Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Birthday Thinlet Cards

Today's cards came about during Cricut Sunday when one of the ladies was showing cards she made at a card swap.  Another really liked the cards that were created using the circle Thinlits card die.  Since she never saw this particular product, I pulled my die out and showed her how it worked. So yesterday I decided to make a couple of birthday cards using the die together with paper from the Fresh Prints stack in the Occasions mini.  On one card I used a stamp from the Sketched Birthday stamp set and cut the DSP so as to leave a little border around the DSP.  On the other I used the Cupcake builder punch and cut the DSP to match the card base.  I added a couple of our little adhesive dots to each card.  Now that I am looking at the photos, I think I need to add a balloon or two. Have a great day!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Project Life

I seldom add two posts in one day.  But, I just read about this new product that SU will be offering come May 1st!  It is truly a quicker way to organize and scrap your photos.  I have been looking at Project Life in the big box stores for a couple of years, but I tell myself I need to use up all the product I already have in my scraproom.  Well now that  Stampin' Up will be offering Project Life, I will try it out, even though I haven't used up one bit of the srapbooking supplies in my scraproom!!  Below is a list of the products that will be available to you on May 1st:

Here is a link to a little video and more info about Stampin' Up's Project Life:

I am really excited about this product and look forward to getting my hands on it.  Have a nice rest of the day!

Off The Grid Hello

Today's card is just something fun I created while combining one of my favorite old colors, Green Galore, with current colors of Melon Mambo and Black.  I stamped with black ink using the Off The Grid, Gorgeous Grunge and Four You stamp sets. The flower was punched using the Pansy Punch and the petals were formed by cutting and curling the flower. I used a little Petite Petals punch flower as a layer on the flower.  The card is definitely nicer in person, but I still need to wonder who would appreciate the style of this card?  Have a great day!

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Cricut Weekend

Most of my weekend was spent playing with my Cricut Explore.  Our niece had a little baby girl, so I made cards for her and Grandma and Grandpa.  Then I read that you can use your Explore to address an envelope.  Of course, I needed to try that out.  So, I went logged on to my computer and into Cricut Design Space, added text in the font I preferred and placed the envelope on the Cricut mat.  After arranging placement of the text on my envelope, I pressed go and watched my envelope get addressed!  I also read that the smooth barrel BIC pens, like those you get at a hotel, fit perfectly in the pen holder and print just like one of the Cricut pens I recently purchased.  You can add images to the envelope by changing the cut to print~~thus the little bunny on this envelope! This is only a sample of how an envelope can look.  Next envelope I make will have the letters connected--hopefully!!! And then to finish off the weekend, it was Cricut Sunday.  There were only four of us yesterday, but we certainly had a fun afternoon.  And guess what everyone worked on?  Cards in a box!!  Have a great day!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Core'dinations Cards

Today's cards have two things in common:  same stamp (Another Great Year) and Core'dinations cardstock.  Stampin' Up has a variety of Core'dinations cardstock but I will admit that I have not demonstrated it very often.  In case you haven't heard of Core'dinations cardstock, it is sandable cardstock, one color on the outside and a different shade or color on the inside.  I will start with the Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card.  I embossed Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock using the Honeycomb embossing folder and then sanded it a little to bring out the interior color of the cardstock.  It just so happens that the interior color is a close match to our Crumb Cake so I stamped the image with Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and layered it on top of the honeycomb layer.  Quick and easy~~that's for sure!  The Pool Party Core'dinations seems to have an interior color similar to Soft Sky.  It is very pretty, as you can see.  After embossing the Pool Party cardstock using the Fancy Fan embossing folder, I sanded it and layered onto a white card base.  I added a little bling to the Pool Party stamped image and again~~another quick and easy card!  It seems like I go from cards in a box which have a few details to quick and easy!!!  Have a great weekend and find yourself a little stampin' time!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Card In A Box For Mom

I do not know what I would do if I had a full time job!!  Since I made my first card in a box, I keep thinking of different themes/occasions for which to make another!  And then I get  sucked into the scraproom, leaving other things for tomorrow.  Today's post is a photo of my latest card in a box for Mother's Day.  I used my Explore for the birdhouse, little blue bird, sign post and a couple flowers. The rest of the items used for this card are from Stampin' Up: punches, cardstock, paper, stamps and embosslits.   I think my next card in a box will be of a more masculine nature.  Have a great day!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Father's Day By The Tide

I mentioned in Tuesday's post that I had gone down to my scraproom to make a Father's Day card.  As you know, I didn't--hahah!!  But last night I did attempt a Father's Day card using the By the Tide stamp set together with the Off The Grid stamp.  I used one of my favorite color combinations of Crumb Cake, White and Soft Sky.  Kind of reminds me of the sand and ocean which went along with the images I used.  I am hoping that Stampin' Up releases a photopolymer stamp or something new that we can use for a Father's Day card, but until then, the sentiment is from my trusty and well-used Teeny Tiny Wishes set. The linen thread completes my card although I do think I need to put something right in the center where the four squares meet.  But, haven't decided what that something might be!  Enjoy our Spring weather and have a great day!