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,

Stampin' Divas Fancy Folds Side Step Card made with Stampin' Up

 This adorable Side Step birthday card was made by Penny Blair.  She stamped the cupcake liner, cupcake top and candle perfectly on the cupcake stand.Both the cupcake stand and rose of gifts are fussy cut.

You can find a Side Step Card Tutorial here at SplitCoastStampers.

Stamping Supplies
Stamp sets:  A Cherry on Top (retired)
Colors:  Rapsberry Ripple, Bermuda Bay, Cantaloupe Crisp, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit, Basic Gray
Accessories: Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper, Rhinestones

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Fancy Folds Card - Card in A Box with Stampin' Up Flower Shop and Petite Petals Stamp Sets

This beautiful Card In A Box was made by Gina Taylor at Stampin' Gina.  Card In A Box cards are so popular right now and lots of fun to make.

This is how the folded card looks when you remove it from the A2 envelope:

 And here it is opened, with all the flowers exploding from the box:

Here are some other views of the box:

And a view from the top so you can see the mechanism
There are tutorials all over the web for all sizes of card in a box.  You really should try this.

Stamp Sets:  Flower Shop, Petite Petals
Colors:  2013-2015 In Colors - Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding; Daffodil Delight
Accessories:  Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper, Basic Pearls
Tools:  Punches - Pansy, Petite Petals, Large Oval

Have fun stamping!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Fancy Folds Handmade card with Stampin' Up Mixed Bunch Stamp Set

I am member of the Stampin' Divas which is a group of Stampin' Up demonstrators who swap handmade cards featuring Stampin' Up Only products on a monthly basis.  The March theme was Fancy Folds Cards so I will show you the cards I received during the next few days.

First up is a lovely variation of a Joy Fold card made by Danette Ruger Throckmorton at Dannie's Creative Outlet.

She used several stamp sets - Mixed Bunch, Four Frames and a birthday greeting from Petite Pairs.  The supply list is at the end of the post.


Supply List
Stamp Sets:   Mixed Bunch, Four Frames, Petite Pairs
Colors:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Cantaloupe Crisp, Pistachio Pudding
Accessories:  Backgrounds Designer Series Paper Stack - 2013-2015 In Colcr Collection
Tools:  Punches - Designer Label, Circle, Blossom, Scallop Trim Border; Sizzix Top Note Bigz Die.

And, yes, she hand cut the printed paper die at the dot punch border so that she had a smaller die to layer on the white cardstock.

This would be a very impressive card to make for someone's birthday!
Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set - a new favorite

I promised I would show you the card I used for my Sale-A-Bration workshop.  It showcases the Happy Watercolor stamp set, Tea Lace Paper Doilies and White Stampin Chalk Marker
The first version features a Gold Embossed Tea Lace Paper Doily.  The flowers are stamped with Black StazOn ink and colored with a White Stampin Chalk Marker.  The card is accented with the polka dot washi tape from the Watercolor Wonder Washi Tape set.  I used the Decorative Dots Embossing Folder to add texture to the Coastal Cabana layer.

 Some people prefer a simpler card or just like a different look, so I offered an option with a plain Tea Lace Paper Doily.  There are 3 designs in the set of Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, so I showed the stripe tape on this card.  The Coastal Cabana layer is embossed with the Simply Striped Embossing Folder..
The sentiments are from Stampin' Up Gifts of Kindness stamp set. This is a favorite because it has so many great sayings that fit perfectly in the Word Punch.

Stampin Up Supplies:
Stamp Sets:  Happy Watercolor, Gifts of Kindness (sentiments)
Card stock:  Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Accessories:  Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Watercolor Wonder Washi tape, White Stampin Chalk Marker, Stazon Ink - Black, Circle Framelits, Punches - Word punch, Modern Label.   Other supplies as noted with the card description.

Now don't you think you NEED the Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set??

Monday, March 31, 2014

Stampin Up Happy Watercolor stamp set is perfect for a Tent Card

I resisted buying the Happy Watercolor stamp set because I have so many flowers.  Surely I didn't need another set of flowers.  Then there was an article in Stampin' Success, the magazine for demonstrators, which showcased this set with a Baked Brown Sugar and Coastal Cabana color scheme, flowers colored with the new chalk marker, and gold embossed doilies.  That was it, I had to have it!!  A few days later when I ordered supplies for my Sale-A-Bration workshop, this stamp set found it's way into my order!    I used ideas from the article to come up with my own projects with the goal of designing a WOW card that would not take too long.

My first idea was a Tent Card,  but it was too time consuming for the amount of time and number of people.  I love the card, so here it is.  I will show the final project tomorrow.

 This photo shows the side view and how you look through the frame to see the image.

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories:  Paper Doily, Gold Baker's Twine, In Color Boutique Details, Versamark Ink Pad and Gold Embossing Powder, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (2014 Sale-A-Bration), Circle Framelits

I am so sad to see the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder go away when Sale-A-Bration ends.  It has been one of my all time favorites. 

Rubber Hugs,

Friday, March 14, 2014

Happy Pi Day!

My brother and his wife are Math Professors at Auburn University so I made these card for Pi Day which is celebrated March 14th. 

I used the Auburn University school colors - navy blue and orange. 
The first card is a base of Midnight Muse, a layer of Gold Foil paper, and letters cut from Tangerine Tango with the Sizzix Typeset Alphabet Bigz dies.

The second card base is Cantaloupe Crisp.  The printed paper is from Stampin' Up's Soho Subway Designer Series Paper.  I actually meant to cut the numbers from Cantaloupe Crisp but grabbed the wrong paper and didn't have time to redo it!  But at least I got the Auburn School colors...