Friday, September 30, 2011

Honeymoon in Paris Layout

Each month I look forward to the Scrap Club meeting at the Salem, OR Craft Warehouse store.  Some of my best layouts are created from the page challenges that they give us.  For September we were given several pieces of patterned paper from Bo Bunny's "etc." line.  The paper reminded me of traveling in Europe, so I dug through my pictures and found this one of my hubby and I on the plane ride to Paris.  We actually flew into Paris but travelled several locations for our "European" honeymoon, but I liked "Honeymoon in Paris" for the title.  Here's what I came up with.

I used alpha stickers from Authentique, some resist kraft paper from Tim Holtz - I used glimmer mist on them but it's hard to tell.  The resist paper I punched a strip using the Martha Stewardt doily lace punch and also used the Tim Holts medallion dies

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle ~

Monday, September 26, 2011

Craft Warehouse DT Assignment 2 part 2

For this part of the assignment we were asked to create a set of 4 cards using the Christmas Eve Chowder line from Jillibean Soup.  I really enjoyed working with this line and might have to go get more. 

First is a gift card holder ~

For this card I used a template to cut all the pieces.  I used We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool for the stitching around the stocking and hand punched the stitches on the insides of the patches.  The Martha Stewart doily lace punch was used on the band for the closer.

Photo Card ~

Check out split coast stampers for the template to make this recessed window card.  I enjoyed making this card, probably becaused I love this photo of my daughter.  It works well with this paper line.

Tri - Shutter - Elaborate card ~

This template can also be found at under tri-shutter card.  I love making these cards and the flowers add a nice touch.

And finally my Simple card -

I really wanted to use the penguin paper and was happy to fit it onto this simple card.  I added a sparkley brad to the top of the penguins hat and other than that it's just paper, die cut stars and a sticker.

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle ~

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Craft Warehouse DT Assignment 2 part 1

Wow, it's been a long time since I've posted anything.  The last couple months have been busy and somewhat full of computer problems.  But, I'm able to edit photos again and hopefully will get back to posting regular posts.  So without further ado here are the first two pieces from my second assignment for the Craft Warehouse design team. 

For this assignment we needed to create a layout and a card / tag using the Apple Cheddar line from Jillibean Soup.  Though this is something that I probably would not normally buy, I love this line and enjoyed creating with it.  The biggest challenge...we were only given a 6x6 pad of the line so we had no 12 x 12 pieces to incorporate into the layout.  Here's what I came up with...

Sweet 2 The Core Layout -

To create the flower I cut two 1 1/2" x 6" strips and two 1" x 6" strips and punched the all on one side using the Martha Stewart doily lace punch found at Craft Warehouse.  Once all pieces are punched I scored at every peak and valley and folded at each score. I then attached the two 1 1/2" strips together and the two 1" strips together to create one long strip. Connect the two ends of each piece to create a circle. Then I attached the larger piece to a scrap piece of paper and adhered the smaller piece on top.

Here's my card -

For the card I stamped the image from Pebbles Inc, on several sheets of patterned paper from the collection and hand cut each one out.  I layered them so a bit of each were showing and placed the hand cut basket on top.  

Thanks for looking ~ Michelle ~