Sunday, March 30, 2014

Spring Elegance Flip It

This card is created for the Joan's Touch Challenge this week where we are to use spring theme, flowers, lattice and pink and white.  This card ended up being pink and white and green, because I chose Botanical Tea Collection "Just Because" paper created by Graphic 45.  The lattice is embossed Lattice by SU and is on the inside of the card, where I will adhere the personal note for my friend.  My very favorite Cheery Lynn French Lattice (FRM132) die has gone missing, or the back of the inside would have a that lattice overlay glued onto it.   The card is created with Fancy Frame Flip-it (657588) by Sizzix.  The Happy  Birthday sentiment is punched from a SU punch and burnished inked edges. The focus point for the card is white vellum, heat embossed with white opaque embossing powder. The flower edge stamp is by Graphic 45 and is from the Sweet Sentiments stamp set. The die for the vellum is the detailed Gold Labels 4 Nestabilities (S5-159) by Spellbinders, adhered with tape for vellum. You'll see part of a Macarena Corner flourish by memory box (98291) tucked under the largest flower.  The little mulberry paper flowers are from I Am Roses.  All of the other supplies I used (except SU) are available at AT Joan's Gardens, from the new owner Terri....who can get practically anything you want to you very quickly.  

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Gifts of Spring

 I'm giggling because when I set out to do this card, it was to be for a challenge at Joan's Gardens.  I finished the pink and white spring card and was ready to post to the challenge when I saw that I'd forgotten that the challenge had called for the use of a lattice of some kind...and also some flowers.  

When I told Joan about this goofy mistake, she said she wanted me to post the card anyway!  So here it is---Please know that it NOT in the competition for the drawing because it doesn't meet the challenge guidelines at all.  Please enjoy the peek for the techniques I tried.   

 For it I used the Spellbinder's shapeabilities  Les Papillions Two S4-395, cut from shimmery gold velum, the underwings are cut from pearl vellum and bodies created from rhinestones.  I used Tim Holtz Alterations, Texture Fades with the Oval Embossing Diffuser also by Tim Holtz.  That is surface-rubbed in Inka Gold Metallic Rub.  The Sentiment is stamped from a Graphic 45 stampset  ICO290 (Sweet Sentiments 1).  It reads "The gifts of spring cause much delight, warm sun shines over your pathway bright."  This is embossed in gold EP by Stampin Up.  Almost all of the materials for this card CAN be purchased at Joan's Gardens.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pop Up Box Surprise for St. Patrick's Day.

I followed the tutorial by Monica Gale at  Splitcoast Stampers to create this pop-up box card.  The papers and elements, I used were designed by Karen Schulz (SnickerdoodleDesignsbyKaren) and found in her adorable St. Patrick's day kits The Laddie and Lassie Collection.  I also used stickers  and Stickles, some die cut flourishes and leaves, and other items drawn in Photoshop including the back of the card sentiment that says "May each petal of a four leaf clover bring you good health, good luck, love and happiness."  A template using the dimensions for creating a pop-up box has been developed by a friend so it is easy to put into the template elements and papers from my digital scrapbooking kits stash.


Inside surprise


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Bag in a Box

Following a tutorial by Sam Donald in the UK, I made some adorable little bag in a box projects to hold Cadbury Creme Easter Eggs.  My friend will teach these at the next meeting of our Papers and Pixels Club in Sun City.  These are so much fun.  You just need an Envelope Punch Board (Mine is from We R Memory Keepers), some tiny punches for flowers, oval punches for the handles, some ribbon and some glue dots. (Plus--of course, the Cabury Eggs)  They go together very quickly and are just cute as can be.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Stampin Up Workshop----Jill Olsen Demonstrator

This was a mighty fun all day workshop in St. George hosted by Stampin UP Demonstrator Jill Olsen.  I went with some friends, and our Sun City Demonstrator, Kathy Legan   These are some of the 15 projects that I made, and below are some of the projects shared by others at this workshop.   

 This is how the workshop for more than 100 people was organized, and how each card preparation area was designated.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

No Line Piercing

This card was inspired by Donna Kowal's tutorial "No Line Piercing" at Splitcoast Stampers.  The stamp I used was from a Close to my Heart  collection called Happiness (C1310).  I used my piercing tool and mat to detail the little flower, then colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Marker watercolors.  The punch for the little flower is an SU punch, and the top note (SU) die was used to mat the design.  The edge detail on the bottom was die-cut from Romanntic Rectangles (Spellbinders S5-090). Embossed white ink for the get well wishes was from SU Teeny Tiny wishes. The vellum butterflies were cut from SU Embosslits "Beautiful Wings".  I finished this card with ribbons and pearls.