Thursday, September 30, 2010
I've seen a few people making these, and decided to make some of my own. These little cuties are made with the Petal Card Double XL Punch (p. 202). Their eyes were made with the Two-Step Owl XL Punch (p. 200). A nugget-type candy bar fits perfectly inside these cuties.
This was the first time I got to use my Petal Card Punch. When I first got it, I thought it didn't work, and was ready to get a replacement. I called Stampin' Up!, and I found out that I wasn't using it right. This punch is a "double" punch, meaning it does two things at once. It cuts and scores the shape at once, and that means it needs a little more pressure put on it than the regular punches. When I did it the correct way, it was so easy, and worked perfectly.
What you do is lay the punch onto a table, and put the card stock or paper in it. Then, you need to stand up and put both of you hands onto the CENTER of the punching handle and push down. So, your hands go directly over the image of the shape on the punch and push while standing up. This puts the extra pressure needed for the punch to work without hurting your hands. It was so easy! I didn't feel like I was pushing down hard at all. It cut and scored the card stock perfectly! I'm so happy!
Ink: Basic Black Classic Pad and Stampin' Write Marker
Paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Petal Card XL Double Punch, Two-Step Owl XL Punch, Silver Brads, Paper Piercer, Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Sticky Strip.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
I finally got to work on projects for my upcoming Fall/Halloween Stamp Camp. I've got the Halloween projects finished, and now I'm getting ready to work on the Fall projects. Actually, today I need to make a birthday cake and card for my now 15 year old son first! Today is Alex's birthday, and I'm really feeling old! I can't believe my youngest kid is 15! Time goes by so fast! It won't be long and all 3 of our kids will be driving! EEK!
Back to stamping. Below is one of the Halloween projects being made at my Fall/Halloween Stamp Camp on Friday, October 15 @ 6:30 p.m. There will be 6 projects made (3 Fall and 3 Halloween) for only $15! If you're in the Central Indiana/Mooresville area and would like to attend, please LET ME KNOW by Wednesday, October 13.
This card also goes along with the SUOC2 challenge on the SU-Only Challenges site. It's a great site to go to for inspiration. Make sure you check it out soon!
I've been seeing these side step cards everywhere, and I've been wanting to make one for ages. I got inspiration for this one by seeing a few Halloween ones made by others. I combined different elements from the ones I've seen and put some of my own touches on it as well. It's my favorite project for this camp so far. The ghosts were made with the Two-Step Owl punch. You just punch out the owl, snip off it's legs, and turn him upside down. The eyes were made with medium-sized circles in the punch and my white gel pen. This card was so much FUN!
Stamps: Seasonal Sentiments (p. 15 in Mini)
Ink: Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie Classic pads; Whisper White Craft pad; Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry, & Old Olive Stampin' Write markers
Paper: Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Paper Cutter w/Scoring Blade, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, Spider Web Impressions Folder, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, 1-3/4" Circle XL Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL Punch, 2 x 1-3/8" Oval XL Punch, Two-Step Owl XL Punch, Bitty Bat L Punch, Stamping Sponges, & uni-ball Signo White Gel Pen
Monday, September 20, 2010
Stamps: Artistic Etchings & Sincere Salutations
Ink: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, & Wild Wasabi Classic ink
Paper: Baja Breeze, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, & Naturals White card stock
Accessories: Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Scallop Rectangle Clearlits die, & Basic Pearls Jewels
Friday, September 17, 2010
Today's card is so simple! I only used one ink pad (Pear Pizzazz). I CASEd this card from Crystal Lenssen. I changed mine a little bit, but not much. After stamping the flowers on the right side of the Whisper White card stock, I punched the bottom edge with the Scallop Edge Border Punch. One change I made was to dry emboss the white piece by running it through the Big Shot with the SU! Square Lattice Impressions Folder. I love it embossed! The only other changes I made was to stamp the flower image only once, put the greeting on a separate oval layer (attached with dimensionals), and stamp the leaves along the bottom of the Pear Pizzazz card. I also stamped the leaves along the bottom inside the card. You can kind of see that in the picture.
Stamps: Just Believe
Ink: Pear Pizzazz Classic ink pad
Paper: Pear Pizzazz & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Scallop Edge Border Punch, 1-3/4" x 7/8" Oval L Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Square Lattice Impressions Folder
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I stamped the small butterfly and the outlined butterfly all over the Daffodil Delight card stock using the same color ink. I then stamped the butterflies on scraps of card stock (Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, & Old Olive), using the same color of ink as the card stock. I then punched out the butterflies. I put the adhesive on the center of the butterflies only so I could raise the wings up a little bit. I also put on rhinestones from the Basic Rhinestones Jewels (p. 188) pack. There are three long strips of little rhinestones in the pack (along with others). I cut the strips to the size I needed (4 rhinestones) and attached them to the center of the butterflies. I really like the bling!
Monday, September 13, 2010
The Basic Gray 12" x 12" card stock is textured, but I also wanted to add more to it to make it more vintage-like. I used the Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil (p. 224) to get the effect I wanted. I laid the stencil down and inked it up with Basic Gray Classic ink with a sponge dauber. I kept doing this until I had the card stock covered. A quick and inexpensive way to make your own designer-looking paper. If you would like to see a bigger version of any of the pictures, just click on them.
Accessories: Distressing Essentials Kit, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Pretty In Pink 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Decorative Label XL Punch (Mini), Antique Brads, Basic Rhinestones Jewels, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle XL Punch, 2-1/2" Circle XL Punch (Mini), Big Shot Die-Cut Machine, SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Mostly Vintage Decor Stencil, Stamping Sponges, & Sponge Daubers
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Once again, the colors used on this card, and the others are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, & Early Espresso.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
The colors used on this card, and all of the cards in the kit, are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, & Early Espresso.
Friday, September 10, 2010
This is my favorite Fall set that I own! The leaves are just gorgeous! I also love these colors together. I got the color combo from the Autumn Spice Specialty DSP from the mini. It's on p. 13 of the Holiday Mini if you would like to see it. The colors are Cajun Craze, Old Olive, More Mustard, & Early Espresso.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
My card kits consist of all of the consumable products (pre-cut & pre-punched card stock & accessories) needed to make 12 cards (4 designs/3 of ea.), 12 envelopes, & step-by-step instructions on how to make the cards. All this for only $18. You can pick your kit up when I inform you it's ready, or I can ship it priority mail to you for $5.
The first picture is a close-up of one of the cards. The colors and punches I used are listed in the add-ons list below. The neutral card stock I used was Very Vanilla. I also used Gold Brads and Stampin' Dimensionals. The card stock, brads, & dimensionals are included in the kit.
Below is the picture of all of the kids in this kit. I'll show a close-up of the other 3 cards every day for the next 3 days.
If you own the stamp sets, ink, etc., I used to make the cards, you're set. You can also make the cards using ink and stamp sets you already own, or you can purchase the add-ons you don't have. When you buy one of my kits, you can purchase the stamp set (or sets) I used at 10% off! Discount is on the sets only, regular shipping & sales tax apply. Because of Stampin' Up! rules, my card kits and the add-ons are only available to those in the United States.
Here are the add-ons this month. If you would like to order any add-ons, you'll need to E-MAIL ME your order for the add-ons. That's the only way you can get the discount for the stamp sets. The prices are before shipping & sales tax:
French Foliage Set (p. 14 in Holiday Mini)
--Wood - $17.96 (was $19.95)
--Clear - $13.46 (was $14.95)
Teeny Tiny Wishes (p. 157) - $33.26 (was $36.95)
Cajun Craze Classic Ink Pad - $5.95
More Mustard Classic Ink Pad - $5.95
Old Olive Classic Ink Pad - $5.95
Early Espresso Classic Ink Pad - $5.95
Paper Piercing Tool - $3.50
Mat Pack - $9.95
Stamping Sponges - $3.50
If you order any of the add-ons, they'll be shipped separately from the card kit. If you come to pick up your kit and order add-ons, I'll let you know when they're ready.
This card kit is available until Monday, Sept. 27. Payment must be received by this date, also. All orders will be ready for shipment or pick-up within 10 business days of receiving payment. If you pay by check or money order, you'll need to e-mail me to place your order. If you want to pay with a credit card, you can pay for it through PayPal. You can do this by clicking the button below. This is the first time I've used a PayPal button, so please let me know if you have any problems.
|September Card Kit Options|
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The rest of the card designs are pictured on the right. To find out more about this SAS, please CLICK HERE.
Stamps: Snow Swirled & Christmas Greetings
Ink: Real Red & Basic black Classic ink pads; VersaMark Pad
Paper: Wild Wasabi, So Saffron, Real Red, & Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Silver EP, Heat Tool, 1/2" S Circle Punch, & Scallop Edge Border Punch
Saturday, September 4, 2010
The rest of the card designs are pictured on the right. To find out more about this SAS, please CLICK HERE.
Stamps: Come to Bethlehem & Sanded BG
Ink: Bravo Burgundy & More Mustard Classic ink pads
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, More Mustard, & Crumb Cake card stock.
Accessories: Decorative Label XL Punch (Mini), Modern Label XL Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Mini Glue Dot, Stampin' Dimensionals, & Stamping Sponges
Friday, September 3, 2010
Stamps: Delightful Decorations & Seasons of Joy
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
The stamp set I used is Serene Snowflakes. After I stamped them onto the Whisper White card stock, I sprayed it with Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz. It's hard to tell in the picture, but it really shimmers in person.