Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Halloween Trophy Card

I went to an upline meeting in August and one of the Demonstrators made this really cute Christmas Trophy card. I decided that my club girls would love it and decided to make it a Halloween version.

The card base is Pumpkin Pie 4 1/4" by 11". Score at 10", 8 1/4", 7 1/4" & 5 1/2". Turn around and make the same scores, except for the 5 1/2", it will already be there from your previous scoring. At your 5 1/2" score line, cut 1/2" from one side, to 1/2" from the other side. Fold your card at the scores to make it easy to manipulate. Pick a front side and then wheel using Spooky Skyline in Pumkpin Pie. Just under your wheel marks there will be two score lines 1/2" apart. Cut Basic Black c/s and Creepy Crawly designer paper, punch each using Ticket Punch, adhere together and to card.
Next, I made the focal. I used Shimmery White c/s and stamped an image from Booglie Eyes, making sure to stamp close to the top. Then I stamped the greeting, not to low, or it will not show up. I then layered Pumkpin Pie & Basic Black c/s to the focal.
Now for the tricky part. At the bottom of the card, there is a 1/2" score at the bottom. I tucked both the front & back side under and slid the focal through the Puimpkin Pie c/s and lined up the focal so that it was even with the bottom of each. I then took SNAIL and ran it all the way along each tucked under flap and pushed all three pieces (tucked under flaps and focal) together.
The end result is that the card will stand up once it is opened. This is nice for a birthday card, Christmas card, etc. and will look really nice on someone's desk at work or at home. Enjoy!

Priceless Butterfly in Bayou Blue

Here is a card a made a while back for an on line challenge. The card base is 4 1/4" by 11" in Bayou Blue. I wheeled So Swirly onto the Bayou Blue base. I took a piece of River Rock c/s and made scalloping using the corner punch (this effect is achieved by removing the guard). I then layered the River Rock with a piece of Le Jardin designer paper and adhered to base.
I then took a piece of Shimmery White c/s and using the swirl stamp from Priceless, I stamped using Soft Sky ink. I stamped the butterfly & Priceless work in Bayou Blue.
I then rounded the corners of both the Shimmery White c/s and Bayou Blue c/s using the Corner Rounder Punch. I added So Saffron Brads.
I then stamped the butterfly again on a small piece of Shimmery White c/s and cut out. I added some glitter using Dazzling Diamonds and Two Way Glue. I adhered the butterfly only by placing glue down the middle so that the winds could be "pinched" up. This gives the butterfly some dimension.
Lastly I added some Soft Sky ribbon and adhered my focal using dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Butterfly Card

This is a card that I made last month for a demonstrator swap that I was part of. The card base is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Wild Wasabi c/s folded in half.. I stamped the words from Stem Sayings on So Saffron c/s in Basic Black ink. I then cut the So Saffron c/s along the stamped image creating a curve.

I then cut the Porcelain Prints Designer paper with the same curve so that it matches the So Saffron c/s. I then stamped the Butterfly image from Priceless in So Saffron on Shimmery c/s. Using the circle punch, I punched out the Butterfly image and added glitter using Dazzling Diamonds and 2 Way Glue Pen.

I used the Scallop punch on Bayou Blue c/s and layered that with the Butterfly image. I used the White gel pen to add dots on the Scalloped image. Using Bayou Blue ribbon I tied it around the c/s and then layered the Scallop image with Dimensionals.

Lastly, I took the Basic Black marker and made dots from the Butterfly down and then made a couple loops, looks like the Butterfly is in flight. Hope you enjoy!

Monday, September 24, 2007

My little Man

Here are a couple of photos on my little main sqeeze.

The first is at my Sister's wedding in May. He was having a jolly ol' time on someone's Harley! Just look at that smile. I hope this doesn't mean he is going to be riding motorcycles anytime soon. He quickly found where the key went and promptly asked the owner if he could turn it on!

The second photo was taken this past Saturday. I was having my 20 year (Yikes!) High School reunion and wanted to take a current picture to show off to everyone. He was distracted by some show on T.V. but I did get him to look at the camera and smile just this one time!

Christmas Joy Card

This is a card that I made for a recent swap. I wanted to do something Christmas and I had just bought the "Season of Joy" stamp set.

The card base is a 4 1/4" by 8 1/2" piece of real red c/s. I stamped the flower from "In the Spotlight" using Very Vanilla Craft ink onto Old Olive cardstock. I adhered that to the Real Red and added the patterned paper from SU!'s designer paper pack "Dashing". I then took the River Rock ribbon and tied it to the card so the you can not see where the two papers meet.

The focal is Very Vanilla c/s with Old Olive ink. I used a damp Q-Tip to remove the ink from the poinsettias and Joy and then used my Real Red marker on those images, making sure to "huff" before stamping.

I then stamped the small circle flower in Real Red on WW c/s and punched out using the 3/4" circle punch. I added some glitter using Dazzling Diamonds & the Two-way glue pen. I adhered the punched circle with a dimensional to add depth to the card.

Lastly, I punched out the flower using the Snowflake, this is a perfect stamp to use with this punch. Added the brad and adhered with a dimensional.

It sounds like a lot of steps but this card actually comes together quickly. Enjoy!

The Introduction

Hello and welcome to my blog. I have been scrap booking for about 7 years and stamping for 5. I have been an Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 3 1/2 years.

I have been married to my wonderful husband for 10 years now and we have a little boy name Hayden. He keeps me very busy. He is ALL boy!

I plan to share with you completed projects, classes, general stamping & scraping information, pictures of my family and other stuff that interests me! Please check back often and share your comments. I would love to hear from you!