Saturday, January 29, 2011

Kisses from the Bird Punch

And more Valentines Ideas......

For this card I punched the wings from the bird punch and snipped off about half of it, tossing the round part. For the little flags I stamped "hugs and kisses" on tissue paper. I attached the message to my chocolate kiss and then wrapped the cardstock (Chocolate Chip - what else could it be) in aluminum foil. For the silver border I used aluminum foil tape. The tape has a sticky back. I glued it on cardstock and then punched the border. I also stamped "Love" from the "Love You Much "set on the bottom part of the card.

Love You Much (113756)
All Year Cheer (retired)

Real Red ( 119940)
Whisper White (100730)
Chocolate Chip (119926)

Small Heart Punch (117193)
Bird punch (117191)
Dimensionals (104430)
Glue Dots (103683)
aluminum foil tape
tissue paper

Friday, January 28, 2011

Love Impressions Rub-Ons

Valentines Day is just around the corner and here is another inspiration for a Valentines Card. For this card I used rub-ons from the Stamin' Up! 2011 Occasions Mini catalog.

Whisper White (100730)
Real Red (102482)
Pretty in Pink (100459)

Real Red marker (100052)

ribbon (retired)
Spellbinders Nestabilities circle
Love Impressions Rub-Ons (121886)

Love Impressions Rub-Ons

Occasions Mini catalog 2011

I had lots of fun playing with the rub-ons and ended up making several versions of the card.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


In December 2010 Stampin' Up! had a contest for all demonstrators who signed up that year. The challenge was to create a card with only the content of the starter kit. I submitted the card above which is a rubber band activated 3-D card that folds flat and pops up when pulled out of the envelope and it turned out to be a winner.

I put together a tutorial including the pattern and detailed step-by-step instructions that you can download it here.

My apologies to all the people who have been waiting for the instructions. I was not prepared for the overwhelming success of this card. There was no tutorial for the box when I posted it, just my very used template with lots of confusing marks from when I developed it with my ruler, compass and calculator. So many people were asking for directions that it was absolutely impossible to manually email them to everybody. So I needed to set up a blog and write the tutorial which took me a little while. But now it's all done!