Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Superduper Birthday!

 This was one of my projects for this month.
Hermelinda did this really cool Zfold birthday card and I've been meaning to use it. Then I saw the Every day Hero set and had to have it and loved the city scape.

The sentiment from Super Duper stampset goes so well with this.
I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point and then again with Real red. The new stamp pads are juicy enough that if you put the clear embossing powder on it right away it sticks and lets you emboss it.  Cut it out and layer with dimensional to pop it up as shown.
I stamped the city scape a little higher on the panels of the card and then used a 1 inch strip to stamp it again then rough cut the top part to layer it a bit.  You could color in the houses a bit but I left it be so it would not take too long for the make and take.
I stamped the super duper the same way - - cut out the super duper after stamping in real red and just stuck it on top.  It did not look as good coloring in with markers separately.  I stamped the super hero and the cape separately on a scrap of real red. After I stamped him, then I placed the Happy Birthday panel to hide him behind so you could not see him when the card was flat to make it more a surprise.  I stamped the balloons in real red and pacific point and used basic black markers to make it look like he was holding it.
I stamped the WOW sentiment in the middle panel and little stars in Daffodil Delight to add some interest. 

The super dude was colored in with blender pen and the real red, pacific point and soft suede for the hair.  The skin was colored with Blossom Blush- retired- marker.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

My mother in law is doing Easter Dinner this year and she always goes all out.  But I had to do a little
something for my boys.  I was inspired by the On Stage demo by Sara the different side way boxes made with the Window Box thinlits die.  I thought it would make a cute container for the Easter basket.

I used the old lace ribbon large border punch for the handle and just scotch taped it onto the inside of the basket sides.

I found this sweet Mint colored berry basket in ceramic and had to make a little basket for my DH, perfect for the little bunny.

These were some of the treats my MIL put out for dessert- the lambcake was SOOOO cute! and the little petit fours were delish! I especially loved the little nest of eggs ones.  The table was sprinkled with all different chocolates and the whole house was decorated to the hilt.  I hope the boys remember the wonderful things their grandparents do for them....  I certainly love it all!
Happy Easter!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Happy Valentine's Day- Card and Owl Treat bag

 This was a fun little Valentine that we made as a bonus during our February workshop.  The basecard is real red with a strip of Sending Love DSP on the side.  Diecut the right side with the Love Notes framelit.

You want to emboss with Falling Petals embossing folder but put the embossing plates from the Big Shot only to where you want the texture to go so you don't encroach on the hearts to the right.

Stamp little hearts with Sealed with Love set and diecut them out- I like the little white around the edge that offsets it from the background with this die.  Stamp Happy Valentine's day in red ink onto a Stitched Circle cut out of whisper white CS.  Layer on top of the lacy doily.   It looked a bit empty so I was playing with silver thread and cord and ftinally settled on the Sunshine Wishes thinlits dies - I used the flower looking thing because I liked the loop de-loop  of the thicker glittery shimmer paper over the thread that seemed be lost.
I was vising with Mercedes Weber on her workshop in San Jose and she gave me this adorable treat from the February Paperpumpkin kit. Details on her blog here:

Now that my kids are older they are not doing Valentine swaps- where did the time go? - now I have to justify buying all the Valentine stuff -   Anyhoo,  I just loved it and I thought I should make it for my office staff who work so hard all the time.  With the kit it was super speedy although diecutting the wings with the heart die from the Love Notes framelit took the longest.

The Owl is done with Pink Pirouette CS- the body is made from the Best Badge punch with the heart that comes with the kit stamped with sentiment from same.  Love the little heart outline that fits inside the heart and the sentiment  and the heart nose is from the owl builder punch in Peekaboo Peach.  Take 3/8 inch strip and punched a bunch of hearts in a row to make assembly line style.
Googly eyes and tiny clothspins from local craft shop Beverly's. (Love my Mother in Law who gave me a gift card this year for my birthday to this store- all used up already!)  With this precut bag already with tape on it, it was really speedy once I finished all the owls-  So Sweet!  That's why Mercedes is Artisan again this year! A badge creative.
see my basket of owl valentine treats for my wonderful staff.....

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Basket Bunch February Project

 This is one of my February Stampin' with Lynda projects.
Using whisper white as base, then daffodil delight embossed with Sparkle EF.  Stamp the grass with Mint Macaron and add a layer of In color DSP.  Diecut the basket from Sahara Sand and add the flower stems and the flowers. color in with watercolor pencils and blend with aqua painter to create the soft look.  color the leaves with Mint Macaron marker.  Stamp the chick legs onto the whisper white CS then use dimensionals to add a diectt chickie.  Add the rabbit with ears and bow colored in with pink pirouette marker.  Watercolor pencil the chick in daffodil and use Peach marker for the beak.

A sweet little card- the sentiment "have a happy day" from the Hey, Chick fits on the top corner perfect

Friday, January 27, 2017

Easter Basket bunch

 This set is so adorable, I can't stand it.  The base is whisper white with Daffodil Delight embossed wtih Sparkle EF.  Add a layer of whisper white stamped with sentiment on the bottom and grass in Mint Macaron above the polkda dot DSP.  Diecut the solid and decorative basket with Sahara Sand- layer the solid basket behind the perforated one and add the handle behind it.  Layer the eggs as shown - use some with dimensionals, add the peep and the bunny stamped in chocolate chip.  I used the white gel pen to make white of the eye which makes a big difference.  Added some extra eggs and flowers, colored in with Soft Sky, pink pirouette, daffodil delight and Peekaboo peach to create that soft pallette.  Hoping to make someone happy for Easter.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sealed with Love Card by Consensus

This was one of my projects for January Stampin' with Lynda - the funny thing is that I am usually so crazy busy that although I have four projects for the evening, I am usually working on the last one at the last minute.  I had this one in mind but something just wasn't right with it.  The base cared was really red with the vellum diecut with the heart border on the right.  I added the rhinestones on the white vellum between the hearts and that helped.  Stamped the sentiment in real red and added it in the center.  Diecut the pirouette pink hearts and crumbcake heart with stripes and gold foil heart but still something not right.  Hermelinda suggested the gold foil strip on the left and the big heart from the Sunshine wishes and that really made the card feel "right".    In cooking "too many cooks can spoil the broth" but in stamping- the more the merrier!
Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Cool Treats Sundae with sprinkles

 I just absolutely adore this set- the DSP is so sweet and the dies are just the right size and so sweet.  The base is Soft Sky with a layer of Watermelon Wonder then another layer of Soft Sky.
cut a piece of DSP and put it across the bottom with little room on the bottom for the sentiment.

Diecut a stitched circle die and then diecut the bowl and the spoon with Silver Foil Sheet. I used the scoring tool to free hand the lines for the bowl.  Diecut vanilla, pink pirouette and Pool party ice creams and chocolate chip for chocolate syrup on top.  Diecut the cherry with the watermelon wonder and used chocolate chip marker to color the stems.
The little sprinkle die does come with the set but I was using the basket die from the Basket bunch since they have multiple pieces that you can cut at one time- so convenient that they are identical....
I made a pool of Tombow multipurpose glue and used a tweezer to touch the back of each sprinkle to the glue and voila, an easy birthday card.
I did use dimensionals for the scoops.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Taco truck birthday

With all the food truck movement going on I just wanted this Tasty Trucks set from Stampin' Up's Sale-A-Bration as soon as I saw it.  And the cute little stack of pancakes, hotdog and taco, who could resist it?   I had also gottne the Glamper Greetings and the proportions are just perfect for you to use in crossover which just adds to its versatility.  Base card is Watermelon wonder stamped with banners from Any Occasion, another Sale-A-Bration set in versamark to add a subtle background.
Add a doily and a stitched circle and 2 little banners, the bottom one is a washi tape over whisper white and a piece of DSP.  Stamp the truck in white and color in shown.  There is some glitter on the cupcakes and there is a rhinestone on the headlight and on the end of the banners...  So Cute!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Vertical versions of the Cool Treats Birthday card

I needed more birthday cards and I kept playing and this is one of the cards using the same idea as the one from 2 days ago but with rhinestones on the cones. to add some sparkle.
This is a version with banners for my friend Annette.  I just strung the gold cord from the cone and hung little banners stamped with her name  using the Labeler Alphabet  and it makes it special for that one person that you are thinking about!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Pop up Money Slot how to Using Balloon Popup Thinlit

 This is the inside of the card I posted yesterday.
YOu can make any pop up by making a rectagular tube.  The left shows you how.  I made this one 4x41/2 inches but you could make it shorter or taller depending on what you want.  I scored it at 1 1/4, 2 1/4, and 3 1/2.  When you put glue on the top and bottom panel in the front and put it in the fold of your card, it makes an automatic popup like this.
I love the little slit or balloon stem die from Stampin' Up's Balloon Popup Thinlits  (Occasion catalog)  because it makes the perfect little slit for money or a check.

Have fun with it.