Thursday, August 27, 2015

First Day Arrows

 
Yesterday was the first day of school for my kids.  There was some grumbling about going back, but truthfully I think they were ready.  

 
I found some wooden arrows while shopping at Target the week before and decided to make some fun signs for the first day pictures.

 
Each one has designer series paper that is attached with mod podge.  Since the arrows were more than 12", there is a splice in the paper where the straight part meets the triangle of the arrow.  To cover it up, I used ribbon...

 
The "Grade" and number are attached to the arrow with Velcro so that I can either use them another year and change the numbers or just decorate them completely different and use them for something else...

 
My letters were cut out with the Big Shot using the retired Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies. 

 
The numbers are placed on 2" circles and that piece is added to a 2 1/2" circle.

 
Although it is difficult to see, I have found a tip for anyone who is using the Fine-tip glue pen that will be found in the Holiday catalog.  Don't use it for ribbon or it will show through...Now, I can't say that I don't like the glue - it is great for sequins and other embellishments, but just not ribbon (although it may possibly work well for the thicker ribbons, I haven't tried those).
 
 
Supplies:
Whisper White, Basic Black, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay card stock
Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies
2" circle punch
2 1/2" circle punch
Schoolhouse dsp
Best Year Ever dsp (SAB 2015)
Bohemian dsp
mod podge
 
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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Best Thoughts

 
I don't think I have tried this color combination in the past, but I think it will be one I will use again.  The colors are Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss and Very Vanilla...

 
I chose the Best Thoughts hostess stamp set for the images and used the Decorative Dots folder on the background.  The popped up layer is cut out using the Labels collection framelits and I added a piece of Farmers Market designer series paper and a little knot made with the Venetian crochet trim ribbon.

 
Supplies:
Best Thoughts
Mint Macaron, Blackberry Bliss ink
Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss card stock
Labels collection framelits
Decorative Dots folder
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
Farmers Market dsp
 
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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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Monday, August 24, 2015

Collect Moments

 
When I began working on this page, I envisioned a background looking like water...I am not entirely convinced I achieved that, but I still am happy with the way it turned out.

 
For the background I used the Watercolor Wash stamp set and used Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky and Pool Party inks randomly.  Then I added some images from Work of Art with Bermuda Bay ink and some sequins.

 
The elements on the page all come from the Let's Get Away Project Life card collection and accessory kit.  Behind the card that has the title, I added a piece of Calypso Coral that was embossed with the Large Polka Dots folder.

 
I added a brights designer button as an accent as well...

 
Supplies:
Let's Get Away Project Life card collection and accessories kit
Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay ink
Watercolor Wash, Work of Art
Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
large polka dot folder
sequins
designer series buttons
 
 
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Birthday Pillow Box

In the Holiday catalog there are several new thinlits that are all lots of fun, but I chose to share the Square Pillow Box thinlit with you today.  I picked the Pretty Petals designer series paper to make the pillow box and added some Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stock layers for decorating. 

 
The thinlit cuts the pieces out (you have to cut two of them to make the box) and also scores for you. 

 
To decorate I used the Something to Say stamp set and some Calypso Coral  thick baker's twine, Venetian crochet trim ribbon and metal rimmed pearls. 
 
Supplies:
Something to Say
Old Olive ink
Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla card stock
Pretty Petals dsp
metal rimmed pearls
Venetian crochet trim ribbon
thick bakers twine
Tear and Tape adhesive
linen thread
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Saturday, August 22, 2015

Quick Birthday

 
On the card I made today, I am using a piece of designer series paper from something a little bit different.  It is not from a paper pack, but if is part of the packaging used on the Watercolor Wishes card kit.  The kit has a belly band wrapped around it and that is what I cut down to use on this card.

 
I added a few simple stamped images from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and then added the strip of designer series paper and some linen thread. 

 
Supplies:
Butterfly Basics
Soft Suede, Memento Black ink
Whisper White card stock
Watercolor wishes card kit
linen thread
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Friday, August 21, 2015

Dotted Gift Card Bag


 
I just love playing with the gift bags on page 151 of the Idea Book.  You have seem me use them quite a bit as packaging when I give away cards and this time I used one as the envelope for a gift card. 
 

 
I took one of the Sketched dots tag a bag gift bags and decorated the front using Cherry on Top designer series paper, Cherry on Top washi tape, Corrugated paper and the Happy Birthday Everyone stamp set. 

 
I added one of the 2015 - 2017 In Color Blossom accents to finish off the bag.

 
Then, I made a 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" panel (basically half a card, but you could also use a full size folded one as well) and decorated it before adding the gift card with a piece of Tear and Tape adhesive.
 
Supplies:
Happy Birthday Everyone
Island Indigo ink
Island Indigo, Whisper White, Pool Party card stock
Corrugated paper
Cherry on Top dsp and washi tape
2015 - 2017 In Color Blossom accents
Sketched dots tag a bag gift bag
mini clothespins
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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!