ink: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: dimensionals

First you will need a square piece of paper. I used a 5" square for my card.

You then need to fold in half on the diagonal. You can just pinch this fold or you can fold it completely.
Open the paper up and fold the sides in to the middle, only going up to the crease from the diagonal fold. Make sure you do both sides!

Take the pointed end and fold about one third of the way down on the front side of the paper.

Take the tip and fold it back up to the top about an 1/8" from the fold.

Fold the top portion again to the top. This will fold over the top fold and leave about 1/4" on the front of the tie.
Flip your tie over to the back side and fold the side to the center again. Make sure to do both sides again! You may have to adjust the "knot" a little to make it even.

There's your tie! You can make a tie from any size square. I thought I'd try a 1 1/4" square for the fun of it and it works!! I was really amazed!
Good luck and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My first blog post, well my second, has to be of the card that first got me "published". This card was for a swap at the 2008 Stampin' Up! convention. I gave an extra to Stampin' Up! and it was then posted on the website in the Stamper's Showcase (a gallery for Stampin' Up! demonstrators). I was so proud! I needed to share it with you! So what do you think of this Sock Monkey? Isn't he cute?

This is a supension card. The flower rotates around and the other side says Thanks a Bunch! Really cool and easy to do. You just need to sandwich some dental floss between the two images and between the layers of the card front. Make sure you use Sticky Strip so that your card won't rip!

Stamps: Sock Monkey; Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss; Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Scallop Circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Aquapainters, sticky strip, dental floss

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Just Sayin' Hi!

Well, it looks like I'm going to be starting a blog! I'm pretty excited and scared at the same time. I'm hoping to be able to keep up with this new adventure. I hope to inspire you to stamp and create projects on your own. I also hope that you will be kind and helpful to me!

I'll be back soon with some projects that I have been working on! See you soon!