Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
My card is 4 1/4 square, so I cut out 4 1/4 X 8 1/2 and folded in half. then I cut out another square from scraps 4 1/4 X 4 1/4. Then using a blade and a ruler, I cut a 3" square out of the middle. Using the outside piece, I placed it on top of my card front, turned it over and dry embossed the square using my stylus until the square was "sharp". When I turned the card over, I ended up with a square section. I didn't have any bashful blue taffeta ribbon so I made some. I cut out enough of the white ribbon to go around my card, then I used my bashful blue re-inker and put several drops in a small amount of water and dyed the ribbon. It dries really fast and you can even use your Heat Tool to help it along. I cut out a square of 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 Whisper White cardstock and stamped the butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly towards the top in bashful blue ink. Then using my Two Way Glue I put a dab on each flower in the butterfly and sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on. It is soo cute. Then I tied the "dyed" ribbon around the 2 1/2" square and adhered to the front of the embossed square on the card front. That's all there is to it. So simple and easy. Give it a try, it gives a really classy look to your cards.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
I think it came out really cute and different. I'm loving all the 3-D effects the BIG SHOT gives you.
Monday, January 12, 2009
Before you think about that though, this is just a reminder of all the Stampin' Up! promotions that will be ending 1-18-09
- Last chance to order from the Fall/Winter Catalog
- Last chance to order from the Holiday Mini Catalog
- Inventory Blowout - up to 50% off retired, retiring and current products
- Retired Accessories - The availability changes every day
- Retired Stamp Sets
- Fall Winter Sampler - you can order ANY stamp set from this catalog at 20% off until 1-18-09
This last week is your opportunity to purchase items from these catalogs and specials at greatly reduced prices. Let me know what you would like or go online to my website and click on Shop Now at the top and order directly and have your order shipped to your doorstep. Anyone who orders online from ME will receive a Frequent Stamper card. You will earn one point for every $25.00 spent; when the card is full you can choose ANY stamp set from the Stampin' Up! catalog FREE from me.
Hurry and don't delay to save lots and be eligible for a free stamp set.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
The amazing thing with the Big Shot is that you can cut from 50 different materials. I haven't put it together yet, but I cut this basket out from felt and am going to sew it together for a cute little girl purse. If you put (can't remember what it's called) the adhesive iron on material on the back of your material, you can iron on flowers and glue on accessories (rhinestones). There's just no end to what you can do.
This basket was cut using the Textured Bashful Blue Cardstock. then before I put it together, I punched circles out of the handle using my Cropadile. Then on the bottom I dry embossed circles, also using my Cropadile.
The tag was made using the Build A Flower Bigz Die. There are two flowers, one is adhered to the other and then attached to a 1 3/4" circle punched with the new punch from the Fall/Winter catalog. The tag is tied onto the handle through one of the holes with 1/2" Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon. I also stamped the "I heart U" stamp from "A Happy Heart" onto Whisper White cardstock and cut around it and adhered it to the front of the flowers on the tag.
If you aren't aware, the Holiday Mini Catalog will expire on 1-18-09. There are two Valentines sets in this catalog that may not be available again; one of these being the "A Happy Heart" that I used the saying from. Check it out and let me know if you want anything from this catalog before the 18th!!