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Archive for April, 2009

Framed Art

Posted: Sunday, April 26th, 2009 @ 2:04 pm in Projects | No Comments »

This framed picture took less time to make than one of my cards!  I took a sheet of Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper and a die cut from the new Butterflies die for the Big Shot (SU exclusive) for inside the frame.  One the outside I put one of our new vinyl wall art […]

Wedding Card

Posted: Saturday, April 25th, 2009 @ 1:58 pm in Projects | No Comments »

 Made for the Sassy Peacock Ladies Boutique (W 12th St., Erie PA),  does it look familiar? I posted a similar card earlier and just changed out the sentiments to the new Very Versatile set.   April is a great time to purchase from the Occasions minicatalog because of the current special (details at You could also change […]

Big Shot Matchbox die

Posted: Friday, April 24th, 2009 @ 1:57 pm in Projects | 3 Comments »

I promised earlier some more matchbox samples.  Here is one I designed myself using the Parisian Breeze Designer Paper.  It is a heavier cardstock weight which is perfect for this project.  One side of each pattern is flowered – perfect for Mother’s Day projects, and the other side is striped or dotted – for more […]

Soft Summer

Posted: Thursday, April 23rd, 2009 @ 1:45 pm in Projects | No Comments »

The new Soft Summer stamp set is absolutely gorgeous.  For this card, I used a technique called Gradation Sensation from one of our recent demonstrator magazines.  I simply colored on the stamps with my lighter shades of Stampin’ Write marker, then added the darker color and blended with sponge daubers.  The circle is cut with our […]

Stampin’ Success Magazine

Posted: Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 @ 1:45 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Stampin’ Success Magazine is the name of the monthly demonstrator magazine that we receive in the mail.  I was happy to pull out the free set that I got at convention (Good Friends) to copy these 2 cards from the magazine.  I did add one of the new black grommets to the flower center with […]

Stamp Class Planner

Posted: Friday, April 17th, 2009 @ 6:23 am in Projects | 1 Comment »

Andrea’s latest class planner is posted! You can purchase it here (use the go shopping tab) and the stamp set and other supplies at My next class is May 20.  I will be featuring some different masculine cards.

Thinking ahead to Father’s Day

Posted: Saturday, April 11th, 2009 @ 1:10 pm in Projects | No Comments »

***REMEMBER TO RSVP FOR TOMORROW’s CLASS!  These 2 new sets are wonderful for those masculine cards.  This first one I sent for my father’s birthday last month.  I love how clean and simple it is.  I used some of the dotted vellums DSP from Taste of Textiles. This next card uses the Sense of Time […]

Beautiful Vellum

Posted: Friday, April 10th, 2009 @ 12:51 pm in Projects | 2 Comments »

I love these cards that I modified from Patty Bennett’s design.  They are so quick and simple to make, yet so elegant.  They look beautiful in Soft Subtles colors with the vellum cardstock overlay and the Manhattan flower textured impressions die (114517 $7.95) and Satin Ribbon.   In the first 2 cards I used sentiments from […]

Matchbox die tutorial

Posted: Thursday, April 9th, 2009 @ 12:36 pm in Projects | No Comments »

Here is a quick look at how to assemble the matchbox from the new die in the Occasions minicatalog.  Again, I love this box (and the box die #2) because you only need one piece of adhesive for the whole box! 1.  Place separate pieces of cardstock or other paper over the bottom and top […]

Boxes Galore

Posted: Wednesday, April 8th, 2009 @ 12:27 pm in Projects | 1 Comment »

These projects feature 2 of the Big Shot dies – Box #2 and the new matchbox die from the Occasions minicatalog.  It’s so fun to find little treats to put in these boxes.  These contain tags (seen through a window sheet window punched with the new scallop oval punch) and Nestle Treasures chocolates.  For the middle […]