Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Graduation Matchbox

Isn't this the cutest thing ever!? My friend Penny posted this on her blog today. Please hop on over there and check it out. She got the idea from Stampin' Up's Stampin' Connection where demonstrators share their creations. I can't wait to make my own!!

Click HERE to go to Penny's blog.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Card Therapy Stamp Camp Card Shares

This past Saturday was a blast at my Card Therapy Stamp Camp. We started off the camp with chicken enchilada dip and syrup hotdogs ( hot dogs wrapped in bacon placed in a crock pot and covered with brown sugar). While the girls ate I gave an overview of the 5 cards we were making that day. The first item we made was this cute ladybug Petal Card holder. I just love the Petal Card die cut because you can do so many things with it. My photo displays the holder with a gift card inside (perfect for those June graduates), but I also had fun size candies available to place inside. The ladybug punch art was an item I found on Angie Juda's blog. She consists of 2 - 1 3/8 circles, one red and one black. Cut the red one in half and sponge with black on the edges. The head is a 1' circle punch and the spots are punches from a small hole punch. The antennae were made from some twine colored black with the Stampin' Write markers.

I just can't get enough of the Sweet Scoops set which is available in the new Summer Mini catalog. This is the second card we have made with it, but I just adore it! Instead of a traditional cone I used the sugar cone and made mine a double dipper! The brown background was embossed with our new Square Lattice embossing folder. Doesn't it give the texture of a waffle cone?

This card is a CASE of a card I found on the blog Pine is here. The stamp set, card stock, designer paper and ribbons are different, but the concept is the same. I ordered the Ribbon Originals 116230 Masterpiece specifically to make this card. I love how Stampin' Up offers these ribbons together for sale. The saying "Live, Laugh & Love" is from the stamp set On Your Birthday 111664. We simply inked the stamp with our black Stampin' Write marker, leaving off the happy birthday. Using your markers to ink your stamps allows you to use your creativity with color and what words you would like to use.

Getting ready for Father's Day, we made this card with the Totally Tool stamp set. This idea was CASED from splitcoast stampers where several people have made cards using the tools placed on paper that was paper pierced to look like peg board. Though this card was time consuming, I don't know a dad out there that wouldn't appreciate a handmade card from his son or daughter for Father's Day.

Last, but not least, we made a card for those animal lovers out there. Using the stamp sets C is for Cat and D is for Dog we made a simple birthday card. This card is a direct CASE from the catalog page 61. I did make the card a full 5 1/2 by 4 1/4. The buttons are sewn on the card using the paper piercing tool and some white embroidery thread.

I am catching up on some card requests, and getting ready to head to work. I hope you all have a wonderful day! Stay tuned for the next Stamp Camp date, I hope to see you there!


Monday, May 3, 2010

Teacher Thank You Cards

A high school friend of mine asked if I could make her some thank you cards for her sons to give to their preschool teachers. I had the perfect card I have been wanting to CASE for years - a pencil card which was designed by Angie Z. circa 2008. I really had a hard time coming up with any other cards, because I just think Angie's pencil card is tooooo cute! The picture below also includes another card, which is supposed to resemble a chalk board. Hopefully Christine will like one of these. What do you think?

Have a good night!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Less than a week...

Until my next Stamp Camp. I know we just had one, but due to work and vacations my May Stamp Camp needed to be held on Saturday May 8th. Don't fret though there is still time to RSVP with me and attend a stress free day of Card Therapy!

We will be making 4 cards and 1 3-D item and the cost is only $10! What could be more fun?

Hope to see you there!