Sunday, June 17, 2012

Cross Stitch & a Sketch

Isn't this a great sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week? I thought it was so fresh and fun! I have a new set called Hoop La La which worked really well with this layout. I tried it in 2 colour-ways and I love them both .... they actually look quite different which was surprising to me!

Stamps : Hoop La La, Sweet Essentials (sentiment)
Cardstock : Card 1 : Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Shimmery White, Perfect Plum
Cardstock : Card 2 : Shimmery White, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze
Ink : Card 1 : Wild Wasabi, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Ink : Card 2 : Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Accessories : Card 1 : Wild Wasabi Ribbon, Argyl EF, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, 2 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories : Card 2 : Perfect Plum Ribbon, Argyl EF, Delicate Doilies Sizzlit, 2 1/2" Circle Punch

3rd Club Project

This was our 3rd Club project this weekend. Such a cute idea, it's a mini magazine holder for standard cards. It holds 6 cards and envelopes. Here's a link to the tutorial on YouTube I used for my directions.

Stamps : A Fitting Occasion
Ink : Wild Wasabi, So Saffron
Cardstock : So Saffron, Floral District DSP, Shimmery White
Accessories : 1 1/4" and 1" Circle Punches, Wild Wasabi Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Friday, June 15, 2012

Friends Club Card

Another Hostess Club card for tonight. New sets are Papillon Potpourri & Flowering Flourises. The sentiment is from Sweet Essentials. 
Stamps : Papillon Potpourri, Flowering Flourishes, Sweet Essentials (sentiment)
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink : Pink Pirouette, Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals
Accessories : Elegant Butterfly Punch, Framed Tulips EF, Big Shot, 1/2 Crystals, Bitty Banner Framelits

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Side Stair-Step Club Card

My Hostess Club starts up again tomorrow evening. This is one of the cards we'll be making. It's a Side Stair-Step card. I used the new stamp set "Summer Silhouettes" ... along with a couple of new edgelits. Love it! If you'd like to know how to make this, then please leave a comment and I'll write a tutorial.
Stamps : Summer Silhouettes, Swet Essentials (sentiment)
Ink : River Rock, Crumb Cake, Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum
Cardstock : Crumb Cake, Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Shimmery White
Accessories : Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Large Scallop Edgelit, Plum Taffeta Ribbon

Friday, June 8, 2012

Get Well My Friend

My sweet stamping buddy, Pony, is recovering from surgery this week so I wanted to make her something to cheer her up and let her know I'm thinking about her. I used the new set "Papillon Potpourri" wand its coordinating punch. These 2 are 'must haves' in my book. Gorgeous!
Stamps : Papillon Potpourri, Perfectly Penned
Ink : Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Petals, Shimmery White
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Primrose Petals
Accessories : Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Labels Framelit, Butterfly Punch, 1/2 Pearls

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Floral Frames

Just playing around with more new stuff! This is the new set 'Daydream Medallions' which coordinates with the new Floral Frames framelits. LOVE THEM! So easy to use ... 3 layers just layered up with dimensionals. Easy Peasy! And the new embossing folders too ... and the new large scallop bottom ... ooooh, I love the new stuff :) Pics will speak for themselves!

Stamps : Daydream Medallions
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit,
Ink : Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories : Floral Frames Framelits, Big Shot, Antique Brad, Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Raspberry Ripple Stitched Satin Ribbon, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder

Another Sketch & MORE Goodies!

There's a Wednesday sketch over on Splitcoast I decided to use for this card. I don't normally like to use a panel set at an angle ~ they just always look 'off' to me ... but I went with it, that's why it's called 'challenge', right? LOL. Anyway, all my new goodies are burning a hole on my desk so I HAD to make something else!!! Love this new set "Storybook Friends", reminds me of my childhood books ... see the new little tiny punch with the 'love' word in it? And the new edgelit? Gorgeous, aren't they?

Stamps : Storybook Friends, Lovely Little Labels
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Cajun Craze, Storytime DSP
Ink : Cajun Craze, StazOn Black, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories : Curly Label & Little Labels Punches, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Big Shot

A Sketch & New Goodies

Here's the sketch from this week's 'Freshly Made Sketches' blog. Love this one. I wanted to showcase some new products from Stampin' Up. I chose to use the 'World Spectacular' suite of products. Aren't they gorgeous? I love the vintage feel of them. I'll let the photos do the talking. Look out for new 'In Colours', new DSP, new Ribbon, new edgelit, new punches ....

Stamps : You're Amazing
Cardstock : Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, World Spectacular DSP, Naturals Ivory
Ink : Primrose Petals, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake, Summer Starfruit
Accessories : Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelit, Summer Starfruit stitched satin ribbon, Ticket Duo Builder Punch

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Grad Cap

I've had quite a few questions asking how I made my owl grad cap. Here are a couple of pics to show you.

You will need a Pennant Builder Punch and a 3/4" Circle Punch. Punch out the straight edge triangle from the Pennant Punch and mark a centre-point on all sides. Punch the circle and trim a crescent shape from the bottom. See pic below for guidance.
Now glue the cap top onto the circle and your grad cap will look like this!
I usually add it to the card on a dimensional for more visual effect. If you add wings to your owl, he looks like he's tossing the cap into the air. Of course, this cap would look great with a tassel. I couldn't find one small enough and couldn't make one to look good, so I left it blank. Either way, it's a great way to add a cap to your owl.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Happiness to YOU Auntie Sal

Here's this week's Clean & Simple layout. Isn't it great? I wanted to make a card for a special lady, Auntie Sal. She's my dad's baby sister and I was born a few hours after her 20th birthday. So close to having the same birthday!!! If I HAD arrived on her birthday, it would have been 6/6/66. Yikes! Anyway, I'm so proud of Auntie Sal, she's had a rough couple of years and has come through it SHINING. I will be seeing her when I go home in June and I can't wait to give her a big squeeze, Happy Birthday Auntie Sal. Love you!

Here's my card. The layout is pretty much identical to the sketch. I used the hearts embosslits with some of the patterns pack paper. Just a touch of baker's twine and some rhinestones so it's very Clean & Simple! Just how I like it! I jazzed it up a little with the polka dot embossing folder and added some interest by popping some of those hearts up. You can see better in the 2nd pic. 

Stamps : Loving Thoughts
Cardstock : Shimmery White, Metallic Silver, Baja Breeze, Patterns Pack DSP
Ink : Baja Breeze
Accessories : Big Shot, Polka Dot EF, Fashionable Hearts embosslits, Baker's Twine, 1/2 Crystals, Dimensionals