Sunday, May 25, 2008

I needed some masculine cards - Father's Day, friend's birthday and a thinking of you card. I saw a card on (May 15) and adapted it to fit my needs and supplies on hand.

I even stamped the envelope for the birthday card!

I also wanted to send a little note to a wonderful lady I met in Florida and I wanted to ink up the wheel chose in my Starter Kit - Baroque Border - I came up with this. I already had the image stamped from when I made the Mother's Day boxes of cards.
Thanks for looking

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

I have not been stamping the last few days, however I did take delivery of my Stampin Up! order on Monday so I decided to make these little post it note pad holders to give as a token of my appreciation. I am my own best customer so I guess I better make one for myself! LOL
They are so cute but only take a few minutes to put together. Got the idea from Angie at Chic n Scratch

Sunday, May 11, 2008


Just realized that I gave the wrong measurement for the Note Card Box in my post earlier today - I cut the CS to 8" by 11" (in my notes below I said I had cut it to 7 1/2 by 11. The finished box was 6 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches high and 1 inch deep. It held 6 cards and their envelopes.

Mother's Day

My DH is still not well so one of my sons (the other one has to work) and I are going for brunch with my parents and 2 of my sisters. On an earlier post I showed the note cards I made for both mothers. Here is the bag I made to put the box of cards in. It is made from a paper lunch bag! See the video tutorial at Here are the front and side views. All supplies Stampin Up! unless otherwise noted. Stamps - Embrace Life; CS - Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla; DP - Ginger Blossom; Inks - Chocolate Chip, Old Olive; Ribbon - Non SU; White paper lunch bag. I stamped the large flower from Embrace Life onto the Cameo Coral CS and then watercoloured with Ruby Red Ink.

I also made little boxes of cards for two of my sisters. They are not mums, but they are godmothers to my sons. Just a little token of appreciation. I used the tart and tangy stamp set. I followed the instructions from a class designed by Andrea Walford and the box is adapted from one I have shown before My adjustment to the box was to cut the CS to 7 1/2" by 11" and the DSP to 6" by 6 1/2". All supplies Stampin Up! unless noted. CS - Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive, Bashful Blue; DSP - Summer Picnic; Inks - Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Basis Black; Ribbons - non SU.

Have a great day!

Friday, May 9, 2008

It has been a busy couple of weeks

I have not been posting for the last few weeks. My DH has not been well, but I have still been stamping and making cards. I decided I would make boxes of note cards for both my mother and mother in law. After several attempts I settled on a box that I felt was sturdy and would hold at least six cards - it takes 12! The box itself takes uses a 12" x 12" sheet of cardstock and the top takes uses an 8 1/2" by 11" sheet. Then I had to make the cards. I wanted simple and something that would coordinate with the colours of the box (pink top, white bottom). Here are the two card designs I decided to use. Note to self - get an easel!

The first card used the butterfly stamp from the SU Merci set. I used non SU markers (pale pink) and then coloured over using my blender pen and SU Purely Pomegranate Ink. The pink card stock is non SU. I used the CB Perfectly Paisley embossing folder. I also used Whisper White and Purely Pomegrante Cardstock. I then 'glitterfied' the butterly with Stickles.

The second card uses stamps from the Heartfelt Thanks set. I am finding this to be an incredibly versatile set. I used Whisper White and Purely Pomegranate card stock. The WW was embossed with the CB Swiss Dots folder. Inks used were Purely Pomegranate, Wild Wasabi and Basic Black.

I don't have a photo of the box yet - I think it needs to be embellished a bit - not too sure.

I also had fun this week making a peek a boo card for my sister in law. She will be celebrating her birthday in Las Vegas so I could not resist adapting a card I saw that looks like a slot machine to a peek a boo card. I saw a video tutorial at for the peek a boo card, and the slot machine theme from TMDMom on Splitcoaststampers. All SU Products. CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Almost Gray. Tart & Tangy and It's Your Birthday stamp sets. Inks - Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Only Orange and Glorious Green. Used CB Tiny Bubbles embossing folder. Also used the 1 3/8 square punch. I think I should have used some acetate between the images and the black frame - Oh well! Hope you like.

Front of Card

Card being opened - see the right hand square!

She's a winner!

What a lot of fun this was to make and then to have it actually work!

I also made a couple of onesies using Lauren Meader's turorial p:// . I actually did a mini workshop with my friend Judy to show her how to do them. I have a cousin who is determined not to know the sex of the baby until it is born, so I made one with pink and one with blue. Cardstock, inks and DSP all Stampin Up!. I also used some stickles. Just noticed I did not put on the little buttons at the bottom - I forgot to order the Soft Subtles brads. Used Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Pretty in Pink. A little bit of Soft Sky ink - I opened my box of Soft Subtles Stampin Spots and there was no Bashful Blue (there were 2 Pale Plum). Called Stampin Up! and not to worry, they sent a replacement box which just now arrived. Used the So Many Scallops stamp set and the scallop punch. I think I will redo the blue one now that I have the Bashful Blue Stampin Spot.
I will post more in the next couple of days. Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day.