Friday, April 17, 2009

The 3 "R"s Card

I had some time to do a little leisurely stamping, and this card is what I came up with.  It uses the stamp set "Many Mower" from the Occasions Mini catalog.  The image is stamped in Jet-Black Staz-On ink onto watercolor paper.  Then, it's colored in using the Aqua Painters and Classic Stampin' Pads (here Riding Hood Red, Pacific Point and Summer Sun).  It's layered onto a piece of Riding Hood Red card stock and adhered to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

The card base is Pacific Point card stock that has been run through the Sizzix Big-Shot with the Texture Plates Kit #4.  The strip of Basic Black card stock sets off the image for the finishing touch.   

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Par-Fect Day Card

We're making this card this month at my stamp club.  The idea came straight from the Stampin' Up! demonstrator website.  They have such wonderful ideas!

The stamp set is Many Mower from the Occasions Mini catalog.  The image is stamped onto watercolor paper using Jet-Black Staz-On ink and watercolored in using Classic stamp pad colors.  It's all "popped-up" using Stampin' Dimensionals.  The Designer Series paper is called Manchester.  The button is a Baja Breeze corduroy button (also from the Occasions Mini).  A real simple card!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Top-Note Die Cut Bunny Box Tutorial

This little box is very cute.  And, although Easter is just around the corner you can put one together very quickly!

Paper: Whisper White (6”x10-1/2” for box, 2- 4”x5” for die cut), Creamy Caramel (2- 1-1/4”x5-1/4”, 4”x5” for die cut), Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White (scraps) 

Accessories: Paper Trimmer w/scoring blade, Big Shot machine, Top-Note Die, Birds & Blooms Die, 1” circle punch, 1/2” circle punch, Lg Oval punch, Sm Oval punch, Horizontal punch, 15” Whisper White 1/4” grosrain ribbon, Soft Subtles brads, Sticky Strip, Signo White Gel pen, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombow Multi-Purpose glue, Crafter's Tool Kit (paper piercer).

Instructions: Take the 6”x10-1/2” piece of card stock and score along the10-1/2” side at 4-1/4” and 6-1/4”.
Turn to the 6" side and score at 1-1/2" and 4-1/2".
Cut along the last score lines up to the horizontal score line on one side. Turn and repeat on the opposite side.  Trim 2” from these cuts.

Fold along all score lines. Place Sticky Strip on flaps forming the box bottom.

Hold both remaining flaps together at the top, and punch in the center using the Horizontal punch. 

Attach one Whisper White Top-Note Die to each side using just a little Sticky Strip. Follow by attaching 1/2” Creamy Caramel Top-Note Die to top of each side for the hat. Then attach a Creamy Caramel Strip for the hat brim.

Add the face pieces: eyes, nose, whiskers, ears, etc.  Finish by adding the flower elements and brad. Tie ribbon through the punched slots into a bow.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Easter Surprise Card

This card is one we made at stamp club recently.  The idea is really simple (thank you Stampin' Up! for a great idea!).  It starts with a 4-1/4"x5-1/2" piece of Kraft card stock.  The top is a piece of So Saffron card stock measuring 3"x 4-1/4".  I've run this one through the Sizzix Big-Shot machine using the SU! texture plates.  Add a piece of 5/8" Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon around the lower part of this piece and set aside.  The lower piece is a 3"x4-1/4" piece of Certainly Celery with one 4-1/4" edge punched using the scallop edge punch.  These 2 pieces are attached at the left hand edge (over-lap them by 1/2") with a Certainly Celery brad. 

Stamp "Easter Wishes" (from the All Holidays stamp set) in Basic Black ink onto the Kraft card stock about mid-way on the right hand side.  Stamp the bunny image (from Eight Great Greetings seen in the Occasions mini catalog) using Jet-Black Staz-On ink onto a 1-3/8"x1-7/8" piece of Whisper White card stock, then color it in with the Many Marvelous Markers.  Layer it onto a 1-5/8"x2-1/8" piece of Regal Rose card stock.  Attach to the Regal Rose ribbon with Stampin' Dimensionals.  Now, attach the Certainly Celery card stock piece (not the So Saffron, or it won't hinge open) to the Kraft.  Voila!