It is swap time again for my Stampin’ Up! Demo Group, Pineapple Inkers! This month we are doing 3D projects and this little acetate box is my first project. This little box goes together quickly and easily, perfect for a last minute gift!
Acetate Treat Box Cut File
Stampin’ Up! Tangerine Tango Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Basic Black Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Lucky Limeade Cardstock
Stampin’ Up! Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Stampin’ Up! Word Window, Modern Label, Curvy Label, Scallop Circle, Circle and Handheld Circle Punches
Wild Wasabi Stitched Ribbon
Inspired Puppy Birthday Card
Today’s Inspiration Challenge on Splitcoaststampers is IC345 ~ Sugar Chic Baby , an adorable little Etsy shop. I chose these cute little Felt Hair Clips as my inspiration for my Puppy Birthday Card. I was drawn to these hair clips because they reminded me of a blanket stitched jacket my daughter had when she was younger. When she was in kindergarten, she fell in love with this cute little red polar fleece jacket with black blanket stitching around the edges and a plaid puppy applique with matching plaid buttons. It was a darling little jacket, but $85, so there was no way I was going to buy it for her! She begged for that jacket, even asked Santa for it, so I decided to copy it. It was not hard to make, cost me about $15 and I finished it in one evening. She wore that jacket for 4 winters! It was a little long when I made it and I cuffed the sleeves, so as she grew, I just unrolled them. Not a bad return on my investment!
For my card, I started with a Gable Green card base and added a patterned paper background from an old DCWV Summer Mat Stack. I used the Stampin’ Up! Circle Punch in Whisper White and the Wide Oval Punch in Chocolate Chip to make the puppy. I trimmed the shapes to match the inspiration puppy and used a Creamy Caramel Marker for the faux stitching. I added a black brad for the nose and small googly eyes. I stamped the PSX sentiment in Island Indigo and matted with a scrap of blue cardstock cut with a Nestabilities Deckle Rectangle die. I had to lengthen the die cut to fit my sentiment, which is pretty easy to do with the tan embossing mat. On the first pass, I slid the embossing mat under one end of the die, between the die and the paper, and ran it through my Big Shot. I removed the embossing pad and repositioned the die on the uncut end, adjusting for the needed length. I then moved the embossing mat to the other end, again positioning it between the die and the paper so it did not cut off the end I just cut and ran it through the Big Shot again. Easy Peasy to adjust the die cut to whatever length you need!
Backpack Inspired Boston Terrier
When I saw this adorable backpack on today’s Splitcoaststampers Inspiration Challenge site, I just had to make a card with him! My daughter is an athlete at Boston University and their mascot is a Boston Terrier, how could I not! I paper pieced my Boston using the Stampin’ Up! Sizzix Top Note die for the base. I cut one in black and one in white and did a little trimming. I used Stampin’ Up Wide Oval and Large Oval for the bottom and Stampin’ Up Sizzix Ovals die which I trimmed for the ears. I had these XL googly eyes in my stash and they were a perfect fit! I used a Signo White Gel Pen for the accents under the eyes and mounted him to a Real Red card base cut tent style. Isn’t he cute!