Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
I’ve made a clean and simple card with my favorite flower stamp ever – the Iris. I kept her blue, that’s the color of this beauty in my childhood garden. :o)
Take care and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
What you'll need:
* Strip of cardstock 4 1/4" x 10"
* piece of cardstock 4" x 3 1/4"* piece of cardstock or decorative paper 3 3/4" x 3"
* piece of cardstock or decorative paper 4" x 5 1/4"
* circle punches* edge punches
* stamps for decoration
Score long piece of cardstock at 2 1/2" & 5" & fold accordion style
attach cardstock according to picture. It will hang over your first score line.
Stamp and attach decorative elements.I have added a little snowflake on the topper, a well as ribbon to give it a little pop. The tag was made from a little 1/2" strip of paper and using a square punch...by inserting the strip and punching in the corner, the back end of the tag is made. Rather than sliding the paper in normally, I also slid the paper in over the top and under the back end...also at a corner...that's what makes the front point of the tag. I guess I could have just used a pair of scissors...but I am a sloppy cutter and this works great for me.
I hope you have enjoyed this fun and easy fold. Check back tomorrow for another great cupcake card.
I hope you enjoyed yesterdays sweet treat. Today's we're doing an A2 card that unfolds to a fun little gift card holder.
What you'll need:
* base sheet of cardstock 8" x 5 1/4"
* Decorative paper 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
* Decorative paper 5/1/2" x 2 1/2"
* Decorative paper 4 3/4" x 1 1/2"
* Circle punches approx 3" and up for straight and scallop punch
* Stamps to decorate
Score base sheet of cardstock in half at 4"
Attach DP (4 1/4" x 5 1/2) to the back of the base card with decorative side showing up.
Score DP (5 1/2 x 2 1/2) a little over half at 3"
Attach shorter end to the back side of your card.
Attach ribbon from behind the card so that it wraps around and ties in the front.
Stamp circles and attach to the front flap.
Attach strip of DP to the inside with adhesive on the top and bottom only. If you add adhesive to the middle the gift card will not be able to slide in and out.
Don't forget to decorate your card...inside and out.
This is another card done with our all new cupcake set. The icing was made with liquid applique and all other pieces were colored with Copic markers. With words and more...you can design anything from birthday to congratulation or just because.
Keep checking in all week for more new cards done with these wonderful cupcakes.
Once again, I used my favorite scoring tool...the Scor-pal.
What you'll need:
* Strip of cardstock 4 1/4” x 11
* Coordinating cardstock pieces for the base back of the card 1 ¼" x 5 ½", 1 ¾" x 5 ½", & 4 ¼" x 5 ½"
* Coordinating cardstock for decorative panels 1" x 5 ¼", 1 ½" x 5 ¼", & 4 x 5 ¼"
* Stamps and embellishments to decorate
* don't forget your Scor-pal
Score strip of cardstock (4 1/4” x 11”) at 3”, 6”, 8”, & 9 1/2”
Fold cardstock accordion fold.
Add base back cardstock to each front of panel starting with the first panel.
Line up the second panel with the top and bottom of the first panel and attach.
Do the same for the final piece.
Decorate your top panels and attach.
On this card I used our new cupcake set "Hey Cupcake", just out last week. I added glossy accents to all the cherries and snowflake on the top of the cupcake for frosting. On the last panel I used the cherry and stamped into versamark, randomly stamped all over my panel and embossed with clear embossing powder. I used one of the “toppings” for the middle and again embossed with clear embossing powder. This is truly a have it all set. Everything from frosting to toppers & toppings and everything in between. All products used are available at The Rubber Cafe.
Stay tuned for cupcake # 2 tomorrow.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
....I started by working a little this morning opening new product .... Oh the new Petaloo flowers and glitter papers are SWEET. (I put those babies online )
After opening that box I thought my day couldn't get any better and then UPS arrived New Stamps could I ask for anything more ? Lisa and I had fun breaking them in . What a mess (Lisa makes more mess then I do)she trashes the place.
My wonderful husband bought me flowers and took me out for a very nice dinner (yumo).
Then he worked like a little beaver getting all the sets packaged and did not even complain.
Here is just a taste of these Calorie Free Cupcakes that Lisa and I created ...
Just want to post a reminder in Celebration of my Birthday those who leave comments on the March 16th post will be entered in a drawing for the new Hey Cupcake Set.This set is available RIGHT NOW ONLINE .....
Hope you are having a wonderful day ... I will be in the car all day on my way to a show . PLEASANTON California are you ready .... If you are around we would love to see you For more info SCRAPBOOKEXPO.COM
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
This week I'm using a couple of really fun flourishes. I made a template for the cake and cut each layer out then stamped using the flourishes. I had a dotted background stamp that I used for the middle layer but it didn't show that well so I added stickles to make it pop. I used fleurididy #1 as the topper and sticked that a bit as well. It's a little hard to tell, but I also used fleurididy #2 on the top layer of the cake. If you are using your Scor-pal, this tri fold card was scored at 3^(3.66) & 7^(7.33) and folded accordion style. I added my favorite birthday saying "Eat Cake!".
Enjoy this calorie free cake and don't forget to leave a comment wishing Melissa a very happy Birthday!
Monday, March 15, 2010
Do you have spring in the air yet??? We don’t. We have loads of snow and it’s still cold BUT we’ve had sunshine the last couple of days. YAY! And that calls for a spring inspired card! And I have the perfect stamp for it: this fab Iris from The Rubber Café. I have had this stamp colored up for over a week, so I decided to try making a clean and simple card. And this is the result:
It’s simple, and didn’t take that long to do and that is a good way to make cards. And I kind of like it. Take care!
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
4 ¼" x 4 ¼" Easel card with scored background
* 1 piece of cardstock 4 ¼" x 8 ½"
* 1 piece of cardstock 4" x 4" for mat
* 1 piece of cardstock 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" for background
* 1 strip of cardstock 4" x 2" for insert mat
* 1 strip of cardstock 3 ¾" x 1 ¾" (or 2" if punching with border punch)
* Stamps and ribbon to decorate
1. Score 4 ¼" x 8 ½" cardstock at 2 1/8" (it's that little dot under the #2), and again at 4 ¼" (the line between 4 & 4 ½").
2. Fold away from your score lines to form the easel part of your card.
3. Line up 3 ¾" x 3 ¾" cardstock with any groove from corner to corner. Score with scor-bug along each ½" line, turn ¼ turn and repeat every ½".
4. Keeping your background piece lined up from corner to corner, using your scor-tool, score on the same lines that you used your scor-bug. This will create your background piece.
5. Add background piece to mat and tape only the bottom half of the mat to adhere to your easel card.
6. On the inside of your easel card, adhere smaller pieces of cardstock to hold the easel card open.
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment to let our design team know they're loved. Have a great week.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I apply the glitter colors from lightest to dark, allowing the image to dry in between contrasting colors. Then, once dry I run the image through the Xyron sticker machine. I rub the backside of the sticker paper with my bone folder to push the glue into the dried glittered surface. It should then release easily and you can apply it to the designer paper.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The first card uses a stamp I had long before I knew anything about The Rubber Cafe. When Melissa took over The Rubber Cafe I went and looked for all stamps related and this was one of them, Small Star Ladybug. This was the hardest card to photgraph. Between the glossy accents and cuttlebugged black background the camera just didn't like it. I did manage to get a little bit of the sparkly goodness I added to the small star ladybugs.
The second card I decided to share uses one of the newer stamps Dancin' Cheek to Cheek. I finally found a use of slime green pearls. It's hard to tell in this photo, but these pearls do match up beautifully. The background is cuttlebugged using the Allegro folder. I used a corner punch to make the medallion that shows these lovers off so sweetly. A fiskars border punch and ribbon make a nice finish to this card.
Finally...a little sneak peak. Next week I'll be giving you a little tutorial on how I made this fun background and card using one of my favorite tools (hint...it's not an embossing folder). I hope you enjoy.
Thanks everybody for stopping by. Be sure to leave a comment or two so that our design team knows they are loved. Have a great week.
Monday, March 1, 2010
I love Mondays! A fresh new week lays ahead of you to be filled with love and crafts. My day didn’t go all that well though. I ruined the card I was supposed to share with you today. I was trying to photograph it in snow storm. It blew away and ended up face down in wet snow and smeared (I wish I had used my copics instead of the distress ink!). Anyway, I did have a new card with the AMAZING butterfly since a week or two back that I haven’t shared yet. Just pretend you don’t see the sentiment…
The stamp is called Large Highwing Butterfly. And I love it!
Wish you all a good week!