October 24, 2014

Cassette Tape Business Card Holder!

I'm doing a "rewind" of sorts today for my post. Do any of you remember these from the 1970's & 80's and ? Do you even know what these are? 

These are cassette tape holders and I had a ton of these when I was a teenager. A cassette tape is (was) a recording of music that we inserted into a cassette player. Today we have CD's and iPod's and back then we had cassette's. Anyway, enough of the history lesson. I was sorting out some drawers and came across this case that I had kept "just in case" and right away I strutted over to my stamp room to "re-purpose" this into a business card holder:

I literally stopped what I was doing because at my age, when a thought occurs, you get to it ASAP because if you wait, that thought disappears never to appear again. I've learned to write things down or go do them ASAP. I had this in my hand, light-bulb moment went off and this is what was created. So what do you think of my business card holder? Pretty cute huh? My stamp room is painted and decorated in fallish colors so I stuck with those colors. Here is what the case looks like when it's open:

And on the flip side:

I used the Color Me Autumn Designer Paper. The reverse side is the green dotted background that you don't see when the business card holder is folded in place:

I used the What's Up Punch to add a few small layers in the corners. I like how I added one arrow at the top that points down to my business cards:

And of course we had to have some butterflies, of course! It looks so pretty sitting in my stamp room on one of my shelves!

Here's what I used:
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October 23, 2014

CCMC 326!

Good Morning Stampers! I'm so glad you stopped by today. We have a new challenge at Create with Connie & Mary. Love these colors we played with for this week:

And this is my card for this week's challenge:

The Partridge & Pears stamp set is so adorable. Here I decided to emboss the image using Silver Embossing Powder and my Heat Tool, and then add just a hit of color. The silver embossing does all the showing-off for me so I didn't need to add much for color:

I used my Ink Pads and a Blender Pen to add Mossy Meadow and  Lost Lagoon Inks. We have wonderful projects just like this during our Holiday Collections at Create with Connie & Mary! Are you lucky enough to have subscribed to view everything we have to offer? If not, it's not too late:

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October 22, 2014

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit!

How do you turn this.......
 Into this?

You know you want to impress the neighbors with your Christmas cards this year. With this kit and a few stamps, you'll be ready to go. Kit makes 20 cards and includes card bases, envelopes, die-cut letters and shapes, linen thread and accents. Here's a peek at 16 cards that I've made with the kit so far:

All you need are a few inks and water to add color to your white pieces. What are you waiting for? Go to my online store HERE and add in item #135869 and start making your Christmas cards!
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October 21, 2014

Baker's Twine Webbed Card!

Here is my very neat project for today! I received an email from the company that I purchased my eCutter from and in that email, they showed a photo of a project that was called a "string spider web". That's where today's inspiration came from. I knew I could make this on my own using my Stampin' Up! supplies. What do you think of my "string spider web" card?

And my punch art 3D spider:

Here's a side view of the card so you can see that it's open in the middle of the card front:

And this is what it looks like when it's open:

I think this is such a neat card and so much fun to create. I used the Circles Collection Framelits Dies to cut out two scallops. Using one of the scallops, I centered a circle 2 sizes smaller to cut the inside. I then used a 1/4" hand-held punch and punched the small holes around the scallops at every other scallop:

Then all you do is start threading your Baker's Twine every-which way from one hole to the other until you like the look. I ended in the same hole I started and them double-knotted and snipped the ends off. 
For the inside of the card, I cut a circle a size larger than the circle in the front, in Basic Gray Cardstock. I then scored from scallop-to-scallop at the very top and folded. I then glued the folded portion to the front portion.

Did you know that you can get awesome ideas such as this card with our Holiday Collection at Create with Connie & Mary? You can still join and catch up with all of our postings that started last week. Lots of ideas for the holidays!

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