Sunday, October 26, 2008

Banner for baby shower

I have been busy this week working on a banner for a baby shower. My dear friend Debbie has a granddaughter on the way! So I worked on this for the baby's crib. I know the big shot can cut many things but I would not have believed it if I had not tried it. The machine cut through 8 layers of fabric! I works better with 6 but I was very pleased with the results! Making this banner a snap to make with my Big Shot!
The Picture was taken in my studio. Above the banner you can see all the neat projects I have from convention. The only machine sewing I did was to stitch the fabric layers together. After getting the fabrics sewn together I used my Crop a dile to punch holes and set the jumbo eyelets. Using coordinating mellow moss gingham ribbon I strung together the pennants. I tied coordinating pink gingham and pink taffeta ribbon ties between the flags. I made rosettes using a needle and thread and then simply glued them on the banner. It took about 3 hours from start to finish. The next one should go much faster. I just love the look of all the layered fabrics. I plan to put the baby's name on the banner once the baby is born. Below is a close up of one of the pennants. Thanks for looking Virginia

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Cards from the same class

Wow I can't believe it has been a week since my last post! I have some great things to share. First let's get to the cards that I promised to show you.

The card above is made with the Scallop die and is similar to the inset in the scrapbook page below. I originally saw a similar card at convention made by Shelli!

This card was made by using the squares from the scrapbook page below. I hope you can see how easy it is to make a scrapbook page using card elements. Having both card makers and scrapbookers in my monthly workshops has been a great thing for me to develop designs that are doable as a card or a scrapbook page.

Last picture comes from a purse made from a pillow box and a top note die cut. I can't believe I even questioned the purchase of my Sig shot! I love this tool! This purse idea came from a stamper I met this week end in york PA. I wish I knew her name so I could give her credit. Her sample was so cute I came right home and made one for myself!
Paper is Designer series papers Haiku and patterns in Baha breeze. So simple and decorated with a dyed pretties flower and felt flower. To make the handle of the purse I used a bayou blue ribbon and punched two holes at the top of a folded Top note paper. I then slipped in the ribbon in between both layers and knotted the ribbon so it would hold as the purse handle. Using mono adhesive I glued the fold at the top and then adhered it to the purse.
I also used the punches three hostess set and Baha breeze ink, and punched a pumpkin Pie square to highlight the sentiment.
Thanks for looking Virginia

Baby Page

Wow it has been really hard to post lately sorry. Today’s project is a work shop I did last month that had both stamping and scrap booking. I have been finding that many groups today like to have the option so I have been trying to mix it up a bit. Today is the scrap book page tomorrow the cards!

Project supplies
Stamps - Nursery Necessities, Boho Backgrounds
Paper - Whisper white Girl page Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette Boy Page Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue
Ink –So Saffron Girl page Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette Boy Page Bashful Blue, and Brocade Blue
Accessories – Big Shot Dies, Envelope, Scallop circle, Top Note, Stamping Dimensionals, 1 3/8 circle punch, Coluzzle, Glue dots
Scrapbook Page

  • Take a 8 ½ sheet of Pink or Blue card stock and center it towards the top of a12x 12 sheet of card stock.

  • Using the top note die cut a frame using Whisper White card stock. To make sure the frame is centered, center the paper on the die before putting it through the Big Shot. Save the center piece for another project.

  • Adhere to page using stamping Dimensional.

  • Cut a bib using scallop die and a folded piece of Pinks or Blues card stock. Do this by folding the piece in half and putting it on the die slightly below 5 scallops this allows the die to cut a folded card.

  • Using a punch cut the top section of the bib being careful not to trip the card too much.

  • Cut a circle from your coluzzle in whisper white. Stamp images using Pinks or Blues inks.

  • Tie a ribbon and attach using glue dots

  • Using big shot envelope die, cut three envelopes and stamp a pattern on the envelopes using Pinks or Blues inks

  • Lay out the page following the image above.

Monday, October 06, 2008

Card for my Hubby!

This was a card I made for a birthday recently I just love the new in colors especially Riding Hood red and Baha Breeze. Th card is a pocket car it starts with a 4 1/4 x 11 " piece of Riding Hood red. I fold that piece in half and using the border punch I cut a scallop edge. Fold down on the side of the scallop cuts. stamp the flowers from Eastern Blooms using Riding Hood red ink. Cut a strip of white ribbon and tie off in the front. Stamp and cut a flower. Curl petals using a pair of scissors and attach over bow. Cut a piece of Baha Breeze 4 X 5 1/4. Using a corner rounder trim all four corners. On a scrap of whisper white stamp one of the smaller flowers from eastern blooms in Riding Hood red ink. Punch out using 1 1/4 inch punch. Punch out a circle from Baha Breeze from a 1 3/8 inch punch, adhere to first circle and attach to card. Stamp sentiment at the top. Thank you for looking Virginia

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Having Fun with My Bigshot!

The stuff you can make with the big shot is amazing I just get giddy every time I get a new die.
These two sets are made using the top note die and the envelope die, they are so easy to make using the dies! Just some card stock designer series paper and viola! thanks for looking Virginia

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