Saturday, June 29, 2013

"He is Mighty to Save" Frame

I've been meaning to post this photo for awhile.  This is a project I created for our church's Ladies Retreat weekend.  They wanted a quick, easy craft that costs less than $5, so here's what I came up with!
I made the Bible verse, which was the theme verse for the weekend, on My Digital Studio.  I then printed it out on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out to fit a 5 x 7 frame (which I found at the dollar store).  For the quilted piece, I cut a large square of Soft Suede cardstock and one of Summer Starfruit to fit inside it.  Then I punched out a bunch of 1 1/4" squares of the now-retired Comfort Cafe designer series paper and glued them onto the large squares.  I then ran the whole thing through the Big Shot with the Lacy Brocade embossing folder.  To finish it off, I tied some lace ribbon around it and glued it to the Vanilla Bible verse piece before popping the whole thing into the frame.  Quick and simple, yet a gorgeous reminder of their retreat weekend.

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,

Monday, June 24, 2013

June Stamp Club Cards

Here are the cards my Stamp Club ladies made this month.  The focus was on new catalogue products.
This first card features the Mosaic Madness product suite, including the stamp set, designer series paper and embossing folder.  The greeting is from the Petite Pairs stamp set, which is on sale this month for 25% off!
We also added a flower using our new clay molds and Simply Pressed clay.  It's sprayed with Pool Party ink mixed with rubbing alcohol using our spritzers.
The next card features our Wildflower Meadow stamp and embossing folder.  We coloured the stamp using Old Olive, Rose Red and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write markers before stamping, then embossing it.  The card is finished with some Gingham Garden Washi Tape.
Our final card doesn't actually feature new products, but it includes a greeting from the Sassy Salutations stamp set, which is on sale this month for 25% off!  My mother-in-law, Margo, made a similar card for my son for his birthday, and it was so cute, I had to CASE it (I know she also CASEd it from someone else, but I'm not sure who, so I'm sorry I can't give credit to its creator!).  The cute little monsters are made using the Owl punch.  The arms are the same punch, just the feet of the owl cut straight down to give long arms (if that makes sense!). 

Blessings to you,

Saturday, June 22, 2013

June Scrapbook Club Layout

This is the layout my Scrapbook Club ladies made this month.  I CASEd this layout by Sandra Wingate, but I changed out the designer series paper and colours and changed a few of the details to feature lots of our new catalogue products.
We used the new Gingham Garden suite for this layout, including the designer series paper, washi tape and the Wildflower Meadow stamp and embossing folder.  We used small strips of designer paper for the "flags", snipping the ends to make the tails.  The title is stamped with the Notable Alphabet stamp set.  I added some washi tape under the title to add an accent. 

The oval piece is the Wildflower Meadow stamp, inked with Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write markers and embossed with the matching embossing folder.  I then cut it out with the ovals framelits using my Big Shot.

The little flower embellishment is made with our new Simply Pressed Clay with the Buttons & Blossoms Clay Mold.  We made the flower our of clay first, then used a spritzer filled with Melon Mambo reinker and rubbing alcohol to spray it and dye it.  (I have found it works better to spritz it to dye it instead of kneading reinker into the clay because the clay's consistency changes when you add liquid to it.)

I love the bright colours in this product suite, and I know I'll be using it lots this summer!


Friday, June 21, 2013

Candy & Coffee Teacher Gift

I can't believe I haven't posted since May!  Subbing is keeping me way busier than I had anticipated!  I guess it's a good problem to have.

Here is the teacher gift that I made for my boys' teachers this year.  The poem is all over the internet in lots of places; I just tweaked it a little bit to fit with Smarties instead of M & Ms.

I found the little jars at the dollar store, and they are the perfect size for a large bag of Smarties. 

I wrapped some washi tape around the lid (how perfectly easy is that?)  and punched an Island Indigo flower with the Fun Flowers Bigz die for the top of the lid.  The circle is punched with the 1-3/4" circle punch - it's the Sale-A-Bration designer series paper from this year.  I know it's no longer current, but I love the bright colours, and they go so well with the Smarties!  To finish it, I tied some white baker's twine through a Daffodil Delight button and adhered it with mini glue dots.
The finishing touch is the poem, which is on a card this large because I glued it to a gift card for Starbucks (the gift card came on a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of cardboard).  This would be the "coffee" portion of the gift!  I attached it to the jar by tying it with some Island Indigo baker's twine.

Hopefully the teachers will love their candy and coffee gifts!