Sunday, June 23, 2013

June Stamp Camp projects

The first project I'll show is from our South Stamp-a-Stack.

This uses fun stuff from our Brand New Catalog!

Stamps: Label Love, Chalk Talk, and Tape It!
Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red
Ink: Basic Black, Versamark, Real Red Marker
Other: Silver Embossing powder, Button Embosslit, Cobbler Baker's Twine, Artisan Label Punch, non SU washi tape on white and then cut out to form the black and white banner piece, oh, and the Chevron Embossing folder



With the Washi tape craze, I think Tape It will be one of my favorite new sets!  You can get the look of the tape without have to buy it in every color!!!!

This next project was my card for our West Stamp Camp this weekend.

Stamps: Everything Eleanor, En Francais, Papillon Potpourri, the new hostess set Express Yourself,
Paper: Whisper White, Primrose Petals
Ink: Versamark, Smoky Slate, Basic Gray, Primrose Petals, Black Staz-on
Other: NEW Deco Labels Framlits, Rhinestones, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Tulip Embossing Folder, Clear Embossing Powder,

I used all 4 of the Deco Framelits.  I cut a mask for the front larger label (this was done by cutting both the smallest and next smallest framelits at the same time out of copy paper and then discarding the small insert-use repositional adhesive on the resulting "ring" and adhering it to the second smallest piece) ....embossed the swirl from Everything Eleanor on it, then sponged lightly with the Smoky Slate, followed by En Francais stamped with Basic Gray.  We then used a bit of paper towel to wipe the basic gray off the embossed swirl.  The antennae were stamped in the Black staz-on so they would stick to the embossing.

I hope this is clear....feel free to contact me with any questions!

Outside (the last little rhinestone wasn't suppose to me there! )

Well, that's it for today.  I'm staying in trying to get some household chores done today.  Our smokey Colorado air has wreaked havoc with my lungs so trying to give them a break!  Hope you all have a great weekend.

Ta ta for now,

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Keeping my promise!

As promised here are the cards that Tami and I did at our class last weekend.

First, a "Tami" card.  Tami absolutely excels at masculine cards and this one is no exception.  A great Father's Day card!

Uses the shaving cream technique and "The Open Sea" stampset.

Tami's second card, my personal favorite, is simply STUNNING!  And what makes it even more fun is that Tami made her own stamp out of scraps of rubber from trimming her old stamps and the excess around the clear mount stamps!  Wonderful technique!  Beautiful card!


My first card is a CASE, but I thought it was so darned cute.  I made the bear from Chocolate Chip for the male and from our yummy new Baked Brown Sugar for the female.  She also had a bow in her hair....but unfortunately I didn't get a photo of it before I gave her here is Mr.....

There was literally NO stamping on this little guy.  Many punches and the largest heart framelit.  Some sponging was done for texture, white gel pen and Soft Suede Marker for details.  The inside said either, "I miss you BEARY much" or "Hope you have a BEARY happy birthday".  Both sentiments were computer generated.

My second card used some products other than SU, but I'm addicted to all paper crafting stuff so I like to use some of the other things I have here when we have these classes.  I love side-step cards and this card would be easy to duplicate using stamps instead of the dies.

Colors are Marina Mist and So Saffron.  Stamp sets are "Best of Flowers" , Artistic Etchings, and Papillon Potpourri.  The butterfly punch and the butterfly embosslit were both used.  And, of course the bling.  The lattice can be hand cut.  Patterns are available on the internet.  I took the easy way out and used a die.  The DSP used was Tea for Two.  I'm going to miss this paper....but LUCKILY the same pattern is in the new catalog...using new colors and the name of it is "Afternoon Picnic".

It's hard to tell from the photo, but the small butterflies are on clear strips so they appear to be "flying".

Well, that's it for now....Dexter is pestering pretty hard for me to go play.

For those of you who haven't met is My Baby!

Bye bye for now!

Monday, June 3, 2013

OK, I'm a terrible blogger....I admit it!

I just can't seem to get on here on a regular basis!  I'm sorry!!!  Just too many other things that take precedence.

Anyway.....some day I'll go backwards and post the older stuff, but today I want to show you the photos of the card I made for my #1 Grandson's 5th birthday last week.  I cruised the net looking at MANY samples and the result is a combination of several cards I saw.  If you've made an Angry Birds card....I probably looked at yours and am giving you all credit right here and now!  ;)

Here is the front:

And here is the inside:

His whole party was the Angry Birds theme and many gifts followed that theme.  Since the kids just got a new home with a larger back yard, we gave them a "fort" to put back there to play in.  It seemed to be a hit with both the birthday boy AND his little brother.

MANY punches were used.

Red Bird:
Body - 1 3/4" Circle
Eyes - Owl punch
Nose - 3/4" circle (cut to center and fold over itself to create a cone)
Tail and top feathers - boho Blossom punch
Eyebrows - I used the retired slot punch, but you could just hand cut little rectangles

Yellow Bird:
Body - Heart and 1 3/4 circle (for white part)
Eyes and Nose - Owl Punch
Again, Boho for the feathers and slot for the eyebrows

Timeless Type Alphabet sizzlets out of the red glimmer paper
Tag - Happy Birthday from Bitty Banners set and framelit

I used a  non-SU die, but it would be very simple to hand cut some grass.  I then ran it through the woodgrain embossing folder to give it some texture.

Body - Wide Oval punch
Helmet - Wide oval punched and then punched again
Little strap pieces - hand cut from scraps
Eyes & Nose - all from the Owl Punch

The saying is my very own "quote" and it was printed from the computer then I cut around it to look like a cloud.

Colton loved it and I had such fun making it.....although it did take me almost 4 hours!

That's it for today.
Tomorrow..........I promise...............I'll post Tami and my cards from our class last weekend!

Bye bye for now,