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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Simple & Fast Card

While I was working on Challenge projects this past weekend I found myself with lots of scrap paper.  I made a quick and easy card.
Paper:  Scraps
Stamp: Hampton Art Woman Collage
Ink Versafine
For this card I stamped the image in versafine Sepia onto beige paper.  I re-stamped the butterfly portion on yellow card stock.  I layered the image on scrap paper and tied with a bow.  I added pop dots to the butterfly to give it some dimension.  I added to a standard kraft card.
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Monday, June 27, 2011

Mojo Monday 197 Summer Card

My Friend Rona had the nickname of Summer when she was a camp counselor.  She loves Coconut and anything tropical.  She was the inspiration for my card.  I started with the above Mojo Monday Sketch.
Base of my card is 4.25" square Kraft Paper
Layer 1- Red Card Stock 4" Square
Layer 2 Scrap Hibiscus Paper 3.75" Square
Layer 3 Red Card Stock 2.75" Square
Layer 4 White Card Stock 2.5" Square
I rounded all the corners and punched holes in the top left to tie ribbon through.
I stamped 3 small flowers on yellow card stock and cut out.
For the Coconut I punched a 1 3/4" circle of Brown Card-stock and White Card-stock.  I used the large oval to take off the top portion making the white slightly larger.  I embossed the brown piece.
For the Cherry I punched an extra small circle in red and used the stem from the two step bird punch.
The leaves are the wings from the same punch.  I cut a straw and used pop dots and red tap to secure the coconut.  It does remind me of summer!
Stamps: Stampin up- Flower (Wing of Friendship), Summer (Everyday Flexible Phrases)
Embossing folder-Stampin up (Square Lattice)
Ribbon Stampin up (so saffron)

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Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sweet Sunday Sketch #125


I joined the challenge at The Sweetest Thing 
For todays SSSC123 I made a Thank you card.  I flipped the sketch to make it a flip top card.  
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler (stampin up) , misc designer scraps.
Stamps:  Kind and Caring Thoughts (stampin up)
Ink:  Barely Banana, More Mustard (stampin up) Versafine Black
Ribbon:  Stampin up
Misc:  Bling 
To make the card I cut the following measurements
Base Red (4.25" x 5.5")
Layer 1 Designer Paper(4.0" x 5.0")
Layer 3 Red Squares (2.75")
Layer 4 Designer Paper Square (2.5")
Layer 5 Red center (2.75")
Layer 6 Beige Paper (2.5")
For layer 6 I swiped the paper onto the Barely Banana stamp pad.  I stamped the flower design randomly in More Mustard.  I stamped Thanks so Much in Versafine Black.  
For the inside 
Layer 1 beige (5" x 4") 
Designer paper strip (1"x5")
I stamped sentiment on designer paper and layered onto red scrap.  

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C4C93 Latte Easel Card

I love the simplicity of this sketch.  The possibilities are endless.  I made an easel card for this challenge.  
Paper:  All Dressed up STack DCWV, Kraft paper, misc card-stock
Stamps:  Coffee Cafe TPC Studio
To see the other great cards go to

Crazy 4 Challenges

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SC338 Time Flies Card

I decided to make a masculince card for this challenge.  I started the Split Coast Stampers Weekly Sketch (See link on bottom left of my home page) the card is A2 size (4.25" x 5.5")  This is how I made it;  I started with a solid red base, added layer of decorative paper (4.0" x 5.25"), cut a circle base of light blue 5.0", second layer of decorative paper 4.8" round.  I stamped the clock image using Versafine (Sepia).  I stamped the image again on a light beige and darker beige for the layers.  I added a decorative clip.  punched the message using window punch.  The sentiment says Time Flies.  Inside says Enjoy the Journey!  


Stamps:  Clock (Unity Stamps), sentiments (Making Memories)
Paper:  DCWV The Christmas Combo Stack, misc card stock
Ink: Versafine Sepia
Punch:  Window punch (Stampin up)

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Friday, June 24, 2011

Flag Day Cake

I was asked to do a cooking demo for a group of seniors and decided to do a really easy cake decorating presentation.   The cake is white with whip cream frosting.  The top is decorated with fruit to look like a flag.  Some of the Blueberries were so big they looked like grapes.  During the presentation we sang "Your a grand Ole Flag" and other patriotic songs.  I had a great time and I know the seniors did too!  Thank you Cathy, Kathy, and Tara for all your help!  
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Thank You Gift Bags

For nurses aide week my agency made these gift bags to hand out.  There is a poem on the front and treats on the inside.  They turned out really cute!  Great job Tara!

The poem was printed on the computer.  Lady bug was made with Cricut Doodle charms and Ribbon is from Stampin up!

The Poem says:

Thanks for all you do!

This package contains:
Lollipop-because someone so sweet deserves a special treat
Pretzels- because you are some one we can count on in a crunch
Chocolate Chip Cookies-because you're always willing to chip in with a helping hand
Lifesavers - a reminder of the many times others will need your help.
Mints - to remind you your compassion is worth a mint to your patients.
Starbursts - for that extra burst of energy needed at the end of the day

The effort you put in makes
it a TREAT to work with you!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Stamp Club Card Swap

We did a card swap at my friends Anne's house this month.  It was my first swap and now I'm hooked. I love how everyones cards turned out and I can't wait for the next one.  I made two versions of my card for the swap.

I started with Rich Raspberry base and used my Big shot to cut the top note in Kraft.  I stamped the design onto the top note and made a flower using my Blossoms punch and attached with a brad.  I stamped the saying onto cream card stock and cut out using the label punch.  I distressed the edges and glued to the front.  I used misc bling to dress it up.
I stamped the envelope with the flower stamp and put the cards into a plastic cover.
Stamp Set:  Stampin up Friends 24-7
I'm already thinking about what I'm going to do for the next month swap.

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Saturday, June 18, 2011

Quick Kindness Gift Bags

I made these gift bags for a presentation about Alzheimer's Disease last week.   I thought the theme of Kindness was appropriate.  The quote says "Kindness in words creates confidence.  Kindness in thinking creates profoundness, Kindness in giving creates love.  - Lao Tzu"

This is how I made them:
I stared with mini brown lunch sacs from Hobby Lobby
1. I cut the base in red 3 1/2"x  2 1/2"  
2. I cut the beige paper 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"
3.  I stamped the bird in Versafine Sepia (stampin up Friends 24-7)
4.  I printed the quote on my computer in a text box 2 1/4" x 1 1/4"
5.  I glued both panels onto the red leaving a gap of red between.
6.  I tied the bow (ribbon from Hobby Lobby) and glued on.  
7.  Filled with candy, a business card, and stapled shut.  

They looked really cute on the tables.
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Saturday, June 11, 2011

Paper Fortune Cookie Invitations

My new marketer Tara is hosting a "Chinese Buffet"  for one of her major accounts on June 22nd and wanted to create a Buzz around the event.  We started last week by giving them a Save the Date Card attached to a pair of chopsticks.  I created the invitation using Microsoft Word and punched pictures of Kung Fu Panda to go along with the theme.  I used pop dots to give extra dimension.

This week I made Paper Fortune Cookie Invitations thanks to a crafting friends suggestion.  I found a great tutorial online Paper Fortune Cookie Tutorial.  The only changes I made were using hot glue instead of glue dots, using a heavier weight paper, and distressing with dark brown.  I used Cricut Platinum School House to cut the circles at 3.8".  

I put the fortune cookies into plastic bags with our business cards attached.   The message reads "You will have a great lunch on Wednesday June 22nd.  See you there!  I hope they like them.

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