Friday, March 29, 2013

Stampin' Up! - Horse Frontier...

The request was for a male birthday card and what is more masculine than a cowboy?  I CASE'd this card from one on SplitCoastStampers - with a few twists of my own.  The sentiment on the inside comes from a retired stamp set but it is one that I just love and fits so well with the horse theme.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Horse Frontier & Happiest Birthday Wishes (retired)
Inks:           Bashful Blue, Old Olive & Black StazOn
Paper:        Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White
Other:        Antique Brads, circle punches & Festive Paper
                    Piercing Pack

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Stampin' Up! - By the Tide...

I just love this stamp set!  Of course, I am a "beach" girl so this is perfect for me.  I just hope that Stampin' Up! keeps it around.  Maybe we should start up a petition - would you sign it too?  This card is not difficult to make but it does have quite a few layers.

Here's the inside of the card.  The hostess at this workshop requested a retirement card and this saying seemed perfect for retirement.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       By the Tide & From My Heart
Inks:           Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake
Paper:        Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White & Print
                   Poetry DSP Stack
Other:        Mini Silver Brads, Linen Thread, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch,
                   1" circle punch

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Stampin' Up! - Valentine Treat Bag...

Here's a treat bag that we made for Valentine's Day but you can make it for any occasion.  It only requires a strip of patterned paper and a few small pieces of cardstock.  Isn't it cute?  And full of chocolate, so who can resist?

Here's what you will need to duplicate this project:
Stamps:       Hearts a Flutter & That's the Ticket
Inks:            Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red & VersaMark
Paper:        More Amore Specialty DSP, Pool Party, Whisper White & Real Red
Other:        Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Baker's Twine, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL
                    & 1 3/8" circle punch and 1 3/4" circle punch

Basic Instructions for Assembly:

Base:  5 1/4" x 3 1/4"  Score all four sides at 1" and snip side score lines & create box
Top Piece:  10" x 4" - Glue to outside of box (there will be 1/2" overlap to glue together
Circles:  1 3/8" and  1 3/4" punches.
Trim & decorate as desired.

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Monday, March 25, 2013

Stampin' Up! - Nature Walk or Aviary....


 This is a card that I CASE'd from a card posted on SplitCoastStampers - thank you to the talented artist!  Here, I used the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Square punches to make the window.  A post it note cut to the size of the window was used on the inside of the card for the stamped image.
Here's the same card using the cage from the Aviary stamp set and the hearts from the Oh, Whale! stamp set.  I wanted to give the attendees an option for a non-Valentine's card.

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Nature Walk & Tiny Tags OR Aviary, Oh, Whale! & Tiny Tags
Inks:           Real Red, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard, So Saffron & Early
                   Espresso OR Real Red, Rose Red, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink &
                   Early Espresso
Paper:        Real Red, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede
Other:          Brights Glimmer Brads, Brights Buttons, Crumb Cake Seam Binding,
                    Linen Thread, Jewelry Tag punch, 1 1/4" Square punch, 1 3/8" square
                    punch & Key trinket (retired)

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Friday, March 22, 2013

Stampin' Up! Secret Garden Bundle

Have you taken  advantage of the Secret Garden Bundle from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Catalog?  These flowers are so pretty and it is so much easier to use the framelits that come in the bundle, rather than cut the flowers out individually. 

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Secret Garden & Mixed Medley
Inks:            Daffodil Delight, Pretty in Pink, Island Indigo &VersaMark
Paper:         Melon Mambo, Wisteria Wonder, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper
                   White, Lucky Limeade & Summer Smooches DSP
Other:         Wisteria Wonder Ruffle Ribbon, Clear Embossing Powder, 1 1/4" Scallop
                   Circle Punch, Secret Garden  Framelits, Polka Dot Embossing Folder

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Stampin' Up! - Bright & Cheerful Valentine's Card...

I cannot believe how long it has been since I have blogged!  Boy, does life get in the way of having fun.  Fortunately I have been busy with workshops and classes so I will have cards to inspire you.   Now I just have to find the time to post them all!    Here's a card that we made in January for Valentine's Day.  Super easy card but so cheerful!

Here's what you will need to duplicate this card:
Stamps:       Teeny Tiny Wishes & My Friend
Inks:            Melon Mambo
Paper:         Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Whisper White & Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP
Other:        Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, Modern Label Punch & Daffodil Delight ribbon

Forever Stampin',
    Cathy Williams