Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Here is a picture of the invitations that I made for my children's birthday invitations. All 3 of my children were born in June, so we celebrate once with one party. They are still little, so they don't mind right now. I'm sure it won't always be this way! LOL!
This is the whole box.
This is the front. The heart is really hemp twine and punched out holes. I cut out a circle w/ my nesties w/ a piece of acetate and adhered the stars. All the stars featured are from Ornaments and Stars by Kitchen Sink Stamps. The dog is also from Kitchen Sink Stamps, Kittens and Pup. I created my own fence. The grass is felt and die cut from MFT Die-namics!
This is the top of the box. The letters that spell out recipes are from the Stars nesties. The cardinal is from Kitchen Sink Stamps.
Here is the inside! The words are from Recipe Fun by Fiskars.
Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!
Friday, June 25, 2010
Another thing I've been working on are some recipe boxes that I'm going to be selling! I'm so excited about the prospect of selling my wares, however, I'm a little worried that they won't sell. Because history has shown that things that I create that I love, no one else cares about. So, I'm trying to be neutral and doing my very best and hoping that that will be enough to sell and make a name for myself. Cross your fingers! Mine are!
So, this recipe box that I have created here uses a color that I have hated since the beginning of my love affair with Stampin' Up!. Taken With Teal. I think it's a very loud color, and no matter what, I could not find a color that would be compatible with it. Until now. I have learned that when the ink has dried, the color that is left is a very soft subtle color. It worked WONDERFULLY with the Linen Closet (DCWV) paper that I chose to go on this box. I used the Daisy from Kitchen Sink Stamps, and a flower from Garden Silhouettes (retired SU! hostess) for the front and top. And I used a die from My Favorite Things, and I have discovered just how versatile it is!
Have you purchased the new Ric Rac die from My Favorite Things? Together w/ the grosgrain die, you can make ribbon to match EVERY SINGLE PROJECT using paper! AWESOME!!!!! Ok, so anyway, with the ric rac die, you can cut your paper w/ the die and use that exact size, OR (my favorite word!), you can move the die so that one side is in the middle of the paper you just cut, and split it in two! So, you have two smaller pieces of ric rac! AND, you can also use the negative part of the die, the sides to create a completely different look! That's what I did on the TOP of this box! Take a look! On the back of the top, I did this, and then decorated w/ that garden flower and daisy again. And if you look on the inside, I used smaller pieces of ric rac to add a little character and detail to each label! Do you see what I'm trying to say?
I also used My Favorite Things Scallop Edge as well on the bottom of the front of the box! Another AWESOME die that I just could not live without! Hahahaha!
And there you have it! I'm a changed stamper, now that I have discovered Taken W/ Teal again! I'm telling you, I gave my TWT c/s away, and I gave my ink pad to my daughter because I was SO not ever using that color! The ink pad has now been given a place of honor w/ the rest of my ink pads! LOL!
My friend Wendy LOVES this color, and actually has her living room and kitchen painted TWT, and it looks SO nice! So, now I finally see why she loves this color! And is sad to see it leave the SU! color family.
Have a STAMPTASTIC day!!!