Saturday, May 30, 2009

The Damage

When I am in my creative mode, I have a tendency to get everything out and make a huge mess... here is the aftermath of ONE night of creativity!

Happy Birthday Grandma

My Grandmothers birthday was on the 1st. She is always asking me for cards and so I thought it would be nice to make her some cards for her birthday. Here is what I came up with, by the way I again used the Big Shot (I loved it so much I might just have to get one!)

I used the Bella Rose DSP and 2 discontinued stamp sets. I also just bought the stampin-a-jig and used it to place to words just right on the front of the box. On most projects I wouldn't worry about using it, but on something like this it is a life saver!

As you can see there are 6 cards each using different sides of the DSP. Inside I stamped a really simple message so my Grandmother can just add something short and not feel like she needs to write a lot. Then I made a very simple box to put them in. What is cool, but I didn't get a picture of this... is that the lid goes behind the Top Note shape (I bumped it out with some dimensional) This adds a lot to the box, both when it is open or close.

She loved them!

Big Shot

So while I was borrowing Kasia's Big Shot, I thought I would go crazy and make a couple fun projects.
I really love the look of scallops and the scallop circle die cut caught my attention and I have been meaning to try and idea I had a while ago: making a circular mini scrapbook, here is what I came up with. Now I just need a couple pictures of a really cute little girl to add to each page.

May Club Stuff - Sorry I am behind!

I really enjoyed making everything for this months club. My fabulous upline, Kasia, let me borrow her Big Shot & Dies, so I incorporated the Big Shot into the projects as much as I could. Here I have used the wild about you stamp set, the dry emboss big shot dies, and the Go go boots letter die cuts, and some designer paper that has been discontinued (bummer). Here are some close ups: I had a lot of fun showing my clubs how to make the group of animals so close together by using what I call the "post-it note" technique. For those who don't know, you stamp your first image it being the one you want in the very front, for this group I did the alligator first, then you cut out a post-it note to cover the alligator and stamp your next image, ie the lion, you continue to stamp and cover, keeping all covers on until your done, and you end up with a really fun group of animals or whatever!

For the card I used a design that I made at an up line meeting I went to last month. I thought I would work perfectly for fathers day or anyone who had lent a helping hand. We used the Totally tool stamp set, the fabulous Parisian Breeze Designer Paper, the Big Shot Top Note die cutter to cut out the fun shape in the back, and used a technique to make it look like leather, and then added some ribbon and brads. Everyone loved it.

I do have some openings in both my Salt Lake & Layton Clubs, if your interested in joining please let me know! Not only do you get these projects for FREE, they are really fun!!