Monday, May 31, 2010

June 2010 Make & Take: card for a dad

This is the June Make & Take that I designed for the LSS, only it was started a little early. I did the kits up for the crop that was on Friday night, so the store had it to give out for the Memorial Day weekend.

There is no sentiment inside, so it can be used either for Father's Day or for a Dad's birthday card. People can stamp or write what they want inside it.

The background embossing folder was from the Sizzix "Hello Friend" set. The two embossed rectangles were cut out after embossing a quarter sheet of cardstock with a Tim Holtz embossing folder (the one that goes with the Bingo embossing folder). Yes, there was a lot of waste that way, but I wanted people to see a different way to use it. I'm not sure who the stamp set was by. The stamp was from a Father's Day set that I bought at the LSS two or three years ago at least.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Mothers' Day card

The owner of the LSS asked me to do a Mothers' Day card for a special Mothers' Day tea party and book signing at the store. She handed me the papers. It's pathetic, but I actually have no idea who makes the papers or flowers. I was in a BIG hurry to get the kits done since I was to pick up my son by a certain time (despite my trying to rush, I was still late). I didn't even check to see who the paper manufacturer was.

The center label was cut with one of the Alterations dies. The stamp was a Studio G stamp that I found at AC Moore. I used chalk ink on the edges.

The flower center was supposed to be a brad painted with Smooch enamel, but even after 24 hours, the brads hadn't all dried all the way (despite the label claiming that it's fast drying), so the LSS owner substituted a jeweled brad instead. (And no, I don't know who makes those, either.)

Friday, May 14, 2010

2010 May Make & Take

I used an old Sizzix die for the tag background, a new Tim Holtz Alterations die (Styled Labels) for the darker blue background behind the stamped circle, a Cuttlebug die for the tiny tags, a Prima stamp for the circle, and an Inkadinkadoo script background stamp on the large tag base. I used a chalk ink on the edges. The Alterations die did extend out on the sides of the tag base, so I just trimmed off the edges. It's a simple and quick project.

Between the LSS and AC Moore, I have found and bought 12 of the new Alterations dies. Most of them are very versatile, so they will probably be showing up in a lot of my future projects. It was during my search for the Alterations dies that I also found the Prima stamp at AC Moore. I got the Inkadinkadoo stamp at Michaels. I bought all the items with 40% off coupons, with the exception of the Prima stamp which was only $1.99 anyway. Gotta love those coupons if you can find something worth buying!