Tuesday, July 28, 2009
That's right up my alley!
I started the pages for this album on Saturday and made 20 in all! What a marathon!
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Colors: Sorbet, Tulip, Creme Brulee, Juniper, Cocoa
Papers: Key To My Heart Paper pack
Stamps: It's Your Day, Key To My Heart
Accessories: Colonial White Brads
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Colors: Outdoor Denim, Heavenly Blue, Ocean, Cocoa
Stamps: Playful Flourishes, Delight In Everything
Accessories: Twill and ricrac, button, rhinestones
Colors: Sunny Yellow, Star Spangled Blue, Cranberry, Topiary
Stamps: It's Your Day (August Stamp of the Month), Happy Birthday
I will be doing a class on how to make this box in September.
Colors: Twilight, Sweet Leaf
Papers: Emporium Paper Pack
Stamps: Connections, Today's Date, Dainty Thoughts, Thank You, For Every Occasion, Doodle Alphabet
I found a great product recently - a Sakura Quick Glue pen. I used it to add the glitter to the box front. I love this pen!
Friday, July 10, 2009
Colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Cocoa, Desert Sand
Papers: Notebook paper pack
Stamps: All Buttoned Up, Connections
Start with a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" base. Then cut two pieces of coordinating cardstock 3" x 4 1/4". Scallop the edge of the bottom cardstock piece, decorate as desired and then adhere this piece to the base. Be sure to leave at least 1/2" from the scalloped side down unadhered (is that a word?) so that the top hinged piece can slip inside it.
Lay the top piece of cardstock in place and then punch a 1/16" hole through all layers and attach with a brad.
Wrap a piece of ribbon around the bottom piece (under the scalloped edge) and tie a bow - keeping it to the far left side.
Now cut a piece of cardstock 2" x 2 3/8" for the focal image and layer this piece on two pieces of cardstock 2 1/4" x 2 5/8" and 2 1/2" x 2 7/8". Adhere the focal image to the card by placing pop dots above and below the ribbon. Be sure not to adhere it to the top hinged piece.
Colors: Petal, Pansy Purple, Colonial White and New England Ivy
Stamps: Boutique Borders, Botanical Borders, Butterfly Kisses, Picture Perfect (Corner Tab), Tender Tags (flourish) and Thank You
Accessories: Colonial White Organdy Ribbon, Garden Green Brad, Colonial White Safety Pin, Paper flowers and a rhinestone.
My friend, Marla, made a tri-shutter card for me for my birthday recently. It was beautiful! Thanks Marla!
Anyway, I had the directions for this card on my desk for a few months and Marla's card inspired me to try one of my own.
Colors: Juniper, Sorbet, Creme Brulee, Tulip
Papers: Key To My Heart Paper Pack
Stamps: Butterfly Wings, Happy Birthday
Accessories: Paper Flowers and lots of bling!
When I stamped the butterflies, I inked the stamp in Creme Brulee and then used a wadded up paper towel to apply the Tulip Ink on top. It gives the butterfly a nice mottled look.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
My 7 year-old, Renae, made this card for her dad for Father's Day. She saw this card in the Wishes book and knew that it was the one she wanted to make. I cut the pieces and she did the stamping and glueing.
Colors: Bamboo, Desert Sand, Black, Cocoa
Stamps: Rustic Alphabet, Coffee Stain, Argyle Backgrounds