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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Ice Cream Scrapbook Page

Okay so I must have a real sweat tooth this week but i just thought...Go BIG or go home. and since I was already at home...well I think you can see that I went really big. And since it is National Scrapbook month I thought might as well put this huge cone in a scrapbook. This is an 8 1/2 x 8 1/2 scrapbook page. And yes the ice cream has a cherry on top. A sparkly cherry, he he love the bling . As you can tell this is essentially the same project as the card just on steroids. And I am sure you noticed the darling dinky card in front of the scrapbook page, that was made by Sarah my 5 year old daughter. She likes little things. Too cute.
So the only differences are size and the cherry so here is how...
Scraps of your favorite ice cream colored card stock
Coordinating printed paper
Creamy Caremel CS for the cone
Pink Pirouette CS page base


Scallop Circle #3, Sizzix Bigz dies, 113469
Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad, 100908
Stamping Sponge, 101610
Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, 111367
Stampin' Dimentionals, 104430
Jumbo Brads, 112533
Rose Pink, Fine Cosmo Glitter, 108796

Cut Scallop Circle from each of your selected ice cream colors. Trim off the bottom to make a scoop shape. Ink up your sponge with chocolate chip ink and brush along edges of scoop and of you DSP. Use the dementionals to stack your scoops to give them well demention! For the cherry use heat and stick powder to apply a nice coat of glitter. I trimmed down the ribbon to make the stem of the cherry. Punch a hole in the top scoop to apply the cherry.
For the little card "You just cut a little cone from a brown peice of paper. and then you get a flower and you cut one of the pedals off and put it on there with some sticky glue then you glue it onto a square peice of paper then you put it onto a card peice. Then it's just a pretty card."...Sarah

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On Board Birthday Allbum

I just finished this project. It is a birthday album/ sign in book for my mother-in-laws mom's 90th birthday. I cut the pages to size and set them on the tables at the party we left spots for the pictures to go and let the guests at the party sign the pages. I can 't wait to get all the parts together.
This is one of the new albums Stampin' Up brought out with the latest catalog. I am soooo loving it! It is a 3 ring chipboard album it holds page protectors that fit a 8 1/2 x 8 1/2" scrapbook pages! Ingenious! trim a 8 1/2 x 11 sheet down and you have a nice size to work with.
Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, 112042


On Board Album, 112456
Eyelet Border Punch, 113692
Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, 109064
Pretties Kit, 109114 (the beads at the bottom of the ribbon)
Modge Podge
Sponge brush
Sanding blocks, 103301

Cut your DSP to fit the On Board Album ( I cut it just a tiny bit bigger then the cover the extra will come off in the sanding). I choose to layer so I cut the papers down and did the eyelet punch along the edge before I even opened my modge podge. Apply a layer of modge podge to your album and lay the paper on smoothing and making sure you didn't miss any spots or that the modge podge didn't dry too fast. Apply one side at a time then sand the edges to smooth off the exess and make it look like it was made to be that way. Repeat on all sides then add your layers but this time add the modge podge to the layer rather then the album this will keep you form having too much glue on your project. Sand all your edges again. I finished mine with the taffeta ribbon and threaded on the beads, the beads add a little bling as well as give a little weight to the bottom of the ribbon.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Ice Cream Card

I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream! With the temperature out here at at 84 when I was dropping the kids off at school at 8 am! yikes! There doesn't seem to be relief from the heat today. So I am giving you my way to beat the heat.
Stay in the cool house and craft! This will also help with the waist line over diving into the tub of ice cream in the freezer!
This fun card is just punch, scissors, ink and sponge. I was giong to add some sparkle but haven't quite done that. The sparkle gives it kinda an icy look, too cute.
This is one of the projects we are doing at Stamp Club this week.


Scraps of your favorite ice cream colored card stock
Coordinating printed paper
Creamy Caremel CS for the cone


Scallop Circle Punch, 109043
Chocolate Chip Classic Stamp Pad, 100908
Stamping Sponge, 101610
Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, 109067
Stampin' Dimentionals, 104430

Punch Scallop Circle punch from each of your selected ice cream colors. Trim off the bottom to make a scoop shape. Ink up your sponge with chocolate chip ink and brush along edges of scoop and of you DSP. Use the dementionals to stack your scoops to give them well demention!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Recipe Cards

I made these recipe cards for my sons class. They were putting together a cooking basket for the schools carnival, silent auction. I absolutely love this stamp set, From the Kitchen of - 114964. For one it is adorable but more then that it is so simple to make an adorable completed project with 2 stamp pads (you could do it with one but I like to put in the yum factor stamp in red!) and some card stock 1 neutral ( I went with confetti card stock, 102028) and several colors of your choosing.
The 1 inch circle punch, 109046, is perfect for punching out the category stamped images (ie, breads, desserts...). Make a mass of these and tie a ribbon around them and you are set! i would finish it with making a little tag with the from the kitchen of stamp. I am also working up a project involving a box. I am pretty happy with it so far we will see if it is worthy of posting when I am done with it.


Neutral Card Stock (whisper white, very vanilla, naturals white or ivory would all work well)
1 color card stock per category desired
From the Kitchen of Stamp Set, 114964
Basic Grey Classic Stampin' Pad, 109120
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad, 103133
Snail, 104332
1 inch circle punch, 109046

I stamp everything out first then do all the cutting and punching of the items, this helps keep things look like you stamped the straight! Easy Peasy!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Card Wallet

This a is a great gift set. I just held a class last month making the same project but with a different stamp set and papers. Well I guess the only thing that was the same was the fact that it had a set of 4 cards and matching envelopes and a cute holder for the set.
This is a great project simple and makes a wonderful gift. This can be done with your favorite stamp set and your color pallet de jour. Absolutely no limits to this project and always a crowd pleaser.
This is a set that I took inspiration from another demonstrator. Used her pattern for the card holder itself but the rest is all me. Here is how.

8-1/2x11 Card Stock

Sticky Strip

Score 8 ½ x 11 sheet of Card stock at 2 ½ (down the 11" side) and 5 ½” (across the 8-1/2" side). Cut a notch in the center of the pocket, from the edge of the page up towards the score line at 2-1/2", it will be a smallish triangle. Place sticky strip on the out side edges of the pockets and fold up to make the pockets. Fold in half and you have your wallet. For closure you have a few options. I used a magnet on this one it proved a little tricky when I was showing others. I like the ribbon trick. punch holes on both sides of your closed project about 1/2 inch in and equidistant from top and bottom. Thread the ribbon threw from the front to the inside back out the closest center back hole and in threw the other back hole then back out the last hole. This adds a little better hold of your cards on the inside and closes with a great bow on the outside.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

My boy and his frog

This is my boy and his frog ribblets. I think I was in a rut with girly pages so I went bold on this one. For the film strip effect on the edge I used Stampin' Up's spiral punch (108341, p 184). For the background typing on the So Saffron card stock I looked up the definition of frog and printed it on the card stock I think it adds a great texture and actually makes since to the page.

Bakery Bag

For my inaugural post I am introducing my award winning bakery bag. I know I know you are soo excited you can't stand it. Take a couple of nice slow breathes so you don't pass out. Okay now that you are back I will give you a little background on this project.
I am a firm believer in finding inspiration everywhere! I don't know if I have just conditioned myself to make it so but I can find an idea for a stamp project just about anywhere. Maybe that will be a fun challenge for later. So I saw the cutest demi baguette in the grocery store and even though it was more expensive to buy then the full size one I had to have it! So after enjoying the baguette and some great cheese with my hubby I started looking at the bag that it came in. And darned if I couldn't make one out of a 12x12 piece of DSP! Throw in a transparency and some embellishments and Abracadabra. I will follow with the steps that make up the Abra and the Cadabra so you can make your own. I would love to see what you do with this!
Any Designer Series paper: 10"x12"(I used Urban Garden)

Medium Window Sheets: 3"x11" (I also use transparency they work great for this and a cheaper)
Sticky Strip (104294, I use this for the bottom flap, there is more pressure on that joint)
Bone Folder/Scoring Blade

1. Score Designer Series paper vertically at 1-1/2", 2-1/2", 3-1/2", 7", 8" and 9"
2. Remove excess paper from bottom according to pattern (I will email you one just message me). This will reduce bulk when you make the final fold in your bag.
3. Crease score lines using bone folder. Fold score lines at 2-1/2" and 8" inward and all other score lines outward creating an accordion fold.
4. Adhere window sheet to opening between right and left accordion folds.
5. Crease bottom score line using bone folder, and adhere using Sticky Strip.
6. Decorate bag as desired.