Thursday, February 24, 2011

Carol's Note Pad & Bookmark

Hello My Friends,

First I need to apologize for taking so long to post again. I was preparing for and having stamp camp over the last weekend. It was a great stamp camp and everybody seemed to have a great time. We had a potluck lunch each day so we ate really well, too.

By the way, I asked for recipes for the things that everybody brought for the potluck, so I'll post the ones I've received a little later.

My friend, Carol, brought these two items to show me—actually, she gave me the bookmark; the note pad is for her daughter. Aren't they beautiful. I love my bookmark.

You can probably see that she used Baja Breeze as one of the colors; she put several of the strips through various Big Shot embossing folders. She also used several border punches, and of course, the adorable owl punch.

Have a great day, Pat

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Ice Cream Cone Card

Hello My Friends,

Isn't this a cute little card. It was given to me by Jill Olsen, my Stampin' Up! upline. It's made using the Petal Cone die (mini p. 15) and the Big Shot. The banner is part of the die. It also uses the Square Lattice embossing folder on the cone itself.

There isn't a recipe on the card, but I believe that the cone is Sahara Sand card stock and the ice cream & banner are decorative paper from the Brights pack of designer paper (Regal Rose). Of course, the cherry is my favorite paper (for the moment), the red glimmer paper that's in the mini.

I should have put something behind the card before I took the picture, but even though it's just on my kitchen table, I think you can see it pretty well.

Enjoy this ice cream card---unfortunately, I think ice cream is wonderful even if it's below zero outside.


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Valentine Candy Holders

These are the candy holders that I've been telling you that I'd post---I'm finally getting to them.

These are the ones that we made at one of my parties with the cute little saying: All you need in life is a friend who has chocolate..........I'm that friend. We used Ghirardelli chocolates and held them in with a dimensional. When the kids made them, instead of the saying, they put “To” and “From” on the white circle. The kids put Valentine chocolates in them. They're very cute both ways. And of course, we all love the bling from the Red Glimmer paper.

They are cut using the Big Shot and the 2-tag die. I used both 8 ½ x 11 card stock and 12x12 card stock. I first scored the card stock in half and then cut it. For the smaller card stock, I cut them about 2 3/4” wide getting three across. For the 12 x 12 card stock, I cut them 3” wide and got four across. Then I ran them through the Big Shot putting the fold inside the cut line of the larger tag on the 2-tag die.

The decorative paper on the two outside holders is from the Brights Patterns Pack (p. 175 of the current catalog) and the decorative paper on the middle one is from Love Impressions paper (p. 7 in the mini catalog).

We'll do a similar candy holder at stamp camp with an Easter bunny on it.

Aren't they cute?

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Madison & Molly's Valentine Boxes

Hello Stamping Friends,

This will be a quick post as it's almost bed time. We were lucky enough to have daughter, Kelly, and two of our granddaughters overnight last weekend. Our goal was to make their school Valentines, and we did accomplish that mission. Then the girls wanted to work on their Valentine boxes.

They are, of course, much cuter when you actually see them. Each box is wrapped in several layers of white tissue paper. As you can probably see, Madison's box has red, white, and pink grosgrain bows adhered with mini glue dots around the top. She then used dimensionals to add lots of red glimmer paper hearts that we had punched with the Heart-to-Heart punch. The other thing that Madison did was to use the scraps and cut around the punched out hearts to make very thin heart outlines. We put those on with mini glue dots that we sort of “squeezed” together to make them narrower. The punch has three sizes of hearts that punch at one time.

Molly's box has the same red glimmer paper hearts as well as strips of red, white, and pink grosgrain ribbon. It's so cute!

Madison is 7 and Molly is 5, so you can see what a great job they did.

We all love the red glimmer paper—it really gives us the bling!

I'll try to post the actual candy holders tomorrow. They are darling!