Monday, July 30, 2012

{Little Additions}

Can I just say that I adore this set?? At least a few times a year, I have a need for a baby card. I have a friend who's having a baby soon that wanted to do announcements, so I came up with this sweet little card to share with her. 

She wants to make her announcements with her hubs, so I've been gathering all the baby cards I have for ideas. Unfortunately, I didn't have even one card with this adorable set, so I decided to get to work.

I LOVE the cute stamp that goes with this set, allowing you to add the baby's stats! :)

Stamp Set: Little Additions (121921 Wood-Mount, 121991 Clear-Mount)
Paper: Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White (100730), Pretty in Pink (100459)
Ink: Pretty in Pink (126955), Chocolate Chip (126979), Daffodil Delight (126944)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Large Scallop Edgelits (127019), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), 1 1/4"Scallop Circle Punch (127811), Owl Builder Punch (118074), Simply Scored (122334), Paper-Piercing Tool (126189), Stampin' Pierce Mat (126199), Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack (126187)
Accessories: Bitty Buttons (118761), Whisper White Bakers Twine (124262), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Blender Pens (102845)

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Peacock {Punch Art}

While at Convention, I was able to do some organized swaps & Punch Art was one of my most favorites! This little guy took some time, but I think he turned out fabulously! :) I LOVE the new Designer Series Paper, Summer Smooches! It's so versatile! Just a little strip of it added so much character to this card. 

The stamp set the word 'Celebrate' came from, Fabulous Phrases is one that I love so much. There are 30 words in the set, all coordinating, so you can customize any card to say the perfect words. :)

Stamp Set: Fabulous Phrases (117002 Wood Mount, 120501 Clear)
Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (125409), Island Indigo (122923), Lucky Limeade (122926), Daffodil Delight (119683), Tempting Turquoise (102067), Pumpkin Pie (105117)
Ink: Island Indigo (126986)
Tools: Boho Blossoms Punch (119858), Ornament Punch (119847), Bird Builder Punch (117191), Owl Builder Punch (118074), 3/4" Circle (119873), Modern Label Punch (119849)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Test Tube Candy Box Holder

I had a lot of fun, making these cute 3-D swaps for Convention. Though I accidently used a retired embossing folder, many girls asked for them like it didn't matter! I had several requests for instructions on how to make these, so I went on a hunt for the instructions I found online. Actually, it wasn't me who found it online, but my Mom. The copy she gave me listed the website it came from, but unfortunately the site is no longer up & running. 

So instead of sending you over to the source listed on my recipe, I've scanned in the page & will share with you the recipe for making this cutie!

(Not to scale)

Using an 11"x4" piece of card stock, you'll cut along the solid lines & score along the dashed lines.
Along the 11" side, you'll score at 1/2", 1 3/4", 4 1/4", & 5 1/2".
Along the 4" side (the top of the image), you'll score at 3". 
Use a 3/4"-1" circle punch, depending on the size of test tube you purchased. You want it to be a snug fit.

The test tubes were purchased through Seaside Crafts in a bulk order. Their website is currently under construction, but they have a Yahoo group to keep people informed of their current deals.

Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids (119887 Wood Mount, 120633 Clear Mount)
Paper: Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (117152), Pretty in Pink (100459), Whisper White (100730)
Ink: StazOn (101406), Pretty in Pink (126955), Rose Red (126954), Pretty in Pink Stampin' Write Marker (100045), Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker (100037), So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker (126957)
Tools: Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), 3/4" Circle Punch (119873), Blender Pen (102845)
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Scallop Dots Ribbon (124141)

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Stampin' UP! Convention 2012

If I had to sum it up in one word, I'd have to say it was SOMUCHFUN! :) I was able to attend Convention this year with my Mom. I woke early every day & went to be really late every day & walked 5 miles each day, but I would do it again in a heartbeat! 

I was able to take 500 swaps with me, so I have LOTS of fabulous new ideas to share! Plus I took pics of all my Mom's swaps & well as our roommates swaps. 

As a side note, if you are hesitant to share a room with a complete stranger, just remember she's a stamper, so she must be great! ;) We were really lucky with the roommate my mom found & I'm sure we've made a lifetime friend.

While I ran off to crash a class I hadn't signed up for, my Mom stood in line to get a picture with Shelli Gardner. :)

Here's one of the first cards I did for swapping. I love the colors & I really love this particular fancy fold! It's so simple, yet so pretty!

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings (118517 Wood Mount, 120573 Clear Mount), French Foliage (120845 Wood Mount, 121166 Clear Mount)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler(119685), Basic Black (121045). Very Vanilla (101650),
Ink: Basic Black (126980), Cherry Cobbler (126966), Tangerine Tango (126946)
Tools: Big Shot (113439), Labels Collection Framelits (125598), Extra Large Oval Punch (119859), Brayer (102395), Sponge Daubers (102892)
Accessories: Basic Black 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (119261), Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)

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