Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tootsie Pop Holder For Valentine's Day

As an elementary school teacher, I have fun every year designing cute 3-D projects for my students. The Tootsie Pop holder below is what I came up with for Valentine's Day this year. My plan is to use the various in colors from Stampin' Up! to give a little variety. The new tag topper punches make this project quick and easy. I'd be happy to provide instructions if anyone is interested. Let me know what you think!

A close up:

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Stamp set: That's the Ticket
Paper: Strawberry Slush cardstock, Strawberry Slush DSP, Silver glitter paper
Ribbon: Strawberry Slush ruffled trim
Punches: Ticket punch, heart punch, small heart from the owl builder punch

Saturday, January 25, 2014

One More Banner Card!

Just a quick post to share another card with a central banner. I created this one along with the card posted below. I am really into the banner framelits right now.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Stamp set: Yippee Skipee!
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration sneak peak)
Other: Banner Framelits, Dots embossing folder, Oval Framelits, Paper Piercing set

Freshly Made Sketches #120

What a busy week! It was nice to have some time today to sit down and papercraft. My inspiration today comes from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge blog. This week's sketch is by Rita and features a central banner. Since I received the new banner framelits from the Stampin' Up! occaisions catalog, I've used them on several cards. The framelits take the guess work out of making banners and give you perfect banners every time. They helped make my card below quick and easy to create. You can find lots of inspiration for this challenge back at the Freshly Made Sketches blog.

My card below features a couple Sale-a-Bration sneak peaks:
Stampin' Up! supplies used on this card:
Cardstock: Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party
DSP: Sweet Sorbet (Sale-a-Bration)
Stamp set: See Ya Later (Sale-a-Bration), Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Staz-On black, Versa Mark
Other: Banner Framelits, Oval Framelits, Paper Piercing set, Candy Dots

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

SUO Challenge #88

The card below was created for the Stampin' Up! Only Challenge #88. I love the colors of the Fresh Prints designer series paper stack. The colors are so cheerful and the different patterns work so well together. You can find more inspiration at the SUO challenge blog here.

Stampin' Up! supplies used:
Stamp set: Oh, Hello!
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana
Paper: Fresh Prints designer series paper stack from the new Occaisions catalog
Tools: Paper piercer, corner rounder

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fresh Prints Birthday Card

Just a quick card share today. I started designing this card for a sketch challenge and, in the end, it was not close enough to the original sketch to submit. I love the colors in the Fresh Prints DSP stack and the size of the paper is perfect for making cards.

All materials used for this project are available from Stampin' Up!

Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
DSP: Fresh Prints from the new Occaisions catalog
Ink: Read Red
Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess set, available in the annual catalog), and Petite Petals from the Occaisions catalog
Other: Basic Pearls,  flower punch coordinating with the Petite Petals set

Sunday, January 12, 2014

PPA 187: Color Challenge

Since I spent much of the day cleaning and organizing my craftroom, I decided to reward myself with some time spent creating.  The card below is for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 187. You can find more inspiration on the PPA blog here. I think these colors give a fresh look to the Valentine card below.

All my supplies for this card are from Stampin' Up!

Stamp set: See Ya Later from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration. It will be one of the many free items you can choose with a $50 or higher purchase.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Real Red
Patterned paper: Fresh Prints DSP stack from the Occaisions catalog
Other items: Real Red Candy Dots, hearts punched with the small heart punch and Owl Builder punch

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Color Challenge: PPA186

After trying my hand at a few sketch challenges, I thought it would be fun to try a color challenge. The card below is for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge PPA186. You can find more inspiration here.

These are the featured colors:

The only problem was, I have no gold paper or ribbon in my papercrafting stash. I do, however, have gold embossing powder and was able to use it to meet the requirements of the color challenge. I really like the way the gold pops against the Island Indigo background. I may need to add some more gold to my stash!

All materials used are from Stampin' Up!
Stamp sets: Perfect Pennants and Gorgeous Grunge (used to make the gold splatters)
Cardstock: Island Indigo and Whisper White
Other: Current Whisper White ribbon and retired Island Indigo ribbon, gold embossing powder, heart punch to punch out small Island Indigo heart, retired gold brads