Monday, February 28, 2011

Sending Love - Easter!

Here's another set I made using the new Sending Love tutorial.

This one uses A Good Egg stamp set. I just love that Easter set...which means it will probably hit the discontinued list in June. I'm excellent at falling in love with sets that get discontinued!
Above is the set of four cards shown with the front of the new box.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Early Espresso, So Saffron

Stamp Set: A Good Egg

Accessories: Baskets & Blooms die-cut, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, and the Big Shot, baby!, 1", 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder, Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon, Nursery Suite Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Sending Love Tutorial - Now Available!

Sending Love tutorial is now available!

Here's a look at both the front and back of the box.
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The tutorial contains 23 pages of step by step instructions and photographs for creating the Sending Love envelope box and the four cards shown above made with the Friends 24-7 stamp set.
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Friday, February 25, 2011

Sending Love Debuts Tomorrow!

It's ready!
The new Sending Love tutorial will be available tomorrow.
Front of the box.

Back of the box.

Packaged and ready to send!

See YOU tomorrow Ü

Thursday, February 24, 2011

A New Tutorial Is On The Way!

I've got a new tutorial in the works - Sending Love!

I thought you may like to see a sneak peek of a set that I made with the new box pattern. Sending Love will be released very soon, I'm just finishing up the writing.
This set uses the new box as a birthday set.

The Sending Love tutorial uses the Friends 24-7 stamp set and I will show you that one soon.

Here are the cards ready to go into the box. A perfect little presentation for a snail mail set of Birthday cards.

A closer look at the front of the box.

And the back of the box.
Are you wondering about the card? The cupcake paper is the Petal Cone die-cut!
Cut the Petal Cone apart, trim off the flap. For the bottom of the cupcake paper, cut at 2" below the score line. Then trim the half circle part by turning the die-cut around in the paper cutter, line the score line up with the 1" mark and trim off what is hanging over. Fold on the score line and run the Petal Cone (or what is left of it!) through the Paper Crimper.
The frosting is the Simple Birthday Thanks stamp set. It was a little too big for the Petal Cone cupcake, so I stamped one and laid it on the copier reducing the image to 80%. Perfect! Then hand cut the frostings.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Petal Cone Easter Basket

More playing with the Petal Cone die-cut! Sheesh...sure is a good thing I didn't 'need' this!

Score the Petal Cone at 2" below the scored flap line, then cut it off 1" below that. Fold into a box shape and fold the flaps on the outside instead of inside. Hope that makes sense, since I didn't take any pictures this time.

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Old Olive
Stamp Set: Good Egg
Accessories: Petal Cone die-cut and the Big Shot, baby!, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, White Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Crimper for the grass

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Petal Cone Carrots

I am continuing to play with the new Petal cone die-cut from the Occasions Mini catalog and I thought why not make something for Easter. I made a couple baskets which I will show you later in the week, but I thought it would make a cute carrot pouch also!

I started with baggies of chocolate covered raisins and then found these tiny chocolate bunnies and they fit perfectly inside the opening.

I love the pom pom trim in the new mini catalog!! You can so some really fun things with it.

Cardstock: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Whisper White
Stamp Set: Food Egg
Accessories: 1" Circle, Scallop Circle, Tangerine Tango Pom Pom Trim, Petal cone die-cut & the Big Shot baby!

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Oh Sew Suite

As I mentioned before, I didn't 'need' any of the Oh Sew Suite collection of products from the Occasions Mini Catalog until I attended Leadership. Now I can't get enough of them, thank you very much Bonnie!

I think it is the change of season (ok, maybe wishful thinking) and the change to bright colors. I'm a pretty seasonal stamper and that often determines my color choices...except reds, I use those for all seasons!

Here are some quick and easy Top Note die-cut notes for my Stamp Club thank yous. LOVE, ,the new tiny pom poms and Stampin' Up! if you are reading, I would like these in Pink Pirouette, Black, White and Cherry Cobbler please. Ü

These are little containers of Keys and Crown Trinkets from the new Occasions Mini Catalog. The lid is made with the new Fun flowers die-cut! I won't bore you with the details of how much I love this die-cut!

Key Trinkets (121892) $5.95

Crown Trinkets (121891) $6.95

The flower sticks over the top a little so I put a scallop circle die-cut in the bottom to balance's a little too big, but looked better with it than without it.

Have you seen these? I saw them on Good Morning America and immediately ran to the computer to order a box of personalized Pop Tarts for the boys. You upload a photo, choose your holiday and personalize it with a name. Super easy and they LOVED them!! My husband laughed at me. He thought I was crazy and there was no way they would think that was cool. WRONG! Mom wins again!

You guys know my goofy friend Diana Gibbs, the Artisan Award winning, Di Gibbs? After I posted this photo in the Double Mini Milk Carton Box tutorial last week she sent me an e-mail with the subject title...Are You Naked?
That definitely caught my attention and got opened immediately! She said look in the reflection of your wedding look naked! I explained to her in great detail, no less, that this body was covered up at ALL times, make no mistake there!
But I can see that maybe, just maybe, it does look like I'm in a black bra...
Just kidding! After enlarging the photo, you can clearly see that is me with my pink camera and my long sleeve black turtleneck...completely covered up!
I hope none of you were thinking I was photographing in the nude over here! Ha, ha! Pretty funny, huh?!!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More Fun Flowers Die-Cuts

Remember last week when I told you I made lots of cards with the Fun flowers die-cut? Here are the rest of them!

I mixed and matched Cherry Cobbler cardstock with the Love Letter Designer Series Paper to get some cool combinations. They aren't quite this assaulting to the eye in person...must be the photographer. Ü
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Love Letters Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Fun flowers die-cut and the Big Shot, baby!, Corner Rounder, Scallop Edge Punch, a little sponging around the edges of the flowers with Soft Suede

Monday, February 14, 2011

Double Mini Milk Carton Tutorial

Something VERY exciting happened this weekend...

Inking Idaho hit 3 MILLION blog hits!

Woo Hoo!! Thank you to all of you who have stopped by and continue to stop by!

What a perfect day to share the love - Happy Valentine's Day!

Here is a little tutorial on how to put together the double Mini Milk Carton I posted last week. Cut 2 squares 3-3/4" x 3-3/4". Score all four sides at 1". Cut on the score lines on two opposite sides of the square up to the intersecting score lines. Then cut the corners off on the diagonal to avoid any little hang-overs. Cut 2 pieces 1-5/8" x 4". Use the corner Rounder on the top corners and punch a handle with the Small Oval Punch. Fold the squares into boxes and secure with Sticky Strip. Add Sticky Strip as shown to the handle pieces. Stick the top part of the handle together, then straddle the panels over the two boxes. Secure each piece to the box sides. If your boxes seem too loose, then put a little strip of Sticky Strip between them.
This is how it should look with the handle attached.
To put the ribbon around the container, place a line of Sticky Strip all the way around the box. Put the ribbon on and gather and pinch and twist until the ribbon meets where you began.
Assemble the Milk Cartons and embellish as desire. I closed the top of these with the Vintage Trinkets safety pins...ya, that was kind of an insane thing to do...but I did it! Then I tied on the Mini Vintage Tags. The hearts are from the Tiny Tags set and I hand cut them out.

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla

Stamp Sets: Tiny Tags, Friends 24-7

Accessories: Tiny Vintage Tags, Vintage Trinkets, Chantilly Lace, Corner Rounder, Small Oval Punch, Mini Milk Carton die-cut and the Big Shot, baby!

The bird was stamped in Staz-On Jet Black. I picked up a little Baja Breeze ink with a Blender Pen and colored in his breast. The branch is Soft Suede, feet and beak are More Mustard, leaves are Always Artichoke and his breast is covered in Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. I wish it showed up better because it sure is pretty!
If you have the Mini Milk Carton die-cut then you know how tiny they are, but if you don't I placed my SNAIL adhesive here so you can see how darling and tiny the size is on this. The whole thing is only 4" tall and 3-1/2" long.

Have a Happy Valentine's Day and thanks again for the 3 MILLION hits!!!