Thursday, May 20, 2010

Punched Hippo

This cute little guy is from an online punch class I took from Heather Summers; her blog can be found on my side bar here.
It uses the returning Baha Breeze and many punches. Thge DSP is retired from last year's catalogue. He's so cute in real life.

Hope you enjoy him, pop on over to Heather's website and check it out, she has great classes.

Thanks for stopping by,


Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's hip to be square!

I have finally manged to get back to my's been one of those weeks! again. I seem to have alot of those lately, either I'm really busy or much less organized than I used to be.....hmm I wonder what it is?

This is the title of the posting on Leeann Greff's blog where I cased this card from.
It can be found here:

I had to do a punched card for a swap and loved the simplicity of this card so I changed up the colors and cased it. I used Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo for the pinks and Tempting Turquoise and Brilliant Blue for the blues.

The Scallop Trim Border Punch 1/4 inch Whisper White Gross Grain ribbon and the Circle Ice Rhinestone brads as well as a blue button from the Playground Collection.
The sentiment is from the Hello Stamp set.

The flowers are 3/4 inch squares that have been rounded on opposite corners.

Hope you like this.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Cards

Traditionally we have a Mother's Day BBQ and have both sides of the family come for supper, and inevitably it rains or even snows. This year both our mothers are away for this day so it'll be a quiet day for us. I made these cards to send with the mothers and for the other mothers in our family.

These cards are all totally cased from several other demos and on-line blogs that I follow.

Hope you enjoy.

I cased this card from Tiffany Bauer: her blog can be found here:
I used Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink, Cards Stock and Polka Dotted Ribbon along with DSP from the Cottage Wall Collection. The image from Messages for Mom was stamped on Whisper White. I then attached a flower and half pearl from the pretties kit.

This card was cased from Carl Bazhenow's blog found here:
The same image as above was used and then colored with inks and the blender pen. Layers were made from Shades of Spring DSP, Pretty in Pink and Melon Mambo, the edge was punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch. I used the small rhinestone brads found in the pretties kit to finish it off.

The Pink and Green cards were cased from Diana Gibbs, her blog can be found here:

I love the new satin ribbons, the purple one is one I had in my stash but it matches the Shades of Spring DSP perfectly). The sentiment is from Well Scripted set.

The Bermuda Bay card was cased from Jen Sannes, her blog can be found here:
This one uses the SAB Welcome Neighbor DSP and the SAB set as well.

Thanks for looking!

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all you mothers!


Sunday, May 2, 2010

Scrapbook in a Box

I watched this video tutorial on You-tube showing how to make a Magnolia Flower from the Stampin'Up Ornament punch:

......and decided to try it out. I used Whisper White cardstock and Pink Pirouette Classic Ink for the flower and I sponged the punches on both sides; otherwise I followed her directions in the video. I was so pleased with the results that I had to put it on something and decided to make a box.

The box is just a 12x12 piece of Pink Pirouette cardstock that is scored at 4" and 8" on two sides, you then cut one score line to the 4" score line on each side of the paper9 make sure it is the same line on each side)
You then fold the box up staggering the sides to create the box.
When opened up the box is actually a scrapbook with 9 sections that are 4x4 to use for journaling and/or pictures.
The sides of the box are decorated with the Bridal DSP that has been colored with Pink Pirouette Classic ink by rubbing the pad over the paper until evenly colored. It's beautiful in real life.
I made the top by taking a piece of Pink Pirouette C/S that measured 10 and 1/8th inches square. I then scored it at 1.5 and 3 inches on all sides then cut and scored as usual for any box top. This one has reinforced sides on it for stability.

I'm on a roll......This next box I created is for my sister whose first grandchild.....Lily was born in February. I decided there had to be a way to make a 3D Lily so I spent the afternoon playing and this is what I came up with. I used Certainly Celery CS and the Bridal DSP again with Classic ink to decorate the sides.
The lilies were created by taking a 2"x8.5" pieces of Whisper White CS; scored and folded at 1" , this I put about one third to half way into the large oval punch, fold to the center of the punch to get a narrow oval with points on the ends. You need 6 for each lily.

I then sponged each fold/score line with Certainly Celery Classic Ink then opened and folded the other way and repeated. I sponged one end of each petal with some Certainly Celery and also a bit of So Saffron Ink to give depth to the center of the flowers.

Next I took one petal and glued an other one to it oneach side of the fold line joining it at the bottom,(it looks like a fan) repeat this again with the other 3 petals. These are 2 halve of the lily, set aside to dry.

For the stamens I used slivers of Certainly Celery CS and So Saffron CS. Fold the yellow CS, 1"slivers in two and glue then fold in half again and glue this to the end of the green sliver(2-3") sandwiching it with the yellow folded over. You need 5 slivers with yellow . Punch out a 1/4" circle and sponge it with Certainly Celery,fold over a the end of a green sliver and glue the circle to it. I then lightly pinched the circle to give it a 3D effect. You could also use an embossing tool to make it 3D as well.

Now to put the lily together I pinched the folds in the petals so the two halves of the flower were easy to fit inside each other and glued these together at the bottom and at the same time putting the stamen slivers into the center of the flower so the ends protrude from the flower like a stem and the stamens are in the center of the flower.
Set aside and let dry well.

When dry use a bone folder or round handled tool or pencil to shape the petals so that the flower is more realistic.

Place them on the top of the box or where ever you want a lily to be.

I hope that gives you some idea and it is not to difficult to follow.

Thanks for stopping by.


May 7, 2010 - I just want to say thanks to everyone for all the lovely comments on these
projects, they are very much appreciated, Sharri

Valita Reynolds in Austrailia has created a video to show how she made her interpretation of my Lilies. please go over to her blog and see how she has refined and simplified these flowers.
Thank you, Valita for making these flowers come to life. Sharri