Tag Archives: Fancy Pants Designs

A Card in Less Than an Hour!

The other day Spellbinders™ held a card making activity for the office folks, you know, the accounting, product development, customer service and everyone else behind the scenes, including the guys and the bosses!  The challenge was to make a card in less than an hour. This is my entry –

There were several comments on the Spellbinders blog post asking for larger images so NOW you can see it!

And to prove that you CAN do it in less than an hour, here are the instructions- sorry I don’t have step photos!

  1. Create white card base 4.25 x 5.5″, with top fold.
  2. Emboss 4.25 x 5.5 “white cardstock with Spellbinders M-Bossabilities™ folder  ES-001 Simplicity  in the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine. Trim around embossed design edge, attach to card front with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ 3D Foam Squares.
  3. Cut/emboss Floral Ovals #3 (#1 is the smallest)  with white cardstock and Wings of Hope Butterfly with patterned paper. For both die cuts, leave the paper in the die and apply ink through the openings of the die template like a stencil. I also added some ink to the edges of the Floral Oval.
  4. Stamp the greeting into the Floral Oval with the same ink. Attach Floral Oval with 3D Foam Squares.
  5. Bend the Butterfly wings, add 3D Foam Squares to the body and attach to card.
  6. Add pearls to Butterfly body, Floral Oval and lower right corner.

Its pretty easy, and I probably spent more time fussing about which patterned paper and ink to use than anything else!

These are my supplies:

On my schedule today:

Run 5 miles

Get Corned Beef cookin’ in the crock pot

Drink a green beer or 2…

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!


Love Frame with Flowers

Here’s a quick project I put together this week. And by quick I mean, an hour or less! It started out as a card, but I switched over to the frame and I like it a lot better!

I started with the Fancy Pants papers and little pre-printed card, added the transparency “Love”, then die cut the flowers with Bitty Blossoms and added the Nestabling.

The flowers were rolled  and adhered with SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™ Dodz™ adhesive dots. They’re so easy, I’ll have to put together a post on that soon.

These are my supplies:

SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L: MyStik™ Permanent Strips, MyStik™ Permanent Fine Adhesive, Dodz™ 3D, 3D Foam Squares, Photo Corners – Classic Style, Black

Fancy Pants Designs: It’s the Little Things Collection, papers and Glitter Cuts

Spellbinders™ Grand Calibur® Machine and S5-086 Bitty Blossoms

WorldWin Papers: Kraft Cardstock

Want2Scrap: Say it With Bling

Clearsnap: Colorbox Creamy Brown Fluid Chalk Ink


A Birthday Card

I’ve got a post-n-run (or not run) today.  Here’s a birthday card I put together in a jiffy for Stacey Caron’s birthday on the Spellbinders Blog today.

The base is from Grand Squares, the distressed flower is newsprint patterned paper spritzed with Glimmer Mists, and the polka dot paper is from Fancy Pants Designs, Delicate Dots cut/embossed with Grand Scalloped Squares.  The Fancy Tag is the opposite side of the same paper.  The leaves were from leftover paper from my Altered Purse project on SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L™’s Blog, and cut/embossed with On The Vine in my Grand Calibur™.

So when your 9-year-old nephew hassles you to post on the blog, (Sup, dawg?) you know you’ve been a little behind.  So I do apologize, Here are my top 10 excuses.

1. Holidays.

2. Crazy-busy CHA Prep with Spellbinders – don’t miss the Sneak Peeks next week!!  This is the BEST collection we’ve ever had.  Seriously!

3. Crazy-insane-busy big project with Spellbinders.

4. Hour long visits for Chiro/PT so I can get back on the treadmill and faster than 3.6.  Who knew I was so messed up? And could someone find my metabolism?

5. Did I mention crazy-busy?  Can I get some volunteers to un-deck the halls?  Or should I leave the Christmas trees up until February, like last year?

6. Mountains of laundry, organized unions of dust bunnies, and other random distracting items. No photos, too scary!

7. A new website for my blog.  Yeah, DH got me all set up and I started fussing and now I’m kinda stuck in decision-making paralysis on a few things. I know, just do it and keep fixing as I go along. When I get a spare moment of sanity, I will.  Be gentle on me!

8.  I just can’t decide on my OLW.  Not that I have made it past a few days, but it seems like a good idea.  So far “DUH” is the front-runner.

9. Couponing.  Is it worth the 2 hours of time setting up my store card, printing and clipping coupons, to spend another 2 hours in the store making sure I’ve got the right products and sizes, to save $15?  I love the thrill of saving $$, just not convinced its worth the effort or time involved.

10. Girlfriend.  She’s like 55 in dog years, according to the chart at the vet, but she is still acting like a silly puppy! Such an attention hog! But she’s not as fat as I expected (a round 58 lbs) while remaining significantly happy.