Sunday, August 21, 2011



Supplies needed:
Stamps: Artistic Etchings

Ink: Marina Mist, Perfect Plum, Daffodil Delight & Early Espresso
Paper: Early Espresso & Very Vanilla
Accessories: Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon


Steps:
1.) Cut 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
2.) Fold in half.
3.) Cut 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.
4.) Stamp circle image from Artistic Etchings stamp set on Very Vanilla w/ Marina Mist (3-4x).
5.) Repeat with Daffodil Delight.
6.) Stamp Key design with Perfect Plum.
7.) Sponge the edges with Early Espresso & Daffodil Delight ink (just enough to create an aged look. I will even dab lightly in the middle as well without reinking).
8.) Trim 5" piece of Chocolate Chip 5/8" satin ribbon.
9.) Adhere near bottom on Very Vanilla (3/4" up) and wrap edges around back
10.)Secure to front of Early Espresso card.
11.)Cut 2-3/8" x 3-3/8" piece of Early Espresso cardstock.
12.)Cut 2-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Very Vanilla, stamp with Eiffel tower image.
13.)Using Ticket Corner punch, punch all 4 corners of both pieces of cardstock.
14.)Repeat sponging on Very Vanilla and adhere to Early Espresso.
15.)Add bordered Eiffel tower image to top right of card.
16.)Stamp "Amour" on Very Vanilla scrap, punch using Oval punch (smaller one).
17.) Sponge Oval edges as well.
18.) Add Rhinestone brad to center of "O".

Tres chic!


Sunday, July 17, 2011

New colors

Check out the new 2011 In Colors: Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeaid, Pool Party and Wisteria Wonder. Such a beautiful color combination. Remember these are in addition to the 2010 In Colors, we are on a 2-year rotation.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wish Big!



I was inspired by a gift bag at target to make this card.

Supplies:
Paper: Melon Mambo and Vellum cardstock
Stamps: Artistic etchings, Word Play
Accessories: 5/8” Black satin ribbon, Pearl, Scallop edge punch, 1-3/4” scallop circle punch, dimensional
Ink: Versamark, StazOn

- Fold 4-1/4” x 11” Melon Mambo piece of cardstock in half so seam is on the top of card
- Stamp circle design from Artistic Etchings on cardfront using Versamark
- Cut vellum cardstock to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”
- Stamp circle design on vellum using StazOn ink, I prefer to let dry for a few minutes (no smudge)
- Using Scallop edge punch, punch 5-1/2” side of vellum (be careful, the punch might not easily release the vellum)
- Adhere vellum to cardfront lining up scallop edge with bottom. There will be a ½” – ¾” space at top.
- Tie Black satin ribbon around card front and tie in a bow or knot, cut ends at diagonal
- Stamp “Wish big” from Word Play on scrap of Melon Mambo
- Punch out using 1-3/4” scallop circle punch
- Adhere message under knot using Stampin’ dimensional
- Optional: add half back pearl on ‘i’ in wish
Ta-da! So easy and so cute!

Birthday Wishes

Let's work on the cutting first...


1. Cut a piece of Melon Mambo down to 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" and fold to create card base

2. Cut 4" x 5-1/4" Polka dot piece of Ice Parlor DSP (SAB free item)

3. Cut 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" Pretty in Pink square

4. Using the Big Shot and the Scallop Squares Duo Bigz Die, cut out a 3x3 scallop square in Whisper White

5. Cut out a 1" x 2-5/8" Orange polka dot piece of Ice Cream Parlor DSP to layer the message on

6. Cut out a 3/4" x 2-3/4" scrap of Whisper White for message



Now the fun begins:

5. From the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, Stamp the cupcakes on a pedastal onto the Scallop square using Basic Black

6. Color in as desired (I used- Old Olive, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink and Real Red Stampin Write markers)

7. Layer the Polka dot paper on the Mambo Melon card front

8. Layer the Scallop square on the Pretty in Pink square and then onto card front (top center)

9. Stamp "birthday wishes" from So Happy for You (SAB free set) on the Whisper White scrap with Tangerine Tango

10. Layer birthday message on Orange polka dot paper with dimensional and then onto card front

11. Stamp "Hope your day is the sweetest ever" from Crazy for Cupcakes as inside message wih Tangerine Tango or Melon Mambo on Whisper White cardstock

12. Optional: using the 2-way glue pen and Dazzling Diamonds, glitter your cherries for an added effect.


Enjoy!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Modern Manhattan


Using Baja Breeze and Very Vanilla as my base, I ran the 4" x 5-1

/4" piece of cardstock through the Big Shot with the Manhattan flower textured impressions embossing folder. In a small spray bottle, I mixed Frost White shimmer paint and alcohol. Sprayed that (from a distance) on the embossed image and let to dry before adhering to my Baja Breeze. I also sprayed the message so they would match. You can stamp any image, I used the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set because it is so versatile. Then punched out with the 1-3/4 x 7/8" Oval punch and layered on my Scallop Oval punch. Enjoy!

-Natalie