Sunday, April 29, 2012

Fling before the Ring Favor

My Daughter will be helping host a Bridal Fling before the Ring for a good friend of her's.  I made some little party favors for her friends.

I used the Bigz L Petite Purse die and after the little purses were cut out I ran them through the Big Shot using the Square Lattice Embossing Folder.  I made handles with Whisper White CS punched with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch and glued the little black handle that the die cuts over the top.  I used the Boho Blossom Punch for the little flower on the front and added a Basic Pearl Jewel in the center.  The little Mr & Mrs tag is cut from the It's a Wrap Occasions Stamp Set and attached using White Baker's Twine and a glue dot with a 3/4" circle glued to the back over the twine.  I know the gals will have a great time.  Inside I tucked a package of White Jordan Almonds made with small cellophane bags.

Best wishes Mr. & Mrs.!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Retirement Card

One of our Supervisor's at work was retiring this week and we had a "going away ~ pot luck" for him.  I made him a card too...and he loved it!

I used Marina Mist CS for the base of the card.  the gold layer I made using the tutorial from last week's Splitcoast Stampers Tutorial on Faux Patina.  Check it out, the tutorial and instructions are very easy to follow.  The stamp set I used was Always Thankful for the can with straw coming out and I used my Stampin' Write markers to color the image before I stamped it.  The congratulations is from the Up in the Air Hostess Set (just the words off the little bird stamp).  I used my paper piercer and guide to punch a pattern in the lower left of the stamped image page.  The Framelits Label Collection for the frames on the inside.  The words for the inside were computer generated.  Some Marina Mist Sponging on the inside and Early Espresso on the outside of the congrats that was stamped on Very Vanilla CS.  Hope Steve has an awesome retirement, he's been a great friend and co-worker, I'll truly miss him.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

My Cousin's Birthday Card

Judy & I are twins.  We had twin cousins 2 years older than us, Delilah & Charlene.  We lost Delilah to cancer and Charlene to Arkansas!  I'm sending Char this Birthday Card so she knows how much we love and miss her.

I used Pink Piroutte CS for the base of the card and the Edgelets Adorning Accents to cut the edge and then embossed with the Edgelet Embossing Folder.  The flowers are from Bordering on Romance Stamp Set and the best wishes is from Short & Sweet Stamp Set.  I colored with Stampin' Write Markers Pink Pirouette and Lucky Limeade.  I sponged the edges with Pink Piroutte Ink. I rounded the corners with the Corner Rounder Punch and used the Framelits Label Die to create the front and inside and embossed the oval with the Textured Impressiojns Designer Frames Embossing Folder, cut the flower out with the Large Oval Punch and added some Basic Pearls to the flowers.  I know she will love hearing from me and I miss her so much.  The four of us were always so close and after losing D, Charlene became our triplet.  Love you Char, hope your day is half as awesome as you are.  Love and miss you tons...your Cousin ~

I found this card on DO Stamping with Dawn, thanks so much for the great instructions and idea Dawn.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Wedding Card

Here's the card I made for Bob's Granddaughter and her new hubby.  They were married yesterday in Laughlin, Nevada.  We couldn't make it to the wedding but wanted to send them best wishes for a very happy life together.

I was really pleased with the way their card turned out.  Love the new Labels Collection Framelits. Colored the pearls with a Sharpie for the "Marvin" heart!  The Forever & Always is from the Loving Hearts Stamp Set.  I used embossing folders, pearls, Black CS and Real Red CS along with the Very Vanilla CS..  They are awesome young people and I know they will have a very happy life together.  Our love and hearts are with them.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!

Hope everyone is enjoying a Blessed Easter Day.  We're going to my Sister's in Burson (Valley Springs) for her annual BBQ.  I made her one of the little petite purses as a little hostess gift. 

Sorry, the lighting doesn't do it justice!  I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set for the sentiment and put 4 little nuggets inside stamped with the It's a Wrap Holidays Easter stamp to cover them. I used the Boho Blossom Punch for the little closure and the new Bright Blossoms Stamp Set for the little tulip.  I embossed the little handbag with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder.  I added a little Rhinestone to the top of the tulip and a couple of the pearls onto the edge of the sentiment that was punched with the Word Window Punch and layered onto the Modern Label Punch and sponged on the edges with Early Espresso Ink.  

This little box treat I made and gave to a lady at work on Friday.  I used the Matchbox Die with new Summer Smooches Paper, isn't it pretty and bright?  I used the Boho Blossom Punch and stamp and added pearls in the center of each flower.  A couple of stems of leaves were punched with the XL Two-Step Bird Punch and slipped behind the flowers.  I made the window using the new Label Framelits (smallest one) and covered it with the clear window sheet.  I saw a similar project on-line at Connie Stewart's site
Simply Simple Stamping. Thanks for sharing Connie!

Hope everyone has a great Easter, the weather here today is perfect!  Big hugs, Julia