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I do! I got my cute Button die for the Stampin' Up! Big Shot and had a blast using it! These cards feel so "retro" to me.. back to my early days with Stampin' Up! 12 and 13 years ago, when everything had stitching and buttons on it! :)
These cards are made with Pink Pirouette cardstock, Bella Rose DSP, Chocolate Chip double stitched Grosgrain ribbon, and the new Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon.
One of my very sweet blogging friends, Erin, sent me this fabulous selection of gifts made with the Bella Rose Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! Isn't she sweet!!?? You need to check out her blog HERE.. she does FABULOUS work!
Friends of ours got married last weekend and I volunteered to make her bouquet out of flowers from my garden.. I was able to put our new Stampin' Up! 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain ribbon to really good use!! I wrapped the stems and also tied a bow with it! (Her wedding color was "pink", so this was perfect!).
Here is the happy couple.. I also took the photos for them!
I used my set of the Designer Paper Split (that I offered to my downline) to make these 3x3 sampler keyrings. I added the coordinating ribbons to each one and I will take them to all my workshops and classes in a little basket. It certainly helps to let customers see each paper in person!
AND NO... Sorry.. I'm not selling these... they took well over 2 days of all my spare to make!
If you would like to purchase a sampling of DSP, please see Corinne's blog HERE! She is offering them! SCROLL DOWN in that post below the photo of the project to see the offer.
I found these great tins at Target and loved the bright colors!! I decided to dress them up with new buttons, ribbon, brads, etc. I used the Crop A Dile to punch holes when needed. Aren't they cute with our In Color Ribbon???!! These will go with me to workshops and meetings for the Make & Takes!
I added buttons from Stampin' Up!'s Button Bouquet using Glue Dots:
I punched holes with the CAD and added Stampin' Up! flower brads:
I punched holes in this one with the CAD and wove In Color Striped ribbon through it... love the complimentary blue and Tangerine Tango!
And this one is a hostess gift for my workshop hostess this weekend.. a sampler of the In Color Ribbon and an In Color bookmark! :)
Ok, on to my newest "kick"... making cards with the Scallop Envelope Bigz die and the Stampin' Up! Big Shot! Too fun! These little envelopes are darling on the front of a card! I just love them! They hold a 2x3 card inside!
I used one of my current favorite Designer Series Papers... Georgia Peach for these:
These are Old Olive 4x4 cards (for info on how to cut 12x12 cardstock into (4) 4x4 cards, see my previous post HERE). I scalloped the bottom edge of the card with our Scallop edge punch and added Georgia Peach DSP, and the little envelope cut from the Scallop Envelope Bigz die. Tuck a little 2x3 card inside and you still have room to write a message inside the folded card!
And here is the same idea using the Summer Picnic DSP and Pacific Point cardstock and ribbon..
I was die cutting 18 little envelopes for my upcoming workshop on Saturday (hi Stacey!), and I noticed that I was not getting a real great score mark all the way around on the little Scallop Envelope Bigz die from Stampin' Up!. Luckily, last night there was some discussion on a yahoo list and 2 demonstrators helped me to figure out how to use the PREMIUM CREASE PAD to get better score marks on this die. (Thanks, Nancy and Kerry!).
This applies to ALL OF THE DIES WITH SCORE lines, such as the envelope die, the pillow box, the 5-point star, petal card and 3-d circle ornaments.
I thought a step by step photo tutorial might be helpful to those of you who have not used the Premium Crease Pad.. so ... here it goes..
Side Note: for the Scallop Envelope Bigz Die, I thought I'd let you know that I'm using Maine Blueberry DSP from Stampin' Up!, cut to 5"x5-1/2".
STEP 1: place BOTH of the opaque plastic shim pieces from the Premium Crease pad package on top of the clear Standard Cutting Pad.
(thanks to my awesome son for the photos!)
STEP 2: Place the Scallop Envelope Bigz die - foam side up - on top of the white plastic shim pieces (being careful to get it exactly centered over the plastic pieces).
STEP 3: place your cardstock or DSP on the die.. I like to place the part you want as the "outside' of the envleope FACE DOWN (notice in the finished sample, these squares will end up in the inside of the env.)
STEP 4: Place the Premium Crease Pad on top of the paper or cardstock.
This becomes your "sandwich". (If you are hungry, I'd suggest Kinders or Quizno's though) :)
STEP 5: Roll your "sandwich" through the Big Shot.
STEP 6: As you take the "sandwich" out of the Big Shot, and take the Crease Pad off, you'll see the die has cut the envelope shape perfectly and made the 4 crease/score lines!
STEP 7: When you flip it over you'll see how nicely those score marks show up!
Step 8: Fold up the envelope and add it to a card or gift and enjoy!
Whew.. hope that was helpful.. I sure needed it! :)
I promise not to bore you with any more of these folded Open End Envelope cards after today.. I am just totally hooked on these right now and decided to try one with the gorgeous new Urban Garden Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!.
I decorated this one with the die cut Blooms Again, and my favorite Filigree brads and the gorgeous buttons from Button Bouquet. The ribbon is the new Kiwi/Vanilla ribbon... luscious!!
For more info on making this type of card scroll to the post below.