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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

To You from Me #2

The directions for this card are the same as the previous one except that I left off one of the mats on the base card.

Used Rose Red and Whisper White for base card, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss and Rose Red for sentiment, Raspberry Tart DSP for Top Note element. It's hard to see but I used a glitter brad with the Pima flowers. My brad was already glittered but I've heard that you can dip a brad in liquid adhesive and then glitter, or use Versamark ink and embossing powder to get a glazed look.

My Mom is a accomplished quilter so I had her in mind when I made these two cards.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Best Yet
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss,, Whisper White CS
Ink: Rose Red
Other: Top Note Die, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle, scalloped circle, corner rounder punches, Pima Flowers, Glitter Brad, Rose Red 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

To You from Me Quilt

I realize that this has nothing to do with the New Year, or winter, or any season or theme that would be current. But, I like how bright and cheerful it is, plus I just think it looks neat. So, here are the details.

OK, starting from the top and working my way down. I stamped the sentiment from Best Yet on Whisper White in Riding Hood Red ink. It was punched out with the 1 1/4" circle punch, attached to a Bashful Blue 1 3/8" circle which was then attached to a scalloped circle out of Riding Hood Red CS. The individual squares of Washington Apple Designer Series paper were attached to Whisper White and run through the Big Shot with the Top Note Die. I can't remember exactly what the size of the squares was because I've given away the card and I forgot to write it down. I think they were 1".

The card base is Riding Hood Red with a mat of Bashful Blue on top. The die cut piece was attached to a mat of Riding Hood Red CS that has the corners rounded. A strip of So Saffron grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around and taped to the back of the red piece. This was attached to the base card, and the "to You from me" element was attached with dimensionals. Pima flowers were attached together with a brad and attached with a glue dot.

I really like how this card turned out. My Mom is a quilter and I made this with her in mind. Actually, I sent this one to my sister, and sent the one that I'll post next, to my Mom. But, my Mom's quilting was my reason for making this card.

Recipe:
Stamp Set: Best Yet
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red CS, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Other: Top Note Die, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8" circle, scalloped circle, corner rounder punches, Pima Flowers, Brad, So Saffron 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Checkin' In

I realize that I haven't posted something in a very long time. What with Christmas in there, plus being out of town, responsibilities at church as Financial Secretary (it's year end crunch), plus sinus issues that kept me in bed yesterday and makes most mornings VERY hard to me, it's been hard to keep up. I have some fun stuff to show but have to get it written up first. I made a really neat gift card holder out of a metal CD case but there was a LOT of work that went into it plus it has three surfaces that need a write up. So, stay tuned for that and in the meantime I'll see what else I can hunt up that I've already written up.

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