Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Sizzix ornament triplits and catching up

Hi!!! I've been meaning to post this card that I made several weeks ago but then something happened and I didn't get a chance to do it. Here's the card that I made using the new Sizzix ornament triplits. There are 9 dies in the package and you can make different sized ornaments. The card die I used is the majestic flip it die by Stephanie Barnard.
I even cut the part where you attach the hook to the ornament in gold metallic paper.
Well the other week, I ended up in the Kuakini ER again. I had taken new medication that didn't agree with me. I am such a weakling when it comes to medication. My husband and daughter took me to the ER because I could barely walk. And while I was there, the doctors were worried that I had a heart attack since the symptoms resembled a heart attack. They ran so many tests on me and kept me over night for more tests. Even a CAT scan on my brain. Everything came back negative so that was a big relief. I had to sleep with the Holter monitor again. The whole time I was in the hospital, I kept thinking that I wish I had my big shot machine with me. Lol!
Now that I'm back to normal, I made a Halloween card over the weekend. I saw this cute stamp set by Lawn Fawn at the store and the new Doodlebug papers so I knew what I wanted to make. I used vellum paper by Worldwin and embossed cute little stars over it. I used the clear Wink of Stella marker over the bunny and carrot even though you can't even see it in the photo. I'm so glad that I rep that line. They have a lot of new pens from Japan that just released before summer.
Thanks for sticking with me through this long blog post. Have a great week!!!

Sunday, August 03, 2014

ECD accordion oval Christmas card

I've been working extra hours lately and I really wanted to make something with one of my Elizabeth Craft Designs dies so I finally sat down last week to play. Okay so, I must be uncoordinated because I had the hardest time figuring out how to put this accordion die together. No joke! I watched the youtube videos over and over to make sure I got it correct. Once I got it figured out, it was easy peasy. 
I used the new Sizzix triplits Christmas trees die set for all the trees. It's such a great deal because you get a total of 14 dies and you can make all these different Christmas trees.
Here's another tree from the same set. But I made this one into a card. The stamped sentiment is an older Hero Arts stamp. I'll probably make some tags for Christmas too.
I finally got to meet Colleen Kwan (another crafty blogger) who was visiting from the mainland. I wasn't planning on seeing anyone last weekend at the store. I just happened to walk in to drop something off and she was there shopping with her friend. So glad that we got to meet each other. She was so generous to bring us a bag of goodies. Thanks so much Colleen!!!
Hope you're all having a great weekend! It is so hot and I wish it would rain. Thanks for stopping by today!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Sushi shaker and gatefold tutorial

I've been having fun with Lawn Fawn's let it roll stamp set. Yesterday I made a shaker card using the sushi stamps and sequins from Doodlebug. I used scraps that I had lying around my craft table for the card base.
These colors make me happy!
I've had some requests for a tutorial on the card that I posted on the post below. So here goes and I hope I can explain it so you can follow along. I saw a video on Stephanie Barnard's you tube channel showing how she used a stand up die set called "elegant stand up"and made it into a gatefold card. This is what the die looks like.
Cut 2 pieces of card stock - 8 1/2" x 5 3/8". Place base die faced down on your cutting pad and weave the paper through the part of the die that has the part that will flip up. Make sure that you place the paper over the bottom of the die and not under because you don't want it to cut through where it supposed to cut. Instead, it will make a slight fold line. And make sure that you stop the opposite end of the paper where it supposed to make a score line. Do not go beyond that line. Center it well. Cut each piece separately. Do not cut both pieces together as it will cut through the scored part of the card.
This is what your cut piece will look like after you fold it on the fold line.

 You can also use one of the die pieces to cut a piece of paper to layer on the side of the card.
Glue the 2 middle sections together, one piece on top of the other.
This is what makes the gatefold part. You can also decorate the inside of the card.
Here is how the card looks when you close it.
This is the finished card.
Email me if you have any questions. Hope you have fun making this card!!!
Have a great day!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Summer Fun

Today was our stamp group get together and it was my turn to do the make & take. I saw on one of Stephanie Barnard's videos that she made a gatefold card out of one of her stand up die sets and I thought I'd do that for the make & take.
I'm not sure why the photos are so bright but I've been noticing lately that when I post on blogger, my photos seem much brighter than it really is. I'll have to play around with it later.
I used Dandelion Designs aloha stamp set to make the card. Patterned paper is from Doodlebug Designs spring fling release.
Here is what the card looks like when it's opened.
 And partially opened so you can see how it folds.
Well, today was really hot and muggy and the news said tomorrow will be the same. Hope you're enjoying your weekend and thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Let's roll

This is the first time that I have used Lawn Fawn stamps & die cuts and I really like the quality of their products. The only problem that I had initially was the stamp wasn't taking the ink so I had to lightly buff the stamp and then it worked. 
Making this card helped me take my mind off of getting stuck in a really old elevator today. Ugh! Nothing worst than having to go looking for my shipments in a so called haunted basement. Very creepy and I'm not kidding!
Anyways, back to the card. I used Lawn Fawn "let's roll" stamp and die cut set and Mama Elephant dies to cut the card base.
I love using bright colors, makes me happy! Patterned paper is from My Minds Eye. I used copic markers to color the images. I'm surprised that I still have ink in the markers since its really been awhile that I have used them.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope to keep up on my blogging!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Owl favor bag

While I was waiting for my husband to come home today, I decided to make something with one of the new die releases from Lori Whitlock for Sizzix. I used the owl favor bag die to make this. I thought it was going to take me longer to make it since there were quite a few pieces to cut, but it took me longer trying to figure out what papers to use and the colors to match it.
It's a really cute bag and I think this would look great in a Halloween theme or Christmas too. You can also use the owl face on a card front or scrapbook page.
I forgot to take a picture of the top of the bag so you can see how wide it is.
If you get a chance, go check out the new dies by Lori Whitlock.
Have a great day!!!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Make and take projects

Wow! I just realized that I haven't posted anything since May! And June has been quite a busy month for me. Well, my girlfriend Cheri from Sizzix was here and we had all these make & take projects at the stores. The first project we made at Stamps & Memories. It is the new Lori Whitlock gift card box die. It even comes with a separate gift card insert. The tag is a separate die called embossed gift tags which we used ink on the embossing folder and ran it through the big shot machine. 
The second project was for Ben Franklin Crafts paper party that we were at yesterday. We used Lori Whitlock's sweet strawberry die set. There are a total of 18 dies in that set. So worth the price! We used the sweet dots embossing folder to emboss the paper and the flourish is a medium originals die. There is also a berry basket die that you can make to put all your strawberries in.
And lastly, we made a box at J's. We used the Lori Whitlock scalloped gable box die and the strawberry die from the sweet strawberry die set. The box is a good size to put goodies in. It was a sellout.
I took a selfie of us driving through Waikiki. We went shopping at the H & M store. We actually did a lot of shopping at many of the malls too. Lol!
It was a fun filled week and nice to see all the crafty ladies again. Oh and we did have a crafty guy too at one of our make & takes.
Thanks for stopping by and hope to make some new projects since I have a bunch of new dies to play with.
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