Mini Card – Tri-Fold and Faux Pearl

Here are the last of the Mini Cards from last month’s Hands-on class.  This first one is a Tri-Fold card.  It was one that I received as a swap at convention from Lisa Horton and I left it just like she created it because it was perfect. I did add the matching envelope for my class.

The card is really made of two 3×3 cards glued together to create a tri fold card.  The base is Very Vanilla – with the front of it stamped with the En Fancies stamp and the medallion from Charming.

The other side of the card is Marina Mist – take the folded card and lay it on the Scallop Square Duo die on the large scallop square so that the fold does not get cut.  This creates the other side of the card – you glue the back to the inside of the Very Vanilla base.

On the inside of the Marina Mist scallop square add a piece of Very Vanilla with the little stamp in the corner – it comes from the Charming stamp set.

To make the front of the Marina Mist scallop square use Stampin’ Write Markers – Marina Mist and Pear Pizzazz to ink the flower stamp from the Charming set.  Huff to re-moisten and stamp on a piece of Very Vanilla card stock.

Tie a piece of Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding around the Very Vanilla card stock.  Layer on a piece of Pear Pizzazz and then add to the front of the card.  To close fold in the Very Vanilla piece from the left and then the Marina Mist from the right.   There you have a Tri-Fold card.

And the last card we made during the class was the Faux Mother of Pearl card that I created for my swap at convention.

I have already posted the instructions for this one earlier – you can find them by clicking HERE.

So that wraps up the Mini cards from my class – I hope you liked them.  Come back Friday for something new!

Grow Kits

I’m trying to see what I still haven’t shared from the things that I made and took to the Stampin’ Up! Convention this year.  This little project was one of my favorite and I would have made more but I ran out of time and out of the little peat pellets.  I made a handful of them and gave them out to some of my “online” friends.

With the convention theme of GROW – I decided to make a little growing kit – I used some bags that I had purchased and found peat pellets – they are little round disks of compressed dirt like peat – you add water and they expand for you to plant your seeds.  Each bag has four and I decided to copy the images that are on the corner pages in our new Idea Book & Catalog – have you noticed the pot in the corner that grows as you go through the sections of the catalog?  Well that was where my idea came from.

The flower pot is from the Pennant Parade stamp set – I used a Cajun Craze marker to ink only the base.  The rain drops are the “seeds” from the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer punch – the third setting with the detail.  The stems are just an Old Olive marker.  The flower is from the Itty Bitty Bits stamp set – I used Melon Mambo ink.  The butterfly is from the Charming stamp set and it is Peach Parfait ink.


These were all stamped on Whisper White and punched with the 1-1/4″ Circle punch.  The edges were sponged with Old Olive ink and then layered on a 1-3/8″ Old Olive Circle punch out.  Then I attached them to the peat pellet with a bit of snail.    The pellets actually have a thin netting around them so the adhesive sticks to that.  I slid all four into a cello bag.

I put Wildflower seeds into a 1×8 skinny cello bag and sealed it by folding it almost in half.  Then I tied a piece of Bakers Twine and a modern label tag to the top of each.  I hand wrote “wildflower seeds” on each tag.  I slid this into the larger cello bag next to the peat pellets.

I added a bag topped that I created in My Digital Studio and a set of instructions.  Both were printed on Whisper White card stock.  The topper used the GROW digital stamp image for My Digital Studio.  On the back I had a message to my friends.  The instructions were printed and cut to slide into the cello bag behind the seeds and pellets.  I used Peach Parfait ribbon to tie around the top.

They really turned out cute and I hope everyone uses them to “Grow” this year!  I wish I had saved one for myself but I gave them all away.




UDI Color Challenge #1

There is a new weekly Color Challenge over at the Utah Diva’s International Blog and this is week #1.  Here is the color inspiration we got for this week from Gretchen –

Some pretty colors don’t you think?  Apparently I have been using a lot of Pear Pizzazz because I’m almost completely out – down to one 1/2 sheet of card stock which nearly left me in a bind with trying to complete this color challenge.  But I figured it out and used my time wisely too.  I needed to make some more little tags and decided that I would use this color challenge for the inspiration for this batch of tags.

I used the colors in the challenge plus Whisper White.  I created a handful of tags which will go on some of my orders this week. 

In the close up of the tag you can see it little bit better what I did.  I used 4 different sized circle punches – the new 2-1/2″ circle, 1-3/4″ circle, 1-3/8″ circle and the 1-1/4″ circle.

The flowers are from the Charming stamp set and I used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp with Pear Pizzazz (see that’s where I got it in without using any of my card stock), Pretty in Pink and Rich Razzleberry.  The Early Espresso is one of the circles and the stamped “thank you” which came from the Because I Care stamp set.  I also sponged the edges of the Crumb Cake circle with it.    The layout for this tag was based on another one that I made over the weekend for my Halloween class and Downline meeting.  I’ll show that one later this week.  I probably could have added some shimmer or glitter to these flowers too and then they would have sparkled – but too late now.

I do have to tell you though that I am not usually a glitter/bling girl but earlier in the summer I bought a shirt that that had some little rhinestone things on it.  So I have it on today and I keep thinking I have something stuck on my shirt – like food or something – I’ve already picked off two rhinestones not thinking that they were supposed to be there – ugh… how do I make myself stop?

Anyway – back to the topic at hand….. to see the other ideas that the UDI Color Challenge team came up with for the beautiful color combination visit the blog – click here.  You can create a creation too and play along with us – linking instructions are on the UDI blog.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Rich Razzleberry,Whisper White
  • Ink: Early Espresso, Stampin’ Write markers: Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink
  • Stamp sets: Charming, Because I Care
  • 2-1/2″ Circle punch, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, 1-3/8″ Circle Punch, 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch
  • Stampin’ Sponges, white crochet thread

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

And now it’s time for Monika’s Blog Bingo…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 3 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1 and 2 winners.

Tyler drew the Bingo piece for me this time and this is what he got:

Here is piece #5 –the small flower from Because I Care hostess  stamp set (stamped in Concord Crush).

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Word Play Owl Card

Today’s card uses the Owl Punch – I just love that Owl punch! – and the Word Play stamp set.  I created another card earlier using the same to items and basically the same colors – you can see it here.  I needed another card using the Owl punch from Stampin’ Up! but didn’t want to use the same one so I came up with another one.  Here it is:

We made this one in my card clubs the last couple of weeks.  The colors are the Stampin’ Up! In Colors – Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait.

I wanted a matching envelope but since the card was basically all punched I wasn’t sure what to do to decorate the envelope.  I finally decided to use the grass from Inspired by Nature and then added the little butterfly from Charming – it gave it an outdoor look to go along with my owl.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock: Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip,Whisper White
  • Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Chocolate Chip
  • Stamp sets: Word Play, Inspired by Nature, Charming
  • In Color Patterns Pack Designer Series Paper
  • Owl Punch, 2-step Bird Punch, 1-3/4″ Circle Punch
  • Stampin’ Sponges, 2-way glue pen

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.

Let’s play some more Bingo…..

It’s BINGO TIME!  We are playing Round 3 of Monika’s Blog Bingo.  I’m currently taking names for Round 6.   See this POST for more details on how to join, how to play and the Round 1 and 2 winners.

Here is piece #4 –the words “hand crafted” from the Tiny Tags stamp set (stamped in Pear Pizzazz).

Have Fun!

I love the new Color Coach!

One of the items that Stampin’ Up! is renovating is the Color Coach – that would make sense since they are doing a complete Color Renovation.  I was so excited when I heard about the new Color Coach – it sounded so much better than the wheel we had before.  As a demonstrator Stampin’ Up! lets us pre-order a selection of products from the new catalog and guess what  – the Color Coach was one of them and I LOVE IT!!  It is 100 times better than what we had before.

I used it this weekend when I was making thank you gifts for my Opportunity Night event.  I decided to make tags for my cello bags that had little stamps inside for everyone.  And I wanted to use the new colors that are being added to the core colors.  So I pulled out the color coach to look at the color combination’s on the back.  Without even thinking about it I just used what SU suggested and I loved every one of them when I was done!

So here is my basket of Thank You gifts – everyone that came to my Opportunity Night got to pick one.

And here is a close up of each tag – I used the same design for each one and just changed the colors –

This one is Cajun Craze – part of the new Regals Collection

And this combo is Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Baja Breeze.

Next is Cherry Cobbler – also part of the new Regals Collection.

The combo for this one is Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight and Early Expresso.

This pretty new yellow is Daffodil Delight and it belongs in the Brights Collection.

The color combo is Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy and Old Olive.  This one is one of the Getting Started Collection combos.

Then we have Early Expresso a new darker brown that is in the Neutrals Collection.  A very simple combo of Early Expresso, Pretty in Pink and Whisper White.

This last one is Marina Mist which is a new blue in the Subtles Collection.

The color combo here was Marina Mist, Real Red and Old Olive.

The stamp sets I used for the tags are the Charming stamp set and Tiny Tags stamp sets – little images in these make perfect tags.  And the new larger scallop circle punch is awesome!  It is a great size and layers with our scallop circle punch that we already have.

I hope you like all these great color combos as much as I did.  There are lots more on the new color coach.  I can’t wait to play some more with the color coach and the combos.

Thanks for visiting today.  I’ll be posting the rest of my Artisan Award project entries this week – I think I have one of each type left – a card, a scrapbook page and a 3D.