I made this little Simply Adorned gift set using the Proud Peacock stamp set from the 2011 Summer Mini. It includes 9 stamped inserts for the 1" x 1-1/4" charm and a little booklet that holds up to 40 inserts and fits nicely in one of Stampin' Up's open ended envelopes. Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the link to the free tutorial.
The colors are Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Pretty in Pink, Celery, Turquoise, Crumb Cake and the ribbon is Pear Pizzazz seam binding.
I'm working on some samples for an upcoming water colouring class and I think this is going to be one of the cards we make. I used markers and my aqua painter on water color paper to make the poppies then cut them out. I was surprised how easy it was to make it look like I knew what I was doing. The DSP and ribbon are Poppy Parade. The layout is from this weeks Stamping 411 challenge.
This is one of my favorite stamps from the Summer mini. We made a version of this card for an event I did last week with 42 stampers. Thankfully my daughter came to help me. Many of the participants had never stamped before but it went smoothly.
I masked the background and sponged an oval with Marina Mist ink, stamped the boat in Early Espresso and sponged the edges of the top note. The string in the new Baker's Twine from the summer mini and the brad is from the Antique Brads collection.
I can’t decide if I like this card or if it’s just weird. I cut the window in the DSP with the scallop square die by only placing the cutting plate partially on top of the die. It’s similar to the Half Cut cards I made a few years ago except this one doesn’t have to be as precise. I just eyeballed it and cut.
Here’s one more gift card holder in time for Graduation. I used one of Stampin’ Up’s small open end envelopes (6 ¾” x 2 ½”). You can buy cheap envelopes in this size but since the envelope is the base of your gift card holder go for quality. Score the bottom of your envelope at 2”, fold and punch the bottom edge with the scallop border punch to hold your gift card. Cut a 4 ¼” x 3” mat for the card insert and a piece of White 4” x 2 ¾”. I used the Round Tab punch for the tab.
The cap is 3 ½” square. Here's a video on how to make the tassel. I used crochet cotton for this one but I prefer the new baker’s twine for the tassels. It hangs so much nicer.
I’ve been neglecting my blog (and stamp room) lately. Now that my “To Do” list is getting a little shorter I have time to play with some of my new toys. These triple punches will be for sale in the Summer mini. I have a couple of things I can’t wait to try with them. If it works out I’ll be posting them on my blog soon. And if it doesn’t I’ll try and distract you with something else. We’ll see how it goes.
I was asked to be a guest designer for U Stamp with Dawn and Friends. This is my first project made with the #2 Box die. The color combo is Chocolate Chip, Perfect Plum, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand. Stamp Sets: More Monkey Accessories and Sincere Salutations. I also used the square latice embossing folder for the inlaid embossed panels. I found the chocolate cell phone at a local chocolate factory. It fit perfectly in Stampin' Up's small cello bag. Here's the tutorial Download Masculine Gift Set
Here's another grad card that I made into a gift card holder using the petal card punch. For those of you who emailed me inquiring how to make the tassles for the grad caps, I've included the instructions in the first part of the video at the bottom of the post.
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