Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Simple Thank You

This was the thank you card I used for orders placed in the month of Feb. I love this Jumbo Snowflake punch and want to use it as much as possible while I still can. I figure we still have snow outside so there is nothing wrong with giving my customers cards with snowflakes on it. This card is actually a bit smaller than an average card side, all I did was place the main focal point where I wanted and then trimmed down the card so I had the order I wanted. This card was cased from Juls716 over at SCS. I was going to change the Bermuda Bay colour to something else, but I couldn't find another colour I liked as much as I liked the way the Bermuda Bay stood out. Lately I have been really attracted to the simple white cards, sometimes it is the simplest cards that really stand out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Thank You Kindly
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Silver Brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Birthday Cupcakes

The Crazy for Cupcakes set has become my go to set for birthday cards. I really wasn't a fan when the set first came out and I only got it because I needed a birthday set and it was on sale! But now I tend to reach for it first even though I do have other sets I could use for birthday cards. This is a card I made before Christmas for a friends birthday. This card was cased from Daotz over at SCS. I basically just changed up the happy birthday parts to stamps I had.

Supplies used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes, Jumbo Alphabet, A Little Birthday CheerInk: Black StazOn, Old Olive Marker, Bashful Blue Marker , Real Red Marker, Brocade Blue Marker, Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Cardstock: Kraft, Not Quite Navy, Old Olive, Whisper White, Retired DSP
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Monday, February 22, 2010

Shimmer Snowflakes

I only just realized this weekend that Stampin' Up! has carried over a bunch of items from the holiday mini catalogue. We have been told that these items will also be in the new catalogue coming in July. I don't know why I only just noticed this on the demo website, it has been posted for over a month now. Where has my head been? I am so excited about this list. (See post below for complete list). One of the items being carried over is the Shimmer Mist. This just adds so much to a project. The card below is one I created at Christmas using the Shimmer Mist. The background is created using the Faux Suede technique and then stamping the snowflake with the Shimmer Mist. The punch snowflake is also covered with the Shimmer Mist. You can't tell from the picture but it just shimmers in real life. I love this card, it was very simple to make and I was able to do lots at once.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Simple Snowflake, Four the Holidays
Ink: Soft Suede
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Jumbo Snowflake Punch, Soft Sude Polka-Dot Ribbon, Silver Brad, Stampin' Dimensional

The following items have been carried over from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and are still available for purchase. These items will also be available in the new Catalogue available in July.

Item # Description Price
116794 Ornament punch $22.95
116806 Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint $8.95
116854 Frost White Shimmer Paint $8.95
116807 Platinum Shimmer Paint $8.95
116829 D├ęcor Elements Blocks $13.95
116824 Stampin' Up! Textured Impressions Folder Petals-A-Plenty $10.95
116821 Stampin' Up! Holiday Windows Magnetic Movers & Shapers $39.95
116819 Stampin' Up! Table Setting Bigz XL die $57.95
116820 Stampin' Up! Embosslits Merry die $15.95
116823 Stampin' Up! Sizzlits Merry Details die $7.50
116822 Stampin' Up! O Christmas Tree Pop-Up Bigz XL die $57.95
118140 Stampin' Up! Tree Decorations Sizzlits die $7.50
118108 My Digital Studio $106.95
116519 Charming stamp set $26.95

Friday, February 19, 2010

Treats for Co-workers

I previously showed you the treat cards that I made for our nephews at Christmas. I also made similar treat cards for all my co-workers at work. I made 14 in total. I wanted something simple and that would not break my heart when I saw them tear the card apart to get to the candy. As I don't eat chocolate I used skittles for the candy. I think most enjoyed these treats.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Sweet Treats, Christmas Blessing
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green
Cardstock: Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Treat Cups, Glue Dots, 1 3/4 Circle Punch

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Still Christmas ?

I never did finish showing you all the Christmas cards I made for this past Christmas, so I am going to show you these cards over the next few days. This is the same layout I used for one of the cards at the Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. I changed up the colours and added a little bit more technique. I used the colour spritzer with the Chocolate Chip marker to create the speckled background. I really like the way this card turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Tree Trimmings, Four the Holidays
Ink: Real Red, Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Accessories: Colour Spritzer, Sponge, Chocolate Chip Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Hubby's Valentine's Card

My husband and I don't really go all out for Valentine's Day. This year we spend the day at the in-law's celebrating my father-in-law's birthday. Once we got home the rest of the day was spent doing laundry and grocery shopping. However we did exchange cards and my husband bought me some roses. This is the card that I gave to Andrew. This is a remake of a card I showed you earlier. This time I used Chocolate Chip Prints Designer Paper for the base, changed the colours of the hearts, and added a button. The saying is a rub-on from Chit Chat.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Rose Red, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Ballet Blue
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Whisper White, Rose Red
Accessories: Chit Chat Rub-on, Scallop Edge Punch, White Gel Pen, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Rose Red Button, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Productive Weekend

I had a very productive weekend stamping. I can't show you a lot of what I created this weekend because it is for upcoming classes and events but I promise you will see them over the next little while. However I do have cards to share with you in the meantime. This is a card that I made for a friend's birthday back in December. I cased the layout of this card from Petal Pusher over at SCS. I changed up the colours and stamp set used. To create the circles I used the Circle Scissor Plus, the sayings are actually three separate stamps from the set 'A Little Birthday Cheer'.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rose Red, Close to Cocoa
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Close to Cocoa, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Silver Brads, Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Paper Piercer, Circle Scissors Plus

Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad

Today is my Father-in-Law's birthday. This is the card I decided to make him. I am loving the easel cards, they are actually really easy to make and so impressive looking. My father-in-law loves to bake and makes really good apple pie and apple crisp so I thought this apple image from the For Father set was the perfect one to use for his card. I actually used some of my retired items for this card, both the stamp set and the Designer Paper is retired. Hope you like the card.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: For Father, A Little Birthday Cheer
Ink: Black Staz On
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Watercolour Paper, Retired DSP
Accessories: Watercolour Crayons, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Thinking of you Christine

My best friend's sister passed away suddenly yesterday afternoon. So I had to make a card for her as soon as I found out. I used one of my all time favourite sets, Fifth Avenue Floral, with one of my favourite techniques, masking. I love the way this card turned out. The next few while is going to be very difficult for Christine, I hope this card will put a smile on her face.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, White Craft
Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry, Pale Plum, Whisper White
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Sponge

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Lots of Hearts

This is the last card we made at my Valentine's Day class last week. I cased this card from January's Stampin' Success (this is a magazine for SU demos). I really like the layout of this card. Each heart is cut out and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Three Little Words
Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy, Brocade Blue, Summer Sun, Black StazOn
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Always Artichoke, Whisper White, Thoroughly Modern DSP
Accessories: Scallop Edge Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Happy Birthday Christine

Today is my BFF's birthday. This is the card I made for her. She really like's Stampin' Up!'s Rich Razzleberry colour, so I knew I wanted to use that ribbon. The ribbon was my starting point for this card. I have seen lots of card recently where there a scallop edge has been placed along the side of the main image and really like this look, I think it just makes the image pop of the card more. You can't tell in the picture but I used Crystal Effects on the tops of the cupcakes to make it look more like icing. All supplies are Stampin' Up! except for the textured background, this was created using a Cuttlebug folder, sorry I don't know the name of it).

Happy Birthday Christine! Hope you are having an awesome day! Wish I could be with you right now.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Crazy for Cupcakes
Ink: Black StazOn, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry Marker, Soft Suede Marker, Bermuda Bay Marker, Real Red Marker
Cardstock: Soft Suede, Crusted Curry, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Crystal Effects

Friday, February 5, 2010

Valentine's Treat Box

This is another one of the projects we did at my Valentine's Class earlier this week. This is a little treat box that would be great to put some candies in and give to someone. I am thinking I might fill this box with some little treats and put in my husband's lunch bag for work. This box was very simple to make. The cardstock was 6 1/2 x 8 3/8 and then I scored 2" for the bottom and at 2", 4", 6", 8" for the sides of the box. Then just cut some slits in the bottom to create the flaps and folded the box together. To close the top of the box I just pinched in the side and placed a clip on the top to hold it closed. I tied some ribbon onto the clip, just to add a little extra. I am really happy with the way it turned out.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Full Heart Punch, Word Window Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, February 4, 2010

3x3 Valentine's

Last night I held a class where we made valentine's card. These are the 3x3 cards that we did. As you know I love this heart set called, I {Heart} Hearts. These cards are so easy to do and would be great to do a bunch at a time as they are so quick to do.

Supplies Used:
(All Stampin' Up!)
Stamp Sets: I {Heart} Hearts
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Real Red
Cardstock: Orchid Opulence, Old Olive, Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals