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Monday, June 14, 2010

To the Nines Stationary Box

Hello everyone! Well, here it is Monday morning.  I just wondered where the weekend went. The weather has been beautiful but hot, hot, hot!  I would like to thank everyone for the nice comments on my projects.  It's always good to get some feedback on these creations.

For today's project I have a stationary box that I saw on SplitCoastStampers last week.  You can get the tutorial for making this stationary box here.

This statonary box makes a really nice gift for that someone you don't know what to get.  It has a compartment for six regular size cards with envelopes, 3 x 3 gift cards, tags, a little note book for addresses, postage stamps and a pen. 

I used Stampin Up To the Nines designer paper from the 2009-2010 catalog that I had laying around.  I'm not sure if I really like the way this came out using this designer paper. 

For the cover of the box, I wrapped some lace trim from my stash and made the flowers with the five petal punch using Cameo Coral cardstock. 
I didn't have a pen to personalize for this stationary box so I just laid a pen down so I could take this picture. 

I made six cards to put in the box. The cardstock used is Chocolate chip, Sage Shadow, Sahara Sand and Whisper white.  The stamp set used is Stampin Up Sincere Salutation with Chocolate Chip ink.  I used Stampin Up Whisper white taffeta ribbon along with the scallop and oval punches. 

On the left are the 3 x 3 gift cards and tags.  I used a non-Stampin Up stamp for the sentiment on the gift cards.  Vintage Vogue stamp set with Chocolate chip ink was used on the tags. 

I hope you like this project and it inspires you to make one for yourself or a gift for that special someone.

As always, I welcome any and all suggestions so please feel free to leave me a comment.


Cardstock: Chocolate chip, Sage Shadow, Sahara sand, Cameo Coral, Whisper white, To the Nines DSP

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Sincere Salutations, Non Stampin Up stamp (for the gift cards)

Ink: Chocolate chip

Accessories: SU scallop edge punch, tag & small tag punch, horizontal punch, scallop, small and wide oval punch, EK Success label punch, Whisper white taffeta ribbon, Marvy small daisy punch, lace trim from stash

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Graduation Invitation - Recycled

Hello everyone!  Happy weekend!  Today I would like to show you a graduation card I made as a request using parts of the original invitation.  Nothing like recycling invitations and cards received from family and friends. 

I used Stampin Up basic black cardstock as the base for this card.  The white layer is Stampin Up whisper white cardstock and embossed with the fleur de lis Cuttlebug embossing folder.   

The black oval and strip down the front are cut from the invitation.  Gold mirror cardstock I had laying around from my stash is used for matting the greeting and oval. 

Stampin Up Teeny Tiny Wishes is stamped on whisper white with basic black ink. 

Spellbinders scallop and classic ovals is used for cutting and embossing the focal point on the card and the fancy tags shapabilities for matting the sentiment.  

Parts of the origianl invitation was also used for the inside of the card. 


Cardstock: SU Basic Black, SU Whisper White, Gold Mirror cardstock from my stash.

Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: SU Basic Black

Accessories:  Cuttlebug EF, Spellbinders Scallop and Classic oval and Fancy Tag dies, Martha Stewart corner punch.  

I hope this card gets those creative juices flowing and encourges the recycling of cards you receive from family and friends.  If you liked today's projects, please leave me a comment.  I welcome any and all suggestions.

Happy crafting!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Baby Shower Gift

Hello everyone!  Sorry, I've been MIA the last few days.  I've been extra busy with creating and printing 200 Save the Date magnets for a wedding ensemble.  The bride-to-be wants fans for the wedding program so I need to get busy and start designing a sample. 

Also, I received an order for a Cherub Cot for a baby shower gift.  The purchased the pattern from Arty Farty Designs Ltd in England here

The crib and box are cut using the white backing sheets from Stampin Up designer series paper.  What a great way to recycle those sheets. 

I used Bashful Blue designer paper for the inside end piece trimmed with white flower braid I found at JoAnn Fabrics. 

The heart is covered with a piece of white polka dot from Stampin Up Clearly Thanks window sheets.
The stickers, teddy bears, lace and ribbon are from my stash.

The picture on the end of the crib is a digital print I found on the interent.  I used Spellbinders oval and scallop die to cut and emboss the ovals and popped them up with dimensionals. 

 Since this was a last minute request, I had to run out and purchase some baby items so I didn't have time to stamp the onsies myself.

The picture on the right shows the crib filled with a couple of onsies, two pairs of little socks, a rattle and teething ring. 

This crib can be filled with just about anything. Make it a bath time theme with wash cloths, bar of soap, squeeze ducks, shampoo, etc. or fill it diapers, baby powder, a changing mat.  Let your imagination go wild.

On the left is the finished gift.  I hope the Mother-to-be likes receiving this gift filled with all the goodies for her baby. 


Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Brilliant Blue (butterfly on tag), So Saffron (butterfly & tag), Whisper White, Bashful Blue DSP, Clearly Thanks window sheet.

Stamps: SU Little Angel

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Cricut, Martha Stewart punch, ribbon, trim, lace, embellishments from stash

I hope you liked todays project and it inspired and gets your creative juices flowing. Let me know if you liked this project by leaving me a comment. I welcome any and all suggestions.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Printing Cards at Home with My Ditigal Studio

Hello Everyone!  Here it is Friday and the weekend is upon us.  In a few more weeks, on June 21st, summer will begin.  Where has half the year gone?  The kids are out of school and graduation parties are in full swing.  Time waits for no one! 

I have a new tutorial for you to create and print 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 landscape cards on your home printer.  I had to use my printer, an Epson Workforce 610 for my tutorial, so the settings will be for that printer.  You will have to adjust the margins in the Page Setup for your printer. 

Here are some cards I made using this tutorial.  The orchid card is created by following the tutorial. 

The orange Thank You card I made substituting a different image from Summertime Splendor. A download available for My Digital Studio.   
I have designed a couple more card from the tutorial by adding a few embellishments and extra stamp images.  Of course you could just print the card with the images and add your own stamped greetings and embellishments thus making it a "hybrid" card.  The choice is up to you. 

Here is a birthday card using the Upsy Daisy stamp image.  You could leave the card as is after printing or use your two way glue pen and add some Dazzling Diamonds to the daisies. 

The card below is for a wedding.  I used the Stamp image Presto Pattern overlay on a Regal Rose script background.  Add some drop shadows and voila, a nice card in no time. 

I hope that this tutorial helps those that are still having problems printing My Digital Studio cards at home. You can access the tutorial here.

Please let me know if I can be of any further help.  I welcome any and all suggestions to make these tutorials better for you. 
If you have a need or suggestions for any other tutorials, please let me know. 
Have a nice weekend and Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

MDS Object Settings Box Tutorial

Hello everyone! I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Sorry I haven't posted for a few days, but the holiday weekend was very busy.  My neice Tracy and her boyfriend  Bill flew down here to South Carolina from Buffalo for a the weekend. 

We spent  the day Friday at the Iris Festival at Swan Lake Gardens here in town. This is a three day festival that includes crafts of all kinds, games for the kids, entertainment, and a parade celebrating Memorial Day.  

The many varieties of irises, gardenias and day lilies which were blooming around the lake and the gardens making the scenery just breathtaking. 

The weather was just beautiful and the flowers and swans were gorgeous.  

On Friday we took a trip to Charleston and visited the Market looking, buying and admiring the wonderfully made crafts and baskets. We had lunch and then walked around harbor down by the battery looking out at Fort Sumter. 

We toured Rainbow Row and as we walked down Market Street, I gave them a little history of the city and the beautiful homes we passed.  The weather was just gorgeous and the breeze coming off the ocean made it just perfect.

They left on Sunday morning to spend the day at Myrtle Beach before flying back to Buffalo on Monday.  It sure was good to see and spend time with Tracy and Bill and were sorry to see them leave. But hopefully, they'll be back to visit soon.
In the meantime, I have another tutorial I'd like to share with you.  I received a request for a more detailed explanation and information on the Object Settings Box in My Digital Studio.  This tutorial explains and illustrates a little more about the concept of the Object Settings Box without getting too technical and loaded down with computer jargon.  I tried to keep it simple, easy to understand and follow for the novice user.

I hope it will help others who would like to know a little bit more about the Object Settings Box in MDS.  You can access the tutorial here.

As soon as I finish another tutorial on printing cards in MDS, I'll get that posted as well.  If you have any questions or suggestions for other written tutorials, please drop me line or leave me a comment.  I welcome any and all suggestions and comments.

Until later happy crafting!


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