Sunday, August 21, 2011

Gift for my Roommate at Conventions

I know it has been a month since Convention; however, I just realized that I never posted the little gift I made my roommate.  There are a couple of items that I used that have since been retired; however, this will give you the idea so to make your own.  It is fairly simple to make and makes a great gift!

Using the Top Note Die I cut out three images from chipboard, then covered the front with cardstock and Designer Series paper.  Using coordinating ribbon I ran it along the back adhering it with Sticky Strip to each piece.  I then covered the back with matching Designer Series Paper.

I decorated the top piece with a saying and some flowers made from the Boho Blossoms Punch.  I hid the seem between the papers with some more ribbon.  this belly band does not go around to the back.

The second piece I attached a calendar.  This calendar I actually printed from Word (a 12 month calendar) and then cut it up and connected it all with brads.

The final piece I attached a Post-It pad for writing notes.

Stamp Set(s) - All Holidays (retired)
Card Stock - River Rock, Paisley Petals DS, Bravo Burgundy
Ink - Bravo Burgundy
Accessories - Sticky Strip, Big Shot, Top Note Die, Boho Blossoms Punch, Silver Brads, 5/8" Marina Mist Satin Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals

Monday, August 8, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I am a huge fan of moving parts on a card.  I will be honest, I cant remember where I got the inspiration for this but find it an Excellent template for Easy Events and Petite Pairs stamp sets.  One technique used here is masking.  I took a small post-it not and masked the saying under the tree so that I could use something else.

My moving part is the label.  The petite pairs work perfect for splitting up small sayings!

Blender pens, a great way to look like you worked harder than you did.

Stamp Set(s) - Easy Events, Petite Pairs
Card Stock - So Saffron, Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink - StazOn Black, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip
Accessories - Decorative Label Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Blender Pen, Glue dots, Pearls Basic Jewels

Thursday, August 4, 2011

4 Tags Gift

Here is an ADORABLE gift idea!  These were also given to us in the "Workshop in a Bag" at convention.  And can I just say, LOVE the new In-Colors!

The topper is just a 2-1/2" Circle Punch.

This project also made me a huge fan of Baker's Twine!

Stamp Set(s) - Easy Events
Card Stock - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Natural White, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder, StazOn
Accessories - 3"x5" Cellophane Bag, Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, White Baker's Twine, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Mini Clothespin, Mini Glue Dots, Blender Pen, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Cupcake Card

Here is a cute card that was part of the "Workshop in a Bag" from convention.  My guests made this at my New Catalog open house! 

This is a very cute way to use the Notecards package!  I love the idea of using the envelope as a pocket.

When you slide the card up it reveals a happy birthday flag.

The cupcake has lots of bling!  Glitter on the frosting and pom-poms and a flower with a Basic Diamond.

Stamp Set(s) - Easy Events
Card Stock - Melon Mambo, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White Note Cards and Envelopes
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Wild Wasabi, StazOn Black
Accessories - Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter, Melon Mambo 1/2" Scallop Dotted Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 2-Way Glue Pen, Mini Glue Dots, Blender Pen, 2-1/2 Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack