Sunday, November 15, 2009

Patterned Pines

Hi – It’s been a busy week of prepping for kids classesnewly imported 995 and stamp camps and I’m way past due on posting a sample or two!  This card uses the Patterned Pines stamp set from the current mini catalog.  I opted to use Baja Breeze ink on Whisper White cardstock instead of a more traditional green tree.  I just now noticed that the top of the tree on the far right lines up with the snowflake on the background paper  - ha!  What a lovely coincidence! :0)  The trees are dusted with Dazzling Diamonds glitter for a bit of sparkle.  Click on the photo for a larger version.  Very simple card to make.  Just a strip of ribbon across the middle with no bow to fuss over.  Hope you like it – I do!  Thanks for stopping by.

                                                           kirstin

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Just a simple thing…

Hi – Tonight’s post shows how just a simple thing like a pack of tissues newly imported 986 can get all dolled up with just a few supplies!  Tissues aren’t exactly a glamorous thing, but when you need one, you need one!!  These packs are just the individual ones you can find to carry in your purse or car.  They happen to have a monogram on them so that will be a nice surprise when the recipient pulls one out – but any small pack will do.  I wrapped each pack in some DSP with a contrasting band around the middle, added a little ribbon and a tag.  I plan to give them to newly imported 989 some coworkers (Colleen, you get a sneak peek!!) since we work together in a preschool and there are always sniffles around.  There wasn’t much room to put a message so I made that piece that pulls out at the top.  It’s just 2”x3” but enough room to write a short note.  The rhinestone brad and starburst stamp give it some glitz.  So find some little tissue packs and give them a shmancy look with some papers and ribbons – think how cute these would be along with some tea bags or chicken soup for someone who doesn’t feel well.  Thoughtful and practical!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Christmas filmstrip card

Hi there – Today’s card is a filmstrip card.  There are lots of examples newly imported 980 out there on the web.  I thought the Sparkly and Bright stamp set would be a good match for the three little photo spots.  I started with the snowflake stamp on the background in Versamark.  The filmstrip piece is 5”x2¼”.  I added the stick-on red rhinestones to each to sparkle it up a bit!  This is a pretty fast and easy card – the hardest part is punching out the spiral edge on the strip! This is a good card for a stamp camp since lots of punches are used and the stamps are solid images, stamped in one color.  For the sentiment I just inked it up in Real Red and wiped off the “may your season be” part with my finger and added Garden Green ink with my SU! marker.  A little messy perhaps, but it works! :0)  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Quick cards!

Hi – Tonight’s post is of two quick cards I made a a week or so ago. newly imported 976 I have a cute Christmas step card to share too but I haven’t been able to get a good photo yet!  I’ll try again tonight… Anyhow these two newly imported 977 cards are simple and fun to make.  The first is a new baby card in So Saffron and Old Olive.  The second is a sympathy card in Very Vanilla and Baja Breeze.  Both would be very simple to change into birthday or thank you cards with a swap of the sentiment stamp and something other than the baby’s hand stamp.  Hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Candy Coated Halloween Pretzel Rods

Hi – I’ve been wanting to try this treat ever sincenewly imported 966 I found these cool long cello bags and wondered what I could put in them.  Pretzel rods seemed to be a perfect fit but too plain – so why not dip them in candy coating and cover them with sprinkles?!!  Surely that would be more exciting! :0)  Then the challenge became to make the topper for each bag different.  I think the pumpkin one is my favorite!  Or maybe the mummy…  Each one is made on a Top Note folded newly imported 961in half over the top of the   cello bag.  The Top Note is cut from a Big Shot die, a must have toy!  It makes projects like this so easy when you can cut out all 5 Top Notes at once.  Hope you like them!  Holler if you want any more specific details.  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Frankenstein Lollipop Details

Hi – I had a few questions about dimensions for the Halloween things we made fornewly imported 957 my kids’ class – about the Frankenstein in particular so here are some of the dimensions.

For the Frankenstein lollipop cover, the green piece measures 7”x2½” and is folded in half.  I punched a small hole on the fold in the center for the lollipop stick to go through.  I punched a slot punch through the top pieces and tied a ribbon to hold it shut.  His nose is a tab punch cut in half.  His ear bolts are the other half of that tab punch cut in half again.  The eye circles are the ¾” circle punch with wiggle eyes on top. His hair is actually a grass die cut turned upside down.

For the witch’s hat, the black piece measures 4”x8”.  Score it at the halfway point (4” in the 8” side).  Mark the center of the 4” side at 2”.  Draw a score mark from the center to the outside edge of that center score line to form the triangles.  Fold them in and repeat on the opposite side.  Punch holes at the top on each side and a ribbon tied through will hold it all together.  I have a small bag of candy corn inside mine.

For the pixie stix pouches, the base is 10”x3” minus a smidge!  The belly band is 2½”x6”.  I cut the pouch just a smidge smaller than 3” wide so that the belly band would fit around and touch in the back even if the kids folded a bit wonky.  We did not glue the pouch sides but rather let the belly band hold it together since the kids glued the daylights out of it!   We used the 1¾” circle punch to punch out a ‘scoop’ on the front flap of the pouch. 

Hope that answers your questions – if not, holler and I’ll try again!  :0)

Thanks for stopping by-

kirstin

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Mr.. Bones in a coffin…he wants out!

Hi – Tonight’s post is a Halloween card featuring Mr. Bones from the newly imported 959 Scary Skeleton stamp set.  He is embossed in white powder on black cardstock. Then I colored in the black areas with a white gel pen to make it look more like a whole skeleton.  I made him a coffin, hingednewly imported 958 with a word window punch straps and sponged the wood slats on the front.  The rest of the card is pretty easy peasy… little bit of Cast-a-Spell DSP, little bit of purple ribbon, a button and a lovely lilac card base.  Almost forgot, the bats are stamped right on the DSP in Versamark and then embossed with black powder to give them a little shine!  Hope you like it.  Thanks for stopping by!

kirstin

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Halloween Goodies!

Hi – Good morning!  I don’t usually have time to newly imported 956 post in the morning but I wanted to get this photo up of the projects we did at an after school class at my son’s school yesterday.  I had 16 kids in the class from K thru 6th grade!  Big age range but everyone got all the projects done and had a great time!  The pixie stix pouch was probably the easiest and the witch’s hat was the hardest because of the folding.  I did have everything pre-scored but it can still be tricky to fold on those lines and get the sides to line up on a triangle box like that.  Holler if you have any questions or want dimensions.  Hope you like them!  Thanks for stopping by!

kirstin

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Goofy Little Bat!

Hi – This bat is truly a little goofy looking – BUT, he’s a practical use of scraps! newly imported 932 I made him to use at a girls stamp camp I had last Friday.  All the girls were between 7-14 years old and we had a great time making Halloween goodies.  This bat was my favorite!  His body is made from the scallop circle die for the Big Shot.  His wings are made from the piece that’s left over after the scallop circle is cut!  Pretty clever, eh?!  His head is the 1¾” circle punch, eyes are wiggle eyes, mouth and fangs are white gel pen and his ears are the 5 petal flower punch.  His legs and feet are the word window punch and a flower punch.  About 5-6 candy corn will fit in the cup that sticks onto his belly.  Since most of the pieces are just punches, he’s pretty easy for the kids to put together.  Some of them skipped the legs and put the feet right up on the body which looks cute too.  Hope he makes you laugh!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Scary Skeleton Card – but he’s not very scary…

Hi – Haven’t had much time to stamp lately but I did manage to sneak down newly imported 925 last night and make this Halloween card.  It’s a 4”x4” size which is perfect to tuck in with some chocolate treats to a friend!  The skeleton is stamped in Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder and cut out.  He comes from the Scary Skeleton stamp set.  The DSP is Cast-a-Spell and cut out on the Big Shot with the Top Note die – it’s backed in black cardstock.  The Top Note die has a skinny perforated edge and I just snipped that off of the DSP piece so the black would create a border.  The circle is from the Batty for You stamp set.  I just punched out the skeleton head part of the stamped image with a ¾” circle punch and looped it over the knots in the ribbons – kind of looks like a big rivet or grommet!  The 3 buttons in the corner are just from my jar of buttons and seemed to add the little bit of balance I was looking for.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Friday, September 25, 2009

Black Cat Favor Box

Hi – This little black cat didn’t turn out to be very fierce looking for Halloween, did he?! newly imported 904

He’s kinda cute though… He is made from the scallop circles #2 die.  I die cut the larger scallop circle and then turned it just a bit and ran it through again to get the pointier look to the scallops.  The ears are the 5 point star die, also cut in Basic Black cardstock.  If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see the ears are folded in to give them a little dimension.  His face is all punches – ¾” circle and ½” circle for the eyes, small oval punch for the nose and inside of the ears and his mouth is also the small scallop oval using the negative piece after the oval is cut (leave a comment if that doesn’t make sense and you want a better explanation!).  I used Going Gray and Basic Gray for those parts.  The favor box die is cut from the Cast-a-Spell DSP and the tag is from the Batty for You stamp set. Peeking out from the box is a cello bag of candy corn tied up with black gingham ribbon and Pumpkin Pie striped grosgrain ribbon.  The tag is hanging from the box handle with twine.

Hope you like it – Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Monday, September 21, 2009

First Day of Fall Flower Power!

Hi – Tomorrow is the first day of fall and since it is supposed to be in the 80’s, I thoughtnewly imported 898 flowers seemed to fit the occasion better than fall leaves would!  I guess these look a bit like sunflowers or maybe big marigolds.  They are made with the scallop circle punch.  I just snipped between each scallop and curved it a bit with a bone folder.  The edges are sponged with Chocolate Chip ink, as is the DSP layer.  I added a little So Saffron scalloped edge on top of the Chocolate Chip layer – which is actually a leftover piece of the Top Note die scrap.  Did that make sense?!  It’s a side from the frame that is leftover when you die cut a Top Note. The ribbon is in the way a bit –sorry ‘bout that!  The DSP is from the Tall Tales pack and the stamp is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set.  There’s a bit of hemp twine tied in the center of the buttons too. You can click on the photo to enlarge it.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wood Sheet Card and Matchbox

Hi – Tonight’s card and matchbox feature the wood sheets in the new Idea Book & Catalog.  newly imported 896They are a bit like balsa wood backed with a white paper, but thin enough to cut with a paper trimmer and easy enough to run through the Big Shot.  The card has the Dasher stamp in Chocolate Chip stamped right onto the wood sheet.  I added a few tiny white beads on the antler swirls.  The tag was cut from the matchbox die on the Big Shot.  The box on the right is the matchbox die stamped with the snowflake from Winter Post.  I added the brown felt ribbon around the outside edge along with a tag from the same wood sheet and a wire swirl hanger to make it like an ornament.  Think of the small treats you could hide inside and then put it on your Christmas tree – what fun!  Visit my Stampin’ Up! website to order a pack of the wood sheets for yourself!  They are $9.95 for four 5¾x13¾” sheets.  Hope you like them.  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Monday, September 14, 2009

Dancing Skeleton!

Hi – Two posts in one day….yikes! newly imported 857 I love this little skeleton guy and wanted to find a way to make him wiggle!  I know there is a way to do it with pennies like on a slider card but it seemed beyond my tired brain to figure it out so I did what I do best – make stuff up!!  First the card details:  The skeleton is embossed with white powder on black cardstock and I cut him out.  The DSP is the new Cast-a-Spell pack. To make the 3-d scallop circle behind him, I cut a piece 1½”x12” and used the scallop punch along the long edge.  Then I folded it back and forth in an accordion fold and stuck the end together with sticky strip so it made a circle.  Using large glue dots, I stretched it into a bigger circle that would stick out the sides of the orange circle. There’s a little black piece that’s also scalloped behind the Pumpkin Pie ribbon.  newly imported 858 The two buttons are actually Certainly Celery and Apricot Appeal but they are close enough when the black gingham ribbon is added!  The stamp set is Scary Skeleton from pg 24 of the Idea Book & Catalog.  To make the skeleton swing back and forth, I put a paperclip on the back with a glue dot.  Then I put a big brad through the loop of the paperclip and stuck it through the orange circle.  Now he swings back and forth like he’s dancing. I’m not sure if that’s harder than the penny trick, but it worked for me!  Click on the pictures to make them bigger if that helps.  Holler if you have any questions!  Thanks for stopping by -  

kirstin

Desktop Organizer

Hi – Here’s a cute desktop organizer I made a bit ago with my dear friend Julie.  newly imported 852It’s made from 6 small pint sized paint cans.  You can get them at your local hardware store and since they are new, they are a breeze to cover and decorate!  I covered mine with Delicate Dots DSP on the outside and then slipped a different design inside the cans too.  Those on the inside are not adhered so they will be easy to change out anytime!  The cans are stuck together with the large glue dots and then the ribbons tied around help to stabilize the whole thing.  For size perspective you can see that I put my Stampin’ Write markers in one, paper snips in one, blender pens in one and even Snail in the top one.  It was truly easy to make and helps to newly imported 851organize those things you need all the time that are usually tucked away in a drawer – or in my case, spread out all over the room!!  It sits happily on top of my cubby shelf and looks pretty cute.  Hope you like it!  Holler if you have any questions.  Thanks for stopping by -

 

kirstin

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thank You Card

newly imported 850Hi – Tonight’s card is a shabby chic Thank You card done in Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip and Kraft with touches of white.  The edges were all distressed with Chocolate Chip ink to give it a shabby look.   I cut the Chocolate Chip layer into the Top Note shape with the Big Shot die and then ran it through again with the mini polka dot embossing plate for some added texture.  The green DSP is non-SU, but I liked the design on it for the layout I had in mind.  The corduroy button holds the two ribbon loops in place behind the curly label punch.  I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Friday, September 4, 2009

Back to School Backpacks!

Hi – Happy Friday!  Kids started school here on Wednesday and get to ease into things with a 3 day week followed by a long weekend – no sense rushing into things!  Here are two mini backpacks I made for the lovely secretaries at my son’s elementary school.  I filled them with candies and a large paperclip bookmark that matched the scallop circle on the front of each one.  The first one is Real Red and Basic Black.  newly imported 837 I used a retired wheel that goes with Crayon Kids for the main background and then some striped DSP in black and grey from a Halloween pack.  The front flap is held closed with a velcro dot.  The top strap and the back straps (which you can’t see…) are black grosgrain ribbon.  The apple is from the Tart and Tangy stamp set.  The whole thing is about 5 inches tall!  newly imported 839I closed that small pouch in the front but you could leave it open and fit something cute and tiny in there.   The second one is  Old Olive  with the Summer Picnic DSP.  Also retired – can you tell I’m trying to use up some old things!!  More room for new things :0) that way!  For this one I used white twill for the handle and straps.  Same apple stamp.  One has a definite “school” look to it and the other is a bit “fresh” looking.  I love them both!  Hope you like them too!  Thanks for stopping by -  kirstin

newly imported 840

Monday, August 24, 2009

Whooo’s there?

Hi – I’ve been a bit scattered in posting lately so I’m trying to get my act together!  I’m experimenting with Live Writer to do my posts to see if I can move things around and edit a little more easily…so this is my trial run! Let’s hope it works - Today’s card features the owl from the Animal Stories stamp set. newly imported 831 I have him sitting in the tree from the Season of Friendship stamp set above some grass I snipped out of Old Olive. Both the owl and the tree are cut out and popped up on the card. This was one of those cards where I got carried away adding details! :0)   The card colors are Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Whisper White.  The DSP is Tall Tales.  I punched the bottom edge of the Chocolate Chip layer with the scallop edge punch and then scooted it over and punched again half way through each scallop.  It gives it a more ragged edge which I thought worked better with the grass piece.  I did the same thing to the scallop circle but it was a bit trickier to do.  newly imported 836 TIP: punch the scallop circle  once and then lightly adhere it to a scrap piece of cardstock. This becomes your handle to hold the scallop circle in place.  Then put it back in the punch, turning it upside down so you can see what you’re punching. Then line it up again and rotate just a tad so that you can punch the center of each scallop off.  Now you can peel away the scrap piece and you have a sunburst type shape!  The Rose Red buttons are threaded with skinny pieces of Old Olive cardstock.  It’s easy to do this if you first break the fibers up a bit by rolling the strip gently over a table edge.  I curled the ends around my paper piercer.  That’s it! Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by today – I’m off to get my act together! :0)

kirstin

Friday, August 21, 2009

Back to School Treat Box

Hi - Here's a darling little treat box made with the Fancy Favor Die for the Big Shot - it's all dressed up for back to school goodies!  My stamping gal Julie and I made these on Wednesday and had so much fun adding the little pieces here and there.  She's a clever little bunny and came up with the scissors and pencil using oval punches and the word window punch - pretty cute, eh?!  (Check hers out at thoughtsthatstick.blogspot.com) 

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The box holds three 3x3 cards, three new pencils, a jumbo paperclip bookmark and a cello bag of trail mix.  The mini chalkboard on the trail mix says, "You're the apple of my eye."  I added a name plaque to the front of the mini composition notebook and a long piece of ribbon tied with a button to be a place holder.  It flips from the front of the book to hold your spot.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Scraps = layers!

Hi - Last night I was cleaning up my scrap container and came across several little pieces of Parisian Breeze DSP that I had cut into strips or run through the Big Shot.  I get a little lazy with scraps and tend to toss them in a tub and then sort them out by color when the tub starts to overflow! :0)  But I got distracted - as I often do - by these pieces and started putting them together on a card!  Here's what I came up with:

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The colors are Baja Breeze, Kraft, Chocolate Chip and White.  The center heart is a chipboard piece that I embossed with white powder three times to give it a chunkier look.   The little "Thank You" stamp is from the Short & Sweet stamp set.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Friday, August 14, 2009

Flower Fancy Fun!

Hi - Had a quick chance to ink up my new Flower Fancy stamp set to make this card.  I used Pumpkin Pie and So Saffron as my colors for ink and cardstock to go with the DSP from Razzleberry Lemonade.  After stamping the flower's outline and then the centers, I cut them out and curled the edges a bit with my bone folder to give them a little dimension.  The little flowers are popped up on dimensionals. newly imported 824 The layer under the "Get Well Soon" is two curly label punches put together to make it long enough.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

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kirstin

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Medallion beauties!

Hi - I love, love the new Medallion stamp!  It's a background stamp so it's huge and that makes it easy to have a big impact on a card.  On these two cards I used it in the background in Bermuda Bay ink on the same colorcard stock.  The focal colors are then black and white. 

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For the "thanks" card I wanted the Medallion image on the white center piece as well and I wanted it to line up so it looked like it was stamped all at once.  Here's my tip of the day:  it's easiest to have that white piece bigger than you need it to be, stamp the image and then trim it down to fit in like a puzzle piece. Yes, I tried lining it up and stamping it first....didn't work as well! :0)  The sentiment is from the Thank You Kindly stamp set.  The second card uses the Level 1 hostess set called Holiday Best - free with a $150 order.  I punched out 5-¾"circles and lined them up along the bottom of the black piece for a larger scallop.  I like the way both these cards turned out - hope you like them too!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Trendy Trees on my kitchen counter...

Hi - I love this card....love it!  The colors, the trees, the simple layout...But for the love of a sandwich, I could not get a good picture of it!  Somehow the colors were all goofy.  Too yellow, too orange, too dark.  Ack!  So I finally gave up at 1:30am and went to sleep.  (I know, slacker!)   Tried again this afternoon and same deal.  That's when I decided to forget the light box for now and take the picture on the kitchen counter! 

newly imported 803



At least the card is the right colors now!  So Saffron, Old Olive, Soft Suede and white.  The striped DSP piece is from the Tall Tales pack.  The ribbon is So Saffron as are the buttons with a little linen thread tied through the holes.  I stamped the trees from the Trendy Trees set in Old Olive and Soft Suede, using the Stamp-a-ma-jig to align the trunks.  They are all cut out and put on with dimensionals and glue dots.  The sentiment is in Soft Suede.  I used the distressing tool from the Cutter Kit to rough up the edges of the Old Olive piece until the edges started to split and then used my fingers to roll back the top layer of the cardstock.  The little scalloped edge was pierced and added underneath.  If you look closely you can see the fluffy leaves stamped in So Saffron just under the top left corner of the Old Olive piece - for a little something unexpected.  I really {heart} this card. :0) Hope you like it too!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Good morning : )

Hi - Got busy last night prepping a room to paint so I didn't get this posted but I thought I'd sneak it in before I head out for more paint!  These cards are both Old Olive, So Saffron, Whisper White and Basic Black.  

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To be honest, neither one of these seems to be really 'me'...I like the color combination, but the cards aren't working for me!  :0)   And to top it off, my husband said he didn't much care for the bird card.  So it's official from this household - I need do-overs!  What do you think?!  Anything worth salvaging here?!  I guess today I won't say, "Hope you like them!" :0)  Thanks for stopping by though -

kirstin

Monday, August 3, 2009

Animals on film!

Hi - Busy weekend didn't leave much time for stamping but I was able to get some ink on my hands tonight! This card uses the Animal Stories stamp set from the new Idea Book & Catalog and Short and the Sweet stamp set which has been around for a while.

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The base is Chocolate Chip, the DSP is Sahara Sand and then More Mustard is the accent color.  I cut out the little hearts and popped them up on dimensionals.  This card would be really cute as a birthday card too if you changed the sentiment and used mini cupcakes in place of the hearts!  It's a pretty quick and easy card to make - the one tip I would have is to rough up the edges of the black strip before you use the spiral punch on the sides...it's a little tough to not get carried away and really crink them up too much!  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Tall Tales Slider Box

Hi - Today's post is a slider box I made with my stampin' buddy Julie.  She has a tutorial for it that can be found at her website here.  Scroll down on her site to see her Halloween and Christmas sample - they are awesome!  The box is about 5" by 3" and the base slides out like a matchbox.  We put a divider in the middle but you could leave it out and it would hold a lot. 

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newly imported 758



I used the Tall Tales DSP on mine and the Animal Stories stamp set.  The So Saffron piece in the center was stamped with the Canvas background stamp and then I fringed the edge to make it look like burlap.  I thought the "wish big" sentiment went well with the elephant! : )  Check out Julie's site to see her slider boxes too!  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Same template - different twist!

Hi - Hope it's cooler where you are than it is here!  We are supposed to hit 102 degrees today which is too hot for Seattle... : )  But stamping must go on regardless of the weather!  Today's card is the same layout as yesterday's but I changed up the colors, stamp set and accessories.  I don't use pink very often but I do like the Regal Rose and Sahara Sand combination. 

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I used the Crazy for Cupcakes stamp set, stamped in Close to Cocoa and then colored in the plate and cupcakes with a blender pen and ink pads.  I had to mask off the cake stand when I inked up the stamp so it would fit where I wanted it.  I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds to each frosting top for a little sparkle - also a stretch for me!  You can click on the picture to make it larger to see the details.  Pink and glitter on one card - that's a bold move! : )   Hope you have a great day!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Suede Apricots :)

Hi - Today's card was inspired by one I saw in the new Idea Book & Catalog.  There are so many beautiful ideas in there that it's easy to find something to give you inspiration!  The card I loved is on page 101, upper right corner.  It is made with Soft Suede, More Mustard and Very Vanilla with Ruby Red and More Mustard inks.  I used Soft Suede with Apricot Appeal and Very Vanilla instead. 

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The catalog card used the Bella's Blooms stamp set and I used Pocket Silhouettes.  I added a bit of ribbon - because it's hard not to! - and had to piece it together on the back of the card so the polka dots didn't show!  I trimmed the bottom of the card front with the scallop edge punch but then added another scalloped edge in Apricot Appeal to bring the card length back to 5½" again.  All the scallops are pierced.  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

Friday, July 24, 2009

Finally a new card! :)

Hi - I finally found a few minutes to sneak into my stamping room and make a new card!  Oh happy day... : )  This card is a So Saffron base with the new Tall Tales DSP.  I used the Top Note die to make the center spot in Close to Cocoa and white.  The sentiment is from the Great Friend stamp set.  I inked it up in Rose Red and then went over the word "friend" with a Chocolate Chip marker to get the two colored effect on one stamp!  The flowers were die cut with my Big Shot, button centers tied with linen thread, edges stitched with a white gel pen.  I tied a So Saffron ribbon across the top and called it good!  Hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

newly imported 755

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Other box samples

Hi - Here are a few of the boxes others have made with my tutorial.  They are really adorable! : )  Love to see all that creativity out there....


card box project


This one was made by Lorie.  Love the off-center tab on the lid and the skinny little butterfly body!  Nicely done : )



Cheryl made one too and posted her's on SplitCoast: 
I made a box - your instructions are great! Here is a link to my box:
 
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1411073

Jenn made one as well and posted it on her amazing blog:
Kirstin--Just had the opportunity to use the tutorial I purchased from you to create this size of the flip top box, and I love the results!

Here's mine:  http://justforyoubyjenn.blogspot.com/2009/07/sweet-storage-reminiscent-of-crayons.html

Thanks so much for the great work!  Can't wait to bring these to my customers!

Be sure to check them out!  Thanks ladies for sharing your projects!!  Thanks for stopping by-

kirstin

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm back!!

Hi - I'm back to the land of stamping and updating my site after 18 wonderful days of vacation!  I was able to check my site but not really able to upload any pictures easily and I didn't take any (gasp!) stamping supplies with me so nothing new to post.  But I'm back now.  I have a few of the flip top boxes to post that were made using my tutorial.  It's fun to see how others put their own spin on it!  I'll work on getting those posted as well.  Hope you have a super day -

kirstin

Monday, July 6, 2009

Small version of box

Hi - Hope you all had a safe and happy 4th of July!  I took a few days off from posting for some family time.  Tonight's post shows the smaller and skinnier version of the flip top box that is included in the tutorial  posted below. It is the same height and width but holds 6-8 cards and envelopes versus the 8-12 for the larger one.  I used the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

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Monday, June 29, 2009

Flip Top Box Tutorial now available!

Hi - The tutorial for my flip top box is now ready!  It is 24 pages in length will lots of photos and step-by-step directions for making the boxes and embellishing it to match the one below.  I used the Tall Tales DSP and the Animal Stories stamp set from the new catalog that lauches today! 


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Remember that dimensions for both size boxes are included in the tutorial.  The ones pictured here, here and here are all the larger size that will fit 12 cards and envelopes.  (more, if they are flat cards!)  I also have a version that is skinnier and holds 6-8 cards and envelopes.  It is made with two sheets of 8½x11 cardstock.   The sample in the tutorial of the smaller box is made from Pumpkin Pie cardstock and the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP.  I like to make measuring easy, so the directions will be easy to follow and you'll be able to make lots and lots of them without getting bogged down in little tick marks on a ruler! :)  I know you'll be happy with it!  To order, just click the "Buy Now" button below, and I will email you a link to download it.  I would love to see your versions of it! 

Thanks,

kirstin

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Third flip top box

Hi - Here's another version of my box.  I had a lot of gifts I needed for the end of the year!  This one is a bit more my style - love the brighter colors and big flower.  I'm working on the tutorial and will post a button for it soon to preorder.  Hope to have the whole thing ready by the 1st at the latest!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Another flip top box

Hi - Thanks for all the kind comments about my box yesterday!  I got a few emails about where I got the template and to answer that, I made it up myself.  I had a stack of cards I wanted a box for so I created one out of two regular pieces of cardstock - but it was too skinny to hold 12 cards so I made a fatter one!  I'm sure there are similar boxes out there, but I wanted one that was simple and had straight-forward measurements.  I don't like measuring 3/8ths or 7/8ths so I tend to stick with easier numbers and use as much of the cardstock as I can...I get stingy with my paper! :]  So I'll work on a tutorial for those that are interested.  In the meantime, here's another one I did.  Also uses the Walk in the Park DSP.  It's not my favorite - I like the other one better!  Maybe you'll like it better than I do!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin


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Friday, June 26, 2009

Flip top card box

Hi - Tonight's post is a flip top box I made a while back to hold cards.  I wanted a box to hold about 12 cards but I didn't want the lid to be hard to line up and put back on each time you open the box - So this is what I came up with.  Kind of reminds me of a crayon box with the hinged lid.   I made it out of one 12x12 sheet and one 8½x11 sheet of cardstock.  Then I wrapped it in the Walk in the Park DSP.  The two sides are rounded so they swing back nicely and the bottom corner doesn't stick out.  The label is from the Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware kit.  I used So Saffron brads to attach it though and stuck three Little Leaves behind it.  I like the way it turned out! :]  Hope you like it too!  Thanks for stopping by -

kirstin

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Preorder the tutorial for this box and the smaller version HERE - it will be available July 1st!