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Friday, January 28, 2011

Valentines Day is creeping up fast! Don't delay! These are such fun ways to personalize individual cards for the Big Day!
I saw this sooooooo cute little punch out people on a blog but I can't seem to find it now! Sorry to whoever's creation this is> let me know if it was you please! :)
Boy: 1 1/4 circle punch, no punch for his hair- you just have to design it the way you like it.
Girl: 1 inch circle punch, owl punch for her hair.
Both use: 1/4 inch punch nose and ears, googly eyes and markers for mouths, and small oval punches for bodies. Blush Blossom for the flesh color of their skin, sorry it's retired though.

All of these cards are Real Red, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray.
Have a Fabulous Day!

Friday, January 14, 2011

The Two Step Bird Extra Large punch (#117191) is one of my favorite punches! It also coordinates with the Hostess level 1 clear stamp set Punch Potpourri which is how I was able to give this adorable little bird it's decorative design of whisper white swirls.

Springtime Vintage DSP, Baja Breeze, and Old Olive are the coordinating colors.
Used the same punch to make "branches out of Old Olive and Pear Pizzaz"
The "nest" was tricky. Punch out a small oval (#119863) using Crumb Cake, take Tombo Multipurpose liquid glue (#110755) and some pieces of Hemp Twine that you have wet and roughed up a bit and glue them to the small oval punch. The "egg" is the bird's wing of the punch that I had inked and situated so that it is oval and just peeking slightly out from underneath the Bird.

The Two layers are 4 X 4 and Tie 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon (#114319) around the whole front face of the card.

Soft Suede, Pretty In Pink, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla is the color combo that I used for this card.
The new and fun Tulip embossing folder for the Big Shot made a beautiful border.
Be My Valentine from the new Occasions mini was inked in Pink Pirouette and using a blender Pen I gave the image some low lights in Rose Red. Note: After you ink the stamp with Pink Pirouette take a Q-tip and spray it with stamp cleaner then use your Rose Red marker to color Be My Valentine back in.

Again using the Punch Potpourri clear stamp set, stamp the Boho Blossoms in the color combo mentioned above and punch them out with the coordinating punch, Boho Blossoms Extra- Large #119858. Basic Pearls gives them a darling and 3-d center.

Scrunching ribbon is a cinch! Take a piece of ribbon and on either end and pick out one piece of thread that will run down the middle long ways. When you pull on it you will see it will start to "scrunch". Adjust it to your liking. Put a Piece of sticky Strip where you would like to adhere the ribbon and stick it down. We will be learning this in our next class!

Any Questions, let me know!

Happy stampin'

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We have moved and are finally settled! YEAH! Now I can blog til' my hearts content! Sorry I've been gone sooo long! You have no idea how I have longed to get my stampin' groove on and the New Occasions Mini has me in love all over again (and you will be too)! It's all about vintage and love. My newest favorite thing to stamp, since receiving my order. I will be casing beautiful new projects to get your creative love juices flowing for valentines and the soft and sensual comfort of vintage. There's a lot of bling, ink dusting and distressing for two completely different stamping styles. So break out your sewing machine, sponges, inks, Antique brads, Basic pearls, Glimmer brads and designer paper and whatever else you may need to get ready for a beautiful season of stamping. Go to the Stampin' Up! shop now logo, go to occasions mini to check it out! And up date your wish list now for great Sale-a-brat ion items! For every $50.00 you spend you get a free item!

A sheet of the Springtime vintage Designer Paper is my new blog background and used here as a dsp layer.
Very vanilla card base, Crumb Cake layer 4 x 5 1/4, dsp 3 3/4 x 5.
Beautiful butterfly Big Shot die #114507 ( I used an embossed felt that I found at a craft store)
I sewed a two zig zag lines using a vanilla colored thread
DSP piece between the two zig zags is 1/4 inch
Basic Pearls #119247
Antique brads #117273
Dust edges in Crumb Cake using a sponge.
This would make a beautiful baby card.
Happy Stampin'!