Saturday, July 28, 2012

Scor-Pal and Doodlebug Design Week

 Today I will be sharing my project that was featured on the Scor-pal blog as part of this week's
 Scor-pal and Doodlebug blog week.
Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you'll want to hop on over there and see what's been going on this week.
Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes. Entry deadline in 8am Monday, July 30, so there's still time.

It's always a challenge for me to find fancy fold cards that I haven't made, and I happened to find the Double Dutch Fold card tutorial at Splitcoast Stampers.  I didn't change any of the measurements, so it will be easy for you to follow along from their tutorial. And the marks on the Scor-Pal make this a very easy card to put together.

Let's talk about the front of the card - For the focal point, I used the trees from the sheet of Hello Spring - Double Sided Cute Cuts. This already had the trees printed on it, but, I used the matching Sugar Coated Cardstock Stickers over the trees, to give it more dimension.  All of the color coordinated accesories in this collection are really fun!  I didn't want to overwhelm the card with too many pearls (did that really just come from my mouth?!!!) - so, I just added  matching Spring Mini Pearls to the glittery dots on my patterned paper.

  To keep my lower "gates" closed, I used the Hello Spring Shaped Brads on each side, and wrapped Doodle Twine Bright Assortment to tie them closed.

Now for the fun part of the card -the inside!

I stamped/paper pieced the house from Doodlebug Designs/ Hampton Art Home Sweet Home stamp set.   My flowers are the Spring Boutique Buttons with Doodle Twine for the stems.

When you open the gates, you find the sentiment.

The Cute Cuts had a banner - but it wasn't the sentiment I wanted to use.  So, after I removed the banner from the sheet, I used the punched out area for a template to draw the shape onto the blue polka dotted paper.  I stamped "welcome" from the You Said It Clear stamps set, repeatedly across the banner and then cut it out.  With an exacto knife, I cut away the original sentiment from the banner, and just left the pink and white frame.  I glued the two parts together and had the perfect sentiment for my card.

I hope my card has brightened your day!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Best Christmas Wishes

Hampton Art has come out with some of the most gorgeous stamps for Christmas! This card that I designed, using a couple of the  Graphic 45 stamps, was featured on the Hampton Art Blog today.

Supply List:
Hampton Art licensed Graphic 45 cling stamp set - Christmas Emporium 3 (IC0128) Hampton Art wood stamp - Christmas Joy Words (PS0467A)
Clearsnap Ink
Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink: Dark Cashmere; Antique Moss; Venetian Lace; Triumphant Red
Archival Dye: Mudslide
Top Boss Watermark Ink
Glue Gloss
Donna Salazar Fairy Dust Glitter: Pralines and Cream
Smooch Spritz: Vanilla Shimmer; Cosmic Pink
Other Supplies
Graphic 45 papers: Christmas Emporium
Bazzill Cardstock
Kanban Crafts Metallic Cardstock
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies: Holly Flourish, Sweet William; Dutch Scallop Square
Want2Scrap Pearls
May Arts Ribbon - Crochet NP09
Gold Embossing Powder
Tools: Spellbinder’s Grand Calibur
Adhesives: GlueArts Glue Glider Pro – Perma Tac; U Cut It Dimensional Adhesive

inside CE

Designer Notes:
1. Stamp the children using Mudslide and heat set.
2. Color using the Decades inks and a water brush. Fussy Cut.
3. Apply Glue Gloss on areas to highlight with glitter. Apply on a tag from the Christmas Emporium collection.
4. Spritz seam binding with the Vanilla Shimmer Smooch. Crinkle the ribbon, and then tie in a bow. The Smooch will help hold the shape of the ribbon better than water alone, and will also add a subtle sparkle. Attach to the small tag.
5. Stamp the postcard parts on a rectangular piece of white cardstock, using the Dark Cashmere. Ink over the entire image with the Venetian Lace. Stamp the sentiment with the watermark ink and emboss with gold powder. Ink the edges with the Dark Cashmere. Add a bit of color to the holly leaves and “Post Card” using the water brush and Decades inks.
6. Die cut flowers and spritz with the Cosmic Pink Smooch. Crinkle the flowers and then unfold them and assemble.
7. For the inside of the card, stamp the sentiment with the watermark ink and emboss with gold powder. Frame with a die cut.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Exciting News!

I am so excited!   May Arts Ribbon announced their new design team today - and I am going to be a Prima Ribbonista! I really love  their ribbons, and have used them on my projects for a long time - so just expect to see even more ribbon goodness from me!

Here is a line up of the whole team.  There are so many talented ladies here!

Prima Ribbonistas
Cameo Ribbonistas

Fondue Fun

I have my great-grandmother to thank for this picture.  She made a scrap-book for me when I was little, and had this picture, along with art work that I had colored at school, in it.  I think I learned from her at an early age to document the little things in life.

I had so much fun using my Cheery Lynn Designs dies on this page.  The Sunflowers are really easy to make, but add so much warmth and dimension. My small flowers were made with the Miniature Rose.  I used the Garden Gate, turned on it's side to ground my flowers. For greenery, I used my ever faithful Fanciful Flourish and Dimensional Large Leaves #1.

My photo is framed with the Mini Pearl Rectangle Mega Doily - it is so cool to be able to adjust your cut to get the size frame that you need. If you're not sure how to do this, check out Mike's Reflections Boutique Workshop Video to learn more about this fantastic series of dies. My large doily is the Mega Polynesian Sail.

Under my photo, I added some fancy borders to my layers of patterned paper, using the Daisy Lace Bracelet and the Dancing Doily Lace Border.

We would love to invite you to play along with the weekly Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.  The theme this week is celebrations.  We will be choosing our top three favorite entries, as well as awarding a $20 gift certificate to one talented scrapper.

Patterened Paper - Teresa Collins Everyday Moments
May Arts Ribbon - Grosgrain Stripe
Want2Scrap Pearls
American Crafts Thickers

My Creative Sketches: July Sketch