Archive | August, 2011

CASE – Thank you….

28 Aug

Hi Again,  I came across this beautiful card by a lady by the name of  Silke Ledlow and I couldn’t help but CASE one of her cards.  Her blog address is… http://silkeledlow.blogspot.com/2011/04/odbdslc58-c4c84-happy-easterand-more.html  Here is my version:

 I have never been good with clean and simple cards and I often avoid making them.  When I came across Silke’s blog and I read that she was fine with people using her creations for inspiration so long as we mentioned her in our posts, I thought I would give some of her creations a try.  I am so pleased with how this card turned out!  I used the Verve – Thankful Accents stamp set and my EK Dimensional Carnation Punch for the flower.  This was such a fun card to make!

If you are interested in how I made my flower, I have posed a tutorial here on my blog and you can find it by clicking on tutorials on the right hand side of my main page.

 

Have a great Day!

Lisa 🙂

Queen for the Day!

28 Aug

Congrats to Linda, aka Holstein for being queen for the day!  Linda always leaves such lovely comments for me on my cards and when I saw that she is our queen this week, I just HAD to play along!!!  This is Linda’s card that I drew inspiration from:  http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/1915247?&cat=500&ppuser=144590  Here’s my card for Linda…

 The stamp sets I used are by Verve – Big Wish and Thankful Accents.  For the flower I used the EK Dimensional Doily Petals punch.  I have a tutorial on how to use this punch if you are interested.  Just click on the tutorial link to the right and you will find it there.  Here’s another view….


Congrats to Linda!! Your gallery is beautiful.  I loved browsing through and looking at all your beautiful cards.  It was very difficult to pick just one!

Lisa 🙂

 

EK Dimensional Punch Flowers Tutorial…

27 Aug

Hi Everyone,  I have been asked by several people how I make the flowers I decorate my cards with using the EK Dimensional Punches so I thought I would do a bit of a tutorial so people can see how easy they are to make.  Here`s a picture of the three punches I will be working with…

There are other punches but these are the three that I own, Dahlia, Doily Petals and Carnation.  The first one I will show you is the Dahlia as it seems to be the most popular.   Here`s a closer look at the Dahlia punch:

To start with you will need 2 pieces of paper, each 11 or 12 inches long, these punches are a great way to use up any scraps you have lying around. So here is a pic of the two pieces of paper that I will be using for the first flower…

I decided to use a plain piece fof paper and a patterned piece this time.  You will use this punch just like any other border punch by following the guide and matching up the petals to it…

  Then you will do the other piece of paper…

Once you have both pieces of paper punched you are ready to assemble you flower.  For this you will need some glue, I use Aleene`s Tacky Glue but any all purpose glue will work.  I like to water my glue down and fill up this smaller bottle as it has a very fine tip and lets you apply your glue in fine little lines, it`s so much easier to control how much you use and it avoids using too much glue and that always makes a mess.  So here`s my paper all ready to go…

  And here is a pic of the glue I use: 

I draw a line of glue along the edge of one piece of paper and then place the other on top of the first piece of paper off set by half a petal.

 See the fine point comes in handy when applying the glue 🙂

 Now we make our flower using a quilling tool.  You could also use a pencil, but I find the quilling tool so much easier to use and it rolls the flower nice and tight.

 You will need to note if you use two different types of paper like I did, you will need to roll the patterned paper on the inside because when you unfold your flower, the pattern will show.  Keep rolling the flower up, I use a dot of hot glue periodically to keep it all secure.

Continue to roll right to the end and add a dot of hot glue to the end to complete it.

 So now we have the completed flower all rolled up and ready to go…  

Now all we have to do is unfold the flower!  Peel each petal back all around the flower.

Usually when I get to the center the end petals are only half petals so I snip them off.

 And there you have it!  Add a lovely bead to the center and you are finished!

 I hope this was easy enough to follow.  If not, just let me know and I will make adjustments.

Hope this was helpful!

Thanks,

Lisa 🙂

Viva la Verve August 2011 – Week 5

27 Aug

Here`s my last entry for the August 2011 Viva la Verve Challenges.  This was a fun sketch to play along with.

 I used  my EK Dimensional Punch – Dahlia for the flower and once I had it made I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls Mist.  The sentiment is by Verve – Big Wish.  I made the hat pins myself with some beads from my stash.

 

Here`s another look…

I love these Dimensional flower punches.  Every time I visit my local craft store they have another new one to tempt me!  I have three of them and I am so tempted to buy another.  Maybe I will get one for my birthday! *hope*

 

They make such pretty flowers and it is so simple to use!  I promised a few people  that I would do a tutorial on these flowers.  I will try to get it posted today.

Have a great day!

Lisa 🙂

Viva la Verve August 2011 – Week 4

27 Aug

  For some reason I had a hard time with this Sketch, even though it is quite simple.  I ended up taking this card apart a couple of times before I was happy with it.  The paper is by My Mind`s Eye, which is fast becoming a favorite of mine.  The Stamp I used is Verve – Thankful Accents.

 

Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂

All Occasion…

27 Aug

I love the pretty pre colored images from Fred She Said, they make such an elegant card.    I used the Martha Stewart Vintage Floral Punch around the Page set, and added some fruit punch Stickles to the flowers.

 

Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂

Viva la Verve August – Week 3

27 Aug

Hi Again,  This is my entry to the Verve –  August week 3 sketch challenge.  I love the layout of this one!

  The paper I used for this is by My Mind’s Eye, It`s so pretty!  I made the hat pins out of my stash of beads and the flower was made with the ek Dimensional Punch – Doily Petals.  Here`s another view:

Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂

On Your Wedding Day….

24 Aug

Hi Again, I was playing around with my new Martha Stewart Punch around the Page set – Scroll Lace and I thought I would make a wedding card as I don’t have any in my stash.  Here’s what I came up with…

   I found this paper at the bottom of my scraps pile so I am unsure which paper pad this is from.  I really need to get more organized about this sort of thing.  I have some ideas for organization bouncing around in my head and I need to do some changing up of my craft room to get things in better order.

I used my ek Dimensional Punch – Dahlia for the flower.  I really love these punches!  There is another that I have my eye on and I doubt very much that I will be able to hold myself back from buying it for too much longer!

My friend Carol dropped in for a visit and surprised me with 4 of these lovely metal charms!  They are so beautiful, I don’t know how I will be able to part with them LOL!

Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂

L is for Love…..

24 Aug

Hi Again!!  I am posting like a fool today!!!  I just made it under the wire for the Weekly Alphabet Challenge as the deadline was today.  It was SO nice of them to wait for me to post!  I thought I would jump right back in and get the next challenge done!  I made this card for my Mother and Father In Law…. It’s their 47th Wedding Anniversary!!  This card is being mailed to England.  I love the idea of sending my cards to the winner of the challenges, so I will be making a second card right away so that it will be ready to send to the winner.  This digi stamp is from Bugaboo Stamps.  The inside of the card reads… “It’s great to find that one special person you can annoy for the rest of your life!”

I am not great with coloring, but this digi was so darn cute, I just HAD to make this for Jennifer and Harry.  I am sure they will get a chuckle out of it.

I colored the image using my copics and added glossy accents to the glasses.  The paper is from my massive pile, heap, almost mountain of scraps.  Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂

K is for Kind…

24 Aug

Hi again!  Today I am playing along with the Weekly Alphabet Challenge on Splitcoast Stampers.  I am rushing this post as Dani is waiting for me to enter my card!  Thanks Dani!
Hope you like it!

Lisa 🙂