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Friday, March 28, 2008

Wild Wasabi Carousel Card

I created this card for my sister's birthday. I purchased the Carousel Notes and was not quite certain what to do with them. Well I figured it out. I started out with the Wild Wasabi note. I cut out a 5" circle from the Afternoon Tea Designer Series Paper. I dug into my stash of retired SU paper and came across Cool Carribean. I thought it would look with the Wild Wasabi. The Cool Carribean was folded lengthwise and a circle was drawn to extend beyond the fold. A hole was punched on the fold and the Old Olive Grosgrain ribbon was laced through and tied. Wild Wasabi and Confetti Cream card stock corners were punched using the Ticket Corner Punch and was layered. I then filled in the image from the true friends set with Stampin Write markers. I stamped the image once and then restamped about four times after. This was adhered to the card. Next I puched out a Designer Label in Wild Wasabi, a small Oval in the Designer Series Paper and a circle in the Cream confetti card stock. I layered the pieces in the same order and embelleshed it from the Styled Silver Hodge Podge hardware set. And there you have it....very simple. :)

Monday, February 18, 2008

I had a Stamp a Stack for Valentine's Day for children. The each created 25 baggies with toppers. All of the candy and novelty items were provided by me. Rose Red cardstock was used for the base. We used Rose Red Designer Series paper and all corners were punched using the Ticket Corner punch. The corners of the Wild Wasabi and Very Vanilla Card stock used the same punch. The image was stamped in Black Staz On and colored in with Stampin Kids Markers. (I think that the coloring was probably the hardest part for them.) After the kids assembled the project, the stuffing of the bags begin. I think that they enjoyed that part the most. I had six girls and three boys. They all had fun and I had fun just watching their expressions as they stamped and assembled their projects. This just may become an annual event for me.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Faux Silk Embrace

When I first started this card, I wasn't sure about the results. I had read the tutorial on Split Coast Stampers and thought I'd give it a whirl. I like this technique and it wasn't difficult at all. To create this card I used the Embrace Life set, white tissue paper, Wild Wasabi, Lavender Lace, Confetti, and Pretty in Pink card stock. I also used a circle rhinestone brad, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Aqua Painter, and silver organdy ribbon (retired).
First, I crumpled my tissue paper and opened it. I stamped the images and used a Aqua Painter to fill in the leaves (Wild Wasabi) and the petals (Pretty in Pink and Lavender Lace) of the flower. I set the paper aside to allow the images to dry. I stamped images on the Confetti card stock in Lavender Lace and filled in the image with the same color using the Aqua Painter. I punched the corners of the Confetti and Lavender Lace card stock with the Ticket Punch and layered the two. I then punched the tag with the Circle Punches in Confetti and Pretty in Pink card stock and set it aside. I took my larger Confetti card stock, using a glue stick, I covered it entirely and smoothed my image on top and trimmed the edges. I then cut out the two floral images, glued the backs of those and placed them. I layer these images on Wild Wasabi card stock. The Confetti and Lavender layer was attached to the card. A silver organdy ribbon was layered on top of that and tied in a knot. The Wild Wasabi and Confetti with images was layered on top. I stamped "Celebrate" from Fancy Flexible Phrases on the tag, attached the rhinestone brad and adhered to card using Stampin' Dimensionals. The card is complete. Not bad for my first try.

Certainly Geared Birthday

Happy New Year All!!!
This card was created when my body was on shut down mode. It was January 4th, my dear husband's birthday, and I had a fever of 102 and bronchitis. I was feeling terrible because I was ill but I felt even worse because I was sick on my husbands birthday. I had taken the day off from work and had planned on spending the day with him and taking him out to dinner but my body was shutting down fast. Before I hit bottom, there was just enough creative juice left to create this card. I used the It's About Time (retired) set. I purchased this set because I loved it but I had never used it until now.
I used Certainly Celery, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Outlaw Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals (gives the gears height), Ticket Corner Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch and Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon. I also used Really Rust and So Saffron stamp pads.
I was surprised at the outcome of the card. I think I'll put this in my "really love it pile".