Thursday, January 31, 2013

hello buzzing bees

Along with the two Valentine's Day treat holders that we made for Big Shot Club, we also made a card using some of the new embossing folders in the Spring Catalog. I love the Cloudy Day and Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folders and I thought that combining them together into one card would create a fun look. These sweet little buzzing bees came from the new set Spring Sampler. How cute are all of these images?!
Clear Mount - $27.95 (#125512) or Wood Mount - $38.95 (#125510)

I used Dazzling Details for the bees' gives it that extra sparkle!
Can't forget the inside...

Card Recipe

Stamp Set: Lacey & Lovely, Spring Sampler

Paper: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Baja Breeze

Ink: Black Stazon, marker - Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Dimensionals, Dazzling Details, Black Gingham Ribbon (retired)

Tools: 2-1/2" Circle punch, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Cloudy Days Embossing Folder, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

valentine's treats - big shot style!

My monthly Big Shot Club met last night. What a fun group of ladies...they always keep me laughing!!

I wanted to create some Valentine's treat holders for the gals to make since Valentine's Day is fast approaching. First up is this cute little Scallop Square treat holder filled with a baggie of heart-shaped cherry flavored gummies. I have seen many different tutorials on how to make this fun box. However, I created my own short "how to" for my club gals and thought I would share it here, as well.

1. Cut a 5x5 square of cardstock and with the Big Shot Die-Cutting machine, cut a scallop square using the Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die (#115950, $21.95). 
2. Using the Simply Scored Scoring Tool, score at 1-1/2” and 2-7/8”

3. Rotate the square and score again at 1” and 3-3/8”.
4. Crease all of the scored lines with your bone folder. Snip the two middle pieces on both sides (see picture below).
5. Place sticky strip as seen below on both sides.

6. Fold into a box by adhering together on both sides.

7. Embellish for any occasion! (If desired, add a handle.)
Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners
Paper: Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Whisper White, Red Glimmer Paper, More Amore DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Soda Pop Tops, 1/8" Real Red Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Scallop Square Clear Bigz Die, Doily Sizzlits, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits, 1/2" Circle punch, Two-Step Owl punch (mini heart)

Our second Valentine's treat holder uses the Petite Pocket Die (#123131, $42.95). I used a skinny cello bag filled halfway with red, pink, and white M & M's and tucked it into the open pocket. I added a piece of DSP for the top inside to add a little extra and added my own stamped heart background on the front of the pocket. It's decorated with images from the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set (love!)
Project Recipe
Stamp Set: Hearts a Flutter
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Summer Smooches DSP
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, 1/4" Whisper White Stitched Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Petite Pocket Die

We also made a fun card using a couple of new embossing folders from the Spring Catalog, so come on back tomorrow! Happy stamping, friends!
// ADDED BY RYAN ON 1-3-14 // END ADDED BY RYAN 1-4-14