Thursday, October 30, 2008

Treat Box...

Well, holy cow! I can't believe how long it has been since I showed you something new. Life happens I guess, it has been a couple of busy days and I apologize. :) Here is a Christmas Treat Box, I found the tutorial HERE on SCS and instantly knew I wanted to make one. Since then I have thought of so many fun things you could do with them, so just wait...I'm sure you will seeing a few more. :) You should try one as well, if you do, make sure to let me know so I can see it! :)
What I used:
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Ski Slope DSP, Silver Eyelets, Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween Treats...

Look how cute! Well, I think so anyway. :) I love these! I first saw these candy bar wrappers on SCS and loved them. I wanted to make my club girls and some friends a Happy Halloween treat and thought this was the perfect time to make some. :) They are so easy too, its just a 6x6 piece of DSP, put adhesive around all four sides, wrap it around a Kit Kat and then crimp the ends. Oh, and just think about the possibilities for other holidays. Like for Christmas using the super fun hostess set Deer Friends...oh man, I love it! :)

What I used:
Stamps: Batty for You
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Ghostly Greeting DSP, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crimper, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Friday, October 24, 2008

Halloween Card...

Ok, so I have been wanting this wheel for awhile, and I was totally going to use it and try the technique Soot Stamping with it, but the card wasn't turning out how I had pictured, came up with this card instead. This isn't my idea, I saw something similar that was a swap from Founders Circle, but I don't know who made it, or even a link to see it, so sorry about that...but I did love the card, and I love how this turned out. Its so colorful and I love the silhouettes of the kids trick or treating. :) Ok, enough of that...enjoy the card and if you have any questions let me know! :)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Turkey Treat Box...

I have seen these little turkeys all over the place using the scallop circle punch as the feathers, but as I was making all the petals for the flowers on my card and tutorial I started thinking they might look pretty cute as feathers.

Anyway, on to the project. I first saw this cute box on Ashley's Blog and loved it, and then saw a similar box HERE on Jody Morrows blog. I loved it and had to make one. :) The box uses a piece of 12" x 5 1/2" sheet of cardstock. I'm sure the other boxes were a bit different, but I didn't have any dimensions, so I kinda made my own. :) Anyway, it is really a quick and easy box to make and then the inside holds any little treat, and who doesn't like getting a treat in a cute package. :)
What I used:
Stamps: none
Ink: none
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie CS...Hostess Patterns Pack, Sweet Always and Bella Rose DSP
Accessories: Twill Tape, Linen Thread, Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker and Word Window, Tag, Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Square, 1" Circle and 1/4" Circle Punches

Sunday, October 19, 2008

A Quick Tutorial...

I have had a a few people ask me how I did the flower petals on THIS CARD, and so I thought I would just post a quick tutorial on how to make them. Let me first say that this was not my idea, it was in Octobers issue of Stampin' Success.

To start you will need 8 tags punched using the Tag Punch (you can also use the Small Tag Punch, but I don't have that one yet and this size works just fine. :)) and Designer Series Paper.
Fold each one in half vertically.
Fold the top layer open from the bottom-left corner to the top of the fold. Like the line I drew. :)
This is what you will get.

To make the flower you overlap each petal.
Glue them to a punched 1 3/8" circle.
When they are all attached you will have a sm. circle of cardstock showing.
Here is a finished flower. So cute!
*Sorry there are so many pictures, I haven't figured out how to combine them yet. :)

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Its a Christmas Card...

I know many of you may not be ready for Christmas, but I SO am! I love Christmas time, the music, the smells, the yummy treats, how much nicer people seem to be, everything...well, except the snow. :) Its pretty and as long as I don't have to drive in it, its great...but anyway, enough of that. :)

I have a workshop in November where the girl requested lots of Christmas stuff, cards, neighbor gift ideas, etc. So I think you will be seeing lots of Christmas stuff over the next while. :) This is a card I made for a swap I was in, I really like these colors together. I embossed the saying, but that is always something that is hard to show in a picture. Well, I'm off to keep working on Christmas things. Enjoy!

Oh, I've had a few people ask how I made the petals on my flower card in the previous post, so I will post a tutorial on that tomorrow. :)

Stamps: Snow Swirled
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: White Taffeta Ribbon, Silver Cord, Silver Brads, White Embossing Powder, Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals

Friday, October 17, 2008

Color Challenge #26...

Yep, its that time again. Time for another Color Inspiration Challenge over at Kristina Werner's. I was really excited when I saw the picture and the colors, but for two days I couldn't come up with something. I would start, but nothing seemed right. So I have been working on my club projects for the month and I have been making a cute turkey and his feathers are folded like the petals of my flower. :) I think you can guess where I am going with this, I was looking at the feathers and thought that making them in the color challenge colors it would be perfect! :) I learned the cool technique from our monthly Stampin' Up! magazine, just in case you were wondering. :)
Here is just a close up of all the fun dimension on the card.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Deborah's Color Challenge #1...

My awesome friend Deborah has started doing color inspiration challenges over on her blog. I thought I would give it a try, plus each month she will pick her favorite and they will win some fabulous blog candy. Yea! :) So go on over and give it a try!

I thought and thought about what to make for this challenge and I couldn't get the stripes out of my head, so I went with it. I have to say, I have never used Really Rust or Night of Navy, so it was good to finally use them, plus I decided to kill two birds and made it a birthday card for my cousin. :) Perfect! Stamps: Independence Day, Short & Sweet
Ink: Night of Navy, Mellow Moss

Cardstock: Really Rust, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Mellow Moss
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, 1/4" Mellow Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Card Making Night Part 3...

Here are the last of the fun cards that we made. I really had so much fun, and if you want to have as much fun as I did, you can join my team and join us all next year! :)

The first four cards were designed by Melanie. She did a great job. The first two are using the set Mr. Twigster from the Holiday Mini. There are so many fun sets in the mini and of course I want all of the sets we used. :)

The next two cards are using the set Eat, Drink & Be Scary, such a fun set.

The next four cards were designed by Janice. Again, she did a great job. I feel like I keep saying that, but really these girls did an awesome job! The first two cards are using the set Flight of the Butterfly.

The next two cards are using the set A Cardinal Christmas from the mini catalog. I have to admit this isn't my favorite set, but I do really like the way these cards turned out. Isn't that red and white striped grosgrain ribbon fabulous?!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Card Making Night Part 2...

Here are the next set of cards I want to show you. Again, I had so much fun and everyone did such a GREAT job designing all these cards.

The first four cards were done by my friend Kasia, she did an awesome job. The first two cards use the set A Holly, Jolly Christmas. I love love this set, its so fun! The first card has the Santa on the inside of the card, so cute.

This card is a spinner card. I have to say I have never made one of these, but they are so fun and easy. So cute!
These next two cards are using the set Season of Friendship from the Holiday Mini. I have to say that when I first saw this set I liked it but didn't know how often I would use it, I have changed my mind and will definitely be ordering this set. :)

The next four cards were made by Mandy. She is so sweet and let me stay with her Friday night. She did a great job as well! The first two cards are using the Upsy Daisy set. I love this set, there is so much you can do with it.

These next two cards are using the set Holiday Lineup. So fun.

Tomorrow I will show you the last eight cards we made. :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Two great swap cards...

So another thing that happens at our meeting is people bring swaps. All the swaps this year were so good. Sadly I ran out of time and didn't make any, but my friends Candice and Deborah were so sweet and just gave me one. They did a great job.

This card was made by Candice Anderson, I love it, its so fun and very that even a word?! Uh, it is now. :)

This card was made my friend Deborah...I love it, it is so clean looking (you know what I mean, straight lines, etc.) and it has one of my favorite techniques on it. Its called a waterfall card. You can view a tutorial HERE if you want to try one of these cards for yourself.

Card Making Night Part 1...

This past weekend was my up-up-uplines big yearly training meeting. It was awesome! The night before we had a big card making night, where we all got to make 24 cards. The cards were awesome! I can't wait to show you all of them. A lot of my friends were actually the ones that got to design the cards! They did a great job!

The first four were designed by my fabulous upline Ashley. She did such a great job! The first two are using the set Party fun, love that set, and bonus..its on sale this month!

These next two are using the set Best Wishes & More...I really like this set, I don't think I had really noticed it before, but its really fun!

These next four cards were designed by my friend Sherri. She is so cute and I enjoy getting to know her more each time I see her. The first two cards she did are using the set Halloween Frights from the mini catalog. So cute, I love them both.

These next two are using the set A Happy Heart also from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Love both of these too. :) Don't worry you will hear me say that a lot!

Tomorrow I will show you eight more great cards.