Friday, February 26, 2016

SU263 Black and White Birthday Celebrations

Here is another retired stamp set, Upsy Daisy.  I found this layout on Pinterest.  The black panel is cut 5-1/4“x 4“.  The white panel is 1-3/4“x 3-3/4“and ran through the Stripes EF.  I didn’t have any Newsprint DSP so I used a page from a book – our library always has boxes of free books and cut it at 3“long x 3-3/4“wide.

Paper: Black, White, page from a book.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Smarty Pants (inside).

Ink: Versamark, Black.

Accessories: Black embossing powder, sponge, Stripes EF, mounts.

Punches: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Wide oval.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

SU262 People Like You

Here is another retired SU! stamp set.  SU! seems to retire the nicest sets!

I stamped the image on white cardstock twice, the 2nd time I just punched the sentiment using the decorative label punch and colored the frame using my Daffodil Delight marker.  Also stamp the image onto a piece of scrap paper or sticky notes to use as a mask.  I stamped and colored the image with markers then drew a box around it with my Zig marker. 

Cover the image with the mask and stamp with various stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge set

Mount to the scalloped layer panel. 

Here is a closeup of the stamped grunge. 

I stamped the edge of my card with more grunge.

I used dimensionals to adhere the sentiment for extra pop.

Stamp Sets: People Like You, Gorgeous Grunge.

Ink: Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette Marker, Blushing Bride Marker, Pear Pizzazz Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker.

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride.

Accessories: Bakers Twine, Doily, mounts.

Punch: decorative label, Scallop Edge Border.

Friday, February 19, 2016

Fork Bow Valentines One Hour Card Class 001 (OHCC001)

Welcome to my 1st OHCC!  If there is interest, I hope to do a couple more workshops of this card this month.  I forgot to take pictures of my students being creative in my first class but I remembered to take a couple in my second class!  Anyways, lots of fun!

All supplies are from the ‘Share the Fun’ 2015 – 2016 big catalogue unless otherwise stated.

Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge page 123, Banner Blast (retired), Work of Art page 118, Teeny Tiny Wishes page 95, Groovy Love page 20, Holiday Best (retired), signature stamp (like Creatively Yours page 63) or use an address label. 

Paper: Whisper White page 141, Basic Black page 141, Melon Mambo page 138,  Blushing Bride page 139, 8-1/4“ square paper for an envelope

Ink: Melon Mambo page 138 Memento Ink page 163, Crumb Cake page 141, Blushing Bride page 139.

Accessories: Stamping Sponges page 163, bone folder page 164, scissors page 168, Snail Adhesive page 156, Stampin’ Trimmer page 169, Stampin Dimensionals page 156, Bakers Twine page 158, Wink of Stella brush in clear – from the Occasions Catalogue (January to May, 2016), scotch tape, homemade envelope template.

Punch: Sweetheart page 166, Word Window page 166, Large Oval page 165, Itty Bitty Pack page 166.

The measurements are as follows: Melon Mambo cardstock at 5.5” x 8.5” then fold in half for the card; a panel 5” x 3-3/4” from Basic Black cardstock; a panel 4-3/4” x 3-1/2” from Whisper White cardstock and a panel at 5.25” x 4” from white cardstock for the inside of the card. 

This student is in the process of attaching her insert to the inside of her card.

There are a lot of phrases in the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set – Happy Anniversary, Happy Birthday, Best Wishes and on and on!  You can switch it up to suit you

How to make a homemade envelope - Back in the day when I started making cards, there was no such thing as envelope templates that you could buy so I created my own.  It is still my favorite way of making them today!  I never did break down and buy one neither!  So here it is:  Make yourself a cardboard template by first cutting the cardboard 8” high by 5.75” wide.  The sides are about 5” high.  Cut another piece of cardboard at 4/3/8” high x 5-3/4” wide. 

Cut any kind of paper 8-1/4” square.  Place the point of the cardboard template into one point of the paper.

Fold the sides in to hug the cardboard template.  Pull tight and crease.

Bring up the bottom to fit tightly to the cardboard and crease.

Remove this template.  Place the smaller template tight to the bottom fold.

Then fold down the top flap.  Crease. 

Remove template.  Press all 4 folds using the bone folder.

Bend the bottom corner back.

Cut with decorative scissors.

Clip the 4 triangle corners where the two fold lines meet.

Open the bottom flap and run snail or glue along these edges and press up (except the decorative edge).

Stamp the front as you desire to match the card.

There is an excellent Fork Bow tutorial HERE

This student is pressing her fork bow into her puddle of glue using the fork.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

SU261 Thank You Card

I’ve been playing around with this retired SU! set.  I really have to start selling some of the retied stamps and accessories to give me more room for new ones!!  Haha

I stamped the leaves and flowers on to white cardstock.  I used the brayer to color the flowers Calypso Coral and I used the large smear stamp to color my leaves.

Although the picture doesn’t show this, I pounced Versamark on the flowers, added clear EP with a pinch of Dazzling Diamonds then heat set.

Paper: Pretty Papers DSP (2015/16 catalogue), White, Old Olive, Black, Mint Macaron.

Stamps: Awash with Flowers, Work of Art, Because I Care (thank you), Heard from the Heart (phrase for the inside).

Ink: Black, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron.

Accessories: Paper fastener, brayer, Clear EP, sponge, Dazzling Diamonds, heat tool, mounts.

Punches: Scallop Edge Border, Square Lattice EF, Large Oval.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Milestone Birthday – 9 years old – B09c

Cute ladybug by scrappinmad-karien.  I didn’t change it much except I didn’t do as my doodling as Karien.  I used the circle Coluzzle to make his body about 3”. Here is the poem I used for this 9 year old card from The Quote Garden.

Little ladybug on my arm, you wear a heart as part of your charm

You joined me on this sunny day, just for a moment then you flew away. 

Happy 9th birthday!

Cardstock: Real Red, White, Black, DSP stripe from my stash.

Ink: Real Red, Black.

Stamp: Memorable Moments.

Accessories: sponge, Coluzzle to make a 3” circle, Cherry Cobbler bakers twine, black marker, white gel pen.

Punches: 13/8” circle (head), standard ¼” hole (eyes, dots), ½” circle (dots), 3/16” crop-a-dile (cheeks), ¾” circle (for #9), 1” circle (to mount #9), Scallop Trim Border.

Font: Comic Sans size 32.

Friday, February 5, 2016

AG042 18” Doll Nightie Tutorial

Found this cute Nightie/Pajama tutorial and pattern by shwinandshwin for the 18” dolls.  It fit perfect!  Jenna from Maplelea is doing the modeling.

I cut my faux front placket 2” x 2”, pressed up one short end and folded the two long ends inward.

Place the rectangle in the center of the neckline of the front piece and sew all around the edge.

A long sleeve and short sleeve are included in their pattern -  hem either one at 1/2”. With right sides together sew the front of the sleeves to the front bodice then sew the back pieces to the back sleeve.  Press the sleeves flat.  Now you have a circle.

I added a neckband.  Cut neckband 1.25” wide by 10” or more long depending on how stretchy the band is.  Press in half.  Sew the neckband to the nightie stretching slightly.

Press the neckband towards the garment and topstitch.  Press again.

I dropped my feed dogs and used my darning foot to add buttons.

Because the hem line is on a curve, it is easier to run a basting thread at ¼” from edge.

With Right sides together, sew the side seams.  Press.

Sew center back seam closed about 4” from the bottom.  Bar tack.

Add about 5” of fusible web to the back at the Velcro placements.  Sew on 4” of Velcro.

Hem the bottom by turning to the basting line and sewing in place.

Remove basting thread.  Press and you are done!

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