Wednesday, October 17, 2012

White on White card

This card has so many elements on it, I'll probably leave something out but here goes.

We used a Whisper White card and adhered two layers of card stock that had been embossed with different embossing folders.  Then we adhered a piece of Organza ribbon to a 1 x 5" strip of Whisper White and before attaching that to the embossed layers, we added a strip of whisper white that had been punched using a scalloped border punch.

After those were adhered to the card, we attached three 'flower' punches (the top one being punched out of glossy card stock) to the card with dimensionals. We added a little pearl to the center and sizzlet leaves punched out of glossy card stock.  Then, a small embossed butterfly was added.

I'll be playing more with this idea in the future!!

Have a fantastic day!!
Char


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Triple Stamping Card

This was an easy and fun card!!  I shared one earlier and called it double stamping but it's actually triple time stamping.  You can Google Triple time stamping and get a lot of ideas or you can go here.  I think she does a good job of showing how the technique is done.

Anyway, we used the SU stamp set, Fabulous Florets.  I am not sure of the colors of card stock that we used but it was a pink, an orange and a green.  LOVED the color combos for this card!!!  The stamps were stamped with the same colors.  Then we topped it off with a polka dot ribbon!!

FUN FUN FUN!!!  If you haven't tried Triple time stamping, you have to give it a try!!

Have a fabulous day!!
                                                                          Char


Monday, October 15, 2012

Designer Strip card

This could be used for a Halloween card, a Fall card or just an every day card.

We cut strips from designer paper and then layered them onto an orange card.

We used  one of the Labels Collection Framelits.  We cut one from black and the other one from vanilla card stock.

We cut the black one in half and adhered the vanilla on top of it.  We then stamped a verse (I didn't as I wanted to leave it blank to use later).  Then we stamped a sentiment onto a tag, attached that to a spiral metal clip and tied a black piece of ribbon onto that and attached that to the card.

Interesting effect.

Have a great day!!
Char


Sunday, October 14, 2012

Heart Punch out card

Using the Perfect Polka Dots Folder, the white card stock was embossed for us.  Then, we used a heart punch and punched out a heart at the bottom right of the embossed card stock.

We then layered ribbon to the inside of the embossed card stock and attached that to the front of our Sahara Sand card.

We punched two Modern label punches, one from Sahara Sand and the other from white.  We cut the Sahara sand in half and then layered the white on top of that.   We stamped our sentiment and added a coordinating piece of ribbon tied in a knot to the label.

Have a great day!!
Char

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pear Card

How about a cute card for someone that does a lot of canning?? Or just a canning season card?

We attached four pieces of 1 7/8" x 2 1/2" SU Orchard Harvest DSP to a green card.

Then we attached a piece of brown ribbon around a piece of 3 1/4" x 2 1/2" piece of coordinating card stock and adhered that to the top of the card.

We then stamped a canning jar and lid and cut it out and adhered that to the top of the coordinating card stock and then stamped the pear and stem and attached that to the jar. This set is called "Perfectly Preserved" and is in the SU holiday catalog.

Then, we stamped the 'just for you' sentiment to a Bitty Banner Framelit die and attached that to the jar.

We finished the card off by adding three gold brads.

Have a Fantastic Day!!

Char

Friday, October 12, 2012

Masculine Happy Birthday

A fun Happy Birthday card for a man.  Actually, it could be used for anyone if you changed it up a bit.

We layered a piece of 4x5 1/2" designer paper onto a card.  Then, we notched a piece of 5 x 2 card stock that had been embossed to look like bark.  We adhered that on top of the designer paper.  Then, we threaded two punched out stars to a piece of 1/4" blue grosgrain ribbon and attached that to the front of the card, tucking the ends behind the designer paper.

Next, we stamped the sentiment onto an Apothecary Accents Framelit die, sponged the edges and attached it to the card with silver brads.

Have a great day!!
Char

Thursday, October 11, 2012

A Note of Thanks Card

Here is another Fall card.  I couldn't find the designer papers in the catalog so will have to assume they are retired but you can use almost any papers to create the look you want to achieve.

Our demonstrator embossed the leaf with an embossing folder which we then sanded to bring out the tan color.

We attached the 1x1.5" pieces of designer paper to the 2x2" pieces of brown card stock and then adhered them to a 5.5 x 2 1/4" piece of vanilla card stock.  Then, we adhered that to the card.
Then, we wrapped some ribbon around the leaf and attached it to the card with glue dots.  A small 1/2 x 2 1/4" piece of vanilla card stock was notched on the ends and then we stamped the sentiment.

I could see a number of ways to use this idea!

Have a great day!!
Char


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Peek a Boo flower

What a fun card!!!  Well, till I got to the folding of the flower in the middle :-)  I guess you have to practice a little.

Basically, you stamp a background stamp on the left side of your card, punch out a circle and then take 6 smaller circles and fold them up so that they lay inside the cut out circle and form a flower.

We then put a little pearl in the center and stamped a Birthday sentiment to the right side of the card and tied some green organza ribbon to the card.  

I like the card idea, just couldn't get the petals to fit together perfectly.  Like I said, Practice, practice, practice!

Have a great day,
Char

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gatefold Card


 Happy Tuesday,
This is the Gate fold card that we made at stamp class last month.

Love the colors that were used, but once again, too busy actually making the cards to ask what they were, duh!!  It could be Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight.

She used the Adorning Accents Folder and embossed on the sides of the card (already done ahead for us) and then scored it so all we had to do was fold and put together.  She also had the Fun Flowers Bigz L die all cut out for us, too.  We are spoiled!!!!

See the little Dahlia in the center?  When I saw them in the catalog, I thought they were larger so was happy to see that they make a cute center for a flower.

Fun card!!!  Here is where you can go to see how to make a Gate fold card.

Have a great day!!

Char





Monday, October 8, 2012

Fall Tri-Fold Card

We made a Tri-fold card at class, last month.  It really speaks FALL, I think.   It was fun to do and fairly easy.

This is what it looks like when it is folded and ready to send.
and this is what it looks like when you unfold it!

I didn't get the instructions but you can go here and get a ton of ideas to try.  I think I am going to have to play with this card fold and see what else I can come up with.

Have a great day!!!

Char

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Ornament Challenge

This is my last post of projects from my weekend in Salem, mid September.

I found these flat round ornaments at Craft Warehouse, in Salem and they were on sale.  So, I bought enough for each person at WAG to have to create an ornament.

I just did it very simple, like the display one at the store.  They had crimped designer paper and then cut it into strips.  Then, just folded it back and forth to make it squiggly and then inserted it into the ornament.   I tried to get it to be hodgepodge but they all wanted to just stay up and down.

Some gals got theirs to be going all different directions, but guess I am not as skillful as they are :-)

I bought a couple more boxes of these ornaments, so I am going to play in the next few weeks and see what I can come up with.

I am sure you can think of all kinds of ideas for these.  They also had really cool square ones and they had those decorated as scarecrows, Frankenstein and snowmen.

If you live near a Craft Warehouse, go check them out!!

Have a FUN day!!!
Char

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Wooden Pumpkin trio

I got these wooden pumpkins at Craft Warehouse in Salem, OR.  They had them on sale and I thought, what a fun challenge for the girls!!  So, I bought one for each of them.

They come apart so that you can paint them or cover them with DP or both.

I chose to paint them orange on the sides and backs and then cover them with Halloween DP paper.  Sorry, I borrowed some from my friend, Vicky, and didn't remember to ask who made it.

Then she had these cute stick on eyes and a squiggly pattern that I cut to make a mouth on the front pumpkin.

I have this sitting on my book shelf in the living room.  I'll be getting the rest of the Fall decorations out in another week or so.

These were so much fun to do.  I didn't get photos of all the other girls' creations or I would have posted some of those, too.  Maybe I can ask really nice and they will share them with me :-)

These would be so much fun to give to friends and family but alas, I bought all they had in stock or I would have gotten more to play with.

Have a great day!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Bunny Card

Here is the project that I did for WAG weekend.  I found this adorable creation over on Dawn's blog.  Click here to take you to the video so you can see just how she did it.

That way, I get out of having to type all the directions AND give credit where credit is due! :-)

I made a lot of these last Easter and just had to share the idea with the girls!!  I know I will probably make some more this year.  I just think she is so dang cute!!!

Have a great day!!!
Char

Monday, October 1, 2012

Window Card

Here is another share from our girl's weekend in mid September.

What an easy and fun card to do!!!  Vicky had everything all cut out, pre Xryoned (is that a word??) and ready to just assemble.  All we had to do was tape on the DP and 'wall' paneling :-)

Love the deer grazing just outside the 'kitchen' window.

Have a great day!!!
Char