Archive for March, 2011

Clean and Simple have a new sketch this week.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I adhered a Square Lattice embossed layer of Blushing Bride, followed by a layer of Regal Rose and a Swiss Dot embossed layer of Whisper White.  I then adhered a strip of Blushing Bride cardstock.  With the Sizzlits Little Leaves die, I cut out two branches of leaves using Elegant Eggplant cardstock and adhered it to the base card.  Next I punched out 6 Scallop circles using Regal Rose cardstock.  With the scallop circles, I curled them until the cardstock began to separate.  I then had 12 scallop circles that I scrunched and pierced in the centre with a Paper Piercer.  I then joined 6 scallop circles with a brad to form the flower.  I covered the brad with a large pearl.  I repeated this process for the second flower.  I adhered the flowers to the base card and then stamped the Wonderful Mother sentiment from the Well Scripted stamp set using Regal Rose Ink.  I adhered the sentiment to the base card and added a punched out flower that I made using the Itty Bitty 4 Petal flower punch and a circle that I punched out using the cropadile.


 Stamps: Well Scripted

Paper: Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Regal  Rose, Elegant Eggplant
Ink:  Regal Rose,
Accessories: Sizzlit Little Leaves die, Scallop Circle Punch, Large Pearls, 4 Petal Flower Itty Bitty Punch,

Square Lattice embossing folder, Swiss Dot embossing folder,

Paper Piercer, small brads

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Just Add Ink have a new challenge this week.  They are asking all participant to just use stamps and card stock only.  I thought this was wonderful idea and because I had so much fun making the first card, I made two more using different main colours.  For the first card, I started with a base card that was 11cm x 11cm and made from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I then trimmed some Crumb Cake cardstock  and adhered it to the base card.  For the next layer, I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock which I stamped with one of the stamps from the Extreme Elements stamp set.  I then stamped the stars and the stamp that I think of as a wave, using Cherry Cobbler ink.  I then added a strip of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next I trimmed a strip of Whisper White cardstock that I stamped multiple times with the happy birthday sentiment from last years SAB set Happy Moments.  For the next card, I changed the main colour to Early Espresso and for the third card I changed the main colour to Night of Navy.


Stamps: SAB Happy Moments(retired), Extreme Elements

Paper: Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Night Of Navy, Early Espresso

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Night Of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand



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When I saw this weeks Just Add Ink Colour Challenge, it reminded me of my favourite DSP, Cottage Wall.  For my card, I started with a base card made from Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  I then added a layer of Crumb Cake cardstock, followed by a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Next I added a small strip of Cottage Wall DSP and a thin strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  Using a small butterfly punch, I punched out a series of Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry butterflies and then adhered the butterflies to the base card.  Next, I used the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die to punch out a large ‘H’ and a large ‘B’.  I adhered the ‘H’ and ‘B’ to the base card and then stamped the word ‘appy’ and the word ‘irthday’ from the SAB So Happy For You stamp set.  To ensure that I had even placement, I used the Stampamajig.  I then used the Sizzlit little leaves die with a piece of Old Olive cardstock and adhered the leaf branch to the base card.  Next I stamped the flowers from the Punch Potpourri stamp set with Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I punched out the flowers with the Boho Flower punch and adhered them to the base card with pearl embellishments in the centres.  To finish off the card, I punched out three large circles using the Owl Punch and adhered large pearls to them before adhered them to the base card.

  Stamps: SAB So Happy For You, Punch Potpourri

Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP(retired)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Owl Punch, Boho Flower Punch, Sizzlit Little Leaves die, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Die, small Butterfly Punch, Purple Pearls, Large Pearls, Stampamajig

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Stamps: Well Scripted
Paper: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Love Letter DSP
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Owl Punch, I Heart Heart Punch, Cropadile, Square Lattice Embossing folder
Clean and Simple have a new sketch Challenge for this week.  I decided to make two cards for this challenge.  One for my husband and another one for my stash of children’s birthday cards.  You can never have too many children’s birthday cards, as my children seem to get invited to a lot of birthday parties.  For the first card, I started with a base card made from Very Vanilla cardstock.  I then added a layer of embossed Basic Black cardstock and a layer of Love Letter DSP.  Next I punched out some Cherry Cobbler hearts using the I Heart Hearts punch.   When I craft, I like to keep scraps of paper from when I use dies and punches in case they ever come in handy.  I then adhered one of these scrap pieces of Cherry Cobbler that I created when I was trimming a TopNote Die to the Love Letter DSP.  Next, I added two black hearts that I had left over from when I used the Owl Punch,  four Very Vanilla circles and a black heart, that I punched out using the I Heart Heart punch.  I used the Well Scripted stampset to stamp the Love You much sentiment using Cherry Cobbler Ink.  I then punched out the sentiment using the 1 3/4″ Circle punch.  To finish off the card I then added the heart and four small circles that were created using the Owl Punch. 
Stamps: Starring You
Paper: Whisper White, Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze, Celebration DSP
Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze
Accessories: 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Small Star punch, Word Window Punch, Swiss Dot Embossing folder, Buttons #5 Sizzlit die
For the second card I started with a Base Card made from Old Olive Cardstock.  I then added a layer of embossed Whisper White cardstock and a strip of Celebration DSP.  Using the Celebration DSP, I created three stems.  For the tops of the stems, I punched out a 1 3/4″ Circle using Poppy Parade cardstock and punched three buttons from the Buttons #5 Sizzlits die.  Two using the Poppy Parade cardstock and . 1 in Whisper White cardstock.   I embossed the 1 3/4″ Circle and the two Poppy Parade buttons using the Square Lattice embossing folder.   I then used the Starring You stamp set to stamp the Happy Birthday sentiment Star using Riding Hood Red ink. I punched out the sentiment using the 1 3/8″ Circle punch.  I then punched out a 1″ Whisper White circle and two small stars.  I adhered Sentiment, embossed circles, punched out buttons and stars to the card.  To finish off the card I stamped the sentiment from the Starring You stamp set using Baja Breeze ink.  I punched out the sentiment using the Word Window punch and adhered it to the base card using foam pads.

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It has been sometime since I last participated in a Double Dutch Challenge and I may have left my entry a little late as the Challenge closes today.  For their challenge they are asking for participants to make a Tea Box.  I followed the instruction below for the box : (The instruction are also on their site)

– Cut two strips of cardstock at 21 x 7 cm (8.3 x 2.8″) and score them at 7 and 14 cm (2.8and 5.5″)
– The strips now have three squares each, place one on top of the other like a cross and stick the center squares together
– Fold the four flaps up and make a lid to cover them. I cut an 11,2 cm square (4.4″) and scored at 2 cm all around (0.8″). Fold on the score lines, make incisions to create glue tabs, stick together and your lid is done. But it’s totally up to you, this is just a guideline!
– Decorate the box, add the tea bags. 
For the box I used two strips of Always Artichoke textured cardstock.  Once I put the box together, I then added highlight panels.  I cut five 6.5 cm x 6.5 cm Early Espresso cardstock and then five 6cm x 6cm pieces of Elegant Soiree DSP.  I punched out an owl using Basic Black, Whisper White and Always Artichoke cardstock as well as some Elegant Soiree DSP.  I mounted the owl on to an extra-large Always Artichoke Scallop Circle.  Inside the box I added four strips Always Artichoke, that I used the Scallop Trim Border Punch on the bottom edge.  I then stamped the Homemade stamp with Chocolate Chip ink and covered the centre image with the Heartfelt Thanks greeting from the Hodgepodge Happiness stampset.  I added a Chocolate Chip heart and 4 Always Artichoke circles to the image and adhered the Scallop Circle to the centre of the inside of the box.  The box is going to be a surprise for my husband when he gets home from work tonight.  I will also be adding his favourite chocolate wafer biscuits, which are not in the photo.
Stamps: Homemade, Hodgepodge Happiness
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso, Elegant Soiree DSP
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Extra Large Scallop  Circle Punch,  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Owl Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch, Scallop Trim Border

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I have been looking at The Play Date Cafe colour Challenge for the last few days trying to think how I could use the challenge colours.  I love the bright colours, but they are not ones that I would normally use together.  Then I saw this weeks Clean & Simple Sunday Sketch Challenge and thought that the two challenges would be perfect together.  The Challenges inspired me to make a Birthday Card, but I may have used a bit too much white, but I still like what I came up with.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock.  I then added a layer of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, followed by a layer of Swiss Dot embossed Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I punched out three scallop squares, 1 in Night Of Navy, 1 in Pumpkin Pie and the last in Pretty in Pink cardstock. I then punched out 3 Whisper White squares using my 1 1/4″ Square Punch.  As I needed the squares slightly smaller, I trimmed two sides of the squares to make the squares smaller.  Using the SAB Bliss stamp set, I stamped the Butterfly, the bird and the flower.  I trimmed the images out and adhered them to the Whisper White Squares, using foam pads for two images and snail adhesive for the bird.  I then attached the squares to the Scallop Squares and adhered them to the base card.  To finish off the card, I stamped a Birthday sentiment from the Afterthoughts stampset using Night of Navy Ink.  I punched out the sentiment using the Square Scallop Punch and adhered it to the base card.  

Stamps: SAB Bliss, Afterthoughts
Paper: Night Of Navy, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Pretty in Pink
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Night of Navy
Accessories: 1 1/4″ Square Punch, Square Scallop  Punch, Swiss Dot embossing folder

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Stamps: Hodgepodge Happiness
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Certain Celery
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle  Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch,Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die , Swiss Dot embossing folder, Square Lattice embossing folder, cropadile

 Just Add Ink have a new Sketch Challenge this week.  For this challenge I decided to use the sketch to help me make a card for my husband’s nephew.  I started with a base card made from Whisper White cardstock and then I trimmed and embossed a piece of Certain Celery cardstock which I adhered to the base card.  Next, I embossed a piece of Crumb Cake cardstock and adhered to the base.  Next I trimmed some Chocolate Chip cardstock to make the large panel and the contrast strip and I trimmed a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  With the Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the numbers from the Hodgepodge Happiness set.  I used Pear Pizzaz ink and Chocolate Chip ink.  I then adhered the Chocolate Chip contrast strip and the Chocolate Chip panel.  Followed by the stamped Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I punched out a 1 3/4″ Certain Celery Circle, 1 3/8″ Chocolate Chip Circle and a 1 1/4″ Whisper White circle and adhered them to the card using foam pads.  I then used the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlit die to punch out the letter S to represent my nephew’s name, using Crumb Cake cardstock.  I finished off by using the cropadile to punch out a series of circle that I adhered next to the ‘S’ and along the contrast strip.

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 For this weeks Clean and Simple Sketch, I started with a base card made from Basic Black cardstock.  I then added a layer of Whisper White cardstock, followed by a strip of Crumb Cake cardstock.  Next, I took a strip of Rich Razzleberry cardstock and stamped it with the Seeing Spots stamp set and Rich Razzleberry Ink.  I then adhered the stamped cardstock to the base card.  Next I stamped some more circles and a flower from the Seeing Spots stampset.  I punched out a series of Black and Crumb Cake circles using the Itty Bitty circle punch.  I adhered the circle to the top and bottom of the card using mini glue dots.  I then punched out a series of circles using the 1 1/4″ circle punch, 1 3/8′ circle punch and the 1 3/4″ Circle punch.  I then stamped the greeting from the SAB So Happy for You stamp set.  I adhered the punched out circles to the base card and then adhered the Birthday sentiment using foam pads.  To finish off the card, I trimmed the stamped flower and adhered it just above the Birthday Wishes.

Stamps: SAB So Happy for you, Seeing Spots (retired)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:  Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, 1 1/4″ Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Circle Punch

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For this weeks Inkspirations Colour Challenge I thought I would do something a little different.  Last week I bought some STAMP-ON-FABRIC paper from Denielle Bernauer and I thought I would use some of  that paper and this week  colour challenge to make a T-shirt for my eldest daughter.  I started by selecting the Bliss stampset and the Organic Outlines stampset.  From the Bliss stampset I stamped three butterflies using Rose Red and Garden Green (sorry I don’t have any Wild Wasabi ink) markers and So Saffron Ink.  I stamped the images on to the STAMP-ON-FABRIC paper and then trimmed the images.  I placed the images on to the T-shirt to form a row of Butterflies.  I then stamped the Words Happy for you from the Organic Outlines stampset using a Rose Red marker.  With stamping, I stamped it onto the flat side of the sheet of film that comes with the Stampamajig.  I then press the Stampamajig sheet against the STAMP-ON-FABRIC paper and went over the stamped words with the marker to make sure the writing stood out.  I trimmed around the writing and placed it under the butterflies.  To adhered the stamped images to the T-shirt, I ironed then until they were set and peeled off the backing.  With using the STAMP-ON-FABRIC it is always best to work on a test piece first as it allows you to understand who long you need to iron.  Also remember to put a board under the fabric to make sure the image adheres evenly.  This is really a simple process and lots of fun to do.  I would like to thank my daughter Alex for  modelling  the T-shirt for her sister.

Stamps: Bliss, Organic Outlines

TShirt: White
Ink:  Rose Red marker, So Saffron, Garden Green marker
Accessories:  STAMP-ON-FABRIC, Hot Iron, Stampamajig Film

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