Sunday, February 20, 2011

Craft Fair Items

Teacher tins make great gifts for your kids teachers!
Look at all the fun goodies they have inside!

Card Purses
They're filled with 5 cards and once you use the cards you can reuse the purse as a gift bag.

Carrot Cone

Supplies needed:
  • Petal Cone Die
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock & marker (carrot texture)
  • Wild Wasabi cardstock & ribbon (retired)
  • Whisper White cardstock
  • Basic Black cardstock & marker
  • Uniball White Gel Pen (eye highlights)
  • Sahara Sand marker (paw marks)
  • Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper
  • Punches: Heart to Heart (nose & mouth), Large and Small oval (ears), 1 3/8" circle (head), 1/2" circle (cheeks), 3/4" circle (paws), Owl (eyes)
  • Crop-a-dile (punch holes for ribbon)
  • Linen thread (to tie ribbon together to make it stand up)
  • Glue Dots (makes it easier to assemble the bunny)
  • Crimper--Optional (crimp paper then slice it and crumple it to make your own shredded paper)
Side view of the carrot cone.

Check out the goodies inside. Through all of the shredded paper you can see some eggs. They are Nestle Easter Eggs. MMMMMMM!!!
The carrot was inspired by Debbie Henderson and the bunny was inspired by Dacia Smith.

Shoebox Swap Card

I really love this cute and simple set called Bold Blossom.
My Stampin' Up! Group had a shoebox swap last Friday and this is the card I made for it. Don't you just love the lattice embossing on the background. It's so simple yet adds just the right touch.
I used Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, and Whisper White cardstock.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Birthday Bonanza Class

Have you ever wanted to give the perfect unique gift that doesn't come from the "big box" store?
This is the perfect gift! Who doesn't like cakes, cupcakes, or brownies smothered in frosting with sprinkles? Are you hungry yet? The cost is $20 for this class (all food items are included).
***Additional cake mix totes are only $17. You'll only have time to put together 1 tote but you can get everything ready to assemble the others at home.

*There are 2 choices for the color scheme of your tote.
You can choose the blue one you see in the pictures below (Designer Series Paper patterns may vary but the color scheme will be the same). OR you can choose the color scheme of the very last picture (Melon Mambo (pink), Old Olive (green), Daffodil Delight (yellow), Pumpkin Pie (orange), and Pacific Point (blue)). Let me know which scheme you'd like when you RSVP.

Join Me:
Date: Tuesday, February 22nd
Time: 7-9 pm
RSVP and prepay by Friday February 19th

Includes cake/brownie mix, frosting, 3 tubes of sprinkles, 1 package of sugar icing decorations, 1 card with matching envelope.
2nd Color Scheme Choice Below

P.S. I got the idea from Becky Roberts who got her idea from Nicole Heady.

February Club Projects

So, I really into a birthday theme this month so I skipped V-day and went straight to birthday. We did make a V-day card in our January club so we had some LOVE going on...but I am in LOVE with the Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper and Accent Elements pack, and the coordinating ribbon and buttons.

I could have made my own tutorials, but why reinvent the wheel. So I've put links to other ladies tutorials to teach you how to do some of the techniques used.

Quilted Card

Diana Gibbs Quilted Card Tutorial

Becky Jensen's Heat and Stick Powder Tutorial (used fo rthe brackets)

Once in a while I do a 3-D project to showcase what our box dies can do.

DeAnn Rauzi Petal Cone Box Tutorial

Lisa Flemming Scallop Circle Accordion Flowers Tutorial

January Club Projects

Scratch'N'Sniff Card
Well, I cannot find my card we made...but lets face it...I didn't look very hard so I just made a template on My Digital Studio. The only thing missing is the gretting/element that goes on the Whisper White square.

Supplies needed (all items are from Stampin' Up!):
Concord Crush cardstock
Real Red cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Blushing Bride Designer Series Paper (level 1 hostess set)
Island Floral Sizzix Die
Clear embossing powder
Love You Much stamp set
A mini silver brad
1/4" Whisper White grosgrain ribbon
Black Stazon ink pad
Stampin' Write markers--Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi
Versamark ink pad
Heat gun

Since you can't see the sentiment I used I'll describe it.
  1. I stamped the LOVE (with a flower on top) in the middle then colored the love using the blushing bride marker. I colored the stem and leaf using the Wild Wasabi marker.
  2. Die cut the smallest flower on the Island Floral die.
  3. Smoosh it on the versamark pad then sprinkle with clear embossing powder/drink mixture (I use about 50/50 of each powder, mix well, then use as you would embossing powder). Heat it until the powder goes a little dark and looks wet. Now you have a scratch'n'sniff card!
  4. Put mini silver brad through the hole in the middle of the die cut flower and poke it through the flower on the Love sentiment. This will cover the flower from the stamp and it will be replaced with the scratch'n'sniff flower.

12 x 12 Winter Pages

Supplies needed:
Marina Mist cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Night of Navy cardstock
1 1/4" striped Night of Navy ribbon
1 pewter build a brad
Serene Snowflakes stamp set
Silver shimmer paint
Marina Mist classic ink pad
Night of Navy classic ink pad
Defined Alphabet greeting (I used "delight")
1/2", 1 3/4" and 1 3/8" Circle punches
Sticky Strip
Alphabet Simple Letters Sizzix die set
Sponge daubers
Circles #2 Sizzix die
Blender pens

Use sponge daubers to ink stamps with silver shimmer paint and to daub the paint all over the 1/2" x 12" strips, and the Winter. Those pieces were cut out in Whisper White then painted silver with the daubers.

Left side:
  • Stamp a variety of snowflakes in shimmer paint on the left side of the page.
  • Stamp Whisper White strip using Night of Navy ink and the set of three snowflakes.
  • Large Whisper White 2 1/2", stamp the largest snowflake in Marina Mist then use the blender pens to color in the diamond shapes.
  • Small Whisper White 1/2" (used on the build a brad)
  • Night of Navy 1 3/8", stamp 2nd smallest snowflake in silver shimmer paint and add a pearl to the middle
Use sticky strip to gather the ribbon and add three pearls vertically after the gathering.

Right Side:

  • Stamp largest snowflake in Night of Navy ink in the bottom left and add pearl to the center.
  • Stamp 2nd largest snowflake on the 2 Whisper White photo mats on the right.
  • Night of Navy 2" circle (die cut, mat for the white snowflake)
  • Whisper White 1 3/8" circle stamped with set of three snowflakes in silver shimmer paint then stamp second to largest snowflake in Night of Navy then add a pearl)
  • Stamp delight definition on strip of Whisper White using Night of Navy ink and make it like a flag, then use a dauber or sponge to sponge around the flag in Marina Mist.
  • Die cut "winter" then use daubers to sponge the letter and 1/2" x 12" strip silver.