Saturday, September 6, 2008

Always Bird Bella DP Card

And here is the 2nd card we made at our Make-And-Take (class) last night! I really love the way this turned out. I got the idea off Splitcoast - but I really feel I changed enough of the original card to call this my own design. I added the flower, the corner punch, and changed ALL the colors and designer paper choice. I am very proud of it!!! I also used different widths for my paper strips, b/c I wanted them to be fatter. This might look good with pink sponged around the edge of the white paper. Too bad I didn't think of that until now. Enjoy!
Stamp Set: Always
Paper: Bella DP (Stampin Up), Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip (for corner punch)
Ink: Riding Hood, Chocolate Chip
Stampin Write Markers: Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink
Chalk: Pink (to color the flower)
Other: Corner Punch, Dimensionals, Adhesive, Paper Flowers from Archivers

Last Night's Make-And-Take!!!

Last night's Make-And-Take (class) was a success! Thank you guys sooooo much for coming!!!
I had a blast!!! Here is the stuff we made...enjoy!

Coaster Gift Box

Here is my Coaster Box! We made these at my Make-And-Take last night! I was worried they would be too time consuming. They are easy...but they take time! But I worried for nothing...everyone finished. Two gals even made two! So, I am thrilled! I think everyone loved their boxes! It was fun hearing every one's wonderful ideas for what they will be using their boxes for. Jess had the great idea of putting note cards and a pen in one. Hmmm...I will totally be stealing this idea. Other uses for the boxes: potpourri, candy, cotton balls, barrettes, and tea light candles. They really look cuter in person than on this blog (seriously).
For a tutorial on how to do this box, log on to:

The only thing I changed was the glue. I bought the glue they recommended, but I didn't like it. So Shauna (from the SU list serve) recommended Crystal Effects for the glue! Thank you, Shauna! Boy - that was waaaaaay better than the other glue. It worked perfectly.

I bought my coasters from The service was great - I had my coasters in less than a week! I will be probably be ordering more around Christmas time.

These will be great with Christmas Designer paper and Red Ribbon. Filled with Candy Canes and an adorable.

Coasters (medium stock) 4x4
Designer Paper, Stampin Up
Ribbon (not Stampin Up - from Archivers)
Mod Podge & Sponges (to glue the paper on the coasters)
Corner Rounder Punch & Small Hole Punch
Crystal Effects (to glue the bottom on)
Mat Pack & Ink Pen (to mark the holes on the edges before punching them out)

Pun Fun Happy Bird Day Card in Kiwi

Here is one of the cards we made at our make-and-take (class) last night! I am thrilled with the results! I got the idea off Splitcoast - but I changed it a little and added the scallop punch and white details. I also added some glitter on the hat for some pizazz. Everyone seemed very happy with their cards they got to take home, so yay! I noticed everyone loved using the Cuttlebug machine and the watercolor brushes.
Stamp Set: Pun Fun
Paper: Kiwi, Pacific Point, Confetti (bird), Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi, Pacific Point (used watercolor brushes), Black Stazon
Ribbon: White
Watercolor Pencils (on hat): orange & yellow
Other: Cuttlebug Happy Birthday EF, Diamond Glitter, dimensionals, adhesive, Scallop Punch, Small Oval Punch, Circle Punch, White Gel Pen

One of a Kind Card with Designer Paper

Here is the card I put together for our Shoebox Swap Meet. I almost typed in Swamp Meat, that is funny. I cut out enough for about 16 of these. Enjoy!
Stamp Set: One of a Kind
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Designer Paper (the retired one), Sage Shadow, Ivory
Ribbon: Very Vanilla 5/8 Grosgrain (Stampin Up)
Other: Dimensionals, Adhesive, Boho Blossoms Punch, Scissors

Gift From Jeri

I went to Jeri's this afternoon. She gave me these magnets. I LOVE THEM! They both...ahem...hit home, lol!

Gift From Jody

Jody got me these for my birthday, and I keep forgetting to put them on my blog. Until now. I love these gifts - aren't they fitting for me???