Friday, May 14, 2010

Mom's purse

Long before I ever created a card, or papercraft of any kind, I sewed. Mom taught me, and then I learned to quilt. So how awesome for me to discover that I can use my BIG SHOT for quilting? I was ecstatic. As you all know, it cuts fabric, and cuts the most perfect sized squares for quilting usng the Scallop Square Die. It is quite easily the most fabulous die you can buy for your Big Shot!

So, for Mother's Day, I whipped together a purse. I actually made one a month back, and gave it away without taking pictures. I know! So, here's the purse:

Inside lining:

Close up of the ruffle and quilting:

So, whatcha think? Pretty awesome, huh? What are your thoughts on me holding a class where we all make a purse? No need to be overwhelmed - it is quite easy to put together! A fabulous demonstrator Angie Juda made a really easy video to follow!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

May Club

Can you believe May is already here?! Time for stamp club! This first project uses chalk - a medium that we don't use all that much (I have only used ine a handful of times), but I have found a really fun way to use them! This image is stamped with versamark, and then the chalk is applied with a sponge dobber. SOOO fun! Sorta looks like worn denim to me!!

Stamp Set: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Really Rust, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Really Rust, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Sponge dobbers, Brads, Dimensionals

For the next project, I am doing something that we have never done in club before. The last 2 projects "go together". This was not the original plan, but because sometimes projects do not go according to plan - you improvise!

This little card purse is just adorable, and really easy to whip together. How about adding a couple of cards and you have a hand-made gift ready on the spur of the moment!! You can find the tutorial for the purse here.

Paper: Cottage Wall DSP, Orchid Opulance, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, brads, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Circle Scallop Punch

And the last project is really 2 . . . I couldn't send you off with a card purse with only one card inside!! I just can't get enough of these embossing folders with the Big Shot!! Adds such great dimension to the project! We are also using Rub-ons - you have your choice of about a zillion different phrases! Rub ons are a great way to add a sentiment (or other element) to a card!

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulance, Cottage Wall DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Dot Embossing folder, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Dimensionals, Chit Chat Rub-ons
See ya tonight!

Who loves ribbon?

I do! I mean, who doesn't love ribbon? And how many of you hoard it, save it and can't bear to throw it away? I know it's you! Well, for all of you who have saved those scraps of ribbon, I have just the solution for you!! Use any punch - heart, star, scallop - whatever you have on hand! Adhere the ribbon to the backside (I used double stick tape) and assemble your card!

Paper: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Breeze, Whisper White
Accessories: Full Heart Punch, Ribbon: Bermuda Breeze, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day out there to all you fabulous moms! I hope you are able to let your mom know how much she means to you. We are celebrating with mom today with a home-cooked meal! I just love these colors together - especially if your mom loves pink! :)

Stamp Set: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Blooming with Love (retired)
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery
Paper: Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Dimensionals, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Pretty in Pink Stain Ribbon