Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My First Photo Album

I saw a few photoalbums made with the translucent envelopes in the Splitcoast Galleries, so I thought I'd give it a try. It was super easy!! This was going to be a test run just to try out measurements and try around but, I think it's kinda a fun album so I'm going to give it to Kenzie. I think it'd be fun to take some pictures with her and let her pick some out to put in the album. :)

Designer Paper: So Saffron
Cardstock: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Ruby Red, whisper white
Stampset: Priceless
Miscellaneous: Dazzling Diamonds, Corner Rounder (to make scallops), Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Translucent Envelopes, sticky strip, stampin dimensionals

I used 5 translucent envelopes and adhered them to eachother with the adhesive that comes on the envelopes already then adhered them to the cardstock with sticky strip. The front and back covers of the album are mesaured at 7 1/4"x5" and scored on one side at the 1" mark.

Thanks for stopping by. Sorry I hadn't blogged in a few days, between being busy at work the last few days I've also been looking at the new catty preparing my first order!! :) Now it's onto my grocery list... so not as fun as my Stampin Up list!!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Miracle Worker for Dull Punches

I've been using my punches more and more lately. And they've been getting harder and harder to use. I've felt like it takes a lot more strength to use them, especially my scallop circle punch. Then, yesterday my 1 3/8" square punch was punching out squares with frayed edges. This morning I decided to try the soda can sharpening trick to see if it really works... and it did!! I'm SO happy!! It worked even better than I thought it would!! I used one can per punch, punching out as many pieces of the soda can as I could fit and it worked perfectly.

Here is a video that I found on youtube by Stampbusters to show you how to do it....

I hope this helps some of you!! Happy Friday!! I hope Everyone has a GREAT weekend!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Ice Cream Cone Birthday

Whew!! It is SO hot out there today!! Summer has definately arrived!! In honor of summer I thought I'd go with a card today that could cool us all down ;) Yay for ice cream cones!! Yum!!

Cardstock: Whisper White (8 1/2x 5 1/2, scored @ 4 1/4); Pretty in Pink (1-scallop punch, 1- 1/2" circle punch); Barely Banana (1-scallop punch, 1- 1/2" circle punch); Certainly Cerely (1-scallop punch, 1- 1/2" circle punch); Very Vanilla (1-scallop punch); Close to Cocoa (1- scallop punch); Creamy Caramel (1 - 1 3/8" square punch)
Ink: Creamy Caramel (to sponge the creamy caramel cone and all scallops accept close to cocoa and all 1/2'' circles ); Chocolate chip (to sponge close to cocoa scallop), Close to Cocoa (for the Happy Birthday)
Stamp Sets: Cheery Chat, Sanded BG
Miscellaneous: Dazzling Diamonds

To make the Ice Cream Cone:
1) punch out the cone with creamy caramel cardstock and the 1 3/8" square punch
2) ink Background stamp (I used Sanded) and stamp the square
3) Cut off one side of the square at a slight angle. Use that same piece, flipped, to cut of the opposite side (this insures that both sides are equal - and no ice cream will leak out ;) )

To make the Ice Cream:
1) Punch out all the scallops with the scallop circle punch
2) Cut the scallops straight across so that you have 9 scallops on the piece you'll use as your ice cream
3) sponge the edges with creamy caramel ink
Stack the ice cream ontop of the cone. You can either adhere the pieces to eachother or to the cardstock directly. It's up to you.
Thanks for stopping by!! Stay "cool"!!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

3-D Star

I was looking around on Splitcoast Stampers today trying to find some inspiration for today's project. I found this really neat Star Box by Diana here. Her box reminds me of the 4th of July coming up, but since I was making this for myself I thought that I would use some colors that matched my living room.

Cardstock: Whisper White (8 1/2x10 1/2), So Saffron DSP(3x10 1/2), and Pumpkin Pie DSP (4x10 1/2)
Ink: Whisper White craft ink
Stamp Set: Stars and Swirls (retired)
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White Ribbon
Miscellaneous: Irridescent Ice and Heat Gun

Thanks for stopping by have a GREAT Hump Day!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Flower Pot Card

I had been seeing these flower pot cards around on other blogs that i follow and thought that I would give them a try. I really like them!! The ones I had seen were the ones using the Close to Cocoa Cardstock as a pot, but I thought Really Rust reminded me a lot of the Terra Cotta pots my mom used to use.

If you pull up on the flowers, you can write on the white insert a short note.

Cardstock: Whisper White (2 1/4x4 1/4); Really Rust (1/2x3 1/2, 9x3 1/2, 2 1/2X4 1/2), Punch out 1 of each color with the 5 petal flower punch: Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Barely Banana, and then punch out 5 with Old Olive. Only Orange (punch out 5 -1/2" circle punches).
Stamp Sets: Sanded BG
Ink: Really Rust
Miscellaneous: Rounded Edge Punch (for scalloped edge), Sticky Strip
To make the Flower Pot take the cardstock that is 3 1/2x9" long and score at 2" and 5 1/2". Fold so that the 2" fold is going one direction and the 5 1/2" fold is going the other. Make scalloped edge on the 2" side of the card and stamp BG stamp on the front of the card. Lift scallop fold up and place on paper cutter. Put the 2" fold on the Divider and the 5 1/2" fold on the 1/2" mark and cut cardstock. Repeat with the other side. Your Pot is now made. Let me know if you have any questions on the rest of the card! Enjoy!! And thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Da Bear's Birthday

I made this card for a gal I work with. She is OBSESSED with the Chicago Bears. It about killed me to make this card - Vikings fan... I almost made a purple and yellow bear!! :)

Cardstock: Whisper White (5 1/2x8 1/2 scored @ 4 1/4; 2- 1/4" circles), Only Orange (2 1/2x5; 2- 1/2" circles; 1-1" circle), Night of Navy (3x5 1/4; 1-scallop circle punch; 3/4" circle punch), Basic Black (1/4" circle; 2-1/8" circle)
Ink: Night of Navy and Only Orange
Stamp Set: Cheery Chat (retired)

Accessories: Corner Rounder Punch

Saturday, June 20, 2009

A Little Birdie Told Me...

There are so many June Birthdays at my work. This card is one I made for a lady I work with. It's made with older "In Colors", but I still love them! I hadn't used my Simply Scrappin' kit "Creative License" yet... I tend to not use my Designer Paper because I want to "save it for something special" lol... but I am going to try to get over that...


Designer Paper: "Creative License" Simply Scrappin Kit; Striped DP (5 1/4x4), Star DP (2 1/4x2 3/4), Flower DP (4x3 1/4)
Cardstock: Whisper White (1 7/8x2 1/4), (5 1/2 x 8 1/2, scored @ 4 1/2), scrap piece; Pumpkin Pie (2x2 3/8), scrap piece; Wild Wasabi (2 3/8x2 7/8); Blue Bayou (4 1/4x3 1/2)
Stamp Sets: Happy Everything (inside card), A Little Birdie Told Me
Punches: Large Oval, Small Oval
Ink Pads: Wild Wasabi, Black Stazon
Markers: So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie

Let me know what you think!! Have a GREAT Saturday and Father's Day Weekend everyone!!