Sunday, February 28, 2010

Blog Hoppin' with A Little Everything

Welcome to our March Blog Hop featuring A Little Everything. This is a set of 26 stamps featuring those "Thanks," "Happy," and "Celebrating" words we all need for those special cards. If you have come from Misty's blog you are on the right path.

For my project I made some special cards for the guys in my life.

Originals: "Upright"

Wishes: "Simply Said" Wishes: "Lower Layers"
Supplies:
  • You Rock X7122B
  • Rockin' Top Coats Z1272
  • Gross Grain Ribbon Z270
  • Embroidery Floss Z1096
  • Inks: Olive, Goldrush, Indian Corn
Now it's time to hop over to Dawn's blog for all you happy stampers to see her creations with A Little Everything.

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown


#10 Spiral Notebook Cover

Remove spiral from the notebook. Cut a piece of textured CS the same size. Use the original cover as a patern to punch the holes in your new cover. Reinstall the spiral and decorate the cover. I used Cocoa Textured CS and Unforgetable My Stickies.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown


#9 Water Bottle Pocket
Use textured CS to make a water bottle pocket to hold the a flavored drink mix to add to the water.

Saturday Sweets




Candy in a Bag:

Cut a piece of Cardstock, add some flowers, insert into a clear bag, add some grass and candy and you're ready with a quick candy treat.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#8 Framed Name

Using Jeanette's idea I made a 12 X 12 framed name plaque for my granddaughter's birthday. She picked the colors. The plaque is made on the backside of Ocean textured cardstock. The textured cardstock gives a finished look to anything that will be put on a wall.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#7 Make a Scrapbook Page


I'm using textured card stock for the base of my monthly calendars. It give strength and texture to the page. The Buttercup colored textured CS is the back side of Honey. This page is Bottom Border-Title from Reflections.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

How to color the Color Ready Alphabets:
Don't discard the waxy sheet from a completed card kit. Use it to color your lettters. Take the waxy sheet and pull off the left over scraps. Place your letters on the sheet and color. Add your letters to your project. Clean your sheet for future use.






Finished Project

Monday, February 22, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#6 Make a special edge on your card


Trim the edge of your card to expose the inside lighter/darker color.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Saturday Sweets

Candy Bar Pull


Cut a 6 X 6 Paper. Score at 1 3/4 on each side. Adhere the seams in the back and on the bottom. Crimp the bottom seam. Make a slit for the ribbon. Wrap the ribbon around the candy bar and insert into the wrap. Pull the ribbon ends through the slits and tie with a bow. Decorate the front of the wrap.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#5 Print your photos on Textured Cardstock

I wanted to put my son's baby picture on the top of his Memory Keeper box but a regular photo would get scratched and look bad over the years. So I printed the photo on Textured CS and it gave the perfect look to the box. For this project I used Colonial White Textured CS.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Tuesday's Tip

Making A Mini Basket

Cut a 6X6 square. Score at 1 1/2, 3, and 4 1/2. Rotate and score again the same measurements

Cut on all the score lines down to the first score line.

Put adhesive on all 4 sides of one square on each side of the basket.

Fold the basket on the outside score lines. Do not fold the score lines in the center.

Attach each square to the square next to the one with the adhesive.

To finish your basket cut a 3/4" X 6" strip and attach to your basket with brads.
Decorate to coordinate with your theme.

My finished basket will be full of Easter candy soon.
Now, Let me see your baskets. Leave me a comment with your blog showing your basket. I'll be looking forward to seeing yours.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#4 Mini Baskets


Fill these cute little baskets with any special goodies. These baskets are fun for weddings, birthdays, Easter, Mother's Day Tea, or any party theme. Tutorial coming.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saturday Sweets


Quick Valentine Surprise:
Grab an empty Close to my Heart ribbon round tube and fill it with Hugs and Kisses. Wrap some paper and ribbon around the tube and add a Valentine sentiment.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#3 Flower Pot
Cut a piece of 3 1/2 X 9 Textured Cardstock. Score at 3 12/ and 7. Fold the 2" section forward revealing the lighter side of the CS. Fold the 3 1/2 section back to form a pocket for your message. Cut the 3 1/2 pocket at a slant to form the pot shape. Tie a ribbon around the top of the pot to keep it closed. The insert piece is 2 1/2 X 4 1/2

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Textured Cardstock Top Ten Countdown

#2 Nugget Box


Textured Card Stock make great containers. The color combination for this nugget box is from Jeanette's Color Me Monday.

Be sure to participate in Hearts for Haiti by purchasing your Textured Cardstock Combo Pack, get the second pack FREE and Close to my Heart will send $2.00 to Operation Smile's Haiti relief efforts.

Tuesday's Tip


Distressing Textured Card Stock
Scissor distress the edge of your CS by keeping the scissors closed and scraping the edges of your card stock.
To get the crumpled look, spray your card stock with a light coating of water. Scrunch it up into a ball. Flatten your scrunched CS flat and sponge with bamboo ink. Apply to your project when it dries.
Get your FREE pack of Textured Card Stock by participating in Hearts for Haiti.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Saturday Sweets

Nuggets in a Bag

It's amazing how a little Sweet Leaf can change the look of the project. This is a Valentine Sweet but it could be for a wedding or birthday depending on the sentiment hanging from the heart.

Colors are from Jeanette's Color Me Monday. The Bag Topper is made with Textured Card stock. The light purple color is the back of the Pansy Purple Textured CS.

Don't forget to get your textured CS Free during the Hearts for Haiti Campaign.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Textured Card Stock Top Ten Countdown

#1 Nugget Purses
Textured CS gives a great look to these little purses. The color combination is from Jeanette's Color Me Monday.


Be sure to participate in Hearts for Haiti by purchasing your Textured Cardstock Combo Pack, get the second pack FREE and Close to my Heart will send $2.00 to Operation Smile's Haiti relief efforts.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Valentine Cards in a box


























Four Valentine cards from the "Greeting Card Workshop" in Wishes are made with That's Amore(X7107) paper pack and Soulmates Word Puzzle(D1254) stamp set. Quick and easy to make. After they're finished put them in a special Criss Cross Box. Directions for the box can be found on Vicki Wiznuik's blog.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Opps.. Tuesday Tip on Wednesday

My Mom came for a visit yesterday from Sacramento and it wasn't until this morning I realized that yesterday was Tuesday. Opps...

Anyway here's the tip:

Now that we can get those bitty sparkles in bulk (Z1263) we can sparkle everything we want. However, those bitty things are a pain to put on our project just in the right spot. But if you take your micro tip scissors (Z534) like pliers and grab those sparkles you can set them exactly where you want them. Now you can sparkle up your projects with precision and ease.