Thursday, March 28, 2013

Easter Eggs with a Punch!

Just a quick Easter egg dying trick.
Use any shape punch and punch adhesive-backed
vinyl and adhere to your eggs before
coloring.  Once you reach the desired color, dry
the egg and peel away the punched sticker.

The butterfly egg was colored yellow first, then applied
the vinyl butterfly and dipped into blue color.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Oh, Hello ...

Today's card is super fast and has that wow factor!
The color contrast is striking.
I used Basic Grey card stock with White Staz-On ink
for the chevron stamp from the Oh, Hello stamp set from
the Spring catalog.  The flower is made from the cupcake
liners within the Pop-Up Posies kit, also from the
Spring catalog.  Add a Tangerine Tango button for the
center with some Lucky Limeade baker's twine.
The stem is just freehand cut from Lucky Limeade card stock,
and the leaf is cut from the 2011-2013 In-Color Designer
Series Paper Stack in Lucky Limeade.
See, quick and easy -- queasy -- no, wait, that shorthand 
doesn't work!  :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Twix Petite Box

Don't you just love these spring colors?  This is
one of the choices of patterned paper from this
year's Sale-A-Bration.  Always sad to see
Sale-A-Bration come to an end.
We also made these little boxes at this month's Stamp
Club meeting.  Super cute and easy to whip
up a batch.  You could change the theme
and make enough for your kids' classmates,
teachers, your co-workers, neighbors ...


Wanna know how to make these little cuties?  Check out
the easy-to-follow YouTube video by Dawn Olchefske here.

Pinwheel Penny Spinner Card

Check out this whimsical card we made at
the March Stamp Club meeting.
This was the first spinner card I have ever made
and it was loads of fun!  Probably not the
best candidate for mailing this guy, but
a great card to hand-deliver.

The patterned paper is the Patio Party Designer Series Paper, with
Summer Starfruit stitched ribbon and Midnight Muse card stock.
The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Sassy Salutations stamp set.
Here are the instructions for making a penny spinner card:

1) Use Word Window punch or hobby blade to cut a 3/8" slot (straight, zigzag, or curved) into your card stock. Stamp card stock as desired.

2) Sandwich a Stampin' Dimensional between two pennies.

3) Insert pennies into slot, carefully pulling at edges to avoid tearing card stock.

4) Stamp (optional) and cut out your spinner image. (I used the pinwheel die from the Spring Catalog.)  Adhere to penny using a glue dot.

5) Adhere slotted card stock piece with spinner to your card using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I stacked two Dimensionals on top of each other to raise the slotted card stock enough to give the spinner more room.  I adhered the Dimensionals along the top and bottom of the slotted card stock in 8 places, using 16 total Dimensionals.

I hope you have fun with this one.  There are so many possibilities to this ...
butterflies, flowers, basketballs, etc.  I'd love to hear your ideas!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Easter Banner -- Stampin' Up! style!!

Hello, all!  I've been really under the weather lately
and haven't been posting to my blog, but I'm back
and this banner is too cheery to feel icky!

This was first demonstrated at the Stampin' Up!
Dallas Regional back in February by
Jennifer Gulch.  When she demonstrated
this banner, I knew I was going to have to make
it, and share it with others, so I had a class today
and we made this little gem!

Everyone in attendance received a full pack
of Birds of a Feather Designer Series Paper, the
Artisan Embellishment kit from the Spring Catalog,
and a full spool of white Organza ribbon.

Most embellishments needed are in the Artisan Embellishments
kit, but some additional elements needed are the
Vintage Faceted buttons, Pearls, a few extra doilies,
Antique brads, Lace tape from the Spring Catalog,
Pool Party Sale-A-Bration buttons, and
of course card stock.  We used Primrose Petals,
Summer Starfruit, Crumb Cake, Pool Party, and Island Indigo.

Don't you just love the Spring-y feeling this banner gives you?