Saturday, May 31, 2008
Friday, May 30, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Ink: More mustard, bravo burgundy, close to cocoa, wild wasabi, real red
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I totally cased this from Angie Juda over at Chic n' Scratch. Check out her blog-- she does some really amazing work! Thanks for the great idea Angie!
This is a 2 pocket note card holder made from an 8.5 x 11 sheet of card stock. Score the card stock at 5.5 (down the middle) and then turn and score at 2 inches. Then fold into this cute portfolio.
I cut small triangle notches out of the middle so it would fold flat. (see below) and I adhered the pocket on the outer edges to make sure the cards fit with out being to tight.
The note cards are flat, sized at 4.25 x 5.5 (standard A2). Then I adhered the white panel on top. These are great for quick thank you notes!
Stamps: Tart & Tangy, short and sweet
Paper: bashful blue, old olive, real read and whisper white card stock, summer picnic designer paper
Accessories: Die cut blooms, Markers for the cherries, 1 3/8 inch circle punch, scallop punch, corner rounder, jumbo eyelets, striped ribbon
Look at these cute cards I got in the mail this week. This Love card is from Deb Albright. Check out her blog HERE. Thanks so much for thinking of me Deb!
And this card is from Perrie in Colorado! How cute is this card with tabs for the saloon doors! I Love it Perrie (and so do my kids!) thanks!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
I really am getting into the silhouettes this week. I just added this stamp set to my collection. I was on the fence-- then was enabled by some of the really fabulous cards I have been seeing in blog land and on Splitcoast. I followed the same theory as the She's All That post which was stamping on designer paper. What do you think? Its really pretty, in a shabby chic kinda way, I think???
the butterfly is stamped on the designer paper and then stamped again and cut out to have a 3-d effect. I covered him with the stardust pen.
Stamps: Essence of love
Paper: Bashful Blue, black, Basic Grey Designer paper, from a 6x6 stack
Accessories: Styled Sliver Hodgepodge Hardware, black marker, bashful blue 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon, sakura stardust glitter pen for the butterfly
Monday, May 19, 2008
I was saving these big flower rub-ons from the Eastern Elegance set for just the right card. I wasn't really sure what to do with them until I saw this card by Nancy Riley, who cased it from Jacki Pedro. Not only did I find a great way to use these I also found a good reason to use my pearls from the Pretties kit. this color combo follows the color challenge from Splitcoast 2 weeks ago using Pomegranate, soft sky and black. I really like how these turned out and they look way better in real life! Thanks Nancy & Jackie for the great idea!
Stamps: Short and sweet
paper: soft sky, pomegranate, black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Pretties Kit, Eastern Elegance Rub-ons, various punches and ribbon.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Inspired by a gift bag in the new Papercrafts Magazine( June/July issue, page 26)- silhouettes on a background.
I thought I would try stamping the silhouette image onto designer paper. I love the effect and the simplicity of this. I hand drew the ground she is standing on with a chocolate chip marker and the swirls are from the set Priceless. I also separated the words from the stamped image before mounting them on the blocks.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
My boys needed some Thank You notes for the Birthday money and Communion money they recently received. I found these little monsters in my stash of stamped images. Last year at a crop, I stamped up a few pages when my good friend Elisabeth purchased these stamps. Aren't they sooooo stinkin cute? My boys loved them! I colored them with my prisma color pencils and OMS (odorless mineral spirits). The card size is 3.5x5 and stamped inside its says "you make me smile". This gave the boys just enough room to write the recipients name, their name and thank you for the money. Boys have a short attention span and I need this to be as simple as possible! LOL. I think I made about 15 of these notes with various monsters and boy striped paper.
Stamps: Lil Monsters from Green Grass Stamps, Make it count SU hostess set
Ink: Black, various colors to match cards
Accessories: Prisma color pencils, OMS, blender stumps
This is made from a Carousel Note card from the Occasions Mini. I found the tutorial here to make the pocket. These work great for treats, like Ghirardelli chocolates as well as gifts cards and other small items. I wrapped my chocolate with afternoon tea paper and stapled a ribbon on so it could pull out. Careful...these are addicting and easy to make!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Here is my first set ever of "card candy" I made for a swap on my team. Card candy is a pack of embellishments used to dress up your cards. I choose the Berry Bliss with a pretty in pink and Close to cocoa combo and My Bitty Birthday Stamp set. I also added a Pink Hugs and kisses sentiment in a ribbon slider but its a little light in the photo. The pieces are attached with removable dotto so they are easily transferred to any card. The background could even be used for a card too, its whisper white rolled with the so swirly wheel. This was really fun to make!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
Here is another card I made playing with the brayered sky technique and Emboss resist. For this one I stamped the flowers, colored them pink, then re-colored them with the versamarker (very carefully in the lines) and then they were clear embossed. After all these steps I brayered a few shades of blue (soft sky, bashful and blue bayou) to make the sky and wiped the ink off the flowers. Then I stamped the leaves and colored them with an artichoke marker. the cuttlebug background is tone on tone.
Stamps: Wonderful You, retired hostess label set
Ink: various shades of blue, black
Paper: soft Sky, glossy white card stock, regal rose
accessories: brayer, cuttlebug, styled silver hardware, wide grosgrain ribbon, designer label punch, slot punch
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Have you tried this technique? Click HERE to see the tutorial. and click HERE to see the gallery. Michelle Zindorf- WOW her cards are beyond AMAZING!!! Nothing original on my card- I cased one from the gallery to try this technique. This was my 1st somewhat presentable one.... Its a little harder than it looks. It works great with these black Lovely as a Tree set-- but don't look too close my trees are in the sky, LOL. The trick I found to make this work: roll the brayer FAST to get the sky to blend. This is wintery as we are entering summer! would make a fab Christmas card though. Hmmm may have to crank out a few of these! I have a few more of these as works in progress, mostly cased. If they ever get finished they probably will appear here soon.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Non SU sympathy sentiment
ink: blue bayou, soft sky, pretty in pink, basic black (heat set so it did not smear)
paper: glossy white card stock, black and blue bayou
accessories: PATIENCE- I threw out about 8 pieces of cardstock before this one. Practice. post-it notes and of course a brayer!
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Here are some Gift card holders I made for teacher appreciation week last week. On the inside it says: You're absolutely fabulous! At my daughter's school, every one donates a few gift cards valued at $5 each. They pass them out to the teachers randomly and everyone gets a few!
The holder on the left is cased from Lauren Meader at My Time.
Stamps: Lovely Labels, You're Absolutely Fabulous
Paper: Summer Picnic, gift notes (page 167 in the current SU catalog)
Ink: real red, black
Accessories: scallop and circle punches, ribbon, button
Monday, May 12, 2008
I have been quite a busy paper crafter ....Last week I made my 1st set of Wedding Announcements for a friend. (Congrats Leigh Ann!!) Below is the full set and a close up of the Announcements and the Thanks You notes. The gift bag had matching purple tissue when I gave them to her. These were beautiful in person! The bride to be requested simple, yet elegant.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
OMG- You have to see Patty Bennett's blog with these adorable pocket note card holders. To Stinkin Cute! Here was my 1st attempt at casing. I Used K& Co Wild Saffron Paper (from the stack) and Stampin Up Sage Shadow. I used this paper because I was afraid to mess up a full sheet of my SU paper! LOL. If this ended in the trash- I would not care! The Stampin Up version is further down in the post!
This version I used flat note cards, which means they are like a piece of stationary that does not fold. Perfect for a quick note. These fit very well in the holder. Here I used Summer Picnic paper, Bashful blue and old olive. Because there is no designer paper on these flat note cards I was able to make this whole set from 1 sheet of summer picnic 12x12 paper and 1 sheet of bashful blue and 1 sheet of whisper white. the embellishments and the belly band came from scraps in the drawer.
What great gifts these will make. We do a lot of teacher gifts at the end of the year. These whip up in under 1 hour!!!!!!
Want this as a class? Leave a comment or send me an email. If I get enough requests, I can fit this into the schedule! Enjoy!
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
YES! I have decided to jump on the Tart & Tangy bandwagon and host this as a Stamp Class. Lots of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are offering this-- so I think I should be too! It should be Fun!
Each participant will receive the Tart & Tangy Stamp set (a $15.10 value), AND you will make these 5 card projects PLUS the Card Box featuring the stamp set and the Summer Picnic designer paper. A full color "follow the picture" instruction sheet, with Box Instructions, is included for all class participants. These make great teacher gifts!
All paper will be pre-cut and all supplies are included with your fee. Here are all the details:
- Price $30 (includes the stamp set)
- Project add on: Real Red, Old Olive and Pumpkin Pie Markers $10.00
- Extra kit with pre-cut paper and card stock $15.00
Girls Night Out!!: Thursday, May 29th from 8-10 pm at Jill's House
This class is a Pre-order for the stamp set. Please RSVP to 610-409-8448 or EMAIL ME By 5/16/08
Pre-payment is required. (I accept all forms of payment: cash, credit cards, money orders, paypal)
I look forward to hearing from you & hope you can make it!
Can't make it? Do you live far away? Take my Class by mail!
Class By Mail Price: Just add $4.60 for Priority Mail shipping.
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I look forward to hearing from you!
the cards & box designs featured in this class were inspired by and cased by several SU demonstrators. They are very creative !
Monday, May 5, 2008
Stamps: Just Rite Monogram stamper
Sunday, May 4, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
These are a perfect gift to give any Mom in your life or to treat yourself!
3 Kits available in So Saffron made with Office Accoutrement
1 Kit available in Groovy Guava made with Baroque Motifs
3 Kits available in Certianly Celery made with Priceless
All class kits are pre-cut, stamped where applicable plus all punches and embellishments are provided. These are ready to ship!
A "follow the picture" color instruction sheet is also provided. I also offer multiple kit discounts. Email me for Details! This is 1st come, 1st served.
I look forward to hearing from you! Thanks! JILL