Monday, May 25, 2009

Father's Day Cards....

I didn't get to do much stamping this memorial day weekend. I actually went outside. I know shocking! There was fishing by a pond and children involved. Even more shocking! But I finally made it back indoors yesterday and made two simple cards for Father's Day. Our air conditioning is busted, so it was too hot to go in my stamp room, it is in a loft so you can imagine how hot that gets. I only had a few basic supplies in my bedroom that I used while I watched the General Hospital marathon. I think Soaps are so great in the background while stamping because you really don't need to watch them, you only need to listen.

Recipe: And Many Mower stamp set, Kraft, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey, and Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black ink, To the Nines Specialty DSP, Hodgepodge Hardware, Colored Pencils, Dimnesionals

Recipe: Any Many Mower and All Holidays Stamp sets, Kraft, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Cardstock, To the Nines DSP, Certainley Celerty SAB Ribbon, Hodgepodge Hardware, Dimensionals, Uniball Signo White Gel Pen

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Happy Anniversary Gina and Lou!

In honor of National Scrapbooking Month, I finally made some scrapbook pages. These are from my best friend's wedding. It is her anniversary on Saturday. I used Whisper White Cardstock, Basic Black, Baja Breeze and Going Gray ink, the Ever After Stamp Set along with the Forever stamp, Walk in the Park DSP, Pretties Kit, Basic Gray Corduroy buttons, Whisper White Satin ribbon, and white grommets and dimensionals to make the pages.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

Here is a quick and simple birthday card I made for my father using the And Many Mower set. I used the BigShot with the Textured Impressions Backgrounds and the 1 3/4 punch to make the golfball. I used Windsor Knot DSP and Kiwi Kiss and Basic Gray cardstock along with Stampin Write Markers and Basic Black Ink.

Happy Mother's Day to all of you Mommies!

Here is my mother's day card for my Mommy! Love you Mommy! I have to hurry and post this because my mommy is coming over right after church. I am taking her to lunch then to see Star Trek, she is a big trekkie! Then out to Coldstone to get some ice cream since they are doing buy one get your mother's free. We will probably be on line all afternoon but their ice cream is well worth the wait.
I used the purse card die in my BigShot, then embossed Basic Gray cardstock using the Textures Backgrounds # 2 small dots then I covered the whole think with versamark and clear ep and drew a pattern with my bone folder and heat embossed. I embellished the inside of the card with Whisper White cardstock, Walk in the Park DSP, Regal Rose Ink and grosgrain ribbon, butterfly stamp for Great Friend and some assorted old stamps to make a movie ticket.

To make the nugget box, I used the Matchbox die for the bigshot along with some clear plastic from the outer packaging one of my dies came in, some Kraft cardstock and Walk in the Park DSP along with Matchbox Greetings stamp and whisper white satin ribbon and a curly paperclip to attach the tag.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Tea Party take two....

Here is my finalized version of the purse card tea party invite and some matchbox party favors.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Faux Crocodile Purse Tea Party Invite

Here is something I am playing around with. It is an invitation for a tea party. The purse is made with the Purse card BigzXL die for the BigShot using the faux alligator technique.

Grand Soiree Stamp Set, Basic Black Ink, stickers and SU Markers

Please ignore the smudge, that's what I get for washing my hands in the middle of a project.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Faux Alligator Gift Card Holder Purse

This purse was demonstrated to me by my sideline Liz. I have taken a moment to make a template for it since someone requested instructions on how to make it.
You will need a Versamark Ink Pad, Clear Embossing Powder, a Bone Folder(or other pointy implement), an 8 1/2" X 11" piece of dark colored textured cardstock, a 3" X 3 1/2" piece of whisper white cardstock, a 4" X 5" colored piece of cardstock, two wide oval punch pieces from the textured cardstock piece above, a velcro dot, a wide oval punch, a piece of ribbon about 5 pieces long and a rhinestone or brad embellishment.

First, cut the textured card stock according to the template below (4 1/4" X 11 round off edge at 9 1/2" inches). Score at 3 1/2", 5 1/2" and 9". Punch out the two wide oval punches from the left over textured cardstock scrap. Cover the textured side of the cardstock with Versamark using the direct-to-paper technique, then coat the entire piece with clear embossing powder. Using the bone folder, draw wavy lines through the embossing powder in both directions in the desired design to emulate faux allitagor design (press hard), tap off the extra embossing powder and then heat all over with a heat tool to emboss the entire surface. Once that has completely dried/cooled you can take the 4 x 5 piece of colored cardstock and score at 1 1/4" and fold up to make a pocket flap. Fold the oval punches in half and add adhesive to adhere the pocket flap onto the inside of the purse and hold the pocket closed on the sides. Stamp desired sentiment or design on the 3 X 3 1/2 white piece and slip inside the pocket along with a gift card. Place a velcro dot on the inside of the flap and the outside of the purse to hold it closed once folded up. You can poke two small holes on the 9" score line and thread ribbon through to make a strap, knotting the ends to hold it in place. Finally glue on a rhinestone or place a brad on the outside to embellish the purse flap.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Walk In the Park Mother's Day

Here are two cards I made for Mother's Day.

Recipe: Great Friend and All Holidays stamp sets, Walk in the Park DSP, Regal Rose, Basic Gray, Shimmery White, Whisper White Cardstock, Regal Rose, Night of Navy, Baja Breeze Ink, Basic Gray Corduroy Button, Large Grommet, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Oval Scallop Punch

Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower Mother's Day Cards

Mother's Day Cards cased from ilinacrouse.

Recipe: So Saffron, Regal Rose, Pale Plum Cardstock, Vellum, Crystal Effects, Glitter, Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbin, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower Folder and BigShot, Regal Rose, Perfect Plum Ink, Stampin Pastels

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