Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Stamp Club Card

All Supplies from Stampin' Up!: Stamp Set: And Many Mower, Cardstock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango; Ink: Basic Black; Accessories: Top Note Die, Old Olive wide grosgrain, black brads, watercolor pencils, Tangerine Tango Prints DSP.

I've been doing so much of my crafting lately using my Big Shot Dies....I just LOVE the images that are Stampin' Up! Exclusives and one of my all time favs is the Top Note Die. You can do so much with this little sweetie! I set out to show my clubbers how much fun you can have with this shape, and my first item was a Father's Day card using the new And Many Mower stamp set from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. This set cracked me up because of the 3 R's stamp (see bottom of post for a picture of the whole set). It is literally a description of my Dad!! Ever since he retired he has seen more documentaries on the History Channel than any person alive...and I'm not kidding! Don't get me wrong, he's not a total couch potato, it's just that it's his FAVORITE thing to do, watch TV in his recliner, eating a snack. After many years in a pretty high stress job he sure deserves it!

Needless to say, my Dad's Father's Day card will be made with the 3 R's stamp, but I'm not posting it until after I give it to him because besides being a History Channel buff, he spends some time on the computer too checking up on all of us. So for now, here's a card made with some other stamps in the set. Note: Doesn't the Tangerine Tango DSP remind you of some really bad '70's polyester pants?? LOVE IT!
Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Another basket for your Easter table....

This basket would be so cute used at each place setting at Easter. You could even exchange the sentiment on the front for a name or monogram. All products used are SU! The Egg box is made with 2 ovals cut with the Coluzzle, and a small box sandwiched between....I just made up my own pattern, but you could use any size box, whatever suits your needs. The paper is from the SAB DSP Delicate Dots, and the stamp set is Egg-Cellent Easter. The handle is made from Vanilla 5/8 grosgrain, and the brads are from the Soft Subtles mix. I also used the scallop circle punch and the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. The band around the middle was made with the Lace Edge punch. The small flower was punched with the Boho Blossoms punch. Cardstock colors used were Certainly Celery and Bashful Blue. Happy Stampin'! Judy

Monday, April 6, 2009

A tisket, a tasket, a sweet little Easter basket!

Hi Everyone! I am so bogged down with things to do this week that I'm posting this one without any directions or product description...I just don't have the time!!! Everything was SU! except I used Nesties to cut my scalloped circles. I'll post more information at a later date. Happy Stampin'! Judy

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A sweet little bunny

This little girl bunny is just so cute (and easy to color!) and is another stamp from the Egg-Cellent Easter set. I used the fabulous Jan Tink's idea for making a ruffled scalloped border to frame my bunny. She shows this technique on an oval, but it works great for the square, just make sure to do a fold at the corner! The wonderful DSP Tea Party is just such a great paper for spring, and it was used for the ruffle and the background papers. Pirouette Pink is the color I used for the card and the large oval and I used Certainly Celery for the grass under the bunny's feet. The mat color is So Saffron. I used a designer ribbon in So Saffron and a little brad from the Hodgepodge Hardware in Styled Silver. I also used Certainly Celery brads from the soft subtles mini-brads. The bunny was colored with Pastels.
Hoppy Easter!