Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Cottage Wall + Shutter fold = Sweet Fun

I have to tell you all as I typed the title of this blog I spelled shutter with an "i" and that would not be very lady like.

In my last class we made shutter cards (I just did it again, I hit the "i" instead of the "u") where the color story was developed around the Cottage Wall DSP. I used brush markers to ink up the birthday greeting stamp from the new set "Everything Nice" for the front of the card. I know it is one of the most basic techniques, but I use it so often.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Love Leftovers

I am the only one in my house who likes leftovers! It is so easy. You don't have to cook. There is not much to clean up.  Just heat and eat. That is what makes leftovers so good! 

I also like paper leftovers. I had a huge pile of Cottage Wall DSP scraps left on my table so I decided to try a quilt card. What is really hard to see is that after I cut the quilted square in my Big Shot using my Top Note die, I ran it through again on an embossing die. 

I love the new DSP and if you enjoy greens and purples you'll love this new set of papers.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

I Told You I Am Garland Crazy

I have made bunches of garlands lately. Here is the garland I hung for my husband's birthday. I like the masculine papers. Just a note, if you use the textured designer paper cardstocks the accordion flowers are trickier to hold in place. I finished this garland and then quickly hung it over the mantle. When I came home every piece had popped open and letters and the accordion flowers were just dangling. I re-glued using the Tombow Multi Purpose glue and now the garland is sealed like Fort Knox--it is solid!