Saturday, May 23, 2009
Instead of using the strip of Baja Breeze cardstock and button, I decided to use the 1/4 inch white grosgrain ribbon and a Kiwi Kiss button. I used one of the sentiments from the Thoughts & Prayers set, but used my marker to select only the Get Well Soon part of the phrase - I even used my Stamp a ma jig!
Recipe (all SU unless otherwise stated)
Stamp Set: Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock: Whisper White, Old Olive, Cameo Coral
Inks: Old Olive and Cameo Coral Markers
Other: 1/4 inch White Grosgrain Ribbon; Button Bouquet (Kiwi Kiss), Pearls (Michael's); Scallop Border Punch, dimensionals, Big Shot, Stamp a ma jig, Nestabilities (Spellbinders)
Friday, May 22, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
The current InColours will be retiring soon (June 30) but I decided I should perhaps use some of the older already retired InColours.
I also stamped the outside of the envelopes and made a cute little tote that holds 4 cards and their envelopes perfectly
Stamps - Fresh Cuts, Merci
Card Stock, Ink and Double Stitched Ribbon - Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Groovy Guava, Purely Pomegranate (All retired), Fresh Cut Notes
Thanks for stopping by
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This is the boxed set. I put all six cards in a clear acetate box and then attached the Happy Birthday greeting and the flowers so that they covered the images on the card below. Recipe:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Bitty Birthday, Oval All, Rose Leaf stamp is nonSU
Card Stock: Whisper White, Shimmery White, Cameo Coral
Ink: Regal Rose, Summer Sun, Old Olive, Cameo Coral
Punches: Wide Oval, Scalloped Oval
Other: Sponge Daubers, Dimensionals
This is her birthday card. I used Patty Bennett's template. I CASE'd Caroline Lebel's dress card (see her post of May 9). I love the addition of the little purse! I decorated the envelope with a strips of Pink Pirouette CS, Raspberry Tart DSP and Rose Red ribbon.
Card Stock: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette (textured), Raspberry Tart DSP
Other: Rhinestone Brad, Rose Red Ribbon, Eyelet Border Punch, Round Tab punch, Small and Large Oval punches
I signed up for the Spring UStamp hosted by Heather Summers and Dawn Raspas. One of the projects was a one sheet wonder using the Fifth Avenue Floral stamp set. The flower images were randomly stamped on a sheet of Whisper White and then it was cut into sections to incorporate into a set of cards. The project instructions included 5 cards and a lovely box. I decided to do six cards and not do the box. I think this will make a great set of cards for my sister.
Ink: Basic Black, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Card Stock - Sahara Sand, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
DSP - Urban Oasis
Ink - Basic Gray (original used Basic Black), Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze
Other - Kiwi Kiss/Vanilla Satin Ribbon (original uses Baja Breeze from the Valet Originals)
Dazzling Diamonds, Two Way Glue Pen (original uses a Flower Designer Brad)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
I stamped the envelope and just to really tie in the floral theme on the inside of the card I stamped one of the flowers very faintly in the middle of the poem. I think it was just what the card needed. You can't see it very well in the photo above, but here is a close up.
Stamp Sets - Fifth Avenue Floral, Terrific Tulips (retired). The Happy Mother's Day greeting is from Stampendous.
CS - Baja Breeze - textured, Whisper White, Not Quite Navy, Urban Garden DSP
Inks - Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy
Other - Vanilla Hodgepodge, Designer Label punch, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds, Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
I participated in Heather Summers' online classes - Simply Punches and Simply Punches 2 and when I was invited to a baby shower with a safari theme I just knew I had to use some of the ideas from those classes.
Can you guess what SU punches I used? I used a non-SU punch for the giraffe's antlers and the Cuttlebug 'At the Beach' cut and emboss set to make the palm trees.
I think it turned out great!
CS - Garden Green, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Riding Hood Red, Going Grey, Summer Sun, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Basic Grey, Close to Cocoa, Black Stampin Write Marker, Signo Gel Pen
This card is for our great-nephew's 10th birthday. We had decided to get him a gift card from
his favourite place to buy games for his video game systems. I wanted a cute way to incorporate the gift card into his card. I modified the instructions in Andrea Walford's Crazy for Cupcakes class planner to make this card.
This card opens from the top and the gift card tucks right into the ribbon on the inside of the card.
I used the Cuttlebug 'Doodles' embossing folder to make the icing and then sponged it with close to cocoa ink and painted on some Shimmerz (non-SU) to highlight the swirls - I could have used dazzling diamonds but it is for a boy and I thought that might be a bit too much bling for him.
CS - Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Whisper White, Brushed Gold
Ink - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Double Stitched
Thanks for stopping in. Hopefully my posts will become more regular before too long. Mother's Day is on the horizon so I need to get crafting!