Sunday, August 21, 2011

Holiday Mini Preview

The Holiday Mini has so many wonderful items to use when designing your cards and your scrapbooking layouts.I used The wording from the Bells and Boughs stamp set and created the mantel by inking the Stripes embossing folder with Early Espresso ink and running it through the Big Shot with Soft Suede CS. The card base is WW CS that has been put through the Big Shot in the Square Lattice folder. I cut a rectangle out of the front of the card that measures 2 1/2" by 1 1/2" and framed it in by using the left over pieces from the mantel. The stockings were made using the new Stocking Builder Punch in the Holiday mini. They were decorated using the Snow Burst embossing folder, rhinestones, Red Glitter paper and Real Red and WW CS. Each was hung with white Baker's twine onto the mini brads. The fireplace was made using Basic Gray CS and cut with the same measurements as the front of the card. It was scored using the Simply Scored tool to simulate bricks. The logs came from the left over mantel peices using the Word Window punch and adjusted to fit in the fireplace. The flames were leaves from the Bird Builder punch cut out of Daffodi Delight CS and distressed with Cajun Craze ink.The sentiment is from the Bright Hopes stamp set.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Field Flowers

When I saw Mary Brown's card using Field Flowers I knew I had to try duplicating it in some way. I played with the positioning of the SU stamp Hello,Doily using Crumb Cake ink and CS several different ways until I got what I wanted. I stamped over this with the Field Flowers stamp set using Basic Black ink and added three brads from the Neutral collection.I mounted this onto Early Expresso CS.

Since I had several samples (mistakes)left over from my attempt to duplicate the front of the card I decided to use these inside the card. Using the Lace Ribbon Punch I added a layer to the left side of the card and I knew my (mistakes) unused creativity would work well with the new Peekabook Frame die. Under the flap I stamped with the Easy Events stamp set and paper pieced the frosting and cupcake holder using DSP Just Add Cake. I finished the design using the SU Write Markers.

Lesson to be learned from making this card - never throw away something that later can be used as a background to compliment your card.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

I CASED a card found in the new Holiday Mini on page 34. I used Cherry Cobbler CS as a base and the Pear Pizzazz DSP from the In Color Paper Stack for the background. The Perfect Pennant Die was used to cut out the Scallop circle using the left over background paper from yesterdays card. The stamp set Perfect Punches was used to create the message and the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punched it out. A quick and easy card.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Christmas Stocking Punch

I love creating with my new SU punches, stamps, papers, and embellishments in this year's mini Holiday Catalog from Stampin Up. I started with WW CS and inked my acrylic blocks with Real Red and Wild Wasabi. I randomly stamped to create an abstract background. I next used the new Stocking Builder Punch to build three stockings. With two of them I alternated the Red and Silver glitter paper and the third one I used Real Red and WW cardstock that I embossed using the new Snow Burst textured folder. To hang the stocking I used the Cherry Cobbler/white Baker's Twine and a couple Wild Wasabi Glimmer Brads. The "Joy" on the stockings came from the Naturally Serif strip die. Merry Christmas is included in the Bright Hopes stamping set.I mounted the front piece onto a base of Wild Wasabi.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

LNS 2011

LNS hold awesome events prior to SU convention every year. Why not join us in 2012.
Besides sharing ideas with other crafters you establish new friendships and reconnect with people you have met before.
this is the link to sign up for the mini bundle for 2012

LNS pre-Convention event MINI Bundle for 2012
2 wow events (monday and saturday night)
monday stamp camp 8 great projects
3 shoe box swaps
and the LNS 75+1 Card front Swap with Pizza
Make sure to tell that Diane Klieger at told you about these fun events!