Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Cute MDS Downloads

I don't usually post the new My Digital Studio weekly downloads, but the downloads for this week are really cute! If you're going to be doing any canning or making berry jam this summer, the "Creatively Yours" digital stamp set would be great for making your personalized labels and the "Summer Happiness" digital kit would be perfect to create a girly scrapbook...hmmm, I'm thinking about that one for myself.
FYI...every Tuesday new MDS downloads are available. Visit MyDigitalStudio.net to view the catalog and other recent downloads.
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Hybrid Masculine Celebrate

This card was a lot of fun to make. I think this is the first pennant banner card I've made. I've had the Petite Pennants Builder punch for awhile, but hadn't gotten around to creating a card with it until recently.
I created several of the card parts using My Digital Studio and then printed them out and built my card. I created and printed the digital DSP using the Write Stuff II. The digital "Celebrate" sentiment is from the 2012 Sale-A-Bration CD's Outlined Occasions digital stamp.
One of the benefits of My Digital Studio is that none of my digital purchases end up getting retired...everything is always current. Love that!

Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hybrid Masculine Sail Away

I don't know about you, but I'm usually short on masculine cards. I have tons of florals and pastels, etc. So this month I focused on creating some "manly" cards. Last week I shared the fun punched wrench card and tutorial, which was inspired by Chris Twing. Today I'm sharing a more nautical themed card using the direct-to-paper technique, along with My Digital Studio's digital stamp "Sail Away". (As a side note, Stampin' Up is offering a 30-day free trial of My Digital Studio Express, if you'd like to try out digital stamping or hybrid cardmaking.) 
I used the Stripes embossing folder and Cherry Cobbler baker's twine to add a bit of interest.  
So glad that you stopped by!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tool Time Tutorial

My theme for this month's card class is masculine with a bunch of other fun techniques thrown into the mix. I chose punch-art for one of the cards and used these punch-art wrenches for the focal point. This makes a perfect Father's Day or Fix-It guy's birthday card. Chris Twing gets credit for the cute wrench idea. When I saw them I couldn't wait to try them out for myself. If you'd like to make these for yourself, I've posted a How-To tutorial below. They're easy and a lot of fun to make!

Punches: Itty Bitty - scallop (118309), 1-1/4" Circle (119861), 3/4" Circle (119873), Word Window (119857), Handheld punch (101227)
Cardstock: Basic Gray (2) 1/2x2" - Wrench Handles; 2x5-1/2" punch piece for wrench parts
Ink: Basic Gray
Additional Supplies: 2-way glue pen (100425), Sponge dauber (102892), Silver brads (104336)

  • Word Window -  Punch 2 slits in (2x5-1/2) Basic Gray punch piece, about 1-1/2” apart.
  • 1-1/4” circle - Center circle punch over one of the slits, leaving an even thickness around the sides and bottom of slit and punch. Repeat for the second slit. This creates the wrench head.
  • Itty Bitty Scallop - Punch 2 scallops in remaining Basic Gray punch piece about ¾” apart.
  • ¾” circle - Center circle punch over one of the Itty Bitty punched scallops, leaving an even thickness around the scallop and punch. Repeat for the second scallop.This creates the Wrench bottom.

  • Basic Gray Ink –   Sponge around edges of wrench pieces: handle, wrench head, wrench bottom.  (Disregard stamped sentiment)
  • Snail wrench heads to one end of wrench handles.
  • Snail wrench bottoms to the other end of wrench handles.

  • Overlap and glue wrench handles as you like and add a couple of silver brads.

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Sunday, May 6, 2012

Masculine Card Tutorial Available

  • Masculine Card Tutorial features three cards using punch art, faux metal, watercoloring, sponging, Big Shot embossing, and digital stamping. Cards featured use the stamp set Teeny Tiny Wishes  and My Digital Studio digital stamps Sail Away and Outlined Occasions.
  • You will receive detailed step-by-step 18-page illustrated instructions with pictures, supply list, and cutting guides for each card. The cost for the Masculine Card tutorial is $3.95 and can be purchased below by clicking on the "Buy Now" button. The PDF tutorial will be emailed to you within 24 hours.
Masculine Card Tutorial - $3.95

  • Demo-to-Demo option- If you're a Stampin' Up! Demo, please feel free to teach any of my tutorials using verbal instruction. If you would like to give a copy of the Masculine Card tutorial to your class guests, as a fellow Stampin’ Up! demo, I have made this option affordable for you. Upon receipt of payment I will send you a copy of the tutorial without my name and contact information (I will retain my copyright information on the bottom of each tutorial). The additional charge for this privilege is $5.00, which allows you to print or send out e-tutorials to your class guests. I use the honor system. Click on the "Buy Now" button for $8.95 ($3.95 PDF tutorial + $5.00 demo-to-demo class tutorial) and your PDF tutorials will be emailed to you within 24 hours. 
Masculine Card Tutorial - $8.95

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Stamping Newsletter

My May Stamping Newsletter has been posted. You can view it HERE or by clicking on the Newsletter link on the right side bar. It features upcoming news and pictures of this month's cards, which are Masculine-Themed. We've got something for everyone this month...punch-art, faux metal, digital stamping and watercoloring. I will be teaching this class at Tumbleweed Recreation Center and at my house this month. I've posted the dates and times below.
The tags were created with My Digital Studio. Digital colors: Barely Banana, Basic Black, Whisper White. Digital Stamp: Upsy Daisy.
May Classes
Creative Cards: Flower Fest Cards ($15)
Tuesday, 5/8 – 10 AM-Noon; 7-9 PM at Tumbleweed Recreation Center
Tuesday, 5/15 – 10 AM-Noon; 1:30-3:30 PM; 7-9 PM at Heidi’s House