Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Faux Silk Circle Circus

A quick posting today and an easy technique using one of the new stamp sets:
"Faux Silk"
- Stamp images on the red tissue (tip: tissue size should be larger than the card stock)
- Apply adhesive to the real red card stock
- Crumble the stamped red tissue
- Unfold, leaving wrinkles in the tissue, position on top of red card stock. Trim tissue as needed.

Close up of faux silk technique.

Card Inside:

  • Stamps: Circle Circus, Happy Everything
  • CS: Real Red, Black, Kraft
  • Ink: Real Red, Craft Vanilla, Black
  • Accys: Modern Label Punch, Small Oval Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, 1/4" Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Red Tissue Paper (non SU)

I also picked up some pink and gold tissue paper today so stay tuned for projects using these tissues!

Thank you for stopping by today................xoxo

Monday, June 29, 2009

Shoes & A Cake-in-a-Box

Out of all the boxes I have made, this one is the BEST! It is a birthday present for a really great friend - I gave it to her this past weekend and she loved it! The lid has a pair of shoes!!! The shoes are 2-3/4"x 1-3/4" and the insoles are lined with designer paper. Flowers on the shoes were punched from the Trio Flower Punch, topped with adhesive pearls. The shoes sit on a designer paper circle on top of a scallop circle (Big Shot). The flowers are a Martha Stewart Punch attached with dimensionals.
As a reminder: the tutorial for this basic project is posted on 5/29/09.
Edited 7/8/09: shoe template is from www.paperzone.com/e-mails/shoe1.html - shrink this template 50% to fit onto lid.

Here's a close-up of the shoes:

Side view of shoes on the lid:

Back of shoes on lid: note the stamped vellum butterfly which sits on a narrow piece of Pretty in Pink CS (attached with a mini glue dot)! There are 3 mini adhesive pearls in the center of the butterfly.

Take off the lid, top view of inside:

Sides unfolded: Top view

Cake front view: The message was computer generated and cut out using the Oval Coluzzle.

Cake back view: There were a total of 7 stamped vellum butterflies used for the cake. Each attached with a mini glue dot.
Some of the messages:

And, here is the card with the envelope:

Close-up of card:

Card inside:

And here's what those shoes look like before they are assembled.
Here's the lid before it is assembled:

Here are sides before the cake is decorated and the squares.
  • Stamps: Warm Words, Great Friend, On Your Birthday
  • CS: Pink Pirouette Designer Paper (retired), Bella Rose Designer Paper (retired), Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
  • Ink: Black, Craft White
  • Accys: Big Shot Pop-Up Cake Die, Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissors Plus, Trio Flower Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Adhesive Pearls (non SU), Dimensionals (SU and Non SU), Sticky Tape, Mini Glue Dots, Daisy Punch (Martha Stewart), Oval Coluzzle.

Thank you for stopping by today and I do hope you enjoyed this project........I'd love to hear your comments................xoxo

Friday, June 26, 2009

Razzle Scallop Envelope Card

Loving this scallop envelope: it is stamped using the new Razzle Dazzle Stamp set. The Rich Razzleberry ink used stamps really well on the Whisper White. The envelope is attached to the card front using sticky tape. To add a little more detail, after punching the scallop edge of the card, pierce in between the scallops. (Photo does not show this clearly). Finished card size 4-1/4" x 4-1/2".

Pull out the 2" x 3" little note from the scallop envelope:

Card inside:

  • Stamps: Razzle Dazzle, On Your Birthday
  • CS: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper
  • Ink: Black, Rich Razzleberry
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Scallop Envelope Die, Round Tab Punch, Scallop Boarder Punch, Piercer, Clear Rhinestone Brad, 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, Sticky Tape.

Thank you for stopping by.........HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND! 2 more business days before we can order from the new catalogue!!!!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Razzle Petal Card

Yup, this is a card with a Petal Envelope (it is the Big Shot Petal Die) in the center of the card. This card uses the new Razzle Dazzle stamp set in the background. Finished card size: 4-1/4" x 4-1/4".

Pull out the 2-1/4"x 2-1/4" note card. Attach Petal Envelope to card front using sticky tape after stamping. Tip: trim 3 of the petals.The message stamped with the Staz On Black and inked with the New Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry Stampin' Write pens. Punch using the Scallop Oval punch and attached to the flap using dimensionals.

Card Inside:

Close-up card inside at bottom:

  • Stamps: Razzle Dazzle, Oval All
  • CS: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • Ink: Bermuda Bay, Staz-On Black
  • Accys: Stampin' Write Bermuda Bay Pen, Stampin' Write Crushed Curry Pen, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Round Tab Punch, Big Shot Petal Card Die, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Sticky Tape, Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by today..........only a few more days..........orders can be placed from the new catalogue! Woooohooooo...............

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Razzle Top Note Card

Another Razzle Dazzle quick and easy card using SU's exclusive Sizzix Big Shot Top Note die - love this shape for a card. Finished card size: 4-3/4" x 3-3/4". The paper is the soon to be released Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper. The ribbon happens to be from Sell-a-bration Ribbon bundle - it matches pretty well! All pieces of paper have dimensionals to attach to the Crushed Curry card stock.

Card side view:

Front close-up: Message stamped using Crushed Curry Ink (new!) and punched using the Modern Label Punch (new!)

Card inside:

Inside card close-up: Randomly stamp flowers around top note edge using Crushed Curry ink.

  • Stamps: Razzle Dazzle
  • CS: Razzleberry Lemonade Designer Paper, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crushed Curry
  • Accys: SU Exclusive Big Shot Top Note Die, 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals, Modern Label Punch.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

First Razzle Dazzle Card

The new Razzle Dazzle Stamp set is mounted ready to be co-ordinated wtih Razzleberry Lemonade designer paper (Page 162 in the new catalogue). Lots of fun and possibilities! Am anxious for the official ordering of new product to start on July 1! This is a scallop circle card: finished size 4-1/2"x4-1/4".

Close-up card front.

  • Score and fold card in half then put through the Big Shot Scallop die to make this card.
  • Use the Circle Scissors Plus Cutter, set at 3-5/8" to make the circle for card outside and inside.
  • Use the new In Colors Stampin' Write Pens: Melon mabo and Crushed Curry along with Old Olive to achieve the multi color floral image.
  • Sponge edges with Melon Mambo.
  • Position Melon Mambo Polka Dot Ribbon acros front. Cut separate ends, secure shape with mini glue dots.
  • Attach card front using dimensionals.
  • Pierce scallops
  • Stamp and Punch "It's Good to Dream" using the Modern Label Punch, attach to card front using dimensionals.

Card Inside: Apply Stampin' Write Pens to stamp as shown.

Closer view card inside. Edges sponged with Melon Mambo.


  • Stamps: Razzle Dazzle
  • CS: Razzleberry Lemonade, Whisper White
  • Ink: Melon Mambo
  • Accys: Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, Circle Scissors Plus, Modern Label Punch, Stampin' Write Pens: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo, Dimensionals, 1/2" Melon Mambo Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots, Stamping Sponges, Piercer.

Thank you for stopping by today..........XOXO

Monday, June 22, 2009

Birthday Cake in a Box

This birthday gift is a surprise for a friend. Photos can be positioned in each section after the celebration. Additional info added 6/24: see tutorial (right side bar) for this project on 5/29/09. Finished project size: 4" x 4" x 4".

Close-up of lid:

Lid off: reveling inside contents from the top

1st Layer unfolded:

2nd Layer unfolded:

3rd layer unfolded:

Box unfolded:
Cake: Top layer with candles. Flames colored with Stampin' Write Pens

Top of cake:

Messages for photos:

Accompanying card: Note the punched flower on the corner of the envelope.

Inside card:
  • Stamps: Celebrate Everything, Happy Everything, Fifth Avenue Floral, On Your Birthday, Party Hearty, It's your Birthday (retired)
  • CS: sell-a-bration Delicate Dots Designer Paper, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
  • Ink: Black
  • Accys: 5/8" Certainly Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, 1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Designer Label Punch, Large Oval Punch, Flower Punch (Martha Stewart), Stampin' Wtrite Summer Sun Pen, Stampin' Write Yo Yo Yellow Pen.

Thank you for visiting today.............XOXO