Thursday, April 24, 2014

Summer Picnic

The base card is 4 1/4" x 8 1/2" and scored at 5 1/2"  The smaller card is 3" x 8" and scored at 4".  I created the watermelon from circles cut a little larger than half way and used a 1/4" paper punch to make bite marks.  Our new A96 Ant stamp proudly marches across the bottom. 

How fun would it be to receive this card from someone who is "thinking of you" or perhaps an invitation to a picnic.  I love it!

Happy stamping.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Whimsey Vase with a Cute Fold


Here's the first of some summer cards I created using different folds.  The base card is 4 1/4" x 9" and then scored at folded at 5 1/2".  The bottom strip is 2" x 8 3/4", then scored at 2 1/8" , folded around the back of the card and then I folded the remaining flap.  Our I87 Whimsey Flower was stamped in black and embossed with clear embossing powder and colored with Copics.

All of the new summer cards were created using Vintage Summer paper pack from Little Yellow Bicycle.  I'll have some packs for sale at the Akron show.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Popcorn Snowman

This adorable little gift is simply a bag of microwave popcorn with stamped cardstock wrapped around it.  The "hat" is one glove from a pair of the dollar stretch gloves and tied with a red ribbon. I glued and then crimped the bottom to seal well.

The stamps used were E149 Snowman face, A33 Sm. outline heart and F90 Dot Christmas.

More new samples coming tomorrow!

Happy stamping.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Go Team USA

I'm not a sports fan....until the Olympics come around.  We love the events and seeing the beauty of the host countries.  Here's a photo from our trip to St. Petersburg a few years ago.

If you have an Olympics party you can make little favors using our G67USA stamp!

Happy 16 days of viewing.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Easy Folded Paper Basket

Lawrenceville, GA was our destination this past weekend for our first 2014 convention.  We were blessed that the earlier bad weather was gone and allowed for all the vendors and shoppers to attend.  Sunday it was 75 degrees while we were packing up.  However, things changed quickly and Monday morning our drive thru Kentucky looked like this.

The roads were clear in Illinois and the rest of the way to Kansas.  We got home just in time for a 10" snowfall on Tuesday.  Ohh well, I have lots of stamps to make and here is the promised instructions for the little folded paper basket we had at the show this past weekend.

This is the easiest little thing to make.  I used a 6" x 6" piece of cardstock and scored on the black lines as shown the template below. (For some reason the photo isn't so great, click on it for a better view).  Punch a hole in each corner, string in your ribbon and tie.

This can be enlarged to 9" x 9" or 12" x 12" if you prefer.

I added our H114 Bunny Front to which I added some pink glitter and a pom pom.  Super easy and cute!

So if you're snowed in, too, make something cute.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Spring Release Sneak Peek

We've been very busy getting ready to start our 2014 shows and have new designs and sample cards ready to upload to the website as soon as we return from the Georgia show.  Here's one of the new cards with two of our new designs.  The branch was a Memory Box Woodland Branch die which we also love to use with our snowman face.  I have lots of cute new things to show so hopefully I'll get back to adding to the blog next week.


Friday, October 18, 2013

York Convention

We had a great time seeing customers at the York convention this past weekend.  Despite the 9 1/2" of rain they had received the past two days, the customers arrived anxious for the show.  How cute is this photo of two sisters who shopped our booth?

Stamps to make this cute card were at the top of the best-sellers list.

Stamps used were E149 Snowman face and H128 Snowflakes from Heaven.  A Memory Box branch die made the arms quick and easy.

Thanks to everyone for a fun weekend.

Happy stamping!