Thursday, September 29, 2011

Simple Silhouettes Thanks

This is a super-simple thank you card I came up with.  I actually designed it as a sympathy card, but I made a bunch of them and stamped some with "thank you"!
I used the Beau Chateau designer series paper, paired with Very Vanilla and Marina Mist.  Some Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon finishes off this simple, elegant card.

I actually like the template so much, that I made a Christmas stamp-a-stack card using the same layout!

Blessings to you,

Monday, September 26, 2011

Always Elegant Shower

This is a card I made for a wedding shower for a girl at our church who is getting married.  I haven't made a lot of shower cards, so this one came together slowly, piece by piece!
I started by choosing Pink Pirouette and Brushed Silver as my main colours. Then I got out my Always Elegant and En Francais stamp sets.  I stamped En Francais in Pink Pirouette and then embossed the flourish-y thing in silver over top of that.  The silver background is embossed with the Finial Press embossing folder.  I punched the side of the Pink Pirouette layer with the Scallop Border punch.  It still needed more, so I threaded some Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon through it. 

Hopefully the end result is okay!

Blessings to you,

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Have I told you how much I love my job?  Who else gets paid to scrapbook and make cards and meet amazing, wonderful ladies who have become great friends?

Have you been thinking you'd like to join the Stampin' Up! family - to earn extra money and/or be able to get your own supplies at a discount?  I have an amazing offer for you: Because I went to Stampin' Up!'s Regional event, I am able to offer you a FREE stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalogue with your purchase of the starter kit!  Simply click here to sign up, or contact me for more details.  This offer is valid until October 2 to Canadian residents.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Spice Cake Weave

This is a card I made for a Holiday Mini swap I'm participating in with my upline, Winona's, group.
I was inspired to use this paper weaving technique by this cute card by Noelle.  I used the Spice Cake designer series paper, cut it into 1/2" strips and wove it together.  Then I added some Early Espresso quilted satin ribbon with sticky strip.  I finished that part with a Regals flower button. 

For the greeting part, I stamped the leaves from Gently Falling (my new favourite stamp set!) in River Rock and More Mustard with Early Espresso for the outlines, then cut them out.  The greeting is stamped from Teeny Tiny Wishes and punched out with the Modern Label punch.  I also stamped the leaf over the greeting piece for some texture.  I tied some hemp twine through the sentiment piece, then attached the leaves and sentiment together with a mini clothespin.  I attached the whole piece to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Hope you like it!

Blessings to you,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Gently Falling Collage

My friend asked me to make her some simple masculine cards, so I pulled out the new Gently Falling stamp set.
I used More Mustard, Cajun Craze and Pear Pizzazz to stamp the leaves, then added a sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes and the Word Window and Modern Label punches.  Quick and simple!

Blessings to you,

Friday, September 2, 2011

Christmas Rosette

I'm feeling very Christmas-y and it's only September!  I LOVE, love, love the combination of Real Red and Wild Wasabi that is very trendy this year!
I was inspired to create this card based on a Christmas box project that Stampin' Up! gave to all demonstrators who signed up in July or who had someone sign up with them in July.  I was fortunate to have someone join my team, so I got the box!  It is absolutely gorgeous, and I wanted to make a card to match.

I tried out the Embedded Image technique on the Top Note piece.  I used the First Editions dsp, stamped it with En Francais in Real Red, covered it with VersaMark and embossed it in clear embossing powder.  Then I stamped the branches from Christmas Lodge in VersaMark and embossed them with Wild Wasabi embossing powder.

For the ribbon rosette, I sewed along one edge of the Real Red striped grosgrain ribbon with linen thread and pulled it tight to create the flower.  I attached this to the card with a pop-up glue dot.  The sentiment piece is copied directly from the Christmas box project using the Pines & Poinsettias stamp set. 

I'm going to try not to overdose on Christmas cards before November this year, but I can't help myself!

Blessings to you,