Thursday, February 11, 2010



This is my latest quest making these fun pins.  All three of these are stampinup stamps with various stampinup paper.  If some of you are formular with a wordless book that is how I layered the colors on my first stamp.  I have several horse people this way so had to do a horse one and Taken with Teal is one of my favorate colors and just love the pearls from the pretties kit.  I used crystal effects to glue and a tip, if you get any extra on the plastic of the pin just put some witch hazel on a cuetip and wipe it off. It does a great job.  The last pin I get a kick out of.  In case you cannot read all of it it says " A balanced diet is a chocolate in each hand" and the three little beads at the top are suppose to be mini chocolates.  Sorry they are just wooden beads I did not want the chocolate to melt on your blouse. As if it would get that far in my house!

Here are some more:

Hope you enjoy I had fun coming up with new ideas.  Let me know what you think.  Oh yea, forgot to tell you that the button has a plastic front to it so you can glue things to it.  It snaps open in the back to put a picture inside then closes really easy.  I cut my stamped circle a little smaller so that I could put some DSP as a border around to give it some punch.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Friend Card 020510

Vintage Vogue/Bookmark
What a fun time I had with this set.  I did a class as I was creating this card and had a hard time limiting my ideas.  I just love the new stamp sets from the mini. I combined four different stamp sets on this card so resorted to making it on a large card (half a sheet of card stock folded in half).   The picture on the left is of the pink set which was my original class idea. One of my customers wanted to do her's in the soft suede so the set on the far right shows it done in the soft suede.  The second layer down shows the inside of the cards and below that shows what I stamped on the front left corner of the envelope.  Then on top of the envelope at the bottom is the tag bookmarker that is tucked inside of the small envelope on the front of the card (shown at the top also).

The tag on the front of the card is put on with dimentionals plus the oval and tag on the inside.


STAMPS: Vintage Vogue, Of The Earth, Tiny Tage, Charming
PAPER: Patterns Pack II Paper Pack for envelopes, CS Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
INK & MARKERS: Rick Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Versa Mark
PUNCHES: Modern Label, Scallop Circle, Eyelet Border
DIES: Scallop Envelope, Oval Scallop Frame, Two Tags, Scallop #2
ACCESSORIES: Crop-a-dial, Square Solid Brights Brads, Push Pad, Needle Piercer, Ice Squares Rhinestone Brads, Sponge, Snail Adhesive, Spray Adhesive, Big Shot, Circle Scissor Plus, Glass Mat, Embrodery Floss Dk. Rose.

PAPER: Bella Rose DSP, Soft Suede CS, Very Vanilla CS
ACCESSORIES: Ice Circle Rhinestone Brads, Parakeet Blue Embrodery Floss

Monday, February 1, 2010

Penquin Valentine Card-PUNCH ART


Aren't they just the cuties things?  Do they look like they are in LOVE???  She looks so so shy.  Do we have those guys fooled or what?  Well thanks to Jackie @ who I cased this card somewhat from this is my new valentine card for this year. The picture on the left is of the outside of the card and the picture on the right is of the inside. I just finished two of them this morning and took them down to lunch to show off and they were a big hit.  I took several other valentines from before and sold eight in total this morning.  I guess I hit everyone at the right time.  Here are the directions.

HEAD: Black CS- 1 3/8" Circle punch
HEAD: INSIDE: White CS- (2) small oval punch (cut in half the short way) and (1)1/2" circle (cut in half)
EYES: Black CS- (2) 1/4" circle punch
MOUTH: Tangerine Tango CS- Small oval punch folded the long way to make it look like a beak. ( do not forget nostral marks with black marker)
BODY: Black CS- Outside - Wide oval
           White CS- Inside - Large oval
ARMS: Black CS- Girl: Large oval - cut in half long way
                            Boy: Small oval - cut in half short way to make rounded mitton hands to hold card
FEET: Round Tab punch (1) cut in half, then cut again in half (one punch makes four feet) In a later version I rounded the other half of the foot to match the punched side to make a more webbed look, you choose which one you prefer.
HEART: Decorate as you like
               Used- Sizzix backgound embosslet plate small dots
               Sponged Tangerine Tango around edges
               Cut - (1) large heart - Full Heart Punch
               Cut - (1) punch (3 hearts) w/ Heart to Heart Punch
               Sponged all edges with Tangerine Tango
STAMP: HOLIDAY BEST- "Valentine please be Mine" plus glued the three hearts on inside of card
PUNCH: bottom corners of card with small heart punch
RIBBON: 3/16" Gingham Ribbon

Hope you enjoy making this let me know what you think. Happy Valentines