Saturday, July 25, 2015

What I'm Swapping....Envelope Punch Board Orbit Brand Gum Holder Tutorial

I made this Orbit Brand Gum Holder with the English Garden Designer Series Paper.  When you finish the gum, it is easy to just slide a new pack of gum into the holder-easy peasy!

Envelope Punchboard Orbit Brand Gum Holder
English Garden DSP and Bold Butterfly and Butterflies Thinlits
CS –Mint Macaron, Night of Navy
Acc.-Basic Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Delightful Dijon In Color Blossom Accents, Tear and Tape Adhesive

Cut a 7 inch square of cardstock.

Punch and score the first side of the cardstock at 1-7/8” and 2-1/2”.  Skip a Side and Punch and score the opposite side at 1-7/8 and 2-1/2.

Punch and score the second set of opposite sides at 3” and 3-5/8”. 

Then, flip the cardstock over and only punch (not score) at the same intervals. You really just have to look to see what you're doing. You just want them to “match up”.

When you've finished using the envelope punch board, it should look like this:

In this picture, you can see the gum package (with the top flap cut away).  It is the size of the middle rectangle.

Next, cut the jagged parts off with scissors until it looks like the picture below:

Then, with the points at 3 inches cut the points off of the long sides.  This makes each flap/side 1-1/2 inches.

Now, the opposite side:

Fold your score lines, and use Tear and Tape Adhesive to Secure your side flaps (just put tape on the bottom sides below the midline-NOT on the top).  Do not attach it to your gum so that you will be able to slide the gum package out. That way you can replace the gum package when it is empty.

After putting adhesive on only the bottom halves of each side flap. Fold the Bottom Flap up, then fold the right side over, and then fold the left side over taking care to "square" the corners of the box. (I had the gum package in the box at this point to assist me in achieving that.)

Cut a piece of designer series paper (Mine is 3-1/4 inches wide by 3-5/8 inches wrapping from the front over the top and to the back.) Score on horizontal at 1-1/4" and 1-3/4".

Next corner round your top flap using the top of the Envelope Punch Board.  Also, corner round your designer series paper piece.  Next place adhesive in the fold and along each horizontal edge of your designer series paper piece. Begin in the middle (on the top fold/edge) and adhere the dsp to the box.

Add your butterfly by using dimensionals on only the bottom two quadrants of the butterfly's wings. This allows the flap to "tuck into" the space under the butterfly.  Next, I used a glue dot to adhere an In Color Blossom Accent. I added a rhinestone bling to the center of that Delightful Dijon flower and added rhinestones to the butterfly's body as well.

Friday, July 24, 2015

2015 What I'm swapping today....Friday

Today is the Stampin' Addicts' Gathering, and I hosted a Christmas swap for it.  I'm swapping these cards:

This card uses the Every Blessing Set. It is embossed using a mixture of Silver and Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder. The Oval behind is Silver Glimmer Paper.  I think it is simple but striking with the Basic Black and Pacific Point cardstock.

Stamps-Every Blessing, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS/Ink-Pacific Point, Silver Glimmer Paper, Basic Black, Versamark

Acc.-Pacific Point 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Ovals Collection Framelits, Silver Embossing Powder & Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder mixed—slightly more silver than exactly 50/50, Dimensionals

I used the new Merry Moments Designer Series Paper with a Gold Metallic Thread Garland for this card.  A Gold Metallic Sequin Star tops the tree. 

Stamps-Festival of Trees
CS/Ink-Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive,
Acc.-NEW Merry Moments Designer Series Paper,  NEW Gold Metallic Thread, NEW Metallics Sequin Assortment, Rhinestones, 1/8” Gold Ribbon, Tree Punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Dimensionals

I wanted to use Cucumber Crush for a Christmas card for this swap, and I think it was surprising that I used the Merry Moments Designer Series Paper as well as the Cucumber Crush Dashed Paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper.

Stamps-Santa’s Gifts Easel Card
CS/Ink/Markers-Delightful Dijon over Crumb Cake (Rudolph), Cucumber Crush, Real Red, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip (paws), Watercolor Paper, Blender pen with Blushing Bride for Santa’s face.  Color Real Red LAST to avoid smearing
Acc.-NEW Merry Moments Designer Series Paper, Banner Punch, Lots of Labels Framelits, WW Baker’s Twine

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Stampin' Up!'s 2015 Convention starts today! What I'm swapping.....Thursday

Today, I am swapping some simple cards....

I so like the Barnyard Babies Set. It is adorable for baby cards of course, but there are many fun possibilities for just Thinking of You type cards like the one I made above.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Stampin' Addicts 2015 New Stampin' Up! Catalog Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Addicts New Catalog Blog Hop.  I hope you'll enjoy our sampling of new catalog items!

If you're traveling in order, you may have arrived from Holly's Rubber Redneck Blog.  I am sure you enjoyed her lovely creations with the Garden in Bloom set.  Should you get lost, you can find a complete list by going to the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop Chat thread.

My stamp set choice is the Sprinkles On Top set on page 7 of the new Stampin' Up! catalog....(not to be confused with the Sprinkles of Life set that has the tree and ice cream with matching punch.)   I think these donuts are fun and silly, and I hope you do too.

For this little Chocolate Donut holder, I used the Gift Bag Punch Board, but I chose NOT to punch the holes for ribbon.  I think it makes a slightly neater presentation if you don't want a handle that might get smushed. I used Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and Chocolate Chip Ink.  I markered the sprinkles in Watermelon Wonder, Crushed Curry and Bermuda Bay to match the Cherry on Top Designer Washi Tape.  The sentiment was cut out with one of the NEW Lots of Labels Framelits. Simple and Fun.

This card uses the new Elegant Dots Embossing Folder which I think coordinates well with the candy stamp and sentiment in this set as well as the candy Designer Series Paper sheet from the Cherry on Top paper stack.  For a main image I used the Amazing Birthday stamp with the Banners Framelits for a change. The colors were chosen for me by the DSP, and they are colors I like, but would not have normally put together.  I like the new Washi Label punch even more than I thought I would too!

For this card, I used MOJO Monday Sketch number 405, MOJO405 .  I enjoyed fitting the elements of this set into the sketch, but I understand if it is too busy for some tastes. :)  The Happy Birthday Sentiment uses the Chalk Talk Framelit, but I cut it twice so both ends would have a point.

Now, it is time to continue to Kathleen's FA Stamper Blog to see her elegant designs with the From Land to Sea set.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black Butterfly Stampin Up! 's Watercolor Wings Set

I'd seen so many cards that followed the pastel on white color palette that this set's name, Watercolor Wings brings to mind, so I wanted to do something. I love the Basic Black 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, and I shortened the new Washi Label Punch by punching it once then again on the end.  I stamped on Pumpkin for richness and added a Basic Black Big Shot Butterfly Layer.  The Fluttering textured embossing folder brings it all together for a simple and sweet card I think.