Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Easel Card Picture Tutorial

To make this 4x4 easel card you start with a piece of cardstock 4" x 12". Score at 4", 6", and 8". The new Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334) makes scoring a breeze! Note those cute little markers that you put where you need them so its easy to find your place on the ruler, love that feature!

Fold on the score lines to create an "M' or a "W" depending on how you are looking at it.

Apply adhesive to one of the 2" sections on the inside and fold over the front panel to adhere.

Now decorate! On the bottom (or inside) you will need an element attached with Stampin' Dimensionals (104430) to create a little ledge for the top to stand up behind.

Other supplies used:

122845 - Hello, Doily

122760, wood or 122762, clear - Field Flowers
122495, wood or 122497, clear - Petite Pairs

122362 - Lace Ribbon border punch

119856 - Scallop Oval punch

119859 - Extra-Large Oval punch

Cardstock - Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Basic Black

Classic Ink - Calypso Coral and Basic Black

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thanksgiving Easel Card

Love these easel cards because they are nice and flat for mailing but then have dimension when you set them up.

I used the Spice Cake designer series paper (124003), Gently Falling stamp set (123802 or 123804), Always Thankful (123787 or 123789), Scallop Trim border punch (118402), 2-1/2" Circle punch (120906) and the little button brad is from Vintage Trinkets (118764). Cardstock is Pool Party, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla. Ink used is Soft Suede, Pool Party and Early Espresso. Almost for got the important Stampin' Dimensionals (104430).

Yesterday I did a picture tutorial. I tried to post it today but couldn't get all the photos to load on my blog so will try again tomorrow.

Happy Stampin-


Monday, September 19, 2011

Sunflower 4x4 Easel Card

I just love Sunflowers! These are from my garden. They had gotten so tall that they fell over today in the wind so decided to cut them off and bring them in to enjoy. So bright and sunny!

I created this easel card with the beautiful Sunflower stamp (123606) from Stampin' Up!

The ink on the sunflower is More Mustard and Chocolate Chip. Also used it the Spice Cake designer series paper (124003), Scallop Trim Border punch (118402), Decorative Label punch (120907), Large Oval punch (119855), and the stamp set Petite Pairs (122495 or 122497).

Oh, almost forgot.....I also used the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (116806) mixed with rubbing alcohol and spritzed the card. Looks great in person.

I have a couple more easel cards to share and a little tutorial to show you how easy they are to make so check back in the next couple of days.

thanks for looking-

Happy Stampin'-


Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fall Card Class

This Fall Card Class will be on the first day of Autumn, September 23. In this class you will create 4 fall themed cards using many new products from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Please call or email to reserve your seat in this class as space is limited.

When: Friday, September 23 at 6:30 pm
Where: My Stampin' Studio
Cost: $10.00
RSVP and prepay by September 20

Happy Stampin' -

Thursday, September 8, 2011

More Swap Cards 2

Today I am sharing the last bunch of the swap cards I recieved.

I just love this card made by Lori Mueller! The designer series paper used is from Beau Chateau (122357). The words are from the Perfectly Penned stamp set (122890 or 122892). The flower is from the Button Buddies stamp set (122735 or 122737).

How cute are those lollie pops? This card was made by Kathleen Hopperstad. This cute card features the Sweets for the Sweet stamp set (122510 or 122512).

This card, by Gail S. O'Neill, uses the hostess stamp set Simply Soft. I love this done in blue, it is just beautiful. This card also features the Houndstooth embossing folder (123134).

Check out the close-up of this card. It is just lovely.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

More Swaps Cards

Karen Philip made this card using the lovely Mocha Morning Specialty paper (122366), the black design is flocked, it is so pretty. The stamp set is Easy Events (116958 or 123225). The scallop circle piece is made from the Perfect Pennants Die (123126).

This card was made by Nicole Baruth and features the stamp set Up, Up & Away (122755 or 122757).

This card, made by Ruthie Burkey, uses the Flirtatious dsp (122360). She used one of the lazer-cut doilies as a mask in the lower corner and spritzed Log Cabin Smooch Spritz (119921) over it. The sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set (111700).

Stay tuned for more cards tomorrow-

Happy Stampin'-


Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Swap Cards

For the next couple of days I will be sharing swap cards that I recieved. Enjoy all the new ideas! This card was made by Tina Taves and features the new embossing folder Houndstooth (#123134) and the stamp set Best Friends Forever (#122805 or #122807).

This card was made by Karen Titus. That cute little Christmas tree was made with a piece of the laser-cut doily sheets in the Flirtatious Specialty paper (#122360). The "Merry Christmas" is from Christmas Lodge (#123767 or #123769). Also used is the Silver Glimmer paper (124005) and Basic Pearls (119247).

This card features the stamp set Creative Elements (122645 or 122647) and is made by Jenn Gulch. Inside the greeting is from the Perfectly Penned (122890 or 122892) stamp set.

Check back for more tomorrow-

Happy Stampin'-


Saturday, September 3, 2011

New Catalog Swap Cards

I recently participated in a card swap with some other demonstrators and just recieved all my swaps today so I will be sharing them with you this week.

Thought I would start with the card I made. I used the hostess set Simply Soft for my swap card. I also used the new specialty designer series paper Flirtatious (122360). I love the laser-cut sheets of doilies that are in the Flirtatious paper.

I colored the flowers with 3 shades of pink Stampin' Write Markers and then added a dot or two of white with the uni-ball Signo white gel pen (105021).

The "kind thanks" comes from the Thank You Kindly stamp set (111700).

To gather the Whisper White Organza Ribbon (114319) fray one end and pull a thread from the center of the satin part. You do need to secure the other end with adhesive to the back of the card to prevent the gathering thread from pulling out before you start gathering.

Happy Stampin'-


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Spice Cake Fabric Wall Hanging & Pumpkins

The Holiday Mini Catalog starts today!

So many great products and I love the fabric!

Using the Spice Cake Designer Fabric (124066) and Designer Buttons (124113) I created a wall hanging and two matching stuffed pumpkins with one package of the designer fabric. I sort of made up the pumpkins after ones I have seen so really don't have a pattern but they were easy to make. After I was done with the wall hanging I had two strips of fabric that were 8" wide, the Pool Party colored one was 24" long and the other was 28" long. I sewed the 8" sides together and ran a gathering stitch on the top and bottom of the long sides. Gathered the bottom as tight as possible and then adhered a 2" cirlce of wool felt over the gathers with a glue gun. Gather the top loosly and fill about 1/3 full of rice to weight the bottom and fill with stuffing. Gather top tightly and secure by sewing closed. I free hand cut a stem from the Soft Suede print fabric and stuffed it and hot glued to the top of the pumpkin. Added a bow made from the Soft Suede striped grosgrain ribbon (125060) and a Spice Cake Designer button (124113) with White Baker's Twine (124262).

The wall hanging was inspired by a pattern in American Patchwork & Quilting Magazine (October 2011 issue). I changed it up a bit to use my Stampin' Up! supplies on it. I used the Big Shot machine to cut the letters, tags, and leaves. (Leaves #2 die - 113459, Two Tags die - 115954, and Serif Essentials Alphabet die - 113464)
The Pumpkins and tags are make from wool felt that I sponged ink on to add definition. All cut out pieces are adhered with an iron on fabric adhesive.

Happy Stampin'........or Sewing in this case-