Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Chocolate Bunnies

My nieces and nephew are in for a treat when they open their Easter cards this year! I found the cutest bunnies created from punches by fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator Jen Sannes.

I hope they love 'em! :-)

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Stamps: Something to Celebrate
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: wide oval punch, 1-1/4" circle punch, 2-3/4" circle punch, small oval punch, paper daisies, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, April 18, 2011

Ribbon flowers

I shared my Father's Day card from a local swap, and now I'd like to share a Mother's Day card from that same swap. It was designed by Kelly Skidmore and was so elegant and beautiful!

Kelly taught us how to make these incredible vintage-y flowers from wide grosgrain ribbon. I bet you'd like to see the flowers up close, right?!

Isn't that beautiful?? And the "leaves" were made from satin ribbon. This card is just breathtaking!

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Sunday, April 17, 2011

Swap Share

Today's card is one that I made for a recent swap. The theme was Mother's/Father's Day. I'm always struggling for masculine cards that aren't hunting or sports related. As a demonstrator, I get to see the new products before they're unveiled to the general public and I was thrilled to find a new masculine stamp set in the upcoming Summer Mini Catalog!

My card came together quite quickly. I used markers to ink the ties (there are actually five ties on the stamp), punched out the image, and stamped the sentiment on a scrap of cardstock. The card still needed a little something more, so I used my beloved Big Shot and the square lattice embossing folder.

I used the "best dad ever" sentiment for my swap card so that people could then choose to use it for Father's Day or they could use it for a birthday card instead.

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Stamps: Best Dad Ever
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, Naturals White
Ink: Early Espresso, Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi
Accessories: Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, 2-3/8" circle punch, stampin' dimensionals

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter projects

Easter cards were the focus in my stamp club this month. The first card featured Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink . With an applicator similar to nail polish, we colored in the blossoms to add some subtle shimmer. A quick and easy card - it's a great one for mass production. And wouldn't this be great for Mother's Day too??

The second card was a big hit with the yummy looking chocolate bunny. Shame on me though! I had forgotten that the stamp was retired so I unnecessarily tempted my club ladies! Sorry everyone :-) The Easter egg was created by using the wide oval punch with designer series paper - easy peasy! And lastly, the "grass" was created using just the top portion of the scallop envelope Big Shot die.

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Stamps: Chocolate Bunny (retired), Something to Celebrate
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Ink: Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Envelope die, wide oval punch, Playdate designer series paper, clear embossing powder, heat tool, stamping dimensionals

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Summer Mini Sneak Peek!

Stampin' Up!'s Summer Mini Catalog is coming soon! Starting May 1st, you'll be able to enjoy some fabulous new stamps and accessories. Today I have a sneak peek for you :-) It's a card from my all-occasion stamp-a-stack class this weekend.

The beautiful "On the Grow" stamp set has 2 images perfect for watercoloring in addition to 2 sentiments. I chose this glass jar with flowers to make a sympathy card. Watercoloring is easy when you use Stazon ink on watercolor paper. We picked up ink from the lid of a stamp pad and colored the image with an aquapainter.

I'll have some more stamp-a-stack projects to share with you as well as some additional sneak peeks so be sure to check back :-)

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Stamps: On the Grow
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, watercolor paper
Ink: Stazon Black, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Pear Pizzazz poly-stitched ribbon, aquapainter, scallop border punch, stampin' dimensionals

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Free MDS Update!

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