Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Merry Christmas from Bella and her Fella!

I just love all the Bella stamps. I tried a new technique that I read about on splitcoast stampers; "streaking" with baby wipes and ink. I don't have any reinkers so I used the small stampin' spots to create the background with the ground and sky. I combined two of the stampingbella stamps (winobella and beerafella) but I edited out the wine and beer!

Paper: real red, baja breeze, ski slope designer paper
Ink: chocolate chip, summer sun, old olive, cameo coral, palette noir
Stamps: Winobella, beerafella, and lovely as a tree
Accessories: ticket corner punch, copic markers, baby wipes

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Birthday Card

Here i s a birthday card with my new favorite paper from Stampin' Up: Prestwick. I like it because it is masculine.

Paper: prestwick from SU, brocade blue, night of navy
Stamps: Birthday Whimsy and Wonderful Favorites both from SU
Accessories: embossing powder, big top notes die

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Non-traditional Wedding Card

I worked on this card a few days go; I wasn't able to post it until now because I was working on the watermark for the picture. We've had photoshop on the computer for over a year and I am finally getting around to using it- boy it's hard! I think I spent the same amount of time getting the watermark on there as I did making the card.

A co-worker is going to a wedding in November and she asked me to make a card with a beach theme. This is my interpretation: it is not really a traditional wedding card but I do like the way that it turned out. I hope she likes it too.

Stamps: Inspired by Nature and Fundamental Phrases
Ink: stazon and Palette Noir and several earth elements spots for the background sponging
Paper: vintage cream from Papertrey Ink and cardstock vellum from SU
Accessories: brads, wave sticker

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Box Tutorial

Here is my first tutorial! Today I will show you how to make a decorative box out of cardstock that can hold 4 personal note cards that are 4x4 in size. First you need one pice of cardstock that is 8x11. Next score the CS at 1", 5", 6" and 10"; now rotate the CS clockwise and score again at 1" and 5".

Rotate that CS back to the original position; you are going to use a good paper of scissors and snip the scored lines on the bottom along the 1", 5" 6' and 10" score lines up to the bottom horizontal score line.

Next you are going to trim the top of the CS along the top horizontal line. Be careful, only trim up to the 6" score line (you are making the top flap that will close the box). Then starting from the right, trim along the horizontal score line again until you get to the vertical score line (you should have a 4" flap left between the 6" and 10" score lines).

Now it is time to stamp your box or add decorative paper before you assemble it. After it is all decorated (and dried!) you can assemble the box.

I used the new CS from Stampin' Up: Kiwi Kiss along with the stamp from the Embrace Life set. To add interest to the box I used the new scallop punch from SU and the slit punch to run ribbon through. Just tie off the box and Voila! you have a great gift. Don't forget to make the 4x4 personal note cards to go inside!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Happy Birthday!

I just love this new paper that I ordered from Stampin' Up! It is so difficult to find "manly" paper but I found this one in the new catty: Prestwick designer paper with Brocade Blue and Garden Green cardstock from Stampin' up. I used the new top note bigz die and the stamp set "Wonderful Favorites".

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Heartfelt Sympathy

I don't like making these cards for obvious reasons.

I used my favorite retired papers from Stampin' Up: purely pomegranate, soft sky and river rock (in-colors 08'). I had the designer paper Blue Bayou from SU. The designer paper went really well with the Eastern Blooms stamp set from SU. I used the sentiment from Close As A Memory stamp set (SU). The ink is bravo burgundy from SU.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Best Wishes for the Bride

I love the way this card turned out. This is a card for a co-worker. She is getting married in a few weeks and we are having a bridal shower for her tomorrow after school. This is just like the red and white card that I made a few posts back. I really like the way the black, white and silver turned out.

Card Recipe:
paper: SU basic black, PTI white, SU vellum
stamps: pretty petals, MSE Wedding
accessories: brads, embossing powder, sheer ribbon, scallop punch