Sunday, July 31, 2011

Boxes for Isandro's birthday

I made these favor boxes for my son's birthday party last month. I tried to make each box match the kid's interest. Isandro had a Cars 2 party at Chuck E. Cheese so he got the Cars box of his choice. There was a Mater and a Lightning McQueen box made with stamps from EK Success that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. My other son, Xavier, is into Pokemon. I made him a fancy favor box with a pokeball on it. The names were stamped using the Calendar Alphabets & Numbers set from Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pennants Punch ideas

I am sure that I have said this before. My best ideas seem to happen when I am half-asleep. While looking at the Stampin' Up IBC this morning I saw the Contempo Christmas set. I thought that perhaps the tree image might fit into the Petite Pennants Punch and sure enough it does! I embossed the tree in gold on Garden Green cardstock and punched it out. Then I cut the pot out and mounted it on Very Vanilla punched out with the Extra-Large Oval punch. Then I took a piece of Garden Green cardstock and embossed it with the oval Designer Frames and Vintage Wallpaper embossing folders. Used Encore gold ink to accent the embossing. Put the tree in the oval on dimensionals. Attached the GG to a piece of gold and then to GG card base. I finished it off with 1/4" GG grosgrain ribbon. Gold ribbon or cording would've worked also. It really is a cool card and much better IRL!

The above card uses the stamp set Party This Way from Stampin' Up. It is stamped in Melon Mambo on MM cardstock. The pennants are then punched out. The inner triangle is from the Good Neighbors mini-stack from a long time ago. Then I used the set Calendar Alphabet & Numbers to stamp the H B 2 U for Happy Birthday to you. The vintage wallpaper embossing folder on the Regal Rose cardstock is the background. Then I "made" brads with little circles of MM cardstock and crystal effects. I had a hard time finishing off this card. I used hemp cording to put the pennants together, but the SU white Baker's twine would do nicely. Enjoy your day!
- Heidi

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What to do with DSP?

I am not a hug fan of the DSP, Cheerful Treat, which is a hostess paper in the 2011-2012 Stampin' Up catalog. After using it and loving the color combinations I am a big fan now! Isn't that always the case? Anyway from one piece of DSP you can get four cards. The card above and below are 4-bar sized cards. Then there is a 4 X 4 card and an A10 (letter folded in thirds) card. The sets used are all from Stampin Up. They are in order from top to bottom: Triple Treat Flower, You're a Gem, Petite Pairs, Bring on the Cake and Posy Punch.

The SU colors are Lucky Limeade, Melon Mambo, and Pink Pirouette. I used Versamark and embossed all of those flowers and punched them out. It was so much fun and making the envelopes to match was the icing on the cake. I hope you enjoy them! - Heidi

Posy Punch is used to make the middle of the flower on the outside of the envelope - BTW.

Zoo Review for You!

The above card is based on another card I saw on Splitcoast. The creator used Wisteria Wonder and I used Pool Party and Island Indigo. The stamps sets are also from Stampin' Up and are called Zoo Review and Petite Pairs.

The penguin card also uses Zoo Review and Petite Pairs. I embossed the white cardstock with a striped embossing folder from SU. Then I brayered it with Basic Black. What a mess! My fingerprints are everywhere. The Basic Black didn't absorb nicely into the cardstock. I drew on the big scalloped circle with a white gel pen to get the design. This card could look so much better, but it'll have to do for now! - Heidi

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A softball thank you

We signed Xavier up for softball this summer because he needed a structured activity to keep him occupied. The coach is a wonderful and patient man named Steve. Xavier enjoyed playing and it was a confidence booster for him as well. I made this card as a thank you to Steve for a great job coaching. The colors are Real Red and Creamy Caramel from Stampin' Up. Creamy Caramel is not really a color you appreciate until it is gone. It is a perfect baseball mitt color and now it is gone. SIGH. The set, Have a Ball is retired as well and I love it and will never get rid of it. It has all the sports in it. The words are from Cold Play which is a current set from Stampin' Up. The baseball is a die/embossing folder combo from Cuttlebug. You cut the circle and then you can make a basketball, baseball, volleyball or soccerball. I hope he likes it - I made it just for him! - Heidi