Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Merry Mittens and Announcing Up On the Rooftop Blog Hop

Well, the first snowstorm of the season has arrived in a big way.  The snow is coming down fast and it is time to get out the mittens!
These miniature mittens are from the Winter Wishes Stitched Felts found in the Stampin' Up! Winter Mini Catalog.  Such a fun way to add a bit a fabric to a card.   Now I need to look in the closet for the real thing!

And if the snow doesn't get you in the Holiday mood I know something that will.... UStamp Designers are putting on a Blog Hop starting this Friday and running throughout the weekend.  The Up On the Rooftop Hop will feature Christmas projects each with a free tutorial.  There will be blog candy on the designer's sites and prizes and chats on the main World Showcase site.  See you then!!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Pleated Blossom Box Give Thanks

Another idea for using the blossom box is to use a single section as a 3D background.  
I folded it (as in THIS POST for making a full circle accordion flower) and added a cardstock stand at the back so it would not tip.  The stamped images are from the 2-Step Gently Falling set and the sentiment is from Hand-Penned Holidays.  Super quick!! 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Quiet Evening Collection

With cooler weather it sounds so nice to curl up with a cup of tea, a good book and a bit of chocolate.  I had that in mind when I designed this gift set for Knock Out Punches at UStamp.
It has a bookmark portfolio with reading list, tea bag holder, chocolates and a matching card.  The Mocha Morning Speciality paper adds elegance with flocked designs and a touch of gold making it a lovely gift for a teacher, co-worker or friend.

The tutorial is available HERE.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bluebird House and Card Set

The Knock Out Punches session of UStamp is a definitely a winner!  My head is spinning with all the super ideas the designers have been sharing.   Oh to have time to recreate more of them... I think I need the extra hour of daylight savings time every DAY!

It was fun to see my second project as one of today's posts.
Your punches will be put to good use with this project-- I used thirteen of them as I was designing it!  The set of six cards and matching envelopes store inside the birdhouse box.  (I was inspired by an actual birdhouse.)  The roof is hinged so it lifts to put the cards inside.  

The complete tutorial is available HERE.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Petite Pocket Nativity

The Knock Out Punches UStamp session is amazing!!   Super projects with some incredibly creative uses of Stampin' Up punches.    The first of my three projects was posted today-- a punch art nativity and card set.
This was SO much fun to design.  I love how the light glows through the vellum backing on Baby Jesus.

Making this was not without mishap, however, as one of our critters ate the first sheep!  I never did figure out who was the culprit.  There were several who could have been blamed.  This photograph has sheep #2 in it.   Luckily they are quick to make!

The complete tutorial is available HERE along with many, many more!!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Monochromatic Swap

Just purple and white on this set that I made for a Friend to Friend swap.  
The petal cone ribbon dispenser has three different types of ribbon: 1/2" Concord Crush Poly-Stitched, 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled and 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain.  I have a tutorial for how to make the ribbon dispenser HERE if you are interested.
The focal piece of the card is Whisper White with an image from the Delicate Doily set stamped with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  It is sponged with Crushed Concord and Wisteria Wonder ink.