Tuesday, September 29, 2009

HB to me and a Drippy Goo Giveaway

In celebration of my birthday today (Whoo Hoo), I'm giving away a Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch. That's right, just giving it away. If you'd like a chance to win,simply leave a comment on this post.I'll do a random drawing on Friday, 10/02/09 @ 10 PM CTS and the lucky person will get the punch. Couldn't be much easier than that. Just remember to leave me a way to contact you.
Thanks for stopping by and good luck!
Maria
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Friday, September 11, 2009

More treat cup cards

I'm having too much fun finding different ways to use these little SU treat cups. These are more or less shaker cards rather than treat cards. The pictures aren't the best, I'm still figuring out how to use the camera my wonderful son gave me when he got a new one.
I used a little of everything on this one: Cricut Doodle Charms for the snowman and the SU Treat Cup. The background was done with the Cuttlebug Snowflake folder. The sentiment is from the Just Rite Christmas Joy set cut with a classic oval Nestability. I used Waterfall and Stardust stickles to outline the tag and the snowman. The cup is filled with MS Snow Glitter.

This is my favorite, probably because I love gingerbread men! For this I used the Something Sweet Set from Just Rite and the classic and scalloped circle Nestability. That little cookie cutter is part of a set I've had forever, it's from Great for Memory! Ribbon is from Walmart and I don't know who made the paper, it's part of a big stack I had that was separated. The glitter is also MS, Carrera Marble Coarse. Oh and the punch for the circle is an SU 13/t4".
I think that's everything. Hope you enjoy looking as much as I enjoyed creating these. If you'd like to learn another method for making these cards refillable, checkout Snowman Lover's Paperie Blog, she has a great tutorial.
As always, thanks for stopping by. Have a great Friday and weekend!
Maria

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Another Sweet Treat Card

Several people have come up with ways to use the treat cups and make the sweets accessible without having to tear up the card. This is what I came up with.
The cups require a hole of 13/4". You can use a punch, but for this card I used the Cricut and the Center Point feature to cut the hole in the card top. (My card tops are the decorative part of the card, made separately, then attached to a base.) The hole was cut at 13/4 real dial size. I used this cut as a template to mark the placement for the treat cup on the card base. I sponged the area where the cup would be placed. This is what it looked like with the cup on the card base. (the colors around the rim are from another paper I had it attached to then changed my mind.)

I flipped this over and from the inside, using an exacto knife, I cut the paper around the inside of the cup, leaving about half an inch uncut. This created a little circle flap.


With the Cricut and the George cart, I cut a 21/2" square with the charm feature. I stamped it with a Studio G stamp then used craft glue on the circle and bottom only of the square and placed the square cut on the circle flap. I used repositional glue on the top of the square. Here's the inside with the square pull tab. I scored the bottom of the square so it would fold down easier.
Here it is with the tab down.

I put the candy in the cup then closed the tab. Using repositional glue allows it to be opened and closed without tearing. Here's the finished card.
The paper is Debi Mumm. The ribbon was white, colored with a Prisma Marker. Jewels are from Oriental Trading Co. and the stamp on the ribbon is another Studio G.
Hope this all makes sense. It seems like a lot of steps, but didn't really take much time. Can't wait to create some more.
Thanks for stopping by.
Maria

SU Sweet Treat Cups

Whew, what a weekend! My daughter's surgery went well and she is making a quick recovery. I'm sure she'll be back to normal in no time. In addition to that we are in the process of re-doing the floors in our house. We started a few years ago replacing the carpet with laminate flooring and got most of the house done. When we were ready to do the rest, we couldn't find the same floor again. We finally did come across some and now they are almost done, Yea!
With everything else going on, I did manage to make a couple of cards using the new SU Sweet Treat Cups. These just came out in the new Holiday Mini Catalogue and I ordered some as soon as I could. Here's my first card and here's what I used:
Studio G Halloween Stamp
MS Drippy Goo Punch
Rain Dots
DCWV paper
Su Sweet Treat Cup and Sweet Centers stamp set
Halloween Microspool ribbon from Walmart
The stamp around the cup is from the Sweet Centers stamp set. I used SU pumpkin Spice to stamp it then embossed it with clear embossing powder. The orange paper on top is a scrap.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Embellishments


Here's a pic of those embellishments I mentioned in my previous post. I also have some that are black/red, brown/pink and yellow/green. I think they were clearance priced at $2 when I got them, not too bad.
Thanks, Maria

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Get Well Card



My daughter is going in for gall bladder surgery tomorrow so I made this card for her. I hope it cheers her up. The background paper is from Chatter Box, Happy Day Collection. The yellow paper was cut with a QuickCutz Die and the sentiment is from the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. That sweet little deer is from The Unity Stamp Company. It's from their Nov. 08 Kit Club. The checkered ribbon is some Debi Mumm that I got on clearance from JoAnns. I picked up several packages that had 4 different coordinating ribbons in them. Finally, the flowers are from a set I got on clearance from Michaels. They had several colors and I think I got one set in every color. Each set has the flowers, buttons and some crystal embellishments in it, 30 pieces in all. I'll try to post a picture of one of the sets.
Thanks again for stopping by. A little nervous about my daughter's surgery, but I'm sure all will be well.
Maria
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