Sunday, March 16, 2014

Hi Friend

Tried my hand at a Mojo Monday card sketch today.  It took me a long while to try sketches for inspiration, but once I tried them I was hooked!  Here's the card…

I used Ellzybells stamps.  I really miss that company, their stamps are so cute.  
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Card in a Box Bouquet

I've seen so many of the cards in a box on Pinterest lately that I was itching to try one.  I looked at lots of tutorials and found that there were quite a few different measurements that I could use. I made a sample that would fit in an A2 envelope but it was too small because I wanted to use Stampin' Up's Flower Shop stamps.  I found another tutorial but the measurements were in centimeters and I couldn't figure out the conversion, so I took a piece of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock and figured it out!  I'll put the measurements I used at the bottom of this post in case you are having the same problem that I had.  Here is how my card came out!

And here is a side view.  There are lots of tutorials for assembling this kind of card on line.  Just do a search and you will find one.

The really amazing thing about this kind of card is that it folds flat and can go into the mail!  It has real WOW potential!  I know I will be making lots more of these!

Here are the measurements I used

Fits in envelope that is 5-3/4" x 8-3/4"

Cut card stock 10-1/2" x 8"

With 10-1/2" side up at top of score board….Score at 2-1/2, 5, 7-1/2 and 10

Turn so 8" side is up at top of score board….Score at 4

Cut extra piece of same color 3-1/2" x 3-1/2"  ….Score this piece at 1/2 and 3 and cut in half (1-3/4)

Measurements for mats

For back of box 
Large mat is 7-3/4" x 2-1/4" ……smaller mat 7-1/2" x 2"

For flaps and bottom

Large mat is 3-3/4" x 2-1/4"…..  smaller mat is 3-1/2" x 2"

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Stampin' Up Flower Shop
Cardstock: Stampin' Up Whisper White, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Taken with Teal, DSP 
Inks: Stampin' Up Cool Caribbean, Pretty in Pink, So Saffron, Taken with Teal
Dies :  My Favorite Things Royal Leaves

Miscellaneous: Stampin' Up Pansy Punch, 1-1/4 Circle Punch, 1-3/8 Circle Punch, Scalloped Circle Punch,  Art Institute Glitter

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Rose Cupcakes

When I was up north visiting my son, I went to my favorite stamp store, Bella Arts in Johnston, RI and I found the sweetest cupcake ever…and it didn't have any calories at all!!  I was thrilled to find that they had some of the paper mache cupcakes left, so I scooped them up and brought them home.  I used MFT's large rose die to cut the roses and got lots of practice rolling them, and I'm in love with the finished product!  I'm going to make a bunch because they will come in handy when I need a little gift for someone! 

I can't decide which one I like best.  Here's a close-up pic of the pink one…

and of the yellow one…I added some clear Stickles to this one...

I want to make a purple one and a blue one and a light pink one!  They are so adorable when they are finished :)  I found the paper mache cupcakes at Joanne's on line so if you NEED to make one you can get them there!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Stampin' Up for roses. 12 x 12 decorative paper for bottom
Dies : My Favorite Things large rose die and leaf die
Miscellaneous: hot glue gun & sticks, Martha Stewart score board, tweezers, clear Stickles

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Vellum Hearts

I haven't used my heat gun and embossing powder in ages, so it was really fun to get them out and play today!  I stamped onto vellum and then colored the back side with Tombo markers.  The white lines weren't crisp enough when I put the vellum over blue paper so I cut  some plain white hearts to glue under the images and got the effect I was looking for!  

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hero Arts heart, Stampin Up greeting
Cardstock: Stampin Up vellum, white, turquoise, hot pink
Inks: Versamark, Versafine black
Markers: Tombo Markers
Dies : Spellbinders Fancy Tags
Miscellaneous: Stampin' Up scalloped ribbon border punch

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