Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Celebrate with Starbursts!

 The Starburst stamp set and framelits  are great for many different occasions.  I chose to create a birthday card with the Celebrate! stamp from the Starburst Sayings stamp set.

Starburst Sayings
# W 133182,
# C 133185

-Starburst stamps stamped in the 2014-2016 In-Colors (Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon) and cut out with the Starburst Framelits #132967

-Rhinestones #119246 add to center of two of starburst stamps and larger starbursts cut out of in-color paper and placed behind stamps

-For the background, I used the honey color, lagoon color, and whisper white on top of it.

-To put the starburst shape on the whisper white paper I took the starburst shapes left in the paper from when I had cut them out previously and used them as stencils.  I sponged over it with the Stamping Sponges #101610 and the In-Color inks.

-Ribbons 3/8" Stitched Satin Blackberry Bliss (#133668) and Lost Lagoon (#133672)

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Sweet Treats

Yesterday I made a quick and simple card for my niece's birthday, and what better to put in a kid's birthday card but candy!  I used the Stampin' Up treat cups to hold a small package of M&M's.

-Pacific Point card base and ink
-Real Red card front 
-Whisper white paper on side of card front
I then used the Sponge Daubers (#133733) to add the dots to go with the candy in the 
Treat Cups (#116802).  The ink for the daubers that I used was Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Tangerine Tango.

Sponge Daubers by Stampin' Up!
Sponge Daubers
Sweet Treat Embellishment Cups
Circle Treat Cups

-1/2" Circle Punch (#119869) was used to punch couple circles in white cardstock
-2 1/2" Circle punch (#120906) used behind treat cup in Daffodil Delight          
-I also added the Brights Candy Dots (#130931).  I love these because you can use them alone or with the brad bases for them.  If you would prefer to use them with the brad bases, then the brad bases are purchased separately.
Brights Candy Dots
Brights Candy Dots
In the bottom right corner I put a birthday stamp, but I guess I got mixed up (Oops, Sorry:)) and used a retired stamp set called Make a Wish.  You could add any of your own birthday stamps, though.  Here are some from the current catalog that would be great to stamp on the card in the Pacific Point ink.

Birthday Surprise Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Birthday Surprise stamp set
(C#134120, W#134117)


Hey You Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Hey You Stamp Set
(C#134519, W#134516)
Have a great Monday!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

This and That

My first This and That book is finally finished!  
I did it of a trip we took to the beach with our family.  
If you enjoy scrapbooking, then these are great thing to try out in order to have all of your pictures all in one place.  

The couple little pockets that they come with allow you to keep tickets or other items from your trip to add and as is seen in the bottom picture, I held the braids my girls had gotten in the pocket with some of the washi tape (Retro Fresh Washi Tape #133001).

  You can get washi tape, which is one of my favorite things, and stickers to go with whichever book you choose.  I have the Epic Day themed This and That book.  The rotary stamps are also nice to add a small phrase or date to the pages in the book.  

Epic Day Bundle
Epic Day Bundle #136607

You can also purchase the This and That items in a bundle to save a little.

This and That Remember (MMDDYY) Rotary Stamp
Remember Rotary Stamp #130133

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Occasions Catalog is Here!

The new Occasions catalog is now available, and there are some fabulous items in it!  
Check out some of the project kits that are in this catalog.  
You can start your year off with a new birthday calendar, or you can add a little spring decoration to your house during this cold winter with the beautiful bouquet kit.

And don't forget about Sale-a-bration!
Order $50 worth of items, and you will get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Tools, Tools

Coming up with a guy's card can sometimes be difficult but this time I have decided to use punch art to create a wrench.  Here is the birthday card I created:

The card base is night of navy and the card front is soft suede.  The edges are distressed and sponged with early espresso.  I also used the Woodgrain Embossing Folder to make it look like wood behind the wrench.  At the bottom of  the card, I added the 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon (#132140).

Stampin' Distress Tool
Stampin' Distress Tool
Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Woodgrain Embossing Folder

When creating the punch art wrench, I have seen many different ones made, I used the Modern Label Punch with two of the 1 3/8" Circle Punches (#119860) on each end.  On the top circle, I used the Word Window Punch to cut out a section of the wrench and the 1/2" Circle Punch (#119869) to create the hole in the bottom of the wrench, which was all punched out of Basic Gray .  

Modern Label Punch
Modern Label Punch

Window Word Punch
Word Window Punch

I also used these two punches to create the tag at the top of the card I stamped "Just for you" from the stamp set called Teeny Tiny Wishes (C #127802, W #128748) in Basic Gray on the soft suede and then punched it with the Modern Label Punch.  I then punched out a Word Window in the Night of Navy and punched the Modern Label around it.  I found out that it was much easier to punch the word window first rather than trying to punch it last out of the modern label.  Happy stamping, and happy new year!