Inlaid Framelits

I’m calling the technique used in this card an Inlaid Framelit.  On a rare occasion believe it or not, I do come up with a concept on my own.  Of course it came about accidently but hey, it did come about no less.    And it’s not to say that someone else has not already used this same concept but I can honestly say that I didn’t copy it.  Sooo…I am patting myself on the back.

I first cut out the center with Whisper White.  Then with the same label framelit, I cut out the mat with Calypso Coral.  This cuts out the center of the label to accomodate the Whisper White label.  Next I used the framelit one size larger and centered it over the previous cut.  This embossed and cut outside of the mat. 

 Inspired by Anne Marie Hile

Inlaid Framelits

Stamps: Button Buddies and Friendly Phrases
Paper: Domestic Goddess DSP, Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink:  Calypso Coral Classic

Markers: Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelit Dies, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1  3/ Circle Punch, Calypso Coral 1/8" Organdy Ribbon, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Bitty Buttons, Basic Pearls and Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 01 2012
Posted under Occasions |

HOT August Summer



This week's card is focused on the word HOT. 

In St. Louis, our summers are HOT.  The humidity can sometimes make the height of day stifling.  It can be unbearable.  Whew!!  I need some iced water just thinking about it.

Another thing HOT right now is the Razzleberry Lemonade DSP from Stampin’ UP!   I can’t wait to use this paper in a design with the Rich Razzleberry cardstock.  But for this project, I just had to choose the Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie patterned paper.  It looks HOT, just like our August summers.

The base of this cardstock is Crushed Curry layered with the DSP.  Trim the lower edge using the scallop punch, mount and set aside.    

Use Mark the Date and Full Calendar to stamp the images in Pumpkin Pie using the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision.  Next use a pencil eraser (I run a high tech operation) with barely banana and stamp the inner circles for a soft fill.  Next with a Really Rust Stampin’ Write Marker, write in the days of the month.   Pierce the centers of the blank days using the paper piercer and mat pack.  Insert and flatten More Mustard brads.  Set this unit aside.    I know what you’re thinking.  None of these colors are in the listed color pallet.  However, they compliment the main colors splendidly.  

Use the Daisy 2 Big Shot die and the cut flowers in Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie.  Also cut 2 sets using the Spring Bouquet Flower Punch (retired).  Layer with the offset technique and attach with a More Mustard Brad.

Use the Flight of the Butterfly set to stamp a butterfly using Pumpkin Pie (body) and Crushed Curry (outline) ink on Whisper White.  Use the Stamp-a-ma-jig for precision.  Punch the image with the Butterfly punch.

Mount the calendar unit.  Tie a simple knot using the Crushed Curry ribbon.  Arrange and mount the flowers and butterfly with Dimensionals. 

Finally, use a scrap of Crushed Curry of x 3 inches and create a stabling bar.  Fold in ¼ inch from each end. Attach using glue dots on the inside bottom of the card to stabilize the tent calendar.

Wondering why there’s a present on the 18th?   Its little David’s birthday.   My grandson is turning 4.  I used the Occassions Collection (retired Level II Hostess) with the Pumpkin Pie Stampin’ Write Marker on Whisper White.  It’s punched with the ½ circle punch and mounted with a Dimensional.

We made this card yesterday at my Stamp Camp.  The girls just loved it.  I will take mine to work tomorrow and place it on my desk.

Stay cool during this HOT August summer by creating this HOT Stampin’ UP! calendar.


Stamps:   Mark the Date, Full Calendar, Flight of the Butterfly and Occassions Collection (retired)
Paper:   Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White and Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Barely Banana, Really Rust, Crushed Curry
Accessories:   Sizzix Big Shot, Daisies #2 die, ribbon, brads, scallop punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig, pencil eraser,  ½ circle punch, paper piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals,  glue dots & adhesive.

Posted on : Aug 02 2009
Posted under Calendars |

Welcome to my Blog


Today is my first post.  WOW!!!  It's amazing how easy this.  The reason why it's so easy is because of an awesome, and I me awesome, lady from Racine, Wisconsin.  Her name is Michelle Laycock from Laycock Designs.  She is a genius!!  Without her, I wouldn't be here.  Thus said, my first card is for her.  Thank You Michelle!!!!

The base of today's card is Rich Razzleberry with layers of Pale Plum then Cottage Wall DSP.  This color pallet is breath-taking.

Next is a layer of Pale Plum (embossed with Nestabilities) on Rich Razleberry.  To create the layered flower, I used the 5 petal punch with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry and the Boho Blossum punch with Pale Plum attaching them with an Old Olive brad.  I popped them on with dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  I used the back side of the Rich Razzleberry ribbon to tie a simple knot. 

Finally,  I first stamped a scrap of RIch Razzleberry with Pale Plum using the Flight of the Butterfly Set for a subtle monocromatic effect.  Then I used the new butterfly punch.  To add some character, I wrapped the body with DMC 3012.


Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Flight of the Butterfly
Paper:  Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum Old Olive, Cottage Wall DSP

Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum
Accessories:  5 Petal Punch, Boho Blossum Punch, Nestabilities, Dimensionals,  Ribbon, Brad, Paper Piercer & Floss

I hope you enjoy making this card.  It's pretty easy when you Stamp n Punch!!!

Posted on : Jul 18 2009
Posted under Thank You |