Sunday, October 26, 2008

The Shoe

Like my shoe? My inspiration came from creativechoicedesigns ( If you want the template, follow directions she listed. I needed a box to present my shoe in so I created one. If you need a box for your shoe, here are the instructions:

1. Cut Card Stock to 8 1/2" x 9 1/2"
2. Score at 2: on all four sides
3. Follow normal directions for making boxes

Box Top:
1. 8 1/2" x 9 1/2" Card Stock
2. Score at 1 15/16" on all four sides (just a scooch under 2" so that top will be slightly larger than bottom.
3. Optional - Use the Stampin' Up! Scallop punch, Stampin' Up! Slit punch, or Decorative-Edge Scissors to go around the four sides of your box top if you want scallops.

If you have questions, please leave a comment

Supplies used:
Black Card Stock (Box Bottom)
DSP used for Shoe and Box Top (Purchased at JoAnn's)
Wine Ribbon (Michae's)
Flowers used on Shoe and Box Top (Michael's... Floral Section)
Pearl Brads for Flower Center (Michael's)
Cut-out on Top of Box (Stampin' Up! Bigz Die)
Embossed Shoe on Cut-out (Sizzix Brass Die)
Scallop Punch from Stampin' Up! for scallops on bottom of Box Top
Tagger from "Around the Block"
Nestabilities Die (Small Oval Scallop)
Sentiment on Die Cut: Riveting (Stampin' Up!)
Sentiment on Top of Box: Computer Generated.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Note Cards

I can never start making Christmas gifts too early. It seems that I already don't have enough time to make all the gifts that I need to make. I've decided that I will make a few samples then start mass producing them in November.

My post today is of Note Cards with the Note Card Holder that I plan to give to a few friends as Christmas gifts. I followed SC175 from Splitcoaststampers for my cardfront. The stamp is from Stampin' Up! and the paper is from JoAnn's.

I am looking forward to using up many of my scraps on my note cards. I think I will also start making bookmarks using some of my scraps. Samples of my bookmarks will be shared with you in future posts.

TFL and enjoy your day.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Happy Anniversary

My youngest and her DH will celebrate their 'One-Year Anniversary' on Monday, October 13th. Friends and family will celebrate with them later today at the Olive Garden. I have been in a tizzy all week trying to design a card for them and as I was surfing the SCS Gallery I came across a card posted by Wendybell'sGirl that simply blew me away! I have just finished casing her card and you can also view her spectacular creation here:

Card Stock: SU! Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Purely Pomegranate classic ink
Ribbon: SU! Purely Pomegranate
Stamps: SU! Fabulous Flowers; Sentiment: PSX
Other: Glitter; Nestabilities Long Dies

To-Go Caddy

I found the cutest idea on Lauren Meader's Blog and I just had to give it a try. You can find directions on her blog here: This project has all sorts of possibilities.

I purchased my cups at Wal-Mart. I was very pleasantly surprised to find that the colors in the cups perfectly matched Wild Wasabi Card Stock and Ink from SU! (bought extra before it retired)

Stamps: SU! Espress Yourself (Retired)
Accessories: SU! Wild Wasabi Ribbon, SU! Tag Punch; Paper Tagger (to hand tags from ribbons); Nestabilities Dies.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

A2 Card-Sized Scrapbook

Back to the small scrapbook I mentioned earlier... I got my inspiration from this Splitcoaststampers Resource page: Rather than reinvent the wheel, follow those directions but use the following changes:

Two 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" chipboard
One 5 1/2" x 10" Card Stock
One 5 1/2" 10" DSP
Two 4 1/2" x 12" pieces of Card Stock scored at 3", 6", and 9"

Do not add ribbon down the center of the book. After adhering the DSP and cardstock to the chipboard, fold book in half. While closed, use your crop-o-dile to make holes for eyelets to thread ribbon through for closure of your book.

Open book and set eyelets on each side of the book.

Fold book at the edge of the chipboard on each side so that you will have an accordion fold in the center.

Accordion fold the two 4 1/2" x 12" pieces of card stock. Add ribbons to the backs of these these two before attaching to sides of the book. Tie in place.

I will post a photo of the finished book tomorrow.
Note: Inside of book posted above. This is an A2 Card-sized book.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Small Scrapbook

I've got this idea running through my mind on directions for making a small scrapbook but I don't have time to work it out before going to Noon Day Bible Study today. I have jotted down a few instructions on a scrap page from my little desk set (see post below... this little caddy has proven to be invaluable; I can always find it amongst all my desk clutter). I will make a couple of preliminary scrapbooks after Noonday Bible Study today (a couple because I have thoughts on a couple of ways to make this book and I'm not sure which one I will like better). If all goes well, I will upload complete instructions and photos by tonight and let you be the judge of your favorite.

Check back later for a look-see and have a blessed day.