Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Favor / Treat Boxes

Pin It Now! Just a little share today - these are gift boxes I made for my recent open house, they are cute, little, but sturdy!
They easily fit several Dove chocolates inside, and decoration options are limitless!  I used retired DSP and Sycamore Street ribbon.  But now I'm thinking back-to-homeschool, Halloween, and more!
I followed instructions on this video, which made it easy to figure out and crank out 16 of them from 4 sheets of DSP!
Hope you're inspired to make some gifty things!  Have a blessed and creative day!  ~ Erika

STAMPS: A Fitting Occasion
Envelope Punch Board, 1" Circle punch, 1-1/4" Scallop circle punch

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Masculine Birthday with Chalk Talk

Pin It Now! Here's a manly card using Chalk Talk, featuring Typeset Specialty DSP, and some luscious gold ribbon from the SU catty.  I seriously need to make pajamas out of this stuff - gorgeous satin!

...anyway!  This is for my dad's b'day, and features the colors from his favorite football team, the Baltimore Ravens.  Or, as some folks call them, Basic Black and Blackberry Bliss.
A pretty simple layout, and Chalk Talk is so easy to use if you stamp it the way it was created - as a chalkboard accent!

Here, you can see my embossing (large polka dot TIEF), the pretty ribbon, some spattered gold paint.  And my gold "frizzles" created by peeling the gold baker's twine apart.  I think it looks like sparklers - very celebratory!
Inside, from retired You're Amazing.
I'm playing with the sketch from Techno Stamper
Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed and creative day!
STAMPS:  Chalk Talk, Dictonary, You're Amazing (Ret.)
INK:  Black Staz On, Crumb Cake
PAPER:  Typeset Specialty DSP, Confetti White, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Gold Baker's Twine, In Color Sequins, Gold 5/8" Satin ribbon, Large Polka Dot TIEF, Chalk Talk Framelits, Smooch Gold (ret)

Monday, August 11, 2014

Envelope Punch Board Gift Card Holders - Snowflake Soiree, Christmas Messages

Pin It Now! I got a little ambitious with the color combo we're working with this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments!  I have quite a stash of cards already, and today I'm working on gift card holders and tags.

These are made with the Envelope Punch Board.  Baked Brown Sugar cardstock base with Snowflake Soiree flakes heat embossed all over with white.  
Everything used here are carryover items from last year's Christmas mini, so it's all still available for purchase!  I started with the girly-ish GC holder with the doily and Cherry Cobbler rosette.  It had been a while since I made ribbon flowers!
They're easy when you use SU's Jumbo Sticky Rounds, and the instructions are on the back of the package!
Next up was a more boyish version, and I decided I'd go more simple, less fussy on the rest.
To make these, use the 3" x 5" measurement on the Envelope punch board, which starts with a piece of cardstock 6-7/8" square.
The inserts are then 3 x 5, easy, right?  I used Champagne glimmer paper and some die cuts to make "tabs" to lift the GCs out of the envelopes, and decorated both sides. 
These left me with some leftover cardstock, so I made some gift tags out of it instead of filing them away. 
The back:
These will definitely be incorporated into my September Christmas class!

Be sure to check out the other DT ladies' projects at Handstamped Sentiments!  Click the pic to join in the fun!
Have a blessed and creative day!

STAMPS:  Snowflake Soiree, Christmas Messages
INK:  Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baked Brown Sugar
PAPER:  Baked Brown Sugar, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Twine, 1-5/8" burlap ribbon, In Color Sequin Assortment, Candy Dots Regals, Star punch, Gold Baker's Twine, Tea Lace Doilies, 2-1/2" Circle Punch, Scallop Tag topper punch, XL Oval punch
BIG SHOT:  Stylish Stripes TIEF, Large Polka Dot TIEF

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Starburst / Sunburst Cards - Birthday & Thank You

Pin It Now! What's a prettier way to show off patterned paper than in this lovely starburst pattern?

This birthday card is done using the All Abloom DSP stack.  It's perfectly sized to make the triangles for the starburst; mine are 4-1/2" x 1-1/4".  The cute sentiment is from Something to Say.

I just love these colors!

And how about a couple of shiny sequins?

Here's my first sample - I used retired Afternoon Tea DSP to experiment with.  Love these, too!  I sent this one to my mom!
Have a great day!  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

From My Heart Anniversary Card

Pin It Now! Gold, newsprint, and buttons are the combination of this card for a friend's 17th anniversary.  She's an English professor, and he's an American History author, thus the vintage newsprint!  One button for her, one for him, and a gold heart, all tied together with a gold strand.
A little closer...  That gold ribbon is the BEST.  I heard that at the Stampin' Up! convention, they said that gold is the new black.  That works for me!
These challenges are used for my card.  Click the pic to visit them!  

STAMPS:  From My Heart
INK:  Gold embossing
PAPER:  Typeset Specialty, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Gold satin ribbon, gold bakers twine, basic buttons neutrals, gold glimmer, heart punch

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Seize the Cake! Happy Birthday, LeAnne!

Pin It Now! Merry Mondays Challenge is celebrating the birthday of a very sweet and talented cardmaker, LeAnne Pugliese.  Here's my birthday card for you, LeAnne!
A quick and easy card to make, great for beginning card makers.  We let the patterned paper do most of the work, and use Stampin' Write markers to color the layers of the cake, making it look fabulously fancy!  The mini banner at the bottom is simply punched. 
Here, you can see the little row of pearls to gussy it up.
So, I hope you had a wonderful birthday!  It is so nice to visit with you in Blogland, you are very personable, and I'm sure everyone that receives comments from you knows that you took time to really look and appreciate their work.  You make everyone feel special, because YOU are truly special!  (((hugs)))

Click the graphic above to visit Merry Mondays, check out all the lovely birthday cards, and say Happy Birthday!

You can visit LeAnne's blog here.
STAMPS: Embellished Events, Something to Say
INK:  Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Basic Grey
PAPER:  Birthday Basics DSP, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Basic Pearls

Monday, July 28, 2014

Another Great Year - Birthday Greetings!

Pin It Now! I have had a fascination with this stamp set since I first set eyes on it!  Then it sat...and sat.  I wasn't sure what to do with it.  I love the scripty font, the festive banners, and the vintage feel it has.  This week's Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration Challenge gave me the jump start I needed, with the cute retro mixer in aqua & silver.
I went with the silver and aqua theme, with a touch of purple from the other photos.
I saw a cute sponge dauber polka dot card by Teneale Williams, and thought this was just the technique to use with this festive birthday stamp! Sponge daubers dabbed in Coastal Cabana, Certainly Celery, and Wisteria Wonder. The birthday sentiment is heat embossed with silver, colored with Coastal Cabana, and a few sequins are added.  
I used this trendy tilted layered look, and I like the way it adds interest to the dotty panel, with plenty of patterned paper peeking through.  
Inside, a greeting and a cupcake!
I'll definitely be turning out a few of these.  Super easy and really darned cute! 

Hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and check out the DT samples - and please join in the fun!  

Check out Teneale's card here, with the dauber technique!

Have a blessed and creative day!

STAMPS:  Another Great Year
INK:  Coastal Cabana, Wisteria Wonder, Certainly Celery, Silver Stampin' Emboss, So Saffron, Blushing Bride
PAPER:  Coastal Cabana DSP from In Color Stack, Watercolor Paper, Smoky Slate, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Coastal Cabana Thick Twine, silver sequins, glimmer paper