Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Small Photo Book for My Son

Today my son leaves to serve a two year mission in Nagoya Japan for our church.  First he will spend two months in the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah.  I wanted to make something for him to take with him that would not take up much space in his suitcase.
I used the Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit to make the book(I will be doing a class in June for this). I needed elastic to keep in closed so I trimmed the ruffles off of the Coastal Cabana Ribbon and Fray checked the edge. The tabs have photos and messages from the family and some photos of his friends.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Circle Card Thinlits Die- Spinner Card.

I was asked if the card I shared in the blog hop really spins, and the answer is yes! I thought I'd share how I made it.
To begin, you will need half a sheet of cardstock as well as a pice of coordinating cardstock. You will need the Circle Card Thinlit as well as the Circle Collection Framelit. You will need Bakers Twine, Glue Dots, 2 1/2" Circle Punch and what ever element you want as the spinner, Any punched element that fits inside the opening will work. So think flowers, butterfly etc.

Start by adding DSP if desired. If you add DSP do not add adhesive to the area that will have the circle cut out. Place the the cardstock with the Circle Card Thinlit on the Magnetic base of the Big Shot add the 4th from the smallest Circle Collection Framelit centered in the circle of the Thinlit, run it through the Big Shot. Take the card out and fold on the score lines as you normally would.
Punch 2 circles with the 2 1/2" circle punch  and then run them through the Big Shot with the forth Circle Framelit centered in the circles. These will be used later to frame the opening in the card.  Use the leftover circles to punch 2 each of the butterflies(or any embellishment that you want to use). Cut a piece of Bakers Twine and use Glue Dots to stack your punched pieces and adhere them firmly to the twine.
Use Mini Glue Dots to stretch the twine tautly between the top and bottom of the opening, making sure that the embellishment is clear of the edges. Trim the ends of the twine and use the circular frames to cover the ends and glue dots as well as to frame the opening on both sides. 
Stamp and embellish in any way that is pleasing to you.
Before placing the card in an envelope wind the butterfly by twisting the string, with the card closed it holds the butterfly in place, once the card is opened the string unwinds and the butterfly spins.
I hope you have fun making a spinner card.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Wacky Watercooler May Blog Hop

Yes, we are hopping again!  If you have hope over from Buffy's blog I am sure you were inspired by her projects. Her blog is one of my favorite blogs to go to for inspiration.

My first card is a birthday card that I made for one of my bosses. It has three of the incoming In Colors!

Stamps: Remembering Your Birthday
Paper: Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow, Hello Honey, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive and Melon Mamba
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Misc: Circle Card Thinlit Die, Boho Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die and Bird Punch

My second card uses Current and new stamps as well as an incoming In Color.
Stamps: World Map, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Traveler
Paper: Naturals White and Lost Lagoon
Ink: Early Espresso and Soft Suede
Misc: Bitty Banners Framelit and Circle Collections Framelits

My last card was made with my club ladies a Spinning, Flip card
Stamps: Lots of Thanks
Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Water Color Wonder DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral
Misc: Circle Card Thinlit Die, Circle Collections Framelit, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Pearl Jewels, Bitty Banners Framelits, 2 1/2" Circle Punch and Bakers Twine

I hope you enjoyed my projects, leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Hop on over to Terri's and see what she has to share.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

I have a daughter who is not into the flowers and jewels. Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit was my go to.

Stamps: Teeney Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White CS, Mossy Meadows CS, Blackberry Bliss CS, Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit.
Ink: Mossy Meadows
Misc: Word Bubble Framelit, Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit, Bitty Banners Framelit, Label Card Thinlit(arrow)