Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Bird-day?

Here is the second stamp-a-stack card we'll be making.
This is a CASE of a card made by Christy Harsch.  There's a layer of Sending Love designer series paper with an eyelet border edge (I'll also have the Scallop Trim Border punch available as an option) in Certainly Celery.

The bird is made with the Extra Large Two-Step Bird punch with Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose and Certainly Celery (for the branch).

My hostess wanted a spring-themed birthday card that could be used as an Easter card, so I've used the Well Scripted set for this one in Regal Rose ink.  There is an Easter greeting in this set, so the ladies can make some birthday cards and some Easter, or even Mother's Day!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Animal Stories Birthday

This is a card I came up with for a stamp-a-stack that I've been asked to do at the end of this month.  I've got four cards that we'll be making (five of each), so I'll post them over the next several days.
My hostess, Kate, wanted to do a kids' birthday card that could be used for a boy or girl, so I decided that I had to use the Tall Tales designer series paper and Animal Stories stamp set!  They're perfect!  I just pulled some colours out of the paper for the layers.  The card base is So Saffron.  The designer paper is on Rose Red, and the Whisper White stamped piece is on Old Olive.  The animal is stamped in Brilliant Blue, but I'll have other ink colours available (So Saffron, Rose Red, Old Olive), so the guests can stamp the animal in whatever colours they'd like.  The greeting is from Look Who's Turning.

Hope they like it!

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

March Scrapbook Club Layout

This month, my Scrapbook Club will be doing a layout based on this card that my Stamp Club made this month (scroll down to the second card on the post).  I LOVE the Vintage Vogue stamp set and jumbo wheel.  They are so versatile!
The pages are Very Vanilla 12 x 12.  I rolled the Very Vintage jumbo wheel across them in Old Olive ink.  Then I randomly stamped images from Vintage Vogue all over the pages in Perfect Plum.  For the first page, I stamped the Medallion in VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged Perfect Plum ink around it (Emerging Colour Technique).  I also sponged Plum ink around the edges of the pages to soften them.

For embellishments, I added some cut-out stamped flowers from the Vintage Vogue set.  A couple of them have half pearls from the Pretties kit.  I also added a clip with some Old Olive ribbon.

Blessings to you,

Monday, March 15, 2010

Love You Make & Take

I am thrilled to have been asked to prepare a make & take for our large group meeting this month.  Donna Wizniuk, who is in charge of the make & take committee, suggested I CASE this card by Kimberly Van Diepen.  So here is my only slightly modified version of it.
So now I get to prepare enough materials for 200 people to make this card!  I just hope they enjoy it!
Blessings to you,

Monday, March 8, 2010

Puffy Flower a la Corie!

My blog friend, Corie Foster has been making tons of cards using this puffy flower using the Scallop Circle punch, so I had to try one.  She has a wonderful tutorial for the puffy flowers here.

I totally CASEd Corie on this card.  You can check out her stunning original here.  And if you go to Corie's blog and scroll down a bit, you'll find tons of different projects she's made using the puffy flowers!  She is amazing!
For my card, I used Bermuda Bay with some Whisper White cardstock that I embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder using my Big Shot (I wasn't going to buy this folder, but I've seen so many stunning projects made with it that I had to have it!).  The puffy flower is made with vellum cardstock.  I think I'd use vellum paper instead next time as this was very hard to work with.  The "leaves" are punched with the 5-Petal Flower punch and cut apart.  The sentiment is from Short & Sweet, punched with the Modern Label punch.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

March Stamp Club Cards

All of my cards this month are CASEd!  I love the spring theme of these cards, and I couldn't wait to share them with my club ladies.
This first card is a CASE of one I made at my upline, Winona Semler's, group meeting.  She used the Sweet Pea dsp on hers, but I decided to go with Cottage Wall designer paper (one of my favourites!).

The top portion is Pale Plum that I ran through the Big Shot with the Polka Dots embossing folder (which I wasn't going to buy, but after seeing so many amazing projects with it, I had to have!).  There is a strip of Old Olive across the center.

The flower is made with two 1 x 11" strips of Whisper White cardstock.  I punched along the edge with the eyelet border punch, then ran the strips through the crimper several times to soften it up.  Then I punched a 1-3/8" circle of sticky pages and removed one of the backings.  I started at the outer edge of the circle and wound the paper strips around, circling in towards the center.  When it was done, I snipped off the remaining white strip (there's a bit left at the end) and peeled the backing off the sticky circle to adhere the flower to the page.  To finish the flower, I added a Sweet Pea stitched felt piece to the center and the leaves to the outside.

Finally, I stamped the greeting from Whimsical Words (SAB set) in Rich Razzleberry.

This next card is CASEd from Christine Cowie Lehman that she made for a swap I participated in last month.  I thought it was just stunning!

This technique is called Emerging Color.  I used the Vintage Vogue stamp set and the Vintage Wheel with Old Olive, Soft Suede and Pretty in Pink to stamp all over a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock.  Then I used the Pinking Hearts border punch along the edge.

Next, I stamped the Medallion stamp in VersaMark and embossed it with clear embossing powder.  Finally, I sponged Soft Suede ink over the embossed image and along the edges of the paper so the Medallion "popped".

To finish the card, I layered that piece on some Pretty in Pink, wrapped some Kraft taffeta ribbon around it and added a Scalloped Oval piece stamped from Oval All.

This final card is another one I did at my upline's meeting this month.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but it uses the Sponging Clouds technique.  I stamped the house images from the Good Neighbor SAB set in Basic Brown and coloured them with blender pens and watercolor crayons.  Then I punched a scallop circle from scrap paper, placed it on the cardstock and sponged Bashful Blue ink around it.  You just keep moving the scallop circle around the page (start at the bottom) and sponging more ink around it to create a cloudy look.  The grass is a strip of Garden Green cardstock snipped with my paper snips.

Blessings to you,