Friday, August 28, 2009

I received this thank you card quite some time ago from a friend and just realized that I had not posted it. I just love it. The colours, the simple elegance.

The same friend sent me this card recently to let me know whe was thinking of me. Again, simple and elegant. I cased her layout for the card I posted a while back using the Kind & Caring Thoughts stamp set.


Friday, August 21, 2009

Flower Pot Card - Kind & Caring Thoughts

I saw this card on Patty's Bennett's blog and just knew I had to try her version of the popular flower pot card. I received the Kind and Caring Thoughts stamp set last week and have put it to good use since.

I chose not to use a greeting on the card - I made a package of six cards that can be used as general note cards. On the inside a adhered a piece of whisper white (and stamped a part of the floral image in the bottom corner) so that a note can be written.


Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts (Level III Hostess Set)

Card Stock: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Dusty Durango; Old Olive & Dusty Durango Markers

Ribbon: Dusty Durango Polka Dot

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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I am loving this stamp. Only $10.95. I saw THIS card and changed it to a standard card size rather than 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I would have liked to incorporate the ribbon but there was no room. I do like it just as it is. You can't really see it in the photo, but I drew over the snowflake with my stardust gel pen. Recipe
Stamp: Dasher
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate
Other: SU Scallop Border Punch

I made the next card for the upcoming anniversary of my brother in law and his wife. I had seen a card on Patty Bennett's blog HERE (one of the swaps she received at convention) and used it as my inspiration. I really like how it turned out.

Stamp: Non SU
Card Stock: Cameo Coral, Whisper White, Old Olive, Pink Pirouette (retired)
Ink: Cameo Coral (Craft)
Other: Top Note Die for the Big Shot, Simple Flower Embosslit, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Clear Embossing Powder, Brass Brads, Stardust Gel Pen

My brother in law's birthday is coming up very soon so I pulled out the trusty Lovely as a Tree stamp set. I think it is the most used set I own. I saw THIS card and made a few changes to use supplies I had on hand.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, It's Your Birthday, Sanded
Card Stock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Other: Antique Brass Brads

Yesterday, Judy and I made the following two cards. I am determined to use up as much as I can of my retired DSP (and I do have a lot) and when I found THIS card and THIS card I knew it would be a good start. I plan to make multiples of both cards to have on hand, but I will also make some gift packs as well.

Stamps: Oval All
Card Stock: Whisper White, Riding Hood Red (retired), Pink Pirouette (retired), Bella Rosa DSP
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Markers - pretty in pink, rose red, old olive
Other: White Taffeta Ribbon, Stardust Gel Pen, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch

This card also uses retired DSP. Don't you love the little flower pot made with the Tab Punch? The original card had a background layer that had been stamped and embossed. I chose to use DSP.

Stamps: Sweet Stems (not in current catalogue, but is still available from the dormant list)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Delicate Dots DSP (retired)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Markers - Chocolate Chip, So Saffron and Certainly Celery
Other: Certainly Celery Ribbon (retired), Stardust Gel Pen

Have a great day


Thursday, August 13, 2009

Second Post Today

I forgot to post the birthday card I made for my sister in law. Again using the new InColours and the Kind and Caring Thoughts Stamp Set. Colours used are Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry. Don't you just love the polka dot ribbon!


I'm Back

I have been away from stamping and blogging for a while but now I am back and will try to post at least once a week.
My parent's wedding anniversary was last Sunday and I wanted to make a simple, clean card for them. I used the SU Cheers to You stamp set for the images. The greeting is a nonSU stamp.

Card Stock - Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze (retired); Black Staz On; Versamark
Ribbon: Baja Breeze from Ribbon Originals (retired)
Other: Crystal Effects, Stardust Glitter Pen; Clear Embossing Powder
I made a box of 6 cards for my sister in law using the new InColours. Don't you just love them. This is the card. I CASE'd it from Nancy Riley's card HERE. Instead of using Pumpkin Pie ink and cardstock, I used Dusty Durango.
This is the box.
Stamp Set: Kind & Caring Thoughts (Level 3 Hostess Set)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Dusty Durango, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Ink: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Dusty Durango
Other: Polka Dot Ribbon - Crushed Curry; Clear Card Box (Gina K); Whisper White Envelopes
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