Friday, March 18, 2011

Thinking Outside the Box

Welcome to my fun Friday post for ABC DT.  This whole month we are celebrating birthdays and heaven knows mine seems to come more and more often, LOL.  This year I'm going to be the BIG 40...lands help me and I'm bucking it for sure.  I refuse to feel old and out of style...and I think this card speaks to's pretty funky cool if you ask me. 

The first question I have to ask is, do you know how easy it is to create different shaped cards using Spellbinders?  This circle card was created in a flash and not being a box/square really sets it off.  If you've never made a base card using your Spellbinders, its easy.  Just fold your base cardstock in half and tape your die down with just a hint of the die hanging over the folded edge.  Then when you take it out of the will have cut two images ajoined in the center for a perfect card.  Think of all the shapes spellbinders has and all the different types of cards you could create. 

To create my card for today I used some great goodies you can pick up at ABC Toy and Craft Store.  First I used Crafty Secrets Clear Art Stamps for my butterfly wings and face and cut the both out.  I layered them over some cardstock I had cut out using Spellbinders Scalloped Circles and inked all the edges. I glued my butterfly girl onto a pin to create one of those super hot stick pins everyone is using and topped her off with a metal trinket crown.

Next I created my center sentiment label, again using Spellbinders ( Labels 4 ) and layered together.  I punched my sentiment out using a label maker.  The bird was cut from designer paper and I pierced the bottom of the bird with a little hole to attach a jump ring and the metal star charm. Oh and added two little crystals to the beginning of each word.

The base papers for the card were both cut with Spellbinders Circle and then cut in half.  The black bazzil was embossed us Swiss Dot Folder.  The border through the center was cut from cardstock and layered together using 3-d foam tape for a stacked effect.  Everything was assembled and glued down to the base card. 

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial...I would love to see some of your examples of different shaped cards you've created using Spellbinders.  Have a great weekend and don't forget our ABC DT Birthday Challenge is still going on so get your card in if you haven't already. 

This card qualifies for the following Challenges:
Shabby Tea Room: Birthday
Bling it On : Anything goes with a charm
Simon Says Stamp Challenge : Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show : Stars metal charm start
Flourishes : Butterflies
Top Tip Tuesday : Birthday
Paper Romance: Black / White and one other color
Stamping Vacation : Nestibilities

Thursday, March 17, 2011

HUGE Martha Stewart Punch Sale - 2 days only

Hey Everybody just wanted to let you know about a BIG sale that is going on for the next two days over at ABC Toys and Crafts.  All Martha Stewart Punches are on sale for 24% off and shipping is FREE with $75 or get your friends together and place your order today as the sale ends tomorrow.  They also have some of the great deep punches by Martha that are a must for scrapbookers...

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday Beary Scrap!!!!

Beary Scrap Design Team Challenge Blog is having their 1st birthday and so it's time to CELEBRATE.  What better way to do it than to offer some out of this world prizes and some great sketch challenges.  This is my version of the first sketch challenge.  If you haven't participated yet be sure to jump in to win!  Oh and you may not have seen but I'm going to be Beary Scrap Guest Designer starting in July so you'll be hearing a lot more about their great online store in future posts. I'm super excited about this offer as their Design Team totally ROCKS!!!!

This is a card I created for using Heartfelt Creations Stamps, Distress Inks, Spellbinders, Emporium Paper from CTMH, and some bling-bling. 

Close Up

Let's kick this week off with a bang and get some serious crafting done.