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Thursday, June 30, 2011

DOstamping Stars Thursday Challenge #55

When I saw the challenge this week, I knew exactly what card, I wanted to make.
I actually made something similar for my son's 10th birthday party invite.
The only real difference was his invite was a bit larger.
So here is what I came up with

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Hoot Hoot to You!!

Today's inspiration came from my June 2011 Stampin' Success Magazine.
It's a magazine SU! Demonstrators receive to 
INSPIRE us to CREATE so we can SHARE with others.

A fellow demonstrator Doris Denman's card just wowed me.
So I decided to take the plunge and try it out for myself.
So here is my take of a tri-fold shutter card.
I started with SU! Chocolate Chip as my base card stock 
and added DSP from a Paper Pack,
I had in my closet that I never used.
and decided this was the perfect opportunity.
Instead of covering all the sections with DSP, 
I choose to use Punches and Stamps
 I think it adds a lot of dimension and is a fun way 
to showcase a lot of different ways to decorate a card all in one place.

Tri-Fold Shutter Card's

Full Front Tri-Fold Shutter Card

Here is my Tutorial for a Full Front Tri-fold shutter card,

Tri-Fold Shutter Card Tutorial

Here is my Tutorial for a Tri-fold shutter card,
I actually got the idea from my June 2011 Stampin' Success Magazine.
It's a magazine SU! Demonstrators receive to inspire us to create so we can share with others.
A fellow demonstrator Doris Denman's card just wowed me.
I had never seen one of these cards and after, I googled it, Boy did I feel like I was in the dark and oh the possibilities it is such a versatile card that can be used for any occasion.
I hope this tutorial is helpful and inspires you to create something fabulous.
So without further ado...

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Buckle Card Tutorial

I was asked for a tutorial on the buckle card, 
I posted a few days ago so, I thought what the heck,
I did not create this card from scratch, I got the idea from SCS about 4 years ago.   
Here is my version and I hope you can understand it 
and I hope it inspires you to create one of your own.
First you need 3 pieces of paper of coordinating colors
Card Base                  5 1/2 in. x 8 1/2 in
Belt                               1 5/8 in. x 4 in.
Inside Card Piece       4 in. x 5 1/4 in.  
&  SU! Word Window Punch (119857)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Designer Series Paper ... Well Almost Tutorial

So for those of you that are following me and my crafting antics,
You know I am trying to use what I have before going out and buying more.
I thought, I would show you a fun way to make your own Designer Series Paper (DSP)

I did not come up with this and have been using this idea for over 5 years. and for some of you, 
you will see it and think been there done that but sometimes it's fun to bring back something old.

Happy Birthday Rafi

This is a card holder,  I made for a dear family friend, I used SU! Basic Black card stock and found the tutorial on SCS here is a link to the Stationary Box Directions
I didn't add the address book,stamp pocket or pen.
Here are a couple more pics of the box.

I made 4 full size cards,
3 3x3 cards and envelope's and 4 tags.

I did emboss the paper with the big shot before making mini envelopes and I stamped a small sentiment on the back of the tags that could be used for any kind of gift.

Let me Know what you think.

Paper FlowerTutorial Update

I have had such a wonderful response from my first tutorial and I am so happy that there are people out there that are enjoying it and I hope it is inspiring you to create some wonderful projects.
I just wanted to add a picture so you could see the difference between SU! card stock and regular 
scrapbook paper.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's Time to Say Goodbye

That's right the time has come to say goodbye to a cherished few...
& HELLO to a New and Exciting Catalog... 
Can you tell I can't wait.

Here are a few links to get you updated:

Last Chance: Print Retired Stamp List PDF
Online Store Link to: Wood Mount Stamps 
Online Store Link to: Clear Mount Stamps
Last Chance: Print Retiring Accessories List PDF
Online Store Link to: Last Chance Accessories

Online Store Link: Last chance Discounted Items
Just an F.Y.I. Many of these items go fast
So Happy Shopping...
Have a Great Day and Thanks for Stopping By

DOstamping Stars Thursday Challenge #54

So for this week's challenge when,I saw these colors all that came to mind was the
Fabulous Florets Stamp Set it is so versatile.
I love that it has a coordinating embossing folder 
for the "Big Shot"and the "DSP" .
I started off with Tangerine Tango as my Base Card and I Stamped on Whisper White alternating the flowers to make my Custom "DSP" so the colors could match this weeks challenge.
I embossed the buckle with the coordinating Flower garden Embossing Folder.
I then stamped two more images of the flowers and used sponge daubers to add some color, I cut them out and used Stampin' Dimensionals to "pop" them out and I think it adds another dimension to the card. 
Every time, I see this set it just makes me smile.
I hope you like my Buckle Card this week.

Materials Used:
SU! Stamp Set: Fabulous Florets
 SU! Paper: Daffodil Delight,Melon Mambo,
Tangerine Tango and Whisper White 
SU! Ribbon:Pumpkin Pie
Let me Know what you think
Happy Stamping,

Friday, June 17, 2011

Graduation Cards

Well all the celebrating has come to an end and I wanted to take time and share a few of the things,
I made this year.

This is the card I made for my Brother all SU! items are retired, I used yo-yo yellow and Brilliant Blue paper to match his school colors.The Great Grads Set is available for download. I thought it was a nice masculine card, I loved the locker designer paper, I found in a stack of paper, I had. By just adding a couple of brads it really added to the dimension of the card.

I also made these cards:

I used SU! retired paper Brilliant Blue & Glorious Green along with SU! Retired Great Grad Set ,but it is available for download if you have Stampin Up! "My Digital Studio". I also used Hostess set "Afterthoughts". My Owl punch and Whisper White and Night of Navy Ribbon along with my New Pal the "Big Shot".
They were great to hold checks or money. I cased the card concept from my up-line Dawn Olfchefske.

Here are a couple of pictures of the cute toothpick holders,I made.

These toothpicks seemed easy enough because we only had 35 cupcakes...
That's when I realized,I need the Front & Back to be decorated. and each side had 2-3 punched out images. Oh was I glad that was
They sure looked great and the guests loved them.

Let me know what you think

Thursday, June 16, 2011

DOstamping Stars Thursday Challenge #53

I decided to make a "pizza box" holder, I am giving these away when my customers,
Pre-Order the New Catalog from me.
There are a few surprises inside, but I can't give you a sneak peek because, I need to keep something a Surprise for my Customers.
I also added my favorite paper flowers, Here is a how-to on them.
Let Me Know what you think.
Materials Used:
SU! Paper: Pacific Point,Real Red & Whisper White
SU! Stamp Set  Word Play
 SU! Ink Pad Pacific Point
SU! Marker Real Red
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, 1 3/4 Scallop Border Punch,Snail
and a Big Shot Texturz Plate.

Paper Flower Technique Tutorial

I love these paper flowers and think they add a great dimension to many craft projects. 
They are pretty simple to put together, 
Here is a step-by-step picture tutorial.
Choose your Card stock and Scallop Circle Punch.
Punch 8 Scallop Circles out.

Lightly Mist the card stock with water, 
I don't wet Whisper White because it is a bit thinner than our colored card stock. You can try without water, I just like the the texture and look of the flower after it dries. 
Experiment and see what you come up with.

Crumple each scallop circle.

Un-crumple each scallop circle.
Stack each circle on top of each other.
Use your Paper Piercer and Mat Pack and pierce a hole in the middle of the stack and place a brad in the middle to hold the scallop circles together.

Crumple the scallop circles upwards towards the brad.

If they are a little damp let dry and lightly separate and move outwards.

Voila! A cute paper flower.

 Now add to your Project
I hope you can see that all 3 flowers have a bit different texture. The blue had more water than the red and the white had no water.

This tutorial is based on using Stampin' Up! Card Stock
I have used lighter weight paper and card stock the only difference is you will need more than 8 circles to get the fullness you desire. If you are using thin paper no need to lightly mist,
Thinner paper will fall apart or tear when you try to un-crumple. 
So it's best if you just crumple the paper.
If you have any questions please feel free to e-mail me or comment below.
Hope this helps
 I would love to see what you come up with.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Happy Birthday Master "D"

Well we survived 12 teenage boys over for the Birthday party and I realized I never posted his invites he designed. He turned 14 and wanted a Shrimp Boil...So here is what he requested.
They were like postcards all the info was on the back I ran the solid sheet's through the Big Shot using one of the texturz plates(114512). I used a retired stamp set for the pot, and I used the designer label punch and four frames stamp set available in the new catalog. 

I also wanted to share the AMAZING Cupcake Cake Miss "A" made for her brother.
The boys loved the alligator "cake" and they were sure "YUMMY"
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