Monday, April 27, 2009

Direction for making the note card holder

1. Use yellow ink to color around two square coaster; glue yellow card stock to both sides of the coaster; cut around each corner to match the card stock to the coaster.

2. Attach two clothespins on the back of one coaster using double sided tape (foam). I stacked two small pieces on top and three on the bottom. In the picture below, I used two on top and one + rubber stamp remnants (w/o the rubber) on the bottom.

3. Place glue on the other side of clothespin and attach your other coaster. Adjust slightly to make sure they are even when set standing.

4. Cut a card stock 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" and another card stock (of coordinating color) 3 3/8" x 3 3/8". Glue them onto the coaster.

5. Add whatever design you want to the front of the coaster.

Doesn't that sound so simple? Yet, it took me a long time. Enjoy.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Note holder - thank you for the party

I was planning to post this last night but we were super tired after getting home from watching Danny proctor a black belt testing upcountry at Seabury Hall. I really needed my sleep after kids went to bed. Below are the pictures of my note holders. I initially wanted to make these for last year's Christmas but never got to finish them. Well, now I am done (made two more that are not in the picture) and will be passing them out to our Stampin' Up members as a "thank-you" for the last party I hosted.

I saw a note holders at Lee-Bears (Candy/Chocolate Store) & thought I could easily make them. I purchase one at $3; thought about how to make it; then just did it. I used my Sizzix bigshot to cut the little animals for the project. Each one is slightly different because I was trying out different techniques and different color schemes.

For the very first one (white bear), I ran a piece of paper through the xyron (repositionable); added black paper in the back for the eyes; then used white pen to mark the eyes. However, after seeing Jackie's favor, I decided to simplify. First I did not put it through the xyron but used dimensionals to give the animal cut out more 3D effect and furthermore colored in the eyes with markers and colored some of the parts (like the ribbon) to given them some personality. My favorite turned out to be the white lamb with a pink ribbon.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Stampin Up Party - 04/18/09

This month, I was the host. I made 7-layer chicken casserole (Sande's recipe) and brought some fruit for our munches. Kim was the demonstrator and we worked on a lot of 3D projects using, yes, Sizzix BigShot. Oh, how I love my big shot. I have so many project ideas that my head is spinning. Below are the projects we worked on.My favorite project is the 3D box (box#2 die) with a little butterfly on top. Isn't it cute? I purchased the box#2 die so I should be getting it soon. I can make so many stuff with that die. I will probably use that for Anica's birthday favor. The oval is covered by a transparency film with the dimension of 2 5/8" x 1 5/8".
Jackie sent us a favor from her grandson's 1st birthday party. Isn't it cute? Maybe I will use the same idea for my son's 1st in November. I have those sizzix sizzlit dies.

Harriet gave us a special thank you cards that contain green tea bags. It's super neat. She had two styles and I took the one that I could copy (I have the stamp set she used).

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Stampin Up Party - 03/28/09

I could not make it to Stampin' up Party. I was so bummed out I could not go but we did have a great time at the Marriott Ocean Club. Anica loves the children play area (pirate ship) there. It was Anica's third time and James' first time there. James really loves the water, too. Oh, I cannot wait to take my babies on our Alaskan cruise this summer. It's going to be so much fun. Here are the projects from our last party.