Thursday, March 27, 2014

Pumpkin Pie Classroom Clock

The same time my husband asked for his door sign, he also asked me to pick up an inexpensive clock in his favorite color, orange, for his classroom.  I went to Target and looked all over for an orange clock but couldn't find any.  So I saw this black clock for $5.00 and low and behold I had an idea!  I took Pumpkin Pie Orange Cardstock and my 1/2" Circle Punch and punched out 12 circles and adhered them to each of the numbers of the clock.  My husband thought it came like that and he also loves it!  Hooray for Target, a little creativity and Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

My Husband's New Teacher's Room Sign

My husband, who is a high school computer technology teacher, asked me to make his quarterly room sign for spring.  I make him one for fall, winter and spring.  He's off in the summer so I only make them for three seasons of the year. 

I used the Peaceful Petals stamp set to make the flowers and leaves and stamped them in Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Strawberry Slush and Pacific Point Classic Ink Pads.  I stamped 3 of the flowers again and cut them out with my Paper Snips.  Then I used Stampin' Dimensionals to lift them up off the paper.  I used Brights Buttons with Linen Thread for added interest.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Great Gift Bag Idea!

I love taking plain white bags bought at the local craft store and decorating them to make them look super special!  This was a gift for a friend's birthday. 

Supplies Used:
Gingham Garden DS Paper
Island Indigo Baker's Twine
Small Butterfly Punch
Paper Doilies
Just for You Single Stamp
Brights Designer Buttons
2 1/2 " Circle Punch

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Top of the Morning to you Hybrid Card!

In honor of St Patrick's Day, and because I don't own any shamrock stamps, I decided to use My Digital Studio once again to make this fun hybrid card.

I adhered Gold Sequins with glue dots onto the four leaf clover and added Watercolor Washi Tape for even more interest to this digitally created card.

I used Stampin' Dimensionals to lift the card front up for added dimension!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

I really liked the color combination that Patty Bennett showed her Luv to Stamp Group in a recent post and decided to make a card with it.  I used the brush side of the Many Marvelous Markers in Tangerine Tango, Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Smokey Slate and Crisp Cantelope to make the background lines and the Framelit Banner Dies in the same colors to make the banners.  
The Crisp Cantelope Marker is a 2013-2015 In Color.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Banners Card Making Class this Tuesday Night!

Here is one of the cards we'll be making at my Banners Card Making Class Tues March 11th at my house.  We'll be using the Banner Framelits Die to make this project:

This is such a fun card!  The colors I used for this card were Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, Crumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.  I cut a  4" X 5" Whisper White card front and layered it on a 4 1/4" X 5 1/2" Whisper White card.  I used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set to make the Gumball Green ink splatter, Basic Gray stripes and Tempting Turquoise stripes.  I used Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, White Baker's Twine, and a heart punched with the Small Heart Punch in Tempting Turquoise.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

More Hybrid Cards Using MDS!

It's so easy to use MDS to make hybrid greeting cards once you get the hang of it.  Here's two more samples I whipped up this afternoon.

In MDS, I used the Circle Pattern from Big Bold Birthday Stamps and colored them in Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party and Barely Banana (Remember that color?  Colors don't retire in MDS!).  Then I layered the Cupcake Top Stamp and Happy Birthday Shape Stamp on top of the Circle Pattern to form a cupcake.  I colored the top of the cupcake Coastal Cabana (Love that color!)  I used the Happy Birthday sentiment from Bring on the Cake and colored it Not Quite Navy.  I printed out 4 panels on an 8 1/2" by 11" Whisper White card stock and was able to make 4 cards with it!

To make it a hybrid card, I added regular Stampin' Up! supplies for interest and dimension: Brights Designer Buttons in Rich Razzleberry, Brights Candy Dots and Crushed Curry Baker's Twine

I made this card especially for Diana, a customer support employee at Stampin' Up! who helped me tremendously to get started with MDS.

For this hybrid card, I went to Designer Kits and chose the "Leaves" stamp and the "Trunk" stamp from Sweetly Nested Framables  I colored the leaves Certainly Celery and the trunk in River Rock.  I used the Thank You stamp from Thank You Kindly and colored it Not Quite Navy.

I used a button from Very Vintage Designer Buttons and tied a bow through it with Linen Thread.  The butterfly was punched out of Pistachio Pudding Card Stock with the Bitty Butterfly Punch and embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.