September 14, 2010

Candy Wrapper Die

I love this Candy Wrapper Die from the new Holiday Mini Catalog! It is SO easy to put together. Just run it through the Big Shot and it is cut and scored for you. Easy peasy! It took me literally less than 10 minutes to make this one. I'm going to make a bunch of these for my son's class for Halloween goodies. I might even make some for my class. I used Pumpkin Pie for the actual wrapper and again, the Cast A Spell retired DSP as a wrap. I put some Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon around it and punched out 2 bats from the new Bitty Bat punch. Love that new punch too! The BOO! saying is from the Tiny Tags set and is punched out with the Jewelry Tag punch. I think my photos are getting better. I have to thank all the great ladies on Splitcoaststampers for all their help and suggestions on helping me get my photos to look good. Thanks ladies!!! If you ever need help with something, that is the place to go! I'll try and post some more later this week. Tomorrow I'm volunteering in my son's class and Wednesday my son has a dr's appt. Have a great couple days.


Recipe: Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags; Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Perfect Plum; Ink: Old Olive; Accessories: Bitty Bat punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, 1/4" Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Cast a Spell DSP (retired), Uniball Signo gel pen, Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Sticky strip, dimensionals

September 13, 2010

Batty for Halloween

I'm trying to get my Halloween cards done early and not wait until the week before! Here's one I made using the Batty For You stamp set. I saw this layout in a Stamp and Scrap magazine and thought the Batty For You set would be perfect for it! I used some retired DSP called Cast A Spell for the background paper. I'm trying to use my retired paper and not hoard it. :) I ran the Perfect Plum paper through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing folder. I used the scallop edge punch to add a little border to the embossed piece. Then I stamped the 3 images on Whisper White, stamped them again and cut them out. Whew! That was time consuming! I accidently cut off one of the spidey's legs, poor little guy! I glued it back on though - hope you can't tell. I put all 3 cutouts on dimensionals and put them over the stamped image of each. I added the wiggle eyes and like how they look. The Happy Halloween saying is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set and punched out with the Modern Label punch. I added a couple black brads to hold it on. Hope you like it. I'm still new to all this photography stuff, so please don't gasp if some of my pictures aren't up to the par of some other blogs. I'm learning and hopefully getting better each time.
Card Recipe All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted: Stamp Sets: Batty For You, Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Perfect Plum, Old Olive, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie; Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Perfect Plum, Whisper White; Accessories: Scallop Edge punch, Modern Label punch, 1" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing folder, Cast A Spell DSP (retired), Basic Black brads, dimensionals, wiggle eyes (non SU!).

September 7, 2010

Dull Punches?

Are your punches dull and not punching well through your cardstock anymore? Or are they punching, but leaving frayed edges on your punched piece? It probably means your punch needs to be sharpened. To sharpen your punches simply punch several times through a piece of foil and wahlah! Your punch will be as sharp as ever. Simple as that. I'll have some pictures of some things I've been working on for an upcoming craft fair in the next couple days. Hope you all had a good Labor Day weekend!


September 5, 2010

Anniversary Card

Here is a card I made for my parent's anniversary. I used a layout I saw in a Papercrafts magazine and changed all the ingredients to SU! supplies. I used the Heart to Heart punch to punch the hearts out of various designer series papers. I sponged around each heart with Chocolate Chip ink so they would stand out a bit more. I put them on dimensionals and applied them to the card. I also sewed around the perimeter of the card - first time for that. It was alot of fun and I'll definitely be sewing on cards more! I added buttons on 2 of the hearts that I threaded with linen thread. I used the Scallop Ttrim Border punch for the bottom of the card. The sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set. Love, love, love that set!! It's so versitle. You've got to love sets that can be used for more than one occasion! Thanks for looking!


Card Recipe: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Ink: Chocolate Chip; Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Various DSP; Accessories: Soft Subtles button collection, Heart to Heart punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, sewing machin, linen thread, dimensionals

September 4, 2010

Picnic Parade Birthday

Well, I'm only 2 weeks late on my mom's birthday card, but better late than never right?! She knows her card is going to be late every year because her birthday is always the week school starts. If I were better, I'd have it made prior to her birthday, but that would be too easy! :) Anyway, I used the retired hostess set Picnic Parade for the animal images. I stamped them on WW paper, then again on watercolor paper. I colored them in with markers and the aqua painter and cut them out. I put them on with dimensionals over the first stamped image. I used a layout I saw on a card in a Papercrafts magazine and just SU! products. Hope my mom likes it, even if it's late.

Recipe: Stamps: Picnic Parade, On Your Birthday Confetti; Ink:Baja Breeze, Black Stazon; Cardstock: Whisper White, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Watercolor paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing folder, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, Early Expresso, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray, & Wild Wasabi markers; dimensionals, paper piercing tool and mat, white uni-ball signo pen, non SU! white organza ribbon, modern label punch.