Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Monday, July 9, 2012

Four Season wall ornaments: Spring & Summer

This "Four Seasons" stamp set was one of my favorite sets when I saw the new hostess sets in the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  I used the spring and summer images to create ornaments to hang on a small shelf with pegs.  I think it would be fun to have these ornaments up for each season.    I glued the Comfort Cafe' designer paper to some cardboard....I love the cardboard that comes with the Glimmer paper (silver or red) as it is solid but cuts great in the Big Shot.
I'll post the fall and winter versions next.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Scrapbooking MDS & Traditional

This page layout was done with the My Digital Studio program and then I added mini brads, cardstock pennants, lettering for the title for a little 3d design on this 12x12 page.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Scrapbooking Baby Page

Can't believe that Blair Matthew is about to turn one.  How time flies.  I made this page a few months ago for the Artisan Award contest. This scrapbook layout is done in Always Artichoke, So Saffron and Poppy Parade. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Spinner card

 The red scallop circle ( on the right ) turns to reveal different messages:  "I miss you", "I love you" and paper punched hearts.
This is what the inside of the card looks like.  The card is a 6x6".

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Monday, July 2, 2012

Reason to Smile $5

During July, spend $50 and purchase the exclusive stamp set Reason to Smile for just $5. Now that's a reason to smile!
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Dates: July 1 – 31, 2012
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The Reason to Smile Set is exclusive to this promotion and will not be available after July 31, 2012.

Deadline: Tuesday, July 31, 2012; 11:50 PM (MT)

Wedding Cake Card

I love wedding cake...Yum!  Here's a card for the happy couple on their special day.  You can easily change the colors to coordinate with the bride's wedding colors.

Saturday, June 30, 2012

More NEW Products........FaBRiC!

 I love the Comfort Cafe' Designer Series Paper but this is the FABRIC....same gorgeous colors and designs!
This was a June stamp camp project.  Just iron on the Fabric Adhesive (pg. 171) to the back of the Comfort Cafe (pg. 171) fabric. I used a piece of each of the 3 fabric designs.   Cut all 3 of these at the same time on Big Shot Die:  Fun Flowers Bigz L (pg. 193) arrange the fabric on the die so you cut the smallest flower with the 2 circles.  Mix and Match these 3 shapes to make 3 different flowers.  I used a scrap of fabric from the pieces I ran through the Big Shot to cut the pennant shape by hand, just kind of free handed that shape.
Arrange all these shapes on to a notecard (pg. 160) and iron in place.  Add a Dahlia or button to the flower center.  Make 3 cards at the same time for a quick and easy project.  Add a stamped sentiment of your choice.  I used Midnight Muse cardstock with the Modern Label punch and then several phrases stamped on white, with Midnight Muse Ink, and punched with the Word Window punch.

New 12x12 Divided Page Protectors

 These page protectors (pg. 169) have divided slots on each page to give you lots of fun options for photos or for paper designs.
 Fill each spot with a photo or a decorated paper filled with embellishments.
 Here's a close up of one of the sections.  The Designer Paper is:  Floral District (pg. 163)
 I used the stamp set:  Betsy's Blossoms (pg. 72)
Sorry, the 3rd paper section didn't want to load.  I used the Oval Accent Bigz Clear Die in Daffodil Delight....folded it in 1/2 and it was placed at the top edge of that Lucky Limeade 4x6" piece of paper so it showed on both sides of the Lucky Limeade 4x6". 

New to YOU! New product!!!

I love the new Comfort Cafe designer paper!  You can find it on page 163 of the 2012 Stampin' Up! catalog.  This card was made with other new product in the 2012 Stampin' Up! catalog:  Midnight Muse Cardstock  and Ink (pg. 152) and Midnight Muse Dahlia (pg. 175).  I used the  Blossom Petal Builder punch (pg. 185) for the flower shapes and Boho Blossom punch (pg. 185) for the flower center punched from Cajun Craze cardstock.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I Miss You.... cold weather!

This was an Artisan Award entry.  Now that it is 106+ out the past few afternoons I really do miss the cold weather, ugh.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Raspberry Ripple & Apothecary Art

Apothecary Art, Floral District dsp, Raspberry Ripple cardstock and ink, Primrose Petal ribbon , Label Collection Framelits and new buttons: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.  This card is pretty in person as there is also Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the stamp flower images!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It's wedding season.  Here is one version of a wedding card using the embossing folders for a frosted cake look. This is the new Primrose Petals In-Line Color.  I love the silver glimmer paper!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

A Cherry on Top

This is one of the projects from the stamp camp in Greeley yesterday. Isn't this new set adorable? It is called "A Cherry on Top". This card uses new "In-Colors" of ink/cardstock/ribbon in Midnight Muse and Gumball Green and a regular color of Marina Mist. This card was created by Joanne Randolph. Stamp camp was great fun, thanks for all who attended and thanks for Joanne for opening up her house for us again this year! Happy stamping, Jennifer

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Four Seasons Hostess Set

I love this new hostess set: Four Seasons! I think it will make adorable cards, ornaments and gifts all year round. I hope to find more time to play with this set this summer. I have some small mason jars and other projects in mind for this set. Just need to find more time to play with these new sets! Check back later and I'll post pictures from our 10th Annual stamp which is today in Greeley, CO. That's what keeping me busy this week (as well as cleaning my messy stamp room!)

Friday, June 8, 2012

Color Inspiration

I found the inspiration for this color combination on page 83 of the fabulous new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! catalog. It's kind of out of my comfort zone for usual color combinations but I had fun trying it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Summer time & Summer Starfruit New Color

This card uses the new Stampin' Up! In-Colors: Summer Starfruit and Midnight Muse. I have to admit that when I first saw this yellow color I kind of thought..."eeewww", "different"...."kind of chartreuse like"..."I'm starting to like it". The more I use it the more I like it....especially when paired with Midnight Muse! I've also noticed that this Summer Starfruit color is all around me now. Here in Western Nebraska the wheat fields are turning from green to yellow and match this color perfectly! And, as long as the hail storms stay away the wheat will turn a prettier yellow more and more each day until harvest in just a few short weeks! Have a great summer!!!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


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Monday, May 28, 2012

Quilt Card

I like alot of card designs that look like quilts. They are just fun and easy to do with Designer Series Paper. The Square Lattice embossing folder adds the little extra touch to make this paper look (and feel) like a quilt.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Use up scraps!

This is a fun card design that uses up alot of left over papers. The Triple Treat Flower stamp coordinates with 3 different Stampin' Up! punches which makes this flower easy to construct. I used Crumb Cake and Concord Crush cardstock for the card and Wisteria Wonder ink stamped on Whisper White for the flower.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Petite Purses

Here are two more versions of the adorable Petite Purse Die. This die is so easy to cut and assemble. For the purse on the left I cut some DSP to cover the top purse shape. For the purse on the right I ran it through the Big shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. Both use brads to hold the handle on and to add an embellishment to the purse flap.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wedding Invitations (Winter)

As we use up the extra Shimmery White paper in stamp classes (that I had left over from these wedding invites from the New Year's Eve wedding for my daughter's best friend)....I keep talking about the pretty invites we came up with for this wedding. So I finally remembered to share these with all of you. The colors were Certainly Celery, Basic Gray & white and she had a snowflake theme. I made up these two samples for the bride to choose from. She chose the one on the right. These were so pretty and affordable as well.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Elegant Bird Die for the Big Shot

This is the Elegant Bird die from the past mini catalog and it will also be available June 1 in the annual big catalog from Stampin' Up!. This is a quick and easy card design using this die.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Girly Gift Card

This is a girly style of the card from three posts back. I actually made 50 of these and 10 of the masculine version for thank you cards for Teacher's Appreciation week for our school. The inside has a pocket/slot that holds a gift card (or cash!) This card is done in Certainly Celery, Old Olive and Pool Parade. I replaced the Pool Party shape with various colors: Wisteria Wonder, Rich Razzleberry. Regal Rose and it was also a very pretty color combination. I hope you can see all the Dazzling Diamond glitter on the stamped flower images as that adds the "wow" factor. These cards were a great way to use up odds and ends of ribbon as most coordinated and added to the fun shabby chic look.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Husker Scrapbook page...MDS to Traditional Scrapbooking

I've always been a fan of traditional scrapbooking but love the ease of the My Digital Studio. So here is the 8x8" page from the previous post turned into a 12x12" page complete with chipboard letters for the title. So I turned my MDS into my traditional style of page layouts....and, if you are any part of "Husker Nation" you will understand the red balloons used for page embellishments.
To make the "Nebraska" title I glued Real Red cardstock to white blank coasters and then ran them through the Big Shot machine with ther Serif Alphabet dies. Balloons were made from an oval punch and a small heart punch used for the balloon knot. Go Huskers!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My Digital Studio

My Digital Studio 2 will soon be available. I finally found some time to play with MDS and this is one page layout I came up with. Of course I will take this page and add some embellishments as well as layering it on to a 12x12. I'm thinking a chipboard title around this with some red balloons page accents.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Masculine Gift Card

Here's a masculine card idea for Father's Day next month. This card has a pocket/slot inside to hold a gift card. Jump ahead 3 posts to see this same card done in a girly color scheme.

Bridal Shower Gift

The new Petite Purse Bigz Die for the Big Shot machine is just adorable. I made this purse as a bridal shower gift. Inside this adorable purse is a note for the bride to be find her egift card from Pottery Barn. A regular plastic gift card would not fit in this size of purse but a folded up paper does. So I just purchased an ecard online and made this purse to hold the gift. The bridal shower theme was "Breakfast at Tiffany's" so I used Stampin' Up!'s Pool Party cardstock to go with that color scheme. I finished off this little gift with a monogram tag for the bride to be.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

10th ANNUAL STAMP CAMP in northern Colorado!

10th Annual Stamp Camp Greeley, Colorado This event is hosted by Jennifer Thomas and Joanne Randolph. When: June 9th, 2012 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Stop by anytime during this 4 hour block of time to do your projects…you probably only need about 1 ½ - 2 hours but you can pick the time to come. Just be finished by 2:00 p.m. Cost: $30 if paid before June 1st & $35 after June 1st! Each project will have a station and you will move from project to project at your own pace. Patterns included for many projects. Includes 6 projects: 1. Apothecary Art card complete with Dazzling Diamond glitter 2. An Elegant Wedding Cake card 3. Petite Purse filled with a string of pearls 4. Fabric project 5. Scrapbook project 6. Birthday card *BRING your own adhesive. Contact me for more info and all the exact details for the location and how to register: thomas@daltontel.net