Saturday, July 25, 2009

Cute Office Gift Sets!

I was recently asked to make 2 gifts sets for some ladies at an office. Each set included a small clip board (from the $ store) w/a stamped sticky pad, a bag or box (using my new Sizzix dies), & 2 little tins w/staples & paper clips in each. I thought these items would be practical and useful in an office setting.
I used my SU scallop circle punch to cover the top of each tin + some Flower Fusions. It was fun using my new Fancy Favor (SU exclusive) & Box #2 die. Surprisingly, they each had sufficient room for goodies. The purple set also features butterflies from the SU Beautiful Butterfly die, which matched the DS paper really well. My favorite part of the clipboards was the ribbon. I love ribbon and it just really tops off the boards! I had alot of fun with these projects and was very pleased with how they turned out. SU Designer Series paper is perfect for this kind of gift because it's double-sided & there's 12 coordinating prints in each package! I'm also inspired by the color combos. I hope these ladies enjoyed their gifts!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Technique Class #2

Another successful Technique class, wow. What a fun evening. I hope all of the ladies enjoyed:) The 4 projects we made are pictured. You can click on it to enlarge (it was a hastily-taken photo). The following techniques were practiced:
Stamping with Bleach (butterfly card),
Shaving Cream technique (popsicle card), Chalkboard technique (flower on black), & the Shaker card (turtles w/sand).
I really enjoyed seeing the various creative designs many of the ladies came up with for their cards. It's amazing to see so many different ideas made with the same supplies. Thanks to each of the 11 who attended and made this class such a success. Your enthusiasm is encouraging to me.

Go Team!

We made this card as a thank-you for Zeb's grandma who paid for him to attend a b-ball camp a few weeks ago. What an awesome gift. With Zeb playing a sport almost every season, I sure have got my use out of this 'Sporting' set. Very versatile and easy to use for any sport. The basketball is a misc stamp I've had. I used SU punches for the stars & popped everything up w/dimensionals. I also used the SU spiral punch for something different.
Zeb had fun, as he always does. Here's a pic of him this b-ball season.

DejaVu...My Own C.A.S.E!

You may have seen a similar card posted a few months ago on my blog, but I LOVE the Always set and Bella Rose paper, so I made this card again. It IS slightly altered- I changed it just a tad. I should probably make a whole batch of these, since they're so pretty and one of my favorites. We'll see.....

Stamps: Always (bird), Bella Blossom (sentiment)

DS Paper: Bella Rose

Cardstock: Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss, Ruby Red

Designer brads (Filigree) & buttons

Dressed-Up Cookie Package

Here's a cute way to decorate the top of disposable storage lids, if you're taking cookies or some kind of meal to someone. This is super simple and not elaborate. I used a piece of DS paper, rounded the corners, & topped it with some butterflies cut out of coordinating DS paper, using my Sizzix. I added a simple tag and ribbon. This probably took me all of 5minutes to make- much less time than the cookies.