Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Gently Falling Side-Step

How gorgeous is the Spice Cake Suite in the new Holiday Mini Catalogue???
For this Side Step Card, I used the Spice Cake designer series paper and the Gently Falling stamp set.  I matched the colours in the dsp to stamp the leaves - Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard and Early Espresso.  On the main piece, I used the mat pack and paper piercer and my Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker to create faux stitching.  Then I cut out the leaves and attached them to the piece with a mini clothespin (I just discovered these!  How cute!).  To finish off, I used the Eyelet border punch on some more dsp, added some hemp twine and an Espresso button.  

I think I will be getting a lot of use out of this stamp set and designer series paper (as will my Stamp Club ladies)!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias Sound Card

I've been having lots of fun playing with my new stuff out of the upcoming Holiday Mini Catalogue! 
This is a sound card that my Stamp Clubs will be making at our first meeting in September.  I know Christmas is a ways away, but I really wanted to try something fancy with the recordable sound cards, and I thought Christmas would be perfect so people can send their loved ones a holiday message!

I used the polished stone technique on glossy white cardstock using Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, So Saffron and Gold re-inkers.  I then used the Oval Scallop Frame with my Big Shot to punch out the oval pieces.  The stamped image is from the new Pines & Poinsettias stamp set, stamped in Black Staz-On.  I also added some new Dazzling Details glitter glue to bits & pieces of the stamped image.

For the background, I embossed some Brushed Gold cardstock with the Petals-A-Plenty embossing folder and sponged Cherry Cobbler ink all over it.  After gluing the scalloped oval piece to this, I added some Cherry Cobbler Quilted Satin Ribbon across the bottom using sticky strip (how gorgeous is this ribbon!?).  I finished this off with an antique brad.

Finally I tied some crochet trim around the frame and attached a greeting with some 1/8 Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon.  The sentiment is punched with the Modern Label punched and sponged with Soft Suede ink.  Then I added the center oval piece with Stampin' Dimensionals.  The whole thing was then adhered to a layer of Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

I sponged the edges of the sound card with Cherry Cobbler ink before I glued the card front to it.  Here is the inside of the card (also stamped with Pines & Poinsettias in Cherry Cobbler and Soft Suede):

I hope everyone likes it!

Blessings to you,

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Butterfly Birthday

This is another birthday card that I made large quantities of.  I modified a version that my upline, Winona Semler, made.  Hers used the Strength & Hope stamp set with Beyond the Garden designer series paper, and the butterfly image had to be cut out by hand.  The card was beautiful, but I really didn't want to cut out all those butterflies, so I used Flight of the Butterfly and punched them out!  I also switched out the dsp to Flirtatious and added the Lace Border punched piece in Pretty in Pink.  Quick and simple!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Elements of Style

I actually a little bit of time to do some stamping "just for fun" this afternoon!  So I just thought I'd play around with my Stampin' Write markers and the Elements of Style set.  I rarely do multi-coloured images on large stamps because it takes so long to colour the image with markers (I'm all about quick and easy!), but I took some time today to colour with Marina Mist and Always Artichoke before stamping it on Whisper White.  I sponged around the edges with Marina Mist and added some Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the flowers.  I layered the stamped piece on some Brushed Silver cardstock and tied some Marina Mist 1/8" ribbon around it.  I then popped a light blue rhinestone out of one of my "Ice" brads and adhered it to the ribbon with a mini glue dot.  And that's it!  Easy-peasy!

Thanks for reading!

Blessings to you,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Simple Silhouettes

My friend asked me to make some simple birthday cards for her, so here's what I came up with.
It's been a long time since I've used my Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, so I dug it out for this simple black & white card.

Just a quick post today!  Hope everyone is having a great summer!  Ours is going way too fast...

Thanks for stopping by!

Blessings to you,

Monday, August 1, 2011

A CASE for Beautiful Wings

I admit that I totally CASEd this card.  When I saw this stunning creation by Dayanna Donng, I had to try it.  I love the Pink Pirouette with Basic Black - so gorgeous!
The flower from Just Believe and the sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes are embossed with black embossing powder, and the butterflies are cut with the Beautiful Wings embosslits die.  Thanks for the beautiful card, Dayanna!

Blessings to you,