Saturday, March 22, 2008
The new Carousel notes are great! I tried the coordinating Love Bird rub-ons and Pick a Petal Classy Brass template with them. I also used the coordinating Live Your Dream stamp set and Afternoon Tea dsp.
On this Carousel Note, I used the Pick a Petal classy brass template as a guide to pierce a circle around the note and then emboss a little circle in each scallop.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I love when things coordinate! And I love when it is easy to create a project with coordinating materials! That's why I love the new Occasions mini catalog's new products that all coordinate together: the Live Your Dream stamp set, Afternoon Tea dsp, Love Birds rub-ons, Carousel Notes, and the Pick a Petal Classy Brass Template. And I can't forget to add some of the new chocolate chip poly-twill ribbon on my cards too!
Here is the first card I made. I just used the colors from the Afternoon Tea dsp (groovy guava, soft sky, wild wasabi, and chocolate chip) to put this card together. I started with the textured wild wasabi cardstock from the Wild Wasabi Cardstock promotion and folded over the scored edge and added some of the Love Birds rub-ons. I added some soft sky double stitiched ribbon and used some new hodgepodge hardware from the Silver Styled Hodgepodge.
For this card I started with the same wild wasabi textured cardstock and added some more Afternoon Tea dsp with some groovy guava double-stitched ribbon and another Love Bird rub on.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
I was trying to think of a good project for a make-n-take and I remembered this cute little treat basket that I had make before and thought it would be fun to make with the Berry Bliss dsp and One of a Kind stamp set.
The treat basket is super simple to make, just start with a peice of 6x6 paper and score at 2" and 4" on each side. Then score each of the corners diagonally. Punch a hole in each of the corners and pull the corners together and tie with some ribbon to create the basket! I made a Halloween one last fall.
I decided to make a coordinating hostess gift with the Berry Bliss paper by wrapping it around a glass jar, adding some embellishments and putting some samples of ribbon inside. I also used the new chocolate chip poly-twill ribbon to wrap around the lid.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Here is the second project we made at our demonstrator meeting on Saturday. I always love the projects that Jessica does and this one is no exception! We made these cute boxes. The directions for the boxes are here.
Monday, March 10, 2008
We had our monthly demonstrator meeting at my upline, Dannie's house Saturday. She had so many great things to show us from swaps that she's participated in! I can't wait to make some of the cute projects that I saw!
This is the card I made for our swap. I used Friendly Flowers from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. I used my brocade blue, certainly celery, and real red markers to color in the stamps. Then I used the Lots of Dots jumbo wheel on the certainly celery and added some wide brocade blue grosgrain ribbon.
This is the card that I made for our project. I've been wanting to try this double slider card for a long time, so I finally decided to try it out. I got the directions from splitcoast (of course!) here. I used the Always set with chocolate chip, bordering blue, and sage shadow.
Surprise! Here it is with the tab pulled up! It's such a fun card to make and not as difficult as it looks! I will post the other project we did tomorrow!
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
I finally squeezed in some time to put together a card today. Actually, I've been working on this one for a week here and there when I've had time, but I finally put it all together today. Yeah! I've been wanting to try the dahlia fold that my upline Dannie showed me. Here is her card and the instructions.
I found that I had to be pretty precise in folding the circles or they didn't fit together and left a gap in the circle. Other than that, it was pretty easy to make. I used my favorite Berry Bliss dsp and some double stitched pomegranate ribbon. One thing I noticed that I didn't use, stamps and ink! Maybe I'll stamp a sentiment and add it in the bottom corner.
Saturday, March 1, 2008
The instructions for this cute Spring Card can be found here with details on the Wild Wasabi Textured Cardstock promotion. From March 1 through April 30, you can purchase a specially-priced Wild Wasabi card stock pack for only $3.95--that's 16 sheets of pre-cut (4-1/2" x 11-1/2") and pre-scored (at 1-1/8" and 5-5/8") Wild Wasabi textured card stock that can be used to make all kinds of fun and easy cards and projects! Please contact me to order your pack today!