Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Kisses

Look at the cute "kisses" I made my grandchildren for Easter. They are made out of Rice Krispie Treats. I can't remember where I saw the idea but I thought it was so adorable to make "Gram 'n Grampy Kisses for the little ones. They were very easy to make -- use the original Rice Krispie treat recipe, spray a large plastic funnel with cooking spray, either butter or spray your hands and mold the Rice Krispie treats into the funnel -- pressing firmly. I then placed them on waxed paper to cool and set. I wrapped the treats using the "non-stick" aluminum foil (just to be sure the foil didn't stick to the treats -- I didn't want the little ones trying to pick foil off of their delicious treats) and made cute little "banners" that read -- Gram 'n Grampy Kisses.

I made big ones for my grandchildren and little ones for our nieces and nephews that said "Grames Family Kiss."  Everyone loved the special Easter treats. 

I hope you all had a very Blessed Easter!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

More Punch Cards

Here are my last three cards from my "Let's Get Punchy" stamp-a-stack. I was inspired for the first card here.  I love Ilina's blog so hop on over and check her out.  Many times I go to her blog for inspiration.  It doesn't look like it in the picture but I used Pear Pizzazz card stock.  I think the lighting was bad in my dining room and my camera doesn't have a flash.  The stamp set is Strength & Hope which you can purchase starting May 1st and Stampin' Up will donate $2 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  It's a beautiful stamp set for a wonderful cause.  Don't forget to order your set after May 1st.

Supplies used:  Strength & Hope and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso card stock; Designer Series Paper Pack (Level 1 Hostess); Pear Pizzazz and Early Espresso stamp pads; Circles #2 Die; Scallop Trim Border punch; Pear Pizzazz Seam Binding; Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals.

This next card uses the sneak peek stamp set Four Frames.  You can get this stamp set as part of the Spring is Blossoming promotion -- if you purchase $20 in merchandise you can buy this set and the Paisley Petals DSP both of which will be in the new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  But hurry the promotion ends on April 29th.

I CASEd this card here.  It is another one of Ilina's creations.  I tried my hand at ruffling the ribbon by pulling out a thread from the center of the ribbon -- it was harder than I thought and I decided to just let my customers tie a knot with the ribbon -- much less stress!!

Supplies used:  Four Frames and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Whisper White, Rose Red, So Saffron and Wild Wasabi card stock; Stazon, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi markers; Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder; Rose Red Seam Binding; Decorative Label punch; Stampin' Dimensionals.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

Here is one of the cards we'll be making at this month's stamp-a-stack classes -- it is a beautiful Mother's Day card using the Build a Blossom stamp set and the Blossom Petals Punch both from the Occasions Mini.  I just love the big flower.  I loved it so much that I tried it using a different color.  Here is my Not Quite Navy card ...

Which one do you like better?  I think they are both beautiful.  I CASEd this card here.  I actually borrowed my friends punch and stamp set for the class because I wasn't sure I liked it -- well, now I have to have it, LOL!!!  Supplies used on both cards:  Build A Blossom, Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets; Rose Red, Not Quite Navy, Always Artichoke and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Pads; Rose Red, NQ Navy, Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White card stock; Springtime Vintage DSP; Blossom Petals Punch, 1" circle punch (for base of flower); 3/4" circle punch (for center of NQ Navy flower); Modern Label Punch; Rose Red Seam Binding; Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon; Vintage Flower Adornments, Glue Dots and Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping in.  Have a fantastic week.


Thursday, April 7, 2011

Let's Get Punchy ...

I thought it might be fun to have a theme for my Stamp-a-Stack classes this month.  I finally bought the Two-Step Bird punch.  I wasn't sure about the little bird but I see so many other things that you can make with those punched pieces -- like the beautiful flower in my previous post.  Now, I must admit I don't always like some of the crazy things that people make from the punches like animals, people, etc.  But you can use Stampin' Up! punches in so many ways I wanted to highlight them this month. 

This card I CASEd from here.  I realized after I took the picture that I forgot to stamp a sentiment on the front.  You know sometimes my customers like to do that because then they can stamp the sentiment when they know what they need the card for -- birthday, get well, thank you, etc.  That makes sense so I may just leave this card blank until I need to use it.

Supplies used:  Card stock:  Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla and DSP; Ink:  Well, I didn't stamp anything ... LOL ... but I did sponge around the bird and the scallop circle using Baja Breeze and Crumb Cake; Punches: Two-Step Bird Punch, Extra Large Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Die; Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals and Pearls.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2011

I love punches ...

Stampin' Up! has the best punches.  They make all sorts of things from birds to flowers.  This card is a good example of that.  I found this card here.  I was so amazed that she had created this flower out of punches and matched the Designer Series Paper used I had to CASE it.   So you say ... "Linda, that DSP doesn't look familiar" -- well it's Paisley Petals which is a sneak peek to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog.  But you can have it now.  Just purchase $20 in Stampin' Up! products and you can purchase Paisley Petals DSP and/or Four Frames Stamp Set before the new catalog even comes out (DSP & Wood Stamp Set Item #125735; DSP & Clear-Mount Stamp Set Item #125736).  That's of "Spring is Blossoming" promotion that runs the entire month of April.  What a deal!

Now, you say ... What punches did you use, Linda?  Well, I used the Blossom Petals, Two-Step Bird, Boho Blossoms and the 1" circle punches.  There is a little trimming on some of the punched pieces to make the lovely flower.  I was going to make this card for my monthly Stamp-a-Stack class but it has a lot of teeny tiny little pieces to adhere together.  I think I'll show my customers how to make it but having everyone make two of these cards may be too much during class.  Hey, we don't want to be stamping & punching until midnight!!

Check back tomorrow for a look at some of the cards we will be making at my Stamp-a-Stack classes this month. 

Have a wonderful Wednesday!