Galt Club Projects

January 27, 2009 at 5:57 pm | Posted in Accessories- Chipboard, Accessories- Designer Series Papers, Accessories- Punches, New Products, Scrapbooking, Specials, Stamp Set- Love You Much, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Pastels, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

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The ladies in my Galt Stamp Club asked for Valentines projects this month!  I was happy to comply, and of course reached for my Love You Much Bundle as the base for each of the projects.  (The bundle is 20% off only through Jan 31st- time is running out!)

I’m so excited about what I came up with!  We had a great time Friday night stamping.

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This is the card we made.  Have I told you how much I love those two birds?  They are just so sweet!

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The glitter window along the bottom of the card is just adorable!  When it is closed, you can see the Candy Lane Designer paper showing through from the inside of the card.  Below, you can see the Dazzling Diamonds really shine!

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I made the glitter window by first placing the Close to Cocoa card stock (punched with the Scallop Edge Punch) over the base of the Riding Hood Red card and securing with Dotto, a good temporary adhesive.  Then I punched out the hearts using the new Heart to Heart Punch.  I removed the Cocoa piece and stuck packing tape across the back where it couldn’t be seen.  The sticky part of the tape is seen through the hearts in the front.  Then I poured Dazzing Diamonds Glitter all over the piece and brushed off all the excess glitter.  Finally, I added adhesive to the pack of the Cocoa card stock, lined it up with the hearts on the card base, and glued it down.

Here is what the card looks like open:

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I colored the Chipboard Square with Close to Cocoa Craft Ink and a Sponge Dauber.  Once it was dry, I used a 2-Way Glue Pen to add some glitter to the frame.  It needed some glitz, too!  The birds are softly colored in with Pastels.


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I designed this 6×6 scrapbook page to be fast and easy to assemble since the other two projects are a little time-consuming.  But I love the way it looks!  The photo I chose wasn’t a good quality one.  It was taken in low lighting and was pretty grainy.  So I decided to go with a vintage look.  I changed the overall photo to B&W first, then tinted it with a Chocolate Chip color.  After I printed it, I used a Stampin’ Sponge and Chocolate Chip ink to color the edges, creating a feathered vignette-look.

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I covered the stamped flower with a punched out one from the Trio Flower Punch and secured with a Silver Brad.  I also used  a VersaMarker to darken the inside of the letters.  I did the same thing with the heart on the accent:

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I got the idea for this sweet box from Stampin’ Up!’s website for demonstrators. 

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This part was made by stamping the same image three times using Chocolate Chip ink: once on each Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, and Riding Hood Red card stocks.  I punched out the largest part with the Scallop Circle Punch, the middle with the 1-1/4″ Circle Punch, and cut out the heart with my Paper Snips.  Then I colored in the dots with the Uni-ball White Gell Pen.

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The hearts on the base of the box were made using both the Heart to Heart punch, and a Stampin’ Wheel!  First, I punched the hearts out of a piece of plain paper.  Then I used Dotto again to temporarily stick the template I made to the box (do this before you assemble the box!).  I sponged on ink with Close to Cocoa.  Then I inked up my Doodle Jumbo Wheel with Chocolate Chip and wheeled over the punched out template.  Ta-Da!  A super-cute design on my hearts!

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Some Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon and a stamped saying finishes the project!


April 08 Totally Hands On Samples

April 25, 2008 at 5:16 pm | Posted in Accessories- Rub-Ons, Projects, Scrapbooking, Stamp Set- Enjoy Every Moment, Stamp Set- Nursery Necessities, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Technique- Dry Embossing, Technique- Watercoloring, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | Leave a comment

These are the projects that I’m teaching for my April workshops!


This fun little card uses the Nursery Neccessities stamp set.  Its a baby set, but for this card I’ve made it more generic.  I think you could send this card for any happy occassion. 

To start the focal point, I punched the Large Star Punch through Brocade Blue card stock. 

Then I created a dry embossing template with the (small) Star Punch.  To do this, I simply punched through a piece of thin chipboard.  Then, using the an embossing stylus, I raised the smaller star centered inside the larger one. 

Next, to define the raised section, I sponged Brocade Blue ink, keeping the embossing template in place as a guide.  Then I added Dazzling Diamonds glitter with a 2-Way Glue Pen.


I placed the star on an Always Artichoke scallop with a Dimensional, then punched a hole through the scallop and threaded the grosgrain ribbon through.



To finish it off, I stamped the small star from the stamp set with Bashful Blue Classic Ink onto the same color card base and stamped the saying with Always Artichoke.  Then I dry embossed the small star overlapping the stamped images.






 I stamped the big pretty flower from the Doodle This stamp set twice on Glossy White card stock.  On one of them, I added color using a Lavender Lace Classic Pad and an Aqua Painter.  Then I cut out both flowers using our wonderful Paper Snips.  They are my favorite scissors!

I again used the 2-Way Glue Pen & Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to highlight parts of the flower.

A dimensional pops the flower up away from the page.



The saying is from the Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons.  I think it would have looked better if I had used the black one.

But I LOVE the swirly doodles in this set!!




For the 3D item this month, I made a gift enclosure.  It holds a Jamba Juice gift card, but you could also put other things inside like a tea or Kool-Aid packet, or orange flavored lollipops.

I love the Tart & Tangy stamp set in the Occassions Mini Catalog!  It is SO cute!  And its so convenient that the images fit perfectly in the circle punches.

The stamp set also works so well with the Enjoy Every Moment set, that I used on the inside and with its jumbo wheel, Daisy Dash.  I like how the flowers on the wheel look with the Scallop Circle punch and the punched scallop edge on the flap.

(Enjoy Every Moment & the Daisy Dash jumbo wheel are part of this month’s promo.)


Super Sweet Baby Card

March 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm | Posted in Accessories- Markers, Projects, Stamp Set- Nursery Necessities, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques- Glitter | 2 Comments

Quite a while ago I went to a baby shower for my friend, Erica.  My DH snapped some pictures of the card I made before I ran out the door.  Thanks, Tom!

The fold is CASEd from a swap I recently received.  The card is the top left one in the photo of the So Many Scallops swaps in this post

The stamp set is the new Nursery Necessities set.  I have to admit, the set didn’t grab me at first.  But the more I looked at it and saw samples made with it, the more I liked the looks of it.  Now that I have it myself, I find that it is so easy to use & I love it!!

I used my 2-Way Glue Pen to outline the Bashful Blue moon and to fill in the Barely Banana star.  Then I sprinkled them all over with Dazzling Diamonds glitter to make them all sparkly!  I really like how the moon looks layered over the Scallop Circle punch!  I mirrored the scallop look on the left edge of the designer paper on the right, using the Corner Rounder punch.  It isn’t seen until you open the card.

The paper is really old, retired Stampin’ Up! designer paper.  (sorry.) 

I used our fabulous Stampin’ Write Markers to color the different sections of the little sail boat.  Then I added a Dimensional to the back of the boat and tucked it into the waves I created with the designer paper. 

I’m really happy with the how this card turned out.  There were a couple different elements I had wanted to add, but I ran out of time.  But now I think it may look better this way.  🙂  I’m sure I’ll be using this card fold and this stamp set again soon!


Esther’s Birthday Card

July 26, 2007 at 8:52 am | Posted in Projects, Stamp Set- Dotted, Stamp Set- Eat Cake, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 2 Comments

Yesterday was my daughter’s 4th birthday!  I made this card for her.  It’s very glittery so it looks better in real life than in the scan.

Stamp sets: Eat Cake, Dotted background

Ink: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue & Regal Rose Stampin’ Markers

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, Bashful Blue and Vellum Cardstocks

Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Light Pink & Light Blue Gingham Ribbons

July Totally-Hands-On Projects

July 24, 2007 at 10:43 pm | Posted in Events, Projects, Stamp Set- Canvas, Stamp Set- Pick A Petal, Stamp Set- Sincere Salutations, Stamp Sets, Stampin' Up!, Techniques, Techniques- Glitter | 1 Comment

Here are the projects for my July workshops. 

Greeting Card

Totally CASED from AudreyAnn’s card

Stamp Sets:  Pick a Petal, Sincere Salutations, Canvas background

Ink: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Basic Brown

Paper: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Natural Hemp Twine, Crafter’s Tool Kit, Stamping Sponge


6×6 Scrapbook Page

Handmade “patterned paper” CASED from stamping-KLM’s card

Stamp Set:  In the Spotlight (hostess level 2)

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive

Paper: Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Cardstock

Accessories:  Stamping Sponge, 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ Circle Punches, Dimensionals


Snack Size Candybar Wrapper

Stamp Sets: Paisley background, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Polka Dots & Paisley

Ink: Elegant Eggplant

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Elegant Eggplant, Very Vanilla Cardstock

Accessories: Ticket Corner Punch, Stamping Sponge, Dimensionals, Crimper, Sticky Strip


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