Archive | October, 2010

Apple Scrapbook Layout

29 Oct

For you scrapbookers out there, here’s a simple layout that could be used for a multitude of different things.  I designed it with apple-picking in mind, but I’m sure creative minds could come up with other scenarios.  Please note, this did use the new 2-1/2″ circle punch that is not currently available, but you could use the circles big shot die or your circle scissors plus cutter to get a large circle.

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Big Shot Die: Tasteful Trim
Punches: Tab, Word Window, 2-1/2″ Circle, 1-3/8″ circle

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SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour

28 Oct

Great news!  I’ll be participating in the SUDSOL Holiday Blog Tour scheduled for November 3rd!  This means I’ll be sharing some great new holiday projects and you’ll be able to hop from my blog to many others who have fantastic holiday projects too!  Be sure to mark your calendar.

Boo Candy Holder

7 Oct

 

Created by Kathy Alt

 

Big Shot Die: Alphabet Simple Letters
Punches: Bitty Bat, 2-1/2″ Circle, 3/4″ circle, 1/4″ circle

1.  To create the envelope, use a 5-1/2″ X 8-1/2″ piece of cardstock and fold it so that it overlaps in the back.  Use sticky strip to adhere it shut.
2.  Punch the moon from Glossy White CS and use sponge daubers and pumpkin pie and daffodil delight ink to create the moon’s glow.
3.  Punch a hole through both the front and back of the holder and place your ribbon through the hole.
4.  After finishing the bag, push it down on top of the ribbon and down into the holder.  Tie the ribbon at the top.

Two Tags Bookmark

6 Oct

Die:  Two Tags Big Shot Die                                            #115954 (p. 206)
Stamp Set:  Wicked Cool
Punches:  Scallop Circle, 1-3/8″ Circle, 1-1/4″ circle

Tip: When cutting out the tag, you want to fold the CS in half and place the fold on the die so that it is just under the actual cutting line on the die.

Letterpress Trick or Treat Card

5 Oct

Created by Kathy Alt

These new letterpress plates hold a lot of possibilities.  Used with the big shot and craft ink, they are really simple to use once you know a few secrets.

Secret #1:  I prefer to use the premium crease pad as my top layer on the Big Shot sandwich rather than the cutting mat as stated on the directions, it give a deeper impression.

Secret #2:  Always use a removable adhesive to adhere the cardstock to the premium crease pad so that it doesn’t move when making the impression.

Dies: Trick or Treat Letterpress plate                  #120980 (mini catalog, p. 42)    Square lattice Embossing Folder                             #119976 (p. 214)

  • For this card, I chose to use versamark ink and emboss with silver.
  • The black cardstock was embossed with the square lattice embossing folder and then the bats were punched out with the Bitty Bat punch.

For more tips on using the Letterpress plates, check out the Stampin’ Up! video.
http://www.youtube.com/v/BJpeQ7fL5mw?version=3

Spooky Chest of Drawers Punch Art

4 Oct

This card was inspired by creations created by Patti Lee and Jackie Topa.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool

Punches: Modern Label, Curly Label, Decorative Label

  1. Rough up the edges of the rectangle that will become the dresser using the round piece on the cutter kit and sponge the sides with Rich Razzleberry Ink.
  2. Using the Curly Label punch, punch out the bottom of the dresser.
  3. Punch 3 drawers using the Modern Label Punch, rough these up and sponge.
  4. Stamp spider webs on background using Old Olive ink.
  5. Add a spider web to the dresser using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  6. Add brads to the drawers and mount on the dresser using dimensional.
  7. To create the mirror, punch 2 Rich Razzleberry Decorative Labels and one white Decorative Label.
  8. Sponge the white with Basic Gray.

Stamp Set: Wicked Cool

Punches: Modern Label, Curly Label, Decorative Label (Mini Catalog)

1. Rough up the edges of the rectangle that will become the dresser using the round piece on the cutter kit and sponge the sides with Rich Razzleberry Ink.

2. Using the Curly Label punch, punch out the bottom of the dresser.

3. Punch 3 drawers using the Modern Label Punch, rough these up and sponge.

4. Stamp spider webs on background using Old Olive ink.

5. Add a spider web to the dresser using Rich Razzleberry ink.

6. Add brads to the drawers and mount on the dresser using dimensional.

7. To create the mirror, punch 2 Rich Razzleberry Decorative Labels and one white Decorative Label.

8. Sponge the white with Basic Gray.

Boo Pop-up Card

3 Oct

This was a fun card to do and it’s neat to see people’s expression when they open it.  They’re not expecting a pop-up surprise inside.

Created by Kathy Alt

And now for the inside…

Created by Kathy Alt

Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings, Broadsheet Alphabet
Big Shot Dies: Clear Circle, Spider Web Embossing Folder

1.  Emboss the spider web on the black CS using the Big Shot and the embossing folder. NOTE: The spider web does not cover the left 1 ¾” of the CS.
2.  Adhere the designer paper to the black CS.
3.  To create the spider, punch the head using the ¾” circle punch and the body using the 1 ¼” circle punch. The legs are created by punching the ¾” square and then moving it up slightly and punching. I did snip off the ends of the legs at an angle.
4. Add the embroidery floss using a glue dot.
5.  Mount the spider using dimensional.
6.  Add a “faker knot using the striped ribbon.
7.  Layer on the olive CS and then on the card front.
8.  To create the pop-up effect, you will need 3 of the clear circle die circles. These have already been punched for you.
9.  Fold each circle in half, then slit at 1 ¾” and 2 1/8” . The slit should be ½” each.
10. Punch the pop-up circles using the 1 ¾” circle punch and cut off bottom portion.
11. Stamp the letters and sponge the edges.
12.  Adhere to the pop-up circles.
13.  Attach circles together and to the card using sticky strip.