It was my turn for the monthly shoebox event in June and we made the hamburger punch art card you saw in the last post and this apron card using Stampin’ Up!’s retired Apron of Love stamp set and corresponding Apron Builder Framelits Dies. I started by searching my stash of DSP – designer series paper, to find a plaid design I liked. Dandy Designs DSP had a perfect orange plaid with grapefruit grove so I went with those colors. The reverse side of the plaid just happened to be the stars design which I used for the second layer.
- Stamp Set is Apron of Love; Dies are Apron Builder Framelits Dies and inside greeting is from Handsomely Suited
- Ink: Memento Black
- Base: Calypso Coral, 11 X 4 1/4, scored at 5 1/2
- Layer 1 (X2): Basic Black, 5 1/4 X 4, Note: Cut the middle out of this piece with the 4th Largest Deckled Die to be the third layer on the card
- Layer 2: Dandy Designs DSP, 5 X 3 3/4
- Layer 3: Basic Black, 2 3/4 X 4 1/8 cut with 4th largest Deckled Die, or See note at Layer 1
- Layer 4: Grapefruit Grove, 3 3/4 X 2 1/2, die cut with next smallest Deckled Rectangle Die
- Inside Layer 2: Grapefruit Grove, 5 X 3 3/4, The greeting is from Handsomely Suited; mask off the handsome to just get Happy Father’s Day
- Apron: Dandy Designs DSP, 2 1/4 X 3, stamp with outline stamp in Apron of Love stamp set and then die cut
- Apron Ties & Neck Band: Basic Black, 3 X 1 1/4
- Pocket: Calypso Coral, 2 X 1 1/2, stamp with outline stamp and word stamps, then die cut
- Utensils: Silver Foil, 2 X 2, Note: use a scrap of woodgrain DSP to die cut handles
- Hearts: DSP, 1 1/4 X 1 1/4
- Buttons: Black sequins adhered with a glue dot
The apron and the pocket are popped up with dimensionals, the other layers are adhered directly to paper.
These are pictures of the sets.
Another set that works well with cooking is the What’s Cookin’ set and Cookin’ Dies:
Well, Sal, I plan on using them and it is nice to go to a post instead of going to my stash to see what I have, and others might have this in their stash and will be reminded what a nice set this is.
Did I not post that one? Hmmmm……. I don’t see that card in the recipe box so let’s do a quick show and tell:
This is how I started the card but it needed something in the window- a tree, a bird, a ….
So I die cut a white layer with the Deckled Rectangle Die, sponged a sunset sky:
- Orchid Oasis – top
- Daffodil Delight – second layer
- Crushed Curry – third layer
- Calypso Coral – fourth layer
I die cut a bird and branch from the Lovebirds die by Elizabeth Craft Designs and colored the branches and birds with the intent of making the birds look like the red finch birds we see at our feeder every day. I die cut a few extra leaves and colored them with Daffodil Delight for falling leaves. I colored the leaves with Stampin’ Blends of Dk Daffodil Delight and Lt Soft Succulent so they have that fall look as well.
Now look at the card with the birds, branches and sunset in the background:
- Base: Bermuda Bay, 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 5 1/2
- Layer 1: Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper, 4 X 5 1/4
- Using the Window Frame Die cut out window from DSP; note: 5/8″ from left and right sides
- Window: Basic Grey, 3 1/4 X 3 3/4
- Glass: Window Sheet, 2 1/2 X 3 1/4
- Counter Top: Another of the DSP pack, 4 X 3/4
- Cooking tools & Bowl: Basic White 2 3/4 X 4, stamp in Basic Grey the bowl, spatula, cups;
- color the stripes on the bowl in Bermuda Bay
- use an Exacto knife to cut a slit in the bowl for the utensils
- Die cut the cutting board from a scrap of wood tone- I think this is Cinnamon Cider
- Stamp the rolling pin on a scrap of bermuda bay and a second time on a wood tone and die cut; cut off the ends of the wood tone rolling pin and adhere to the bermuda bay rolling pin
- Stamp the spatula a second time on Bermuda Bay and die cut – cut off the handle and adhere the top over the die cut on Basic White
- The turner is die cut from black foil
- The whisk is die cut from silver foil
- Greeting: Basic White, 2 X 2, stamp with Basic Grey and greeting in the What’s Cookin’ set, punch with 1 3/4″ circle punch and sponge the edge
- Inside: Basic White, 4 X 5 1/4, die cut with Deckled Rectangle and sponge per above directions
- Greeting is stamped in Tuxedo Black with the Go To Greetings stamp set Happy Birthday
- Embellish with Bermuda Bay dots, a Bermuda Bay heart and a 1/8″ wide Bermuda Bay ribbon
I hope we have brought “a pinch of creativity to spice up your crafting world”!
SAL, Share A Love of cooking
Punch art is our fun for today as we punch away to make a hamburger with chips and a pickle!
- Base: Thick White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1 (X2): Merry Merlot, 5 1/4 X 4
- Tablecloth: Designer Series Paper in red plaid, 5 X 3 3/4; note: with a 6X6 DSP, cut the 5″ first and then the 3 3/4
- Inside: DSP red plaid leftover from cutting the layer, cut to 1″ X 5″
- Plate: Basic White, 4 X 3, die cut with 4th largest oval die, emboss with Tasteful Textile 3D embossing folder
- Greeting: Basic White, 2 1/2 X 5 1/2,
- stamp in memento black ink with greeting from Sprinkles Of Life stamp set
- die cut with Beautiful Shapes Die
- adhere with dimensionals
- Bun: Crumb Cake, 2 X 6, run crosswise in Raindrop Embossing Folder so half the strip is embossed for the top and half is not for the bottom of the bun to glue directly to the plate
- Punch 2 from large oval punch, sponge edge with soft suede
- Meat: Soft Suede, 2 1/4 X 1 1/2, punch with Large Oval Punch, dob straight down using sponge and Early Espresso to create speckled texture; use dimensionals to pop up on bottom bun slightly offset, all other layers are glued directly to previous layer
- Cheese: Daffodil Delight, 1″ Square punched from scrap, don’t sponge;
- Lettuce: Granny Apple Green, 1 3/4 X 2 3/4, punched with Pretty Label Punch, sponge edge w/green
- Tomatoes (2): Real Red, 2 X 1 1/4, punch with 1″ Circle Punch, sponge edge w/real red
- Onion: Designer Series Paper w/purple, use 1″ circle punch- cut one full circle, then punch along that cutout’s edge with just part of the punch
- Note: When adhering the hamburger to the plate, use two dimensionals on top of each other to be able to have the right depth for attaching the hamburger at the back side, the front just needs a one dimensional layer
- Potato Chips: 1 1/4 X 11 strip of very vanilla envelope paper; run through crimper, use 3/4″ X 15/16″ oval punch to punch 7 potato chips, adhere randomly on plate
- Pickle: Garden Green Scrap, Granny Apple Green Scrap, punch each color with Word Window Punch lining up on a straight edge and punching only half, or punch a full one and cut it in half, then use your scissors to make tiny divots on the edges and then use a Garden Green Marker to add dots for texture
- Embellish with a bee or a dragonfly or an ant; my little bee is from the So Hoppy Together stamp set
Inside Greeting: Basic White, 2 X 2, stamp using Black Memento Ink with greeting from Guy Greetings, cut with another of the Beautiful Shapes Dies
Sure enough! Another of those dies that I said I would never use! Ha
Summer has finally arrived in Castle Rock so I had better go water my plants! Have a wonderful day and thank you for spending part of it with Sal and I!
SAL, Stamp A Lot if you need to get out of the heat
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Not soon, Sal, but we are having a shoebox event next Tuesday with Christine as our hostess and it seemed wise not to get too far behind in my scrapbooking of cards!
Well, Sal, on Facebook we call people who follow posts but never comment – stalkers- so maybe I have a few of those left. I know I use the blog frequently for recipes and sometimes to remind myself that I can do this on those days when the mojo just isn’t there.
Enough of that – let’s look at this card and the fun products I used. I saw the faith, hope, love die with daisies and said “That is my style”! It is from inloveartshop.com
Oops, sorry, I went to verify the link and got lost looking at their site! This die is currently still available for $4.99. It is called ‘Inlovearts Sunflower with “Love, Faith, Hope” Word Cutting Dies’.
- Base: Daffodil Delight 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1 (X2): Basic White 3 7/8 X 5 3/8, use Corner Rounder Punch on each corner
- For the inside layer use Delicate Details stamp set for the bottom (it sort of matches the black die cut edges on front)
- Use Thoughts & Prayers for the greeting
- Use His Love for the praying hands
- Layer 2: Basic Black 4 X 5 1/2, Place a dryer sheet under the paper and die cut with Ornate Layers Die
- Words & Flowers: Basic White 4 X 4 1/2 for 1 die cut – I used 3 for extra pop of the words
- Daisies on Top: Basic White 6 X 2, punch 3 daisies with small daisy punch
- Middle of the flowers: Daffodil Delight, 2 1/2 X 1, cut the three middles with the die in the set; note: I left the die intact and did not separate the circles from the flowers
- Use Places In The Heart stamp set for the little dots on the middles
- Sponge the edges with Crushed Curry, a little heavy on one side
- Embellish with the clear raindrop dots to look like morning dew
And two punches, Sal, a corner punch and a small daisy punch. What fun to not be tied to using just the current products. I knew this day would come and I am loving it! Now let’s look at what Joy had for us at her shoebox event; you will be thrilled!
This is called a Flying Seagull Fun Fold. A video is at this link.
Joy’s second card is a Lattice Split Card!
There is a tutorial by Brandy Cox here:
Lovely, Joy, your cards are prettier than the tutorials! Thank you!
Does this bring a
Congratulations to our grandson, Joshua Decker, on his High School Graduation!
We are so proud of Joshua!
For his card, I used the colors on the graduation announcement to make the front of the card. There was just a touch of green on the Eaton Eagle so I bordered the circle with a little green. The banner is silver but to get the stamped images on the sides to show in the picture I had to turn it a bit sideways and the banner looks gold!
Recipe for Joshua’s graduation card:
The card uses several stamp sets:
- Clearly Whimsy Stamps Collection – Graduation- DA1173
- You Did It on the circle
- Diploma on the left
- Inside (one stamp)
- Vertical Greetings for Congrats on right side
- Reflected In Nature for the Eagle on the top left
- Day By Day Numbers for the 2023 on the bottom right
- Make A Difference for Joshua’s name
Heather taught us how to use the Tailored Tag Punch to make the graduation cap (mortarboard cap) by punching once and then hold the punched image with a sticky note and punch a second time. Punch just the side of the punch for the base of the cap.
The circles are made with dies from the retired circle set with the 5th largest die in Granny Apple Green and the 4th largest die in Basic White embossed with the confetti embossing folder.
The Banner Die is the 5th in the retired banner die set.
- Base: Thick Basic White, 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, scored at 4 1/4
- Layer 1 (X2): Night of Navy, 4 X 5 1/4
- Banner: Silver Foil, 2 1/2 X 4 1/4 die cut then embossed with the Star embossing folder
- Granny Apple Green: Die cut for a border with 5th largest circle
- Basic White: 3 3/4 X 5, die cut with 4th largest circle and emboss with confetti embossing folder
- Cap: Black Foil, 2 X 3, cut with Tailored Tag Punch
- Inside Layer: Basic White, 3 3/4 X 5, stamp and color
- Embellishments: Navy Twine made into a tassel secured with a black brad, 3 Swarovski crystals
Yes, Sal, but I failed to write down which colors I used. Next time.
The design inspiration comes from the card Heather Guitreau made at our shoebox event:
Lovely cards, Heather!
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