Saturday, August 17, 2013

Crumb Cake Thank You

I have not really used Crumb Cake very much and decided to give it a try for two Thank You cards I wanted to give some friends as a Thank You for ordering from me.

Its yet another rainy Atlanta day and I tried to find the only spot with natural light to take these photos but they are still a bit dark..sorry.

 This one was so fast and easy to make. I stamped the Chevron Background stamp onto Crumb Cake with Pacific Point (another color I seem to neglect), Real Red and Daffodil Delight. I trimmed them and popped them up with dimensionals. Check out the new BURLAP RIBBON....YUM!. I accented the ribbon with a hexagon from 6 Sided Sampler, a brights button and a simple thank you punched with the word window.

This next one is a 4x4 card stamped with Real Red onto the Crumb Cake. The 
various hexagons are again from 6 Sided Sampler and adhered with dimensionals. The hexagons were placed over some more of the Burlap Ribbon.

I'm glad I tried something new - I will be using lots more Crumb Cake in the future.

Thanks for stopping by! What are you going to try that's new to stretch your creative muscles?


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

A Banner for Julia from Stampin' Up!'s Build a Banner Simply Create Kit

I bought the Stampin' Up! Build A Banner Simply Create Kit on a whim, thinking that I had alot of holidays I will be hosting and maybe I would get industrious and make a banner. I've tried in the past using my Cricut and it just seamed to take forever to get everything cut and prepared.

Well let me tell you this kit is amazing and easy and fast! 

I knew I was going to mail my daughter Julia (who is in Tanzania with the Peace Corp) a care package and I decided last minute (which is how I do most of my projects) to make her a decoration for her new home.

Below are the canvas banners I made. The whole thing was done in one day. I was surprised how easy peasy it was.

I didn't take pictures along the way...sorry. The kit comes with 3 background stencils, 9 canvas flags and an alphabet stencil.

I used painters tape to the background stencil to make sure it stayed in place. Then I used one of the Stampin' Up! sponges and my ink pad and rubbed the color over the stencil.

I was pleasantly surprised with how bright and vibrant the colors looked on the canvas. The ink distributed very evenly with no leaking under the edge of the stencil.

Next was the fun part of decorating each flag. I decided to make each one a separate and meaningful decoration rather than a cohesive theme.

Mail to Africa is iffy at best. There is no guarantee that the package will arrive and if it does that someone hasn't opened it and taken out what they want before she gets it. It can take weeks to months to get there . Here's hoping it makes it to her new place for her to have a little piece of Mom.

I am going to order the refill kit and make some banners for myself!!

Thanks for visiting. 
If you want to order a banner kit for yourself just visit my Stampin' Up! store with the link on the right of this page.