Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gingham, Lace and Bloom

Here's a quick and easy design with a quick and easy post!

I began by making my base with Graphic 45 6 x 6" Patterns and Solids decorator paper in "Time to Flourish." Great pad with colorful mini prints and solids!

I layered a border of May Art's 1.5" Crochet Lace across the top portion of the design, then glued a bloom and leaf by Petaloo Botanica Collection Faux Dried Blooms in red with Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue.

I used Versafine Onyx Black ink to stamp a sentiment from JustRite's "Thank You Daffodil" cling set. The sentiment is die cut with a die from Spellbinder's JustRite custom die "Vintage Label and Banner Dies." The sentiment tag is supported and gives a bit of dimension using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip pieces.

A Crystal Clear Box would be perfect to present this cheery card!

All supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Stay warm! Spring is just around the corner!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Scrappy Cameo

I had some fun today with Spellbinder's Die D-Lites "Silhouette" dies..what a lovely set!You can use both the cut out portion of the die, or the negative space...just what I used in my design today!

I began with Prima's Stationer's Desk 6 X 6" decorator paper. Love the rich yet muted colors in this pad. I layered different prints to make the base and accented it with a border of May Art's 1/4" Crochet lace and a Petaloo Botanica Sugared Berries Cluster.

Now for the cameo: I die cut the women's silhouette on solid black cardstock. I then cut the negative space into an oval with a Spellbinder Classic Oval die. A bit of the Stationer's Desk dp is adhered to the back, along with a bit more of the same lace used as the border. A few 3D Thermoweb Foam Strip pieces, and you are all set!

All of the linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. (All sorts of sale items...Bo Bunny and background stamps!)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Old Fashioned Love Note

Face it Ladies...if you're making a Valentine for your man, he may not be a big fan of frou frou, ribbons, and lace. I came up with a simple way to show a bit of love for my hubby on Valentine's Day with an "old fashioned love note..."

My plan is to place this "note" someplace where he will come across it on Saturday...

I began with MME Lost and Found Record It Heirloom decorator paper for the background. I know that I have sung the praises of this pad this Valentine season, but pretty much every patterned sheet has been fun to use. This sheet specifically has a suitable pattern on the back as well...perfect for writing a love note.

The notebook type edging was made with a punch, but you can achieve the same effect with Spellbinders On the Edge dies, shown HERE.

I distressed the edges with a bit of Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye, then added the word "love" die cut with Spellbinders Font One Lower Case dies cut from a scrap of the decorator paper listed above. The Font One dies are perfect for any sentiment or thought...I love making one word sentiments using them!

I stamped the heart with Penny Black's Heart Swatches (this is a fabulous stamp set...I HIGHLY recommend it...actually all of the products used today are favorites) and Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, then die cut it with a Spellbinder Classic Heart die. It was then mounted to the background with a piece of Thermoweb 3D Foam Strip.

Simple, yet gets the message across to my loved one. Easy to mail as well if needed!

All of today's linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Do have a great remainder to your week and a wonderful Valentine's Day with your loved ones!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Tutorial for Hershey Nugget Valentine Slider Box

 I enjoyed putting together a tutorial for Hershey Nuggets...a slider box that you can personalize or decorate and that contains Hershey's Nuggets candies for your sweetheart.

I've included a couple of different box decorating ideas as well:

I started with a heavier, textured piece of 12 X 12" cardstock.

To make the base: 
  • cut a 4" x 6 1/4" rectangle from the solid, textured cardstock
  • Score a line around all edges of the rectangle at 5/8"
  • Cut one scored line on the outside edge of where the lines intersect on each corner, as shown in the picture below represented by the red lines...cut straight on the scored line please...not like the sad attempt pictured! :)

  • Fold the edges up on the scored lines and use a glue dot to adhere each corner

To make the slider top:
  • Cut cardstock piece 7 3/4" x 5 1/4"
  • Score one side of cardstock rectangle at 2 7/8" then at 2 1/4"
  • Flip cardstock around to score the opposite side at 2" and then at 1 3/8"
  • Fold score lines, then apply skinny tape to the very edge of the larger section cardstock edge 

Cut ten strips of patterned cardstock 1" x 3" and use a glue dot (right on the very end of each strip) to secure the paper around the candy nugget.

Wrap cardstock scored top around box filled with candy and secure tape to create the slider top.

You now have a completed box ready to decorate. The top should allow for a 2 7/8" x 5 1/4" space to decorate and should slide freely. 

The box pictured below was a sample for a class that I taught and went through quite a bit of sliding, but still held up:


Blue Cupid box:

Kaisercraft Key to My Heart decorator paper
May Art's Teal 1.25" Silk Ribbon
Original Bow Easy
Petaloo Botanica Minis Cranberry Amber Green blossom
Kaisercraft Rhinestones in Lippy Red
1/4" Scor Tape
Little B Pennant Die
JustRite clear Large Fancy Sentiments
Versafine Onyx Black ink

Red and Pink box:
MME Record It! Heirloom decorator paper
Spellbinder Classic Heart and Classic Scalloped Heart dies
May Art's Ivory 1/4" Silk Ribbon
Penny Black From the Heart sentiments 
Versafine Onyx Black Ink
Prima bloom from stash

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

 I hope that you have a chance to try some slider boxes for your Valentine! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Sealed With A Kiss...and easy to mail!

My design starts with a base of papers from My Mind's Eye Record It! "Heirloom" paper. I have really enjoyed this Valentine paper pad...lots of fun prints with lovely colors. 

A border of May Art's Satin Hearts by the Yard trim (attached with 1/8" Scor-Tape), along with a sentiment tag stamped using Penny Black's clear set "From the Heart," stamped with Versafine Onyx Black Ink, finishes the low profile card.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Sharon!!!

We're "teaming up" to wish Sharon from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store a very Happy Birthday! We stamp together as The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Design Team and are thankful for the chance to be able to showcase our creative side with ribbon through Sharon's store.

My birthday card for Sharon features Seam Binding ribbon (Paradise Aqua) fashioned into a shabby bow with a Bow Easy.

The base of the card is Kaisercraft Key to My Heart decorator paper. The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed onto linen vellum using JustRite's clear "Enjoy the Day Vintage Labels Four" set. 

Druzy style Prima's "Say It In Crystals" adds a bit of birthday gleam.

Here's the link list for our Birthday Hop for Sharon:
Deb (you are here)


If you have a chance, head over to Sharon's blog and wish her a very Happy Birthday! I know that she will appreciate it! 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Triple Heart

Here's a fun Valentine design using Penny Black clear stamp sets: "Heart Swatches" and "From the Heart." You can also buy the two sets as a bundle on sale!

I began by stamping the trio of hearts with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, then shaded them with my Copic Sketch Markers. After hand trimming them, I used Versamark's Water Mark pad and applied Melt Art Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel to impart a shiny finish...(they almost look like licorice!) 

I layered the hearts onto a MME Lost and Found Record It! "Heirloom" decorator paper background using Thermoweb 3D foam strip pieces to add dimension.

The sentiment is stamped (using the PB "From the Heart" set) directly onto the background paper using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

A May Art's black Twill Ribbon ties it all together.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. (Still a FAB background stamp sale happening!)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!