Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's a Party

Birthday Invitation!
 
Simple and cute was my goal for my son's birthday party invitations.  I asked him if he wanted a tag invite or card.  He said tag because he knows I love to make tags:)  But when I asked him if he really wanted a card it was a yes.  How adorable!!!
 
I cut the "11" out using Plantin School at 4 1/2" with the shadow layer.  I wanted the "11" to pop so I kept the rest of the card subtle.  Then I embossed using my TH gears folder to keep it BOY!
 

I stamped "PARTY" with Hooray for Birthdays, Scrappy Moms Stamps.

Look at my new Scrappy Moms Stamp Alphabet Soup.  These new Scrabble stamps are so awesome.  There are so many things you can do with these.

Check out the 2 newest sets and click HERE.




Have a great weekend!
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How I made May's Tag



12 Tags of 2012- May Tag x2
 
I actually built these last weekend but only finished assembly this morning.  Wow, I feel so late!  Hey, did you hear, I was picked as a winner for Tim's April Tag!!!  Woohoo I am really excited.  That means Tim Holtz was on my blog...WOWZERS!
 
I made 2 tags again for Tim's May Tag.  I borrowed a lot and rummaged even more!  Check out the 2 tags I made in 2 different ways.  The first tag is most like May's Tag.  My 2 girlfriends have mostly everything between the 2 of them. 
 


My one GF has old tissue sewing patterns and brought them over for us to use.  My other GF has the stamps so I was all set.  They also brought over the hangers and charms.  I used my small SU circle punch and punched from the TH pattern paper for the charm. 

I am not a sewer at all so I just glued down the measuring tape ribbon.

I did pick up the wooden spools from Michaels for us, $1 each.  I also have the Melting Pot and UTEE so we were set to make the flowers.  These ones are the paper flowers inked and dipped.

My 2nd Tag

This tag I made a little different.  This one we ran the resist TH Paper Stash sewing paper through the #8 Tag die.  It gives is a darker look with the Kraft Resist.  Then stamped.

For these flowers we tried the $1 Store silk flowers, inked and dipped.  They handled really well if this is an option for you?  If I didn't have the melting pot, I would have inked on Versamark and layered the UTEE Powder.

DON'T LAUGH...this is my attempt at making a hanger using a paper clip.  Now it's not as pretty but you get the idea.  I also used an acrylic charm with TH Paper Stash, more sewing paper.  It gives that lift.

My 2 different tags together. 

If you don't have all the stuff like me or can't borrow it...again like me.  Then use what you do have.  The idea is the technique not the supplies. 

 
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Monday, May 14, 2012

Birthday Card for My Dad


It's my Daddy's Birthday Today!
 
I had so much fun making this card.  I was able to use a lot of new things I have been wanting to try, stamps, dies and paper!  I just got this awesome pattern paper yesterday from Stampin Up.  It's so masculine and fun. 
 

I have these great 7 Gypsies tickets kicking around.  So I stamped the Vintage Car on it and embossed.  I just love this car!

Just look how awesome my Hooray for Birthdays, Scrappy Moms Stamp fits in this bottle cap.  I stamped the "HB", embossed, and punched with my 1" circle punch.  It adds a great layer.


A little piece of burlap instead of ribbon is very masculine.  Instead of gluing the ticket down I used my Tiny Attacher to staple it down.  Very Guy like!


On the inside I cut the gears die in cork and stamped again from Hooray for Birthdays.


Cutting the gears in grungeboard is great way to accent in a masculine way.  I used Espresso and Black paint daubers to colour the gears then attached again with the tiny attacher.


Wishing my Dad a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Bagged this Mothers Day Card


I got this one in the bag!  I picked up the new Tim Holtz die "In The Bag" for this Mothers Day card.  I cut the bag out using Kraft paper and embossed it.  Then I filled it with Scrappy Moms Stamps Pinwheels from the pinwheel die and straws. 

 


Using the same sentiment printed out I attached it to the bag.  The I cut my Movers and Shapers Butterfly out with grungeboard and paper, topped off with Diamond Glaze for a glossy butterfly.

I used the same Eiffel Tower stamp I used yesterday.  Only this was my "scrap" paper I was testing with for all the stamps and techniques.  I liked it so much I made a card around it.

I attached this left over print out sentiment in the bottom corner.

A bag full of pinwheels makes for a fun card!
I hope you have a wonderful Mothers Day!  Wishing all the Moms a great one!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Mothers Day Card



HELLO, ARE YOU THERE?  Remember me?
 
Have you made your Mom a card yet?  This is one of the Mothers Day cards I made today.  I tried to go simple but I just never seem to stop.  I picked up a 6x6 Paris Paper pack awhile back and this stamp.  They pair so pretty together. 
 


I stamped a french script, then layered this Eiffel Tower stamp and clear embossed.  Using inks and water I made the paper look old and weathered.  It's not talent, I'm just making a mess. 

I roughed up all the edges for a vintage look.  But really I'm hiding all my crooked cuts and mistakes.  See, bet you can't see what I real mess it is!

I just printed my sentiment on my printer for the inside of the card.  Then punched this MS border heart punch and a pretty simple layer.  

Printing the same sentiment I punched and glued it onto this acrylic block.  Then mounted it onto a little rosette flower I made using a piece of dictionary paper.  I just fan folded the paper, trimmed the edges and fluffed it out.  Ya, there's no way this is going into an envelope now!

For this Mothers Day Card I used 3 different stamps, a bunch of scrap paper and a little imagination.  I really love how it turned out! 

Are you shocked to see a new post from me?  GEEZ WHERE HAVE I BEEN!  I am getting a new roof so I have been super busy with all that non crafty stuff!  My craft room was dusty even!  SHAME!

 
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