Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Gumball machine (with M & M's)

Wow, two posts in two days....I am on a roll. :) This is the card I came up with for my stamp club this Friday night. I got the original idea from Becky Roberts. I just changed it into a full card.

Stamps: Something Sweet
Ink: Real Red, Black
CS: Real Red, Black, White
Other: Ribbon, Treat Cups, 1 3/4 circle punch, Round Tab punch, M & M's

Monday, February 22, 2010

Cased Sympathy card

I needed to make a bunch of sympathy cards for someone at work. I completely cased this card from Jan Tinklenberg. Us ally I change up something when I case but this card was perfect and you just can't mess with perfection!

Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Always Artichoke
CS: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla
Other: Vintage Brads, Jumbo Antique Brass eyelets, Always Artichoke 1/4" grosgrain, Crop a Dial

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Another Rag Bag

These rag bags are addictive! Here is another one that I made. I think I am getting better at it. They are so easy to do. It takes about two hours or so to make one. You can cut out eight fabric squares at one time with the Big Shot and the Scallop Square die. I think I am going to try to make a quilt for my bed. :) If you would like directions to make these bags Angie has an awesome video on her blog here. That is how I learned how to make them.

Stamps: None
Ink: None
CS: None
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, sewing machine, fabric, batting, button

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My daughers birthday

My baby girl is 12 today. My goodness where does the time go? She loves sparkle so I put lots of glitter on her cake on this card. She also likes to 'feel' my cards so I ran the base through the Big Shot machine and added some polka dots. I hope she likes it!

Stamps: Happy Moments (free with a $50 order)
Ink: Black
CS: White, Bermuda Bay DS, Melon Mambo
Other: Melon Mambo ribbon, Markers, Glitter, Scallop Trim Border punch, Perfect Polka Dots Folder, Big Shot

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Totally Tess

I just love this new stamp set from the mini catalog. She come with all these little stamp accessories but you can use her for so much more. You can put any little sentiment on her bag. I did use mine with the I love stamps one because these are thank you cards for customers but she could be shopping for anything. :) I stamped her several times on different designer paper and cut out the parts. Her pants, shirt, bag and hair are all seperate. Lots of fun but a little time consuming. I just take a basket of stuff to cut upstairs and do it while I am watching TV. My two year old is on a Thomas the Train kick so I have to do something while it is on for the 20th time. :)

Stamps: Totally Tess
Ink: Black
CS: Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, White, Sweet Pea DS, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Other: Old Olive ribbon, Oval punch, Scallop Oval punch

Monday, February 1, 2010

Circle flowers

I have seen a lot of circle flowers on blogs lately. I did mine a tad bit different then the ones I have seen. First I punched out lots of circles in various sizes. Then I crumpled up the circles until the paper fibers broke down. I took each circle and split in in half. If you have crumpled your paper enough it comes apart very easily. Then you have two circles each with a nice soft side that feels like suede. I put the circles on top of each other and punched through the middle with my Crop a Dile and added a brad. Then I scrunched up the edges a bit to form the flower. The square behind the flower is made with the new Scallop Trim Border and Corner punches. I think I finally get how to use them. :)

Stamps: Whimsical Words (free with a $50 order)
Ink: Black
CS: Sweet Pea DS, Old Olive, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzelberry, White
Other: Scallop Trim Border and Corner Punch, 1 3/4, 1 1/2, 1 3/8, 1 1/4 inch circle punches, Bermuda Bay ribbon, Rhinestone brad, Crop a Dile