Sunday, January 30, 2011

Milk Carton Housing Project

Hi there! Back in early January, a couple who happened to be friends of mine asked me if I can create a party favor for their housewarming party. Look what I came up with. I got my inspiration from here. With the Mini Milk Carton die (another one of my favorites!), I used four different colors of SU cardstock and ran them through the Big Shot to create the "house". The "roof" is made up of two pieces of cardstock ran through the Big Shot (again!) and the Square Lattice embossing folder. I "trimmed" the roof edge with the Scallop Border Punch. The list of SU supplies I used are at the bottom.

Does these not remind you of houses in the suburbs?

Front door:

Side view:

Four different cardstock colors for the houses and 2 different cardstock colors for the roofs.

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Forest Friends
Ink: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip marker
Paper: SU cardstock in River Rock, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Big Shot, Mini Milk Carton Die, Square Lattice embossing folder, mini binder clips (Target), crystal effects used as adhesive.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sweet Valentine Treats

Hi there! After a long pause from blogging, I am finally back... with different projects I have made. Just because I have not blogged does not mean I stopped creating beautiful handmade cards and fun stuff made with Stampin' Up products. Haha!

One of my new favorites from the Occasions Mini Catalog is the Petal Cone Die, and with it, I made different versions of sweet Valentines. You know the Petal Cone is not for cone-shaped projects alone. When you lay one die flat, it becomes the shape of a heart. How cool is that? Right in time for Valentine's Day! I found my inspiration from another Stampin' Up demonstrator within the online website for demos only. Here are my takes using different SU products:

Heart Project no. 1:
Stamp: Elements of Style plus a retired SU set for the sentiment
Ink: Real Red
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Old Olive, Red Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Fancy Flower Punch, XL Bird Punch (for leaves), small heart punch, red button from SU Button Bouquet, red satin ribbon, crop-a-dile

Heart Project No. 2:
Stamp: no stamp
Ink: none
Paper: cardstock in Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive and Regal Rose; Love Patterns DSP; generic tissue paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Bigz Island Floral Die, Finial Press embossing folder, mini gold brad, crop-a-dile

Heart Project No. 3: (as shown in the first picture above)
Stamp: Elements of Style
Ink: Real Red
Paper: cardstock in Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red; generic tissue paper (for flower); red glimmer paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, small heart punch, XL Fancy Flower punch, Two Step Bird XL punch, star brad, red satin ribbon

Aren't these great for passing out Valentines? Insert your own favorite chocolate or stickers or pencils or gummy bears, and there you have it! A sweet Valentine treat...

I hope you like my projects. See you again soon.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Frankenstein Mini Milk Carton

Hi there! As promised, I am showing you my Frankenstein Mini Milk Carton. Here he is! The concept is pretty much the same, as in the cards I have created years back. (See cards here.) The cards are a bit bigger than the milk carton so I scaled down the size of the eyes and used SU's 1/2" circle punch.

You will need:
2 punched circles of Whisper White cardstock
1 punched circle of Basic Black, cut in half
2 punched circles of Old Olive, cut in half, you need only 3 half-circles.
Layer as shown on picture. I used dimensional tape for the eyelids and nose, to give them a 3-D effect.

The mouth is punched out using the scallop circle punch. My ever-helfpul 9-year old daughter reminded me to put a scar above one eye, so I used my Basic Black marker for that. Meet Frankie....

Stamp: (none)
Ink: (none)
Paper: Cardstock in Old Olive, Basic Black, and Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, mini milk carton die, scallop circle punch, 1/2" circle punch, tape, basic black marker, ribbon and mini clip (nonSU).

Thanks so much for looking!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pumpkin Mini Milk Cartons

Hi there! Like everyone else, I have my own favorite die from Stampin' Up. It is the mini milk carton die. So using that particular die, I created a Halloween pumpkin! My 9-year old daughter thought the one on the left is Smiley Pumpkin and the one on the right is Grumpy Pumpkin... lol.

The eyes were cut from a punched-out 5-petal flower in Basic Black. The mouth is from the scallop circle punch. Aren't they adorable? On my next post, I will show you my Frankenstein Mini Milk Carton. So stay tuned!

Stamp: All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cardstock in Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, So Saffron, Old Olive
Accessories: Big Shot (I love mine!), mini milk carton die, scallop circle punch, 5-petal punch, white gel pen, ribbon, and mini clips (non SU).

Thanks for dropping by!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Spider Web Box

Hi there! I went to a Bath and Body Works store yesterday and found these cute anti-bacterial hand gels in Spider Web. I thought, wow! they would look great in combo with SU's spider web embossing folder... I took out my Big Shot and Box #2 die and decorated the box a bit... The spider was created using the new Bat punch and I learned it from here. Is that the great or what!

To create the "whitish" web, I swiped the embossed pieces of my box on SU's whisper white craft ink. My spider punch art also got a little bit of white craft ink around it.

A close-up of the spider and its web:

The finished box holds a bottle of 1 fl. oz. Spider Web anti-bacterial hand gel from Bath and Body Works. I wrapped it in white tissue and it's good to go. I bet whoever receives this will like it! Don't you think so?

Let me know if you have questions. Thanks for dropping by!
Stamp: Fang-tastic
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, spider web embossing folder (new Holiday mini), Bat punch (new Holiday mini), crop-a-dile, 3/4" and 1/2" circle punches, modern label punch, square brads (non SU).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Favor Box with Island Floral DIe

Hi there! Back in July, I made this cute favor box after seeing the pretty flower on page 155 of the new Idea Book and Catalog. I ran cardstocks in Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Summer Sun (retired) and Old Olive thru the Big Shot (you need this!) to come up with the flower. I was not happy with how it looked like so I ran the die cuts thru the Big Shot again, this time I used the Manhattan Floral embossing folder. And tada! my flower petals came out with more texture....I put a metallic rhinestone brad through to hold the petals together. The finished flower became the centerpiece of my favor box....

Top view:

More closeup:

The Big Shot really came in handy for this project. I used the Square Scallop Die, the square lattice embossing folder, the Manhattan Flower embossing folder, and the Island Floral die.
To make the box, I used another SU demo's pattern, I have to apologize because for the life of me, I can't remember who it was. So sorry! If I recall correctly, you cut a piece of cardstock measuring 10" x 5 1/2". Score at 1", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", and 9" on the long side of the cardstock. Fold at score lines. Then score at 1" and 4 1/2" on the short side. Fold at score lines and cut on the edges to make the box. Then make two of the square scallops that you attach on the top and bottom of the box. Decorate the top as you wish.
If you change the colors of your cardstock, you can make this box fit any occasion. I used one like this for my son's 5th birthday (without the flowers of course) and everyone gushed over it... lol.
I hope you like it! Have a great day!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Flowers

Hi there! Now that summer's winding down, I want to show you some flowers I created. These flowers are bright and sunny, that while I made, I was smiling... Could have been the pretty SU colors or could have been that when I thought of summer, flowers in full bloom, in all shapes and sizes come to mind! How to make these gorgeous flowers, you can find it here.

I made several using the old catalog's In-Colors (Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Dusty Durango and Rich Razzleberry).

These flowers are a delightful way to perk up a card! Notice the square lattice embossing as my background... Flowers are cardstock in Summer Sun (retired) and Real Red.

Here the flowers are in Barely Banana (retired) and Melon Mambo.

To add instant glamour to a mini milk carton, I attached flowers on it! Are they not simply lovely?

Thanks for looking!

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