Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Ghost of Eleanor

I love this technique!!  Playing around with the 3D technique. 

I failed to buy the butterfly stamp set called Papillon Potpourri so I was messing around punching out butterflies with DSP and found that if i use International Bazaar DSP I got the most interesting designs on the fronts of the butterflies.  

With THAT much color I wanted a more muted background.  So, I used the new DSP on pg 20 of the Holiday mini called Festival of Prints its a paper stack and you get TONS of paper which are the perfect size for cards!!

The background stamp set is from Everything Eleanor stamped in Pacific point and then again with White craft ink.  It mutes everything so beautifully.  The main panel is up on dimensionals and centered perfectly between the Framed Tulips done on Whisper White cardstock.  The 1/8 inch Marina Mist ribbon sets ties it all together! 

This card would make a great birthday card, or a get well card, or just plain old ... thinking of you card!  Those are nice to get in the mail when you are least expecting anything!!

So.. go ahead, lets see what you can do with this technique.  Here's the link to the technique page: Splitcoast techniques.

Please try it and post a link to your card!

Additional supplies used:
  • Word Window punch #119857
  • Teeny Tiny Wishes  #127802
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I did it... I case'd the front of Stampin' Up's NEW Holiday Mini catalog.  This ornament can be made from the fantastic NEW items  found in our BEST EVER (in my opinion) HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG!!!!   whooot whooot! 

Check this out: 
          FRONT...                                                 BACK...
ALL of these products (and more) are NOW available for you to get started on your holiday projects!!!  (its NEVER too early to get started!!)  

If you are currently a customer of mine, you should have ALREADY gotten this gorgeous-jammed-pack-full-of Holiday goodness in the mail.  If you haven't PLEASE contact me RIGHT AWAY!!  Because this catalog is BY FAR the B-E-S-T mini catalog I've ever seen.  (I'm just not kidding!!!!)

If you aren't one of my customers but would STILL love one of these beauties, please do let me know and I will get one out to you right away.  I'm TELLING YOU... you HAVE TO HAVE one of these catalogs to see for yourself how many awesome products Stampin' Up has available!!

Here's a peek at the front cover.. and if you click on it... it will take you to a PDF version for you to browse....

SO....  grab a cup of coffee, or a 'spot of tea' and get comfy, you are about to embark on an awesome adventure!!

Here's the supplies I used to create this lovely ornament:

  • Framelit Dies - Holiday Ornaments  #127816 $24.95
  • Ornament Keepsakes (wood #128048  or clear #128051) $34.95 - $25.95
    • Or save and get both for $42.95 (W-#129949; C-#129950) 
  • Whisper White cardstock #100730  
  • DSP - Snow Festival  #126908
  • Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons #127555
  • Scallop Square Bigz Die #115950  (to cut the tulle)
  • Big Shot Die Cutting machine #113439
  • Cherry Cobbler classic ink #126966
  • Gumball Green classic ink #126861
  • Sticky Strip #104294
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755
 And........ that's IT!    Grab a friend... and made some ornaments!  SOOOoo much fun!!  (Guaranteed!!)

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