September 10, 2015
Did you see the cute theme over at The Paper Players Challenge # 261 this week? Sandy wants us to show some Lunchbox Love! I just saw the challenge and immediately thought of SU Pictogram Punches- You’re a Star! I have to sneak this in one of my awesome adult kids’ lunch bag or briefcase. I am so proud of each one of them- they have worked sooooo hard and continue to each day. It feels like it was just yesterday that they were homeschooling with me!
My card is a little under 5″ square. The little star cut outs were done with a die from the SU Mini Treat Bag Thinlits. I used a retired Chalk Talk framelit to cut out the sentiment. It is a long framelit so I cut it down to fit the size of the message:)
Isn’t this a great sentiment for the inside- Lunchbox Love? Perfectly placed in the SU Pictogram Punches stamp set along with stamps that coordinate with the Itty Bitty Accents punches. I also added an epoxy heart from the Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers.
If you have not taken a look in a while at the stamp set, here it is…
Isn’t the vase sweet? I have not used it yet- add it to my list of cute stamps to attack!
9/12/15 Thanks so much for the pick this week at The Paper Players, Laurie!
September 8, 2015
The Weekly Deals are up…Silver Satin Ribbon, Glimmer Paper, Pearls, and the Scallop Tag Punch are all ready for Holiday crafting! And the Pink Seam binding, sequins, and Heart Border punch will be great for Valentine’s Day:)
Here are two past projects I made with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch…
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September 7, 2015
I posted a card last week where I sponged a background and stamped it with the SU Vintage Leaves and added some Crystal Effects. I sponged again with a Faux Layering Technique on this card. I used the Pals Paper Arts #266 colors to create the background.
I was inspired by a card done by my friend, Linda Heller. I tore a paper mask and applied some SU Two- Way glue to the torn edge and let it dry so it would be tacky but not permanent. I then simply masked off the bottom part of the Shimmer Paper I sponged on leaving room for the “grateful” which I doubled by glueing one on top of another to give a little more dimension on the card.
*Make sure to sponge up over the masked paper from the bottom instead of from the top so you do not tear the mask down and mess up the “faux edge.”
My girls and I did this card at class and all 45 turned out wonderfully! I was so excited everyone could see the WOW of the technique- you really can’t help but run your finger over it to see if it is layered! But make sure your paws are clean before you do that:)
September 2, 2015
I looked out the window here in Pittsburgh and saw the colors changing on the trees and was reminded of the beautiful SU Sheltering Tree stamp set. I have never posted a card using this set so I made a “last days of summer” card.
It just so happens that Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 130 has a FRIEND theme so I added the sweet sentiment about friendship found in the set.
I used a color palette of Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Real Red, and Early Espresso. The main Very Vanilla panel is 3 1/4″ x 4 3/4″ bordered 1/8″ larger with the Espresso and Red borders. My sentiment banner is 1/2″ bordered by 5/8″ Espresso. I like the look of thin borders:)
FYI: Sheltering Tree was carried over into the current annual catalog from last spring but in case you have not taken a serious look at it…here it is!