Friday, October 31, 2008
Our Jack-O-Lantern shaped pizza is in the oven and the kids are anxious to get their costumes on to go trick-or-treating. I hope you are having a festive night, too! Happy Halloween!
Supplies: All Holidays stamp set; Ghostly Greetings DSP; Kiwi Kiss cardstock; Basic Black ink & cardstock; Scallop Edge Punch; 3/4", 1", 1-3/8"& 1-3/4" Circle Punches; Pumpkin Pie grosgrain ribbon; 1/8" Hole Punch
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
It's hard to see in the picture, but I cut out the square with the greeting in the middle and popped it up with Stampin' Dimensionals on the Scallop Square frame.
Say It With Scallops is the Ronald McDonald charity stamp set this year. When you purchase this stamp set, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. Read more about how Stampin' Up! is Making a Difference. Say It With Scallops coordinates with the new Scallop Square Punch. Order them now by clicking "Shop Now" on my website: http://juliedavison.stampinup.net/
Supplies: Say It With Scallops, Regal Rose ink, Whisper White cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Sweet Always DSP, White grosgrain ribbon, Scallop Square Punch
[The finished card measures 3" x 5-1/2".]
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
I wanted to make special thank you cards for each of my stamp club members, so I made these onesie cards. (I made them before Elise was born, so I didn't know at the time whether to make pink or blue.)
I was inspired by two of my downline: Tara and Cindy. The original artist posted a tutorial on how to make this adorable card.
It was super easy to create the white "collar" and leg holes. I first punched the 1-3/8" Circle Punch on Whisper White cardstock and then punched the 1-3/4" Circle Punch around it. I glued it around the punched card and cut off the excess.
Supplies: Polka Dot background, Classic Backgrounds, Sage Shadow ink & cardstock, Whisper White ink & cardstock, white eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Large Star Punch
[The finished card measures 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" and fits in a regular, Medium sized envelope.]
Friday, October 24, 2008
Place an order of $100 with me by the end of October to get your name in the drawing for a Big Shot! (Combined orders are welcome -- but only one name goes in the drawing!) Ask me for details.
Supplies: To You & Yours stamp set, Ski Slope DSP (Holiday Mini), Kraft cardstock, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Versamark ink pad, Vellum Cardstock, White Taffeta ribbon, Pretties Kit (Rhinestone Brad), 1-1/4" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Heat Tool
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Supplies: Season of Friendship stamp set (Holiday Mini catalog), Regal Rose ink & cardstock, Rose Red ink, Garden Green cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Basic Black ink, Vintage Brads, Scallop Edge Punch
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I wanted to have some special time with the kids this week, so while Elise was napping on Tuesday, we got out "Mommy's stamps" and ink pads to make special scrapbook pages. (I wanted Thomas to have a page to bring to school and share with his class.) It was fun to watch them create. I let them choose the stamp set and the ink colors. (They picked the first color and I helped them choose a coordinating color.)
Friday, October 17, 2008
I've been thinking about Stacey's Jewelry Color Inspiration Challenge for a couple days now and my final card is a little different than what I thought it would be, but I still like the simplicity of it. The colors were perfect for the two pumpkin thank you cards I needed to make. I even broke out my Big Shot and the Serif Essentials alphabet that I splurged on. Ah...It feels good to stamp!
Supplies: Big Shot and Serif Essentials dies, Holiday Blitz stamp set, Fundamental Phrases stamp set, Basic Black cardstock, Tangerine Tango ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, More Mustard cardstock, Tangerine Tango ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tip: Stamp the greeting on the pillow box BEFORE you assemble it!
The pillow box is small -- but perfect for little treats. This one holds 3 Hershey Nuggets perfectly!
Supplies: Sizzix Big Shot & Pillow Box Die, Holiday Blitz stamp set, All Holidays stamp set, Pumpkin Pie ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink, Old Olive marker, Ghostly Greetings DSP, Black grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip, 3/4" Circle Punch
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Monday, October 13, 2008
The technique used on this card is called Pulled Pastels. Started with the dark cardstock (I used Not Quite Navy) and use sponge daubers to apply Stampin' Pastels all over (I used Really Rust, More Mustard, and Old Olive). Ink your image stamp in Versamark ink and stamp it over the pastels. The ink will "pull" the pastels off the cardstock, leaving the image behind.
This is also gorgeous with Night of Navy cardstock covered with white chalk (pastels). It looks like trees in a flurry of snow!Supplies: Lovely as a Tree, It's Your Birthday (greeting), Not Quite Navy ink & cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Versamark ink pad, Stampin' Pastels, Sponge Dauber
Sunday, October 12, 2008
I used the Hobby Blade to cut a slit at the top of the truck trunk to slide in the smaller piece of cardstock with the pumpkins and greeting.
Supplies: Loads of Love, Loads of Love Accessories, Pumpkin Pie ink& cardstock, Ballet Blue cardstock, Chocolate Chip cardstock, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Aquapainter, Hobby Blade
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
One thing is clear, this baby is quite content where it's at! We are anxious to meet him or her and I know many of you are anxious to hear the news. I am scheduling several blog posts to last through the weekend. Stay tuned for baby news on Sunday or Monday when I assume I'll be back from the hospital.
In honor of baby, here's a cute card I made up last year. I CASEd it from a photo I took of my upline's swaps from Leadership last January. I feel horrible that I can't give credit to the original artist, but I didn't write down the name from the back of the swap card. I copied the card almost exactly, but changed the colors.
Supplies: Nursery Necessities, Kraft cardstock, Pretty in Pink ink & cardstock, Bashful Blue ink & cardstock, So Saffron ink, Certainly Celery ink & cardstock, Basic Black ink, Whisper White cardstock, Large Star Punch, So Saffron Prints DSP, White grosgrain ribbon
I CASEd the card again for a card class I did last year. I wanted to use a stamp set that was more versatile to other occasions, so I picked the Classic Backgrounds stamp set accompanied by the Fundamental Phrases stamp set.
Supplies: Classic Backgrounds, Fundamental Phrases, Sahara Sand cardstock, Taken with Teal ink & cardstock, More Mustard ink & cardstock, Old Olive ink & cardstock, Elegant Eggplant ink & cardstock, Whisper White Craft Ink, Rose Red Prints DSP, Gold Brads, My Way (Arrow) Punch
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Supplies: Heard from the Heart stamp set, Hidden Garden Rub-Ons, Old Olive cardstock, Kiwi Kiss cardstock & ribbon, Baja Breeze ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Mom is driving down today to stay and help us out when the baby comes. She's coming early today so that Jim and I can go out to dinner for our anniversary. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we'll be doing that at a restaurant and not at the hospital. Although a baby would make a great anniversary gift, I'm hoping he/she holds out until Wednesday to have a day of his/her very own.
In the meantime, here is the card I made for Jim. I used Boatloads of Love again and cut off the very bottom edge to reveal the paper adhered to the inside.
Here's the inside before I signed it with mushy words. (wink!)
Supplies: Boatloads of Love, Happy Everything ("happy"), Fundamental Phrases ("anniversary"), Best Yet hostess set, Night of Navy ink pad/marker, Bordering Blue ink pad/marker & cardstock, Really Rust marker, Basic Black ink pad, Very Vanilla cardstock, Kraft cardstock, Cutter Kit (distressing tool), Blender Pens, Prestwick DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals
Monday, October 6, 2008
Supplies: Crab & Company stamp set, Sandy Shells wheel, Basic Black marker& ink pad, Creamy Caramel ink cartridge/marker & cardstock, Real Red cardstock, Bordering Blue cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, White Gel Pen, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
The design of the card is very simple and easy to duplicate. It also works great for car, trucks, and animals. I made a similar card with Boatloads of Love:
Supplies: Boatloads of Love stamp set, Basic Black ink pad or Staz-on Ink, Soft Sky Classic ink pad & cardstock, Blue Bayou Classic ink pad & cardstock, Whisper White Craft Ink Pad & cardstock, Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-a-Dile, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
- Start with a 6" x 6" piece of Whisper White cardstock and fold in half for the card base.
- Use the Word Window Punch to punch a long window on a piece of 2-3/4" x 5-3/4" piece of Soft Sky cardstock. You will punch once and keep moving the punch over and punching until you have a long window that runs the length of the card with 3/4" between the window and each edge. Using the 1/2" Circle Punch, punch a half circle notch on the right side of the card front next to the Word Window.
- Take a 5-3/4" x 1-1/2" piece of Blue Bayou cardstock and punch the top edge with the 1/2" circle punch. Punch once and move it down, just touching the edge of the previous punch to create the look of waves/water. Slightly vary the depth that you punch into the cardstock.
- Attach the Blue Bayou cardstock to the bottom of the Soft Sky cardstock on the side closest to the Word Window.
- Stamp the boat from Boatloads of Love on Whisper White cardstock and watercolor using the ink inside the lid of the Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, and River Rock Classic ink pads and an Aquapainter. Cut out boat.
- Cut a thin strip of Soft Sky cardstock slightly wider than the Word Window and just longer than the right edge of the card front to the left edge of the Word Window.
- Place the strip of cardstock behind the card front and attach the boat to the strip with 2 Stampin' Dimensionals.
- Punch a 3/4" Circle from Soft Sky cardstock and attach a piece of Blue Bayou Double-Stitched Ribbon. Attach the circle to the other end of the slider strip in the notch of the card front.
- Adhere the card front to the Whisper White cardstock with SNAIL adhesive along all edges except over the slider strip. Be sure to use adhesive along the right edge of the card front so that the slider is tight against the card base. (The only thing the slider strip is attached to is the boat and the pull tab (circle).
- Stamp sentiments in the open window and on the slider strip.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Supplies: Flower Power Simply Sent Card Elements Kit, Wow Flowers stamp set, Rose Red ink pad