This is the last project we made at my New Catalog Open House, a Chocolate Pull Treat. The directions can be found here. I used a 6x6 piece of cardstock instead of 6x7 so that I could get 4 pieces out of a 12x12 piece of cardstock.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
This is another card that we made last night at my New Catalog Open House. I enjoyed showing off the Petal Pizzaz and Raspberry Tart paper. I love how this stamp fits the scallop punch. For the petals, I used the small oval punch. After I punched them out, I just trimmed the point of the petals.
This is one of the cards that we made at my New Catalog Open House. I saw it in Stampin' Success, Stampin' Up!'s newsletter. It is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I love the new emosslits dies that emboss and cut out the images. They are so fun! I also used the new eyelet border punch. Don't you love the look of the punch? Stay tuned for more projects from last night!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
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Tuesday, January 27, 2009
This is one of the projects by Jessica we did at our meeting last week that I promised to show you. It is super cute and easy to create the ribbon flower. You start by punching a hole in the middle and at the end of each petal. You thread the ribbon through the center hole and then to the end of the petal hole and back through the center to the next petal hole until you thread the ribbon through the center at the end and adhere it to the back of the flower. We added a rhinestone brad to the middle to add some bling. Isn't that fun?
Monday, January 26, 2009
Happy Chinese New Year! It's the year of the Ox. To celebrate I made some paper lanterns. They are super easy to make and fun to decorate with! I used real red textured cardstock for the first one. I stamped some images from the Eastern Influence stamp set in basic gray randomly on the paper.
For this paper lantern, I used the Candy Lane DSP. To make one of these lanterns start with a 6x9 piece of cardstock or dsp. Score it at 1/2", 3", and 5 1/2" with the 6" side across the top.
Friday, January 23, 2009
I love making pocket cards! Here is a simple one using the Love You Much Bundle. I stamped cute love birds in the corner and punched out a heart to go between them. I added some more hearts on the lip of the card as well.
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Two posts in one day, it's incredible! I decided to try another sketch challenge on SplitCoast and here is what I came up with. I used Sweet Always DSP as my color inspiration. So I had to use the coordinating Always set.
I've seen quite a few of these boxes in a bag and finally got the chance to try one. It was quick and fun to put together. The directions can be found here. I used some Riding Hood Red DSP and some pink pirouette for the base. I stamped the pink pirouette in riding hood red with the Bella Toile background. I added some flowers from the Boho Blossoms Punch and some pink rhinestone brads down the middle.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
I'm so excited to announce that the New Spring/Summer catalog is here! You can now order online from my website here! Just click on the "Shop Now" button in the upper right hand corner.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
This is a card I made with the Love You Much Bundle. I really like being able to pull the colors from the Designer Series Paper so I don't have to try to figure out what colors to put together. I used pink pirouette, riding hood red, very vanilla, and close to cocoa as the colors for my card. I added a pink pirouette felt flower with a brad, and some riding hood red ribbon.