Saturday, January 26, 2008

More Passion

The "Passion" kit just keeps providing more inspiration to me. I've needed inspiration as it has been -16 degrees here--burrrrrrrrrr! I have had a Cuttlebug for some time now, but I haven't pulled it out a played with it much since I "just had to have it". I tend to be a collector, hence the name of my company Pak Rats Stamp, and struggle with using. I love the embossing folders offered through Cuttlebug and I decided that now was the time to use it. Using the kit, I pulled out what the pattern from the "Flirt Collection" that I call "Wrinkled Sheets" and sent it through the Cuttlebug. Then using my Coluzzle, I cut out three circles and a heart. The top layer was watercolored using Palette ink and my paintbrush end to create the little dots. I then watercolored the brown layer to give it a distressed look. Lastly, I took a "U" from a Bazzill alphabet diecut collection and the heart and inter-linked them. I ran some sheer ribbon across the card and then adhered the circles. Looking at it I realized it just wasn't complete. So I used some paper ribbon and "stitched" it through
three coordinating mini-buttons. The paper ribbon curls so nicely. This was so very simple and fun, I hope you enjoy.

Card Recipe
Paper- Memory Box "Flirt Collection" from Pak Rats Stamp's "Passion Kit", Basic Grey
Ink- Palette Ink pads in brown and pink
Accessories- Coluzzle heart and circle templates, sheer ribbon, paper ribbon, Basic Grey
buttons and alphabet diecuts, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Bringing it to life

The other day I shared with you the new Passion Kit from Pak Rats Stamp. So now I've come up with a few samples that I hope will inspire you! I think that this will make a great mini album for my parents while they are down south for a month. They can take photos on their holiday and add them in there. It won't take much room and doesn't require any supplies. The center "heart" is actually a little pocket so they can even slide little memories in it, like a sand dollar or other small flattish shells. This was fun to create and I hope that you "love" it and try making your own, tfl.
General Dimensions:
12" x 6" cardstock for "wallet", scored to create four panels.
2" x desired length to create "wrapper"
1/2" x desired length to create layer on "wrapper"
11" x 2 3/4" (score in half, lengthwise, to create inside panels)
5 3/4" x 3 3/4" (approx.) piece cut to look like the top of a heart (score on sides and bottom to create pouch.
Flowers were created by cutting out flower images from the Memory Box Paper "Bouquet".
Passion Kit from Pak Rats Stamp
stamp: Fantastic Flourishes and Heartfelt Messages, Hero Arts
paper: cardstock, DCWV; DP, Memory Box
ink: Burnt Umber & Toile Pink, Palette
other: corner punch, Stickles