Tuesday, June 28, 2011

One Sheet Wonder

When I first heard of the OSW (one sheet wonder) the template was cut down to make about 10 cards---but some of the pieces were tiny!  So, I revisited the OSW idea and made up a simpler template that makes 8 cards.    I actually had enough for 9, but 8 is a nice round number of cards for a gift.

my OSW template

First, sorry for the bad lighting.  When I made up my template, I wanted it to be easy to remember so I didn't need a "template."  But I am showing you what it looks like to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about.  I divided up the 8.5" x 11 sheet in quarters.  From there I divided up the space within the quarter sheets.  

Pictured above is what my OSW looks like stamped and cut apart.  Next you get to make these into cards.

I decided to use so saffron as my card base alternating with lucky limeade and pool party as accent colors.  I stamped all my cards with the "thank you" sentiment from With All My Heart.  I had fun with different kinds of cards. 

Top picture is the back view of the ruffled card stock that I sewed onto the piece from the OSW.  The bottom picture shows the front of the ruffled piece.

Then I used some gold netting that was just around and sewed it into a little gift bag and tied it with a ribbon.  Voila!  You have a gift to give and had fun making it!

Fast and Easy cards

I make the birthday cards for the ladies in our church and so here some of them.  They are water colored with ink pads and the aqua painter using the Crazy for Cupcakes set.  The top was border punched and then inside I sponged on color.  Fun, fast and easy!

Mini Cupcakes

I got the idea for this card while standing in line, perusing a few cards.  I liked the idea of making mini cupcakes with a cherry on top!  Here's the recipe:

stamps:  Something to Celebrate
card stock:  pretty in pink, chocolate chip, poppy parade, very vanilla, pool party
ink:  chocolate chip
accessories:  elegant embossing folder, chocolate chip 5/8" satin ribbon, red glitter (ret.), cupcake punch, 1" circle punch

New Idea book and catalog coming on Thursday!

Hi there, Stampin' Sisters,

Believe it or not, but June is almost over!  I can hardly wait to order from the new 2011-2012 Idea book and catalog!  You can view the new IB & C online this Thursday, July 1!!!  Just go to www.stampinup.com.  You can also view  the summer mini catalog, too!  From the summer mini I have my eye on both Sail Away and The Open Sea and Nautical Expedition designer paper!  I will be placing an order on July 5, if you'd also like to join with your order.  

So, hang on 'til Thursday!   I'll show you some more projects I've been working on.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ColourQ challenge 90

This week's ColourQ challenge and my entry:

Telescoping Card

This card is a Telescoping card because of the way it opens.  I just had to try it!

Stamps: Fabulous Florets, With All My Heart
Card stock:  tangerine tango, whisper white
Ink:  melon mambo, pumpkin pie, daffodil delight
Accessories:  Scallop circle die, coluzzle circles, brads, ribbon

*in the future I would use circle dies to cut the circles and the 2 1/2" circle punch for the smaller circle on top.

Delicate Doilies

Here's a new set that will be in the 2011-2012 idea book and catalog called Delicate Doilies.  There is also designer paper called Flirtatious that looks similar, which is what I based this card on.  I made 3 versions with the same base.

Stamps: Something to celebrate (hostess), Delicate Doilies
Card stock: whisper white, wisteria wonder
Ink:  pink pirouette, wisteria wonder, real rose, daffodil delight, versa mark
Accessories:  lace border punch, pink taffeta ribbon, dazzling diamonds glitter, crystal effects, brayer

Thursday, June 23, 2011

It's coming!

Hi Stampers!  The new 2011-2012 Stampin' Up! catalog is coming your way by July 1!!!  So exciting!  New stamps, in-colors and accessories and more in store for you! View the new Idea book and catalog online at http://www.stampinup.com/us/enu/default.asp.  Peruse to your heart's content!!!
 I will be placing an order on July 5.  So, make sure to give me your order at that time.  Let me know if you have any questions.  I've got to do a few errands but as soon as I get back I'll be working on making some more card samples for you!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

2011-2012 New In-Colors

2011-2012 In-Colors
I was so excited to start making something with the new in-colors that I forgot to say what they are!  So, 2011-2012 In-Colors are:  Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Island Indigo and Wisteria Wonder.  Now, when I first saw the new In-colors, I was a little skeptical about liking them.  But now that I have them in my hot little hands I can't wait to create cards and more with them!  Now, the 2010-2011 In-colors: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz and Blissful Bride will be around for one more year.  It's so wonderful to have a foundation of colors and then 10 more colors to play with!

New Stampin' toys!

I was playing with my new stamp sets, new inks and accessories today.  It was fun to play around with my stamps and stuff just for fun.  Here's what I came up with:

Stamp set:  Pennant Parade
Card stock:  pink pirouette, soft suede, whisper white
ink:  soft suede
accessories:  wallpaper embossing folder, retired DSP, red riding hood button (retired), 1" punch, 3/4" punch,  hemp, sewing machine and thread, markers for cherries, cupcake punch, (embossing folder not SU!)
**In the first photo I wanted to show how I store my clear mounted stamps by reusing the part that you have to punch out the stamps in the first place.

Stamp set:  Fabulous Florets
card stock:  soft suede, whisper white, calypso coral, lucky limeade
ink:  lucky limeade, calypso coral
accessories:  decorative label punch, color spritzer tool, tulip border embossing folder, marker, dimensionals

Stamp set:  Fabulous Florets
card stock: lucky limeade, basic black, poppy parade, whisper white
ink:  lucky limeade, poppy parade
accessories:  First Edition DSP, lace border punch, vanilla shimmer Smooch spritz, dimensionals

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Stampin' Up! News

The Last Chance list is here!  You can view the Last Chance list at: www.stampinup.com  or click on this link to a PDF:  Also, Last Chance accessories PDF:

 Also, I'll be placing an order soon, so please give me your orders by Wednesday, June 8, 2011.

I will soon be showing you some sneak peek colors, stamps and accessories some time this month!

June 2011 Card Class

Hello there, Stampin' Sisters! 
Cards featured in June are varied and include themes of:  Father's Day, Golf, birthday, baby and more.   You may sign up to make 7 cards! 

We will meet on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at my place.   However, I will hold a class on Thursday, June 9, for those making Father's Day cards.  Just let me know which date you'll be coming.   In an attempt to streamline the class, I would like to have two time slots: 7-8 pm and 8-9 pm with 6-7 people per time slot.   I do my best to design the cards to optimally be made in10 minutes or less per card.  *Note: patterned paper will vary.

Oh, please, bring: Adhesive (like tape runner and/or double sided tape), scissors, and a bone folder.     I may have a couple of tape runners and a couple of double sided tape dispensers for purchase @ $1.25,  in case you need to purchase one.  (A note about the tape runners:  it could last one card night or more.  It depends on how much you use on each card.  I generally apply adhesive to the corners only, and if the piece is long, I add a bit more to the middle part.)    Please, pre-pay the $5 class materials fee.  : )  

** If it turns out that you can't make your cards, please try to find a stamp buddy to help you stamp your cards and assemble, too, if you choose.  

*** Occasionally, I hold a second or make-up card class determined on an "as needed" basis.

I enjoy leading the card class and love to see your creativity, smiles and friendship blooming!