Monday, February 27, 2012

Flower Fest - PP84

It's been feeling like Spring!  And I am in the mood to create with flowers.  The inspiration for my layout came from this week's Paper Player's Challenge you see here:

I was excited to use the Flower Fest stamp set again.  It has been sitting on the shelf patiently waiting...

Stamps:  Flower Fest (122278 [W]; 122280 [C]), Sentiment from Create a Cupcake (121915 [W];  121982 [C])
Ink:  Concord Crush, Always Artichoke
Paper:  Concord Crush, Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories:  Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon (114319), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402), Word Window Punch (119857), Modern Label Punch (119849)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Language of Friendship Tags

This sweet little bird on a branch makes a quick and easy tag to accompany a special gift.

Right now you can get this stamp set for free when you participate in Sale-a-bration at Stampin' Up!  This fantastic deal ends on March 31st.

The great thing about a handmade tag is that it is a perfect place to start if you are new to stamping or have limited time to create.  A stamp set or two, a couple of punches, an ink pad and some card stock are all you need to make your own fabulous creations.

Stamps:  Language of Friendship (Available free during sale-a-bration, also available in the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog), It's Your Day (123682)
Ink:  Early Espresso
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight, Naturals White
Accessories:  Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430), Baker's Twine (124262), 5/8" Daffodil Delight Grograin Ribbon (Retired)
Tools:  Bird Builder Punch (117191), Boho Blossoms Punch, (119858), Word Window Punch (119857), Crop-a-dile (108362)

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Take time for yourself today and Create Something Fun!


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Lion King - PP83

This week's challenge at The Paper Players is to create a masculine project with clean and simple lines.

I purchased this stamp set because it made me think of my oldest daughter, who went to South Africa on a humanitarian trip right after graduating from high school.  While she was there her group visited a couple game reserves where they saw the animals close up and personal.  Her trip to South Africa was a life changing experience for her as you can imagine.

Stamps:  Zoo Review (122197 [W]; 122199 [C]), Loving Thoughts (125843[W]; 125845[C] Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Early Espresso, Always Artichoke
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Linen Thread, Subtles Designer Buttons
Tools:  Square  Lattice Embossing Folder

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Happiness Is Fresh Vintage

Featured here is another fine stamp set available only during Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration. Choose a free item in the sale-a-bration brochure for every $50 merchandise you purchase. (ie:  Have your own catalog party and spend $150 on merchandise, get 3 sale-a-bration items AND hostess benefits of $25 which you can spend on any catalog items!)  What a great deal!  Ends March 31st.  Fill your shopping cart in my on-line store HERE.

I recently purchased a crimper from Stampin' Up!  I had been wanting one, but was a little apprehensive, because someone had told me that it was a little hard to use and to get the paper straight.  I wish I would have gotten one sooner.  I LOVE IT! My 11 year old daughter can't stop running scrap paper through it! This is my first project using it, but I think it is great.  Those who attended my class were impressed by it as well.

To make this ruffled border, I first punched a strip of 7/8" x 11" Lucky Limeade with the Eyelet Border Punch (119853), then ran it through the Crimper (101618).  If you ease the ridges together along the straight edge, then you can adhere it to the back of the circle as you go.

Stamps:  Fresh Vintage (SAB), Loving Thoughts (125843 [W]; 125845 [C] Occasions Mini)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade & Pool Party Stamp and Write Markers
Paper:  Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper (SAB)
Accessories:  Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Framed Tulips Embossing Folder (121809), Big Shot (113439), Eyelet Border Punch (119853), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), 1-1/4 Circle Punch (119861), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1/2" Circle Punch (119869), Crimper (101618), Sponge Daubers (102892)

Try a new technique and Create Something Fun today!


Saturday, February 11, 2012

Elementary Elegance

Have you taken advantage of sale-a-bration at Stampn' Up! yet?  It's a great time to purchase those items you have had your eye on... and choose one free product for every $50 you spend!  Click HERE for more details.

Here I have used Elementary Elegance, one of the fabulous free stamp sets only available through the sale-a-bration period which ends March 31st.

The Curly Label Punch coordinates with this set.  I punched out the "Happy Birthday" and attached it with a demensional.  Then cut out the miniature butterfly and gave it a wee pearl.

Stamps:  Elementary Elegance (SAB)
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Basic Black, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Beau Chateau DSP
Accessories:  Very Vanilla 1/2" Seam Binding (120999), Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Corner Punch (119871), Scallop Edge Border Punch (119882), Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder (120175), Curly Label Punch (119851)

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Awaken your inner artist and Create Something Fun!


Thursday, February 2, 2012

Valentine Treat Pocket

The new Framelits Dies Hearts Collection allows you to cut 6 heart sizes.  Here I used the largest heart which has a lovely scallop edge.  Cut 2 hearts, stick them together with some Sticky Strip along the "V", and you have a perfect pocket for a Valentine treat!

I used my handy Simply Scored Scoring Tool to get a perfectly even fold on the front of the pocket.  Sweet!

Stamps:  P.S. I Love You (125460[W]; 125462[C]), I {Heart} Hearts (117010[W]; 118571[C])
Ink:  Soft Suede, Regal Rose
Paper:  Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Subtles DSP
Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones (119246), Whisper White 5/8" Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals (104430)
Tools:  Big Shot, Framelits Dies Hearts Collection (125599 Occasions Mini), Sticky Strip (104294), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (119860), 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch (119854), Heart To Heart Punch (119881), Modern Label Punch (119848), Small Heart Punch (117193)

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Explore your self-expression and Create Something Fun today!