Sunday, August 28, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek - Falling Leaves

Only four more days until the Holiday Mini goes live! That also means there are only four more days to order from the Summer Mini too... I'll have an order going in on the 31st if you want to combine and save on shipping...

This is one card we're making at my Holiday Mini Sneak Peek/Team Stamp night tomorrow... it features a new patterned paper pack Spice Cake (I love the colour combination in these papers, and used it to inspire the card). It also features two stamp sets from the mini: Gently Falling created the top stamped panel of the card, and Hand Penned Holidays for the sentiment. I created the fancy end on the sentiment piece with the Decorative Label punch, and added a pin from Vintage Trinkets with some Chantilly Crochet Trim.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Scrapbook Class - Swing

During August, I'm featuring patterned papers in my classes because of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Promotion. If you buy three packs of Designer Series Papers, you'll get the fourth pack FREE! The layout below is one we're making in this months' Scrapbook Class (spots still available).

Click HERE to go to my online store to see the papers you can choose from.

This layout is simple in design, but with all the patterned papers I think it could get too busy very quickly. This layout would work nicely with one 4x6 focal photo, or with a collage like I used. I punched some butterflies from various patterned papers, and also stamped some with the  Flight of the Butterfly and Butterfly Prints stamp sets. The lines for the journaling were stamped with the School Lines stamp, and I used a little Pear Pizazz stitched poly-twill ribbon as an accent. I love the Timeless Type Sizzlets for my scrapbook page titles.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Simple Cards Class - Easy Flowers

This is one of the cards we're making in this month's Simple Cards Class. I'm featuring our Designer Series Paper in this month's classes because of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion.

This card uses the Pocketful of Posies DSP, as well as the new Easy Events stamp set which makes this card very easy to adapt... just use a different stamp from the set! I love the scallop trim circle from the new Perfect Pennants Big Shot die, and layered it with a 2" Baja Breeze Circle (Circles #2 die) and punched the image & sentiment with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. A little Chocolate Chip Scallop Trim ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

If you'd like to make this card (+3 more - 2 of each), there is still time to sign up for my Simple Cards class this weekend!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Two for One - Upsy Daisy

I'm sure we all have moments when a project we have in our mind doesn't turn out quite the way we planned.... this card falls in that category for me. I was getting ready for my Quickie Class, and I wanted to show Upsy Daisy (one of my old favourites that I hadn't used for a while) with the Stampin' Spots to get multiple colours for the image. Looking at the card now, it looks okay, but at the time, I really wasn't happy with it.

This is take two, and the card we made in the class. I already had the scallop circle and circle cut with my Big Shot, so I wanted to use those pieces on the new card. I added some patterned papers (Buy 3, get 1 Free for August), and was much happier with this version. Which do you like better?

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Garden Green, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Naturals White
Big Shot: Scallop Circles #2 die, 3" Circle die
Other: Paisley Petals DSP, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Organza Ribbon

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Team Shoebox Swap - Simply Soft

I created this card for my Team Shoebox Swap in July. Our theme was Punches, so I used the Decorative Label punch to create this raised frame.
You can create the frame yourself fairly simply... start with a 4"x4" piece of card stock. On the back side, draw a line 1/2" from each edge. When you line up your Decorative Label punch (upside down so you can see through the hole), it will fit just between the lines side to side. Then you just line up the bottom edge of the label shape with the bottom line and punch. Repeat for the other three sides to complete the frame.

The Simply Soft images are stamped on a white panel behind the frame. I love this hostess set from the new Idea Book & Catalogue. If you'd like to get this stamp set for free, contact me to join a hostess club or book a stamping party with your friends.

Stamps: Simply Soft, Petite Pairs
Card stock: Lucky Limade, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Inks: Lucky Limade, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Other: Brights Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones