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I have two children. My daughter Jennifer is 27 and my son Christopher is 25. And two step-sons, Trevor and Adam ages 24 and 26 along with their beautiful wives Emily and Julie and their babies, Noah and Madisyn. I also have I've been married for 12 years to my husband Gary. I'm a full time Junior High Language Arts teacher and stamping is one of my passions. All products I use are from Stampin' Up! Be sure to visit my Stampin' Up! website to view my calendar of events by clicking on the link to the right!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Scalloped Card Box/Drawer

Some of you have emailed me asking for directions for the scalloped card box/drawer that is pictured in my Mother's Day gift set post using the Cheep Talk stamp set. Sorry it has taken me so long to do this. The end of the school year is almost here and I've been super busy with end of year activities and making wedding favors. But here they are, and if you have any questions feel free to email me again.

Card Stock You Will Need:

2 Pieces @ 6” x 6 5/8” – both scored at 1” and 5 5/8” (6 5/8” side). This will be the part the drawer slides into.

1 Piece @ 9 7/8” x 8 ½” – scored at 1”, 2”, 6 ½”,& 7 ½” (8 ½” side) - scored at 1”, 6 7/8” & 7 7/8” (9 7/8” side) This is the drawer

1. Score all your Card Stock as directed above. To orient you, the drawer is the 9 7/8” x 8 ½” piece. The box consists of the two 6 x 6 5/8” pieces. A half circle punch is used at one end of the drawer to add a small opening to pull out the drawer.

2. On the opposite side of the “half-circle”, you are going to punch the eyelet border using the eyelet border punch along the ENTIRE side! This will end up being the fold over part of the drawer. Using this punch upside right gives you the best punches possible and enables an easy clean up. Move the paper along until the scallops line up – the silver will show through.


Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Manhattan Flower Texturz Die

I don't know what I ever did before without the Big Shot. I love that thing! My husband gave it to me as a Christmas gift and it is one of the best things he has ever given me.

I also love all of the "stuff" that goes with it, especially the Manhattan Flower Texturz Die. I got the idea for these cards from another blog that I follow on occasion, but of course, I modified them.

I used the Oval All stamp set along with the scallop oval punch from the Occasions Mini Catalog to add the sentiments. These are stamped in black ink.

I got the ribbon from the same catalog; the 5/8" satin ribbon on page 17. I love that ribbon too! It is beautiful.

The pattern for the folder is an old "stand by" from a few years back. I sponged the folder flowers with ink, then I rubbed versa mark on them, sprinkled with a little Iridescent Ice, heat embossed with my heating tool and...voila! I don't like how the sentiment on the folder turned out...I should have removed it before photographing, but sometimes with my schedule, I'm lucky I even get something stamped and photographed, let alone on the blog.
I used paper and ink from the Soft Subtles family and vellum paper in the die.

I hope you like what I've done and...
Thank you for visiting my blog. :)


Saturday, May 2, 2009

Cute Mother's Day Gift

Enough of the wedding stuff for awhile. It is time to take a break from getting ready for my daughter's wedding, although I still have about 40 wedding favors to complete. I was getting tired of the same color paper and ink (Perfect Plum) so I decided to take some time to make a gift for my mom for Mother's Day. Actually, I made two and used one as a shower prize for one of the games we played at the Bridal Shower last weekend. It is a boxed set of four cards using the Cheep Talk stamp set.

I have to admit that I cased the set from anotherStampin Up! demonstrator but modified each to suit me.

Hope you like what you see. If you want directions for anything, let me know. Just send me an email and I'd be happy to help you out if I can.

Thanks for stopping by!