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Monday, April 22, 2013

Card Challenge 7

Supplies by Stampin' Up:
Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Whisper White, Old Olive, and Tempting Turquoise card stock; Night of Navy ink pad;  Blossom Builder, 5 Petal Flower, Large Oval and Curly Label punch; Beautiful Butterflies and Clear Oval Accent Bigz dies, Labels Framelets, Red Glitter paper, crystal effects, Betsy's Blooms and Vintage Labels stamp sets; Stampin' dimensionals, Hexagon and Chevron embossing folders,
Other Products
Nestabilities Dahlia

I love the look of glitter paper, but like all glitter, it can be a bit messy.  Die cut or punch a shape from the glitter paper, then coat it with the crystal effects and let it dry for about an hour.  Keeps glitter on the paper and off your hands (and work space and clothes and floor...)

More Card Challenge Fun

Supplies by Stampin' Up:
Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip card stock; Petals and Paisley designer series paper; Labels Framelets, Lacy Brocade embossing folder; Birds and Blossoms sizzlits.
Other Supplies
Nestablilites Label #9, Sizzix Folksy Fun leaves.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Not long ago I was experimenting with the "Dryer Sheet Techique"  - the little butterfly was stamped with Staz-On Jet Black ink on Whisper White card stock and colored in with Stampin' Write markers in Tangerine Tango and Pumpkin Pie, and outlined with Sahara Sand.  Then I sprayed it with Elmer's Spray glue and pressed a used dryer fabric softener sheet onto the wet glue.  After it dried I cut it out with some Paper Snips.  

The remaining elements on the card are: (by Stampin' Up)
Labels Framelets, Paper:  Pocket Full of Posies; Card Stock:  Melon Mambo, Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight; Ink:  Pear Pizzazz; Stamp set:  Papillion Potpourri 

Other company products;
Nestablilities Dahlia dies.

Sorry, Stampin' Up, but I just like that Dahlia!

I love the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die from Stampin' Up, so as a result, my scrap bin is often filled with various colors of butterflies.  
Beautiful Butterflies Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Labels Framelets.  Punches:  Small Tag, Large Tag and Right Way; Paper: Pocket Full of Posies; Card Stock: Garden Green, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy;  Ink:  More Mustard, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso.  Stamps by Stampin' Up.

Inking the dots helps them "pop".


Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Break Scrap Card Challenge 3

One other thing in common most of these cards have is that they have no sentiments stamped on them yet.  Right now, they're sitting in "the stash" waiting to be sent, but I never know what's going to be needed sooner, a thank you, a birthday, or a thinking of you card... This card looks good turned 90 degrees as well.

Supplies by Stampin' Up:
Sizzix Big Shot: Labels Framelets, Punches: Large Oval and Ornament punches, Paper: Petals and Paisleys, Wintergreen; Cardstock:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Naturals Ivory
Other supplies:
Tag from Sizzix Bigz Tags die

5 x 7 Note Pad Covers

These 5 x 7 note pad covers are easy to make and fun to give.  They can be decorated like a card, but have a usefulness that keeps on giving.  

12 x 12 card stock - any color (Stampin' Up's card stock really is the best for this, it is heavier weight than most card stocks available in stores)
Sticky Strip adhesive, Tombow multi-purpose glue or another super strong craft glue
Simply Scored board and stylus
5 x 7 note pad, available at office supply retailers
Extra paper and card stock for decorating.

1.  Score 12 x 12 card stock at 3/8", 5-7/8", 6-1/8" and 11-5/8" (3/8" in from both sides, and a spine down the middle.

2.  Turn card stock 90 degrees, and score at 3-3/4" from the inside.  This will form the pocket that the note pad backing slips into.  Also convenient for ephemera, notes, receipts, photos, etc...

3.  Fold and crease along all score lines using a bone folder. 
4.  Fold "pocket" flap up to the inside of the folder and trim off 1/2" inch from each edge, just along the pocket.  Just outside the score line from step one works well.  This makes room for the edge flap to fold in and stick down.

5.  Attach Sticky Strip or a bead of glue along the inside of each edge flap. Fold edge flaps over the pocket flap and secure.  If you are using glue, it may require weighing down with a paper weight for about 10 minutes or until the glue dries.  I like to angle the edges of the edge flap by trimming the top and bottom edges starting from 1/8" in from top and bottom edges outward to the top edge of the score line.  You can see what I mean in the photo below.

6.  Once the glue has dried, or tape has set, following the edge of the pocket, snip the edge flap about 1/4" in from the inside to free the edge of the pocket.

7. Decorate your note pad and your folder as desired!  Here, I cut a 5" by 3" strip of paper, and punched one edge with the Scallop Trim Border Punch.  Then scored it to fit over the edge of the note pad, and secured with Sticky Strip.


Spring Break Scrap Card Challenge 4

This is a 5x7 notebook holder (see my previous blog on how to make those).  The base was left over from a class, and I cobbled together some fresh elements for the front.  They make great little gifts, and fit nicely into a hand bag.  The Blossom Builder petals were adhered to a 3/4" card stock circle using a glue gun and low temp glue sticks. The center was rumpled, flattened, and sponged for texture and interest. I'll add a sentiment nested on the label in the lower right corner when I'm ready to give it away.

Supplies by Stampin' Up:
Sizzix Big Shot:  Labels Framelets die, Oval Accent Bigz Clear die; Punches: Boho Blossoms, Scallop Edge Border, Blossom Builder Punch;  Ink:  Old Olive; Card stock:  Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Midnight Muse, More Mustard; Paper: Pocket Full of Posies; Tools: sponge daubers, stampin' sponges
Nestablilities Lables 2; glue gun and low temp glue sticks.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Break Scrap Card Challenge 2

You may notice I'm using the Labels Framelet quite alot in this challenge... I had pre-cut about 8 sets of Labels for a class that was weathered out... last year....

Supplies: by Stampin' Up:
Sizzix Big Shot:  Labels Framelets, Window Frame Framelets, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Embossing Folder;  Stamps: Raven and sparkle dot; Arrow Punch; Ink: More Mustard and Early Espresso, Black Embossing powder; Paper: Paper: Pocket full of Posies; Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Other Companies:
 Ink:  Versamark, Staz-On Jet Black (available through Stampin' Up)
Nestabilities Dahlia,

Spring Break Scrap Challenge 1

Amongst my piles of crafting goodies, I found a couple of old stamp boxes filled with die cut papers, baubles, and experiments.  Some of these I've had for a long time - so it was time for a scrap card challenge!  The object was to use all, only and nothing but scraps, and make as many cards as possible.  Even the card bases and stamped images were scraps left over from other experiments.

Items used:
Labels and Oval Framelets by Stampin' Up
Sparkle Sizzlits die (Sizzix)

Stamps: Heart, Key and Postmark:  Stampin' Up; Crown: Tim Holtz
Paper: Pocket full of Posies by Stampin' Up
Cardstock: Night of Navy (base), Soft Suede (large framelet) Baja Breeze (Oval)
Other:  Self adhesive cork, stringed price tag (craft supply)