Friday, October 26, 2007
Here's what we'll be doing. Four designs, three of each, for a total of 12 card in one night! I printed a color flyer again with the instructions so that it would ease my time contraints. All the cards were CASE'd or inspired by other cards, so I can't take much credit for how cool these cards are :)
Card 1: 5-Petal Flower Christmas Card
This card is the easiest. It was CASE'd from "You Betcha!" here: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/658980?cat=10060.
Kraft, Old Olive, Whisper White cardstock, Old Olive, Real Red ink, Canvas Background stamp, In the Spotlight, All Holidays, 5-Petal flower punch
Card 2: Christmas Quote Card
This card is a combination of three cards. Here were my inspirations... http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/694412?cat=10728 http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/609022?cat=10728
Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White cardstock, Dashing DSP, Old Olive, Real Red, River Rock ink, Party Punch stamp set, Sidekick Sayings stamp set, 1" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch.
Card 3: Wintergreen Snowflake Card
This card was inspired bya a card I can no longer find... Why doesn that always happen? Anyway ...
Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky, Whisper White card stock, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky ink, Wintergreen DSP, Scallop punch, Large oval punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" punch, 1/16" punch, silver brads, crafter's toolkit, white gel pen.
Card 4: Icy Reverse Masking
This card was CASE'd from Jan Tink. http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/ga...8059?cat=11094
I just switched out the colors, made the matting larger and cut down on the embellishments.
Basic Grey, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock, Basic Grey, Bashful Blue ink, Snow Burst stamp set, All Holidays stamp set, sponge dauber, clear rhinestone brad
On a completely different note, my husband got to see the Prime Minister last night. My kids' school was 100 years old & he showed up for speeches, etc. I'm not too into Stephen Harper but it was interesting none the less that he was here. Maybe he'll remember we exist after all ;)
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
The book is created by taking two paper lunch bags and placing them in opposite directions. Next you fold the bags in half to form a book. On some books I just punch holes and tie with ribbon, but for this one I decided to do saddle stitching. I used my piercing template for the holes and white crochet cotton to stitch. The "BOYS" title is stamped with the Letterpress Alphabet and cut out. I added vintage brads to the corners and all the rest of the cover is from the Scrappin' kit.
These are the inside pages...
Everything from these pages is from the kit. I tried to make each 2 page spread match. Brown & green for the first two, blue & cranberry for the next set & brown & cranberry for the last two. The whole thing went together in a flash! All I had to do to finish it off was a little journaling around each picture. All my pictures were printed in 3.5x5 so that they'd fit the page size better. I've had so much fun with these books & even done a couple classes with them. Everyone seems to love them for quick Christmas gifts or Grandma brag books :)
Hope you'll have fun with them too.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
These cards were made with the Batty for You set. The card base is Basic Black, with a square of Prints DSP in Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery or Lovely Lilac on top. The circle images start with a scallop circle punch from Basic Black, a 13/8" circle punch in the matching color of CS, the image stamped in black on white punched out with 1 1/4" circle and finally the image stamped again in matching ink and punched with the 1" circle punch. The last circle is popped up with a Stampin' Dimensional. Black grograin tied in a knot and "Happy Halloween" stamped in black are the finishing touches!
Because I knew there were going to be a lot of people at the party & we had mulitple projects (either the two card projects or a scrapbook page) I decided to make an instruction booklet for everyone. It was a life saver! As long as I can manage it, I will always print instruction sheets for parties now! Here's a look at the layout for that party... Loved this layout. It's so simple, still looks cool & uses faux stitching and circle punches. I really wanted to show everyone how great punches were at this party :) The bottom scallops were made from tracing the On Board Ginormous Pieces square scalloped frame. The patterned paper is from the Cutie Pie set and the page base is Night of Navy. I used the blue ribbon from Jersy Ribbon Originals. The alphabet is Well-Worn and the circle embellishments were made by punch a 1 3/8" Night of Navy circle, a 1 1/4" Bashful Blue circle & a 1" Whisper White circle . The images on the white circle are made using a circle from Polka Dots and Petals set in Bashful Blue and words from the Everyday Flexible Phrases set stamped in Night of Navy.
Hope you enjoyed this :)
Thursday, October 4, 2007
I think I'm becomming addicted to my sites now too... Several times a day I feel the compulsive urge to check the number of people who've looked at the cards in my splitcoast gallery & check for new comments... I often have to check the web counter on my blog too... Do you think this will end up in couselling? ;)
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Right after the doodle sets came out I worked on this one. I know Doodle That is no longer available, but I'll post this anyway! It's a pretty straight forward card... 51/2" square Always Artichoke card base, everything stamped in basic black. Center image matted with So Saffron, Rose Red & Regal Rose and colored with Stampin' Pastels. The little hearts along the bottom were stamped in black on Rose Red, cut out & touched up with white gel pen. Finally, I used a black marker & added the little circles all the way around the center image. Tah Dah!!! Isn't it pretty????
One of my next projects to share is going to be this cool 3-D tree centerpiece I made for my Halloween Hostess Party. It's somewhat time consuming, but interesting none the less. I've also continued working on the Sympathy cards, so I'll have some more pretty ones soon :)
Monday, October 1, 2007
My card is very similar. I switched the placement of the guava & sky, added stitching on the Kraft background instead of polka dots and used pearls instead of gems in the flower centers. Because this was supposed to be a Sympathy card, I changed to bottom of the card as well. I love the Word on Word set, but nothing in it is appropriate for Sympathy. Went with the soft sky double stitched ribbon & the white rick rack from the Beachfront Ribbon Original set instead. Added an oval piece of hodgepodge hardware for the sentiment, stamped in Groovy Guava.
The second card was CASE'd from a blog that I can't find now... Sorry. Again my card is very similar, with just a few alteration. I've had such a thing for those half pearls since SU convention!! This card is on a River Rock textured background. It uses the swirls from Baroque Motifs... *again* in River Rock and the flower from Heartfelt Thanks. I matted a piece of Tapestry DSP with chocolate chip CS and wrapped a piece of chocolate chip taffeta ribbon around it. The flower is stamped in regal rose, old olive and the detail is stamped over top in chocolate chip. I don't have the ticket punch so I used the 1/2" circle for the corners. Finally added stamped the sentiment in Chocolate Chip & added the half pearls. Love the elegent look of this card :)
Hope everyone has a great day!