Sunday, July 22, 2012

Happy Wedding Day

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 shirtThe 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

Chock-Full of Cheer Candy Canes

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

Chock-Full of Cheer Mittens

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

Field of Flowers and Paper Piercing

This is another card I made using the Field of Flowers set.  The base of the card is the one of the new In-Colors called Summer Starfruit.  I designed this card from the one in the catalog on page 181 but used the Dotted Scallop Border Punch instead of the Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon.  I also used the Scallop Oval Punch and the Large Oval Punch.  The flowers were stamped with Tangerine Tango and leaves and stems with Always Artichoke on Whisper White and I used the new Apothecary Accents Framelits Die.  I just love the new Paper Piercing Tool and Mat and the
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

Reason to Smile with Monarch Butterfly

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

Reason to Smile

This is a card that I made and was able to purchase the stamp set for $5 if I spent $50 through Stampin' Up! this month.  The stamp set is called Reason to Smile which comes in wood mount #131274 or clear mount #131275 (sorry butterflies not included).  As I've said before blue is my favorite color, so I used the new In-color Midnight Muse on Whisper White card stock, but I also used the new embossing folder Fancy Fan #127751.  The ribbon is the new Midnight Muse In-Color 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon #126847 and underneath is the new Finishing Touches Edgelits #127010.  For the punches, I used the Word Window Punch #119857 using Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set on page 133 "Thinking of You" in Midnight Muse ink on Whisper White and punching it out and used the punch  Modern Label #119849 to Midnight Muse cardstock and layered them at the top of the card.  Now the butterflies are from another set called Papillon Potpouri on page 115 and they were stamped with Midnight Muse on Whisper White cardstock and then punched out with the new punch called Elegant Butterfly #127526.  I also punched out two Midnight Muse butterflies and attached them to the bottom of the card with Snail Adhesive and then attached the stamped butterflies with Glue Dots #103683.  On top of the butterflies, I attached Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119247 for their bodies.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Field Flowers

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

Blooming with Kindness

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.