Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Beautiful Ride Hershey Nugget Box Video Tutorial

Classic cars are a family hobby so when I saw the new catalog way back in January the Beautiful Ride stamp set was at the top of my wish list.    I immediately knew I wanted to make some little boxes with it and actually I did make these a couple of months ago but have not had a chance to get them posted.   
These little "Love Bugs" hold two Hershey Nuggets and are so fun to make that I ended up with a whole fleet of them!
It is a bit hard to see but I used the Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Pen for metallic accents on the mirror, door handle and hubcaps.

I did a quick video tutorial -- I hope to see lots of these little cars being made!
Stamps:  Beautiful Ride
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron and Basic Gray cardstock, It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  Basic Black Archival,  Stampin' Write Markers:  Basic Gray, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Going Global Birthday

A quick masculine birthday card with the Going Global stamp set and coordinating Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack.
Frayed burlap ribbon and punched images popped up on Dimensionals add texture.
Stamps:  Going Global, Perfect Pairings
Paper: Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack, Cardstock- Basic Black, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand
Ink:  Basic Black Archival, Lost Lagoon Classic
Punches:  2" Circle, 1" Circle
Accessories:  1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: Made With Love Edition

Welcome to the "Made with Love" edition of the Stamp Review Crew.  The "Crew" is made up of Stampin' Up demonstrators around the globe.  Our blog hops focus on one stamp set each time.  It is always a delight to see the amazing variety of projects, styles and techniques that the Crew members create.  One stamp set... so many ideas!

The Made with Love stamp set is so incredibly cute!! Love the adorable little images and sayings in this one.   It is not just a baby set as you will see as you hop from blog to blog.

This week I have had the fun opportunity of having a tutorial featured on Splitcoast Stampers.  It is for a basket with slats like a berry basket.   The tutorial uses a 12" X 12" piece of DSP to make a 4" basket.   For today's projects I have been playing around with smaller size paper to make petite versions of the original.

The littlest one is perfect for little treats or as a party favor.  I went with an Easter theme.
Uses a 6" X 6" piece of DSP for a 2" finished size.

The middle-sized one is nice for homemade goodies.   This one has some of my daughter's amazing artisian caramels.  A cupcake would fit just right as well.
Uses a 9" X 9" piece of DSP for a 3" finished size.
The biggest size has room for many things.  I plan to fill this one with baby socks for a sweet little baby gift.
Uses a 12" X 12" piece of DSP for a 4" finished size

For both the written and video instructions you can find the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Here are the measurements for the smaller baskets.

2 inch basket:
Score 6" X 6" paper at - 3/8", 2, 4, and 5-5/8"
Slats - 1/2" X 5-1/2"
Handle - 3/4" X 8-1/2"

3 inch basket:
Score 9" X 9" paper at - 1/2", 3", 6", and 8-1/2"
Slats - 3/4" X 8-1/2"
Handle - 1" X 12"

Thank you so much for stopping by!  Please click on the links below to see more of the Crew's super projects!  The next button will take you Adriana's blog and her delightfully sweet and easy to do projects.  The previous button will take you Lisa's blog with her darlingly detailed designs.


This way to Adriana's Blog 

This way to Lisa's Blog
Stamps:  Made with Love
Paper: Perfectly Artistic, scraps of Whisper White and Mint Macaron cardstock 
Ink: Basic Black Archival, Stampin' Write Markers

Punches: Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Big Shot: Tags and Labels Framelits
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots

Punches: 3/4" Circle, 1-1/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack

Punches: Fun Flower, Heart Border
Big Shot: Baby's First Framelits, Tags and Labels Framelits
Accessories: White Bakers Twine, Subtles Designer Buttons

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Slatted Basket Video Tutorial

Today I am a Guest Tutorial Author on Splitcoast Stampers!  What an honor it is to be invited to share my tutorial with this wonderful community of stampers.

Once you see how these baskets are made you are going to want to make a bunch of them!  They look complicated yet come together quickly.  

Different papers change the look and feel of the baskets.   
Spring Theme


Thank You Gift

You can see the full tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers.

Paper: Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper
Embellishments:  Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Honeycomb Embellishments

Stamps: Beautiful Ride
Paper:  It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack,  Whisper White cardstock 
Ink:  Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad,  Melon Mambo Classic ink, Mint Macaron Stampin' Marker
Punches:  Note Tag
Embellishments:  Baker's Twine Combo Pack

Stamps:  Going Global
Paper:  It’s My Party Designer Series Paper Stack,  scraps of Whisper White, Melon Mambo and Mint Macaron yardstick
Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
Punches:  1-1/4” Scallop Circle, 1” Circle, Scalloped Tag Topper
Embellishments: Melon Mambo 1/4” Cotton Ribbon

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Party Pants B-Day Card

I entered my craft room this morning with the goal of making a quick birthday card.  I had a card in mind and thought "oh this will be done in no time."  Famous last words!  Somehow it just wasn't working.   After a few wastebasket-worthy attempts I checked out a couple of sketch challenges and this week's Freshly Made Sketch was just what I needed to get the job done!
Here is the sketch that saved the day!
Stamps:  Party Pants
Paper:   It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack,  Mint Macaron and Whisper White cardstock
Ink:  Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad
Punches:  Balloon Bouquet, Tree Builder 
Accessories:  Baker's Twine Combo Pack

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Pyramid Pals Basket and Purse

Getting the tutorial for my Pyramid Pals Basket from the Stamp Review Crew Blog Hop took me a bit longer than I had hoped.  One good thing though is that in the meantime I realized the basket could be flattened to make a really cute purse.  And then I got on a roll and made a favor box version too.  So this is Three-For-the-Price-of-One tutorial.   (Oh and check out the ribbon on the first the video to see how easy it is!)

I just love the unique shape of these:
Here it is as a basket with bold contrasting DSP

A more subtle paper

Side view

With a clasp to make a clutch 

Or as a spunky little favor box
And now.... the tutorial!

I would love to see your version!  Leave me a message with a link so I can see your creation!

For all projects:
Big Shot: Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies
Adhesive:  Tombo Multi Purpose,  1/8" Score Tape 

Black and Yellow Basket:
Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, Lost Lagoon cardstock
Punches:  Pansy, Petite Petals, 1/2" Circle
Accessories: Botanical Gardens Designer Washi Tape, White Organza Ribbon, Epoxy Stickers

Yellow Basket:
Paper: Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper,  Blackberry Bliss and Pear Pizzazz cardstock 
Punches:  Petite Petals, Bird Builder
Accessories:  Brights Candy Dots

Paper: Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper
Big Shot:  Tags and Labels Framelits
Accessories:  Botanical Gardens Jewels,  small magnets

Favor Box:
Stamps:  Party Pants
Paper:  It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack,  Pool Party cardstock
Ink:  Basic Black Archival
Punches:  Ballon Bouquet
Accessories:  4" X 6" Cello Bags, Melon Mambo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Stamp Review Crew: 2016 Sale-a-bration Edition

The Stamp Review Crew is doing something a bit different for this Blog Hop.  Usually each crew member creates a project with the same stamp set.  This time we are using any of the products from the 2016 Sale-a-bration catalog so it will be fun to see what everyone chooses to do!

Actually I could not pick just one... I have three SAB products in this little spring set.
The card is a very simple 4" X 4" layout using Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and Honeycomb Happiness stamps.  
The petite basket is made with the limited-time offered Perfectly Artistic DSP.  Oh my goodness I LOVE this paper!!  I have a ton of ideas for this lovely DSP and have added a few to my stash.  
The basket is made with the Pyramid Pals Thinlit Dies.   It SO VERY cute and really simple to do.
It has a unique shape which is a bit hard to capture in one shot so I photographed it from a couple of different angles.

I hope to have a video tutorial for this soon.  It one of those projects that is easier to demonstrate than explain!  EDIT:  Here is the tutorial!  

Thanks for hopping with the crew!  Click on the buttons below to see more Sale-a-bration inspiration!