Sunday, July 24, 2011

Key to my Heart: Chocolate!

I wanted to make a card using the trinket keys embellishments and thought it went well with the stamp that said the key to my heart was "chocolate". I used the cupcake punch to make the paper part of the fancy chocolate and then used the small oval punch with Early Espresso Cardstock to make the hand dipped chocolate looking shape. Topped 2 with a swirl of dazzling diamond glitter and the other 2 with a basic pearl embellishment.
I used the big shot embossing folders to add some textures to the background piece as well as some designer paper, zig-zag die from the Tasteful Trim die and some coordinating ribbon.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Canvas Wrap Butterfly Artwork

This is a 3-d canvas covered with "First Edition Speciality" paper from Stampin' Up!. Once you decoupage the background... cut out butterfly shapes with your Big Shot while the decoupage is drying. Run these butterfly shapes through the Big Shot using texture folders. Embellish the butterflies with Basic Rhinestones. Arrange butterflies onto the canvas area and adhere in place. Add a bow on top of the canvas and trim (I used the pom poms from the occasions mini catalog)to the edge of your canvas. Now you are ready to hang this on your wall! :-) This would be so easy to do in any color scheme to match your room decor.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Easel Card:

This easel card is made with the Sew Suite papers/rub-ons. A few simple folds make this card "stand up". These are fun and easy cards to create! I used the sewing machine to add some stitched lines and also added some pearl and buttons embellishments.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Favor Box Die Xmas in July: Sleigh Treat Favor

Here's a fun little project using he favor box die for a Christmas in July project. The favor box die piece is trimmed down and yummy candy canes used to add the rudders for the sleigh. Fill cello bag with stamps, candy, jewelry etc. This would make a fun gift, centerpiece and could also possibly hold a gift card...just tuck it in under the fabric blanket.

The fabulous Holiday Mini Catalog will be available next month so we can see even more fabulous Christmas projects then.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Pull Card: OWL Card

This card was an recent contest entry to Stampin' Up!. Pull the card up to not only expose the greeting but to see the adorable owl punched bird shape "fly" up the card front!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Adorable penguin card

OK, I saw this idea online and now can't remember who to credit for this adorable penguin inspiration. You use a variety of punches to construct this cute little penguin from the Owl Builder punch from Stampin' Up!. The Glitter Brads are in the new 2011-12 Stampin' Up! Idea Book & Catalog and make a great sparkle top to the birthday hat.

Use various punches for the balloons and note that the bottom of the balloon is a punched image of the owl's foot....looks great for the bottom of the balloon.

I've included some basic instructions on how to create the body. Have fun creating a cute penguin greeting card,

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Flower Garden Embossing Folder

Here is another card using the Flower Garden. I used white craft ink to lightly sponge over the raised image of the flower design that was created by running it through the big shot machine.
Happy stamping,

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Fabulous Flourets set and embossing folder

This sample uses both the Fabulous Flourets set from Stampin' Up! and the matching embossing folder: Flower Garden. This is also an easy card to construct...choose any color combination and add any sentiment to customize it for a wedding, birthday, thank you or any other type of card you are needing.

Happy stamping,

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cupcake Builder Punch

I like to use the small oval punch to add a flavor of cake to my cupcakes when using the cupcake builder punch from Stampin' Up!. I usually pick chocolate! :-) Yum!
Use any embossing folder to add texture to the frosting area of your cupcake.

Happy stamping,

Monday, July 4, 2011

Lattice Die cut

Here's a quick and easy card. I used the Big Shot Lattice Die to cut the fun shape for the background.
Layer on scallop and circle punched shaped for your greeting.
Of course, you need a little ribbon to finish it off.

Happy stamping,