Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Quick Creative Tip #5

Every time I see a Ring Pop, I sing to myself: If you like it put a ring on it.


As always, I insisted to my daughter that we make her Valentines for her classroom party. Over the years I've come to realize that preschoolers don't really care if something is handmade or pretty, they just want the candy. So this year I kept it simple and quick, and you can too if you Use a Banner Framelit to top a Ring Pop for a simple Valentine. Of course, you should add some sort of greeting. I used the Happy Heart Day sentiment from the Tags for You stamp set and punched it out using the Bracket punch. Staple the banner to one side of the Ring Pop (I found that the non-sucker part of the bag is preferable) and use a Dimensional to adhere your sentiment over the staple. So easy, a four-year-old can do it (maybe not the stapling part, but most everything else). The DSP? It's retired (I'm sorry, I'm sorry, but these are going to preschoolers.) I can't remember the name of the DSP that it came from, but I do remember it's a retired Christmas pack. Let me know if you know the name of the DSP. I'll send you a surprise. :-)

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Quick Creative Tip #4

Last week was a crazy week and because of it I didn't post a Quick Creative Tip. My husband got extremely sick and I'm amazed at how taxing it can be when I lose my team mate. One of the many reasons I love being married is having a partner in everything, and when he gets sick, he checks out and it's hard to function solely by myself. But alas, I made it, and here's this year's fourth Quick Creative Tip: Pierce the petals of a scallop to add additional decoration. 

I love layering circles on top of scallops, but it's so hard to just leave the petals of the scallop blank. I have a habit of piercing the scallop's petals to help make it look a little better. It looks so bare without the piercings. If I can't find my paper piercer (which happens quite frequently), I take a marker the same color as my card stock and mark a dot on each petal.

Stampin' Tips:

  • Color Scheme: Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, and Whisper White
  • DSP: SAB Sweet Sorbet
  • Stamp Set: SAB You're Lovely
  • Accessories: 2-3/8" Scallop Punch, Paper Piercing Too, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Blender Pens
  • Stamp the "I think you're lovely" sentiment in Chocolate Chip ink. You will notice that this image is more than just the circle featured in my card. Use Blender Pen with the Pear Pizzazz and Calypso Coral ink pads to color the leaves and flowers. Punch out the circle using the 1-3/4" circle punch and adhere it to the scallop using a dimensional. 

Happy Stampin'