Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Grad Life Part 2

As promised, here is the second table decoration I played with using My Digital Studio and the Grad Life download.  Again, Pacific Point is the focus color and I mounted the front panel on Basic Black and then a Gold Foil sheet.

For the banner, I took some Watercolor Wonder washi tape and folded it in half so no sticky portion was showing.  I tied a little knot in each end and added it to the frame with glue dots. 
The pieces of the banner are added with glue dots and dimensionals over the top of the washi tape.  In the bottom right corner, I added another little strip of washi tape and a Pacific Point button.
Another simple but fun piece that would look nice alongside pictures, the cake or guestbook table.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

The Grad Life Part 1

I recently made graduation announcements for one of our nephews which I will share sometime in the future, but in the process I started thinking about some table decorations in the same theme.  Today you will see one of them and tomorrow one more :) 

They are both based on a digital download called The Grad Life which I used in Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio program. 

I chose to use Pacific Point as the focal color on all the printed items and added some white, black and gold accents.

In the bottom of the jar, there are a few punched items (chevron border punch and itty bitty punches), some individual gold sequins that were made by taking apart the sequin trim, buttons, and cut confetti and diplomas and caps that were stamped and cut out.

I took two of the circles that were first printed and then punched (1 3/4" circle punch), put them together with dimensionals and added some baker's twine between them.  The baker's twine is wrapped around an antique brad that is stuck into the cork top of the jar so it holds it suspended. 

Finally, I used some of the same baker's twine and wrapped it many times around the neck of the jar and then tied a bow. 
It is a fairy simple thing to put together and you could really add anything you like to the inside or change the occasion idea as well.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hexagon Happy

Here is another card sample using the Hexagon Hive thinlit and I have used some Gold Fancy Foil Vellum behind it, mounting both on Basic Black card stock. 

In keeping with the gold theme, I added some Watercolor Wonder washi tape and stamped the sentiment with Metallic Gold ink.  The flower's ink colors are Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green.

Happy Watercolor
Very Vanilla, Basic Black card stock
Fancy Foil Vellum
Metallic gold ink
Raspberry Ripple and Gumball Green markers
Hexagon Hive thinlit
Decorative label punch
Watercolor Wonder designer washi tape
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Beautiful Song

The Late Night Stampers challenge right now is Mother's Day projects and I found this fun wooden cutting board one day that I decided to decorate.  The saying "Family is like music, some high notes, some low notes, but always a beautiful song" was something I found on Pinterest.  

The Naturals Composition specialty paper went well with the saying so I layered that on some Soft Sky and rounded the corners. 

Then, I used some delicate details lace tape, 5/8" chevron naturals ribbon and Pistachio Pudding ruffle stretch trim as accents. 

A little flower from the Everything Eleanor stamp set in Strawberry Slush ink, a few more details (including a Strawberry Slush spiral flower) and you have a fun transformation!
Everything Eleanor
Strawberry Slush ink
Soft Sky, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding card stock
Naturals composition specialty paper
delicate details lace tape
Pistachio Pudding ruffle stretch trim
5/8" Chevron natural ribbon
basic rhinestones
In color boutique details
corner rounder
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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

Today is a fun day to celebrate with family, I hope that you are able to spend time with family on this Easter Sunday as well. 
I have a couple things to share today, the first is an Easter card that has a lot of fun texture and the cloud is a framelit in the word bubbles framelits set.

The grass is die cut from the tasteful trim die and the eggs are oval framelits. 

Next, I was playing with some of the eggs I had boiled for the kids to dye.  The one on the left has 3 colors of reinkers - Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake and Strawberry Slush.  I used a kleenex to apply the ink and also wipe off the excess.  The glimmer paper came from a past Paper Pumpkin kit.

The one on the right has some itty bitty punch shapes that I added with glue dots and there is some Retro Fresh washi tape around the middle.  The stands are made with a 1" strip of Gold card stock and I taped the back with washi tape. 

Happy Easter!
Christ the Lord is Risen Today!  Alleluia!
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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Printers Tray Gift

This is a project I made for a friend to use as a gift, sometimes a hard thing to put together when it is for someone else...
It has 6 equal size openings and we placed pictures in 5 of them, but I wanted to add a little extra in alongside the pictures.  Essentials wooden elements, buttons, washi tape and some gold sequin trim and gold baker's twine fit with my idea for the project so I went with it.

There are some stamped images from the Happy Watercolor stamped set on a couple of the backgrounds using some Gold Metallic ink. 

The non picture opening has a Bible Verse with a brush stamp image behind it created using My Digital Studio and a little bit of the Gold Fancy Foil Vellum as well.

Watercolor Wonder washi tape fit the theme perfectly as well so I was really happy with how the whole project came together.

Printers Tray
Metallic Gold Ink
My Digital Studio
Happy Watercolor
Whisper White, Basic Black, Garden Green card stock
Gold Fancy Foil Vellum
gold sequin trim
essentials wooden elements
Watercolor wonder designer washi tape
gold bakers twine
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Friday, April 18, 2014


This is the second post for today, but I had to share!
Retiring Lists come out April 21st AND...
Yes, that is correct!  From April 21st until the 25th, you can order Stampin' Up! products (and retiring items) and get FREE SHIPPING! 
Don't miss out :)

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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!