Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Post/dry erase me

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Cupcake thank you

I just tonight found out who created the cupcake box and wanted to give Donna Howe a thank you. She created this wonderful project and shared it with her upline Elaine who created a tutorial that my upline Mary was able to use to show us how to create this awesome project. I had created my own directions/tutorial for you all and then found all this out. I believe the right people need credit and I wanted to say a big huge THANK YOU to all of them.

Cupcake box

I learned to make this cute little cupcake box from my upline...she does some wonderful demos for us. I am glad to share it with you and directions on how to make it. There was a cupcake inside but my daughter ate it before I could get my pictures taken. I used the colors Pretty in Pink, Curry, and Garden Green on my sample. The stamp sets are Friends 24-7 and Baroque Motifs.
To make the box, you start with a 12x12 sheet of cardstock and score it at 4 inches on each of the four sides. Then stamp your cardstock as desired. Next use your circle scissors and cut a 2 1/8 inch circle in one of the sides for the window and place a window sheet on it. On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and then assemble the box like you would for any other box.

There is an insert to hold your cupcake with, to creat this insert use a 6 1/2x6 1/2 piece of cardstock and score it at 1 1/4 on each of the four sides. Use your circle scissors and cut a 2 1/8 circle in the center piece (center it as best you can so your cupcake won't touch the sides). On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and assemble like you would for any other box.
To make your lid use a 6 5/8x6 5/8 piece of cardstock and score it at 1 1/4 on each of the four sides. Scallop the edges and stamp as desired. On two of your sides, across from each other cut a slit like you would for any other box and assemle like you would for any other box.

The beautiful flower is made from the ornament punch...whoever came up with this idea is just awesome because it turns out cute as heck. You need to punch out 5 for the flower (mine are the pretty in pink) and 3 for the leaves (mine are garden green). After punching them out sponge around the edges of each w/the same color ink to give the flower petals and leaves more depth. Score them in half down the middle and fold upwards. Then using the barrel of a marker roll each side downwards so it looks curved like a flower. To assemble the flower punch out a 1 inch circle and attach the leaves on the bottom side of it and the flower leaves on the top side of it evenly spaced around the circle (it is easy to line up if you draw some lines on the circle first to make 5 small triangles.) Then place a 1 inch circle on top (mine is pretty in pink) then using your boho punch and using dimensionals between each layer put a boho flower (mine is curry), then a 3/4 inch circle (mine is pretty in pink) and add another boho flower (again mine is curry). To attach it to your box use dimensionals. I would love to see what you all come up with if you want to post a comment with a link to your pretty project when you are done trying it out. Have a fun day stamping!!
Ps. If you need to know how to assemble a normal box, here is a great link to look at what I mean.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Christmas book

This cute little book is something I made as a Christmas swap for my upline/sideline party this last Christmas. I seen it in our big catalog and thought it was cute so wanted to try and make one. I did stamp the first couple of pages inside w/the sleigh also.

Be sure to check back tomorrow for my cupcake box w/tutorial. Thanks for stopping by.

Feb. 2010, My first but not last post of the year

I have not posted much like I have intended to do but my goal is to get better at it soon so please just bear with me. I do have a couple posts today for you all and will have a few more tomorrow and soon a tutorial for tomorrows post.

This first card is one I seen online somewhere so I show cased it, I believe that orginal card had different colors on it and definately a different saying. The card itself is whisper white, then layered on that is real red, and the new Sending Love Speciality DSP in the mini catalog. The ovals were cut using a cutting tool from creative memories. The smaller oval is on dimensionals and sponged around the edges. I added some hearts to the bottom layer and some to the top layer and added my ribbon before attaching the ovals. The stamp is from Well Scripted stamp set also out of the mini catalog.

My next card is from the Vintage Vogue set also in the mini catalog. And the background is from the big catalog, French Filagree. My colors are kraft and ruby red papers. Chocolate chip, and ruby red inks. My bow/knot is held on w/a glue dot. The small F is up on dimesionals.

This card is also from the Vintage Vogue set, a card I showcased from someone - their colors were close to cocoa and green. My colors are Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, and Vanilla papers. Pretty in pink, and Choc. chip inks. I used the masking technique. My ribbon is attached w/a glue dot, and the F part is up on dimensionals. I used the new punches out of the mini catalog and the vanilla piece has pretty in pink ink rolled on w/the Very Vintage wheel.

Next up is Tote-ally Tess...I was at dance waiting in the hallway a few weeks ago w/the girls and came up with this card. It was a great way to occupy my time while they were in dancing. My papers are black, real red, and whisper white. My inks are staz-on black and Tess is colored in w/markers. My ribbon/knot is held on w/a glue dot. My saying is punched out and on dimensionals.

And finally a card I made while at a make and take during an upline meeting. My upline Joyce Feracco created this card for us to make. The colors are orange, garden green, chocolate chip, ruby red, and vanilla. The garden green piece and the leaves are ran through the big shot and embossed. The pumpkin is sponged around the edges. It is actually a very cute card, I just think this pictured did no justice for it - I will find the card and take a new one for you all.
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for a couple more pictures and sometime this week I will have a new tutorial up for you all. Thank you much for being patient while I figure out how to balance my kids, husband, job and the stamping that I love to share with you.