I am lovin' this stamp set and punch! This card was a piece of cake. Punch, punch, punch and it was done. Well, almost. The hardest part was deciding what colors to use. So I whipped out my Color Coach and this is what I got!
If you check out the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini Catalog page 12, you will see where the inspiration came from. The stamp set and punch there, too.
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Stamp set: Build a Blossom, Sincere Salutations
Inks: In Color Blushing Bride and Pear Pizazz Classic Ink, Whisper White Craft Ink
Papers: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizazz card stock and Pear Pizazz DSP from the Hostess Pack
Accessories: Antique Brads, pearls, White organdy ribbon (ret), Blossom Petals punch, Decorative Label punch, Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer
Like I said, cards from the past! But this one will be great in the future, too. The colors have been discontinued but all of the tools I used to make this card are still available. Everything was cut out using the Big Shot Die Cut Machine except the circle in the middle of the flower. I used my circle punch for that. I didn't even use any ink on this one.
So with a few turns of the crank on the Big Shot this card is done! Super easy! The hardest part for me is deciding what colors to use.
I used the Top Note, Flower Folds and Beautiful Butterflies dies and the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder with the Big Shot and a circle punch. Then I added the ribbon, the button and thread and the rhinestones and it was done.
I hope you like the card and thanks for stopping by!
This is such a great stamp set. It is so versatile. I got this set when it first came out and I've used it many times for many different occasions.
I made this card for a make and take for a workshop. I found it on page 59 of the Fall-Winter 2008 Stampin' Up! catalog. I love these colors and I'm so glad they made it through the Color Renovations!
And speaking of the Color Renovation, if you haven't seen the new colors yet, you need to give me a call. They are amazing! I was concerned about the changes (you know I have difficulty with change) but when I saw the new colors, I knew the changes were going to be good.
Anyway if you want the supply list for this card and you don't have access to a 2008 catalog, send me an email and I'll forward it to you.
Right now I'm working on birthday decorations using the Celebrations DSP, Party Banner, Party Hats and the Basic Birthday Decorative Strip Die and they are too cute. It's My Little Guy's birthday next week. He's going to be a whopping 7 yrs old. Unbelievable! Check back soon and I'll have some pics.
In the meantime, I'll be posting a few more cards from the recent past. Yes, the past. You didn't think I'd conquered the Procrastination Monster, did you? I'm working on it, but to no avail. But I will never give up!
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Before I say anything about my card, I want to let everyone know I’m sad to say this card idea is NOT my own. It belongs to Stampin’ Up! Consultant Patricia Giesbrecht in Canada. I tried to find her website so I could send traffic her way but was unable to find it. If anyone knows what it is, if you send it my way, I’ll add it to this post.
I was in need of a special congratulations card a few weeks ago and I was flipping through the June Stampin’ Success (the great monthly magazine you receive when you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator) when I saw this card on page 13 and knew it was perfect. Also as the procrastinator that I am, but trying hard not to be, I did not have much time. I looked at the list of supplies and I had almost everything. So I said to myself this is perfect.
I can take no credit for anything on this card except for the fact that I assembled it. Now for all of you that are going to look at their June Stampin’ Success, my card may not look quite as good as hers but I thought it came out pretty good. Now for the photography, not even close. I used the same color papers she did but I could not get them to look right in the photo. My camera was acting up badly that day. I thought it was broken but it turned out some setting was wrong. I wonder how that happened? Thank goodness it wasn’t broken. I really didn’t want to get a new camera right now. There are so many other things I can think of that I want.
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Stamp Sets: Fine Lace Background Stamp (ret), Hugs & Wishes stamp set
Inks: Barely Banana, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss and Lavendar Lace Stampin’ Pads
Papers: Barely Banana, Elegant Eggplant, Kiwi Kiss, Lavendar Lace and Very Vanilla Card stock
Accessories: Ice Circle Rhinestone brads, bone folder, Horizontal Slot Punch, Big Shot Die Cut machine, Top Note Die, Swirls Scribbles die, Birds & Blooms die set, sponges, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon and Old Olive Poly-Twill ribbon (ret)
Hi, Everyone! Long time no post.
And that’s not the worst of it, either. Long time no card making. I don’t know what to make of it but I just couldn’t do it. I see ladies that make a card every day no matter what but I just could not make it happen. If it wasn’t one thing, it was another. And when I did have time, I didn’t have the energy. But what ever that gray cloud was, I think it’s gone. And look what I’ve made! For those of you that remember me, you know I have such a hard time letting go of the past. And once again, this card proves it. It is made from very, very retired DSP. But I just love this paper.
I’ve got so much paper, if I don’t start using some of it, I’m going to have to move. So I decided, I was going to take some of the oldest paper I have, set it on the table and make cards from it (or the scrapbook pages that I bought for in the first place) until it’s gone. So this probably won’t be the last thing you see made from this paper.
And you know, I actually felt better after I made this card. So much better that I was able to make a couple of more cards. Anyway, I hope you like this one. And thanks so much to those of you that keep checking back even though I’ve been gone for so long.
Thanks for stopping by and check back soon!
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Petals & Paisleys DSP and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Little Reminders Die Cut stickers (ret), Pink Duo beads, liquid glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Cricut Machine, George and Basic Shapes Cricut cartridge
Here in Texas some of the seasons aren’t as defined as in other places in the country but we still have them. And I like all of the different seasons of the year. But I think I’m ready for spring. Even if it includes spring cleaning. So as I was cleaning out some files I found this card and thought it was "springy". It was the prototype of a card I made for a workshop make & take.
I cannot remember who the idea came from but I know the color combination and card idea came from a blog I was looking at late one night a long time ago. I do remember she used glitter on her cards. So if by chance you know who. I will be gladly give credit.
I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color the images. I’m normally afraid of coloring directly on the paper with my markers. It’s just so, so, so….I don’t know. But I don’t do it. But it seemed to be the thing to do on this card and I really liked how it turned out.
So I would like to wish you a little bit of happiness today!
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Stamp Sets: A little Bit of Happiness (ret)
Inks: Basic Black Classic Ink, Stampin’ Write markers (Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery and Almost Amethyst)
Papers: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Elegant Eggplant card stock
Accessories: Certainly Celery 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Certainly Celery brad, Stampin’ Up! slot punch, sewing machine and thread
I made this card for my mom for her birthday.
I used this week’s CPS Sketch #104. You should really give one of their sketches a try!
My card turned out really pretty even if the photo is less than accurate. I’m not sure what is going on but I need help. Hopefully it’s just the lighting. It’s very dark in my house and cloudy outside. Oh, wait a minute it was very sunny out last time. So maybe it’s not just the lighting. HELP!!!!!!!
The problem is the card base I used was Barely Banana and that does not look like Barely Banana to me. OK the card still looks nice even if the color is off. You would never know if I didn’t tell you. Maybe we can just pretend it’s some other color. Hmmmm. Maybe Creamy Caramel or maybe we can pretend it’s Barely Banana. That way it would match the sunflowers!
Since we are pretending, I’ll get you to pretend you can see the glitter on the sunflowers and the leaves, too.
Man, all of this make believe stuff is wearing me out. So I’m gonna give you a list of the supplies and then I’m gonna go rest.
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Stamps: Serene Sunflowers (ret)
Inks: Close to Cocoa, Barely Banana, So Saffron and Mellow Moss CLassic Ink
Papers: Barely Banana, CLose to Cocoa, Whisper White card stock, and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut machine, Cuttlebug Embossing folder (swirls), corner rounder punch (ret), sponges, linen thread, Square Fire Brads (yellow), sewing machine and thread, Stampin’ Dimensionals, buttons (from a jar I’ve collected), atyou SPICA clear glitter pen
OK, so I made it out from all of that paper and stuff in my stamp room. I’m not finished cleaning it up yet but then I wonder if I’ll ever be. Why does all of the stuff from the rest of the house have to go in my stamp room? I found myself asking that question over and over and over and over again.
So once I found my stamping table, I was able to make this birthday card for one of my friends. After I finished it, I tried and tried to get a picture of it. I took it outside, inside and back outside. It was beautiful outside, too. But nothing would work. Anyway, I was a bit frustrated so I just stuck it in the top of some flowers my husband brought home the other evening and this is what I got.
It’s not quite as sharp as it is in person and you can’t see all the little sparkly glitter but I’ll tell you about it and you can use your imagination.
I traced the little white dotted lines on the DSP with my clear glitter pen and the round dots under the Happy Birthday sentiment are covered with clear Glaze pen. Can’t you just see it!
It really does look really cute and I finally got to use my Tulipe Die. It’s just soooo pretty and elegant. When it came out, I just had to have it but it just never seems to fit on any of those boy cards I have to make.
Well, I’ve got to go. I hope you like the card!
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Stamps: Warmest Regards (ret)
Inks: Close To Cocoa, Barely Banana and So Saffron Classic ink
Papers: Barely Banana, Mellow Moss Whisper White card stock and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Stampin’ Up! Tulipe Die, Stampin’ Up! Birds and Blooms Die, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval Dies, Sponges, Spring Bouquet Flower Punch (ret), Scalloped Edge Punch, Chocolate Chip Taffeta ribbon, Stampin Dimensionals, Half Pearl from Pretties Kit, So Saffron brad, crystal (non SU), SPICA clear glitter pen, clear Glaze pen, mini pop dots
This is a card I made for a home workshop. I CASE’d it from the Stampin’ Up! Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book and Catalog. See page 101. I made the card late the night before the workshop. That was before I stopped procrastinating. The card was really simple and I knew they all would love doing the embossing so away I go to the workshop. So we are making cards and we get to this one and I put my sample (this exact card) on the little gold thing you see in the picture and as I set it down I look at the left side of the card and see the smudges where I moved the stamp when I was making the card. I thought I was going to die. My face must of turned red because they asked what was wrong. So I told them. They consoled me by telling me that it was fine and that you really can’t tell. Yeah, right. I’m supposed the be teaching them how to stamp and they are telling me my sloppy card looks great. So much for being professional.
But that’s not the important thing. What’s going on with the eyes is what I’m worrying about. My teeth are falling out (OK being pulled out) are my eyeballs gonna fall out next? Well I am sitting here looking at my computer screen through a pair of glasses, the kind you get at Target or Walgreen’s. The eye doctor told me a couple of years ago that my eyes were fine they were just getting old. He sent me to the store to get the glasses. By the way I’m looking for a new eye doctor. Not because he sent me to the store to get glasses but because I think he said I was old.
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Stamp Sets: Upsy Daisy, Frames with a Flourish
Inks: Chocolate Chip Craft Ink, Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Papers: Kraft and Very Vanilla card stock and Spring Flowers DSP (ret)
Accessories: 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, Clear Embossing powder, heat tool, Embossing Buddy, powder pal and Stampin’ Dimensionals
Tangerine Tango! I love this color. It’s one of the new colors in the Stampin’ Up! In Color line. I really was skeptical of the new In Colors. They seemed so..different. And I’m one of those people that just have difficulty with change but when I got my hands on all of them, Oh my, I just love all of them. Now, I haven’t parted with last years In Colors yet and I can’t say if that will ever happen.
So I needed to make a birthday card and really wanted to use the Tangerine Tango. Did I tell you that I just love that color? So I checked out some of the new color combinations of the new designer papers and I really liked the colors of the DSP Haiku. So that is where I started.
First I stamped the background for the petals using Tangerine Tango ink on Tangerine Tango card stock. Then I stamped the petals (and flower center) with Basic Black ink over the Tangerine Tango background and cut them out with scissors. Then I stamped the petal for the leaf on the Old Olive card stock and cut out. I punched the photo corner out of So Saffron card stock. I stamped the stem in Basic Black ink directly on the textured card stock. Then I assembled everything. I used a dimensional under the flower center. Super duper easy!
Stamp Sets: Pick a Petal, Stem Sayings and Polka Dots & Paisleys (retired)
Inks: Basic Black and Tangerine Tango Classic inks
Papers: Textured Old Olive, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango and So Saffron card stock
Accessories: Rich Regal Buttons (So Saffron), Vintage brads (black), linen thread, Photo Corners punch and Stampin’ Dimensionals