Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Diaper bag pattern

Previously I posted my diaper bag from the purse die here.  I had several requests to put up the pattern and directions.  I am sorry it took so long, but here it is.  Okay, I can't put a PDF on my blog.  If anyone knows how please let me know! - Heidi

Monday, May 28, 2012

K & Company cards

These cards use the K & Company Travel 5 X 7 stack from Tim Coffey and EK Success.  The above card also uses The Open Sea from Stampin' Up and shimmer paint.  The below card uses the happy birthday from Recess set by Stampin' Up.  The card below also uses a variety of punches.  They are simple, but nice. - Heidi

Graphic 45 frame card

The above card is made from Graphic 45 paper called Once Upon a Springtime.  They have these sheets with frames on them.  I punched the window out and used some Tim Holtz crackle glaze to give it a cracked effect.  Then I rubbed a little distress ink on it so the cracks would show up better.  Sorry, the picture is very poor.  The flowers were part of the frame, but I added a little to them using the trio flower punch from Stampin' Up, adhesive pearls and a Soft Suede marker.  I believe that punch is retired.  The close up of my flower embellishments is below.

I am hooked on tea cups, it would appear.  Again I used the tea cup image from Stampin' Up's Tea Shoppe stamp set and enlarged it 150%.  Then I cut it out of the Paisley Petals DSP.  I made my own tea bags using white paper and vellum and the tags punches from Stampin' Up.  The tea bag tags have a message stamped on them using Fabulous Phrases and the sentiment is from All Holidays.
- Heidi

Another Lorax

In keeping with the "Ultimate Recycler" I recycled this Lorax from an IHOP promotion.  IHOP had bookmarks with tree seeds on them and I simply punched the Lorax out of the bookmark.  Previously I made a card using the kids menu from IHOP here. 

This card is fairly simple and very bright.  The colors I used were Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz from Stampin' Up.  The punches are from Stampin' Up and I doodled on the scalloped circle with a Pear Pizzazz marker.  The stamp is from Teeny Tiny Wishes by Stampin' Up. - Heidi

Happy Meal Card

I am beginning to think I should rename my blog "The Ultimate Recycler."  I just look or touch something and it has to be made into a card or something else useful.  This is the Happy Meal box that my kids had their lunch in yesterday.  It is extremely colorful and the side graphic panel was perfect for making a card!

The base and Lacey Oval are in Pacific Point.  The ribbon, to hide the box crease, is Real Red 1/4" grosgrain.  The stamp is from Perfect Punches by Stampin' Up.  My husband chuckled when he saw it.  Some people see a box and I think outside the box, I guess. - Heidi

Another Twilight

Here is card # 2 using the Twilight "stickers" that I purchased from Target on clearance.  They were 50 cents for four of them.  I have made two cards so far which means that I have two more to make!  The card stock and stamps are from Stampin' Up.  Calypso Coral and the Calendar Alphabet set.  The dies are Mix'd Media and Floral Ovals from Spellbinders.  The background paper is the other side of a piece of Graphic 45 paper from the Once Upon a Springtime stack. - Heidi

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Mother's Day Card

My son, Isandro, gave me the above card with a bag of tea in it for Mother's Day.  He was so proud of his little creation and it smelled good.  The poem inside reads:
Here's a gift for Mother's Day.
I'll do my best in every way.
But when you get upset with me,
relax and have a cup of tea.

I had to take this idea and run with it, of course!  I used the teacup set and paper from the now retired mini occasions catalog from Stampin' Up.  I photocopied the teacup and enlarged it 150% then used it as a pattern.  The stamp set is Tea Shoppe and I believe it is going to be in the new catalog in June.  The paper is Attic Boutique.  I sponged it all in Soft Suede then put a tea bag under it before I glued it down.  The Mother's Day stamp is from Something to Celebrate.   - Heidi

Friday, May 4, 2012

Something for everyone

Finals are next week so I will put something up before I hibernate.  The above card is made with book stickers that I found on clearance at Target.  There were four in a pack for $0.50 - what a deal.  It is mounted on Calypso Coral using romantic rectangle.  The card base is basic grey.  The tag is Spellbinders and the sentiment is from Stampin Up.  If there were four total that means I need to come up with three more Twilight cards so stay tuned!

Below is a mistake I made using the stencil from Stampin Up that I believe is no longer available.  It schmeared and was just awful, but I turned it around and made this card.  the banner is from Spellbinder.

Below is a card I made for Ralph who took time out of his day to come and help me put a fan in the bathroom ceiling.  What a mess!  He runs his own business and Ernesto carves with him when he can.  I had to say thank you the best way I know how - with a special and one-of-a-kind thank you card!  I just love Totally Tools and I'll never get rid of it!  Not particularly fond of the sayings in the set, but I love the tools! - Heidi