Saturday, February 23, 2013

Cute Boxes

These boxes were made with supplies from the sale-a-bration catalog free set Happy Hello Simply Sent Card Kit.  I found the instructions on Connie Stewart's Blog, that lady is amazing. She has pictures and a video with all the steps to making these great gifts.

These were so much fun to create.  In addition to the Simply Sent Card Kit I also used the Oh, Hello Stamp Set, Framelits ~ Ovals Collection, Chocolate Chip Ink and Clear Embossing Powder on the Oh, Hello and Baja Breeze and Basic Gray Stamp Pads on the Thanks So Much.  A little Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight Seam Binding for the ribbons.  Quick and easy....

Monday, February 18, 2013

Thanks So Much

If you've never been there, check out Linda Heller's Stamping School.  She does some very amazing techniques and shares some really nice projects.  Here's a card I made using her video and .pdf .

Linda teaches the Framelit Arch Technique when doing this card.  She used the Window Frame Framelit and only used the top part and ran just that part through the Big Shot to cut off the top only and make this vintage card.  The stamp sets are Feeling Sentimental and Oh Hello.The Feeling Sentimental is a "Free Stamp Set" in our Sale-A-Bration choices this year for submitting a $50. order.  I used Soft Sued CS for the base and Linda used So Saffron on her demonstration, which I was out of, so I used the Summer Starfruit CS.  Basic Black CS for the background after the tricycle which was stamped in Soft Suede Ink and then mounted onto the So Saffron.  The Thanks So Much is from the Oh Hello Stamp set and stamped with Black StazOn Ink.  A couple of black brads from the Neutrals Brads Collection.  This would make an awesome masuline card, don't you think?

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Easter-Spring Swap

Yeah, my swaps are done.  Our Luv2Stamp Group has swaps each season.  I participated in the Christmas swap and now the Spring-Easter Swap.  Here's my creation:

These are so much fun to do.  Once you get your idea created it takes no time at all to create the swap squares.  I used in-colors, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals for my design.  I ran the Primrose Petals CS through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and punched with the 1-1/4" Square Punch . The Gumball Green square was cut using the Scallop Square Punch.  I sponged the edges of the Primrose Petals square with Chocolate Chip Ink.  The little tulip is from the stamp set Cross My Heart.  I inked the flower with Primrose Petals stampin' writer and the stem with Gumball Green stampin' writer.   I punched it with the 3/4" x 15/16" Oval Punch, sponged the edges with Chocolate Chop ink and attached with a dimensional.  I added a little Rhinestone that was colored with a Sharpie.  Hope everyone likes my trade?

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Birthday Cards

I created two Birthday Cards with the same design (one for my Hubby and one for my Nephew). 

I used Crumb Cake CS for the base and ran some Bashful Blue CS through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for the next layer.  A little Crumb Cake Seam Binding for the ribbon.  I used the Ovals Collection Framelits to cut another piece of Crumb Cake CS and mounted my Happy Birthday To You Stamp from the Cross My Heart Stamp Set which was also cut with one of the Ovals Collection Framelits and sponged with Crumb Cake Ink Pad.  My Hubby loved his card and I'm hoping my Nephew gets his in the mail today (he's a Groundhog Birthday Boy! LOL!!!).