I hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July holiday weekend! We spent the weekend at camp with family and friends tossing the frisbee, throwing bean bags and Jarts, and of course, roasting hot dogs and marshmallows over the fire. We even took a boat ride to the beautiful Allegheny Grille at the Foxburg Inn and Winery for lunch on Saturday. If you are ever in Parker, PA- the smallest city in the USA- you must visit this quaint little village setting.
When I got home, I had to get to work preparing for classes this week. Yea! I can’t wait to hang out with my girls! Since I had the SU Tap Tap Tap set out on my desk, I decided to make something for Freshly Made Sketches #143 this morning.
There are some really cute sentiments that can be added to the paper in the typewriter, but I decided to just add a little heart from the Owl Punch since I put a sentiment under the typewriter already. I love the notebook paper image, too!
*I used the “For You” from the retired Perfectly Preserved stamp set.
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The Friday MashUp # 128 this week has a challenge to use a fall food and paper piecing. I am sure it is a complete surprise to you that I decided to use the retired SU Perfectly Preserved stamp set! I paired it with another “I don’t know why it is retired” SU set Scentasational Season. I love these sets with their matching framelits! I covered up the snowflake on the mug with a popped up apple to coordinate with the instant apple cider packet in this simple holder. I embellished it with a cinnamon stick. I also corner punched the cider packet to just put a little finish on it. I technically did not mash it up with paper piecing but I did add a piece of some DSP;)
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Preserved and SU Scentsational Season (both retired)
INK: SU Real Red, SU Garden Green, SU More Mustard (retired)
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Polka Dot Parade DSP, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Burlap Ribbon, SU Real Red Designer Button (on Clearance Rack now!), jute twine, cinnamon stick, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals
TOOLS: SU Framelits with the above stamp sets
Here is a quick tutorial:
Start with an 8.5″ square and cut diagonally in half from two points across from each other diagonally. You do this by lining up the two points in the cutting groove of a trimmer. You will end up with two equal triangles. Place the longer side of one of the triangles against the top edge of the Scoring Tool and score at 4″ and 8.” Corner round all three points of the triangle. Fold the scored areas over each other to form a pocket that is held together by sticky strip.
Casology #60 Cue Word this week is Apple. I just adore the apples in the retired SU Perfectly Preserved set. I guess it all comes down to sales in the mini-catalogs (well, we all know that, huh?) Anyhow, the set did not make it in the new Annual Catalog. It puzzles me because it is sooo cute and has framelits to boot!! I got out the apple thinking I would just do a singular little apple as a main focal point in keeping with Casology’s reason for existing- Clean and Simple- but somehow I got carried away and ended up with an orchard… (at least I was inspired by the apple though!)
STAMPS: SU Lots of Thanks, SU Perfectly Perserved
INK: SU Real Red, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Gumball Green
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Gumball Green, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Gumball Green Satin Stitched Ribbon, SU Ribbon Slides
TOOLS: My BFF- Stamp-a-ma-jig!
P.S. I just love that big bold Thank You in the Lots of Thanks stamp set, don’t you?
Happy 1st Anniversary to Dynamic Duos Challenge Blogspot #52!
I celebrated with them by using Challenge #42 Garden Green and Daffodil Delight to create a little gift for someone. This water bottle with lemonade is the perfect way to say I am thinking of you or thankful for you…maybe for a teacher, a bus driver, your postal worker- think of all the people you interact with on a daily or monthly basis. I picked Dasani water because it has a Garden Green colored lid;)
And, CASology #44 this week is BLOOM, and this project is so CAS I am going to share it over there too!!
STAMPS: SU Mixed Bunch, SU Perfectly Preserved (sentiment)
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green
PAPER: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Garden Green
ACCESSORIES: SU Jumbo Brads (retired)
TOOLS: SU Blossom Punch, SU Bitty Banners Framelits, SU Secret Garden Framelits, SU Corner Rounder, SU 1 3/8 Scallop Punch, SU 1 1/4 in Circle Punch
I am so excited for the format of the new Muse-a Card Making Club Challenge site. A card is displayed from a designer that is to be an inspiration- a muse- for the community of card makers. The participants get to encourage each other and vote on submissions they admire most. Amy Kolling’s card was a great one to start off the challenge site!!
I was taken by how the black sentiment jumped out at me among the beautiful soft colors of the yellow flowers and the green leaves. I was also impressed with the white space and the embossing. These elements led me to create this card with the same soft colors with black accents on an embossed background. Amy also inspired me to use my SU Perfectly Preserved set again with its cute little flowers…I just love all the die cuts that come with each image;)
STAMPS: SU Perfectly Preserved, SU Itty Bitty Banners
INK: SU Daffodil Delight, SU Certainly Celery, SU Basic Black
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: random black button, baker’s twine
TOOLS: SU Bitty Banners die, SU Cannery Set framelits, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals, CB Honeycomb EF