Saturday, June 25, 2011

Some masculine cards

Stampin' Up! has some fabulous masculine stamp sets in the 2011 Summer Mini Catalog - Best Dad Ever and The Open Sea

Something special for a nurse!

My niece graduated Magna Cum Laude from West Virginia University School of nursing in May 2010.  Despite all that, it takes time to get the license, and then find a job. I think it was in February, she finally found a job in nursing and had to go through some training to be an OR nurse.  Finally she is where she wants to be so I made this for her in honor of her achievement.

All supplies are from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, Real Red
 Accessories: wide striped grosgrain ribbon - Real Red, Designer Series Paper - Celebrations

I found a template on the internet to make the envelopes from the Designer Series Paper.

I purchased the tutorial from Lynn Pratt at stampndesign so I can't take credit for the design itself.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Mother's Day Card - a bit late!!

Here is the card I made for my Mom this year.  I am so glad the "Messages for Mom" set is in the new catalog, but most of the other items will be retired.

Stamp Set:  Messages for Mom (wood:#117016; clear:#118580)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Accessories:  Boho Blossom Punch (for Rose Red flower layer); Very Vanilla Rosette (retired), Springtime Vintage Designer Paper (retired)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sew Suite & Sweet Stitches DSP download - a great way to use those MDS downloads - print your own Designer Series Paper!

Some of my favorite Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper with large images on it is oversized for cards such as the Flower design in the Sweet Stitches Designer Paper. .

So I decided to make my own paper with Microsoft Word. Here is what to do:

1. You need #122170 Sweet Stitches Designer Series Paper My Digital Studio Download from Stampin' Up!

2. Open a new document in your Word Processing Program.

3.  Insert the Flower .jpg from Sweet Stitches Digital Download. 

4. Resized it to get the size flowers you want.  Test by printing in grayscale and checking if it is the right size for your card.

5.  When you like how it looks, crop off all the rest of the "paper" to make a 4" and 5-1/4" "piece".

6.  If you want more cards, copy this image and paste it up to 3 more times to use up the rest of the 8-1/2" x 11" piece of whisper white cardstock.

7.  Print in color on Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock or good quality copy paper.

8.  Cut it to the size you need.   I cut mine to (3 3/4" x 5") so that I would have a 1/4" border when I mounted it on a Daffodil Delight cardstock.

This also solves the problem of only two "flower corners" per package of " real"DSP.  You can print as many as you need!!

Supplies - all by Stampin' Up!

Stamp Set:  Sew Suite  (121933 or 122009)

Cardstock:  Whisper White,Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise

Ink:  Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise

Accessories:  Pom pom trim - Tangerine Tango (123323), Fabric Designer Brad (121880), Basic Rhinestones (119246), Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

You can buy these supplies at my Stampin' Up! website here: