Posted on October 23, 2014 by Made with paper
This is a card that we made at the Stamping club back in September. To learn more about the Stamping club and all its advantages, click here.
Sunflowers are one of my favorite flower. To make the “sunflower” rosette on the card, I used the Simply Scored Scoring board to score a strip of 1-1/4″ every 1/2 inch. It really helps to fold your accordion. (For a step by step tutorial on how to make a rosette, check this post.) The background was stamped with the “Hardwood” background stamp in Soft Suede on Crumb Cake card stock. The 2 leaves were stamped with “Flower Patch” stamp set and cut with matching framelits. Here’s a little trick for you how to make the veins on your leaves. Ink your leaf image with Old Olive ink (as usual) and before stamping it, use a “Always Artichoke” marker directly on the stamp and draw lines to make the veins (on the stamp). Then stamp on Old Olive card stock.
I used the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder to texture the flower center.
Here’s the directions to make the rosette:
- Start with 2 strips of 1-1/4” x 11”.
- Score at every 1/2” for the whole length. Repeat with the second strip.
- Fold like an accordion both strips.
- Attach the 2 strips together at one end. Join the 2 other ends together.
- Gently form a circle with the accordion, pushing one side together in the centre. Punch out 2 circles. Adhere one circle on top and one at the bottom (with multipurpose liquid glue or with sticky strips or sticky sheets) to hold your rosette in place.
Stamp set: A Round Array, Hardwood, Flower Patch
CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Hello Honey, Early Espresso
Ink: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Always Artichoke Marker
Tools: 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, 1″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Flower Fair Framelits dies
Filed under: card samples | Tagged: A Round Array, Flower Fair, Flower Patch, Hardwood, Julie Olivier, rosette, Stampin'up, Sunflower | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 22, 2014 by Made with paper
Today’s card is one I just made with the new “White Chritsmas” stamp set. I think this set is so cute! Lost of little pieces, so lots of possibilities of different design! I can’t wait to use it again!!! This set is a Photopolymer stamp set, that means all stamps are totally see through, so they are very easy to position on your card where you want.
Now, when using Photopolymer stamps, remember not to use the StazOn Black ink because you won’t be able to clean your stamps and they will remain Black forever! So, use the Memento Black ink or the Basic Black ink and everything will be fine.
Here’s the “White Christmas” stamp set #135767, $19.95:
Stamp set: White Christmas
CS and paper: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White, All is Calm Specialty Designer series paper
Ink: Memento Black ink, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight; Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight and Real Red Stampin’ Markers
Others: 2-Way glue, Dazzling Diamonds glitters, Sponge daubers
1. Cut a 5.5″ x 8.5″ Soft Sky card stock. Fold in half to form the card base.
2. Cut a 4.25″ x 3.5″ Whisper White card stock. Stamp the images with Memento Black ink.
3. With a sponge dauber, sponge Soft Sky ink in the sky. Color the trees with Crumb Cake marker, the bird in Real Red and the star in Daffodil Delight. Use a sponge dauber to add some Daffodil Delight ink around the star.
4. Adhere your image on a 4.5″ x 3.75″ Lost Lagoon card stock.
5. Use the 2-Way glue to adhere the Dazzling diamonds glitters on the snow, trees and star.
6. Cut a strip of 2″ x 5.5″ in All is Calm Designer Series paper. Adhere on the card base. Adhere your image on top.
Filed under: Christmas | Tagged: Christmas cards, dazzling diamonds, Julie Olivier, Stampin'up, White Christmas | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 17, 2014 by Made with paper
Remember, I told you I would have a surprise design for you at the end of the week with the Curvy Keepsake box thinlits dies? Well, here’s my Scarecrow!
I really like that one! Which one is your favorite design?
To make this cute scarecrow, I used Crumb Cake card stock for the base. I used the Boho Blossom punch for the eyes, (with 2 subtle designer buttons) and I layer a couples of each flower from that punch to make my flower. I used a tiny Silver brad to hold it in place. The hair are strips of Daffodil Delight card stock. Here’s a little trick, use the Fringe Scissors! (Much faster to cut! )When you glue them on the box, make sure you don’t adhere the strip on 2 sides at the same time or you won’t be able to open your box without ripping the hair! The face was completed with a Black marker and a little “Pink Pirouette” dauber for the cheeks.
CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi,
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Basic Black marker
Tools: Bog Shot, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Boho Blossom punch, Bird Builder punch (for the leaves)
Other: 1/8″ Silver mini-brad, Subtles Designer buttons, sponge dauber
Filed under: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Halloween | Tagged: Bird Builder punch, Boho blossom punch, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies, Halloween craft, Julie Olivier, Scarecrow craft, Stampin'up | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 16, 2014 by Made with paper
Today’s post will be quick, I would like to show you the “Cat Curvy Box” in more details… Perfect for Halloween or any “cat lover”!!!
To make this cute cat box, I used Basic Black card stock and the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies as the base. The eyes and “cheeks” were made with the 1/2″ circle punch. I sponged some White ink on the cheeks to make them stand out more. The nose and mouth were cut with the little heart on the Owl Builder punch. For the mustache, I simply cut 2 tiny strips of Whisper White card stock and adhere them in the center. The ears were cut with the Blossom Petal Builder punch. I folded the bottom and glued them in place with multipurpose liquid glue.
I used a piece of the left over Basic Black card stock (after I cut the box) to cut a tail for my cat!
CS and paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Real Red, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink: White Craft ink
Tools: 1/2″ Circle punch, Owl builder punch, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Big Shot.
Filed under: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Halloween, Owl punch examples | Tagged: Cat craft, Curvy Keepsake Box, Halloween Treat box | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 15, 2014 by Made with paper
Today’s Halloween Treat box is “Frankenstein” !!! I used Old Olive card stock to make the box, using the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies and Big Shot. The eyes were made with the 3/4″, 1/2″ and 3/8″ Circle punches. I used the Basic Black marker to draw the mouth and scars.
I used big craft brads (not from stampin’up) on each side of the head:
Here’s how I made them hold: (I only fold a little bit of the brad’s legs so it sticks out…)
Finally, here’s the opened box:
CS and paper: Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White, Whisperia Wonder
Tools: Big Shot, Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies, 3/4″ Circle punch, 1/2″ Circle punch, 3/8″ Circle punch. Piercing tool and piercing mat.
Filed under: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Halloween | Tagged: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies, Frankenstein craft, Halloween Treat box, Julie Olivier, Stampin'up | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 14, 2014 by Made with paper
Halloween is right around the corner and I have the perfect Halloween crafts for you this week! The new Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies is so easy to use and so versatile! Here’s some of the designs I made with it:
All of these cute boxes were made with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Dies:
Item #135853 $40.95
I’ll present each design in details this week, so visit my blog everyday!!! One surprise design will be revealed at the end of the week!
Today’s featured Treat Box is the Pumpkin!
Here’s what the box looks like when it’s all opened:
To make the box, you need to cut 2 times the box template using the Big Shot and the Curvy Box Thinlits. You simply adhere the 2 parts together in the center.
I used the Pumpkin Pie Blendabilities marker to make the lines on the pumpkin. I cut the face in Basic Black card stock scrap pieces and adhere on the front. The leaves were cut with the Autumn Accents Bigs die in Old Olive card stock. I folded the leaves to form the veins and used a sponged dauber with Old Olive ink to color the veins. I also cut a tiny strip of Old Olive card stock that I roll on a pencil to make the vine “spirals”…
Come back tomorrow for one more design!
Filed under: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits dies, Halloween | Tagged: Autumn Accents Bigz die, Curvy Keepsake Box, Halloween Treat box, Pumpkin craft, Stampin'up | Leave a comment »
Posted on October 2, 2014 by Made with paper
This is one of my favorite card that we made last Friday during my Monthly Card class. I used the Silver Glimmer paper to cut a really “shiny” star with the Star Collection framelits. The background is stamped with the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and the little stars is from “Be the Star” stamp set.
Stamp sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Be the Star, A Dozen Thoughts
CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Whisper White, Silver glimmer paper
Ink: Crumb Cake, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
Tools: Big Shot, Star Framelits collection
Filed under: Birthday, Z- Gorgeous Grunge | Tagged: Be the Star, Gorgeous Grunge, Julie Olivier, Stampin'up, Star Framelits collection | Leave a comment »