My Grandson’s Birthday

Hello friends and welcome to my little world of stamping.  Today I made a card for my grandson Mikie and I want to share it with you.  Mikie turns 21 on Saturday so I’m sending him this card and some cash.  They can always use another dollar in their pocket, right?

Mikie is a Ferrier.  He loves all things horses and ranches.  He is our family’s true cowboy.  Mike recently moved out and is living a ranch hands life.  He cares for boarding horses and also holds down his Ferrier job.  I’m proud of him he has been doing what he loves since graduating high school and loves every minute of it.

I actually purchase this stamp set with Mikie in mind.  It fits him to a tee.  I love the sentiments that come in this set.  The Happy Birthday is in the set as well as the sentiment that I used on the inside of Mike’s card.

This sentiment is Mike all the way.  He loves riding the hills of Paso with the wind at his back and the sun on his face.  And of course, he knows we will always be by his side.  Could this card be any more perfect for him?

I actually posted the focal point of this card on FaceBook today and my daughter knew immediately that this card was for her son.

Here is the focal point close up for you…

Crumb Cake, Soft Suede and Early Espresso are the colors of choice today.  I also used some copper stickers around the top of the heart.  This card is very attractive and as close as I can get to making masculine cards, LOL!

Thank you for visiting, please tell me what you think.

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Valentines Decor

Hello friends!  I’m wondering, do you like to decorate your home for the holidays?  I sure do.  I like a little bit of holiday decor to spruce up the home.  It just makes me happy.

Last week I had a date with friends.  I arrived a little early because I knew that there were shops in the area I would enjoy strolling through.   The shops were all decked out for Valentines Day, it was so beautiful everywhere.  As I was looking around I saw this bucket full of glimmery hearts.  The bucket full of hearts on long sticks was adorable and also pricey, so instead of purchasing them I came home and made my own.

Below is my creation.  I saved a bundle of money by making my own.  And I even like mine better than theirs, LOL!!!

The paper used to make the hearts is Stampin’ Up’s! Glimmer paper ( the red is retired, sorry).  For the sticks, I grabbed some wooden sticks that I had and slipped them into black and red stripe straws.  The wooden sticks made the straws stiff for stability that I needed.   This project was quick and easy and added so much love to my table.

I used a stamp from the Meant to be bundle and Momento Ink to stamp the sentiment.  I love how my bucket has a place to slip a label into it.

 

Here is a close up of all the shimmer and shine and the sticks.  I think the stripes added even more to this eye candy.

That is it for today~Simple but Sweet.  Enjoy your day and thank you for stopping by.

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Gingham Gala

Good evening friends,

I had so much fun making these spring poppers.  These adorable poppers have been around a few years but I never tried to make them.  I’m so glad that I tried, they are not hard.  In fact, the little ones are simple.  The larger ones just take some scoring and punching, they just take a little longer to make than the little ones.

Linda Parker is a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who is very creative and she makes a lot of boxes. I got this idea from Linda and ran with it.  Thank you, Linda, I love your ideas.

I love love love the Gingham Gala DSP.  I used it to make my little poppers then I used it again to embellish the larger poppers.  I had never seen the little poppers until I saw Linda making them.  I think she designed then herself.  I’m not positive that she did but I’m giving her the credit because as I said I have never seen these cuties anywhere else.

 

Here are the instructions and the supplies you will need to make the small poppers

  1. Envelope Punch Board
  2. Gingham Gala DSP (6X6)
  3. Doily
  4. Inks to match the papers,  Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove, and Lemon Lime Twist.
  5. Sweetest Thing Bundle
  6. Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack ( FREE with a qualifying Sale A Bration order)
  7. Tear and Tape
  8. Dimensionals
  9. Big Shot or paper snips
  10. Paper Trimmer
  11. Bone folder

NOTE:  I used white ribbon and polka dot ribbon because I don’t have the SaleABration ribbon YET!!!!

INSTRUCTIONS ( small poppers)

First, you will need to cut your designer series 6×6 paper down to 5-1/2 x 4-1/2

On the 5-1/2 inch side, add sticky tape all of the way across the paper. Bernish the tape using the bone folder that comes with the Envelope Punch Board.

Remove the protective paper from the tear and tape and roll your dsp into a cylinder.  Now, attach the two ends together.

ooops, excuse the feet in the pic, lol.

Now your paper should look like this

For the next step, the first thing you need to do is make sure that the seam is in the middle ( just like in the picture above).

You are now ready to pinch both ends up to 1″ in.  I’m pushing down on the right end of the cylinder in the first picture and scoring the lines with the bone folder up an inch.  

Now do the same to the left side.

 

Next place one pinched end into the Envelope Punch Board and put the end of the dsp at the 1″ mark.  Once you are in this position you can punch.

Flip the dsp over and do the same thing again.

Now do the same thing to the other end and you are done.  Your popper will look like the photo below. Isn’t it adorable!!!!!

Slip candy ( I used Ghirardelli Mini Squares) into the center and tie both ends with your ribbon.

 

 

 

LARGE POPPERS

To make these Larger Poppers you will need all of the same product that you need for the small ones plus coordinating Cardstock, multipurpose glue, and your Simply Score tool.

Start by trimming your cardstock down to 7 X 9-5/8

On the 9-5/8 end score at 1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 7-5/8″, 8-1/8″ and 8-5/8″.

 

Turn your cardstock 90 degrees ( or to the 7″ side) and score at 1″, 3-1/4″,4-1/4″ and 6-1/2.  FOLD AND BURNISH all of your score lines.

Now you want to fan fold BOTH ends of your box creating a valley at the middle score line.

 

Now you will need your  ENVELOPE PUNCH BOARD.   Starting on the left side of the cardstock place the pointer of the punch board on the first score line and punch.

 

Do the same to the other side.

You will now fold the first landscape scoreline down and tuck it under the cardstock.  Then punch again just like you did before.  See in the picture below the first two punched areas cannot be seen because they are folded under the cardstock.

Now punch again.  Move to the other side and punch again just like before.  Do this to all of the landscape score lines.  When you fold the paper under at the score lines the punching will be harder because you are now punching through two layers of cardstock.  Just press hard and remove the piece that falls out each time.

 

Continue until you have punched both sides of each folded scoreline.  It will look like this at the end of punching.

To make the tab for your box, add tear and tape to the skinny end of the box as pictured below.

Burnish the tear and tape pieces, remove the protective paper.  At this point, you are ready to put the box together.  Flip the box over fold down the sticky tab and fold the box in half so that both ends meet and stick together.

This is what it looks like after you adhere the two ends together.

Your box is ready to embellish.  Add your Designer Series Paper.

Cut two pieces of DSP to 5-3/8 x 2.  Then cut two more pieces at 5-3/8 x 3/4.  Use multipurpose glue to stick these strips of DSP onto you box panels.  Place one of the little poppers inside of the big popper and then close the ends of the boxes using your ribbon.

Once you have made one of these boxes you will enjoy making more.  They may look intimidating at first but just go slow and make sure your scoring is correct.  Also, make sure the paper placement in the Envelope Punch Board is correct.  If you do those two things right, you can’t go wrong.

I can show you how to make these at my OPEN HOUSE too.  I hope you are coming.  My Open house is on February 7th from noon until 7 p.m. Just RSVP, please.

Have fun and thanks for stopping by.

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Paper Garden

Enjoy a spring paper garden while the weather outside tells us it’s winter.

Yesterday as I was working in my shop this idea popped into my head.  OMGosh these little flowers are so cute, or at least I think so.  They are bright and cheery, fun and they just make me smile.  Lined up on a shelf or clustered on a desk just bring happiness to your space.

I used the Dear Doily thinlits to make the flowers and the Gingham Gala 6X6 designer series paper for the leaves, the flower center and to wrap around the spools.  This paper is just the cutest.  I’m going to show you some more adorable ideas using this dsp tomorrow.

This project is pretty quick and definitely easy.  All you need are the Dear Doily thinlits, coordinating cardstock, two punches, your paper trimmer, ribbon, snips, dimensionals, glue dots, and some multipurpose glue.  I did run the larger circles through the lace folder but you don’t have to do that.  There is also a 1-3/4 circle at the bottom of the spools so that the stick does not fall out.   The non-SU items are sticks and spools.

I hope my paper garden brought a smile to your day.

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Dear Doily

Hi and Welcome,

I know, the title of this post sounds like I’m starting to write a letter, lol.  But Dear Doily is the name of this beautiful bundle and rightly so, you are going to love these dear dear doilies.

The other day, my friend and sidekick, Lori lent me her bundle because silly me had not ordered it.  Well, guess what?  After using Lori’s bundle, mine is on the way.

I love doilies, I use them all of the time, so why didn’t I order this bundle as soon as I saw it?  Who knows, but all is well now, it’s been shipped.

Look at how beautiful the large doily in the set is.  And even though the doily is ornate the pieces fall right out of the main image easily if you run the thinlit and cardstock through the Big Shot up and then back down (or twice).  Before you remove the thinlit from the cardstock turn it over to ensure that all of the detail has been cut.  Then run your Big Shot Die Brush over it.  Now all of the little pieces will drop out easily.

Two days ago I was talking to a friend.  I had not talked to her in quite a while.  After speaking with her it was clear that I needed to make a very special card and send it to her.  As a result, this card was created.

The card base is very vanilla.  I layered a second piece using very vanilla cardstock and embossed it using the subtle folder. The doily is also made using very vanilla cardstock.  I used dimensionals to pop the doily up off of the card which allows the doily to look free across the front.  The center of the doily was made with one of the stamps in the set and Blackberry Bliss ink.  I added a sweet pearl in the middle to add even more interest.  Look at the little centerpiece closely.  It is scalloped and just so cute, I love how the thinlits cut out the images so perfectly.

Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss markers were used to color the flowing flower stamp.  I bundled three flowers together to create a bouquet and then added a bow for even more dimension.  And yes, of course, there are thinlits to cut the flowers out too.

The beautiful sentiments that I used are from the SALE A BRATION stamp set Lasting Lily.  You can actually earn the Lasting Lily set FREE.  When you order this bundle it qualifies you to earn one free SALE A BRATION ITEM.

Looking at the bundle in the catalog may not catch your eye.  But when you realize how useful these doilies are and how gorgeous the flowers are, not to mention how nice the sentiments are.  You will want this bundle. I love the idea that I will never run out of doilies now.  I can use this thinlit with absolutely any cardstock to create just the perfect doily for the project I’m working on.

I know I said I made this card for my friend, and I did.  But I also made a second one so that when you come to my shop you can see it in person.

I will be hosting an open house in February.  The date is Thursday, February 7th.  I open at noon and close at 7 p.m. Just let me know that you are coming so I can have enough supplies on hand for you.  I always have a FREE make and take at open house, your RSVP ensures that you get to make one.  Your friends are welcome too so mark your calendars and let me know you are coming!!!

I hope you enjoyed your few minutes here today.  Enjoy the rest of your day and don’t forget…..

Live Loved My Friends ~ Beverlee

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