Friday, July 31, 2009

Well, I don't really have any. I've never seen any slider cards except for the ribbon method or ones where you can pull on both sides and that wasn't what I wanted, so I winged it. And unfortunately, I already mailed out the cards, so I can't go back and measure anything. I will try to make another next week and get better instructions. But for the moment...

  1. First, I made a slit or channel for the slider in the card front, right along the top of the black "highway" cardstock so as to hide it. It was for most of the card maybe an inch or so in from each side.
  2. Then on the top white layer of the slider (small enough to slip inside without hitting the adhesive holding the card front to the card):
  3. From the right side of the slider towards the left, I scored a line about 3/4" from the bottom going right to left about a little shorter than the truck. I then cut from the bottom up to the left side of that score line and folded it up towards the top.
  4. I adhered the white slider to the blue backer piece, I cut off the top corner of the slide to make it easier to slide in. Then I slipped the folded piece up through the channel so that it was showing in the front and adhered the whole card front to the card (perimeter only - not the slide portion). Then I adhered the truck to the folded portion that is coming up through the channel.
    Okay, did I confuse you all more than ever now???

    I was looking for a card to do for my dad and my FIL and wasn't coming up with much. I have done the whole fishing thing (which they both love) to death, but could not come up with anything else that would be "them". They're both non-fussy, non-sports, simple guys. So I came up with this card. I had to put the slider feature in. What guy doesn't like moving parts?

    Drivin' By with a Birthday "Hi" Pull Card:
    • Stamps – Loads of Love, Lovely as a Tree
    • Paper – Whisper White, Basic Black, Brocade Blue, and Old Olive
    • Ink – Brocade Blue, Always Artichoke, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Basic Black, markers, white signo gel pen
    • Punches – Round Tab Punch, 1" Circle Punch,

    I sponged both the sky and the landscape using the masking method - torn paper for the landscape and scalloped circles moved around for the clouds. Can you believe this was the first time I inked up this set?

    Thursday, July 30, 2009

    Oops! Forgot to include this Watercolor Rose card that I also showed at the Technique Thursday class. I CASEd this from SCSer ncmorgan for my daughter Jenni's birthday.

    Watercolor Rose Card:
    • Stamps – Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
    • Card stock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
    • Ink – Whisper White Craft Ink, Rich Razzleberry Classic
    • Accessories – Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder
    • Punches – Small and Large Oval
    • Tools – Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die

    One or two Thursdays per month, I hold a Technique class. At these classes, you will learn a new technique or two. At each class, we will make a card or 3D project featuring that technique. The next technique class is "Cracked Glass". For August only, this class will be on Tuesday, August 11, 6:30-8 due to scheduling conflicts.

    Additionally, we will make a 6x6 page with a sample of the technique along with the directions for it at each class. In a future Technique Thursday class, we will turn our 6x6 pages into a scrapbook that will hold all your techniques right at your fingertips!

    For more details, check out my
    Stampin' Up! Events page.

    This is the card we made in July's Technique Class - "Reinker Spread or Splash" based on Crystal French's technique.

    Melon Mambo Embrace Life Reinker Spread Card Supplies:
    • Stamps – Embrace Life
    • Card stock – Basic Black, Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
    • Ink  – Basic Black Craft Ink, Reinkers (Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry)
    • Accessories  – Clear Embossing Powder, Crystal Effects
    • PunchesModern Label, Word Window, 1/4" Circle (for faux dew drops)
    • Tools – Aquapainters

    Wednesday, July 29, 2009

    These are the projects from my last Big Shot class:

    I CASEd this from the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator site, but changed the umbrella to a way I've been doing them for cards and bookmarks for a while that I like better.

    Cheers To You Summer Beach Box Supplies:
    • Stamps Cheers to You (#114944)
    • Card stock – Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Only Orange, Summer Sun, Green Galore, Brilliant Blue, Yo yo Yellow
    • Ink – Basic Black, Markers (Basic Black, Rose Red, Green Galore,YoYo Yellow)
    • Punches – Boho Blossoms (#110711), 1/2" Circle (#104390)
    • Tools – Big Shot Scallop Circle Die, Big Shot Top Note Die,Big Shot Box #2 Die

    My upline, Susan Elise, shared these purses at a regional meeting and I just had to teach them to my customers and now I can't seem to stop making them in EVERY color! I used a variety of patterns when "etching" the embossing powder, so that I could show my customers different looks.

    Faux Alligator Wristlets Supplies:

    • Card stock – Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Elegant Eggplant, Pink Passion
    • Ink – Basic Black, Markers (Basic Black, Rose Red, Green Galore, YoYo Yellow)
    • Ribbon – 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon to match
    • Accessories  – Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Brads or Decorative Hardware of your choice
    • Tools – Big Shot Top Note Die, Crop-a-Dile

    I CASEd this card from Gretchen Barron. I changed some things, but it was such a pretty card, I used many of her elements.

    Live, Laugh, Love Look Here Card Supplies:

    • Stamps – On Your Birthday (#11664), Razzle Dazzle (#116714)
    • Card stock – Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo,Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
    • Ink  – Markers (Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Old Olive)
    • Ribbon  – Crushed Curry Polka-dot Ribbon
    • Punches – Eyelet Border Punch
    • Tools – Big Shot, Look Here Die, Textured Impressions Finial Press Embossing Folder
    My upline asked me to do a little presentation of the Look Here Big Shot die at last week's downline meeting and I needed to do a Birthday card for my 13 year old nephew, so this is what I came up with!
    This is the inside of the card (not the actual gift card-which will be Best Buy, of course!). I love this die! It is so versatile - you can cut out multiple colors and change out some of the arrow colors or add your own cutouts on top of the arrows. Plus, so many of the gifts we give are gift cards, so it is the perfect solution. This is definitely one of my must-have Big Shot dies!
    Lots of Bots Look Here Gift Card Supplies:
    • Stamps Lots of Bots
    • Card stock Basic Black, Whisper White, Brushed Silver (I hammered
      this after stamping it for a hammered steel look), Real Red, Hostess Level I Pattern Pack DSP
    • Ink – Basic Black, Metallic Silver, Markers (Basic Black, Basic Gray, Going Gray, Real Red, YoYo Yellow)
    • RibbonBasic Gray Taffeta Ribbon
    • PunchesModern Label, Word Window
    • Tools Big Shot, Look Here Die
    This stamp set is so cute! To think that I almost didn't get it!

    Thursday, July 30, 6:30-8:30
    It's never early enough to get started when it comes to making this years Christmas cards, is it? And what better way to relax and enjoy the festivities when the holidays roll around, knowing that you are way ahead of the game! We will make cute, fun, elegant, and quick, all in one class.
    Make five cards and see many more! Beginner's welcome. Bring a new friend to me and choose a free gift from my goodie basket! Check out the details here.

    FINAL DEAL OF THE WEEK...This is the final deal of the week! This time up is our Heart to Heart Punch at the special price of $10.99 - that's 30% off the regular price of $15.95. If you love punches, you will want to take advantage of this special offer! Hurry as this deal ends on July 31st. If you missed out on any of the previous deals of the week, let me know as I did order extras of some. Here is the list:  
    • Scallop Edge Punch $10.99 ~ reg. $15.95
    • Big Shot Doctors Bag $49.99 ~ reg. $49.99
    • Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware $18.99 ~ reg $29.95
    • Heart to Heart Punch $10.99 ~ reg. $15.95
    Contact me for more information.

    Tuesday, July 28, 2009

    Okay, here it is--my first post! There have been several of you who have been asking me to start a blog, so I've given in and taken the plunge! The road has been rocky to say the least and I am sure I will have many missteps along the way, but stick with me and I will give it my best shot.

    To start things off, here are the invitations I did for our 4th of July BBQ.  It is a modified pocket card.  I made my own cardboard template for them (for those who have been asking).

    • Stamps – Independence Day, Only Ovals
    • Card stock – Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver, Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red, Bella Rose DSP
    • Ink – Night of Navy, Whisper White Craft Ink
    • Ribbon – Red Gingham Ribbon
    • Accessories – Metallic Eyelets
    • Punches – Wide Oval, Small Star, 3/4 Square, Horizontal Slot, Round Tab
    • Tools – Crop-a-dile
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