Saturday, January 29, 2011

Totally CASE'd Fancy Fold Valentine card

I told you how much I love Valentine's Day projects right? So now I need to show you what card made me fall in love with the Valentine Defined stamp set in the Occasions Mini.

This was CASE'd from Emma Fewkes and I changed my version just a little bit. Check out Emma's version on her great blog: Thank you Emma for sharing such a great project. To tell you a little bit about the card, the base is whisper white, ink is real red and the hearts are punched out of the red glitter paper with the large and small heart punches. Love that glitter paper!! The Valentine Defined stamp set can be found on Page 9 of the Occasions Mini. The bendy folds are made using tabs and slits in the card. Really cool!

Thank you for looking.


Friday, January 21, 2011

I love Valentine's Day projects!!

There is something about all of the great product that Stampin' Up! has that makes Valentine's Day projects a whole lot of fun. I had told myself that I didn't need anything new for making projects for the upcoming occasion but one look at the new Occasions mini and I was a goner. There are so many beautiful projects using Valentine Defined (page 9 of the mini) and I fell in love and had to have it. And, for those of you who know me, you know my love of luminaires. What would Valentine's be without the soft glow of a battery operated tea light shining from a pretty Valentine luminaire?? Unfortunately, I had a terrible time getting a good picture of this project so this is the best I could come up with. (time for a new camera!!)

I was excited to make this project as it uses the Fancy Favour box die which I finally got around to ordering. Why, oh why did I wait so long?? This is going to be my new favourite go to die and I can see using it a lot. The heart stems stamp is from the Valentine Defined stamp set and the heart is punched out of the lovely red glitter paper with the large heart punch. Vellum on these luminaires adds such a nice, soft, romantic look. The trim on the top of the box is cut from the Love Patterns DSP using just the top portion of the die. Cool effect!! Once again, I am sorry for the poor picture quality.

Off to get some housework done and then I can work on some more projects. Take care.


Sunday, January 16, 2011

A new year of blogging ...

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year. Now that the holiday season is over, it's time to get back into the swing of things in my craft room. I was seriously lacking motivation and enthusiasm after taking a small break so it is a good thing I have a commitment to my lovely club ladies to provide projects for our monthly club. If it wasn't for having to prep for club, I would probably still be in a funk!! These pictures are the projects we did this month. I had to expand my comfort zone and do a scrap page. I will freely admit that I am intimidated by scrapping so this club will benefit me in a big way as it will force me to overcome my fears!!! hehe Sounds like scrapping is sooo scary but for some reason having more space to fill seems too much for me. Thankfully I was able to CASE this layout from SU's November Stampin' Success. A scrap page is definitely a personal thing so it was nice to see how everyone tweaked their pages to suite their own tastes. We also made a gate fold card using the stamp set and paper from the Loads of Love promo. We also used the beautiful red glitter paper which was punched out with the small heart punch. The third card was made using the Build a Blossom stamp set and Blossom Petals punch from the Occasions mini which just came into effect on January 4th. This mini is incredible and there are so many wonderful new products and, of course, I have to have everything. Keep checking in to see samples of projects made with these new products. I am anxiously awaiting my next order so that I can show you more!!! Okay, I'm an addict!! Take care.