10/24/11

Fun Flowers and a little "Spice Cake"


Here are a couple of thank you cards that I made recently.  I love the colors in the Spice Cake DSP and I will miss it when the Holiday Mini Catalog comes to an end in January.  I think I might have to stock up on a few packs for a fall event that I am planning for in 2012.  The colors are so complimentary to each other: Pool Party, Soft Suede, More Mustard and Pear Pizzaz. 

I used the Fun Flower die for this project, it is one of my favorites. I love embossing the flower shapes with the many embossing folders that SU carries, it just adds that extra texture that every card needs!  The buttons and ribbon are from my stash but they matched the flowers and paper perfectly! 

10/15/11

Queen for a Day!


I love, love, love the new Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper!  It has quickly become one of my new favorites.  The french country shabby chic look is right up my alley.  I had some cut pieces left over from our recent Autumn Stamp Fest (pictures to be shared in the future) and I decided to use them to make some really feminine cards.


Blushing Bride, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla make a great color combo for this DSP.  I used the crown image from "Artistic Etchings" and the Queen for a Day sentiment from "You're a gem" and the "En Francais" Background Stamp.  Punches used are Designer Label, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" circle punches and the 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch.  I also used the Pinking Hearts Border Punch on the Soft Suede Panel.  I sponged the edged of everything with Soft Suede ink and then added some ribbon from my stash.  Our taffeta ribbon is perfect for this look.


Same layout in Bashful Blue, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.

Until next time!

10/9/11

Magnet mania!


Here are some super easy flower magnets that I made for Vintage Market.  You just use your circle scallop punch to punch 2 scallops and then snip in between the petals to make them flower-like.  I added a circle punched from the 1" circle punch and then pushed a fabric covered brad (from my stash of contraband) thru all 3 layers, but our Antique Brads would look even better, I just couldn't part with mine for the shop...heeheehee! I also punched the leaves from the 5 petal punch and used Mini Glue Dots to stick them to the back.  I sponged the edges of the flowers and leaves to give them a vintage look.  I attached another 1" circle to the back of the flower with a dimensional and then glued the flower to the front of a clothespin with Crystal Effects.  I also glued the magnet to the back of the clothespin with Crystal Effects. 

Super easy and very quick to make and they make great memo or photo holders for the front of the fridge!