Wednesday, January 28, 2015

A special handmade Valentine card for special friends

I was so excited for the Stampin' Up! Banner Blessings Photopolymer Stamp Set because it has 4 versatile sentiments that fit many occasions. The "A Friend Loves At All Times" sentiment is perfect for a special Valentine and goes so well with the many Valentine / Love / Heart related items in the Stampin' Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog.

This card features the Happy Hearts Embossing Folder and Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper as well as some punches from the Annual Catalog.  I used Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo (1 row of hearts) and Pirouette Pink in my color scheme.

I used a lot of hearts - Hearts Border Punch, Sweetheart Punch, the heart from Itty Bitty Punch Pack, and the heart die from the Circle Card Thinlits Die.   I used the Sweetheart punch to punch the big heart from the Stacked with Love DSP and then cut a small heart in the middle with the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack heart.  This made the perfect frame for a heart in the embossed background.

I stamped the sentiment on a strip of paper that is slightly narrower than the Note Tag Punch and then punched the end shape.  This is layered on Cherry Cobbler that also was punched with the Note Tag Punch but I did use the technique to make a longer tag. 

I used some other goodies to add Valentine flair - Tea Lace Paper Doilies that I sponged with Pink Pirouette ink, a Red Glimmer paper heart, Basic Rhinestones, and Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine.

I am entering this card in 3 challenges:

I am entering this at SU-Only Challenges blog for
Challenge #115 - Valentine Wishes
It also fits the The Card Concept Challenge #27 Love in the Clean and Layered Category 
Love and Valentines are the big theme this week so I also entered the Stamping Royalty Challenge #264 Love/Valentines challenge.

Wouldn't it be awesome to win one?  It's been a long time since I entered a challenge.

Be sure to stamp something today!
Rubber hugs,

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Celebrate Today stamp set from Stampin' Up 2015 Occasions Catalog

I made this card for a swap with members of an online demonstrator support group, SUDSOL.  It features the Celebrate Today stamp set with coordinating Balloon Framelits Dies and the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper from the 2015 Occasions Catalog.  I stepped it up with Calypso Coral Pompom Trim and Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.

I stamped the pennants and stars with gold Encore Ink and embossed with gold embossing powder.    I created a sky look with Whisper White Craft Ink that I applied with Sponge Daubers onto Soft Sky cardstock.  I covered most of the cardstock with varying intensities of the ink by "stamping" randomly with the dauber until there was no ink left and repeated that process until the cardstock was almost covered with circles.  The product list is below.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Perfect Pennants stamp set - my swaps for the Baltimore Stampin' Up 2014 Catalog Premier

At last - I am posting the swap cards I made for Baltimore Stampin' Up 2014 Catalog Premier.  I used the  Perfect Pennants Stamp, Banners Framelits and Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.  I am so sad that paper is now retired, but happy that I have a small stash of it.

Stampin' Supplies:

Monday, June 9, 2014

Fancy Folds Scallop Tag Closure card

Here is another card I received in the Stampin' Divas Fancy Folds swap. Olive Barnes created this lovely card with the Flower Shop stamp set and matching punch.  The fun closure was made with the Tag Topper Scallop Punch.

 It doesn't show in the photo but the left flap is layered with the printed window sheets from Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper.

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps: Flower Shop stamp set
Cardstock:  Smoky Slate, Garden Green, Whisper White
Ink:  Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie and Summer Starfruit
Accessories: Basic Pearls, Satin Stripe Ribbon - Primrose Petals, Quatrefancy Designer Series Paper, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Pansy Punch, Tag Topper Scallop Punch

Friday, June 6, 2014

A beautiful handmade birthday card

I received this gorgeous Birthday card from Patti Beachy, a Stampin' Up Demonstrator friend.  I love the colors (Elegant Eggplant & Pear Pizzazz) and the way she used the On The Grid stamp for a background. 

.  I need to be more like her and actually send cards to people on a regular basis!  It really made my day!

Stampin' Supplies
Stamps:  On the Grid
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Petite Petals Punch, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Little Leaves Sizzlet.


Fancy Folds Tri-Shutter Card featuring Stampin' Up Make a Cake stamp set

This lovely Tri-Shutter card was created by Gina Taylor at Stampin' Gina!   She used the cake stamp from Make a Cake stamp set, and framed it with two layers of die cuts made with Labels Collection Framelits.  Butterflies were punched with the Elegant Butterfly Punch and Bitty Butterfly punch.

You can find a tutorial for the Tri-Shutter card at Splitcoaststampers here.

Stamps:  Make A Cake
Colors:  Soft Sky, Pink Pirouette
Accessories:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Vellum Cardstock, Basic Pearls, Labels Collection Framelits, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch

Friday, May 30, 2014

Building Block Card featuring Stampin' Up Cool Kid stamp set

Here is another Stampin' Divas Fancy Fold swap card.  This adorable card was made by Anne Marie Hile at Stampin Ann

This Building Block card stars the Cool Kid stamp set, Word Bubble Framelits and my favorite Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper.

Stamping Supplies:
Stamps:  Cool Kid, Just Sayin' (word bubble frame), Many Thanks - I'm stumped, I don't know which set that belongs to.
Colors:  Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Accessories:  Basic Pearls, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Retro Fresh Designer Series Paper, Word Bubble Framelits, Arrows TIEF.

I am sure it is no surprise to you that Anne Marie Hile is on various Design Teams and wins challenges so be sure to check out her blog.

Happy Stamping,