Thursday, March 29, 2012

Round Robin Saturday, April 21

You don't want to miss out on this fun day of crafting at Home Grown Quilts on Main Street in Grangeville.
I will be teaching how to make an all-occasion boxed set of cards at this event. The cost is for all 3 projects. Space is limited so sign up soon at Home Grown Quilts or call at 983-0254 to reserve your spot.
Hope to see you there-

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Dress For A Mannequin

The mannequin stamp for this card is from the Established Elegance stamp set.
The "dress" is made with two punches - Heart to Heart and 1-3/4" Scallop Circle. The Heart to Heart punch has 3 sizes, I used the medium size heart for the top of the dress.
Score between the scallops. Make one cut along a fold just to the center and accordian fold.
This becomes the skirt.
Attach the skirt with glue dots.
Now decorate with Basic Pearls to create a necklace and belt.
Other supplies used: Twitterpated designer series paper, Basic Grey card stock and ink, Whisper White card stock.
Happy Stampin-

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Fancy Flower Treat Tube Tutorial

These are the projects we created this last Saturday at stamp class.
The following is a picture tutorial on how to create the Treat Tube that uses the Fancy Flower punch for the ends.
Start with a piece of paper 5" by whatever length you need for the treat. I put a small Hershey bar inside so the 3-1/2" worked perfect for that. Score every 7/8".Use sticky strip at the edge of the first 7/8", not the smaller scored section at the other end.
Now fold up, take off the sticky strip and adhere over the smaller edge to create a pentagon shape.
Punch out 2 Fancy Flowers and fold the petals over.
Add a drop of glue on each petal.
Fit the flower shape with folded petals on end of the tube and hold in place for a few seconds until the glue holds.
Now decorate!
Here I used the Triple Treat Flower stamp, Fancy Flower punch, 5-Petal punch, 1/2" Circle punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine, Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set, Lucky Limeade cardstock & Ink, and Island Indigo textured cardstock & Ink.
Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Getting More From Your Labels Framelit Dies

I used the Labels Collection framelit dies to create the cute layers in the above card.

Here is how to do it:
To create this new shape first cut out a piece of paper with the Labels Collection framelit die in the size you want.
Then lay the die in the opposite direction and center, run through the big shot.
The "sandwich" for the framelit dies is: Multipurpose Plateform on Tab 2, cutting plate, paper, die (cutting blade down), cutting plate.
Isn't that cute and easy? Now cut out several sizes for layering.
This card features the Bordering on Romance stamp set, Friendly Phrases stamp set, Baja Breeze card stock, ink & seam binding ribbon, Island Indigo card stock & ink, Blushing Bride pleated ribbon, Twitterpated designer series paper, and Basic Pearls.
Happy Stampin'-

Monday, March 19, 2012

Kindle Cover

I made this cute little pouch for my daughter's Kindle this weekend with the Timeless Portrait fabric.

I cut 2 (black print & red print) pieces of fabric at 13-1/2" x 9" layered with batting and machine quilted. I had some black binding left over from my last quilt and it was just right for this project. I first sewed a 9" length of binding across one end and then folded that end up 4" to become the pocket, baste in place. Then finish off with binding around the 3 unfinished edges. To close I used large snaps and 2 large Cherry Cobbler designer buttons to cover the stitching for the snaps on the outside.
Happy Sewin'-

Friday, March 16, 2012

Petite Purse Sneak Peek

This cute little purse is made with a Big Shot die called Petite Purse that will be available for purchase next month as a sneak peek from the upcoming new catalog!

Isn't it cute with the mini note card and envelope that I posted yesterday? Have I mentioned that I love the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper only available through sale-a-bration? Yes, I believe I have mentioned it before. Get some (or more) before it's gone!

Happy Stampin'-

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Everyday Enchantment Mini Note Card

I am going to be so sad when Sale-a-bration is over (March 31) and the Everyday Enchantment designer series paper is gone. This has been one of my favorite papers.

The envelope for this little card is made with the Scallop Envelope die for the Big Shot. The card is made with Naturals Ivory card stock cut at 3" x 4-1/4" to create a card 3" x 2-1/8".

Other supplies used:
Elegant Lines embossing folder, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Linen Thread, Very Vanilla seam binding ribbon, Silver Brads, Tiny Tags stamp set, and Poppy Parade classic ink.

Happy Stampin'-


Monday, March 12, 2012

A Banner for St. Patrick's Day

So far this year I have made a banner for each holiday to hang on the mirror on my mantel and it was looking very empty after the Valentine's Day one was taken down so now it has a new one for St. Patrick's Day.
This close up is a little blurry (sorry). I colored the Silver Glimmer paper green with Pear Pizzazz and an aqua painter - doesn't show up too green in the photo though.
The pennants are made from the Petal Cone die (you get two from each one). The four leaf clovers were made from the small heart punch on the Heart to Heart punch. The patterned paper is from the Twitterpated designer series paper pack. Card stock used is Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. I used the Lovely Letters Alphabet stamp set for the word "lucky" and Pear Pizzazz classic ink.
Happy Stampin' -

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Feathered Friends

Had fun yesterday stamping with some great ladies. All the cards featured a bird.
The bird on this card is from the Nature Walk stamp set.

This card was made with Shimmery White card stock, the Elegant Bird die and Easter Dove stamp set.

The sweet bird on this card is the A la Carte stamp Young Vermillion. Also used the Music Notes wheel, that is my favorite wheel, I don't have many or use them often but I like that one.

This card features some sale-a-bration items you can get for free with every $50 merchandise purchase. The stamp set is Language of Friendship, Stripes textured impressions embossing folder and Designer Frames textured impressions embossing folders.

Happy Stampin-


Saturday, March 10, 2012

Scallop Cross Tutorial

To create the cross on this card you will need the Scallop Trim Border & Corner punches and a lightweight paper like the designer series paper Everyday Enchantment that I used for this card.

Cut the paper to 3-3/4" x 2-1/2"

Fold in half.

Then fold the top over 1-1/4".

Insert the folded edges into the Scallop Trim corner punch just far enough that you can just see the folded edges - see above photo for placement.
You will be punching through 4 layers at this point so give the punch some good pressure to get through them all.

Unfold the top edge that was just punched.

Leave it still folded down the center.

Insert the folded edge into the Scallop Trim border punch and line up with one scallop that from the first punch. Make sure it is lined up just right with that one scallop so that you can't see it and then punch.

This is what it should look like at this point.

Then open up the paper and use a bone folder to rub where the creases were for the folds to make it look like you never folded it.

And that is all there is to it.

Have fun.

Happy Stampin'-


Friday, March 9, 2012

Scallop Trim Border Punch Cross

I was looking through my cards yesterday trying to find a specific card, which I never found, and came across this card that I had made last year. Isn't it pretty? I just love that you can make a cross with the Scallop Trim Border & Corner punches. Can't remember where I saw how to do this and I didn't save it any place that I could easily find it, if I did save it at all. Spent some time trying to figure it out and I did it! Will post a picture tutorial tomorrow.

Happy Stampin'-


Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Got Treats for St. Patrick's Day

This is a project I designed for a workshop last week. It uses the Petite Pocket die and the stamp set Got Treats. The Got Treats stamp set is designed to work with the Mini Milk Carton die but the images are also a great size for the Petitie Pocket. I used Lucky Limeade and Whisper White card stock, Lucky Limeade classic ink, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose liquid glue and White Baker's Twine.

Needed a little something to put inside for the treats and found chocolate coins that fit just perfectly and works so well with the theme!

Happy Stampin'-


Sunday, March 4, 2012

Yo-Yo Quilt Complete!!

Just had to share that my Yo-Yo quilt that I started last year (see post here) is now complete!

I had it quilted at Home Grown Quilts and she did a great job. I finished the binding on it last night.

It is a throw size quilt, 52" x 52" and will probably be hanging out on the couch in the living room.

Thanks to the Big Shot machine and the 3" and 3-1/2" circle dies for making my job a little faster than if I had to cut all those circles by hand!

Happy Craftin'-