Monday, October 12, 2009

My Swap Cards

My friend and fellow Stampin Up Demo, Ellen, recently hosted a swap called "All About Fall". I made two cards for the swap and got 20 back, and they are all wonderful! I am just posting the ones I made today, but will work on posting some of the others later. Hope you enjoy them!

This card uses the scalloped edge medallion technique. I used the FALLING LEAVES stamp set on it. A couple of the leaves were stamped directly onto the Close to Cocoa cardstock, I stamped the others on Very Vanilla cardstock and cut them out. Two of the leaves are adhered directly onto the Close to Cocoa cardstock; the Old Olive leaf is adhered with a dimensional. I really like the way that this card turned out!

My swap for the second group used the TRENDY TREES stamp set. I used the "Give Thanks" acorn from the THE MORE THE MERRIER stamp set (hostess) on the Chocolate Chip layer, then sponged around it. I used the Top Note die to cut out Really Rust and Old Olive cardstock, and stamped the Really Rust with one of the tree toppers from TRENDY TREES. I cut the Old Olive in half, then used my Scallop Edge Punch to create a "grass" effect (I cut the scallops as they were intended, then went back and randomly recut them). I sponged this layer as well, stamped "Grateful" on Old Olive scrap, punched it out with the Modern Label punch, and adhered it with dimensionals after I added Vintage Brads. Trees were stamped and punched out with the 1-1/4 inch circle punch, background for trees with the 1-3/8 inch circle punch.

I REALLY liked both of these cards, and had fun creating them! Thanks for looking!

Happy Stampin and Scrappin!


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Placecards for Wedding Rehearsal Dinner

My sister called and asked me to make Placecards for my nephew's wedding rehearsal dinner. She wanted something simple, but asked that the placecard for each meal on the menu be different. The dinner was at a wonderful Mexican restaurant in Indianapolis, so she said that I could do something with a southwest flair if I wanted (and I decided that I wanted a southwest flair!). Here is what I came up with:

She put all of the placecards out on a table; as guests arrived, they picked up their placecard and chose where they would sit. The placecards were to help the wait staff know which food to take to each person!

These are the placecards that I lined up on my dining room table. I counted them and double checked my list to make sure I had everyone on the list!

This is a close up of the placecard for the Tala meal.

This was the groom's placecard for the Cocula meal!

This placecard was for the Pacana meal.
And this was the yummy Pancana meal (chicken burrito)!
The kid's meal placecards looked like this!
I enjoyed making these a lot, and enjoyed eating my yummy Mexican meal, too!
Happy stampin and scrappin!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

September Play Day!

I have a couple of pictures of projects from our September Play Day, so thought I would post them so you could see!

This card uses the FALLING LEAVES stamp set. We used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Soft Suede Ink and Cardstock, and the Whisper White cardstock was sponged with the same color ink used to stamp the leaf with. The card base is Kraft cardstock, and we used Soft Suede polka dot ribbon at the top.

I played around with my leftovers from Play Day and made the card up just a bit differently:

Our second project uses the PENDANT PARK stamp set:

The card base is made from Mellow Moss cardstock. The tree image is stamped on Very Vanilla cardstock, sponged with Always Artichoke ink, and mounted on Always Artichoke and Chocolate Chip cardstock. The park bench and squirrels were stamped with Chocolate Chip ink on scrap Very Vanilla and attached with dimensionals to the card. The border was stamped on Mellow Moss cardstock with Chocolate Chip ink, cut out, and adhered to the card.

I don't have pictures of the other two projects yet, so I will post them later!

Happy stampin and scrappin!