Thursday, May 31, 2012

Water color background

Happy Thursday!

Today's card is pretty fast, even if it doesn't look like it is. Get ready to break out the stamp pads and aqua painters.


Basic Black card stock
Whisper White card stock
Calypso Coral stamp pad
Lucky Limeade stamp pad
Wisteria Wonder stamp pad
Island Indigo stamp pad
Upsy Daisy stamp set - retiring 5 /31/12
Scallop oval punch
Large oval punch 
Island Indigo marker
Aqua Painter

  • Adhere Basic Black card stock to the Wisteria Wonder base.
  • Fill Aqua Painter with water.
  • Smoosh (yes that's a technical term) the tops of the stamp pads to the stamp pad while it's closed. This will put ink on the "lid" and allow you to paint with it.
  • On your Whisper White card stock, paint streaks of color. Be sure to clean the brush of the Aqua Painter between colors.*
  • While waiting for the water colored piece to dry, punch one scalloped oval out of Basic Black.
  • Using the Island Indigo marker color in the "Thank You" portion of the Thank you message stamp in the Upsy Daisy stamp set.
  • Punch Thank You out with the large oval punch.
  • Adhere Thank You to the Basic Black scalloped oval.
  • Once water color background is dry stamp the Upsy Daisy image using Island Indigo over the color streaks.
  • Adhere to card.
  • Adhere scalloped oval to card using dimensionals. 
* To clean Aqua Painter brush between colors just squeeze out water drops until the drops become clear.

Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop.


Today is the last day to order from the 2011-2012 catalog. To order from the retired items list click the icon at the top of the list on the right.

Playing Catch Up

Hi Everyone! Hope your Memorial Day was great. We've been in and out of town so much this last month and had so many changes with things in the house ... well I just needed some time to clean and organize a bit. Still not done but moving in a positive direction.

So ... I've not posted for a few days. Ya I know ... you missed me. Don't worry, I gotcha covered! Here in one place are the posts for Tuesday and Wednesday. No more chit chat now. On with the important stuff.

Tip Tuesday -
Long ago in a far away land I learned to stamp and then learned to emboss. I learned to emboss over a toaster!  (Told ya it was long ago - didn't have heat guns back then!) Once heat guns were available for stamping instead of stripping paint & wall paper (did you know that's how they started out?) and I got my hands on one I learned a few tricks. Here's one today:

  • Grab a piece of cardboard, any cardboard: old cereal box, the cardboard from a pack of Designer Series Paper or the back of an old notebook. Doesn't matter. 
  • Make sure the piece of cardboard is at least 5" x7" in size.
  • Cover the cardboard with aluminium foil. Make sure the shiniest side is facing out. One side covered completely is all you need.
  • Get a clothes pin.
  • Now you have your own embossing "platform". The foil reflects the heat back on the paper and helps to heat the embossing powder faster. Also helps prevent that nasty buckle that can happen when embossing without a platform. The clothes pin holds the piece waiting to be embossed in place and helps to keep from getting your Inky Pinky too toasty. 
This is mine. Use it all the time.

Wednesday's post -

Now I know that I usually share scrapbooking pages on Saturday but I wanted to get this one sooner. See the background paper was made with a stamp that is being retired and I want you to be able to get it before it's gone. 


  • Stamp in random pattern on Whisper White card stock using Calypso Coral ink and the large splotch from the Extreme Elements stamp set. 
  • Trim a piece of Calypso Coral card stock to fit your photo and randomly stamp the splotch  from the Extreme Elements stamp set  using Calypso Coral ink. 
  • Adhere photo.
  • Using the Big Shot and Lucky Limeade card stock, cut a Top Note Die and trim off a small portion of the top. Adhere the cut edge under the photo.
  • With a scrap of Lucky Limeade card stock, punch a Decorative Label and cut in half.
  • Adhere to the top right corner of Calypso Coral card stock.
  • I stamped the year on top but you could do anything that works with your photo.
  • The Top Note Die is used for your journaling.

Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop. If you have any questions just leave me a comment or send me an email.

BTW, that's my adorable granddaughter. She was showing off her amazing bubble blowing skills. I love 8 year olds!


Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day 2012

No cards today. I'm spending time with my hubby and enjoying the freedoms that we all take for granted. We're taking time to remember those who served and gave their all.

Here in my small town we take Memorial Day a bit serious. We have many vets from this area. Every year on Memorial Day the local cemetery puts flags on the graves of the vets. Now these flags aren't those little bitty things that kids wave at a parade. They use full size flags on a real flag post.

While my hubby and I were there paying our respects and taking photos, an older vet came along. He was probably in his mid to late 60's. He was all alone and in his full dress army uniform. We were walking by and my hubby asked him; "Are you a vet, sir?" And the man looked a little surprised and answered in a shy quiet voice; "Yes, I am." My hubby stuck out his hand and said; "Thank you for your service." The man looked so taken-aback. He shook my hubby's hand and then mine as I said my thanks. He got choked up and his eyes glistened. He continued on to pay his respects, head down, but walking a wee bit taller.

I've thought a lot about that man the rest of today. I hope and pray that we all take the time to say thanks to those who have chosen to sacrifice time away from friends & family to keep our way of life secure. God Bless them.

Here are a few of the other photos from today. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Family Scrapbook Page Swap

This is the last one that I've got to share. This one was created by my sister. She had "scrapper's block" working on 2010 so she only finished 2011 so far.

Take a look:

Quick post today. I'm off to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend. Be safe and see you here next week.

Sweet Fast Card Friday

This was one of the cards from my Sugar & Spice Class. Thought you might like to see this and try it yourself.

I just love how striking the Pacific Point blue looks against the Whisper White.

To make this card you need the following supplies. Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop.


Pacific Point card stock
Whisper White card stock
Old Olive card stock
Pacific Point Ink
Teeny Tiny Wishes
1 3/4" Scallop Circle Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Large Oval Punch
Basic Pearls Large
1 brad
Petals-a-plenty embossing folder
Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - dots
Snail Adhesive
Glue dots

This is a standard A2 size card. Take the Whisper White card stock and run through the Big Shot in the Petals-a-plenty embossing folder. Run the smaller strip of Whisper White through the Big Shot in the dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
Adhere the Petals-a-plenty piece on top of the card base.
Adhere the dot piece on top of the strip of Pacific Point.
Adhere the strips to the card base.
With Old Olive Punch 2 ovals with the Large Oval Punch.
Shape the ovals into leaf shapes by hand.
Using the Scallop Circle Punch, punch out 5 scallops.
Stack the punched scallops and put brad through the middle.
"Fluff" the scallops into a flower shape.
Adhere Large Pearl on top of brad
Punch Scalloped Oval in Pacific Point
Punch Large Oval Punch in Whisper White
Stamp sentiment in Pacific Point ink
Adhere flower with glue dots
Adhere sentiment pieces to card

Please leave me a comment if you'd like to see a video on how to create the flower from this card.

Pretty quick. Pretty card. What's stopping you from grabbing your supplies and making one yourself?
Have a safe Memorial Day weekend!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

More Color Resist

Here's another card I made using the Color Resist Technique. I'm loving this technique right now. There's something therapeutic about rubbing ink on a card and watching the color change in just the right spots. I talked about this technique in this post

This is longer card than an A2 card and it isn't too tall. It would fit inside a check size envelope.

To make my card you need the following supplies. Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop.

Tempting Turquoise card stock
Basic Black card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Gray ink
Versamark ink
Tempting Turquoise ink
Upsy Daisy stamp set * retiring 5/31/12
En Francais stamp
clear embossing powder
Heat gun
Beautiful Wings embosslit
Big Shot
Sponge Dauber
Glue Dots
Snail Adhesive

Adhere the Basic Black card stock to Tempting Turquoise card base.
Stamp Daisies from set with Versamark ink. Cover with clear embossing powder and heat.
When embossing has cooled, ink En Francais stamp with Basic Gray ink. Stamp once lightly on scratch paper then on to Whisper White layer.
When ink is dry, remove ink from daisies with a paper towel in a rubbing motion.
Ink edges of stamped layer with Tempting Turquoise ink apply more to the edges and using a lighter touch in the center. Remove extra ink from the daisy with paper towel.
Run Basic Black paper in Beautiful Wing embosslit through the Big Shot.
Adhere the stamped layer to the Basic Black layer.
Adhere the butterflies using glue dots.

If you haven't tried this technique before I highly recommend it. Get out your supplies and have some fun creating something today. Please leave me a comment if you'd like me to create a video on how do the Color Resist Technique.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mom's Birthday Card

Today is my Mom's birthday. Now I love my Mom and I don't want to get on her bad side so I'm not telling you her age but I will tell you that she LOVES to get mail. She especially loves handmade cards. This one is for her.

This simple but elegant card is just my Mom's style.

Basic Black card stock - cut in a tent style card
Framelits - Labels
Basic Black Scalloped Polka Dot Ribbon
Mixed Bunch stamp set
Big Shot
Sponge Dauber

Stamp Whisper White with image from the Mixed Bunch set in Daffodil Delight. Ink edge with Daffodil Delight ink.
Adhere Basic Black Scalloped Polka Dot ribbon on Daffodil Delight strip cut @ 1" x 4 1/4". Adhere to card.
Adhere stamped Whisper White layer over the ribbon layer.
Cut labels from Framelits with Big Shot. Use the smallest Label Framelit for the Whisper White piece and go up one size for the Daffodil Delight piece.
Ink the Daffodil Delight piece with black ink.
Stamp sentiment in Black Stazon ink. (Sentiment is from the Elementary Elegance stamp set which was only available during Sale-a-bration. Other sentiments will work just as well.)
Ink the Whisper White piece first with Daffodil Delight ink, being sure to ink a bit into the frame and not just the edges. Then ink with black ink.
Adhere the Daffodil Delight Label on top of Whisper White mat.
Adhere the Whisper White Label with dimensionals.

Take some time today to make something for someone you love.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Kiss Technique

It's Technique Tuesday and we're going to talk about kissing today. NO, not that kind of kissing, the stamping kind of kissing.

Kissing Technique is where you take a solid image stamp. In this case the butterfly from the For All You Do stamp set. Ink up the stamp. Take a smaller another stamp, and here I'm using the small flower from the same set. Now "kiss" the two - or stamp the flower on to the butterfly. Then stamp the flower on scratch paper to remove the ink that you kissed off. Think of it as when you kiss your hubby after you've put on fresh lipstick and he has to wipe off the transferred lipstick. Same idea.

Now on to our card ~


Whisper White card stock - standard size card
1 1/2" Circle Punch
For All You Do stamp set *retiring 5/31/12
*if you need any supplies, just move your cursor over the item on the list and click straight to the item in my store.

All pieces are inked with Lucky Limeade ink, except Modern Label piece.
Berry Blossoms DSP mat is cut @ 5 1/4" x 4".
Lucky Limeade mat is cut @ 1 3/4" x 5 1/8".
Whisper White mat is cut @ 1 1/2" x 4 15/16".
Adhere according to photo.
Stamp butterfly in Lucky Limeade ink and kiss with small flower stamp.
Punch out butterflies with 1 1/4" Circle Punch.
Punch Lucky Limeade using a 1 1/2" Circle Punch. (this is what I had but you can use the 1 3/4" punch. That works too.)
Adhere butterflies on top of Lucky Limeade circles and adhere circles to Whisper White mat with dimensionals.
 Stamp sentiment from set on Whisper White with Lucky Limeade ink.
Punch out with Modern Label Punch.

Pretty fast card with a colorful punch and a cool technique.

Try it for yourself - grab your supplies and make something today.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper card

Today's card is made mostly from one Designer Series Paper pack with a few accentuating card stock colors thrown in.

Berry Blossoms DSP
Calypso Coral card stock
Whisper White card stock
Modern Label Punch
2 1/2" Circle Punch
1 3/4 Circle Punch
White ribbon
Antique Brads
Beautiful Butterflies Die
Big Shot
Corner rounder
Basic Black Ink
Basic Gray Ink
Sponge Dauber
Snail Adhesive 
Upsy Daisy stamp set sentiment

  • This is a tent style card - cut @ 4 1/4" x 11, folded at 5 1/2".
  • All pieces are inked with Basic Black ink.
  • The red banner piece is cut @ 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" with a notch out of the center bottom.
  • Whisper White circle is punched from the 2 1/2" Circle Punch.
  • Calypso Coral circle is punched from the 1 3/4" Circle Punch.
  • White ribbon is cut with ends at an angel to mimic the angels on the red banner piece.
  • Attach the ribbon to the back of the Whisper White circle and adhere to red banner piece with dimensionals.
  • Run DSP through Big Shot using Beautiful Butterflies Die. 
  • Attach Antique Brad to center of butterfly and attach butterfly with dimensionals.
  • Cut strip of Calypso Coral 3/4" x 2 1/2" and notch ends.
  • Stamp sentiment with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White.
  • Punch out sentiment with Modern Label Punch and adhere to notched Calypso Coral.
  • Attach to card across ribbon.
  • Round bottom corners. I used a corner 1/2" corner rounder but I've listed the one that is available from Stampin' Up for you.

Have some fun and grab your supplies and make something today.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

More Family Scrapbook Page swap

Here are the pages my sister-in-law created. Lots of fun photos highlighting 2010 and 2011.

Enjoy! Hope this helps you with some ideas on how to create layouts with lots of photos from events that might  not necessarily go together.

What have you scrapped lately? Get out your supplies and create something today.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Masculine Fast Friday Card

Father's Day will be here before you know it. Today's card could be used for Father's Day or any occasion. Many of the items used in today's card will be retiring soon, so if you want them, don't deal.


Well Worn Designer Series Paper
Naturals Ivory card stock
Basic Black card stock
Black Stazon ink
Framelits - labels
In Wilderness stamp set
colored pencils - craft store
3 black brads

This card is pretty self descriptive from the photo and the supply list. Remember, if you need any of these supplies just put your cursor over the item and click through to my store.

Have some fun with your supplies today and make something!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Center Step Birthday Card

Today is a "landmark" birthday for my niece (the one that made the scrapbook pages here and is in my scrapbook page here. Don't worry Karin, I'm not gonna give your age away). She LOVES purple. so I had to make her a purple card to make dealing with turning another year older just a wee bit easier.

Side view that showing the steps at a different angel.

Here's a template to make the card yourself.

To make my card you need the following supplies. Remember, if you need any of these supplies, just click on the name of the item and it will take you directly to my shop.


For All You Do Stamp Set *retiring 5/31/12
Iridescent ribbon - craft shop 

Cut Designer Series Paper (DSP) for sides 3 1/4" long by 1" wide.
Cut Whisper White butterflies using the Beautiful Wings embosslit and adhere according to photo.
Center mats:
Basic Black mat - cut @ 3 1/4" x 4 1/4" - emboss with Petals-a-plenty embossing folder.
Whisper White mat - cut @ 3" x 4" 

  • The focal image is created using the color resist technique. A video on this is in the works.
  • Stamp flower and stem in 2 steps in Versamark ink. 
  • Emboss with clear embossing powder.
  • Once embossing is set, stamp En Francais stamp in Basic Gray ink. Stamp lightly on scrap paper first to remove some ink. Then stamp on Whisper White mat, over the embossed flower. 
  • Once ink is dry, rub a paper towel on the flower to remove the ink. 
  • Take Wisteria Wonder ink and ink Whisper White mat, starting at edges and working your way inward. Ink should be heavier on the edges and not uniform. 
  • Mount the newly inked mat on to the embossed Basic Black mat. 
  • Use Sticky strip to adhere the Basic Black mat to the center of the card.
  •  Apply pearl to center of flower and rub Dazzling Detail on petals of flower. 
  • Tie ribbon  along bottom edge. 

Get out your supplies and try this style card - it's a lot of fun.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

He Comes In Peace

Happy Hump Day! I'm looking forward to the weekend. Going to get to spend some time with my son! I sure do miss having him around. So thankful that schedules working out to get together.

This card reminds me of my son. He was  c r a z y  about aliens when he was little. So, in honor of my son ~

This is a standard A2 size card (5 /12 x 4 1/4).
This is a detailed card. Be sure to read through all the instructions before you start.
If you need supplies, just put your cursor over any of the supply items listed and click through to my shop!

Owl Punch
Pennant Builder Punch
1 3/4'" Circle Punch
White Craft Ink
Soft Suede Ink
Basic Black Ink
Old Olive card stock
Whisper White card stock
Calypso Coral card stock
Basic Black card stock
Tempting Turquoise card stock
Pacific Point card stock scrap
White gel pen
Extreme Elements stamp set *retiring 5/31/12
Tombo glue
Sponge Dauber
Snail Adhesive
wiggle eyes - craft store
tooth pick - craft store

Take a piece of Old Olive card stock and punch out 2 owls. From the first owl trim off the feet. Using the second owl, cut a triangle starting on either side of the feet and continue into the body. Flip over the "footless" owl, rotate the owl so that the rounded portion is now on top. Attach the feet to what is now the bottom. Using the owl that you cut the triangle from, trim the ear area down into the body of the owl. These will be used for the antenna. Use the 2 circle that punched with the body and attach to the top of the antenna and then attach to the body. Grab some wiggle eyes as many or as few as you choose, and attach. Tombo glue is great for attaching these small parts.

Draw a half circle on the Whisper White paper. I did mine free hand but feel free to grab a small plate or use a circle cutter. Sponge the half circle with Soft Suede. Crinkle the sponged piece making sure to have a few deeper creases. Sponge those deeper creases. Adhere to the bottom of the card.

Attach your alien to the card with dimensonals.

Using the "comet" stamp from the Extreme Elements stamp set and white craft ink stamp 3 times randomly on the basic black background. Don't be afraid to stamp off the edge. This creates interest in your background.

While the craft ink is drying on the background, punch a circle from Calypso Coral card stock using the 1 3/4" punch. Lightly sponge Whisper White craft ink on the circle. Now, grab a pencil with a flat eraser on top. Tap the pencil eraser into the craft ink and stamp on the Calypso Coral circle to create craters. I also used the open end of the Sponge Daubers to create the large crater.

Once all the Whisper White craft ink is dry, attach the Calypso Coral circle with dimensionals to the Basic Black background. Take the white gel pen and make random dots and * . I also enhanced bits of the stamped "comet" to add dimension and interest.

While all the gel pen work is drying punch a flag with a scrap of Pacific Point card stock and the Pennant Builder Punch. Use the dotted background stamp from Extreme Elements and Whisper White craft ink to make the background. Use the stars from the same set and Basic Black and stamp on top.  Once all inks are dry glue the flag to a trimmed down tooth pick. Use a dimensional on the flag portion and Tombo glue on the pole portion and adhere to card.

Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did! This was one of the most fun cards I've made in a long time.
Grab your supplies and give it a try!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Pac Man visits Techniques on Tuesday

Vintage is all the rage right now. My kids have been digging out old & vintage video games to play recently. Pac Man certainly fits that bill - he's been around a   l o n g   time. Today's card will be in honor of vintage video games and all the hours of fun we've had losing them! LOL

I have two techniques to share with you today. One involves shortening a label punch and the other is lengthening a label punch.

Pac Man card ~ 

This card is geared toward males, but hey don't forget the girls in your life who enjoy "showing the boys how it's done!"


So Saffron card stock *the photo online doesn't show the color well, it's really a love shade of yellow*
Standard Hole sz. hole punch
wiggly eyes (available) at craft stores


  • Create a standard size card from Basic Black card stock.
  • Using So Saffron, punch a circle with the 1 3/4 Circle punch.
  • Using a pencil, trace the pointed end of the bone folder to create the mouth opening on Pac Man. 
  • Cut out the triangle with Paper Snips.
  • Punch the Owl Body only in Real Red and Pumpkin Pie card stock.
  • Trim off the legs from the Owl body.
  • Glue wiggle eyes on Owl Bodies.
  • Using Whisper White, punch out 9 circles with standard hole punch.
  • Using Pacific Point and the Word Window punch, punch out 4 standard Word Windows. 
  • Adhere 2 Word Windows to create a corner piece and repeat for the second set.
  • Stamp sentiment from Create a Cupcake set in Basic Black ink on Pacific Point card stock.
  • Using the Modern Label punch, punch out sentiment.  Trim down the Modern Label - technique shown below.
  • Cut a strip of Pacific Point the same width as the Word Window and the length of the card plus 1/4 of an inch (5 3/4 inches long in total). Round edges according to desired technique shown below.
  • Adhere all pieces according to photo.

Technique to Create a Longer Punch Label

*there are two ways to create the long Word Window Punch Strip*

1- Feed the end of the 5 3/4 strip into the Word Window punch from the back so that only the part that you want rounded is inserted into the punch. Punch edge and repeat for the other side.

2- I find that the above method is a little too "fiddly" for me when I'm working on a fast card. Instead, I'd punch a Word Window from scratch of a different color to use as my guide and I'd trace the rounded end and cut by hand.

*How to shorten a punched piece ~ Modern Label

Stamp sentiment
Punch out with Modern Label punch
Cut "handle" and lightly adhere handle to edge of Modern Label.

  Adjust label to length desired withing punch opening.


Gently remove handle and use shortened label on your creation

This is a fun card to create! These techniques open up a whole new way to use your punches. Give 'em a try. So grab your supplies and make some thing today.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Medallion Card

Happy Monday!

Hope you all enjoyed Mother's Day with people that make you happy. I was blessed enough to spend time with my daughter & her family. My Son-in-Law scored big points by taking both myself and my daughter out for mani/pedis. OMG that was wonderful! My wonderful hubby made his BBQ chicken for us (one word - OUTSTANDING!) and we all got to visit with my military son via Skype. If that wasn't enough, all the family here at home went out to see "The Avengers" - awesome. It was a special day that had  sweet tender moments I won't soon forget. I hope you had the same kind of day.

We're still focusing on stamps that are retiring. One stamp that makes a statement when used is the Medallion Stamp. I'll be showing a couple of different ways to use this one, so stay tuned.

Today's card:

Medallion Stamp
Create a Cupcake - clear mount stamp set
Top Note Die
Big Shot
Modern Label punch
Word Window punch
Calypso Coral ink
Calypso Coral card stock
Whisper White card stock
Basic Black card stock
Basic Pearls Jewels

  • Cut Calypso Coral card stock along the 11" edge @ 5 1/2".
  • Score @ 4 1/4.
  • Stamp Medallion in Calypso Coral ink in random patter, being sure to stamp off the edge of the card base to add interest.
  • Using Top Note die and Whisper White card stock, run through Big Shot to create white top layer. Do Not toss out leftover scrap.
  • Take white Top Note sheet and stamp Medallion in Calypso Coral again, going off the edge of the paper.
  • Use Basic Black card stock to create another Top Note piece.
  • Cut the Basic Black Top Note down the center horizontally.
  • Using adhesive, adhere the Basic Black Top Note piece to the back of the Whisper White Top Note piece, being sure to adjust edges according to the photo. *Note: you may need to do some extra trimming of the Basic Black Top Note at the horizontal points.*
  • Adhere to card.
  • Using scrap of Whisper White stamp Happy Birthday from the Create a Cupcake stamp set in Calypso Coral ink.
  • Punch out sentiment with Word Window punch.
  • Using the Modern Label punch, punch out 1 from  Basic Black card stock and  1 from Calypso Coral card stock.
  • Split the Basic Black Modern Label horizontally, just as done above with the Basic Black Top Note piece.
  • Adhere to the Calypso Coral piece.
  • Adhere the sentiment on top.
  • Adhere to card and place a pearl on the edge, according to the photo.

This style of card works for many occasions just be sure that the sentiment you choose will fit inside the Word Window punch or the Modern Label punch.

If this is a card that you think you would be able to use, leave me a comment below.

Take some time for yourself today -  grab your supplies and make something.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

My Talented Niece

Family Scrapbook Page Swap

Here's the pages that my niece made that I promised to share with you.

This is my niece's layout for 2010. One of the big moments for her in 2010 was her sweet hubby graduating from college! Another biggie was when she trimmed her hair ... it was  l  o  n  g.
Look closely and you'll see tabs on a couple of photos. Karin adapted these to flip up/out to allow for longer journaling. When placing these in page protectors, I'll make a slit allowing these to be lifted.

Karin had a very busy 2011. She used a photo or two from each month to highlight her year. The Beautiful Wings Embosslit was used to add some detail and the Large Oval Punch and the Scalloped Oval Punch were used as journaling spots.

Hope these gave you some ideas for your upcoming scrapbook projects. Don't wait, get your supplies out and make something ... today.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fast Card Friday

Mother's Day Card

Mother's Day is this weekend. I hope you'll be spending it will people you love. Here's a little something that I whipped up. The longest part of making this card is making the flower. You could speed that up by using Paper Daisy Accents flowers from Stampin' Up!

White Ribbon
sentiment stamps

This is a basic easel card in a Top Note Die shape. When you run the base of the card through the Big Shot using the Top Note Die you will need to:
  • Cut black paper 5 1/2 x 11
  • Fold @ 5 1/2
  • Place fold slightly below the top cutting edge of the die so that the fold will stay intact after cutting.
  • Cut another piece of black with the top note die - this is the front
  • Cut a piece of Berry Blossoms Designer Paper with the Top Note Die
  • Trim the designer paper around the edge, cutting along the "stitched" edge of the paper
  • From this point on build your card.

Take a moment to get out your supplies and make something special today.