Tuesday, April 22, 2014

In Colors Unite

When I started making this card, I knew I wanted the little dresses, punched from the Owl Builder punch, made with the In Colors dsp stack, I love the polka dots pattern! But the rest of the card just came together with patterns and colors that I thought looked good together from the scraps that I have. When I was finished, I realized that all of these colors were or are In Colors! Cool! Except for the sentiment, which is Chocolate Chip. So here is the run down of all the colors, Blushing Bride, Pool Party, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, and Primrose Petals. Such fun names Stampin Up picks for their colors! The stamp set I used on this is called Pennant Parade, and is on the retired list that was just released yesterday. To see everything that is retiring, check my site out here. And SU is offering FREE standard shipping all this week until Friday! Thanks so much for having a look today!!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

3D Basket

I first want to say Happy Easter to all my friends and Followers!! I have this adorable basket to share today that I found on YouTube by a fellow SU demonstrator. The link to the video is here. It's super easy to put together, it uses one 8 1/2" x 11" sheet of cardstock and no adhesive!!! The embossing is done with the Lattice EF. I did mine in an Easter color, but this would perfect done in Crumb Cake!(SU's kraft color). The brads hold is all together, and the handles actually move! It's just adorable and would be such a cute way to give a gift! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Stampin' Up! Framelits Holder

Hello, and Happy Good Friday! Today I have a project that was inspired by a fellow SU demo, Sam from the UK. She has tutorials on this box/holder, along with a card box and small framelits box. As you may know, Stampin' Up! is partnered with Sizzix. There is a whole bunch of framelit sets, along with embossing folders and dies. The framelits come in these plastic snap closure folders. And this box will hold about 8 sets. Here is the side view:
I used black cardstock, and my favorite pattern dsp from the Sweet Sorbet sale-a-bration papers. My ribbon is a retired Certainly Celery roll that I've had for a couple years now! It was replaced with the color Pear Pizzaz, which is a little darker. Anyway, I think this is a pretty storage box that I will love looking at on my desk!! Thanks so much for having a look, and have a wonderful weekend! We will be quite busy, so I may not make it back here until Monday!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Punch Art Bunny

Today's Easter card is a cute punch art bunny. When making it, I fiddled a bit to what punches to use for his hands and muzzle. In the end, it all worked out! I was going to make up an instruction banner, but realized in my mds program that a couple punches I used aren't in it. They are retired SU punches, so that wouldn't work! I will list at the bottom what punches I used. I only drew on his whiskers, and stamped the Pool Party background with a jumbo wheel called So Swirly(now retired). Thanks so much for stopping by!

Punches Used:
Feet and ears: Large and small oval
Body: Ornament punch
Head: 1 3/8" circle
Hands: double punched from Blossom Builder
Muzzle: double punched from Scallop circle
Eyes and Nose: Owl Builder
Tummy: double punched from 1 3/8" Circle

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Egg

I have another Easter card to share! I created this egg shape using Stampin' Up's Oval framelits. I made a card base from Pool Party, then lined up the die so it left a bit of the fold exposed. I also left the die hang off the bottom so the card would have a flat base to sit. I cut another smaller oval from the Sweet Sorbet dsp that was available during Sale-a-Bration. The polka dot pattern adds a bit of whimsy. The sentiment is another that I printed off from MDS. A few petite petals punched flowers to finish it off. I really must get these cards into the mail today, or no one will get them before Easter!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Easter Basket

This is a cute Easter basket card that is so simple to put together! For the basket, I cut a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock, ran it through the Lines embossing folder, cut 3 thin strips of the same cardstock, and sponged it all with Crumb Cake ink. Using the 2013-2015 In Colors dsp stack, I punched 4 'eggs' with the extra large oval punch. I added a strip of fringed grass before gluing the eggs in place. I used dimensionals on the back to pop it up onto a So Saffron card base. The sentiment I printed off in Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio software, and punched it out with the scalloped oval punch.
On another note, here is what it looks like outside our front window right now:
I really dislike snow in April!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you for having a look today!

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Treat Pouch Tutorial

Hey there! Today I have a two pocket treat pouch with tutorial to share with you. I saw a larger version of this done on youtube, and I can't remember who shared it, but I have made mine a bit smaller. Here is the tutorial!
Start with a 6"x6" piece of patterned paper. I have used the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper from Stampin Up here. Fold in half on the diagonal.
Score at 1/2" with the fold to the left.
With the fold at the top, score at 2 3/4", and 5 5/8"
Open your paper up, and keep the last step score lines vertical. Fold in each side.
Next, fold your paper up on the first horizontal score line. Flip the paper over and repeat the same step.
Fold the center score line in the opposite direction, so you end up with a V.
Fold the two sides together, keeping the pockets to the outside. I punched a hole in the top, and thread Crumb Cake Taffeta ribbon through it, and tied a bow.
To finish it off, I double punched the Artisian Label punch, using the 3/4" circle punch to accent the sentiment, which is from a Hostess set that was in the Holiday Occasions catalog(now retired). I punched a Petite Petals punch in Calypso Coral, and added a Jewels Basics Pearl to the center.
Each side of this treat holder has a little pocket, one for a goody, one for a little note. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial, thanks so much for stopping by!!