Saturday, February 27, 2010


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Take a little off the sides

This is one of my favorite stand by card designs.  I like cards that have an alternative opening.  I think it's fun to get a card that's a little beyond your typical pretty face :)

This card is super easy to make.  Start by folding your base cardstock in half.  Cut 1-1/2" - 2" off the front and you're ready to start designing your card!  I like to use a roller for the inside to add a little extra pizzazz.  You may remember this particular card from a blog post several months ago.  To jazz it up this time, I used the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt to add my flower center and leaves.  Quick, simple and easy.  Give it a try!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

So easy!

I have to tell doesn't get much easier than this cool project!  I really love 3x3 note cards.  I use them for gift tags or as additions to bags for special customers :)  I try to sneak them in the kids backpacks, although I'm not so sure they appreciate the hard work I've put into them!
This project is a great, quick and simple 3x3 note holder.  I created this for a swap I'm participating in this weekend that has to be completed in under 10 minutes.  (I'm not so good at under 10 minutes!)  I used the Sweet Pea Designer Series Paper Pack for my paper selection along with some Kraft cardstock.  With the help of a corduroy brad, I think this little box will be a great addition to my desk and will serve as a constant reminder to send a little note to someone "today"!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Be a square

Who ever said all great cards had to be stamped?  It certainly wasn't me...although admitedly, I'd be a sad girl if I didn't have my stamps!  I definitely take for granted the beautiful papers I have hanging out in my stash.  Stampin' Up! has given us such wonderful Designer Series Paper and I certinly don't use it as much as I should. 

The Occasions Mini Catalog has a wonderful 48 sheet 12x12 paper stack called Sweet Pea.  It has all my favorite colors and wonderful designs.  I'm having a hard time using it because I'm afraid I'll run out!  No More Hoarding Your Supplies, Kelli!!!  So as I take some baby steps to use everything I've got, I grab my 1-1/4" square punch and start punching.  I fall in love.  I'm already in love with our new Satin Ribbon (although I've run through a whole roll of Chocolate Chip and am anxiously awaiting more!)  I think these little guys look like a piece of patchwork quilt or maybe a window inside a crazy lady's imagination :)

These are quick, easy and fun cards to make.  I'm thinking a set of these cards will find their way into a raffle basket I'm donating to my son's Boy Scout troop.  I may just whip up a few dozen of these cards and keep them around for when I need to send a quick card to a special friend.  Oh, and you might just see something like this as a Kelli's Korner Klass in the very near future!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Polished Stone Butterflies

Splitcoaststampers has a great tutorial on the Polished Stone technique.  I really enjoy using it when I'm creating with punches and dies as I have in this card.

This was a fun card to make.  I used the Polished Stone techique on a whole sheet of glossy white cardstock.  On half of it, I used Rich Razzelberry, Mambo Melon, Bermuda Bay and Silver. On the other half, I took out the Bermuda Bay.  I cut out butterflies from the Bermuda Bay half and some Rich Razzelberry scraps using the new Butterfly Sizzlet in the Occasions mini.  I used the butterfly Bigz die to cut the larg butterfly mat from the other half of my glossy cardstock.  I think the butterflies turned out great!

For the decorative base of the card, I used Confetti White (one of my FAVES!) cardstock sprayed with some shimmer mist made of Frost White Shimmer Paint.  The swirl from Baroque Motifs was stamped with Silver Encore Ink.  Half back pearls from the Pretties Kit were used to embellish the butterflies and the Scallop Corner punch adorns the corners.

This was a fun card to make.  If you haven't tried the Polished Stone technique, grab your supplies and let the creative juices flow!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

5/8" Satin Ribbon - Have it ALL!!!

Now that you've had a month to soak in the awesome new products in the Occasions Mini Catalog.  What do you think?  I'm still just as in love as I was when it first launched.   I am totally in love with the 5/8" Satin Ribbon.  We've had Whisper White Satin Ribbon through the whole 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog.  The introduction of the new colors just sends me over the top!  We now offer 10 different colors of Satin Ribbon each one just as beautiful as the next.

Want them all?  Now's your chance!!  For a limited time, get 3 full yards of each of our 5/8" Satin Ribbons for just $24!  The ribbons come wrapped on a board inside a resealable protective envelope.  Colors in this ribbon share include Real Red (shown), Basic Black, Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink, Bashful Blue, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Basic Gray and Whisper White.  The price includes tax and handling.  Shipping in the United States will incur a small additional fee.  Payment can be made via cash, check or Paypal. 

Email me to reserve your Ribbon Sampler today!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Which invite to use?

My little sister is expecting her first child in July.  In good big sister fashion, I'll be throwing her baby shower in May.  You know I have to make the invitations, right?  I really want to go with something a little off the beaten path.  I don't want to go crazy but I also don't just want a card that opens on the side.  I made these three "samples" to show my sis and get some input on a favorite design. 

The card on the left is what I like to call the "diaper fold" that will have the invitation attached inside.  The card on the right is a gate fold that is held closed with a belly band.  Finally, the card in the middle is a pocket card that will have the invite in the middle.  I think they all turned out super cute.  The final project will likely have some element of each card somehow incorporated.  We just don't know which "base" style to choose.  Do you have a favorite?

You'll notice the color selection is varied right now.  We'll find out on Thursday if we'll be making Pink or Blue invitations.  I didn't want to show too much of a bias when I made the samples :)