Monday, January 19, 2009

Slider card directions

You will need:

5 ½ x 8 ½ White Daisy CS scored at 4 1/4" for a top fold card.
5 ½ x 4 ¼ patterned paper
1 x 5 ½ and 1 ¼ x 5 ½ Stripe B&T
1 ¼ x 5 ½ and 1 ½ x 5 ½ Black cardstock
White Daisy scraps
Stamps: frame (make sure the border is thin), image to go in frame


Adhere Lilac Mist B&T to bottom half of card.

Adhere 1 1/2" border to top of B&T

Stamp frame 1/2" from bottom and left side

Stamp Happy Birthda to the right of the frame

Stamp "pull" on white cs and cut out. (you can also just stamp this on the end of the pull strip)

Stamp frame and image inside frame on white cs and cut out.

Cut out inside of frame on card (keep card open so you are only cutting through one side of base) using the cutting knife and versamat. Use finishing files to clean up inside edges as needed.

Fold over card and stamp an image inside frame.

Open card and lay pull strip 1/2" from the left and 7/8" from the bottom (or whatever dimensions you need to center in cut frame). Adhere pop dot strips (cut straight pieces from what's left of pop dot packaging when dots are removed) above and below the stip - to hold the strip in place. Adhere another pop dot strip on inside end of pull strip. Position the stamped, cut-out frame over the the cut-out frame on card front and attach to pop dot strip on the pull strip.

Use additional pop dot material (or cut up pop dots) along inside edge of card. Fold down card to seal. Be sure to avoid the pull strip area when sealing.
I hope this makes sense! It took some time to figure them out when I made it, so don't get frustrated right away!

Slider Card

Here's a fun slider card. Another consultant posted the directions to this one on the consultant bulletin board. Can't give you a link, but will try to post directions later.

Colors: Pansey Purple, Black, Sunflower, Garden Green, White
Paper Pack: Enchanted
Stamps: Happy Birthday, Tiny Typewriter (pull) - Close To My Heart; So Many Candles, Party - Studio G ($1 stamps from Michael's); Frame - Making Memories (Halloween set)
Accessories: Black Organdy Ribbon

Swinger card

This is a swinger card. Hopefully you can see that the heart image swings back and forth! I learned how to do this on Tresa Black's blog. She has a great video tutorial here.

Colors: Tulip, Black, White
Stamps: Spot on Backgrounds (dots), Key To My Heart (flourish), Soul Mate Word Puzzle (hearts, words)

More stamping space photos!

Ribbon storage:

More stamp storage:


Sorry for the long absence!

My life has been taken over by the basement remodel lately. The good news is we're almost finished (just trim and touch ups to do!)!

Anyway, I thought I'd post pictures of my stamping space today. I literally have space that is 5' x 8' (I know this because everything is the rug I have on the floor)! This is about as clean as it's gonna get, so here goes!
This is the whole space:

Wall saying (just did this yesterday!):

Patterned paper/stamp storage:

Cardstock storage:

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Quarterly Calendar

This is a quarterly calendar I made using the January Stamp of the Month - Moments in Time.

Anyone who orders this set from me this month will receive the instructions to make this calendar!
Stamps: Moments In Time; A Ticket for All Seasons
Papers: Perfect Day, Aspen, Magic Moments, and Blue Ribbon paper packs
Accessories: Silver Brads, Bookplates cut with Fabulous Finds Cricut cartridge.

Friday, January 2, 2009

New Product!

Close To My Heart now carries chipboard cubes that are 5 x 5 and can be decorated anyway you like. They come flat and the holes for joining the sides together are pre-punched. Here's one that I decorated with the January Papercrafting Month special - Key To My Heart:

Everything comes in one package(except the cube): 10 sheets of cardstock (4 neutral and 6 coordinating colors), 12 sheets (2 each of 6 designs) patterned paper and an E-size stamp set ($34.95 value just for the stamp set!)

When you spend $75.00, you can purchase the Key To My Heart promotion for just $20.00. When you spend $130.00, the kit is FREE! You can also buy it outright for $47.90.

This offer is good the month of January only, so get yours today!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season!

Here are the projects we'll be making at Stamp Camp on Friday, January 16th.

The first card is a sneak peek of a couple of new stamp sets and the January stamp of the month.

Colors: Juniper, Sorbet, Tulip, Creme Brulee
Papers: Unforgettable Paper Pack (new!)
Stamps: Ms. On The Go (woman); Cupcake Sprinkles (celebrate); Moments In Time (January stamp of the month)
Tools: Cuttlebug embossing folder