Tuesday, February 21, 2012

February Fun Folds

These cards were so much fun! You'll remember the "gift of health" hand sanitizer holder from my previous post, but I wanted to share these other cards as well. Our theme for February's card class was "Fun Folds" - no fold-it-half cards in this set! I also challenged myself to use just one DSP pack for all of the projects, to show how versatile a single pack can be. Depending on the paper/side you choose, and the colors you pull from it, you can create a lot of different looks with that one pack. This set used Twitterpated from the Occasions Mini, which I especially like.

It is hard to see in this photo, but some highlights: the snowflakes sparkle with Dazzling Details; the gnome card (in the back) features the ribbon and brads which you can choose FREE during Sale-A-Bration; Cherry Cobbler embossing powder and Silver smooch on the flower; and the sentiment on the card on the right is from Sprinkled Expressions - another FREE choice during Sale-A-Bration.

We just might have to make every February "Fun Folds" month - this was super fun!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Gift of Health?

There are a few individuals whom I need to create for this Valentine's - just a little something fun. Here is one idea I had:

The black top you see is the top of a small bottle of hand sanitizer. I thought this might make a cute gift idea. The cardstock is 3 x 11, and then scored to fit around the bottle. The hole punched in the top was again sized to fit this bottle. I used Melaleuca hand sanitizer, so other small bottles may require different measurements than this one. However, a quick tip: I added dimensionals to the bottom of the bottle to adhere it to the cover, so that it doesn't slip out the side.

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Papers: Riding Hood Red CS; Twitterpated DSP; Baja Breeze CS; Whisper White CS
Ink: Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Simply Scored; Circle Punch; Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch; Basic Rhinestones; dimensionals

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Simple Two-Color Valentine

The SUO Challenge for this week is to make a Valentine using two colors, plus a neutral. I wanted something sweet but simple:

I am not sure about this means of securing an image. I'll keep working on that part. But in the meantime, here are the details you may be looking for...

Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rose Red, Regal Rose
Ink: Rose Red
Accessories: Full Heart punch, Polka Dot EF, Adorning Accents EF, Scallop Edgelit, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon

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Monday, February 6, 2012

Chocolate Memo?

Whether you are saying "I love you" or "thank you," "thinking of you" or "congratulations," the message is easy to change to fit the occasion, and the surprise tucked inside makes the note just that much sweeter.

The finished size of this little package is 3x3, but as you can see below, there is much more to it than just a 3x3 card...

On the left is a little pocket to tuck your note into before delivery. And on the right...chocolate! This was another of the fun projects we put together at our Valentines Class last month. If you weren't here, you missed out on a great evening!!

Stamps: Delicate Doilies, Outlined Occasions
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Patterns DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Punches: Pinking Hearts Edge Punch, Full Heart Punch, NEW Blossom Punch
Accessories: sponge, Sticky Strip, retired Cherry Cobbler ribbon, Simply Scored

Friday, February 3, 2012

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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Happy February!

I am not sure where January went - did you happen to see it?? I spent plenty of time this past month thinking about cards and stamping, but I was crazy busy with work and school... I did find some time to stamp, and had a few times to stamp with friends, but sadly my blog has gotten lonely. So, lest we start into yet another month without a post, I do have a card to share with you today.

This is one of the Valentine's cards we made last month in our Valentine's class. However, without a sentiment on it, the card really could be used for a variety of messages inside. The black didn't photo well (I really need to work on my photography skills, don't I?), but the black CS was adhered to the white and then together run through the Square Lattice EF. I (Heart) Hearts was stamped onto Riding Hood Red CS and punched with the Full Heart punch (with the small heart punch used for the small hearts). The black polka dot ribbon adds to the overall look for sure, but it is not the easiest ribbon to tie into a bow. Especially for me. Along with photography, I also need to work on my bow-tying skills... The Square Lattice EF does tend to make the CS curl, so I adhered the front to a full card (meaning there is an embossed WW layer on top of a regular, un-embossed WW card). That seemed to give the extra sturdiness the card needed. Plus, it provided an easy way to hide the ends of the ribbon.

Stamps: I (Heart) Hearts
Inks: Riding Hood Red
Card Stock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red
Punches: Full Heart, Small Heart
Accessories: Basic Black Polka Dot ribbon, Square Lattice EF, dimensionals

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