September 23, 2010

SUOC2 Big Shot - Charity Table Favors

Hi all. I'm posting today for the SUOC2 challenge - BIG SHOT.
 Make anything using your Big Shot.
Well today is Thursday and I am still without a computer at home. (OMG since Sunday).  So I'm using my lunch hour to post this from work, so this post will be short and sweet.

My inspiration came from my VERY, very talented upline Nance;
take a look at her creations over at Canopy Crafts.  

She made these little favors when she held a Flip Flop class at her mom's (my pal) house on her visit to Michigan this summer. The class was a blast, but the favors were too adorable not to duplicate.
  Now I have the perfect event to try them out.

I'm playing in a golf outing in early October... it's a fundraiser for another friend of mine, to help assist the Trust set up for her sister (special needs) since the passing of their mom a short time ago. She wanted to do something to say "Thanks" to all people who will be participating in the golf outing, so I said I would love to make her some table favors.

I started with the Two Tags sizzix die and all kinds of card stock scraps in my stash. Any and Every color would be just fine. I cut the CS scraps into 3" strips since I only needed to use one of the tags on the die, but you need two of each color tag to complete one favor.
 I will call the two pieces 'front' and 'back' to explain my assembly. Yeah like you couldn't figure that out! daah.

On the back tag I stamped the Thank So Much sentiment and set aside. 

 On the front tag  I used other stash scraps of DSP to add some complimentary color interest to the front. 

 I glued the bottom section below the score mark of one piece and stacked the same section of the second piece to the first. I folded both pieces together and punched a 1/16" hole with a hand held punch.   I stamped the 18th hole on other scraps and trim into triangles for the 'flags' with snips, and punched a small 1/16" hole in the end. I lined up the holes and attached the flag to the favor with a brad.
I stamped the "Your too Kind" sentiment on WW strips, then ran through the Big Shot with an CB embossing folder (turned upside down) to resemble the dimples of a golf ball. I punched out the golf balls with a 1 1/4" circle punch and mounted to the favor with a glue dot. 
I made enough to cover the minimum expected amount of golfers, plus some extras. After I took this last photo, I packed them in a box and dropped them off to her last night.
She loved them!

 I also have some extra favors waiting in the wings without the embelishments, just incase she needs more. If not, I can always use for table favors at one of my classes, but if she does, the hard part is done. 

  I think they turned out really cute!

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September 19, 2010

PPA #60 Halloween

Today my post if for the Pals Paper Arts #60 Halloween challenge. The inspiration piece is this poster of a spooky witch from Wicked!

Although I'm not a Halloween nut like many of pals, I have to admit my Halloween stamps are very limited. I did managed to make a card, but I must confess, this is NOT ALL SU product. Most of my Halloween stamps and stuff I had before becoming an SU demo. But enough goes. 
 The CS, black and Razzleberry is SU product, but not the DSP. Also the sentiment on the bottom front is a retired SU set "Humor in High Heels".  So cute. The other stamps I'll just call unnamed for now.
I covered the black card base with unnamed DSP and layered with some strips of sparkley unnamed DSP in my stash. I punched the witches brew from the unnamed DSP and mounted to a circle of Razzleberry CS and stuck to the sparkly DSP with a few glue dots. The unnamed witch was stamped on Whisper White CS and mounted to two punched varied size circles of Old Olive and Razzleberry CS. The witch was popped up with dimensionals.
I stamped the sentiment on the bottom card front from the retired SU set "Humor in High Heels" right on the unnamed orange DSP. Fits the occasion just fine I think.
The inside is a piece of Whisper White CS and strip scrap of the unnamed DSP. I haven't even stamped a sentiment yet.  hhhhmmmmmm. Told you I didn't have too many Halloween stamps.
Well that's it for now. Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment. Until next time ... hope you know WITCH shoes to wear!

September 16, 2010

Paper Players #15 and SUO C1 Fall challenges

Today my post is going to fit two challenges. The first is for the Paper Players Color Challenge using Old Olive, More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Early Expresso with a dash of white or vanilla. The inspiration photo is here.
The second challenge is for Stampin Up Only  (SUO) Challenge #1 - FALL. Now you can see why this card will work for both. ..and here's my card.
I started with Cajun Craze CS for the card base, then matted a piece of  Elegant Soiree DSP to Early Espresso CS. I punch a scrap of More Mustard CS with the Photo Corners XL punch and added an old olive brad, then glued to the card front.  I stamped the design using one of my favorite sets,  Autumn Harvest in Cajun Craze and Early Expresso. I colored the pumpkins using a blender pen and inks, starting with More Mustard and blending in Cajun Craze, then adding Old Olive to the stems. The leaves used the same colors, blending as I colored. I colored the acorns with Write Markers, then a touch of shadowing on the ground also with markers. I then finished it off by highlighting the veins in the leaves and pumpkin stems with a gel pen. I stamped the "Give Thanks" sentiment in Early Expresso right over the finished pumpkins. I distressed the edges; first with old olive and repeated with early expresso. I matted the same way as the DSP piece, photo corner & brad in the upper corner this time.
I used the Tiny Tags stamp set and punch to add three small tags to the Expresso 1/8" ribbon; tied on with Linen Thread. I used dimensionals to add this mat to the card front.
Well that's it! Done... and I like it!  If only I had better lighting for the photos.. Hmmmmm. I really have to work on that.

Now I'm off to submit my card to the two challenges; Paper Players and Stampin Up Only.
Now it's your turn to join the fun!

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September 11, 2010

PPA 59 Color Challenge

Today I'm posting my card for the PPA 59 Celebrity Color Challenge.
I started with one card and ended up with two. I decided the second one would be my entry since the all the stamps used are current, but both will posted today for you to see.

The card I entered is made with the new Hostess Level I stamp set Apple Blossoms, which is a great 'go-to' set for just about any occasion.  I started with  So Saffron CS for the card base that is embossed with the Elegant Bouquet folder.
The whisper white CS was stamped with all three colors of the challenge, and all the images are from the Apple Blossoms set.

The apple was stamped on a scrap piece of whisper white and punched with the 1 1/4" circle punch, which was then mounted to a 1 3/8" circle of So Saffron. A few pieces of scrap ribbon in olive and daffodil were added for interest then popped up with dimensionals.

This card went together very quick and easy.

The next card is made with the exact same colors, but using the tree image from the Branch Out (retired) set,  which is still one of my very favorite sets. I sponged the clouds with Temping Turquoise using a mask technique. I sponged the bottom half with old olive, then stamped the images, and punched the flowers in So Saffron with the flower from the Itty Pity Shapes punch (set of 3).
I colored the centers with a turquoise write marker, then glued to the image flower.

                 The sentiment is from the Apple Blossom set punched with the Word Window punch and matted to the olive Modern Label piece, then popped up with dimensionals. The WW front was double matted with turquoise and so saffron, then adhered to the olive card base.
 Easy Peasy. Done!
Well that's all for today. Hootie says "Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment"!

September 5, 2010

Paper Players #14 Challenge Woodland Walk

Hi everyone.
Well I just decided to participate this week in the Paper Players  #14 -Clean & Simple challenge, which I found through my fabulous up-line, Nance,  while visiting on her blog; Canopy Crafts.
For those that know me, 'clean and simple' is not my usual style and is very challenging for me to just STOP adding stuff.... I just get so carried away. So now that you figured out how I got to enter this challenge,  here goes.

I started with some Crumb Cake CS and matted a piece of Woodland Walk DSP to Early Expresso CS on the top two thirds of the EE, and  a piece of Very Vanilla CS to the bottom third. I stamped the sentiment from the set "A Word for You" in EE, and stamped the little tree from the set "Funky Four". I stamped the tree again and cut out the top and popped it up with a dimension.

To finish it off I wrapped a piece of EE grosgrain ribbon around the mat, secured to the back and added a simple knot bow with a glue dot before adhering the entire mat to the card base. That's it... Done!
Pretty simple............. right? 

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