Thursday, June 10, 2010

Sponge Bob Punch Art

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I'm back from my break. School is out....summer is here and we've been hanging at the pool, but I've spent this weekend catching up on some projects. Today's card is Sponge Bob and isn't he cute! My niece's little boy is having a birthday soon and I thought he'd like this. Happy early birthday Christopher!

Here's what I used:

  • Bigz Clear Scallop Square
  • Card Stock : Yo Yo Yellow, Certainly Celery, Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red & Brilliant Blue
  • Punches: Large Oval, 1-1/4", 1", 1/2", 1/8", Heart to Heart & Horizontal Slot
  • Ink: Certainly Celery & Bashful Blue
  • White Gel Pen
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Happy Birthday Sis!

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Update: thank you for all the kind comments. I have received a lot of questions on how to make the flowers. My sister taught me, but this afternoon I found a video by Dawn Olchefske and she made the most gorgeous pansies using the Butterfly punch. You'll want to visit her site...her flowers are much prettier than mine!

Happy 1-day early birthday sister! Here's a little tropical birthday card for you, using the flower technique you taught me and using my new Island Oasis DSP. I have another that I'm posting tomorrow on your actual birthday.

That's it for today.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

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I made this address book a couple weeks ago. I found the pencil & clip at at dollar store and thought it matched Tempting Turquoise so well, I needed to create something to go with it. So, this is what I came up with; an address book and note / picture holder.

If your a member of my Technique Club, you already have the basic instructions for the book. Listed below are the templates for the pages:

(When printing the inside pages, print 1 and then flip over and print on the other side. Printing on both sides will save you quite a bit of 8-1/2" x 11"card stock.)

Download Address & Telephone Book Template

Here's a few more photos:

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Have a great day!

Monday, May 10, 2010


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This is another project I made and sent to school last week for Teacher Appreciation week. The theme for that day was, "bring your favorite school supply". I can never make just one of anything and I want all the teachers, the principal, cafeteria workers, etc. to feel appreciated. So, I made several of these. I made these before and posted the basic instructions, but here it is again using the Tart N Tangy stamp set:

I bought these legal rule writing tablets at Office Max, 6 in a pack. Office Max cut them for me for a small fee. I had them cut the red ruled side off and then cut the remaining tablet in 1/2, so I now have 12 tablets for $10.00. Here's what I used and how I made them:

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2. Score at 1-1/2" and 1-3/4"

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5. Apply sticky strip on back, small strip on top and the small section on the front of the tablet.

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7. Stamp another image on Whisper White cardstock. Punch out with 1-1/4". Use 1-3/8" punch in Green Galore and Scallop circle punch in Whisper White. Adhere 1-1/4" stamped image to 1-3/4" circle. Adhere that to scallop circle using a dimensional.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Flower Pin

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This past week was Teacher Appreciation week and I had to go out of town for my job, so Sunday night I started making a few projects and needed something quick & easy. The theme for one of the days this week was "flower day", so I created these. I thought a corsage would make any teacher feel special for the day and they loved them! I received the sweetest thank you notes and the teachers wore them all week. With tomorrow being Mother's Day, make one for yourself, mom or grandmother to wear and make them feel special too!

I used the Daisies die cut with my Big Shot, but the flower needed to be fuller, so I doubled it and layered them together with a Tombo glue. Attached a Filgree or Circle Brad in the center. Cut 4" piece of satin ribbon, fold in half and attach to the back with adhesive. I then used 1-1/4" circle punch with the same paper I used on the flower and attached to the back to hide the prongs on the brad. Next, I attached an adhesive pin (found these at Wal-Mart in the craft aisle where they sell jewelery making products) on the back. Fluffed the flower and done.

Here's a close up view:

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If you have any questions or comments, please let me know. Thanks!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Chubby Easter Bunny Baskets



Here's my Easter project this year. I think they are darling and very easy to make, so I did a few in Spring colors. First, I cut out a 7" oval in white CS and cut it in half to make the body for the front & back and attached to a 4" x 4" box. To make the box, I started with an 8" x 8" piece of CS, scored at 2" on all 4 sides.

The bunny's ears, eyes, nose, feet & tail were made with various size punches. The handle measures 1-1/2" x 11". I used a decorative border punch on each side and attached a ribbon down the center. I filled these baskets with several pieces of chocolate, so they were a little heavy. I attached the handle to the basket with a small amount of sticky strip and a brad on each side.

I hope everyone had a glorious & blessed Easter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Easter Treats

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At the last minute I chose to make 20+ of these little baskets using the Bigz XL Baskets & Blooms die, for my sons class. The DSP is Shades of Spring from the Occasions Mini, available until April 30th. I think this paper is absolutely gorgeous. The photo in the catalog does not do it justice. I debated about ordering it and now I'm so glad that I did.

Luckily, these baskets are fast and easy, because I need them to send to school tomorrow. Here's a couple more photos before I filled them with crinkled paper and added Hershey eggs, kisses and rabbits. The kids will be on a chocolate sugar high tomorrow : )

My husband asked me tonight why I do this for Jacob's class every holiday (and I've been doing this for years). My answer was, I remember what it's like to be that age and how good it felt when someone did or gave something nice to me. It made me feel special. I love holidays and why not share that love with a child. Some of the children may think it's nothing more than a little paper and chocolate, but if it makes one of them feel special or brightens their day. ..than it's worth it to me. Basically, that's all it is; a little paper, a little chocolate and a little of my time. Plus, it makes me feel good.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Carrot Box

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Here's my little box shaped like a carrot filled with Easter candy. The box is so easy.

  • 4-1/4" x 11" Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
  • 10" piece of Certainly Celery Ribbon
  • Sticky Strip

Turn CS in landscape position and score at 5-1/2":

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Turn CS to portrait position and measure 2-1/8" & mark with a pencil. Repeat on opposite side:

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Line up 5-1/2" score line and pencil mark and score:

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Line up pencil mark and 5-1/2" score line on opposite side and score. Then repeat the last two steps on opposite end of CS:

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Use bone folder on score lines and it should look like this:

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Apply stick strip to the following areas:

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Attach ribbon:

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Fill with candy:

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Fold top over and adhere.

Sponge edges with pumpkin Pie Classic Ink and embellish:

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If you have any questions, please let me know. Thanks!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Pop Up Gift Card Holder

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This gift card holder is made a little different than previous ones I've posted. I may try to make another video this weekend, since the last one went so well : ) I think it might be easier to show you than try to explain without step by step photos.

Hope everyone had a wonderful St. Paticks Day!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Little Leprechaun

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Back view with coin in the middle:

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Here's my little leprechauns. I used the Tag Punch (hat), Word Window Punch (hat), Scallop Circle Punch (hair), 1-3/8" (face), 1/2" Circle Punch (nose), 5 Petal Punch (mustache) and 1/4" Circle Punch (eyes). This was not my original idea. I saw these on Splitcoast a couple weeks ago and recreated from memory, so I don't know who to give credit to.

You can print 12 poems on one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock using font BacktalkSans BTN (10). Punched them with the Scallop Circle punch and attached to the back of a chocolate, gold coin using a glue dot.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Card & Envelope Box

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I tried making a video tutorial yesterday, actually I spent at least 4 hours trying. Needless to say I couldn't complete it. It's more difficult than I thought. The problem is that our house is not quiet enough to film a video that's 10 minutes or less:
  • Phone rings, stop the camera
  • Door bell rings, dog barks, stop the camera
  • Son asks" Are you done yet Mom?", stop the camera
  • Husband asks,"What are you doing? Oh, your filming...sorry!" stop the camera
  • Husband goes outside. Goes by window with leaf blower, stop the camera
  • Son brings friends inside to watch mom, stop the camera
  • Son & friends start playing PSP3. Machine gun & grenade noises in background, stop the camera
  • Finally, everybody is outside and the house is quite, start filming...battery on camera goes dead....I quit!

So, here's the typed instructions : )

  • One sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock

  1. Score at 3"
  2. Rotate 1/4 turn
  3. Score at 3" & 6"
  4. Rotate 1/4 turn
  5. Score at 3"

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6. Use bone folder on score lines

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7. Cut on the following score lines to the intersecting score lines

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8.On the upper flap measure 3" from where you just made cut and mark with a pencil.

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9. Repeat step 8 on opposite flap.

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10.Line up the pencil mark and the 3" score line on paper trimmer and cut. Repeat on other side.

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11. Now it should look like this:

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12. Apply sticky strip to the following areas:

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13. Adhere front flaps lining up edges:

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14. Adhere back side flaps:

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15. Box is assembled. Time to decorate.

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16. 6" x 1" Whisper White CS using the Scallop Trim Border punch:

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17. Attach 7" piece of Chocolate Chip Satin ribbon. Attach to box with sticky strip.

18. Measure in 3" and mark. Punch hole with Cropodile or paper piercer. Attach Circle Brad or Filigree Brad.

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If you have any questions, please let me know.