Thursday, January 24, 2013

Mini Envelope (for 3x3 Note Card) Tutorial

Today is a week of firsts, as it turns out.  It's my first-ever tutorial! :)

This is the mini-envelope that I used with my mini note cards. promised a tutorial on this many, many months ago, and I finally got around to doing one.  I'm sorry for the lateness, and I hope you like this tutorial.

1.  Cut a piece of cardstock 6-3/4 inches long by 4-1/4 inches wide.

2.  On the long side, score at 1-3/8 inches and 4-1/2 inches (I've marked with with purple ink on the photo).

3.  On the short side, score at 1/2 inch and at 3-3/4 inches, or 1/2 inch from each end (I've marked it in purple ink on the photo).

4.  Fold along the score lines using a bone folder.

5.  Cut along the tick marks up to the 1/2 inch fold (as shown in photo).  Cut off the corner pieces (as shown in photo).

6.  You should have something that looks like this.

7.  Round off all the corners (except the one in near the longer flap -- this won't show in the finished envelope) with a 3/16" corner rounder for a finished look.

8.  This is how it looks with the corners rounded.

9.  Apply adhesive along the two sides of the bottom flap.  Fold in the two side flaps.  Fold up the bottom flap (adhesive side down).  Here is your finished envelope.  This is a perfect size for a 3x3 mini note card.

I used these Stampin' Up products for my mini-envelope.
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Stampin' Trimmer (126889)
Simply Scored Scoring Tool (122334)
Paper Snips (103579
Bone Folder (102300)
3/16" Corner punch (119871)
Snail adhesive (104332)

These products are available on my Stampin' Up store.

I hope you like this tutorial.  Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

SCS CC410 Valentine's Card

This is my first Splitcoaststampers Color Combination challenge! :)

This week's challenge is to use the Stampin' Up colors Soft Suede, Calypso Coral, and Pool Party to make a Valentine's day card.

My card is below:

Before participating in the challenge, I didn't think these colors will work well together.  I was wrong -- the colors look beautiful together.  Especially the Pool Party and Calypso Coral.

I used these Stampin' Up products for my card:
Soft Suede card stock (115318)
Calypso Coral and Pool Party card stock from the 2011-2013 In Color card stock (124329)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Easy Events stamp set (Wood:  116958; Clear:  123225)
Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (Wood:  115370; Clear:  127802)
Jet Black StazOn ink pad (101406)
Calypso Coral Classic stamp pad (126983)
Calypso Coral, Pool Party, and Lucky Limeade Stampin' Write markers from the 2011-2013 In Color marker sets (123002)
1 3/4 circle punch (119850)
2 3/8 scallop circle punch (118874)
Word Window punch (119857)
Adorning Accents Edgelits (125595)
Big Shot (113439)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail adhesive (104332)

All of these supplies are available at my Stampin' Up! store.

I didn't want to use the sentiment that came with the birds in the Easy Events stamp set, so I cut it off using my Craft and Rubber scissors (103179).  I was worried that it will ruin my stamp -- I took a long deep breath, and snipped (you can tell I was a little shaky with the "snipping"):

I shouldn't have worried!  The scissors cut through the stamp and the cling foam like butter!  I can't wait to "trim" my stamps to fit my needs -- this opens so much more possibilities with combining stamps and sentiments. :)

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mojo Monday 277 Thank You Card

Wow -- two posts in one day!
I was going to wait until tomorrow, but I may not have time to link my card to the Mojo Monday site if I waited, so while I am still in front of my computer -- here you go.

This is my take on this week's Mojo Monday sketch:

This is a card I made for my friend, Courtney, who had helped me find a daycare center for my 7-month old son.  I will send it to her with a big chocolate bar.  I hope she likes it.

Earlier in the year, my mom planned to come back after a few weeks to help my husband and I with our baby.  However, because our baby is growing up and has gotten very active, we needed to find another arrangement for him.  Courtney had been very kind about giving me advice and insight on what to look for in a daycare, and even took the time to recommend some daycare centers to us.  We ended up enrolling him in one of the centers she recommended, and although we had a rough start, he loves his teachers and had made new friends there already!  We couldn't be happier.

This is why my blogging is few and far between -- because getting my son ready in the morning, and picking him up, and getting me ready for work is a full-time job!

I hope to be able to blog more, or at least create more, and share what I make with all of you.

I used these Stampin' Up! products for my card:
Basic Gray card stock (121044)
Whisper White card stock (100730)
Twitterpated designer series paper (125406)
Summer Solstice stamp set (Wood:  122024; Clear:  122037)
Blooming with Kindness stamp set (Wood:  126420; Clear:  126422)
Basic Gray Classic ink pad (126981)
Blushing Bride Classic ink pad (now retired)
3/16 Subtles brads in Pretty in Pink (119738)
Dazzling Details (124117)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail adhesive (104332)

All these products are available at my Stampin' Up store.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Better Late Than Never

...or so they say.

I promised to share the card I gave to family and friends this year, and I'm just now getting around to posting it.  I'm so sorry.  With the start of the new year, my husband and I had to make alternate babysitting arrangements for our 7-month old son (more on that next post).

In any case, I have a few minutes today, so I thought I can finally make good on my promise to share my Christmas card.

Here are what I used to make my card:
Baja Breeze cardstock (111352)
Whisper White cardstock (100730)
Delightful Dozen stamp set (Wood:  122650; Clear:  122652) - I love, love, love this swirl stamp
Greetings of the Season stamp set (Wood:  128030; Clear:  128033) - now retired, from the 2012 holiday catalog
Everything Eleanor stamp set (Wood:  124162; Clear:  124164)
Ornament punch (119847)
Baja Breeze Classic ink pad (126960)
Island Indigo Classic ink pad (126986)
Basic Black Classic ink pad (126980)
Basic Black Stampin' Write marker (100082)
Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)
Stampin' Dimensionals (104430)
Snail adhesive (104332)

All these products are available at my Stampin' Up store.

Thanks for looking, and have a great day!