Well it should be easy to tell what my inspiration is for today's project. My kids need to hand out Valentine's to their friends at school. Paper pumpkin came to the rescue with this cute kits. As a paper pumpkin subscriber you have access to buy select kit refills or past kits. I purchased the Filled with Love refill kit for $10, and it came with all the supplies I needed to put together 24 Valentines, the only additional items I purchased was the gummy bears or tinsel and stamp to go in them.
When you are making all your fabulous cards and using the great DSP designs there are you end up with these little stripes of paper left over. What do you do with those little pieces of paper, you recycle them....no, you put them back into your paper storage area because you are sure you will use them one day. That pile keeps growing and you never do anything with it. Well today's technique comes to the rescue, I am sure it has a number of different names but I am going to call it Paper Quilting, because it reminds me of a how you would make a quilt square.
Today's card is a card that I made for my Sister and Brother in Law as they celebrate their 4th Wedding gown Anniversary. My inspiration for the card was drawn from their wedding, her colours were White and Ivory, and she had the most gorgeous lace dress. The die cut Bloomin' Heart is so lace like I wanted to use it. This is not just a Valentines stamp set, it can be used for all life's love moments, weddings and birthdays too.
Today's card is a very simple birthday card. All you need is a few rolls of Washi tape a button and a stamp. I had a stack of Washi tape on my desk that I was using to make samples for an upcoming class and thought what else can I do. There is the Build a Birthday stamp set on the Annual Catalogue (pg.11) that uses stamps that look like Washi Tape to make a layered cake, so I thought why not use the real thing, and thus my card was made. This is a great card if you realize that you need a birthday card and only have 2 minutes to make one.
Today's Technique uses the stampin' spritzer to give the silver glimmer paper a hue of colour. I have also made some punch art Mermaids. The body of the mermaid is made from the snowman framelit, and the tail is the festive flower punch. See what can you make when you put you punch cutouts together in a new way.
Welcome to Muse Monday. Every Monday I will be posting a project that is inspired by something. It might be someone else's card, or another object (remember the Starbucks Cup. Whatever it is I will let you know what ito is and what it inspired me to create.
Today's card is inspired by a card I made for my 3rd Day of Christmas post. I wanted to use as many Sale-a-Bration items as I could and the card I made at Christmas utilized, DSP, Velum and Stamping of course.
Welcome back to Technique Thursday. Once again every Thursday I will be posting a card that has a technique aspect to it. Today's technique is dying ribbon, to make the colour you need for your project. I filled the stampin' spritzer with rubbing alcohol and a few drops of re-inker (rose red in this case) and spritz onto the 5/8" white satin ribbon. I will be teaching this technique along with others using the stampin' spritzer in my Technique book 4 class on April 4th.