Sunday, January 25, 2009

January Card and Craft Projects

This basic layout of this card was cased fom my roommate at leadership, Judy Carpenter.
Stamp Set: Petal Pizazz, A Happy Heart, Bella Toile BG stamp
Card Stock:Base: Kiwi, Rose Red, Whisper White and my favorite Raspberry Tart DP
Inks: Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Regal Rose
Accessories: white gel pen, Arrow Punch, 3/4" circle punch, Pink Perk 5/8" ribbon. Pretty in Pink 1/4" ribbon, Scallop edge punch, Sizzix XL Large Scallop

Raspberry Tart Valentine Favor
Use the 2 scallop Sizzix die cut for the topper, use cropadile to thread ribbon thru on both sides of scallop, rhinestone brads, 3 heart punch, or window word punch, use small SU 3x5 cello bag on the inside cut off at 2 1/4 add candy and adhere to inside of favor

Inside shot of my candy

I received this card in a swap from Heather Medford. I just changed the color combo and design a bit. But when you pull the tab out it becomes a bookmark. See below. She is very talented.

Love those filagree brads! Super deal 8 small, 8 large for only $5.95

I received a swap from Charlene at leadership, which was one of my favorite swaps and of course I had to come home and turn it into a Raspberry Tart bouquet. In order to make these you must have the BIG SHOT with the following die cuts: Baskets and Blooms, Large Scallop, 2 scallop die and the ribbon I used was the 1 1/2' pink perk and the kiwi 5/8 grosgrain. I also used mymat pack to punch he holes in the ends of the scallops much faster than the croppy. I got this bucket at Old time Pottery back at Christmas for like $2 bucks!! This would make a great teacher or mothers day gift or great for your desk at work and use your large circle punch and put pictures of the kids and put in the center of the flowers! Definately selling these at my vendor stand at the Nativity Crop in March!

You probably recall the front of this 6x6 flip scrap book from a previous post.
I love to take card fronts and turn them into the focal points of my scrap pages! Why reinvent the wheel when the wheel got alot of WOW's the first time!
This will be our March stamp camp project.
6x6 Scrap Flip Book Stamp Camp will be held on
Saturday 10am-4pm on March 7th,
so make sure to save the date! Stamp Camp will be $40.00 and you will receive an entire pack of Designer Paper of your choice to make your book. 6 pieces of 6x6 chipboard, 2 rings to fasten it and 6 pieces of ribbon for the top. Plus access to multiple dies embosslits, texture plates, and tons of other accessories to design your scrap pages. So start choosing your pictures! This is a quick instant gratification scrap project.The first three people to reserve their seat with pre-payment will receive a $5.00 gift certificate!(Must sign up by Feb 8th to receive special offer)
I have a few new scrapping techniques I learned at leadership I can't wait to share with you!
**Also I will be offering a basic version of this as a bonus make and take at the Bloomingdale High School Orchestra Fundraiser on Feb. 21 at a reduced rate. All the profits and proceeds will go to the BHS Orchestra. Space limited to the first 10 ppl who sign up for this make and take at the BHS crop! Details on my previous email regarding the crop. you can contact Lisa Curcio to reserve your crop seat. These are the most wonderful group of kids. This is a non-profit event and a non-sales environment. You will not be asked to order or book workshops. Just come and crop enjoy fellowship and make and takes. And help our kids!! If you have been meaning to do more charity work, here is your opportunity and you will be doing something you enjoy in the process.
Plus there will be massive raffles!!

Sample page of the inside, I still need to pick out my pictures!
4 Scallop envelope die cuts make a box! These have been among my stampers favs this month!
you can fill it with candy and makes a cute VDAY gift!
I made these for my down line girls that attended Regionals in Orlando on the 10th.
It is 2 top notes with a base card stock and then Dp over it, with a cello bag inside that fits 8 Hershey's nuggets, with Rose Red 7/8' Grosgrain ribbon, the rope twine ribbon from the Holiday min, love that stuff! Then a scallop circle from the 2 scallop die cut, and then I stamped the tic tac toe stamp from "Happy Heart" ( whew! so glad that made it into the catty i love it) and popped it out with the circle scallop punch, then stamped the i love you and punched it out with the arrow punch. That is becoming a fav of mine lately. I found this pattern on a blog and can't for the life of me remember who's. During leadership swap preparation my whole family had the flu right up until the day I left for leadership. So it was all kinda of a blurrrr.....

I cased these from Janet Wakefield's blog and made a bunch of them for swaps and actually got to swap with Janet herself at leadership and show her what I did with her pattern, It was an honor! I put the little packets of the sweethearts in them, too cute! We hung out with some members of Janet's down line( which is HUGE) Jan Shaw and Jennifer Thompson who were awesome!
We had the best time dancing and laughing and carrying on during the end of leadership when they were giving out all the prizes. For breakfast every morning, I had to meet them at their hotel, I would have to shlep about 1 1/2 miles down to their hotel where my up line was staying to join all of my sideline for breakfast and get ready to go over to the convention center. Boy, did I ( and everyone else realize how out of shape I was!!) the pouty face and barking dogs probably gave it away too!LOL!

This is one of my latest creations with metal embossing. This is a accent element tin
that I heat embossed and decorated the belly band with Baroque Motiff and Together Forever, Always, and Happy Heart stamp sets. 2 scallop die cut and the circles die cuts, with Rose Red 7/8" grosgrain ribbon and the arrow punch again with the I love you. Can you ever save anything and not show it to your husband? Or are you like me the night before trying to come up with something totally original he hasn't seen to surprise him? Or be honest how many of you end up at Hallmark with a singing card. OHHH if those walls could talk, over thousands of dollars in paper crafting materials and a store bought card. AHa hah

without the belly band

My candies I threw together literally walking out the door to leadership!

I hope you enjoyed the projects and we would love to have you join us to make them wit us his month. We still have room at class on Jan 30 th Friday AM 9-12 and a Valentines Day Stamp a Stack on the 31st Saturday from 10-2pm. If your schedule is crazy and you cannot meet on any of the days outlined on my SU calender at and you need help with Valentines or party favors for your childs class you can rent stamp studio time or schedule a one on one class, details located on mu SU website!
I will be giving away blog candy to a random winner on January 29th from all the people who post comments regarding this post. So let me know what you think. Any questions can be directed to
Happy Crafting!! Can't wait until my new stuff fromt he new catty comes in, how bout you?

1 comment:

GiggleLady said...

Girl you have been busy!!. I just like that first card on there it looks great. And at the bottom the cake coming out of the car you have got to tell me how to do that! I miss you also. I have not had anytime to scrap since I left. I am going to have to learn to handle my time better so I cna get back to it. Tell everyone I said Hi and that I miss them!