Thursday, January 27, 2011

Matt's Valentine

My desk mate and friend, Mathew, deserves a special valentine.  I made a set of cards for him at Utreat this past weekend, and he used one to introduce himself to a yummy man he met in the grocery store.  Perhaps he can slip this shimmery Valentine into his dreamboat's pocket!

Card base: Kraft, Bordering Blue (SU), white cardstock (Staples)
Stamps:  Elements of Style (SU), How Do I Love Thee
Stencil: Carte Postale (SU)
Ink: Weathered Wood (Ranger Ink), Crumbcake Classic, Shimmer (SU)
Accessories:  ribbon, shimmer brad (SU), key (Michaels)

Thanks to my friend, Christine, who let me come over to play today.  This card turned out so well because of her influence!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

One Man's Garbage...

I learn a lot from watching Tim Holtz in action. One thing he did for the Twelve Tags of Christmas for 2010 was run some scrap plastic through his die cutter with a texture folder. Here's what I did with that idea...Bonjour

I rescued a piece of plastic packaging material from the scrap bin, trimmed it of any bumpy bits, and ran it through my Big Shot with a CuttleBug texture folder. It looked like a leaded window to me. I decided to use it as a window to peek into a garden of roses. I used my new Baby Blossoms two-stage stamps to create a bit of early summer in January. I like the combination of Real Red with Sahara Sand.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Ribbon Organizer

I saw an organizer when I was in Florida that looked like a make-up bag -- but a hairy one. It was a ribbon organizer. The walls of the bag were perforated with eyelets, and ribbons were laced through each eyelet. AT $25.00, I thought it was a bit rich for what it was.

I planned to modify a makeup bad I owned, but I realized that I wouldn't get the cropodile down far enough to punch the holes. So, I raided my fabric stash, and here's the result:

I punched rows of eyelets, sewed the seam, added a drawstring (that's the orange seam binding) and filled the bag with ribbons. To use, I just pull!