Thursday, June 25, 2009
This card was created by another SU demo, but I wanted to share it since it is beautiful :) Card credit goes to S. Cogswell
A Rose Is A Rose Stamp Set, All Holidays Stamp Set
Card Stock Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Classic Inks: Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette
Craft Ink: Chocolate Chip and Versamark Ink
Accessories: Stampin Emboss Powder Clear, Heat Tool, 1/16 Inch Circle punch, Vintage Brads, Mat Pack, Stamping Sponges, Sizzix Big Shot Machine, Sizzix Bigz Circle, Scallop, Cutter Bee Circle Scissor Plus, Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, Stampin Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive Permanent
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
DATE: Friday, JULY 10th
Time: 6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Make 10 cards (2 each of 5 different designs).
Theme: Cards will feature various sets and a variety of sentiments will be provided for you stamp the cards for whatever occasion you need.
BE SURE TO COME AND CHECK OUT THE BRAND NEW SU CATALOG THAT STARTS JULY 1st.
Light snacks and drinks will be provided. It is a great chance to get out of the house for a little bit and stamp. Please bring a friend too.
RSVP by 7/6/09 to confirm your spot. Space is limited.
***All supplies provided except Adhesive. Please bring your own adhesive(s) of choice. I strongly recommend that you bring SNAIL adhesive/mono adhesive or double-sided tape AND glue dots.*** You never know what kind you may like. It's great to have a variety!
Stampin' Up! Demonstrator
Check out my gallery of handmade cards and be sure to click on newest to see the latest additions.
Monday, June 22, 2009
I am a "freak" about saving things and anytime I see a cute "tag" on something I HAVE to add it to my stash for future use. While attempting to clean up the dining room table (also my stamping table) I came across these 2 tags that I had thrown into my pile of scraps. I had the right color of c/s at my fingertips so I was able to quickly put them to good use and make cards.
The Hulk one is so basic I almost cringed, but I couldn't make the decorative paper I had work with it and my CB folders weren't helping either. (It also didn't impress DD.)
The Hello Kitty one screams "girly girl" and it got a passing grade from DD, so 1 out of 2 isn't bad ;)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
I had to make some quick monogram notecard sets last week for gifts and I found myself turning to a favorite sketch of mine. You can really create a ton of notecards super fast using this basic design and whatever designer paper c/s you have on hand in a smaller print.
Using any decorative paper, cut your strip 1 inch wide x 5 1/2 inches long
Cut an accent c/s 1 1/4 inches wide x 5 1/2 inches long.
Stamp your initial of choice in same color ink as the accent c/s on 1 1/4 white circle. (I usually stamp the letter first on a sheet of white c/s and then punch it out so I can manuever the punch around to make sure the letter is centered and straight!) Mat the letter with another accent color piece of c/s that has been punched to 1 3/8. Then attach it to a scalloped circle in the same color as the ink and viola!
The Stamp set I used is by Stampin' Up! and it's one of their alphabets called Lovely Letters...I LOVE IT!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Just a couple of quick butterfly cards using up some store bought embellishments (the butterflys and felt hearts). I am not really digging the scan of the brighter pink card. It just looks a little "off" in the scan, but the colors actually do bleng together and work in person. With that said, the pastel card really goes well together :)
Friday, June 19, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Still working off that bag 'o scraps I uncovered the other day. This is a clip art image that I kicked up a notch with some glitter on the balloons. Originally I didn't have the sentiment, but it looked to "blah" and evenly spaced all around, so I added the double matted ovals and some paper piercing with my SU MAT PACK and here's the end result.
Monday, June 8, 2009
I was stamping with my DD on Sunday showing her how to quickly change a store bought pack of cards into something even cuter. The card bases were from an 8 pack of initial notecards I found on clearance for a quarter. DD then picked out a coordinting paper (the ice cream cones paper) to go over the top. I showed her how to use 1 of the cupcake diecuts from a package of 25 or 30 and add glitter to the sprinkles and stamp your bday sentiment onto it and VIOLA! - instant kids birthday card!
The cupcake die cuts were picked up at the local dollar store and are actually the cute die cuts that teacher's use for putting their kids names on them and then up on the wall charts or for wall decorations. They have all kinds of themes and are a steal!!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Here's a simple card I put together at the house today while killing a few minutes before leaving for a ball game. It features an image called Beach Girl Patti from High Hopes. (LOVE their stamps, the only problem is they are in Canada and shipping time is HORRENDOUS.) It takes on average 2 months to get your order...NO JOKE!! Part of it is the fact that it's a small, fairly new company and they are being hit with tons of orders as their images are so dang cute. The other part though is the Canadian postal service/US postal service issues. Anyhow, I colored her straight with my COPIC markers (no shading or anything for added depth.) Sentiment is from an old birthday greetings set from SU.
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Here's another clip art card I did Friday night. Same layout as before and same papers, I just changed the image and used a pink velvet ribbon (love it!) I also added some piercing around each of the scallops to go along with that polka dotted paper. Not sure if it is "too much" or not.
Friday, June 5, 2009
I came across 1 of my many bags of scraps this evening and decided to get to work and finish a card that I had started with some decorative paper. This is the end result. I love the pink and brown together and the dancing bunny is adorable. The image is clip art and "popped up" with foam tape to give it some flair. The only thing stamped is that tiny sentiment. Like most papercrafters, I have TONS of designer paper. I really need to use it more often.
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Shopping alert!! Shopping Alert!!
Head to your AC MOORE store right away! They have their SIZZIX TEXTURTED IMPRESIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS on sale for 50% off - this includes singles and multi-packs and their sizzix dies are 50% off too. (The SIZZIX TEXTURTED IMPRESIONS EMBOSSING FOLDERS are identical to Provo Craft's Cuttlebug embossing folders - just more designs!!)I got (4) multi-pack sets for $5.50 each (regular $10.99 each) The multipack have 4 or 5 folders of various sizes in a specific theme in them. See pix below and you can always CLICK on the picture at my blog to enlarge it for a better closeup! I am going out on a limb, but it wouldn't surprise me if some of these designs are in the new SU catalog or future mini-catalogs since these work in the Sizzix Big Shot and the Sizzix Big Kick as well as Cuttlebug. OH! And if they are sold out of the ones you want, DON'T FORGET TO GET A RAINCHECK!! :)
Here's my last card from the May Stamp camp and it has to be one of my favorites. It's a complete case from the very talented D. Easton who simply rocks!
Stamp set: Cheep Talk, Greeting set of your choice
Cardstock: Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Bashful Blue, White, SU Designer Paper: Washington Apple
Markers: Bashful Blue and Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: White Brads, Mat pack and Paper piercer, 1 1/4", 1 3/8" circle punch, Scallop punch
Monday, June 1, 2009
Card 4 – Popsicle/Creamsicle cards!
Stamp Sets: Tart & Tangy, Birthday Greetings (retired), More Great Greetings (retired)
C/S: Real Red, White, Green Galore, Only Orange
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange Markers: Real Red, Green
Accessories: 1 3/8 circle punch, Scallop Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon, Popsicle sticks, glue dots, foam tape, stickles glitter glue, CM Corner Rounder