Friday, February 3, 2012

Embossed Hearts

My little sister will be celebrating her birthday while I'm in Colorado, so I had to make her a special birthday card before I leave tomorrow. I'm not able to take any of my supplies with me on the plane, and don't think I'll really have time while I'm there to do much besides chase kids anyway...which I'm looking forward to!! Poor Gabe fell and hurt his foot last night so after a trip to the emergency room, he's hobbling around on crutches. I think I might be able to keep up with him anyway! Ha!
A fellow demonstrator shared last week how to emboss with the new Framelits Dies, and made such a beautiful card that I just had to CASE it! (That means copy and share everything!) I didn't change much at all on her card because it was so beautiful just the way it was! So here's a card like I'm sending to my little Sis, except hers says Happy Birthday along the bottom...

I love all the texture lines and the dimension that the flowers have!

And of course, I couldn't leave out the inside...had to make that pretty too!


I did the flowers using the reinker float technique and did three layers of them. The first one I taped flat, the second I cut around just the three flowers and popped it up with dimensionals, then the third layer was just a single flower popped up again with dimensionals. The pearls were added to the centers, and along the sayings and the buttons along the score lines in the corner.  I wish you could all just see it in person so you could see the shimmer and the texture!
Ingredients: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Bordering on Romance
Paper: Shimmer White, both for the card base and for the reinker technique, Patterns DSP 2010-2011 In Color Assortment
Ink: Black Craft, Basic Black
Ink Refills: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz
Accessories: Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Texturz Impressions Pad, Pearls, Aquapainter, Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Lots of Dimensionals, Satin Ribbon, Snail Adhesive, Bitty Buttons, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, embroidery floss, spray bottle

The heart dies were layered on the Big Shot with the platform open on tab 1, a clear cutting plate on the platform, then the silicone mat, your card stock, the Framelits (I used the second and third sizes) on top with the cutting side up, then the second clear cutting plate, then row, row, row your boat through the Big Shot. Beautiful! You just have to try this!
A few hours left now to try to get a few Valentines done for my Grand kids, then it's off to Salt Lake to catch a plane in the morning. I pray that the weather in Colorado clears up before I get there! I'll be missing in action for the next couple of weeks as I meet my new Granddaughter and spoil my other Grand kids! What's a Grandma for, right?
Lauri

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's a Pile of Valentines!

Over one hundred Valentines are ready for delivery to the nursing home here in Elko for My Golden Valentine. I've finally finished all of them and have them in the envelopes and ready to deliver! What fun it's been to get them all done and to work on them with Faith and explain to her where they're going and why. I pray that the receiver is as blessed receiving them as I have been in making them! Check out this pile!

The last ones that I finished this morning are these bright and cheery ones...

Ingredients: Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Candy Conversations
Paper: Confetti White, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, scraps of Real Red, Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Pale Plum
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Heart to Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

All the hearts and tags were punched from scraps out of my scrap bin...no full sheets of paper were damaged in the making of these cards! (That one's for you, Susan! Aren't you proud of me?!) It's a great way to use up some scraps! The technique on the front is inset embossing...just adhere the hearts in place, then place in the texture folder and run through the Big Shot. It's a great technique to give it that quilted look without all the work! You could easily change the hearts to a different shape for another occasion. Wouldn't buttons would be cute?!
Off to get a couple of birthday cards done that need to be finished before my trip, then I'm baking heart cookies to decorate with Faith this afternoon. Oh we have so much fun!
Enjoy a little stampin' today!
Lauri

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Almost done with the Valentines!

I'm anxious to finish the Valentines and get on with some other projects. I'll be leaving on Saturday of this week to go to Colorado to welcome my new Granddaughter coming on the 6th! I'll be gone over Valentines Day, so I need to finish them up for My Golden Valentine...today if possible! I've piled up over 80 of them so far, so I'm getting there! Just a few more to go! What fun it has been to make them and to pray for the ones that will be receiving them. Katie's Bible study group at school, Agape, will be making deliveries for me. Bless them for taking the time to visit the nursing home!
This one is pretty much a repeat from the Cherry Cobbler ones that I shared about a week ago. I changed the color and used a different letterpress plate on them. I sure do like the Razzleberry color! It's one that I don't pull out very often, but always really love it when I do.
One of the differences in this card is the Heart Pressed Letterpress Plate and of course that beautiful Razzleberry color in the ink, paper, and the ribbon. So pretty!
We're heading to school, so I'll make this short today. Hope you're getting some of those Valentines stamped!
Lauri