August 31, 2011

Friends Are Flowers With A Little Bit Of Detail

Hi,  I am Charlotte from A Little Bit Of Detail and I am beyond thrilled to be the Guest Designer here on this super sassy blog!  Wow!  How excited I was when Sheila asked me to be a guest designer.  This happened when I went to visit her at her office to pick up some fabulous blog candy that I won during a link-up party.  We were both so tickled that we live and work so close to each other.  Well, Sheila and I hit it off big time are looking forward to getting back together for some crafty fun!

Now, on to my project.  I have done some sort of hand sewing about as long as I can remember.  I have done needlepoint, crewel, hardanger, counted cross stitch, smocking, and french hand sewing.  And one of my very favorites is ribbon embroidery.  So I thought, why not do it on paper and make a card.
I used two different shades of pink organza ribbon to create the large spider web roses and rosette buds.  The leaves and little french knots were made with green and taupe silk ribbon.  I did not follow any pattern to create the flower scene.  I just went with my usual trial and terror method of creation.  However, I must say, there was no terror in this project.  (How refreshing!)  I just kept sewing little buds until I thought it looked complete.  
Then I framed the flowers using foam tape with paper from K & Company. I finished it off with some taupe organza ribbon and a bow. 

 And lastly added the sentiment.  The stamp is from the TCP Studio Secret Garden collage.  All of the papers were inked with a bronze Color Box ink pad.  This is a large card.  It measures 8.5" x 5.5".
 If you have never done any ribbon embroidery, I highly suggest you try it.  It is very easy and goes very fast.  

I hope you'll drop by my blog and check out some of the other things that I have been creating lately.  Thank you again Sheila for having me Guest Design on She's a Sassy Lady.  It has been a real treat.  Have a wonderful week!

August 30, 2011

"Fangful" with My Pink Stamper

Hello Everyone!  It's me, Robyn, from My Pink Stamper!  I am so excited to be a guest designer today on Sassy Lady's blog!  I thought I would start by sharing a little bit about me.

I am a stay at home mom with 5 children.  I started scrapbooking over 15 years ago and have been teaching others how to craft for over 10 years.  I started my blog almost 5 years ago as a place where I could share my life and a little about crafting.  Little did I know that I would make so many WONDERFUL friends from that one blog.  I now run a business and own my own product line known as My Pink Stamper Products.  Oh ya, I also LOVE the color PINK!  LOL!!

I thought I would share a QUICK and SIMPLE Halloween card since it is my absolute favorite holiday!  Hope you enjoy it!

I used one of my latest stamp sets called Spook-alicious along with Simply Charmed Cricut Cartridge.  I thought I would have a giveaway on this blog to thank Sassy Lady for including me in her plans for this month.  I am so honored!!    I'm giving away one of my new Spook-alicious stamp sets!!  Just leave her a comment on this post with a way that I can reach you if you win, and you are entered!  I will draw the winner on Friday and let Sheila know so she can announce it.  

Good luck everyone!!!

August 29, 2011

{Halloween Cards & Gift Bag} with Craft Junkie Too

Hi everyone and welcome to She's a Sassy Lady!  My name is Tracy and I blog over at Craft Junkie Too! I'm honored that Ms. Sheila asked me to guest blog over here today.  I hope you like my project I've created for you. ☺ 

I am so ready for the fall and halloween season; how about you?  Halloween is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for and I love love love to create crafts centered around this fun season. 

For my project today I decided to make a set of 4 Halloween cards and also created a cute little gift bag to put them in.  Stuff in some tissue paper or crinkled bowl fillers and you have the perfect gift for a friend, teacher, co-worker or family member.  

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  • Cards ~ each card measures 4 x 4
  • Silly Pumpkins ~ Stretch Your Imagination by Cricut
  • black cardstock ~ Papertrey Ink
  • Sentiments "Spooky Puns" - "Happy Boo-day!" and "Have a Boo-tiful day!" by My Pink Stamper
  • oval punch by Fiskars
  • corner punch - "Spider Web" by Martha Stewart
  • "spider" punch by Martha Stewart
  • black ribbon and green dotted ribbon
  • black and white markers for doodling

  • Bags ~ medium size white lunch bag
  • Decorative scissors to trim off portion of bag (this will depend how "tall" your  cards are.
  • orange and yellow checkered flower for front of bag
  • black ribbon and green ric rac
  • corner punch - "spider web" by Martha Stewart
  • Sentiment - "Happy Halloween" by My Pink Stamper.
  • I just decorated the front of the bag.
  • For ribbon handle I used halloween themed ribbon and secured it to the sides of the bag with a brad (see picture below).
Here are a few close ups of each card (I made 2 of each)

Here is a close up of the bag.  
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Thanks Ms. Sheila for having me over to play today - I had a lot of fun!

Thanks to everyone for stopping by today and you can find more of my projects over at my blog {here}. 


August 27, 2011

Gypsy Made Simple - Happy Birthday Window Card

Good Morning. It's time for a window card. I just love window cards as they are so unique. You can't get them in the stores and people just love getting them so I think it is about time that you mastered them. They are so easy, just follow a few basic steps and you are good to go.

This first video will give you the basics of how to design your card. You need to always work with a frame, so choose a cart that has a few frames and pick one that you like. I used Elegant Edges for this one. After you have the base of your card completed you can pick ANY artwork that you want as long as you have that cartridge. Remember while watching the video do the steps and if you feel you don't understand something you can rewind or leave me a question and I will reply as soon as I can or you can write me at

This second video shows how you put the window card together. You will love how fast and easy it is to make. Normally I do two cards of the same thing but since this had a the number 3 in it signifying his age I only did one.  My paper was Glitz from Sandy at the Softside of Sandi and the rest was from my scraps.

 Isn't this just too cute for a little 3 year old little boy that has a new puppy of his own?

Here is a little close up. I sure hope you enjoyed today's post and give window cards a try. I Challenge you to make a card this week ANY card and link it up so all can see what your wonderful design!
Here is the file for SassyLady 5x5 HB Window Card
Thanks for your sweet sweet words of encouragement. Your comments always continue to inspire me to keep sharing with you.

August 26, 2011


Hi all,
I got a new toy this week. It's the airbrush for the promarkers. So of course I had to have a play and if's fab. I thought I'd go through the steps so you could see how I got to the cards.

Here's the airbrush. I already had a older version but hadn't played with it so this was all new to me. The letraset one comes with a promarker in skyblue. You do need to buy the air cannister for it to work.

I'm not the best at drawing clouds and I really wanted the option of having different styles and sizes of clouds. I used clipart in word to make the above page. I then printed it out.

I then cut the clouds out. It didn't matter about the sun etc as I cut around them.

I then stamped two images on my usual card for stamping and coloured them in. They are both using Promarkers. This is the first time I've coloured an image in just greys.

I then stamped another image on a post it note. I made sure the image was over the sticky part as this will be my mask. I then cut it out.

I then placed the mask over my image. I then used some wacky tape to put the clouds on. You can see I used different sizes and shapes.

I then airbrushed. The closer to the image you are the darker the colour. I then took the clouds off and then airbrushed again but further away from the image to get a lighter colour.

As you can see the effect is wonderful. I did the grey image aswell to show the versatility of airbrushing. I'm really pleased how they turned out. The only thing I would change is I would cut the mask even closer.

I then mat and layered the cards and added some embellishments.

Well I hope you liked this quick tutorial and will have ago at airbrushing.

Thank you to Sheila for having me as a guest designer today.

Kelly x

P.S if I get over 100 followers I'll be doing a blog candy which will include some copic sketch markers.
Kams Crafty Place

August 25, 2011

Accordian Cards

Hey Ya'll,
The SASSY DUDE here, from Cricut Couple. Sheila has asked me to become a regular designer!  YAY!  Thanks so much Sheila!  Today is my first official regular designer day, so I thought I would share a tutorial on something that looks very complicated, but really isn't at all.  It seems that way at first, but once you have made a couple, it's super simple.  I hope you all give it a try because they are lots of fun!  It's Accordian Cards.

To start with, I am going to show you how to make the frames.  Both cards are going to be 6" x 6" in size.  That's the easiest to size to start with because of the square.  Once you get the hang of it, start playing with other sized cards based on what you normally work with. I normally work with half cards, so this was a lot of fun to try for this tutorial.
Here, you can see that I used my Gypsy to create the frames.  You don't have to do two of them, but this particular card was very simple for making a double mat on the window open to the folded background.
Basically, you will need a square and a label shape.  There are so many great ones on so many cartridges, so I will leave this up to your favorites.  For this one, I used a couple of squared designs from Damask Decor.  This first "Layer 1" on the Gypsy is the wrapped frame that holds in the folding.  You want to make this one inch larger than your base.  Since we are using a 6" x 6" card for the base, we need a 7 inch square.  I pulled a square from George and Basic Shapes, sized it to a height of 7.00 and centered it on the mat.  I then picked a label shape and added it in the center of the square.  For this one, just make sure that it is smaller than 5 1/2 inches square.
For this mat, I wanted to make more of a cover.  Basically, the decorative papers used in this particular card were from thinner paper, so I had to use a stronger card stock for the wrapped portion.  For this, add a 6" x 6" square.  Then add your label shape to the center. Note... keep this one a little larger than the first.  This layer will sit on top of the other and by doing so, you create a double mat.
For the next step, I am going to switch to the halloween design.  I hope this doesn't cause any confusion.  For the inside, you want a piece of paper that is 12" x 5 3/4".  Using a scoring board makes this process very simple.  If you don't own a scoring board, you will need to use a ruler and a bone folder.  It may be simpler for you to pencil mark your paper before scoring.  You want to score every half inch on one side of the paper.  Then flip over the paper and score again, starting a 1/4" and then every half inch after that.  This way you are starting the scores perfectly to the zig zag.
If the paper is scored correctly, this is what it should look like when scored.  The next thing is to fold it on the scoring lines.
This is what you have when finished.  Pretty cool, huh?
Take your " 7 inch " square that you cut earlier and put it on the scoring board.  Working from the outside in, score the side at 1/4" and then again at 1/2" on all four sides.  (I wanted another accent on this one, so I scored again at 1" but you don't have to do that.)  When you have completed scoring, cut the outer 1/2" corner on the scoring lines.  This will allow you to fold correctly.
Once you have scored everything, fold the 1/4" and 1/2" This preps the frame for the insert.
For the next part, you will need your insert, frame and your card base.  The card base is a 12" x 12" piece of card stock, cut in half to a 6" x 12" piece.  It is then folded in the center to create the 6" x 6" card.
Insert the folded part into the frame and using a little tacky glue, glue the corners.  Just so that the corners are prepared attaching.  Using a glue runner or ATG gun, spread adhesive on your card base.  Don't use liquid glue for this application.  It will really wrinkle the card base.
 Once you stick it all together, this is how it turns out.  Once you are done with this part, simply embellish however you want!  It's that easy.
 For the halloween card, I cut a witch from A Child's Year and a frame from Happy Haunting.  I used George and cut a couple of ovals.  I also cut the frame larger and smaller to create a window frame in the purple for this card.
 You can embellish with whatever to make it your own.  Just be careful to not go too overboard.  You don't want to cover up all that beautiful folding you did.  Hee! Hee!
 For the inside, I simply used more of the same label shapes and added a couple of bats.
 For this one, I cut a couple of ovals and stamped the Happy Birthday.  I cut some flowers with coordinating paper using Mother's Day Bouquet.
 You can see here that the frame for this one was made with white card stock.  The striped paper is added to the top.  This gives a nice double mat frame around the folding. I added some stickles and gems to finish it off.
 On the inside, I simply added the cuts that were left over from the front for the sentiment mats.  I also added a couple of the leftover flowers.
Well, I sure hope you enjoyed today's tutorial.  Another big Thank You to Sheila for having faith in me that I could play along with such a talented bunch of Sassy Ladies.  I would love to know what you think about this project, so please leave a comment!  That's what makes this all so much fun!
You are also welcome at either blog anytime!  Here is a link to My Blog - Cricut Couple.
I have cards for the most part, but there are some fun projects from guest designing for Sheila and you all!  I look forward to your visit!
Most Sincerely,
Bobby - The Sassy Dude!

August 24, 2011

Spa Party Invitations

Hi everyone, Beth from Thunderbirdlindybydesign.  My daughter's birthday is in a few weeks and she wants to have a slumber/spa/birthday party for her celebration.  She doesn't want much does she?  Anyway I saw these invites in the front of the cartridge handbook for the Imagine cartridge Best Friend's a couple of month's ago and wanted to make them for her party.  I started with the Best Friend's cart and selected the girl with the robe and all the layers and cut her at 4.5 inches.

I needed to make six invites so I selected project quantity of 6 on the Imagine screen and it tells you how many times you need to load the mat for that quantity.
I then printed 2 of the pattern papers that are included with this cart.  I cut a piece of black cardstock 4"x9.5", I cut the striped paper 3.75"x9.25", and the green paper 3.5"x9".  The Girl and her layers are 4.5" which includes the cat in the robe.

I cut the Slumber Party sign at 2", because I made my actual invite in Word with that amount of space between you're invited and the details.

Here are all the pieced to the invite.

Here is the invite assembled.

I thought I would make the soda bottle accessories like is shown in the front of the Cartridge handbook, and my daughter is giving away gift bags to all the attendees and I thought the premade scrapbook page that comes in the cart that you can print would be cute on the front of the bags.  I could add pics of each guest for a keepsake.

Until next time, Beth.