Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Almost Valentines Day!!!

     I have been very busy the last two days making my Valentines Day treats. I used stamps, my die cut machine and a ton of scraps to make cards and create candy pillows that I intend to give to my co-workers today. They were a lot of fun and very easy to make.

     I was inspired by a Target Ad to create the Valentines card that I made for this year. The card in the ad had 5 felt hearts and a sentiment that said "from the bottom of my heart." I took that sentiment and made the card my own. Instead of making 5 hearts and using felt, I punched 3 hearts out of patterned paper scraps and used pop dots to give them some dimension. I like my version better then the Target cards!!

Supplies: Paper-Basic Grey (Green at Heart), Bazzill Cardstock, KI Memories, Crate Paper, Ribbon-Basic Narrows (Michael's) Ink-Tim Holtz for Ranger Industries (Vintage Photo), Buttons, Floss-DMC and Martha Stewart Twine, Font-Chatter Box (Oh Goody!), Marvy Heart Punch, Scrapbook Adhsive 3D foam squares 

     I played around with various package ideas for my Valentines treats. At first, I was going to use a pillow box tied with ribbon and a punched heart. However, the boxes took up too much paper and were not staying together all that well even using my ATG permanent adhesive. I only created about 5 of these and moved on to the next idea.

Supplies: Paper-Making Memories and Bazzill, Ink-Stampin Up! (Real Red), Ribbon-Michael's Basics.

     The second type of packaging I made were little packets filled with nugget treats. I cut out 3" by 6 1/2" strips of cardstock, scored them at the 3" mark and 6" mark,  and adhered 2 nuggets inside. I then folded them and stapled them to keep them closed. I decorated the outside with a die cut, stamped label and a punched heart.

Supplies: Paper-Stampin Up! (Real Red and Pink), Bazzill Pink, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper, Ink-Stampin Up! (Real Red), Vintage Photo Ink, Die Cut-Spellbinders Nestabilities, Font-Chatterbox (Oh Goody!) Hersey Nuggets, Marvy heart punch.

     The last treat packaging I made are for my two bosses and the secretary at work. I bought 3 colored, heart cookie cutters, filled them with Dove dark chocolate hearts and wrapped them in pink tulle. I finished them off with a ribbon and a tag I created using die cuts, a punched heart and a stamp.

Supplies: Paper-Stampin Up! (Real Red, Pink and White), Basic Grey (Green at Heart), Punch-Marvy Heart, Dies-Paper Trey Ink's Limitless Layers 1 3/4" circles, $1 stamp from Michael's.

     I am glad that Valentines Day is finally here so I can move on and create some other projects that do not have to do with hearts!! Have a great Valentines Day!!


Friday, February 11, 2011

Paper Trey Ink's Making a Tag that Incorporates a Frame Challenge

     As part of their 4th Anniversary, Paper Trey Ink has been having fun challenges all week. Today's challenge was to make a tag that incorporates a frame. I used PTI's Mat Stack 1 die and the Fillable Frames #1 to complete this challenge. This was quick and easy and I love how it turned out!!

     Supplies: Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's-Fillable Frames #1, Dies-Fillable Frames #1 Die, Mat Stack 1 Die, Limitless Layers 1 3/4" Circle Collection Dies, Paper-Paper Trey Ink Aqua Mist, Stampin Up! Real Red, Bazzill Kraft, Ink-Stampin Up! Real Red

     Thank you for looking. I hope you all have a great Friday night!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Paper Trey Ink's Creative Button Challenge

     I am on a roll today with my second post of the day. It is a record for me!!

     I have been loving Nicole Heady's blog. She has been hosting fun challenges that coincide with Paper Trey Ink's anniversary. The challenge of the day was to use buttons in a creative way on a card. I don't have a ton of stamp sets from Paper Trey Ink so I was limited but I used a stamp from the 2010 Christmas Tags and paired it with a stamp from the Mat Stack 1 Collection to make this card. I like how it came out but not sure how "creative" it is.

Stamps-Paper Trey Ink ( 2010 Christmas Tags, Mat Stack 1 Collection, Polka Dot Basics II), Dies-Mat Stack 1 Paper-Paper Trey Ink (Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado and Summer Sunrise), Ink-Versamark Chalk Ink (Tea Leaves and Mango Madness), Ribbon-Basic Grey, Punch-Fiskars, Glitter-Ranger Ink Stickles (Diamond), Buttons.

     Also, excuse the photograph. Due to the lack of natural light, (I took this photo at 5:30 p.m.) I had to use a flash and the color is off. No matter how hard I tried, I couldn't fix it with Photoshop. I hope you like my creation. Have a great night!!

Time for some Movies!!

     Charlotte went to a birthday party last Saturday and I had fun wrapping up the gifts. The birthday girls are twins and tweens so I had to find something that wasn't too old or too young that would be acceptable. I decided to give each 2 movie passes with a little bucket filled with goodies to "sneak" in to the movie and eat while they watched!!!
     I bought the pop corn containers at Target in the $1 section and planned my whole color scheme around these. I used tulle to wrap around the whole bucket to contain all the goodies and then made tags with the girl's initials so they would know which one was for which. Charlotte made them each a birthday card and I put them inside the gift so they wouldn't get lost.

Supplies: Paper-Bazzill (yellow) Stampin Up! (white and Real Red), Ink-Stampin up! (Real Red), Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's 2010 Holiday Tags and Mat Stack 1 Collection, Die Cuts-Paper Trey Ink's Mat Stack 1 Die and Limitless layer 1 3/4" dies, Quickutz Letter Die. Michael's Ribbon, white tulle.

     Of course, the passes didn't go with my color scheme so I had to alter them to fit in. I covered them with textured white paper and a strip of stamped polka dots. Sometimes it pays to be a craft hoarder because I dug out my popcorn bucket and popcorn stamp that I bought about TEN years ago to use as accents for this project. I was so proud of myself that I even remembered that I had these two stamps!!

Supplies: Paper-Diecuts with a View (White) and Stampin Up! (white and Real Red), Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's Polka Dot Basics II, Museum of Modern Rubber (popcorn bucket), Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers (popcorn), and Inkadinkado (ticket form "It's a Party" set), Ink-Stampin Up! (Real Red), Versamark chalk ink (thatched straw), and Memento Tuxedo Black.

     I even stamped a label in the back to explain what this little package was so the girls wouldn't have to open it up!!

     I had a lot of fun creating this project and I hope it inspires you to creatively wrap some of your gifts. Have a great night!!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Paper Trey Ink's Make it Monday's Go to Sentiment Challenge-Day 3 of their Anniversary Contests!!

     I have wanted to do this challenge ever since I read about it on Monday but have been sick in bed with a stomach bug since then. The ideas were running around my head in my delirium and I dragged myself out of bed to create this card this afternoon so I could finally get some rest!!
     I am relatively new to Paper Trey Ink stamps. I only have 5 of their stamp sets so I wasn't sure how this challenge was going to go. I  mainly used the sentiments from Birthday Bash Sentiment Set but did find that I was able to supplement with sentiments from the Mat Stack 1 Collection and the Fillable Frame #1 Set to complete this card.

     I used PTI's Aqua Mist paper from the Perfect Match Cardstock Sampler as my base and stamped the sentiments in Versamark Turquoise Gem chalk ink. I used red as my splash of color and used pop dots on the frame to make the red Happy Birthday POP! I am really happy with how this card came out and will be using this technique when I am able to afford more PTI stamp sets!! Now off to bed to get some more rest!!

Supplies: Stamps-Paper Trey Ink's Birthday Bash Sentiments, Mat Stack 1 Collection, and Fillable Frames #1 Set,  PaperAqua Mist Cardstock, Red Bazzill, Ink-Versmark Chalk Ink (Turquoise Gem) and Stampin Up! (Real Red), Fiskar's Scallop Sentiment Border Punch, Michael's ribbon, button and Martha Stewart twine.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Happy Wednesday!!

     Valentine's Day is in 15 days!! My sister, Jen, came over last Sunday and she made a couple cards that I wanted to share. I think they came out really cute!! Enjoy!

Jen's Valentine 1

Supplies: Paper: White-Stampin Up!, Hearts-American Crafts, Red and Striped-unknown, Black-Bazzill, Flowers-Pram and Imaginisce, Brad-Queen and Company, Ribbon-unknown, Punch-Fiskars

Jen's Valentine #2

Supplies: Paper-white-Stampin Up!, hearts-American Crafts, black-Bazzill, Striped and Red-Unknown, Flowers-Prima, Brad-Queen and Company, Ribbon-Unknown, Punch-Fiskars


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

It is February and snowing once again...

     Since I am home yet again today due to snow, I thought I would post the layout and the cards I did for two challenges over at I am actually having a good day but am not looking forward to the weather they say is coming tonight. I do not want a "wintery mix." I like my power on, thank you very much!!
     The first challenge was to create a layout using the primary colors (red, yellow, and blue), a border and the page must contain some kind of shape. I used photos of Charlotte from this summer and dug into my stash to create this layout. It is a much needed burst of cheer on a gray day!!

    Supplies: Paper-Ruby Rocket (Topiary, Cameo and Splendor), October Afternoon (Party Line), Jillibean Soup (Toasted Cumin and Fresh Thyme), Basic Grey and Bazzill Red, Punches-2"Circle PunchDonut Chain by EK SuccessBracket Edge by EK SuccessDistrezz it All, Dymo Label Maker, Alphabet Stickers-Jenni Bowlin Studio Large Black Dot, Jenni Bowlin Studio Red Ledger and Cosmo Cricket Red Tiny Type, Buttons.

   The next challenge was to create a card using this sketch I created. I chose to make three Birthday cards using stamps, die cuts, punches and scraps.
    The first card I made is for my friend's son's third birthday. I used the paper scraps from the layout above on this card because I thought they were perfect for a little boy. I also used a new Hero Arts clear stamp to make the dictionary paper. I added the glittered number 3 as the last touch.

Supplies: Paper-Ruby Rocket, October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, White Bazzill, Die cut-cup cake is a Sizzlet by Sizzix and the 3 is a Quickutz, Spellbinders Circles (small) and Scallop Circles (small), stickles, Doodlebug Design Paper Frill, Hero Arts Dictionary Greetings, Bliss Blue Ink by Stampin Up!, 

     The next two cards I used a House Mouse stamp. Out of all the stamps I own, I think this is my favorite! I colored the image in with Copic Markers and layered it on scrap paper.

Supplies: Paper-Ki Memories and October Afternoon, White Smooth Bazzill, Donut Chain by EK Success Edger Punch, Copic Markers, Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles and Scallop Circles, Vintage Photo Ink, Ranger Ink Stickles (Diamond), House Mouse Party Mouse

Supplies: Paper-Doodlebug Design, Basic Grey Bittersweet Collection (pink), Bazzill Pink and White Smooth Paper, Copic Markers, Ranger Ink Stickles (Diamond and Cotton Candy), StampsHouse Mouse Party Mouse Stamp and Hero Arts Dictionary Greeting, Die Cuts-Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Circles and Small Scalloped Circles, Quickutz Swirl, Punches: Daisy Chain Edger by EK Success, Ink-Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink Distress Ink (Vintage Photo) and Memento by Tsukinko (Tuxedo Black and Rosebud

     I hope these creations inspire you to come on over to and join in on the fun!! Have a great Tuesday!!