Monday, May 21, 2018

Waterfront Retirement Note card Stampin' Up!

We needed a retirement card for one of Sara's favorite teachers today, and I wanted to use the Waterfront set beach looksince I think it is a nice retirement idea. Since I used the Stamparatus, it was quick to make another similar design to the nail polish holder image.  The adorable framelit form the Stitched Labels framelits cut out the "enjoy your retirement" sentiment from Itty Bitty greetings with an added bit of cuteness on the narrow notecard. I cut the Burlap ribbon to get three rustic pieces to tie into a knot for the corner.

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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Waterfront Nail Polish Holder Gift Tutorial Video

This is a new size for the Nail Polish Holder Tutorial I made long ago. It is the most popular post ever on my blog with over 22,000 views. The original has flip flops stamps, but I like the beach scene for it too!

It isn't amazing or anything, but here it is if you'd like to see it: Nail Polish Holder (original size)
There's plenty of room to add toe separators and a file behind the bottles for a complete gift!

Cardstock is 8X6". Score the 6" side at 1-3/4" and 3-4/1". Score the 8" side at 1-3/4" and 3-1/2". Score only up to the other score line at 5-1/4". There's no need for a crease on the back. I used the Stamparatus to make the Waterfront image NOT the Stampamajig...obviously. Oops!

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Graduation Money or Gift Card Holders

Once again, I needed some graduation cards, but I wanted to simplify over the one I typically make with a bouncy springy hat/mortar board shown first here. 

This new design, inspired by a narrow notecard creation by Kim Cook shown: HERE , made quicker work of gift card holder cards with little loss of cuteness in my opinion. The tassels were made with Night of Navy current Medium Baker's Twine (146336), and the Cherry Cobbler tassel was made with a retired twine. A 3X3 square of school-colored cardstock was used to trace a line on the card base which was then cut away. The smallest of the faceted gems made a nice attachment point in the middle of the square hat top. Inside, the holder uses a glue dot at each end of the classic label punch to hold the cash.

I needed Crimson and Cream for the University of Oklahoma and grey and navy for Edmond North High school. I think the results were quick and cute.

Tomorrow, I'll have a tassel tutorial video for you!

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