Saturday, June 30, 2012

For You

Here's a fun card I made for a friend:

Inspiration came from the following challenges:
Authentique sketch challenge
Crafter's Companion June challenge to use Sunshine/Yellow and their stamps
Stacy's card challenge to use pearls
Stampin Sisters in Christ to use flags or banners

Of course when I need yellow paper one of my go-to lines is Authentique's Blissful!
And I used the daisies from the Poppies and Daisies stamp set from Crafter's Companion.
I love all the bright yellow, but think the kraft paper and linen tone it down nicely.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Supply list:
SU Crumb Cake cardstock
Authentique Blissful 6x6 pad (light yellow patter, yellow gingham, and black and yellow dots)
Authentique Free Bird Fair-Weather paper (solid yellow)
Colorbok white cardstock
Poppies and Daisies stamp from Sheena Douglass
SU linen thread
Divine twine - black
Twinery twine - yellow
Kaisercraft pearls
Mister Huey's Opaque White mist
Tattered Angels Wheat Beer Glimmer Mist
Staz-On Jet Black ink
SU Summer Sun marker
American Crafts Leaf marker

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Thanks for being you

Today for my DT post I've got a fun little card for a girl friend. I took a break from all the new stamps and dug out a few oldies. I took the largest bird from the Easter Eggy set and stamped it 3 times on white cardstock and then paper-pieced one in blue and orange using the Paradise Beach papers from Echo Park.

Then I stamped the birds 4 times on the Cabana striped paper from Paradise Beach. I then adhered the fussy cut bodies on top of the stamped ones. That way you have the legs and feet without the need to cut those teeny little pieces.

I added a few strips of Paradise Beach papers and used the "Thanks for being you" sentiment from the For Every Woman set along with the "You're my favorite chick" one from Easter Eggy.

Then I just finished it off with a coordinating twine knot and faux stitching (and learned that a paper piercer can also pierce flesh-ouch!). Even though these two stamp sets are for Easter and Mother's Day doesn't mean that they can't be used for more. Dig out some old stamps and look at them in a new way!

Thanks for stopping by today! Head over to the SP stamps blog for more stamping inspiration.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Not your average Father's Day card

I found this ecard image and immediately had to turn it into a paper card!
 I mean it's too funny and too true not to!

I just printed it out and cropped it to fit my card. I matted it on black and placed it on some  Authentique Gathering paper.

I embellished with some fussy cut flowers and a black flourish.

 My husband is not the sentimental type, but he loves humor so I thought this would be perfect for him!

I'm entering this into Scrapbook Steals Monday Card Madness sketch challenge
and Authentique's Color Inspiration Challenge (yay - so glad that is back!)

Authentique Gathering 6x6 pad
SU Basic black and Crumb Cake cardstock
Spellbinders Twisted Metal Tags & Accents die for the flourish
foam tape

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Loving & Helpful Kid

For my SP & Company DT post this week I was trying to make a boy card. And I figured out the secret. It has to look messy! Let me show you what I mean:

Here's my original card using the new Mix n Match: Kids stamp set and 6x6 Paradise Beach papers from EP:

It looks nice. But then it hit me - it looks too nice. My boys seem to always want every toy out in the open and things just thrown everywhere. So I decided this card also needed to be messy. So I sprayed on a few mists in white, blue, and green and wrinkled up the paper while wet. I distressed the edges even more just using the edge of my scissors. And I added a bit of polka dots with the Large Polka Dot background stamp:

I also attached some coordinating twine behind the sentiment banner but instead of glue I used staples. It seemed like a more masculine thing to do! And my staples are even green and blue (I picked them up in the school supply section last year but you could color regular ones with a permanent marker or alcohol inks to match your project!)

Thanks for stopping by and head over to the SP blog for more stamping inspiration!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

SP June Blog Hop and stamp reveal

This month's color is Hot Pink! After you're done hopping around today, make sure you play along with this month's Hot Pink challenge (click here for details) for a chance to win some amazing SP and Company prizes!

Join us for our Release Celebration that is happening today and tomorrow on the SP Forum HERE.  You can talk to all of the designers, discuss projects and chit chat with other stampers!It's a blast and you don't want to miss out!

Don't forget that the random prize patrol is watching so leave a comment on every blog to be eligible for the prizes!! Make sure you pop on over to Chrissie's blog - she has an extra prize to give away! The more blogs you comment on, the better your chances are of winning something fun!

Today, I've got a couple cards and a tag to share.

My first card uses the new Mix n Match Sentiments: Kids set:
I popped out the black panel and created comic book-style comment bubbles.

My second card uses the new Hugs Your Way stamp:
I just added a couple rolled flowers and some twine to keep it simple.

And for my tag I used the Wooden it Be Nice woodgrain background stamp and Mix n Match:Kids

Make sure you check out the SP Blog to see what Samantha did with the new stamps! And don't forget to hop around to each Design Team Member's blog - there are brand new projects with the stamps that came out TODAY to inspire you!

Here is the list of designers that will inspire you today:





Amber {you're here!}


Monday, June 4, 2012

Paper Girls Challenge #9

This is my second post of the day. For my SP DT post see here.

It's time for Challenge #9 already over at The Paper Girls Challenge blog!

This one is hosted by Erica and she has issued us the challenge of using subway art!

Now, this is not anything I would have tried on my own, but I sure am glad I did.

Not sure what subway art is? Try these samples over on Pinterest.

I thought this would make a nice Father's Day gift. So I asked my boys (ages 8, 6, and 2) some words that describe their dad. Here's what we came up with!

 I created the actual word collage in Microsoft Publisher using a combo of WordArt and text boxes and then dropped in a couple photos. I printed on white cardstock, mounted on blue cardstock, black label, and placed on 12x12 white cardstock.

I then embellished with stars, brads, and banners.

 I placed it in a 12x12 shadow box.

Hopefully, this will help liven up his rather dreary office!

I hope you play along with us in this challenge! You can create a layout, card, or altered item.

As always, one winner will be chosen at random to win an assortment of crafty supplies!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sweet little birthday box

It's 3D items week over at SP and Company Stamps!
So today for my design team post I've made a little birthday box.

This was all from one sheet of 12x12 paper and an svg file.

I just cut out and assembled the box.

Then attached ribbbon and twine to the top.

The box opened:

And to complete the box, I made this little tag using a die-cut label and Bold Sentiments III: Birthdays and Mix n Match Friends stamp sets.

Here's the completed box again:

This box will be great to give a friend a little something like a cupcake, some truffles, or a few cookies on her special day! I can't wait to fill this and surprise a friend. Thanks for stopping by today! For more inspiration using SP & Company stamps, head over to the blog for daily ideas.

SP & Co stamps: Bold Sentiments III: Birthdays; Mix n Match:Friends svg file
MME Hip Hooray paper
Twinery twine
American Crafts ribbon
SU Framelits Label die
Studio G ink