Monday, March 30, 2015

Tiny Tea Light Box

I  had the pleasure of watching another Stampin' Up! demo make these sweet little tea light gift boxes, and thought they would make perfect hostess gifts, so off I went to make a few! The original tutorial is here.

I've used Crumb Cake card stock for the box and gold glimmer, soft suede, and coastal cabana for the punched shapes. The band around the middle is Very Vanilla satin ribbon. A quick little project, love that!!

This past Saturday was my one year anniversary that I joined Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator! The time sure has gone fast! I have enjoyed sharing all the projects made with a company that I have chosen to represent. I thank you all for visiting me this past year, and for all your support! I'm looking forward to see what the next year brings!!

Thank you for stopping by my little site on the web, have a great day!!

Friday, March 27, 2015

I Love Lace Background Stamp

So, I just got the I Love Lace background stamp, and now wonder why I didn't order it sooner! It's Gorgeous!! The pretty delicate lace with dainty flowers looks so much like the real thing!

I inked it with Wisteria Wonder, and attached it to a Strawberry Slush card base. I punched the butterflies with Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey. The sentiment is from the same Sale-A-Bration set I shared yesterday, Simply Wonderful, and stamped it to match the card base.

I can see using this pretty background stamp to punch out shapes with too, the butterflies, labels, flowers. Will be having a play with it for sure!

Thank you for visiting, and have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bag in a Box using Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

There is only a few days left to take advantage of Stampin' Up!'s Sale-A-Bration!! I have one last video to share using some of the free products!

The Specialty Designer Series Paper has so many possibilities when coloring it! In the video I share how I used four different inks on mine. I went for a soft Spring or Easter colors. The picture above looks a little washed out, but in the video they are a bit brighter.

Thanks so much for having a look!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reverse Stamping with Sheltering Tree

I always forget about the reverse stamping until I see someone do it!! Stampin' Up! released videos from the last Leadership Conference, and a stamping sample showed this technique. So, of course I had to do it!!

You use the back side of the photopolymer stamp to get a solid image first, like I did with the top of the tree. I inked it in Pear Pizzazz, then stamped off on a piece of scrap, then stamped onto my card front. It gives a light background to the tree, then you flip the stamp to it's correct way, and stamp again. The leaves stand out, and makes the tree look much fuller! Love this look!

The overall layout idea came from my upline Holly, but I added the swing image to it, and curved it a bit to make it seem in motion. I'll have to try and remember this technique now, and see what other stamps I can use this on!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Chalkboard Paper Birthday Card

I got out the newly released chalkboard paper to make a pretty floral focal point. I first die cut it with the Deco Framelits. Then I used a few stamp sets to decorate the outer part. Simply Sketched(retired hostess), Flower Shop, Petite Petals and Choose Happiness. I inked them with the new chalk inks as well. The sentiment is from the Simply Sketched set, and it is inked with Craft Whisper White.

I used a black card base, and dsp from the All Abloom stack. It's hard to tell in the photo, but the dsp is mint green to match our Pistachio Pudding color. It looks better in real life! :)

I didn't want to add any embellishments to keep the focus on the chalkboard die cut. I think my Mom would like this card, but will have to keep this till September!!

Thank you for having a look!!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Lamb Punch Art

Hi there! Today I have a sweet little lamb punch art to share. Years ago I made a similar one, but with different punches, and even some hand cut shapes. But since my punch collection has grown since then, I'm able to make this version!

It was very simple to put together, the longest part of it all was deciding on how long to make it's body. I just kept adding punched shapes until it looked good!

I attached it to a 3x3 card base, and stamped the greeting from the Crazy About You set. I'll put this in my son's Easter Basket!

Here are the punches I used:
7/8" Scalloped Circle-for body
Boho Blossoms-for body
Small Oval-for head
Bird Builder-leafy stem for ears
Word Window-for legs(cut in half lengthwise)

Thanks for having a look, and have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Baby We've Grown and My Digital Studio

Hello! Today I have a card that I made the cute bunny in Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio. It was just announced that all of the digital content that Stampin' Up! offers will no longer be available after May 31st. I give info on that in the video.

I wanted this set only for the bunny image, so that's why I bought the digital version of it. It's so adorable, and I wanted to make some Easter cards with it!

You will still be able to use and print from home, any images and projects through My Digital Studio, once the line has been discontinued. And other print services will also create and print the scrapbooks, so it's still not a total loss!

Anyway, I talk more about it in the video:

Thanks for stopping by!