Archive | June 2013

Just For You

Hi Everyone

WOW!!! This has been a difficult day. My husband came home from work and informed me he is no longer employed. What a bummer. Guess the economics are not improving after all. Unfortunately, he was not the only one that was hit in this cut back. Ouch. I am kinda numb. Not sure how today’s post is going to go, but I will try and stay focused.

 

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Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Card Stock: Daffodil Delight; Pacific Point; Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Brights (Retired) 2012-2013

Ink: Pacific Point

Stamp Sets: Label Love

Punches: Scallop Oval; Large Oval;’ Artisian Label; 1″ Circle; Elegant Butterfly; Bitty Butterfly; Scallop Ribbon Punch

Embellishments: Crystal Effects; Dazzling Details

Tools: Trimmer; Tombow; Dimensionals; Sponge Dauber; Snail

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So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Your Kindness Means So Much

Hi Everyone

Well, I’m glad to say – I’m feeling better today. One more day and the weekend is here. Woo hoo. Oops – Sorry 2 more days, today is Wednesday. Thought it was Thursday. Oh well, the week is half over. Just half a week till weekend. 🙂 So far nothing planned for this weekend. Does anyone have anything planned for this weekend?

Today is my husband’s birthday. Happy Birthday Honey. We are going to Olive Garden for dinner tonight. We love pasta and going to Olive Garden. He had 2 choices for dinner tonight – either Olive Garden or Red Lobster as we equally love seafood. Sorry Red Lobster you lost this time, maybe next time. Maybe Red Lobster lost because they are the last place we went out for dinner. You think so?  Unfortunately today’s card is not his birthday card. Sorry all, I forgot to take a picture of the card I made for him and of course I have already given it to him.

OK, now on to today’s card….. this card was very very easy to make 🙂 Seriously, this is a 10 minute or less card – Dare you to try it. hehe

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Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate; Whisper White

Designer Series Paper: Quatrefancy

Stamp Sets: From My Heart

Tools: Trimmer; Tombow; Dimensionals

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So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

 

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Oh, Hello

Hi Everyone

 

OMG, I have been sooooo sick. No details, except I have really felt bad. YUCK!!!!

 

I am just going to post today’s card. Not up to par yet.

 

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Stampin’ Up Products Used:

Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie; Rich Razzleberry; Whisper White; Watercolor Paper

Ink: Pumpkin Pie; Rich Razzleberry; VersaMark

Stamp Sets: Secret Garden; Oh, Hello’

Ribbon: Linen Thread

Embossing: White Embossing Powder

Framelits: Apothecary Accents; Secret Garden

Punches: 1 3/4 Circle; Blossom Punch

Embellishments: Pearl Jewels; Sycamore Street Button (SAB-Retired)

Tools: Trimmer; Heat Gun; Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Paper Piercer; Aqua Painter; Tombow; Dimensionals; Snail

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So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

 

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Purse Tutorial

Hi Everyone

I am really sorry about not being on the last few days. There has just been so much going on. If life wasn’t happening – migraines were. Well, anyways, I’m here today.

I have been asked to make a tutorial of the purse I have previously posted. You can see original post here. This is my first tutorial, so I hope you understand it. If you have any questions or need clarification on anything – please leave a post or email me: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com.

 

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The purse back is 9″ X 8 1/2″

On one of the 9″ sides – score at 2″ and 3 1/4″

Score at 1 1/4″ on the 3 remaining sides

Don’t pay any attention to the punched circles. I wrote the wrong measurement down, so I just covered it with a circle.

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Score and cut where indicated. The purse back will look like this:

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The Purse Front measure 8 1/2″ X 5 3/4″

Score at 1 1/4″ on both 5 3/4″  sides and one 8 1/2″ side

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Score and cut where indicated. The purse front will look like this:

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You want to go ahead and embellish the front of the purse with any designer series paper and any flat embellishments.

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Add sticky strip to the back side of the purse front as shown: I used 1/2″ sticky strip since it was all I had, but 1/4″ will work just as good.

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You want to peel the sticky strip off the bottom of the purse and adhere the tabs to the bottom of the purse as shown: I know this picture is upside down, it was the only way I could show you what to do. 🙂

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Remove rest of stick strip and attach to purse back. The flaps on the purse back will go inside the purse front so the seams will be on the back side of the purse. It is easier if you attach the bottom of the purse first.

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Then attach the sides.

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Your purse should look like this:

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Next, you want to make the handle. I used about 15-16″ of ribbon. I took the end of the ribbon and folded it over 2 times so there are no edges showing and also to help reinforce it.

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You put this on the underside of the purse top and wrap ribbon around outside of top. Make sure the ribbon on inside of purse is lined up with the ribbon on the outside and using your paper piercer – pierce through all layers.

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Insert brad through all. Repeat on other side.

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If you are going to have a decoration for the closure, you want to make sure it is something that is not going to come off as people will try and pull on it to open the purse. I used a ribbon bow that I wrapped a brad around (instead of tying it) and then pushed the brad through the purse top as shown:

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Underside of top showing the brad ends.

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I then used velcro closures to hide the brad on the underside.

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You now want to add the rest of your embellishments. I didn’t add anymore to this purse except some more washi tape.

Here is a purse I had previously made that I added more embellishments on the outside:

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You are now finished with your purse. It will hold 6 cards and envelopes depending on how fat your embellishments are. Here is the finished purse and 6 cards:

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So…what do you think of the tutorial?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

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Thinking of You

Hi Everyone

WooHoo  NEW MDS Downloads.

I love MDS. Err, playing with it anyways. I am still learning all the neat stuff on it and what all it does.

NEW DOWNLOADS—6/4/2013

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view. You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads.

Go Everywhere Framables (AU/NZ)

Inspired Elements Stamp Brush Set (AU/NZ)

Inspired Words Stamp Brush Set (AU/NZ)

Muted Notes Kit (AU/NZ)

Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio Team

Email me if you would like to order: cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

As I am a new demonstrator and do not have a Demonstrator Business Web Site, the only way I will get credit is if you email me:  cynthia.hawkins999@gmail.com

Love – Love – Love today’s card. Lots of sparkle and one of my most favorite things – butterflies.
 
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Stampin’ Up Products Used
 
Card Stock: Whisper White; Pear Pizzazz
 
Ink: Real Red; Pumpkin Pie; Daffodil Delight’ Pear Pizzazz; Versa Mark; Black StazOn
 

Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes; Papillion Potpurri; Secret Garden

Ribbon: Linen Thread

Embossing: White Embossing Powder

Framelits: Secret Garden

Punches: Word Window; Modern Label; Elegant Butterfly

Embellishments: Rhinestone Jewels; Designer Vintage Button; Dazzling Diamonds; Tea Lace Doillie

Tools: Trimmer; Big Shot; Embossing Buddy; Slue Dots; Dimensionals; Snail

 
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So…what do you think of today’s card?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are important to me…and I do read each and every one of them! And remember, if you ever have a question about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.

 

Thank you for visiting. See you soon.

 

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