Thursday, April 1, 2010

April Stamp Club Cards

How on the ball am I?  I actually have my Stamp Club cards planned and posted more than a week ahead of time!
I've been wanting to try an easel card for quite some time, so I figured I'd better just do it!  I started with Bella Bleu designer series paper and went from there.  It turned into a soft, semi-masculine card since I used the paper with Close to Cocoa in it!  I stamped the tree from Pendant Park in Close to Cocoa ink on the Bella Bleu paper and layered it on some Very Vanilla.  Then I used my mat pack and paper piercer and Close to Cocoa Stampin' Write marker to add some faux stitching around that piece.  For the base piece, I added a strip of dsp to a Close to Cocoa piece that I had punched with the Scallop Trim Border punch.  A Very Vanilla taffeta bow completes that piece.
I've posted this card before, but I had some requests from my ladies to do this one when they saw it on my display board!  You can check out the details here.
I've seen a few cards with these tulips, so I thought I'd give it a try as well!  Since it's the last month of the Occasions Mini Catalogue, I figured I'd better use as much from there as I could this month!  I've got the Sending Love designer series paper, edged with some Lavender Lace (punched with the Scallop Edge punch).  I also added a Very Vanilla layer, embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder using the Big Shot. 

The tulips are made from the wing of the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch.  I used Pretty in Pink, Lavender Lace and Barely Banana for the flowers and Certainly Celery for the stems.  The greeting is from Thank You Kindly, stamped in Lavender Lace.

Thanks for stopping in today!

Blessings to you,


Alex said...

These are beautiful cards Shannon and you are waaayyy on the ball girl - I have a class tonight and have not even started cutting paper yet, LOL!! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Shannon those are gorgeous!!! I especially adore that easel card!!