Wednesday, April 30, 2014

April Paper Pumpkin

This time I had to let Baby B (Bella) make her Paper Pumpkin. Mostly because I was hoping she would make it her way and give it to me. But no! She wants to give it to her Nanah (my mom). But either way I know my crafty little girl will make something very special for Mother's Day. 


So here are some pictures for her putting everything together. I do have to say that if you have a crafty kid, then the Paper Pumpkin is an awesome project for them. She catches on so quick that I don't even have to show her what to do. 








Hope you enjoyed. 
Mama and Baby B



Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Happy Card

Over the weekend I had a lovely scrap day with my crafty ladies. I love our get together. We have girl talk, share our ideas and creations and eat the best food. Now when I say eat the best food, I mean we eat the best food... always something new and oh so good! 

I demoed this card for them, along with some others that are already posted on my blog. 
I love this card. It is a very simple design and can be used for any occasion. 


What I used:
Whisper White CS: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Flower Shop Stamp Set ( 130942)
Bloomin Marvelous Stamp Set (retired)
Happy Watercolor Stamp Set (133191)

Ink I used: 
Raspberry Ripple
Old Olive
StazOn Black Ink



Now I wanted to keep this card very simple. No cutting, no dimension, not even jewels. However I know I could have spruced up this card in so many ways. Instead I left that to my smaller cards.
I had been rummaging through the catalog and fell upon the note-card set with envelopes (131527).
These are smaller cards, about 5 x 3 1/2.
I liked them because they came in a set of 20 card and envelopes and I can divide that up to 4 cards and envelopes to make a pack to sell. 

Crushed Curry

Midnight Muse

Crisp Cantaloupe 

Pool Party

Raspberry Ripple

I also used the small scallop punch from the Itty Bitty Punches and rhinestones to decorate the flowers. Love these cards so much.
Hope you enjoyed.

Mama B





Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Strawberry-Lemon Bar Card

I love that inspiration to craft can be anywhere! 
The other day I made Lemon Bars and my goodness they we so good. But I decided to spruce it up a bit. I added fresh strawberries on top and that made it taste like strawberry lemonade. Oh so good.  
But it was after it was all gone that I got inspired. (sorry no pic of my lemon bars)


I tried a couple of new ideas I have been dying to try and I came up with this card. It came out awesome. I am so excited and proud of this card because I used an outside inspiration other then Pinterest. 


Here's What I used: 
Basic Black CS: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2
Polka Dot Parade DSP: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Whisper White CS (inside): 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Raspberry Ripple CS for flower
Embossed w/ Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder (117335)
Punched out with Large Oval Punch (119855)
In-Color Dahlias (127556)
Too Kind Stamp Set (130450)


With the flower I embossed it first then punched it out. I used about 27-30 punches to complete the flower. It's totally up to you how big you want your flower to be. Once I punched it out I then scored and folded the petals in half and glued onto the card. 


Hope you enjoyed!

Mama B



Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin Up Retired Products

Hello to all my Busy Bees' out there.
Two great announcements from Stampin Up today.

The retired list is now available.

You can to my web page: www.biancamadrid.stampinup.net
and place an order. You can also see the full list of all the items that are being retired.

Also you have to act fast

Stampin Up is offering FREE SHIPPING to all orders made Today April 21, 2014- Friday April 25, 2014.

So act now and place an order.
(If order is placed online it will be shipped to your home)

Have a good one
If ya need me please e-mail

Mama B



Friday, April 18, 2014

Easter Card

Happy Good Friday!!!!
Today I have for you a beautiful Easter card. 


I came up with the card last minute the other night. I realized that my next meeting with my girls isn't until after Easter, so I won't be able to demonstrate an Easter card. I was looking online to try and figure out something like a bunny or a lamb when I realized that's not entirely what Easter is all about. 


So I came up with this card instead. I even had to break out an old retired stamp set since I didn't plan ahead and order an Easter stamp. 

What I used:
Old Olive CS: 8 1/2 x 5 1/2
Very Vanilla CS: 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
The Cross I used the Hardwood Stamp Set (133035) cut the into strips 
1 strip: 3 1/2 inches long
2 strip: 5 inches long
Just Believe Stamp Set (retired) for sentiment and leaves
1/2 in. circle punch first then Boho Blossom punch (119858) over for thorn crown
For the Flowers I used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack (118309)

Ink: 
Baked Brown Sugar
Old Olive


I even got creative and stamped the inside as well. 


My girls should be getting them in the mail either today or tomorrow. Fingers crossed in time for Easter. 

Happy Easter to you and your family!
Hope you enjoyed!



Mama B

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Beautiful Gift Tags

I finally got around to it. I finally got my pictures to show off the gift tags I made for my girls at my last party. I attached these tags to their bags that I also made for them. 


I love these tags. I haven't made tags before but when I got the Scalloped Tag Punch (133324), I knew I could make some really nice ones. 


What I used: 
Crumb Cake CS: 4 1/4 x 2
Pistachio Pudding DSP: 1 3/4 x 3 1/4

Stippled Blossom Stamp Set (126747)
Itty Bitty Banners (126257)

Ink: 
Summer Starfruit and Crushed Curry (Yellow Flower)
Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay (Blue Flower)
Strawberry Slush and Primrose Petal (Pink Flowers)
Old Olive and Gumball Green (Leaves)
Crumb Cake (Sentiment)


I stamped the lighter of the two colors first then the darker one on top. A Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) is HIGHLY recommended.


And here they are on the bags that I made for my girls. 



Hoped you enjoyed.

Mama B



Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Introducing Project Life by Stampin' Up!

I love when I come back from some time off to see new announcement from Stampin Up. Now that my hubby's birthday is over I can get back to the grind! (By the way, everyone loved his card).

So Stampin Up has announced they have teamed up with Project Life. Now I'll be honest here, I have no idea what Project life is. At least until I looked it up. Very cool!!!!


I'm excited that Stampin Up has teamed up with them to create a scrap booking project rather then card making. Believe me I love making cards but my pictures are piling up right now because I have focused all my time on cards. 
Seeing how easy it is to add my photos and tags to a pocket sleeve will clear out those photos in no time. 
These items will be available May 1st and will also be featured in the new catalog out June 1st. 
And here's a little video telling you all about it.


Hope you enjoyed!!

Mama B

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Birthday Cards

So today to the Hubby's Birthday! Yea!!!! 
And of course I have to show you the card I made him! 


My husband loves his ninja turtles! I just had to make this card for him. 

What I used: 
Gumball Green CS for both the card and the turtles. 
I used 1 1/4 inch circle punch for the head
Large oval punch for mouth
For the colors I used: Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Bermuda Bay, and Elegant Eggplant
cut at 1/2 inch strip
The eyes were from the Owl Punch

I embossed the black with the Honeycomb Embossing folder and used Itty Bitty Banners for the sentiment



I had so much fun making this card that I even embossed the envelope. Now that was a bit tricky but I finally got it just right! 


Even Bella got in on the action. She had seen a card on Pinterest and wanted to make it for her daddy. So my mom helped her out a bit. She did a good job!



And my mom being so crafty too she even got in on the action! (my husband's a musician by the way)



So HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my husband and now to enjoy the day together! 


Mama B






Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Post-It Notes Holder

I received a special request recently on how I make my Post-it Notes Holder. I haven't posted about it on here but I have done the demos a lot at parties. They are a big hit and super easy to make. 



The one I'm going to show you today I'm going to do a little different but the concept is the same. 

What you need: 
CS: 6 3/4 x 3 1/4
Score at 3 1/4 then rotate and score 3 1/4 again
DSP: 3 x 3
Whisper White CS: 1/2 x 2
Extra CS for decor
Twine


Wrap your twine around your 3 x 3 DSP and glue it to your CS



Stamp your images. I went with Flower Shop Stamp Set and Fabulous Phrase. 


Now here's a trick to get a small cut out of your phrase. I first punched out my phrase using the ticket punch. I made sure my phrase was towards the bottom. Then I placed my cut out on the sticky end of a post-it note. I then placed the cut out back into the ticket punch and punched out the top. 




I then put everything together. 




These are so much fun to make. Plus they can be a great hostess gift as well. My girls love them! 
Hope you enjoyed! 


Mama B