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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

April 3 & 10 Card Clubs

These are the cards that we will be making at my upcoming cards clubs on April 3 and 10:  (Unfortunately it looks like my pictures ended up with a shadow on them.)

This card was inspired by Julie Arvin on Stampin' Connection, and it uses my new favorite stamp set -- the Mixed Bunch set out of the mini catalog.  The base card is tempting turquoise which I topped with a piece of  whisper white embossed with the dots.  I stamped one of the flower stamps on whisper white paper using tempting turquoise, daffodil delight, and melon mambo and then punched them out with the coordinating blossom punch.  The centers were stamped with a stamp from the same set and cut out with the one inch circle punch and applied with a brad in the center and dimensionals underneath.  I also punched out a solid blossom using the same color card stock behind each flower.  The pot was just a piece cut from early espresso card stock and stamped with one of  the Sincere Salutation stamps. 

This card was inspired by Miss Vicky on Splitcoaststampers and uses the Flight of the Butterfly, Inspired by Nature, and Teeny Tiny Messages stamp sets.  This is a spinner card which is a lot of fun to make and give away.  The base card is melon mambo. The grass was stamped with old olive and the little flowers were stamped in melon mambo on whisper white.  The butterfly was stamped with old olive on melon mambo and cut out with the butterfly punch.  The butterfly really spins, and I'm really looking forward to showing my card club how easy this card is to make.


Hard to believe that Mother's Day is right around the corner.  These cards were made with the Messages for Mom stamp set and the Bigz Sizzix Flower Daisies #2 die.  The base card uses pretty in pink card stock.  Rich razzleberry card stock is used behind the flower and behind the Mom stamp, and I used the Paper Doily Large Sizzlit Die out of the mini catalog on the one card.  The doily is beautiful when it's cut out; however, after making 22 card packets up, I probably won't use it again for a while.  The cut you get with the sizzlits never seem quite as good as the cut you get with the bigger dies.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Spring Sticky Notes

Below are some of the new sticky note pad covers that I have been making.  To make one, cut your paper 6-11/16 X 3-1/8, and then score from each end at the 3-1/8 mark.  I use the sticky strip adhesive on the sticky note pad to adhere the cover.  They are so easy to make, and they make a great gift when you just want to give a little something. 


Sunday, March 18, 2012

Bird House Card

I just recently purchased the bird house sizzix die and thought I would post the card I made with it as it compliments Stampin' Up!s bird building stamps and punch so well.  I used a cuttlebug wood grain embossing folder on the bird house which I thought really improved the overall appeal of the card.  I used Stampin' Up's Thinking of You stamp from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set, but any sentiment could be used.

St. Patrick's Day

I didn't make too many St. Patrick's Day cards or projects this year, and I neglected to take a picture of the one card that I did make.  The rosette on the left was made with the Bigz Designer Rosette die and Happy St Patrick's stamp featured in the SU Occassions Mini Catalog.  The pin on the right was made with green foil.  I put fun foam on the back, and then cut it out with the sizzix shamrock die.  I put pin backs on some and magnets on others. 

I received this pretty St. Patrick's Day card from my Stampin' Up! pen pal, Lauri Ingram, and her blog can be found at:

Thursday, March 1, 2012

My Husband's Craft Room

My husband makes beautiful stained glass pieces, and Sunday we spent a little time in his craft room playing with some of his leftover scrap pieces.  I got this idea from my friend Tricia, and I think it's a great way to use up some of those small scraps.  These could be made into pins or magnets.  Please let me know which you think would be better.  Thank you!