Monday, March 28, 2011

Blissful Butterfly

When my design mojo is just not flowing, I cruise the internet looking for inspiration. And thanks to the fabulous Julie Davison, I found a CASE-able perfect for my stamp-a-stack!

Cherry Cobbler is at the top of my list of favorite colors - it's such a rich, deep red. It's so striking with paired with black. Another favorite on this card is the Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Bliss (free with a $50 order placed by March 31st).

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Stamps: Bliss, Short & Sweet
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla, Basic Black
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories: First Edition designer series paper, 1-3/4" circle punch

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Daisy Thanks

I'm back with another card from a stamp-a-stack over the weekend. It's a little hard to tell from the photo, but the color combo is bright and cheerful. I based it on the Ice Cream Parlor designer series paper, another Sale-a-Bration freebie with a $50 order!

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Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Thanks Kindly
Cardstock: Old Olive, Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive
Accessories: Ice Cream Parlor designer series paper, scallop edge punch, stampin' dimensionals

Birthday Flowers

I had a great time this morning at a private stamp-a-stack. It's so much fun to see people get excited about my cards, and helping new stampers is especially enjoyable for me! The girls made 10 cards -2 of 5 designs - and personalized their envelopes as well. I'll be sharing my projects over the next few days, so be sure to check back!

The first card features a very girly color combo: Regal Rose and Pear Pizzazz. The floral images are from a Sale-a-Bration stamp set called Sweet Summer (FREE with a $50 order!). Using my favorite embossing folder, Vintage Wallpaper, adds some elegant dimension to the card. While it was designed as a birthday card, it could easily become a thinking of you or get well or thank you card.

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Stamps: Sweet Summer, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black, Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Pear Pizzazz stitched-poly ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Being You

Today's card features a fun color combination straight from the Color Coach (121620, $14.95): Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry and Tempting Turquoise. I don't know that I would have put these colors together, but they create such a funky vibe!

The "Bold Blossom" stamp set (123232 wood-mount $12.95 or 122232 clear-mount $9.95) in the Occasions Mini Catalog has nice, simple images. They're perfect for so many occasions...birthday, thanks, thinking of you, get well, etc. So I can see it becoming my "go to" set very often!

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Stamps: Bold Blossom
Cardstock: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, rhinestone brads, stampin' dimensionals

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Inlaid Embossing

My stamp club ladies had a ton of fun this month learning the inlaid embossing technique! :-)

Our first card featured the Square Lattice embossing folder which makes your cardstock look almost like fabric!

On our second card, the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder creates a very different look.

Just a quick tip: when you're do this technique, embossing folders with a tight pattern work best.

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{{thinking of you}}
Stamps: Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Stazon Black
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Daisies #2 die, word window punch, modern label punch, stampin' dimensionals

{{thank you}}
Stamps: Bold Blossom
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Beautiful Butterfly die, Springtime Vintage designer series paper, Baja Breeze seam binding, wide oval punch


I'm back with another card featuring the fabulous Sale-a-Bration "Bliss" stamp set. The flourish image is perfect for creating a custom background.

I love the clean, fresh color combo of Pear Pizzazz and Tempting Turquoise! To soften the flourish image on the panel, I stamped it off once on scrap paper. Then the sentiment stamped over it didn't compete with the full intensity of the Pear Pizzazz.

I have some fun projects to share from my stamp club, so be sure to check back :-)

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Stamps: Bliss, Because I Care
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz stitched poly ribbon, rhinestone jewels, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, March 7, 2011

C'mon Spring!!

So, is Spring here yet?? I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm about done with Old Man Winter. To try to combat the Spring-will-never-get-here blues, I've created some bright and cheery projects. Here's the first one:

I love the flourish image from the Sale-a-Bration "Bliss" stamp set! It's such a versatile image that can be used for so many occasions. And the best part is that you can earn it for free through the end of March. :-)

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Stamps: Bliss, Because I Care
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: sticky strip, glass glitter, eyelet border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, March 3, 2011

All Things Bling

Last month I held my first "$5 or Free" class and it was a big hit! The theme for the projects was "All Things Bling" and featured a variety of products that add some sparkle. The first project showcased how fabulous Stampin' Up!'s rhinestone jewels are. This very simple card was jazzed up with some sparkle by using these self-adhesive rhinestones.

One of my favorite new products is the glimmer paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I sure hope that Stampin' Up! adds this super-sparkly stuff in more colors when the big Idea Book & Catalog comes out this summer! What's so fabulous about this product is that it takes just a small bit to add so much to your projects!
Unfortunately, the picture does do the sparkling cherry the justice it deserves :-)

And lastly, using shimmer paint directly on a stamp creates a stunning effect. A simple layering of a monogram over the shimmer image and some crochet trim finishes it off perfectly!

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{{thinking of you}}
Stamps: Bold Blossom, Circle Circus, Trendy Trees
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Poppy Parade, Not Quite Navy
Accessories: scallop edge border, rhinestone jewels, stampin' dimensionals

{{cherry on top}}
Stamps: A Word for You
Cardstock: Real Red, Pretty in Pink, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: build a cupcake punch, scallop circle punch, wide oval punch, glimmer paper, Big Shot, perfect polka dots embossing folder, stampin' dimensionals

Stamps: Bliss, Lovely Letters Alphabet
Cardstock: Bashful Blue
Ink: shimmer paint, Night of Navy
Accessories: Chantilly crochet trim, sponge dauber


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