Saturday, December 1, 2012

Dies and Punches and Paper Oh My

Hi everyone
Today's Saturday and I rarely ever get to play on Saturdays. When hubby's home, stamping is a no no. but guess what. He's working over time!!!! And I shall play. I'm breaking out dies and punches and pretty papers. What a mess I've made. but I'm having fun and I've two hours to go. So I'm playing along with two challenges and I've got two projects. Lets see I'll start with
Try Stampin' On Tuesday  what a great sketch

I've turned it on its side. I didn't do much stamping. But sure was fun. Lots and lots of layers. Here is what I created.

All my supplies are from Stampin' Up except dies mentioned.  Flowers and leaves were die cut using Spellbinder dies and  2010-2012 in colors DSP. The flower centers were punched out of scraps using the hobo flower punch and another flower punch that's retired . The buttons and bow came from my scrap box. I also used the scallop border punch and perfect dots folder. The little bit of stamping was done using Poppy parade ink, Itty Bitty Banners and matching framlits. My card base is Peach Parfait and the background is Whisper White. Here 's a close up of my flowers.

Now that was fun.

Okay next is
the Friday Mashup. This is Lisa's week. She found a beautiful photo to inspire us and the mashup challenge is to create a project using the photo or make a gift project. Or mash them together. As always I mashed them together.

I have a few photo to go with this post so bare with me.
First the package

Isn't it pretty. My supplies are all Stampin' up except the rose and leaves. they are from Spellbinder.
cardstock- whisper White, Bashful Blue, and Brushed Silver.
Inks- Bashful Blue and Pool Party
Stamp sets- Stars and Swirls perfect pairs
Dies and Punches- Extra large and large tag punches and Bitty Box Die.
Oh how pretty.
Next what's inside:

Isn't this pretty. Seeing how I made these last night at my club meet. I don't know the supply company's. I do know the snowflake is from Stampin' Up. We used alcohol inks, glossy paper, embossing powder and ink. Then sealed  with Crystal effects.

 I'm giving these to my sister and sisters in-law at our Christmas eve party this year.

I hope you like all my projects. Please stop by again soon.


Nancy Seed said...

Wow. Great job on all your projects. Love the cut outs on your Try Stampin on Tuesday card. The pendant is beautiful and I'm sure your SIL will love it. Would love to see the steps in making this. Thanks for sharing all your talent with us this week at TSOT.

Hayley Glauser said...

Hi Karen,
I saw your beautiful creation on the mashup challenge blog. I just wanted to tell you how pretty it was. Thanks for the inspiration.

Holly said...

Very pretty box.. The rose came out great! Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup.

Lisa said...

Wonderful projects Karen! Love thr flowers on your first card and the rose and leaves on the 2nd one..WOW! Very stunning! That snowflake necklace is also very cool!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Heidi Baks said...

Oh my, gorgeous flower box! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

CherylAnn Robinson said...

Those flowers are AMAZING!! Even though winter is around the corner, your card made me think of spring. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Lili said...

Gorgeous flower! That box looks amazing with that rose and the silver leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at the Friday Mashup !