Friday, June 11, 2010

Happy Birthday, Claire!

My grandaughter, Claire turns 5 tomorrow. I posted her birthday party invitation using Sweet Scoops a week or so ago. Here is the card I made for her. It's in the mail, Claire!


Supplies used: Ballet Blue, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White card stock; Pawsitively Prints designer series paper; Sweet Scoops and Crazy for Cupcakes stamp sets, Stampin' Dimensionals; Versamark, Ballet Blue, Close to Cocoa & Pretty in Pink ink; Scallop Edge Border & Corner Round punches; Irisdescent Ice Embossing Powder

1. Cut the Ballet Blue card stock in half (4 1/4" x 11"). Fold in half, then fold on the halves in half again. This forms the easel.
2. Scallop edge the 1 1/4" x 4" and the 1 1/4" x 3" pieces of Pretty in Pink.
3. Corner round the 4" x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock.
4. Stamp ice cream cone in Close to Cocoa and the Ice Cream Scoop in Pretty in Pink on a scrap of Whisper White card stock.
5. Cover the pink ice cream with Versamark ink and heat emboss with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. Cut out both pieces.
6. Stamp "Happy Birthday to You" from Crazy for Cupcakes in Ballet Blue on top of Whisper White piece as shown.
7. Adhere the 4" Pretty in Pink scalloped piece to the 4" x 2" piece of designer series paper. Adhere to bottom of 4 1/4" x 5 1/4" of Whisper White piece. Adhere the 4" x 1/2" strip of Pretty in Pink card stock above the designer series paper.
8. Stamp "Have a Sweet Celebration" in Ballet Blue on the 3"strip of Whisper White card stock. Adhere the 3" Pretty in Pink scalloped piece to the bottom.
9. Adhere the ice cream cone (use a Stampin' Dimensional under the ice cream scoop) under the "Happy Birthday to you".
10. Adhere the "Have a Sweet Celebration" piece to the bottom of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals. This will hold the easel up.
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Burnishing Technique

Here a new take on an old technique! One of my downline, Barb is going to use this technique in an upcoming workshop so thought I would use it for a Hostess Club project this week.



Supplies used: Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip & Whisper White card stock; Summer Sun, More Mustard, Dusty Durango and Chocolate Chip Classic Ink; Stampin' Sponges; Fresh Cuts stamp set.

To burnish, rub a Stampin' Sponge into the ink pad and rub in a circular motion where desired.

1. Burnish Whisper White card stock with Summer Sun in the center.
2. Burnish the area around the Summer Sun with More Mustard.
3. Burnish the remaining Whisper White area with Dusty Durango.
4. Stamp image in Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
5. Assemble card as shown. Note: this card measures 5 1/4" x 4 1/4".
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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

A Little BIt of Paradise....

I'm still basking in the memories of the Southern Caribbean! One of the prizes I won on the cruise is the Island Oasis designer series paper. It coordinates with the Tropical Party stamp set in the Summer Mini catalog.
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Supplies: Tempting Turquoise, Rose Red & Whisper White card stock; Large Oval Punch; Rose Red 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retiring); Playground Designer buttons (retiring); Fundamental Phrases & Tropical Party stamp sets; Island Oasis designer series paper; Pumpkin Pie & Rose Red Classic Ink.


Saturday, June 5, 2010

Reinventing the Wheel

It's been a little bit since I have posted! I think I am finally caught up after being gone! I haven't had a lot of time to stamp until today. It feels good to get back to it! We had our Summer Mini Catalog Open House today and thought I would share our make & take.



One of the new products in the Summer Mini Catalog is the Stampin' Around Wheel Builder and Spacers. We now offer skinny wheels that you can stack any way you would like on the spindle and use the spacers to put them where you want them. What fun! On the sample below, the candles are one wheel and the Happy Birthday is another wheel. There are also uninked Triple Cell Cartridges that you can fill with ink refills to create whatever colors you want.

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