Wednesday, December 7, 2011

November Stamp Club projects

I know I haven't been posting lately and I'm sorry for that, but getting back into the job scene has been a little crazy and working retail during the Thanksgiving season has been even crazier. Yes I had to work Black Friday, but it was fun!

Anyway, here is the project I started with to make at the November stamp club:

After I had it done, I thought it needed some more color, so changed it to this:

I really like the black behind the sentiment better. As you can see this card uses the Silver Glimmer paper. LOVE how it sparkles and it was a cinch to cut the snowflakes out using the Northern Frost die and the Bigshot. The card base is Cherry Cobbler.

Here is the other project we made:

My hostess wanted to use the Holiday It's a Wrap stamp set and make a nugget box. So we used the Matchbox die to make the box. The box part is using Cherry Cobbler and the cover is using a thick window sheet so we could see the nuggets inside.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Birthday Bracelets

My daughters birthday is this weekend and she wants to have a few friends over to celebrate. Well I thought it would be fun to find some kind of craft to do to keep them busy for a while. She wanted to do tie dyes tshirts, I said no way! Too messy and takes too long to do. So as I was looking through some fun crafty websites, I came across something using Fish Swivels and thought that would make a really cute bracelet.

Well working at a sporting goods store I have access to these things. And one of the girls I work with is celebrating a birthday today. So I sat down this morning and made one up to see how hard it would be and this is what I came up with:

I looped some small beads on to the hooks and the small Jingle Bells from the Holiday Mini catalog, which fit just perfect. I think the girls will have a lot of fun making these and I hope my friend from work thinks it's fun.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Stamp Club projects

Last night was my monthly stamp club and here are the projects we made:

First I showed them how to use the Simply Scored to make this cute purse out of a 6x6 piece of Designer series paper. If you remember, I am making some of these for an upcoming craft show and you can see those in an earlier post.

For this one we used the Spice Cake designer series paper out of the Holiday mini. Everyone made one that looked different because they all had a different pattern. I had them all cut out a leaf from the Leaves die and texture it using the Square Lattice embossing folder to attach to the 'buckle'.

For this card we just used Whisper White card stock. I saw this on a website that is for demonstrators only. This card was inspired by Barb Dykhouse.

I wanted to use the Doily background stamp and love love the Field Flowers stamp set. For the Doily stamp I used Crumb Cake classic ink, the flowers - Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze and the sentiment - Early Espresso.

We used the Houndstooth Embossing folder for the 'sandwich' piece to add some dimension to the card.

I love how the pearls in the corner just add the right something also. You could make this card using any color combination and I think it would turn out just as lovely.

Monday, October 24, 2011

And some more...

These 2 are the same but different. I grabbed paper from the same package just a different design for each one. The designer paper comes from the Flirtatious pack.

For the top one I used Early Espresso and Pretty in Pink along with the Whisper White to match the designer paper. For the bottom one I used Chocolate Chip and Melon Mambo along with Whisper white to match the designer paper.

All other product used is the same on both of these notebooks:
Stamp Set - Cottage Garden
Accessories - Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Scallop Trim Border punch, Corner Rounder punch, Full Heart punch, 2 1/2" Circle punch, Bigshot, Square Lattice Embossing folder, Scallop Circle Die #2, Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit die, Paper piercing tool and mat pack

I have one more to show you then it's off to the stamp room again to create some more.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

A couple more altered notebooks

For these 2 I used all current product. The Designer series paper is from the Subtles Patterned paper pack. The Lattice is cut using Whisper White and the Lattice Bigz die and the Bigshot. I had to cut multiple of these, but that's easy because I could cut 4-5 at a time.

The flower is made using the Build a Blossom stamp set and the Blossoms Petals Builder punch. The buttons are from the designer button collections.

For the top notebook I used Perfect Plum classic ink stamped on Whisper White card stock for the flower petals and Old Olive classic ink stamped on Certainly Celery card stock for the leaves. I tied a piece of the white bakers twine to the button and adhered it to the center of the flower using mini glue dots.

The bottom notebook flower uses Marina Mist classic ink and button.

Come back tomorrow for a couple more.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another altered notebook

These 2 are the same but just using different designer series paper. Of course the designer paper is retired, but still works for this. I combined it with current paper and embellishments to cover these 2 notebooks.

Come back tomorrow for a couple more.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Altered Notebooks

Here is something else I will be featuring at my upcoming craft show. Altered notebooks. Kids of all ages like to carry these to school instead of the plain old notebooks.

This one features retired designer series paper along with Soft Suede, Certainly Celery and Real Red. The flowers were made from the Bigz XL Flower Folds die and then embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder.

Come back tomorrow for a couple more.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

1 more Bigshot note pad

This is more of a seasonal one, but I just love how this turned out. I ran a piece of Bashful Blue through the bigshot using the new Snow Burst embossing folder. I then adhered it to a piece of the lightweight cardboard that comes behind the Designer series papers and and cut a circle using the 3 1/2" circle die and the bigshot again. I also cut a piece for the back and a piece of Shimmer paper, which I tore, for the snow on the front.

The inside paper pieces are done with printer paper again and cut using the 3" circle die.

The snowman is made using punches. Punches used are the 2 1/2" circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1 1/4" circle, Snowflake (for the arms), Owl (for the eyes, mouth and heart), Petite Pennant (for the hat and nose) and the little flower from the punch pack (for the ball on the hat).

I put dimensionals between each body piece and added rhinestone buttons down the front of him. Oh and don't forget the scarf which is just a knotted piece of Real Red grosgrain ribbon attached using a mini glue dot.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

yet another Bigshot note pad

Seeing the ones on a website I found made of metal prompted me to try this one. It is made from roof flashing. You can cut right through it and even emboss on it using the Bigshot. Isn't that fun!!? Don't you want to just try it?

Would you like to try making one of these cute projects I have shown you in the past week? Contact me to get a group together and I can show you and you may just earn product for FREE!!! Remember the Bigshot is FREE too. Find out how!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Another Bigshot note pad

Here's one I made to look like an chocolate sandwich cookie with double stuff in the middle. It's pretty plain, but oh so cute!

I used the Scallop circle #2 die to cut out a piece of Early Espresso which I glued on to a piece of lightweight cardboard, then punched out a 2 3/8" circle in Early Espresso also, which I then ran through the Bigshot with the Polka Dot embossing folder but adhered it upside down so the indents went in.

(just a hint on the lightweight cardboard - if you purchase any of the Designer Series papers, there is a piece of white cardboard behind each pack - keep these, they work great for these kinds of projects)

I used the 3" circle die for the 'double stuff middle' papers, which again were cut out of printer paper.

I'll have another one to show you tomorrow. Thanks for stopping!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bigshot note pad

I saw these cute little note pads on a website, but the cover was made from metal. So I took some retired Designer series paper and glued it onto some thin cardboard and ran it through the bigshot using the large flower from the Bigz L Fun Flowers die.

I then took some regular weight printer paper and did the same thing. I used the crop-a-dile to punch holes in all of it and put a binder ring through.

It needed something else, so I took some Pretty in Pink card stock and and cut out the rest of the flowers found on the Fun Flowers die and also embossed them using the Polka Dot Embossing folder and the bigshot. To hold all the flowers together I used a Silver glimmer brad from the Basics pack. Love these!

I have it hanging on the side of my purse so if I'm ever in need of a piece of paper I have one handy all the time. And when I need more paper, I can just some more and start over.

If you haven't used a Bigshot or have and really want one, ask me how you can get a FREE one! Yes, you heard that right. A FREE one!!!

Come back again to see more of these cute note pads I've made.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Another tissue holder

Again this is using retired Designer Series paper. I cut this out using the Movers & Shapers XL die. I did add a piece inside that was punched with the Scallop Oval punch because it is slightly smaller than the movers & shapers die.

The flowers on this were cut out using the Floral Fusion sizzlit die, then I ran the pieces through the bigshot with the Square Lattice embossing folder to give it a little more dimension. I put dimensionals between each piece also. The leaves were punched out using the Bird Builder punch. Adding a Self Adhesive Pearl to the center of the flower gave it just the right touch.

I hope you have found some inspiration in these projects so far. Come back tomorrow for another project I will be selling at my up coming craft show.