Posted by: callalilystudio | February 7, 2011

New Blog address

I am now posting to my new blog:

Posted by: callalilystudio | February 3, 2011

Dinosaur instructions

Picture instructions

I hope this post helps to show how I made the dinosaur in one of my Valentine Cards.  If you scroll below you will find my dino with a Princess Tilda.  I use,mostly, SU oval punches.  You can see that I cut the large one if half and proceed from there.  One tip I might make is when you go to make the nose- cut out the nostrils first and then use your smaller oval punch to shape the upper mouth and nose.  If I do it after I use the small oval- the nostrils are always crooked!  The picture below shows what punches I used. I also take ink and sponge around the edges to give it a little dimension.    Don’t hesitate to ask a question – should you have one!  This will be my last post on this blog.   My new blog is :    Be sure and visit whenever you can!

Punches used

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 26, 2011

Blog update

I plan on posting instructions on how to make the dragon in my Fairy Tale Valentine card.  But I have started a new blog where I will be posting my new projects.  You can find it here-

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 22, 2011

Fairy Tale Valentine

Happily ever after......

I love Kim’s instructions for the Standing Pop Up card.  If you scroll down you will find the link to her video instructions.  It is really fun to make and her instructions make it easy.  I have made this dragon before but  in a much larger size.   I had to shrink him down to fit him on my card.  The dimensions for my card are a little bigger than Kim’s since I  had to fit both the dragon and Tilda on the card.  I also gave Tilda some petticoats and bling on  her tiara and shoes.  She is a little princess!    This card will lie flat and fit into a 6″ x 6″ envelope.   I love my new Tilda stamp- she looks like she is reaching for the Dragon’s hand!  So sweet!  In the back of Tilda is the castle she lives in.  It’s hard to see because they are out front but it is the Castle door behind them.   Home Sweet Home!

This card will lie flat!

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 20, 2011

Tilda Valentine Card

Tilda Sliding Pop Up Card

I just bought 2 Tilda stamps this past weekend for 1/2 price!  Yipee!  Kim instructions for a Sliding Pop up card are fabulous.  I love the video that she does because she really takes the time to explain how to put it together.  It was fun!  I think I will try another one!   You can find Kim’s instructions here-     The card will lie flat so that you can mail it.  Here is a picture of it –

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 18, 2011

Bluebird Valentine

Love is in the Air!

I bought Spellbinder’s Lacey dies!  I love how easy they are to use-no worries about punching around the squares!  I know black isn’t the usual color you would associate with Valentine’s Day but I love how it make the other colors POP!  The rose buds are made using SU’s bird punch.   The little tiny hearts came from Martha Stewart’s heart edge punch that I actually used on a previous card(scroll down to see my Two hearts card ) I love the little teeny tiny hearts that you would usually throw away.    I did use a little of Tim Holtz’s Distressed inks to age the center with Wild Honey & Vintage photo.

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 17, 2011

Grandson’s Valentine Card

Inside sentiment

Minion Valentine

My husband and I bought the movie  “Despicable Me” for our Grandson for Christmas.  It is a very cute movie!  I loved the little minions right away.  They are just adorable and funny.  I was motivated by the movie and by my sister Connie’s birthday card for Ezra last September.  Here is a link to see her card on her blog-     The inside of the card says ” I know I am despicable but will you be my Valentine?”    I hand cut a wedge of yellow for the Minion’s body.  I used Spellbinder’s small circle die for the eyes- I cut the glasses out of silver paper and used clear plastic to imitate the glass in the glasses.   The feet are from SU’s five star punch.  I really had fun making my Minion.  I hope Ezra likes it!!   I am thinking of sending him several Valentine Cards …just for fun!

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 15, 2011

You’re all I ever hoped for…

Hubby's Valentine Card!

I can’t wait to give this card to my husband for Valentine’s Day!  He is sure to love it!  You have to check out Valita’s blog – She gives printed instructions and a video to show how to make these adorable hearts!  Isn’t it amazing what a few  punches and paper and a little bit of ink can do!  I can’t stop laughing!!!  They are the best.  You can find her fabulous instructions here –   I didn’t have a 1 inch circle punch- I used a larger circle punch  which is why mine seem a tad bigger….if you know what I mean.  It still works!!!

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 10, 2011

Christmas Thank you’s

Office Thank you cards!

It was a beautiful in Maine today!  It snowed a couple of inches and made everything look so clean!    Tom and I headed to church with my sister and her husband and Mom.  It has been sometime since I have felt like doing much.  My cold is on it’s way out…Just a little bit of sniffles left.  Thank Goodness!  My office received so many boxes of chocolates and homemade goodies at Christmas time- we just have to send back a little Thank you note.   Recently, I acquired Stampin up’s Garden silhouettes stamps!!!  I love this set!  I embossed the stamps in white and then colored over them with Tim Holtz’s distressed inks.  I used Peeled Paint for the lower part of the card and then a combo of Tumbled Glass and Broken China.  Then I sprayed, ever so lightly, Perfect Pearls Mist in Forever Blue.  I don’t think you can see it in the photo but I love the way it added a little shine.  The picture makes it hard to see the colors but if you click on the photo it will give a better view.

Close up!

Posted by: callalilystudio | January 8, 2011

Get Well Soon!

I have been sick!I have been out of commission since the Holidays with a dreadful virus! It is just now that I am starting to come to life again. I even lost my voice for several days! Not good! I am not 100% yet but I must be feeling better since I have worked a little in my studio. I haven't had the energy for that until yesterday! I have really had a BAD bug! But my Get Well card is made with a good bug... is there such a thing? Bug's head is made from SU oval punches. The body is made from Spellbinder's paisley dies. It feels good to get back to blogging too! Stay healthy!

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