Saturday, May 29, 2010

Lots of Bots and Cogs double punch

Did I mention how much I love the new Square Lattice Textured embossing folder? It is kinda like the Top Note die, I just want to put it on every project! This card was inspired when I wondered if you could emboss metal flashing (you can get it a Home Depot or Lowes) with the embossing folders. Quess what, you can! You have to be careful when using the flashing because the edges are sharp, you could of course use the Brushed Silver like I did for the cogs in place of the flashing. I used Sticky Strip to attach Flashing to the cardstock. I knew I wanted to use the Cog punch and the flashing, so Lots of Bots immediately came to mind. This is a fun, fast and easy card.

All supplies Stampin' Up! unless noted
Stamps: Lots of Bots
Paper: Brushed Silver and Basic Black
Ink: Silver Encore
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder (SU exclusive), XLCogs Double punch, Stampin' dimensionals, clear embossing powder, Heat tool, Sticky Strip, Metal Flashing (not SU)

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Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pawsitively Teddy Grahams Jar
I have really enjoyed working on the Masculine projects lately, but had a downline meeting and wanted to do this project with my girls. I had seen where several different ladies had done the Pawsitively embossed teddy bear on baby food jars and a friend of mine had some empty Frappuccino bottles that she gave me, she here is my version.

All Supplies: Stampin' Up!
Stamps: none used
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, and Creamy Caramel (retiring soon, so get yours now!) cardstock
Ink: Creamy Caramel (retiring), Rose Red, Basic Black and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting Machine. Pawsitively and Lil' Paws embosslit dies, Scallop circle, 1 3/4" circle, 1 3/8" circle and Scallop edge border punches, 1" Chocolate Chip double-stitched grosgrain ribbon, Stampin dimensionals, aquapainter, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, Rose Pink glitter from the Fine Cosmo Stampin' glitter pack, Red liner tape, crystal effects and sanding block
I used the crystal effects to attach the Chocolate Scallop circle to lid of Frappuccino bottle. I used the Stampin' Writemarkers (brush tip) lightly on the bear, then smoothed out to lighten with the aqua painter. Since I needed the 1 3/8" circle punch for the Lil' Paws and the next size up was to big for the scallop circle punch, I punched a Scallop Circle in Rose Red cardstock, then cut off the scallop tips and sanded with the sanding block to smooth any areas that didn't look good. This also make the circle a smidge smaller, which was just perfect to layer between the Chocolate scallop and Lil' Paws piece. I also added crystal effects to the eyes and nose, which didn't show up good in my picture, but is really a nice touch.

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Saturday, May 22, 2010

Square Lattice Motorcyle card with Silver Smooch Spray

Another one of the awe-some swaps I received had the motor-cycle done with the Square Lattice. (I am loving this embossing folder!) I changed the colors, made it larger, so it fits just perfect in our small open end envelopes, left off the strip of designer paper and lowered the sentiment below the Top Note die. I also embossed the motorcycle since the Smooch Spray made the Square Lattice shine, I thought the bike needed to shine also. I am really please with how it turned out. This just might end up being my favorite Masculine card.

All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Motorcycle and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Black Craft
Accessories: Big Shot die cutting machine, Stampin' Up! exclusive Top Note Die, Stampin' Up! exclusive Square Lattice Textured Impressions embossing folder, Silver Foil Smooch Spritz, Color Catcher, Watercolor pencils, Aqua Painter, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Clear embossing powder

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sentimental Journey Father's Day card in Bella Blue

I just knew I had to make one. I opted to put a 5/16" jumbo brad in the turned up corner, I also  sponged the turned up portion with Night of Navy. I also stamped my sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and then punched out with the Modern Label punch. For the Chocolate behind you can punch it with the Modern Label die in the Magnetic Movers and Shapers Punched Windows (set of 4) for the Big Shot die cutting machine. If you do not have the Big Shot or the Punched Windows you can punch the Modern label punch in Chocolate twice. Cut one in half horizontaly and the other in half vertically.  Layer these pieces behind the punched sentiment leave approx. 1/8" showing. You can also cut the sentiment out with the Word Window punch and then place on the Modern Label Punch. I am really having alot of fun with this new stamp set.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Sentimental Journey and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Bella Blue Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip and Very Vanilla cardstock.
Ink: Night of Navy and Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, 5/16" Vanilla jumbo brad, Square Lattice Stampin' Up! exclusive textured impressions embossing folder. Paper Piercing tool, Mat Pack, Distressing tool from Cutter kit, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon, Stampin' Sponges
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Birthday Block with Log Cabin Smooch Spritz
I was in a swap recently and received a great card that unfortunatly did not have the person that made it name on it so I cannot give credit. The only modification I made was changing the paper and colors.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: Birthday Block
Paper: Crushed Curry Designer Series Paper, Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip and Dusty Durango Stampin' Write markers, Chocolate Chip classic (for sponging)
Accessories: Log Cabin Smooch Spritz spray, Color Catcher, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 1/2" library clips, Horizontal slot punch, Stampin' Sponge. distressing tool from Cutter Kit

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

Sentimental Journey Chipboard Coaster box

This is one the the projects for Stamp camp this month. The theme is Masculine/Father's Day. I've had these chipboard coasters that I bought on the internet through a group buy and just had not used them yet. I used four 4" x 5 3/8" coasters for the sides and one 4" x 4" for the bottom. This box could be used as a pencil, remote or eyeglass holder. I am really please at how it turned out. I used hemp twine instead of ribbon because I thought it looked more masculine. To dye the twine black simply place on your black ink pad, pressing down with a sponge dauber, and pull. Heat set.
All Supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp Sets: Sentimental Journey (Summer Mini catalog)
Paper: Nouveau Chic Designer Series Paper, Riding Hood Red (returning in color) , Basic Gray, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock.
Ink: Riding Hood Red classic, Basic Black craft
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die (Stampin' Up! exclusive), Square Lattice Textured Inpressions Embossing Folder (Stampin' Up! exclusive, Summer Mini catalog), Basic Gray taffeta ribbon, 3/16" corner rounder, 1" circle and My Way punches, Crop-a-dile, clear embossing powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge daubers,  Stampin' Sponges, Natural Hemp twine (dyed black), heat gun

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Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pacific Point Tropical Breezes

using the new Tropical Party Stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalog. I cased this card from Sharon Field.
I used sponges instead of the brayer for my background.

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Stamp Set: Tropical Party
Paper: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Soft Suded, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze and Bashful Blue classic pads
Accessories: Soft Suded Stampin' Write Marker, Blender Pen, Tombow Multi Liquid Glue, Dazzling Diamonds, Stampin' Dimensioanls, Stampin' Sponges, Sponge Daubers

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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lovely as a Tree Retiform (Grid Technique)
I just never get tired of Lovely as a tree, althought I tend to use the Pine tree, and group of trees more than the Oak tree. I have never been a big fan the the Retiform (grid technique) but it just seems to work so well with this card. When I find the link for my inspiration card I will edit this post with the information. This card will be part of my May "Fathers Day - Masculine stamp camp"

All Supplies Stampin' Up:
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Wonderful Favorites, Sanded and En Francais
Paper: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Whisper White
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and VersaMark
Assessories: Stampin' Pastels, Sponge daubers, Modern Label punch, Stampin' Up! punch windows, Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' dimensionals

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Motorcycle card that was my make and take at the local National Scrapbooking Weekend event

This is a new stamp from the new Summer Mini Catalog. Click on the picture of the mini catalog to view all the fabulous products inside. Congradulations to Janet Bagnell for winning my door prize (an alphabet stamp set and the matching numbers stamp set). I enjoyed visiting with everyone that attended the event and visited my booth.

All supplies Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Motorcycle
Paper: Soft Suede, Basic Black and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black and Soft Suede
Accessories: Mat pack, paper piercer, distressing tool from cutter kit, silver brads, stampin sponges