Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Card

Merry Christmas everyone; I hope you are able to relax and enjoy the holidays with your loved ones and friends!  Today's is Ben's birthday; I can't believe he is 15 today!  Lucky guy, he had to get up really early for wrestling practice.  But he is a happy camper now that his gifts are open, and we are taking him to Lou Malnati's for pizza later; yumm-o!

Richard's family is pitching in together to buy their Mom & Dad a gift certificate to the dining room at their retirement home.  I made the following card for everyone to sign; I hope they like it.  I cut the flowers out on one of the sheets of the designer paper and layered them over each other.  The flowers were framed using the oval die and dp/Chocolate Chip c/s.  Added some pearls around the center of the main flower and added a bow using a piece of retired Chocolate Chip Ribbon.  I cased this card from the amazingly talented Karen Barber (You can view her card HERE)  Here's the details:

Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Inks: None.......
Papers: Deck the Halls DP, Chocolate Chip, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Oval Die, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Pearls, Scissors

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gable Boxes

I made the following boxes to sell at the Holiday Boutique and these 2 are what I have left.  I think they would make a cute gift box that you could fill with some fun soaps and lotions, etc.!  If you're interested, I am selling them for $6.00/each!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Cute Christmas Frame

I found some notecards that SU sold many years ago that has some fun squares already drawn on them,  and thought they would make for a cute Christmas frame using A Cute Christmas.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to place the images, and then watercolored them in.  I added some glitter to the main tree and snowman, gold cording on the ornaments, and pearls on the mittens.  I backed the notecard with a piece of Candy Cane Christmas dp, and added a piece of Real Red ribbon.  I think it turned out cute!

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Papers: Whisper White, Garden Green, Real Red, Candy Cane Christmas
Inks: Garden Green, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Blushing Bride, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa, So Saffron
Accessories: Gold Cording, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, Real Red Ribbon, Pearls, Watercolor Brush, Dimensionals, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Stick

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Joy Picture

I thought I would give it a try to see how a sheet of Deck the Halls designer paper would look in a picture frame, and this is what I came up with.  I cut some flowers out from another sheet and placed them on the bottom popping them up with some dimensionals.  I then added some pearls on the center of the flowers and put a golden bow at the corner.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

LNS Challenge #98

Now that the Holiday Boutique is done, I can get back to doing some challenge cards!  Unfortunately we had out first snow of the season the day of the boutique, so we didn't have the greatest turnout.

This week's LNS challenge was to make a Christmas card, but you couldn't use any green or red in the card.  This is what I came up - gold/black/white.  I used the Northern Frost Decorative Strip (Holiday mini; page 38) for the snowflakes, and embossed the saying using the set, Bells & Boughs (Holiday mini; page 19) using gold embossing powder/heat gun.  Added a black and 2 gold glimmer brads (Holiday mini; page 36).  Here's the pic and the details:

Stamps: Bells & Boughs
Inks: VersaMark pad
Papers: Brushed Gold, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Gold/Black Glimmer Brads, Whisper White Ribbon,  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Another Scratch Pad Holder

Here is another scratch pad holder made with my favorite color combos, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Scratch Pad Holder

I decided that I wanted to a scratch pad holder to sell at the Holiday Boutique, and this is the design I came up with.  They are pretty easy to put together, it probably takes more time to design the front panel.  The picture quality isn't the best for this, but you get the idea!  I used Night of Navy and Always Artichoke for one holder and So Saffron, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi for the other one.  The stamp set I used is called Just Believe; one of my favorite sets!  I am going to place them in clear bags, tie a ribbon at the top and add a gift tag.

The base piece of card stock is 5-1/2" x 7-1/2" and score at 3-1/2" and 4".  You can then layer from there.  I attached the scratch pad with some adhesive.

The lighting isn't the best in my office; especially with the Night of Navy card stock.  But here is a picture of the inside, which can be "dressed" up as well.

Gift Card Holders

I have been stamping pretty much non-stop now for about a month - I get up stamp, go to work, come home and stamp!  Why am I stamping 24/7???  Because I am participating in a Holiday Boutique this coming Saturday at the Fremont Middle School (doors open up at 9:00 a.m.).  So far I have made 400 gift tags, 75 nugget boxes, 50+ gift card holders, made calendars on a click, gable boxes, stamped on tins and more - I love it!!  Below are some gift card holders that I made.  I got the inspiration from Becky Jensen (Link to Becky's blog).  These babies are fast and easy.  I have to admit that I am paper hoarder and am very glad that I am!  The samples you see here are from retired kits that I have had for many years.

I used my Big Shot and Top Note Die to make the holders.  You simple cut 2 pieces of solid cardstock, and 2 pieces of desired designer paper.  Run them through the BS, trim the border on the designer paper and put them together.  I put a brad in the corner so you can open and close the holder easily.

This little guy is my favorite gift holder.  I am going to use this one for my $15.00 gift raffle!  Thanks for taking a peek - hope to see you on Saturday at the Boutique!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Hershey Nugget Boxes

This is one of the many items I will be selling at the Holiday Boutique I am participating in.  The nugget boxes are pretty fast and easy to make.  I would be so lost without my Big Shot and all the great dies that Stampin' Up! sells!  The strips that I placed around each nugget are 1" x 3-1/2", and they are a good fit inside the box. Love the glitter strips on the Candy Cane Christmas DP!  Have a good one - my stamp-a-stack camp starts in an hour!

Stamps: Happy Holidays (retired saying)
Inks: Real Red
Papers: Baja Breeze, Garden Green, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Matchbox Die, Real Red 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Medium Oval Punch (Holiday Mini, page 25), Basic Rhinestones, Mini-Glue Dots, Hershey Nuggets

Monday, November 15, 2010

MIT Card

I took a break from working on my items for the Holiday Boutique and made some cards for the Fremont Mom's In Touch Group.  I cased the card below from the amazingly talented Ilina Crouse and you can see all her beautiful projects Here.  I used the colors Night of Navy and Always Artichoke for this card, and I like these colors together.  Hope you liked this card.  Thanks for stopping by; now back to working on my other projects..........!

Stamps: Just Believe, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (still love that set and wish it wasn't retired!)
Inks: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke
Papers: Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Accessories: Always Artichoke 1/2" Seam Binding (Holiday Mini, page 21), Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons (Holiday Mini, page 17), Hemp, Pearls, Adhesive

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Another Gift Card Holder!

Can you guess what I have been working on for the past 3 days - gift card holders!  Here is another one that designed tonight.  This one is fast because I am not layering it with any designer paper.  Just running it through my Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder.  Then I am sponging some white craft ink over the raised snowflakes.  Tie at bow on the front and add the saying - easy as pie!

Stamps: Warmest Regards (retired)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, White Craft Inkpad
Papers: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso (sponged on the edges), Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox Die, Northern Flurry EF, Whisper White Ribbon, Modern Label Punch,  Dimensional, Sponge

Friday, November 12, 2010

Bells & Bough Gift Card Holder

Here is another gift card holder that I designed this afternoon for the boutique.  Thanks for taking a peak!  I am crafting away in my office while listening to the Boys of Fall Documentary.  It's hard not to cry - if you're a football mom, you'll understand!

Stamps: Bells and Boughs
Inks: Always Artichoke, Early Espresso (sponged on the edges)
Papers: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Deck the Halls DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectange Clearlits, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Northern Flurry EF, Sponge, Dimensionals

Gift Card Holders

I needed to make 7 gift card holders for our football coaches, and I found these fast and fun gift card holders on Stamp TV (YouTube Stamp TV Video) last night.  They aren't very fancy, but they do the job at 11:00 p.m. at night!  I ran a 1" x 8"-1/2" strip of silver card stock through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dot EF for the belly band. I downloaded the image of the MHS mascot, printed them, and punched them out using the 1-3/8" circle punch.  The instructions that Gina gives are simple to follow and these holders really are cute and easy!  I think I will design and make some for the Holiday Boutique I'm participating in December.  Have a great weekend; I'm off the start designing........

The front of the holder using the MHS colors - Red, Black and Silver

Side view with the belly band.........

Stamps/Inks: None
Papers: Real Red, Basic Black, Silver, Whisper White (logo), Typing Paper (inside saying)
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dot EF, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Holiday Boutique Projects

Hope you all were able to look at all the wonderful projects on the Royal Blog Tour last week!  I have been designing some of the projects I am going to be selling at the upcoming Holiday Boutique at the Fremont Middle School the first week of December.  I have to say, I won't be able to crack them out without my Big Shot!!!!!  I found a ton of retired holiday design paper; I guess it pays to be a "paper hoarder"!  I will making all of the items in different colors, below are my prototypes.  I also made 400 gift tags that I need to "bag and tag" and will post when that is done.  I have lots more to design and will post more when I'm done!  So what do you think???

This sample was made using the Candy Wrapper Die that is in the Holiday Mini Catalog (page 10).  I found a great sample and tutorial on Kirsteen's blog (Click Here) and am able to make these fairly quickly.  After I die cut the wrapper, I then run the c/s through the Big Shot using the Northern Flurry Embossing Folder (also from the Holiday Mini on page 26).  I put 4 Hershey Kisses inside, wrapped a piece of Whisper White Ribbon around the box, attached 2 starts, added a small pearl and here it is!

Stamps: Retired Happy Holidays saying
Inks: Bashful Blue
Papers: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Candy Wrapper Die, Northern Flurry EF, Northern Frost Decorative Strip, Snowflake Punch, Whisper White Ribbon, Pearl, Small Oval Punch, Mini-Glue Dot, Sticky Strip Hershey Kisses

Anyone remember when SU use to sell these glossy boxes?  Well I found 10 of them and thought they would work great with the set, A Cute Christmas, from the Holiday Mini (page 32).  The designer paper is also from the Holiday Mini, and it is called Candy Cane Christmas (page 33).

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Inks: Basic Black, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Garden Green
Papers: Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Candy Cane Christmas DP
Accessories: Real Red Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Die Cut Boxes

Nugget Boxes - I die cut 75 of these babies yesterday in different colors using the Matchbox Bigz xl Die.  Again, so thankful that I have my Big Shot!  I still have to put them together, but am glad that is all I have do.

Stamps: So Many Scallops (retired)
Inks: Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi
Papers: Whisper White, Wild Wasabi, Retired DP (sorry, don't know the name of it.......)
Accessories: Big Shot, Matchbox Die (page 208), Scallop & Circle Punches, Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, Pearl, Hershey Nuggets, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Dimensional

This box was made using the Fancy Favor Die (page 208).  I'm still not sure if this is the look I want for this box and am still playing around with the design.  Here's what I used:

Stamps: A Cute Christmas
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Retired Designer Paper (I had a ton of this stuff!)
Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die, Silver Tinsel Trim, Large Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Glue Pen, Dimensionals, Sticky Strip

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Welcome to My Castle

The following are projects that I made for the Royal Blog Hop:

Welcome to my Royal Castle; I am so thankful that you have stopped by! I hope your journey through our Royal Blog Kingdom has been enjoyable and we thank you for accepting your royal invitation to attend our blog hop! I have several samples for your enjoyment using the stamp set, Pocket Silhouettes.

I used one of my favorite color combination for this card.  This card was very simple to make, and you can dress it up many different ways.  For this card, I choose to keep it simple and clean.

Stamp Set: Pocket Silhouettes
Markers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Old Olive Ribbon, Dimensionals

For my next project I decided to do a monochromatic card using one of the new In-Colors, Poppy Parade.  I used the Scallop Square Clear Die (page 207) for the card front, which was mounted on a piece of 4"x8" Whisper White that folded in half.  The designer paper I used is from the Hostess Level 1 Designer Series Paper Pack.  To create the medium sized square, I used the new Scallop Squares Duo from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Poppy Parade
Papers: Whisper White, Poppy Parade, Designer Series Paper Pack - Hostess Level 1
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Clear Die, Scallop Squares Duo, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Scallop Square Extra-Large Punch, Whisper White Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals

I used a color combo that I have never used before and like how it turned out.  I stamped the flower image first with Chocolate Chip, cut out a circle on a post-it-note using my 1-3/8" circle punch and layered that over the image.  I then sponged Marina Mist over the card front and around the circle.  Love how it creates an effectof a moon.  Added some brads, a library clip and layered on a piece of designer paper from the Woodland Walk papers.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Marina Mist
Papers: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Woodland Walk Designer Paper
Accessories: Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Library Clip, Hemp Twine, Dimensionals, Post-it-Note

This is a card that I actually cased from an older SU catty, and tried the color combo of Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Old Olive.  Another pretty quick and easy card to make!

Stamp Sets: Pocket Silhouettes, Matchbox Messages
Inks: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border, Old Olive Ribbon, Hemp Twine, Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Sponge, Dimensionals

I was looking through the current catalog, and saw this card using Pocket Silhouettes.  I thought it was cute and would be another fun addition to the blog hop.  I changed it up by sewing a border with my sewing machine and mounted the white card stock on a piece of Pretty in Pink card stock.

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Inks: Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Whisper White, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Sewing Machine, Thread, Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Thank you for journeying through my blog.  I hope you had a most pleasant time looking at the samples I have  prepared for your viewing pleasure.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkins Made with Vellum C/S

I was going through some of my projects that I made over the years and found these pumpkins that I made from a stencil and vellum card stock many years ago!  The leaves were stamped on Glorious Green, cut out and attached at the top. I think I remember this being a stamp camp project - anyone remember this??  Anyway, I added a few more eyelets so it could stand up better and put a candle in the middle.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Pink LNS Card

The LNS challenge this week was to use pink in your card in honor on Breast Cancer Month.  This is a card that I actually cased out of the catalog (page 122); I changed up the colors and added another dimension to the butterfly.  I'm participating in the Royal Blog hop this weekend; so be sure to stop on by!

Stamps: Great Friend
Inks: Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink. VersaMark Pad
Papers: So Saffron, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso, Certainly Celery
Accessories: White EP, Heat Gun, Big Shot, Little Leaves Sizzlits Die, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Paper Piercing Tool, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Mini Silver Library Clip, 1/8" Pretty in Pink Taffeta Ribbon, Mini-Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Scissors

Sunday, October 24, 2010

LNS Challenge - Square Card

Wow!  What a busy week!  Last week of football and it was senior night on Friday.  I woke up Saturday morning with a really bad head cold that has been kickin' my bootee all weekend long.  So I thought I would try my hand at this week's challenge - which was to make a square shaped card.  I wanted to see how an image would come out using the Square Lattice embossing folder - I colored in the image first with markers, stamped it, then ran it through the Big Shot/EF.  I think it gives a kind of textured look. I used Old Olive c/s and the clear square die for the card front and my base was a piece of 4" x 8" white card stock folded in half.   Got to love the versatility of the dies and my Big Shot!!  Anyway, have a good one - I need to go take more cold meds and go to bed...........

Stamps: Just Believe
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Whisper White, Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories:  Big Shot, Square Clear Die, Square Lattice EF, Whisper White Ribbon, Rich Razzleberry Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Small Oval Punch, Small Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Sponge

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Second Challenge Card

I decided to make another challenge card using the same layout and products, but changed up the ribbon and added a champagne glitter brad from the new holiday mini.  It was hard to get a good shot of this card because of the sun.  Below is a pic of both cards - which one do you like the best??

Just Believe With In-Colors

This week's LNS stamping challenge is to make a card using the new In-Colors.  This card was pretty simple to make.  I inked up the flower image using Peach Parfait ink, then swiped some Poppy Parade over certain parts of the inked image.  I spritzed some water on the ink and stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I distressed and ripped the edges using my distressing tool; tied the Poppy Parade ribbon on and mounted.  Very quick and easy.  Here's what I used:

Stamps: Just Believe
Inks: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait
Papers: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Whisper White
Accessories for both cards: Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, Color Spritzer Tool, Dimensionals, CAD, Champagne Glimmer Brad, Mini-Glue Dots, Sewing Machine, Thread

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Metal Contact Paper

Mary Director posted an interesting project on YouTube (Here) about a card that she made using Faux Metal Contact Paper.  I called Lowe's and they had 5 rolls left, so I hopped in my car and went and bought 3!  I made a votive holder and had to attach the contact paper with some retired scrap cardstock before I could run it through my Big Shot.  The contact paper is pretty thin and that's why you need to pull the backing off and attach it to cardstock.  After I cut the images out I ran them through the Big Shot again and used the new, Northern Flurry EF, found on page 26 of the winter mini.  I found a small glass container that fix the center and wrapped some Silver Tinsel Trim around the bottom, securing the tinsel with mini-glue dots. Here's what I used:

Supplies:  Big Shot, Flower Folds Bigz xl Die, Northern Flurry embossing folder, white cardstock, Faux Metal Contact Paper (by Duck), adhesive, candle, Silver Tinsel Trim (page 21), mini-glue dots

Sunday, September 19, 2010

No Layer LNS Challenge

This week's LNS stamping challenge was to make a card using no layers.  To create the image above this what I used:

  • I cut a piece of typing paper 4-1/4 x 5-1/2; layered in on the top note die and cut it out
  • I then placed this over my card front and secured the typing paper with several small post-it-note holders.
  • Next I stamped the image from Just Believe 3 times using a Basic Black Inkpad.
  • I then sponged Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie and Tangerine Tango over the image and blended the colors.
  • I removed the template and drew small notches around the image to create the lines found on the top note die.
  • Tied a black ribbon around the left-hand side of the card.
  • Stamped "thank you" on a piece of white cardstock using a Basic Black Inkpad and punched out with a Word Window Punch; mounted the saying with dimensionals.
Stamp Set: Just Believe
Inks/Marker: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Papers: Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Typing Paper, Basic Black Grosgrain Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Sponges, Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Retired Stamp Sets 4 Sale!

Our neighborhood's annual garage sale is this weekend and I will be selling a TON of retired stamp sets, unopened cardstock, bundled open cardstock/markers/reinkers/inkpads, ribbon and more!!  Stop over on Friday, September 10th and check it out!  My address is 955 Jessica Drive, Wauconda, IL!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Just Believe Challenge Card

Todays SCS challenge was to make a card using the colors Always Artichoke, Pretty in Pink and Cherry Cobbler.  I used the set, Just Believe, for this card and it was pretty simple to make.  I colored in the image with Always Artichoke and Cherry Markers and set 2 Pretty in Pink brads in the middle of 2 flowers.  Colored in the saying the same markers and punched it out with a large circle punch.  Ripped the bottom of the c/s, distressed the edges, and tied a Pretty in Pink ribbon around the c/s.  I then mounted on Cherry Cobbler cardfront c/s.  One pic has a sewed border, one doesn't......thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Just Believe, Itty Bitty Background
Inks: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler
Papers: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Distressing Tool, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Large Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Sewing Machine/Thread

Monday, August 16, 2010

SCS Clean and Simple Challenge Card

I love this set, Charming, and am so glad that SU brought it back in this year's catty!  This is my card for today's SCS Clean and Simple Card challenge.  This card is similar the the one we made at yesterday's stamp camp.  I ran a piece of Whisper White c/s through my Big Shot using the new Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then tied a piece of Rich Razzleberry Ribbon around the front.  Stamped "create" on a scrap piece of paper and cut it out with the small oval punch.  Then I tied a bow and then used my CAD to set one of the Antique Brads and the punched saying.  Used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers to color in the image and then cut the image out using the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlit.  I used the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die for the small butterfly.

Stamp Set: Charming
Inks: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Antique Brad, Small Oval Punch, Rich Razzleberry Grossgrain Ribbon, Scissors

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Catty Case

Yesterday I got the set, Just Believe and cased this card directly from the catty (page 97).  This set is quickly becoming one of my favorites!  I didn't have any vanilla ribbon, so I used a piece of Whisper White Organza Ribbon and sponged some Crumb Cake ink on the ribbon to dye it.  This card was very fast to make, but love how it came out!  Here's the details:

Stamp Set: Just Believe
Inks: Markers - Old Olive, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake; Ink Pad - Crumb Cake
Papers: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Sponge, Spritzer Tool, Large Circle Punch, Sewing Machine/Thread, Scissors, Dimensionals

Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday Bakery Card

Isn't this a bright and cheerful card?  I got this new designer paper, Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP and just love it!  I also love the Daffodil Delight and Poppy Parade Ribbon and cardstock; nice and bright!  Here's the details:

Stamps: Birthday Bakery Hostess Level 1 Set
Inks: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Build-A-Bear Workshop Pawsitively Prints DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Word Windows Punch, 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Poppy Parade Ribbon, Daffodil Delight Ribbon and Brads, CAD, White Eyelet, Watercolor Brush, Scissors, Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, Mini-Glue Dots

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Simply Charming....

I have had the set, Charming, for awhile now and it made a come back in the new catty.  This is a card that I came up using one of my favorite color combos, Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive.  I used the new Scallop Rectangle Clearlits (page 211) to cut out the flower image.  I stamped the background image first on a piece of Very Vanilla c/s.  I colored in the flower using a Rich Razzleberry and an Old Olive marker, and then stamped the image over the background.  I then layed the clearlit over the stamp image and ran it through the Big Shot.  Hope you like this card; we'll be making it at my stamp camp on Sunday.

Stamps: Charming
Inks: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Papers: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Top Note Die, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, Rich Razzleberry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, CAD, Small Oval Punch, Antique Brad, Scissors, Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Some Stamp Camp Projects

I saw a beautiful card on the very talented Connie Tumm's blog (Here) and this is my version of it.  The flower and leaves were actually stamped on a piece of designer paper (Greenhouse Gala) and then cut out (very carefully).  Love how it gives the image looked watercolored in and dimension it gives to them.

Stamps: Because I Care, Perfect Punches (saying), Itty Bitty Backgrounds (I know it's retired, but I still love this stamp!)
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze
Papers: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Circles Scallop #2 Die, Clear Circle Die, Oval Scallop Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, Vanilla Hardware/Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionals

I cased this card from one I saw on SCS (Here), and this is my version of it.  Have a great day everyone, I'm off to make pasta for Ben - he has football practice at 3:30!  It's one hot, hot day out; poor guy.  Good thing he loves football!

Stamps: Friends Never Fade
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Papers: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Greenhouse Gala DP
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Scallop Border Punch, Pear Pizzazz Ribbon, Scissors, Dimensionals