I made these cards for my young cousins that are twins. I always feel compelled to do the same thing but they are different people so every year I make them different cards but in some way they are the same. So this year they were the same colors.
Stamp Sets: Birthday Whimsy (retired), It’s Your Birthday, Canvas Background
Inks: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Taken with Teal and More Mustard
Paper: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Taken with Teal, More Mustard and Whisper White
Accessories: Silver brads, 3/4" square punch, white kite string, sewing machine and gold thread
Stamp Sets: In the Stars, Just B, Canvas Background
Inks: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
Paper: Old Olive, Bravo Burgundy, Taken with Teal, Chocolate Chip, More Mustard and Whisper White
Accessories: Vintage brass brads, Stampin’ Dimentional’s, sewing machine and gold thread
Ta Da! This one is current. The special is going to be over soon (June 30) but it’s not yet. And I made a card. And yes, it’s Groovy Guava.
I stamped the small flower from the Fresh Cuts stamp set with Groovy Guava ink onto whisper white card stock and punched it out with the Spring Flower Bouquet punch. (You can use scissors to cut it out if you don’t have the Spring Flower punch.) I punched a large flower out of Groovy Guava card stock. Then I removed the petals from the Fresh Cuts laser cut note. The flowers are layered as shown with a brad through the middle. I stamped "for you" on the front. Next the large image was stamped on whisper white card stock with Groovy Guava ink and cut square to fit behind the flowers. It was attached using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Finally I tied the Groovy Guava ribbon around the front flap.
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts
Inks: Groovy Guava
Paper: Groovy Guava, Whisper White and the Fresh Cuts laser cut notes
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, 5-Petal Flower punch, Spring Flower Bouquet punch (retired), Vintage Brads Copper (retired) and Stampin’ Dimensionals
I made this card for my Grandmother for her birthday. I think she is my number one fan. She just told me that she was going to put the cards I give her in a scrapbook so she can look at them all at the same time whenever she wants. How cool is that?
For some reason, I’ve been stuck on the Groovy Guava. Probably because I won’t be able to get it anymore after August. Isn’t that how it goes. I know, there will be something I like just as much. Well maybe.
When I was trying to decide what to do for a card, I started digging around in all of my Simply Scrappin’ kits for something with Groovy Guava on it and the Secret Garden kit popped up. Yes! RETIRED. I’m beginning to think it’s just because I’m behind on everything that I use retired stuff. I think "A day late and a dollar short" should be my motto. But none of that matters because my grandma liked it.
Stamp Sets: None
Paper: Groovy Guava, Printed Paper (Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit)
Accessories: Groovy Guava Ribbon, Pretties Kit flowers and white halfback pearl, green brad (Square Rhinestones-Ice), Secret Garden Simply Scrappin’ Kit die-cut stickers, Love & Happiness Rub-on, Stampin’ Dimensionals, sewing machine and white thread.
Well it won’t be long and the Stampin’ Up! In Color line for this year will be gone. You have until August to stock up. I made this card using Groovy Guava. As it turns out this was one of my favorites from this years line. This card was so simple. And simple is good. I CASE’d the card from page 144 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer 2008 catalog. If you haven’t noticed yet, I really use my catalog a lot for inspiration. As for the retired sets, I just can’t help it. I bought them because I liked them and just because they are retired doesn’t mean I don’t like them.
For the scallops, I punched out circles and lined them up. This way I was able to make them fit exactly like I wanted. I’m not sure where the bee came from but it just seemed to go. So I used it. I hope you like it.
Stamp Sets: Mark the Date, Dots & Daisies Background stamp (retired)
INKS: Groovy Guava, Basic Black
Paper: Kraft, Very Vanilla, So Saffron card stock
Accessories: Chipboard flower, White Halfback Pearl, 1/2" circle punch, staples and bee.
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.
If you need a new baby card quick, this is it. I made this card with one of the stamps from Stampin’ Up!’s "Greetings Galore". This set comes in the Demonstrator’s Starter Kit. Every stamp in the set could be used on this card. If your in a hurry this is one of the simplest cards you can make. I made this card right after I got my starter kit a few years ago and if I could do it then, ANYBODY can do it. You will have to change out the ribbon because the organdy ribbon has been retired but I think the Bashful Blue Taffeta ribbon would look great!
Stamp Sets: Greetings Galore
Inks: Basic Black, Ballet Blue, Creamy Carmel
Paper: Ballet Blue, Bashful Blue, Night of Navy and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Blender Pen, Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, linen thread, 1/16" hole punch, organdy ribbon (retired)
The inspiration for this card came from two different places. The first place was out of a folder I have with paper already cut for cards that were made at workshops from a LONG time ago. And I just could not bring myself to do them again. They just seemed so dated. And if you look on page 49 of the Stampin’ Up! Spring-Summer Collection 2008, you will see the second place. So I took the paper that was already cut and told myself that was all I had to work with. So this is what I got. BUT I did have to use more paper to punch out the tab. I was almost successful in using just what I had. The original card was an autumn card but I think the colors are OK for an anytime card. I’ll be trying to recycle more projects later. Next time I’ll put in the before and after.
Stamps: Simply Said, Totally Tabs, All Scollops
Inks: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, So Saffron
Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Mellow Moss, Confetti Cream
Accessories: Tab Punch, Linen Thread, Fresh Favorites II Buttons, Soft Subtles Buttons, Moss Gingham Ribbon, Mellow Moss 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, staples