Thursday, July 17

Mini Pizza Box

Sorry I've been out of touch for so long... It's been crazy around here... not time for stamping. I promise to be better. Hope this makes up for it.

One of my stamp clubs met the other night and we did the cutest project... I just had to share it with everyone. I think everyone enjoyed it... a couple even said it's their most favorite thing we've ever done at club. I got the idea from Jen Den Muro's blog. It's a favorite of mine.

So I wanted to featured the retiring set Just For You. It's a very cute set and it's the Ronald McDonald House set this year so I wanted to try to push a few more sales of it and a little more fundraising. Since I am the lead of our house it's something spe
cial to me. So, for the project the first thing we did was make this cute little mini pizza box. You can find the directions on Jen's Blog. [I did modify it slightly and made the box a tiny bit smaller so gift cards would fit nicely in it.] Then I decorated the top using the the Just for You set, stampin' markers, some dazzling diamonds glitter, Fairytale Ribbon originals and Certainly Celery Designer paper. Cute huh?

Then we made three little 3x3 cards using the same Just for You set and the matching Flowers for You designer paper along with some more of the Fairytale Ribbon Originals.

So here is the box finished with the cards inside. I just think it is the cutest thing and would make the nicest little gift. Of course you could doll it up a little more. I was trying to keep it simple so we weren't at club all night long... although I don't think my ladies would mind:-)

Thursday, July 3

Retiring a Favorite

Over the next week I'll be featuring some of the sets that are retiring at the end of the month.

Just for you was a favorite of mine this year that is going to retire soon. Not much time left to get it for your collection. This was the Ronald McDonald House set this year... so $2 from every set sold will be also donated to the charity.

For this cute card added the coordinating designer paper Flowers For You that goes with this set on the top half of the card. On the bottom half, I stamped the small flower from the set (which is hard to see) on the white and added a small pink center. The focal point is my favorite piece from the set, the fluttery butterfly which I added a little dazzling diamonds too before punching it out and layering. I popped it up on dimensionals and added some celery grosgrain before layering the entire card on celery and then regal rose to finish it off. I'm definitely going to miss this cute set.
Set: Just for You
Cardstock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Ink: Regal Rose, Versamark, Basic Black
Accessories: Flowers for You DSP, Celery Grosgrain Ribbon, Regal Rose Marker, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and Scallop Circle Punches

Wednesday, July 2

I Do

A co-worker asked me to make her a card for a special wedding this weekend and this is what I came up with. I asked what the colors were and I gave her the catalog so she could at least point out the closest ones... she chose celery, bashful blue and cocoa. She also wanted a card larger than the typical postcard size. So, this is what I came up with.

First I freaked because I didn't think I had any larger size envelopes and then I found some, so that dictated the size of the card. It ended up being almost a 1/2 size card. The card itself is Whisper White, with a layer of Bashful Blue, then a layer of Certainly Celery, then another layer of Whisper White. On the top layer I stamped the swirl from the Winter Mini set A Season of Joy in Versamark and embossed in white. The focal point is the heart from the Always set. I stamped the heart in craft Bashful Blue and embossed it with clear embossing powder. Then I stamped it again in Close to Cocoa and layered the two. I added a Certainly Celery rhinestone brad for a little bling. Then I added some white tulle in a bow for a little wedding flair. The heart is tied on with silver elastic cord. On the inside, "Best Wishes" from the Short and Sweet set is stamped in Close to Cocoa.

I woke up unable to fall back asleep with this idea at 5:15 in the morning yesterday. So I just got up and stamped. I was very happy with the way this turned out and so was my co-worker. Funny story though. I was talking to the guy who lives in the apartment below me yesterday-- I had never talked to him before, but he got a new puppy.... lots to talk about now. He said, did you hear that pounding noise early this morning? I said no, didn't hear a thing... thinking to myself... that was me buddy... I was stamping!