Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Fun Flowers Friends Card!

I saw a beautiful card on Beth Prout's blog, Just B, and just had to CASE it once I received my Fun Flower die for my Big Shot!  Here is a picture of my card:

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Tiny Tags

     Very Vanilla:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Flower Pieces:
          Rose Red:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2
          First Edition DSP:  3-1/4 x 3-1/4
          Springtime Vintage DSP:  2-3/4 x 2-3/4
           Rose Red: 1-5/8 x 5-1/2
           First Edition DSP:  1-5/8 x 5-1/2
           Springtime Vintage DSP:  1-5/8 x 5-1/2

INK:  Rose Red, Early Espresso

accessories:  Sponge, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Glue Dots, Jewelry Tag Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch., Neutrals Designer Button, Linen Thread, Fun Flowers Die, Big Shot

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Monday, May 23, 2011

Paisley Petals DSP and Four Frames Thinking of You Card!

This card was another project for our April Play Day, and it uses the Paisley Petals DSP, which was a preview from the new 2011-2012 catalog, and the Four Frames stamp set, also a preview.  This is beautiful DSP, and fun to use with the Four Frames, as well as being a fast card, since there isn't much stamping on it.  Here is a picture:

My recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes

     Marina Mist:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Pear Pizzazz:  3-7/8 X 5-1/8
     Paisley Petals DSP:  1-1/2 x 3-3/4, and 3-5/8 x 3-3/4
     Whisper White:  3-3/4 x 5

MARKERS:  Marina Mist, Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler

ACCESSORIES:  Corner Rounder Punch, Decorative Label Punch, 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon, SAMJ, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Window Lattice Card

The card I am sharing with you today is one of our April Play Day projects.  I saw a card made by Brenda Weidman on Stampin Connection (her blog is http://canadianinkoutsidethebox.blogspot.com) and knew I had to copy it.  I didn't have the same stamp sets, so mine is a bit different!  Here is the picture:

Here is my recipe:

STAMPS:  Pocket Silhouettes, Vintage Vogue, Charming, Well Scripted (retired)

     Whisper White:  5-1/2 X 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4
     Bashful Blue:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2
     Whisper White:  4-1/4 x 5-1/2 (to cut lattice from)
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 4-7/8
     Wild Wasabi:  3-3/4 x 5
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Wild Wasabi

INK:  Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango

ACCESSORIES:  Daffodil Delight brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Lattice Die, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Sponge, Glue Stick

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Twisted Easel Birthday Card!

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my son-in-law's birthday.  I had been seeing twisted easel cards, and really wanted to try one, and since I had made a fancy fold for several other family members' birthdays, I decided to try one.  Here is a picture of my finished card:

I love the Celebrations Designer Series paper--it makes such bright and cheerful cards!  It made choosing the colors for the card so easy!  I also have a picture of the card opened:

Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Crazy for Cupcakes, Teeny Tiny Wishes
     Pacific Point:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
          cut off 1-1/4" from the bottom of the front; score diagonally from center of card to bottom edge
     Real Red:  4 x 4, cut in half diagonally
     Celebrations DSP:  3-5/8 x 3-5/8, cut in half diagonally
     Real Red:  3-3/4 x 3-3/4 (scallop circle)
     Whisper White:  3-1/2 x 3-1/2 (3" circle)
     Real Red:  1-1/8 x 4-1/8
     Celebrations DSP:  1 x 4
     Real Red:  3-3/4 x 3-3/4
     Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 3-5/8
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Pacific Point, Bashful Blue, Real Red, Daffodil Delight
INK:  Basic Black, Pacific Point
ACCESSORIES:  1-3/8 X 5/8 Oval Punch, 1-3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Old Olive brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals, Circle Scallop #2 Die, 3" Circle Die, Big Shot, Paper Snips

I based this card on the instructions found in Beth Crocker's wonderful tutorial video found at http://southerninkerbelles.blogspot.com/2011/02/easel-card-with-a-twist-video-tutorial.html

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Bold Blossom Funky Fold Birthday Card!

When I first saw a card using this fold I really wasn't sure that I liked it, but when I tried it I absolutely LOVED it!  It is so much fun to make that I honestly have trouble not using it on every card!  I keep thinking of stamp sets that would be fun to use with it.  Anyway, here is a picture of a project that we made at April Play Day:

I didn't like my first picture of this card, so took some new ones and added them!  Didn't want my lack of photography skills to detract from this card!

Directions on how to cut out this type of card can be found on Laura Lipe's blog here:  http://smileslaura.blogspot.com/2011/03/leprachaun.html.

Here is my recipe for this card:

STAMPS:  Bold Blossom, Bring on the Cake
     Pear Pizzazz:  4-1/2 x 11 (follow directions for Funky Fold)
     Whisper White:  2 x 4-3/8
     Real Red:  2-1/8 x 4-1/8
     Gala Greenhouse DSP:  3/4 x 4 (front bottom)
     3/4 x 4-3/8 (front sides)
     Scraps:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Greenhouse Gala DSP (flower)
          Real Red:  3-3/4 x 4
          Whisper White:  3-5/8 x 3-7/8
INK:  Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Daffodil Delight; Chocolate Chip Marker
ACCESSORIES:  Neutral Buttons, Linen Thread, Dimensionals, Real Red Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, 1-3/4 x 7/8 Oval Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Fancy Flower Punch, Sponge

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Monday, May 2, 2011

Valentine Defined Get Well Card

This was our fourth project from our March Play Day.  I fell in love with a beautiful card created by Michele Reynolds and used the same stamp sets and colors but changed the layout a good bit!  I especially liked the way this card used a Valentine stamp set for a different purpose, so we can get more from this set!  Here is a picture of my card:

STAMPS:  Valentine Defined, Sincere Salutations
     Old Olive:  5-1/2 x 6-1/4, scored at 2
     Cherry Cobbler:  3-1/2 x 5-1/2, scored at 2-3/4
     Daffodil Delight:  2-1/2 x 3-1/4
     Whisper White:  2-3/8 x 3-1/8
     Old Olive:  2-1/2 x 3
     Daffodil Delight:  2 x 2-7/8
     Whisper White:  1-7/8 x 2-3/4
     Scraps:  Whisper White and Daffodil Delight
INK:  Cherry Cobbler
MARKERS:  Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight
ACCESSORIES:  Dotted Ribbon Border Punch, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sweet Buttons Embosslit, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Dimensionals

We made our "button" with the Sweet Buttons Embosslit by cutting out three buttons and gluing them together to give it more depth to look like a real button.  We used the paper piercer to poke two holes and threaded white thread thru it with a dental floss threader and knotted it. 

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Thinking of You March Play Day Project

This was the third project for March Play Day.  It is really a very simple card:

Here is my card recipe:

STAMPS:  God's Blessing (inside sentiment), Teeny Tiny Wishes
     Baja Breeze:  4-1/4 x 11, scored at 5-1/2
     Whisper White:  4 x 5-1/4
     Whisper White:  3-3/4 x 5 (inside)
     Scraps:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White
INK:  Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES:  Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, 3/8 Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch

Thanks for looking!

Happy stampin and scrappin,