Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Card based on Mistakes

This card turned out completely different than I had planned because I kept messing up. It was going to have a Soft Suede base that had a texture plate background on it. I still can't get the hang of using the texture plate on a card base, so I messed it up, and ended up having to use the SS piece as background on a Not Quite Navy base. Then I tried to use the scallop corner and border punches around a piece of paper, but I messed up 2 corners, and decided just to cut them off. I stamped the Congratulations from the new Perfect Punches set and punched it with the modern label punch. The DSP behind the Fresh Cut Note is from Greenhouse Gala.

New Catalog Starts Tomorrow!

I made the first card today, since it is finally cool enough to stay upstairs for awhile. I used the new Greenhouse Gala DSP and the set Friends 24-7. The others I made the other day and never posted. I also cleaned up my stamping area and sorted through scraps that have been piling up for months. The new catalog starts tomorrow!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Case from Celebrando Creatividad

I used the Great Friend and Gracias sets. The Regal Rose piece is punched with the Curly Label. I also used the Color Sprayer and Early Espresso marker to spray the dots on the background. Small jewels were added to the flourishes above and below Gracias. I crumpled up the So Saffron strip, and added Marina Mist 1/8" taffeta to it. Very quick and Easy!

Font of You

The set used here is called Font of You. I got the color combo from the new Color Coach. The BG is Tres Chic, and I stamped it about halfway down the card. I added an epoxy brad from one of the past mini catties to the main image. I also added a piece of the new 1/8" Taffeta in Early Espresso to some old Baja Breeze to bring in more EE color. The sentiment says "Let a smile be your umbrella."

Monday, June 14, 2010

I got the idea for the first card from a sample from the catalog. The butterflies are cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The ribbon is Marina Mist 1/8 taffeta, which is new this catalog. I added an epoxy brad from the Occassions mini, and used the swirly stamp from Elements of Style for some BG flourishes. The 2nd card is a sample of cards that I am making 45 of for someone to give to participants in a Fellowship Retreat. They are very simple since I had to make quite a few. My mom has been wanting to see a sample, so here ya go.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Monster Mania

I used this old Monster Mania set to make my Father's Day card this year. The sign he's holding says Hug Me on the stamp, but I inked the stamp with my black marker, and left that part out, then went back and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp Happy Father's Day from Teeny Tiny Wishes on the sign.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Because I Care

This is a great set, and the best part about it is that it's free! This is a Level 1 hostess set in the new catalog which starts July 1 (demonstrators get one free this month if they preorder the new core colors bundle). I got this color combination idea from the New Color Coach. The colors are Perfect Plum, Marina Mist, and Rose Red. I also used my new Wild Wasabi marker to color the leaves on the flower. This card says Thank You, but there is another sentiment with the set that says "because I care."

Friday, June 11, 2010

New Catty Preview Cards

My preorder (with the new catalog!!) finally arrived yesterday, so I made some quick cards this afternoon.

The first card's BG is the new Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. I stamped the Thanks image from Perfect Punches in Pumpkin Pie, and punched it out with the Scallop Oval, and Layered that on an Old Olive Wide Oval. I finished it by adding some 5/8 OO satin ribbon on top (this is the best ribbon to tie!). The 2nd card's image is from Friends Never Fade. I inked the stamp with Delightful Daffodil first, then sponged Real Red onto the edges and a bit in the middle. The DP is called Greenhouse Gala. I added a pearl and some ribbon from an old originals pack, but there are 2 similar type ribbons in the new catalog, which I'm sure I will be ordering. I stamped Thank You from Teeny, Tiny Wishes in RR beside the pearl, but it doesn't really show in the pic. Both of these were quick and simple to make (they had to be because that room has no AC, and it was getting warm).

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Sketch Challenges

The first card is for SCS277. I used the set Hola de Nuevo (the Spanish version of Hello Again which I got free during SAB), along with the Pink Flamingo DSP, and Crushed Curry Ribbon. The next card is for SCS280. I used this year's Ronald McDonald set, and Night and Day Speciality Paper from the Holiday Mini. I also used the 5/8 Satin ribbon from the current mini. I really like the way this ribbon feels, and it ties so easily. If there are more colors in the main catalog, I'll definitely be getting them. My catty should be here on Thursday!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


I was organizing some of my paper, and found these pieces that I had cut for a workshop and were leftover. I decided to use them to make something. I made 6 of the first card, using the Vintage Vogue set on the top half of the Top Note. I used the Bella Toile BG on the Certainly Celery base. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. The butterfly was cut out using Beautiful Butterflies BS die. The ribbon is from a retired Designer Original Collection. For the 2nd card, I used an Old Olive base, the retiring Gratuitious Graffiti BG, Razzle Dazzle on the Top Note, and some Sweet Pea felt pieces.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Last Chance List is posted on SU! site

Stampin' Up! has posted their Last Chance list, and luckily this set is not on it! I made this card quickly for a shower at work tomorrow. The set is called Build-a-roo, with some Thoroughly Modern DSP. Also got to see (and order) some sneak peek items from the new catty that will start in July, so I will be able to post things I make with that stuff as soon as I get it next week!