Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Flower Punch Embossed

I embossed the flower in black on a printed blue paper, you can use any designer paper you like and it looks very different each time.   The black squares are also punched then corner rounded, and the small colored squares are punched too. I used a button for the center to finish it off. The leaves are punched from green card stock.  I layered two flowers together to give it some depth. ( All punches are from stampin up)

Birds Found the Feeder!

Hello stamp and creative friends! The birds found the feeder, and the sunflower seeds are the favorite seed now! I have been filling it once a day and the birds have been coming to it like crazy! I also gave them some stale dry cereal and they like that too! So, it only seems fair that I post a bird card today! This is a card that I made with my stamp friend Carolyn at my last retreat!  I love the round card base and the bird is so cute and fun to color.  I used markers to color t he bird and iced the edges with a dauber, with a dark brown to give it a weatherd look.  Get your birds out and make a card! 

Friday, April 26, 2013

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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

This card was made with my friend Betty! We are learning to color and shade our projects.  I used a die cut and framed the art work in yellow card stock,  The bottles are stamped on another white die cut shape, then placed on the lace die cut with  pop dots to give it some lift. The card base is polka dots that are raised on the paper. Simple yet snazzy card for any occasion.

Sassy Lady Slider Card

This fun card was one I made in Salado at my retreat.  The Lady has bling on her glasses and also on the glasses on the flat base of the card.  It may be difficult for you to see. This stamp is from Deadbeat Designs and was one of the many new stamps we got to enjoy and use on our projects. You can find slider card directions on you tube.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Phone Card

I just got back from a great stamp retreat in Salado.  I went with several friends and met  up with a few more!  These stamps were made by Deadbeat Designs and we had a blast being taught and entertained there. The old fashioned phone dial is put on with a flexible add on that gives the dial movement.  If you do not have them you can use craft wire and put them on with a one inch circle punch, with the wire glued between two of them.  To understand the design try to visualize a two inch craft wire rolled on a mascara tube to make it look like a spring. ( squish it down very tight, or cut smaller if needed)  You then tape the end down to a punched circle of card stock with red line tape. ( same on the other end) then place the spring on the item you want to have movement with a very sturdy double sided tape.  I have made these springs in the past to put on ghost on Halloween cards to make them float around!  These stamps will be on sale soon from Deadbeat Designs just google it!

Pocket full of Fun!

This card is a pocket card and very fun and easy to make. You can decorate the pocket any way you wish and it can even have a gift card or money inside! Feel free to send me both! HA!  The pocket is half of a standard card stock cut up and down and in half.    Score the fold as if you were making a card, then cut one layer only with a circle punch.  This punch gives you the space to see your main decoration and to pull the inside decorated smaller card out easily. I like to use a variety of punches scalloped and different shapes to give your card an unusual look.  You can also use a sponge or dauber to "ice" the punched opening to give your card some pop of color.  When glueing the card pocket together, it is best to use a double side tape like red line or score tape so the card with stand up to the inside being pulled out to view.  You only need a very skinny line on the three sides, not opened, where you punched. Then cut your inside card 1/4 inch smaller all around to slide easily inside the pocket. My stamp friend Betty and I made these a while back and I plan on making some more for spring, shaped like a bird house, and have the inside pull out be decorated with birds!
A Lovely Story About Me One day, long, long ago , there lived a beautiful woman who did not whine, nag or bitch (That would be me...) But that was a long time ago and it was just that one day. The End