Wednesday, December 29, 2010
When starting I thought I wasn't going to like it, but once again the end result turned out great. That is what counts. I chose my colors from the Stampin' Up! catalog. Sometimes when I can't come up with the colors I would like to use, I will look in the catalog at the samples, find out what colors were used, and then make a card of my own.
Here is a close up of the butterfly. It is made 3D by using dimensionals and glue dots. I twisted 1/4" early espresso grosgrain ribbon around the middle. I should probably say I also used my Big Shot and the Bigz Beautiful Butterflies die. I am very thankful that I bought it.
All products used are Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: baja breeze, crumb cake, soft suede, and elegant soiree dsp
Ink: baja breeze, early espresso, and soft suede
Stamp set: because I care (sentiment)
Tools: big shot, beautiful butterflies bigz die, elegant lines embossing folder, perfect details texturz plate, stamping sponge, and scallop trim border punch
Accessories: 1/4" early espresso grosgrain ribbon and basic pearl jewel
Well, I hope you like it. I really do. If you have a minute leave me a comment!
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Have you been making cards, tags, and gifts? I sure do hope so. I try to work on things when I have some extra time to do it. I wanted to share with you 2 more Christmas tags I made. These are really fast and fun to make. Like I have shared with you before, my daughter's boyfriend is a hunter. I had to make a special gift tag for him with a deer on it. Do you suppose it would make him not want to kill a deer ever again? I doubt it. How could you shoot something so innocent, though? I guess, you have to love the sport.
These are the Stampin' Up! supplies I used to create these cute little gift tags.
Cardstock: marina mist, shimmery white, night of navy, and whisper white
Stamp sets: forest friends and snow swirled
Ink: night of navy and platinum shimmer paint
Tools: big shot, two tags bigz die, sponge dauber, boho blossoms punch, and snowflake XL punch
Accessories: clear and silver tinsel trim, filigree designer brad, and dazzling diamonds glitter
When visiting my blog, please take the time to leave a comment and let me know what you think.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Here are some gift tags I made using the Big Shot (113439) and the two tags bigz die (115954). They are quick and fun to make. I used quite a few punches to decorate them. You can tell me what you think by leaving a comment at the bottom of this post. I love comments!
I wanted to show you a close-up of one of the tags. This shows you the dimension and detail better.
These are some of the Stampin' Up! items I used to create these tags.
Cardstock: garden green, real red, night of navy, baja breeze, blushing bride, shimmery white, and Candy Land DSP
Classic Ink: real red and night of navy
Tools: big shot, two tags bigz die, elegant lines, petals-a-plenty, and northern flurry embossing folders, white gel pen, platinum shimmer paint, 5 petal flower XL, snowflake XL, ornament XL, eyelet border punch, dotted scallop ribbon border, and the two step bird XL punches, stampin' sponge, and corner rounder
Accessories: clear and silver tinsel trim, silver elastic cord (retired), and silver brads
Have fun creating home made papercrafts!
Thursday, December 2, 2010
I made these up for fellow coworkers at my job. I figure the only way to try and sell Stampin' Up! is to promote it by making things. These were very fast to create. I may try to do something similar closer to Christmas.
To make these up I used Autumn Spice DSP. I used coordinating cardstock and ink. The punches used were modern label, word window, 1 1/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle, scallop circle, scallop border, eyelet border, and scallop trim border punches. The 1/4" grosgrain ribbon was chocolate chip and always artichoke, of which, have been retired.
Sunday, November 21, 2010
Here are a few more pictures that go along with the 60 Christmas Card Class post that is just below this one. I have found that for some reason I really like the blue cards. I did not realize it until I started hanging the samples up for my class.
I can't believe how quickly Christmas is coming up on us. Thursday is Thanksgiving!! I pray you all have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING with your family. This is also a great time to share your talent of crafting with you loved ones too. I pray you have time to do that. Homemade gifts are the best!!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
This card was fun to make. I put a lot of detail into it. I cut out the pine tree (lovely as a tree) and the deer (nature silhouettes). I wanted them to stand out and look like they were in the front and the line of trees are in the background. I think it worked. I was not going to put the strip of dsp (autumn spice) vertically going through the background at first. I had cut it off of the mat to make it fit on the base of the card better. When I was almost finished I put it on the background scene and loved the look.
Here are 2 different views of the card which show the dimension. Like I said before. I had fun making this card. I always love to see the end results. I never know when I start what it will look like in the end. I think that is part of the fun of making a card.
Now it is your turn to tell me what you think. Please leave a comment!! I also pray this inspires you to pull out your stamps and cardstock and create a card or 3-d project for someone you love or has made a difference in your life.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Cardstock $8.00 ea. (New, 81/2 x 11, Unopened 24 Packs)
Stamp Sets (M: mounted, NUM: new unmounted)
Cute and Cuddly M $20.00
True Friend M $18.00
Christmas Punch M $20.00
To Have and To Hold M $18.00
Playful Petals M $22.00
Office Accoutrement M $25.00
Live Your Dream M $23.00
ABC Alphabet Upper NUM $25.00
Botanical Blooms NUM $17.00
Spring Solitude NUM $17.00
Make it Count NUM $16.00
Congrats NUM $15.00
Polka Dot Punches M $14.00
Yummy M $15.00
Boatloads of Love M $15.00
So Many Scallops M $14.00
Punches Three M $10.00
Close as a Memory M $13.00
Of the Earth M $14.00
Totally Tabs M $11.00
One of a Kind M $14.00
Flower Lines M $$6.00
Out of the Box M $10.00
Holiday Best M $9.00
Sweet Little Sentiments NUM $10.00
Organic Grace M $10.00
Forever M $5.00
Beautiful Baby M $6.00
I will be adding a few more things, but this is the majority of things I am selling.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Cardstock: cajun craze, naturals ivory, more mustard, and autumn spice DSP; Stamps: autumn harvest and crazy for cupcakes; Tools: dazzling diamonds glitter and crystal effects; Accessories: 1/4" very vanilla taffeta ribbon; Ink: early espresso and cajun craze.
Thank you for visiting my blog. I would love for you to tell me what you thought of the pumpkin cupcake too. Leave me a comment!
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Since we were married in the fall, I decided to make a fall card. I used the same colors that were in the fall cards in the previous post. I was even going to use some of the DSP, but I ended up changing my mind and didn't. You can't tell all of the detail that is in this card very easily. I cut out the leaf, pumpkins, acorn, and squash, individually. I put dimensionals behind them to make them stand out. Guess what? Then I wasn't happy with the trees. I had already stamped them twice, just a little off from each other to add dimension. I thought it would bring it out more if I used crystal effects. I did not want them to be solid though. Instead, I dabbed the tip of the bottle up and down all over the trees making clear dots all over. The other thing I did was I sprayed champagne mist on the cut-outs I had made too. I am pleased with the end result. I guess in a few days I will find out if my husband is.
Stamps: lovely as a tree and autumn harvest; Cardstock: more mustard and naturals ivory; Tools: big shot, embossing folder square lattice, bigz top note die, champagne mist all purpose ink, crystal effects, and watercolor crayons.
Thanks for looking! If you have a minute, please leave a comment and tell me what you think.
Have a great day. Now it is your turn to go-n-stamp!!Chris
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I still think it is funny, how a card that I think I am not going to like, ends up being my favorite. With that said, that is exactly how I felt about the very first card you see in this post. I just wasn't sure how I was going to get it to all go together. The other thing I was concerned about was the stamped image. I knew there wouldn't be a lot of time for the ladies to color it in. After I stamped the image I used the spritzer tool all over the image. Lastly, I used a stampin' sponge and went around the edge of the top note. I am happy with the end result.
I have seen some other demonstrators criss cross their ribbon on their cards. I wanted to try it sometime. That is exactly what I did on this card.
For this card, the Autumn Spice DSP is the main focus. I just added a few things to it to embellish it and make it into a Fall card.
Last, but not least, I tried to make it look like the stamped image is on a placemat. The new embossing folder "Square Lattice" gave it the textured look it needed, as well as, cutting the edges and making them look frayed.
This should be a fun class. As long as my class attendees are happy, that is what counts. As always, all supplies are Stampin' Up! except this time I used color pencils to color in the image on the last card.
Friday, September 10, 2010
As usual when I am done I can think of other things I could have done to it to make it stand out more. For instance, I could have used crystal effects on the frosting of the cupcake. I could have used dazzling diamonds ep too. What is done is done though. I did give the letters and saying some dimension by adding two colors and making them just a little off centered to each other. I really like the look it leaves.
Just in case you are wondering.......I used crazy for cupcakes and the defining alphabet stamp sets. The cardstock colors used are real red, pear pizzazz, whisper white, baja breeze, and pumpkin pie.
I wanted this card to be a keepsake that his mommy will keep for him until he gets older. I am not sure if she did keep it, but that was up to her.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Well, on to my card. This is the 4th butterfly card I created. When I first began working on it I was not sure if I was even going to like it. To tell you the truth, it became my favorite of the 4 cards. I love the colors in this one. The butterfly is very pretty. No, I am not bragging about it either. I never know what a card is going to look like until it is finished. Even I am surprised with the finished look a lot of the times.
Cardstock: pumpkin pie, rose red, whisper white, so saffron, and island oasis DSP; Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes; Ink: pumpkin pie, rose red, so saffron; Tools: big shot, beautiful butterflies bigz die, backgrounds 1 texturz plate, and the scallop circle #2 bigz die, stamping sponge, word window punch, and the butterfly extra large punch; Accessories: pretty in pink 3/8" taffeta ribbon.
Now you know what you need to recreate this card, if you would like. I would love it if you would take the time to leave me a comment and tell me what you think.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
I have another butterfly card to share with you, today. This one I did not add a sentiment on because I thought it had enough as it is. I called this the "Sunny Butterfly" because when you look at it, well, it is bright and sunny looking.
For this card I used the stamp set, Upsy Daisy. I tried to make layers by stamping the flowers twice using daffodil delight and pumpkin pie classic ink. I used my beautiful butterflies bigz die and ran it through the Big Shot. For cardstock colors I used real red, chocolate chip, and greenhouse gala DSP. For the little butterflies I used the beautiful wings embosslit die and ran it through my Big Shot, also. The swirls is a sizzlit die called swirls scribbles. The cardstock I used for it was pear pizzazz.
I hope this will inspire you to get your rubber stamps out and create a card or 3-D project. Let me know if you do. I would love to visit your blog too. If you don't mind, please leave a comment telling me what you think. Hmm.....you may think I should have put a sentiment on it. Tell me if you think so.
Monday, August 16, 2010
I am finally posting a card that I had made last week for my butterfly class. I have 2 others to post also. I will try to get them on here in the next few days. Back to the card. When I was finished with this card, it came in second place out of the four cards I made. Second place according to my own judgement. I am probably more critical of my own work than most other people would be. What makes you like or dislike a card? I think it is a lot of things. Color, stamps used, design, and there may be even more than what I am thinking right now that will determine whether or not you will like a certain card. What I think made this card "pop" was the use of the real red butterflies. The card stock I used is the shimmer white. I put them through my big shot using the elegant bouquet embossing folder. I then used a stamping sponge to apply classic real red ink. I like to rub and swirl my sponge on the paper. You can tap up and down with your sponge, if you like. You get a more even and thicker color when you rub, though.
These are the Stampin' Up! products I used to make this card.
Card stock: baja breeze, pear pizzazz, shimmer white, and greenhouse gala DSP
Stamp set: teeny tiny wishes
Tools: stamping sponge, big shot, elegant bouquet embossing folder, beautiful butterflies bigz die, eyelet border punch, boho blossoms punch, 1/16" hole punch, and word window punch
Accessories: clear rhinestone brads and 5/8" whisper white organza ribbon
Please take the time to tell me what you think by leaving a comment.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
This card is going to be one of the 4 cards being made at my next class, which is next week. I have a feeling I am going to hear when they make theirs that they won't want to give it away. Yes, I have heard that. It is pretty funny.
Stamp sets: priceless and teeny tiny wishes; Cardstock: rich razzleberry, elegant eggplant, and naturals white; Ink: versamark and elegant eggplant; Technique: poppin' pastels and clear embossing; Tools: scallop border punch, beautiful wings sizzlit die, beautiful butterflies bigz die, and big shot; Accessories: clear rhinestone brad.
I hope you have been inspired by this card to make one for yourself. Please leave me a comment of what you think. :-)