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Friday, April 17, 2015

Monthly Stamping Group

Stamp Your Art Out met today and as usual it was such fun getting together with friends. Kathy brought her Misti to show us. Now Ellene and I have gotta have one! It is a stamp tool and it's hard to explain so I'll just share the link with you. http://mysweetpetunia.com/64-2/ There is a video to show how it works.  Thanks Kathy!!  Stampin' Up!'s new catalog is coming, I want the Misti, I want the kit to build another one of Laura Denison's buildings. I would love to go to an all day crop with friends in Spartanburg. Alas my crafting budget is not big enough! lol I'm blessed to have a nice craft room and toys to play with:)

Project Details
Stamps
Beautiful Bunch
Card Stock & Papers
Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
Ink
Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry
Accessories
Pistachio Pudding Chevron Ribbon, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tools
Fun Flower Punch, Berry Basket die
Project Details
Stamps
Pleasant Poppies, Dictionary, Papillon Potpourri
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black, Smoky Slate
Accessories
Naturals Buttons, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Sticky Tape
Tools
Labels Framelits, Butterfly Punch
Project Details
Stamps
Work of Art
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla: card base 5 ½ x 8½ score at 4 ¼
Fancy Foil Designer Vellum: 5 ½ x 1
Ink
Real Red, Gold Metallic, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
Gold Metallic Bakers Twine
Tools
Glue Dots


  • Using Real Red ink, stamp the brushed square image in solid red, then stamp off the remaining ink a 2nd time (slightly overlap image), repeat again for the third and lightest image. 
  • Using Gold Metallic Ink, stamped the crescent brushed image twice as shown in the sample. Do not stamp off as in step 2.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Diamond Fold Card

I saw this gorgeous card on an Australian Demo's website, Angela Lorenz, and I just had to make it! Problem? Her directions were in metric and I really stink at math, but I was determined!! First, I used an online metric converter to change all measurements to inches. But the fractions came out to things like 3 5/32 and 1 49/64. uhhh I can't work with those kinds of fractions on my paper cutter! So I changed the size of all the pieces to eights, quarters and halves which work better for me. Here are her directions in metric. Thanks Angela!!
First, I made it in the colors below for one of my Sister-in-laws, but I just had to do one in reds and grays too, because they are the favorite colors of one of my BFFs. I made the envelopes with my Envelope Punch Board in coordinating papers:)

Stamps: Love is Kindness, Flowering Flourishes

Card base: cardstock measuring 5 ½ x 11 (cherry cobbler)
Score in half at 5 ½. On the side you will use as the front, score from centre score line to outer edge to create triangle fold

Inside base:
Cardstock 5 ¼ x 5 ¼ (whisper white)              
Designer Series Paper 5 x 5 (smoky slate stamped with Flowering Flourishes in basic gray)
These are layered and then adhered on the square part of the base.

Triangle pieces: Cardstock 5 1/8  x 5 1/8   (whisper white)              
Designer Series Paper 4 7/8 x 4 7/8  (smoky slate stamped with Flowering Flourishes in smoky slate)
Then cut them corner to corner to get perfect triangles. You only need one of each, layer the 2 pieces together and adhere them to the Triangle part of the base that will be the front of your card

Rectangle panel on front:
Card stock piece 5 ¼ x 3 (cherry cobbler)
Stamped layer 5 x 2 ¾  (whisper white stamped with Flowering Flourishes in smoky slate)
Adhere these together. They will stick out on an angle on the front of your card.

Ovals on top of rectangle panel on front:
Cut two ovals number 4 and number 5 from the Ovals Framelits (smallest oval in the set being number 1)
#5 is cherry cobbler
 #4 is the stamped image ‘Love is Kindness’

For the inside panel where Happy Birthday sentiment is:
Cardstock: 4 ¾ x 1 ¾  (whisper white)              
Cardstock: 4 ½ x 1 ½  (cherry cobbler)
Stamped layer Cardstock: 4 ¼ x 1 ¼ (whisper white stamped in cherry cobbler with Happy Birthday)
Layer these together then adhere with dimensionals to the bottom square base.

For the inside panel where Sending Wishes sentiment is:
Cardstock: 1 ½ x 2 ½ (whisper white)
1 ¼ x 2 ¼ (cherry cobbler)
1 x 2 (whisper white stamped in cherry cobbler)

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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Card Ministry

This card design is from Brenda Quintana, and she has a video:) http://qbeesquest.blogspot.com/2015/03/modern-label-punch-cross-card.html
Crosses of Hope Stamp set
Modern Label Punch
Blackberry Bliss ink pad
1.          Cut a piece of white cardstock 3 x 4 ½ turn over to wrong side facing up.
2.          Line up in the corner of a piece of grid paper.
3.          Draw a line at 1 ½ inch, which is the center.
4.          Make a mark ½ inch from the top
5.          Make another mark ¾ inch from the bottom
6.          Draw a tiny arrow to remind which end is the top.
7.          Use the Modern Label punch. From the top, slide it into the punch. Slide the punch all the way in and enter it. The width of the cardstock is about the width of the punch. Punch, now you have the horizontal piece of the cross.
8.          Then line up the punch the other way looking for the little mark at the top. Make sure the mark is in the center on the right of the punch and that the pencil line is directly in the center.
9.          Then line up the punch with the mark you made at the bottom of the card stock. Make sure again that it is centered. Punch once more.      
10.      Stamp sentiment on the other side, the right side.                                                                                                                                                                               
11.      Cut DSP cut a 2 ¾ x 4 ¼ 
12.      Cut card base 5 ½ x 8 ½ and score at 4 ¼
13.      Cut cs mat 3 ½ x 5
14.      Adhere mat to the card base
15.      Glue/tape DSP to mat
Place 6 Dimensionals on back of cross to adhere and lift up from the DSP layer


Project Details
Stamps
Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Gold
Ink
Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Old Olive
Accessories
White Bakers Twine
Tools
Butterflies Thinlits
Project Details
Stamps
The Creation of Adam, Genesis
Card Stock & Papers
Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant
Ink
Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
I have a very old stamp of  The Creation of Adam  by Stamp of Excellence. It’s that fresco painting by Michelangelo, which forms part of the Sistine Chapel's ceiling, which illustrates the creation narrative from the Book of Genesis in which God breathes life into Adam. It must be 20 years old and I love it dearly! We first stamped that, then masked it and stamped a background script of the book of Genesis by Stamp Out Cute on it over top. On the inside we used a stamp of the Lord’s prayer.

Stamp Out Cute has gone out of business, and Stamp of Excellence no longer has the Creation of Adam stamp. I'm SO GLAD I kept them!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Flutterby

Flutterby. Yep, I think we need to change their name. Butterfly? They are not all butter colored, or made of butter... they simply flutter. Flutterby makes much more sense!

Wanna know some really Good news???? The Butterfly thinlits have arrived in the Los Angeles port and are scheduled for delivery to the warehouse at Stampin' Up! this week:)

Project Details
Stamps
Dictionary, Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Soft Sky, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Ink
 Soft Sky, Sahara Sand
Accessories
Gold Bakers Twine, Whisper White Organza Ribbon (run over soft sky ink pad), Venetian Crochet Trim
Tools
Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, Butterflies Thinlits, Ticket Punch, Sponge Daubers

Project Details
Stamps
 Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
 Wisteria Wonder, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink
Sahara Sand, Wisteria Wonder, Soft Suede, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories
Copic Markers, Venetian Crochet Trim, Basic Jewels - Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools
Butterflies Thinlits, Sponge Daubers

Project Details
Stamps
 Butterfly Basics
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette
Ink
 Pistachio Pudding, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Basic Black
Accessories
Basic Jewels - Pearls, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Copic Markers
Tools
Butterflies Thinlits

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Orange Explosion and the Little Black Dress

I don't usually make a lot of orange cards. Hmmm wonder why?  I ordered some more yellow red Copic markers last week so I think that's why I've been on an orange kick. I really like the cheerfulness of orange! The Little Black Dress is a retired framelit that I still use and love:)

Project Details
Stamps
Flowering Flourish, Bloom With Hope
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie
Ink
 VersaMark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories
Copic Markers, White Embossing Powder, Whisper White Ribbon
Tools
 Tag Topper Punch
Project Details
Stamps
 Love Is Kindness, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze and Typeset Designer Series Papers
Ink
 Memento Tuxedo Black, Cajun Craze
Accessories
Copic Markers, Linen Thread
Tools
 Spiral Border, Modern Label and Word Window Punches
Project Details
Stamps
 Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
Ink
 Basic Black
Accessories

Tools
 Darling Doily Thinlit, Dress up thinlit (retired), Modern Label and Word Window punches
Project Details
Stamps
Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock & Papers
Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride
Ink
Basic Black
Accessories
Lace, Rhinestone
Tools
Modern Label and Word Window punches, Dress up thinlit (retired), Honeycomb embossing folder

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Easter Treats

I baked up a storm yesterday. I made Carolina Chews, which are kind of like a blonde brownie. I made a batch for my husband to share with the guys at work and a couple batches for the ladies in my Bible study and our Ministers and staff. I used the Berry Basket die decorated with the butterfly thinlits and the spiral flower die. The Fry Box die has a bunny climbing inside to grab the treats. The scripture candy is made with two Hershey nuggets.