Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Presentation is everything!

You can give a candy bar to your coworkers as a inexpensive gift but unless you dress it up they might not go crazy for the idea and think you don't appreciate them much. This presentation will save the day. My mom has always said that if you don't spend the money spend the time to make a gift special! The water coloring is easy if you remember to slap the color on and forget about staying in the lines and it's made so much easier with the watercolor crayons and the water pen.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bringing Baby

I love the vintage look and this image is just perfect for that look.

The first edition DSP is torn and aged with sponging and the tag in the new in color of pool party gives it that pop.

The seam binding ribbon is soft and just gives the finishing touch. The other stamp set used is the Elements of style.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

A new way to look at a stamp set

If your still trying to decide on a Christmas stamp set might I suggest the most versatile set in the Stamping Up! catalog the Pennant Parade. This is a stamp set that was available to demonstators on the preorder and I almost didn't get it can you believe that! As usual other demonstrators came up with ideas that made me go wow!!

This stamp set can make an ice cream cone, a Christmas tree, a banner and as you can see a sail boat too! I'm sure I'll find other ideas as the year goes on. Of course I found this idea out after I bought a baby stamp set that I'll feature next oh well more toys to play with and to keep my creativity going.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Simple and elegant wedding

I've seen tux cards before but the details in this one just make it a wow. The button is done with the big shot die sweet buttons so you never run out of the color and the size of button you choose.

The lapel flower is made with the bird builder and the bitty shapes punch pack. The hardest thing on this card is the hand cut bow tie but I would change it to the black satin ribbon if I had to make several of these besides I can't draw at all which is why I love rubber stamping.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Back to School already

It's almost time to let the kids go back to class are you ready? I love the greeting card kids stamp set they are too cute and can be used throughout the year. These kids look like they can't wait to go back to school I know it was my favorite time of the year!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Out West

This card is an example of why you need stamping friends to trade ideas with. I never would have thought to put these colors together and the focal point is amazing! To make it just take a scalloped circle punch and some baker's twine and tape the end to the back of the card and wrap it around until you have covered all the scallops. The antique brad in the center gives it a finished look as well as a western flair. It reminds me of a spur and really fills in the card without being too busy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Christmas Pedestal

This is a standard pedestal card with a twist instead of a rectangle easel look you get a unique look with the big shot's large scallop circle die. The poinsettias are made with the 5 petal flower punch and the centers are the circle rhinestone brads that have been taken out of the brad. The brad ribbon on the bottom is what holds it up in the display mode. The finishing touch is the smooch spritz in gold glow.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Don't throw away those container!

I love the reuse of something that I always have on hand and this fits the bill to a tee.

You will need a big shot to make the scalloped circles and the embellishment container is wrapped with ribon. The top is decorated with the triple layer punch and the bling is the rhinestones.

You can fill the container with candy and have a great gift that is quick and easy got to love that!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Snowman Christmas

This card is all about the details. The ribbon with a glitter brad and the tag pull with the baker's twine.

I love the added color on the embossing folder petals a plenty to achieve the open center for your snowman you could cut your embossing folder or make a frame with some chipboard.

To make the ribbon brad make a loop like the breast cancer sign and use the open brad to make the wings of your bow. This works great if I'm not around to make your bows :)