Thursday, January 28, 2010

Rag Bag

These bags have been all over the internet on different blogs. Please keep in mind that I have not used a sewing machine since high school (and we don't need to discuss how long ago that was). I thought for my first attempt this was pretty good. :) All you do is cut scallop squares out of fabric with the Big Shot. Put a piece of batting between two squares and sew them together with a quick X. Then you sew the squares together to form a bag. The handles are some of our awesome ribbon.

Stamps: None
Ink: none
CS: none
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, batting, fabric, 1 1/4 inch stripped ribbon

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Valentine pillow box

I have a stamp club meeting tomorrow and this is the project I came up with for everyone to make. As I have said many times....I love my Big Shot. I use it all the time. This little box is made with the Pillow box die. Super easy and fast to make. One little strip of tape and the ribbon is all it takes to hold it together!

Stamps: Love Bandit
Ink: Black
CS: Black, White, Real Red
Other: White Ribbon, Heart Punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Big Shot, Polka Dots Folder, Pillow Box Die, Real Red marker

Friday, January 22, 2010

Felt and Fabric Flowers

I just love my Big Shot! I use it every single time I am in my craft room. I wanted to try some fabric flowers. There have been a lot floating around out on the internet for awhile now. I don't sew though so I had to make mine a little different. The fabric doesn't hold up on it's own so I alternated fabric flowers with felt. The felt gives it enough stiffness to create a pin out of the flowers. I added a little button in the middle and then stitched them all together (that much sewing I can handle). :)

Tools: Big Shot, Felt, Fabric, Flower Layers Die, Buttons

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cased Valentine

Boy, I have done a lot of casing lately. :) There are just so many great ideas out here on the Internet. This one was so wonderful that the only thing I changed was the ribbon and the sentiment stamp(because I didn't have the kind she used):). Anyway this card idea came from Nancy if you want to see the original. She has a awesome blog.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: White, Melon Mambo, Melon Mambo DS
Other: Heart Punch, Non SU ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Big Shot, Polka Dot Folder

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sympathy card

I really don't like making these types of cards but every once in a while someone asks for some so I make a few to have around. This layout is from the 2009/2010 catalog. I just used a different stamp set.

Stamps: Special Blessings, Thoughts and Prayers
Ink: Brocade Blue, VersaMark
CS: Brocade Blue, White, Kraft, Mellow Moss
Other: Big Shot, Polka Dots Folder, Top Note Die, Little Leaves Die

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Fox and Friends

I had to make some thank you cards for my last stamp club orders. This card from Heather was just so cute. I changed a couple of little things but otherwise followed her pattern.

Stamps: Fox and Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
CS: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, White, Sweet Pea DS
Other: Ribbon, Brads, Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stamp Camp Valentine Treat

Here is the Valentine treat we will be making at my stamp camp this Saturday. I completely cased it from here. I just couldn't come up with anything on my own today for some reason. It is such a cute idea and I happened to have everything I needed to copy it. :)

Stamps: Itty Bitty Backgrounds, Sweetheart
Ink: Rose Red, Regal Rose
CS: Rose Red, Regal Rose, White
Other: Heart Treat Cup, Heart Punch, M&M's, sucker stick

Saturday, January 16, 2010


This is stamp from the Forest Friends stamp set (you can get it for free during Sale-a-Bration). The little bunny is so cute. I got this layout idea from someones blog last year but I have no idea who's it was. Please let me know if it was yours so I can give you credit! :)

Stamps: Forest Friends
Ink: Basic Gray
CS: Retired DS, White, Regal Rose
Other: Circle Punches, Eyelet Border Punch, Half Pearls (Pretties Kit)

Friday, January 15, 2010

Sparkly Love Card

Although you really can't see the sparkle in the picture believe me it is there! I sprayed the red background and the hearts with Shimmer Paint mixed in alcohol. It really shimmers. This will be one of the projects at my January Stamp Camp.

Stamps: Love You Much
Ink: Black
CS: Real Red, Night of Navy, Shimmer White
Other: Watercolor Pencils, Blender Pen, Night of Navy Ribbon, Shimmer Paint, Heart to Heart Punch, Big Shot, Backgrounds 1 Texturz Plate

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Such a cute little owl!

I just love this little tiny owl in this stamp set. So cute! I stamped him and then cut him out, added some googly eyes and popped him up on the tree. The tree is done by coloring the stamp with markers and then stamping. That way you can get all three colors. The edge under the ribbon is done with a new border punch from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Stamps: Love Bandit, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black
CS: Good Neighboor DS (free during Sale-a-Bration, White, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Other: Old Olive Ribbon, Old Olive Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo Markers, Word Window Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sale a Bration birthday card

Wednesday is the next meeting of my stamping group. My upline is having a shoebox swap. That is where we each come up with a card idea and cut up all the cardstock for each person coming. Then we set each one up at the table then go around and stamp one of everyone elses card to keep. This is my card for the swap. It uses one of the Sale a Bration stamp sets and some new designer paper from the Occasions Mini catalog.

Stamps: Happy Moments
Ink: Black
CS: Sahara Sand, White, Taken With Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Pea DS
Other: Markers, Pumpkin Pie ribbon, Circle Scissors

Monday, January 4, 2010

Other Sale a Bration rewards

This year for Sale a Bration you can pick selected stamps from the main catalog if you already earned all of the Sale a Bration free sets or if you just want something different. Forest Friends is one that you can choose. This little tree can be used for all sorts of cards. I happen to need retirement cards for my basket so that is what I made this one.

Stamps: Forest Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: None
CS: Chocolate Chip, White, Old Olive DS
Other: Markers, Word Window punch, Modern Label Punch, Ribbon, Clear button, Linen Thread

Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Sale a Bration stamps

This is a little pillow box made with the Big Shot Machine. Super easy to make. These are a little small though so you can only fit about two Hershey's nuggets inside. They make a fun little treat though. You can get this stamp set and the designer paper for free with a $50 purchase starting on Tuesday!

Stamps: Good Neighbor's
Ink: Melon Mambo, Soft Suede
CS: Welcome Neighbor DS, White, Bermuda Bay
Other: Pillow Die, Big Shot, Circle Punches, Bermuda Bay ribbon