Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Watercolor Wings Card Set

Wow - it's been a long time. Truthfully, I don't stamp as much as I used to. When I do, I do it for classes or clubs and rarely take the time to create for the simple act of creating and I seldom take the time to post what I have created when I do find those rare bursts of creativity. This project was inspired by the colour of the lantern and was a spin off of the card set that we made for our club meeting that month. I made a small card set to fit inside and added a candle for a complete gift set. I have a few more projects that need to be done this summer, so hopefully I'll find my mojo again. Until then, thanks for looking!

Stamps: Watercolor Wings

Ink: Soft Sky, Dapper Denim, So Saffron, Delightful Dijon

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mother's Day Explosion Box Album

This project was a couple of years in the making (which explains all the retired product used!). The basic box was part of a club project and I knew how I wanted to finish it, but it sat on my shelf waiting for the right time and reason to finish it. I found the reason for Mother's Day and sat down over the weekend to finally complete it. I'm quite pleased with the result.

The box is easy to complete and requires only some scoring (at 4" on all four sides) and four cuts along the score lines. When everything is folded together the lid keeps everything in place.

The Pop Up Cake Die is retired, but I still go back to it when I want a  WOW card. I used the (retired) five petal flower punch along with the Boho Blossoms punch to create the flowers on the cake and on the page.
 The panel on the top right ties shut, revealing an accordion folded mini book to hold current photos of my mom with me and each of her granddaughters.

The back side of the mini book holds two more photos of my mom with each of her newborn granddaughters.
Finally, each of the baby photos conceals hidden journalling written by each of us telling Mom what she means to us.
The flower on the top of the box was created using the Blossoms punch (and a couple others).
Ink & Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Chocolate Chip

Monday, April 21, 2014

Pop Up Card Box for a Spring Birthday

I've been waiting for Spring for awhile now, but it seems like it will still be a bit of a wait. In the meantime, I will have to be content with playing with Spring colours and flower stamps. These Pop-Up Card boxes are everywhere now. Here's my first attempt.


Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day Card & Gift Bag

I confess that I didn't love Bermuda Bay when it was part of the past in-color collection, and I didn't love Calypso Coral when it first came out, but I started playing with them together and I am now loving both colours! This set came about after I came home from a recent shopping trip with yet another bag from David's Tea. They look so much like gift bags, and I am a packrat by nature, so I hated to toss them into the recycle bin. This time I noticed that the bag was a very close match to Bermuda Bay, which is making a comeback with the new catalogue in June. I pulled a piece of cardstock and discovered they're an exact match! I covered the logo and created a card to match and voila - a perfect Mother's Day gift ensemble!

I also decided to play around with my Creped Filter Paper. Here's how to create the flowers:

  • Punch 4-5 flowers from the Blossom Punch
  • Colour the edges with a marker. I used Calypso Coral
  • Spray each until the colour starts to run and set aside to dry.
  • Stack the flowers and poke a brade through the centre.
  • Crumple the flowers and position petals into place.
To create the rhinestone brad I simply added rhinestones to a (retired) 5/8" brad - which are still available on the Clearance Rack.

Stamps: Loving Thoughts, All Holidays (retired), Travel Journal Wheel, Secret Garden (leaves kissed with the oval from Oh Hello)

Cardstock & Ink: Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Honeycomb Folder, Doily, Apothecary Framelits, Flower Trim, Creped Filter Paper, Vanilla Seam Binding, Scallop Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Napkin Fold Card

I know that Valentine's Day is over, but I actually made this as a birthday card. I used the Napkin Fold technique (a simple google search will turn up dozens of tutorials). I alos had fun playing with my flower trim - possibly my favourite item in the current mini catalogue.

Paper: More Amore DSP (129309), Very Vanilla, Basic Gray, Pool Party

Accessories: Hearts a Flutter Bundle (131098W/131097C), Flower Trim (126869), Scallop Square Die, Sycamore Street Button Bundle

Thanks for Looking!

My Little Valentine Album

I created this album using the "My Little Valentine" Stamps and the included "Sealed with Love" Simply Sent Kit. Some of the pages are made from the envelopes which can be removed from the album and opened up.

The cover is made from the chipboard that was included in the kit and covered with DSP from the Sycamore Street Sale-a-bration paper pack. The buttons and ribbon are also from the Sycamore Street Collection. I also made use of the "Hearts a Flutter" Bundle for this project.


I saw another album made using this method of binding, which allows the pages to be easily removed from the album. I used the inside printed "notes" as tags to slip into these pockets along with the envelopes.

 The last page of the album contains an envelope that flips open to contain more photos and journaling. The entire album can hold more than a dozen photos and has plenty of room for journaling. Now that Valentine's Day is over, I guess I should get to work filling it! Maybe if I start now, it will be ready for gift giving next year!

Even after filling the entire album, I still had pieces left from the kit. I created three more note cards using my leftover scraps to go in the leftover envelopes. Who knew that a simple little kit could go so far?

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Finding My Mojo Again - Lady Bug Birthday Set

I needed a card and a gift this weekend for a little girl and had very little time to prepare. I've also neglected my stamping lately (as you can tell from the sporadic blog posts) and wasn't feeling very inspired. Thanks to a Mojo Monday Sketch and some online inspiration, I came up with this quick set and added an envelope with some money to the top note box. I cased a variety of sources for this project. The Treat Cup Card idea came from something I had seen from one of my upline's projects using a gummy worm and I had these Laura Secord Chocolates that I knew would be perfect for this card. The top note box came from a combination of several I had seen posted online. Unfortunately, we were running late so I barely had time to snap a couple of pictures, but they turned out okay and the birthday girl LOVED them!

Ladybug Treat Cup Card
The brad allows the card to swing open allowing for easier access to the chocolate!

Papers & Ink: Real Red, Brights and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stacks, Basic Black, Whisper White

Stamps: Itty Bitty Banners, Something Sweet

Accessories: Treat Cups, Bitty Banners Framelits, Finishing Touches Edglits, Real Red Dotted Ribbon and Brad (retired), Adorning Accents Folders, 1 3/4" Punch

Ladybug Top Note Box

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red

Accessories: Top Note Die, 1 3/8", 1", and 1/2" punches, Small Heart Punch