Sunday, July 29, 2012

SUO merry mini card

Previously I posted this card (here), but didn't use Stampin' Up only (SUO).  I wanted to redo this card so I borrowed the label framelits from a friend.  I also used the sentiment from Christmas Lodge to complete this card as SUO.

When recreating this card I screwed it up so I want to include a tip for making the circles come out perfect.

1. Stamp your Merry Mini image on Very Vanilla cardstock.
2. Punch out the shape from your colored cardstock (Lucky Limeade & Cherry Cobbler used here) using your Merry Mini punches.
3. Center the 3/4" circle punch over the shape you just punched out (the negative space) and punch out.
4. You should now have a 3/4" circle with say the tree punched out in the middle of it.
5. Use Tombow multipurpose liquid glue (I LOVE this stuff!) and glue it over the image that you stamped out on Very Vanilla.
6. Center the 1" circle punch around the 3/4" circle that you just glued down to the Very Vanilla and punch out image.
7. All of your circles should be perfectly matted now.
Enjoy your day - Heidi

iPhone cards

I was at Walgreens and I saw the above ads laying on the pharmacy counter.  The ads are in English and in Spanish on the other side.  What does this mean to you?  It means there are two phones per ad that you can cut out and use to make the card below or one similar to it.  I glued mine to an index card first using Tombow multipurpose liquid glue in order to give the iPhone more structure as the ad is flimsy.  In this previous post here I mistakenly identified this piece of technology as an iPod Touch, but I believe it is an iPhone.  In the previous post the picture I used was from a textbook company flyer I received in the mail.  The below one is from the Walgreens ad.

Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes and Kindness Matters.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango.
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry and White
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP (long retired) & Walgreens ad

Then my thought was why couldn't I recreate the iPhone as an entire card?!  So I measured an iPhone and tried to keep the dimensions proportionate.  The below card does fit in an A2 envelope.  I hate it when someone post a card without the measurements so I will list them below the picture.

Cardstock: Basic Black, Sahara Sand (didn't have any light grey or going grey), White, Rose Red, Old Olive, Peach Parfait and Smokey Shadow (PTI).
Paper: old DSP from Stampin' Up.
Stamps: Build a Blossom and Birthday Wish (retired)
Tools: blossom builder punch, 1/4" square punch, 1/4" and 1/2" circle punches, horizontal slot punch, white gel pen, polka dot embossing folder and corner rounder.

NOTES: For the button at the bottom I punched a 1/4" square out of a piece of scrap cardstock.  I then laid it over the Smokey Shadow cardstock and traced the negative space (not the actual teeny tiny square!) with my gel pen.  Then you take the 1/2" circle punch and center it over the square you just drew and punch it out.  You have a perfect bottom button for your iPhone.  Don't worry if your gel pen doesn't work very well (does it ever!) as the button isn't very bright white in real life anyway.
You could make this ANY kind of card, graduation, birthday etc.  You could even print out the real screen from the Internet to place on this card.  Heck even a picture could be your "screen".  Have fun with it and show me your ideas, please!

Base of iPhone: 3 1/4" X 5 1/2" so cut 3 1/4" X 11" (white, here)
Face of iPhone: 3 1/8" X 5 3/8" (black used here)
Screen: 2 5/8" X 3 1/2" (white)
Bar above screen: 1/4" X 2 5/8" (Sahara Sand)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Computer cards

I needed two birthday cards.  One was Spiderman and the other Spongebob.  I do not have Cricut cartridges or stamps to match so I decided to print some images from the Internet.

To match the colors of Patrick and Spongebob I used Lovely Lilac, Lemon Tart (Papertrey), Green Galore and Regal Rose.  Spiderman is Poppy Parade and Basic Black.  The stamp for both cards are from Happiest Birthday Wishes.  I hope the kids like them. - Heidi

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Itty Bitty punches cards

I bought the Merry Minis punch pack (2012 Holiday catalog) and the Little Labels punch pack (2012-2013 IB&C).  What the heck was I thinking as I couldn't figure out what to do with them!  Enter in the right sketch and card layout and wham-o you have the following two cards!  They are 5 1/4" square and fit into Stampin' Up square envelopes.  I see that Stampin' Up no longer carries these envelopes, however.

Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade & Very Vanilla
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Stamps: Merry Minis, Essential Sentiments from Amuse
Dies: Labels One from Spellbinders
Accessories: Lucky Limeade ribbon
Punches: Merry Minis punch pack, 3/4" & 1" circle

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla & Island Indigo
Paper: Festival of Prints DSP
Ink: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler & Island Indigo
Stamps: You're a Gem, Lovely Little Labels
Dies: Labels One from Spellbinders
Accessories: Island Indigo ribbon
Punches: 3/4" & 1" circle & Little Labels punch pack

Hope you enjoy!  Have a great night - Heidi

iPod Touch and s'mores

I have two very different cards for you today.  I really like them both!

The above card uses no stamps at all!  I wanted a s'more image, but I couldn't find any line drawings I liked online.  I printed the s'more and the sentiment and then used my dies to cut them out.  I made this card for my anniversary - 10 years we have been married.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and More Mustard (the perfect graham cracker color, who knew?)
Ink: printer
Stamps: none
Dies: circles, grommet tags and lacey circles from Spellbinders, word window from Amuse
Accessories: More Mustard brads, Stripes Embossing folder from Stampin' Up. 

This card uses a recycled ad that I got from a textbook company in a mailer.  I simply cut a piece of Whisper White to cover their words and stamped the greeting on it.  I love this - it looks just like a real iPod Touch.
Cardstock: Basic Black
Paper: Brights DSP stack
Ink: Pacific Point
Stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes

Have a great night - Heidi
NOTE on 7.29.2012: i think this may actually be an iPhone!

Friday, July 6, 2012

It's been a while...

.......but I have these cards to show for it.

 I made this goldfish with my Pet Shop Cricut cartridge.  It was really big so I had to put it on an A10 card, you know the business sized envelope.  The bubble is from Close to My Heart's Super Powers set and the words are from Stampin Up's Fabulous Phrases.  I like my Cricut machine well enough, but the lack of clean cuts is driving me crazy.  Plus I am so anal that I have to add to everything I cut to make it look more realistic.  One thing cut out takes me hours because I need to embellish it!

I don't know how I missed posting this card before with the other Reason to Smile card I did here.  This card uses a lot of new Stampin' Up products which I will list below.

Cardstock & Inks: Summer Starfruit, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake.
Punches: circle, scalloped circle and 2" scalloped circle punch from EK Success that mats the SU punch perfectly.
Tools: large scallop edgelit, bitty banner framelits, delicate designs folders, chevron folder
Stamps: Reason to Smile & Itty Bitty Banners
Hope you enjoy - Heidi