Archive | September, 2008

Frankenstein Card

29 Sep

Well, this was my Convention swap this year and I’ve saved it for my upcoming punch class. By now, you may have seen him somewhere else…had no idea when my friend Kristie Hitpas and I created Frankie that he would be such a hit! We had lots of fun designing him and I’m so glad everyone is enjoying him and even happier that it’s time to share with all of you who stamp with me. Let me know what you think!

In order to create this card, you’ll need to punch the following pieces.


“Smoosh” Technique

28 Sep

This is a fun technique that produces unique results.

    Supplies Needed

1. 6 X 6 page protector
2. craft stamping spots
3. brayer
4. glossy CS

1. Slit the page protector along 2 sides so that it opens like a book.
2. Dab complimentary colors all over the inside of the page protector with your craft spots.
3. Close the page protector and rub to blend the colors.
4. Next insert 2 pieces of glossy cardstock layed back-to-back so that the glossy sides are against the color.
5. Close the protector and roll over with a brayer.
6. Open up and turn the glossy cardstocks 90 degrees and brayer again.
7. Cover the inked surface with clear embossing powder and emboss.

Here’s a sample of a finished project that we did at the past technique class. It uses the set “Pocket Sillouhettes”.

Thumping Technique

25 Sep

The below sample is done with a very simple, yet impressive technique…thumping. There’s nothing to this technique, here are the steps.
1. Ink your image with the lightest color ink.
2. Select markers in coordinating colors and just “thump” the brush end of the marker onto the rubber.

Here’s what you get…

Card created with the With Gratitude stamp set.

Card created with the With Gratitude stamp set.


24 Sep

Tonight was the monthly technique class. One of the techniques we learned was a spiral popout card. This card is very easy. To create the popout, use the 1 3/4″ circle punch to punch out a circle. Next, cut the circle into a spiral just like the picture.

Adhere the bottom of the spiral to the inside of the card and apply a mini glue dot to the top of the spiral and close the card. When you open, you will have a spiral popout on which you can add fun things. The card below uses the fun new set, Cheers to You.

And now for a peek inside…

Save the rubber!

23 Sep

Tonight, I wanted to post an easy card and a great tip! The below card is made with the UpsyDaisy set and the Tangerine Tango Designer Paper. The tip is, keep all the rubber from which you punch out the stamps so that you can use it as a template for sponging. After I stamped the main image in Tangerine Tango, I laid the negative image of rubber over top of the stamped image and then sponged with So Saffron. It’s quick and easy! Give it a try!

6 X 6 Scrapbook Page

21 Sep

Tonight I decided to share my latest 6 X 6 scrapbook page layout. I used the new set Flight of the Butterfly. In addition I used the new Designer Paper Banbury. Creating a pocket with tags allows for the flexibility of placing pictures on the tags or journaling on the tags.

It’s almost that time…

17 Sep

Can you believe Halloween is right around the corner? Tonight I’m sharing a darling sample created by Lynn Tschappler. It uses the Batty For You stamp set and our new Ghostly Greetings designer paper. I’m sure I’ll have lots more Halloween to share with you in the days to come!