Saturday, March 31, 2012

Vintage Gift Bag

Here is a little gift bag that I made for one of my Club gals for her Birthday.  I used a white lunch bag, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Elegant Lines embossing folder.   

Dimentionals were used to line up the distressed flowers and I added a sentiment at the top with the mini clothespin. 

I used a decorative scissors to cut the top of the bag.  I tried to use the scalloped punch but the bag was too thin and it just kind of ate it up.  Next time I will try putting a piece of cardstock underneath to line it while punching.

A couple of pearls were added too!  Did you notice the pearls on the clothespin?

Side view - keep the bag folded when you run it through the Big Shot with the embossing folder and the sides will be embossed too.   Pretty easy project!

Easter Lefse!

Getting ready for Easter.  My parents, one of my brothers, and I usually get together a week or two before Thanksgiving to make Lefse for the holidays.  My son Ben and I decided we needed lefse for Easter too! 

Ben was a fabulous helper and rolled and fried lefse right along side me. I even had left to go throw a load of laundry in and when I came back up - he had already finished 2 from start to finish!!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Can you say Peach Parfait?

As I sit here eating my ice cream (yum) I'm thinking that the name Peach Parfait sounds pretty good as a name for ice cream!  I recently challenged myself to start using colors I normally don't.  Peach Parfait is a color that I've had trouble with - so I found some combinations that work and created the projects on today's post.   (Club gals - here are our projects!)

Here is another jar made with the Lace Doily Die cut, my previous post used a different color combo on this.  Even tho it takes a few extra seconds to get all the tiny pieces out, it's not too bad and the end result is really gorgeous!

The Blossom Punch flower card (I got the idea straight from SU's Stampin' Success magazine) was pretty quick to put together.  Just punch the flowers in different colors, (Peach Parfait and Not Quite Navy) add the center with a dimentional and a brad for the middle flower.  The 'love life, live life' sentiment is from 'You're a Gem' stamp set from Stampin' Up! and the zig zag trim is made with the Big Shot and the die Tasteful Trim.

This idea was CASED from Shelli Gardner's website 'soshelli'.  For those of you who don't know who she is, she's the founder of Stampin' Up! and a VERY crafty lady!  Love this elegant bird die cut!

I just added a button, some lace and a bow.  Oh - and the Peach Parfait scalloped edge on the bottom.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lace Doily Jar

Here is a cute gift idea - it's a pint jar covered with Stampin' Up!'s new Doily Die Cut.
The idea came from Lisa Young's Bridal Set on SCS (addinkandstamp), but I used a few different elements.
I added a crushed flower using the 5-Petal Punch and the new Blossom Punch, then a couple of layers made with the new Labels Framelits.   The 5-Petal Punch gives this flower a little different look from the ones made with the Scallop Punch because the center flowers are pointed.

I'm thinking this would be fun to fill with the pastel bird eggs for Easter! 
(the malted milk ball kind - yum!)

Close up of doily and layers.  The ribbon is from Sale-a-Bration. 

Club gals:  we will be making this on Monday : )

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Framelit Bag Set

Check out this bag! 

This is the full set from my previous post using Stampin' Up's new Label Framelits from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  The distressed edges and First Edition DSP give it a great 'vintage' feel. 

The little 3x3 cards and envies fit nicely inside : ) 

As promised in an earlier post, I am offering a tutorial for $2.95 with complete instructions on how to create this Framelit Bag Set.  Just click on  the 'Buy Now' button in the upper right corner of my blog and I will email you the 23-page tutorial with over 75 photos as a pdf file detailing each easy-to-follow step.

SU demonstrators - this would be a great set to do for a class!  : )