Thursday, March 5, 2015

Paper Treat Purse Video Tutorial

Hey there! Today I'm sharing this video tutorial on a larger treat purse than one's I have previously made. It uses one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" card stock. The purses I've made before are very small. Big enough to hold two smarties sweet tarts. This one is much larger, but not too big! Enjoy the video, measurements are below, and at the bottom I'm sharing a peak into my craft space!

8 1/2" x 8 1/2" card stock
score one side at 1/2", 3 1/2", 5", 8"
turn and score at 1 3/4", 6 3/4" while card stock is in this position, make a pencil mark on the left side at 1 1/4" and 6 3/4" repeat on the opposite side
Designer Series Paper cut at 4 1/2" x 2"

I have been struggling for months trying to get my tripod positioned to where I can film myself from my point of view. A few videos back, my electrical taped extension pole started to fall while filming. After that I took the pole off. Then I had to start filming upside down, then flipping it in the video editor. Well, that was taking WAY too much time. It takes at least an hour just to upload a video to YouTube anyway, then to have to wait on the flipping took even longer.

So today I set out to solve this problem. With a few failed attempts, this is what I have come up with:
Does this look like a total rig job hanging from the ceiling? Of course it does! Is it working? Of course it is!!!!! Lucky for me, we have these terrible drop ceilings all through the house. But today it worked to my advantage. I'm still using my tripod, just in a whole new way! LOL But, I can sit at my table and film myself the way I want to. Problem solved!! I'm still using the converted closet for my craft space, I love having everything right in front of me. I have painted since the last photo I shared. It's much lighter here now! And yes, I didn't bother cleaning my work table. This is what it looks like most of the time, so why picture it any differently!!! :)

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed the video, and my craft space!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Long Matchbook

I haven't made a matchbook style gift for quite some time, and when I saw a fellow demonstrator make these longer ones, I just had to make a few. Very simple to put together, but I love the stamping on these. 

I've used crumb cake card stock, and stamped in white craft ink the flowering flourishes stamp. It gives a soft subtle look to it. A few punched layers behind the sentiment makes it stand out, and the pretty gold glimmer paper!

I added the gold infused bakers twine at the bottom, and it also hides the staple, which keeps the bottom closed. Here is the inside:

That's all for me today, thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Irresistibly Yours DSP and Butterfly Punches

The irresistibly yours embossed paper is so fun to create with, there is so many different looks you can get. This time I sponged Pistachio Pudding and Pear Pizzazz ink to give it that gradient look. Then I stamped the tiny flowers from the Sheltering Tree all around.

These are my two new butterfly punches. I stamped card stock, then punched and layered them together. I like how they look this way. The sentiment is from the Four You set and is layered into a banner. Punched banners were also added below.

There are a few large pearls scattered about, and of course I had to add some Old Olive twine.

I like how this card turned out, it's very soft and girly. I'm taking a whole lot of my cards to work for the girls to look through and take. I make so many, there is no way I would ever come close to sending them all out!! But, I can't stop making them!! :)

Thank you for stopping by today!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Four Feathers Stamp Set in Brights

Here is the other card I made that matches the one I shared on Monday. Bermuda Bay and Perfect Plum look so pretty together, even using the feather stamps. I added a few candy dots, and a pearl that I colored with the Blendabilities Alcohol Markers.

Stampin' Up! just announced that they are putting a hold on ordering the Blendabilities markers. I'm not sure what the manufacturing issue is, but I haven't had any problems with my markers yet. I don't use mine much for coloring images though, just for coloring embellishments! I'm sure they will keep us posted on the situation.

For those of you who are taking advantage of the Sale-a-Bration, there have been some new stamp sets, vellum, and embellishment pack that has been added to the offering!! Visit the Stampin' Up! site or blog to see them all!

Thank you for visiting today, and remember, I love comments!! :)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

You Brighten My Day Stamp Set Showcase

I shared a video on my YouTube channel today, showcasing the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called You Brighten My Day. This is just one of the free stamp sets to choose from during this promotion.

It's a fun stamp set, and it coordinates with 5 of our paper punches, that's my favorite part! ;)

Thanks for watching!!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Easter Lilly's Punch Art

Another reminder that Spring is on the way! These cute punch art Lilly's! Here in the states, we have a few flowers that are all similar to each other, like these. Another is the Peace Lilly, and I even have a perenial that comes up every year that looks like this, then turns into a pod of berries. But, they all bloom in the Spring!!

Anyway, this lilly uses the retired Blossom Builder punch for the petals, and the stamen is cut from a scalloped circle punch. I hand cut the stems and added a paper bow from the Bow Builder Punch. I did flatten it down a bit to make it easier to mail.

The background is stamped in pink using the Dictionary BG stamp, and added the greeting from, you guessed it, the new Crazy About You set. The little candy dots on the side finish it.

I do believe my son will have a full day of school today!!!! It's been called off the last 4 days because of the bitter cold temperatures. He actually wants to go back to school, and that's a good thing!! :)

Thanks for having a look today!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Punched Daffodil's

Ooooo, I cannot wait for my daffodil's to start blooming!! But, I think I'll have to wait another month or so!! I first saw these punched flowers last year, and am just now starting to make them!

The larger part of the flowers use the Petite petals punch, which I've had for awhile now. But the centers are from the Boho Blossoms punch, which I have now!! I took my Stampin' Write marker to make little dots on the inside for stamens. The flower pot is also a label punch that I trimmed down, and added a small butterfly punch.

I've used the Hardwood stamped in brown this time, and used the triangle punch at the top to create pickets. I love that!! The sentiment is again from the Crazy About You set.

Thanks so much for stopping by, have a wonderful day!