Tuesday, December 1, 2015

December Blogging Friends Blog Hop

 Well I guess it must be the first of the month already!!!  Wow time flies especially this time of year.  Speaking of especially -this card is definitely for someone special.  There are lots of little pieces to cut.  The poinsettia isn't as difficult as it looks though.  The Reason for the Season Bundle makes easy work of it,  I punched 8 of the larges and four of the medium and small petals and two of the double petals and two stamens from the glitter paper.  I stamped the veins on the leaves after they were cut out -this was easy as the stamps are Photopolymer.  I cut two Cherry cobbler circles a 1 1/4 inch and a 3/4 inch to layer the petals onto and then I put dimentionals around the circles to stick the petals to.  I basically followed what the do in the Stampin' Up! corporate video however I used dimentionals instead of the liquid glue-required far less patience.  I did a more detailed post about the card base and DSP sizes earlier this month if you want more info on that click here.
  Well please enjoy the rest of the Hop and be sure and let everyone know if you enjoyed their post!  Thanks for Stopping by and I'll see you......Next Year!  Yikes.

Next Stop Is Mary Blocher at http://maryblocherstamping.blogspot.com/2015/12/blog-hop-friends-December.html

Christine Riley
Jodi Horsley

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas Trees Gift Card Holder

  The second project for my November Hostess Club was this cute little gift card holder.  You can make three bases from on 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of card stock.  I used a die to cut the end tab however you could easily use a corner rounder or a decorative corner punch to achieve the same effect without a big shot if you don't have one.

     I scored the long edge of the card stock at 2.75 and 7, I then cut the short end at 2.75 inch increments. This gave me 3 bases, If I was not using a die to cut the end I could have cut the width at 2 7/8 inch and it would have given me a little more room for the gift card to slide but would have required a longer belly band, since I was able to use a 6 inch length for the belly band I was really happy that I could get two from each length of DSP so Maybe the 2.75 inch width is best for the base.  I used a circle punch to put the notch in the inside pocket and I embossed just that front of the pocket part of the base.  I think I may make a video on this project as I have somany little tips to share and they are hard to put in the post as I'm just not the most talented at explaining with the written word.

  If you would like a video to show how I did my layers etc... leave me a comment so I feel shamed into getting some video done! 

   One thing I want to share is the stamp set I used for the warmest wishes.  This stamp set is only in the online store and not in any catalog it is photopolymer which I love and has just the greatest sentiments but also has these adorable rustic trees that are also in the DSP and in several other papers from stampin' up!  so check out this stamp set-you get so much for $16.
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Thursday, November 19, 2015

November Hostess Club

 For my November Hostess gathering I wanted my hostesses to know how much I appreciate them by making an extra special project.  I hope I succeeded.

   We made two projects today I'm posting the first I'll post the second one tomorrow.

    The First is a Center Step card.  You can find a myriad of dimensions for these cards, I chose to do one that would finish at the size of an A2 envelope. So our finished card is 5.5 x 4.25.  I used a diagram I found on google images.  I can't read the watermark but if you can and it's your diagram, Thank You! 
  These Sleigh Ride dies are just the sweetest little images and were amazingly easy to work with.  I expected there to be all kinds of issues with getting them cut out but they were fine.  I used my magnetic platform and wax paper between the the cardstock and the die and the images released just fine.  The precision plate seemed to me to be too much pressure and not using wax paper.... well a mistake.  The same with the Merry die cut.  The word Christmas was from a hostess set.   I know it seems like a ton of cutting but if you are doing one card it's not so bad you just cut 7/8 inch by 12 inch strips and then cut those to the right length.   Here is all the sizes I used:
Designer Series Paper
1 -7/8 x 5 3/8
2 -7/8 x 4 1/8
1 -3 3/8 x 3 1/8
2 - 7/8 x 3 3/8
inside mat 3 x 5 ¼
inside neutral panel 2.75 x 5
    I hope you like this project and will try one of your own,  I made three different renditions so I'll be posting the other two over the weekend.