Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More fun with the Big Shot

I splurged and ordered the Movers and Shapers Curly Label die for my Big Shot. I am so obsessed with the shape of the curly label/top note...it's just so versatile and cutesy. I can't get enough. Anyway, this die is super cool because the "curly label" part of the die is magnetic and you can place it where ever you want it to be on your card. I did a little bit of playing with it over the weekend and here's what I came up with.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Big Shot Matchbox Tutorial

So I just pre ordered the brand new matchbox die for the Big Shot from the Stampin Up! occasions mini catalog which will be available on April 1st. It's a pretty cool die because it comes with three cute little labels that fit with the box (and there's also a coordinating stamp set!)...anyway, in the mini catalog there is a picture of the matchbox with a "window" cut out of the top with the curly label punch. I thought it was a super cute idea and I wanted to make one myself...however, I'm not as smart as I look and it took me several tries to figure out how to do it. So I thought I would make a tutorial to save some other people some frustration. First, I like to use two coordinating colors of cardstock so that the lid contrasts from the box Here is what the pieces look like when they are cut out Go ahead and fold your lid on the score lines...but don't adhere anything yet There is a tab on each end of the lid piece, one is smaller than the other. You'll want to fold the smaller tab under and then position your Curly Label punch in the center of the box lid. When you punch it, it will cut part of the tab...but it's okay Place glue dots or chosen adhesive on the small tab (the one with the cut out) and overlap the large tab to comlete the lid. Then you can add a small piece of acetate to the inside and decorate however you like :) I hope this was helpful! Here are some more examples of the other Matchboxes I made...

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I heart Manhattan Flowers!

I'm lovin the Manhattan Flowers series from Stampin Up! I love the design and I love how they have incorporated it in to so many products. There's the stamp set, the DSP, the Decor elements, the rub ons, and the texture plate. I had the opportunity to play with the stamp set and the texture plate because some of my friends had purchased them...needless to say, I think I will be purchasing them for my own collection as well! Here are the creations I made with the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set and the Manhattan Flower tecture impression die.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Countdown to SPD and some Blog CANDY!

Yay! March is here...which means Saint Patrick's Day is almost here! Woo Hoo...I may not actually be "Irish" but I will be on March 17th! It's such a fun day to take the day off work and spend it with great friends and green beer! So in honor of SPD here is fun Bella card I made. I used Kiwi Kiss CS and some green DSP from the Raspberry Tart pack. I also thought it was a great opportunity to use my kiwi kiss corduroy button. The "Kiss Me" stamp is from Unity Stamp Co. and "I'm Irish" is my very own handwriting. Also Froggy at Froggaritaville is giving away a fantastic collection of Saint Patricks Day clear stamps. You should go check it out!