Wednesday, April 27, 2011


I loved the card in the new Summer Mini catalog on page 22 using the Tangerine Tango. I told you I loved this color cardstock LOL.

Anyway, I copied the card exactly as it is shown. It was really fun to make.

The card is made from the Tangerine Tango cardstock, and embossed with the NEW Flower Garden embossing folder. Then I tied the Daffodil Delight 3/8" taffeta ribbon around the card. On top of that I attached some of the NEW Beyond the Garden DSP after the bottom was punched with the Scallop Edge Punch.

I cut two strips of cardstock, one in Pacific Point and the other in Wild Wasabi and attached onto the DSP at the bottom edge above the embossed portion.

Then I stamped the leaf in Wild Wasabi and one of the flower images in Daffodil Delight on scrap paper and cut them out. then they were attached to the front of the DSP with Dimensionals.

The greeting I used was from the Thanks for Caring stamp set from the Occasions Mini catalog that is expiring on 4-30-11. Don't forget to check through the Occasions catalog to make sure you have all you want out of it before it's gone.

Have a Great Day!!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

LOVE the colors

I was looking at some of the new Designer Series Paper in the Summer Catalog called Beyond the Garden. The colors in the paper are the ones shown in the New Color Coach (Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango).
The photo of the cards just doesn't do them justice; they are sooooo gorgeous together. I wanted to make a card using ALL OF THE COLORS, but that's for another day.

I did use some of the paper and some other new items from the Summer Mini Catalog to make this card.
Again this photo of the card doesn't do the colors justice; the base of this card is Tangerine Tango... one of my most favorite colors of all the Stampin' UP! colors. The first thing I did was to stamp one of the flower images from the new Fabulous Florets stamp set randomly all over the front using my VersaMark stamp pad, so basically, they are watercolor marks. I punched the edge of the card with the Scallop Edge Punch, then using the NEW Flower Garden embossing folder, ran the card front through the Big Shot imprinting this new fabulous image.

I stamped the leaf image on Whisper White cardstock in Wild Wasabi and attached the cardstock to a piece of the new Beyond the Garden DSP and attached them to the front of the card. I also ran a sheet of Tangerine Tango through the Big Shot and used the Square Lattice embossing folder, cut the paper into thin strips, then attached a strip to the edge of the Whisper white cardstock to give the card a little more dimension. Using some Whisper White scraps, I stamped another of the flower images in VersaMark then applied some NEW Tangerine Tango embossing powder to the image and heat embossed it. I stamped two images then cut them out, and attached them together using a dimensional. I also used my Aqua Painter and applied some Daffodil Delight classic ink in the center of the top flower and little dabs of Tangerine Tango classic ink from the center out toward the end of the petals. Lastly, I applied some Smooch pearlized top coat on the petals to give them some shine. I attached the flower to the card with another dimensional, then tied some 3/8 Whisper White Taffeta ribbon around the card for the finishing touch.

Here is a closer view of the flower showing how shiny it is with the Smooch top coat.

What the card doesn't show you is what I put on the inside. I used a 1" strip of the same Designer Series Paper on the edge of the inside so it shows underneath the scallop edge when the card is closed. I also corner rounded the inside corners to go along with the scalloped front.

The card turned out pretty amazing. I made it for a swap I'm in this month.

Have a wonderful Day!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Ice Cream Cone

This is the last project we made in our first Big Shot class this month...... Isn't this the cutest thing? The Petal Cone die again!!! We cut the cone with the Big Shot using Crumb Cake cardstock and then ran it through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder to make it look like a waffle cone. The banner in the die cut was also embossed and adhered to the top portion of the cone to finish off the edge. The we cut one section of the cone in Whisper White for the inside greeting, trimmed to fit and adhered to the inside of the card. Next we ran three pieces of Pretty in Pink pieces of cardstock through the Petal Cone Die on the scallop half circle section. Then each piece was sponged with Regal Rose classic ink. The first piece was placed on the cone as it is originally cut. Then to make the other three pieces smaller, we fit the cut piece into the 2 1/2" circle punch, placed the scallops evenly inside and punched. Then these altered "ice creams" were placed on top of the cone for additional scoops. I then sprayed the ice cream with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz to finish it off. I thought this turned out pretty cute.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Petal Cone Die Projects

This little pouch was fun to make and really cute. It could be used for any number of things.... of
course my first thought was to put a valentine greeting inside; however, the pouch is large enough that it could hold some special treat (maybe chocolate???). This was made by cutting the basic section on the back with the Petal Cone Die. The front is using Designer Series Paper from the Level 1 Hostess paper pack in the 2010/2011 Idea Book & Catalog, also cut with the Petal Cone Die. Don't you LOVE the flowers? These were made with the new Fun Flowers Die that you can also find in the Occasions Mini Catalog and the leaves are actually petals from the Blossoms Petal Punch. Pretty cute, huh?
This next project is one of my favorites. Again using the Petal Cone Die and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock, I made a "carrot" for Easter. The front is stamped with the Easter Blossoms stamp set using Pumpkin Pie classic ink. The little banner on the Petal Cone die is what I curled slightly and attached to the front and on top of that I attached a piece of Victoria Lace with a small piece of Daffodil Delight 1/8" ribbon tied around the lace. Then I attached a button from the Neutrals Button collection with a small piece of linen thread tied into it. The back of the "carrot", I adhered some DSP in Old Olive; then filled with "crimped grass" and pixie sticks.

The project on the right is again made using the Petal Cone die. This project is made with Early Espresso cardstock with some Blushing Bride Designer Series paper from the Level 1 Hostess Paper pack. On top of that I attached a scallop circle with another circle cut with the 1 3/8" circle punch. The image is stamped in Early Espresso classic ink using the Clearly For You stamp set that you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Don't forget, if there are things in the Occasions Mini that you can't live without, it will be expiring on 4-30-11. We NEVER know if any of the stamp sets will appear in a future Idea Book & Catalog, so hurry to get in your order before the end of the month.

The Other item shown is made from the Scallop Square die and I have attached a square of Designer Series Paper onto the cardstock. I punched a hole on the top opposite corners, added some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a greeting from the Defining Life Stamp Set which was punched out with the Decorative label Punch. I also attached a rosette from the Occasions Mini Catalog and a few leaves punched from the Blossoms Petal Punch.

Hope you enjoyed these projects and I have a few more to show you tomorrow.

Enjoy your Monday, at least the weather is improving and the leaves are coming out on the trees and bushes..... FINALLY. Today my husband actually mowed the lawn because it was looking pretty shaggy with all the rain we've had and it looked so pretty and reminded me that soon we will be able to sit outside and enjoy the warm sun!!! Can't wait.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Top Note Die

One of my customers brought me this beautiful card she made using the Top Note Die for the Big Shot and the Decorative Label punch. I think this is gorgeous and if you look closely, you'll notice she added a few basic rhinestones on the image.

I have a Big Shot club for those wanting to buy the Big Shot on a Lay-Away plan and while they are waiting to get their machines, they come each month and make projects learning about and using the dies. This month, we made mostly projects made with the Petal Cone Die Cut. I got so carried away with everything you can do with this die that it took them forever to finish LOL.

I will show you a few of the things we made today, and more in the next few days.

The first basket is made using the Oval Frame Die, the handle is made with the scallop portion of the Oval Frame Die and cut in half and the Big Oval Punch was used for the greeting. The egg shape of the basket is textured with the Polka Dot embossing folder and cut to make a straight edge on the bottom to stand up. The two "egg" shapes are attached to a small box I made to fit inside.

The Easter Basket is made using the Petal Cone die and cut down to stand flat. The handle was made using the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch. Check out the "PEEP" inside.... she's sitting on a few Jelly Bird Eggs.

Lastly, the cone is made with the Elegant Soiree' Designer Series Paper with an added piece of Early Espresso cardstock, again using the scallop piece in the Petal Cone Die providing the scallop edge on each "petal". I used Early Espresso 5/8" Satin Ribbon for the handle and the bows on each side.

Check back tomorrow for more samples of what we made and have a blessed Sunday

Saturday, April 2, 2011


This was my entry into the Demonstrator Swap for our meeting this month. I used the Manhatten flower Embossing folder on the Pear Pizzaz card stock, then I cut the three scallops at the bottom using the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die for the Big Shot and some of the Springtime Vintage DSP. I used the same paper for the flower which I made using the FUN FLOWER Bigz Die for the Big Shot. I used some Pear Pizzaz Cardstock and the DSP for the flower and sponged the Pear Pizzaz classic ink on the edgesl, then I scrunched them up, opened them, attached an Antique Brad and to the card using Mini Glue Dots. I also wrapped some Pear Pizzaz 1/2" Poly-Stitched ribbon and pulled a thread out of the middle to gather it a bit on the side. My original for the swap was better; the top layer of the flower used the flower DSP instead of the the pink from the same set, but I ran out of the flower paper. I also used a large Antique Brad instead of this small one. The Greeting comes from the set, Elements of Style. Have a Fun Day.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flower Daisies

This card reminds me that I have forgotten to use my Flower Daisies Die Cut that I LOVE SO MUCH!!! This card was made by Carol Helmig. Look at all the fun things used to make this!!!! The main portion of the card is using the Tulip Embossing Folder.... then the last layer of Marina Mist is using the Finial Press Embossing Folder. As mentioned above the flower is made using the Flower Daisies and the leaf comes from the Two Step Bird Punch. Just think..... how easy is this card to make..... using the Big Shot for both the embossing folders and the Flower Daisies, then using the Two Step Bird Punch for the leaf and the Decorative Label Punch for the sentiment and again for the outline on the sentiment. The small flower in the center of the daisy flower is made using one of the Itty Bitty Shapes punches from the Punch Pack. A little glitter on the leaf and center flower and the Basic Pearls. If you haven't used or purchased the Big Shot, it is a MUST HAVE!!!! I am currently hosting a Big Shot Lay-Away club...... come for 4 months, make fun "projects" for FREE using Big Shot dies and pay $29.15 each month toward your Big Shot.... OR, if you already have a Big Shot or want to learn more about how it works and what the dies do, come to the club and pay $5.00 and make all the same projects. After you experience this fun product you will know WHY it's a MUST HAVE!!! Call/email me if you are interested in attending. Call me with any questions and for details!!!