Box of Notes…

With what started out something compeletely different, I am quite happy with the end result.  Although these little boxes have been around for quiet sometime, I wanted to try something or add something to it.  It gives the box a completely different look, yet still being useful to store your notes for messages.  Actually, now that I have seen the box in a new light, there are tons of ideas going around in my head.

Now that I think of it, the Box of Notes may also qualify for Latenight Stampers Weekly Challenge # 123, which is Making the Grade – showing your appreciation to those teachers who have made a difference in your child’s life, or your own life for that matter.  This is able to be in the form of a card, gift, treat, etc

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Punch Bunch
Ink – Nil
Cardstock – Concord Crush, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
DSP – Lap of Luxury
Embosslits Dies – Beautiful Wings
Punches – Scallop Circle
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – Pretty in Pink
Accessories – Sticky Strip, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Bigshot, Basic Rhinestones, SU Markers
Non-SU – Pink Rhinestones

Do you think mine fits the challenge?
Until next time, Enjoy!

Special Card…

Today just happens to be Mother’s Day, so to all those mums out there – “Happy Mother’s Day!”. 

I’ve made this card for a special aunt & will post it this arvo, although I must admit it will be a day late, but you know the old saying “Better late, than never”

For my card, I’ve taken the sketch from Clean & Simple Stamping  It also qualifies for my group’s weekly challenge, I think!

Group’s Weekly Challenge # 119 –   Focusing on Embellishments.  We must have at least 3 emblishments on our project.

Base Card – Concord Crush – 5 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ or 15cm x 10.5cm – Score & fold
Layer 1 – Blushing Bride – 5 3/4″ x 4″ or 14.5cm x 10cm
Layer 2 – Concord Crush – 4 5/8″ x 3″ or 11cm x 7.5cm
Layer 3 – Blushing Bride – 4 1/2″ x 2 7/8″ or 10.5cm x 7cm
DSP – 1 3/4″ x 2 7/8″ or 4.5cm x 7cm

I stamped the Blushing Bride Cardstock randomly using Blushing Bride Ink & my flower image & adhered it to the base card.

I randomly rubbed Shimmer Paint over the Blushing Bride Cardstock & heat embossed Clear Embossing Powder for the flower outline.  I used Versamark & Basic Gray Ink for the flower outline.  I repeated the same process for the sentiment.  I then adhered the DSP to the bottom half of the card piece.

I added the Brad to the middle of the Ribbon prior to adhering this to the top of the DSP.  I adhered Blushing Bride Cardstock to Concord Crush & adhered the whole lot to the Base Card.

Wanting to make the card “pop” a little more, I added 3 small Basic Pearls to the top RHS, bottom LHS & bottom RHS of the card.  I also decided to add one to the middle of the brad.  I used Crystal Effects to adhere the pearls.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend, Fifth Avenue Floral

Ink – Basic Gray, Versamark
Cardstock – Concord Crush, Blushing Bride

DSP – Lap of Luxury
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Concord Crush

Accessories – Crystal Effects, Snail Glue, Embossing Powder – Clear, Brad – Pretty in Pink, Shimmer Paint – Frost White

Until next time, Enjoy!

Scrappy Saturday…

….on a Monday???

I completed this page on Friday, but have only just gotten round to posting it.  I meant to post Saturday, but better late than never.
I’ve stamped random images down the RHS using Pretty-in-Pink Ink.  I then layered the photo in Pretty-in-Pink Cardstock.  It has been so long since I’ve used this colour.
The DSP has been layered onto Concord Crush Cardstock and a Ribbon adhered to the LHS of the DSP.  I stamped the heart image onto Whisper White Cardstock, punched it out using my Heart Punch, punched a hole in it & attached it to the ribbon so that it would hang a little.
Supplies –
Stamp Set – I {Heart} Hearts
Inks – Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Whisper White, Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink
DSP – Lap of Luxury
Punches – Full Heart Extra Large, Handheld Punch
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Concord Crush, Linen Thread
Accessories – Snail Adhesive
Until next time, Enjoy!

Glitter…

This is another set I’ve had for quiet some time, but have not used it as much as I should have.  It makes for a lovely card.  We all tend to go for our newer stamps, forgetting that our older stamps are feeling very lonely on our shelves & still do such a lovely job.  I will admit that some of my favourite stamps are the older stamp sets I have.

Flowes –
Stamp 3 images, one in Concord Crush & 2 in Pretty in Pink onto Whisper White Cardstock
Using your Watercolour Pencils, colour 2
With an Aqua Painter & Inks, paint the 2 you have just coloured in
For the 3rd flower – using a pencil, tuck flower ends under.  I adhered these to a Mini Glue Dot
Adhere all 3 flowers togther
Apply Multipurpose Liquid Glue to the centre of the top flower & pour in Glitter
Once dry, tap excess glitter back into bottle

Card –
Cut Base Card using Concord Crush Cardstock
Cut DSP – Lap of Luxury a little bit smaller
Adhere Taffeta Ribbon across the bottom about 1/4 way up
Adhere DSP to base card
Cut Concord Crush Cardstock – 3 1/8″ x 2 3/8″ or 8cm x 6cm
Cut Pretty in Pink Cardstock – 3″ x 2 1/4″ or 7.5cm x 5.5cm
Cut DSP – 2 7/8″ x 2 1/8″ or 7cm x 5cm
Adhere all layers together & then adhere to the LHS onto the base card
Adhere flower to centre
Stamp sentiment onto Very Vanilla Cardstock using Concord Crush
Using small Oval Punch, punch sentiment
Punch Concord Crush using Large Oval Punch
Adhere both together & apply to top of ribbon using SU Dimensionals

Tip – With new DSP & an old stamp set, your card will take on a whole fresh look

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Scribble This, Great Friend
Inks – Concord Crush, Pretty in Pink
Cardstock – Whisper White, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Concord Crush
DSP – Lap of Luxury
Punches – Oval, Oval Large
Ribbon – 3/8″ Taffeta – Pretty in Pink
Accessories – Snail Adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, SU Dimensionals, Glitter – Pink

Until next time, Enjoy!

Inspired…

This card is for the challenge over at JUGS  I wasn’t too sure of the stamp set I wanted to use, but knew I wanted to used the DSP – Lap of Luxury.  I have ony cut into this paper & it is just stunning!

For my card –
Cut base card using Concord Crush Cardstock, score in half
Cut smaller piece of Basic Gray Cardstock & adhere to base card
Cut smaller piece of DSP – Lap of Luxury & adhere to Basic Gray Cardstock
Cut piece of Cardstock in Concord Crush – 2.5″ x 4″
Cut piece of DSP – Lap of Luxury – 2 3/8″ x 3 7/8″
Adhere DSP to top of Concord Crush
Cut piece of Basic Gray Cardstock – 4″ x .75″ & adhere to top of DSP
Adhere Concord Crush Ribbon to top of Basic Gray & tuck ends of ribbon under

Tie Ribbon LHS
Adhere entire piece over top of DSP which is your card
Cut piece of Concord Crush Cardstock – 4 5/8″ x 2 1/8″
Cut piece of DSP – 4 1/2″ x 2″
Using Shimmer Paint – Frost White, randomly spread over DSP & let dry

Ink image with Versamark & then with Concord Crush ink, stamp image directly over top of DSP
Apply Clear Embossing Powder & using Heat Tool, heat stamped image

TIP – This will not give you a raised image, but will allow parts of the Shimmer Paint to come through onto your image

Adhere DSP to top of Concord Crush Cardstock & apply to card

TIP – I sometimes leave the sentiment until such time as I am looking for a particular card, then I will include a sentiment.  It allows you to be more flexible with your cards, while at the same time not having to make another card

Supplies –
Stamp Set – Inspired by Nature
Ink – Concord Crush, Versamark
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Concord Crush
DSP– Lap of Luxury
Ribbon – 1/2″ Stitched- Poly – Concord Crush
Accessories – Snail Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Shimmer Paint – Frost White,
Heat Tool, Embossing Powder – Clear
Until next time, Enjoy!

Clipboard…

For something a little different, I thought I would post a Clipboard I did the other day.  This board now sits by my phone & comes very handy for those messages & dates.
I had all intensions of using it as a clipboard, but once I had printed the calendars & found spare Post-It Notes, that idea went out the window.
Clipboard –
Cut 2 pieces of DSP – Lap of Luxury, one for top of Clipboard & the other for the bottom
Adhere both pieces to Clipboard
Cut a strip of Concord Crush Cardstock & using your Scallop Trim Border, punch both sides of strip
Adhere strip of Basic Gray to the top of Concord Crush
Adhere to DSP where top & bottom join – this covers the join
Apply row of pale pink pearls along middle of strip
Calendar –
Print 2011 calendar & punch holes in the top LHS & RHS
Push flower brads – Pretty in Pink – through both holes
Adhere to square piece of Concord Crush Cardstock
Adhere calendar to top RHS of Clipboard
Post-It Notes –
Using Concord Crush Ink, stamp sentiment/greeting on all Post-It Pages
Cut piece of Concord Crush Cardstock & adhere Post-It Notes
Adhere to middle of Clipboard
Bulldog Clips –
Cut small pieces of DSP & adhere to Clips – 3
Cut small piece of Ribbon – Pretty-in-Pink & tie to clip
Adhere rhinestones – purple & pearls – pink
Clip onto Clipboard
Clip –
Tie ribbon to top of clip – Concord Crush & Pretty-in-Pink – 3 pieces
Pen –
Cut small piece of DSP
Take middle of pen out & insert DSP
Tie small piece of Ribbon – Pretty-in-Pink – around the top
Finished.  Your clipboard is now ready to sit in your office, beside the phone or on the kitchen bench, ready for those messages!
Supplies –
Stamp Set – Great Friend
Ink – Concord Crush
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Concord Crush
DSP – Lap of Luxury
Punches – Scallop Trim Border
Ribbon – 1/4″ Grosgrain – Pretty in Pink, 1/2″ Stitched-Poly – Concord Crush
Accessories – Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Flower Brads
Non-SU – Rhinestones, Pearls, Post-It Notes, Calendar, Pen, Bulldog Clip, Clipboard
Enjoy!