Thursday, December 03, 2009

orange and chocolate - yum!!

Continuing my walk down memory lane for projects that I did this year, this is a set that I made for June's Fan Club gallery.  The themes we were working with were "in the beginning" and favor boxes, and also taking inspiration from a party-planning website.  There was a gorgeous party theme of orange and chocolate on the website that screamed out to me!

This pretty much started my little obsession with these round scalloped cards (which continued with this and this, remember?).  So very fun to layer the heck out of!!

Here's my write-up from June:

So, when I went to the Hostess with the Mostess website for inspiration, I must have been hungry! The orange and chocolate theme popped right out at me! LOL

For the card, I started with the Stampin' Up! scalloped notecards (which I think are being retired?) as a template and created the base from some Rose Moka and Anna Griffin papers. The Fairy Tale stamp as a little banner was an idea borrowed from the SU catalog (isn't that a great idea?!). The flowers and such were layered and popped with foam dots.

The favor box is from Taylored Expressions. (She has this sweet little sampler that comes with a bunch of cute boxes.) I embellished it with a little strip from the True Elegance Accents and Elements, added a flower layered like the one on the card, and tied some ribbon on top.


Supply list:

Stamps:  Stampin’ Up Once Upon a Time

Paper:  Rose Moka (browns); Anna Griffin (polka dot); Sassafras Lass (floral)

Ink:  Stampin’ Up Chocolate Chip classic ink

Accessories:  Taylored Expressions favor box; Zva Creative bling; Prima Marketing orange flower; Maya Road velvet brown rosette; American Crafts felt brown and orange flowers; 7Gypsies brown velvet leaves; Stampin’ Up brown grosgrain, orange corduroy button and small True Elegance die-cut; and misc. floss and plastic butterfly.

Monday, November 30, 2009

*scrappy paperweights*

from our Back to the Drawing Board fan club gallery at Splitcoaststampers in August!

here's my write-up:

I love making collage-y projects and knew that I could do something really fun with these paperweights from Oriental Trading!

I used a scalloped journaling spot from Jenni Bowlin as a template for the paper layers. Then I used different stamped scraps as the main images and added some words.

Things got a bit messy when I was experimenting with the best adhesive to stick them to the glass paperweight, but they turned out just great! Some of them have felt bottoms, too, so they're cushioned for the wood desk.

I hope you like them and get some great ideas from them! :)


Supply list:

Stamps: Oxford Impressions (bird, crowns); Inka Stamps (bird, bee, egg); Stampin' Up! (Everyday Flexible Phrases)
Paper: Daisy D's; Stampin' Up!; Basic Grey (scraps)
Ink: Staz On black, brown
Accessories: misc. Stickles; Oriental Trading Co. paperweights