Friday, July 31, 2009

SU147 The Grand Essentials

My daughter bought me two pkgs of these yellow and orange flowers from the Dollar Store so I've been having fun coming up with ideas on how to use them. The centers are really an orange although they didn't scan that color.

Stamp Set - Sidekick Sayings, French Flair.

CS - White, Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Chocolate Chip.

Ink - Only Orange, Yo Yo Yellow, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green.

Accessories - Garden Green marker, Swiss Dots CB folder, Corner Photo punch,Spring Bouquet Flower punch, Purchased flower, Martha Stewart Embossed ZigZag punch, Carl leaf punch, 1/4" and 1/2" circle punch, sponge.

Inspired from THIS card.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SU176 Your Friendship

Used the Level 2 Wings of Friendship Hostess set for this card. It was a fun card to make! I swiped the edge of the main image with the LL ink instead of sponging. I stamped the yellow flower on a scrap and used a mount under it.  Added Faux Brads.

Ink - Lavender Lace, So Saffron.

Stamp - Wings of Friendship.

Accessories - CM oval cutter, 1/4" circle punch, Crystal Effects, mount, Scallop edge punch, Large oval punch, Scallop oval punch.

Monday, July 20, 2009

SU097 Wish

Stamp Sets - Small Script, Happy Harmony.

Cardstock - White, Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun.

Inks - Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Black Memories.

Accessories - 1/8" punch, 1/2" circle punch, Slit Punch (for scallops), Watercolor Joy wheel, ribbon, eyelet, Coluzzle Tag template.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Paper Envelope

Remember that envelope I posted the other day - Resizing Purchased Envelopes? If you did one, grab it and I will show you how to make another envelope using it as our pattern. You can either trace your envelope onto heavy cardstock or just use the envelope itself.

Grab any kind of light weight paper you want - pages from a magazine, calendars, atlas, wallpaper, wrapping paper ... just anything. If you can find at least 8" square doilies, they will work too.Cut your choice of paper to 81/4" square. With the wrong side of your paper facing you, place the top point of your envelope to any point of your paper. Bring the sides of the paper around your envelope to hug the envelope. Do not glue it yet. Bring the bottom up to fit the bottom of your envelope. You will have a little triangle piece - just bend it down & rip it off. Remove your envelope. Now glue on the bottom edges of the envelope where I indicated. Put a card inside & bring down the top flap. Seal. I usually will put my address label on the wrong side. I feel it gives the envelope added stability.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Envelope Corner Bookmarks

I seen this done many years ago. It is not my idea - I have no clue who to give the credit to.

This is the scraps from yesterdays post.

Measure 23/4" across the top & down the sides of each corner.

Lay your ruler on the diagonal so it touches the two marks on the outside edges. Cut apart using a rotary cutter or your favorite cutting method. We now have two corner pieces. Flip them over & decorate as desired. I used stamps from the Perfect Presentation set with Brocade Blue ink. You can put clear tack on both sides to make them stronger. Now you have two bookmarks to enclose as a little giftie with your card. Great way to use all the envelopes that that darn junk mail comes in too!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Resizing Purchased Envelopes

I have a friend that works at our Drug Store. They are always returning cards back to the company & throwing out the envelopes. She now saves them for me & I am thrilled! Most of them are the right size for our standard cards but some are way too big. This means we have to add two postage stamps to the envelope. Thats no fun so I'm going to show you how I resize these oversized envelopes to fit your standaed card.

First off, you need to make sure your card will fit sideways in the envelope. Just lay your card in or on the envelope - if it is within the boundaries, you are good to go. This envelope measures 53/4" x 81/4" so I have plenty of room.

Next, seal the envelope. Working on the wrong side, put a light pencil mark at 41/4" and 5" from the bottom on both sides. I've used a red marker on this sample so you could see what I'm doing. A light pencil mark is really all you need. Draw a line across the envelope at 8" from the bottom. Fold top part in half to find the center. Mark a line there too.

Lay an ice cream lid on the top part of the envelope so that the edges are touching the 41/4" marks. Trace the curve of the lid.

Draw a line from the 5" marks to the top center line. Cut on these lines thro both thicknesses with plain or fancy scissors. Hang onto these two top corners - I will show you what to do with them in the next post.

Cut from the 5" lines down to the 41/4" lines on the folds. Follow your ice cream lid curve to cut away one thickness only.
Put your card inside & fold closed. Remove card & decorate if desired.

It seems that I've done a lot of jibber jabber here. It really is quick to do. You'd be surprised how many envelopes you can resize while watching the Soaps! Hope you will give it a try!

SU056 Be Merry

Cardstock: Brocade Blue, White, Green Galore

Inks: Brocade Blue,Green Galore

Accessories: 3/4" circle punch, Mounts

Stamp Set: Perfect Presentation

Inspired from a card by Megans Kindness.

Friday, July 10, 2009

SU175 Just for You

I don't have the In Color ink pads so I rolled the Classic Star wheel in the Rose Red ink pad for the background.  Of course, I had to do the Faux Brads!

Stamp Sets - Animal Stories, Oval All

Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Summer Sun, Melon Mambo, Soft Suede.

Ink - Rose Red, Summer Sun, Melon Mambo marker.

Accessories - 1/4" circle punch, Crystal Effects, Scallop oval punch, Word Window Punch, Large oval punch, Classic Star wheel, sponge.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

SU070 Sympathy

Cardstock - White, Handsome Hunter, Pretty in Pink, Mint (non SU!).

Inks - Handsome Hunter inkpad, Handsome Hunter marker, Pretty in Pink marker.

Accessories - Rectangle hand held punch (non SU!), eyelets, 1/8" punch, ribbon.

Stamp Set - Happy Harmony.
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