Sunday, March 30, 2014

6 Sided, Votive Holder Box

Many thanks to Sam Donald, a lovely UK demonstrator, for this clever idea!  This adorable little box fits 4 votive candles!!  I made it out of the darling SAB designer series paper you can earn for free through March 31 (contact me if you don't want to miss it!)...and I also embellished with the lovely twine that you can also earn for free...The stamped images come from the Lovely Little Labels stamp set (and the coordinating punch pack).

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Good as Gold - SAB Card Kit...or is it a treat bag kit?!

Just thought I'd show you what I did with one of the notecards in the Good as Gold card kit you can earn for free during SAB (which ends on March 31st!  Oh no...coming so soon!!!).  I love this little kit & especially the gold accents!

Club Projects & Sale-a-bration

I know I've been blog-absent a lot lately...busy at the day-job...been doing a fair bit of creating though, just not finding the time to photograph it and blog about it....  I thought I better catch you up on some of my March club projects.  We used as many SAB products as possible and I wanted to remind you that SAB is almost over.  It ends on March 31st!  So hurry and contact me with your order if you don't want to miss out on the FREE goodies like the DSP used on today's projects!

Below are the file folder cards we made at my SAB club in March.  The design utilizes the envelope punchboard and the Film Framelits which are darling!  Stamped images come from Perfect Pennats (below) and  a previous Paper Pumpkin (for 'the good life' stamp on the tab...sorry you can't see it well in the pic!)

Saturday, March 22, 2014

March Paper Pumpkin

I spent some time creating with March's Paper Pumpkin today...and I did it MY way! 

I didn't care for the colour scheme nor the natural wood finish on the wooden accents so I changed it up!  I used coastal cabana, raspberry ripple & gold for my inks & I pressed each of those natural wood finish pieces into an inkpad to create the colours I wanted!  The only caution I'd give you with this is that your fingers get inking and it takes a while to dry, but I loved the result...It even worked well in the gold pad! 

I also cut apparent some of the envelope liners to create different accents on the cards as I was having trouble with the polymer stamps included in this month's kit...they weren't stamping well or even...so glad I stamped on scrap a bunch first...you'll see I used them a bit, but I abandoned them completely when it came time to do up the envelopes and pulled out a banner rubber set from SAB.  One thing I'd really like to highlight for you is that SU doubled the quantity of cards in this month's kit...there were 8 card bases and 8 envelopes...which, to me, is a much better value that in previous kits!!  I also liked the 3 trends I got to play with in this month's kit:
- watercolor backgrounds (see the coastal cabana watercolor stripes on the card basis
- gold...using gold in d├ęcor, clothing, crafting, it's all the rage these days
- glitter...love the little dots, don't you?!

If you haven't subscribed to Paper Pumpkin just yet but would like to try it, contact me and I'll help you out!!

Oh and for the traditionalists, here's a video from SU of what this month's Paper Pumpkin projects were supposed to look like: