Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Baby Tees- girl

This is a card that I made in early July for open stamping Tuesdays, I thought I had posted it, but didn't seem to be anywhere.
  • The card base is Whisper White with a front of Pretty in Pink ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • The baby tee was stamped on Pink Pirouette with Regal Rose and cut out.
  • I popped the Tee on a square of Whisper White with Dimensionals, layered it on a piece of Pretty in Pink.  I punched a strip of Whisper White with the Eyelet Trim and added it to the Regal Rose.
  • I centered the image on the card and was done.
Fast and easy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Greeting Card Kids-Halloween from the class

This past week has been crazy busy! I had two classes, open stampin day, school started for my kids, and our summer ending Court of Honor for the boy scouts in our Unit (I was in charge, I am chairman for both our troop and our crew and the Vicechair for our scout district) this week looks to be slower, I only have club booked for stamping this week. I do have fruit that must be canned this week or it will go bad.  But enough about me, I'm sure it is a card that you came here for. . .
This is the card from my Greeting Card Kids class, I think it turned out pretty good ;).
• Fold Pumpkin Pie card base in half, run the front half through the big shot with the Spider Web folder (Winter Mini)

• With Stazon Ink stamp the image in the center of the Watercolor Paper

• With an Aqua Painter pick up color from the tips of the Watercolor Wonder Crayons. Crayons Used Pumpkin Pie(pumpkin), Bravo Burgundy(dress and hat band), Black(cape and hat) Old Olive (vine), Daffodil Delight and More Mustard(hair, buckle and broom bristles), Chocolate Chip(broom), Blush Blossom Pen(skin)

• Wrap 1 ¼" striped Grosgrain Ribbon around the square of Bravo Burgundy Using the Filigree brad and a Rhinestone brad, wrap brad prongs around ribbon instead of tying. Attach square to the card front

• With Diemensionals, pop the image up on the Bravo Burgundy square

• Stamp Happy Halloween from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" in Bravo Burgundy ink on a scrap of Very Vanilla CS and punch out with the Word Window punch, layer it on a piece of Bravo Burgundy CS punched with the Modern Label punch add to card front

Hope you find some time to stamp, I have several sets that I ordered at the beginning of the month that I haven't even ink up yet. . . maybe this week. Hope your day is a great one!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Is Almost a CASE still a CASE?

If you look at Ann's card they are both very different.  I was designing cards for my Greeting Card Kids class and had made the image tag and the netting rosette, picked the card base and the card front.  But I couldn't figure out how to make it all work together. The next day Ann posted this, http://www.stampinchic.com/2010/08/greeting-card-kid-for-always-playing.html .  Now I firmly feel hers is the better card, but I needed to keep my card at a certain cost to reproduce and I needed to keep it at 5 1/2" x 4 1/4". so with what I started with and looking at her card this is what I came up with.  Here are the instructions from yesterdays class.

• Fold Always Artichoke card base in half

• Punch the corners of the Cherry Cobbler front with the Scallop Trim Corner punch. Adhere the front to the card base

• Spray the Scalloped piece of DSP with shimmer paint spray, let dry

• Run the Very Vanilla CS through the Big Shot with Scallop Circles #2 die again in the Petals a Plenty Folder. Lightly sponge with Soft Suede then spray with Shimmer paint spray

• Stamp the image with Stazon towards the bottom of the tag, color with markers and an Aqua Painter. Markers used Cherry Cobbler and Real Red(coat, hat and stockings), Always Artichoke, Real Red, Daffodil Delight(tree), Soft Suede(sled) Marina Mist(shadow to ground image). Use two way glue pen to add Dazzling Diamonds. Add a Jumbo Eyelet to the top of tag and add ribbon colored with the Soft Suede marker. Stamp Merry from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" on a scrap of Very Vanilla with Cherry Cobbler ink and punch with the Jewelry Tag Medium punch, add to the ribbon

• Layer Very Vanilla scallop, then DSP scallop, then tag.

• Layer the netting circle together and add a Rhinestone brad, add to front of card

So would this card be a CASE? I really don't think so, but if I hadn't seen the card on Ann's blog I sure that this card would have turned out very differently.  Thanks for stopping by and let me know what you think of this card.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

CASEing Vickie Burdick

When I started planning cards for my Greeting Card Kids class (tomorrow) I had a hard time thinking of a card for this image, I had already planed one that I cut the image out cutting off the heart and making it into a birthday card. But as a Valentine's day card it wasn't coming to me, then I found Vickie's card (check it out )http://itsastampthing-vicki.blogspot.com/2010/07/mtsc84thank-you.html  as you can see I CASEd it pretty closely. 
• Fold Pretty in Pink card base in half

• Stamp image with Stazon in the center of the WCP, color with markers and an Aqua Painter, colors used Pretty in Pink(heart), Marina Mist(dress and bow), Daffodil Delight(hair), Blush Blossom(skin), soft Suede (for shadow to ground image)

• Run the Pretty in Pink CS through the Big Shot with the Backgrounds Textures Plate, layer it on Whisper White. Run the Maria Mist through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots folder layer on Whisper White. Add the Marina Mist/Whisper White layer on the card base; add the Pretty in Pink/Whisper White on top.

• Stamp happy valentine's day from "Teeny Tiny Wishes" on the piece of Whisper White with Marina Mist

• Layer the image on Marina Mist, adhere the phrase behind the Marina Mist and center on the card.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

More CASEing

This time I CASEd Diana Gibbs, this is her card http://dianagibbs.typepad.com/stampin_with_di/2010/06/happy-birthday-human.html and nope I sure did not change much on this one.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla with a front of Not Quite Navy ran through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder.
  • Image is repeat stamped across a strip of Very Vanilla.
  • An extra image was stamped on a scrap and colored with Markers, Peach Parfait and NQN then punched with the 1 3/8" circle punch, Popped up over the center image with Dimensionals.
  • The phrase is stamped with stazon, punched with the Word Window and layered on Pumpkin Pie and Peach Parfait Modern Label.
  • The ribbon was colored with the Peach Parfait marker.

Monday, August 23, 2010

This Week is all about CASEing!

I CASEd Ellen Kemper, one of my punch art heros!  Here is the link to her card http://blinkthinkink.blogspot.com/2010/06/from-flowers-to-frogs.html .
  • The base of my card is Baja Breeze with Marina Mist as the water on the lower half.
  • The log is free hand cut from Chocolate Chip CS.
  • The Frogs are punched with the Fancy Flower Extra Large punch from Certainly Celery, they are sponged with Wild Wasabi.
  • The Grass is Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery, again free hand cut.
  • The Words were computer generated.
Thanks Ellen for the cute frogs!

School starts tomorrow! Happy dance happening here, My oldest is going to school now and her daughter starts first grade, my youngest two, "the boys" are in 9th and 11th, so for the first time in 4 years my husband(works from home) and I will be alone for 4 hours every day!  Hope you all have a wonderful day and go check Ellen out.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Lots of Bots-- Sense of Time

Is anyone else missing the copper line that SU carried in the past?  My son asked why I haven't posted this card. There was a couple of reasons, one being it didn't photograph well.  Well he asked again so I decided to go ahead, maybe you all have good imaginations and can tell that this is really nice in real life. This is the card I made for my son on his 16th birthday.
  • Card base is Soft Suede, stamped with Sense of Time in Versamark and embossed with retired copper embossing powder.
  •  I embossed several layers of copper on a rectangle of CS, ran out of copper before it was thick enough so added some clear layers.  While the embossing powder was melted and warm I pressed the robot  from Lots of  Bots into it. The image was popped up with Dimensionals.
This card was made for my son who made this card.  http://kath-allthatscrap.blogspot.com/2010/05/lots-of-bots-steampunk.html
Hope you can imagine this card better then it photographed ;).

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

After Thoughts- Hostess Level 1

I liked the tongue in cheek phrases in After thoughts, I think they are fun. I also think that the cake in Birthday Bliss is really cute, but it was too small to go with this phrase.  So I made a paper cake patterned off the image from Birthday Bliss.
  • Card Base is Pear Pizazz,
  • Cake is Chocolate, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Pink Pirouette. I used the square punches, trimmed them and corner rounded them, ran some through the Big Shot in folders and also used border punches. I stacked my cake using Dimensionals, on a scallop Oval of Whisper White as my plate.
  • I stamped my phrase on Whisper White using the Chocolate Chip and Pretty in Pink markers.  I used the new Scallop Square Clearlit to cut out my phrase. I added 3 pink Rhinestone brads and was finished! 
For some reason the phrase in the photo looks crooked, not in real life. Over all I'm happy with the card

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Peek of my upcoming Greeting Card Kids Class

Thursday, August 26 at 10 a.m. or 6:30pm

At this class we will make 5 projects with the new "Greeting Card kids" stamp set by Stampin' Up!
This stamp set has two different mounting options so there will be two different prices for this class.
• If you would like a traditional wood mounted stamp set the cost of this class will be $35.00

• If you would like the new clear mounted stamp set the cost of this class will be $30.00

• Please note that you will need a clear block D for this class - bring one with you or contact me if you need to order one.

This class must be prepaid for by August 17th so that I can order your stamp set.

And yes I did CASE one of the cards. I will post the individual cards with more details after my class.

Please e-mail me if you are interested in this class.  Remember to check my side bar for retired Stampin' UP!  I keep finding things and adding them to the list, prices are pretty good too;).

Friday, August 13, 2010

Dyeing Ribbon

My favorite ribbon is the 5/8" Organza Ribbon #229970.  I dye my ribbon to match my projects.  For small pieces of ribbon I just color it with the markers and even out the coloring with a baby wipe. For larger project I use reinkers.  I save my empty embellishment containers for this purpose.  I mix rubbing alcohol with several drops of reinker in one of these containers,then I place a piece of ribbon that I have rolled up inside the container, put the lid on and shake gently. I let it sit until the ribbon soaks it all up shaking it now and then.  With gloves on I start pulling the ribbon out, gently squeezing the dye out of the ribbon. I put the ribbon on the paper from our shipping boxes to dry.  After the ribbon is dried I place it in the ribbon box and use it as I need for my projects.  The colors above are Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Early Espresso, Pacific Point, Elegant Eggplant and Regal Rose.  From the photo it is hard to tell that the colors all match but the Regal Rose, it turn out to match Cameo Coral (I'm not sure why, I figure I can sponge more Regal Rose over the ribbon to get it the right color).
These post all use ribbon that I have dyed.
So I hope if you haven't dye ribbon yourself that you give it a try! Both ways work depending on how much ribbon you need colored.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Just Believe

I love this Stamp Set!
  • Card base is Very Vanilla, with the right half of the front ran through the Big Shot with the Vintage Wallpaper folder.
  • I added a strip of Always Artichoke along the lest side of the card.
  • I colored directly on the stamp with Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke markers stamping it onto Very Vanilla CS.  Get well wishes is from Teeny Tiny Wishes and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.
  • The image is layered it on Cherry Cobbler CS.
  • Ribbon was dyed with Cherry Cobbler reinker. and added to the card.
Let me know what you think of this card, it is one of my favorites that I have done recently.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Still adding to my retired page- see side bar

I will be back with more cards later, I made nine cards yesterday and need my son to take pictures for me.
I have been cleaning and sorting some more and have added more stamps to my sale, so if you are looking for anything let me know.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Occasional Quotes- Baby

It was a busy week end around my place, two of my daughters were home, bringing friends along with them. The Scout camp that my two sons worked at, closed down for the season on Saturday, so now they are home.  It was nice to have everyone here.
Here is a fast and Easy card made with "Occasional Quotes"
  • The card base is Very Vanilla with a 4" x 5 1/4" front of Pear Pizazz.
  • I ran  a 3 3/4" x 5" piece of Very Vanilla through the Big Shot with the Finial Press folder a 1" x 5" Very Vanilla through in the Antique Wallpaper folder adding it to the front. I layered the 1" piece on Pear Pizazz and tied a piece of Very Vanilla ribbon around it.
  • The phrase was stamped on Very Vanilla with Pear Pizazz, layered on Pear Pizazz.
A fast and simple card. Come over on any Tuesday and you can make this card.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Vintage Vogue- Kindness

I decided to try emboss resist, I know that sometime in the past I saw a card simular to this, but I don't remember when or where.  I hope whoever did the card knows that I appreciate them sharing the idea.
  • The card base is Very Vanilla CS, I stamped the border in Crushed Concord and stamped it near the edge.
  • On a piece of Very Vanilla CS I stamped the vine in Crushed Concord then the large flower in Versa Mark and embossed it with Clear Embossing powder.  I stamped the smaller flowers in Perfect Plum.  With the Perfect Plum I sponged ink around the embossed flower.  I stamped the phrase under the large flower in Crushed Concord.
  • I ran a 1" wide strip of Very Vanilla CS through the Big Shot with the Finial Press folder. 
  • Both the Strip of Very Vanilla strip and the image were mounted on Crushed Concord and added to the front.
If you know who I CASEd this card from let me know OK?

Thursday, August 5, 2010

For the Newlyweds

This is the card we made in my free class, they had the choice on Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Daffodil Delight, of Pear Pizazz.

  • The card base is Whisper White.

  • Made layer with a piece of Early Espresso DSP and their choice of CS ran through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines folder.

  • We colored the White Ribbon with the Early Espresso markers smoothing out the lines with a baby wipe. (I love how we can have any color of ribbon we want!), we wrapped the ribbon around the DSP/CS layer to cover the line where they met.

  • The sentiment was stamped in the matching color on Whisper White CS and punched with the large Oval punch, sponging the edges with the matching ink.  These were layered on an Early Espresso Scallop Oval.

  • Each guest was given 3 large, 5 medium and 5 small pearls to add as they wanted on the swirls, circles and sentiment on the card.
I will be offering this in a card kit later this week so check the sidebar in a couple of days.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Little Bit of Magic

I decided to play with the stamp set "A Little Bit of Magic" and this is what I came up with.
  • Card base is Very Vanilla, with a front of Rich Razzleberry that I ran through the Big Shot with the Petals a Plenty folder.
  • I stamped the image with Stazon on Watercolor paper and colored it with Markers and an Aqua Painter.
  • I mounted it on Rich Razzleberry and again on Old Olive..
  • The phrase is stamp on Very Vanilla with Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Word Window punch. matted with Old Olive punched with the Modern Label.
I love Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry together! I hope you like the card, let me know what you think.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Birthday Bliss

Today is my second daughters 23rd Birthday, Happy Birthday Jamie! This card is available to make on my Open Studio Tuesdays.
  • The card base is Sahara Sand, with 1/2" cut off the card front, distressed the edge and added a 1" strip of Blueberry Crisp paper showing from the inside.
  • I stamped the phrase from Birthday Bliss 3 times lining up it up with the stamp-a-ma-jig so that it looks like one long phrase. I colored the stamp with Not Quite Navy and Pacific Point Markers stamping onto Very Vanilla CS. After stamping I ran the paper through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice folder. The phrase is mounted on Not Quite Navy CS.

So this isn't the card I will be giving my daughter (too masculine I think) I'll have to work on one today. Hope You like today's card, let me know what you think of it. Remember to check out my retired sale on the sidebar.