Friday, April 11, 2014

SCALLOPED TAG TREAT HOLDER:

Hello there! Here's a quick and easy treat holder that my Club Members and downline made at Card Night last week. I found an awesome tutorial here: www.dianebarnes.blogspot.com. I started with an 8" x 2" piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and scored it at 3 1/2" from each side. Then I punched both ends with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch. I wrapped a piece of Gingham Garden DSP around the box after I assembled it, and then added a piece of Daffodil Delight Stitched Ribbon.

I stuck 2 Kit Kat bars inside and then added a piece of Island Indigo Chevron Ribbon through the top to close it.

The sentiment is from Kind & Cozy and stamped in Island Indigo onto Whisper White Cardstock. I flagged the end and added a flower made with the Boho Blossoms Punch and the 1/2" Circle Punch. I finished it off with an In Color Dahlia to the center and attached it with a Glue Dot.

You could easily change this up to work for Easter treats. Thanks so much for stopping by today:)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

SPIRAL FLOWER FAVORS:

Hello there! I wanted to share these little favors that I made for each of the gals who came to Card Night last week. I used the Spiral Flower Die from the Occasions Catalog. Instead of working from the small end, I started at the larger end. First I used a Bone Folder along the flower to make it a little more pliable and it helps it to form a spiral. I overlapped the end slightly onto the next petal using a hot glue gun. I punched out a 1" Circle in the same color as the flower, loaded it up with hot glue and worked the spiral around onto it, keeping my thumb in the center of the flower.

I had to add a little more glue to the end, as it dried too fast. It takes a little practice-my first few were a mess! Once I got the basic flower, I kind of smashed it down with my palm and folded the petals down. I took the wide end of the Bone Folder and flattened out the center. I took a piece of Daffodil Delight Cardstock and punched out a circle using the 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I used my Paper Snips to cut slits all the way around and folded them in towards the center. I adhered it to the center of the flower using the glue gun and used the Bone Folder again to flatten the center.

I stuck a Hershey's kiss in the center with a Dimensional~you may need to stack a couple. Next, I punched out 2 leaves using the Large Oval Punch and Polka Dot Parade DSP. I attached the flower to a tag made with the set Tag It and cut it out with the Chalk Talk Framelits.

I colored the tool with a Smoky Slate Marker and the sentiment  and handle in Rose Red. I also made some with Perfect Plum and Primrose Petals. I think the flowers will be much easier to make without the kisses in the center. I'll have to give it a try:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

TAG A BAG HOSTESS GIFT:

Hello there! So sorry I didn't get this posted yesterday. I was corraling the little monkey last night and by the time he left, I was ready for bed! I made this for my Hostess gift this month. I used the Tag A Bag Bundle, but converted the bag to make it stand up. I scored the bag at 1" on each side and 1 1/4" along the bottom. I folded the sides to make a gusset or accordian. I cut along the score lines at the bottom so that it made a base. I used Washi Tape to seal the bottom and added a piece of cardstock to the bottom on the inside of the bag for extra support~to hold all the chocolate of course!

I added a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon around the top and made a tag using the Tag A Bag Accessory Kit. I used the set Hello, Lovely for the sentiment and stamped it in Bermuda Bay and Tangerine Tango ink. I thread a piece of  Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon through a Vintage Faceted Button and attached it with a couple of Glue Dots.

This little bag holds quite a bit of chocolate, so SCORE for this month's Hostess! Make sure to check back for a couple more fun projects I shared at Card Night. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Monday, April 7, 2014

POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE CARD:

Hello there! Here's the final card we made at Card Night last week, using Pomp & Circumstance. I borrowed the layout from a tag in the Occasions catalog and changed it up a bit. I started with a Crumb Cake base and used the Perfect Pennants set to add the stripe banner at the bottom in Basic Grey. Next, I ran a piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock through the Big Shot using the Alphabet Press Embossing Folder.

I used the Chevron Border Punch on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and then stamped the image in Basic Grey. I wrapped some calypso Coral Baker's Twine around the white and attached it to the Calypso Coral with Dimensionals.

I flagged the bottom of each piece of cardstock and added a piece of Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon underneath. I stamped the star image from Perfect Pennants in Crushed Curry onto Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out. I, then stamped the dots onto a piece of Crumb Cake and tucked it under the twine. I added the star with a Glue Dot and put a Brights Button in the center. I stamped the cap in Pacific Point, cut it out and attached it with a Dimensional. I finished it off with a Brights Candy Dot in the center of the cap. I'm sure I'll be making a few more of these:) I've got a few more projects to share with you, so make sure to check back tomorrow. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

BLESSED EASTER CARD:

Hello there! I have another card to share with you from Card Night. Unfortunately, I couldn't get this to photograph very well. Actually, I seem to have that problem with every card~must be the photographer:( We used the set Blessed Easter from the Occasions Catalog. I used a Very Vanilla base and ran the front through the Big Shot using the Framed Tulips Embossing Folder. Next. I used the Ovals Collections Framelits to cut out the opening.

I stamped the image on the inside in Pistachio Pudding. I then laid a piece of Vellum Cardstock on top and stamped the image again. I trimmed the Vellum down a bit to get the flower image almost centered over the inside image, but I wanted it off a bit to give a shadow effect. I used an Aqua Painter and Pistachio ink to soften up the leaves and stems and add some shading around the tulips. Next, I stamped the flowers in Crumb Cake. I colored them with a Pink Pirouette Marker, cut them out and attached them with Dimensionals.

I did the same process for the front of the card using Glue Dots to attach instead. I added a Crochet Trim bow with a Glue Dot and that's all there is to it!

It looks much better in real life~maybe you could make one and see for yourself:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

COOL KID CARD:

Hello there! Here's another card we made at Card Night that I want to share with you. I loved this set the first time I saw it, probably because I have 2 super awesome amazing cool kid grandbabies who this set was made for:) I started with a Night of Navy base and added a piece of DSP from the Regals DSP Stack in Night of Navy as well. Before I adhered it, I wrapped a piece of Night of Navy Stitched Ribbon around it.

I stamped the dog in Tangerine Tango and colored his cape and shoes with a Soft Sky Marker. I punched him out with the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, which is layered upon a Daffodil Delight circle punched out with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch. I used the Word Bubbles Framelits to cut out the sentiments along with the Big Shot. Amazing Superhero was stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Tangerine Tango Cardstock and Cool Kid was stamped in Tangerine Tango onto Soft Sky Cardstock.

I stamped Awesome 4 different times with Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango pads, and cut out the letters. I adhered them with SNAIL and added an Essentials Wooden Element with Glue Dots. For the inside sentiment I stamped Hooray for Today from Geometrical. It could work for a birthday, a special event or just to let your little buddy know how awesome he is:) Thanks so much for stopping by!

Friday, April 4, 2014

MY MOTHER CARD:

Hello there! We had card Night last night and here's one of the cards we made. It seems like I was just posting last month's~crazy fast how time flies! I used the set My Mother from the Occasions Catalog and started with a Very Vanilla base. I added a piece of the gorgeous Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Gold on top. I ran the SNAIL along the stripes on the back so you don't see any adhesive through the vellum. I added another layer of Very Vanilla and stamped the sentiment in Crisp Cantaloupe. I adhered a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffle Trim to the back and tucked a sweet little scallop border on top made with the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch.

I added a piece of a Tea Lace Doily to the other side and made a loop out of the Gold Sequin Trim, and tied a bow around it using Linen Thread. I stamped and punched out a couple of hearts using the 1" and 3/4" Circle Punches and attached them with Dimensionals.

I finished it off with a few scattered sequins that I attached with Glue Dots. This is a super quick & easy card, but the beautiful bling makes it look like a lot of work went into it. That's the best kind of card:) Make sure to check back tomorrow for more fun from Card Night. Thanks so much for stopping by!