Thursday, December 16, 2010

Friday Sketch #132

I was one card short this year for Christmas card so the lucky winner was.....My boss. I quick did this one up for her yesterday. I followed the Friday Sketch this week so I could enter it. Sorry that I have been away for awhile. I have just needed a break from card making and since I had a stock of cards and was not sure what to do with them all, I just didn't seem to want to make any. I am starting to get back to it. I know my DT has been out of it too, so I hope to start that one up again. Hope you all enjoy the holidays and I promise for the new year to try to post at least once a week.


Friday, November 5, 2010

Just for fun!

Sometimes you have to do one Just for fun. No Challenge, No baby, just me and my new Lion stamp form Magnolia......Hope you like it.


Nutshells Challenge #28

Ok, so I think they are late. I have been meaning to post this for several days now. The challenge for Nutshell this week, Anything goes, was to start on Wednesday and they have not posted it yet. Well, hopefully they get it up soon and you all will come on over and join it with us Nutshells. I went for a simple outline stamp on this one. I thought it made a great silhouette in winter. Hope you like it.

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge #51

Here is my entry for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this week. I use this great sketch from Michele and worked with a new stamp for me. I got this stamp about two months ago and haven't had a chance to try it out. It is called Snow White but I think it works great as a gal that is going to the ball. I used pink again. I think it was because I was doing other pink cards and just kept going and Hope you like it.


Just Magnolia #78/Friday Sketch #125

Looks like I had enough time for a few more Challenges this week. I worked this one out using The Magnolia "Think Pink" Challenge and the Friday Sketch of the week. Hopefully it is ok to combine the two. I think they worked out great. It was tough to keep everything, or as much as I could, pink, but in the end I like it. Not one I will send to my niece though....She hates pink. Hope you all like it. I used SU designer paper, and of course this great Magnolia from last year.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sketch Saturday #126 & Nutcrafters

I just got these fun little images in from Nutcrafter's and I couldn't wait to show them off. This is one of my first choices and I think she is so cute. I don't have a shower or no of a new baby on the way but I wish I did so I could send this one out. I used the Sketch Saturday challenge sketch this week and it worked wonderful. I wasn't so sure I would like this one but it looks great. Hope you enjoy it too.

Thanks for stopping,

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Digital Pencil Two #54 & Cute Card Thursday

Hi Everyone,
This feels so great to actually get to do some challenges this week. I have been swamped with both work and a sale that I am participating in on Saturday, but I am feeling more ready and able to stray a bit to these fun challenges. Last night I made 2 great cards. This one is for the Digital pencil Two Challenge, Color of fall and a sketch from Cute Card Thursday. I think it turned out great. I used my copic, of course, and basic grey paper. the corners are punched with a Martha Stewart punch and I dressed it up with pearls. This image from DP2 always makes me think of my sisters. The only thing is it needs 3 girls.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Nutshell's Challenge #27

Hi everyone, It is time for another Challenge from Nutshells. If you are paying attention, you will notice that I missed one. No excuses....I just plain forgot. Well, this week we have a wonderful Recipe for our challenge and I hope you can join us. Just stop over at the nutshells blog for details and a chance to win this challenges prize.
This is the Recipe: 2 buttons, ribbon and flowers....easy as that.
I used this great NEW image from Nutcrafters from their new Christmas stamps. Keep coming back to see what else they have come up with. They have a bunch of new stuff


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #25

Hi all,
Welcome to another challenge entry from Nutshells. This week's theme is Fall Colors. I went with this relaxing gal in the tub from the Pink collection and used a fall theme. Looking back I wish I had used mini leaves over the bubbles but I think this works too. Hope you like it and will join us this week over at Nutshells for your chance to win a great prize.


Thursday, September 16, 2010

Just for fun!

Made this card last weekend. I am stocking up on Wedding cards. I thought I would share.


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Sugar Bowl DT Entry

Yep, I am going for it again. I am trying out for the Sugar Bowl DT. Cross your fingers. I love these images and hope to have a chance to work with them more. The Crew looks fun and I hope I have the chance to work with them. This was my very first Sugar Nellie stamp so I found it appropriate to use it to try out since it made me fall in love with the stamps in the first place.

Thanks for stopping by,

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #24 /Saturday Sketch #119

I used this great Sketch from Jeanette for the Saturday and Nutshell challenge this week. Both were great fun challenges. This week Nutshells are introducing a great set called Pretty in Pink. and is pare of the Breast Cancer Awareness cause. They are digi images and are helping to raise money for the cause. The Challenge is to think PINK. Yep, to qualify you can use any image that Nutcrafter sells and create a pink card.
I also created this image using a sketch from the Sketch Saturday challenge. It was fun and worked out great with this image. Their sponser this week is Kraftin Kimmie, one of my favorite, so stop on over and give it a try.


Friday, August 27, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge #7 - Sketch

This week KK has this great Sketch by Donna. I so love these stamps and this is one of the new ones that I just bought. I don't usually do hair color in the blacks thinking that they will turn out looking old and gray but I think this one works. I found these great papers in my stash from Basic Gray and went with the green. I hope you like it.

Stamps: Kenny K, Amuse
Paper: SU basic black, barely banana, DP Basic Gray
Embellishments: punches, copic, pearls and gems

Thanks for lookin'


Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Nutty Nutshells Challenge #23/Friday Sketch #116

Here is a great new image from Nutcrafters. Just in time for Back to School. I came upon these colors by accident. I was picking out what colors to do and there they were. I love the red and Baja breeze together. Nutshells Challenge this week is School Days and their is a great prize so make sure to stop on over and join in the fun!
I also use a sketch from this weeks Friday Sketch. I think it worked out great with this one. I don't really have any school kids of my own but I am stocking up cards for a craft sale and hope that this one will do well.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, Amuse
Paper: SU baja breeze, DP-Basic Grey
Embellishments: Letter stickers, copics


Missed It!

I am calling this card, missed it, because I missed the challenge. Made this card last week and missed the challenge by a day. I thought it was so cute I would share it anyway, so here it is.


Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Nutcrafters Design Team Call

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know about the DT call over on Nutshells. I am one of the DT members and it is alot of fun. Katie, Colette and Cathy are all the team are fun to work with. So come and take a look and tryout.

Here is the link!


Thursday, August 19, 2010

Friday Sketch #115/ Nutshell NEW RELEASE

Here is this weeks entry for Friday's Sketch which is a great sketch from Aud. I think it went together nicely and was an easy sketch to work with but comes out great. I used one of Nutcrafters new School release that is out next Monday. Be sure to stop there and check this set out. VERY CUTE. Makes me think of my old teaching days. I miss it.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, Anne Lizzie
Paper: SU basic black, SU-dp, generic dp
Embellishments: dew drops, ribbon, copic, pearls from costume/ribbon section at JoAnn's

Thanks for stopping,

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge #5/Saturday Sketch

Love this image...better yet, Love that it was FREE. Yep, free. You will have to check out Kenny K's store. Great images and you can download this great pooch for free. I Thought he fit great for this weeks challenge "Summertime". He just screams I am at a picnic. Hope you like him and the sketch is from this weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday. Don't forget to check that out too.

Stamps: Hot Diggity, Lizzie Anne
Paper:SU chocolate chip, more mustard/DP Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: copics


Nutshells Challenge #22/Friday Sketch #114

First entry for today. This week with Nushells we were asked for a "Free Choice" Challenge. Anything goes so I came up with this great card using Friday Sketches, sketch. This is an older stamp from the Nutcrafters but I have not used it yet and wanted to try it out. I love the orange and pink color combination that I see used out there and decided to try it out. Hope you like it.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, Amuse
Papers: SU pretty in pink, pumpkin pie/DP-basic gray
Embellishments: white brads, SU punch, Nesties, Copics


Sunday, August 1, 2010

The Greeting Farms Anniversary BLOG HOP

I am so excited. The Greeting Farms is having this BIG blog hop which includes all it's DT and customers. They are celebrating their 2nd anniversary and introducing some new stuff. I hope this excites some great people to visit my blog and have a look around. I know that I am going to do the same for all the other great participants. I just got this great stamp last week and this is the first chance for me to use it. I have been wanting it since it came out. I work with musicians at a company that sells guitars and music equipment and I think that this will come in handy for birthay cards. Hope you all like it.

Stamps: TGF Monday, Amuse
Papers: SU Baja Breeze, Black, DP-Piggy Tales
Ebellishments: Plumbers flashing Tape (I think), Zipper, Silver gems, Stickels

Remember to go back to TGF for all the other blog links.

Thanks for stopping and I hope you come again,

Friday, July 30, 2010

Kenny K's Challenge #3

Here is my first challenge with Kenny K. I love this sketch from Donna that I had to try it. I have found that I really like these great digitals and can't wait to see what is next. I know they are coming out with some new designs this weekend.


Kraftin Kimmie Challenge/Saturday Sketch Challenge

This week Kraftin' Kimmies challenge is a monochromatic card. I used a bit more in color for the skin and hair but I think she turned out great. I also use the Sketch provided for the Saturday Sketch but I did change the orientation to fit the type of card I was making.

Hope you like it.


Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nutty Nutshells Challenge #21

Hi everyone,
Well, if you read my post below you know that this is my second attempt at the Nutshells challenge. yep it is what I get for trying to combine challenges. Well, I am happy with both results even if I didn't get to bed on time. Come on over this week to the Nutshells challenge blog and join in. There is a great prize and we are having fun. This week is Anything but a card. I tried this cute box and it was quite easy and turned out great.

Materials: Harriet with Pram
Papers: SU Turquoise, DT-MME
Embellished with ribbon


Friday Sketch Challenge #112

Hi everyone,
Well, I am making my way back. I did some cards this week. Yes!!! This week I am hoping to get to some great challenges and I am starting with this one. I Thought I was being clever and combining a challenge with my DT project for the week for Nutshells, but I forgot that they have a challenge this week which is anything but a card. I made a Well, I have another item I made after this and will post it next. I used my new cute princess stamps from Nutcrafters. I wanted to use a bit different coloring and I though this worked. I also followed this great sketch from Jeanette for Friday Sketch.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, Amuse
Papers: SU Coral, Real Rust, DP-Basic Gray
Embellishments: MS Punch, Brads, Smooch

Thanks for stopping by,


Friday, July 23, 2010

NutCrafters Fun

Well, it seems that I have just been "out of it". I haven't stamped in about a week and a half and I am away for the weekend. I hope to get back on track next week and do some challenges and start hitting and visiting some blogs. I have been fighting with what I thought to be strep throat and now have found out it is some kind of nose think. Hopefully the, very strong, drugs they put me on will do the trick. I made this card about 2 weeks ago for my neighbor. She has a grandson that just got his divers license. Hope you like it. I ended coloring his hair brown. I waited til I know the color of her grandson's hair.


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #20

This bi-weekly challenge, USE A MOJO MONDAY SKETCH, is a fun one. I hope you like it. I used one of the Mojo Monday sketches from last week. I got the dates mixed up and thought I needed to get this one out last week. I still think it will work. I really liked the sketch but I did modify it a bit because I turned it into a A2 card instead of a square. I LOVE the square cards but I know that it will be cheaper to send this way.
I used my new stamp from Nutcrafters that is not even out in their store yet, so if you like it keep looking back it will be out soon. It is from their Ice cream collection. I love ice cream about you. Great for a card to the girfriends.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, Lizzie Anne
Papers: SU Pretty in Pink, black, DP-basic gray
Embellishments: ribbon, copics


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Friday Sketch #109

This is a great sketch from Inge. I was all set to use this one.....I guess a bit too anxious. I ended up using the wrong image one I wanted to do for another Challenge. I mixed them up. lol. Well, it still works just not for the other challenge. I love this image from LOTV.

Stamps: LOTV
Paper: SU Bashful blue, Basic Grey, More Mustard, ? SU-dp
Embellishments: Dew Drops
Copics: E00, E25, E47, TR23, Y21, B91, B93, N3, N5, N7, UG95, V91


Just Magnolia #62 Criss Cross Card

Hi all, this weeks challenge over on Just Magnolia is to try a Criss Cross Card. Now I have seen these around alot and have been wanting to try one but have not done it yet, so I thought...this is the time. I started by selecting my image and coloring. I then made this great card using SU Perfect Plum cardstock and dp. I found that the image fit better by turning the card. I added a tab, flower and Bella drops. The flower was a white flower but I used my inkpad from SU and painted it. I think it turned out great and will use that tech. again.

Stamp: Magnolia Bridesmade Tilda
Paper: SU Perfect Plum
Embellishments: Stamping Bella, White brad, flower


Wednesday, June 30, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #34

I saw this Tilda around and had to get her. She is just so cute. I think this purple and black look great together and works perfect for the pirate. I did not have an X and really wanted to use one on this so I created this one using a large number one stamp. I was really pleased with it. I think it looks like a old mapped out X. I also added a hatched line to the paper to give the impression of a map and dew drops. I hope it shows up on the paper.

Stamp: Tilda with Jolly Rogers
Papers: SU black, perfect Plum, DP-SU/MME
Embellishments: dew drops
Copics: E00, y21, YR23, N3, N5, N7, V91, V95, E31


Digital Pencil Too #37/Saturday Sketch #109

Just purchased this great gal from Mo. I love these fun School children. I wanted to use some funky colors and I hope things all match up. I used the Saturday Sketch but changed it up a bit by making it a A2 card so that it was easier to send in the US. I think I should have used eggplant instead of black for the papers to match her sweater better. I may go back and fix it. Maybe use my black copic on the sweater.

Stamp: Berkly (I think)
Papers: SU More mustard, pretty in pink, black, DP-MME
Embellishments: dew drops, punchs
Copics: E00, E25, E47, V06, V09, RV10, RV21, N5, N7, YR21, YR23


Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friday Sketch #108

Here is my addition for the Friday Sketch this week. Hope you all like it. I am still in love with this great frog. She is so great. I love the fun she brings. This is actually the first coloring that I did for her eve if I have made a card already. I wasn't sure I liked the more olive green that I used but now that I made a card I think it is fine.

Stamp: Whimsy Digi frog
Papers: SU Mellow Moss, ?, DP-Basic Gray
Embellishments: Ribbon, charm
Copices: YG91, YG95, RV29, YR15, N1


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Friday Sketch/Nutcrafters

Just a quick entry. I forgot all about adding this today and I am on my way out the door. I made this card last night for the Friday Sketch Challenge and for my DT in Nutcrafters. Make sure to check both out. The challenges are great and Nutcrafers has a great assortment of images.


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Sugar Bowl Challenge #37

Wow, I made it. I have been trying to get on track with entering a Sugar Bowl again and it looks like I did it. Now if I would not have mixed up the other Challenge I was entering we would be good. I love the way these came out. The color combo it great...thanks other challenge and this sketch was wonderful to work with. A bit of a challenge with the odd shape but I had fun figuring it out. I didn't have a Nestie this shape.

Stamps: Sugar Nellie, SU, Amuse
Paper: SU Night of navy, Kraft, So saffron, DP-SU
Embellishments: Dew Drops, SU ribbon, MS punch
Copics: email me for list


Digital Pencil Too #36/Cute Card Thursday #116

Hi everyone.....
I did some stamping last night. I had some fun with these 2 challenges and they worked so well together. Digital Pencil Too's challenge this week was to use a dry embossing and I used a great hatch emboss on my cuttle bug. I thought it gave the card manly touch and would work perfect. Cute Card Thursday had this great sketch design that worked great with my pirate. I added some words to the red paper. I hope you all can see them. they say, "well, blow me down" I was hoping to see them more but it gives it some texture anyway.

Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil, sentiment- Kraftin Kimmie
Paper: SU- basic black, real red, DP-MME
Embellishments: silver dew drops, cuttlebug
Copics: email for details.


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #18/Saturday Sketch #107

Oh, how cute this little image is. It is from Nutcrafter's and worked out perfectly for their great Challenge this week, Father's Day card. There are a group of 3 wonderful images that work perfect for Father's Day. My father passed away about 17 years now so I wasn't too interested in this challenge at first but then I thought.....I have 6 great brothers who are all excellent fathers. I will have to send this to one of them. I am also entering this in the Saturday Sketch Challenge. I love a good sketch and this one is great. I was challenged with the punches on the bottom. I didn't want anything to girly but I ended up liking these together.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Friday Sketch Challenge #106

Wow 3 entries today....I guess you can tell, I had a stamping day this weekend. This one is an entry that I did for Friday sketch. I ment to have this one done for SFS Last week being I got this fabulous image from the challenge there. I do love it. The frog is great. I am still hoping to send it to the DT sister that is not doing so well, but I did use this one with the Friday Sketch this week. Hope you love it as much as I do. I am so fond of it that I am going to make another one.


LOTV Challenge #55- Sketch

This is my first attempt at a challenge with LOTV and it is also my first time using one of their stamps. I fell in love with this one when I saw it on several blogs and had to purchase it. I think I am going to have to get a few of their new ones soon. I this this is such a beautiful image for weddings. I tried to pair it with a great plumb color. I wanted to be different then pink...Which is the way I wanted to go. I like the bit of difference.

Stamps: LOTV Wedding
Paper: SU black, grey, perfect plumb, DP-SU
Embellishments: eyelets, paper lace, SU ribbon, copics


Digital Pencil Too #35

I love easel cards. They always seem to come out looking great and fancy. I made this one with my new images from Mo and it works great being this is the Challenge for this week.

Stamps: Lacie with Ice Cream, Amuse
Papers: SU Pretty in Pink, Pumpkin Pie, Choc. Chip, ?, DP-MME
Embellishments: Button, Copics


Friday, June 11, 2010

Nutcrafters/Saturday Sketch #106

This is one of my great images from Nutcrafters. I am always in need of great Wedding Cards and I think this one turned out great. I love the sentiment that I just got from Amuse. I have seen several great cards using these sentiments on others blogs that I had to go check them up. I bought 4 new ones and could have gone for more.....CONTROL. I will be back.
I use the sketch on Saturday Sketch challenge blog. I changed it up a bit but think it is close enough to enter.
Hope you all have a fabulous, wonderful weekend! If you have any questions feel free to email me. I will be including my email on my sidebar soon.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Nutshells Challenge #17/Friday Sketch #104

Hi everyone, this week for the nutshells challenge it was anything goes. We were free to create anything that we liked. I chose this great image, Pink Frosting that is now available in the stores as a Stamp set. This set was so popular that they decided to offer it in stamp form and not just a digi. I chose to go with a color some what different from the Pink Name just to mix it up a bit. Make sure to hope on over the the Nutshell blog and join us this week. We will have the challenge open until June 15th so there is plenty of time to get that card done.
I also combined this challenge with the Friday Sketch challenge #104. Hope I did Tanja proud.

Stamps: Pink Frosting
Papers: SU pumpkin pie, MME-dp, SU-dp
Embellishments: eyelets


Sunday, May 23, 2010

Nutcrafter's Wedding Blog Hop

Welcome to my first blog hop with Nutcrafter's I hope you will enjoy this as much as I have.

If you have join me here without starting at the begining you can click here to start there.
If you have arrived form Karen's blog this is the place.

I started this one out with a sketch that I had seen somewhere. I like the use of the different blocks and at first I wanted to go white on white. I didn't really like it and added the pink in with it. I wanted to use the cake most of all. It is great, isn't it.

Now, follow along and see all the creations. Remember to comment on all the blogs for a chance to with great prizes. Your next stop is Tammy.



Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Nutcrafter Challenge #16/Dots & Stripes

This week over on Nutshells we have another great challenge for you all. This time we are asked to do a card using polka dots and/or stripes. It was great fun. I love dots and stripes so this wasn't much of a "challenge" for me...I use them all the time. This little cutie is from the Nutcrafter site. It is one of my first from them but I love her she makes me think of a retro, hip gal. I hope you all can join us this week. There will be a special mystery prize for this challenge and you will have 2 weeks to enter.

ALSO, WE HAVE A BIG EVENT COMING UP. OUR GREAT BLOG HOP IS COMING UP ON MAY 23. We are having a blog hop to introduce a new set coming soon, so please join up.

Stamps: Nutcrafters: Birthday Girl Aster
Papers: SU-Night of Navy, SU-dp, MME-dp
Embellishments: SU Ribbon


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Local Group FUN

Just thought I would share a card I did for a local group I am in. This months challenge was a card based on a Movie theme. I did this card for the Movie "French Kiss" I know it is somewhat simple but I really liked how it turned out and wanted to share.


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Digital Pencil 2 #30/Friday Sketch #101 Challenges

I love when you can put two challenges together. Digital Pencil 2 had a challenge this week to include or suggest water. I found this image that I bought awhile ago and thought this would be perfect. I love these little Elf/Angles. I then used the Friday Sketch which I loved and here it is.

Stamps: Mo Manning, Lizzie Anne
Papers: SU- Bashful Blue & Chocolate Chip, SU-dp
Embellishments: Pearls


FFF Challenge/Cute Card Thursday #111

Hi Everyone, Here is my entry for the Greeting Farms FFF Challenge this week. I haven't participated with this one in awhile. I love their stuff but just have had schedule conflicts. It was fun and I loved the Sketch. Easy and worked well for this male card that I needed for work. I also paired it with the challenge for Cute Card Thursday which was to make a male card. Hope you all like it.

Stamps: TGF, Lizzie Anne
Papers: SU- Caramel, Choc. Chip, DP-Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket
Embellishments: Dew Drops
Copics: ?


Friday, May 7, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge #27 - Sketch

Hi Everyone- this is my entry for the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge this week which is a great Sketch from Kimmie. I hope you all go over and take a look at the great work being done by their DT and artist. I love there designs.

Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmies Emelia
Paper SU- Real Red, Chocolate Chip, DP-MME
Embellishments: Gems, Eyelets, Nestie
Copics: E00, E25, E47, R29, N3, B91, B93, BG10


Thursday, May 6, 2010

Nutcrafter Challenge #15/Saturday Sketch #100

I have been asked to join the Design Team on Nutcrafters/Nutshell blog and I am so excited to work with the team and new products. This is my first entry for the Challenge this week. We are asked to make a Mother's Day Card. I chose this image thinking it would work for my mother and that way I would have a great card to send her. I also combined it with the Saturday Sketch challenge. I hope you will all check out Nutcrafters and there challenges over on Nutshells.

Stamps: Nutcrafters, SU
Papers: SU Perfect Plumb, Basic Gray
Embellishments: MS punch, Nesties, Wedding bouquet pearls
Copics: E00, E11, Y21, YR23, V91, V95, G24


Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Just Magnolia #53 Challenge

Here is my entry for the JM Challenge this week. I used my new Tilda and I know that pink isn't unique for a princess but I had to do the first one that way. I used Bev's wonderful Sketch but changed it into a smaller card. Better for mailing. I love how this one turned out, so girly.

Stamps: Princess Tilda
Papers: SU Pretty in Pink, dp-SU, MME
Embellishments: Dew Drops, charm, MS punch, Stickles
Copics: E00, E11, Y21, Y23, RV21, RV34, N01, N03, N05, N07


Saturday, April 24, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #27 - Naturals

This weeks challenge over at KLSNS is to use Natural colors: Green, Brown and Kraft. I used this cute stamp that is from Kelly's store, Isabelle and puppy coco. Hope you enjoy this one. I have enjoyed my work as a DT with KLSNS and although this is my last work for the DT I am hoping to do some of there challenges in the future. So keep checking in or going to the blog and participating in the great challenges. I am sure the next bunch of Designers are great.

Please join us in this week for our challenge and remember you have until April 30th to join in.


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Stampin' N' Scrappin' Tutorial:Paper Cones

This is my turn at Stampin' N' Scrappin' for a tutorial and I decided to do Paper Cones for May day. I thought that being May Day is fast approaching that these paper cones would work great for May Day baskets for friends and loved ones. I put a little bit of elegance in them by using more fancy papers and decorations.

Starting with a 12x12 pattern paper, Trace a half circle on the opposite side of the design.
(I used a plate for my template.)

Cut out the half circle then mark the center of the straight side.

Trim approximately 1/4 of the half circle. ( Cut from center out)
Using double sided tape, tape the one straight side on none pattern side. Flip paper over and add a small piece of tape to the top of the pattern side.Roll paper into a cone shape pattern side out and tape together. (may want to roll first to shape cone)
Using punches, laces. etc. cut an 11" strip. Using strong adhesives such as double sided tape, glue dots etc., add adhesive to top of strip. (Glue Dots worked best for me)
Line up strip along top of cone and adhere and wrap around cone. (bottom of strip will not lay flat)If using a handle, add another 11" strip by securing each end with adhesive to the inside of top of cone.Embellish your cone with: ribbon, brads, jewels, etc.
Here are a few close up shots of these cones.