Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Punchie Card - see post below

A Flower Punchie card

This flower was made using the Extra Large Two-Step bird punch.  Each petal was sponged with Cameo Coral, with the outer edge sponged with Old Olive.  The Leaf was made by folding a piece of old olive card stock and putting it through the crimper side ways.  The shape was cut out along the fold line.  Dazzling diamonds glammed the flower up a bit.

Paper used:  Cameo Coral, So Saffron (embossed), Very Vanilla
Ribbon:  Olive Olive satin
Other:  brads

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

a Self Colouring Card

This is a card, and yet it's not a card.  The outside is a card, but the inside has a pocket in which there is a box of crayons so the child can colour his/her own card.
 Stamp set is : Beary Friends

Side view showing pocket and box of crayons

Inside of card, showing pocket and box of crayons.  There is also a spot for greetings.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

ORSA Teddy Bear Swap

These are the 3 cards I received in the mail yesterday from the recent card swap done with the ORSA group.
 Aren't we a talented bunch?
This one is done by Dorothy Street.

Jane Watson's card

Diane Armstrong's card

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Eco-friendly reuseable coffee cup sleeves

This is the sleeve on the cup.  An embellishment is beside it which can be pinned on it if so desired.

These are other sleeves I made - small, medium, and large.  All are lined, with ironed on interfacing in between the layers and made from fabric remnants.  Cost to make is minimal, and they make up rather quickly now that I have the template.

Eco-friendly reuseable coffee cup sleeves

I made these re-useable coffee (tea or hot chocolate) cup sleeves after burning my hands numerous times, especially when travelling.  My son's girlfriend, who owns a hair salon gave me the idea.  So, I made a few samples and gave her one to try.  There was a lot of interest from her clients, so she ordered 25 to sell in her shop.
I started using the Stampin' UP Baskets * Bloomins' die and the big shot, but modified the pattern to accommodate various size cups (small, medium, and large).
Since I was also making fabric flower pins, I made some smaller ones with a pin on the back, to decorate the sleeve if so desired.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Asian Artistry

This card I saw on Christyn Richardson's blog and liked it so much I thought I'd make a similar one.
Paper:  mellow moss, whisper white, unknown designer paper
Ink:  mellow moss, so saffron, bordering blue
Ribbon:  1/4" mellow moss satin
Stamp:  Asian Artistry

Thursday, March 18, 2010

First Aid Kit

We finished up last evening making a first aid kit using the stamp set "Wellness Wishes".  I was a fun way to end the evening.
The image of the band aid was randomly stamped over Kraft card stock.  The image of the ill dog was coloured in with water colour pencils and mounted on red card stock.  All edges were inked with red ink.This Kraft cardstock was wrapped around a small bag of kleenex.  It was finished off by tying a red ribbon around the package.
A good time was had by all.
In 2 weeks the class will be on mother's day/all occasion cards focusing on faux quilting technique.

Sexy shoes and roses

I had a lot of requests to make the sexy high heel shoes I had posted on my other blog, so this week, we each made a shoe, and a rose to put on the shoe.
 Each student made a shoe a different colour, and made the rose to match the shoe.  This shoe shows 3 roses, but in class we only made one.  The tutorial I used was here.  Students were given a template from
this site.

Here comes Peter Cotton Tail - a bunny class

Here are 2 items made at card classes in the last 2 weeks.  The box provided the real challenge for everyone, and then I had the nerve to assign homework - make Easter eggs from stryrofoam eggs, and punched out flowers.

This basket used the square scallop die with the Big Shot and the placed on the basket with dimensionals. You can see the homework lying in the corner.

When the basket and card were finished, each student received a plastic egg in which was placed a message from the Easter Bunny...

All I Need to Know About Life
I Learned From the Easter Bunny

  • Don't put all your eggs in one basket.
  • Walk softly and carry a big chocolate bunny.
  • Everyone needs a friend who is all ears.
  • Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
  • There's no such thing as too much candy.
  • All work and no play can make you a basket case.
  • A cute little tail always attracts a lot of attention.
  • Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.
  • Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.
  • Some body parts should be floppy.
  • Keep your paws off other people's jelly beans.
  • Good things come in small sugar-coated packages.
  • The grass is always greener in someone else's basket.
  • An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.
  • To show your true colors you have to come out of your shell.
  • The best things in life are sweet and gooey and come in assorted colors.
  • Get rid of all your black jelly beans.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Stampfest, Bancroft, Ont. July 17

Bancroft Ontario   

July 17th 2010  at the Bancroft Legion
16 Station Street Bancroft

Scrapbooking and card making Show!
Lots of demos.
Make and takes.
Door prices.

For more info go to

Friday, March 5, 2010

The basket was made using the latest tutorial from SCS.  The base was made out of chocolate chip cardstock, accented with so saffron.  The designer paper and brad are non SU.

The eggs started out as unadorned styrofoam eggs.  After punching ++++++ flowers using the trio flower punch and the boho flower punch, I pinned them to the eggs in a random pattern using round headed pins.  I think they look quite cute.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

ORSA Sketch Challenge March 2010

I used the stamp set "Inspired by Nature" and the baby wipe technique to do the background. 
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