Sunday, March 31, 2013

Stampin' Up Display Board Samples

 Greetings! I hope you like my entries for Stampin' Up's call for display board samples. These are some items I have enjoyed creating over the past few months. Enjoy!
#1 - 8x8 Scrapbook Page (above) - Made primarily from Tea for Two DSP and coordinating cardstock. I loved making the flower pop off the page and using all the vivid colors.

 Card #1 - A simple Easter card in Whisper White and Pool Party with some special embossing and an easel fold. The bunny is colored in and given some champagne shimmer on his egg.

Card #2 - Moving from Spring to Fall in a hurry, this is a fun fall card that uses SU's new coordinating cardstock and some ever-playful buttons albeit with some retired leaf stamps.
Card # 3 - Love Card - Made with the Artisan embellishment kit and lots of other fun details. The flower trim roses are showing up on all my spring cards.

 3-D Item #1 - I love making 3-D items, so it was tough to choose only two items, but this is one of my favorites from Christmas using SU's fabrics, the new framelits, and some DSP'd clothespins. I put some cocoa and treats in these to give away as gifts. They were so fun and easy to make!

3-D Item #2 - Spice-Cake Wreath- I needed a new wreath for our front door and got excited about the burlap craze. I think the Spice Cake fabric is so pretty and perfect for fall.
Those are my entries! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, March 28, 2013

Spring Bird Pedestal

 Happy Spring! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine where you are and that it inspires you to do some creative, kind things for someone else. Today I was inspired by the Late Night Stamper 3D Challenge to create this sweet little bird decor item. I have the perfect shelf for him! You can find the steps for  how I made it below, and it's so easy, you can do it too with just a bit of paper, a block, some rosettes, and your own little spring statue. Some other great challenges I would like to enter are:
D. L. Art - Spring Inspiration Challenge
Crafting By Design - Vintage Easter/Spring
Crafting for all Seasons- Anything but a card
Frilly and Funky  Challenge- Easter/Spring gifts not in a basket
Easter Impression - Easter/Spring
Craft Room Challenge - Anything but a card

1. My block is a retired Stampin Up Decor block that is 3x3, but you could use any wooden block. I cut my Tea for Two DSP from the Spring Stampin' Up catalog to fit each side and adhered it.

2. For the base, I used the large scallop square Sizzix die and cut one square from Crumb Cake CS.

3. I applied mono around the bottom of the block and applied the rosette flower trim strand all the way around until I had enough and then I cut the end.

4. To add some interest to the sides, I punched out some pretty images from the same Tea for Two DSP and backed with colored CS like you see with the roses above.

5. I also stamped "My Thoughts are Happiest when you're in them" from the Field Flowers stamp set and backed it with a scalloped piece of green DSP.

6. I had the glass bird already, so I just set him on top. If I find a cute bunny rabbit, I might swap him out, but he looks good there for now!

Thanks for Looking!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Goodbye SAB!

Well, it's just about time to say goodbye to SAB, and so here is my very tangerine card that suggest a nice ride off into the sunset of retired items. Enjoy! I made this to play along with Late Night Stampers' New challenge!