Thursday, October 13, 2011

The pencil box card!

More doilies, what can I say?! A fellow student had her pencil box out on her desk. The colors struck me so I wrote them down: cameo coral, elegant eggplant and cherry cobbler. This card is the result of that color combination with some certainly celery for the foliage. The dies are from Spellbinders: rose creations and foliage. The doily is from the candy aisle at Hobby Lobby - see this entry for more info. The background is French Script an old background stamp from Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Halloween goodies

First up is a pumpkin box using the fancy favor die from Stampin Up. I punched the face out using the large Jack-o-Lantern punch from EK Success. You have to fold the flap up and punch through it in order to get to the front of the box BTW. Then I glued a piece of black cardstock on the inside, but you could do yellow or glow-in-the-dark too! You could punch the pieces out in black and just glue them on for ease of assembling the box also. Then I used my retired horizontal slot punch from Stampin' Up to make a slot in the front and back of the box. Then I pulled my ribbon through and tied it with some hemp twine. I think he is super cute! I stuffed him with chocolate for the neighbor girls.

While browsing at Hobby Lobby (dangerous, I know) I came across these two stamps. The skeleton is from Stampabilities and the saying (below) is from Print Works Collection. The die is Two Tags from Stampin' Up. It was missing something at the top so I punched out a circle (1 3/8") in YoYo Yellow and layered it under the bat punch from Stampin' Up. The bat is retired, but it is still available on the Clearance Rack on SU's site - quick! The skeleton is embossed in white and looks pretty cool if I do say so myself. - Heidi

Monday, October 10, 2011

Funny furry folk

I saw this sketch in a magazine. They used the bear from Papertrey's Button Bits set. I thought to myself, how can I make this Stampin' Up? First of all the bear just looks unhappy so let's use him and put ink to a set that I have not inked yet! Then let's make him have a funny saying - I thought it was funny anyway! I tried drawing him a happy smiling face, but it looked like a moustache so I gave up. Funny card either way - ENJOY. - Heidi
PS the die is from the set that came with my Cuttlebug, but SU has a postage stamp punch!

Morgan & the Brewers

My new stamping & creating buddy is the neighbor girl. She is going to be 12 years old in a week so I made a sign for her room. She is a huge Brewers fan! The logo is hand cut by me. There is probably a way to do this with a Cricut & some software, but I have yet to figure this out. I think it looks faboo anyway. I hope she loves it! - Heidi

I LOVE these flowers!

These flowers are the new Rose Creations dies from Spellbinders by Donna Salazar. Normally I am not a flower person, but these are sooo easy and you know that I am kind lazy! You can sponge them in the die, sponge the edges or glitter them up! Oh the possibilities! The doily was from the Chancery restaurant and came under our appetizer so this qualifies as another "I've seen that before" creation.

The flower on the left was an afterthought boo-boo. You know where you assemble something and then think of a better way to do it! The flower on the right was glittered with Stickles before putting it together. The edges were sponged with white ink to lighten up the look and it is soo much better IRL!

Ahh, more glitter and flowers - I must be sick as this is so not like me! This uses the Carnation Creations from Spellbinders. The tips of the petals were sponged and then glittered to make that oh-so-cool effect. The doily is a pack from Hobby Lobby. It's in the cake making aisle and it's $2.99 for 24 doilies, but you can use the 40% off coupon and get it for even cheaper! You don't have to buy a stamp or a die to get great and cheap doilies! I used two of the three layers on my new EK Success butterfly punch and used liquid pearls to make the butterfly bodies. they look quite real if I may say - you just have to be patient and wait for them to dry! Have a great night. - Heidi

Merry Christmas - I've seen that before!

Here is an idea for a Christmas card. It uses the big scalloped circle punch and a circle punch from Stampin' Up. More importantly is that the bow has been repurposed! The type of bra that I wear has a little bow at the front. I cut this off because it leaves a bump under my shirt. That's okay I'll just use it on a card! - Heidi