Thursday, May 31, 2007

Corner Steps Border tutorial

Ok, I am new to this blogging thing so bear with me. I will walk you through this tutorial picture by picture. The first picture is the Corner steps punch. The second picture is with the corner guide removed. To make the border you want to take your piece of card stock and start your first punch in the middle. Then go right next to that punch on either side and continue punching until you reach the edge of your card stock. Cool huh?! You can just run a piece of adhesive along the edge and attach it to your layered piece. Easy peasy! You can do this along the whole edge of your card as well. Are you loving this? How about some more? Cambria has an excellent tutorial for another project with the corner steps punch. You can see it clicking on the link below the last picture:

Fun project!

This is a card my stamp club ladies will be making tonight. Take a look at the brown piece at the bottom of the tree. That was done by using Stampin' Up!'s Corner steps punch. I just LOVE this punch! It works great for it's intended use - punching decorative corners to layer your photos and stamping projects but there are other fun things to do with it. One of them is to remove the guide. In my next post I will show you how this is done.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Eating Cake

I made this card for a shoebox swap for a downline meeting I had awhile back. It's using a sketch challenge from SCS. Check out the challenge here:
This is one of the stamp sets that is retiring at the end of June. I haven't had much time to play with this set. It's great for making birthday cards, Valentines, Friendship, Thank you's, Anniversaries, etc.
Materials used: Living Large Stamp set, Polka Dots and Petals stamp set
Card stock: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Cool Caribbean, Watercolor Paper, Rose Red
Ink: Jet Black Stazon, So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Tempting Turquoise
Other: Watercolor Crayons, Blender Pen, spring bouquet punch, paper piercer, 1/4 inch circle punch

Tuesday, May 29, 2007 it is...

I didn't think I would become one of know, bloggers. But a lightbulb went on in my head. This would be a great place to share my love of rubber stamping with family, friends, and my customers/friends. I hope to inspire you. I hope to share my happy place with you!