Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
The second item we stamped was a cute little gum wrapper. Perfect for stuffing in a stocking or leaving on a desk of a friend as a little winter pick me up!
As part of the Christmas party, we all brought different snacks/drinks to enjoy. One of my fellow stampers, Trudy, came up with the idea to make a recipe book. We each printed our individual recipes and decorated in some way with a stamp set, and Trudy made front and back covers to make our recipe book official. She really did a wonderful job. They are really cute! Thanks again Trudy!
My recipe contribution was for my Grandma McFadden's Chocolate Cookies. I remember making these over the years with family. The cookie is a cake like chocolate cookie iced with fudge! We keep ours in the fridge and eat them cold.
I will have to post a separate post with my recipe card as I just realized I forgot it and it won't let me add any more pictures right now.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Unfortunately I need to use two of these cards right now, one for a family member who had a stroke and is having a rough time right now and the other is for a friend who just had back surgery today. Hopefully these cards will bring a smile to their faces and let them know how much I care.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Stocking Stuffer / Teacher Gift 3 1/4” x 1 ½” Box with Mini Bow by Diane Burns
1. Cut cardstock 6-½” w by 5 ¼” h. You are able to get 2 boxes from 1 piece of cardstock.
2. Score the 6 ½ “ side every 1 ½”, which will leave a ½” piece at the edge.
3. Score the 5-¼” side at 1 “ at each end.
4. Fold along all score lines.
5. Cut the 2 small rectangles off from the 6 ½” side on the ½’ edge. This will leave a flap to stick the box together. Apply sticky tape to this edge.
6. Decorate the sides of the box with cardstock and designer paper. Cardstock cut at 1 1/4” w by 3” h and Designer paper cut to 1”w by 2 ¾”h.
7. Assemble the box by adhering 2 opposite flaps from the bottom together with sticky tape. (Choose the 2 flaps that aren’t attached to the side with the ½” flap) Then adhere the ½’ flap to the other side. Next adhere the other 2 bottom flaps with sticky tape. Place gift inside and close top flaps. Regular adhesive can be used on top.
8. Finish decorating box, make punch tag and mini bow. Mini bow instructions and dimensions on Splitcoaststampers under resources Paper Bow. ( 1 strip @ ½” x 2”, 8 strips @ ½” x 3” and 4 strips @ ½” by 2 ½”)
Cost to make
I figured my cost from the 15 boxes I made supplies for.
4 sheets Designer Paper = 4 x .83 = $3.32
8 sheets Real Red cardstock = 8 x .22 = $1.76
4 sheets Chocolate Chip cardstock = 4 x .22 = .88
1 sheet Whisper White cardstock = 1 x .22 = .22
½ roll sticky strip = ½ x 6.95 = $3.47
Mini Pop Dots = 90 x .02 = $1.80
Brads = 45 x .03 = 1.35
Total Cost = $12.80/15 = 85 cents each for box and mini bow.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Just a quick post, while waiting on the pizza man and watching Nascar, of what I made today. I had my friend Leetah over this afternoon and we worked on some Halloween sour cream containers for her made from the Cast a Spell designer paper. Anyway, while she was here I told her we should make a baby card for a baby shower she was going to next weekend. I have been wanting to try the quilting technique with the Top Note die for the Big Shot. We chose some designer paper and then used the square punch to punch out 12 squares. Those squares were then adhered to a piece of paper and run through the Big Shot with the swiss dots cuttlebug folder, then again through the Big Shot with the Top Note die. And voila, a baby quilt perfect for a baby card!
Hope you had a great Saturday,
Friday, October 16, 2009
I made the above card for my Banking Center manager, Raul, in celebration of Boss's Day. This was my first attempt at the origami shirt and tie and after watching videos, I finally found a blog with step by step photos. If you are interested in trying this technique, check out the instructions at http://sunflowersanddragonflies.blogspot.com/2008/05/tutorial-tuesday-oragami-shirt-tie.html. I used kraft cardstock, with both Manchester and To the Nines designer paper. The sentiment was self made with non Stampin' Up materials. The card edges are sponged with soft suede.
The card went along with a dozen gourmet (gigantic) cookies from a local bakery in Katy. Mmmm, my husband said they were delicious! Of course I had to buy samples for him also. :)
More stamping tomorrow after the daily chores. I hope to have more for you then.
Have a blessed night,
Sunday, October 11, 2009
The second gift card holder uses the same stamp sets as the first, but this card is held shut with a belly band. The trees from Patterned Pines were embossed on Bella Rose DP. The middle tree is adorned with a gem at the top. The inside says "You are invited".
Tomorrow afternoon hopefully I will get my area cleaned up and then start cutting paper for cards to be made at my Birthday Bash Stamp Camp for Saturday. Have a great night!
Sunday, October 4, 2009
All the credit for this project goes to Angie Juda . I literally watched her u-tube tutorial (which is awesome, her whole site is) and then sat down and made this. If you would like to check out her projects go to Chic'n Scratch Live at http://www.chicnscratch.typepad.com/chicnscratchlive/ .
This particular project was called designer paper box. It is a stationary card box which holds 4-8 cards. I made 4 matching cards with mine.
The box I made used 1 sheet designer paper (paper used was the heavier DP, I think Parisian Breeze, but I don't know for sure), 2 sheets basic white, and scraps of blue, brown and tan. I am bad with colors as I had a bunch of paper stockpiled before becoming a demonstrator and just sorted by general colors. I wanted to give the cards a little more detail, so I embossed them with cuttlebug folders in the Big Shot.
This is the finished product with cards and envelopes inside the box. Overall this makes a very cute and economical gift.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
My father in law's birthday is next week, so I decided to make him a card. We live in different states so we won't be able to celebrate with him, but at least he will know we are thinking of him. My mom purchased this set, Sense of Time, and I wasn't sure what to do with it. I viewed the gallery at Splitcoast and made my variation. The brads, and cutting out the second hand circle are not my original idea, but cased from several different cards. I started by stamping the clock on designer paper (I think this is Manchester DP), then cutting out. I stamped again and cut out the smaller second hand circle. I added the brads and then popped up second hand clock with dimensionals. The edges were sponged with basic black ink. The sentiment, birthday greetings, was put in some antique brass hodgepodge hardware (of which I cut off the edges where brads can go) and popped up with dimensionals also. Base of the card is made with Soft Suede with Always Artichoke layering.
This close up photo shows the 3-D dimension of the card. Once started this was a quick card to make. I know my father in law will enjoy it as he loves watches. Happy Birthday Steve!
Until we ink again!
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I have taken the plunge and joined the online blogging world. I must say that getting started was easier than I thought and I am thankful for that! I also want to thank my upline, Penny, for allowing me to take a quote from her blog and use it as my title. I just think "To stamp or not to stamp...what a silly question!" says it all. Thanks again Penny!
Today I wanted to share a picture of items we made at my first Stamp Camp last weekend. I have Stamp Camps planned once a month. If you haven't been to one, you'll have to join us. They are so much fun, usually around 5-8 projects ready to go for a small fee between $10 to $15 depending on projects. It is an afternoon of stamping with friends at my house enjoying each others company and getting projects made! Next month is Birthday Bash Stamp Camp, but check out my demonstrator website for other events.