Monday, May 31, 2010

June Stamp of the Month Blog Hop

June is a great time to have a blog hop!  If you are hopping thru, you have arrived here from Janelle's Blog.  The June Stamp of the month is D1422 Wonderful Friend and is one of those rustic sets that compliments the Passages papers or is it that the Passages papers compliment the stamp set?  Anyway here's a peak at that stamp set that can be found on the back inside cover of the new Idea Book:

I am SO enamered of the Tri-shutter cards.  Below is the card folded up and the next picture is the card opened.  Then I go into the tutorial below that.

Supplies:  Wonderful Friend Stamp set; Barn Red, Colonial White, Sweet Leaf, Cocoa Cardstock (CS); Red Barn, Cocoa, Sweet Leaf Exclusive Inks, Clear Embossing Powder, Neutral Buttons, Passages Paper Pack; Antique Copper Mini Medley; Colonnial White grosgrain ribbon; Just Blooms Spring Blossoms; Circular Punch; Spellbinder scallob circle die.


Actually, the best tutorial on this is from Splitcoast Stampers because it starts with a base of 6"x12" so all the measurements are based on every 2".  That tutorial can be found HERE.  The video at the bottom of the tutorial is perfect!

June Stamp of the Month Swap Cards

Some cards from my Stamp of the Month Swap:

1.  Carol Harris' 3.5" x 8":

2.  Marianne Hancock - Standard size card.

3.  Sharryl Hales - 4.5" x 4.5:

4.  Sheila Wilkerson - Standard size card:

5.  Teri Baxter - Standard Size Card

Hope you enjoyed the show!  Now hop on over to Helen's Blog for some wonderful eye candy and enjoy all the stops along the way!

To see the complete list of blog hopper see here:

Monday, May 24, 2010

Saturday's Workshop - Recipe Box Tutorial

Saturday was a lot of fun and it was a workshop that didn't take all day!  Aren't these recipe boxes absolutely darling!  Well, I am going to include a tutorial on exactly what we did.

Supplies:  Just blooms blossomsTulip Mini-Medley Accents Collection; Waxy Flax; Cherry O Paper Pack (1 sheet of Tulip Cardstock (CS); 1 sheet of Sweet Leaf CS; 2 different B&T papers--I used cherries & stripes); Blush or Sweet Leaf ink; Daubers; 1 My Creations Recipe Box; Bonding Memories Glue.

1.  First cut out all your pieces: 
Cherries:  (2) Front/Back 6" x 4.5"
                (2) Tops (Inside and outside) 6-1/8" x 3.5"
Stripes:    (2) Sides 3-3/8" x 4-3/8"
               (2) Flaps 6-1/8" x 2-1/4"

2.  For the flap, you can trace the pattern on the back of the B&T with a pencil and then cut it out.  Remember that you will cut it down so that the edges will show.
3. With either Sweet Leaf or Blush ink, use a dauber to brush on ink on all corners that will be exposed.

4.  Bonding Memories glue makes a great glue to coat your pieces and glue them to your Recipe Box.


1.  From your Tulip and Sweet Leaf Cardstock, cut 6" x 4" pieces cardstock.  One-half sheet of cardstock will make three dividers.
2.  Cut out divider decorative strip 1.5" x 6".  Cut the mat for the strip 1.75" x 6".  Glue the decorative strip to the mat.  Glue mat 1/2" from top of dividers. 

3.  Create your tabs and glue them to the Dividers

Hope you all enjoy these darling boxes!!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Event Calendar

An Event Calendar is a perpetual calendar to keep track of yearly events like birthdays and anniversaries. I love the one CTMH has and it makes a wonderful gift for someone. I joined a swap and am doing the Months of April and May. So, here are my contributions.

Supplies Used April:  Springtime Stamp Set, Caboodle Papers, Sweet Leaf Ribbon, Liquid Glass, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Crystal Blue inks. 
Supplies Used May:  In the Month of May Stamp Set; Veranda Papers; Olive, Creme Brulee, Tulip and Juniper inks; Olive Ribbon, Stardust Glitz Glue.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


For those of you who are not golfing fans, a Mulligan is a do-over.  After the disaster from the cap popping off my Clear Glitz Glitter glue, I pulled off the strip with ribbon and flower and greeting and redid the card.  I have a dear friend that I missed her birthday this past month because I hadn't written down the date.  So here is my Mulligan:

Supplies Used:  Cherry-O Paper PackCherish the Moment Stamp Set; Chocolate, Sweet Leaf, Tulip, and Colonial White CS; Retired Sweet Leaf B&T paper; Tulip Ink; Sweet Leaf Ribbon Round; Tulip Mini Medley Accent Collection; Stardust Glitz Glitter Glue.
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