Saturday, March 27, 2010

PPA35 Anything but a Card

This week's PPA challenge is "anything but a card" I needed cute little bags for my nieces' Easter gifts.  I used the Pink Flamingo DSP since my nieces are in their teens.  I wish I could tell you what's in them but they might read this. [smile]  I think they perfect for "my girls" and they're even cuter in person. 
Project Recipe:
Card Stock - Real Red, So Saffron &Whisper White
DSP - Pink Flamingo

Stamps & Ink:
Matchbox Messages
Real Red

Satin Ribbon Whisper White
Extra Large Fancy Flower Punch
Circle punches

Frosting & Cupcakes

I'm on a roll today!  I've been productive around the house and in my craft room!  This set of cards will be one of the layouts I use at the Relay for Life fundraiser. 
Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink & Whisper White
DSP - Patterns Ruby Red (hostess level 1)

Stamps & Ink:
Birthday Bliss
Chocolate Chip Ink
Pretty in Pink Ink

Cordory Brads & Button
Bigshot dies

SPCC #40

This week's SPCC color challenge colors are great!  They made me want to "smoodge" things - it's hard to see the pictures but I dirtied things up a bit. 

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP - Patterns Really Rust, Shades of Spring

Stamps & Ink:
Happy Moments
Chocolate Chip Ink

Satin Ribbon in Whisper White
5/16" Brad in Chocolate Chip

Color Throwdown #85

This week's color throwdown colors are beautiful and remind me of spring.  In a below post I talked about hosting a Relay for Life fundraiser and we'll be making birthday cards.  This is one of my ideas.  I'm not sure if it will make it to the class or not but I do love the way it turned out. 

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Bashful Blue
DSP - Patterns in Certainly Celery

Stamps & Ink:
Birthday Bliss
Garden Green Ink

Sizzlits Little Leaves
Wide Oval Punch
Trio Flower
Vintage Brad
Linen Thread

Friday, March 26, 2010

Finished Baskets

If you have the Easter Kit here is a picture of the finished products!

Easter Basket Directions

If you have the Easter Kits here are the photos for the basket kit.  They are all assembled the same way so don't worry if you are working on the purple and yellow one.  Have fun!

The handle for the basket. 
Note:  When attaching the DSP to the inside of the handle it helps to curve the handle so the paper forms to the right shape.

The basics for the basket:
The outside of the basket:
Basket interior:

Attached DSP to cover the exposed brads on the interior of the basket:

Attaching the handle:

Assemble the Basket:
This is what it should look like before you have attached the flowers or stars.

Making the flowers and leaves:
Cut the green flowers into a leaf just follow the pictures:
Attach the leaf:
Finished flowers:
Attach to the basket:

Milk Carton Directions

If you have the Easter Kits here are photos of what your milk carton should look like after each step:

Creased all the folds
Adhered the side
Closed the bottom of the carton
Attached the ribbon, flowers and library clip.
Your carton is finished and super cute!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mojo 131 - Make a Wish!

I’m hosting a card class fundraiser for a local Relay for Life team in April. Relay for Life is a 24 hour walk that raises money for the American Cancer Society (ACS).  ACS's current slogan is “The Official Sponsor of Birthdays” and I thought it would be fun to do all birthday cards for the class.  Here is the first card, inspired by this week's Mojo sketch.  The class fee will go directly to the team.  It should be a great time!

If you would like to find out more about Relay for Life or the American Cancer Society go to

Card Recipe:
Card Stock - Perfect Plum, Certainly Celery & Whisper White
DSP - Patterns in Certainly Celery

Stamps & Ink:
Bitty Birthday
A Little Birthday Cheer
Perfect Plum Ink

Ribbon - Whisper White Satin
Jumbo Brad 5/16" Whisper White
Sizzlit Big Bold Cupcakes (flower)

Thursday, March 18, 2010

PPA34 -Way 2 Go!

M youngest brother is graduating from college this weekend!  Way 2 Go little bro!  I used this week's PPA sketch challenge to make a card to go with his graduation gift.  I used SAB products: Welcome Neighbor DSP and the sprinkles stamp set.  The "way 2 go!" stamp is from the occasions mini catalog level 1 hostess set.  I added a little card stock in kraft, so saffron, not quite navy & old olive some grosgrain stiped ribbon in old olive and 2 vintage brads and voila a happy and fresh graduation card. 

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Saturday, March 13, 2010

Red Hat Workshop - So Fun!

Thursday night I had a workshop for a group of Red Hat ladies. A few of them have been to a couple classes and asked if we could make more than one card at the workshop and I said you bet! They requested that the cards be Red Hat themed. So I did a little research into the Red Hat Society and here are the 3 cards I created. PS: all the ladies had a great time and loved the real red and perfect plum themed cards.

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