January 2011 archive

Hambly Studios Tutorial: Dinner Party Invite

Hello! Here’s a tutorial I came up with for Hambly Studios! Today, we’re going to make a dinner party invite! These are SUPER easy to make and they fit into regular A2 envelopes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Materials: Hambly Kraft Chandelier Stickers, 3 1.75″ x 4″ strips of Hambly Small Circles Paper, 3 printed invitations 4.25″ x 11″, Scoring Tool, various rhinestones, adhesive, stamp & ink


1. Score invitation at 2.25″ and 6 5/8″. Make sure your text is printed between these margins. I used Learning Curve Pro and Printed Clearly fonts.


2. Apply adhesive on top portion of small circles paper strip.


3. Adhere sticker to invitation.


4. Add rhinestones above chandelier sticker.


5. Stamp sentiment under sticker. I used a Clear & Simple Stamps “Dinner” stamp from the Gourmet Darling stamp set.

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

Thanks for dropping by :)


Sketchy Sunday {TG005}

Happy Sunday!

If you don’t know already, I am here at CHA in Los Angeles with Lawn Fawn doing Make n Takes! Be sure to check out my Winter CHA 2011 findings section!

Here is this week’s sketch!

Just so you know, I will be choosing my favorites at the end of the month (in this case February 5th) to be highlighted! AND, I will randomly choose one participant to win a gift certificate to one of our favorite crafty stores!

If you play along, use the sketch however you see fit~It’s okay to make changes! Also, please use keyword TG005 if you upload to an online gallery. Please link to me if you use the sketch~I comment on all the cards!

Here’s the card the sketch is based off of:

I love this new set, Made With Love,  from Hero Arts and see myself using it A TON! I love how some easy heat embossing can make something wow! Oh, and if you’re heat embossing on textured cardstock (like I did), just use your white gel pen to fix boo-boos :)

Materials: Hero Arts stamps (Made With Love), Pink Paislee papers (Sweetness), Coredinations Cardstock, Bazzill Cardstock, PTI ribbon, misc. button, White EP, white gel pen, EK Success corner rounder

Be sure to have all your entries in for this first round before the 5th, so that you can have a chance to win the gift certificate and an opportunity to have your card featured!

Thanks for dropping by!



Inspired by Jill Foster: Day 5

Welcome to day 5, the final day, of my collaboration with Jill!

For today, Jill has generously provided me with a cool Digital Image from Tiffany’s Doodles!

I used the super cute Umbrella Hearts Image paired with some altered chip art! I used the Melody Ross Chip Art Tool to create my heart! LOVE LOVE LOVE that new tool!

Materials: Tiffany’s Doodles Umbrella Hearts, Heart Chipboard, Melody Ross Chip Art Tool, Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paints, Copic Markers, Memento Ink, Neenah and PTI cardstock

Thanks for dropping by be sure to check out Jill’s Blog!



Inspired by Jill Foster: Day 4

Welcome to Day 4 of my collaboration with Jill!

For today, we have challenged each other to use our  colored pencils! Jill is MASTERFUL with the medium.

Ever since my discovery of Copic Markers, my Prismacolor Pencils & Gamsols have been collecting dust- a lot of dust! I spent enough money on them, so I might as well use them and I love my results!

Materials: Josephinekimberling for Impress Rubber Stamps (Sailboat image & sentiment), Neenah cardstock, Bazzill cardstock, PTI cardstock, Prismacolor pencils, MFT Jumbo Scallop Die, Machine stitching

Thanks for dropping by be sure to check out Jill’s Blog!


Inspired by Jill Foster: Day 3

Welcome to day 3 of my collaboration with Jill!

Today, we have challenged each other to a color inspiration challenge! In my opinion, the best source for color combinations is from one of my all-time favorite issues of Paper Crafts Magazine….


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We decided to go with the color combination on the cover, which can be found on pages 20-21.

Here’s my Clean & Striking (CAS) card for the color combination. I struggled BIG time with this color combination and while I was struggling I remembered exactly why I didn’t submit anything for this color combination 😉

I kept it one-layer because often times I find myself adding layers and embellishments when I’m in a rut. SO, I challenged myself to a one-layer card with minimal supplies! I love the result!

What do you do when you find yourself in a card rut? Do you throw it away, pile on the layers, redesign? I wanna know!

Materials: Josephinekimberling for Impress Rubber Stamps Stamp, Lawn Fawn Stamps (Sophie’s Sentiments), Neenah Cardstock, Copic Markers, Glossy Accents, Memento Ink

Thanks for dropping by be sure to check out Jill’s Blog!




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