Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tree Card

Spellbinders, Core'dinations, Glimmer Mist, Dew Drops

I had so much fun making this snowlady card. I used Core'dinations cardstock. Embossed it in the Snowflakes Embossing folder and lightly sanded it. I used the Snowman die from Spellbinders and chalked the white snowman with pink from the Stencil Collection. I added Champagne Dew Drops and finished the card off by spraying with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in "Snow Angel". The saying stamp is from Stampin Up. Happy Winter to you All!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

New 12" Spellbinders Border Die & Mega Curved Rectangles

I used the New Spellbinders 12"
Border die & New
Mega Curved Rectangles.
Fleuriste Cosmo Cricket paper
Dew Drops
(I colored the clear Dew Drops
with Pinata Alcohol Inks for the
perfect color match!)
StoryBook Cricut Cartridge
Glimmer Mist & Core'dinations
Papers for the mats & Border die

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Punches, Core'dinations, Nestabilities, Dew Drops, Petaloo

The Four Cards were created with Paper Shapers Graceful Heart, Basket Weave, Bubbles & Victorian Lace Punches. Core'dinations Papers, Justrite Stamper, Petaloo Flowers, Dew Drops, Cuttlebug Embossing Folders....

Chocolate Core'dinations, Gracefull Heart Punch & Dew Drops in Sunflower

Basket Weave Punch, Petaloo Flowers, Justrite stamper

Chocolate Core'dinations, Petaloo Cupcake Faux Leather Flowers

Bubbles Punch, Core'dinations, Cuttlebug, Icicle Sticles, Petaloo Jolly Christmas florettes

Take the Two Largest Nestabilities Standard Circles Large. Here is just a photo of most of what I used to create the 4 cards!

Use the largest Circle for the Basketweave, Victorian Lace and Graceful Heart Punches
Cut a Template and as many circles out that you want to punch

Use the next to the largest Circle for the Bubbles Punch and also make
one template and as many as you wish to punch

To Make your template for both circles simply fold in half one way fold in half the other way then into quarters so you have 8 equal pie shapes. I just used printer paper for mine.
Then hold your template in place with one hand on top of your cardstock and fold and copy all your lines without moving your template. Sounds difficult but its very simple
Then you have your template and your cirle....I write on my template which Punches work with it. It takes time to figure this out so I have done it for you on these 4 punches.

Then line up your punch between the lines you just drew and punch. Continue around the circle until the center falls out.
Basketweave sample (Large Circle)

Graceful Hearts sample (Large Circle)

Bubbles Punch (Next to large Circle)

Victorian Lace Punch (Large Circle)

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Dew Drops, Chocolate Core'dinations & Spellbinders

I used Core'dinations NEW Chocolate Box paper with the Frills Cuttlebug embossing folder, Dew Drops
First I used the Border die from Frills Cuttlebug Embossing folder on Chocolate Cardstock new from Core'dinations

then using the-Scor Pal scored double lines at the top and bottom
Using the Spellbinders Flowers & Petals die cut three different colors of Core'dinations

Then I finished off the card using Glossy Accents and Dew Drops in Flame & Fresh Mowed Grass

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Spellbinders, Nestabilities, Core'dinations, Cuttlebug

I Used the New Harvest 2 Leaves from Spellbinders, autumn embossing Cuttlebug folder, long rectangle nestabilites and Core'dinations papers and sanded with the Tim Holtz Sanding Block.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Petaloo, Coredinations, Spellbinders, Stickles

I used Petaloo's Glittered Daisy Collection, Spellbinders Classic and Petite Scalloped circles cut and embossed. Purple and Orange Stickles. I cut the cat from the Cuttlebug "BOO" Embossing folder. I used the Ladies Fashion Buckles die from Spellbinders for the ribbon buckle. The paper is all Core'dinations Black Magic, Orange, and Purple. After cutting out the cat I sanded it to expose the core lighter orange and used purple stickles for the eyes.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Chocolate Core'dinations,Petaloo,Cuttlebug,Spellbinders, Glimmer Mist

I used the Petite Scalloped Round Nestabilities, Ribbon Tag Trio, Chocolate Box Core'dinations,
Petaloo Cupcake Daisies, Love Lanuage and With Love Cuttlebug Embossing Folders.
Background of card was made using Coffee Shop and Tattered Rose Glimmer mists.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Core'dinations, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders, Crop a Dile & Petaloo

This card is even cuter in real life with the wool flowers from Petaloo & the Copic Spica pen flower centers

I used Core'dinations Spell Caster, Nostalgia. Spellbinders S3091 Bumblebee Flowers, NEW S3149 Double ended Tags, Petaloo Wool Flowers and the Crop A Dile Big Bite with grommets.

I did the edge of the brown with the With love border cuttlebug folder then sanded with the Tim Holtz Sanding Grip. I attached the Petaloo Wool flowers with the Big Bite and Grommets. I cut and embossed the flowers and tag with the Cuttlebug.
I colored the center of the embossed flowers with the Copic Spica glass flakes pen.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nestabilities/Core'dinations Gate Fold Card Tutorial

I want to teach you how to create Gate Fold cards. I touched on this in an earlier posting but I got a lot of requests to write the instructions. These card outsides are made using the Largest Petite Circle and Largest Square Nestabilities

These are the supplies I used.
I first cut my paper for both cards at 7 7/8 by 4.5 and scored at 1 15/16 from each side to create the gate. The paper will be smaller than your die. I folded both flaps in, making sure that they met in the center, and making sure that the die edges extended slightly past the cardstock on both sides. You need to keep a small area on both sides uncut so that you have hinges when the card is opened creating the gate
I then taped the outside edge of the die to my card to keep from slipping. You can also use the magnetic mat. I would have but I can't keep them in stock so I don't own one myself :(

This is what they look like after cutting.
YES this is the NEW SCOR PAL MAT that fits inside the score pal creating a work surface, self healing cutting mat. I love working on this surface. THIS is a PREORDER on my site for $15.00.

Then I used the plain Circles and Squares to create my layer. I embossed them both.
adhere one side then using a paper cutter or trimmer carefully cut to match up perfectly.

Then I added matching ribbon. I used the fiskars leave it to weaver first but in order to be able to open the card it would not work. I LOVE that punch

Then I ran coordinating CORE'DINATIONS cardstock thru the SWISS DOTS cuttlebug folder
Repeat the same step as above and adhere one side then carefully run thru paper trimmer to line up.
Then I used the Dragonfly and Butterfly from FLYING BEAUTIES SPELLBINDERS DIES. I embossed them as well
I used TIM HOLTZ NEW sanding block to expose the CORE'DINATIONS core color
I used GLOSSY ACCENTS to adhere one side of the butterfly and the dragonfly
and used pop dots for dimension.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Spellbinders & Core'dinations card

I Used Black Magic Hocus Pocus & Spellbinders Butterfly Reflections Die
I cut and embossed them in the Cuttlebug
NOTE: The Pink butterflies are actually inside the card
on a piece of sanded Black Magic but I
don't have a pic of that to post :(
I will take one and add later :)

I lightly sanded the Black Magic, Used Vintage Retro Mod Squad & So Mod Papers for my card
I inked two of the buttons black and lightly sanded.