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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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

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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....


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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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