Sunday, October 29, 2017

Got Treats?

Time for Halloween treats, and I have a VERY easy project for you, using retired Designer Series Paper.  Because who doesn't have retired DSP?

I like to make little treats for my work colleagues, and this is super simple:

These little diaper fold treat pockets come together in no time.  So if you still need to make a few treats, let me show you how; pull up a seat, grab a cup of tea, and let's create.

Start with a piece of DSP that is 8" x 8", scored on the diagonal:

Fold on the score line, using a bone folder to get a crisp crease:

Fold the lower right corner across to the front of the paper, keeping the top edge straight:

Crease with your bone folder:

Now bring the lower left corner across the front, keeping the top edge straight:

Make a sharp crease, using your bone folder:

Now, just fold the top flap (only the front piece) down:

Use your bone folder one more time to make a sharp crease; this is what holds your pocket together with no adhesive.

Now pinch the sides together lightly:

And you have a nice pocket for your treats; just decorate:

I stamped the Labels to Love on Whisper White and Very Vanilla cardstock, using Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

Each label was punched, using the Everyday Label Punch:

The labels were mounted on Layering Ovals of Tangerine Tango, Lemon Lime Twist or Berry Burst, and each had a Basic Black base.  I simply finished with the Black Mini Sequin Trim and Vintage Crochet Trim, along with an Enamel Shape or Black Rhinestones.

Just add treats:

Happy Haunting!

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

It's Ethan's Birthday

Yes my first grandson is turning seven!  How can that be? 

Ethan and his brother, Jacob

My creative mojo was taking a vacation, and I struggled a bit to come up with an idea for a card, but I finally settled on this:

Unfortunately the colors are not showing up well--I used Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist on Basic Black.

I started with a piece of Basic Black, and using my Big Shot and retired Little Numbers dies, I cut out the numbers, placing them randomly on the paper (except for the "7" which was centered).

After the numbers were cut, my black piece went through the Big Shot with the retired Lucky Stars embossing folder.  Then I adhered a piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer Paper (remember Sale-a-Bration?) under the "7".  The black piece was then layered over a piece of Lemon Lime Twist, allowing the color to peek through the numbers.

Using the Layering Circles, I cut one Lemon Lime scalloped circle and punched out the middle, centering it over the "7".

The sentiment was stamped in Bermuda Bay ink (using Birthday Banners stamps and the matching Bunch of Banners Framelits); after cutting it out, it was popped up on Dimensionals.

I finished off my card with some Bermuda Bay candles, seven of them lined up along the bottom of the card.  The flames got some sparkle with Wink of Stella.

Happy Birthday Ethan!

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Big Shot
Big Shot
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
Little Numbers Thinlits Dies
Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folders
Cupcake Builder Punch
Cupcake Builder Punch

Friday, October 27, 2017

Masculine Birthday Card

I think most stampers have some problems creating masculine cards.  So when I saw a card on Stampin' Connection by Carolyn King, I knew I had to copy it:

This is so simple and so beautiful (is it OK to call a masculine card "beautiful"?).

I started with a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of Very Vanilla Thick cardstock, scored and folded in half at 5-1/2".  I took another piece of Very Vanilla that was 4-1/4" x 4" and ran it through the Big Shot with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder.

The strip of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack paper is 4-1/4" x 1-1/2", and is adhered to the top of the card base.  I added a 1/8" strip of Basic Black and then the embossed Vanilla piece.

The Happy Birthday Thinlits are fabulous!  Just adding this cut out piece to a card adds texture and a sentiment without any stamping.  I cut mine with Basic Black cardstock (hint:  use the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets on the back of your cardstock and run through the Big Shot with the Thinlits--makes it SO easy to adhere your thinner die cuts).

And I just finished off my card with some Black Rhinestone Jewels--the perfect embellishment!

So what do you think?  Perfect for those times when you need a masculine card?  I think so!

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