Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Bunny Basket made with Stampin Up Punches & Dies

Below are most of the items I used to make this project.  I saw this adorable basket on our SU Demonstrator website and had to make one of my own! The little basket idea came from SU's Regional in January and how great an idea to add a bunny to it; thanks fellow demonstrator Dawn Griffin for that!  I used Whisper White and Blushing Bride cardstock, with Basic Black cardstock for the eyes. 

The most important trick to making this look really cute is the sponging!  I sponged Blushing Bride ink on everything; the ears, face, cheeks, nose, and mouth.  The other trick is to put the cheeks on the face using Stampin Dimensionals (foam dots) to give them lift; attach the mouth to the back of the cheeks so it doesn't sit flat on the heart face.  I used the 3/4" circle punch for the eyes and nose, the 1 3/8" circle punch for the cheeks, and the 1/2" punch for the mouth.  Below you can see that I used the Blossoms Petal punch (item #121808) for the ears, the Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch (item #119275) for the handle, the Scallop Square Bigs Clear die (item #115950) for the basket, and the Heart Framelits dies (item #125599) for the bunny face; I used the 3rd framelit counting from the largest to the smallest.  

For the basket, I scored the Scallop Square using the scallops as a guIde.  You can see in the photo above that I scored at 2 scallops from both ends on the horizontal side and at 3 scallops from both ends on the vertical, then cut slits up to the score line as shown.  I used Sticky Strip to put the basket together and attached the handle using Mini Silver Brads (item #122941); the handle is 8" long.   The final touch is a cute bow made with Pink Pirouette 3/8" taffeta ribbon (item #122981).  I filled the basket with jelly beans I put in a Small Cello Baggie (item #103104 - 3"x5").

Well, I hope you like my version and don't forget that today is the LAST day to order and get SALE-A-BRATION FREEBIES!  Let me know if you need more info.  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Stampin Up Video Tutorial showing how to make a Fabulous Folds Card

If you want a challenge, watch this Stampin' Up! video and make this card! The card is awesome, but be patient. I tried making this card without the video tutorial and I must say, it's a lot easier after you've watched the video!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget that if you are reading this through my "subscriber" services, you won't be able to watch the video until you click on the link to my blog post; once you're at my blog, you'll be able to watch the video. I just realized that not everyone might know that, so I thought I'd better tell you all!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

March 2012 My Digital Studio Downloads

Below are the My Digital Studio Downloads for the month of March 2012.  You can get more details on each download at the Stampin' Up! website here.  Also, you can click on the images below to enlarge them.

March 6, 2012 Downloads:

March 13, 2012 Downloads:

March 20, 2012 Downloads:

March 27, 2012 Downloads:

Don't forget that the purchase of My Digital Studio downloads qualifies for Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES, so be sure to order before March 31st! Thanks for visiting and contact me if you have any questions.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Everybunny Easter Center Step Card

I've been wanting to make a center step card for some time, but just didn't feel it until I saw this great hot air balloon bunny!  I really LOVE this stamp set and how this card turned out!  I used the Everybunny stamp set and colored the image using an Aqua Painter.  I cut it out and added it to the card with Stampin Dimensionals.  I also added Rhinestones and Dazzling Diamonds glitter for the wonderful final touch!  Here's the template I used to make the center step card: 
(click on image to view it enlarged)
Stamp Set:  Everybunny (wood # 122705, clear #122707)
Ink: Black Stazon (# 101406), Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, and Pretty in Pink.
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, and Brights DSP Paper Stack (#117155).
Accessories: Paper Cutter (#104152), Decorative label punch (#120907), Scallop Oval punch (#119856), Oval puch (#119855), Boho Blossom punch (#119858), Tasteful Trim XL Die (#120893), Rhinestones (#119246), Stampin Dimensionals (#104430), SNAIL (#104332), 2-way glue (#100425), Dazzling Diamonds glitter (#102023), and Aqua Painter (#103954).

Thanks for visiting and don't forget that March 31st is the last day to get FREE Sale-a-Bration products!  Please order with me here.  Be certain to select me as your Demonstrator when you login, or create, your Online Account to take advantage of Preferred Pricing and my Frequent Shopper Rewards Program here!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fancy Favor Die with Doily Stamp and Blossom Box Die with Raining Flowers Stamp Set

Hi everyone!  I'm swamped with work this week, so I'm sharing these wonderful Stampin' Up projects with you! You can find the supply list for this Fancy Favor Big Shot Die project here.
Simply Wonderful 3-D Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
And here's another Stampin' Up project made with the Blossom Box Big Shot Die; you can find the supply list here.
Kindness Matters 3-D Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
Thanks for visiting and have a great week!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Bordering on Romance Card and Card Box Video Tutorial

Here's the card and card box I made using the Bordering on Romance Stamp Set (wood - #125480 or clear - 125482) and the SU Labels Framelits (item #125598) and Edgelits (item #125595) from the current Occasions Mini Catalog.  I LOVE how these turned out!  I used Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, and Shimmer White cardstock; also used the 2010 In Color DSP paper pack.   For the finishing touches, I added some Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon (item #122331), Pearls (item #119247) and a Key Trinket (item #121892).  I stamped the flowers using Black Stazon then colored them using Not Quite Navy and Pear Pizzazz classic ink and an Aqua Painter (I wanted to keep the colors simple).

I learned how to make the card box by watching this Stampin Up video featuring Carrie Cudney (LOVE her!):

Thanks for visiting and if you want measurements or other info about my projects, just let me know.  Happy St. Patty's Day!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Elementary Elegance Stamp Set Cards

Here are another couple of cards using the Sale-a-Bration Everyday Enchantment DSP, but these use the Elementary Elegance stamp set.   I copied the card I made here (I was in a pleating mood) and just changed the stamp set to show how nicely both stamp sets work with the Everyday Enchantment DSP.

Don't forget that there are only a couple of weeks left to get your great Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES. SAB ends on March 31st, so make sure you place your order before it's too late!  Contact me if you have any questions and thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Everybunny Stamp Set Treat Holder

I just had to make some cute Easter Treat Holders this month for my Hostess Club members.  I glittered everything on it and I put yummy Jelly Belly's in it!   I've got a video on how to make the treat holder here; the only thing I changed was the size of the circle is 5 3/4" (instead of 6") and the width is 1/4" (instead of 1/2").

Stamp Sets: Everybunny (wood #122705, clear #122707), Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood #115370), Distressed Dots Background stamp (wood #122815)..
Ink: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, and Peach Parfait.
Cardstock: Concord Crush, Daffodil Delight, Wisteria Wonder, and Whisper White.
Accessories: Circle Scissor Plus (item #112530, Simply Scored (#122334), Ribbon Border punch (#119275), 2 3/8" scallop circle punch (#118874), 1 3/4" circle punch (119850), Word Window punch (#119857), Big Shot machine (#113439), Circles #2 die (#114526), 1/8" Daffodil Delight taffeta ribbon (119254), Stampin' Pastels (#120962, Small Cello Bags (#103104), Aqua Painter (#103954), Mat Pack (#105826), Paper Piercing Tool (#116631), Dazzling Diamonds (#102023), 2-way glue (#100425), Dimensionals (#104430), Sticky Strip (#104294), Paper Snips (#103579), and Snail (#104332).

Thanks for visiting and Happy Monday!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Stampin Up Masculine Card Samples

Wow - I can't believe it's already Friday! Besides taking care of my paralyzed mother, I work some during tax season to make money for fun stuff like attending Stampin' Up's annual Demonstrator's Convention.  Tax season is in full swing and I'm swamped right now (and I'm a little worried leaving mom alone)!  I'm behind on everything (including cleaning the house)!

But, on to the fun stuff!  My friend Eva asked if I'd seen some nice masculine cards and I just drew a blank, so I went to the Stampin' Up! website and looked under card samples and found these I thought I'd share with you too!

You can find the supplies for this project here.
Uncharted Territory Card Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
You can find the supplies for this project here.
Imagine Card Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
You can find the supplies for this project here.Happy Birthday Card Project Sample - by Stampin' Up!
Have a great weekend and I promise to post more next week!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Sweet Cake Stamp Set Tag

Happy Wednesday everyone!  This is a really cute tag designed by my sideline, Eva Davalos, to show off the great new Sweet Shop Product Suite in the current mini catalog!  It has the 5 new Baker's Twine: Lucky Limeade #125572, Calypso Coral #125573, Pool Party #125574, Island Indigo #125575, and Wisteria Wonder #125576.  It has the new Jelly Bean Epoxy Brads #125587 as the "cherry" on top of the cupcake.  And the tag shows off the new Sweet Cake stamp set (wood #125490 or clear #125492) and the Sweet Shop Designer Series Paper (item #125408).

The tag is made with Soft Suede cardstock and measures 4" x 5 1/2"; she used the Pinking Hearts Border punch on the bottom edge.  The other cardstock on the tag is Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder.  She embossed the cupcake using VersaMark ink and Clear Embossing powder onto Soft Suede cardstock then cut it out and added it to the Tag using Stampin' Dimensionals.

As a final touch, she added some cute Mini Brads, Rhinestones, and a heart cut from the new Fashionable Hearts Embosslit.  Have a great day and thanks for visiting!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sweet Floral Background Stamp on Composition Book

This is the prettiest journal anyone would love to receive!  My uplline, Carol Gilmore, was the inspiration for this beautiful project!  This Composition Book measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2".  We used Rose Red and Wild Wasabi markers to ink up the Sweet Floral Stamp (item #122855); it was stamped onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock measuring 5" x 6" and this was layered onto a piece of Basic Black cardstock measuring 5 1/2" x 6 1/2".  Then we die cut some butterflies from Rose Red and Very Vanilla cardstock using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit (item # 118138) and glued them on using Mini Glue Dots (item #103683)..

We decorated the back with a piece of Basic Black cardstock and we die cut a strip of Basic Black for the "fringe" on the front of the book using the Tasteful Trim XL Die (item #120893).  We ran the Very Vanilla cardstock pieces under the finge through the Big Shot using the Stripes Embossing Folder (you can get this for FREE as a Salea-Bration benefit!).  We used the Decorative Label punch (item # 120907) to make the "Friend" accent, but you could die cut an initial or die cut some flowers; the options are endless!  The Rose Red cardstock ribbon hanging from the accent measures 1 3/8" x 3" and the Very Vanilla cardstock ribbon measures 1" x 3 1/2".  We just used our Paper Snips (item # 103579) to cut the slits at the ends. 

To beautify the "Friend" accent piece, we used the Boho Blossom Punch (item #119858) to make the Rose Red cardstock flower and attached it with a Stampin' Dimensional (item # 104430).  To stamp the accent image, we used the Four Frames Stamp Set (item #123440 wood or #123442 clear), the Charming Stamp Set (item #116519 wood or #125829 clear), and the You're a Gem stamp set (item #122268 wood or #122270 clear).  For the finishing touch, we added some Black 1/8" taffeta ribbon (item #119261) and Basic Pearls (item #119247). 

Have a great week and contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Stampin Up's Simply Scored Diagonal Plate Video Tutorial

Here's Stampin' Up's video tutorial showing you how to use the NEW SIMPLY SCORED DIAGONAL PLATE! It's great for making envelops and for decorating/scoring background papers and you can start ordering it today (Item Number 125586 for only $11.95)! I'm excited that Stampin' Up started this promotion during Sale-a-Bration so you can get even more bang for your buck!  In addition to Sale-a-Bration benefits, when you order through me you also get Frequent Shopper Rewards points that you can apply towards ANYTHING in the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog (more information HERE)!

Product Features
•Sits on top of the Simply Scored base
•Held securely in place by rubber pads on back of the plate
•Has etched grooves every 1/8"
•Can score any size card stock up to 12" x 12"
•Includes instructions for creating common envelope sizes
•Coordinating products includeo ◦Simply Scored (item 122334
◦Simply Scored Place Markers (item 125625
◦Simply Scored Stylus (item 125624)

Let me know if you have any questions and have a great day!