Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pennant Die Cut Cards

Hi Stampers! If you have the Big Shot and love being able to use your dies for multiple things you are going to love today's cards! These cards use the Pennant Die to make the criss-cross features on these cards. Isn't that a clever idea? No-it wasn't mine. I saw the idea around on various blogs. You can find some great samples and directions HERE and HERE.
These cards come together so easy when you use matching designer series paper. For the pullout pieces I used some of my scraps to finish off my cards.

The inner piece pulls out to reveal your message. I paired the Cheep Talk stamp set with the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Paper to create these fun cards.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: Cheep Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, WW, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Other: Big Shot, Pennant Die, brads, sticky strip

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Flowerpot Cards

Hi Stampers! Here is an adorable card for you to try. These are so stinkin cute that when I saw them popping up all over SCS I knew I had to try one for myself. These cards would be great as Mother's day, Thinking of You, Sympathy, or even for a Birthday.
I decided to make mine into birthday cards. I found the very easy directions on how to make this card HERE. Be sure to check it out and try your own hand at one.

I used my scallop punch to make the flowers. I cut in at each scallop and added a small circle to the center of each. They turned out so cute. On one of the cards I added white gel pen doodles to the center of the petals

Using some of the designer paper made the flowers even easier to make. I added a piece of matching dsp to the base of the flowerpot to match the flowers.

The card is held together with a piece of Baja Breeze ribbon. It would make any one's day to receive this. Why not give it a try?
Stamp set: Birthday Best
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Close to Cocoa, Parisian Breeze DSP, WW
Other: Scallop Punch, Scallop edge punch, Baja Breeze 5/8" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, white gel pen, 1/2" Circle Punch, dimensionals

Friday, May 8, 2009

Another Big Shot Project

Hi Stampers! I fell in love with this project when I was browsing blogs one morning. Unfortunately I can not find the one where I saw it so if this design is your original creation, please email me so I can give you proper credit. This project uses several of the Big Shot Dies. The large snowflake is made using the Snowflake #2 die and one of the felt flurries is attached to the center. The words were created using the Join in the Cheer Die which is exclusive to Stampin' Up! I used up some of my DSP from the Winter Mini Catalog. The chocolate chip brads finish off the project.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Embossed Celery

Hi Stampers! Here is another quick and easy card using the Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder and the Big Shot. I embossed a piece of Certain Celery card stock, added 2 of the 5/16" Whisper White Brads and some of the 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon and I was done. I left off a sentiment so I can use this for whatever event arises first. It would be perfect for a wedding, anniversary, sympathy, get well, birthday or Mother's Day. I plan to make a wide assortment of colors of this card to keep on hand for needed events.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp Set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Whisper White, Certain Celery
Other: 5/16" Whisper White Brads, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scallop Envelope Basket

Hi Stampers! This is another project I showed at my open house that featured the Big Shot. It is made with 4 cut outs of the Scallop Envelope Die. It makes a quick basket. For this basket I used a piece of the Pacific Point DSP.
I added the extra strip of DSP for the handle to complete the basket. As a finishing touch I tied a piece of 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon around the top portion of the basket over the scalloped flaps. This would make cute packaging to give candies, nail polish, small bottles of lotion or anything that would fit.
Happy Stamping~
Stamp set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Pacific Point DSP
Other: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope Die, Sticky Strip, 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

2nd Take on Manhattan Flowers

Hi Stampers! I am loving using the Manhattan Flower embossing folder. It makes all kinds of cards quick and easy. For this card I used the Flock Together DSP and ran it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder. I then used the sanding block on the embossed parts to bring out the white. I then cut out the embossed images using my scissors and attached it to a layer of whisper white card stock. I used the new Oval All stamp set for my sentiment to complete the card.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Oval All
Ink: Garden Green
Card stock: Certain Celery, Whisper White, Flock Together DSP
Other: Big Shot, Manhattan Embossing Folder, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Dimensionals, Scissors, Sanding Blocks

Monday, May 4, 2009

Big Shot Basket

Hi Stampers! Today's project is another one I had on display at my open house. This is the adorable basket from the basket & blooms die for the Big Shot. It was so quick and easy to put together. I used the new Walk in the Park DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The Baskets & Blooms Bigz XL Die is exclusive to Stampin' Up!. It comes with pieces to make the basket, 3 various floral pieces and even a tag.

I layered 2 of the flowers and alternated the paper so you could see both sides. I added a silver brad to the center of them and added it to the basket with a dimensional. I also added some of the Kraft Taffeta Ribbon around the basket to finish it off.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: None
Ink: None
Card stock: Walk in the Park DSP
Other: Silver Brads, Dimensionals, Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Baskets & Blooms Die, Sticky Strip

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Embossed Manhattan Flower

Hi Stampers! Here is the card that I had as a make-and-take during my open house last week. This card is such an elegant card that makes a "wow" when you see it in person. All the attendees who came got the chance to use my big shot to make this card. They were able to see just how quick and easy projects and cards can come together using the big shot. It really saves time and energy in making projects. I know I will be using it for many projects. Over the next few days I will also be showing you the other Big Shot projects I had on display. This embossing plate is perfect for making wedding, anniversary, mother's day, sympathy cards and more.

I also used the new scallop oval punch with the new Oval All set featured in the Occasions Mini catalog. The colors of the card are whisper white and certain celery.

Happy Stamping~

Stamp set: Oval All
Card stock: Certain Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Certain Celery
Other: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Embossing Folder, Certain Celery Ribbon (SAB), Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Friday, May 1, 2009

Celebrate Scrapbooking in May

Scrapbooking Promotion
Dates: May 1-31, 2009

The Scrapbooking Promotion has two exciting parts:
*Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!
*Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalog--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.
Please email me for further information or you can place an order directly online on my Stampin' Up! website here.
Happy Stamping~