Tuesday, May 24, 2016

SUO Challenge #149 – Weddings Are Here! Best Wishes Patricia!


Wedding Tunnel Card, front
Wedding Tunnel Card, inside
 My good friend got married for the first time at age 50.  I'm so happy for her!  The SUO Challenge is the perfect opportunity to showcase this card (make a wedding card).  I love tunnel cards.  They're easy and have a big WOW! factor. Pop over to SUO to check out the challenge.

SUPPLIES:
set - Rose Wonder
cs - very vanilla, rose red
ink - rose red, marina mist, always artichoke and archival black pads
access - Simply Scoring tool, tear and tape, 2-1/2" circle punch, dimensionals

Tunnel card Directions:
  1. For a tall tunnel card use two half sheets, 8.5" x 5.5" each
  2. Score inside piece at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8"
  3. Punch a window in middle section
  4. line up the two pieces and stamp the inside image through the window
  5. Now score both pieces at 4.25"
  6. Stamp the inside outer-edge panels
  7. Stamp the front around the outside edges, and front main image on separate piece of vanilla.  Matt the front focal image on rose red cs. It will be adhered to the card front with dimensionals as the final step.
  8. Crease your folds on both pieces.
  9. The outside is simply folded like a standard A-2 card
  10. The inside piece is folded valley, mountain, valley and adhered with strong (tear and tape) adhesive to the card front (outer panels only) so the middle sticks out when it is opened. 
  11. Adhere your focal rose matted image to the card front with dimensionals.
I hope this makes sense!
 Happy Stamping!  Mary

Friday, April 1, 2016

My Excitement Runnith Over!

I'm sooooo excited for my son Ray.  WHOOO HOOO !!!!!!!!

Ray was a winner of a nation-wide German competition sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in association with the Federal Republic of Germany.  Winners of the competition have been awarded an all-expense-paid summer study trip to Germany.  Ray will be traveling to Germany this summer as a result.

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

SUO Challenge #142


The Stampin Up' Only (SUO) Challenge for  Feb 16th to Feb 27th is to use SU Sale-a-bration products!  See the link here to play along.  I wasn't going to order any of the stamps, just consumable product, such as the Botannical Designer Vellum Stack.  That was my starting point.  Then I caved.  I pre-ordered the Peddle Pusher set and cool metallic glitter tape so I could get this set (What I Love).  I have another order coming tomorrow with the Party Pants set.  Too much fun!

SUPPLIES:
sets - What I Love
cs - whisper white, elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder
ink - old olive, elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder
access - rhinestone jewels, bitty banner and 1" square punches



joy fold card
 I made this card for my in-laws to take to a b-day party next weekend.  I figure that someone turning 100 years old deserves a special card, and I wanted to use some of the metallic glitter tape!  place the larger end of the black piece on the brushed gold piece with 1/2" border around it.  The left flap folds in and then the right flap folds over and tucks into the balloons on the front (which are popped up on dimensionals) to hold it in place.

joy fold card, open
SUPPLIES:
sets - Happy Birthday Everyone, Endless Birthday Wishes, Caligraphy Numbers (retired)
cs - brushed gold 4-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored at 3" and 5-1/2", and scrap for sm balloon on inside
       basic black, 3-1/4" x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/2"
       metallic gold vellum 2-3/4" x 4"
       gold foil scraps for word and balloons
       gold glimmer paper scraps for balloons
       very vanilla 3-3/4" x 3" and scraps
ink - archival black pad
access - balloon punch, IMP washi tape, gold glitter tape, gold bakers twine, dimensionals, Big Shot and TIEF on one of the inside vanilla presents, Hello You thinlits

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thanks Coach Jones and Coach Billy!


Ray, my son, finished his Varsity soccer ⚽ season. Tonight is the awards banquet. These are the Z-fold thank you cards I made for the coaches.

Yeah!  I finally figured out how to get the photos off my phone.  Which is good because the picture card on my regular phone is corrupted.

Now I need to make a little insert for the boys to sign!  Usually I make a card large enough to be signed, but not so with this card!  I might just add another white 2-3/4" x 4" panel.  That would be a really easy fix.

SUPPLIES: (retired)
sets - i love soccer, so many thank
cs - concord crush, 11" x 4-1/4", scored at 2-3/4" & 5-1/2" and 2-3/4" square
       whisper white 3@ 2-1/2" x 4" and 2-1/4" square
ink - concord crush pad

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Sunday, January 24, 2016

SUO Challenge #140, It's time for Valentines!


Valentine Card, front

Valentine Card, inside
SUO Challenge #140, It's time for Valentines!  Stampin' Up Only (SUO) challenge is to make a Valentine, so I decided to take the challenge.  You can, too if you follow this link or the one on the right sidebar.  I decided to make one for my son, Chris, who is away at college.  It can't be too frilly.  The birds on the front represent my husband, myself and his younger brother.  I wanted to try the technique where you sponge the sky color on the TIEF before running it through the Big Shot.  However, I used no tabs instead of Tab 1, so the sky was rather faint, oh well.

I know I've been absent for awhile, but I should be posting photos of my Jan class projects soon.

SUPPLIES:
sets - rose wonder, a dozen thoughts, and many more
cs - night of navy, very vanilla, blushing bride, cherry cobler
ink - night of navy and cherry cobler pads
access - sponge, big shot & the woodlands TIEF, rose garden framelits, mini glue dots, dimensionals
punches - itty bitty accents (heart), tree builder (bird)

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Happy Birthday Chris!

Tunnel Card, front

Tunnel Card,back
As of today I have reached a new era of my life.  I now have only ONE teenager.   Chris is 20 years old - wow.  I thought this card fits the beach life he's enjoying at UCSB.

CORRECTION: Chris is 19 years old.  This is my last year of having 2 teen boys.

Wetlands, Extreme surfer, Sassy Salutations, crumb cake, pool party, blk, big shot and woodgrain TIEF, 2-1/2" circle punch, painter's tape, mini stapler. natural cotton retired ribbon

Happy Stamping!  Mary

Oct Stamp Therapy Class

Halloween Pocket Card, option 1
SUPPLIES:
sets- six sayings, halloween backgrounds
cs- pumpkin pie, white, black glitter paper
ink - black
access- ribbon, washi tape, corner rounder, mini stapler, blk sharpie
Halloween Pocket Card, option 2 with insert pulled out

Scalloped Tag Topper Card
SUPPLIES:
sets-
cs- crumb cake, early espresso, vanilla
ink- black pad, espresso pad, pear pizzazz and daffodil delight markers
acces- big shot and woodgrain TIEF, scallop tag topper punch, vintage brads, Venetian trim, dimensionals

Wetlands Card
SUPPLIES:
sets- wetlands
cs- crumb cake, pool party, black, white
ink- crumb cake, pool party, black
access-  big shot and woodgrain TIEF, natural cotton ribbon, painters tape, mini stapler


Acorn Tunnel Card, front
 SUPPLIES:
sets- acorny thank you
cs - white, rich razzleberry, woodlands dsp
ink - rich razzleberry, soft suede
access - mini glue dots, dimensionals, sticky strip, big shot and bitty banners framelits, 2-1/2" circle punch
Acorn Tunnel Card, open
 I never posted these cards!  I altered the wetlands card, making it a tunnel card, for my son's b-day (see the next post)
from Cathy H

from Shelagh S

from Billie T

from Cheryl C

from Peggy M

from Pat S

from Kathy M
Aren't these cards too adorable?  I got them from friends for my birthday.

Part of My M&M sweet Rewards
This is the mess I have been busy organizing.  Almost there, so I'd better get back to it.

Mary

I just realized that I never posted this from last month!  So here goes. . .