Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Don't Turn Your Back On 'Em

Seriously, I only left him alone for one minute...and look what he grabbed when I wasn't looking...

Doesn't he totally look like he's saying, "Honey? What honey?? Why I haven't the foggiest idea what you mean."

I used the Ornament Punch to make the honey jar, just trimming the bottom flat, and then cutting some other contrasting pieces off another Ornament Punch. I made little lines with the Chocolate Chip marker, and inked up the word 'honey' with it. (the image comes from a phrase in the Just Buzzin' By stamp set) Then I used the Word Window Punch to trim out the word.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO

Beary Foxy Animals

I know that's a cheesy title, but I have a couple more animal boxes to share with is a fox, which has been upgraded from the original by layering the eyes, and adding a couple of little paws. The other is a bear I designed a while ago and forgot to post!

You can download the basic PDF instructions for making the fox box HERE.

To upgrade the fox, I simply put a small circle of Whisper White card stock behind the hole in each eye, so it would show through for the highlight, then layered that on a 1" Circle Punch of the Really Rust card stock I used for the rest of the fox. The paws are made with the Scallop Circle Punch--just punch that out in Basic Black, then take a "bite" out of the scallop circle that's 3 scallops wide, using the Wide Oval Punch.

The bear was made with Close to Cocoa, and Chocolate Chip card stock, with a little bit of Whisper White for the highlight of the eyes, and a little bit of Real Red for the mouth.  The mouth was punched out with the Horizontal Slot Punch. The nose is just a 3/4" Circle Punch with a couple of punches taken can stick the circle into the side of the Horizontal Slot Punch to get the nose holes.  The Wide Oval Punch makes the perfect size muzzle. I did use a Basic Black marker to add the "freckles", and the ears are 1-3/4" and 1-3/8" Circle Punches layered. The bear's paws were made just like the fox's paws, only I took a "bite" out of a Scallop Circle Punch that was 4 scallops wide instead of 3.

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~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994

Sunday, March 7, 2010

A Little Vintage Vogue

Sorry I've been MIA lately, my sweetie was sent overseas for a couple of weeks, and he usually does all the cooking, and stops by the store on his way home from work to get whatever we need, and you wouldn't believe how badly that has thrown me off! On top of that, my kids have had some crazy testing days scheduled at school that had me running back and forth EIGHT times a day, no lie. We get to do it again this week...yippee skippee. So, for right now, all I have is a card to show you that I made for a swap:

The cards are identical except for the pattern on the Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper (DSP). I had to make 50 cards and I didn't plan the size of the strip of paper correctly, and was short a few. The card I'd planned is the one on the left. For the remaining cards, I used a different pattern from the DSP package, and sponged over it with Creamy Caramel Classic Ink so it wasn't so terribly bright looking.  I also used Creamy Caramel ink to stamp the foliage over the saying on the tag. To keep it light, I inked up the stamp, and then stamped it off three times before stamping over the words. Another tip you'll want to keep in mind is that the large flower, and the wheel image, both have script words on them--make sure you have them oriented in the correct direction on your card when you stamp them.

You really need the Vintage Vogue stamp set (shown below), it's an instant year-round classic for any occasion. And of course, the Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel (shown below the stamp set) coordinates so beautifully, it's a must-have accessory.  Don't forget to order the Jumbo Handle for the wheel if you don't already have it! Click here to SHOP NOW.

Vintage Vogue Wood Mount  117690  $23.95
Vintage Vogue Clear Mount  118598  $17.95
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel 117693  $8.50
Jumbo Wheel Handle (not pictured)  103661   $5.95

Stampin' Supplies: Vintage Vogue stamp set, Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, Kraft card stock, Very Vanilla card stock, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Not Quite Navy card stock & ink pad, Creamy Caramel ink pad, Stampin' Sponge, Scallop Trim Border Punch (FREE Sale-A-Bration item!), Modern Label Punch, Big Shot & Lots of Tags Sizzlit 4-Pack, Vintage or Silver Brads, 1/16" Hole Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, SNAIL.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator since 1994
Colorado Springs, CO (click SHOP NOW at top right to shop)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Punched Bucket or Pail

I responded to a fellow demonstrator looking for ideas on how to use punches to make a bucket, and thought I'd share the mini tutorial I made for that:

To get the ovals done, punch the Oval Punch out of card stock first, then punch the Wide Oval Punch around it, to get the "ring" shape. Be sure to turn your punch over to help you center the Oval Punch hole in the opening of the Wide Oval Punch. This graphic was made in about 3 minutes, using the punch images in the My Digital Studio computer program, now available from Stampin' Up! It's such a great digital crafting tool.

Unfortunately, I don't have the opportunity to make a card for you right now, but I hope you can see this could also make a tall Easter basket. If you want it to be a pail, like the kind your kids take to the beach, you try adding a little shovel to it by modifying one of the arrows from the My Way Punch.

~Kimberley Morris
Stampin' Up! Independent Demonstrator
Colorado Springs, CO (Click SHOP NOW at top right)