Friday, April 27, 2012

Stampin' Addicts Retiring Blog Hop

Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Retiring Stamps Blog Hop
This hop will begin Friday, April 27 at noon and ends Sunday, April 29 at midnight.
Click here for the complete list of featured stamp sets.

There are 15 stops along this "Hop".  If you have been following the "Hop" in order then you have just arrived from Lisa Young's Blog "Add Ink and Stamp" where she showed off some beautiful creations she made using the I (Heart) Hearts stamp set.  I love the baby card!  Anyway, so the stamp set I'm showcasing is called Party This Way.  I fell in love with this stamp set during SAB, it was one of the stamp sets I got for FREE. 

Stamp Sets: Party This Way, On Your Birthday
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Real Red, Old Olive, Whisper White
DSP: Under The Big Top, Brights Collection Paper Stack
Inks: Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Yellow
Other: Big Shot, Basic Birthday Sizzlets Decorative Strip, Top Note Die, Paper Snips, Word Window Punch, Blender Pens, Dimensionals, White Baker's Twine, 1/8" Red Taffeta Ribbon, Slot Punch

This was a super fun card to make.  I call it a double pop-up card.  If someone knows the real name I'd love to hear it.  I was trying to figure out how to maybe make the balloons seem like they were floating off, this was as close as I could get.  I'll be sharing directions for this card next week. So check back on Wednesday.
So with every birthday set you have to have a gift card holder, right?  This one is very easy to make.  It uses the Top Note Die to form the slot for the gift card.
And last but not least you need a scrap page to put all those birthday pictures on.  I used the Word Window Punch to punch out the candles so I wouldn't cut off the flame, added some White Baker's Twine to the balloons and it's ready to finish.  Oops almost forgot I really like the Birthday Sizzlet Decorative Strip that SU sells adds a fun touch.

Remember get your favorite retiring stamp sets before they are gone forever!  Now it's time to hop on over and see what cute things Heidi Baks has come up with using the stamp set Nursery Times on her blog "Running With Scissors".  Thanks for hopping by.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Fellow Late Night Stamper and Stampin Up demonstrators - web ring

Late Night Stamper WEB RING

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chick Card Instructions

Here is what you need to make the Chick card:
Large Scallop Circle Die
Fun Flowers Die
Blossom Petal Punch
Owl Builder Punch
1" Square Punch
3/4" Circle Punch
1/2" Circle Punch
Fold a 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of Daffodile Delight cardstock in half and run through the big shot using the Large Scallop Circle Die, being sure to place the cardstock so as to not cut off three of the scallops.  This makes your card.  Now running the Scallop Circle through again just cutting 5 scallops this time.  Place the scallops piece over the missing scallops and adhere.  Add a bow to cover up the spot where you connect them.  Add two wings by punching out the largest Blossom Petal Punch and trim the tips off so they come to a point as shown. (I bent them slightly before adding them to my chick.)  For the feet cut out the biggest flower using the Fun Flowers Die and Tangerine Tango cardstock, add a dimensional to the back and attach to the body.  Trim off two feet as shown above.  For the eyes punch out two white circles using the 3/4" Circle Punch and two half circles in Daffodil Yellow.  Punch out two 1/2" circle in Black and two little bitty circles in white using the Owl Builder Punch.  When adding the eyelids I added dimensionals to the back to make them stand out more.  Using the 1" square punch punch a short 1" square using the Tangerine Tango  and fold in half.  Put her all together and your done!  And that's it!  Have a great day!  and Happy Easter!