Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sprinkled Expressions

Sprinkled Expressions

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

Matchbox Die with Owl

Matchbox Die with Owl

This little owl box was made using Stampin' Up!'s Big XL Matchbox Die. The card stock is Melon Mambo, although it looks a lot like orange in this picture. It must be my camera.  I also used the Bold Brights DSP Collection which is the same in the background when I took the picture with my camera.  The owl was made with the Owl  Builder Punch.  Inside are 4 Hershey nuggets wrapped with the DSP with little red hearts punched out with the Small Heart Punch.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Take It to Heart - Love Story

Love Story

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

Doily Heart


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.

Sending a Kiss

This is a little 3" x 3" card I made using the S.W.A.K. A la Carte stamp and also the Petite Pairs stamp set using "sending a KISS" stamp.  The colors I used were Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.

Happiest Birthday



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

P.S. I Love You - Cupid






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

P.S. I Love You - Pinking Hearts


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 stampsI 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.