DATES TO REMEMBER

  • June 1: FIRST DAY of 2017-18 Annual Catalog
  • June 1: New Catalog Open House, 4:30-6:30 pm
  • June 10: Technique Training, 10-noon
  • June 24: Stamp-A-Stack, 10-noon

Monday, June 29, 2015

Use It Up Flower Patch Teeny Tiny Wishes Top Note Sympathy

Last year we made samples of all the embossing folders using the Top Note die, which is now discontinued. I don't want to show these since the die can't be ordered, so rather than throwing them away, I decided to make them into cards! Here's the first one:


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Also uses retired Top Note Die and Beautifully Baroque embossing folder

Colors: Old Olive, So Saffron, Tangerine Tango

Friday, June 26, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack Build A Birthday Cherry On Top Candles

Birthday cards are what I send the most of, so I love having new stamps and accessories to make them! This one, CASE'd from Sue N, is so bright and cheery!


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Colors: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush, Tip Top Taupe, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

You may have noticed that I only shared 4 cards from the Stamp-a-Stack this time, when usually I have 5. I was going to do a card with Sprinkles of Life and the Tree Builder Punch, but the punch is on backorder. I ended up having everyone make a Paper Pumpkin Kit project instead, and I've already shared them. You can see them here if you missed them.

The next Stamp-A-Stack will be on Saturday July 18th. 
Sign up by the 14th if you'd like to join us!

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack Happy Birthday Everyone Cherry On Top Candy Dots

I love how Designer Series Paper can add a pop of color to a card! Especially this new Cherry On Top! So cute! And perfect for a Stamp-A-Stack!


Here's the first version I came up with, before I realized I already used Watermelon Wonder for a card base! We can't have 2 cards with the same color!


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Colors: Bermuda Bay, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White

Candy Dots are great for adding color, too!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack Remarkable You Petite Pairs Sympathy

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest and loved it so much I decided we'd make it at the June Stamp-A-Stack. It's so simple and elegant!


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Colors: Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White

We used the Blender Pens and ink pads to color the flower centers and stems.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Stamp-A-Stack Watercolor Wings Butterflies Thinlit Notecard

 The first card from last Saturday's Stamp-A-Stack is similar to the card set I shared last week. I really like these butterflies! The stamps are multi-layered which is a great way to easily add color. Using the thinlit to add the outline really dresses them up! I used note cards and envelopes so everyone could use the Envelope Framelits and Envelope Paper.




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Colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

CASE'd from Brenda Q.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Watercolor Wings Butterflies Thinlits Bold Butterfly Framelits Envelope Punch Board Boxed Card Set

 Yesterday I shared an envelope I made using the new Envelope Paper and told you I goofed up my first attempt with it. Yeah, I was a little tired and didn't really pay attention to what I was doing, so instead of a nice envelope I ended up with lines that weren't where they belonged! I forgot to line up with the score line I had just made when I turned the paper and lined them up at the measurement again. After looking at it for awhile, I realized I had the makings for a box rather than an envelope! I added a couple lines and punches and turned it into this:


Voila! A cute little box that's just the right size for 4 1/4" square cards! So of course I had to make some to match! I made 1 card like this and a panel to add to the front of the box:


Then I made 2 cards like this:


And 2 like this:


Here's the whole set:


And the cards in the box:


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Colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White

Once again this proves there are no mistakes in paper crafting, just creative opportunities!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Making Envelopes With Envelope Paper & The Envelope Punch Board & Envelope Liner Framelits

I decided to play with the new Envelope Paper today. Of course I started with the Delightful Dijon- it's my least favorite of the new In Colors. I just don't care for yellows! My first envelope I made using the Envelope Punch Board didn't turn out so well. Apparently I shouldn't be using tools that have specific directions when I'm tired! I'll share what I did with that tomorrow. Today I'll share the projects that did turn out!

First up, an envelope for a standard 4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card:


That took a piece of paper that was 8 x 8", so I used one of the 4" pieces I cut to make an envelope liner with the Envelope Liner Framelits:


It doesn't go as far down into the envelope as it should, but I think it will work just fine. 
This also shows you how I store my Envelope Liner Framelits- I cut a piece of Magnetic Vent Cover to fit in the plastic envelope they come in. This way I can move them easily and they stay together.

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Now to make some cards to go in these envelopes! 
Check back tomorrow to see what I did with my screwed up envelope!