Thursday, March 10, 2011

For the next three cards I used the Nature Walk stamp set. Sorry for the quality of my pictures. I find that I get the best light when I take the picture outside but these have a lot of shadows. I loved the black and white cards from the Occasions mini pages 24 & 25 so I wanted to make my own. I used the new First Edition DSP, Black and Vanilla paper. The black paper was embossed using the Vintage Walllpaper EF and the flowers on this card and the next one uses the Flower Fusion Sizzlet die. And of course I added a Vintage Brad.
For the second card I kept it simple and used Soft Suede and Burgandy card stock. I used my Sanded background stamp to add a little something extra. Another favorite is the Victoria trim ribbon.

The last card uses Soft Suede, Cherry and Artichoke paper. These are some of my favorite colors.
So much fun. I love all of Stampin Up's accessories!!!

New Toys

I have been playing around with some of the new things I got from the Occasions Mini catalog. I love, love, love the new Fun Flowers Big Z die. To make the above flower on the "Just for You" card I die cut the flowers, sponged them with soft suede ink and then ran them through the crimper a bunch of times (10 - 20) Then I crumpled them up, flatened them out and separated the paper. It starts to break apart after its been crumpled and crimped. I also used my favorite accessory - Antiques brads.
The other items used on these cards are the Framed Tulips embossing folder. I love the way this embossing folder just adds a look that completes the card. It is elegant yet not too busy.
Another toy is the Build a Blossom stamp set and matching punch. I debated about this set and punch for quite a while but I am so happy I got it. I plan on making Mother's day cards with this set.
Some of the supplies used are as follows:
Just for you card: Baja Breeze, soft suded and Elegant Soiree DSP, Framed Tulip embossing folder, Afterthoughts stamp set, Fun Flowers Big Z die, Suede craft ink and clear embossing powder, baja breeze seam binding.
Bliss card: Soft suede, pink pirouette, card stock, retired pink brads, 1 1/4" striped PIP ribbon, Soft suede craft ink and clear embossing powder, Bliss stamp set (saleabration) and French Script background stamp. I got the idea for this card on the February Stampin Success Magazine.
Build a Blossom card: For this card I used soft suede and crumb cake ink, Build a Blossom stamp set and punch, Vintage Flower Adornments (Occasions mini), Elements of Style stamp set for the sentiment.

Teacher Gift Class

Above are pictures of the projects we are going to make for teacher gifts. They would also be great Mother's day gifts. Included is a decorated clear stamp case with a pocket inside and a notepad, a matching card and matching gift card holder. I got the tutorial for the gift card holder in the resources section of The card idea came from here.
I love the way these projects turned out. I wanted something otherthan the usual teacher stuff this year (such as pencils, apples, etc.)
The supplies used are as follows:
Stamps: Easter Blossoms (Occasions Mini), Bliss (Saleabration), Elements of Style (the sentiment), Curly Cute (for the "Thank You")
Paper: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Vanilla, Springtime Vintage DSP (Occasions Mini)
Ink: White craft ink, baja breeze, not quite navy
Other: Fun Flowers BigZ die, Scallop trim border punch,Vintage Flower Adornments, Vintage Brads, Baja Breeze seam binding, Clear mount stamp cases

More Bakery shop cards

I have made several bakery shop cards using a technique I saw on youtube. For this first card I used the "Crazy for Cupcakes" set. The cardstock is regal rose, chocolate chip, whisper white, retired DSP. I had a heck of a time masking off the cupcakes to get the 3 cupcakes on the left side of the card. I finally got it to work and love how it turned out. The hardest part of creating a card is figuring all of the measurements out.

The stamp set was from the Birthday Bakery level one stamp set. I also used the polkadot embossing folder.

This is the inside of the card. For the
sentiment I used the level one hostess set "Afterthoughts". The cupcake are again from the "Create a Cupcake" stamp set and punch.

Lots of Cupcakes

This card uses the Elegant Lines Embossing folder, Create a Cupcake stamp set and punch and some old DSP. I love the regal rose color for the cupcakes. It makes me hungry just looking at it.

Other items used: 2 3/8" scallop circle punch and the scallop trim border punch, dazzeling diamonds glitter.

I love how these birthday tags turned out. I followed a tutorial I found on youtube to make the top of the awning. For the front of the tag I used the "Crazy for Cupcakes" stamp set. And for the back I used the "Create a Cupcake" stamp set and punch from the Occasions mini. I saw some cards my upline Jill did using this set with red and white and wanted to try it on a smaller scale.

Here are a few more birthday tags I made. For this I used the Occasions mini set create a cupcake. At first I didn't think I wanted this set, but I have been using it quite a bit lately. I want to make a bunch of tags as they are great to add to a gift when my son has a birthday party.

Warm Words and a case

Quite a while back I saw a card my upline Jill made using the "Warm Words" stamp set as the stems of flowers. I have been wanting to try this for some time. I used the Floral Fusion Sizzlets Die to cut the flowers. It is hard to see in the pictures but I stamped the paper before I cut the flowers and then sponged the edges.
The designer paper is a level hostess set. The ribbon is the Pear Pizzazz seam binding.

This is a picture of the inside of the card. I guess I am ready for spring!!! The sentiment is from a retired set "Blooming with Love".

Saturday, January 29, 2011

More Valentines cards

This card was fun to make. The colors are very vanilla and riding hood red. I used the Love Letter DSP. I used Riding hood Red ink on my background stamp En Francais and stamped on the polka dot paper. I used two embossing folders - Square lattace (on the vanilla) and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on the Ridinghood red paper. I love the way the embossing adds so much to a card. The ribbon was purchased from clearance rack a few months back.

This is one of my favorite cards. The green DSP is from the Holiday mini (no longer available). I stamped the flourish from the Baroque Motifs stamp set in my old olive craft ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. The rose red card stock was embossed with the square lattace embossing folder. I love the flower heart from the Filled with Love stamp set.

I also made these cards when I was using my Riding Hood Red, Espresso, and crumb cake paper. This is one of my favorite color combinations. I love, love, love the reds.

These next two cards were made with the Lots of Love letterpress plates. They are both available in the Occasions Mini catalog.

I made this last card as a valentine card for my husband. This is about as masculine a card as I get.
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