Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Color Inspirations



If you have a "color-block" visit Design Seeds for some color-combination inspirations...

I find Design Seeds while I was reviewing the tons of email in my in-box.  What a fun idea they have for showcasing color combinations.  I got so excited I just had to show every one NOW!  I hope you enjoy visiting the site too. 

You can visit Design SeedsJessica Colaluca is principal designer and owner of SEED, as well as creator of the DESIGN SEEDS blog.

What Design Seeds is "About"


Design Seeds have 278 pages of color inspiration on-line book HERE.

Jessica's personal blog for insights and updates HERE.



'til next time,


Con

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Heart Cheers

I know we are past Valentine's Day but this card could be given for any happy occasion.
I used Crackebox Palace stamps.  I found a large slide frame and embossed it with a Cuttlebug folder. Cheers was cut and embossed with Spellbinders.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Monkey Hearts

This monkey and hearts are Crackerbox Palace stamps.
The monkey is holding a box on the stamps and I just covered it up with the hearts. 
I put this together with the cut pieces that were laying around on my table.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day Box

This is a box that Currie made from a box she received for something else.  In the inside cover she was able to slip in the new picture she made.  A box like this could be made into a birthday,  anniversary or any other occasion box.
So just in case you get a box like this for Valentine's Day, keep it and re-gift it!
Currie put glitter around the outer edge of the picture.

This is the side of the box.  Isn't this a pretty box that would be great to fill and give away?

Valentine's Day Tags

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine's Day!!

Need some ideas in a hurry? 
Well, Currie made up these great tags and I hope you can get some ideas from them.
All of the tags were made with Crackerbox Palace stamps.
Each tag was put in a Trading Card folder-what a great idea!




Thanks for looking, and have a great day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine's Day Book

I know Valentine's Day is almost here but I had to share these great ideas from Currie.
This is what it looks like all put together.  She used a lot of embellishments to make it very interesting to look at.
This is the front cover. The arrow is cut out of the middle of 2 pieces of chipboard, acetate and ribbon were put between the chipboard and Be My Valentine stamped on the acetate.  She punched holes around the arrow and threaded beads on a thread to put through the holes front and back.
The second page has Crackerbox Palace flowers stamped right on the printed paper and colored. Liquid pearls were also used on the flowers.

The words from Crackerbox Palace were stamped on Tim Holtz Fragments (which Currie likes to use alot!) and put on the page.
The next page the 2 hearts and Cherib were stamped.

The last page she punched holes on the top and bottom and added beads as she thread the twine through the holes.  She also stamped to background stamps above and below the script paper.  Currie stamped I Love You on the script paper and again used the Fragments with the heart stamps.
Here is a close up on the beads, background stamp, and fragments

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Roses for Someone Special

This card was stamped with Crackerbox Palace stamps and colored with Copic markers.
The area around the flowers were dusted with Distress Ink.
The rim of the image was embossed with gold embossing powder.
The frame is cut with a Spellbinder, and the corners of the layers behind the image were trimmed with a corner punch.
The saying and mounting card stock behind the saying were cut with Spellbinders

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Valentine's Wild Lion

A Valentine for a guy
This lion is from Crackerbox Palace rubber stamps.
All of the mounting paper and the Shrink Plastic is cut from Spellbinders.
The lion is colored with Copic markers.
The Shrink Plastic is stamped with StazOn.

The picture on the left is the Shrink Plastic before it is shrunk.
I punched the hole in the Shrink Plastic BEFORE I shrunk it.
Of course the picture on the right is the 'after' the shrink. 
I just love the Shrink Plastic!


Sunday, February 06, 2011

Valentine Heart Candy

I thought I would share with you some of the candy we are handing out at work that Lois made for us. This might be an idea that you could use for co-workers, friends. You could just hand out at random if a sales clerk has been helpful just to brighten up their day.
All of the hearts are hand punched. The bottom and larger top is punched with a scalloped punch and the smaller heart that is stamped with the saying is a straight edge heart punch.
All of the sayings are from Crackerbox Palace rubber stamps.
This is the heart candy that is sandwiched between the bottom and top punched heart.

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