Wednesday, September 25, 2013

College References Thank-you's

My son is getting ready to send in his college applications and is putting together packets for the teachers that are giving him references.  These thank-you notes will go in each packet, along with a $10 Starbucks card.  Hopefully they will all give him glowing references!

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Stamps:  Perfect Blend, Another Thank-You

Paper:  Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Bake Brown Sugar

Inks:  Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Big Shot, Chevron embossing folder, Ticket-Corner punch, Artisan Label punch, Aquapainter, paper crimper, brads, Aquapainter

Scotty Sympathy

I made this card for a dear friend who just lost her wonderful 13-year old Scotty, Trudy.  Trudy was the most friendly dog and always had a welcome tail wag whenever we came out to the barn!

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Stamps:  Friends Fur-ever, Best of Greetings

Paper:  Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  Black, Smoky Slate, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals, Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Big Shot, Deco Labels framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Early Espresso quilted satin ribbon, Aquapainter

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Chalk Talk

I've been wanting to do something with the Chalk Talk bundle, but I hadn't gotten around to it until today.  I'd been working on that very complicated snowflake spinner card (see post below!) and I just wanted to work on something easy and pleasing.  I love the soft combinations that revolve around Pistachio Pudding.

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Stamps:  Chalk Talk

Paper:  Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Calypso Coral, Venetian Romance and Etcetera dsp

Ink:  Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Big Shot, Chalk Talk and Deco Labels Framelits, Ticket-Corner punch, brads, Pistachio Pudding stretch ruffle trim, Tangerine Tango Sycamore Street ribbon, In-Color Boutique Details, Dimensionals

September Paper Crafters Sampler is here!

Ghastly greetings Sampler friends.  The September issue, Greetings a Brewing, has arrived.  This month we highlight Halloween.  Inside this issue you'll find a variety of Halloween greetings covered with pumpkins, witches, skeletons and more.
This month we have the PCS Ghoulie Hand with Treat template.  A wickedly fresh twist on offering up some sweet treats for your goblins and ghouls.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Snowflake Spinner card

I'd heard all about the Thinlits Circle die card and how to make a spinner, so I thought that I'd give it a try.  I watched Diane Dimich's fabulous video tutorial on using the Thinlits cards to get me started.  I'd played with the card die before watching her video and gave up after one try.  I was very happy with the results once I saw her tutorial, though!

I did Diane's version with the extended flap and played around with the snowflake spinner until I got it right.  I highly recommend her video tutorial to everyone!!

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Stamps:  Festive Flurry, Beautiful Season

Paper:  White, Pool Party, Silver glimmer paper, Winter Frost dsp

Ink:  Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Illuminate 

Accessories:  Big Shot, Thinlits Circle card, large Oval punch, Snowflakes Thinlits, Scallop border punch, 1 3/4" Scallop punch, Rhinestones, silver elastic thread, sponges