Friday, October 30, 2009

October Stamp Club Projects

These are the projects my stamp club made this month.

Details: The card base is More Mustard cardstock. I used the Big Shot to cut out a Top Note from Chocolate Chip cardstock and Autumn Vine designer series paper (retired.) I trimmed around the dsp, and then cut it in half lengthwise. I used one side for the top and one for the bottom, and attached Chocolate Chip ribbon along the seam. The pumpkin was made from Pumpkin Pie cardstock. I punched three ovals using the wide oval punch, and sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa ink. The greeting is from “Teeny Tiny Wishes”, punched out using the Word Window punch.

Details: Whisper White card base. First I cut a layer from Autumn Vines designer series paper. The Chocolate Chip Top Note square was made by cutting out a top note, then rotating it 90 degrees and running it through the Big Shot again. The 4” square of dsp was folded in half both ways, unfolded, and then each corner was folded towards the center point, and then folded back to the edge. SUPER EASY. The pumpkins are from the “Loads of Love Accessories” stamp set, stamped using Close to Cocoa ink, and colored with Stampin’ Write markers. The image was punched out with the 1 ¼ “square punch. The Chocolate Chip mat was punched with the 1 3/8” square punch. Chocolate chip ribbon was tied around the dsp, before adhering the layer to the card base.

These pumpkins were made using the Round Tab punch. Cut 6 tabs from orange dsp or cardstock. Fold the tabs with the paper you want showing on the inside. Put adhesive on the outside and adhere all the folded tabs together. Use scraps for stems and leaves. These are cute and easy to make. They can also be made using the circle, oval, and scallop circle punches. Thanks for looking.
Come back soon to learn about my upcoming Holiday Extravaganza

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Halloween Projects

Since I haven't been posting as often as I had planned, I have two projects to share today.

I used the "Eat Drink & Be Scary" stamp set to make this Halloween card. The definition was stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink. I used the Cast-A-Spell designer series paper and Lovely Lilac cardstock. (Note: the purple matches the dsp is Perfect Plum; but I liked the brighter Lovely Lilac for this card.) The little orange strip is a 1/2'' piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock that I ran through the crimper and then I tied a piece of black ribbon around it. I added some Fine Supernova glitter to the band of the witch's hat (using the Two Way Glue Pen) and attached it to the card using dimensionals.

I made these little "sour cream containers" as thank you gifts for the guests at one of my recent workshops. Everyone thought they were cute, and they were amazed at how easy they are to make. I cut an 8 1/2'' x 11'' sheet of cardstock into fourths to make mine, but you can make them bigger to hold more goodies. (These hold three Tootsie Roll Midgees.) I stamped on the cardstock, and then added the 1/2'' black circle and two googly eyes.

Directions for making sour cream containers can be found HERE.

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Baby Hippo Cards

I recently did a baby themed workshop. These are the cards the guests made. The hippo is from the Pun Fun set. The stamp also has the words "Hip Hippo-Ray" under the hippo, but I chose to not stamp the words. I put a piece of Scotch tape over the words while inking the stamp, and then pulled it off before stamping the image. For both cards, the 4x5 1/4 piece of Whisper White cardstock has been embossed with tiny little dots using the Big Shot and a Stampin' Up textured plate. The Pretty in Pink hippo was colored with markers. The pink mat was detailed in the corner with the paper piercing tool and mat pack. The Bashful Blue hippo was colored using water color pencils and a blender pen. I used the ticket corner punch to add the detail to the blue card. I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the greeting at the bottom of both cards. Thanks for looking!