Friday, February 26, 2010

A Good Egg Card

Easter is right around the corner; so I thought I would start posting some Easter themed ideas. (Keep checking back, I also have an Easter basket with the cutest eggs that I will be posting shortly).

To start take a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" piece of Barely Banana Card Stock. Using your SNAIL adhesive (or whatever adhesive you have handy), adhere the background (from Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Stamp your chick on Summer Sun Card Stock using Basic Black Classic Ink. Cut your chick out and adhere it to your card front. (TIP: notice the legs on the chick are not real nicely cut...the legs will be covered so you don't really need to worry about what they look like).

Using a piece of blue DSP from the Sweet Pea DSP bundle stamp the egg in Basic Black Classic Ink. Cut a jagged line across your egg. Slightly overlap the 2 pieces of the egg. Pierce a hole in the edge of the egg (pierce one hole that goes through both the top and bottom of the egg) using a 1/16" punch, a paper piercing tool, or a needle. Put a rhinestone brad through the hole. Adhere the egg (ONLY USE ADHESIVE ON THE BOTTOM 1/2 OF THE EGG) over top of your chick using Sticky Strip
(TIP: The use of Sticky in this step is HIGHLY recommended since the egg will be opened and closed repeatedly by the recipient of this card)

Stamp your saying on Apricot Appeal Card Stock using Basic Black Classic Ink and adhere with your SNAIL adhesive to the top of your card.

And your project is finished! Wouldn't you LOVE to receive this card? Make someone's day and send them this cute card.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Wish List Wall Hanger

This is a fairly simple wall hanger to make. For the "Wish List" you can either contact your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, or you could substitute a shopping list for the Wish List. This is made with the On board Book Basics (Large), simply add some Designer Series Paper of your choice, a sticky note pad and a small piece of cork board. For the list of items needed visit my website

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February Drawing

This is the thought jar that will be the prize for the February Drawing.
Make sure to get your name in as many times as you can
to increase your chance of winning.
As always, to see how to get your name into this drawing check out my website

Thank you flower card

This is a simple "Thank You" card...and pretty fun to make, if I do say so myself.

Use your Big Shot (Item #113439) to cut out all 3 of the Daisies #2 Bigz die (Item #114520) on Whisper White Card Stock (Item #100730...8 1/2" x 11"). Use the larger flower and a dauber (Item #102892) in Mellow Moss Classic Stampin' Ink(Item #102774) . Lay the flower on your card (as shown below) and use the dauber to create the technique below (this is called a masking technique). And make sure when you finish with each flower to set it aside, we will use them later.

Repeat the same technique in Apricot Appeal Classic Stampin' Ink (Item #105218).

And Again in Bravo Burgundy Classic Stampin' Ink (Item #105214). You will notice (in the picture below) that there is still some white space between the flowers. Take a dauber (in your choice of the 3 colors) to fill this space in.

After "masking" all those flowers, you will now have a large Mellow Moss, a medium Apricot Appeal, and a small Bravo Burgundy flower. (Tip: If you have a flower that hasn't been completely covered, or if you want the flower to be a little darker, just place it on a scratch piece of paper and use the dauber again.) Layer your flowers, as seen below, and glue them together using Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (Item #110755).

Almost finished! Using your Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive adhere the flower to the card. (See picture below). And punch a small hole through the center of the flower using your paper piercing tool (Item #116631).

Put a Rhinestone Brad (Item #113144) into the center of the flower and stamp "Thank You" (From the Happy Moments Sale-A-Bration stamp set) on Apricot Appeal Card Stock (Item #105124...8 1/2" x 11"). Adhere the "Thank You" with your Tombow Adhesive.
(Tip: If you do not want your brad to be showing through the inside of your card, you have a few options. Option #1: Skip the step where you put a hole in the center of the flower. Put the Rhinestone Brad through the center of the flower BEFORE you put the flower on the card...if you use this option it would be very wise to use Sticky Strip (Item #104294)to adhere the flowers to your card instead of Tombow Adhesive. You can put the Sticky Strip directly on the back side of the brad. Option #2 Add one extra step at the end. Simply cut another piece of Whisper White Card Stock the same size as your card and place that piece on the top of the inside of your card - so the paper covers the brad completely - Tombow Adhesive would probably work on this as well, but I would recommend the sticky strip.)

FINISHED! See, wasn't that fun?

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

2 more months

You only have until March 31, 2010 to order your Sale-A-Bration products. I've mentioned before that this is the greatest promotion to ever come from Stampin' Up! and it only comes around once a year. The stamp sets are different each year, so you only have 2 more months before these products are gone forever (with the exception of the punch, which will go into the Idea Book & Catalog for next year).

Also you only have 3 more weeks to get your name into my drawing promotion. To see how to get your name into the drawing visit my website, click on promotions and scroll down to the bottom. This month's drawing is for a thought jar, I will post pictures soon.