Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Note Pad

Here's a little note pad holder I made for my Hygienist at the DDS office.  She's such a sweetie and is always asking what crafting I've been up to.  She was so excited when I gave this to her.  I found the instructions at Connie Stewart's site.  You only use one piece of 8-1/2 x 11 card stock ... too cool, huh?

I used Basic Black CS for the holder and the Language of Friendship Stamp Set.  I stamped with Black StazOn and punched with the Bird Builder Punch.  The little flowers are from the same stamp set and match up with the Boho Blossoms Punch (sure is a lot easier than trying to hand cut all that stuff!)  The saying is from the same stamp set too and punched with the Decorative Label Punch and sponged with Black SazOn Ink.  I added some Rhinestones to the flowers and the little saying and a little booglie eye to the bird (sorry, those are in my stash, not a SU product ~ yet!). I wrapped a piece of Wide Striped Black Ribbon around the top of the box before adhereing my bird and flowers.

I used the oval punch on the front of the box so you can access the note paper easier.  Check out Connie's site Simply Simple Stamping with Connie Stewart, she has some great box making tutorials.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Birthday Puppy

I loved this little card when I first saw it on Heather Summers site Stamp with Heather.  This lady is so talented, love her creations and her videos.  Here's my version (just a couple of little changes) of her card.

Here are the supplies used for this card: 
  •  Pool Party Card Stock
  • Soft Suede Card Stock (1 3/4 inch circle punch, Perfect Pennant Die Scallop)
  • Spice Cake Designer Series Paper
  • Whisper White Ink
  • Soft Suede Ink
  • Every Little Bit Stamp Set
  • Pool Party Ribbon
  • Spice Cake Designer Buttons
  • Simply Scored 
  • Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Stamp Set)

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Memo Paper

Here's a little memo pad/paper holder I created for my Twin ~ Judy.  I got the instructions from Connie Stewart at Simply Simple Stamping.  Just one sheet of CS to make one of these.  Connie is an awesome box maker and her videos give you step-by-step instructions.  She created a shim so all your box lids fit perfectly.

I used Baja Breeze CS and Letters to Santa DSP for the box.  The V and J are from the Broadsheet Alphabet Stamp Set.  I used Baja Breeze ink to stamp some of the memo sheets with J and V's, also the V on the embellishment, sponged around the edges and layered onto a 1-3/8" circle of Not Quite Navy and the Scallop Circle out of Baja Breeze CS.  I ran a piece of Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon around the top and tied it off. I think Judy will like it!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Birthday Card and Treat

My BFF from our downtown office is celebrating her birthday today!  I made her a card and little coffee treat and took it by and left it on her desk this morning.  She called, she LOVED IT!  Yeah!!!!

I used DSP from the 6x6 In Color Paper Patterns book.  I ran a 4x51/4 piece of Crumb Cake CS through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and sponged for the top half with Early Espresso.   I made a little "Lollie" from Whisper White CS with a pearl in the center and punched the edges with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  I cut a butterfly with the Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die.  The Birthday Wishes stamp is from Bring on the Cake.  Added a little bow made with Espresso Tafetta ribbon.

The little coffee treat was made with the Petite Pocket Sizzix Die and Crumb Cake DSP.  The stamp set I used is Morning Cup stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  The little message was punched with the Word Window Punch and layered onto a piece of Real Red CS punched with the Modern Label Punch.  I added a couple of little Pearls.  The ribbon is the wide striped Cherry Cobbler tied with a piece of the Bakers Twine.  I sponged the edges.  The coffee cups were stamped with Cherry Cobbler and punched out with the Wide Oval Punch and layered onto Real Red CS punched with the Decorative Label Punch.  I saw this at our recent Luv 2 Stamp Group Meeting, Cindee Wilkinson brought it and you can see the ones she made on her Blog, Just Sponge It.  She is so creative and thanks so much for sharing Cindee!  Love it!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Christmas Box

We had a Luv2Stamp upline meeting last Saturday with Patty Bennett.  What fun and what a great group of stampers.  Patty had a shoebox swap before our afternoon get together (we didn't attend the morning session) and had a few of her project supplies left.  She let us (Judy, Nancy & I) make one of her little boxes!  How cute is this:

Check out her blog Patty's Stamping Spot, she has tons of great samples and tutorials.  Also, she does a wonderful job with MDS, that's how she made the NOEL on the top of the box.  I think she must be the Queen of MDS, I haven't seen anybody create in it like she does ~ totally awesome!  And she shares, I'm so blessed to have her as an upline (even if I'm not her direct recruit, she takes all of her downline to level 5 under her wing ~ don't know how she keeps flying, I know we are getting more and more of us by the day)!  LOL!!