Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Masculine Wetlands

Here's a quick and easy masculine card using the gorgeous set, Wetlands. It's very quick and easy to pull together and perfect for a masculine card.

The goose is stamped on a circle cut out from the framelit set. The banner is hand cut and I added a touch of twine and a wooden button for a rustic feel.

Stamps : Wetlands, Guy Greetings (sentiment)
Ink : Memento Black, Crumb Cake
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories : Circle Framelit, twine, wooden button

Monday, January 26, 2015

Flower Patch

This card has been a work in progress for some months. I started off just randomly stamping the flowers on a scrap to see what they were like when I first got the set. It was too pretty to throw away so I decided to build a card around the scrap. I had to put an oval from around it to hide the bits that weren't too great, then added a few punched out flowers and a sentiment. Easy peasy!

The centres of the punched out flowers are made with our pearls, coloured with blendabilities which always look SO coordinated and professional. Without the pearls, the card was a little "blah", but with them, I think it's a wow.

Stamp Set : Flower Patch
Cardstock : Shimmery White
Ink : Calypso Coral, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz, Rich Razzleberry, Lost Lagoon, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories : Banner & Oval Framelits, Button, twine, pearls, blendabilities

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Cheerful Critters

I have ordered a few things from the new Stampin' Up Occasions Catalog (which is packed full of goodness, by the way). One of my co-workers asked me to make a card for her 2 year old nephew so I immediately went to this set, Cheerful Critters. It's easy to use, ridiculously 'cute' (dare I say 'super cute'?). 

True to my style, I kept is extremely simple, just 2 layers of real red and lost lagoon, with a touch of ribbon. I really like how it turned out. The colouring was done with blender pens. The crumb cake blendabilities were just way too dark for his face, I really do need to practice with those!

This next card uses the same character from the set. This one is for a swap I participated in. It's also very CAS, the detail is in the watercolouring which was done with an aquapainter and re-inker. The ribbon and layering is done with Pear Pizzazz.

I'm not a demonstrator who begs for business .... but if you DO like these projects and would like to order this set, you can do so online here. Thank you :)

Recipe, Card 1
Stamp Set : Cheerful Critters, Memorable Moments (the '2')
Ink : Lost Lagoon, Real Red, StazOn Black
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Real Red, Lost Lagoon
Accessories : Lost Lagoon Ribbon, Blender Pens & Reinker

Recipe, Card 2
Stamp Set : Cheerful Critters
Ink : StazOn, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories : Circle Framelits, Pear Pizzazz 1/4" cotton ribbon, Aquapainter & Reinkers

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Christmas Scene Card "How To"

In my previous post, I made a Christmas Scene. Here are the dimensions of the card.

8.5 x 11
Cut at 4.25" down the long side to make 2 pieces each 4.25" x 11"
Score along the long edge at: 0.5"   1.75"   5.75"   7"
Score along the short edge at: 2.75"

If you're a more visual person, here are some pics

Once the box card is assembled, take one scrap and cut it 1/2" wide, scoring the edges to make it fit across the center of the box. You will attach your images to the center-strip. Here's a pic of what I mean.

Leave me a comment if any of the above is unclear.

Christmas Scene

I made a Christmas Scene with the Holiday Home Bundle (available in our Holiday Catalog). I did come up with some dimensions for a Pop Up Box card using our 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock and you can make 2 cards from one sheet of paper. I like to be economical!!!

My next post will be the instructions for this style and shape of Pop Up Box. Have fun stamping!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tags, Glorious Tags!

Just a few quick and easy make n' take tags for some of my friends to make. The star tag uses Lost Lagoon with the new star framelits and Bright and Beautiful stamp set. 

This tag is made from the new Under the Tree DSP and the tree punch. Very easy and effective. I'll be making lots of these for my Christmas presents.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Wedding Monogram

 I made a monogram wedding card for a friend. I used the invitation as inspiration and came up with a simple yet effective card. I haven't used the Daydream Medallions set much, but this seemed to fit the bill perfectly.