Monday, June 30, 2014

Happy Birthday Uptown Girl Ava

This is a 6x6 Birthday card using Stampingbella's Uptown Girl Ava loves to celebrate stamp set. #EB216 found here with a 3D Birthday Cake. La-la Land Crafts Scallop Boarder die found here . Papers: used are Doodlebug Sugar Shop 6x6 paper pad , Lawn Fawn 12 x 12 Hello Sunshine #LF621, Bazzil's Pink, Stampin-Up Barely Banana, Express it White to stamp the image.
"happy birthday" is from Happy Moments Stampin-Up Sale-a-Bration Set (now retired). It was punched out using the Modern Label Stampin-Up punch.  Flowers used on the card and cake are from Recollections $1 bin (that's a while ago since their bin is now $1.50) - included in the flower packet are those shiny flat back gems. Use any baker's twine behind the flowers to embellish.
Copic colors used:
E11, E00, R20
RV000, RV10, RV55, RV81
Y15,  Y18
YR15, YR21
BG000, BG01
Note her dress is paper pieced using the Doodlebug Sugar Shop 6x6 paper pad
The presents: dot with some Gelly Roll Clear Star for some shine.
Card inside: double mat with co-ordinating colors
3D Cake box is from found here. Original cut file has (2) cake layers. A 3rd top layer can easily be made using the original file and SCAL computer cutting program or can also be made using a Silhouette, too
Cake top: sentiment is computer generated, add some Star Dust Stickles around the outer edge of the white circle.
Take the cake layer off to reveal: some treats! 
Inside are: Happy Birthday balloons, some candles, a Princess key chain, a special Happy Birthday candle, Jelly Beans and a mini Princess cube it?
Feet: they are from your local hardware store.  Get those 1/2" Round Head Plug.
Thank you for stopping by tody.....................I know my friend will enjoy this project, too

Friday, June 27, 2014

Update Blog Posts

Hello Everyone,

I have a question to throwout to the Blog world. I have asked the Blog Help desk but their answer to my issue makes no sense and I am wondering what others have experenced lately.

Some of you have mentioned the blog posts have not been sent to your e-mail address notifying of the blog post.  I have not changed anything on my blog settings at all. Apparently, it has been several weeks since this had been happening..........i am so sorry for this issue.

Does anyone with some knowledge about blogger know how to remedy this issue?  I would really appreciate the information about this.

For those who are receiving my blog updates, thank you for your visit. I will continue to posts my projects at least 3 times a week.

thank you so much for your help

my best, Patti

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Sister Circle Framed Card

It was a nice surprise to receive this gorgeous card from my great blogger friend:  Eunice. She has her wonderful site A Star for Chiemi found here. I love anything she sends me because everything she sends is so creative and wonderful. Don't you just love this card?  The card base is cut using a heavy weight Gold card stock. The red card stock has a slight rippled texture with some black card stock trim.  Mats are some gorgeous Washi paper .......more details in the next photos:
Check this out: is this the coolest or what?  She found a Roman Circle image that looks Asian to surround the cut circle....................yup, the decorative trim is cut using her cutting machine and the MTC computer program.  I told you this would be cool! 
When the card front is opened, it reveals a stamped, colored, cut, and popped up image. This image is from Sister's Stamp called Li-Li with Panda . This Hawaiian stamp company has a blog found here. Be sure to visit the blog for some inspiration. To purchase their extensive selection of Asian stamps, go to Hanko Designs on line shop here.
Here's a closer look at how Li-Li with Panda is colored using Copic pens - don't you love those reddish brown highlights in her hair?
I will cherish this card forever, it is such a inspiration............THANK YOU, Eunice for such a great gift.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Graduation Ribbon Lei

This is a quick addition to all those graduations - I almost forgot to post the lei I made for my Grandniece for her recent graduation. Her card was previously posted here but here's the front of the card:
 Her 42" long lei is made from satin ribbon in the school colors of Yellow and Blue.
 The graduation card opened sitting with the ribbon lei and what's that?
 ooooh.......some Graduation bubbles.....gotta have those!
 Here's a closer look at the lei:
 Another view:
I am enjoying ribbon lei making but am also glad it is only something done once a year..................

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Kimono Marci with Umbrella

This is a A2 card using the Kimono Marci with Umbrella stamp from La-la Land Crafts found here. Cherry Blossom Branch die from La-la Land Crafts found hereNote the cherry Blossom was cut a bunch of times to create the background of the A2 card. Purple Passion Paper Pack card stock from Recollections. Washi paper used for her dress is from Hanko Designs 2013 Fall Release #RTD7144 found here to order on line. The Gold card stock is from my stash. 
Copic colors:
Face, hands: R20. E11, E00, E000
Hair: W2, W4, W6, W8
Umbrella: E30. E34, BV000, BV01
Hair accessory: Gold Smooch, BV000, BV01
Obi: Gold Smooch
The comb in her hair is created with Copic colors using the "flicking" method - add some Gold Smooch to finish the effect.
 The umbrella is also using the "flicking" method to create the sunburst effect:
Ovals for the stamped message were made using my Silhouette Cutting machine. There is a basic oval which can be customized to any size. I did look through my dies as well as punches and couldn't find anything that would fit the stamped message as well as provide a contrast shadow.  Sigh..............thank goodness I did have my Silhouette.
 Card inside:
Thank you for stopping by today to visit.............................

Monday, June 16, 2014

Are you ready to Make a Snowman?

Are you ready to make a Snowman? I really had a great time making this project. It turned out so adorably cute and worth all the effort put into it.  Of course, I LOVE the Frozen movie and had to make this cute project for a special little girl.  I know she will cherish and enjoy it for many years to come.  This is the 6" x 6" x 1/2" envelope (adjusted from a 6" x 6" x 1/4" SVG cut file). Some large and small punched snowflakes are randomly placed. Additional specific details on what was used to make this project is listed at the end of this post.
A closer look at the words:  Stardust Stickles added around the white section. The word was plucked from the label below - make a shadow using your computer, then cut it our using the Silhouette and this is what you get! So flexible to do this and cool, eh?
 Envelope back: embellished with punched snowflakes
Remove the "card" - this is the card front tripled matted with the envelope color (2 shades of co-ordinating blue and white): randomly punched snowflakes in front and of course a tree, too.
Here's a closer look at the front - you can see the Stardust Stickles around the mat.
Star Dust Stickles added to the top edge of the card can be seen clearly here. LOVE this look.
 Here's the panoramic view of the storybook card extended (23" long):
Sven: Cute, eh?  Collect some shades of brown to make this cut image.  Ink the edges lightly with brown ink. 
Kristoff: He is so adorable - love his outfit and hair - both are lightly sponged on the edges with brown ink.
Anna: I love Anna and her outfit.  Her hair is also perfect. I made it all the same color - just inked the edges lightly with brown ink for it to show a bit more.
Arendelle: the perfect setting with snow and trees in the back (all are on magnets so they can be re-arranged).  The castle is shades of brown with some rust accents. All the trees in this card are embossed using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder. Of course, the pieces are lightly sponged edges with some brown ink.  Randomly position some punched snowflakes to complete the scene.
 Stardust Stickles added to the lightly blue inked edge snow areas:
Elsa: Her hair: hmmm.....Vanilla and White ended up to be the perfect combination for her look.  She turned out pretty cute!
Olaf: Isn't he cute?  Because his hair and arms are fragile, he is glued on to a piece of clear acetate, then trimmed.  I did end up not using the eye and eyebrow from the cut file because they were just too tiny - a black pen and white gel pen was used having this option.
Here's the theme: it is adhered (no magnet used here).  Stardust Stickles added to the letters.  randomly placed punches snowflakes.
Overhead view:
 Outside side panels are also embellished with punched snowflakes and a snowy tree.
Card inside: The larger snow on the ground was enlarged using the cut file (so easy - just stretch it).  Then it is sponged with some light blue ink on the edges, add some Stardust Stickles around those edges. A hand written message here or a nice photo.
 Card Back: the tree and some punched randomly placed snowflakes.
And, here's the gang out of the card:
See all the magnets......ugly but it works! And, thank goodness they are hidden when the images are on top.
Magnetic strips are used here to close the envelope:
SVG Cut files used:
Lettering Delights Ice Princess Cut It Set and Ice Princess Party Cut It Set found here.
Olaf is from PPBN Designs SVG cut file called Happy Magic Snowman found here
Sven is from Treasure Box Designs SVG cut file called Let It Go found here
Envelope was made using the SVG cut file from My Scrap Chick Mary Engelbreit found here.

Paper: Card base and envelope cut using Core-dinations Canvas Texture Oceanic, Bazzil textured Lt. Blue, Recollections White and Kraft..........balance colors used are scraps from various Recollections color packs.

Ink: Brown and Lt. Blue - any brand will be OK

Star Dust Stickles
Magnetic 3/4" tape by XyronEK Success Snowflake (really old) punch
Recollections Snowflake punch - one of those inexpensive bin punches.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder

Finished image sizes:
Sven: 4-1/4" x 2-3/4
Kristoff: 3" x 4", tree: 4-1/4" x 2"
Anna: 2-1/2" x 4"
Castle/trees: oops, forgot to take the other measurements.......
Elsa: 2-5/8" x 4"
Olaf: 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" , tree: 1-3/4" x 4-1/4"
Let it Go: 2-3/4" x 3-3/4"
Cover Tree: 2-5/8" x 5-1/4"
Cover Sign: 4-1/2" x 3"
Card Back tree: 2-1/2" x 4"

Friday, June 13, 2014

Beatrice and Belinda are Besties

Here's a really cute A2 size card using Stamping Bella's Beatrice and Belinda are Besties found here. Stamping-Up Melon Mambo card stock as the base. Stripe paper is scrap I had from my stash.  Image is stamped using Momento Ink Tuxedo Black on Express It White paper.  Copic Colors used: see Tam's blog: posted 2-21-14.  This is really a cute card to give to a very good friend!!! I love how it turned out.
Here's a closer look at Beatrice and Belinda sitting on the couch having ice cream:
The bottom left corner: a paper flower with a decorative button tied with twine:
Card inside:
Here's a closer look at the stamped message that comes with the stamp:
Thank you for coming by to visit today.