My wonderful mom had a birthday yesterday so I had to wait until she received it (which I hope is today!) to post her card. I made this with two SCS challenges: Featured Stamper and Inspiration. The card I chose to CASE for the featured stamper Linda is this one. From the Horchow site for inspiration, I picked this bedding - classic and elegant, and both my mom and I love blue, so it was perfect! I'm also entering in Dynamic Duos for this week's challenge.
Here is my card:
When I saw the inspiration photo I immediately thought of this retired DSP in Midnight Muse, which I used for the large scallop circle. The flower image from You Are Loved (also retired) seemed to coordinate perfectly. Based on the inspiration piece and the DSP I chose, I put the Midnight Muse with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla. I used the polka dot and finial press embossing folders for texture, and I pulled the stripes from the inspiration photo in with the punched pansy. I added a Crumb Cake button and Midnight Muse dahlia with a linen thread bow. The sentiment comes from PTI's Ruby Rose set.
Happy birthday Mom - I love you and I hope you love your card!
I'm doing a couple Christmas cards with my club for November and December, since my busy schedule isn't going to allow me to hold a Christmas card buffet this year. (So sad...) I told them I'd have at least one simple Christmas card, and lucky for them I had time to make two. I thought I would share how they turned out.
This first one is my very first attempt at the thinlits flip cards. I find myself stumped as to how to decorate this, so I left it pretty simple. I'm open to suggestions for what I could add, though! I'm submitting this to SUO Challenges since I used the Festive Flurry stamp set.
Hello! I know it's been a while since I posted a project. I can't seem to find much time for stamping these days. But this week my club is meeting so I have a good reason to make the time. For my 3D project I wanted to create a place card treat holder for Thanksgiving. I looked around online and didn't find instructions for a project I liked, so I created my own design. I'm entering this in the Paper Players challenge (clean and simple with leaves).
You can't really tell from the photo but when it's closed it's shaped like a triangle, then you open it to reveal the little treat bag on the inside. Granted, it won't hold a HUGE treat, but it's Thanksgiving so do you really need that much more to eat? ;)
I took some photos as I made this project so you can see how I did it. You need a piece of designer paper 3" x 12". I recommend that the inside be a light color so you can see the score lines more easily. First, score it on the long side at 1", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 6 1/2", 10", and 11". Rotate 90 degrees to the right and score on the short side at 1". Fold on all score lines and snip for flaps at the 1", 4 1/2", 6 1/2", and 10" score lines.
Turn the paper over and put sticky tape on the flaps as shown. NOTE: on the side flap, where I put a single strip of tape, you will want to add another strip next to the score line. Otherwise the side won't stay closed.
Peel off the backing from the tape and begin to assemble your bag. Start with the side that's on the left in the above photo.
The other side is a bit trickier. First fold in the 1" x 2" flap, then fold the last flap over top and seal all the edges. It will help to reach inside with a bone folder and go over all the tape.
Next you need a piece of card stock 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". You will score this at 2", 4", and 6 1/8". Fold on score lines and trim the corners off the flap. The opposite end of the card stock will attach to the bottom of your bag, so put sticky tape on three sides as shown. The flap will tuck under the bottom of the box to keep it closed, so you don't want any sticky tape on that side.
Line up the tape with the bottom of your designer paper bag. The score lines on the sides of the bag will fold in to make gussets when you close the box.
Tuck the flap under the bottom to close. Note that the more you tuck and untuck the flap, the less tightly it will close, so you may not want to handle it any more than necessary.
Now you can decorate the front! I used Sweater Weather designer paper and the Wonderfall stamp set. I put my daughter's name on this one and now she wants to take it away from me - I guess it gets her "stamp" of approval, LOL! I hope you'll try out this project and show me what you come up with!
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I'm back with my second project for my club members. You've seen those file folder cards that everyone is making with the new envelope punch board, right? I hadn't yet broken out mine so I thought it was the perfect opportunity. My stampers can make the card plus an envelope if they want. I was inspired by Catherine Pooler's card (here) but I did change it up some. I used orange and leaves so it qualifies for the Friday Mashup challenge too - yay!
I featured the Sweater Weather designer paper - the colors and patterns are so great for fall. And I love being able to make a matching envelope so easily!
The front of my card uses one of the Deco Labels framelits (on sale right now!) and I lined the die up with the edge of the paper when I ran it through the Big Shot - this is a piece of cake with the magnetic platform. The leaves are Magnificent Maple (single stamp) and Wonderfall, and the sentiment comes from one of the photopolymer sets, Another Thank You. I really love this sentiment - it makes such a statement! I used buttons for accents along with a strip of burlap ribbon.
I also decorated the inside of this card - just a strip of DP added before I punched the edge. (The card front is also covered with DP before punching.) I used an accent strip from the rotary cutter addition to our paper trimmer - a very slick little tool! Just a note on my card. I slid the card to the right just a bit for the very first punched folder tab. I wanted the tab to start right on the edge of the card. Otherwise I followed the tutorial. The front of my card wasn't trimmed down so the tabs would be even - not the way most people are doing it but I prefer this look for whatever reason!
If you don't have this tool yet you're going to want it for sure - I'm already seeing other ideas popping up for things to make so it's good for much more than just envelopes and cards. Stay tuned - I'm sure I'll be playing with it again soon!
Halloween tree? Yep, that's what I said. Halloween is my hubby's favorite holiday, and it's pretty big with my kids as well. They wanted to get some new decorations and one of the things we found at Tuesday Morning was a cool tree that was just calling out to me for some ornaments. I can't say I've filled it up yet, but if I make a few every year it shouldn't take long...
We will make these at my club tonight so I hope they like them! I didn't realize Halloween ornaments were such a big thing - I found so many inspirational ideas. The ones that I ended up drawing from are here,here, and here, plus this card by Amy O'Neill. I'm also entering these in the Pink Elephant challenge - great inspiration photo for Halloween!
I'll start with the simplest one - both images are from the Best of Halloween set. I stamped the silhouette on (oops, retired) text designer paper and made a glitter frame behind the main oval with the new ultrafine black glitter from the holiday catalog.
This glitter is so pretty and sparkly - I love it! (I have also now reinked my black ink pad - oops again!)
Next is the witch's hat - from the same stamp set. This one took the longest to do.
It's hard to see in the sunlight but the reflective circle is punched from the silver foil paper in the holiday catalog. I used Summer Starfruit and Modern Medley DP for the remaining layers. The florette is made with two 2" strips adhered together. The sentiment is from Delightful Dozen.
Last, featuring the large stamp from Halloween Bash.
The main panel was stamped with Basic Black, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry markers, cut with one of the label framelits, and paper pierced using the piercing template. I cut a banner from silver glimmer paper and accented it with razzleberry ribbon, then put the whole thing on more Modern Medley DP.
I had more ideas but ran out of time - I think just three will keep my stampers busy and happy. I'll save the rest for another day!