Saturday, September 25, 2010

Fall Banner

I was completely inspired to make something 'fall' yesterday for my home
- the trees are so gorgeous right now with leaves of green, gold, orange and red!
And then I saw what Kimberley made for Founder's Circle (which I was not at...I'm not even a demo...yet;), and I just had to play!

See here for the Boo-banner Kimberley made!

Each piece for the banner is 3 1/2 x 8" and is scored at 6 1/2".

Recipe (all items SU unless mentioned):
- cardstock: natural ivory, chocolate chip, cherry cobbler, marigold, pumpkin
- stamps: medallion, elements of style, tiny tags
- big shot: SU impression plates; lettering-vintage mkt (new from Tim Holtz)
- ribbon: SU kraft taffeta & cherry cobbler seam binding; lace & green were odds and ends I had (the green was actually hard to work with)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lynn's Birthday

It was my sweet friend's birthday on Monday and this was the card I made her:)

Recipe (all ingredients SU):
- cardstock: vintage ivory; always artichoke
- ink: always artichoke, bravo burgundy, caramel
- stamps: vintage vogue, oval all, very vintage
- stencils, brad & hodgepodge
- and oops, the ribbon wasn't SU, but I'm not sure where it was from, I just have a big roll I've been working on forever;)

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Vintage Baroque

I was playing around with making flowers out of scallop circles and this is what I came up with...

All supplies SU:
- stamps: baroque motifs; french flair
- inks: always artichoek, close to cocoa, basic black
- cardstock: vanilla, chco chip, always articoke
- ribbon: wide satin choc chip (it's on the clearance rack!)
- antique brad

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Notably Ornate

I'm sure you've noticed by now, I'm totally in *love* with pg 125 of the new SU catalog. From the moment I saw it, it was just me!

Supplies used on this card (all SU):
- stamps: Notably ornate; Elements of style
- cardstock: ridinghood red, chocolate chip; very vanilla
- ink: ridinghood red, chocolate chip
- other: designer label punch & hodgepodge hardware

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Card Holder

I found this Eiffel Tower card/picture holder this weekend at Home Sense and couldn't resist it! ...perfect for displaying cards, I thought. In my craft-time this morning, I decided to embellish it though because it was so starkly black and that it's Paris at all - Paris has this wonderful brownish-vanilla'y-yellow tone...and antique goldish...well kind of like this tag I made:) I just love vintage!!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Embossing Charms

In the second September challenge over at A Charming Place, we were challenged to create a project using 3 charms and to emboss those charms. I never knew you could do that - what fun! I used a heart, key and slide charm and embossed them in 'pirates' gold':) Here's a link to the forum where Leah explains how:) It's really just like embossing a stamped image...stamp your charm into a versamark pad (generously!) and then emboss with embossing powder (generously again!) and a heat tool. As I was doing this, I realized a great application of this would be if you needed a silver brad and only had gold or a copper eyelet and only had silver:) I also pulled out my Big Shot for this project using several of my SU dies and my embossing plates. I think it's important to remember to pull out our stuff and play...too often we don't think to use what we have;)

Charms were, of course, from A Charming Place, and all other supplies were Stampin' Up including:
- chocolate chip, ridinghood red, vanilla, crumb cake and baja blue cardstock
- Artistic Etchings, Tiny Tags and French Flair stampsets
- Top Note and Label dies for the Big Shot along with one of the standard embossing plates
- Inks were: close to cocoa, chocolate chip, ridinghood red and black. I also used a versamark pad with the embossed pieces
- Ribbon: very vanilla satin ribbon, chocolate chip taffeta ribbon and linen thread

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Flattenable Box

So I finally got around to trying this project from Kimberly! I mostly wanted to figure out how to make a flower like this and play around with a few new supplies. I worked that into my last August Challenge from A Charming Place and this is what I came up with:)

Supplies are from all over on this project: SU, My Mind's Eye, A Charming Place and even The Dollar Store;)