Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Big Shot Class - Cards

I just love all of the things we can make with the Big Shot! Cards are a snap!

I just love how the Movers & Shapers Die coordinates with our punches! The white star is texturized with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder.

To make this card, place a piece of folded card stock on the Scallop Square Clear Die. Make sure the card stock is covering three of the four sides. You want the fold at the top of the card. We finished this card with the Sweet Pea designer series paper and the greeting punched with the Word Window Punch layered on the Modern Label Punch. Literally, it took less then 5 minutes to make this card!
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Sunday, April 11, 2010

Detroit Tiger Opening Day!

Friday was the Home Opening Game for the Detroit Tigers. We have season's tickets so for us, this is a holiday! (smile) It was a "balmy" 38 degrees when the first pitch was thrown and climbed up to 40 by the end of the game! The Tigers gave us a win so it was well worth it!

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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Fifth Avenue Floral - 20% off!

One of my favorite stamp sets in the catalog is Fifth Avenue Floral. The images are simple and elegant!

Supplies used: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Basic Black and Whisper White card stock; Versmark and Black embossing powder; Ruby Red and Cameo Coral Watercolor Wonder crayons; Aquapainter; Eyelet Edge Border Punch; Black 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
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Big Shot Class Project #2

This little gift box is perfect for small gifts or treats! It would be great for showers or weddings! It's reaslly easy to make!
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To make this box:
  • Score a 6" x 6" piece of card stock at 1 3/4" on all four sides.
  • Cut the score lines on 2 opposite sides and fold to make the box. Use Sticky Strip to secure the sides.
  • Die cut a piece of designer series paper with the Petal Card Die to make the top. I also reinforced the center of the top with a 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch piece of card stock.
  • Tie a piece of 1/4 inch Grosgrain Ribbon around the box.
  • Embellish as desired. The larger butterfly is from the Beautiful Butterflies Bigz Die and the smaller butterfly was die cut with the Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Greenhouse Garden - 20% off in April!

If you love flowers, this stamp set is great! I couldn't decide which flowers to use so decided to make a collage of all of the flowers in the this stamp set!
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Supplies: YoYo Yellow, Basic Black, Whisper White and Orchid Opulence card stock; YoYo Yellow, Real Red, Only Orange, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Basic Black Classic Ink; Wide Oval Punch; Sincere Salutations Stamp Set.

Big Shot Class

I held a Big Shot class the other night. We made 5 projects so I thought over the next week or so I would share the projects we made.
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Debbie and Donna attended the class - both said they learned a lot and it was well worth their time!
Thanks, ladies!

One of the projects we made was this wreath. We started with the On-Board Scallop Circle Book pages(Occasions Mini Catalog), found the center and die cut a circle with the Clear Circle Die to form the wreath. Next we traced the scallop circle onto a piece of designer series paper (We used Cottage Wall), and again, found the center and die cut the circle with the Clear Circle Die. The paper wreath was glued on to the chip board with Tombow Liquid Adhesive.

We die cut the letters for "Welcome" with the Naturally Serif strip die and adhered to a piece of Whisper White card stock. To finish the wreath, we die cut flowers and butterflies with Sizzlits, Embosslits, etc.

Two-Step Into Spring:!

There is a lot of exciting things going on right now with Stampin' Up! They have announced a Color Renovation! I am really excited about these changes and I can't wait to get my hands on the new colors! I will post more about these at a later date!

Right now, I want to talk about the Two Step Into Spring campaign this month! Hostesses can earn Awash With Flowers for FREE this month with a $350 workshop! Additonally, there are four stamp sets that are 20% off!
  • Greenhouse Garden (page 94) - on sale for $20.76
  • Fifth Avenue Floral (page 98) - on sale for $19.96
  • Flower Fance (page 101) - on sale for $29.56
  • Trendy Trees (page 112) on sale for $14.36
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I will be posting samples with all of these sets over the next week or so. Supplies used to make this card:
Trendy Trees Stamp Set, Funky Forest Wheel; Green Galore, Chocolate Chip card stock and Classic Ink; Whisper White card stock; Stamp-a-ma-Jig; Word Window & Modern Label Punches