Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Debbie D. has Blog Candy!

Check out Debbie's blog and while you are there leave a c omment for some fabulous Blog Candy!
Don't wait...she's announcing the winner on Friday!

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, April 20, 2009

Karen's Getting Married!!

My friend Karen is getting married and asked me to help her make invitations and treat boxes! This picture is before all the final changes but it's the best one I took! LOL! I am such a bad photographer! The boxes that don't have anything except the daisies on them now have their names and wedding date as well as the daisies. Also the box with the "Fairytale" verse on it is slightly different with the verse layered on black first and then onto the box andwe used a different daisy punch and added additional daisies. We also used black ribbon for everything and none of the Soft Sky ribbon!

This picture shows the complete project! We made 4o invitations with stamped envelopes, 8 of the "Fairytale" boxes for the wedding party, 30 Mini Pizza boxes that will hold sugar cookies wrapped in parchment paper and stamped with the Polka Dot background, 20 One-sheet boxes, and a large bag of Hershey Nuggets wrapped in parchment paper, tied on the ends with linen thread and then wrapped in Designer Series Paper. Then we punched daisies and daisy centers and used mini glue dots to attatch then to the candies! I think those took the longest to make out of everything!

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been up to lately! I'm starting on a much larger wedding soon so stay tuned for pictures of that one!

Happy Stampin'!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Hostess Club - March

Good grief, has it really been a month since I posted! I can't believe the way time flies! Life is busy with the kidlets and Sale-a-bration was fabulous this year! I can't believe it's over already,but now we have a retiring list to look forward to at the beginning of May and a new catalog coming July 1! WOOHOO!

Here are the Hostess Club projects we made for March!

The basket card uses the Basket and Blooms Sizzix Die (#113484)! Technically, it only uses half of the basket though! The grass is a strip of Green Galore and cut with paper snips to look like grass. The eggs use various Designer Series papers cut with the wide oval punch (#112082).
The base of the card included with your project materials is Barely Banana, I was running low so, I made my sample with Gable Green!

The Butterfly Box uses two Sizzix dies, the Top Note (#113463) and the Beautiful Buttlerflies die (#114507). The butterflies are cut with Pink Pirouette and Candy Lane Designer Series paper. You can't tell from this picture build the box and then wrap your piece of ribbon around the box (secure on the side seam with Sticky Strip) and put one Top Note on the bottom and one on the top! Hint: Stamp your sentiment on the Top Note piece before attaching it to the top of the box! The ribbons are run through holes punched with your 1/8" hole punch and set eyelets in the holes, then run the ribbon through and tie! For the butterlies, add a drop of glue to the back of the small butterfly and adhere the body to the center of the larger butterfly, then wrap pink gingham ribbon around (for antenna) and secure with the brad! I used a small piece of sticky strip to secure the butterflies to the box!

The Easter Basket is made with 4 Scalloped Envelope (#113462) diecuts. You will snip the tabs off of two of them and lay out flat on the table; one with tabs, one without tabs, etc. then glue the tabs to the adjoining envelope. When you get them all connected, you will attach the last tab to the first envelope to form the box. Fold in the bottom flaps and add glue, set it on the table to square it up, then press down inside the box to adhere! Next you will glue the DSP strip to the scallop punched strip! Next, you punch two holes in one of the flaps, (this will be the front of your basket). Glue the other three flaps down. Attach the handle to the box with the brads. Wrap the celery ribbon around the box on top of the three flaps you glued down (I found it helps to secure the center of the ribbon to the back of the basket with a glue dot!), then run the ribbon through the holes on the front and tie in a bow!

I'm sure that was boring reading but I wanted to give you some of the ins and outs for creating your projects! I hope these instructions made a little sense! I'm not good at typing up directions! If you have questions, don't hesitate to call or e-mail me!

Happy Stampin'!