Thursday, November 26, 2009

Absolutely Delightful Ornaments

I love this (Designer Series Paper)DSP! I also love the all-purpose ink (API) from Stampin' Up. Just a quick leftover card from a project I have been working on. - Heidi

Triangle Down-Upside Down?

In my post entitled Triangle Down Card I shared this card design. Then I thought to myself - why can't I tip this upside down and make it into a really cool Christmas tree? It looks awesome and is so easy to do. Here are the directions:

1. Cut outermost color cardstock (here I used Old Olive) into 4 1/4" by 11" piece.
2. Score this cardstock at 5 1/2" and fold.
3. Mark the cardstock on the 4 1/4" side at the half way point.
4. Use your trimmer to cut the cardstock from the halfway point of the edge to the end of the cardstock at the fold. This will make your pointed tree front side of the card.
5. Place triangle part of cardstock into embossing folder. I used Petals-A-Plenty from Stampin' Up.
6. Run through your die-cutting machine. If it goes over the fold line - that is okay.
7. Cut a piece of DSP (here I used old SU DSP) into a 4" X 5 1/4" piece and set aside.
8. Cut your inside color cardstock (here I used Real Red) 5 1/4" X 8.
9. Score the longer side at 4" so it folds in half perfectly.
10. Lay your folded cardstock (here Real Red) under the triangle of the outer cardstock. Mark with a pencil about 1" on both side of the triangle to the point.
11. Use the slit punch from Stampin' Up to make the half moon slice in your cardstock (Real Red). Line up the punch with the "V" you drew with the pencil. Not too close to the end.
12. Swirl Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive (TMPA) in the half moon shape and put your tape runner adhesive everywhere else on the front of the inside cardstock to adhere your DSP on.
13. The TMPA will hold that half moon together well! I love TMPA - available from SU!
14. Line up the slit punch with the previous hole so you can now punch through the DSP.
15. Stamp your image onto the liner of your card that is cut 3 3/4" X 5.
16. Adhere inside your folded card (Real Red).
17. Adhere the folded card (Real Red) inside the triangle cut (Old Olive)card.
18. Cut the tip off of the embossed triangle - about 1/4". This allows it to tuck into the slit much nicer.
19. Punch a 3/4" circle and adhere over the slit area on the DSP with TMPA.
20. Rub VersaMark over your cardstock for the star.
21. Emboss with Iridescent Ice from Stampin' Up.
22. Punch out with star punch from Stampin' Up.
23. Adhere to circle with Stampin' Dimensionals.
24. Fold the triangle up and tuck it under the slit punch. It should fit snuggly.
25. Admire your handiwork!

Happy Thanksgiving - Heidi

Friday, November 20, 2009

Patterned Pines in Navy

Ah, here it is. The sketch that I came up with during my A & P class. Originally I had the idea to put a white ribbon where the cardstock should touch down the middle, but I thought the empty space might look better. This card uses Night of Navy cardstock and DSP from Stampin' Up. The trees are stamped with Frost White All-Purpose Ink. I love that stuff! - Heidi

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ligaments, tendons and muscles, oh my!

Sorry that I haven't posted in a while. I have a killer anatomy and physiology exam on Thursday. That didn't stop me from doing a card layout sketch during A & P lecture though. I will probably make it for you on Thursday after the exam. Until that time bear with me. Thanks - Heidi

Friday, November 13, 2009

Triangle Down Card

Triangle down is the only thing I could think of to call this card. To my knowledge it doesn't have a name. I saw this design on a blog and had to try it out! I love the design. It's easy to do and looks classy when done. I used the slit punch so I would have somewhere to tuck the triangle in to. On my first try I punched too high. I was going to chuck the paper into my scrap bin when I had a DUH moment. All I had to do was turn it around and put the punched part under my inside card lining.

The inside of the card uses the leftover ink from the weathered background stamp. You know when you ink up the background stamp and stamp on a smaller piece of paper there is some ink left on the edges - that was perfect for a little accent on the top and bottom of the inside liner.

For the background/horse I stamped in Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip. Then I used Tim Holtz's distress crackle paint (clear rock candy) and distress ink. It gives the horse a "weathered" look.

STAMPS: Wanted, Nature Silhouettes, Big Birthday Candle, Weathered and Classic Stripes.
INK: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark, Always Artichoke.

The idea for this card was from here. Have a great weekend - Heidi

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wanted: Nature's Silhouettes

I made this card for my husband's birthday. I thought, why can't I put the horse from Wanted on that grass in Nature Silhouettes? I had to color the horse in to make him look solid. The paper is from Stampin' Up and I believe it is Manchester DSP. This is my second attempt, and I think it needs further revisions. My first card was a disaster and that is actually the one I gave to my husband for his birthday. That's what family is for. - Heidi

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rudolph Treat Bags

My friend Karen had treat bags made into owls at the last craft fair we went to. I thought that we needed something for Christmas. I came up with this idea while at that craft fair. My husband thinks they look like a deer/owl hybrid. Thanks Honey!


Cardstock: basic black, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, white and real red(textured).
Ink: none
Accessories: large tag punch & 1" square punch for hooves, cello bags, candy, 1" circle and 3/4" circle punch, Top Note Die, hole punch for antler insertion, double sided tape, swirls scribbles sizzlit, close to cocoa marker and white gel pen.

Have a great day! - Heidi

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mojo Monday # 112

I am going to try and keep my Mojo going by participating in the Mojo Monday challenges. I love the all-purpose ink from Tsukineko. Stampin' Up carries it in the Mini Catalog. I hope they carry it on a permanent basis! I hope they get other colors as well.

This card uses white all-purpose ink from Tsukineko. The couple is stamped on Night of Navy with the API. I also stamped the Peace on Earth on NoN Designer Series Paper. The API lets you stamp light on dark in a whole new way. The ink dries fast! View all the other wonderful entries for this week's challenge here - Mojo Monday

Have a great night - Heidi

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Background fun at Maren's House

Sorry for the layout mess. I am still trying to figure out how to do this. I made these cards at my upline's house. It was a backgrounds class. That shiny background for the ornaments was made by adding all purpose ink (shimmer paint) and alcohol into a spray bottle. It is very shiny.
Enjoy. - Heidi

Friday, November 6, 2009

Welcome Christmas

I love this Christmas paper from Stampin' Up and my new tree punch from EK Success. Put them together with a little dimensional snow paint from JoAnn's and some bling and I made this simple card. Recipe to follow. - Heidi

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Mojo Monday Dasher

I thought I'd try out a Mojo Monday sketch. The dasher looked better askew when it wasn't on the card. You live you learn.

The paper is part of a stack from Hobby Lobby. I saw it and instantly wanted it--I am a freak for red! The textured cardstock that comes in the paper pack doesn't match the colors of the paper at all. The paper is awesome and well worth it especially if you have the 40% off coupon.

Cardstock - Real Red, black, vanilla.
Ink - Stampin' Up Real Red.
Accessories - Nestabilities, real red ribbon from Stampin' Up, vanilla jumbo grommets from Stampin' Up and dew drops.

- Heidi

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Nature's Nest fun

I have had this set for a while now and finally decided to put ink to it! I love these images, but I believe this set won't be around for long. Why? It isn't very popular on Splitcoast and that is usually a fairly good indicator of whether a stamp set stays or goes in the new catalog. Oh well, I am going to use it because I love animals and nature.

The turtle uses Muirfield paper from Stampin' Up. It is available in the clearance rack section and coordinates with retired In Colors. I colored with SU markers and a blender pen. I usually don't like to do so much coloring, but I think they turned out okay. - Heidi

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Gorgeous Nature's Silhouettes

Why, oh why?

I don't understand why I can't convince SU demonstrators to post cards on their DBWS, Splitcoast or a blog of their own. This card immediately caught my eye. It was designed by my friend and fellow sideline Karen Sedgwick.


Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Sahara Sand.
Paper: To the Nines.
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Sage Shadow.

Karen used the 5/8" Chocolate Chip ribbon, but I opted for some leftover Alpine ribbon from last Christmas' Mini catalog. I also used a retired punch from Stampin' Up.

This is so easy to do and it looks great! -Heidi

Jack-o-Lantern card

I saw this punch at Jo-Ann's in Racine. They had the punch one time. For weeks I went back and the hook was there, but the punch was not. This punch is from EK Success. I don't believe EK did a good job marketing these new punches. I haven't see them anywhere except on-line. I purchased mine on

I used Tangerine Tango cardstock from Stampin' Up. Then I scored it every half inch with my Scor-pal. I took a small piece of Barely Banana and punched the face out of it also. Then I glued the Barely Banana to the back so it'd look like the pumpkin was carved. It occured to me that he needed a stem! A piece of Old Olive ribbon tucked in at the top. Then I mounted it on black cardstock and I was done.

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