Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Blog Hop Follow Up

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop this past weekend! There were some FABULOUS ideas and now I NEED so many more goodies! I don't think that my husband will like that too much. I just love how much everyone is willing to share their ideas and creations.

Now I know that I said I'd be back on Monday and then I let you down! Well, I took another part-time job and I started this job on Monday. I now have 4 jobs! That on top of my 4 kids and all the other activities that I'm involved in. Time just gets away from me.

Anyway, I promised that I would give you the recipes for my cards from the blog hop as well as the directions for the box in a bag. So here goes!
Here's the first card. I got lots of compliments on this little beauty! I stamped En Francis on Very Vanilla  with Sahara Sand ink. The frame was stamped with Early Espresso right on top. The words were stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and punched with the curly label punch and then placed in the frame with dimensionals.

Stamps: Elementary Elegance, En Francis
Cardstock: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze
Ink: Sahara Sand, Early Espresso
Accessories: Baja Breeze seam binding ribbon, Curly Label
punch, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, pearls, dimensionals

This next card was one that I did because I really wanted to use different colors than what is in the Everyday Enchantment. I pulled out Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Rose Red. The 3 colors were run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka dot embossing folder and then I took the ink pads and run them over the dots to highlight the dots. I did fussy cut the frame. It wasn't as difficult as I thought it might. 

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, sponges, Rose
Red grosgrain ribbon, rhinestones, dimensionals

I think this is my favorite card that I made for the hop. I really love the color purple so this was lots of fun to make. I used the center piece from the frame to create the images on this one.

 Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Ink: Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum, Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Concord Crush
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White
Accessories: Wisteria Wonder ribbon

The last project was my box in a bag. These have been around for a while and I'm not sure who first created them. You can find lots of directions on the Internet for them. I cut a piece of cardstock to 4 1/2" square and scored it on all sides at 1". Cut the tabs and then adhere the tabs to the sides to create a box. Cut your DSP to 5 1/2" by 11". Place sticky strip on one of the long sides and one of the short sides. Remove the red liner from the sticky strip on the long edge.  Roll the box along the sticky strip to adhere the DSP to the box, starting in the middle of one of the sides of the box. When you get almost to the end, remove the red liner from the short side and adhere the short side to the other side of the DSP.

Clear as mud, right? Just ask your questions! I'm happy to answer. There are also several videos on You Tube that show you the step by step of this box in a bag!

Stamps: Elementary Elegance
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Island Indigo
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Twitterpated DSP, Scallop border punch, corner rounder, Round tab punch, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White baker's twine, Crop-a-dile, dimensionals, Simply Scored

Thanks again for taking a look at the hop and my projects. 

Happy Stampin'!


Paula said...

All fabulous projects but I really love the box in a bag. So cute!

Mickey Roberts said...

Love them all, Shelley, but really like the card you made with the center piece from the frame.

Yapha said...

These are so fabulous! Thanks for the closer look and more details on all of them!

Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Great projects! They are so much fun to revisit!

Carmen said...

Thanks for the closer look! Too cute!