Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Made from Scratch - Thank You

We had a difficult month with the illness and death of my father-in-law, but there were so many people there for us. Words cannot express how much we thank everyone for the expressions of sympathy, and all the help that was provided  to us during our moment of sorrow.  To that note, I just couldn't use the standard "thank you" cards provided to us.  I decided to make a card to let those people know how very special they are to us.

Here's the supplies that were used:

Stamps:  Made From Scratch, Wonderful Words
Paper: Black and Whisper White
Ink:  Going Gray,  Encore Utlimate Metallic stamp pad in Silver
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon

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Monday, April 2, 2012

Thinking of You - Springtime Vintage

I needed to put together 50 cards quickly for our church card ministry. The beautiful spring blossoms on the Springtime Vintage DP (which is now retired) are an amazing backdrop for these quick and easy cards.

Here's the supplies that were used: 

Stamps:  Warmest Regards
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, DP Springtime Vintage
Ink:  Not Quite Navy
Accessories: Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval and Scallop Trim Border

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

Clean & Simple - Fresh Vintage

While I love to embellish cards, the simple beauty of a clean and simple card shouldn't be underestimated.  These cards require no additional coloring other then your stamping, few if any embellishments, great color, good design, and they are quick and easy to make.  I hope you give this a try.
Stamps:  Fresh Vintage, Sincere Salutations
Paper:Whisper White, Black
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Accessories: Swiss Dots EF, Scor-Pal

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Happy Birthday

I just received my Stampin' Up! order last week and couldn't wait to use the new items.  I really LOVE the new framelit style dies introduced in the Occasions Mini . . . they bring a whole new level of crafting fun!

I'm not a big embossing fan but just had to try the new Scented Embossing Powder also in the Ocassions Mini.  It reminds me of the old "scratch & sniff" labels I used to collect as a child.

Here's the supplies that were used:

Stamps:  Imaginisce Berrylicious Collection, Stampin' Up! A Word for You
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:  Black Staz-On, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Cherry Scented Stampin' Emboss Powder

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Thinking of You

Here's a quick post.  I'm preparing for a Stampin' Up convention at the end of February and decided to do this simple card.  I cased it from a post I saw on Pinterest, but I don't remember who to give credit to :(.

The hardest part of the whole card was making the ribbon bow.  It uses a technique where you cross the ribbon into thirds and gather together in the middle and secure with a brad.  I think my brads were just too small and that was creating the frustration. Hope you give this a try! 

Stamps:  Sincere Salutations
Paper: Pool Party, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, DSP Everyday Enchantment
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Accessories: Beautiful Wings Embosslit die, Scallop Square

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Winter Inspiration Snowman

 Well I'm finally getting around to using a new stamp set I purchased that I intended to use for my Christmas cards this year and just didn't get around to.  What can I say, these stamps are amazing!  Can you believe a 12 year old entrepreneur is designing these stamps?  Check out this set and many more on her website.

Since we had so much snow on the ground, it gave me the inspiration to make a snowman.  Not literally of course, but what a cute idea for a card.  I also tried a technique new to me called "Double Embossing".  I finished off the look with a frame created from the Nestabilities dies.

Stamps:  Winter Wishes by a jillian vance design
Paper: Marina Mist and Whisper White
Ink:  Black Staz-On
Accessories: Stampin' Up embossing folder Snow Burst, Nestabilities Large Scallop Ovals, Watercolor Crayons, Watercolor Pencils, Spica Glitter Pen.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Matted Decorative Label Punch

    I just love the Decorative Label punch from Stampin' Up.  The only problem is that I think layering gives the card more dimension and there isn't another punch that works for a mat.  What to do??  I tried several different ideas on my own and finally resorted to searching online.  I found a lot of great ideas but the one I liked the best is by Noel Johnson. Thanks Noel for this great tutorial on how to mat your Decorative Label punch.  If you follow her simple steps, you'll have a great looking card!

Here's the technique:
  • Punch two labels for your mat.
  • Cut as shown below.
  • Use the four numbered pieces as mat gluing them on the back of your label. 
Stamps:  Four Frames & Watercolor Trio
Paper: Marina Mist, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Everyday Enchantment DSP
Ink:  Soft Suede
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Swiss Dot Embossing Folder

If you're in my Friday night card club (and you know who you are), we'll be making this next month!

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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Punch Art Thank You Card

I saw this idea to create fun and quick flowers using two sided designer series paper and just had to give it a try. Check out this technique and many others here!

Stamps:  Bold Blossom (Stampin' Up)
Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Retired DSP  (Stampin' Up)
Ink:  Chocolate Chip and Old Olive 
Accessories: Basic Pearls Jewel Accents, Framed Tulips Embossing Folder

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