Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
The colors are Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, and Wild Wasabi. I stamped the star saying in Daffodil Delight on a 3" circle that I cut using my Originals Die 3"circle #122125. It was layer on the big scallop from the Bigz Die Scallop Circle #2 - #113469. The main card base I used the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder - Stripes #123128.
The inside of the card is stamped with the saying from "The Sounding Joy" and the snowflakes are from the "Snow Swirled" Stamp Set #111690. I did use some of the Dazzling Details (New 2011 Holiday Mini) to make the snowflakes sparkle. Finally, you guessed it I sprayed the entire card using the homemade shimmer spray. This is made using the Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol.
If you are one of my customer you should be recieving the Holiday Mini in the mail soon. Don't forget you can start ordering from the holiday mini on September 1st. Also let me know what you think about this card. I am thinking of having it as one of the cards in the Christmas Card Class. Today is my last day with the kids, my two oldest go back tomorrow and my youngest does not start until next Monday.
If you have any questions, please send me an email or post a comment.
Thanks - Karen
Monday, August 22, 2011
Below are pictures on how I used the multipurpose adhesive sheets and a little on how I made the tags.
Remove the top sheet from the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet and attach to one side of the chipboard. Press and rub the adhesive sheet to the chipboard.
Make sure the Adhesive sheet is on good and slowly pull back the white sheet, which will leave the adhesive on the chipboard.
Take your Fabric or Cardstock (above is the fabric) and place on top of the adhesive side chipboard. Press and rub the fabric or cardstock well onto the chipboard. If you want to do the other side, flip over and do the same as above. Once done, run the chipboard through the big shot.
You can also use the sheets with you punches. Punch out your shape and adhere. This is great when you want to cover the whole back of the punch which I did because I want to make sure it stays.
Oh course now that I have finished these, I realized, I could have used the Melon Mambo embossing powder too but I wanted brown on the flower as well. (oh course - you would guess right...her bag is pink and brown.) I think the Melon Mambo tags looks better with the book bags because it stands out a little bit but I really like the colors of the Beau Chateau Fabric tag.
The Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are 12 x 12 and 12 sheets come in the pack for $14.95.
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Thanks for looking!
Stamps: Lovely Letters Alphabet (#115030, pg 169)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink Refill (#102847, pg 180), Uninked Craft Stampin' Pad (#122265, pg 202), Versa Mark Pad (#102283, pg 203)
Paper: Melon Mambo (#115320, pg 177), Old Olive (#100702, pg 177), Pretty in Pink Cardstock (#100459, pg 178), )Pink Pirouette (#111351, pg 178), Soft Suede Cardstock (#115318, pg 180)
Fabric: Beau Chateau Designer Fabric (#122336 - pg. 196)
Punches/Dies: Bigz L Dies Fun Flowers (#121812, pg 221), 1-3/8" Circle Punch (#119860, pg 212), 1-1/4" Circle Punch (#119861, pg 212)
Tools: Big Shot (#113439, pg 215), Standard Cutting Pads (#113475, pg 215), Heat Gun (#100005, pg 201), Crop-a-Dile (#108362, pg 207)
Adhesive: Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (#120805, pg-216)
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelets (I guess these are retired...somehow I missed that one), Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired) and Old Olive 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon (#111368), Clear Emboss Powder (#109130, pg 201) and binder clips.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I know it is a BIG flower! This one I think looks better in person. This flower is light gray and light pink chiffon. I used the Bigz XL Die Flower Folds (#115970) to cut all those layers of fabric, so easy and such a breeze. I know everyone uses a candle to heat the edges of the flowers but I am not patience enough. I have found that the Heat Gun is easier and I do the completed flower instead of doing each individual layer. I also used a wooden dowel stick to help hold the flower petals and to help shape them when I heat. I used the retired Basic Gray taffeta ribbon to wrap the metal headband. It matches perfectly. My daughter picked the sparkly pink jewel button for the center...she said it is prefect.
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Here's another headband I made with the new Spice Cake Designer Fabric that is in the Holiday Mini. I love these colors together - Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, and Pool Party. I made these the same way I made the Flirtatious Designer Series Headbands; except I used a natural color linen fabric to layer with two of the patterns from the fabric collection. I used the Soft Suede Taffeta Ribbon (#122967) to wrap the headband.
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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Here's another flower headband. This one I made with lace trim that I had leftover from doing a lampshade. I guess you would call the flower a double yo-yo flower. I wrapped the metal headband with Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon (#120999). I also used a brad from Antique Brad collection (#117273). My daughter was excited about me getting her a off white lace tiered skirt...we think this headband will look great with it.
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Thanks for looking!
Monday, August 15, 2011
I have been busy getting the kids ready for school, we have a little over a week left and it is hectic at this house. I am sure you remember the days or you are doing the same. We are trying to enjoy the last few days of summer but also trying to get organized for the school year. The kids and I always have mixed feelings; the kids want to go back to see their friends but don’t want the work or get up early. This year my youngest starts all-day Kindergarten. While I am really looking forward to having more time to myself and to my blog/Stampin Up business, I am really going to miss her and my boys.
Anyway, back to my post do you like the flower headbands? Well stay tuned, I made some headbands over the weekend for my daughter and I will be posting them this week. Unless you have been under a rock for the past year or two, you know that flower headbands, brooches and barrettes are the rave now. I know they can be easily found now but I really prefer making them. I think the quality is better and you get to make what you really want and you don’t have to settle for what is available at the store. Better yet, they are one of a kind. Honestly, I enjoy the time with my daughter. She loves helping me and gets so excited. She likes to pick the fabric and the number of flowers and so on. She even likes running the fabric through the big shot. Although I do have to hand-sew the flowers together, it doesn’t take that long. I find it a little relaxing. I have also made a headband for my older niece and she loves it. I have also had my girlfriend's high school daughter come over and I have showed her how to make them. These also make great gifts so read on and get the details.
Supplies: Flirtatious Designer Fabric (#122335), Denim Fabric (You can use a pair of old jeans or buy a yard at your local fabric store), White Linen Fabric, Chiffon Fabric (I like to have different textures in my flowers), Big Shot (#113439), Standard Cutting Pads (#113475), Bigz L Dies - Fun Flowers (#121812), thread, needle and two old buttons (Since I did not have matching buttons - went to my mason jar of old buttons), Hot Glue Gun, Metal Headband, 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon - Wisteria Wonder (#122973), Sticky Strip Tape (#104294)
Well that is it for today, I will post another one tomorrow. I’m not sure if anyone wants a tutorial in doing these headbands. If so please leave a comment and I will work on posting a tutorial. Also please leave your comments and let me know what you think of the headbands.
Thanks for stopping by,
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Sometimes, I have a hard time with making Cards for a Class. Anyone that knows me knows I like my cards to shimmer, sparkle or have a little wow to the card. Oh course, I usually always sponge…but I do leave that option to my customers... most do but a few don’t. I like my customers to walk away and have learned something or to be happy with their cards. This time each year, I sit down and try to come up with cards that will be easier or take less time and each year, I think I may have done just that but card class time…I realize I did not take in to consideration a card or the card, I thought would be the easiest was not. Or the simple, easy cards that I come up with are usually my least favorite and honestly my customer’s. Does anyone else have this problem? Or is it just me? Please leave me a comment if you have any thoughts or ideas.
Anyway, I am going to go back to my stamping room and try to figure out what I don’t like about this card. Maybe I will just start over with it or do something completely different. I also have some fun Christmas goodies from the holiday mini I want to play with and post some samples.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to see you soon,
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Here's another sneak peek at the "Out on a Limb" Stamp Set from the Holiday Mini Catalog. Do you love this stamp set yet? If so, can you believe there is still more images in the stamp set? It is a cute one, but I told you that already. Hehehe The saying is from the "House of Haunts" (#111574) stamp set, one of my all-time favorite Halloween stamp set.
Again, I used the Halloween Designer Series Paper from the Idea Book & Catalog - "Frightful Sight" #122351. This pack is full of cute and fun Halloween patterns and colors to please everyone. Don't forget that during August, you can get a FREE package of Designer Series Paper when you buy three! That is a great deal, so now is the time to stock up on your Designer Series Paper for all your upcoming projects.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Thanks for stopping by,