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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Note pad

I recently saw this project on Tracy Harps website inky Doodles. She has some wonderful ideas!
I purchased some note pads at Michael's. I then cut a piece of really card stock the width of the note pad and twice as long. scored and folded the red card stock in half. I then stamped the card stock with some of the scroll stamps from carte postale set in really red ink. I punched a scalloped circle from whisper white and then stamped the circle with my favorite Carte postale stamps.
To assemble the note pad I glued the back of the card stock only to the note pad and left the top part loose so the pad is usable. the set is so cute because it comes with coordinating red magnet that is adhered to the first page.
I plan on using this for my hostess gift at my next workshop. Any takers?


Thanks Tracy for your ideas!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

A quick card


Just a quick card using 2 sided paper. This is such a quick way to make a card! with Stampin'ups wonderful papers. I can't wait for palette 'o prints promotion in May!

I started with petals and paisley a 2 sided paper. I cut a sheet to 4 X 5 1/4. I then cut a 2" section off flip it and adhere to a certainly celery piece of card stock.

Using a scrap of certainly celery card stock (you know those pieces you can never throw away) about 1/2 " X 4 ". I trimmed the card at the seam. Then I stamped an image and sentiment on a 2 1/4 X 1 3/4 inch section of whisper white card stock. You would then adhere it to 2 1/2 X 2 inch piece of Cool Caribbean card stock. and then of course to the card it self all of this gets adhered to a card and envelope! Thanks for looking !

I'm on a roll



I spent Friday with my Upline and she showed me so many wonderful cards, I can't seem to stop stamping this weekend! So here is another card. This one uses a technique that is supposed to be on mulberry paper. Of course I didn't have any. I remembered doing something similar as an Art teacher; we used coffee filters because they are so cheap! So I took a coffee filter and stamped it with French script first in chocolate chip. Then stamped over the script with "Versamark" and "Doodle That" stamps. Then use a reinker in cranberry crisp and wet most of the coffee filter. Let the ink drip and spread the by using a brush. Let the paper dry and then iron it between two sheets of paper. Remove quickly as it tends to stick. Then crop the paper to a size and a pattern that worked best for my card.

Take a 4 ¼ X 5 ½ piece of ruby red paper and dirtied the edge with close to cocoa stamping spot. The spots are great as you can try avariety of colors before you commit to a larger stamp pad. Cut a piece of Chocolate chip paper 4 X 5 ¼. Then emboss in gold using "Versamark" and the "Doodle That" long scroll. When putting the card together I was so excited because the scrolls looked like I purposely mirrored them. It was just one of those happy accidents! Next cut a 3X 3 inch piece of chocolate chip and then stamp the scroll work with versa mark and embossed in gold on a ruby red piece of card stock. Cut it down to 2 ¾ X2 ¾. Using the scraping tool from the cutter kit, wear down the edges of both squares. Assemble the card and tie the bow using the one hole bow method. This technique is so great becausethe ribbon never moves once you have tied the bow. I will show you ayou this later inthe week. Last thing was of course is to mount the card front on whisper white card stock. Thanks for looking

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Chocolate Chip



I spent a few hours friday with my freind Laura Currie she showed me some wonderful new ways to use Stampin' up paper. a very quick way to make a card. I used a 5 1/4 X 4 inch peice of chocolate chip paper. I then cut it 2 inches from on end and reversed it. Because the papers are two sided you get an instant corrdinating look. I then threw a scrap I had and corrdinated it with ribbon and embossed on a scrap of ruby red. I used another scrap of chocolate chip and the slit punch to create the scallop border. Thanks for looking! Virginia

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Faux Cloisonné


Stamps Doodle This, Doodle that, Autumn Leaf Prints Canvas, Fine Lace

Accessories Stampin-A-Ma-Jig, Two way glue pen, gold embossing powder, heat gun, powder pals

Paper Night of Navy, Not quite Navy, Old Olive

Ink Vintage violet, Versa mark

This card was inspired by a technique I saw on Splitcoaststampers! I started with a piece of Old Olive and cut it to 4 ¼ X 5 ½ I cut another piece of card stock in Not quite Navy to 4 X 5 ¼ , then stamped the card with Vintage violet ink and Fine Lace background stamp. I then stamped an Old Olive piece of card stock using vintage violet and the Canvas background stamp. Using Versa mark ink stamp the vines from Doodle This and emboss in gold. I used my Stampin-A-Ma-Jig to aligned the vines from doodle this on a 3X 3 piece of Night of Navy card stock. This is a great tutorial I found on Splitcoaststampers on how to use the Stampin -A- Ma- Jig. Cut and adhere to night of navy a 3 ¼ X 3 ¼ piece of Old Olive card stock.

Cloisonné Part
Find some pictures in magazines to use for the cloisonné. I usually look for images that have an overall similar color but still have some texture. Using Versa mark ink stamp large flower from Doodle that and small flower from Doodle This. Then using gold embossing powder sprinkle over images and shake off excess into powder pals bin. Then using heat gun heat till the embossing takes. Cut out and adhere to vines. And put card together.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Finally I am back from vacation!


Sorry I was in Sunny Myrtle beach the last week! Stampin' Up has some great deals this month.


This is the card we will be doing tomorrow at my work shop. If you are interested in coming please e-mail me!


Card Instructions

Stamps Polka dots and Paisley, Doodle This, Doodle that, Autumn Leaf Prints

Accessories Round tab punch, Gingham Ribbon, Brads, Slit punch, Stampin-A-Ma-Jig, Two way glue pen, 1/8 hole punch

Paper Close to Cocoa, Cool Caribbean

Ink Chocolate Chip

This card was inspired by many of the great stampers from Splitcoaststampers! I started with a piece of Close to Cocoa and scored it at 4 ½ then folded the card and punched a slit at the bottom. I then used my Stampin-A-Ma-Jig to align the polka dots background at the bottom of a 4 X 5 ¼ piece of Cool Caribbean card stock. This is a great tutorial I found on splitcoaststampers on how to use the stampin -A- Ma- Jig. I used Chocolate Chip ink for this. I then stamped using the flourishes from Doodle This, Doodle that also using Chocolate Chip ink. Finally I sponged edges with using Chocolate Chip ink. I then used a piece of 8X ½ Close to Cocoa card stock and the Slit punch to create the scallop trim in the middle. There is a great tutorial on this web site. Cut the scalloped piece in half and adhere with two way glue pen to Cool Caribbean card stock. Then using a 1/8 hole punch create a hole in as far as the punch lets you go right in the center of scalloped border. Thread Gingham Ribbon through hole from bottom. Then wrap bow all the way around and back through the hole from the bottom. Make sure ribbon come through either side of ribbon on top tie into a bow and trim. Lastly cut tab using Round tab punch from Cool Caribbean card stock. Fold in half, using hello stamp from Autumn Leaf Prints stamp using Chocolate Chip ink and then sponge with the same color. Align tab with card and punch holes using 1/8 hole punch insert coordinating Brads. Center and adhere to card using Two way glue pen.