Friday, May 29, 2009

Fat Cat with Punches

A couple weeks ago I went to another Stampin' Up Punches class. We made some really cute cards. These cards are extra special because on the front of the card is the animal, and on the back of the card is the animal's backside.
Isn't he cute?
Turn the card over to reveal his butt! Too cute.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day

Well, belated memorial day.

Notice the clouds in the reflection on the wall? It was a beautiful day.

Well, I've been out for a bit...a friend of my husband joked that we probably got the "piglet" flu...not a full blown case of the swine flu! It has just beaten us down for a week now. I hope to catch up on some card sketches soon. Have a great day.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

How to Make a Post It Note Holder

I made this the other night and thought I'd share it with you.

First, I get all my supplies: a coaster (the one I'm using is from Outback Steakhouse), two coordinating pieces of patterned paper, deco-podge, xacto knife, file block, paint brush, post it pad, sticky strip (not shown) and acco fastener.

I paint the deco podge on the coaster. You can use tacky glue or other adhesives such as a snail runner, but I like the full coverage of the deco podge and think it makes for better durability.

Place patterned paper/cardstock on deco podge covered coaster and press.

Once dry (it doesn't have to be completely dry, but the paper should not be able to move freely on the adhesive), cut around coaster with xacto knife. Follow the same procedures for other side of coaster using coordinating piece of patterned paper/cardstock.

Use file block (at least that's what I call it - a disposable nail file will due) to sand all edges to give it a more finished look. I also use a little deco-podge on the edges to prevent the coaster from splitting. Coaster is done!

Cut patterned paper to appropriate size and adhere to acco fastener with sticky strip (that stuff is super sticky and I just love it!). Also, a little ribbon will finish the look.
Ta-da! The front.
And the back. Of course, if you don't want to make one yourself, feel free to stop by HERE to purchase one already assembled.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Paper Posie Card


I make both paper posies and felt posies to embellish cards. I made this one the other day and couldn't decide if I should put one or two posies. I went with one.

The friends stamp is Inkadinkado. Card also has a little sewing for the stem, and I think the leaf stamp is also Inkadinkado.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Elephant Punches Card

A few weeks ago I went to a punches class hosted by my Stampin' Up rep. I know I have my Cricut, but making cards from punches only is actually a lot of fun.

Isn't this guy cute? He's made using round, oval, heart, square, and tab punches. The people who come up with these are just the smartest!

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