Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My First Diaper Cake!

This last weekend, I attended my first baby shower in over 6 years, so I jumped at the chance to make my very first diaper cake! I really enjoyed putting this lovely little creation together!

I created a topper for the cake using the "Baby Bundle" and "Occasional Quotes" stamp sets, the scallop circle die and the perfect polka dots embossing folder for the big shot. The color scheme for the cake was a combination of Pink Pirouette and Certainly Celery.

I rolled up little baby socks into rosettes and places them around the cake:

I added several bows around each tier and accented each layer with the SU Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents:

I love my SU-created custom "handmade by" stamp... just perfect for those projects that involve a bit more than just stamping! ;o)

I also created a card that matches the cake topper:

Such a fun project to make! Can't wait to make one again! :o)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

August Club Projects

Here are the club projects we did this month...

This first project we did is a beautiful wedding card using the Elegant Lines embossing folder and a debossed/letterpress effect.

To do this technique, you open the embossing folder and then use your brayer to ink up the flat side with the grooves (not the raised side with the ridges). You do not have to apply very much ink. In fact, too much ink will make the finished product look messy. Carefully place your card stock into the embossing folder onto the raised side and close, then run it through the Big Shot. I did a few experiments with this technique, and found when it comes to using white card stock, glossy yields the best result.

For our card, we used Baja Breeze classic ink and then added some sparkle with some vanilla smooch. We finished off with some rhinestones.

The sentiment was stamped using the Word Play stamp set in Elegant Eggplant and then punched out with the heart punch. We also used Certainly Celery 5/8" satin ribbon - and the color combination was beautiful!

Our second project was a school planner. For the cover, we took a 8-1/4" x 11" piece of Basic Black card stock and scored it at 4" and 4-1/4" to create the spine. We folded it closed at one of the creases and cut into the spine to create the pencil holder.

The cover was made with a collage of various stamps: the Medallion background stamp, and stamps from the Exteme Elements stamp set. We stamped the "To Do" phrase using the Rough Type alphabet set in the summer mini. We sprayed a little Silver Foil Smooch to finish off our "grungy" look.

The color scheme we used for this project was Basic Black, Basic Gray, Tempting Turquoise and Pear Pizzaz.

I have provided the files below which I created to use with the school planner. They are in editable Microsoft Word format so you may feel free to change colors, text, etc. for your own use.

Click Here to download the weekly planner file in Word 2007 format.
Click Here to download the calendar in Word 2007 format.

Monday, August 9, 2010

"I want a Monster Truck Birthday, Mommy!"

When I asked my soon-to-be three year old son what kind of birthday party he wanted this year, he enthusiastically replied "Monster Truck Party!" And he has been reminding me of it ever since.

Well, we always end up combining whatever theme he has with a "Luau" theme to go with our Hawaiian-themed back yard (as well as the loads of Luau party supplies I've collected over the years), so here's what I came up with for his birthday invitations:

Of course, I had to use some smooch on the truck and the sand... it had a stunning effect!

I used lots of current and retired stamp sets: Tropical Party, Party This Way, All in the Family, Just Surfing, Introducing, and Beautiful Batik. I used Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss and Wild Wasabi as my color scheme.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Banner Birthday Card

Just a quick share on a birthday card I made today using the "Party this way" stamp set. I love this set and bought it specifically for doing mini-banners! (I've noticed they're all the rage in the paper crafting world right now) ;o).

The color scheme I used was Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Perfect Plum.

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