Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Dresses for Sale Card

Designer Richele Christensen  is back as our guest today.  Today she is sharing a card she created featuring Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Sewing Room dies.
Score and fold Blue Kraft Core piece in half to 4 1/4” x 5 1/2”. Emboss the Zig Zag Stitches on the front top and bottom of card.


Sand the front of the card revealing the stitches and the texture of the card.

Die cut 3 Dress Forms form Grunge Board using the Mini Sewing Room set and your Vagabond.  Paint the Dress Forms using a black paint dabber. Let dry.  Die cut 3 dresses using the Mini Sewing Room set from pattern paper. Trim the Dress Form to make the dresses. You can cut a round neck, a high neck and a V-neck to make each of the dresses different.  Adhere dresses to the dress forms.

Tear a small piece of Kraft Resist paper approximately 4 1/4” x 2”, insert 3 long fasteners to each side of the torn piece and adhere to card. Use a texture hammer to create bumps in the fasteners.  

Pop dot the 3 Dress Forms to card.

Tie a bow at the top of the Paper Hanger.  Attach Cash Key to Paper Hanger with a Jump Ring. Attach to card.



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misc: pattern paper; twine
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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Best Wishes Gift Card Holder

Hello, Friends!

What an incredible weekend!  If you are in the Orange County area, I hope you had a chance to visit the Scrapbook Expo in Anaheim.  It was a fun three day event!  Friday and Saturday was so busy, it was hard to walk around!

Debbie and Jill were both there demonstrating many new Sizzix products.  It's always fun to see the Big Shot and Vagabond in action!  :)

I have a fun gift card holder, by Beth Reames to share with you today. 



Instructions:


Cover a piece of mat board with patterned paper. Die-cut a House Gift Card Holder out of paper-covered mat board. Fold along score lines to assemble and secure in place using extra-strong bond, double-sided adhesive. Stamp designs across the top of the Gift Card Holder. Cut just the door of the house out of white cardstock and emboss using the Daisy Wreath embossing folder. Apply a variety of ink to a brayer and roll over embossed image to highlight the design. Lightly ink the edges of the door and adhere to the assembled House Gift Card Holder. Die-cut the roof line from white mat board, embellish with glitter, ink and a decorative button. Adhere to the assembled House Gift Card Holder. Stamp sentiment onto a scrap oval-shaped piece of mat board, ink edges and adhere to the Gift Card Holder. (For the oval, we used the drop out piece left over from the label shape on the Pizza Box, #657336.) Embellish with a hanging jewel and ribbon bow.

Supplies:

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Other Supplies: Patterned Paper, Brayer, Decorative Button, Glitter, Hanging Jewel, Ink, Ribbon, Stamps

Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Stephanie
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Monday, February 27, 2012

Salt and Pepper Wedding Cake


As I was surfing the internet this past week for Saturday's I Spy post, I happened upon Tiffany Johnson's blog and her super fun wedding card featuring Karen Burniston's Three Tier Cake Pop Up die.  I instantly fell in love with it and am so excited to feature it here for you.

I love how out of the box this card is, from the bright vivid colors to the super cute bride and groom perched at the top.  I think it really illustrates what I love best about creating with dies.  To me, dies are like a blank canvas, a perfect base for creating exactly what you want.  I am only limited by my imagination and creativity. They fit your style and my style no matter how very different they are.

In the case of this card, Tiffany started with a really awesome blank canvas (Karen's die design) and sprinkled (pardon the pun!) in her own bright clean style which resulted in a spectacular one-of-a-kind creation.
You can see more of Tiffany's great projects on her blog at http://tiffguam.com/.
Thank you Tiffany for letting me feature your fun card and for making me think in a whole different color palette the next time I have a wedding themed project!




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Saturday, February 25, 2012

I Spy Saturday

Are you ready for some weekend crafting inspiration?  I had a great time searching for fun and inspiring Sizzix projects to share with you this week and absolutely love all that I found!

I spotted this card by Leslie Miller on Pinterest.  It features the wreath embossing folder from the Birds & Wreath Textured Impressions set.  When I went to check it out on her blog, I discovered that she had also made a matching envelope too!  I love the idea of a matching card.  You can find this set on Leslie's blog at 


This set of cards created by Jennifer McGuire features the Sizzix Hero Arts Garden Flowers Stamp and Framelits set.  She shared the cards in the top image this week on the Hero Arts blog and the card in the bottom photograph on her blog.  I love how Jennifer create two very different sets of cards from the same stamp.  You can find Jennifer's blog at http://www.jennifermcguireink.com/.

I happened on a jaw dropping project online by Jim, the Gentleman Crafter (sorry, I don't know his real name).  His blog is full of seriously amazing projects.  I found myself saying "wow" over and over again.  I really loved these metal flowers that he created from aluminum cans.  He shares a tutorial on his blog for them here: http://thegentlemancrafter.typepad.com/the-gentleman-crafter/2012/01/monster-flowers.html.  While you are there, spend some time looking around, you will be amazed!

Last month at CHA I was helping unpack samples in Tim Holtz's Idea-ology booth and opened the package that had Anna Dabrowska's  (aka Finnabair) samples in it.  If you have admired her work online, you simply can not even fathom how incredible it is in person.  I know I stood there with my mouth hanging open.  Imagine how excited I was this week when she posted for the first time on the Sizzix UK blog as a new team member there!  I simply can not wait to see what she creates with Sizzix products!  You can find more details about this project on the Sizzix UK blog and on Finnabair's blog here: http://tworzysko.blogspot.com/2012/02/moja-przygoda-z-sizzixem-my-sizzix.html.  She is on Pinterest too if you are interested in following her pins: http://pinterest.com/finnabair/ .

This week I spent some time browsing the gallery at Two Peas in a Bucket, where I found the work of member Happy Life Crafty Wife, otherwise known as Tamara Tripodi.  Tamara is a huge fan of the eclips and has tons of fun projects featuring the eclips and SVG Cuts.  I love the scrapbook page show above where she uses her eclips to cut design elements out of her photo.  She shares how she does that in this post: http://happylifecraftywife.com/?p=1160.  Be sure and spend some time looking through her blog for more great inspiration for pages, cards, projects, and more!  http://happylifecraftywife.com/


Sonia Holland aka greenleafink at Two Peas is another I Spy gallery find this week.  I love how elegant this card is that she created with a Karen Burniston Pop Up die.  She has several views and details about making the card on her blog at http://greenleafink.ca/?p=755.

Finally this week, a little Easter inspiration from Pam Hooten.  This project has me all inspired to start thinking about some fun little Easter and spring projects.  You can find out how she made this cute and easy treat holder on her blog at http://www.pamhooten.blogspot.com/2012/02/easter-tag-candy-holder.html.

How was that for a cool and eclectic mix of projects and ideas?  I hope it has given you an idea or two that you can use this weekend or in the week ahead!  Don't forget, we are on Pinterest pinning great Sizzix projects all week long if you need more inspiration before next Saturday. 

Wanna be spied?  We are spying on PinterestFacebookTwitter, and on Flickr as well as surfing around the world wide web.  This week we also spied a bit in the gallery at Two Peas In A Bucket and through Google.  We would love to spy your art too!  You can help us find you by mentioning Sizzix in your tagging, supplies, keywords, hashtags, pin descriptions, etc.
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