Thursday, July 31, 2014

Pretty in Pink.....


Baby cards don't need carriages, teddy bears and rattles. Here is a cute baby card using - of all things - Gorgeous Grunge! Here is what you need to make this card:

  • Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Pink Pirouette and Blushing Bride inks
  • Gorgeous Grunge and Label Love stamp sets
  • Small Oval and 1/2" Circle punches
  • Whisper White 1/4" stitched ribbon
  • Artisan Label punch
  • Pearls


Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Tag Topper Punch Card..


Here is a card we made using the retired Kaleidescope paper but the new black and white paper will work just as well. Have you got your Tag Topper punches yet? They are so cool! I used them at Christmas but they have so many other uses. Here is what you will need to make this card:

  • Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Kaleidescope Designer Series Paper
  • Perfect Pennants stamp set
  • Banners framelits
  • Strawberry slush, Bermuda Bay and StazOn ink
  • Tag Topper Punch
  • Dazzling Diamonds
  • Arrows embossing folder
  • Rhinestones
  • White Baker's Twine



Tuesday, July 29, 2014

You're My Cup of Tea!


Here is a card that I cased from SplitcoastStampers for a recent workshop. Here is what you will need to make this card:

  • Wisteria Wonder, Basic Black, Pool Party and Very Vanilla Cardstock
  • Tea Party stamp set
  • Tea Lace Doilies
  • StazOn, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder and Pear Pizzazz inks
  • Wisteria Wonder 3/4" chevron ribbon
  • Very Vintage Designer Buttons
  • Linen Thread
  • Ovals Collection framelits
  • Beautifully Baroque and Square Lattice embossing folders



Monday, July 28, 2014

Revisiting Sale-a-Bration


This card is one that we made at a Sale-a-Bration highlight class. In fact, looks like this card even used retired Gumball Green so if you have some of that, here is a card to use some of that up.

Here's a fun alternative to a 4"x5 1/4" inside card. I think it is an unexpected surprise.

Here's what you will need to make this card:

  • Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Gumball Green and Whisper White Cardstock
  • You're Lovely stamp set (SAB)
  • StazOn, Gumball Green and Strawberry Slush ink
  • Needlepoint embossing folder
  • Strawberry Slush ruffled ribbon
  • Rhinestones
  • Deco Labels Collection Framelits




Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have You Made a Box Card Yet?

Have you made one of these cute box cards yet? I cased this one from "sewnsun" on SplitcoastStampers. These are fun to make but you better have time to color all these pieces! We even made our own envelopes using the Envelope Board since the card was larger than a standard A2 envelope.

To make this card, I used:

  • Backyard Basics and Simply Sketched stamp sets
  • Backyard Basics framelits
  • Sweet Sorbet DSP, Crumb Cake, Pistachio Pudding, Marina Mist, Whisper White Cardstock
  • Inks - basically, you name it, we used it! Actually, most all the subtles and 2013-2015 in colors
  • The label was cut using the Matchbox die which has been retired for awhile



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Peaceful Petals, Round 4


Here is our final card from the Peaceful Petals class. I was inspired by "creativejourney" but switched things up. I stacked 8 layers of the filter paper and punched them out using the Petite Petals punch. It will tear if you try to punch just one layer at a time. We dyed them in an alcohol & Crisp Cantaloupe Reinker solution. Before they dried completely, we took an aqua painter and Melon Mambo ink in the center. We secured the layers using a mini brad.

  • Peaceful Petals and Banner Blast stamp sets
  • Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding, Old Olive Cardstock
  • StazOn, Crisp Cantaloupe, Melon Mambo, Crushed curry, Old Olive inks
  • Banner and Petite Petals punches
  • Ovals Collection framelits
  • Crepe Filter Paper
  • Mini Brads
  • Sweet Sorbet DSP
  • 3/8" Stretch Trim



Monday, July 21, 2014

Peaceful Petals card...


This card was cased from "just crazy" on SplitcoastStampers. I made it for the Peaceful Petals class and another group liked it so much that I ended up doing it again at another workshop. Here is what you will need to make this card:

  • Floral Frames Collection Framelits
  • Primrose Petals, Very Vanilla, Pink Pirouette Cardstock
  • Sale-a-Bration DSP from 2012
  • StazOn, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo, Pistachio Pudding inks
  • Peaceful Petals stamp set
  • Pearls



Friday, July 18, 2014

Having Fun at Stampin' Up! Convention

I have been having a great time at Stampin' Up!'s 26th convention - my 7th! I have been getting lots of ideas and look forward to showing you new things soon. Here is a card that I mad during a class using a Simply Created Card kit from the upcoming Holiday catalog. I can't wait to show you all of the cool product Stampin' Up is offering in this catalog. Stay tuned!



Peaceful Petals Class Card...


Here is another card we made at the Peaceful Petals class which I cased from Sandi MacIver. Again I used my ecutter to cut out the flowers. Boy, does it save me time! Here is what you need to make this card:

  • Peaceful Petals and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets
  • Whisper White, Coastal Cabana and Kaleidoscope Cardstock
  • Coastal Cabana, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, StazOn, Pear Pizzazz and Crumb Cake inks
  • Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape
  • Season Of Style Washi Tape
  • Rhinestones
  • Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
  • Coastal Cabana 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim




Thursday, July 17, 2014

Peaceful Petals Stamp Set...

This card was made at a Peaceful Petals class I hosted this spring. I absolutely loved this set and am going to really miss it. I don't normally hang onto stamp sets because I can't use them at workshops but I am hanging onto this one for now. This card was cased from bensarmom on SplitcoastStampers. Here is what you will end to make this card:

  • Peaceful Petals stamp set
  • StazOn, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette, And Pear Pizzazz ink
  • Whisper White, Blushing Bride, and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
  • Pink Pirouette 3/8" Taffeta ribbon

When making this card, use an exacto knife to cut slits along the edges of the flowers to slide the leaves into.


Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Saying Goodbye to Stampin' Up! Favorites...


This card was made at a retirement party. There were several items this year that I will miss. Like the cut job my Scan 'N Cut did on the flower? I also had it cut around the sentiment with a border.

Here' sweat you will need:

  • Peaceful Petals and Simply Sketched stamp sets
  • Lacy Brocade embossing folder
  • StazOn, Wisteria wonder and Elegant Eggplant ink
  • Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White and Regals Pattern Pack papers
  • Vintage Faceted Buttons
  • White Baker's Twine dyed using Elegant Eggplant Reinker
  • Delicate Details Lace Tape
  • Pinking Hearts Border Punch



Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Get Well with Peaceful Petals


Today's card was cased from SplitcoastStampers gallery. Do you like fussy cutting? Not me! So about two months ago, I purchased a Brother Scan 'N Cut which is awesome! I love being able to stamp an image, scan it in and have it cut out - all within minutes.

Here' sweat you will need to make this card:

  • Peaceful Petals and Delightful Dozen stamp sets
  • StazOn, So Saffron, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive ink
  • Basic Black, Pool Party and Whisper White Cardstock
  • Modern Mosaic embossing folder
  • Circle Collection framelits
  • Dazzling Diamonds


Monday, July 14, 2014

Gold Embossed Zoo Review....

I am really going to miss this stamp set that retired in June. We made this card at a recent workshop which I cased from Sandi MacIver. She is such a talent! We cut strips from the Modern Medley DSP and embossed it using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and gold embossing powder. We also ran a couple strips of sticky strip down the sides of the paper and embossed those as well. We added the chevron ribbon and embossed the sentiment from the Label Love stamp set in white embossing powder and punched out with the artisan label punch.

Here is the inside of the card. I gave everyone the choice of making the card with the penguin or the zebra. Here' she same card using the zebra.