Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas Tea

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of decorating a table for the Ladies Christmas Tea at our church building. Being a lover of all things Stampin' UP!, I got to planning the decorations!

Unfortunately, not everything is SU!, but I was super excited to use my favorite color combo from page 20 of the holiday catalog: Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Pear Pizzaz, and Whisper White PLUS silver glimmer paper . This became the foundation of my inspirations.

I just had to CASE the gift box shown on pg 20 of the Holiday Catalog because it was all around beautiful. Of course I made it my own using the gift box punch board and the All is Calm DSP. I'm now kicking myself that I didn't take a picture of the tops of the gift boxes when I had the chance but you can at least see a couple of them below.

 The other two projects I created as gifts for the ladies at my table, are 1- a decorative easel and 2- a bookmark. These ideas emerged from my desire to use the Newborn King stamp set from page 19 of the Holiday catalog. An absolutely beautiful set it is!

Book mark using the Newborn King stamp set and All is Calm DSP

Decorative easel using the Newborn King stamp set and SU! markers (for coloring in).

Below is a list of where I got my supplies:
  • table cloth and white mugs - Bed Bath and beyond
  • placemats and cloth napkins - Target
  • garland, decorations, round mirror, decorative candle holders  - Hobby Lobby
  • wine glasses - Dollar General
  • plates - borrowed from a friend (but I saw them at the Dollar General)
  • mini Easel and mini canvas - Michaels
  • silverware - from my own home

My tips:
  • mini canvas 
    •  I used black stazon ink to stamp the image directly onto the canvas. I colored in the trees using markers and a watercolor brush.
    • I used some silver 1/8" ribbon  to create a bow and adhere to the top of the snowflake embellishment with a glue dot.
    • stamp "Glory..." onto white cardstock and adhere to canvas with tombo glue.
  • bookmark
    • fold a piece of 4" x 3.25" DSP or cardstock in half, making sure that it opens from left to right. Decorate as desired including ribbon. Sew top and right side. EASY PEASY.  

 I am pleased with the turnout and cannot express how thankful I am for having Stampin' UP! as my inspiration to my creations. I'm also thankful for being able to be a part of this fun event with my friends.

Thank you for stopping by! Let me know what you think.
Until next time.....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Thanksgiving - Texas style

Goodness! I knew I hadn't updated my blog for a while but never realized it's been almost 1 month. Life sure does get hectic, doesn't it?

November is one of my favorite months because I get to look forward to spending time with my family that is a long distance from where I live. Plus, it's my birthday month =o)

Speaking of birthdays, I've had the opportunity to create a card for a male co-worker who's birthday so happens to fall on Thanksgiving day. I thought it would be the perfect time to do some turkey punch art!
CARD FRONT - 4.25"x5.5"
 Some of you may recognize this turkey from last year's turkey punch art blogpost. I so happened to have kept my extra pieces that I punched out and put together another little turkey. Do you see anything different about this turkey? Yes! it's a Texas turkey, complete with a cowboy hat and a "sheriff" badge. I LOVE it!

My tips:
  • use the Yee-Haw stamp set to create the 3-D cowboy hat. I stamped the hat onto early espresso cardstock and cut it out by hand. Stamp it again to cut out the bottom portion of the hat and adhere with a small piece of dimensionals.
  •  stamp the cowboy hat onto a piece of Color me Autumn designer paper. Cut it out and glue onto the band area of the cowboy hat.
  • The sheriff badge was created using the FRONT COVER of the Yee-Haw stamp set. It was the perfect size I needed for the turkey. I used a piece of carbon paper to trace the badge onto my white cardstock and cut it out. Color in between the lines with coordinating Stampin' write markers.


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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Get well soon card

Hello to you! I've been having to work on quick and easy cards lately and would like to share a get well card I made. The card layout is cased from Amanda Burditt. Her card is shown below.

I particularly love the masculine look to this card with the combination of colors and textures. The hand drawn frame is what brings it all together.

Here is my version of a masculine get well card.

 My Tips:
  • in order to create the hand-drawn border, use a ruler and pencil and lightly draw the border. Then use a white gel pen to trace over the pencil lines. Make sure to erase any stray pencil marks.
  •  I used the small scallop cutting blade withe the stampin' trimmer.
  • use the chevron punch in coordinating colors for the arrows.

Supplies Used:

Hope you enjoyed today's quick post! 
Until next time....

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Babies, babies, babies........

For the past month, I have been a very busy lady trying to keep up with all the baby cards that I have to make. I really feel like it's baby season right now. I have 6 friends right now that will be having a baby soon.

I got to enjoy some alone time, just me and my crafting desk. It has been a fun and sweet time! Allow me to share what I've created lately....

With the limited amount of time I have, I decided to go with some caseing from the catalog. The first card I created is CASEd from page 80 of the Stampin' UP! catalog as shown below.

Below is my version of this card. While the Sweetest Gift stamp set is already retired, I am limited on baby stamp sets so that's why I chose to use this set.

  • I used the leftover circle that you punch out of the Daydream Medallions stamp set as my polka dot background.
  •  Stampin' UP! markers are my favorite when it comes to stamping in different colors. Simply color on the lines of the stamp in the color you desire and give it a little huff before you stamp. I did the same thing with the banner with the phrase and the mobile on the inside of the card (shown on the right).

Supplies Used:

 The next card I created and cased is from pg 104 of the catalog.

      Here is my version.
  • I made the purple striped frame larger than the one in the catalog. 3 1/4"x4" to be exact.
  • no ribbon in the color you need? try using an embossed piece of cardstock as I did below the "adorable baby" phrase.
  • now that I look at it, I'm going to have to add another flower & an embellishment somewhere to add to it...


Thanks for stopping by! Until next time....