Friday, July 31, 2009

A Touch of Vintage

I promised to share with you some variations on my Flip, Flap Purse mini album. I just love these great papers from K&Company. I combined them with a brown embossed cardstock from American crafts to give a vintage look to this fun scrapbooking concept. I added a touch of beaded ribbon to the top flap for an added shimmer of gold. The center “button” embellishment was created from punched paper and a gold rhinestone brad from Stampin’ Up!®

Have fun making variations of these using square and pointed flap envelopes. Glue Arts website will soon feature a video and instructions for creating the flip flap purse. You can add your own creativity to make a wall full of fun, decorative mini albums.
These also make wonderful gifts.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Experimenting with the New “In Colors”

In this Floral Streak card, I used my Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry reinkers in some shaving cream to create the background that shows through the 5 petal flower punch image. I am just loving having the markers to match and used them to create the 2-tone look on the verse, which I repeat stamped 3 times. The stamp set is Fresh Cuts. The colors are more vibrant in person.

In this second card, I showed how you can create your own patterned background by layering your stamps and inks. The Circle Circus set was used with Soft Suede, Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand to create an elegant Sympathy card. Add a clip, eyelet border, some taffeta ribbon and a verse (from a previous hostess set, Warmest Regards) to finish the card off.

Have fun mixing and matching the new Stampin’ Up!® In Colors to see what great combinations you can create! 

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Join me at CHA!

The countdown has begun and I am preparing the class kits for the Flip, Flap Purse class that I will be teaching this Saturday, Aug. 1 from 9-11 am at the CHA Craft SuperShow being held at the Orlando Convention Center. 

You have seen some other peeks at this fun purse, but I would love to see some friendly faces in the class room. Go to the show link for more information on admission and class sign up fees.

Also, on Friday, I will be working at the Glue Arts booth so be sure and stop by to say hi and do a fun make-n-take project.
I  promise to give you a report on all the great new products unveiled at the Craft and Hobby Association summer trade show. Soon, I will also be posting some fun variations of the flip flap purse project soon.