Thursday, January 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Box Set

With this fun Birthday Box Set you will be ready for those birthdays that pop up throughout the year. This gift set features five different fun card designs that double as gift card holders and five small gift bags that are perfect for a gift card or any other small gift. All of this comes with a fun box to keep it all in so it’s ready when you need it! This would be fun class project too!

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Hello Mixed Media Inspired Card

Today I have the final card from the January Make and Take to share with you. This one is very much a Mixed Media inspired card. It was inspired by this card made by Rita at Rita's Creations. I changed it up a bit though...

  • Smoky Slate card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 3" x 3" 
  • Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper 1-1/4" x 3"
  • Stamps: Four You, Gorgeous Grunge, Bloom with Hope
  • Ink: Soft Sky, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Versamark, Basic Black
  • Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Arrows embossing folder, Stampin' Sponges

Start off by folding the Smoky Slate card stock on the score line. Then run the Whisper White card stock through the Big Shot in the Arrows embossing folder. Glue this layer onto the card front with some glue stick. Now onto the pretty panel. 

Rub the Embossing Buddy all over your small piece of Whisper White card stock. Then stamp the Hello from Four You, the flowers from Bloom with Hope, and the small splatter from Gorgeous Grunge onto the card stock in Versamark ink. Cover the stamped images with clear embossing powder, tap off the excess, and heat with your Heat Tool. 

Now take a Stampin' Sponge and sponge Soft Sky ink across the panel at an angle.

Now Sponge Pacific Point ink in the corners and blend it with the Soft Sky ink, but don't cover the Soft Sky ink completely. Stamp the splatter image a couple times in Pacific Point ink.

Now sponge the corners with Night of Navy card stock making sure not to cover the Pacific Point ink entirely. Stamp the splatter image a couple times in Night of Navy ink.

Finally sponge around the edges with Basic Black ink and take a paper towel to rub the ink off the embossed images. Your mixed media inspired panel is complete!

Take the Scallop Edge Border punch and use it on one of the long edges of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper. Use multipurpose liquid glue to adhere the scalloped glimmer paper behind the left edge of your blue panel.

Now wrap a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine around the panel and tie it into a bow. 

Use a few Stampin' Dimensionals to stick this panel onto the front of your card. 

For the inside stamp the flower image in Night of Navy ink then stamp the splatter image several times in Soft Sky and Pacific Point ink. Glue this piece inside your card with glue stick. 

Done! What do you think? 

Sweet Baby Quilt

If you happen to follow me on Instagram you might have seen the first two pictures of these lovely quilt pieces in progress. I was working on a quilt that is slightly larger than a standard crib size for my newest little nephew. Now that Christmas is past I can share what I was working on. I used the Sweets pattern from Growing Up Modern by Allison Harris.

The instructions are really easy to follow... that is if you actually follow them... What was supposed to be cute little squares ended up being cute little rectangles because I made a mistake when I was cutting my strips. But it still looks really cute in my totally biased opinion!

The finished quilt ended up looking more like a parallelogram rather than a rectangle, but I am still fairly new to quilting and I was using cheap polyester batting that likes to move all over the place. Yep, those are the excuses I'm going with. (grin)

I would like to say that the quilting lines are intentionally wavy and imperfect to give the quilt a whimsical feel, but in reality it was only a couple days until Christmas and I didn't have the time to go slow enough to make sure the stitch lines stayed straight. Can you say procrastinator???

But even with all the mistakes, it is still cute, and it will still keep the little guy warm so I call it a success! 

Check out Allison's book for more fun quilt patterns! Oh, and in case you're wondering this isn't a sponsored post or anything. I've been following Allison's blog for quite some time and just want to share her awesomness!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Best Day Ever

Today I have another card from the January Make and Take to share with you! This month was all about keeping the cards quick and easy. 

  • Crisp Cantaloupe card stock 4-1/4" x 11", scored at 5-1/2"
  • Whisper White card stock 4" x 5-1/4"
  • Coastal Cabana card stock 2" x 3-3/4"
  • Whisper White card stock 1-7/8" x 3-3/4"
  • Gold Ribbon 10"
  • Stamps: Best Day Ever, Petitie Petals
  • Ink: Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral
  • Accessories: Petitie Petals Punch, Ornate Tag Topper Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearls, Glue Dots, Gold 1/8" Ribbon

Start off on this one by folding the Crisp Cantaloupe card stock on the score line. Now take the dot image from Best Day Ever and stamp it several times in the center of the large piece of Whisper White card stock. To get the different colors of dots ink up the stamp once, then stamp it three different times before inking it up again.

Next stamp the greeting in Calypso Coral ink onto the strip of Whisper White card stock. Glue the greeting layer onto the strip of Coastal Cabana card stock then punch one end with the Ornate Tag Topper Punch. Thread the gold ribbon through the top of the tag and tie it into a bow. Stick the tag onto the card front at an angle with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the adorable little flower stamp the image from Petitie Petals onto a scrap of Whisper White card stock in Daffodil Delight ink. Punch out the flower with the Petite Petals Punch and glue the flower onto the card front with a Glue Dot and add a small pearl into the center of the flower.

For the inside stamp the dots image several times across the top in Crisp Cantaloupe ink. Then stamp the greeting in Calypso Coral ink.

Ta da!!!! You're done!

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Domed Pedestal with Floral Bouquet and Card

A fitting tribute, this flower bouquet is enthroned on a glimmering pedestal and protected under a shiny clear dome. Flowers in Wisteria Wonder, So Saffron, and Blushing Bride are tied around their stems with silky Wisteria Wonder Seam Binding.  My coordinating card is dedicated to my sister, but could also be a fitting tribute to your lovely mother or other special woman in your life.

This gorgeous project was designed by Bev! If you have a chance, please head on over to Craft Project Central and leave Bev a comment on her project. 

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