Saturday, March 31, 2012

Easter Chics!

I have seen a few cards like this online and had to try it myself! This is super easy to make. You just need an oval punch and bird punch. I used the Stampin' Up! Bird punch to make the cute little chicks and sponged their edges to give them some extra dimension. I punched the ovals out of the Just add Cake paper pack. To make the cool hill behind them I used the framelits cutting die in the big shot. The clouds are from the Up, Up and Away stamp set and to finish it off i added the sentiment happy easter from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

stamps: Up, Up and Away, Teeny Tiny Wishes
ink: Baja Breeze, Daffodil delight, black marker for eyes
paper: Just add Cake designer paper pack, wild wasabi, baja breeze, so saffron, peach parfait
other: framelits, white grosgrain, word window, modern label punch

Friday, March 30, 2012

Happy Birthday Watermelon

Here is a cool card for summer birthdays! The girls who came to my stamp-a-stack last night all got to make this one! I used the stamp set Mouthwatering from the Occasions mini. It is stamped once on the white square and then again on a piece of white that is punched out... tip: the watermelon curve fits just right inside the 2 1/2" circle punch so you don't have worry about cutting a smooth curve, you can just punch it out!

I also used the fun edgelit die and coordinating folder to create the fun shape along the bottom with river rock card stock.

stamps: Mouthwatering, Fabulous phrases
ink:lucky limeade, calypso coral
paper: lucky limeade, whisper white, calypso coral, river rock
other: edgelits cutting and embossing adorning accents, big shot, polka dot scallop ribbon in old olive,

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Another Butterfly Card

I'm on a roll with the butterflies -- they just seem to go so well with this paper! On this card I used the Everyday Enchantment Designer series paper - which is part of the Sale-a-Bration Mini catalog. You can only get these items until March 31 so let me know if you need to order anything!

Also on this card I used the Beautiful Butterflies Big shot die and the Beautiful Wings embosslit die, also in the big shot, to create the pretty butterflies. the Shape behind them was cut out using the Framelits, labels collection and then embossed with the Elegant bouquet embossing folder. Simple and sweet! What did I ever do before the big shot?

I also used a piece of the ribbon that comes in the Everyday Enchantment ribbon pack and wrapped it around the center of the larger butterfly to look like a body and antennae.

stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
ink: soft suede, calypso coral
paper: soft suede, very vanilla, pool party, calypso coral, Everyday Enchantment Designer series paper
other: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Beautiful Butterflies die, Scallop trim border punch, Framelits Labels collection die

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Pretty butterfly card

Sale-a-Bration is almost over! How quickly that went! One of my favorite items you can get for free is this Everyday Enchantment Designer series paper pack. This paper is oh so pretty! For this card I cut 4 squares out with my postage stamp punch and then layered it over a piece of very vanilla cardstock. Then I ran the whole thing through my big shot using the square lattice embossing folder to get the cool layered embossing effect. Then I added a piece of soft suede punched with the scallop trim border punch and a butterflies from the Beautiful Wings embosslit, cut with the big shot.

stamps: Happiest Birthday Wishes (hostess)
ink: soft suede
paper: soft suede, very vanilla, pear pizazz, Everyday Enchantment Designer series paper
other: Big Shot, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Scallop trim border punch, early espresso bakers twine, square lattice embossing folder

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Birthday Joy Fold

Today I'm sharing another "Joy Fold" Card with you. This is just like the one I posted yesterday but uses a different stamp set. For this one I used Fresh Vintage from the Sale-a-Bration Mini catalog. Other than that, the concept is the same. These cards are so pretty and not that difficult to make. How fun would it be to get one of these in the mail?

Here it is open:

And all the way closed:

stamps: Fresh Vintage, Sincere Salutations
ink: Lucky limeade, Calypso Coral, Pool Party
paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
other: Stamp punch, Square punch, dimensionals

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Joy Fold Card

This is the last of the four folds we did last week at my fun folds class. This one is called a "joy fold" I'm not sure why it's called that but it is a fun way to fold a card. It's sort of like two cards in one.. one folds over the other and tucks into the oval on the front. When you open it it looks like this inside:

Here is another view of it partially open:

stamps: Tea Shoppe
ink: Calypso Coral, Old Olive
paper: Everyday Enchantment Designer Series Paper, Old olive, calypso coral, Pool Party
other: Oval Punch, Scallop oval punch, dimensional, simply scored tool

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Stair Step Cards

Another card we made at my fun folds class was a Stair-Step card. These cards are also fun to display! When folded flat they fit in a regular size A2 envelope. For the first one I used the Sale-a-Bration stamp set Fresh Vintage to stamp the main image. I colored the stamp with wild wasabi, marina mist and calypso coral markers. Then I added the "happiness" from the set Fabulous Phrases, punched out with the word window punch and framed with the Modern Label punch. Some ruffled ribbon and bakers twine add the finishing touches!

The next card is also a stair step card but this time I used the set Mouthwatering from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I love the cherry in this set! I added the "sweet" from the Fabulous Phrases set again... If you don't have this set, it's a great one... lots of awesome easy to use words in it! I added some cherries in the background from the fruit and flowers stamp set, just red ink on real red cardstock. I also added a fun border with the scallop ribbon border punch and some red 1/8" taffeta ribbon!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Another Easel Card

Since I was having fun making easel cards here is another one! This one I used the big teacup from the stamp set Tea Shoppe. I also used the framed tulips embossing folder to create the cool embossed frame around it. This card is quite simple, just uses a couple colors - chocolate chip, vanilla and regal rose. I added some coordinating ribbon and lined the inside of the card with Vanilla cardstock too so you have a place easily write. Last, to make the easel stand up I punched out the cute little image that comes in the Tea Shoppe Set to make a pop up. It's hard to see in the photo but it says "The White Peony Tea Shoppe".

Here's what the card looks like closed:

stamps: Tea Shoppe
ink: Chocolate Chip, regal rose
paper: very vanilla, chocolate chip, regal rose
other: Framed tulips embossing folder, rose grosgrain ribbon, dimensional dot, oval and scallop oval punches, simply scored tool.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hot Air Balloon Easel Card!

Here is a fun easel card we made at my fun folds class this week. Easel cards are a fun way to give someone a card that they can set up on their table or desk to enjoy! For this card I used the stamp set Up, Up, and Away to stamp the balloons and sky. I love how you can make cute little scenes with this set! On the inside bottom on the card I stamped "happy birthday to you" from the same set along with some clouds. Then I added a button to use as a stopper to keep the card open.

Here is a view of the card when it's closed:

stamps: Up, Up and Away
ink: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, basic gray, daffodil delight
paper: tempting turquoise, melon mambo, whisper white, daffodil delight
other: so saffron taffeta ribbon, button, simply scored tool, houndstooth embossing folder, scallop trim border punch

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Framelits Storage

One of the cool things about being a demonstrator is all the cool people you get to meet. I love going to the meetings that my upline holds. We always have cool gifts and door prizes along with make-and takes and sharing of ideas. This time she gave us all one of these and it's the coolest idea! This is one of the blank clear stamp cases (you can order blank ones right out of the catalog). She embellished it with some paper to make it pretty and when you open it up there is a magnet inside to hold your framelits! No more worries about them getting bent or lost! This magnet is a piece of one of magnet sheets that Stampin' Up sells for the big shot and I was impressed how strong it is! I haven't tried these before but definitely need to buy some! Lucky for me I also won a second case as one of the door prizes at the meeting so I have one for my Labels and one for my hearts! Cool, huh?

Monday, March 5, 2012

Polished Stone flowers

Remember the Polished Stone Card I posted Last week? If you don't you can check it out here. Here is another card I made using that same technique. This time I used a different color combo. I used rose red and so saffron re-inkers to make the background and then stamped the flowers from the Fabulous Florets stamp set over it with Staz-on Black ink. I framed it with black cardstock and added the thinking of you from the teeny tiny wishes stamp set on the so saffron paper. This card is pretty simple but I think the black makes the color combo pretty striking.

stamps: Fabulous Florets, Teeny Tiny Wishes
ink: Black Staz-on, rose red, so saffron, champagne shimmer paint
paper: glossy white, black, so saffron, rose red
other: black satin ribbon, misc to do the polished stone technique

Friday, March 2, 2012

Tri-Shutter card

Here is a card that I designed for my upcoming fun folds class. This is called a tri-shutter card. I used the stamp set mouthwatering for the large cherry and fruit and flowers for the small cherry. I accented the panels with the coordinating sweet shop designer series paper. The sentiment "happy birthday" is from the hostess set Happiest Birthday Wishes.

If you like this card and want to learn how to make it there is still time to sign up for my fun folds class- just let me know if you'd like to join me by March 9th.

Here is what the card looks like when it is closed:

And here is one more close-up view. The last panel is blank so you can write a message to the recipient.

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