This card was CASE'd from the Stampin' Up! 09-10 Idea Book & Catalog. It is all Stampin' Up! except the orange die-cut background. The die-cut was something I got before I started buying only Stampin' Up! And as you know I can't throw anything out. I feel like I might as well just drive down the road, roll down the window and throw my money out if I throw something away that I bought and never used.
This idea was originally on a cork board but when I saw it, I thought it would make the perfect card.
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This card idea came from page 10 of the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini Catalog. Their Halloween card became my birthday card! And it was quick and easy, too.
Now about the discussion that came along with this card. My hubby thought it was a little boring for a 7 yr old. And he might be right. It was masculine enough but it didn’t seem to be very fun. But I told him it would have money in it and he was seven so it wouldn’t matter. And I needed right then. And it turns out I was right!
With that said, this is a great card. It can be used for any occasion from Halloween to birthdays.
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Stamp Sets: Family Phrases
Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Kraft and In Color Bermuda Bay card stock
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, Neutrals Buttons (retired), Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Top Note Die, Word Window Punch, On Board Lots of Letters (chipboard 7), Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel Square Pegs (retired), glue, Cutter Kit
This is the other back to school card I made. He is going to be 12. No more baby stuff. Ugh! So hard. You would think it would get easier since boy stuff is mostly what I make but it doesn’t. So this is what I came up with. He was pretty happy with it. So I called it good.
I used a lot of retired products on this card. I have to really. I’ve got retired stuff filling every nook and cranny in my craft room. I’m going to have to start selling some of my stamps or I’m going to have to move. A new order is coming in and I don’t even know where it will be residing yet. I may have to ask the neighbors to house me or my stuff.
Check back soon to see my new stuff.
I’ll let you know if I have to move!
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Stamp Sets: Think Big stamp set (ret), Finest Flourishes stamp set (ret)
Inks: Chocolate Chip Classic ink , Blue Bayou In Color ink (ret)
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa, Soft Sky In Color (ret), and Blue Bayou In Color (ret) card stock
Accessories: Wide Oval punch, 1/2" circle punch, linen thread, Cutter Kit, large brad (unknown) & motorcycle die cut (Crate Paper)
Well, today was the first day back to school after the holidays. But this time things were a little different. My son did not want to go back. He usually will say "I not go back to school" but that’s it. But last night he cried and cried. He was so upset. I rocked him for a while and he finally relaxed and went to sleep but was up again a few hours later. He slept the rest of the night with me and woke up in a good mood. It seemed everything was fine. I dressed him and fed him and he even got to watch a little TV before the bus came. But when he got to the front door to go get on the bus, he froze. I thought all was going to be bad but then he saw the bus, started talking to himself and slowly started walking. I was relieved that a major meltdown was averted but I worried all day.
I really missed him today. I think the change in routine was hard on all of us. We had a really good time during the holidays. I got to play with him more than I have in the recent months.
Then when he came home, I found out that all that worrying was for naught. He had a great day! His teacher sent a note home telling us that he has been mainstreaming so well in his Pre-K class that he is going to start going to lunch with them. I say "Yea, I’m so excited your going to be eating with the big kids!" as I start to worry. But then that’s another story.
Sorry about the ramblings. I guess I just need someone to listen.
Here’s another card from my unposted stash.
This card looks pretty straight forward but for some reason I had a really hard time with it. Every block of paper and star was in every position imaginable on this card before I settled on this. I used one of the texture plates from the Sizzix Texture plate starter kit on the large block of green (Kiwi Kiss) but it’s hard to tell from this picture. I think it turned out OK in the end.
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Stamps Sets: In the Stars
Inks: Pacific Point Classic Ink
Papers: Kraft, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Old Olive card stock
Accessories: Silver brads, 1/4" White grosgrain ribbon, Large Star Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Big Shot Die Cut Machine and Sizzix Texture Plate and Stampin’ Dimensionals
This card was made from the same sketch as my last post. Sketch# 89 on cardpositioningsystems.blogspot.com/ . I needed a masculine looking card for one of my home workshops. So I used my trusty masculine looking Lovely As A Tree stamp set!
I inked the tree image stamp with my markers then stamped in on the whisper white card stock but it just seemed too something. So I used the blender pen to soften the image just a bit and then it was just right.
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Stamp Sets: Lovely As A Tree, Linen Background Stamp
Inks: Sage Shadow Classic Ink, Sage Shadow and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write markers
Papers: Sage Shadow, Chocolate Chip, Kraft and Whisper White card stock
Accessories: Silver brads, Chocolate Chip 1/4" Grosgrain ribbon blender pen and Stampin’ Dimensionals
It’s me. Really. Can you believe it? Not me. I mean sure I knew I could do it.
This was a really quick card and I made it from all scraps. Well except the card base. I know I got this sketch idea from somewhere but since I made the card in the summer, I can’t remember from where it came. That’s how far I’m behind. But no more. When I remember, I’ll update. One last thing before I list the supplies. The card looked better in person. This photo is a bit lop-sided or something. Plus from the photo you can’t tell I embossed the Celebrate sentiment but I did, honest. My photography is going to get better this year, too.
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Stamp Sets: Lexicon of Love (ret), Canvas Background Stamp
Inks: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip and Creamy Carmel Classic Inks and Chocolate Chip Craft Ink
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel, Very Vanilla card stocks and Outlaw DSP (ret)
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Twill Tape, Antique brass brads, chipboard stars from On Board Ginormous (ret), thread and sewing machine
It’s seems I’m behind again. I’ve been so busy getting nothing accomplished. Well not really but it seems that way. But I just could not let Father’s Day pass without posting all of the great card’s from Father’s Day.
The first card is from a last minute workshop that I had before Father’s Day. So it had to be simple. I picked the colors from the card made with this stamp set in the Spring-Summer catalog. And the card idea came from the Peaceful Wishes card on page 36 of the same catalog.
Stamps Sets: Dad’s Day
Inks: Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip
Papers: Chocolate Chip, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Whisper White
Accessories: Soft Subltes Buttons, Vintage brads, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Designer Label Punch, linen thread and Stampin’ Dimensionals
I made this card for my husband. One night I was surfing the web and came across the website of an extremely talented Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and saw a card I just fell in love with. So I had to CASE it and this is what I came up with. You can check out her website at stampinat6213.blogspot.com I distressed the edges of all the papers with the cutter kit except the card base. Then I inked the edges with a sponge using chocolate chip, really rust and creamy caramel inks. I used the same colors on the twill tape. On the sage shadow stars I added sage shadow ink to the mix. The stars were attached using Stampin’ dimensionals.
Stamp Sets: Wanted, All Holidays
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Really Rust and Creamy Caramel
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla and DS paper Outlaw (retired)
Accessories: Large Star punch, Star punch, Vintage brads, narrow twill tape, cutter kit, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sewing machine and thread
This card was made for my husband by our 4 year old Brandon. He used Stampin’ Up! card stock but refused to use anything else. He was very determined to use the foam die-cuts so he could use the glue stick. The glue stick and scissors are his tools of choice. He was so proud of his card that it was hard for him to wait until Father’s Day to give it to Dad.
The next card was done for Dad by our 10 year old, Chase. I gave him stamps and paper and this is what he made. He doesn’t stamp a lot but I guess pays more attention to what I’m doing than I thought. If you notice the card base has been sponged with white craft ink.
And this is a picture of my husband and boys on Father’s Day after our pancake breakfast. Our plan was to take pictures during breakfast but everyone was so excited about eating pancakes ( I don’t hardly ever make them) that we forgot. So we took this one afterwards. And if you can’t tell my husband HATES to have his picture taken. And when he finds out this picture is on my blog….ooooh is he gonna be mad! UPDATED August 1,2008 As you see there is no longer a picture of my husband and boys. For some crazy reason my husband was looking at my blog today and saw that his picture was still here. He said he thought is was only going to be there temporarily and asked me to remove it. So I did.
Stampin’ Up!’s "Balmy Breezes" is one of my favorite stamp sets. I know that some demonstrators only show new stamp sets but you will see some retired stamp sets here because I just can’t seem to let go. And it’s just not with stamps that I have that problem, either. I was digging through my stamp sets looking for something for another masculine card and I came across this one. And it just seemed like the right thing to do. And it’s not all retired. I took a clip from the Pewter Hodgepodge Hardware, a brad from the Pewter Build-A-Brad and the small tree image from the "Balmy Breezes" stamp set and made the clip. I used "Balmy Breezes" and "Amazing to Zany" stamp sets, Kraft and Very Vanilla card stock, Always Artichoke, Close To Cocoa and Creamy Carmel markers and Always Artichoke and Creamy Carmel Classic ink pads, 1 1/2" Twill tape, linen thread, 1/2" circle punch and wooden beads I had on hand. It really was quick, too. I hope you like it.
I made this card using colors from the In Color collection. I really like these colors. I’ll miss them when they’re gone in July. This card was really simple. The inspiration for this card came from page 125 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. I used ‘Mark The Date’ and ‘Full Calendar’ stamps sets from the same page in the catalog. The rest of the supplies are as follows: Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Purely Pomegranate and Very Vanilla card stock, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate Classic inks, Basic Black Stampin’ Write marker, My Way punch, 1/2" circle punch, silver brads, Wild Wasabi ribbon and staples. This is another card that could be considered masculine.
I am always at a loss when it comes to making masculine cards. And I am surrounded by boys and men in my immediate family. So I saw a card in the April issue of ‘cards’ magazine and this is my interpretation. Thank you Jennifer Gallacher. The supplies are chocolate chip, pumpkin pie and confetti cream card stock, chocolate chip classic ink, chocolate chip craft ink, close to cocoa craft ink, 1 1/2" metal tag, 1 3/8" circle punch, Earth Elements buttons, chipboard from On Board Lots of Letters, rub-on sentiment, unknown scrap of printed paper and thread. I used the craft ink to color the chipboard but the chocolate chip was too dark so after it dried, I lightened with the close to cocoa craft ink and it came out perfect.