Archive | May, 2010

Congratulations Graduate Money Holder

25 May

Stamp Set:  Congratulations Graduate (Summer Mini Catalog)

Accessories:  Watercolor Wonder Crayons, 1 3/8″ Punch, 1 3/4″ Punch, Aqua Painter

It’s very simple to create a money holder from one sheet of 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock.  Simply fold in thirds.  Punch a circle for viewing and close the sides with sticky strip.  Decorate as desired!

*NOTE:  Remember when using a watercolor technique to choose either watercolor cardstock, Shimmery white cardstock, or confetti white cardstock to avoid paper buckling.

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Mom and Me Build-a-Bear Class

20 May

It’s not often children are invited to classes, but this one was designed especially for the kids!  There were some great creations.  Below are some of the sights and the projects we completed.

My daughter, Haley, actually created this album.

(This photo album was actually made by my daughter, Haley.)

Dies: Stampin’ Up! Bear, Stampin’ Up! Beary Essentials, Beary Girl Sizzlit

Stamp Set:  Seal of Pawthenticity

Designer Paper: Pawsitively Prints

Dies: Lil’ Paws Embosslit, Pillow Box

Stamp Set: Beary Nice Wishes, Bear Tracks Wheel

Dies: Pawsitively Embosslit, Stampin’ Up! Fancy Favor

Stamp Set:  Seal of Pawthenticity, Beary Best Friends, Beary Best Times

Designer Paper: Pawsitively Prints

Inside the Coloring Book

What Sounds Like Fun to You???

11 May

Is there a particular type of class you’d like to see me offer?

Is there a particular day or time you’d like to see me offer a class?

This is your chance….I’m open to suggestions and by offering yours, you could win a free class for yourself!!!!  I’m currently in the process of developing summer classes and outlining my fall classes and would love your input.

All you have to do is submit an idea to me either by posting a comment here, or sending me an email.  Those who participate will get entered in the drawing to win a free class!  So, let’s hear it!  What type of class or what things do you want to learn about or see offered?

Big Shot Backpack with Scallop Bag Die

4 May

Created by Kathy Alt

I love the way this backpack turned out.  Once you’ve made one, you’ll see how easy it will be to replicate over and over.

  1. Punch out the scallop bag with the Big Shot.
  2. Fold and place sticky strip on the edges, but do not peel off.

3.  Punch 4 holes for the backpack straps.  The top two should be close together and the bottom 2 holes should be near the bottom corners.

4.  Add the ribbon and adhere inside using glue dots.

5.  Peel off the sticky strip and put the bag together.

6.  Punch a scallop circle out of the designer paper cut to desired size and add to the flap.

7.  Use the 3/8” circle punch and punch 2 holes on the top fold for the top strap and insert ribbon and adhere with glue dots or knot the ends.

8.  Add the designer paper to the front of the backpack.

Creating the front pocket:

  • Pocket is 3″ x 2″. Score at 1/4″ and 1/2″ on three sides.
  • Cut bottom 2 corners off.To create the flap, use the wide oval punch to create the rounded edge.  This is done by working the paper so that it comes through the oval opening.
  • Place the pocket together with sticky strip and add the flap.  (You

will more than likely have to cut some of the strip off.)

  • You will need to cut the designer paper strip the same way and

Attach to the pocket before you attach the pocket to the backpack.

  • Add the brads and the Velcro.

Tri-Fold Card With Scallop Punch Flowers

2 May

Tri-Fold Flower Card

Created by Kathy Alt

1st panel opened

Both panels opened

Stamp Set: Good Friend, Simply Thanks

Punch: Scallop Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1/2″ Circle, Slit

  1. Start with a 4” X 11” sheet of cardstock.
  2. Score at 3 ½” and 7”
  3. Pre-fold scores so the longer panel is on the right.
  4. Slide the slit punch in so that the semicircle is slightly under the folded card. Punch.
  5. Tuck the folded card into the just-punched slit to keep the card closed.
  6. Using the 1 3/8” circle punch, punch a circle in the center panel which will be the front of the card.
  7. Stamp the center flower image and punch out using the 1 3/8” circle punch.
  8. Apply adhesive to the back of the main image. To center the main image, start by aligning it behind the cut-out window.
  9. When satisfied with the image placement, fold the right side of the card over and adhere the image.

10.  Unfold and stamp the inside and add flowers and stems as shown.  To create the front flowers, punch a scallop circle and slit in toward the center of the circle at the space between each scallop.  Mount the front two flowers using a dimensional.

11.  To create the frame around the main image, punch your 1 3/8” circle first, then punch the scallop circle around it.

12.  Be sure to add a ½” circle and a brad to the slit tab before you mount the card on the final cardstock.