Thursday, July 17, 2008

Fresh Cuts Buckle Card

Another recent swap card, this Big Buckle Card was made with the new and super-cool Stampin' Up! Fresh Cuts set. For an easy to follow tutorial on how to do a big buckle card follow this link to splitcoast stampers.

This card uses one of the Color Combo Challenges from SCS (and now a personal favourite of mine,) Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla. The flower embellie was made with a metal rimmed tag and a 1 1/4" circle punch. Also, along the scalloped edge I have created a "lace eddect" with the 1/16" punch. In retrospect I could have used the 1/8" punch but that is for another time and another card. TIP: For the scalloped edge of the card I used to Stampin' Up! Corner Rounder Punch. By simply, (and gently,) taking the guide off you can make scalloped edges easily. BUT EVEN EASIER is the new scalloped edge punch that Stampin' Up! is coming out with in the new Fall/Winter catty. Look for that to make life faster when it comes to the scalloped edge. ;)


Stamps: Fresh Cuts

Cardstock: Chocoalte Chip, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Ink: Sage Shadow

Tools: Corner Rounder, Word Window Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch

Finishing touches: Metal Rimmed Tag

Friday, July 11, 2008

Hmmm, perhaps I need some photography lessons...

Definitely not the best picture I've ever taken.... I find it much easier to take pictures of family then of cards. These 2-5-7-10 boxes were made for an upcoming seasonal swap I'm in. All I could think as I was making these was Christmas in July. But as a hardcore Christmas fan I don't mind, it takes my mind of the heat. =)
You can find the tutorial for these cute little favour boxes over in the SCS Tutorials. I made mine with some leftover Christmas paper from Basic Grey, the discontinued but oh-so-cute SU! Hung Up on the Holidays set, and a fun and easy to make poinsettia. TIP: This fun little poinsettia is made by punching out two of SU!'s 5 petal flowers & 1 boho blossom and attaching them with a rhinestone brad from the Pretties kit. I added a little dimension by running the burgundy flowers through the cuttlebug.
Hope you like it!
Paper: Basic Grey, SU! Always Artichoke CS, Bravo Burgundy CS
Ink: Bravo Burgundy, Encire Silver
Tools: 5 petal flower punch, Boho Blossoms punch, 1/16" punch, cuttlebug, cuttlebug swirls folder
Finishing touches: Rhinestone brad from SU! Pretties Kit, Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon

Friday, July 4, 2008

A Cupcake of a Card

I recently signed up for a card swap on Splitcoast Stampers that requires you to use a cupcake image. Now, I really don't have any cupcake images and I had no ideas for a card layout so I should've just wacked away, but nope I signed up anyway. Soon after I had a purchase that qualified for a level one Stampin' Up hostess set so I ordered the Cause for Celebration set which included a cupcake image. So off to the SCS gallery I went looking for inspiration, and I found it in the form of this card by scrapnextras.
The details: I used the Cause for celebration and the Bursting with Joy sets TIP: Using a paper crimper with some Chocolate Chip cardstock created a cupcake liner effect. The flame is coloured using a blender pen with a Yoyo yellow ink pad, (a great way to colour when you don't have the shade of marker you need on hand,) a little shimmer for the icing was created by irridescent Stickles and the piece de la resistance is a small oval frame from the pewter HodgePodge Hardware. (Note: The Hodgepodge Hardware will be discountinued as of August 10th. Make sure to take advantage of the 25% discount on it before then.) TIP: The small oval punch fits perfectly in the opening of the frame which makes it quick and easy to use. The cardstock used is Chocolate chip, Pretty in Pink, Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive. The design paper used is Tempting Turquoise prints, Old Olive prints and the beautiful (but discontinued) Loves Me dp. The funky cool stretch ribbon is from the Theatre Pack of Stampin' Up ribbon. Hope you enjoy! =)
(By the way, I would have liked to have used my digital camera for the picture instead of the scanner but my "special" camera battery died and now I have to figure out where to get a new one. Grrrr technology!)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Thank You Card Class

Well, I am a day late but Happy Canada Day! I have an upcoming class available, date TBA. It is a Thank You Card Tote and set of 4 cards. In this class you will make this sweet little tote along with four matching cards. (These also make great hostess gifts for all those summer BBQs....)
I will also have a clss in the mail available. If you have any questions or are interested in more info send me an e-mail at
Class price: $20 or a minimum $35 Stampin' Up purchase (before taxes and shipping.)
Class in the mail price: $27.50