Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gift Bag Card

This is gift bag card. There is no back on the actual bag - the card is the back.
Start with a 6x6 piece of patterned paper. Score at 1/2", 1", 1.5", 4.5", 5", 5.5". Turn paper 1/4 turn and score at 1/2" and 1.5" (bottom of the bag).
Fold on all score marks. You will need to cut in on the bottom of the bag to make it work.
Paper: Enchanted paper pack, Sunflower cardstock
Stamps: Flower Girls, Totally Chic
Accessories: Satin ribbon

Saturday, March 29, 2008

T-Shirt Card

Isn't this cute! So easy to make!

Start with a piece of cardstock 4 1/4 x 11. Fold in half; fold will be at the top. Using a coluzzle circle template or a 1 3/8" circle punch, punch a half circle in the fold. Use a scallop punch to create the neckline.

Next, put the card in your trimmer with the fold to the right and lined up to the 1 3/4" mark and cut in 1/2" on each side to create the sleeves.

Using a ruler or your paper trimmer, cut the angle from the bottom corner to the 1/2" cut to create the sides of the shirt (or dress, if you prefer).

Decorate as you like!

Colors: White Daisy, Cranberry
Stamps: Delight In Everything
Tools: Scallop punch, buckle punch

Blog Candy Winner!

My daughter, Rebecca, pulled the winning entry. The winning comment is:

Marla said...
Hey I am number 1! Love the candy and your blog. Can't wait to make the baby card at stamp camp.Marla
March 25, 2008 11:49 PM

Congratulations Marla!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Last day to leave comment!

If you haven't already left a comment, make sure you do today. The winner of the blog candy will be announced tomorrow!

Under The Weather?

I actually did this card without any stamping! The handle is made from a spiral clip.

Colors: Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, Paper Garden paper pack
Accessories: ribbon, spiral clip
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dress Card

This dress was in the latest issue of Paper Crafts magazine. I just love it!
Colors: Bamboo, Black, Silhouette paper pack
Stamps: Card Commentary
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Express Postage Baby Carriage

In keeping with the baby theme today, here is a baby carriage card.
We will make this card at Stamp Camp on Friday, April 11th at 7 pm. Mark your calendars now!
Colors: Amethyst
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Stamps: Express Postage, Miracle
Accessories: White Daisy Brads

Blog Candy!

Ok, everyone! Here is the give-away!

One lucky winner will receive 8 sheets of patterned paper, 3 spools of ribbon, embellishments, and two stamps sets - one baby girl set and the other is an expecting set.

All you have to do is leave a comment in this post; any comment will do! I will print off the comments and cut them apart and select one out of a basket to determine the winner!

You have until Friday, March 28th to leave your comment. I will announce the winner on Saturday, March 29th!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Woo Hoo! A Thousand Hits!

Ladies, I'm so excited that my counter has hit 1,000 views, that I'm going to give something away! Check back tomorrow for a picture of the blog candy and what you have to do to get it!

Until then, have a good night!

An Oldie But a Goodie!

Isn't this a bright and cheery card? I love all of the bright colors!
Colors: Holiday Red, Sunflower, Moonstruck
Stamps: Blue Jeans (pocket, stitching), Floral Delights (flower), Floral Elements (background), Friendship Blessings (leaf), You Make Me Happy
Accessories: Pewter Brads, pop dots

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Waterfall Card

This is a Waterfall Card. When you pull on the area with the ribbon each piece flips to the back.
The background was made by crumpling wax paper, spreading it out on glossy cardstock and then ironing it (be sure to have scratch paper on top or you'll have wax on your iron!). After ironing, use sponges to pounce different colors over the wax and see the background revealed!
Colors: Pansy Purple, Topiary, Chocolate
Stamps: Sweet Flowers
Accessories: Silver Brads, Organdy Ribbon

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Wiper Card

This one is called a Wiper card.

Colors: Hydrangea, Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Birthday, It's A Party, Birthday Invitation

This is a ribbon slider card.

Colors: Autumn Terracotta, Chocolate, Colonial White

Stamps: Sensational Seals, Blooming Flourishes, From Me To You

Some Cards That Move!

This is a Secret Message Card.
I will be teaching how to make 8 different cards that move in a workshop on April 24th at 6:30 pm. The workshop fee is $18.00.

Colors: Hollyhock, Blush, Sweet Leaf, Twilight, Crystal Blue
Stamps: Because of You, From Me To You, Adorable Backgrounds

Been sick!

I'm sorry I haven't posted in a few days, but I've been sick. I will try to get something posted today, so please check back later!

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Seed Packet Card

This is a fun little pocket made to hold a seed packet or anything else you would like to give as a gift!
Colors: Bubblegum, Honey, Clover Meadow
Stamps: Friendship Word Puzzle (4 you), Beloved Blossoms

Circle Album

This is a circle album. I've been working on this little masterpiece for quite some time!

I will be hosting a workshop to learn how to make this album in May. We will use different papers for the workshop version, due to the fact that I can no longer get the Serendipity papers.

Papers: Serendipity Paper Pack
Stamps: Serendipity, Friendship Word Puzzle
Accessories: Outdoor Denim Brads, Paper Flowers and Outdoor Denim striped ribbon, Shrinky Dinks and beads for the charms.

This is a close-up of one of the charms.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Double Slider Card

This is a Double Slider card. Two separate pieces pop up when you pull on the ribbon.

Stamps: Thoughts of You, Friendship Word Puzzle
Colors: Lilac Mist, Hollyhock and Garden Green.
Accessories: Vineyard Berry Organdy Ribbon, Garden Green Brad

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


This is a Peek-a-Boo card. I saw this on another blog and just had to stamplift it!

The monkey stamp is not CTMH but I could not resist it!

Colors: Crystal Blue, Topiary, Chocolate
Stamps: Take Flight (leaves), Weathered Backgrounds (tree texture), Doodle Alphabet (bird and swirl background).

Monday, March 10, 2008

Handmade Striped Paper

The striped paper was created by swiping ink pads along white cardstock and then using a fine point My Legacy pen to add the black squiggles.

Colors: Blush, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Heavenly Blue
Stamps: Miracle (congratulations), Special Days (retired)

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Congratulations! It's A Girl

I just love the Flower Child stamp set!
Colors: Baby Pink, Sweet Leaf
Patterned Paper: Sweet Pea Paper Pack
Stamps: Express Postage, Flower Child
Accessories: Baby Pink Organdy Ribbon
Tools: Scallop Punch, Colored Pencils

Thank You!

This color combo is Baby Pink, Vineyard Berry and Bamboo. Very classy!
Stamps: From Me To You, Sensational Seals
Accessories: Baby Pink Organdy Ribbon
Tools: Floral Fantasy Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug ribbon slide die.

Need a Touch of Spring?

I decided to break out my flower stamps for a touch of spring!

The flower was done using the Kiss & Twist technique.

Colors: Breeze, Ocean, Topiary, Sunflower
Stamps: Floral Delights (flower), Express Postage (words), Thoughts of You (leaf)
Accessories: New England Ivy Bigger Brads
Tools: Paisley Embossing Folder

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Express Postage Cards

The backround stripe on these cards was done by applying rubber cement to glossy cardstock in stripes, letting it dry and then using a brayer to cover the cardstock with the lightest color of dye ink.

Repeat the process by adding rubber cement lines in the brayered areas and proceeding with the process.

Colors: Bamboo, Desert Sand, Chocolate
Stamps: Express Postage, Take Flight
Accessories: Cocoa Grograin Ribbon, Cranberry Eyelet

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Secret Slider Card

Here's a fun card that was shown in the last issue of Paper Crafts magazine. I've been dying to make this card and fortunately for me, Amy over at SCS posted a tutorial here!

Colors: Moonstruck, Crystal Blue, White Daisy
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Friendship Word Puzzle
Accessories: Just Blooms Flowers, Moonstruck Bigger Brads

Monday, March 3, 2008

Birthday Cake Card

I've been in birthday card mode lately!

I made the background by brayering Taffy ink on white cs, then I used the sea sponge tool from the distressing kit to pounce some Orange ink here and there. Finally, I brayered the edges (about two inches all around) with Autumn Terracotta. I then used the Star Struck stamp set to random stamp in Cocoa and Autumn Terracotta. I used scraps from the background to create the cake. Stamped inside the scallop circle with Genuine Fun stamp set. The lines around the edge of the cake piece are from the Adventure stamp set.

Colors: Taffy, Orange, Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa
Cardstock: Autumn Terracotta, Cocoa, Colonial White
Stamps: Star Struck, Adventure, Genuine Fun
Accessories: Cocoa Grograin Ribbon, Colonial White Brads

Sunday, March 2, 2008

A Couple of Birthday Cards

Colors: Hydrangea, Amethyst, White Daisy

Ink: Hydrangea, Grey Wool, Black, Kaleidacolor pad

Stamps: A Birthday Wish

Accessories: Liquid Applique, ribbon

Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder, photo corner punch

Colors: Hydrangea, Amethyst, Black, Heavenly Blue
Stamps: Snow Friends, New Fallen Snow, Happy Birthday
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon, Sparkles
Tools: Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder, scallop punch