Sunday, February 28, 2010

Masculine Patchwork

This is a card I made for a masculine swap that I'm in this week.  It is so difficult to come up with masculine cards!  I hope this works...  My Big Shot club will be making this card this month, along with a little box that I'll post tomorrow.

I was flipping through the Hostess Level 1 Patterns pack of designer series paper, and I thought all the colours in there looked pretty masculine, so I decided to do another patchwork card.  I've seen tons of these cards on Splitcoast, using the Top Note Bigz die, so here's my version!

I punched 1 1/4" squares of the designer series paper and glued them onto a Whisper White piece of cardstock before running it through the Big Shot.  I used Sahara Sand as the card base and Night of Navy to mat the Top Note piece.  For the tag, I punched a wide oval of Night of Navy and added a Sahara Sand Modern Label piece.  I used the Horizontal Slot punch to put holes at each end and threaded some Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon through it.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (what else?!).

Thanks for stopping by! 

Blessings to you,

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sending Love Patchwork Style!

I've seen a few patchwork cards around, and so I thought I'd try a simple one with my sparkly Sending Love designer series paper (LOVE this paper - I really hope they put it in the new catalogue in July...).

Anyway, I punched some 1 3/8" squares of the paper and layered them on a 4 1/4" square of Very Vanilla.  I tied some 5/8" Real Red grosgrain around that and layered it on the Real Red card base.  The sentiment is from Well Scripted, stamped in Basic Black.

There you go, quick and easy!  These cards are a great way to use up scraps of designer paper that you have laying around!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, February 21, 2010

February Scrapbook Club Layout

Happy Valentine's Day!  I wanted to use the Sending Love designer series paper for this Valentine's layout.  It's a bit busier than my layouts usually are, but I just thought I'd cover it with hearts, so I pulled out all my heart embellishments! 
The title is stamped with Lovely Letters in Real Red and punched out with the Full Heart punch.  I then stamped the triple heart from I {Heart} Hearts in Real Red craft ink and embossed it with Iridescent Ice before punching it out with the Heart to Heart punch.  (Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to disaster relief in Haiti with every purchase of this stamp set!)

To embellish, I added more Heart to Heart hearts in Real Red, some embosslit heart die cuts (punched out with the Big Shot), some Real Red gingham ribbon and a Very Vanilla 5/8" brad.

We're meeting tomorrow night, so hopefully the ladies will enjoy this layout!  I have one spot available in my Scrapbook Club, so if you're in my area and would like to join for the rest of the year, let me know! 

Blessings to you,

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vintage Birthday

Quick post today!

Just a simple birthday card I made with the Vintage Vogue stamp set, some Pretty in Pink and Elegant Eggplant ink and an embossing folder.

I'm planning a Valentine's layout for my Scrapbook Club on Monday, so I'll post that soon...

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 8, 2010

February Stamp Club Projects

For my February clubs, we will be making some different occasions cards.  We made Valentines last month, so this time we'll make a baby card, an anniversary card and an cool card using the scallop border punches (for any occasion!)
I can't remember what this type of card is called (with all the different folds), but I thought it would make a cute baby card.  I used the Sweet Pea designer series paper, pairing it with Barely Banana and Lavender Lace.  For the boat stamp (from Nursery Necessities), I used the kissing technique with a stamp from Razzle Dazzle.  The front piece with the boat on it folds open like a mini card.

My friend, and talented stamper, Donna Wizniuk, came up with this adorable anniversary card.  I had it up on my card board, and several ladies commented on it, so we'll be making it this month!

It's quite labour-intensive with lots of little pieces, but I think the end result is so cute!  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the background "wall" piece is scored in half-inch squares to look like tile, then stamped and sponged with Sage Shadow ink.  The towel bar is a strip of Sahara Sand cardstock with a silver brad at each end.

I ran the towels through the Big Shot with the square Texturz plate before adding the "monogrammed" stamps (from All Holidays) and the scalloped Sage Shadow pieces on the bottom.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, stamped in Basic Black.

Finally, we will be making this Very Vanilla scalloped card that my upline, Winona, showed us at our last meeting.  I believe she CASEd it from someone else, but I'm not sure who.  (If you know, please inform me so I can give credit where credit is due!)

I love monochromatic cards, and this one works well with the Vanilla, Chocolate Chip and Kraft. The butterflies are made with the new butterfly embosslits in the Occasions mini catalogue.  I sponged them with some Chocolate Chip ink using a sponge dauber.   The scalloped piece is a 3 13/16" square.  I punched the corners first with the scallop corner punch, then lined up the sides and punched them with the scallop border SAB punch.

Et voila!  Hope they like them!

Blessings to you,

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Brayered Flower

This is another card we did in my Big Shot club.  I've been wanting to do something with embossing folders beyond just sticking paper in and running it through, so this is what I came up with.  It's pretty simple, I know, but I was surprised by how much it adds to the embossing to add ink!

All I did was brayer some Elegant Eggplant ink onto the embossing folder on the side with the raised image.  Then I carefully dropped some Whisper White cardstock in and ran it through the Big Shot.  So simple!

One lady at the club brayered the ink on the other side of the embossing folder (the side with the indented image), and it looked really cool too!  The raised image turned out white with shaded Eggplant around it.

To finish the card, I stamped the image from Oval All in Eggplant, punched it with the Large Oval punch and layered that on a Scalloped Oval piece of Eggplant cardstock.  We attached the piece with dimensionals and layered it onto some more Elegant Eggplant cardstock before adhering it to the Basic Black card base.

Quick and easy!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Sending Love and Flowers!

On Monday, my Big Shot club met to make a few projects.  One of them was this Flower Pot card.  I've been wanting to try this card for quite some time, ever since my friend, Treena, gave me one that she had made!  I think they're just adorable!  And they're surprisingly easy to make.

I used Soft Suede cardstock for the pot, wrapped with Real Red polka dot 5/8" grosgrain ribbon.  I used the Sale-A-Bration Scallop Border punch on the rim.

The flowers are made with the Blossom Party die and Sending Love (gorgeous sparkly!) designer series paper.  I added a few Certainly Celery 5 Petal punched "leaves" and some 3/4" circles in Real Red and Pretty in Pink for the flower centers.  The tag is stamped with Well Scripted in Real Red, then punched with the Scalloped Oval punch and a Wide Oval punch of Pretty in Pink to layer it on.

I made a whole bunch of these for a swap I'm in, so I hope the ladies like it!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

All-Day Scrap

On Saturday, my church hosted its ninth annual all-day scrap.  I am one of the organizers, so it has been a busy month getting ready for this!  We basically take over the church for the day!  Each lady gets her own table with lots of gifts, and we have hourly door prize draws, music, continental brunch, a catered supper (this year was southwest chicken with rice and spinach salad - yummy!) and a huge door prize draw at the end of the night.  We go from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.  I was so exhausted after this weekend, but it was a blast!

Here's the before shot from Friday night after we finished setting up.
Here we are Saturday, going full tilt!
Our theme was "Ever After", so for table gifts, we chose a lot of princess-y things (glitter, sparkly Sending Love designer series paper, a tiara, princess book, chocolate, Crystal Light and water)!
For our hourly door prize draws, the ladies could choose from items on this table.
All in all, a great day!  I did get some work done, though not as much as I would have liked!  I'll post some of what I did this week...

Blessings to you,