Sunday, June 29, 2008

Mass Production

I am getting low on birthday cards, so I knew I needed to do some serious mass production. Here's the trick for getting lots of card with minimal thinking:

1. Choose a piece of patterned paper and cut into 4.25 x 2" pieces.

2. Choose three colors of matching cardstock and cut into 4.25 x 3.5" pieces.

3. Punch the solid cardstock with scalloped circle.

4. Punch white cardstock with regular circle.

5. Stamp image of your choice, color, and embellish.

6. Assemble base, attach ribbon over the seam, and attach scallop.

7. Add eyelets.

Easy as pie, and this sketch works with a multitude of images and colors.

Tea Time

So, I have joined a monthly ATC swap at the local scrapbook store. June's theme is "Tea Time" so I came up with this ATC which is a cute way to give a little tea bag. I also make a similar size card during the holidays with a slightly different poem! I love this 'Hat's Off' set from TAC and try to use it as often as possible.

Friday, June 27, 2008

New Sets are up!

I am happy to announce the new sets are up on the TAC website! To view, simply go to:

and click on the 'products' tab at the top of the page. Click on 'stamps', and then whatever category you're interested in.

Be sure to check out the new papers, too... Angelee is gorgeous and so is Reece!

I love this card!

..but I hate that the stamp set was retired! This is what I made for the mini-gathering shoebox project that I mentioned a few posts back. It's the same set that I used for the black/white/pink card... and I just love this color combo, which I lifted from a card I'd seen on Splitcoast.

Stinking of You

Here's another card with the skunk set. I used a "Thinking of you" sentiment, and only inked up the 'inking of you'. After stamping, I hand-wrote the 'st' with a tiny black pen. This was what I gave my Dad for his Father's Day card, since it's VERY appropriate if you know him! :-)

Joke ATCs

For those of you who have been with me from the start, you may remember that at one time I was posting a bunch of ATCs for swaps that I was in on the Papercrafts Message Board. (For those of you who are new, ATCs are mini card-fronts, 2.5 x 3.5", and have become the trading cards of the paper crafting world. Take a look at my very first posts to see more!) Eventually, I stopped swapping because postage rates were crazy!

So I was very happy to learn that there was a Scrapbook Store near us here in IL, AND that they have ATC swaps once a month! Tomorrow is the first one that I'll be attending, and the theme is "Jokes." I had no clue what to do! I finally picked this set (one of my very favorites) and googled 'skunk jokes.' When I found this one, I thought it was too cute and had to use it.

This ATC opens, which is unusual, but I thought it would be a great way to hide the punch line. Gotta love those Sweet Skunks!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Cute Card!

This was one of the shoebox projects we made at the Angel gathering. It was designed by Deanette and I just love it. I may have to get the Everyday Expressions set just because this stamp is so dang cute. On the inside I think I'll write "Here's fishing you a happy birthday" or something equally as cheesy!

More baby cards

I'm trying to use up my patterned papers so that I can concentrate on using all the new ones from TAC. I love how the Nana's Attic papers from DCWV coordinate with the ribbons and eyelets I already had on hand! It makes stamping so easy.

More Stamping!

I love this set and hate that it didn't make it into the new catalogue. I made this card for an Angel Minigathering here in IL that I went to this past weekend. We had lots of fun stamping and chatting and checking out the new catty.

Friday, June 20, 2008

The New Catalogue!

I haven't yet received my own copy, but I'm hoping it'll come in tomorrow's mail. I'm very excited to see what TAC is offering this time around. The new sets won't be on-line for a few more days, I think, but I'll let you know as soon as they are!

Level B Hostess Sets

Lots of sentiment stamps this time. I don't know about you, but I can never have enough of them!

Level A Hostess Sets

It's going to be hard to choose which one of these I want most!!!


Here are the new Gift With Purchase Stamps. I'm liking them A LOT!

I've been Crafting!

These were super easy. I just picked out a scrap piece of patterned paper (an old set from Basic Grey), some scraps of cardstock and colored pencils that matched, and I went to town. It felt good to be creating again, as it's been too long. I'm VERY excited to get my paws on the new catalogue, which was revealed today at the national TAC convention. I'll post some sneak peaks soon!