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Artisan Award Entry #4: Girl’s Apron and Give-Away Flower

Welcome to Day 4 of the Artisan Award Entries!  For this contest, you need to submit 10 projects (5 cards, 3 Scrapbook page and 2 3D items.)  Today’s one of my 3D item: a girl’s apron.  I used the Stampin’up Summer Smooches Designer Fabric (now retired) to make it.  This fabric came with three fabric designs and I used them all. I made my own pattern for the apron and I was really proud of myself!  I used the Bright Designer button and Real Red Stitched Grosgrain ribbon to add some embellishments!  I decided to make a little paper flower with the Summer Smooch Designer Series paper to put in the pocket! (That was a last minute idea!)


tablier et fleur

Here’s my daughter wearing the apron jus before I had to send it!

tablier Roxanne


Itty Bitty Banners Stamp set;

Whisper White Card Stock, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper;

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad; 

2-3/8” Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/4” Scallop Circle Punch, Blossom Petals Builder Punch, 1” Circle Punch;

Summer Smooches Designer Fabric; Bright Designer Buttons; 1/4” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White Baker’s Twine; Stampin’ Dimensionals, Gue dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue; Paper Snips; sewing thread, sewing machine, floral wire stem.


Love the new pinwheel Sizzlits S die!

Pinwheels always make great cards!  I used to make them by hands but now, it’s even easier with the new Pinwheel die!!! At only $5.95, it’s really affordable so you shouldn’t deprive yourself! It goes really well with the new stamp set “Wishes Your Way” that I used in the following card:

Pinwheel birthday

I used Designer Series paper from the Patio Party collection for the pinwheel and the stripe.  The colors I used for this card are mostly from the new 2012-2014 In Color: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. I also used Baja Breeze for the background.  The little butterflies are from the “Make a cake” stamp set.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Accessories: Brad Bright Collection

This is the new “Wishes Your Way” stamp set.  It’s only $16.95 for the clear and $21.95 for the wood-mounted.  It’s a very versatile set and I’m sure I will use it very often! Get yours now!

Wishes your way stamp set

Now, look at the second card I made and try to spot the diffences!!!

pinwheel and kisses

Can you see what I did to transform the greeting? I changed “wishes” to “kisses”!!! Are you wondering how I did that? I simply used the marker to color the stamp and I omitted to color the “w” and “h”. I stamped it and then I added the “k” and “s” by and using the marker fine point!  Voilà!  Do you like it???  The small hearts are from a stamp in a new set “Hearts a flutter”. There’s a heart made of small hearts, but I just colored a few little hearts on it with the marker to achieve the look I wanted.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way, Hearts a fluter *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Owl Builder punch (for small hearts)

Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Primerose Petals)

More of the Apothecary Framelits!

It seems that the possibilities for the new Apothecary Accents Framelits are endless!!!  So here’s another card I made using 2 of these framelits.  Do you see how I used 2 of the same shape in the center but one is rotated so you only see the points sticking out?   The flower is from the set “Fabulous Florets”. The design paper is from my favourite, Floral District Designer Series Paper.

Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Primrose Petals, Whisper WHite, Rasberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Floral District DSP.

Ink: Primrose Petals

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Framed Tulips Folder

Accessories: Basic Pearls

As I was writing this post, the power went down for a little while. So, since I couldn’t use the computer anymore, I went back to my desk and made a second card, using the left over paper…  I’m sure you will understand which one I’m talking about after seeing the picture!  I also used Fabulous Florets stamp set for the flowers.  A little “bling” with Dazzling diamonds and a pearl is always a nice finishing touch!!!

Stamp set: Fabulous Florets, Pensées en Fleur

CS and paper: Wild Wasabi, Whisper White, Floral District DSP.

Ink: Primrose Petals, Rasberry Ripple, Wild Wasabi, Regal Rose, Watercolor Wonder crayons (Brights)

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits

Accessories: Basic Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds and 2-Way Glue pen.




Make a Cake New Stamp set

Today’s card is made with the new Stamp set called “Make a cake”.  It’s super cute!!! You can decide to make a 1 tier cake or a 3 tier cake. Plus it comes with small butterflies, a pinwheel, flags and a tiny heart.  I also used the new Designer series paper called Patio Party and it coordinates perfectly with the stamps! You can also see 3 of the new In-Colors on the card: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.

Here’s what it looks like:

and here’s the card:

Stamp set: Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banners

CS and paper: Marina Mist, Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP.

Ink: Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse and Primrose Petals.

Tools: Big Shot and Framelit dies Label Collection

Other: sponge, Dimensionals

The New Catalogue is here!!!

I’m so excited to share with you the new catalogue for this coming year!!! It’s packed with really nice stamp sets, new punches, designer paper series and much much more!!! Click here to see it online.  To share this excitement, I have 2 cards for you today!!! I used the new stamp set called Betsy’s Blossom and the new Apothecary Accents Framelits.  The Betsy’s Blossom stamp set coordinates with the Floral District Designer Series Paper.  This paper is one of my favourite because it’s so colorful and fresh!!!  Also check out the new In-Colors.  Here, I have the Midnight Muse and the Primrose Petals:

Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossom (#126004), Itty Bitty Banner (#126255)

CS and paper: Daffodil Delight, Whiper White, Primrose Petals (***New In Color)

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Primrose Petals (***New In Color), Midnight Muse (***New In Color)

Tools: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Square Lattice embossing folder

Accessories: New Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

The second card also uses the Apothecary Accents Framelits and the Betsy’s Blossom stamp set:

Stamp set: Betsy’s Blossom (#126004 W), Tous mes voeux

CS and paper: Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green (***New In Color), Daffodil Delight, Floral District DSP (#126919)

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Tools and punches: Big Shot and Apothecary Accents Framelits, Stripes embossing folder, Modern Label punch

Accessories: Bright brads

Happy Father’s Day card

This is a card I made for Father’s Day and also to participate in “the SoShelli.com Creative Challenge” which has “Father’s Day projects” as the theme for this month. Since I didn’t have a stamp that has the greeting I wanted, I had to improvise a little bit… I used the words from “Petite Pairs” stamp set and rearrange some of them so it would say what I wanted!

I’m really happy about how this one turned out!  I wanted to do a “shaker frame” with some screws, nails and bolts inside, as it’s really a “guy” thing!!!

The hammer is from “Every Little Bit” set. I colored it with the markers and used the blender pen to add some shadow… The wood planks were stamped using the “Woodgrain” stamp with Early Espresso ink, on Crumb Cake card stock.  I sponged the edges with Early Espresso to add some dimension.

Now for the inside, suprise!!! Here’s what Dad built with some wood, screws and nails!!!

There’s 2 brand new products that I used and that’s a little “Sneak peek” for the new catalogue.  Can you spot them?  The leaves were made with a stamp from Betsy’s Blossom set. Make sure to check my blog for some more sneak peek this week!!! The “you’re the best” is also from re-arranging some words in the Petite Pairs set and the “Love you” is from a brand new set called “Itty Bitty Banner”.  This set is so cute and versatile, I’m sure you’ll see it many times in my future posts!!! I couldn’t resist using the “Bigz L die Peekaboo frames” for the window.  I used an “happy face” from the Every little Bit stamp set.

Here’s the list of supplies:

Stamp set: Every Little Bit (#117096 W or 120558 C), Petite Pairs (#122495 W or 122497 C), Letter It (#122580 W or 122582 C), Itty Bitty Banners (#126257 C), Woodgrain (#117100 W), Betsy’s Blossoms(#125495 W or 125497 C).

CS and paper: Not Quite Navy, Marina Mist, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Old Olive, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla, Early Espresso.

Ink: Early Espresso, Basic Black, Midnight Muse (New In-Color!!!) Old Olive; Basic Black, Basic Gray, Chocolate Chip and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Markers.

Tools and Punches: 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle, 3/4″, 1″, 1-1/4″ and 1-3/4″ Circle punches, Big Shot and Bigz L PeekaBoo Frames die, Piercing tool.

Accessories and others: Silver mini-brads, Shaker frame, Window sheet, Dimensionals, Simply Scored scoring tool.