Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Tags and some Cards

This year I decided to make my own Christmas Tags to go on the gifts that I am giving. It was really fun making them. I have only made a few and I still need to make some more, but these are the ones I have made so far. I will just be making duplicates of the ones that I have already made. I also made 3 sets of 12 cards each for Dave's Sister's and Sister-in-Law. Here are just a few of the cards I made. I copied them all from Splitcoast Stampers, however I changed the color schemes on all of these cards. I really like how they turned out!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Card Technique for September

I have been pretty bad about posting these techniques before the end of the month. Anyway September's Techinque is called "Moonlighting" and we did this card last Tuesday at Stamp Club. I got this idea from a blog here. I did change it a little because she didn't have a greeting on the front and to me a card looks incomplete without a greeting. So I had to adjust the sizes of the front panels. I also just cut 1/2 inch off the bottom of the front of the card and then used the new scallop punch to get the decorative edge. She had hers on the inside of the card.

Anyway, this is how the technique is done. First I stamped my image using versamark ink and then put black embossing powder over the versamark and heated with my heat tool. Then I punched out a 1" circle and placed it over the owl. Third, I Used More Mustard Stamp Pad and pounced on the top 2/3 of the paper. Then using the same sponge I used Pumpkin Pie Stamp Pad and pounced on the top 1/3 of paper. Finally I used the Old Olive Stamp Pad and pounced on the bottom 1/3 of the paper. Then just finish up the card. I really liked doing this technique. Next month I will be doing a Faux Metal Technique that is really cute. Anyway, here is the finished card!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Card Technique for August

The card technique for August is called Paper Piecing. It is pretty easy, but can be very time consuming. This is how it is done. First, you stamp your image twice--once on cardstock and once on patterened paper. You can also make your own pattered paper by using a background stamp and then stamping image on stamped background. That is what I did with the sock monkey card. I used the Twill background stamp and then stamped the sock monkey on it. This gave the monkey a knitted look. Second, cut out the image that you want for the main image. Third, cut out the pieces of the other image that you want to use. With the sock monkey one I used the knitted piece as my main image and then cut out the pieces I wanted to with the regular cardstock. With the cupcake thank you I cut out the patterened paper with the top part of the cupcake and also the cherry. Fourth, you adhere the cut out pieces to your main image. Fifth, finish the card. Here are the 2 examples of the cards.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Card Techniques for June and July

I know that I am behind on my card techniques. I apologize to those of you who may check this site on a regular basis. These are my card techniques for June and July. The technique for June is called faux silk. This is the card that I madeThis is how you make it. First you stamp your image on tissue paper. Then if you want to add color you can add it very carefully. I didn't to it to this one. Then you take your tissue paper and you crumple it up. Then you flatten it out again and use a glue stick to go oven entire piece of cardstock. Then you adhere the tissue paper to it. You fold in all the excess behind it then you finish up the card.

The technique for July was making a purse out of the round tab punch. I got the idea for this at You punch out of designer paper using the round tab punch, fold over. Then you make a handle using the small and large oval punches. This is the card I used with that technique. I changed the colors and used the cuttlebug embossing folder to add some texture. This is the card that I made for July.

We made both of these cards at my Stamp Club last night and it was a lot of fun!!!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Card Technique for May

The card technique that I did for May is really fun to do and you are going to wish that you had "Smellanet." The technique is scratch and sniff cards. I have a perfect stamp set to try this card technique with. It is the Tart and Tangy set from the Occassions mini Catalog. Here are the step- by-step instructions:

What you need:

  1. A bold style stamp set

  2. A versamark pad

  3. A sugar-free drink mix

  4. Clear Emboss powder

  5. A heat tool
This is what you do:

Mix 1part sugar-free drink mix to 1 1/2 parts Clear embossing powder. For example, 1 teaspoon drink mix with 1 1/2 teaspoons Clear embossing powder. This gives you scented powder.

Stamp image in VersaMark ink on your cardstock

Heat emboss the image using the scented embossing powder

Finish your project! This is mine.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Teacher Appreciation Week

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week at Landon's school. I haven't done anything for his teacher all week and decided that I better do something for him to take to school tomarrow. Anyway I found this cute card idea online and so I made this card today. Then I had Landon write the note inside. We are also giving Miss Cook a Ghirardelli Chocolate bar. I mean, who doesn't love CHOCOLATE!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

Card Technique for April

I know that I am a few days late with the April Card Technique, but April was a little bit busy and I had to order some stuff to do this card and didn't get it ordered until the end of April. This card technique is called Cracked Glass. As always, I got this card idea from someone else. Anyway, here is the card I made.This is how the card is made:
  1. Stamp your image on cardstock
  2. Add color if you want
  3. Apply versamark over the entire piece of cardstock
  4. Put cardstock in a powder pal and pour Glassy Glaze over the entire image
  5. Heat powder with heat gun until melted. When you are done, your cardstock will have a bumpy, linoleum layer of Glassy Glaze.
  6. While Glassy Glaze is still hot, add more powder over cardstock. The 2nd layer will look smoother
  7. Repeat step #6
  8. Bend cardstock carefully until embossed layer cracks. Repeat on different spots until you get the look you want
  9. Sponge cracks if you want them to look more prominent
  10. Buff with a paper towel to pick up ink that didn't seep into the cracks
  11. Finish Card.

If you are in my Stamp Club, this is another card that we will be making at Stamp Club this month. It is a lot of fun and I have really enjoyed learning some new techniques!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Gift Card Holder

Tomarrow my brother Jake is graduating from college. A couple of weeks ago I saw this really cute gift card holder on another blog so I decided to try it for the first time. It was a lot of fun and pretty easy. You can see instructions on how to make it at here. Just scroll down until you see gift card holder. Also, if you are in my stamp club we will be learning how to make these in May.