Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Punch Page Swaps

Our Yahoo Group Punch Swap!!!! It is always a delight to receive since it is always a surprise. I made this Three Layer Cake with a Cherry on Top totally CASED from Kim SAdd Imagecore (http://www.paperpunchaddition.blogspot.com/). I wanted to use solid CS so I used the wood Big Shot texturz plate for the cake sections. The Cherry has Crystal effects. White gel pen is used to highlight the layers.

Maya made this cute punched Asian set of dolls (she had my favorite colors in mind!!!!) Cute - cute - triple cute!!!

Sharon made this Giraffe:

Carol did not disappoint: she made this festive tree - it has (13) punched and sponged hearts.

Winnie made this so cute penguin. Am in love with the background DSP, too

We all got surprises: Owl pencils from Winnie!!!!

All of us got to make this really cute ice cream scoop card which Maya brought:

Don't you just love all these? Sigh...............until next time girls!!!!!
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Monday, August 30, 2010

Asian B'day

This is a special birthday card for a relative whose birthday was this past weekend. The front is a vase of flowers popped with dimesnionals (all cut from the Cricut (pagoda Cart). Background is embossed using the Asian Embossing Folder.

Stamped image is "long life" using Pretty in Pink ink. Gold CS was used from my stash of scraps. Pop with dimensional to adhere to card front.

Card inside: unfold the card to reveal best wish message, embellished by a bouquet of flowers cut by using the Cricut (Pagoda Cart).

Close-up of Girl: Stamp image on Blush Blossom CS, stamp image on Washi paper, cut out clothing, then adhere using 2 Way Glue Stick. Color ties in her hair using a Real Red Stampin' Write Pen. Position onto inside card.

Close-up of the Boy: Stamp image on Blush Blossom CS, then stamp image on Washi Paper, cut out clothing, adhere using 2 way glue stick. Position onto inside card. Added Glasses to the Boy.

SU Supplies:
  • Stamps: Non SU
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Natruals Ivory, Pixie Pink (retired), Old Olive, Blush Blossom (retired), Washi Paper (non SU), Gold (non SU)
  • Ink: Staz-On Black, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Punch (non SU), Real Red Stampin' Write Pen, Asian Embossing Folder (non SU),Decorative Label Punch, Dimensionals, 2 Way Glue Stick.

Thank you for stopping by today.....................

Friday, August 27, 2010

Cup Cake B'Day

This is the 5th and last project from the workshop: a generic b'day card. This is a result of not having any pink/brown DSP for my birthday card...........so stamping my own was the solution.

Close-up of Candle (add some bling!):

Here's an alternative cupcake "topping" (which is also included in the sweet scoop stamp set):

Close-up of the alternate card (add some bling):

To make this card:
(1) 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" Pretty in Pink Solid CS
(1) 1-3/4" x 5-1/2" Very Vanilla Solid CS
(1) 2-1/2" x 5-1/4" Chocolate Chip Solid CS
(1) 2" x 2-1/2" Very Vanilla Solid CS (to stamp message)
(1) 2" x 3" Very Vanilla Solid CS for Cupcake Top
(1) 2" x 3" Crumb Cake (Kraft) Solid CS for Cupcake Bottom
(1) 6-1/2" long + (1) 2-1/2" long cut 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon
if candles are used:
(1) 1-1/2" x 1" Pretty in Pink Solid CS
(1) 1/2" x 1/2" So Saffron Solid CS

Punch both 5-1/4" sides. I start from the middle and work toward the sides.

Cut the cupcake top through the big shot, then emboss with the dot impression folder. Sponge the edges with Crumb Cake ink, them apply dimensionals to the back. Set aside.

After cutting the Crumb Cake Cone, apply Crumb Cake ink to the Background 1 impression plate, put through the Big Shot, then add dimensional to the back. Set aside.

Using the cupcake image from Short & Sassy, randomly stamp with Chocolate chip and Pretty in Pink ink on the Vanilla card stock. The rest of this card is assembling and layering all the pieces.


  • Stamps: Short & Sweet, Perfect Punches
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake (Kraft)
  • Ink: Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Big Bold Cupcakes Sizzlit Die, Scallop Trim Boarder Punch, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot Background 1 Texturz Plates, SU Big Shot Perfect Polka Dots textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Bling (non SU).

Thank you for stopping by today............Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Aviary Sweet Treat Double Slider

4th Project: I love sliders and saw this treat slider idea on Mary Jo Albright's site (2/4/09) and again on Allison's site (www.alliohran.blogspot.com posted 6/14/10) - so it was destiny, I had to try it..................finished project size is 3-1/4" x 1/2" x 3-1/2" and when all the tabs are pulled out the project is 3-1/4" x 1/2" x 9-3/4". No DSP with these colors.........stamped my own.

Pull down on the bottom tab.............if you pull the top tab, the popcorn is surprise you...........it will fall out.....(so that's why Allison made the pull tab on the side........dah me!).......but we all had so much fun picking up our popcorn!!!!

Top pullout with sweet treat cup:

Bottom pullout with message:


Measurements and Templates:
6" x 3-1/2", score @3" along the 6" side: this is the top slider
2-3/4" x 3" : this is the stamped background piece
3-1/2" x 11", Score along the 11" side @ 3", 3-1/2", 6-3/4", 7-1/4" 10-1/2": this is the card base
2-1/4" x 2-3/4": this is the pull up tab
3" x 3-1/4" :there will be one in So Saffron and one in Old Olive

This is what is needed to make this:
(1) 3" x 3-1/4" So Saffron CS for the front
(1) 3" x 3-1/4" Old Olive for the Bottom Slider
(1) 6" x 3-1/2" for the Top Slider
(3) 2-3/4" x 3" Very Vanilla CS for the "background"
(1) 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" in Old Olive CS for the pull out tab
(2) Punched Round Tabs in So Saffron
(1) 1" x 7" Clear plastic strip (not in photo) - this will be the "slider"
Scrap Very Vanilla (not in Photo)
2-1/2" long cut 1/4" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon (not in photo
Separately stamp the Birdcage using Chocolate Chip ink on scrap Very Vanilla, stamp the owl in Certainly Celery, cut out and pop with dimensionals on the back.Randomly stamp Very Vanilla CS with the image from the Circle Circus stamp using Sahara Sand ink. Adhere the cut out cage with owl. Apply to the middle section of the Old Olive with adhesive.

Here comes the fun part: adhere stamped Very Vanilla CS to the 6" x 3-1/2" Old Olive. Slide the 1-3/4" punch all the way in for the sweet treat cup. Punch through both layers.

On the other side of the 6" x 3-1/2" Old Olive piece, slide the 1" Circle Punch all the way in and punch out. This is where all the Popcorn will fall out!
Stamp the birds and message using Chocolate Chip ink:

Optional step: apply a thin coating of Tombow (too much glue will ooze out ..be careful). I forgot to add adhesive to my 2nd card, and it was fine since it was sandwiched between layers of CS.

Fold one of the So Saffron tabs in half and apply to the 2-1/4" x 2-3/4" Old Olive piece (note: the 2-1/4" is considered the "top"). Fill treat cup cavity with Popcorn. Apply sticky tape to edge and bottom as shown.

For the bottom section, (I am ANAL!!!!) Fold the 2nd So Saffron Round Tab in half. Use a pencil to lightly mark the bottom of the tab (see arrow):
Cut off the bottom part of the round tab so afterwards, the tab will MATCH the top section. (Skip this section if it doesn't matter to you). See arrow..............
On the last section (it's the one without the 1/2" lip), use the 1-1/4" punch, sliding about 1/4" into the edge. Note: this section is not the same width as the other twp sections so align the punch accordingly but punch the top and bottom to match.

Use the 1" x 7" clear plastic strip to wrap around the punched section loosely. Apply stick tape only on the clear plastic to connect - see arrow. Trim off any excess clear plastic at the top and underside that would be in the way of sliding. Position the connection to the bottom, apply another piece of Sticky tape. Remove backing, position the sweet treat cup section on top and press to secure.
Fold up this completed section, apply sticky tape to the top of the clear strip. Remove backing and place the bottom section FACE DOWN as shown - see arrow. Then adhere - be sure to match up to the sweet treat section before pressing down.

Last step: Single knot a small piece of Chocolate Chip grosgrain, attach to top of birdcage with a mini glue dot. Then remove the sticky tape from the 1/2" section, fold in, and secure onto the clear plastic section. See arrow.
Whew..............that's was a mouth full for this project!
  • Stamps: Aviary, Word Play, Circle Circus
  • CS: Old Olive, Very Vanilla, So Saffron
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand
  • Accys: 1-1/4" Square Punch, Round Tab Punch, 1-4/" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dot

Thank you for stopping by today...................more tom............

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ice Cream Awning Card

The third project: an awning card. I absolutely LOVE this card - original design is from Lorri Heiling (www.stampingaddict.blogspot.com). Lorri's Art Contest Winner card was featured in the monthly Stampin' Up August 2010 magazine for Demonstrators. You can see why...............I did change the awning to a solid color and added the texture to the bottom "shelf.........hope Lorri doesn't mind. NOTE: this Sweet Scoop stamp set will retire after August 31,2010 from the Summer Mini so better get yours NOW.

Side view:

Message is using the new Decorative Label punch available on September 1, 2010.

To make this card:
(1) 8-1/2" x 11" Very Vanilla Solid CS, score on the 11" side @4-1/4"

(1) 4-1/4" x 2" Pretty in Pink Solid CS for the awning, score on the 2" side @ 3/8", 1-1/4"
(1) 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Crumb Cake Solid CS, emboss on the SU Exclusive Square Lattice Embossing Folder, fold over 1/2" on the 4-1/4" side.
(1) 5-1/2" long cut Striped Ribbon
(1) punched Decorative Label Extra Large in Pretty in Pink Solid CS
(1) message stamped in Very Vanilla CS, then punched using the Large Oval (not in photo)

After using the scallop boarder punch, score in between the scallops to make a vertical impression.

Using the ice cream stamp: stamp once in Crushed Curry, Pretty in Pink, and Chocolate Chip. Cut out.
Stamp "sprinkles" with craft white ink and allow to dry. (option: stamp Crushed Curry and Pretty in Pink scoops using Chocolate Chip ink - it will show up better!) Then pop each with a dimensional, later arrange on top of ice cream cones.

Use the Big Shot Square Lattice Embossing folder on the 4-1/4" x 2-3/4" Crumb Cake Sold CS, the fold over 1/2" across the 4-1/4" length. Use a pencil to mark on the folded edge as the placement guide for stamping the cones in Soft Suede ink. I made a template for everyone to use as a guide for the ice cream cones. They are a mirror image of the cones.

After stamping the cones, adhere the striped ribbon on the textured Kraft section and secure the Decorative Label punch with dimensionals on top of the ribbon. Lats step is to attach the awning and project is now complete. Everyone enjoyed making this card. You can see why.
  • Stamps: Sweet Scoops, Fabulous Phrases
  • CS: Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Craft White
  • Accys: Scallop Boarder Punch, SU Exclusive Big Shot Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon (retired), Decorative Label Extra Large Punch (available on September 1, 2010

Thank you for stopping by today.............stay tune tom for more....................

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Thank You Petal Punch Treat

The 2nd project made: little treats (and I mean little - smaller than "petite") treats are so quick and easy to make for any event. The finished project is 1-5/8" x 1 x 5/8".

Stamp the message on Whisper White.......ya gotta hand cut this out........(nope........no 1" Square punch!). Pop with a dimensional.

To make this box, you really only need (1) 3" x 5" piece of DSP, To maximize use of the stacks of DSP (You all know what I mean because we all have them): cut a 6" x6" in half to get (2) 3" x 6" pieces

With (10 3" x 6" DSP, you can get (2) pieces and enough left over to wrap around a nugget.....how perfect is that? Use Mini Glue dots 3 sides of one petal piece. Adhere to the 2nd punched petal.

See the pink arrow - Use the 1/8" hand held punch to punch hole for the elastic:

  • Stamps: Cute by the Inch (Hostess Level 2)
  • CS: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
  • Ink: Bashful Blue
  • Accys: Petal Card Extra Large Punch, 1/8" Hand held Punch, Dimensionals, Silver Stretch Cord (retired). Mini Glue Dots

Thank you for stopping by today...............more tom............