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!

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