Saturday, August 22, 2009

Card Kit Scrapbook

I've been too busy to post lately! Got some work done on my house, so that is a GOOD thing.

The project today is a scrapbook made with the new Big Shot Stampin' Up! Square Scallop Die (page 199) and the Flower Power Simply Sent Card kit found on page 173. It's a reminder that those Simply Sent Card Kits are NOT just for cards.

I ran the Square Scallop Die through my Big Shot repeatedly, cutting the On Board Chipboard (page 185), Flower Power textured card stock and Designer Paper. Once the designer paper and card stock was glued to the chipboard, the scrapbook came together very quickly. I stamped Isaac's name for the front cover with the Jumbo Outline Alphabet (page 151), using Black Stazon ink. The letters were filled in with inks that matched the Simply Sent Kit, via the aqua painter. I attached pictures of my nephew Isaac and decorated with elements from the Simply Sent Kit. Journaling is presented on another page.

Once everything was in position, I lined up my pages and used the Crop-A-Dial (page 191) to punch holes for the rings. This is probably the fastest scrapbook I've ever put together!

Happy Weekend!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Autumn Splendor & Traditions Paper

This is another set, called Autumn Splendor, from the upcoming Holiday Mini. It is such an elegant set! I embossed this image, with gold embossing powder on Always Artichoke card stock, during a stamp play date at Mary's (thank you Mary). The leaf is then layered on Elegant Eggplant paper, and 2 layers of designer paper from the Autumn Traditions pack (page 160). The card base is Always Artichoke, cut to 4 1/2 by 4 3/4. Paper piercing was used around the leaf to further accent the lines. The SU set FYI also goes very well with Autumn Splendor. I opted to omit the sentiment, because the leaf is such a strong image I did not want to distract from it with ribbon or other stamping.

We're almost to Friday, hang in!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

SIP Gobble

I had to post one more entry for the SoShelli SIP challenge. This is a VERY basic card on a whisper white card stock base. It's difficult to see, but I dry embossed a rectangle 1 inch from the card edges, with the 12 inch cutter and the Empressor Stylus (page 188). Old Olive, Crushed Curry and Dusty Durango leaves from the Falling Leaves (page 27) set were stamped around the dry embossing. I then used markers, including Soft Suede, to color in Gobble Gobble from the "soon to be released" SU Holiday Mini Catalog. The turkey was layered on Old Olive and Dusty Durango card stock. I enjoy the "Under $10" sets that SU is now offering, as they coordinate nicely with other sets in my stash.

Welcome to Hump Day!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Modern 5th Avenue Challenge card 2

I decided to do a second version of Beate's challenge #93. The sketch challenge can be found on the link to Beate site here.

This card uses the Thoroughly Modern designer paper (page 163) , which goes great with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set (page 98). They both have modern angles going for them. The flower image from 5th Avenue was stamped with craft Rose Red ink and embossed with clear embossing power. It was then colored with the Bermuda Breeze marker and Rose Red ink. The flower image and Soft Suede layer were cut with the Circle Scissors Plus (page 191). The sentiment, which was paper pierced, was stamped on Sahara Sand and layered on Soft Suede. Rose Red 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around the card several times between the 2 pieces of DP. The card is layered on Soft Suede and then a Whisper White card stock base.

Take Care,

Of the Earth Beate Challenge #93

I've mentioned internet sketch challenges several times. Some web sites offer a card or scrapbook sketch, inviting stampers to use the image to produce their own "interpretation". This sketch challenge comes from Beate Johns and you can see the sketch here.

My interpretation uses a Kraft card base, which was folded and then run thru the Big Shot Scallop Square die (so that the top fold is below the cutting blade and remains in tact). Bella Bleu designer paper (page 162) was layered on vanilla card stock. The flower image from the Level 1 hostess set "Of the Earth" was stamped on Bella Bleu DP with Not Quite Navy Ink. This image and the Not Quite Navy layer were cut out with the 1 3/4 inch punch and the Circle Scissors Plus (page 191). "Happy" from Define Your Life (page 150) was stamped on DP and layered on a piece of Not Quite Navy that was trimmed with the scallop edge punch. I LOVE Define Your Life because it works for both cards and scrapbooking. Lastly, a Kraft corduroy button (page 181) and Kraft taffeta ribbon accessories were added.

My friend and stampin buddy Ms Mary Brown is also participating in this sketch challenge. If you want to check out her card, click here.

Have a great Monday

Blossom Party 3x3s

I am a fan of the Big Shot. It does a variety of tasks, quickly and effectively, including embossing, cutting and texturizing. Whether you want a background or main image, the Big Shot gets the job done.

My post today is 2 cards made with the Autumn Traditions Designer Paper (page 160) and the Big Shot Blossom Party Die (page 202). Look at your DP and decide which layer will be which part of the flower. Cut the Designer Paper to fit each image and layer it on your die. Run the die through your Big Shot and assemble images. These 3x3 gift cards came together VERY quickly.

Hint: I write the paper measurements needed for each Big Shot die on the back, so that I don't have to remeasure before cutting my card stock or designer paper each time I use the Big Shot.