Cold and Flu Season Get Well Card

My Stamp Clubs started again last night for 2012. It was SO AWESOME to be back in the groove of holding classes after the holiday break!

‘Tis the season for cold and flu, so thought it would be fun to make light of this and create a fun card to send to one of your sickly friends! (I joked at Stamp Club that I hope my sister holds onto her cold a few days longer so I could pop this in the mail to her! JUST KIDDING of course – but not really…..LOL)

I LOVED outside of Renee’s card found HERE. I thought it would be fun to add a 3-D tissue box on the inside – so the “surprise” of this card is when you open it up! Up pops a tissue box, with a real tissue inside!


Recipe:
Stamp Sets: Button Buddies, Word Play, Sweetly Said, Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Real Red
Accessories: Designer Frames Embossing Folder, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Button, Tissue, Small Oval Punch, Simply Scored Tool

NOTES: The tissue box is a 6 1/4″ x 3″ piece of cardstock that is scored at 1 1/2″, 3″, 4 1/2″ & 6″. Tape the box shut, then attach it in the center of the card at the fold line. It will collapse nicely when the card is folded.
To add the tissue inside, cut a tissue in half. Then separate it so it is 1-ply, (makes it less bulky). Stuff it in the tissue box.

Here’s a photo of the treats I made for Stamp Club. I found the recipe on this blog HERE. (Basically it’s just the peanut blossom recipe subbing Dove Chocolate hearts for the center. However, I LOVE this recipe even more than the one I have, so I will be using this one from now on. They are really LIGHT and fluffy!)

More Regionals Photos

One of the biggest reasons I wanted to go to Regionals in NV was to meet my VERY FIRST DOWNLINE, Kori! She and I have known each other for 5 years but had never met in person! I could hardly wait to meet this sweet friend of mine! We had such a great day at Regionals, getting to know each other more and more. She is such a creative gal, and I sure enjoyed spending time with her!


I made Kori an extra treat for Regionals. It is a weSTAMP mug, filled with balls of chocolate that look like little globes. I found these at Whole Foods. They go perfect with the stamp “You Mean the WORLD” to Me” from the stamp set “Word Play”.

Mini Pizza Box and Pizza Card

One of the things I MOST love about Convention is swapping with creative stampers! I received the CUTEST pizza card from Connie Babbert, which can be found HERE. As soon as I saw it, I KNEW I had to make a pizza-box to go with it! This would make an awesome gift. I think it would be fun to put about 4 cards in this gift box along with a gift card to a fun pizza restaurant. You could even make a pizza themed gift and put this in with a pizza cooking stone and pizza cutter. ENDLESS IDEAS!

I found the mini pizza box pattern on SCS HERE.

This was one of my Stamp Club projects this month.

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Word Play, Borderlines, Baroque Motifs

Paper: Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Basic Black, Garden Green

Ink: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand

Accessories: Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Oval Die (crust) 3/4″ Circle Punch (pepperoni), 1/4″ & 1/2″ Circle Punches (black olives), Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch (pepper), Round Tab Punch (mushrooms), 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/4″ Circle Punch, Scallop Oval Punch (bite out of pizza) Daubers, Striped Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals

The card is 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″. That way it will fit nicely inside the pizza box.

I ran the striped embossing folder on the front of the card, first vertically and then horizontally. It has kind of a checkered pattern on it when you are done. Be sure and punch the “bite” out of the pizza!

The pizza box was super easy to make! The Riding Hood Red cardstock on the top of the pizza box was ran through the striped embossing folder vertically.

Hope you enjoy this!

Wedding Cake Card

This is one of my Girl’s Day/Night Out cards from this month. This card is much prettier in real life! The camera just doesn’t capture the details on the “frosting” part of the cake!

One of my downline (Linda Rodenberg) did a version of this card HERE. She used beautiful RICH colors! It’s amazing the different looks you can get with the same card, just changing the colors!

I LOVED the made by Linda Aarhus HERE. I changed the colors and here is!

The “O” in the word do has a rhinestone in it, which is hard to see here.


Recipe:

Stamp Set: Word Play (30% off until the end of the month!! Only $20.27 for the clear mount! You can go to my SU website and order HERE.)

Paper: Very Vanilla

Ink: Basic Black

Accessories: Elegent Linda Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestone, Basic Pearls, Paper Crimper, Bo Ho Blossoms Punch, Dimensionals

The dimensions for the cake are:

Bottom Layer: 2 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

Middle Layer: 2 1/4″ x 1 1/2″

Top Layer: 1 3/4″ x 1 1/2″

Crimped strip is 1/4″ wide.

I “built” the cake on a 4″ x 1 1/4″ piece of scrap cardstock. That way it is easier to put dimensionals behind the cake piece and attach it to the front of the card.

CASE of a CASE!

This card is a CASE of a CASE! I first saw Jean’s card – check out her blog HERE! Her card was a CASE of Jill’s card, HERE. I’m glad it doesn’t go back farther than this, this is like tracing a family tree! LOL

I love the WISH BIG stamped ontop of the cake!


Recipe:Stamp Set: On a Pedestal, Word PlayPaper: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink Piourette, Whisper WhiteInk: Soft Suede, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Pink PiouretteAccessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Paper Piercer, 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon