Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Fall votive candle gift set

I made these for SWAPs for my monthly stamp club.  I got 100 votive candles at Ikea for $3.99 and each mini pizza box holds 4 at 4 cents each.  I used some of the SU retired Witches Brew washi tape to wrap the candles, then set them aside.  Directions for the boxes are found on Splitcoast here.  Mary Fish also has a great link.  Mine is a bit smaller (think 3x3ish) and starts with 5 1/2x9 1/4 (Don't hold me to that.)  I stamped the base in Crumb Cake with Day of Gratitude.  I cut a circle in Basic Black and used an circle punch with Pumpkin Pie to make the pumpkins, inking with Pumpkin Pie before assembly.  I stamped the stems from Jack of All Trades in Versamark and green embossing powder.  The moons were made with Daffodil Delight and a circle punch.  I punched a partial circle then moved the punch in to punch a sliver of a circle.  I wrapped the box with jute twine.
I am going to make these again in a Christmas theme for my child's teacher assistants.  Each gift costs around 50 cents each, depending on materials.  Thanks for looking!  April

Friday, October 3, 2014

Endless Christmas cards

So I stole the design for my Christmas cards this year from a pin on Pinterest.  I am shamelessly CASEing many ideas there.  The base is kraft with layers of Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Whisper White.  I was able to get layers for 6 cards cut from one sheet of each recatangles.  The stamps are SU Endless Wishes, that was brought back for this 2014 year, inked in Bermuda Bay, Smoky Slate, Pool Party, and Versamark with silver metallic embossing powder.  The sentiment is stamped in Bermuda Bay on flags cut from the banner framelits.  I got 10 banners per sheet of Pool Party.  The banner is wrapped with some white floss.  I kept the embellishments minimal and the layers as flat as possible to keep mailing cost to the minimum.  Inside, I stamped the sentiment from Petite Pairs in Bermuda Bay.
I still have to get the annual newsletters done, and everything addressed, but I am on track to have them in the mail by Thanksgiving.  Thanks for looking!  April

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Places SMASH page

I got this great postcard of my favorite DVC resort in one of the sales promotionals and couldn't resist cutting it down to fit my SMASHbook.  I used some cute printables, Recollections brand SMASH stuff, a bit of washi, and some postal themed post-it notes.  The tabs hold journalling cards that pull out on the side and top of the picture.  Super quick and easy.  Thanks for looking!  April

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Grunge hello

I made this as my swap for this month's Laughing Ladies stamp club.  I found the inspiration for the card here.   
The base is Whisper White and stamped with SU retired Extreme Elements using Bashful Blue and Hello Honey.  I stamped off the stars to make them lighter.  The sentiment is from SU Four You in Blackberry Bliss.  I cut the panel, stamping the images, then piercing the paper using a foam mat and a plastic guide, before placing on card base.  I used a bit of jute twine tied in bow and placed with a mini glue dot.  I wanted to reserve the big embellishments for ease of mailing.  Thanks for looking!  April

Monday, August 25, 2014

12th birthday card

So I absolutely need to catch up on birthday cards.  Sometimes they seem never ending but I love to hear from the recipients and makes me smile, so I insist on making each card, rather than buy it at Hallmark.  This is for my BFF's middle child who is turning 12 soon.
This card is made using the left over pieces from a long retired Stampin Up Simply Sent Rock Star set.  It is based on a similar card I found on Pinterest.  The stamps are Endless Birthday Wishes stamped in Bashful Blue and Old Olive.  The stars were leftover stickers from the set, popped up on dimensionals.  Coordinating colors include: More Mustard, Old Olive, Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue and Whisper White.  It was super fast and easy to put together, taking less than 10 minutes.  Thanks for looking!  April