Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Quick and Easy Card Class

Here are the samples of the cards from the class last Friday night. We had a good time making some quick cards that still looked like fabulous.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

SASSSC make and take

 At Sasssc  (Simple and Serious Stampers Swap Club) today I was in charge of the Make and Take. We made Gretchen Barron's Origami Star Ornaments. For the link to her tutorial, check out the post before this one.
 We had a surprise guest today, Lynn's granddaughter, Maddy. She did a great job on her star.

Great job, SASSSC ladies!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Origami Star Ornament

 Gretchen Barron posted a free tutorial on making these origami stars. I had to try them. I love them and will be making more.
Here is the link to her tutorial

Letters to Santa Countdown frame

 I was inspired to make this countdown frame when I saw the one at the end of this post. I used all Stampin' Up! materials except for the fame (which I found on clearance at my local craft store). I covered the frame with Letters from Santa dsp using Mod Podge. I cut out the Santa and glued it to some chipboard and cut it out again when it dried. I did the same thing with the "Naughty or Nice".
 The words across the top were also found on the Letters to Santa dsp. I cut out each word, sponged the edges with Early Espresso and glue them down.
 I made my own chipboard tags and covered them with dsp. I cut chipboard numbers with my big shot and covered them with red shimmer paper. I used the Stitched Felt pieces to embellish each tag.
I removed the glass from the frame and covered the back with cork board, thinking that I would need to put in push pins to hang the tags from. However, once I had the backing back into the frame, I discovered that without the glass there was a ledge space inside the frame for the tags to sit on. That was much easier than than hanging them.They just slip in and out.
This is the frame that inspired mine, I'm sorry I can't read the signature on the photo to give credit to.

Fall Wreath with rosette

I fell in love with the wreath I saw at convention that was in a pot. This was soooo easy to make using the new Simply Scored that is coming out in the Holiday mini September 1st. You are going to want one!!I love it so much better that my Score Pal, and it cost less! Most of the rosettes are made using Spice Cake dsp (also in the Holiday mini).
For the large rosettes I used two 2 x 12" strips of dsp, scored every 1/2" and glued together with two-way glue pen. The smaller rosettes were 1 1/2" x 12, and the smallest was 1x12". They are assembled using hot glue. I started with sticky strips, but they only held for awhile. The large buttons are the Spice Cake designer buttons, really big! The Give Thanks is Hand-Penned Holidays (holiday mini) and the stamped leaves are from the set Gently Falling, also new.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Gently Falling Swap

I love how this card turned out! I used the emboss resist technique and a new set from the Holiday Mini coming out September 1st. Lots of good stuff in there. My club members should be receiving your this week in the mail!!I used Pool Party card stock for the background and used the new Fancy Fan letterpress (see page 217 in IB&C). I'm not a big fan of the letterpress plates but THIS one is gorgeous and easy. SU recommends using craft ink, but I used classic for this. For the main image, I stamped the background En Francais with Soft Suede ink. I stamped the leaf with versamark and clear embossed it. I sponged pool party ink around the leaf and then added a shadow with soft suede. Be sure to rub the embossed leaf with a clean part of the sponge or paper towel to wipe the ink off. I used  a strip of Spice Cake fabric for my ribbon. Look for it in the new Holiday Mini!

August Stamp Club projects

I'm Back. I've had issues with Blogger not letting me post, but today I figured out the problem. There is a newer version that I had to switch to. Who knew? Not me!
The girls at Stamp Club learned how to make this wonderful plaid background using the stripes embossing folder, the big shot, and a brayer. First load the brayer with Blushing Bride ink (or any ink of your choice) and brayer the ink onto the inside of the embossing folder where the SU logo is. Layer your white cardstock onto the folder making sure it is straight with the stripes. Close folder and put through the big shot. Open folder and remove the cardstock. Re ink the brayer and embossing folder. Turn your cardstock 90 degrees and place into the folder and emboss a second time. Voila! Plaid. I saw Jan Tink demonstrate this at convention. 

 I just love the new Designer Fames embossing folders. Here I have used the oval. It also comes in a retangular frame. This card combines Pool Party with Lucky Limeade and Chocolate chip.
Don't you just love it when you find an "out of the box" way to use your "stuff"? Amy Celona showed how to make a wedding dress from the Mahattan Flower embossing folder. I embossed a square of white cardstock and then a square of vellum cardstock, placing the paper only over the area of the embossing folder that held the "dress". Using a bit of mono arcoss the waistline of the dress, I attached the two pieces together before cutting them out as one. The ribbon will cover the mono later. The pretty blue dsp is from Beau Chateau.

Terri's Swap

Terri made this gorgeous swap for me at last months Glittern' Gals meeting. Isn't it to die for? Thanks Terri!

Terri's swap

Terri made this gorgeous swap for me at the last Glittern' Gals meeting. Love it Terri!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Terri's swap

Blogger is not letting me publish my posts. Terri's card was left off the last post of Glittern' Gals swaps. Isn't is stunning? I hope this will publish this time.

Terri's Swap

This card is I swap I received from Terri at the last Glittern' Gals swap. It was left off the last post and blogger has been giving me grief when I try to post or edit. This is my second attempt to publish this. I just love this card. Isn't it stunning?

Terri's swap

I accidentally left off Terri's swap when I posted the Glittern' Gals Swaps. Isn't this gorgeous? Terri, I did try to edit that post and add your card, but blogger is giving me issues and not wanting to publish my posts when I hit the button. Hope this goes through today. I love your card!!!