Saturday, June 20, 2009

Brides, Grads and Fathers

Our nephew is getting married in August and I have been invited to a shower for his bride. This is the card I have made for her. I used colours close to what were in the wedding invitation and the shower invitation. All supplies except the little 'gemstones' and ribbon are Stampin Up.Recipe:
CS - Shimmery White, Lavendar Lace
Ink - Lavendar Lace
Stamp Sets - Polka Dot Punches (retired SAB 2009), Wonderful Words II (retired)
Other - Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Big Shot, SU Heart Punch

Our niece is graduating from grade 8 and is a bit of a 'fashionista' so I thought she would like this card. I love this dress! Thanks again to Patty Bennett for the template

CS - Whisper White, Regal Rose, Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Tart DSP
Stamp Set - Congrats (retired SAB 2009)
Ink - Regal Rose
Ribbon - Rose Red
Other - Eyelet Border Punch, StarDust Stickles, Rhinestone Brad

My husband enjoys going to the casino and playing the slot machines so I made this card for him for Father's Day. I am sure he will enjoy it.

CS - Basic Black, Whisper White, Jackpot DSP
Ink - Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive
Stamp Set - Happy Everything, Fathers Day is non SU
Other - Eyelet Border Punch

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Altered Lunch Tins

This afternoon my friend Judy and I got together - as we try to do each week - to do some stamping and papercrafts. This afternoon's project was an altered lunch tin.

This is Judy's tin - very classy I think. A couple of weeks ago we had done a One Sheet Wonder using the Fifth Avenue Floral Stamp set. Judy had not used her 8 1/2 x 11 sheet yet and decided that she would use that for the upper half of her lunch tin. She used Urban Oasis DSP for the bottom section. I love it. The flowers were made using the Simple Flower Embosslit (exclusive to Stampin' Up) and the leaves using the Little Leaves sizzlit (also exclusive to Stampin' Up). Rhinestone Brads in the centres of the flower and a bit of the gorgeous grosgrain was all that was needed.


Card Stock - Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Old Olive, Urban Oasis DSP

Ribbon - Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain

Other - Rhinestone Brads, Simple Flower Embosslit, Little Leaves Sizzlit


I had decided to use Raspberry Tart DSP and I chose one of the bolder designs from the pack. This gave me license to really embellish my tin. I teamed it up with Rose Red cardstock, felt flowers from Flower Fusion and Flower Fusion II and leaves cut with the simple leaves sizzlit. Although a lot busier than the clean lines of Judy's tin, I love this one too! I cut the letters using a cuttlebug alphabet die set.


Card Stock - Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive, Raspberry Tart DSP

Ribbon - Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain, Rose Red 1/4" Grosgrain, Old Olive 1/4" polytwill (retired)

Other - Rhinestone Brads, Felt Fusion, Felt Fusion II, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Simple Flowers Embosslit

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Echoes of Kindness (Raspberry Tart)

I have been trying to use up my Raspberry Tart DSP and while browsing on Splitcoaststampers I found this card using Urban Garden DSP so I thought I could use the layout, but use the Raspberry Tart. Then I was looking at older posts on Diana Gibbs' blog and saw this card that seems to be CASED from the one on Splitcoast.

I decided that this was the layout I liked and although I did CASE both cards, I made a few little changes to make it my own. Instead of using the half pearls or brads, I used dewdrops and then I placed the ribbon near the bottom. All supplies Stampin Up except where noted.
Stamp Set - Echoes of Kindness (level 3 hostess); Oval All
Paper - Kiwi Kiss; Watercolour; Regal Rose; Whisper White; Raspberry Tart DSP
Ink - Regal Rose; Kiwi Kiss; Regal Rose Marker; Signo White Gel Pen
Ribbon - Kiwi Kiss/Very Vanilla Satin
Other - Robin's Nest DewDrops; Dimensionals; Sponge Dauber; Scallop Oval punch; Mini Glue Dot

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

The Happiest and Saddest of Times

My brother-in-law's son is getting married in August so I decided that I should get busy making his wedding card. I sometimes tend to leave things to the last minute but figured I should not do that for this occasion.

I saw this layout on someone's blog the other day (unfortunately I can't remember whose). I liked the simplicity of the card, and I needed to use some of those jumbo grommets I had been hoarding from the mini catalogue. Although I have not matched the colour exactly to the colours on the invitation, I have come pretty darn close!

The stamp set, ribbon and grommet are all from the Occasions Mini catalogue that expires at the end of June. Recipe:
Stamp Set - Very Versatile
Card Stock - Shimmery White, Lavender Lace
Ink - Lavender Lace
Other - Designer Hardware (Jumbo Grommet), 5/8" Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

Although I generally have a few cards on hand, they are usually more suitable for birthdays, get well or thinking of you. I had nothing in my stash that would be suitable for a sympathy card. I made this card and will make a few more similar to it to have on hand just in case. I saw this birthday card on the blog Diane's Designs and decided to CASE it to make a sympathy card.

Stamp Set - Thoughts and Prayers
Card Stock - Kraft, Always Artichoke, Manchester DSP
Ink - Always Artichoke
Other - Ribbon - Kraft Taffeta, Wide Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

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