Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A Little Blue Breezy Birdie

This is one of the cards I demo'd at my mom's workhsop on Sunday. It's fairly simple but the colors are quite peaceful.
Stamp Set: A Little Birdie told me (very versatile set)
CS: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, whisper white, Baja Breeze prints DSP
ink: Baja Breeze, Basic Gray
scallop edge punch, basic gray taffetta ribbon, blender pen, sponge dauber.
The image was colored with ink from the stamp pad and a blender pen. I punched a post it note with the small oval punch and used that to make the 'stencil' for the shadow under the bird.
The bird image is popped up with dimensionals.

I'll post more Little Birdie samples in the next few days.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Triangle Boxes

Now that I've demo'd these at my March workshops I will post them here. (Didn't want to ruin the surprise). I love these boxes because they are SO simple.
Directions: Cut your cardstock or DSP (Designer Series Paper) to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2".
Score along the center line at 4 1/4".
Make a small mark on the short ends at 2 1/8"
Score from that mark to the center fold line (as shown).
Fold box into finished shape - open up one side at a time and punch a 1/8" hole through both layers (to thread ribbon through).
Add ribbon and accent to front - no glue needed! How fabulous is that!

Look at the little medallions I used on the saffron and Bashful blue boxes. Don't you love them? I'm sort of addicted to making them and have been using them on everything lately. It's so much fun combining punches in different variations and figuring new ways to use them. And the Polka Dot punches Sell-A-Bration set has 4 images that are all perfectly sized to use with the SU punches. Gotta love that.
Wouldn't these boxes be perfect filled with jellybeans? or hershey kisses? or Cadbury chocolate eggs? mmmm.

Monday, March 16, 2009


Now that Spring Break is here, I've had some time to get some stamping done. It feels good to be creative. I hope to share some Sell-A-Bration samples with you. As you probably already know, in February and March, for each $50 you spend on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you get to select a free item from a special mini-catalog. This year the SAB items included some really cute sets and some great paper and even ribbon!

And as you also know. I LOVE my Big Shot die cutting machine.

Here's a pillow box made with the SAB designer series paper selection and my new favorite set.

Like many of the cards I stamp these days, this one was copied from a source on the internet (sadly I have forgotten where) and modified a bit.
You can't see it very well in my horrible photo, but the saffron piece is dry embossed with small dots using our new Texturz plates. I LOVE them.
Isn't this paper fabulous? So soft and springy. I am having such a great time punching out and layering all the shapes in this set.
More samples to come soon.