Friday, December 28, 2012

Sympathy in White and Green



I made these sympathy cards because my supply was getting low.  I really do not like making a sympathy card when I need it. 

I used white on white.  The embossed piece has a deep footprint.  The flowers were punched, attached randomly, and a pearl placed in the flower center.  I used Certainly Celery ink with both white pearls and pale green pearls.  I like both colors.

Pretty in Pink: Negative Flower Punch for Valentine's Day


 My sister created this design in a card for my daughter.  I have totally cased it!  Thanks, Connie.

I used the punch's negative on the front of the card and the actual flower punch on the inside of the card.  

I used Melon Mambo for the card base and ink.  The layers are in Regal Rose and Blushing Bride.  Punches are a 1" flower and Stampin' Up's word window.  Pearls in the center of the flower and ribbon around the front.

Love this card.


Sunday, December 16, 2012

Gift Card Bag Using Tim Holtz

 We have a new Tim Holtz die for this darling bag.  The bag is 3" by 4" by 3/4", which is perfect for a gift card.  We used Stampin' Up's ornament stamps and punch to the to/from tag.  The gold ribbon tied the bag shut and attached the tag.

Love, love, love it!


Thursday, December 13, 2012

Triple Layer Thinking of You



















I needed a masculine card for a coworker.  The triple layer card works perfectly for the purpose.  I used Soft Suede and Crumb Cake for the paper and inks.  The stamps are all Stampin' Up.


Sunday, November 25, 2012

M is for Merry Gift Card Holder

 I found a Sizzix die that cuts this great gift card holder.  I used the Stampin' Up alphabet set -- M is for Merry in the oval punch and  modern label punch.

I cut a piece of card stock to put in the holder, to give an additional greeting.

I love this die!


Saturday, November 24, 2012

Snow Much Fun Center Step Holiday Card


The Stampin' Up stamp set Snow Much Fun is one of my favorite sets.  We used Island Indigo, going away from the traditional red or green Christmas colors.

The sentiment is a great set from Hero Arts.






Friday, November 23, 2012

Personal Serving of Holiday Dough

 This cute money holder was inspired from Pinterest.  The bags are 4"x6" and holds 20 one dollar bills.  The bills are loosely tied with twine.

The next time I make these; however, I will change the poem to fit inside the modern label punch. 

Fun project.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Birthday Punched Layers

 This card was inspired from a card I saw on Pinterest.  Five different colors of paper, including the white.  Lots of punching.  The buttons were made from Stampin' Up's embosslits. 

It has been a long time since I have posted, but I have been busy with my eBay sales.  I made 112 kits of Halloween test tubes.  Wheww!


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Border Punch: Sympathy Card

 The border punch creates the card.  I punched both sides of the front of the card, making sure I started in exactly the same place. 

The center of the card used a border embossing folder and butterfly embosslits.  Pearls were added to the butterfly.

The sentiment is stamped in Marina Mist.

The inside of the card is white card stock, which is what makes the punched pattern stand out. 

This card is cased from Frenchie.


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Thank You Wreath on a Flap



 Soft Suede and Crumb Cake were made to go together.  I used an old set - Stampin' Up's Nellie the Nest Lady from 1997.

The card base is 4.25" by 5.5".  The folding piece is 8" by 5.25", scored at 2" and 4".

I love the way the branch at the bottom still meets even though it is two different images.  What a fun card.




















Monday, July 23, 2012

Hope Your Day is Purrfect

I found the cat stamp at Michael's clearance and I had to buy it!  I cut out the "hope your day is purrfect!" from the SU Long Fellows stamp set.  I added bling and corner punched the image.  Love it!

I have gotten used to using clear stamps. In fact, I make most of my wood-mounted stamps into clear mounted stamps.  I peel the rubber off the wood and attach it to my clear blocks.  I still store the stamps on their original wood blocks just for convenience.



Sunday, July 22, 2012

Summer Afternoon in Wisteria Wonder




















This card uses the SU set Summer Afternoon, which is a new hostess set.  I love it!

I used Wisteria Wonder and Concord Crush card stock and Concord Crush ink.  I corner-punched the lower left corner and added pearls to the lower right corner of the image. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Birthday Blossoms - Bordering on Romance





















This is the first time I have used this stamp set (SU's Bordering on Romance), but I am sure I will use it a lot more now.  I love it! 

I had to cut the border stamp to stamp the sides.  Using clear stamps makes it easy to take apart and put back together.  I colored the blossoms to add a different feel to this card.

Sympathy Card for Loss of a Dog




















This card uses the D is for Dog set from Stampin' Up! and a With Sympathy stamp that was from a very old set.  I added a ribbon and the sentiment inside the cards.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sympathy Card for Loss of a Cat






































This card uses the C is for Cat set from Stampin' Up! and a With Sympathy stamp that was from a very old set.  I added a small rhinestone for the cat's collar and a ribbon.  The rest of the card is quite simple.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Just Believe Silhouette


















I have been busy with the chickens and building fences and enclosures.  However, it was good to get back in the stamping room.  This uses Stampin' Up's Just Believe set in Crushed Curry.  The main image was stamped and then stamped again without re-inking. The image and the sentiment were both sponged. The bling was added to the center of two of the flowers.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Wedding Triple Layer: Enjoy the Journey

Aaron has a wedding this week; their colors are wasabi green!  So, of course the triple layer with Wild Wasabi is our color, too.

The base layer color is Wild Wasabi.  The top layer color is Certainly Celery.  We chose a small flourish for the celery color and the script leaf for the wasabi color.  The leaf has a dainty print, so the images blended quite nicely.

The baker's twine and button were added between the second and third layers.

Enjoy the journey!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's and Uncle's Day Triple Layer Cards

Father's Day and Uncle's Day are one in the same at our house.  I used Wild Wasabi and Certainly Celery for both the card stock and inks.

I took the three Certainly Celery layers and adhered them together -- just barely.  I used just a small amount of tape, knowing I needed to take them apart right after I stamped them.  I randomly stamped the flourish with Certainly Celery, making sure to not cover up the sentiment.  Then I used the geometric floral stamp with Wild Wasabi. 

The "shadow" that is created from the stamp when stamping across the layers will be covered by the mat.  I disassembled the three stamped layers, attached the mats, and reassembled the layers.  I had to make sure I did not turn the layers upside down; I was careful to match the patterns.  The bottom mat is actually the card base.

For the masculine card, I chose to not use ribbon or bakers twine.  However, I would use more adornment for a more feminine card.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Jakob's Half Birthday Invitations

Aaron and I made invitations to Jakob's 1 1/2 Year birthday party.  Because he was born on December 22, his birthday gets lost during the holidays.  His half birthday gives him a party that is not rushed.

We used card stock that cut 4 1/4" by 5 1/2" as the base.  The front of the card has the car, balloons, and the sign.  The back of the card has the party details printed from the computer.  Aaron designed the front of the card. 





Saturday, June 9, 2012

With Sympathy: Pearls and Nestabilities



I tried a new technique on this card.  The orange card stock was put through the Cuttlebug; however, the die cut piece was not used on the card.  I used the negative as the design base.  

The images were stamped on the vanilla card stock with brown ink.  The orange overlay is the negative from the Nestabilities dies.  Then the layers were put on the brown card stock.  Two sizes of pearls were added.

I found stamping first and fitting it into the die cut window a bit tricky.  I think the same look could be achieved by die cutting the ivory, stamping on the ivory, and adhering the ivory to the orange as a layer.

I guess it is always good to try new techniques.  It is always good to adjust to make things better.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Garden Marker

I used aluminum flashing from Lowe's.  I really wasn't sure what to buy when I went shopping.  There were many thicknesses to choose from; I chose the thinnest one.

Using the Nestabilities scalloped circles and then an embossing folder, the Big Shot was all I needed for this great look.  Then I punched one hole at the top with my Crop-A-Dial.  I hand-printed the word MINT with a permanent marker.

Fast and easy! 

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Star Gift Card Holder with Hidden Surprise


Another surprise, rotating gift card holder.  I went with the bold blues for a masculine graduation recipient.  Love, love, love it!

This is cased from Sue Begger and this card.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Gift Card Holder with Hidden Surprise



Even though this card looks clean and simple, it isn't!  There is a rotating gift card holder under the decorated layer.  You pull a ribbon tag to reveal the gift card!  I totally cased this from my SU demonstrator Sue Begger.  Thanks, Sue!

The tulip frame embossing folder makes the perfect frame for the holder.  I used SU! Island Indigo and Whisper White for the card stock.  The designer paper is The Paper Studio from Hobby Lobby.  

I love the design of this card!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Scalloped Four-Step Roses

 This card uses five different SU! reds.  The card base is Real Red.  The Kitchen Sink Stamps give such depth to the impression.