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Friday, July 31, 2009

New Stuff Is Here!

I just got my order of the new catty stuff and I’m going to have SO MUCH FUN! This bottle topper was made with a couple of the new In Colors along with a new Designer Series Paper. I worked up this idea as a possibility (with some revisions for the season) for our church bazaar/bake sale in November. This was so easy to make after I got the dimensions figured out. Lookie:

First the recipe:
Stamp sets: Tart and Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Punches: Scalloped Circle, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" Circle, Tab, Scalloped Border
Other: Sticky Strip, double sided adhesive

Using the Melon Mambo card stock, make your drink holder a length of 11" and a width of 2.75". Score 1.25" from one end, and 3.25" from other end. Long end will fold up to make pocket, short end will fold back to go over bottle.

On short end, punch hole with 1 3/8" circle punch. In Crushed Curry CS, punch hole with 1 3/8" Circle Punch. Centering hole in punch, punch again with Scalloped Circle Punch to get scalloped ring. (It’s easier to do it this way than to punch the scalloped circle first and then try to punch the hole out of the middle) Glue to hole in drink holder.

For design element on bottom, stamp lemon slice in Pixie Pink ink. Punch out with 1 1/4" Circle Punch. Punch Melon Mambo CS with 1 3/8" Circle and Crushed Curry CS with Scalloped Circle punches. Layer together as shown.

Cut piece of Razzleberry Lemonade DSP 2.75" wide and 3.5" long and adhere to holder starting at top score line. Fold bottom edge up along score line (DSP should be below edge of pocket) and adhere with Sticky Strip. This will keep the pocket from popping open when you insert the drink mix tube. Punch a strip of Crushed Curry CS with the Scalloped Border Punch and attach to top edge of pocket. Center lemon slice on pocket with dimensionals.

Punch Melon Mambo CS with Tab Punch and fold. Stamp words from Teeny Tiny Wishes and adhere as shown with double sided adhesive.

Insert drink mix tube.

Drink Up!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Runnin' Out Of Cards

Friends, I'm quickly running out of cards to post. I'm waiting for my new order that has some really fun sets in it and I can't seem to get the inspiration to use any of my "old" sets. Does that happen to you? I want to use stuff that's current instead of retired, and I don't have much of that. I need to recreate a couple of cards that I made and sent out before I thought to photograph them (DUH!) but then I'm stuck. I hope to get my order from my demo this weekend. Three of the new sets that I'm getting are "On A Pedestal", "Medallion", and "Circle Circus." They look like GREAT fun, plus I'm getting a TON of embellishments! It seemed like the In Colors and new embellishments jumped out at me before the stamp sets did.

Stay Tuned.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Embrace Life

I saw this card on Laura’s website
and if you go to her post for October 26th 2008 or there abouts, (yeah I know, that’s last year but I saved her samples and didn’t do anything with them until now), you’ll find something similar to this card. I didn’t have space to do all of her embellishing so left off the ribbon, and changed up the placement of the crimped strips and circles to give some interest. I also used some diamond glaze on the top flower to balance out the double elements on the bottom. I’m rather pleased with how it turned out. My friend Kate, an SU! demonstrator, said this was one of my better efforts. Thanks Laura for the inspiration!

Recipe:
Stamps: Embrace Life, Small Script
Paper: Green Tea DS Paper, River Rock, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Old Olive marker
Accessories: Paper Crimper, 1 1/4" and 1/3/8" circle punch, small oval punch, diamond glaze, blender pen (for Baja Breeze on flowers)

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Blue Upsy Daisy

I'm waiting for my order from the new catalog to arrive (can't WAIT to play with the new In Colors!) so in the meantime, I'll post an "old" card.

I copied this card directly from the flier that Stampin Up! had promoting a 15% sale on new stamps from the Fall-Winter 2008 catalog. The only thing that I changed were the buttons because I didn’t have the Button Bouquet set yet.

I stamped the Upsy Daisy stamp on to Baja Breeze card stock with Night of Navy ink. It was matted to a piece of Night of Navy card stock and the edge was curled back. This was then attached to a Kiwi Kiss card base. The sentiment was stamped on to Very Vanilla card stock in Kiwi Kiss ink. The end was trimmed, and it was attached to the card. Night of Navy buttons were used for interest.

This card layout would lend itself well to many different color combinations and sentiments. I thought the Upsy Daisy was a nice all-purpose stamp set and well worth the money. AND, it's in the new catalog!

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Night of Navy
Accessories: Night of Navy buttons

Monday, July 13, 2009

Tart Thank You

Wow, I realized that it's been almost TWO WEEKS since I last posted here! Where has the month gone??!! Well, there's family stuff, church stuff, condo stuff, and then I discovered Face Book last night . . . . OMGOMGOMG. So, that's where my time has gone. But today I felt the need to post another card.

I got my inspiration for this card from Mary Fish here. See her post for March 18th. I really liked this card! I changed a couple of things because I didn’t have all the accessories that she had. Instead of the buttons in the middle of the 5 petal flowers I used flower brads and I used a square frame because I didn’t have the round sentiment that she used. I stamped the sentiment in Whisper White craft ink and then embossed with clear detail embossing powder. Maybe I should have used white embossing powder but I sort of like the subtle look of the sentiment. I also used satin ribbon instead of organdy. Check out her blog to get the exact directions for creating the main part of this card. Thanks Mary! Again, she’s *Stampin’ Pretty.*

Here’s the recipe:
Stamp Set: Polka Dot Punches, Small Greetings from Hero Arts
Paper: Raspberry Tart Designer Series, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: Rose Red, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: 5-Petal Punch, Large Oval Punch by Marvy, square Hodgepodge Label holder and brads (styled silver), flower brads by Making Memories, satin ribbon, clear detail embossing powder (thank you), heat tool, dimensionals

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