Wednesday, February 29, 2012

LBD Starburst

I picked up a 6x6 BasicGrey little black dress paper pad at Scrapdoodles in Fredericksburg last month and decided to use it to make another Starburst card.  I really love these colors....especially with the doily :) 

Should you wish to make your own starburst card, the tutorial is courtesy of Operation Write Home and can be found here.


Black Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Very Vanilla Cardstock - Stampin' Up!
Soft Suede ink - Stampin' Up!
4" Doily Die - Cheery Lynn
2 1/4 Circle Punch - EK
Embellished Butterfly - jenni bowlin studio
DP - BasicGrey little black dress 6x6 paper pad
Ribbon - Black/Offray
Sentiment - Classic Messages / Hero Arts

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Decorative Cigar Box #3

Just finished my 3rd decorative cigar box.   I am liking the way this turned out.  The paper used is Recollections Union Square Paper Pad.   The edges of the DP were all blended with both SU! Crumb Cake and Ruby Red.  Tim Holtz Curio Knob with modified screw - embellishments are Recollections Adhesive Rhinestones. Enjoy!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Dare to Share Challenge

Photo Scraps in Eldersburg, Maryland, is having a "Dare to Share Challenge."  They provide you with some embellishments (hearts, flowers and rick rac - as pictured in bottom photo), and we have to create something.  We can use any products we want in addition to the provided items.   Everyone who submits a card gets a 20% discount off one item.  Here is my submission.  I like the way it turned out.  P.S.....don't tell anyone I used Christmas paper along with the SU! Crumb Cake card stock, OK?

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Decorative Cigar Box #2

Here is my second attempt at a decorative cigar box...first attempt at home without assistance.  The paper used on this is from the DCWV Mariposa stack.  Aside from the paper used, one of the main differences between this box and the first box is the knob.  On the first box from class, we used stacked buttons.  On this box, I used one of the Tim Holtz knobs.  Since these knobs are basically for use with chipboard, I had to go to the hardware store and purchase screws that were longer than the ones that came with the knobs so that the screw would fit through the cigar box lid.  Then, on the inside, you have to cover the screw head with something because it is not decorative and isn't flush against the surface of the box.  I finished off the box by outlining all of the outside paper panels with a pretty gold ribbon.  It was a PITA to do, but it really made a difference.  All in all, I think it came out good!  Looking forward to starting on my next box.