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!

Birthday Party Favors for a Gymnast

Hi there! One of my friends asked me to create a birthday party favor for her daughter who turned 10. Her daughter Heather happened to be a gymnast. Unfortunately for me, Stampin' Up does not carry any gymnast stamps. I resorted to Google and found several images I thought appropriate for Heather. I created three samples for my friend to choose from and the Fancy Favor Box was the one she chose. We put M&Ms in them... lookie at how everything came together!

The big 56-ounce bag of M&Ms were from Costco.

Heather's favorite colors were blue and teal. I suggested adding yellow and gold to break the monochromes. I used Pacific Point and So Saffron cardstocks. The square lattice embossing folder added a rich texture to the box front.

I also used the Modern Label punch for the labels and the small Star Punch for added glitter. The yellow rhinestone came from Martha Stewart, I think. I used the Scallop Edge punch for the handle and attached it with mini gold brads. I produced 35 Fancy Favor Boxes for Heather's party. My friend later told me that all her guests were so happy to receive their treats and wanted to know where she got them... lol!

If you have questions, please feel free to email me.... Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Is it Halloween already?

Hi there! It's almost the end of August... I surely took a long break from blogging... Call it my "summer vacation" from Anyway, just because I had not been blogging did not mean I was not stamping. Yes, my friends, even with my kids around, I had been busy stamping. I will try to post a different project each day, and try to get caught up.

Here's a preview of products from the new Holiday Mini Catalog. I created some Halloween treats using new Fang-tastic set. The original idea came from Gretchen Barron here, but you know me, since I did not have any test tubes at my disposal... I used the next best thing! These are the 1"x 8" cello sleeves I used from Valentine's Day.

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day Card

Hi there! Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there.... Here is my tribute for all the 24/7 work we do for our loved ones. Inspired by Gretchen Barron's card found here, I changed some of the elements she used to so I can use whatever supplies I have. I stuck with the Sending Love DSP though, again for the soft touch. LOL. This card would be great for birthdays too - I will simply change the sentiment to fit the occasion.....

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: Greenhouse Garden, Well Scripted
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cardstock in Chocolate chip, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White; Sending Love DSP
Accessories: BIg SHot, Impressions Die, Fancy Flower punch, lace edge punch, pink satin ribbon, 3/4" circle punch

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother's Day Card and Giftcard Holder

Hi there! It's been a month since I posted anything BUT that does not mean I have not been creating anything.... LOL. My life took a busy turn ... I do admit that as a mom, I cannot do everything at any given moment. That said, I have created a Mother's Day card that doubles up as a gift cardholder. The base cardstock is Chocolate Chip and is layered with the Sending Love DSP. I so love that paper with its soft pink hues and glitter components (no worries, I stocked up before it got retired....)

The paper flower is courtesy of my friend Kay, and is attached to a belly band. I believe she has a tutorial on this here.

The inside of the card looks like this, the opening for the gift card was done using the Word Window punch. I glued the loose tab to the left side of the card so that it created a small pocket.

Thanks for stopping by! And oh, Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms out there!

Stamp: All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cardstock in chocolate chip, pretty in pink, Old Olive, Whisper White; Sending Love DSP
Accessories: Fancy Flower punch, scallop edge punch, word window punch; crystal effects.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Teddy Bear Punch Card

Hi there! Been browsing thru different blogsites and I found this. It was a teddy bear punch card - no instructions at all - but I figured that I can use the following to recreate it:

Face - one piece of 1 3/4" circle punch
Ears - two pieces each of 1" and 3/4" circle punches
Eyes - two pieces of 1/2" circle punches plus two pieces of two halves of 1/2" circle punches (hahaha, is that as clear as mud?)
Muzzle - two pieces of 3/4" circle punch
Nose - small heart from Heart to Heart punch.

I also changed some elements from the original card. I used Chocolate Chip cardstock as my base and layered it with Pretty in Pink. The Whisper White cardstock layer was cranked thru my Big Shot (using the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder) for some extra texture. I tied a pretty pink satin ribbon as Teddy's bow and stamped "Small Wonder" and punched out using the Wide Oval punch. Now I have a card ready for a baby shower or new baby events! Change the pinks into blues and I got myself a card for baby boys too! Give me some time and I will make treat bags too! :-)

Thanks for stopping by...I hope you like it!

Stamp: Whimsical Words
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Blush Blossom, Basic Black.
Accessories: 1 3/4", 1", 3/4", 1/2" circle punches; wide oval punch; heart-to-heart punch; white gel pen; black pen; Big Shot with Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder; pink satin ribbon

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Roses Galore

Hi there! My friend Kay came by last week and surprised me with these lovely flowers! She has a tutorial on her blog on how to make these flowers.

I love flowers and I could not wait to put them to good use! Lol. I also made some and put them on several dies. Check them out!

with the matchbox die...

with box number 2 die...

with the Fancy Favor Box Die...

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mini Milk Cartons with Spring Flowers

Hi there! I still had the scallop flowers in mind as I created these milk cartons. Are they not yummy enough to eat? Spring is definitely in the air, and what better way to appreciate the season with vibrant colors. Using SU's mini milk carton die, I have these in (retired) Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Tempting Turquiose and Summer Sun. I also have used the scallop circle punch, two circles for each flower - plus the Boho Blossom punch for the center, and a mini brad to put them together. The leaves are from the Two Step Bird Punch. The sentiment "For You" is from SU's Vintage Label set and was punched out using the small oval punch.

Come to think of it - these treats are good enough not only for Spring, but for those little moments when you just want to say "I'm thinking of you" or "Here's something to cheer you up, friend!" I hope you like them! Thanks for dropping by....
Stamp: Vintage Label
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Cardstock in Summer Sun, Tempting Turquiose, Kiwi Kiss and Chocolate Chip; Barely Banana, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo
Accessories: SU Big Shot, mini milk carton die; small oval punch, scallop circle punch, boho blossom punch, Two Step Bird Punch; mini brads; non-SU ribbons.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Altered Tins for Easter

Hi there! I was shopping inside a local craft store, looking for ribbons when these darling favor tins caught my eye. My brain went on overdrive.... lol! Imagine what you can do with these tins and how I wished Stampin' Up sold these things too.

I embellished them with Scallop Flowers in spring-y colors and adhered labels on each one. See below for instructions. Here are my tins after I altered them:

Hope you like them! Thanks for looking.....

Friday, March 5, 2010

Easter Tulips

Hi there! I created a card that was inspired from Julia Bettencourt's post here. I had always loved tulips, and in different colors too! The tulips are punched out using the Two-step Bird Punch - you need the "wing" part. Three "wings" make one tulip. You can choose whichever color you like. I made tulips in melon mambo, so saffron, pumpkin pie, orchid opulence, tempting turquiose, and pink pirouette.

The stems were punched out using the Two-Step Bird Punch too. The grass is hand cut - a long piece of Old Olive and snipped to look like "grass".

Come to think of it - this card is perfect for Spring and/or Mother's Day.... Hope you like it!

Stamp: All Holidays
Ink: Orchid Opulence
Paper: cardstock in Orchid Opulence, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Tempting Turquiose, Pink Pirouette and Kiwi Kiss.
Accessories: Big SHot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, scallop oval and large oval punches.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Easter Eggs Card

Hi there! I was so inspired from Becky Roberts' post here, that I decided to CASE it. However, I do not have the Bunny stamp and some of the other things Becky put on her card. So what's a girl got to do? Well, I looked in my stamping drawers and used whatever stuff I have... lol. Here is my finished card.

The paper "grass" is simply two pieces of Old Olive cardstock that got snipped across. Then you kinda ruffle the "grass" so it looks like you found eggs in between the grass. This actually reminded me of past Easter egg hunts I took my children to. You know how young ones can get excited over those. The first time my now-4 year old son went egg-hunting (he was almost 3 then), there were probably only 4 or 5 kids in his age category... So guess what? he came back with a bucket full of chocolate-filled eggs! Ahhh, memories.

Thanks for looking!

Stamp: A Good Egg

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Paper: SU cardstock in Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Old Olive; Shades of Spring DSP

Accessories: SU Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, wide oval punch, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, scallop oval and large oval punches.

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