Friday, December 7, 2012
This is called a diaorama card which was really fun to make with the Winter Memories set from the Holiday catalog. The colors I used were Whisper White and Marine Mist as well as the paper. I did use the Illuminate ink pad for some of the snowflakes. The snowflakes were actually from retired sets. The accessories I used were the Labels Collection Framelits, the Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals. I also used the retired Snow Burst Embossing Folder. I made these for a swap last month and it was my first time making a diaorama card so I can't wait to make more of them using other sets.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It's December 1st, so time to start adding some of the Christmas ideas I have been making onto my blog. This little gingerbread boy is from the Holiday Catalog called "Scentsational Season" and after January 2, 2013, you won't be able to order him unless he appears in the catalog next June. The set also has a Christmas tree, mug and steam, and a candy cane. It also has framelit dies to match and I was able to purchase both through a Scentsational Season bundle, a savings of 15%. The colors I used are Soft Suede for the gingerbread boy on Whisper White cardstock. His buttons are little brads from the Brights Collection. I used dimensionals to layer him onto Real Red cardstock cut from a the Labels Collection Framelit die. I made some of these at Halloween, so used the same pattern I used previously and attached him to a Gumball Green cardstock belly band to slide over the container which uses Real Red cardstock and Be of Good Cheer DSP.
Inside is a Word Window Punch hole to insert a snack-size Hershey's candy bar.
Thursday, November 8, 2012
I love making these triple time stamping cards. I made this one using the Snowflake Soiree stamp set. I used Island Indigo card stock and 3/8" Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon.
Using Whisper White card stock, cut 2" x 3 1/4", 3" x 4 1/4" and 4" x 5 1/4". Use a bit of Dotto or a couple dabs of Snail to temporarily tack down the three layers on top of each other. Randomly stamp the bigger snowflake with Island Indigo ink, but don't worry about any white gaps you might see because you won't notice these later on. Stamp the smaller snowflake with Pool Party ink. Next, you will cut your Island Indigo card stock at 2 1/4" x 3 1/2" , 3 1/4" x 4 1/2", 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" folded in half for card base. Once you are done stamping the Whisper White card stock, layer onto the Island Indigo using Snail Adhesive. Make sure you keep your stamped images in the correct direction as you adhere them together. Add your ribbon. I made a bow and adhered with a Mini Glue Dot.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
This little box is a gum holder made with Basic Black cardstock, Spider Web Embossing Folder, Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit, and the stamp set Googly Ghouls. I designed the gum holder, but the template for the holder was by Connie Babbert using the ribbon for a handle. I chose not to use a ribbon and instead made it so the flap fits under the spider circle to hold it closed.
This is a nice fall "thank you" card made with the Perfectly Preserved stamp set from the Holiday catalog. The Early Espresso card stock was used in the embossed folder called Woodgrain which can also be found in the Holiday catalog as well as the 1-inch strip of Designer Series paper called Orchard Harvest. I colored in the corn with markers Lucky Limeade and More Mustard which are a couple of colors used in the DSP. The base of the card is Cajun Craze, which is another color in the DSP.
Aren't these cute little ghosts? They are actually from Cannery Set Framelit Dies. Instead of corn, I made them into ghosts and attached them to the front of the card with dimensionals. I sponged the edges with Basic Black ink and added two Googlie eyes. The Desiger Series Paper is from the Howlstooth and Scaringbone from the Holiday Catalog. I used Basic Black card stock and the Spider Web Embossing Folder. The BOO! is from the stamp set Spooky Bingo Bits using circle punches. The basic card is used with More Mustard card stock.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
This is another card I made using the Googly Ghouls stamp set. The technique is called triple-time stamping and I've had so much fun making all kinds of stamp sets using this technique. First you cut out your Whisper White cardstock and stack with Dotto. Then you randomly stamp and don't worry if some of the ink doesn't adhere to the edges because you will layer each Whisper White onto Gumball Green cardstock, it won't show. Be sure to keep the correct direction when adhering each layer. I used Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon. The Happy Halloween verse is from Delightful Dozen and I used markers to color it in before I stamped it on the cardstock. Each layer is put on with Dimensionals.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
This is a project I worked on this afternoon after finding a video of Kay Kalthoff's on how to make them. It was really fun to make, but it did take me a long time. Of course, the first time you make something new it always does take longer with the first one. This is a little box that holds 4 Hershey nuggets wrapped in 1" x 3" Orchard Harvest DSP. I stamped the jar from the Perfectly Preserved stamp set on Very Vanilla cardstock twice for the front and the back of the box, and punched out an oval to show the nuggets on both sides. I used Lucky Limeade for the pear and Early Espresso for the stem of the pair. The accessories are the Cannery Set Framelit Die and Bitty Banner Framelit Die, 1/8" Early Espresso Taffeta Ribbon, Big Shot, Large Oval Punch, and Glue Dots.
Friday, September 28, 2012
This is a birthday card I made for my downline's birthday. It was my first attempt at making a triple-time card and it was a lot of fun. It does take a lot of card stock. I made another one for Halloween for a swap this month, but I will post it later once everyone has received their card from me.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
Artwork Copyright Stampin' Up! 2012
These little goblins are the cutest thing in the Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is called Googly Ghouls and comes with six stamps including a witch, spider, bat and a Boooo. The Holiday Catalog also offers a Ghoulish Googlies Designer Kit that comes with 20 printed double-sided tags (which is what I used to layer Frankie on). It also comes with 10 Glassine bags, 50 googlie eyes and Pumpkin Pie/Whisper White Baker's Twine. It is so awesome! I'll be making some more samples with this set and the Designer Kit and I'll post them to my blog soon. What a fun set!
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This my latest swap card and I couldn't wait to make this little guy into a spinner card. We were to use the embossng folder and a Framelit. I made two versions because the little guy kept catching on the embossed folder. I added the Cherry Cobbler 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon but it needs to be high enough that he doesn't catch on it too. The stamp set is from the new Scentsational Season stamp set and the Holiday Collection Framelits, but I also used Got Treats stamp set for the verse "Got Merry?" I also used Be of Good Cheer DSP. The colors are Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede. I used the Word Window Punch and the Modern Label Punch. The Embossing Folder is called Houndstooth. Some of the accessories I used were double-sided tape, two pennies. I also used Dimensionals and Pearl Basic Jewels.
Sunday, August 5, 2012
This is another card I made using the stamp set Blooming with Kindness.
I also used the stamp set Curly Cute for the Happy Birthday verse. The colors are Very Vanilla, and In-colors Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple. The DSP is called Comfort Cafe and the ribbon is 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon Midnight Muse. I also used the Embossing Folder called Fancy Fan Folder.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
As promised, here is a card I made for a swap in July. I was inspired by the sample in the catalog on page 181. However, I changed the colors to Pool Party and Midnight Muse. The stems and leaves are with Always Artichoke. I also added the Scallop Ribbon Border instead of the Seam Binding ribbon. The stamp set is called Field Flowers, but I also added the butterfly from the stamp set "Papillon Potpourri" and stamped it on Pool Party card stock with Midnight Muse ink and then added Rhinestone Basic Jewels. I added the new Large Scallop Edgelit and Finishing Touches Edgelits on the right side of my card as well as using the Apothecary Accent Framelit and the Paper Piercing Tool and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack template.
Sunday, July 22, 2012
This is just like a card that I made last year with the same pattern design, but this year I used the new embossing folder called Fancy Fan Folder for the bride's wedding gown and the groom's shirt. The original pattern for this card is from Lynn Pratt. I used Basic Black and Whisper White card stock. The ribbon is the 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon and I used a Basic Pearl Jewel on the groom's shirt. The card opens in the middle and inside I used the stamp set Word Play "Happy I Do Day" using Basic Black ink on Whisper White card.
Saturday, July 14, 2012
Here is another Christmas card that I made with the stamp set Chock-Full of Cheer stamp set. I also used the Designer Series Paper called Be of Good Cheer. Cherry Cobbler is one of my favoite colors of red ink, so I had to use the 1/2" Scallop Dots Cherry Cobbler Ribbon and the Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine on my card. I used the Very Vanilla card stock in the Stripes Embossing Folder. Using the Big Shot, I enclosed a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock into the Designer Frames Folder. I stamped one candy on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and the other candy cane on a another piece and cut it out and attached with a Dimensional.
Thursday, July 12, 2012
It's not too early to start thinking about making Christmas cards. The stamp set I used to make this card is called Chock-Full of Cheer. It is a new set this year in the Stampin' Up! catalog. Also, new is the Designer Series Paper called Be of Good Cheer and the ribbon is called 3/8" Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. I used the Stripes Embossing Folder in the Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits. I stamped one mitten on Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink. Then I stamped another one and cut it out and attached it with a Dimensional.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
templates that coordinate with the punches, edgelits, and framelits. I hope to make another card similar for a swap that I joined this month, so I will post it later in the month.
Sunday, July 8, 2012
This is another card that I made using the Reason to Smile stamp set that I purchased from Stampin' Up! by spending $50 and getting this set for $5. It is only available for the month of July. I also used the stamp set Papillon Potpouri for the butterfly. First, The idea of this card came from Carol Matthews, so I wanted to make my own version. I stamped the flowers with Stazon Black and then colored them in with markers. I used the markers Daffodil Delight and Pumpkie Pie for the flowers. I used Always Artichoke marker for the stems. I stamped the butterfly twice on Whisper White card stock and colored both with Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight markers. I glued both butterflies together with the 2-Way Glue Pen and then attached to my card with a Glue Dot. I layered the flowers and butterfly on Always Artichoke cardstock and then again on th Daffodil Delight card. The saying "wishing you a" is from a hostess set called Wacky Wishes, and the inside says "Happy Birthday" also from Wacky Wishes. I really like the Reason to Smile set and I wish it would stay around longer than July.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
Friday, July 6, 2012
This a beautiful 2-step stamping set called Field Flowers. Blue is one of my favorite colors, so I chose Not Quite Navy and Bashful Blue to stamp the flowers. The leaves are stamped with Old Olive ink. The new embossing folder is called Fancy Fan Folder which I used on Old Olive card stock and then layered it onto Not Quite Navy card stock. It was a very easy card to make yet so elegant.
Monday, July 2, 2012
I love these two colors together. They are the 2011-2012 In-colors Pool Party and Island Indigo. The set I used is called Blooming with Kindness which is a new set in the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog on page 87 that has several sayings that come with it which makes it very versatile. The flower is stamped on Whisper White card stock, but inked first in Pool Party and then using an Island Indigo marker, I randomly inked different part of the flower to give it this two-tone color which I learned how to do from fellow demo Sandy Hancock. Then it is layered on Island Indigo card stock. I used the new Textured Impression Embossing Folder Fancy Fan on page 189.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Saturday, June 9, 2012
This is my latest card made with new stamp sets and colors from the 2012-2013 Stampin' Up! Catalog. The original idea was for a gift card by Madeline Morcelo, but I just made mine into a pull-out card and I used a different stamp set. The colors I used are with the new In-Colors, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Midnight Muse. The Stamp sets are Betsy's Blossoms, Itty Bitty Banners and inside the "Happy Birthday" is from the new hostess set Wacky Wishes. The ribbon is the new Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon. I used the Modern Label Punch and the Bitty Banners Framelits.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Sunday, April 29, 2012
This is a card that I made this month for two different friends who lost their furry friends due to old age. It is always sad to have to say goodbye to such beloved pets. They are so much a part of our family. I used Crumb Cake for the base of my card and stamped it with Chocolate Chip ink. The circle was cut from the largest circle punch. I used two embossing folders (Stripes and Square Lattic). Sadly, this stamp set, D is for Dog #115784 will retire the end of May, so order it before it's gone forever. There is also another one for cats, C is for Cat #115764 and it will retire the end of May too.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Starting April 1, Stampin' Up! is offering a promotion for Summer Smooches which is products that will be in the 2012-2013 Catalog that they can purchase before the catalog arrives June 1. As a demo, I was able to preorder a month earlier and this little Petite Purse for the Big Shot is one of the items that can be ordered as well as the Summer Smooches DSP I used for my little purse. The basic purse is Island Indigo. The Summer Smooches DSP has Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo, Tangerine Tango and Rich Razzleberry. I attached the handle using mini brads and I used the Boho Punch on Daffodil Delight card stock for the closure and inserted a mini brad. The little purse is about 2" wide and with the handle stands about 2 3/4 inches tall. It will hold lots of treats for someone special and makes a nice little gift.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
This is one of the cards that I made with the Sprinkled Expressions Sale-a-bration set.
The colors I used are Rose Red, Regal Rose and Whisper White. The accessories I used are the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch. I also used the new Textured Accents Embossing Folder with hearts.
Friday, February 17, 2012
Sunday, February 12, 2012
This is a card we did at a workshop yesterday. The original idea was from another demo, Kay Kalthoff, but I I added the Adorning Accents Heart Embossing Folder in the middle of the Very Vanilla card stock. The stamp set is Take It to Heart from the Occasions mini catalog. The base of the card is Basic Black and I attached the Basic Black 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon down the center. The new Heart Framelits from the Occasions are very easy to use in the Big Shot on Tab 2 of the Mulitpurpose Platform between two cutting pads. The red heart is made using Cherry Cobbler card stock and the silhouette stamp is made with Very Vanilla. The verse on the banner is from the Simple Said stamp set and trimmed with the Cherry Cobbler marker and cut out with the Paper Snips and attached to the front of the card with Dimensionals. I also added Pearls to the Cherry Cobbler heart.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
The colors in this card are Soft Suede, Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. With Valentine's just around the corner, I seem to be using a lot of Cherry Cobbler card stock and ink. It is one of my favorite colors so I used it for the base of my card. The Soft Suede card stock was used in the Textured Impressing Embossing Folder Elegant Lines. I used the new Framelit Die Hearts Collection and the Large Sizzlit Die Paper Doily which are both in the Occasions Mini. I used two different stamp sets, one is new from the Occasions Mini and it is called Take It to Heart using the small heart in the center. The other set is called With All My Heart using the stamp "with all my heart." I used my Movers & Shapers magnetic Modern Label and coordinated punch. The ribbon is 1/2" Scallop Dots and of course, it is Cherry Cobbler.
Just having the best time stamping today! This card was made with a new set Apothecary Art from the Occasions Mini catalog. I used the Framelits Labels Collection which is also from the Occasions Mini catalog. I used the new smaller-sized Textured Impressions Embossing Folder called Adorning Accents from the Occasions Mini. It comes in a set of 3, but I used the one with the hearts. The colors I used were Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler and I added some Basic Pearls to give it a little more elegance.
Saturday, February 4, 2012
A stamping friend of mine was over today and loved this card so I thought I would post it to my blog. It is a Valentine card that I made using the new stamp set P.S. I Love You from the Occasions Mini Catalog. The card stock I chose for the base of the card was Cherry Cobbler. Then I added a layer of Blushing Bride, and then Very Vanilla. The ribbon is the unique 1/2" Blushing Bride Stitched-Poly Ribbon with stitched edges. The hearts were stamped with Blushing Bride and the cupids were stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink. I used the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and the 1" Circle Punch and used Dimensionals to attach to the front of the card.
Friday, February 3, 2012
I love making all of these Valentines. It's like being in school again when I learned to make some of my own. Of course, I didn't have all these wonderful punches and dies to create them with back then. This card uses the new stamp set from the Occasions Mini called P.S. I Love You that comes with 13 stamps. I used the embossing folder called Perfect Polka Dots Whisper White card stock for the background. I attached it to my folded Cherry Cobbler card stock using the Multipurpose Glue so that my raised polka dots wouldn't get smashed by using the Snail Adhesive which is what I normally use for my cards.. This glue adheres very well and does not pucker. Next, I used the Scalloped Heart of Hearts Embosslit Die using the Cherry Cobbler card stock. This embosslit die cuts and embosses at the same time. Then I stamped the heart stamp on Whisper White cardstock and punched it out with Full Heart Punch and attached it to my Embosslit Die Heart. I took a piece of 3" x 3" Cherry Cobbler card stock and using the Pinking Hearts Border Punch, I centered it on all four sides and then punched and adhered to the front of my card with Dimensionals which are double-sided adhesive foam dots to add depth and dimensional to your projects. I stamped the stamp "P.S. I Love you" on Whisper White card stock and punched it out with the Modern Label Punch. Then using my coordinating magnetic piece of the Modern Label with the Magnetic Movers & Shapers Die, I cut out a larger size to layer it on and attached it with Dimensionals.
Monday, January 30, 2012
This is a card that I made similar to one I made a few years ago. I changed the color and I used the new Embossing Folder and Heart Framelit. Sorry about the bow, I may need to redo that. Lately, I've been looking at some of my old retired cards and redesigning it to use the current stamp sets, ribbon, accessories and cardstock.
Here is the one from a few years ago which is now retired.
Friday, January 27, 2012
I love Stampin' Up!'s cardstock colors Concord Crush and Wisteria Wonder together. I combined several stamp sets with this card. First I stamped Delicate Doilies stamp set onto the Wisteria Wonder cardstock using Concord Crush ink. Then, I used Hello Doily stamp on Whisper White. I cut it out with my Paper Snips but also trimmed the edges of the doily so that it would fit onto the Wisteria Wonder and attached to a folded Concord Crush card. I stamped "Love You" on Wisteria Wonder cardstock and used the Framelit Hearts Collection to cut out the heart. I cut out another heart but this time using Concord Crush cardstock. I layered the two hearts together and attached to the center of my card with Stampin' Dimensionals. I'm having fun making lots of valentines with my new Stampin' Up! stamps and accessories.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
This is a cute little holder I made using Stampin' Up!'s Bigz Die Scallop Envelope #113462 and the new set P.S. I Love You in the Occasions Mini 2012. It's made with Elegant Eggplant cardstock and Whisper White. The Designer Series Paper is the Elegant Eggplant from Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack #117154. The holder is large enough to hold a Slim Pack of Gum, or 3" x 3" gift cards, or even a Ghirardelli Chocolate Square. Your sweetheart will love this treat holder!