Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Anniversary Card!

Here is another card I did for Patty and her husband for their anniversary. This one has "double embossing". You can get the instructions on how to do this technique from Sage Kimble. Its pretty easy, only took me 2 tries. The first one I got the tulips crooked.......
So I started with a Baja Breeze base, cut at, 4 1/4" x 11". Then added the Crumb Cake, 4" x 5 1/4" after I embossed it. I wanted the embossed areas to show up since I used 2 different folders, (Vintage Wallpaper, #120175 & Framed Tulips, #121809) so I lightly sponged them with Early Espresso. The flowers were made with the Itty Bitty Punch pack, (#118309). I used my stylus to cup the flowers, sponged the edges with Early Espresso and added a small pearl inside each flower. The sentiment is from Word Play, #120651, (clear mount). I love this set and today is the last day to get it at 30% off. I used the 1 3/4" circle punch to punch out and then matted it with the second largest circles from the Circles #2 die, (#114526). I just recently figured out this mat for the 1 3/4" circle punch. LOVE IT!
Here is a close up of the embossing. Such a fun technique. Oops, almost forgot the Rhinestone on the "I do". I used Tombow adhesive to glue the flowers to the card and the saying.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Birthday Patty!

Sorry I have been MIA this week. Seems I'm in a funk that I just can't shake......I have many things to show you.
The "Last Chance" list comes out Wednesday. You know what that means, right? All of the stamp sets and accessories that are being discontinued will be on that list. Stampin' Up! will update everyday. The stamp sets are made in house, so those will be available until the 30th of June, but all the accessories will be on a "first come, first served" basis. So if you see something on that list that you want, you better order ASAP! I would be happy to help you, but to make sure you get the items you want, I would suggest you go to my online store here to place your order. You can also go tothat same address to see the updated lists. So check back on June 1st for the "Last Chance" list.
Okay, now onto some stamping: I made this card for Patty Bennett's Birthday that was this week-end.
We were first showed this card at Leadership in January by Bonnie Thurber from Stampin' Up! and I forgot about it until someone else posted a card like it. Its super simple to make. Start off with a piece of card stock cut at 3" x 12", fold in half. Using your Piercing Tool make a hole through both layers of the card, in the center about 2" from the openend. You can see I put a pencil mark and then pierced both layers.
Then using your cutter, cut on the diagonal from one corner to the hole you just made on the card front only.
Do the same thing on the back of the card. So you have cuts on opposite sides. Really, this is super easy......
This is what you end up with.
You can stamp or wheel inside corner, as it will show when the card is closed.
Decorate the front and you are done!
I used the level 2 hostess set, Love & Care, #123022 (clear mount), in the Summer mini. I'm loving this set. I got it for FREE because I recruited one gal in January (a special promotion SU had going on in January). Another "perk" for being a SU demonstrator! Then I used my markers to color in the flower with Regal Rose and the stem with Old Olive, I stamped it once (full strength) and then 2 more times without inking up the stamp again. Also inked up my stamp and stamped again and cut it out, mounted it with dimensionals to cover up my hole.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Teacher Gifts!

This is what I put my cute little note cards in for my granddaughters teachers. I purchased this bag tutorial along with a couple of other "Goody Boxes" from Natasha Zandbergen last year, and decided this would be perfect for my note cards. Then decorated the front of the bag with the Fun Flowers die, (this die is still available, #121812) & the leaves were punched using the Blossom Petals Punch. (This punch was in the Occasions mini and is still available to purchase, #121808). I made a Pretty in Pink & a Perfect Plum bag.
Here is a view of the flower.
Then I thought the bag needed a little something more. So I took a square of white tissue paper and stamped the flower from Fabulous Florets in the corner of each piece of tissue, and added to the bag. Okay, almost done now........
(Sorry the ribbon is in front of the flower.......)
Got the ribbon on this one perfect!
Then, of course we need a gift card to go with the gifts. So I used the same Designer papers and the Bird Punch, layered it on a 1 3/4" circle, stamped the "just for you" and now I'm, done!
I hope their teachers enjoy this little gift. It was sure fun to make.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Thank You Note Cards!

These are some thank you notes that I've made for my granddaughter's teacher gifts. Wednesday is the last day of school for both of them. Tomorrow I will show you what I put them in.
Rose Red & the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder.
Perfect Plum and the Elegant Lines Embossing folder.
Baja Breeze and Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.
Certainly Celery & the Square Lattice embossing folder.
Here is my supply list:
Note Cards, (107311) You get 20 cards with envelopes, such a deal!
Baja Breeze, (111833) classic ink
Certainly Celery, (105217) classic ink
Pretty in Pink, (101301) classic ink
Perfect Plum, (101437) classic ink
Rose Red, (101778) classic ink
Subtles Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack, (117152)
Elegant Lines eb folder, (119277)
Vintage Wallpaper eb folder, (120175)
Square Lattice eb folder, (119976)
Perfect Polka Dots eb folder, (117335)
Elegant Bouquet eb folder, (115964)
Pinking Hearts border punch, (117649)
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, (119275)
Scallop Edge Border Punch, (119882)
Eyelet Border punch, (119853)
Scallop Trim Border punch, (118402)
1 3/8" Square Punch, (119877)
Pretty Postage stamp set, (123097) clear mount
Fabulous Florets stamp set (12307) clear mount (for the envelopes)
I wanted each color to be different, but the same. This is also a great way to show off our awesome embossing folders and punches.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Thank You Cards

These are my thank you cards I'm sending out to my customers this month. Thanks to Dawn Griffith. The design is so clever!
This is what the card looks like closed.
Here are a few in different papers.
And this is what you see when you open the card. A little note card to sign your name. Such a fun card to make.
Here is what I used for my cards:
Beyond the Garden Designer Series Paper, #122342, summer mini
Wild Wasabi card stock, #105125
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Wild Wasabi Classic ink, #109014
Versamark. #102283
Melon Mambo Embossing Powder, #123223, Summer mini
Fabulous Florets stamp set, #123025 clear mount, Summer mini
Happy Greetings stamp set, #123313, clear mount, Summer mini
Circles #2 die, #114526
Square Lattice Embossing folder, #119976
You can check out Dawn's blog for directions, she has a video.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy Graduation Emily!

My Niece Emily just graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania on May 7th. She graduated, Magna Cum Laude, with a major in Theater. This is a photo of her and my Sister, (her Mom). We are so proud of her.
This is the card I made for her.
I used the Love Letter dsp, #117162 and also Petal Card Punch, #119273 to hold the check inside. You just glue two of the "wings" to the back of your card stock. Pretty clever, isn't it? I got this idea from Jackie Topa. The stamp is retired, but you can get it as a digital download.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

One More Flower Card!

Here is the last card we did in my Stamp Club. Again, you get directions from Valita's blog.
Here is a list of what I used:
Poppy Parade card stock, cut at, 4 1/4" x 11
Whisper White card stock
So Safron card stock
Old Olive card stock
Old Olive, Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Black Classic Ink
Modern Label Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Blossom Punch (for the leaves)
Framed Tulips Embossing Folder
Basic Black Brads
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp set
Olive Glitter
You can see the dimension in this photo.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Tulip Flower Card Using the Owl Punch!

For this months Stamp Club, the gals decided they wanted to make some cards. So, I found some really cute ideas on Valita's Blog, she even has a video showing you how to make the flowers. All of her flowers are amazing.
Can you believe we used the Owl Punch to make the tulips? And how about the 2 1/2" circle punch to make the leaves. I wish my mind worked like hers......
Since I am posting this while on vacation, I don't have the item numbers for the materials I used in this card.
Presto Designer Series Paper
Elegant Eggplant Card Stock
Oval Frame Die (to mask the oval. I didn't use the scallops just the oval)
Wide Oval Punch
Decorative Label Punch
Here is a side view of the flower and leaves. I sprayed the finished card with a mixture of Shimmer Paint & alcohol. I always forget to use more snail when spraying as the card stock tends to warp without the extra adhesive. I didn't think to spray it until I was all done.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Flower Garden Card!

Here is a card I did for a shoebox swap I did last month.
Here is what I used:
Crumb Cake card stock, #120953
Whisper White card stock, #100730
Flower Garden embossing folder, #123113
Fabulous Florets stamp set, #123027 clear mount
Hodgepodge Happiness stamp set, #120570 Clear mount
White Embossing powder, #109132
Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade & Pear Pizzazz classic ink, (page 165)
Wide Oval punch #119859
1/2" Poly Stitched Ribbon, Poppy Parade, #119263
Sponge Daubers, #102892
Tip: When you are filling in the flowers, us a sponge dauber in a circular motion where you want the color.

Monday, May 2, 2011

More Notebook & Calendars!

Edited to add: The calendar is a free template in Word. My upline printed this one and I copied it. Patty sent me the pdf, but I can't open it on my Mac.
I'm on a roll. Check out these other Notebook & Calendars I've done.
This one uses the Summertime Splendor download from My Digital Studio, #121067. I love these papers, all of them are so beautiful! I printed this one like it was a photo, so its on glossy photo paper. Then I mounted that on a piece of Perfect Plum card stock, #101889. The dsp that wraps around the notebook is from the Subtles Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack, #117152. I added some 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, #109070 on the spine and also attached a crown, #121891. The Trinket Crowns were in the Occasions Mini catalog that just ended, but these babies are still available as a carry over item.
This next one is for my niece. She wants to go to Culinary School after she graduates from High School, next year. I used the Compliments to the Chef download, #125778.
This last one is for my other niece who is graduating from college next week-end. I used the Extreme Elements download, #119099. The back ground paper is from the Play Date Designer Series Papers, ##117168.
I will be packing these up tomorrow as we leave for Ohio on Wednesday so we can see Emily Graduate. Can't wait!

Strength & Hope Campaign!

Two dollars from every Strength & Hope stamp set goes to Breast Cancer Research. Way to go Stampin' Up! Click here for more info on this campaign! I will be offering a FREE class using this stamp set for anyone who purchases this set from me. Stay tuned for details.

Summer Mini Catalog Goes Live!

The Summer Mini Catalog went live yesterday. If you didn't receive your mini and would like one, (and don't have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator), contact me and I will be happy to send you a mini catalog. You can also download the mini by clicking on the catalog at the right.
Lots of things going on this month: Click here to view these specials for National Scrapping Month.
30 % off Selected Stamp Sets
30% off Selected My Digital Studio Professional Print Products
30% off Digital Download Products
30% off The Digital Starter kit.