Monday, June 30, 2014

June Stamping Class Giveaway: Nail File Holder

For my June Stamping Class, this is what the girls received as their free giveaway.  I got these small nail files at Walmart (2 per pack).

Details:  Cut solid card stock 9" x 3" and score on the long side at: 1" and 4 1/4".  Cut DSP paper piece 2 1/2" x 2 3/4".  Use corner round punch on flap and on top of nail file holder.  Thank You is from the Stampin' Up! stamp set Itty Bitty Banners.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stamping With Scraps & Color Combo Challenge: Eastern Elegance DSP

I made this card for my Color Combo Challenge series, but I realized it can also be a card for my Stamping with Scraps series.  I used the Blossom Petals Builder punch to create the tops of the candles.

Color Combo 2014-24

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Fun Flowers Box: Stampin' Up! Island Indigo

Started playing around with a basket for a centerpiece and ended up with this box.  I used Island Indigo card stock and Watercolor Wonder DSP.

Look for a Tutorial for sale... coming soon.


Friday, June 27, 2014

NEW Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Catalog is HERE!

EXCITING NEWS!  The 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! idea book and catalog is out and it's AMAZING! 
Click to view the NEW catalog on-line

60th Birthday Card

This my card for Lilly's 60th Birthday Card.  I used transparency paper for the strips for the 60 and the hearts and stars.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Stipple Butterfly with Hershey Kisses Wrapper

This was a card I made at a stamping class many years ago.  We used the Stampin' Up! Stipple Butterfly stamp set and Hershey Kisses wrappers.  Yes, the little foil wrappers around kisses make up the butterfly colors.  We stamped the butterfly on transparency paper using Stazon Ink, we put Crystal Effects on the reverse side of the transparency paper and layered with colored Hershey Kisses wrappers staying within the outside line of the butterfly.  Let it dry and WOW!

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Lilly's 60th Birthday

This past Sunday my girlfriend Lilly Ruiz had a brunch to celebrate her 60th Birthday!  She made all the centerpieces and favors.  The theme was "Orange and Yellow".  She has such great ideas!!  As you can see, she is very talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Technique Tuesday: Faux Corduroy

I know it's hard to see this on the screen... but if you see the sample below... it really does look like "corduroy".  Amazing!!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Class Projects: Black & White June Class

For June I decided to do something a little different for my class theme so I had a "Black & White" class.  Every card we made had the black and white theme. 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Stamping with Scraps: Strawberry Slush

Love, Love, Love the way this card turned out.  I cut out the flower using the Floral Frames Framelits and then I used scraps to make the center flower.  I used the same technique as the "Sunburst Technique".

Friday, June 20, 2014

Stampin' Up! Eastern Elegance - Coastal Cabana Card

I know Stampin' Up! has retired this paper... Eastern Elegance.  But it is just too pretty to put down.  I wanted to use up whatever DSP (Designer Series Paper) I have left and so I started playing around and came up with this lovely creation.  I hope it inspires you.


Eastern Elegance DSP, Costal Cabana card stock, White Tafetta Ribbon, Labels Collection Framelit

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Throwback Thursdays: Father's Day Vest Cards

Today's Throwback Thursday idea is a "Father's Day Vest Card".  These are 2 different samples I made over the years.  These are really simple to make, if you look at each one, you can see its basically a folder card and the Fishing vest has slits on the sides and in the middle, which can be done with a punch and the same goes for the argyle vest card.. circle punch on the sides and a slit V down the front middle.   

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Father's Day Envelope Cards

I made these Father's Day Envelope Cards for my Dad and bothers for Father's Day and put Scratch Off Tickets inside.  In a previous post, I showed these with a Hershey bar inside...  personally I prefer the chocolate... of course.  But I knew they would enjoy the scratch off tickets.