Friday, April 24, 2015
This is a real easy way to do it with a little style.
Use the envelope punch along the 7 1/2 inch side and put the left edge at 3 3/4 (half way point) to punch out the little divot to make it easier to take the contents out ( better than using a circle punch half way like we used to eh? - LOOOVE IT!)
Make a band with a strip of Painted Blooms DSP with coordinating CS beneath - here Wild Wasabi again. Stamp sentiment with Blackberry Bliss and color in with daffodil marker and punch out with the note tag punch.
Stamp Petal Potpourri with Rose Red and punch out with Flower Medallion punch, stamp the center with Daffodil and punch out with a small circle punch and mount both with dimensionals to make it pop. You can make a bunch of these ready to go in different colors for any occasion to fit your needs....
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
I really like the Sahara Sand as a neutral - embossed with theSpring Flowers EF and a layer of the Best Year Ever DSP from Sale-a-bration- such pretty color combination!
I tied the Coastal Cabana ribbon from the Best Year Ever accessory pack.
All the colors are lifted from the DSP.
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
I thought of this card and fidgeted with it over and over. I wanted to let her know I was thinking of her and wanted to spend some time making it so it kept growing to what you see on the left.
Those of you who have followed me know how much I do not like to use scissors but here it is. This is the most scissor work I have ever done on a card but it is little compared to what she is going through.
Maybe it's true that God wants back his most precious people but I guess selfish me wants to keep her here a little longer.
Praying for a miracle.
Sunday, April 12, 2015
I started with the a 1/2 sheet of Always artichoke. Cut the sheet with the entire die and then cut the bottom in half as shown. You will also need 1/2 of the borderstrip as well. Cut along the score line already there. I ran it with the woodgrain EF to add texture. I do not like to have things "floating" on cards so I grounded the basket with a 1 inch strip of old olive embossed with polka dots. I then attached the basket bottom only so I could put berries behind the basket and get a sense of how it was going to look by flipping the basket part open to glue things down.
You also need several Old Olive punched with Bojo Blossom punch and the little flowers from Itty Bitty Punches. I used the sentiment and frames from From the Garden set for the tag in Artichoke and Real Red. Pick what works best for you.
The Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set had so many little things you could use for the cent of the flower that I snipped one off (when I want to use it as intended, I can just attach it where it was supposed to go- and you can see exactly where you want to to put it- the beauty of photopolymer stamps!). So here at the end is another one I did first before the one above- I was packing the strawberries and one just fell off and I loved how it was sitting by the basket so of course I had to copy nature! Enjoy!
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Coastal Cabana was diecut with the Berry Basket die then filled with paper grass and yummies including a giant egg with skittles inside it.
Then the lightbulb moment!. The pinwheel set from PaperPumpkin from this past year June kit was perfect for it. I proposed it to my husband and he was all for it. The pinwheels are summer sun and blue paper that I glued back to back to make it double sided. I used the straw and the brad and clips from the kit- the mechanisms- and used toilet paper rolls for the base- I always save them for after school clubhouse program that are always in need of them for their craft projects anyway.
then the roll was weighed in with 20 pennies each and then they inserted the straw into a circle chipboard- I used the ends from the some of the Dpaper packs- the real hardy ones - I think this one came from the glimmer sheets or the window sheet- and diecut little circles to fit inside the toilet rolls snugly with the circl in the center to hold steady the straw as shown.