Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Mini Wine Carrier

While shopping the other day, I came across these cute little
individual plastic bottles of wine. 
I completely forgot what was on my shopping list as I started thinking
of how to dress these up as gifts.
There is a tutorial on Pinterest
(Cabio Tse)
for this same thing using a little
bottle of Bailey's Irish Crème.
These bottles, however, are larger. 
So after many failed attempts, I finally came up with something that
would fit. 
I just love how they turned out, and how sweet the tag
(Krystal De Leeuw) 
looks around the neck of the bottle. 
That 1 1/4" Two Tone Ribbon is luscious and can be found in our
Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog. 
If I received something like this, I don't think I could bring myself
to drink the wine.  It's just too cute as it is!

Monday, April 22, 2013

Uh Oh. Another New Driver On The Road!

My niece, Haley, has just passed her driver's test!
I am so proud of her because she learned to drive in
her mother's HUGE Stampin' Up! mobile.
I want to send her a little gas money,
so that required a special card.
I used the Scalloped Envelope die to
fashion a car for her smiling image to sit in.
The wheels are from the Oval Punch,
and the headlights are Big Shot smashed
Silver Soda Pop Tops
Way to go, Haley!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Pleasant Poppies

two demonstrator friends from Chicago,
Julie Logan and Heather Klump
visited me for a stamping weekend.
I love having them here. 
We had a blast stamping together, but more than that,
I learn so much from them.
For example, this beautiful card.
When I saw it, I jumped on it to copy.
Using White Embossing Powder,
with the stamp set,
Pleasant Poppies,
and markers,
they created this beautiful effect.
(And yes, the Satin Ribbon is retired, but I love It!)
Thanks for the laughs, (wine), and fabulous food, ladies.
I'm ready to do it again!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Note Business Card Holder

I think this is so stinkin' cute!
It's a business card holder made with the
Top Note Die
and the
 Big Shot.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Sweet Treat

I'm always on the lookout for cute little candy holders.
This one uses the
Scallop Envelope die and the
Bitty Banners die.
It's just big enough to slip a
Ghirardelli chocolate square inside
to give to someone special!
(Inspired by Angie Juda)

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Love and Sympathy

I just love this simple
Sympathy card.
The stamp set is called
Love and Sympathy.
A simple little pearl was placed in
the center of the flower.
Very pretty.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Summer Smooches

How cute is that little
Rich Razzleberry flower on the
bottom corner?
The designer paper used is
Summer Smooches.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Blossom Punch

The top layer of this card, which was run through the
Big Shot Polka Dot Folder,
was also punched using the
Blossom Punch.
That layer was raised off the designer paper,
Patio Party by Dimensionals. 
A button was placed in the center and a
Jumbo Pearl inside the button.
(Inspired by Selene Kempton)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Get Well Wishes

We made this pretty get well
card at my last
Stamp Camp.
I like the layers and faux
buttons made with a punch and
card stock. 
(Inspired by Susan Goetter)

Monday, April 1, 2013

It's Spring! (finally!)

My latest sampler.
This one has a Spring theme.

This is a closer view of the 1 3/8" squares.
Click photo for a better look.
I'm pretty sure there will be a summer one coming soon!