Category Archives: diy

Inside the Lines for the Lazy!

Inside the Lines for the Lazy!

For those of you who might have gotten the “Inside the Lines” paper free during the Sale a Bration special that just ended, I have sample that you might enjoy.  This technique of using a magnify glass could work for any line image.  When I saw this fun paper, I knew I liked it but was not sure I wanted to color ALL of it.  Here is how I handled it:

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One of my aunts used to do needlepoint and she always wanted the back to look as good as the front.   I don’t have the same standards:

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Our Foam Strips are great for this type of thing as you can manipulate them as you need to fit your shape.

Now–this is where I get lazy and don’t want to color the whole thing!  Don’t be confused by my photo.  The paper does not match the final product.

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Color just what will be “magnified” .  Magnify 4

Here is a close up where I hope you can see the Wink Of Stella that makes a statement!

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So if you haven’t yet used this paper, get out there and get coloring.  Such a fun look when only a small space is colored.

If you need any supplies to make your own cards, you can purchase them here.

Thanks for stopping by.




Party Time, Stampin’ Up Style!

Party Time, Stampin’ Up Style!

I told you yesterday that I had some extra supplies after my card class.   If you didn’t see what we made, you can check it out here.

Well, I am a true Gemini and I get bored making than about 4 of same thing(*except when making cookies!).   SO–I used the supplies that I cut for the class as the base and then started playing with my new Party Wishes stamp set!  LOVE this greeting:

blog feb29So fun!   and the punches from the Party Punch Pack  that I told you about yesterday make this a breeze!   Look at those candles!!  I am NOT kidding!  You NEED these!

Party Punch Pack

What could be better??  The only thing that I can think of is if I remembered to get the Bakers Twine Combo Pack!

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Believe it or not, I do NOT own everything.  This pack of twine matches the It’s My Party paper perfectly and is a little thicker than the Black Baker’s twine I used here.   This is something I regret not ordering…..don’t let it happen to you!

Here are a few more samples for you:

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blog feb29.2You can get all the supplies that I used  for these cards here.



Cups & Kettle (and mugs, too!)

Cups & Kettle (and mugs, too!)

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A happy hello to you today!

Let’s face it:  some people are “mug people” and some people are NOT!  My mother in law is a “cup person”.  She does NOT like mugs.   I, on the other hand, only like mugs.  That is not to say I will pass up coffee in a cup–but if there is a mug available, I am grabbing that.  Don’t know why but I love wrapping my hands around a mug.

I was thrilled that the Cups & Kettle Framelit Dies came with an assortment of drinking vessels–2 cups and 1 mug.

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You can see my previous post with a cup here.  Today, I used the same stamp sets (Chalk Lines and Tin of Cards) to create a similar card for those “mug people” in your life.


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  • Emboss using the the Elegant Dots and then flip it over.  It gives a delecate doily sort of look.
  • Explore your collection of stamps to add a little something to your mug.  Here I used Chalk Lines.
  • Take the time to add those little accent pieces from the die set.  The Fine Tip Glue Pen was perfect for adding this skinny little scallops piece.

You can find all the supplies on my website.

So what are you–a “mug person” or a “cup person”?

Don’t forget about this week’s deals:

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Thanks for visiting!  Check my website for supplies and upcoming classes.