Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday -- Mojo monday 132 : Hoppy Easter

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly.
Here's our pick for this week:
Hi everyone,

What can be done with, a balloon from beary best friends, a pair of bunny ears borrowed from the sock monkey a flower punch and a sketch from Mojo Monday??

A HOPPY Easter card !!

I just coudn't resist to use a long time retired Stampin' Up! product for the bunny tail : liquid appliqué aka Puff paint.

I don't know if it is the color combination but this card was very hard to catch for my lense...anybody as a few photo tips for me ??? I'm SO willing to learn...

Don't forget, it's Sale-a-bration last day today, so if you need anything, feel free to contact either one of us we deliver everywhere in Canada.

Have a nice Stampin' day !!


Tuesday, March 30, 2010

We interrupt this program to bring you...

... a video tutorial! So Two 4 Tuesday will not be happening today so we may present to you our Easter Bunny Treat bag video tutorial.

Because of the length of the project, it's in 2 parts so don't forget to watch both. You can also watch them directly from our YouTube channel.

NOTE: Contrary to what the video says, I couldn't upload a pdf of the bunny parts to this blog post. The template is a jpg file and you'll be able to print it, full size, and trace the patterns to make your bunny.

And here is the template for the bunny. Just click on the image and print at 85% scaling.

Enjoy making your Easter Treat Bag and leave us your comments! CeeCee

Monday, March 29, 2010

Quickie Mini Monday -- Get organize !!

Quickie Mini Mondays feature a 10 minute-or-less project -- something fast, fun and easy to reproduce and mass produce.
Hi everyone,
This week instead of taking 10 minute to do a card I took 10 minutes to get my wallet organize. I'm really not a purse person... I only carry a card sized wallet given to me by my aunt, and I love it so much but sometimes it gets a little messy. Lately, I seemed to have trouble finding what I wonder why.

So I though I would make myself some cute little dividers, 3/4" and 1" round punches, Sweet pea DSP and a little bit of tombow and look what I've got...

Know I can find easily what I need.

And most of's so cute.

Have a nice stampin' day

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Easter Bunny Treat Bag Video Tutorial...

.... eeek, sorry guys! It's coming, it's coming... I just finished putting together all my taxes paper (oh boy) so I'm editing the video right now but it won't be uploaded to YouTube before real late into the morning. So, I'll post it here tomorrow afternoon. Just be patient please!


Friday, March 26, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- Cupcakes !!

Sparkly Fun Fridays features a sparkly or glittery project using shimmer paints, embossing powders, glitters, rhinestones... anything shiny to welcome the weekend in a fun way!!!
Hi everyone,

As you can see I'm still playing with my Thoroughly Modern DSP. I had forgotten this beautiful stamp set, it's a level 3 hostess called the more the merrier, I found it hidding from me while doing some reorganization of my stamp sets. I only used 3 out of the 5 cupcakes on the stamp, don't forget that you can always use part of a stamp to better fit your need. Sometimes it's giving you a "almost" new stamp... And ohhhhhh how we love new stamps !!!

So I did sugar up my cupcakes with a little dazzling diamonds but if you take a closer look, you'll see (very hard to catch the real effect on a photo) that the soft suede layer is shimmering...I simply misted it with a mix of rubbing alcohol and champagne shimmer paint, so easy and so beautiful. The effect is even more accentuated on a textured cardstock but I already had cut my pieces when I though about "shimmerizing" it. I'll try to keep it in mind next time...

I added colors on the cupcakes with Soft Suede, Rose Red, Bermuda Bay and Sahara Sand classic inks and a blender pen on whisper white CS.

I thought it needed just a little more shimmer so I added those light cocoa glitter dots.

Have a nice stampin' day and a scrapalicious weekend!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Treat Thursdays -- Easter Bunny Treat Bag

Sweet Treat Thursdays are all about food -- our other favorite topic -- and features ways to embellish/wrap/present something edible. CAUTION: May be hazardous to your waistline!

Hi everyone,

Easter is coming up fast and I've got a treat bag idea for you! My friend Angelle gave me this bag a few weeks ago because I won't be seeing her at Easter. I was so happy with the concept that I decided to CASE it.

Here's my version of the Easter Bunny Treat Bag (my apologies for bad lighting on these pictures):

Hee-hee-hee! Isn't she cute?! The whole project relies on a lunch bag that you fold a certain way to create a pocket at the bottom. Out of the pocket comes a tag where you can write your greeting.

I used a 6 1/2" X 13" bag but the project can be adapted to any size of lunch bag. What you need to remember is to put your treats in before you actually punch the holes for closure.

Here's how I closed it. I thought to put the bow in the back so as not to have it compete with the bow on the hat in the front.

I'm working on a video tutorial that I'll post over the weekend, here on Card à la Carte. So stay tuned for that!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Whatever Challenge Wednesday with CPS #159

Whatever Challenge Wednesdays features a challenge from the blogosphere, chosen randomly. Here's our pick for this week:

Hi everyone,

Today, we're playing with the CPS #159 Challenge. Here's the sketch:

And here's my card!

The middle of the flower and the leaves are rub-ons from the Planter Box kit. The DSP is from the Sweet Pea collection. The flower from the Pretties Kit was hand-dyed by mixing rubbing alcohol with a few drops of Pretty in Pink Classic Ink. The sentiment is from the SAB's Happy Moments Stamp Set.

It's all pink... it's all pretty!

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Two 4 Tuesday -- Shelli's origami box tutorial

Two for Tuesday features 2 projects that are similar in either color, theme, layout or embellishment but... with a different twist!

Hi everyone,

After looking at photos from last covention, I saw a couple of them from Shelli's (Stampin' Up! CEO) presentation where she made a cute origami box, so I decided to try it out and I made my own pattern. Since I didn't go to convention I don't have access to the template she provided so mine probably has differents dimensions. Also, to make sure it would fit our Two 4 Tuesday theme, and came up with six 2 3/4 X2 3/4 cards, 2 different colors for each model.

All the kit uses Thoroughly Modern DSP with its coordinating colors Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede. The Very Thankful stamp set used here is avalaible in French , English or Spanish and best of all for FREE during SAB.

Here's my glittered peacock:

The turtle was brought to life with Classic inks and a blender pen.

Instead of trying to glue a little piece of CS in the middle of each flower, I punched some holes and put a rose red CS in the back so it show through without the mess...

Now for the "famous" box... Finished size is 3 X 3 X 1 so you can fit 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 note card in it but not their enveloppes(other wise it wouldn't be so easy to fit in a 12X12 sheet of CS).

First you begin a 12 X 7 sheet of CS here in textured Sahara Sand

  • on the 12" side , score @ 1, 1½, 4½, 7½, 10½ and 11

  • on the 7" side score @ 3 and 4.

Now cut and fold according to this template :
You should now have something like that :
You then put your notecard inside like this :

Fold it a little more:

Then fold the smaller sides first, and then the ones with the long tabs:

Decorate as you wish.

Here's the back side view.

Close it up with a wire clip or a library clips and you're done, no glue at all !!!

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial see you tomorrow

Have a nice stampin' day


Monday, March 22, 2010

Quickie Mini Monday -- Sweet Pea Style

Quickie Mini Mondays feature a 10 minute-or-less project -- something fast, fun and easy to reproduce and mass produce.

Hi everyone,

This is a pocket card and although it looks as if it would take longer than a regular card to make, it really doesn't!

It's basically a piece of Old Olive CS that I cut down in half to make 2 pieces of 4 1/4" X 11" (to make 2 at a time and mass produce!). When assembled, you'll end up with 2 pockets of 3 1/4" X 5 1/2". If there is enough demand for it, I'll whip up a quick tutorial on how to create the pocket, but it's nothing new to many of you. Since the DSP I've chosen is quite decorative, there's no need for much embellishing or stamping and that's what makes it a quick project. I've only added a piece of Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon and knotted it.

The insert is a piece of Old Olive CS matted with Pink Pirouette CS where I've stamped "Happy Birthday" from the Well Scripted stamp set. The only embellishment on the insert is a felt flower and leaves from the Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Kit, adhered with Mini Glue Dots to a Sahara Sand circle that I've punched out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch.

The opening of the pocket was created also with the 1 3/8" Circle punch.

To show you the difference between a 10-minute project and a "tripped up" version, I created a 2nd pocket card but added a bow as opposed to a knot to my ribbon, some Crystal Effects in the center of the flowers and ink around the edges of the DSP.

I've also dressed up the insert with 2 layers of flowers on the pull and a tiny felt one below the title.
There's also a brad from the Sending Love Epoxy Brads kit and ink around the edges of the Pink Pirouette CS.

I think it's fun to receive a card with a different format, especially when the envelope is as fun as the inside!

Have a nice stampin' day!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Sparkly Fun Friday -- Glittered Bookmark

Sparkly Fun Fridays features a sparkly or glittery project using shimmer paints, embossing powders, glitters, rhinestones... anything shiny to welcome the weekend in a fun way!!!

Hi everyone,

I'm an avid reader and collect bookmarks... why I don't have a handmade bookmark in my collection is way beyond me! So I decided to rectify that today.

I wanted something fun and well... sparkly. The two chipboard embellishments were done a while back ago when I was experimenting with different techniques. They'd been sitting on my desk for a while and I thought they were perfect for today's project.

The above photo is the reverse side. So basically, it's 2 pieces of cardstock sandwiched together to make the bookmark sturdy. The circles and the stars are punched out of Taken With Teal and Old Olive cardstock. But before I punched out the shapes, I did 2 different treatments to each color: 1) the cardstock was sprayed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol and Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint ... 2) the other cardstock was glittered with a combination of VersaMark/Heat&Stick Powder/Dazzling Diamonds.

And now I finally have my own handmade bookmark {happy sigh}.

Have a nice stampin' day! CeeCee