Friday, February 24, 2012

Die Cutting With Spellbinders 101

This is the third of four classes offered by Catherine Scanlon called Die Cutting With Spellbinders 101 from . The lesson was learning to cut frames using multiple dies at one time and also cutting matching holes on the front of the card to show the inside. I have never used a magnetic pad before that fits into the card itself. Thanks for looking at my card. It was fun to make. Any questions please ask! Supplies-Stampin Up! Cardstock Whisper White, Writing Stuff, Presto Patterns. Ink: More Mustard by SU! and Stazon Brown. Misc. Floral Embellishment blitz; I used silk flowers that were the wrong I painted them white with acrylic paint and Glossy Accents.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Hambo Stamps are so cute!

Just recently I found a new (to me) stamp company called 'Hambo Stamps'. I haven't used digital stamping very much and thought I would just try. I also ordered some of their rubber stamps as well because rubber stamps of any kind are my favorite. Check out their website at you will catch yourself giggling alot! Also....Monica was their representative and she was wonderful. I ordered my stamps late Friday night and had them by Monday!
On to the recipe....I have someone dear that I have wanted to give a 'Starbucks' card. This image is perfect for that.
Supplies: Cardstock and DSP: Stampin Up! It is hard to see but underneath the ribbon I stamped white ink by Colorbox and used white embossing powder by Ranger. The stamp I used was a background stamp by Stampa Rose, Inc. The adhesive is Sticky Tape, ribbon is from my stash....not sure what kind. Graphic image is by Hambo Stamps. Bling is from Michael's.
Thanks for taking time to look at my card. Any questions please ask!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Diecutting With Spellbinders 101

This week in class the project is an ornament. I made a card instead using this week's material. The teacher is Catherine Scanlon from
My Mother left me a collection of this graphic reminded me of her. The DSP is Presto Paper inked with Cameo Coral Classic Ink. from Stampin Up, Cameo Coral and Basic Black. The Cameo image itself is a graphic download from the class. I used the Beaded Ovals, Petite Ovals, #4 Label and Fancy Tags from Spellbinders. The adhesive is Sticky Tape and Pop-Dots.
I have entered this card in the challenge here: Card Patterns Challenge 152
Any questions please ask!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Diecutting With Spellbinders 101

It is fun to take classes now and then to keep my skills up or to learn a new technique or two.
This month I am taking the 'Die-cutting with Spellbinders 101, class with Catherine Scanion at . This card is entered in two challenges this see some other beautiful ideas see and
I used the largest of the small 'Oval' die set....and the second of smallest of the Grande set for the focal point. The graphic is a download from the class. I sprayed this with workable fixative then cut out a duplicate of the graphic onto vellum and cut out close to the edges of the image. This is held over the top of the base and then with a cotton ball and tweezers I inked over the top with 'Soft Suede' ink by Stampin Up! This is done while the small oval is still around the image. When removed from the die this leaves the white edge to contrast the ink. Once this dried I sprayed over the top with a permanent fixative. The cardstock is Pink Pirouette, White, Soft Suede Textured and Rasberry Tart DSP all Stampin Up! The ribbon is also Pink Pirouette. The adhesive is Glossy Accents, Sticky Strip, Glue Dots and Pop-Up Dots. I'm glad you took time to look at my card! Any questions please ask.