A fond farewell for a few favorites

Cheep Talk:

Razzle Dazzle

and Pick a Petal

Oh you were so fun- I’ll miss you!

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Get well soon

This face, done with the pick-a-petal stamp set, totally cracks me up! I made this for a co-worker who had some surgery on his shoulder.  passed it around the office for everyone to sign and definitely got some giggles.  Hope it brightens his day!

All supplies are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Pick-a-petal, sincere salutations

Paper: Soft Sky, blue bayou, black, white

Ink, black, soft sky, pumpkin

Accessories: blue bayou stitched ribbon, creative license simply scrappin kit, key tag punch, sponge

Baby Bib Card Tutorial!

Here is my very 1st tutorial for the Baby Bib card using the Pick-a-Petal Brass Template.  

Supplies needed:  

Card Base: 8.5×5.5

Wide Grosgrain ribbon to match your color scheme

Pick a Petal Brass Template

Sticky Strip

Stamps and Ink

Various punches for Embellishing

button (optional)

Paper snips

A pencil and a ruler

Step 1:  Fold your card stock in half. With the fold at the top, make small pencil marks on each side of the card 1-3/8″ down from the fold.  Make a pencil mark on the bottom edge at 2-3/4″ (halfway)

Step 2:  Line a scallop from the brass template up with the center mark at the bottom of the card and another scallop on the brass template at the 1-3/8″mark on the side of the card.  Trace the scallops.  

Step 3:  Repeat on the 2nd Side

Step 4:  Add 2 more scallops, 1 at a time, by tracing the template and having the top of the scallop on the edge of the paper.  

Step 5:  Repeat on the other side. 

Step 6: Hand cut the scallops to create the basic bib shape.  Try to make your cuts clean and neat, but don’t worry if your cuts are not 100% perfect.  The sponging in a later step will hide any imperfections.

Step: 7  Using the circle coluzzle tool (3rd groove in),  cut the neck of the bib.  I made a small pencil mark on the card base at 2-3/4″ (half way) so it was easy to center.  You can see the very faint pencil mark in the picture.  

Step 8:  erase any left over pencils marks

Step 9: Stamp your bib.  I used the So Swirly wheel in Pretty in Pink for the girl bib and the stars from Background Basics in bashful blue for the boy version pictured at the end of this post.

Step 10:  Sponge the edges of the bib in a slightly darker ink.  I used regal rose and brocade blue.  This hides the cutting imperfections *wink*

Step 11:  Cut your ribbon about 13 inches long.  Attach the ends of the ribbon to the bib with a small piece of sticky strip.  

Step 12:  Embellish your baby Bib.  I added a ribbon tie on the right and a button on the left. I used the Giraffe from Wild About You for the front and stamped it in the darker in color.  the 1-3/8″ circle punch is in card stock to match the lighter color

Now its your Turn!  Make a bib card and post a link here for me to see!  I would love to see your creations.  If you don’t have the brass template, that’s OK just improvise.

The more I play with this Pick-a-petal Brass Template the more I like it!  Besides the bibs, I have used it for a Convention  swap card (to be posted soon), the clock from yesterdays post and I have a few other ideas in my head.  Lots of crafty uses for this! 

Rejected Rejected Rejected

These projects were submitted to Stampin’ Up for selection of the Convention Display Stampers. Yup I was rejected. Oh well, you never know unless you try.

I submitted a 12×12 (Little lady), a 6×6 (Pumpkin Patch) and 3 cards. (the other 2 cards were versions of some already posted) These pages- I LOVE them. I am not a big scrapper so for me these were a big accomplishment. I am so glad I took pictures of them so I can re-create them and put them into my slowly evolving album. In hindsight- my page themes were pretty basic and obvious- not really out of the box or different. By next year I will have some more experience and will try again. I hope these make it to the display wall at Convention or Stampin’ Successs! Let me know if you “spot” them anywhere.