Thursday, January 31, 2008
made for her :) When the new catalogue came out last summer this was one of the sets I knew I HAD to have! With two little boys and lots of birthday parties in our future, I figure I'll get a lot of use out of it.
Pixie Pink, Lovely Lilac, Green Galore, discontinued DSP, watercolor paper - paper; Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Tempting Turquoise, Yo-Yo Yellow, Black StazOn - ink; All in the Family, All in the Family Accessories, Letterpress Numbers - stamp sets; Aqua Painter, blender pen, Orchid grograin ribbon, 1/2" circle punch, Basic Black marker - accessories;
I stamped & cut out the number "2". Then matted & trimmed it with Green Galore paper. The Green Galore matting is just eyeballed. For the watercoloring, after I'd finished with the Aqua Painter, I darkened up bits with the Blender Pen. Finally, I used my black marker to add grass lines and balloon strings. I think this card turned out very cute & cheery!
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
and the "Pucker Up!" frog part came from here:
Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Mellow Moss, Whisper White, Berry Bliss DSP - paper; Basic Black - ink; Unfrogettable, Rough Edges Mini Alphabet - stamp sets; Red striped grograin, Real Red brad, 1" circle punch, Crop-a-dile, 1/16" punch, Stampin' Pastels, blender pen - accessories;
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Also have a thing for Garden Whimsy, so this is the result :)
Ruby Red, River Rock, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, Ginger Blossom DSP - paper; Groovy Guava, Basic Black - ink; Garden Whimsy, All Holiday - stamp sets; Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Sherbet Ribbon Originals - accessories;
This one is for my friend's little girl. She's very sweet & I think the card matches her perfectly!!
I've been testing out different "labels" made from punches. I think this one's quick & easy.
Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Groovy Guava, Groovy Guava Prints DSP - paper; Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom - ink; Time Well Spent, Fun & Fast Notes - stamp sets; Colluzle, 1/16" punch, VersaMarker, Blender pen, Corner Rounder, Lg Oval punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, gold brads - accessories ;
Notes: for the celery background I stamped the flowers from Time Well Spent in Certainly Celery & then went over the centers with the VersaMarker to make the background. The large Blush Blossom & Groovy Guava circle was cut with the Colluzle. Once I had the circle cut out, I created the scallops with the corner rounder and pierced each scallop with the 1/16" punch.
Friday, January 25, 2008
I cut the two pieces of ribbon, transfered the Rub Ons and then tied them in a knot. Folded each end over the card front & Ta Da!! Pretty new ribbon :)
Monday, January 21, 2008
Basic Black, Creamy Caramel, Ruby Red, Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla - card stock; Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Ruby Red, Creamy Caramel, VersaMark - ink; Stamp of Authenticity, Rough Edges Mini Alphabet, Define your Life - stamp sets; Ribbon Originals, White embossing powder, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 3/4" circle punch
Happy Day to everyone!!
Thursday, January 17, 2008
The January Stampin' Success magazine had a pretty card with three butterflies down the center. Here's my version of it :)
Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla, Ginger
Blossom DSP - paper; Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Groovy
Guava - ink; One Touch of Nature, All Holiday - stamp
sets; Hodgepodge Hardware, Sherbet Ribbon Originals,
1/2"circle punch (rounding the ends of the tags), ivory
crochet cotton - accessories;
I tried to make a masculine coffee card with this one. Not sure if I like it or not... The cup is embossed with Ultra Thick embossing powder, but it's kind of hard to tell in the scan. Brad says it's too bland, but I told him it's a little dirty-looking & slightly messy like most males.
Happy stamping everyone :)
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
So for projects, I thought I'd share some cards I've CASE'd:
This card was CASE'd from: http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/762754?cat=12238 I loved this card! I needed some samples for my Open House. This card was made by cutting an 8 1/2 x 11" piece of Rose Red in half length-wise. I folded this in half and then folded down the top inch to make the envelope. Next I stamped the butterfly & flower image from the Happy Heart Day set over the bottom of the envelope in Rose Red ink. I made a scalloped edge on a piece of Wild Wasabi with a slit punch, embossed it with my Crop-a-dile and adhered it to the bottom of the envelope flap. Next I cut a 1/2" strip of Regal Rose and stapled it all the way through to finish the envelope. I inked just the sentiment, stamped it on the top of the envelope flap and rounded the top corners of the envelope.
The little mouse embelishment was created by stamping the mouse on Whisper White and then punching out just his head with the 1" circle. Next I punched out a Regal Rose scalloped circle, a 1 3/8" Rose Red circle & a 1 1/4" Wild Wasabi circle. I coloured the mouse with ink & blender pen then stamped the butterfly on a scrap piece of Whisper White. I cut out one wing to make the heart in the mouse's hand. After colouring the heart, I cut a slit & just around the mouse's hand to insert the heart so it would look like she's holding it.
The card insert was created by cutting a 4 x 5 1/4" piece of Whisper White and rounding the corners. Next I punched a 1" circle from Regal Rose and folded it over the top. I set a Jumbo eyelet in the top & threaded it with Wild Wasabi dbl-stitched ribbon. The ribbon was tied off with a piece of linen thread to complete it. I stamped and coloured the elephant on the bottom. Voila!
This second card was CASE'd from:
http://www.splitcoaststampers.com/gallery/photo/754842?cat=12238 I didn't have the 5/8" grograin ribbon, so I replace it with two strips of the 1/4" ribbon :) I love how the cut out butterfly's wings pop off the card!
Wishing you all a pleasant & restful day :)
Friday, January 11, 2008
The little Valentine's cards were made from the Gift Card & Mini Envelope package that I ordered by accident a few months ago and the scalloped circles cover York mint patties. I just love this Happy Heart Day set.
Gift Cards & Mini Envelopes, Real Red textured CS, Regal Rose CS, Whisper White CS, 1/4" circle punch, Happy Heart Day stamp set, Basic Black ink, Regal Rose ink, Wild Wasabi ink, Real Red ink, Going Grey ink, Blender Pen
Scallop Punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, Happy Heart Day, Real Red marker, Regal Rose maker, York mint patties
Make & Take
I'm absolutely crazy about this Easter/Spring card!! It looks great & it's so easy to make. I think I'll enter it into the Stampin' Up! Easter contest, so I may need to take this card down soon... I'll let you see it first though :)
Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Whisper White cardstock; Certainly Celery Prints Designer Series Paper; Garden Whimsy, All Holiday stamp sets; Scallop, 1 3/8" punches; Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue ink
This 2nd Make & Take is a little cello bag of cinnemon hearts.
Regal Rose, Bashful Blue, Whisper White card stock; Basic Black ink; Coluzzle, silver brads, 5/8" Real Red grograin, staples, crochet cotton, Slit punch, 1/4" circle punch, sm & lg tag punch, Stampin' Pastels, blender pen, small cello bags;
I've been working like crazy this week on samples I'll share with you too. We've been busy renovating our kitchen so I've left everything to the last minute!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Hot Chocolate Snowmen
I really liked the hot chocolate holder from the Fall-Winter catalogue that was displayed with the It's Snow Time set. I made this card to go with it. I really like how it turned out.
Mellow Moss card base, topped with a Real Red background piece. The red was random stamped with the snowflakes in white ink, then pierce & faux stitched with the white gel pen. The snowman & the juggling snowballs were stamped on white with black ink and colored using the blender pen & ink pads. Next I used the VersaMarker to color the edges of the snowman and the snowballs & embossed them with iridescent ice. The snowman was matted on a piece of Soft Sky that was slightly longer & tied black gingham ribbon around the bottom. Final step was to punch out a Mellow Moss scalloped circle, a Soft Sky 1 3/8" circle and punch out the "Cold twigs - warm hearts!" with the 1 1/4" circle. Last was you color in the enclosed parts of the words with red ink & blender pen :)
These made such cute combos with the little hot chocolate packages and a candy cane!
Happy New Year, everyone!