Saturday, March 20, 2010

Bird and Wreath

Here is a great card for Easter. I can't believe easter is only a few weeks away...where does the time go? I used the branch from the stamp set Autumn Days to create the wreath. You just stamp it four times in a sort of square shape with the first color and then stamp it again with the other colors to fill it in! Isn't it pretty? Then I punched out the bird using the XL Two-Step Bird punch in bashful blue. The whole thing is framed with pretty in pink. The sentiment is from the set Well-Scripted.

stamps: Well-scripted, Autumn Days
ink: Basic Black, pretty in pink, bashful blue, lavendar lace
paper: whisper white, pretty in pink, sage shadow, bashful blue
other: XL two-step bird punch, scallop trim border punch

Friday, March 19, 2010

Beautiful butterflies!

I love the pretty pastels on this card. I wanted to make a pretty spring card and started with orchid opulence, a color I had a lot of since I don't use it that often. I matched it up with some barely banana that I textured using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder in the big shot. Then I used the Embosslits die Beautiful Wings to create the butterflies. This die is really cool because it cuts out the shape and embosses it at the same time! I used the Scallop Square punch to create the squares and glued the butterflies to them. This was a really simple card to make and so pretty!

stamps: A little Birthday Cheer
ink: orchid opulence
paper: very vanilla, orchid opulence, pretty in pink, gable green, barely banana
big shot: perfect polka dots, beautiful wings
other: pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, scallop square punch

Thursday, March 18, 2010

With All My Heart...

When I first got the set With all my Heart, all I could think of to make with it was valentines since it matched the Sending love paper. Then I saw a sample on the Stampin' Up! Website in these colors and was "wowed". Why didn't I think to use it with other colors? Silly me! All of a sudden, this set seemed so much more versatile!

For this card I used Bashful blue for the card base and stamped flowers on it using bashful blue ink. Then I made a fun pattern with the smaller flower using old olive, bashful blue and melon mambo. I punched out a flower using the XL Fancy Flower Punch and added it on along with some striped grosgrain ribbon. I love how this looks and am excited to use this set for more non-valentine cards!

stamps: with all my heart
ink: old olive, bashful blue, melon mambo
paper: old olive, whisper white, bashful blue, melon mambo
other: Striped Grosgrain ribbon, XL fancy flower punch

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Birdcage card for you

Happy St. Patricks Day! I didn't have a chance to make a St. Patricks card so this is the closest I had, a card with shades of green!

This was a card we made at my stamp-a-stack last week. The card base is taken with teal. Then I showed everyone how to make this cool circle border. You take the slit punch and push in from the bottom of the cardstock (go all the way -- as far as the punch can go) and punch a slit. Slide down, leaving a little space between slits and repeat. Do this all the way across the bottom. Then you fold up the paper with the bottom of the slits and if you used double sided paper like I did, it will show circles made from the other side. If you want to add a little more, add a strip of paper in between the fold (I used gable green) and it fills half the circles. Cool, right?

To finish off the card, I used some so saffron ribbon and stamped the birdcage from the Happy Moments Stamp set with soft suede ink.

Hope you enjoy your St. Patricks Day...looking forward to some corned beef!

stamps: Happy Moments
ink: Soft Suede
paper: gable green, taken with teal, very vanilla
other: So Saffron Ribbon, Circle punch, slit punch

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quilted Card...

You may have noticed - I've been away from blogging for a bit. I just started a new job last week and am taking some time to get used to my new schedule and such so my blogging has taken a back seat... but I do have some fun stuff to show, cards from my last stamp-a-stack for those who didn't attend and some other projects I'm working on so hopefully I will have some more time this week to show you!

I'm starting out today with this fun and simple card. This is really easy to make. I used a few different patterned papers from the Sweet Pea paper pack and punched them out using the 1 1/4" square punch. Then just arrange them in a random order on the card front and glue them on...the hardest part is getting them straight! Then I added some thick 5/8 inch pink satin ribbon (LOVE this stuff) and stamped the flourish and sentiment from the set Vintage Labels (this is a Sale-a-bration set).

stamps:Vintage Labels
ink:Chocolate Chip, Burmuda Bay
paper: so saffron, Sweet Pea Designer Paper
other: square punch, Large Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, dimensionals, Pink Satin ribbon

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Paris Favors...

My friend is having a birthday party soon and I offered to help her make some favors. I made three different options for her to choose from! For her party she's going to have an Eiffel Tower cake so I went with the Paris theme. I didn't have an Eiffel Tower Stamp so of course I had to visit some scrapbook stores to find one. It's amazing how difficult that actually was!
All the other supplies are from Stampin' Up!

Option One: For this first one I used retired Red and Black Designer paper and real red card stock. These are little kit kats (fun size) I cut paper to 4" x 5", wrapped it around each kit kat and stuck it together with sticky strip along the edges. Then I pinched the two short ends using the paper crimper. I wrapped the stack with some 1 1/4" striped grosgrain in Black. The "for you" is from the stamp set Great Friend.

Option Two: This one is really simple. I stamped some real red card stock with the swirl from the Baroque Motifs set and then sent it through the Big Shot using the pillow box die. Assemble the box and tie shut with black grosgrain ribbon. Then add the tower stamp on the tag and again the "for you" from the Great Friend set.

Option Three: The last option is a slider box using the XL Matchbox die for the Big Shot. I again used retired real red designer paper from Stampin' Up and red card stock to make the box. Then I used the tag that is punched out with the Matchbox die and stamped the tower and the "for you" on it. Then I tied it to the little matchbox with real red grosgrain ribbon, layering it with some black for contrast.

Which one do you like best?


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