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23 posts from January 2010

January 30, 2010

POCKET VALENTINE CARD

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I made 11 of these cards for a swap I'm doing with other Canadians who belong to U Stamp with Dawn & Friends, Love 2010.  I wanted to do something with the treat cup and this is what I came up with.  Back to one of my old faithful color palettes of Whisper White, Real Red, and Basic Black.

POCKET TREAT CUP CARD

To create this card I cut a piece of Real Red Textured cardstock and scored it at 5 - 1/2", 9",10" and 11".  The last three scores form the pocket and the little band that the ribbon is attached to.  That way the ribbon is completely concealed on the inside of the card within a fold of cardstock.  This makes it easier if you would like to put something in the pocket/

All the images were stamped using the Sweetheart Stamp Set which is made to co-ordinate with the Full Heart Punch and the Heart Treat Cups.  The hearts in the pocket were also punched out using the Full Heart Punch.  I filled the little cup with Cinnamon Hearts which look so cute! 

I love using the cups because they are so easy, with there peel and stick construction.  Be sure to ask me to demo one for you when you drop in for a class. 

January 29, 2010

FRIDAY'S FABULOUS DESIGNER PAPER!

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I was digging through my stash of Stampin' Up! desinger papers and realized I had a whole set that I never touched!  Isn't that catastrophic?!!!  Imagine me forgetting I had it!  For all those who know me know you are now LOLROF. ....Translation=Laughing Out Loud, Rolling On the Floor!!!

Anyway the poor neglected paper is Jackpot.  The perfect set if you have card players or game players in your repetoire of friends!  Here's what it looks like:

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Love the color palette of Basic Black, Real Red, So Saffron & Whisper White.  At the same time I was wanting to make another one of those funky folded cards that I had seen at Split Coast Stampers, and since it's getting closer to Valentine's I decided to come up with a project that conquered all three!  Talk about a challenge!  HA HA

Here's my result:

HEART CUP CARD

To create the card base you cut a card that measures 12" x 6" and placing the 12" side against the top of your score pal score it at 2", 4" 8" and 10".  Then place your cutting mat on your Score Pal and place the 6" side of the card at the top, and the left hand side flush to the left of the Score Pal.    Using a Hobby Blade and a ruler measure in 1-1/2 inches from the left side and cut from the 2" Score Line to the 10" Score Line. Repeat this on the right hand side of the card. 

The trick now is to make sure you fold the score lines properly.   Start from the left hand side and fold the outer edges only out-in-out and in.  Now start from the left hand side again and fold the center panels in-out-in-and then out.  This is what creates this very cool look!  It looked much more complicated than it was to actually do it!


HEART CUP CARD VIEW 2 
  

Once you have the base of your card completed you can then cover the individual panels with designer papers of your choise or you could stamp images on them.  In this card I left a border of the black around each of the panels, so I cut each panel 1/4" smaller than the original.  Clear as mud????

For embellishments I added the heart treat cup to the center panel and filled it with little confetti hearts from the dollar store.  I then added the felt hearts using Mini Glue dots.  I added the black ribbon on the bottom and stamped my greeting on the top with Basic Black ink.

I'd love to know what you think so be sure to leave a comment!  Have I made you a fan of the Jackpot paper? Am I going to have a rush on it?  LOL
 

January 28, 2010

VALENTINE CARD WITH MATCHING MATCH BOX

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Today's post came from U Stamp With Dawn and Friends Love 2010 On-line class. 

Every day a different designer makes a project and then we are suppose to come up with our version of the project.  The original design of this was created by Kirsty Brown from Australia.  She created a darling little matchbox and matching card. 

Here's the version of her design that I came up with which is basically the same layout just completely different colors and embellishments.

I LOVE YOU CARD & MATCHBOX

I used one of my favorite D/P, Bella Bleu and then tied in the Vanilla and Not Quite Navy to create this set. 

MATCH BOX

The matchbox was created with a Bigz Die on my Big Shot which is so easy to put together.  It makes the perfect size box for a pair of earrings or any small item you'd like to surprise someone with.  

I LOVE YOU FRIEND CARD

The card used Not Quite Navy ink stamped on Vanilla.  I like how the original design just stamped the hearts all in a row!  On the additional heart which I popped up, I  stamped it, then covered the whole surface with Versamark Ink and embossed with Clear Embossing Powder with a few little sprinkles of Dazzling Diamonds added in for sparkle. It doesn't show up very well on camera but is very nice in reality!

I love how the Pinking Heart Border & Corner punches add a little pizazz and of course I just had to add my all time favorite ribbon from the Ribbons Original Elementary collection.  For a little extra bling I added the Rhinestone brad and the pearls.  This was easily a 10 minute card so be sure and try one at home.  For the greeting I used Picture This, which is a Level 1 Hostess set in the Mini Occasions catalogue.


 

January 27, 2010

WEDNESDAY'S WONDERFUL PRODUCT - SATIN RIBBON

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One of my favorite embellishments to use is ribbon.  Especially when it's Satin Ribbon!  Did you know that we now have available 9 different colors of 5/8" Satin Ribbon?  It's one of the featured products in the new Occasions Mini Catalogue.  It comes in spools of 15 yards and with shipping and tax it costs $17.35 each.

How would you like to own all the colors?  I'm offering you a great deal today where you can receive 2 yards of each color For $20.00 or 3 yards of each color for $30.00. Here are the colors:

BASIC BLACK, REAL RED, CHOCOLATE CHIP, CERTAINLY CELERY, PRETTY IN PINK, BASHFUL BLUE, WHISPER WHITE, OLD OLIVE, BASIC GRAY 

Basic Black Satin Ribbon Real Red Satin Ribbon 117287S 117288S

117289S 117290S I114616S 117292S

To order your set of ribbon contact me today!

Email Cindy: cindy@cindyloustampingguru.com

Phone Cindy: (902) 864-0825

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CHOOSE AMOUNT

PLEASE NOTE THIS OFFER IS OPEN TO CANADIANS ONLY!  SHIPPING OUTSIDE OF METRO HALIFAX WILL BE PAID BY THE BUYER.

January 26, 2010

MORE CREW KIDS GIRL CARDS

Yesterday, I had a completely relaxing and lazy day!  Stayed in my pj's all day and just stamped!  Hope you get to do that sometimes as it's the best therapy I know of!  Here are a few of the cards I created, again using materials from the Crew Kids Girl Simply Scrappin' Kit.

CUTIE CARD

Yes I know, I can hardly go in my stamp room without creating an easel card.  I thought this little gem would make a great birthday card for my darling grand-daughter who will be turning 3 in April!  The wonderful thing about these kits is that you just peel and stick.  How easy is that!  The only extras were a few eembellishments that I added: Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon, Playground buttons and a Rhinestone Brad.

WITH ALL MY HEART

Here's another I did.  This one has the Heart to Heart Embosslit Die Cuts which I love.  For all those Big Shot lovers, this baby cuts and embosses the heart for you in one step.  Definitely a must have!  I created the little heart border on the bottom of the card using the small heart punch from the Mini Occasions catalogue and then placed the polka-dot D/P behind them.  The greeting is from the "With All My Heart Stamp Set", also found in the Occasions Mini.  Of course I had to top it off with a Pretty in Pink Satin Bow.  I don't know about you but I'm loving all that new Satin ribbon in the Occasions Mini.  It makes the most delicious bows! 

Be sure to tune in tomorrow as I will have a great special on that ribbon that you won't want to miss!


 

January 25, 2010

MOJO MONDAY CHALLENGE 123

Today at Mojo Monday they gave you a choice for either a round card or a square card.  How fun is that?  Here's the original sketch:



Mojo Monday Sketch 123

I was missing some of the older In Colors, Wild Wasabi and Baja Breeze, so I dug them out along with my all time favorite designer paper!  Here's what I came up with:

MOJO 123

Why don't you play along?  It's great fun and so interesting to see all the beautiful creations that people come up with.  Simply go to http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/ for all the details. 

January 20, 2010

CREW KID GIRL SIMPLY SCRAPPIN' KIT CARD

I was digging through some of my retired products today and came across the Crew Kid Simply Scrappin' Kit.  Again to make a project for Andrea Walford's online class,  I decided to use these bright and fun supplies.

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http://andreawalford.com/?p=4313

CREW KIDS GIRL DAY 3 PROJECT

All the supplies except for the leaves, the Green Bead Duo, and the Mistletoe Ribbon came from the kit.  To sponge the edges of the papers and the half of a top note die cut I used Going Grey Classic ink.  Other than cutting and punching all the design was made up of the pretty stickers in the kit.  Looks very spring I think which means my sub-conscious is probably longing for it!  LOL 

January 19, 2010

BRAYERING BRIDES SPECIALTY PAPER

Blog Widget by LinkWithinDid you know that you can brayer the Bride and Bridesmaid Specialty Designer Paper and make it any color you want?  It's so neat because what happens is the design on the paper resists the ink and only the background color changes!

Ningbadge

http://andreawalford.com/?p=4313


 

I have been enjoying myself this week on Andrea Walford's on-line Valentine's class at her Sunny Stampin' Classroom.  Every day she gives us a project and then we present our version of it.  Today we made Valentine boxes.  Here's what I came up with using the Bride Specialty Paper.

BRAYERED BRIDE VALENTINE BOX

The front of this box was brayered with Rich Razzleberry and then dressed up with some pearls, Satin ribbon and another plain heart cut with the Scalloped Heart Embosslit Die, which cuts and embosses tiny hearts on the piece at the same time.


BRIDE VALENTINE BOX

For this box I simply sponged the edges a bit with the Rich Razzleberry ink and then dressed it up with beads, pearls and a pin from the Pretties Kit.  I used another White heart like the first box and then layered a piece of Cottage Wall designer paper on top of it for some design and contrast.  I also added a little bit of the Polka Dot Razzleberry Ribbon so that I had something to insert my decorated pin into.


BRIDE VALENTINE BOXES

These sweet little boxes are one of Andrea's original designs and they are perfect to fill with some candy or other treats for Valentines.

Check out Andrea's blog at www.andreawalford.com  She is also a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, who lives in Ontario.Her and her sister, Sophia do amazing work and I know you will enjoy her blog.


  

SEASON OF FRIENDSHIP VALENTINE TIN

Today's post is a tin I made using the Season of Friendship Stamp Set, the Pink Flamingo Designer Paper, Teeny Tiny Wishes Greeting, and a Lunch Box Tin.  Blog Widget by LinkWithinTo adhere the Designer papers to the tin I used Tombo Multi-purpose Adhesive.  It's fantastic and because it takes a few moments to dry it gives you the opportunity to make sure that the paper is positioned exactly where you want it.

Just for You Valentine Tin

For punches I used the new Scallop Trim Punch and the Heart to Heart Punch to create the "Heart Tree".  The little birds in the tree were stamped and sponged, with a little white dot for their eyes using our Uni-ball White gel pen.  The greeting was created and then punched out with the small oval punch, then layered on the large oval of Regal Rose and a Scalloped Oval of Rose Red.

Just to finish it off I tied a piece of our gorgeous organza white ribbon around the tin.  The question now is what should I put in the tin?  Leave a comment and let me know your ideas!  Everyone who leaves a comment will get a little surprise delivered to your email address. 

I received the inspirtation for this project on an online class that I attended on Andrea Walford's Sunny Stampin' Classroom.  It's a very fun time!  Be sure to check it out!

http://andreawalford.com/?p=4313

January 18, 2010

SWEET PEA STITCHED FELT VALENTINE

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I love the new Sweet Pea Stitched Feltin the Occasions Mini Catalogue.  It's so sweet and I love the color combination of Old Olive, Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Chocolate Chip.  It really adds a very special touch to any of your projects!

Stitched felt

Each package contains 52 pieces for just $11.95. 

Here's the card I made with it:

SWEET PEA VALENTINE OUTSIDE VIEW

This is an outside view of this tri-fold card with a square cut-a-way.  Very simple layering with just the embellishments! 

SWEET PEA VALENTINE INSIDE VIEW

Here's what the card looks like when you open it up.  The greeting was from the Well Scripted Stamp Set and the mat for it was punched on all 4 corners with the Corner Scallop Trim punch.  This is a very fast and easy card. 

The color palette I used for papers was Brushed Silver, Rose Red and Rose Red Patterns Designer Paper.  Ink was Encore Silver Metallic which was then embossed with clear embossing powder.  That's the beauty of clear powder, you can emboss any color and still keep the integrity of the original color. 
  


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