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Monday, May 31, 2010

Tip for Those With Cloud Dies

I discovered today that cutting pellon with my PTI cloud dies makes nice slightly see through clouds. It also makes good layered flowers.

Time for the FAVORITES List


Punch-MS Button (SU bird punch is close second)
Border Punch-MS Deep Floral Vine
White Cardstock for dry embossing-PTI
White Cardstock for stamping and Copics-Gina K
Nesties-Labels sets, but particularly the ones that look like Topnote
Single Die-PTI Rick Rack
Current DP- Cosmo Cricket Material Girl
Embossing Folder-SU Lattice
Black Ink- Palette Hybrid Noir
White Ink-Colorbox Frost White
Stamps-PTI, Waltzing Mouse, Hero Arts, Gina K, SU unmounteds
Online Store-Crop Stop
Adhesive-ATG 714
Kraft Cardstock-PTI with SU as a close second
Scoring Board-MS
Background Stamp-PTI Argyle
Felt-Vintage Vogue (online)
Glitter Glue-Stickles Crystal
Loose Glitter-Stampendous

Abbreviations used above:

MS-Martha Stewart
PTI- Papertrey Ink
SU- Stampin Up

Text Flower

I used pages from an old book to make the flower. I used 6 layers of flowers made with Spellbinders dies and sponged the edges of each with pink ink. I also cut the petals a bit deeper on the top 3 flowers so they would fold up a bit.

Background stamp and Rick Rack Die: PTI
Sentiment: SU
Embossing Folder: Sizzex

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pretty Flower

Background stamp: PTI
Felt: Vintage Vogue
Border punch: SU
Green paper: SU
Sky paper: Staples Computer papers
Rick Rack Die; PTI
Flower Dies: Spellbinders
Punch used on "grass": EK Success

Friday, May 28, 2010

Butterfly Tree #2

Same supplies and instructions as May 26 post.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Love this!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Butterfly Tree #1

Cased from so many blogs where I have seen these this spring!


Embossing Folder: SU
Fence Punch and bird: Martha Stewart
Rick Rack Die-PTI
Felt-Vintage Vogue
Stamp for trunk-Impress
Butterflies: SU Die

I used Sticky Paper die cut with a Nestie Scallop Circle and attached part of each butterfly after folding each on in half. Then I sprinkled glitter over the whole thing to non-sticky the sticky spots remaining..

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click the title to go to today's card.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Congratulations, Grads

These are cards for my students who will graduate or who pass GED tests.


Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Main circular image: SU
Sentiment: Unknown
Argyle stamps: PTI
Border punches: both are EK Success

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pink Mail

All stamps by Papertrey
Border punch: Martha Stewart
Paper: DCVW Sweet Shoppe

Friday, May 21, 2010

Framed Purple

Technique: Emboss Resist
Stamps: Flowers by Gina K and Papertrey background
Frame: Nesties Labels 13 die with Krylon gold around edge

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Fabulous Blog!

Click the title above to go to the Hero Arts Blog. The past few months, the samples there have been so amazing!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Crafty Card

All Stamps: Papertrey
Button Punch: Martha Stewart

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Waltzing Mouse Card Today

Click title of this post to see today's card.

Note: I fixed the bad link so it should work now.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Spring Beauty

Sentiment: Unknown
All other stamps: Papertrey
Border Punch: SU

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me

Stamps: Vintage Vogue SU
Embossing Folder: Cuttlebug
Butterflies: Martha Stewart
Leaves: Slice

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Basket of Flowers

Basket is made with Topnote SU die and Papertrey background stamp.
All other stamps are SU Vintage Vogue.
I did the background embossing with a Scor Pal and a rolling dot tool.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Waltzingmouse Card Today

Click on the title of this post to go to today's card.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Bike Ride

Bike: Hero Arts
Paisley: SU
Borders are EK Success and Martha Stewart

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Spring Bunny

Bunny Stamp and Spring: $1 Clear Stamp from Craft Warehouse
All other stamps: Papertrey
Border: Martha Stewart Lattice

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Papertrey Stamps for Sale

Believe (set complete)
My Punny Valentine (missing pie and pie sentiment)
Year Round Puns (complete set)
Boxes, Bags, and Tags (complete set)
Pond Life (missing "my son" words)
Pond Life Sentiments (missing "take flight" words)

A few stamps unused, most lightly stained, all quite useable.
Selling as a lot for $50 or make and offer per set. If you don't want the cases, shipping will be $4, if you do want the cases (for the ones that came with cases) shipping will be $8.50. Insurance optional. Email me if interested. rubyslippers@neofast.net

Friday, May 7, 2010

A Song in the Air

All stamps: Papertrey
Punch: SU
Dies: Spellbinders
Button: Martha Stewart Punch

Thursday, May 6, 2010


Paper: Mariposa
Sentiment: Papertrey
Punch: Stampin Up

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


Punch: Martha Stewart
Background stamp: Hero Arts
Border Punch: EK Success

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

WOW! Nesties tip!

The GW ladies alerted us to this tip today. I would have never thought of this. Click the title of this post.

Waltzingmouse Card Today

Click the title of this post to go to today's card.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Red Tulip Basket

All stamps except sentiment: Papertrey
Button Punch: Martha Stewart

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Vendor Praise

I totally, totally messed up my Waltzingmouse order just minutes after the release this morning. How embarrassing. I emailed Claire, and despite the craziness of the release, she immediately emailed me back to say it would be fixed. She had already sent the downloads but trusted me to delete and not use them. She goes to the very top of my list for customer service. The free shipping right now is so wonderful too!

The mistake was totally all mine, but she came through for me. No wonder I love this fabulous new company!

Tip for the Day

I have found that using cork sheets with my PTI and Spellbinders Dies works really well. The cut outs tend not to crumble the way they do when cut with fancy scissors or punches. Rick rack cork is an interesting look!