Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

I found some time to stamp this weekend in preparation for the Kohl's Boo Bash as well as my homeroom students!

 I used our cello gusseted bags from the Holiday Catalog and the Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set. Stazon works pretty well to stamp a pattern of images on the bags.  I then, just tied them shut with a little Baker's Twine and added a punched tag! Easy peasy.

Besides, the insides are all the kids want anyway!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Spooky Soda Labels

At the Kohs' Boo Bash this year, we decided to decorate all out. Pinterest to the rescue! We found cool labels for 2 Liter Bottles, but I couldn't print them. So, MDS2 was my next plan! Here's what I made:

We just taped them over the official labels. I left the nutrition information exposed.
 Happy Stamping!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Falling Leaves...

Hi again! I thought I had scheduled posts for Friday and Sunday. Opps. I didn't. Here is a fun fall card for today, though!

Stamps: Day of Gratitude
Paper: Early Espresso, More Mustard, Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze, Summer Starfruit, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Apothecary Accents Framelits, Summer Starfruit Stitched Ribbon, Neutrals Brads, Vintage Brads, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Big Shot

I was under orders to make a card similar to a fall card I already shared for one group since members couldn't make an event. I decided to change it up a bit--especially since I didn't have enough of the right colors of cardstock. This one has two kinds of texture and I love those polky dots!

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Joy to the World

When life gets busy, CASE (copy and share everything) is a rule to live by. As my life got busy in September and early October, I did just that with this card:

Stamps: Jolly Bingo Bits
Paper: Snow Festival Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green Markers
Accessories: Big Shot, Petals a Plenty Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Sweater Trim

I cased my design directly from Lisa Curcio.

Pretty much a card you can look at to see what I did. We colored, huffed, stamped, punched, adhered, Textured, tied knots, and adhered!

Happy Stamping!


Monday, October 15, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Fun is a part of Halloween and fun folds are the best way to celebrate with a card!
 Cute, but here's the fun part:

 The message is hidden inside!

Stamps: Spooky Bingo Bits
Paper: Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Pack
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Simply Scored, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, Big Shot, Adorning Elements Edgelits, Glimmer Brads

To create this card, you just need to cut a 4 1/4 by 11 piece of cardstock. Score it at 4" and 8 1/4" inches. Next, punch the folded side of the short flap and punch a circle halfway through.

Easy and cute!

 Happy Stamping!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Star Fold Card with Tutorial

I'm a pinner. I love pinterest. It fist my ADHD style of roaming the web without all the sites I don't want to see. I pinned a similar card to the one I am showing you today and when a fun fold swap came my way, I decided to make one that fit in an envelope.

Pretty cool, huh? I have Christmas one in the works to use as a Gift Tag/ornament.

Stamps: Everything Eleanor
Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Tangerine Tango, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petal
Accessories: Simply Scored, Paper Cutter, Ruler,

This whole card experience was like solving a math problem with my students. First, I needed to make an equilateral triangle that would fold down into an envelope. But to do that, I had to do some math with ratios to find an easy to measure parallel line. Whew! Doesn't make sense? Well, I felt pretty smart when I did get one to work. Trial and Error. Math to back it up. Nice!

Now, how to make one:

Start with a 7 1/2" Square piece of cardstock. Score 2"ish down at 3 3/4." From each bottom corner, measure 7 1/2" to the line you scored. Cut along those lines and you will have your triangle base.

Now, make a tick mark at 3 3/4" on each side. Connect these lines together so you get this:
Measure 1 1/4" from the corners on each side. Connect these lines to make score lines for the trapezoids.

To add the middle layers, I realized they were trapezoids, so I just lined up my 1" strip on on my cardstock and used the edge of the triangle to guide me. I cut the edge off. I then slid my paper to the other side, so that it was doubley (good math term, there) inside the other edge. Does this picture make more sense than my words?

Now, to fold it, you just fold each triangle in and overlap one corner of each over the edge of another. Add the center image by just attaching it to one corner of the triangle, so the other triangle can fit underneath.

I hope this makes sense! The original tutorial I found (for a bigger card) was at Stamp Owl's Studio.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

The Red Trike

I loved my red trike. My parents still have it in the garage. There are many stories of me and my red trike. I once tried to follow my dad down the road. That didn't go well for me. My mom was a tad bit unhappy to see her three-year-old on the road chasing after a lawn tractor. That's why I love the tricycle image from the Moving Forward stamp set.

This card gets better:

Stamps: Moving Forward, Bring on the Cake
Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Stack, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Jet Black
Accessories: Markers, Scallop Circle Bigz Die, 3" Circle Die, 3 1/2" Circle Die, 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Real Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights Brads

I followed my friend Lyssa's directions to create this telescoping card. You can check it out at her blog Song of My Heart Stampers.

Remember, when you buy the Moving Forward Stamp Set, Stampin' Up! will donate to Ronald McDonald House Charities. A great set and a great cause.

Happy Stamping!


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Happy October!

October is here! The leaves are changing to brilliant hues of yellow, orange, and red. Pretty soon, trick-or-treating, the end of the first quarter of school, and sugar week. Let's count down the days with an MDS2 calendar:
 What better way to get some creative time in than using MDS2? I have a cold (thanks the germs in my classroom) and don't feel like doing much, but I can sit and play on my computer! I used a font on my computer-all fonts that you have show up in MDS2. The background is a Designer Series Paper. To make the OCT, I used three letter stamps, sized them in a monogram, added rhinestones, and then added pumpkin pie splotches behind. Easy. Done. Cute.

Feel free to download!

Happy Designing!



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