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Thursday, December 31, 2009
I now have lots of coral, purple/lavender, and white socks! This is 10 pairs of socks, each separate sock made into a rose bud.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
1. Season of Simple Grace (5) Sally G., Susan's friend Jan
5. Fourth of July Celebrate (4) Already stamped, not assembled
6. Fourth of July Double Swirly (4) Already stamped, not assembled
7. Fourth of July fireworks (4)
9. Pocket Silhouette Thanks (no packets, but simple enough I can get it together easy - and there are 4 different silhouette flowers I used on different cards)
10. Reinker Spread (3) Sally G.
11. Beginner workshop card (9)
12. Fourth of July Simply Said Stars
13. Rock and Roll (have a bag of pieces -- will have to see if have all of them if anyone interested.)
15. Shirt from Envelope (10)
17. Large white flower (7) Sally G.
20. Manhattan Embossing Folder Vellum (several - easy to get more together) Sally G.
21. Hidden Message Card (7)
23. Dasher Red and White (7) Susan's friend Jan
24. Wiper Card (5)
26. Bleach Dusty Durango Thanks (3?) -- all top note pieces already bleached. More top note pieces than packets.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
As mentioned in my email several days ago, here are some cards that use some of the sets or punches mentioned in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Sales Special that lasts for one week only -- November 23 - 30, 2009. (Information about special sent 11/23 by e-mail.) Many of you will remember most of the cards -- we've done them in workshops or they were on the table as samples. And if you're one of my out of town friends, you may have seen some of them in previous posts, but there are a few samples I don't think you've seen.
This card is made with the Love You Much Stamp Set listed with the Heart to Heart Bundle. I just used a marker to ink the "V" and the flower on the LOVE stamp, then put a button over the flower with a glue dot. This card also shows a simple, flat bow just be looping a piece of ribbon and glue dotting each end down, then looping another strip of ribbon over the middle, and then glue dotting it to the strip of ribbon on the card.
The Heart to Heart punch (all 3 in one punch), also in the Heart to Heart Bundle and also offered by itself at the end of the sales chart, was used on this card. The hearts were punched out of the white and then the white was layered over Real Red cardstock. (The hugs and kisses image is from the All Holidays stamp set - not a part of this sale.)
The Love You Much Stamp set (listed in the Heart to Heart Bundle) was used on this Hidden Message card. Above is the front of the card. It is a also a gatefold card that we learned.
Then -- you open the card another way, and this is the Hidden Message -- i.e., Inside 2 of the card. It's a card you would need to hand to someone and then show them how to open it -- or, as I saw done with another type of card -- you would need to send them some directions telling them how to open the card to see the hidden message.
This was a favor done early in the year - using the Love You Much set again as you can see. It was a triangle Hershey Kiss holder.
This card was CASED. The Simply Said stamp set (listed in the Simply Said Bundle) was used here and then the flowers were just covered up with star brads.
The card above and the card below are made with the Fresh Cut stamp set and the Fresh Cut Notes -- they are square note cards 4" x 4". This stamp set and these notes are listed under the Fresh-Cut Bundle on the Sales chart. The cards are different depending on where you stamp the images and what you put behind the flower die cut on the note card. The image on the front of the green card below is behind the die cut on the pink card above.
This was a Father's Day sample card using one of the images from the Eight Great Greetings stamp set, which is listed in the Ultimate Stampers' Starter Bundle. The brown felt ribbon is still available under the Clearance Rack (under Shop Now on my Stampin' Up! demonstrator website). This ribbon is listed as Alpine Ribbon Originals - there are three 8 foot rolls in the package -- one roll of striped grosgrain and two rolls of the brown felt. I really like the brown felt ribbon for masculine cards. Clearance Rack items can be ordered online only.) The set of 3 spools is $6.99.
The Cheep Talk stamp set was used on this Wiper Card. The front of the card is above, and below is the card pulled out so that the little wiper part comes up. This stamp set is listed in the Cheep Talk Bundle.
This is the monogram cards we did one Saturday at Stamp Club - we used the Lovely Letters stamp set that is one of the two sets listed under the Alphabet Bundle. We stamped the letters in Encore Gold ink. Brushed Gold cardstock is layered with Basic Black. This Lovely Letters set is one alphabet set I've really been enjoying using - I love the little decorative part of the letters!
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Cased from: hydelter - uploaded to splitcoaststampers on October 26, 2009
This is the Bride designer paper layered onto Sahara Sand cardstock. Angel from Holy Triptych stamped in Sahara Sand. White taffeta ribbon. This card went together really fast.
This card and the one below were made to show the Shimmer Paint. Mixed Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint with alcohol in a mister bottle (about 3/4 full of alcohol and less than a teaspoonful of shimmer paint). Then spray the completed card. It doesn't show on the card above, but you can see it a little bit on the card below. It really gives is a pretty sparkle all over. The whole front of both cards has been sprayed and shimmers. I tried several times to scan it so the sparkle will show, but it doesn't show up. Really need to see it in real life.
I read some more about the alcohol -- if you can find rubbing alcohol that is 90% or more it is better. The higher percentage of alcohol, the less water and therefore the less the paper will curl. If you make this shimmer spray, you will need a fine mister. Also each time you use it, you will need to shake up the mister because the shimmer paint settles to the bottom. Everybody really liked the shimmer it gave the card. The stamped (in Bravo Burgundy ink) ornament is from the Tree Trimmings set in the regular catalog, and the Peace, Love and Joy sentiment is from All Holidays. Cardstock is Whisper White, Brushed Gold, Handsome Hunter, and Bravo Burgundy. Burgundy was embossed with Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder in the Big Shot. Gold elastic cord from the Holiday Mini is adhered above the ornament. The ornament below is from the same set, heat embossed in gold.
All materials Stampin' Up!
Made this card a year or two ago when I was doing a Punch Class to show use of the Round Tab Punch. This is a Criss Cross card -- horizontal. The directions for this card are on http://www.splitcoaststampers.com under Resources. I think the color is Ruby Red and Ruby Red designer series paper.
I had a red Dasher on red left over from when I was making the sample make 'n take Dasher card and I had left over Handsome Hunter card front from the Tree Trimming cards above, so just put those together. The Handsome Hunter really makes the red Dasher stand out, I think.
This was another napkin I tried the Freezer Paper Napkin Transfer method with. This was a cocktail sized napkin. The bottom and right side had another orange line border and more brown, but I had to cut that part off so the turkey would fit better. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes on the Modern Label Punch.
The leaves on the two cards below (they were scanned side by side instead of two separate scans) were also napkin transfer using freezer paper. The napkins that had the pretty yellow/orange that I used to demonstrate the Napkin Transfer technique (see 11/13 post) had only that one part of the napkin in that color - the other 3 squares on the napkin were leaves with a white background. By adhering them to the freezer paper, I was then able to cut the leaves out -- even the intriciate points and the stem - and then glue them to a card front.