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This is a card that I did at class last month and I want to share it just because it makes such great use of your card stock. When I do class my customers get to make two of each card. I do this because after years of classes I realized everyone was keeping so many of their cards from class because they wanted to keep their ideas and couldn't bear to give up their samples. What is great about this card is that they make two cards, but the colors are flip flopped.
To make these two cards you cut the rose out of a piece of black and taupe, and then flip flop the black background And use it with the taupe rose cut out and vice versa!
I have also done this as a birthday card with black and bright pink and that was beautiful. Think of the possibilities for this really simple but stunning card!
I have a sweet little Easter card to share today and I send my wishes for a blessed holiday! I have always loved lambs, and this one is so precious. I colored him with the new clear Wink of Stella pens. If you haven't tried them yet, you need to. They add such a beautiful touch to your handmade cards!
I am so excited to share a couple of cards I designed with the New Sale-a-bration set Pedal Pushers! If you haven't seen the three new Sale-a-bration items that are available between now and the end if March, be sure and visit the Stampin'Up! Website and check them out!
This set is especially cute for anniversary, wedding and thinking of you cards. I hope you enjoy the cards!
I have had a lot of love coming in for the Card totebag I posted yesterday in the Control Freaks Blog Hop! Thank you all for your kind notes and comments! Let me also say - this was an idea my friend found on Pinterest and shared with me, so I am not the originator of this tote, but I did redesign the project to suit my needs, so this is my version! As promised - here are the instructions! I highly recommend you read through the entire sheet before starting the project, so you have an idea of what comes next. If you have any questions, please drop me a note!!
Little totebag for cards – this version was designed by Connie Tumm!
Scoring board and stylus
¼ inch sticky tape
1/8 inch punch
Small flower punch
Brads with long prongs
Base piece: 1 piece 7 x 4
* score at 1 inch on all four sides
* cut slit on each corner and fold into box
* use tape to put box together
* run tape around outside of box, for when you attach the DSP to it
DSP Piece: 2 pieces of DSP cut to 6 x 7 ½
*overlap by ¼ inch and tape together to make 1 long piece – 6 x 15
* attach DSP piece to box - you want the seams in the DSP to fall on
the center of the 2 inch sides of the box.
*before you come around the last corner, put a strip of ¼ inch tape on
the edge of the DSP that will overlap.
*carefully tape the two ends of the DSP together starting from the
bottomand working your way up – being careful to not overlap too
much as you get to the top.
Handle placement: *Mark handle placement with the guide. Just put a little dot on the DSP
so you have an idea of where the handles will fall
* My handles are 3 3/4 inches apart
*Punch holes in DSP – for handles
Make Handles:2 pieces 11 x 1 –
*score at ½ inch from 2-9 inches
* DO NOT SCORE ENDS WHERE BRADS GO
*round corners on handles and punch holes for brads
* Fold on score line being Careful not to crease at the ends of
*Tape folded part of handle together
* use bone folder (lightly) to give a curve to the handle.
*from scraps - Punch 1/8 inch circle first, then flower,
so that hole is in the center of flower
OUTER/Upper trim: 2 pieces 1 x 7 ½
*Use bone folder (lightly) to give curve to trim.
* Use tape to attach outer trim – lining up the seams to fall
underneath the handles.
*You may have a tiny bit of excess on these pieces, just trim
if that is the case
Attach Handles: * Repunch the holes for the handles. You can see where they are
on the inside of the bag.
*Before attaching handles, put a dimensional above the hole,
to help hold handles in place.
*Using brads, attach flower, then attach handle to bag,
folding back prongs on inside of bag.
*Turn brad prongs so they are sideways and will get hidden
by inner trim
INNER/Upper trim:2 pieces 1 x 7 ½
* Use bone folder (lightly) to give curve to trim.
*Use tape to attach inner trim (your tape will go on the outer
curved side this time)
* Line up the seams to fall on the sides of the bag where the
DSP seams are.
* You may have a tiny bit of excess on these pieces, just trim
if that is the case
Bottom trim: 2 pieces ¾ inch x 7 ¾
*Lay a piece along the bottom of tote and gently score with your
fingers, to mark the corners.
* I lined up the seams on the 2 inch sides of the bag.
* Use tape to attach.
Tag: White piece – 2 x 3 Coordinating CS Piece 2 1/8 x 3 1/8
* use Stamps, ink and punches to make a cute tag for your bag.
Hi Stampers! Welcome to the February 2016 Control Freaks Blog Tour! I know you enjoyed seeing the beautiful creations that LeAnn Greff shared with you.
It is the best time of the year - Sale-A-Bration time!! I know everyone is happy when they receive free stamping products and I think Stampin'Up! went all out this year with some really fun products! One of my favorite things in the Sale-a-Bration catalog was the Wildflower Fields DSP. I decided I wanted to center one of my March classes around this paper so I have designed a group of cards with it. A few weeks ago my stamping friend Kim brought me the cutest little tote and I decided it would be the perfect little container to hold my group of cards. I know my friends and family love when I give them handmade cards, but it is even more special when you have a really cute package that you put them in. Here is a peak inside the tote. Don't you just love our two-sided DSP! If you would like instructions for the tote - they are posted on 2/20/2016
One last photo! Here is a close-up of some of the cards I will be putting inside the little tote! That is all I have to share for now! Your next stop is with Wendy Weixler and I know she is going to have something fun for you to see!
I hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving! I just have I quick Card to share tonight
And then off too bed! This was the thanksgiving card I sent out this year and it just makes me happy.
I don't know about you guys but I really think the Thanksgiving meal is one of the best meals of the year. We had so many yummy things today I couldn't pick my favorite and it really seems like each member of our family has mastered their food assignment to absolute deliciousness! When I saw the stamp that I used on the inside of this card I knew it would become a favorite!
Hi Stampers! Welcome to the Control freaks December Blog Hop! I hope you enjoyed your visit with Debbie Henderson as you should have arrived here from her blog! I am so excited to finally be sharing some holiday stamping with you. With the shorter days, busier stores and cooler weather, the Holiday season is definitely upon us. Today I saw a few snow flurries and this weekend in Wisconsin we will have our first significant snowfall. Tonight I want to share a really fun project that I created with our Project life kits that were available in the Holiday catalog. This was made with the December Card and accessory kits. The kit has number stickers for the days of off the month of December so I put the cards together and I will take a holiday related picture each day in December and then at the end of the month I will add the photos to the cards. The kit also comes with some great embellishments to include photo overlays, sequins, washi tape and a bunch of stickers. I have all of those little goodies, along with the journaling cards stores in my little drawer box and I will add them when I add them photos. This is a great family project to create a treasured keepsake. If you have not tried our Project Life kits, you really should. They are fun to work with and you can create something great in no time at all! Now I will share a holiday card that I designed. Please stop back over the next couple of weeks as I have a lot of great holiday cards that I will be sharing! Thanks for following the blog hop! Now you are off to visit Dawn Olchefsky and see What she is creating
I am sitting in a cafe in Riviera Maya and I finally found some time to do a little blogging! October is almost over and I haven't shared any of the cute cards I did this month so today you get three!
This card was fun to do because we got to do some water coloring. If you know someone with an October Bday this is a great card for them, you can personalize it with the date but this also makes a nice Halloween card
And next I will share a couple of nice Halloween cards!