Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just For You: Tulip Frame

The tulip frame embossing folder is so elegant! I used the new Stampin' Up! stamp set Simply Soft, using a darker blue for the stems and a lighter blue for the petals. The flowers were punched and bling added. The sentiment was put on dimensionals and bling added.

This card is pure elegance.

Just For You: Gift Card Holder

I used the top note die for the base of the gift card holder. I used an 11" long piece of card stock, folded into an M. Then I place the card stock onto the die so one side did not get cut. I glued the M together and punched an opening with the word window punch.

I adhered the folded top note onto a layered card stock/designer paper. I used a large brad to hold the top note closed. To hide the brad, I stamped a sentiment on a scalloped oval and adhered it to the back.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Birthday: Center Stair Step

Another center stair step card. I made the front panel and sides just a wee bit wider this time. I used Bravo Burgandy card stock and ink. The designer paper is a textured pink. I love the new stamps from Stampin' Up!

Thank You: Center Stair Step

What a fun card! When I first saw the directions for this card, I decided it was too much work. However, I tried it and decided it wasn't as complicated as I first thought.

Brown and lilac card stock with coordinating designer paper were used. The dragonfly and thank you are from Stampin' Up, as are the punches for the sentiment.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Thank You: Embossed Butterflies

I received a new Stampin' Up! order (for my birthday) and I just had to play with them! This uses a new stamp set, the embosslits, and an embossing folder. Aaron did the placement of the butterflies; we both designed the layout of the card. Beautiful card!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Dude Truck

This was a fun card! The truck and the dude just screams "guy" the whole way. The cogs were punched from Stampin' Up's cog punch using a silver metallic paper. The truck and sentiment were stamped on white card stock using Not Quite Navy ink and ticket punched with brads.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Embossed Stylized Flowers

The flowers were punched out of a designer paper using five different circle punches. Aaron did the designing of the flowers. She has a better eye than me.

The white card stock was embossed and then the punched flowers were put on the already embossed paper. Then I ran the card stock through the Cuttlebug again to emboss the flowers. What a lovely effect the double embossing has!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Just For You Blossoms

Orchid Opulence is used for the card base. The tulip frame embossing on white card stock adds such elegance to the card. I used the apple blossom stamp, colored, layered, and added bling. I also layered the sentiment with the label and word window punches.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday: How Many Cupcakes

I am still playing with color and patterns. This card uses greens for the card stock (I think I miss my white card stock). The designer paper is from some scraps I am using up. Stampin' Up punches used: scalloped circle, circle, and the cupcake. The sentiment is from the Create a Cupcake set. Edges are rounded and sponged. Bling was added.

I used some scrap vellum for the frosting top. The swirls made the perfect frosting!

Birthday Mini Take Out Box

The mini take out box is just too fun. I use the cutting die from Lifestyle Crafts and Stampin' Up's oval and oval scallop punches. The designer paper is from a kit I have had for years. I am trying to use up some of my old stock.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy Butterfly -- Aaron's First Solo Card!

Aaron has the bug! She has helped and advised me with my cards, but she wanted to try her own creative style. She has such a great creative eye!

She used the green card stock for her base. Then she used the light green designer paper, accenting it with the doily designer paper. She punched flowers, layered them, and attached a brad. The butterfly was punched and the body stamped. She used a dimensional for the butterfly.

The first card is always the hardest

{Friend to Friend} with a Vespa!

The Stampin' Up set On the Grow has two of my favorite stamps. The Vespa stamp is my personal favorite because I drive a 1981 Vespa.

This card uses shades of orange in card stock and designer paper. The sentiment is punched with the word window and layered with the label punch.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Birthday: Swirls with Vase

I used Rich Razzleberry and Whisper White card stock. The floral vase stamp is becoming one of my favorite; it goes so well with the elegant swirl embossing folder. The sentiment was punched from the word window and adhered to the label punch. Sweet and simple.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Birthday: Flowers and Squares

My daughter has a great eye for color. I am more monochromatic. She made me stretch myself with this card. I used three shades of green and accented with gold and orange in the ribbon. The bling was even two different colors and sizes! Oh, my!

I used the postage stamp punch, the three for you flower punch, the triple flower punch, and a square punch. The stamp is from the pretty postage stamp set.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bookmark: Gymnasts in Purple

I recently received the three gymnasts stamp set. I stamped and colored the gymnasts, punched out with the circle punch, layered on a scalloped circle, added stars around, and layered the bookmark. The purple bow at the top finished it off. What fun!