Saturday, March 6, 2010

Orange Birthday Windows

This is a card that we made at my last stamp camp. It could be modified for a variety of occasions, but this is for a birthday. I figured it is time I start showing you that I DO use other colors besides green and purple on my cards. ☺

To make this card, you'll need a template that you can make yourself--that is what we learned at the stamp camp. But, I'll share with you how to make your very own. Now, there are other ways to do this, but I thought this would be a fairly simple way to make more than one of these cards--not having to measure each time I want to make a card like this. This is the template:

To make the template, cut your template paper (I just used some old card stock that I had on hand) to the size of a card front--4 1/4"x 5 1/2". I used a ScorePal, but you could just use a ruler and pen to mark 1/4" from the long side and the short side. I put the edge on the 4" line and score on the 4 1/4" line. Using your 1 3/8" punch, punch out the corner, using the lines you just drew to guide you with your punch. After you get the corner punched, you'll need to draw lines 1/4" from the punched hole, in each direction. Again, I lined up the opening on the 4" line and marked on the 4 1/4" line or put the opening on the 4 1/4" line and marked on the 4" mark. After making the new lines, use them for your guide for the other two holes to punch and there you have your template. Put the template on your paper and punch through the template.
Hope this makes sense. I did take pictures of each step, but when I try to load them, they all go at the top of this post and I can't seem to get them down. If you have ideas of how to do this, please let me know.
Here's what I used to make the card:
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Whimsical Words (Inside)
Ink: Only Orange, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Only Orange, Whisper White
Accessories: 1 3/8" square punch, Dimensionals, White Taffeta ribbon
Until next time,

Faux Suede

Today's card is a jumping off point for a card that we will be making at my next stamp camp on March 20, 2010. The technique that we'll be learning is "faux suede" which is what I used to make the flower on this sympathy card. Sign up for my class and learn how to make this yourself.
Things I used to make this card:
Stamps: Hope for Comfort (retired), Delight in Life (retired)
Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Mellow Moss, Perfect Plum, Pale Plum
Accessories: 5 petal flower punch, Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon, SU! Perfect Polka Dots textured Impressions Folder, Scallop Trim Border Punch (THIS IS FREE, with a $50 purchase, before s/h), linen thread, Soft Subtles button, Crystal Effects, glue dots
Until next time,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Techniques Stamp Camp

Saturday, March 20, 2010
9:00 AM-11:30 AM
Cost: $10
At my house-e-mail for directions
We will be making cards using different stamping techniques. Some new, some we haven't used for a while.
RSVP by 3/18/10

Punch Flowers

Okay, I know I wasn't going to show any more pictures of cards with Pastel Prints DP, but this isn't really showing the paper, just the technique. Besides, the paper was still lying on my dining room table, so I thought I'd use it instead of putting it away. It all started by looking at this card on So, I decided to use my scraps on the table and see what I could come up with. I have to say, I am impressed with SU!'s new bird punch. We will be making a card like this at my April Stamp Camp--Just Punchy. More details about the stamp camp later. Here's what I used to make the card:
Stamps: Whimsical Words, Time Well Spent
Ink: Lovely Lilac
Paper: Mellow Moss, Always Artichoke, Lovely Lilac, Lavender Lace, Whisper White, Pastel Prints DP
Accessories: Extra Large Two-Step Bird Punch, Large Oval Punch, Keyhole punch (retired), White Taffeta ribbon, dimensionals
Until next time,