Saturday, May 30, 2009

Keeping Track

I have a friend that likes to keep track of her events and stuff. So I made this calendar for her.

I mirrored the cover to look like the inside. I liked this so much I almost kept it for myself!! Just might have to make another one! Happy Stamping

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Another Flip Scrap Card

Yesterday I shared with you how to make a Flip Scrap Card. Here is the one I made while making the tutorial.

I couldn't get the coloring right in the photo, it really isn't quite that green. But here is each flap of the card.

If you make one don't forget to let me know, by posting a comment and a link to your creation. I would love to see what you all come up with!! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Technique Tuesday - Flap Scrap Card - updated measurement

As promised I said I would show how to make my Flip Scrap Card. So here we go!! Oops I had a measurement wrong that has now been corrected.

Start with a full sheet of 12 x 12 paper of your choice. You are going to cut it at 5 3/4. So you will have two pieces one 5 3/4 x 12 and one 6 1/4 x 12. If you are using patterned paper that needs to be a specific direction pay attention to how you cut your paper so your pattern doesn't end up side ways.

Score your 6 1/4 x 12 piece at 4 and at 9.

Score for 5 3/4 x 12 piece at 3 1/16 and at 8. (The picture shown is this piece.)

Crease the folds you made for both pieces.

Tape together so that the center pieces line up do not tape down the flaps. The flaps should not be the same size. If don't want you ribbon to show on the inside do this step after the ribbon notches are made and you have threaded the ribbon on the top paper only. My original piece has it as an accent on the middle inside piece.

Fold all sides in until you have the card shape. You will then use your slot punch on the edge of your paper at around 2 1/4 up from the bottom. You can't quite see it in the picture but I only went in halfway.

Depending on the size ribbon you use the will have to slide a bit up from that slot and make a second punch.

Do this on both sides and it should look like this after.

Thread your ribbon through the slots.

This is how your project will look before you decorate it up. If you don't want your ribbon to show on the inside this is where you would tape down the second piece.

I will post a picture of this finished project later this week!

I hope you found this tutorial helpful and not confusing. If I missed something or didn't explain it well enough just let me know. Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Birthday Cupcake

I wanted to share with you the card I made for my son's 9th birthday, which was earlier this month.

His favorite color is red and he wanted a cake/cupcake on his card. It's not very masculine but it is fun and at 9 years old it's still all about fun!! He recently gave me quite the scare this past Thursday after a nasty fall at school. We spent our afternoon and evening at the ER making sure he was going to be ok. So after it all he is left with some ugly bruising on his face, and gums, his teeth are intact which is a good thing and a nicely busted lip. He still can't remember the actual incident but it's coming back to him. I told him he gave me quite the scare and he said back to me "I scared myself". Needless to say he will be taking it easy for the rest of the week, at least. So just want to say hold your children near and give them an extra hug and kiss today. Happy Stamping!!

Friday, May 22, 2009

Matchbox Briefcase

I've been playing around with my matchbox die, it's just too much fun!! I came up with this little one for Father's Day:

It's just the right size for a tie clip and cuff's. It's a bit hard to see in the photo, unless you click on it for the bigger picture, but I made it using the alligator technique. Hmm another tutorial option. BTW I have a tutorial ready to go Tuesday for my flip scrap card. Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

6x6 Sense of Time

This was a set I just had to have from the 2009 Occasions Mini. After I got it I couldn't figure out how I wanted to use it. After a bit of playing around with it I finally came out with this:

I found it much easier to scrap with then to make a card ... which I have yet to make anything I like in a card version. This can also be used as a masculine page. Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Sassy Stampers Friend Swap

The other day I said I would share the gift package I made for my secret sis Angie. So here it is:

I'll share each individual card/project with you through out the week as well as the recipes. In the middle is the matchbox dresser I showed the other day. Happy Stamping!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Window Matchbox

I am so loving the matchbox die!! You can do so many things with it. Here is the other project my demo friends and I made during our get together.

Can you tell I love that butterfly too!! Happy Stamping!!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Great Friend; Paper - Bella Bleu DSP, and Very Vanilla; Ink - So Saffron; Accessories - Iridescent Ice, So Saffron Ribbon, Small Flat Cello Bag, and paper ribbon.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Sassy Stampers Friend Swap

My blogging sisters, Sassy Stampers, had a friend swap. Basically we created a different card or project each week for 6 weeks and at the end of the time we sent everything we made to our secret sis. I got the coolest package!! Check it out:

I loved everything!!! The earrings are super ... I love handmade items so this was way perfect!! Ohh and the folder with the embossed cards are just stunning!! I could go on and on about each project they were all wonderful! If you want to check out other creations from my super creative secret sis check out Maria's blog!! Tomorrow I will share the package I sent. Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Matchbox Dressers

I told you I would share with you all my other matchbox dressers. This is the first one I made:

I made this one for a secret sister gift and it was the first one I did. I wasn't really sure what I was doing but it came out great!!

Then I made this one:

It also was for a secret sis gift .... I'm a bit addict to doing secret sis things. I added a little more color which made it stand out a little bit more. My favorite so far was the one I shared on Monday. Each on had different things inside the drawers such as chocolate (yum), brads, buttons, primas, and magnets. You can fill it with many other small items as well. Happy Stamping!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

A little more Rockabilly ....

Hope you all enjoyed the blog hop this past weekend. I know I got a TON of ideas from it, not to mention feeling like I need each and everyone of those papers!! I couldn't help but share another project using Rockabilly Specialty paper. I am definitely gonna have to stock up on this paper will SU! is having their sale by 3 get 1 free, if you want more details just email me.

This little cutie I made the other night with some fellow demos friends of mine!!

This is actually my 3rd attempt at making these and this one is by far my favorite. (I'll post the other two later so you can see how they progressed.) I am soo loving this matchbox die and I really hope it will make it to the big catty in July!!

Ohh BTW I know I have been majorly slacking on my Technique Tuesdays but since so many of you asked for directions on my flap scrap card I will try to put one together next week. So keep an eye out for it!! Happy Stamping!!

Recipe: Stamp Set - Great Friend; Paper - Rockabilly Specialty, Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Basic Black, and Whisper White; Ink - Riding Hood Red; Accessories - Irridescent Ice, Real Read Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, and Rhinestone Brads.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Rockabilly - Parade of Papers Blog Hop - Blog Candy Winner Added

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts first ever blog hop! Each stop along our Parade of Papers tour features projects made with Stampin' Up's Designer Series Paper created by some talented Stampin' Up demonstrators. Throughout the month of May buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock and get one FREE! We want to celebrate with you by sharing many wonderful ideas showcasing all of the designer series paper Stampin' Up! has to offer.

This is your 1st stop on the Parade of Papers and when you get to the end you'll be given the link for the 2nd fantastic stop, but don't stop there be sure to check out all 24 stops. You can find more info on the blog hop at Stampin' Addicts.

I have lots of projects to share with you using one of my favorite specialty papers Rockabilly! It's right up there with my favorite stamp set Just Jawing, which I also used!! This paper set has a special added touch to it in that it has a glossy finish.

The first one I want to share with you is little project I call a Flip Scrap Card.

This little beauty folds down to 5x6", a great size for a card but when you open it completely it is 5x12".

Each flap opens revealing another page. You can add pictures, quotes or journaling, it all depends on what you want to do. It may seem like it use a long of paper but it only took 1 sheet of DSP, and half a sheet each of colored cardstock.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Rockabilly Specialty DSP, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, and Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink - Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Versamark; Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Clear Embossing Powder, Versamarker, Real Red Pen, Old Olive Pen, White Gel Pen, 5/8" Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Scallop Punch, Scallop Border Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Handheld Circle Punch.

I wanted a fun boy/tween card and this one did just the trick.

It's bright and fun. The glossy DSP adds just the perfect touch giving it the Rock & Roll feel to it.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Pacific Point, Rockabilly Specialty, Going Gray, Basic Black; Ink - Versamark; Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Black Embossing Powder, White Gel Pen, Star Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon.

This next one is perfect way to spruce up those gift cards we give; especially for a teenager.

The belly band slips around to keep the gift card closed.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Going Gray, Rockabilly Specialty; Ink - Riding Hood Red, Versamarker; Accessories - Basic Gray, Black Shrinky Dink, Black Eyelets, Glue Dots, Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Slot Punch, Heat Gun, Glue Dots.

Next here's a girlie card ... as a matter of fact this is the one my Mom is getting for Mother's Day ... ssh don't tell her.

This one I actually had a hard time trying to get just the way I wanted but finally it all fit together.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Great Friend; Cardstock - Baja Breeze, Rockabilly Speciality, Whisper White; Ink - Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, Versamarker; Accessories - White Embossing Powder, Pretties Kit, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals.

My last project is this rockin' 6x6 scrapbook page.

I just love this skull and it works perfectly with this sheet from rockabilly! I want a more masculine eye so I punched the hearts out with the circle punch and layered behind it with basic black paper and added the kiwi kiss pupils with the handheld punch. To give him a bit of color I watercolored the bones to match the paper.

Recipe: Stamp Set - Just Jawing; Cardstock - Rockabilly Specialty, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Basic Black; Ink - Kiwi Kiss, Versamarker; Accessories - Black Embossing Powder, Black Eyelets, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionls, Aquapainter, 1/2" Circle Punch, 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch.

Can you believe after doing all of these projects I still had 9 full sheets, 2 2/3 sheets, and some scraps left over. These paper packs are a FANTASTIC value. If you've enjoyed the projects on this stop be sure to leave me a comment and enter your chance to win a sample of Rockabilly Specialty paper. Comments are now closed. I picked a name very scientifically and had my son pick a number from 1-90 and he picked 6. So Jyll email me and I'll send you the sample. Thank you everyone for playing a long with us!!

I'm glad you visited my stop on this Parade but don't forget to take the next stop and check out what Rhonda from The Stampin' Bunny has to share. In case you want to work the circle in the other direction check with Beth of Stamp Me a Rainbow, she's technically the last stop on our Parade. The Parade of Papers ends at midnight on May 10th so be sure you aren't left out .... Happy Stamping!!
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