Thursday, January 28, 2010

Butterfly Swirl

I made this card for my daughter's 13th birthday. I can't believe she's that old already!

Colors: Blush, Hollyhock, Vineyard Berry, Sweet Leaf, Bamboo, Chocolate, Black
Stamps: Butterflies (retired), You Are Beautiful, Air Mail (Retired), Felicity

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Faux Layers

This card is yet another card inspired by Michelle Zindorf. I spent some time this weekend creating her techniques with Close To My Heart products.
This card is really only two layers! It looks like so many more layers went into this card, doesn't it?
Colors: Taffy, Sorbet, Juniper, Bamboo, Desert Sand, Chocolate
Stamps: You Are Beautiful, Felicity (swirl)
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Clear EP

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Make It Count

I spent some time this weekend trying out new Zindorf techniques. I love taking Michelle's techniques and using Close To My Heart products to produce them!
Colors: Honey, Sunflower, Crystal Blue, Dutch Blue, Clover Meadow, Topiary, Black, White Daisy
Stamps: Make It Count, Four Seasons, Gear Up
I stamped the numbers in White Daisy and then used Dutch Blue and Sunflower markers to color some of the numbers in. It really makes it pop off the black!

Monday, January 25, 2010


I keep forgetting to post this! This is a luminary that we made at Stamp Camp in December as a bonus project.

The candle inside is an LED battery operated candle.

Colors: Vineyard Berry, Ocean
Accessories: Vineyard Berry Organdy Ribbon

Saturday, January 23, 2010

View Finder Card

This cute card idea came from the U Stamp With Dawn & Friends With Love site. I love how you say so much more with pictures in a view finder card!

Colors: Crystal Blue, Dutch Blue, White Daisy
Stamps: Family Ties - Adult, Family Ties - Children (the onesie and sentiment are from those $1 sets you can get at Michael's)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Zindorf inspired card

This is my absolute favorite card right now! I don't think I'll be able to give it away! It was inspired by Michelle Zindorf. Directions can be found here.

Colors: Blush, Indian Corn Blue, Black, Chocolate, Cocoa
Stamps: You Are Beautiful, Lovely Lace
Accessories: Silver Brads, Sheer Chocolate ribbon, Silver Metallic Sharpie marker, White Gel Pen

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Ribbon flower and paper pleats

I saw two separate techniques that I really liked and decided to combine them on one card. I made the ribbon flower from directions I found here. It was a bit tricky, but worth the effort!

The paper pleating is very simple: start with a thin strip of patterned paper (2" x desired length) and score it at 3/4", 1", 1 3/4", 2", etc. along the entire length. Then fold the strip in following manner: under, back, over, back, under, back, over, back until the entire strip is pleated. Adhere just the top of the pleated strip to your project, using strong adhesive.

Colors: Twilight, Vineyard Berry, Cocoa
Papers: Emporium Paper Pack
Stamps: Damask Tiles
Accessories: Ribbon (Michaels), Button, Floss

Baby Carriage Party Favor

This darling little baby carriage is perfect for party favors or if you just want to give a small baby gift to someone (socks, pacifier, gift cards). I found the directions for this project here.

Colors: Dutch Blue, Crystal Blue, White Daisy
Papers: Animal Crackers Paper Pack
Stamps: Miracle (congratulations)

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Double Tri-Shutter Card

I call this card a Double Tri-Shutter Card. The original designer of this card called it a specialty fold card.

Colors: Indian Corn Blue, Garnet, Crystal Blue, Buttercup
Papers: Sweet Home Paper Pack
Stamps: Welcome Home, Neighborhood

Friday, January 15, 2010

A Birthday Box

This is a great little box that holds 4 3x3 cards and envys in the drawer and a "real" gift in the top. The top section is big enough to hold a cupcake!

Yet another pattern from U Stamp With Dawn & Friends!

Colors: Hydrangea, Ocean, Sunny Yellow, Watermelon
Stamps: Cupcak Sprinkles
Accessories: Twilight Cordouroy Brads

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Aged To Perfection

Colors: Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim, Bamboo, Chocolate
Papers: Serendipity paper pack (retired)
Stamps: Aspiration; Simple Thoughts - Birthday, Cloud 9 Design
Accessories: Outdoor Denim button
Tools: Martha Stewart Loop and Lattice punches

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Birthday Package Gift Card Holder

So I made this cute gift card holder and my soon-to-be 13 year old sees it and says, "Can I have it?" I told her no and then she says, "Could you turn it into my birthday invitation?"
So... I did!
This is another pattern from U Stamp With Dawn & Friends, by the way.
Colors: Tulip, Dutch Blue
Papers: Animal Cookies paper pack
Stamps: Everyday Celebrations, It's a Party, Chocolate Alphabet - Small

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Birthday Surprise Gift Card Holder

This is nice little pop-up surprise gift card holder. I got the pattern from the U Stamp With Dawn & Friends website.
Colors: Sorbet, Chocolate, Crystal Blue, Sweet Leaf
Papers: Twitterpated paper pack
Stamps: Everyday Celebrations, Somethin' Special
Accessories: Colonial White Organdy ribbon

Monday, January 11, 2010

It's Your Day... Party!

Colors: Sorbet, Crystal Blue, Chocolate, Sweet Leaf
Papers: Twitterpated Paper Pack
Stamps: It's Your Day
Accessories: Glitter Glue, Martha Stewart Loop Punch

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Celebrate the Occasion

Here is a somewhat masculine card. I used an embossing folder by Cuttlebug and brayered Desert Sand ink over the embossed cardstock.
Colors: Bamboo, Desert Sand, Outdoor Denim, Cranberry
Stamps: Everyday Celebrations
Accessories: Cranberry Grograin

Friday, January 8, 2010

Iguana Love You Forever

When I saw this stamp set at Archiver's, I had to buy it! The inside says: "Guana give me a kiss?" and "Iguana love you forever!"

Colors: Clover Meadow, Citrus Leaf, Blush
Stamps: Iguana Love - Stampendous
Accessories: Pewter photo clips, White grograin ribbon, Cuttlebug embossing folder

Side Step Card

Good morning!
Today I thought I'd post a fun project called a side-step card.
Colors: Barn Red, Twilight, Cocoa, Honey
Papers: Grace Paper Pack
Stamps: Felicity, Delightful Things, Thank You
Accessories: Rhinestones, paper flower, pearls

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Tri-Shutter Album

This is called a Tri-Shutter Album. It's the same principle as the Tri-Shutter card only on steroids!

I'll be offering this project as a class on Thursday, February 4th. The cost will be $25.00. I'm thinking this would be a great Mother's Day gift!

Colors: Juniper, Creme Brulee, Cocoa, Olive, Colonial White
Papers: Veranda paper pack
Stamps: Delightful Things, Love Is In The Air, Connections, Treasures of the Heart, Botanical Borders
Accessories: Ribbon - Michael's; Die-cuts - Cricut; Punches - Martha Stewart, Stampin' Up; Rhinestones - various

January Stamp Camp projects

I'm so excited to finally be able to post pictures!

Here are the January Stamp Camp projects.

The first card utilizes the January Stamp of the Month, True Friends.

Colors: Juniper, Creme Brulee, Cocoa
Papers: Veranda Paper pack (NEW!)
Stamps: True Friends, A Tweet (Bird)
Accessories: Martha Stewart Double Loop punches

The second card showcases a cool technique and a stamp set that is only available with the Topstitch Basic Kit, Love Is In The Air.
Colors: Barn Red, Autumn Terracotta, Honey, Sunflower
Stamps: Love Is In The Air
Accessories: Autumn Terracotta Brads

This card fits perfectly in a CD envelope!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

January Stamp of the Month, True Friends

This month's stamp of the month, True Friends, is a set with 4 frames and friendship sentiments, along with several parenthesis images.

When my computer is back to full capacity (no programs right now), I will post a card using this set.

National Papercrafting Month Promo

Don't miss out on this great papercrafting collection! It's available this month only and includes 2 each of 6 different patterned papers, a stamp set and 6 12 x 12 die-cut pages (3 round, 3 square), along with full color instructions to make your layouts.

This set has masculine and feminine papers, so it's very versatile.

You can purchase it for $34.95 or receive it free with a $60.00 purchase of stamp sets.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Long absence

Sorry for the long absence! I'm having computer troubles, but it should be fixed soon! I do have a lot to share with you as soon as it's up and running!