Saturday, May 25, 2013

May Stamp Club Projects

Reusable Aviary Card
that I fell in love with. Mine is a little different in that I didn't use a sentiment or ribbon slide and I also made it reusable.
I used:
Whisper White                                  Aviary stamp set                  
Marina Mist cs                                  Midnight Muse ink
Real Red cs                                      Crumb Cake Ink                  
Metallic/Neutral brads                      Square Lattice TIEF
Clear photo corners                         Bashful Blue ribbon

Cut                 Marina Mist             4 ¼ x 11, score at 5 ½
                                                            4 ½ x 2, emboss with Square Lattice TIEF
                        Whisper White        4 x 5, cut Top Note
                                                            4 pieces 3 ¾ x 5

Tip:  Add adhesive to the embossed piece in small patches to avoid tearing.

1) Adhere embossed piece to bottom of card front, trim excess.

2) Apply ribbon with adhesive only in one or two places. Wait to tie the knot.

3) Stamp images. For the hanging cage, draw the line with a marker and a ruler.

4) Add brad to top of the hanging cage.

5) Adhere stamped piece with Dimensionals and tie the knot.

6) Put one photo corner on each of the corners of one of the 3 ¾ x 5 pieces and adhere to the inside of the card. Add the rest of the Whisper White.

7) Adhere small stickers to let recipient know this is a reusable card. I used clear return address labels and placed them on the 3 ¾ x 5 pieces on the   bottom left corner. My sticker reads, “This is a reusable card. Please remove the portion that was meant for you and use this card again.”

Suit Card 

The tutorial for this card can be found here:


Top Note Box

The instructions for this box can be found here:


April Stamp Club cards

Rain Or Shine Card 

 Stamp            umbrellas onto 3x5 Whisper White
                        Sentiment onto lower right of other piece of 3 ¾ x 5 Whisper White

Cut out umbrellas and pop up middle of each.

Arrange umbrellas (DO NOT adhere) and Stamp handles.

Emboss corners of Whisper White.

Adhere         DSP to card base
                        Stamped to DSP

Stamp rain hearts.

Adhere umbrellas with dimensional.

Hello Dear Friend

Punch 8-12 small flowers from Pumpkin Pie and crumple to distress
Show spacing and distressing
Opt.   Ink edges of DSP with your choice of ink color. I preferred Real Red.
Stamp                        1) Bicycle with Real Red onto one of the 4 ¼ x 3 pcs. of Whisper White using guides on the stamper.
            Opt.   2) Ink up the basket portion of the stamp and press 2x2 Whisper White onto the basket.
                        3) Stamp  bird with Soft Suede onto same 2x2 Whisper White Or stamp directly onto bike handles.
                        4) Stamp bird at the bottom of remaining Whisper White and adhere to inside of card.
Opt.   Cut out the bird and the basket. 
Adhere:        DSP to card front
                        Red to DSP
                        Stamped piece to Red
Opt.   Attach with dimensional scraps:  bird to bike handle bars
Arrange flowers and adhere using glue dots.
Place a small rhinestone in each flower and a large one on the front bike wheel.

She Believed

There are no instructions for this card. It is pretty straight forward.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

May Card Chain Challenge at Society of Stampaholics

The guidelines are to use one or more of the following: lime green, deep aqua, red-orange; the card sketch, Music  or  Books  or  Sailing/Boats; Stickers  or Dry Embossing. I chose to use the color combo and my version of the sketch.