Friday, July 31, 2009

Flower Pot

I have been wanting to try to make a flower pot card for the longest time and finally made one! I love how easy they are to make, and I like how my first attempt turned out. I used the new Cottage Wall DP for the flowers and the base of the pot. Love, love this paper and how rich the colors are. I didn't have any Rich Razzleberry ribbon, so I made my own using the Whisper White Ribbon, a sponge and a Rich Razzleberry ink pad. I punched the leaves out using the scallop oval punch, scored them down the middle and then ran them through my crimper on a slant.
Stephanie Luman has a wonderful tutorial you can find the instructions on SCS here:
Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Curvy Verses
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry (for sponging)
Papers: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Cottage Wall DP
Accessories: Crimper, Big Shot, Flowers Layer #3 Sizzix Die, 1/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Eyelet Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

The inside of the flower pot card.....

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Christmas in July

This week's LNS challenge is Christmas in July. I used the new level 3 Hostess set, The More the Merrier for this card. I drew the border around the snowmen with Basic Black and Melon Mambo markers. I also love the new Melon Mambo ribbon! It's hard to see, but I used the dotted Texturz Plates on the large piece of white card stock. Here's the details:
Stamp Set: The More the Merrier
Inks: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Brocade Blue, Only Orange, Soft Suede, Green Galore
Card stock: Melon Mambo, Brocade Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Dotted Texturz Plate, Word Window Punch, Watercolor Brush, Melon Mambo Ribbon, Brocade Blue Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, July 24, 2009

Pink & Black Purse

The LNS challenge this week was to make a project using pink and black. Chelsie received a card in the shape of a purse last year and I snagged it to use the template for this project. I didn't have any Pink Passion ribbon, so I used some white 1/4" grosgrain ribbon and went over it with a sponge dauber inked up with Pink Passion. Once I got the layout figured out, it was pretty simple to make. Here's the recipe:

Stamp Set: Baroque Motifs
Inks: Basic Black, Pink Passion (for ribbon)
Papers: Basic Black, Pink Passion
Accessories: Big Shot, Flowers Layers #3, Eyelet Border Punch, Trio Flower Punch, Pewter Jumbo Eyelet, CAD, Paper Piercing Tool, Basic Black and White 1/4" grosgrain ribbons, Stampin' Dimensionals, scissors, sponge dauber, mini-glue dots

Thursday, July 2, 2009

This is a poster that I made for our church's upcoming picnic. I loved using my Stampin' Up! punches to create the grill, burger and cupcake! The grill was cased from Connie Babbert's website: The ideas for the other items were found on Splitcoasters, under the punch section. Have a great 4th of July everyone - thanks for stopping by!

Isn't this little burger cool? Here's the items I used to make it:

Bun: Punched 3x using the Large Oval Punch and Creamy Caramel c/s. I then sponged the edges and dotted the top with a Creamy Caramel marker

Patties: Punched 2x using the Large Oval Punch and Chocolate Chip c/s

Lettuce: Glorious Green c/s and Oval Scallop Punch - cut in 1/2

Tomatoes: Real Red c/s; 1/2" Circle Punch

Cheese: 1-1/4" Square Punch and YoYo Yellow c/s - the squares are cut in half

B-Que Supplies:
Grill: 1-3/4" Circle Punch, cut in half; Real Red c/s; White Gel Pen
- Attach at the side and then place a Silver Brad
Legs/Wheels: Going Grey c/s, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/4" Circle Punch, White Gel Pen
Handle: I made the handle for a left over black flower I found, but you can use circle punches

The cupcake was made with the following items:

Base: Silver c/s and 1/2 of the Round Tab Punch
Topping: Pretty in Pink c/s and the Scallop Punch. I re-inserted the scallop c/s back into the scallop punch (turning it upside down so I could see where to line it up) to get the top of the cupcake.
Cherry: 1/2" Circle Punch, Real Red c/s, White Gel Pen