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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1. Cardstock Blog Photos 86011 2-1/2" x 10-1/4"

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.

8. I made dots around outer edge with a Stampin Write marker inBlog Photos 86022 Green Galore or you could use a paper piercer.

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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!