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You've stumbled upon my escape from the daily grind! I hope you enjoy what you see here. I am a SU Demo who loves trying new techniques, holding card making classes, creating techniques of my own, and most recently blog design, I love anything stamping related! I hope you'll stay a minute and come again! I'd love to know you were here, so feel free to leave comments!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Jelly Belly PocketBook

This one was lots of fun!!! The patterned paper is from Michaels, the ribbon too! This one is really easy! I used SU cardstock in Pink Passion and Green Galore to compliment the patterned paper. Cut two different size ovals with Creative Memories oval templates. Glued a clear envelope to the inside. Punched holes and threaded the ribbon through as handles. Scallop punch with a 1 5/8" circle punch, then a 1 1/4" circle punch with a flower stamp. That stamp actually belongs to my 3 yr old, but I thought it was too cute! Colored with SU markers, again in GG and PP. Yellow rhinestone brad in the center. Velcro closure to keep it shut. Oh, and the best part??? It's filled with Sour Strawberry and Sour Apple Jelly Belly's!!! Is there any other jellybean???
PS---Sorry for the bad pic! We were on the way to the recipient of the gifts b-day party when I remembered to take a pic of it. So, it's taken in the car hanging from my finger!!!

Elegant Grapes

This card was for a demonstrator-only swap. So, the pressure was on for me to create something wonderful. I love this card! The card base is 4.25x5.5 and is Elegant Eggplant. I used the Watercolor Vine Jumbo Wheel along the top with VersaMark, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. While I was embossing anyway, I decided to add Happy Birthday (from It's Your Birthday set) in VersaMark, and clear emboss that too! I then stamped this elegant grape (from Fruit Stand) in Elegant Eggplant on Very Vanilla cardstock. Used Ticket Corner punch on the corners, and sponged with EE again. Layered So Saffron over Old Olive and taped ribbon to the back of that. Ran the ribbon (Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain) to the other side of card and looped through some Antiqu Brass Hodgepodge Hardware. Taped again under bottom of layers, and glued to card. Put Dimensionals under the grape and lined up over the layers. Give it a try! Easy card, but it's very elegant, and people will think it took you forever (which of course it did, but only because you couldn't stop playing with your stamping stuff!).