Sunday, May 20, 2018

Waterfront Nail Polish Holder Gift Tutorial Video

This is a new size for the Nail Polish Holder Tutorial I made long ago. It is the most popular post ever on my blog with over 22,000 views. The original has flip flops stamps, but I like the beach scene for it too!

There's plenty of room to add toe separators and a file behind the bottles for a complete gift!

Cardstock is 8X6". Score the 6" side at 1-3/4" and 3-4/1". Score the 8" side at 1-3/4" and 3-1/2". Score only up to the other score line at 5-1/4". There's no need for a crease on the back. I used the Stamparatus to make the Waterfront image NOT the Stampamajig...obviously. Oops!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Graduation Money or Gift Card Holders

Once again, I needed some graduation cards, but I wanted to simplify over the one I typically make with a bouncy springy hat/mortar board shown first here. 

This new design, inspired by a narrow notecard creation by Kim Cook shown: HERE , made quicker work of gift card holder cards with little loss of cuteness in my opinion. The tassels were made with Night of Navy current Medium Baker's Twine (146336), and the Cherry Cobbler tassel was made with a retired twine. A 3X3 square of school-colored cardstock was used to trace a line on the card base which was then cut away. The smallest of the faceted gems made a nice attachment point in the middle of the square hat top. Inside, the holder uses a glue dot at each end of the classic label punch to hold the cash.

I needed Crimson and Cream for the University of Oklahoma and grey and navy for Edmond North High school. I think the results were quick and cute.

Tomorrow, I'll have a tassel tutorial video for you!

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Friday, May 11, 2018

Inky Friends Stampin' Up! A Fond Farewell Blog Hop

Welcome to the Inky Friends' Stampin' Up! Retiring Stamp Sets Blog Hop!  

You may have arrived from Mary's Center Stage Stamping Blog where she highlighted the Sweet Cupcake set with fantastic cards.  If you'd like to see the complete list of participants click here: A FOND FAREWELL BLOG HOP

I chose to use Basket of Wishes which is one of my favorite fall stamp sets.  Typically I've enjoyed this set in the fall with a card like this one from 2016:

This time I wanted to make something different. I had in mind to make a strawberry birthday card with this set for my friend who loves strawberries. Then, while on a girls' trip last weekend, I saw some striking socks with strawberries in a basket with a black background.  Since she lives in another city, and I don't see her on her birthday anymore. I bought the socks for her as a funny, and now I can't wait to send the matching card on her birthday.

I colored the rhinestone bling with the light Cherry Cobbler blends, but I can't wait to get the new Red Rhinestones in the new catalog in June.  The new Call Me Clover ink and ribbon were perfect since I really wanted matching ribbon on this card.

The socks are by Hot Sox.

Now, it is time to continue to Sara's Lily's Ink Pad blog for some great designs with the Garden In Bloom set.

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