Thursday, February 26, 2015

CCEE1509 - Inlaid Die-Cuts

Sabrina had a technique challenge for the CCEE Stampers this week -- Inlaid Die Cuts.  There is a tutorial for this technique over on Splitcoaststampers.  Here's the link.  I really liked the variation of the original instructions, so I used the same butterfly die and cut it out several times.  I used three different pieces of patterned paper from the same MME pad.


Give this fun technique a try.  Then go over to the CCEE Stampers blog and see what the rest of the team did.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

CCEE1508 - Moon

Sabrina mentioned that the month of February sometimes does not include a Full Moon.  The last time this happened was in 1999.  She asked the CCEE Stampers to make a card featuring the moon.  I decided to have a little fun with this challenge and stamped my moon on shrinkable plastic and make a charm out of it.


Flip cards are really fun.  Here's the inside.


Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog and see how the rest of the team handled the moon.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

CCEE1507 - Pearls

Sabrina gave the CCEE Stampers a little language lesson today.  The Finnish word for February is "helmiku," which means "month of the pearl."  So she asked us to use pearls on our cards -- the easy way (with pearls or Liquid Pearls) or a more adventurous way using a pearl technique of some sort.  I have to confess I took the easy way out.  I used Liquid Pearls.  You can see them on the dragonflies' heads.


Visit our blog to see how adventurous the rest of the CCEE Stampers were.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ODBD Sketch Challenge ODBDSLC226

Our Daily Bread Designs Blog posted a new sketch challenge today.  I recently bought some pretty sets from ODBD and decided to use one of them for this challenge.  I took a little artistic license with my card -- rotated the sketch and used a die that's a bit bigger than the element in the sketch.  Hopefully, that won't be held against me.


Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs - Morning Glory
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Blue Skies, Snow Storm Smooth, Black Linen; Authentique Journey DP
Accessories:  Copic markers, Labels 26, Scallop and Circle punches, Ribbon

Thursday, February 5, 2015

CCEE1506 - Royalty

Sabrina is the CCEE Stampers hostess for February, and to celebrate Queen Elizabeth's ascension to the throne (on February 6, 1952) she asked us to make a card featuring crowns or "royal" images.  I don't have too many of those, but I did find a crown.


Stop over at the CCEE Stampers blog to see what royal creations the rest of the team has for you.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

More than One Score at Scor-Pal Challenge - Hearts a Flutter

I am so excited.  Today is my first day as a member of the Scor-Pal Blog Team.  Fun folds have always been one of my favorites, and my Scor-Pal sure comes in handy when making one of these projects.   When I heard the theme of this month's More Than One Score at Scor-Pal challenge, Hearts a Flutter, I immediately thought of Valentine's Day.  Then the word "flutter" reminded me of butterflies. . . so my project combines Valentine's Day and Butterflies.  Several weeks ago Splitcoaststampers featured a tutorial on how to make a One Sheet ATC Book, which I thought was so cute.  That's what I have for you today.



Here is how I made this project.

My supplies for the book itself were minimal:


Colored cardstock
White cardstock
Scor-Pal
Scor-Tape
Paper cutter




Cut the colored cardstock to
7 1/2" x 11".  Place the short side of the cardstock at the top and score down the center at 3 3/4".










Rotate 90 degrees and score at
2 3/4", 5 1/2", and 8 1/4".









Cut a slit in the center (along the score line)  from the first score line to the third score line.













Then fold at each score line to break up the fibers.  This will make constructing your book much easier.














Apply Scor-tape as shown in this photo.












Remove protective paper and fold the sides together at the ends as shown, being careful not to attach the center sections.  When the end panels are connected, push the center pieces together in the other direction to form an X.









This is what your book will look like at this point.
















Gently fold the pages to form your book.

















Cut a strip of white cardstock
2 1/2" x 11".  Cut into 3 1/2" sections.










Then cut the remaining section of the cardstock in half into two strips
3 1/2" x 11".  Cut into 2 1/2" sections.  This will give you a total of 10 panels
2 1/2" by 3 1/2".  You will need only 8 of them.







Create your book as desired.


I stamped the sentiment and added a heart (with some iridescent gems) and butterfly.  Do you see how that heart looks popped-up?  Actually, it's on a wobble spring.  I had bought some of them at a stamp show, and they are so fun!



There are six pages inside the book, and I filled them with lots of hearts and butterflies -- some stamped, some DP, some dies, and some brads.




Now it's your turn to create something that will make your heart flutter.  Be sure to use more than one score and upload your card to the Scor-Pal blog.

Stamps:  MFP Stamp Shop - All About Love, Keys, Lotus Blossoms, Love Love Love, Roses, Scenic Selections; SU Holidays & Wishes
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop - Deep Scarlet, Snow Storm Smooth; Martha Stewart Key and Heart DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rhubarb Stalk; Versafine Crimson Red
Accessories:  Copic markers, Action wobble spring, Cheery Lynn butterfly die, Enamel Dot stickers, Butterfly brads, Butterfly bling and iridescent gems

Saturday, January 31, 2015

SCS Inspiration Challenge - Candle Pinterest Board

The Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is my favorite one of the week.  For today's inspiration site, Audrie chose her Favorite Candles Pinterest Board.  What wonderful choices we had for inspiration -- so much so that I actually made two projects -- one card and one tag.

For my card, I chose this gorgeous candle which reminded me of hyacinths, so I used my new ODBD Hyacinth set to create a birthday card in the colors on the candle.


I stamped the image twice and cut out the center frame, which I popped up on foam dots.  I am entering this card in the Our Daily Bread Designs Anything Goes challenge.

For my tag, I chose these owl candles and used a new Elizabeth Craft Designs tag die called Tags & More 3 - Leaves.  I cut the tag out twice, once in dark green and once in white.   For the white one, I also used the leaves die at the top.


I love using googlie eyes on my owls.  It makes them look wiser, don't you think?

Card
Stamps:  Our Daily Bread Designs Hyacinth
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly, Tuxedo Black
Paper:  Recollections Heavyweight White, SU Perfect Plum, MFP Stamp Shop Snow Storm Smooth, DCWV Silver Glitter paper, Paper Pizazz Soft Purple Fern
Accessories:  Copic markers, Labels 26 dies, Foam pop dots

Tag
Stamps:  MFP Stamp Shop Owls, Autumn Splendor
Ink:  Memento Espresso Truffle
Paper:  MFP Stamp Shop Snow Storm Smooth, SU Always Artichoke
Accessories:  Copic markers, Elizabeth Craft Designs Tags & More 3 - Leaves dies, Googlie eyes, Ribbon