Sunday, February 26, 2012

Finally a Post!

Hi all!  Long time no blog.  So sorry, but the business of my job (1st grade teacher) combined with my sinus infection (yes, I'm still dealing with it--5 months and a lot of $$ later) have made it difficult to have the energy to craft and post.  However!!!  I think I'm getting a bit better and I do seem to have a bit more energy--the sunshine helps!

Here are the cards from the last party that I demonstrated at. It was so much fun!  We had a lot of new people come and our table was full!  I really enjoy these monthly parties and meeting new stamping friends!  I will post the link to each of the card ideas I shared because as you know I copy (case) just about every good idea that I find with just tiny touches that can be called my own!

My first card uses the "You're My Type" stamp set from the occasions mini on page 27.  The background paper comes from the First Edition dsp in the main catalog on pg. 183.  I also used the new embosslit--"Fashionable Hearts" and "Labels Collection" framelits dies.  Both are found in the occasions mini catalog.

Here's a picture of the front of the card -- and a picture of what the inside looks like also.

I absolutely had to emboss the typewriter in black--otherwise it just doesn't look like a typewriter to me!  
Here is where I got my inspiration for this card.  Just click on the word here in the previous sentence and it will take you there.

Colors used--Basic Black & Real Red

The next card I demonstrated also used the framelits--but this time the heart framelits from the occasions mini.  The heart was cut out of the card front and then pieced on the back with the cute "Sweet Shop" designer paper--also from the occasions mini. 

The card base is wisteria wonder with a layer of Pool Party.  The ribbon is the in color ruffled ribbon found on page 194 of the main catalog  I'm loving the simple delicate quality of the sentiments in the "Friendly Phrases" set on page 162 of the main catalog.  It's stamped in wisteria wonder.  Here's the link to the original card which I think is exactly the same except for the sentiment!

One of the simplest cards that I showed is very monochromatic in basic gray and pink pirouette.  It uses the "Perfect Polka Dots" embossing folder to give texture and is sponged with basic gray ink.  I stamped the daisies from "Upsy Daisy"(one of my all time favorite sets) in versamark and then embossed with white embossing powder--then punched a 1 3/4 " circle out of the embossed piece.  The sentiment is from "Everyday Wishes" found on page 193--it has the same look as the Friendly Phrases used in the above card.  Top it off with some taffeta ribbbon and you have a great looking card!  

Here's the link to where I got the idea for this card!  I'm so glad there as so many wonderful stampers out there so I can copy and share their ideas!  Well...I can't find who did this so when and if I do I'll be sure to put the link in!

The last card I shared at the party is a total CASE of Dawn Olcheske.  When I saw the "Mixed Bunch" stamp set in the occasions mini I thought--I don't need another flower set, but oh my goodness!  I have seen the nicest cards done with this set and of course the matching punch!  Both are found on page 17 of the mini.  Dawn has a video of how she did this card--love her blog!  I changed the flower used and the size of my designer paper (Twitterpated), but that's about it.  I used the Thanks from SAB set "Outlined Occasions."  The other thing I did was color my Thanks in using a blender pen--it just not as bold as using the marker.

Check out her card/video here!  Colors used are--pear pizzazz and daffodil delight.

Our make and take from the party was this cute 2 pocket folder made with a 6 x 6 piece of designer series paper.  My hostess Jan wanted something for St. Patrick's Day so I ended up using some older (way older) paper for the folders.  We then made a little card with a punch project leprechaun on it and a chocolate gold coin on the inside.  I don't have a picture of the card since I had to give my set away.  It's a great thing to have so many new stamping friends with us--Yay!  Anyway the card has to be 2.5 " square.  My picture shows the leprechaun in a larger size---unfortunately he didn't fit in the pocket of the folder!

The directions/tutorial for the folder is here (plus a bonus project).  I don't have anything for the leprechaun, but he's pretty self-explanatory.  I used the owl punch for the nose and eyes.

Finally--I'm done with the way overdue, but terribly long post!  Here's the other great thing!  I made some great cards that were "rejects" for the party (not due to beauty, but due to how long they'd take to make) so I have  a good number of posts coming in the next several weeks!!  Whew!  It will be good to be back to regular posting!  Shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions!  Dawn


lisa808 said...

The typewriter does scream 'emboss me!' The heart card is adorable. I love the colors.

Hope you are feeling better.

Tammy said...

Thanks so much for the "shout out"! I'm so glad you liked my heart card, and I appreciate the link!

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