Thursday, October 27, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

Welcome to this week's Creative Sketch Challenge.  I am a little under the weather right now with what I am hoping is not the flu, and almost didn't get my card done this week.  Below is this week's sketch; please consider playing along!!  You can upload your challenge card HERE.

And below is my card and list of what I used to make it.  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you are having a great Thursday!

Stamps: Retired SU! Happy Holidays Stamp
Inks: Cherry Cobbler Inkpad and Marker
Papers: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Frostwood Lodge DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, Petals-a-Plenty EF, Snowflake Punch, Red Glitter Brad, 1/4" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Winter Wishes Stitched Felt, Mini Glue Dots, Dimensionals

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

Welcome to my blog and this week's Creative Sketches Challenge.  Below is this week's sketch:

And below is my card.  I had a hard time taking a picture of the card this morning.  It have been raining off/on all day and not very bright outside, and wasn't able to take the best picture of my card.  For this card I made a "lollie" using Stampin' Up!'s new Simply Scored scoring tool.  I scored a 1-1/2" x 12" piece of card stock, folded the pleats and secured the ends with a piece of sticky strip.  Here's the list of what I used:

Stamps: Saying from the retired set, Button Bear
Inks: Early Espresso
Papers: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Silver and Red Glimmer Paper, Frostwood Lodge DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Snowflake EF, Northern Frost Die, Snow Burst EF, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stocking Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, Mini Jingle Bells, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Scissors, Mini Glue Dots

Friday, October 14, 2011

LNS Friends Challenge Card

Fun challenge this week over at LNS; we had to use the colors Night of Navy, River Rock and Cajun Craze in a project.  I made a similar card this week for this weeks Creative Sketches Challenge, and wanted to see how these colors would work with the same layout.  I dyed a piece of white baker's twine using a sponge and a Night of Navy inkpad.  I 2-step stamped the flowers and then cut them out.  I found a retired Hedgepodge Hardware hinge  and threaded a piece of Very Vanilla Satin ribbon through the opening.  Thanks for stopping - hope you have a great day!

Stamps: Field Flowers, Nature Walk, You're a Gem
Inks: Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, River Rock
Papers: Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, River Rock, First Edition DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Top Note Die, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Oval Punch, Distressing Tool, Hodgepodge HW Hinge, Sponge, Scissors, Dimensionals, White Bakers Twine

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

Thanks for stopping by for this week's Creative Sketches Challenge.  This week's challenge is to create a project using the colors Soft Suede, Cajun Craze and Basic Black, as shown in the picture below.  You can add your own creation on the Creative Sketches Challenge blog, and you can find the blog HERE.

I used one of my favorite sets, Field Flowers, for my project.  I distressed the designer paper and feathered the edges with some Cajun Craze ink and a sponge.  2-step stamped the flowers with the same ink, and cut them out.  I still have some hardware from the Hodgepodge Hardware kits, and added a bracket with Soft Suede ribbon threaded through it.  The bee is from the Nature Walk set and it's stamped in Soft Suede.  Here's the details:

Stamps: Field Flowers, Nature Walk (bee), Because I Care (saying), Itty Bitty Backgrounds
Inks: Basic Black, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Papers: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Distressing Tool, Soft Suede Ribbon, Chantilly 1/2" Ribbon, Small Oval Punch, Basic Black Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Aged Copper Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponges, Scissors

Friday, October 7, 2011

Halloween Candy Wrapper

This week's LNS challenge is to make something with a Halloween theme.  Below is a pic of a Halloween candy wrapper that I made.  Once you get the hang of the folds, they really are quite simple to make!  After I make the candy wrapper using a piece of Pumpkin Pie c/s and the Candy Wrapper Die, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Spider Web embossing folder.  I cut out a circle scallop with the Circle Scallop Punch, and embossed that piece with the Spider Web EF.  Stamped the saying in Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black, and cut out the bat.  Used the bird punch to punch out a leave using Basic Black.  I added some Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon to the ends, and there you have it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Batty for You
Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Papers: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Spider Web EF, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Bird Punch, Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Scissors, Sticky Strip Tape (to adhere the wrapper at the end)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Creative Sketches Challenge Card

Thanks for stopping by to take a peek at my card for this week's Creative Sketches Challenge!  This weeks sketch has an interesting layout, as you can see below:

For my card I used from retired designer paper that I have been hording to make the purses and to use for the background.  I used the Round Tab Punch for the purses (you only use half of the tab) and a retired flower punch for the little accents on the purse handles.  I used a small and medium oval punches to make the purse handles.  Thanks for stopping by - here's the details:

Stamps: Retired Happy Wishes Stamp
Inks: Rose Red
Papers: Whisper White, So Saffron, Rose Red, Bashful Blue, Cutie Pie DP
Accessories: So Saffron, Rose Red and Bashful Blue Brads, Bashful Blue Ribbon, Oval Punches, Round Tab Punch, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Autumn Wreath

This was a really busy week for me, so it took a couple of days for me to make the Autumn Wreath below.  The Spice Cake designer paper from the Holiday Mini was perfect to use for this project.  I used a number of embellishments and punches for this project.  I used (2) 1-1/2" x 12" strips, scored at every 1/2" for the large lollies, and (2) 1" x 12" strips scored at 1/2" for the smaller ones.  I used stricky strip tape to adhere the ends together and then a hot glue to add the 1-3/8" circle to the back of the lollies to hold them in place  I used a Here's the details:
Stamps and Inks:  None
Papers: Spice Cake DP, Early Espresso, Riding Hood Red, More Mustard, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Brads - More Mustard, Early Espresso, Antique, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquoise, Red; Neutral Buttons, Twine, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Punches - 3/4" Circle, 1" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, Boho Blossoms, Scallop; Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Glue Gun/Glue Sticks

More views:

Backside view - I added some c/s in different places to strengthen the wreath: