Monday, September 29, 2008

Some Pretty Cards

This pink & kiwi card is one I did for a demo at my last party. I'm so totally in love with the Pink Pirouette striped ribbon. I wasn't crazy about the new pink... seemed kinda pale but ever since I got the ribbon I can't stop using it :) It also pleases some strange thing within me to use the same pattern in two different colours. So all around this card is one of my recent favourites. The card didn't scan as well as it could have, but here it is!


Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Very Vanilla, Bella Rose DSP - paper; Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette - ink; Pocket Silhouettes - stamp set; Pink Pirouette striped ribbon, Vanilla hodgepodge hardware, piercing template, label punch - accessories;

And the beautiful Bella again. I loved the sample card in the catalogue next to the Bella Toile background stamp, so I had to make my own version in Riding Hood Red. I'm crazy about Red & White and Blue & White Toile patterns!!


Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White - paper; Riding Hood Red - ink; Bella Toile, Dreams du Jour - stamp sets; Riding Hood Red striped ribbon, scallop edge punch, pretties kit, Stampin' dimensionals - accessories;

Monday, September 15, 2008

Exchange Cards & a Fall Card

So my friend asked me to join a birthday card exchange & even though I didn't really have time to do it... I said yes. Of course.... stupid me! Anyway, I promptly forgot all about it until she reminded me 5 days before they were due. (mailing time between us is usually 2 weeks) Oops. So Monday night I started to make cards wildly!!! Here are two of the cards I came up with.

Belated Birthday
I thought this one was kinda cute. Mostly unisex which is good. The inside reads "... a little slow. Happy Belated Birthday". Don't know if you can see it in the scan but I also added a "snail-trail" in crystal effects behind the snail.


Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Whipser White - paper; Baja Breeze, So Saffron, Sahara Sand - ink; Sanded, Bugs & Kisses, Euphoria Mini-Alphabet - stamp sets; Jumbo Eyelets, Baja Breeze striped ribbon, Word Window punch, Crystal Effects, 1/2" circle punch, Crop-a-dile - accessories;

Boy Birthday Card
I love to mix stamp sets too. The cake came from an old Simply Sent Card Kit & the ants are from Bugs & Kisses.


Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy, So Saffron Prints DSP, Whipser White - paper; Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Night of Navy - ink; Lots of Thoughts, Bugs & Kisses, A Wish for You Simply Sent Card Kit - stamp sets; So Saffron marker, Always Artichoke marker, 1/8" punch, 1/2" circle punch - accessories;

Fall Thanks
This card was another sample from my Open House. I saw a very similar one on splitcoast. Here's my version


Summer Picnic DSP, Close to Cocoa, Old Olive, More Mustard, Really Rust, Pumpkin Pie, Whipser White - paper; Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip - ink; Autumn Harvest, Thank You Kindly - stamp set; Spritzer, Close to Cocoa marker, blender pen, Stampin' pastels, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 16" punch - accessories;

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Another Open House Sample

I love the look of this card. I think I'll be using it as a sympathy card. The silhouette stuff is so cool!

Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Whipser White, Urban Garden DSP - paper; Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy - ink; Pocket Silhouettes - stamp set; White grosgrain ribbon, Styled Silver hodgepodge hardware, A Perfect Day rub ons - accessories;


Monday, September 8, 2008

Stuff from the Open House

I had such a hard time trying to decide what to post today!! I have so many things from my Open House I've been dying to share, but I didn't want to spoil it for anyone who was comming! Here's the first Make & Take card.

Halloween Card
This card was inspired by this card on splitcoast. Making the goo across the middle was a touch from the Haloween projects shown at convention last year. You use a circle punch to take random punches at different depths and create a goo effect :)


Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Whisper White, Ghostly Greetings DSP - paper; Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss - ink; Batty for You, All Holiday - stamp set; Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 16" punch, 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch, Kiwi Kiss striped ribbon - accessories;

Bella Card
This card was inspired by this monogram card on splitcoast - I really wanted to show another technique along with the gorgeous Bella Rose paper! And of course, we needed to use the scallop edge punch on Something!


Chocolate Chip, Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White, Brushed Gold - paper; Chocolate Chip, VersaMark - ink; Taffy Alphabet, Frames with a Flourish, Define Your Life - stamp sets; gold embossing powder, scallop edge punch - accessories;

And finally, from all the samples I plowed my way though in the last month, this is my most favorite! I saw the banana candies in a baggie, here and loved the idea! Here's my take on it :)


Yo-yo Yellow, So Saffron, Bella Rose DSP, Whisper White, Real Red, Kraft - paper; Chocolate Chip, VersaMark - ink; Sock Monkey - stamp set; white embossing powder, corner rounder, cellophane bag, banana candies - accessories;

The sock monkey is paper pieced.