Friday, September 30, 2011

You're My BFF!

I still can't believe that acronym is a part of our normal language but alas change is a good thing :) It's funny though because I really get on my children for using "slang" because I honestly believe that it pure laziness. Well here I am loving this new stamp set called Best Friends Forever! It has some amazing images on it on it and I do believe the BFF fits in so well. Credit must be given to my upline Michelle Nicholson for the design of the card! 


Catalog Pg # Item # Description Price
Stamp Set
2011-2012 IBC 90 122807 Best Friends forever $17.95
Paper/Ink
2011-2012 IBC 185 122359 Well Worn DSP $10.95
2011-2012 IBC 180 120953 Crumb Cake Card Stock $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 180 101650 Very Vanilla Card Stock $8.50
2011-2012 IBC 180 108640 River Rock Card Stock $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 179 119669 Cajun Craze Card Stock $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 180 119670 Early Espresso ink $5.95
Punches
2011-2012 IBC 209 120907 Decorative Label  $16.95
2011-2012 IBC 210 119858 Boho Blossons $16.95
2011-2012 IBC 210 118309 Itty Bitty Shapes $16.95
2011-2012 IBC 210 119854 1 3/4" Scallop Circle $16.95
Other 
2011-2012 IBC 207 116631 Paper Piercing tool $3.50
2011-2012 IBC 208 106958 Cutter Kit $16.95
2011-2012 IBC 203 101610 Stamping Sponges $3.50
2011-2012 IBC 203 118762 Distressing Essentials $19.95
2011-2012 IBC 195 121000 Always Artichoke seam binding $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 194 118481 Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 198 119247 Jewels - Basic Pearls $4.95
2011-2012 IBC 216 114300 Sticky Sheet $6.95
2011-2012 IBC 206 103683 Glue Dots $4.95
2011-2012 IBC 206 104430 Dimensionals $3.95

Card Instructions
1.     Fold Crumb Cake card stock (5½” x 8½”) in half with the fold at the top.
2.     Stamp scroll image in Early Espresso ink near the bottom right of the card front.
3.     Distress Well Worn DSP (1½” x 4¼” and 1” x 5½”) with distressing tool and sponge with Early Espresso Ink. Adhere to the card front.
4.     Stamp BFF in Early Espresso in on Cajun Craze Card Stock (2 5/8” x 3 5/8”). Punch with decorative label punch. Distress with cutter tool and roll one corner with piercing tool.  Sponge with Early Espresso ink. Attach to the card front with Dimensionals.
5.     Stamp leaf image in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla Card Stock (2 5/8” x 3 5/8”). Cut out leaf image and adhere to the card front.
6.     Punch scallop circle from Well Worn DSP scrap paper. Sponge with Early Espresso ink and distress.
7.     Punch flowers using the Boho Blossoms flower punch in River Rock card stock.
8.     Using the Itty Bitty flower punch and Very Vanilla card stock punch out 3 flowers.
9.     Unpeel one side of the sticky circle and attach to River Rock card ¾” circle. Unpeel the other side of the sticky circle and push the end of the Always Artichoke seam binding onto the center of the circle. Twist the ribbon and roll it around the middle.  Continue until the circle is complete. Secure Crochet ribbon to the back of the scallop circle.
10.  Attach scallop circle to the card front with Dimensionals.
11.  Place pearls in the middle of the Itty Bitty Flowers and adhere to the card front with glue dots.
12.  Make Cajun Craze flowers by get small scraps of paper wet and crumbling into the flower shape. Adhere with glue dots when you are happy and they are dry J
 
Happy Creating!!!
~Melissa 

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Who can wait for Poinsettia's? Not me :)

First let me start off by saying I am sorry for being MIA! It has been quite a week; I had my sweet daughter come home for a visit from college (the first since she left). My little brother (who is taller than me) & his wonderful family stopped by, and then I hurt myself! My left knee is swollen and I am unable to run, bike, workout, etc. I am kind of bummed on that front but the doctor will have my MRI results today so I am hangin tough.

I am back in creative mode just in time for some fun holiday goodness :) Today's card comes from a great set called Pines & Poinsettia's. It was the free stamp we earned in August for recruiting! So yes my new recruit & I both have this set and this wonderful card displays it so well! I have to give credit to a wonderful demonstrator in my uplines group for this card! I wish she had a blog so I could link to her. So for now a thanks goes out to her!


Catalog
Pg. #
Item #
Description
Price
Stamp Set
Holiday Mini
21
123762
Pines & Poinsettia’s
$14.95
Paper/Ink
2011-2012 IBC
180
102953
Crumb Cake
$6.95
2011-2012 IBC
180
121030
Crumb Cake Classic Ink Pad
$5.95
2011-2012 IBC
180
101650
Very Vanilla Card Stock
$8.50
2011-2012 IBC
180
115318
Soft Suede Card Stock
$6.95
2011-2012 IBC
179
119669
Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink Pad
$5.95
Other
2011-2012 IBC
219
116824
Petals-a-Plenty Embossing folder
$7.95
2011-2012 IBC
225
120901
Sizzlits D├ęcor Strip Die - Northern Frost
$21.95
2011-2012 IBC
216
120805
Big Shot Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
$14.95
2011-2012 IBC
203
116854
Shimmer Paint - Frost White
$5.95
2011-2012 IBC
201
102023
Stampin' Glitter - Dazzling Diamonds
$4.50
2011-2012 IBC
206
104430
Stampin" Dimensionals
$3.95
2011-2012 IBC
198
119247
Jewels - Basic Pearls
$4.95
2011-2012 IBC
203
101610
Stamping Sponges
$3.50
2011-2012 IBC
195
122967
3/8" Taffeta Ribbon Soft Suede
$6.95
 Card Instructions
  1. Fold the Soft Suede Card Stock (41/4 x 11") in half with the fold at the side
  2. Emboss Very Vanilla Card Stock (4" x 51/4") with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder using the Big Shot. Adhere to the card from.
  3. Stamp "Christmas" image with Cherry Cobbler ink towards the bottom right of the Very Vanilla Card Stock (3" x 3 3/4").
  4. Stamp the Poinsettia" image with Cherry Cobbler ink in the center above the Christmas banner.
Pearl Technique:
  1. Pour a small drop of Frost White Shimmer Paint onto a plastic tray. Scrunch up a piece of plastic wrap and dip it into the Shimmer Paint. *Tip: You may want to dab the paint off a bit onto the edge of the tray so that it's not too thick when you start applying it.
  2. Dab the paint randomly onto the focal image being sure to leave some white space. Dab carefully around the poinsettia flower to avoid smearing the Cherry Cobbler ink. Set aside to dry.
  3. LIGHTLY sponge the outside border of the focal image with Crumb Cake in (this brings out the "pearlized" effect.)
  4. Adhere focal image to Crumb Cake Cars Stock (3/14 x 4").
Faux Bow:
  1. Make a loop in the middle of the 6" piece of Soft Suede ribbon. Now thread the 2 1/2" smaller piece through the open loop and pull evenly. This creates the "faux bow". Place the bow to the left side of the focal image piece. Adhere to Soft Suede Card Stock (31/2 x 4 1/4").
  2. Adhere the focal image to the card front. Add one large pearl to the center of the poinsettia.
  3. Using a small piece of dimensional, adhere your pre-glittered snowflake to the top right of the focal image.
  4. Stamp the swirl design in Cherry Cobbler ink on the second Very Vanilla card stock (4 x 5 1/4"). Adhere to the inside of the card.
Please let me know if you have any questions I would love to help you make this gorgeous card :)  
Happy Creating!!!
~Melissa