Sunday, January 31, 2010

Valentine Card 1

Valentine's day is getting close and I have been working on coming up with projects for my valentine's class this week. This is one of the cards I created while planning this class.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Dusty Durango, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, January 29, 2010

Sizzix Thank You

This card was cased directly from the catalogue. I used my big shot, the little leaves sizzix and the thank you sizzix. I did the direct to paper technique to make the leaves look like it has some texture. This was such a simple card to make.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: None
Ink: Old Olive
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Old Olive Patterns DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Little Leaves Sizzix, Thank You Sizzix, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Treats for Nephews

I wasn't too sure about the sweet treat cups when they first showed up in the Holiday Mini catalogue. I just couldn't handle the thought of someone having to take the card apart to get to the candy, but as I saw more and more people make these cards, I noticed that alot were making them with some sort of trap door in the back so you could get the candy out and still keep the card together. So I decided I would try some with this technique. I made these cards for my nephews at Christmas time. They boys loved them, and I didn't have to watch someone tear the card apart to get to the candy.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Beary Best Friends, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black Staz On, Assorted Markers
Cardstock: Garden Green, Real Red, Kraft, Whisper White
Accessories: Mistletoe Ribbon, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, 1 3/8 Circle Punch

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Christmas Catch-Up

As I was going through my files on my computer I noticed that I haven't shared all my Christmas projects with you, so I thought over the next few days I will work on sharing these projects with you. This is a gift card holder done for my gift card holder class I did before Christmas. I got the template for this holder from Holly Krautkremer. You just attach the gift card with glue dots to the bottom section of the Whisper White piece and write your note on the top section.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Season of Joy
Ink: Old Olive, White Craft
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Whisper White, Summer Sun
Accessories: Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Silver Brad, Old Olive Grosgrain Ribbon, Real Red Polka-Dot 3/4" Grosgrain Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Frosty is back!

It is snowing here so I decided it was the perfect time to bring Frosty back. This was one of the Christmas cards I made this year. This card was cased from Sparklegirl on SCS. This stamp set has to be one of my favorites. There is just something about snowmen that I love, not sure why because I am not a fan of snow at all. Sometimes things are just funny like that.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Frosty, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red Marker, Night of Navy Marker, Only Orange Marker, Old Olive Marker
Cardstock: Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy
Accessories: Shimmer Paint, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver Brads, Mistletoe Ribbon

Friday, January 22, 2010

Fish Note

One of the favourite techniques is to create a masked off area for an image. I don't know if there is a actual name for this technique. I absolutely love this look but don't use it enough. The hardest part of this card was the create the mask for the stamped area, but once that was done I can keep it with the stamp set and have it readily available next time I want to use it.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Ocean Commotion
Ink: Pacific Point, Bashful Blue
Cardstock: Whisper White
Accessories: Bashful Blue Double Stitched Ribbon

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Going Back to Christmas

Not a flower card today! Are you surprised? Today I am going to share with you a Christmas card that I made with one of my favourite snowman stamps. This snowman comes from the stamp set Merry & Bright. I was so sad when Stampin' Up! retired this stamp set. I will be keeping this set for a very long time. This card was cased from Kristina Werner.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Merry & Bright
Ink: Black StazOn, Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Old Olive Prints DSP
Accessories: Blender Pen, Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, 1 1/4" Square Punch

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saffron Flower

Can you tell I am in a flower mood recently? It might be hard to believe but when I first started cardmaking, flower images were the last thing I would go for. I was not a fan of anything flowery. I still have my limits but I do like simple flower images. These fresh note cards make it so easy to complete a card. All I did was stamp cut out a small Mellow Moss flower, attach it to the card with a So Saffron Brad, then attached a piece of So Saffron cardstock behind the cut out image. Stamped a sentiment on the front of the card. I paper pierced the edges and then attached the Mellow Moss taffeta ribbon. Simple, but a stunning look.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fresh Cuts
Ink: So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Fresh Cut Notes, So Saffron Brad, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon

Monday, January 18, 2010

Simple Greenhouse Garden

Let me start off by saying how much I love this card. It was so simple to make and didn't require any additional layers. Two step-stamping really adds to the look of an image. I cased this card from Dawn Griffith.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Greenhouse Garden, Kind & Caring Thoughts
Ink: Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Cameo Coral, Really Rust, Regal Rose, Rose Red
Cardstock: Whisper White

Friday, January 15, 2010

Think Spring

Every time I look at this card I think of spring. Now if only spring would actually come. Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of winter at all. This card is a Z fold card. This is the first card of this kind I have done, but I really like how it turned out so I just might have to do more of this style.
Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Cheep Talk
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Old Olive, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Old Olive Patterns, So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/16" Brad, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

SU Haul - New Products

I am so excited to share with you my first video! I hope to try to do some more videos in the future of actually making cards for now I decided to start with showing you my first order from the new Occassions Mini and Sale-A-Bration. Hope you enjoy.

Colour Blocked Flowers

For some reason I love to do black card bases for cards. When you add colour to the card the black really makes it stand out. This card was actually very simple to make. All I did was take a piece of White cardstock and attach the strips of coloured cardstock to it and then stamp the flower image with White craft on them. I just love the look of this card. I was just thinking maybe I will do a class using this card and colour blocking. Hmm....

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: White Craft, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Faux Linen

It took me a while to get the stamp set Freinds 24-7 because it wasn't one that really caught my eye at first, but after seeing a ton of great cards made with this set, I decided to get it. Now it is one of the sets I tend to reach for first when I am stamping. Funny how that works sometimes. This card was cased from Dawn Griffith, I just changed up the colours. The background with the flowers uses the faux Linen technique, it is hard to see it in the picture, but in real life it gives the background a really soft look.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin Up!)
Stamp Sets: Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Jumbo Wheel
Ink: Ruby Red, Old Olive Marker, Ruby Red Marker
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Photo Corners Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Tissue Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, January 11, 2010

There are so many great samples of cards, scrapbook pages, and 3-d items in the catalogue to use for inspiration or to copy. I cased the following card directly from the catalogue. This card uses a few of my favourite things - Kraft cardstock, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Old Olive and the 5/16" Neutrals brads.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: A Beautiful Thing
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Cardstock: Kraft, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Old Olive Prints
Accessories: 5/16" Neutrals Brads, Chocolate Chip Narrow Grosgrain, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, January 8, 2010

Big on Christmas

This is the fourth card we made at my Christmas card Stamp-a-Stack. I love this card. Each person could choose which card they wanted to make and if they wanted to make one of each they could. If they wanted to make two of one design and one of the other designs, they could. This was one of my favourite cards that I used it for a lot of my own Christmas cards. These cards were cased from Renaelindzey at SCS.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Big on Christmas
Ink: Black StazOn, Markers - Basic Black, Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Only Orange, Summer Sun
Cardstock: Old Olive, Real Red, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Merry Moments DSP

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More Christmas

Here is another card we did at my Christmas Card Stamp-A-Stack. This card was cased from Marlenelo over at SCS. I love how you can use the exact same supplies on each card and yet they each look different. This was such a simple card to do, but turned out great. I love it when cards come together so well.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Simple Season of Grace, Four the Holidays, Season of Joy
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Cardstock: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Eyelet Border Punch, Silver Brads, Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Stamp-a-ma-jig

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Sue

Today I would like to say happy birthday to Sue and I am going to share the card I made for her. We both got a Big Shot for Christmas, so I knew I wanted to do something with it. I also got the Curly Label Movers & Shapers Die so that's where I started with this card. I hand cut the little flowers out, this was alot harder than I thought I would be but I love the way it turned out. The first picture is a view of the card with it closed so you can see the inside and the second picture is of just the front so that you can see the window.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Embrace Life, Little Flowers, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry, Dusty Durango, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Kraft
Accessories: Big Shot, Movers & Shapers Die, Elegant Eggplant Grosgrain Ribbon, Transparency Sheet, Glue Dots

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Well, it has been quite a while since I posted. The last few months have been very busy for me, however I have been stamping, I honestly kind of forgot about keeping my blog updated. Now that a new year is here I am planning on trying to commit to my blog more. I really like to keep a record of cards I make and what better way than a blog. For this first blog entry in a while I will show you some of my Christmas cards. These are two of the cards we made at my Stamp-A-Stack in November.

This first card was cased from hoefaser at SCS

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Patterned Pines
Ink: Night of Navy
Cardstock: Night of Navy, Certainly Celery, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, Mistletoe Ribbon, Silver Cord, Ornament Punch, Frost White Shimmer Paint, Modern Label Punch

This second card was cased from Juliestampsx3 over at SCS

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays
Ink: Ballet Blue, Real Red, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Stamp-a-ma-jig