Monday, September 15, 2008

Upsy Daisy

Well, our computer has returned. It is running better but now we are bit by bit trying to get all the programs installed back onto it. In the mean time I get to use DH's laptop and even though it doesn't have any photo editing capability I managed to figure out how to get some pictures loaded. How did we ever function before computers??
I have a confession to make...I love SU's new set, Upsy Daisy. Yes, I may actually have a problem, lol. Here are some of the things I have created with this set.
The first one is a handled box similar to one I did for the Dirty Dozen last year. It is a simple pattern with lots of possibility. Of course the Scor-Pal makes these even faster to do.
1) Cut your card stock to 11' by 5"
2) Score the long side at 1', 4 1/2", 6", and 9 1/2"
3) Score the short side at 3 1/2"
4) cut along the shorter score lines up to the 3 1/2" score mark, these flaps will make the bottom of your box.
5) fold along your score lines
6) use red liner tape to assemble your box, the 1" tab will go on the inside of your box
7) attach 2 round tab punches to the sides of your box
8) cut a strip of paper 3/4" by 10", attach it to the inside of your round tabs with brads. Your brads should also go through your box for added strength. Do not add adhesive to the handle so it can be moved to access the contents.
9) embellish as desired on the front.
The size of the box makes it great for 3x3 cards or a small cello bag filled with goodies.

Here is a card I demo'd at a workshop this week. I love how this stamp looks great stamped in a single color, as a shadow image or done in several colors. I inked the entire stamp in pretty in pink, used a sponge dauber to add regal rose to the flowers and a chocolate chip marker on the stems. Isn't it pretty? Pink and brown make me happy! I layered it with some chocolate chip and punched a strip of CC with the new scallop border. The bottom is a piece of DSP from the Always pack. The base is sahara sand. I used one of the stamps from the Curly and Cute set on a scrap of regal rose and folded it in half over the top.
Here is a card that is mostly the same as the one above but I stamped one of the sentiments from the set in the upper right corner. I was putting together a little gift for our pastors wife who was celebrating her birthday today. She reads a lot so I made a matching magnetic bookmark for her. The bookmark itself was cut out with one of the long scallop Nestability dies. I folded a scrap of CC card stock in half and left the fold part so it didn't get cut. I stamped a scrap of vanilla card stock and trimmed it to fit the front of the bookmark. I cut two strips from a roll of magnet tape I had and adhered them along the bottoms of the bookmark. A little bit of rose ribbon finished it off. And here is one more. I wanted to demo some of the new Big Shot dies and incorporate them into a card. The Sizzlits are a great way to use up scraps! This card is 3 color of card stock (vanilla, chocolate chip, baja breeze) and one color of ink (baja breeze)...easy peasy. Notice how the one ink color looks different when stamped on 2 different colors of card stock? I cut out the bird twice using the 2 different colors of card stock. He sits on the card with dimensionals. The ribbon adds a nice touch.
When I like a card, I often make several and in several color schemes. This is an easy way to create a set of cards or just add to your stash.
I hope you enjoyed this walk through Upsy Daisy lane today!!

1 comment:

ChristineCreations said...

Seriously girl....I'm loving these...and may have to case you, they are awesome workshop cards! Awesome cards in general!

Hey any pictures of the completed kitchen yet????