Friday, April 29, 2011

Won't Quit Chocolate - February Make and Take 5

Today I have to share with you the 3D item that we made at the February Make and Take. Yes, I did say February. This year seems to be going by so very fast! I just need a break to be able to pot and get you updated on all the craftyness that I've created! Anyway here goes... I got the idea for this adorable little treat holder from someone's blog that I follow, but I don't remember where it is! I will post the link as soon as I find it. If you are the original creator of this cutie please let me know and I will give credit where it is due.

Stamps: Eat Chocolate, Sweet Swirls wheel
Cardstock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzaz
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Decorative Label Punch, Itty Bitty Bits Punch (flower), Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Sticky Strip, Hershey's Nuggets, Glue Dots

This adorable little chocolate holder is so quick to make! Start off with a strip of Whisper White cardstock cut at 1 3/4" x 5 1/2". Score the cardstock 2 1/4" from each end and fold on the score lines. The front of the scored cardstock was stamped with the Sweet Swirls wheel in Tempting Turquoise ink. A piece of sticky strip was added to one end of the cardstock. Use a Glue Dot to adhere one piece of chocolate in the center of the cardstock. Use another glue dot to adhere the second piece of chocolate on top of the second. Remove the liner from the sticky strip and adhere each end of the whisper white cardstock together over the chocolate.

The greeting was stamped in Rich Razzleberry ink on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the Decorative Label punch. Use the Decorative Label punch on a scrap of Pear Pizzaz cardstock. Cut the label in half width-wise and trim off the points that were in center of the side of the label. Adhere each label half behind the greeting label. Adhere the greeting label to the top of the chocolate holder. Next a small flower was punched from a scrap of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and adhered to the chocolate holder front. A pearl was added to the center of the flower to give it a little bit of sparkle.

These would be so super quick and easy to make for wedding favors or party favors. Well...hopefully I will have something else to share with you later today. If not today then definitely tomorrow morning! Have fun stamping!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Marina Floral Caring

Good morning everyone! I know…posting two days in a row is unusual for me lately, but I really want to share with you all what I have been doing! This week it was my turn to create the sketch for the Stampin’ Connection Sketch Challenge. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamps: Thanks for Caring
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Early Espresso
DSP: Paisley Petals DSP
Ink: None
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Punch, Rhinestones, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Photo Corner Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 1/8” Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon, Markers: Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy

The card base is Marina Mist cardstock cut at 5 ½” x 8 ½” and scored at 4 ¼” . A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 3 1/8” x 4 3/8”. The flower image from Thanks for Caring was colored in with Always Artichoke, Old Olive, and Marina Mist markers. After coloring the stamp I breathed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped the image. I repeated this two more times to get a total of three flowers. I colored in the flower petals with a Bashful Blue marker then sprayed the entire panel with Vanilla Smooch Spritz to add a subtle sparkle to the card. This panel was adhered to a 3 ¼” x 4 ½” piece of Bashful Blue cardstock and then adhered to the card front.

Next I used the Photo Corner punch to punch one large corner from Marina Mist cardstock and one small corner from Bashful Blue cardstock. I adhered the Bashful Blue corner on top of the Marina Mist corner and then adhered the corner to the image panel. Three rhinestones were added to give the card some more sparkle. What can I say…I love anything that sparkles!

Then I cut a piece of Paisley Petals DSP 1 3/8” x 3 5/8” and adhered it to a piece of Early Espresso cardstock that was cut at 1 ½” x 3 ¾”. If you haven’t seen this Designer Series Paper yet you have to take a look because it is absolutely beautiful. This is a sneak peek from the new Idea Book and Catalog that will be coming out in July. You can order this DSP and one stamp set during this month only! So hurry over to my website and get your own beautiful stack of DSP to love and adore!

Anyway…back to the card. A piece of 1/8” Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon was tied around the panel and into a knot. The greeting was inked up with the markers like I did for the flowers and stamped on Whisper White cardstock. Then the greeting was punched out with the Scalloped Oval punch and adhered on top of the DSP panel just above the knot. Finally the DSP panel was adhered to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That’s it!

If you are a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator I would still love to see your wonderful creations! Please post a link to your card in the comments section below. Everyone have a wonderful Friday and a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Navy Funky Four

Hello everyone! I know it has been a while since I've posted anything. It's not that I haven't created's just that I haven't gotten it posted. I have lots and lots of wonderful things to show you. But first off I am going to post the card I created for the A La Card Monkey sketch which you can find HERE.

Stamps: Solid Stripes, Funky Four, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
DSP: Night of Navy DSP
Ink: Night of Navy, Old Olive
Accessories: Summer Sun Corduroy brad, Scallop Edge Border punch, Photo Corner punch, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Markers: Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". The Night of Navy DSP was from the level 1 hostess dsp stack from last year, but I think you can still get this pattern in the current color dsp stack. The dsp was cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8" and was adhered to the card front. Next a piece of Old Olive cardstock was cut at 1 1/8" x 4 1/4". I used the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig with the Solid Stripes stamp and Old Olive ink to add the stripes onto the cardstock. The striped Old Olive cardstock was adhered to a 1 1/4" x 4 1/4" piece of Night of Navy cardstock.

Next a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock was cut at 1 1/2" x 4 1/4" and one side was punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch. This was adhered behind the Old Olive and Night of Navy layer. Then the 1/16" Hole Punch was used to punch a hole where the Summer Sun Corduroy brad was placed. This was then adhered to the card front.

A piece of Whisper White cardstock was cut at 2 1/8" x 2 7/8". The image from Funky Four was inked by coloring the stamp image with Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, and Old Olive markers. Then I breathed on the stamp to re-moisten the ink and stamped the image. The greeting from Teeny Tiny Wishes was stamped in the upper right hand corner in Night of Navy ink. Then this panel was adhered to a piece of Daffodil Delight cardstock cut at 2 1/4" x 3" and then adhered to the card front. A photo corner was punched from Old Olive cardstock and adhered over the corner of the image panel.

That's it! I hope to have several more cards posted to share with you soon. Have fun stamping!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Peach Pear Blossom

I'm still here! I know it has been quite a while since I've posted. Between playing with Buddy, work, chores, homework, and a recent special class I haven't had much time to share with you my crafty stuff that I've created lately. So today I have for you the sketch challenge from last week that was posted on Stampin Connection. Here is the sketch:

And here is my card:

Stamps: Ornate Blossom, Bring on the Cake
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Whisper White, Peach Parfait
Ink: Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush
DSP: In Color Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Needle Tool, Mat Pack, Modern Label Punch, Glimmer Brads, Tasteful Trim Die

The card base is Concord Crush cardstock cut at 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4". The next layer is Whisper White cardstock cut at 4" x 5 1/4". The Ornate Blossom stamp was inked with Pear Pizzaz ink first, then the edges were inked using the Rock-n-Roll technique with Peach Parfait ink. If you are not familiar with the technique you can find a tutorial HERE. The image was then stamped onto the Whisper White cardstock leaving enough room below it for another stamped image.

The stamp was then cleaned and re-inked as before and the image was stamped again onto the bottom portion of the cardstock. This gives a mirrored effect. The greeting was stamped in Concord Crush ink on the bottom of the stamped Whisper White cardstock. This bold text really shows up well on top of the stamped blossom. The stamped Whisper White panel was then adhered to the card front.

I cut one strip of Concord Crush In Color DSP 4 1/4" x 1 1/2", and one strip of Pear Pizzaz In Color DSP 4 1/4" x 1 1/2". I used the Tasteful Trim die in the Big Shot to cut out the two layers of scallops making sure that they were lined up differently on the die so the scallops were not directly above one another.

The two scalloped layeres were adhered to the card front. Then I cut a strip of Concord Crush In Color DSP 3/8" x 4 1/4" and adhered it just above the top row of scallops. I love being able to mix the different patterns and still use the same colors. This DSP stack is wonderful to have and I know I will be using it a lot from now on! There are also DSP stacks like this for each of the color collections. If you haven't seen them you should take a look. They are fabulous!

Okay...back to the card. I used the Modern Label punch with a scrap of Peach Parfait cardstock, and then folded the label in half. I placed the label over the top of the card and used the Needle Tool and Mat Pack to pierce a hole through the label and card front. A Glimmer Brad was added in the pierced hole and the card is done!

I really like how this one turned out. Simple, yet pretty. What do you think?

If you are Stampin' Up demonstrator you can find the sketch challenge thread HERE. If you are not a Stampin' Up demonstrator I would still love to see your creations. Please post a link to your card in the comments section of this post. Have fun stamping!