Monday, March 30, 2009

No Stamps

Here's my card using the Mojo Monday Week 80 sketch. I used the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up's In Colors and NO STAMPS!

My card base is Pacific Point and each layer of the Good Morning Sunshine DSP is matted on Kiwi Kiss. I ran a strip of the pattern paper through my little Zyron to add adhesive to the back. Then I ran that strip through my Big Shot with the Stampin' Up! exclusive Billboard Sizzlets Alphabet. The 'hi' letters are mounted on a 1 1/4" Circle Punch of Pacific Point, then 1 3/8" Circle Punch of Kiwi Kiss and finally a Scallop Circle Punch of Tangerine Tango. I tied a knot in a piece of Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon and wrapped it around one layer of the pattern paper. I paper pierced the corner with the Mat Pack and a few of the layers are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of the card, I used some of the same pattern paper from the Good Morning Sunshine DSP and a card liner of Whisper White card stock. It's anchored at the bottom with a strip of pattern paper punched with the Scallop Edge Punch and layered on Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock. I used the upper case letter from the Billboard Alphabet die cuts to finish the inside coordinating with the front.

Stamps: none
Ink: none
Cardstock: Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Pacific Point, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Accessories: Billboard Sizzlets Alphabet, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, Chocolate Taffeta Ribbon, Mat Pack

Friday, March 27, 2009

Polka Dot Punches Congrats

Another Congratulations card I need to make - and this one was a quickie! The color challenge #7 at Stampin' Addicts this morning was Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal and Kiwi Kiss. Sounded fabulous and although I am literally on my way out the door (to a stampin' play date! yay!) I stopped at my craft table and this came together.

I stamped the blossom image from the SAB (FREE!) Polka Dot Punches in Tangerine Tango onto Apricot Appeal card stock and then punched it out with the 5-Petal Flower Punch. I stamped it randomly in Apricot Appeal ink onto a strip of Whisper White card stock and then added the punched pieces with Stampin' Dimensionals. I layered this onto a mat of Tangerine Tango and then Apricot Appeal. The card front is a piece of Kiwi Kiss pattern paper from Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper. I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the SAB (FREE!) Congrats in Basic Black Craft ink onto the pattern paper and then embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder.

Stamps: Congrats, Polka Dot Punches
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal, Basic Black Craft
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Apricot Appeal, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Clear EP, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 26, 2009

CI #47

Here is my card for this week Color Inspiration #47 on Kristina Werner's Blog - Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron, Whisper White. It was quicker to create this card than it was to (try) photograph it! The reason for the glare and reflection that I could NOT photograph around, is the beautiful and new Printed Window Sheets from Stampin' Up! The Window Sheets, plain or printed, will debut in the Occasions Mini Catalog on April 1st.

The card base is a piece of Tangerine Tango and then I layered a thin strip of the So Saffron pattern paper from the SAB (FREE!) Delicate Dots Designer Series Paper and a thin strip of the Chocolate Chip pattern paper from the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper. After I adhered the pattern paper strips, I stamped the 'a note for you' sentiment from the Level I Hostess Set A Little Somethin' in Chocolate Chip Ink.

TIP: The Stamp-A-Ma-Jig is YOUR FRIEND!

Finally, I used one of the Clearly Thanks Printed Window Sheets for the top layer - I just adore this downy dandelion print.

TIP: Cut pieces of heavy acetate from packaging or stamp set lids to use with your SAMJ - stamp the image in Black StazOn ink and leave it in the stamp set for use the next time.

The inside of the card is a repeat of the front with the two strips of pattern paper on a liner of Whisper White card stock.

Stamps: A Little Somethin'
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card stock: Tangerine Tango, Good Morning Sunshine DSP, Delicate Dots DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Clearly Thanks Window Sheet

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Congratulations sketch

Here is my card for Mojo Monday sketch #79. I made this card for a friend who constantly amazes me - she's a wonderful lady and just accomplished some great things. (I love getting those little notes from friends and family that reminds me how many people care about me and what I'm doing - so I like to remind the important people in my life how amazing they are.)

I started with a card base of Kiwi Kiss Textured card stock. The textured card stock is a little lighter weight than our regular card stock, however, it holds its own for a card base just perfectly. The next layer is Pacific Point card stock with a piece of pattern paper from Good Morning Sunshine. I used the Scallop Border Punch along the bottom of the pattern paper. The longer paper strip of owls are from that same package, in fact they are the reverse side print. I layered the owls onto a mat of Basic Black card stock and then wrapped it all with a piece of Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon.

Instead of tying a knot in the ribbon, I used this Baja Breeze Corduroy Button, which has prongs on the back just like a brad. (These Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons will be available in the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog on April 1st.) I wrapped the prong legs around the ribbon and secured it in a hole punched through the Pacific Point card front. The banner is a piece of Whisper White card stock layered onto a Kiwi Kiss card stock mat and the ends are punched with the arrow from the My Way Punch. I placed a Stampin' Dimensional under the end of it to give it a little curve. I stamped the sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set (FREE!) Congrats in Basic Black ink.

TIP: Remember that you can earn any of the SAB products FREE with every $50 order placed before March 31st.

For the inside of this card, I layered a piece of Pacific Point card stock, punched with the Scallop Border Punch behind the card liner of Whisper White card stock. I stamped the Congratulations sentiment from the SAB Congrats set in Basic Black ink.

Stamps: Congrats (SAB)
Ink: Basic Black
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Pacific Point, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Accessories: Baja Breeze Corduroy Buttons, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, My Way Punch, Scallop Border Punch

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Peeps - Easter mini album

I finished up an Easter mini album this morning using the springy Delicate Dots SAB (FREE!) papers. I made a Flag Accordian Album - you can click on the name for the directions. It really is quick and easy to put together. It's all ready for me to drop pictures into it after Easter!

I love this little album as a place to put all those extra photos. It's a fun interactive album with the flag style pages that flip independent of each other. I often have many more photos from special events than I want to put into my regular albums. That's when I like to make table top albums that are specific to an event.

The title letters are die cut with my Big Shot and the Serif Essentials Alphabet with Regal Rose card stock. I used Regal Rose to create the spine of the album and then So Saffron and Sahara Sand for the pages and flags. I hid the Certainly Celery Poly Twill Ribbon from the SAB Ribbon Bundle (FREE!) under the squares of the Delicate Dots (FREE!) dsp on the cover. The ribbon isn't adhered down so it can move freely to open the pages and to tie the book closed. I used the birds from Cheep Talk in this album, too - the one on the front and his little branch are stamped in craft ink and then heat embossed with Clear Embossing Powder. The birds inside are stamped in regular ink and then punched out with layers of 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" Circle Punches and the Scallop Punch.
Here are a couple of the inside pages laying flat. I added mats of the Delicate Dots paper along with several more birds scattered throughout the book.

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Cardstock: So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Delicate Dots (SAB) dsp
Ink: Brocade Blue Craft and Classic, Old Olive Craft, Really Rust marker
Accessories: Big Shot, Serif Essentials BS Alphabet, Celery Poly Twill SAB Ribbon Bundle, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Scallop Punch, Clear Embossing Powder

Like this Flag Accordian Album and need one for your Easter pictures or a Mother's Day gift?Just e-mail a $50 or more Stampin' Up! order to me before Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, and I will send you the cut cardstock needed to make this album, along with either the ribbon or the designer series paper. You'll earn the other one FREE! with your order as well! Get your order in to me within the next week as Sale-A-Bration is ending soon!

Friday, March 20, 2009

KW Color Inspiration #46

Check out Kristina Werner's Color Inspiration
this week - gorgeous photo and color combination - Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Basic Black.

Here's my card - I used a retired set called Love Matters. I received a swap card with this set from a friend in Denver and then I just had to get this set. I stamped the Friends sentiment in Basic Black ink onto the Bashful Blue strip. I added the Regal Rose color with my Watercolor Pencils and smoothed the color with a Blender Pen. Then I added a narrow mat of Basic Black to the top and a narrow mat of Scallop Edge Punched Basic Black to the bottom. I used my 3/16" Corner Rounder on the strip of Regal Rose and paper pierced it with my Mat Pack. I used the Mat Pack to poke the holes for the two Black Brads as well. The ribbon tab is a piece of the Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon from the 2008 Holiday Mini catalog. I used the Polka Dot background stamp with Pretty In Pink ink to stamp on the Pretty in Pink card front and layered it all onto a Regal Rose card base.

The inside of the card is a strip of Bashful Blue card stock with one of the heart stamps from Love Matters. The three Riding Hood Red flowers are from the Trio Flower Punch. I added the narrow strip of Basic Black to carry-over the design from the card front.

Stamps: Polka Dot background, Love Matters
Card stock: Regal Rose, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue, Basic Black
Ink: Basic Black, Pretty in Pink
Watercolor Pencils, Riding Hood Red Striped Ribbon, Scallop Edge Punch, Vintage Brads, Blender Pen, Mat Pack, Trio Flower

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You've got a friend in me!

How bright and cheery is this stamp set and color combination? I love this little set and have stamped so many of this chubby little bird!

I used the Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper and some of the So Saffron grosgrain ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration (FREE!) Ribbon Bundle. I stamped the branch from Cheep Talk in Old Olive ink onto the Whisper White card stock. Then I inked up the chubby bird from the same stamp set in Pacific Point classic ink. Before I stamped him, I wiped off his legs and beak and colored them with my Really Rust marker. Then I huffed on the inked up rubber to re-moisten the ink and stamped him onto the branch. I stamped the sentiment in Pacific Point ink just below the branch. I wrapped the So Saffron Grosgrain Ribbon (from the FREE! Sale-A-Bration Ribbon Bundle) around a strip of So Saffron card stock and secured it with a large brad from the Stylized Silver Hodge Podge Hardware. Then I adhere this over a piece of the beautiful paper from the Good Morning Sunshine DSP. (I keep seeing the images and colors from this paper pack all over - I am loving how current and trendy Stampin' Up! is with the other products in the home and decor industry.)

TIP: Remember you can choose the Ribbon Bundle (one roll each of So Saffron grosgrain and Certainly Celery poly twill) or the other Sale-A-Bration products FREE with every $50 order between now and March 31st!

For the inside of the card, I stamped the other bird from Cheep Talk stamp set in the same colors on a liner of Whisper White card stock.

Stamps: Cheep Talk
Cardstock: Pacific Point, Whisper White, So Saffron, Good Morning Sunshine DSP
Ink: Pacific Point, Old Olive, So Saffron, Really Rust Marker
Accessories: So Saffron SAB Ribbon Bundle, Stylized Silver Hodge Podge Hardware

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

I wanna be a Rock Star...

Today I tried to create a card for the SCS Color Challenge 209 - Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Rose Red. I love these colors and I really don't love my card - hate that when that happens.

The card base is a 6x6 piece of Always Artichoke card stock, folded in half to create a 3x6 card, just the right size for our Small Open Ended Envelopes. I added a strip of Rose Red cardstock that I ran through the Crimper and adhered with Tombow Mono Multi. I embossed the rock star image from A Little Somethin', A Level II Hostess set, in Rose Red Craft ink with Clear Embossing Powder and my Heat Gun onto Whisper White card stock. Then I punched it out with the Large Star Punch. I layered the star onto a 1 3/4" Circle Punch of Basic Black cardstock with Stampin' Dimensionals and used a Paper Piercer to create a border on this circle. I folded the corner of the card base over and adhered it with a star brad from Stylized Silver Hodge Podge Hardware. The background star images are from the Wanted set, stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink and Rose Red Craft Ink.

I lined the inside of the card with a piece of Always Artichoke pattern paper from a long retired pack of DSP and stamped the upper right corner with the swirl image from Baroque Motif in Basic Black Craft Ink.

Stamps: A little Somethin', Wanted, Baroque Motif
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Basic Black, Rose Red, Whisper White, Le Jardin DSP (retired)
Ink: Rose Red Craft, Basic Black Craft
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Large Star Punch, Crimper, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, March 9, 2009

Birthday Congrats

Mojo Monday - on the first day back from Spring Back and the first Monday after Daylight Savings Time - phew! What a Monday! Here is my card for the sketch over at Mojo Monday week 77. I love this sketch and may play with it again later this week. This card was super fast and easy - I love DSP packs because everything coordinates!

These stamps and papers are all FREE set from Sale-A-Bration - you can earn one free by ordering $50 before the end of March.

I made this card on Regal Rose card base. I layered a few pieces of the SAB Delicate Dots paper on it and punched a Scallop Circle Punch from another piece of it as well. I stamped the congratulations sentiment from Congrats and the birthday sentiment from Congrats in Brocade Blue ink on the Whisper White panel. Then I stamped the scallop image from Polka Dot Punches SAB set in Certainly Celery ink around it. I paper pierced the edge with the Mat Pack. On the scallop piece, I layered a 1 3/8" Circle Punch of Brocade Blue cardstock and stamped the letter E (monogram for the birthday girl) from Lovely Letters Alphabet in Brocade Blue ink onto Whisper White card stock. I punched it out with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and adhered it to the scallop, which is added with Stampin' Dimensionals to the card front. I used the Mat Pack template to punch the holes for my Eyelets and added them with the Crop-A-Dile. The insdie of the card has a lining of the Delicate Dots DSP.

Stamps: Congrats, Polka Dot Punches, Lovely Letters alphabet
Cardstock: Regal Rose, Brocade Blue, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Fresh Favorites Eyelets (retired) Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Mat Pack, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Color Inspiration 44

Here is a card I made using this week's Color Inspiration Challenge #44 - Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. Mmmm, such yummy colors - I love them!

Do you recognize this stamp set? No way! This is a set that will be released in the upcoming Occasions Mini Catalog called Sense of Time. It has four images - this large clock image, a small clock gears image and two fabulous sentiments! I love clocks, so probably would have purchased this set anyway, but both of these sentiments sealed the deal for me - you'll have to watch for another card using this set to find out the other one is!

I stamped the clock image in Close to Cocoa ink onto the Whisper White card stock. I also stamped a few of the clock gears image in Pretty in Pink ink around the edges of the clock. Then I placed a piece of Vellum card stock over the clock image and using my SAMJ, I stamped the sentiment over the clock in Chocolate Chip ink, just exactly where I wanted it to be. I used a tiny bit of Tombo Mono Multi adhesive on just a couple of spots, right over the ink, so the adhesive will not show through the Vellum. I layered this piece onto a narrow piece of Chocolate Chip card stock and then onto a mat of Pink Pirouette card stock.

I used my 1/2" Circle Punch to punch the hole on the right side of the main image. Then I poked this Jumbo Grommet (a new accessory item in the upcoming Occasions Mini!) into the cardstock and pressed its prongs back with my Bone Folder. I used my Crop-A-Dile to add the hole punches across the bottom of the Pirouette mat. This gorgeous ribbon in the 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Ribbon wrapped around a strip of pattern paper from Bella Birds DSP. Then I just pulled the ends through the Grommet and added a few Mini Glue Dots to keep them just where I wanted them. Finally, I layered the main image piece to the Close to Cocoa card base with Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the inside of this card, I added a narrow strip of the Bella Birds DSP onto a liner of Pink Pirouette card stock. I also stamped the gears image in Close to Cocoa ink.

Stamps: Sense of Time
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bella Birds DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Jumbo White Grommet, 1 1/4" Pink Pirouette Grosgrain Ribbon, 1/2" Circle Punch, Crop-A-Dile, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Yellow makes me happy

This card all in Saffron follows another Verve sketch and uses a lot of FREE Sale-A-Bration product. The pattern paper is Delicate Dots DSP, which you can earn FREE, the ribbon is one of two from the SAB Ribbon Bundle, which you can earn FREE, and the stamp set is Congrats, one of the stamp sets you can earn FREE.

I stamped the sentiments from Congrats in More Mustard ink onto Whisper White cardstock. I punched out the finishing phrase with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch. The layers of So Saffron dsp from the Delicate Dots DSP are matted with Whisper White and adhered to the So Saffron card base. I wrapped a piece of So Saffron Wide Grosgrain and added a white Latte Button to the main panel. The paper piercing on the circle piece used the Mat Pack to keep it in a straight line and evenly spaced - it continues the dotted pattern from the Congratulations stamp.

For the inside, I added another piece of the Delicate Dots DSP with a bottom border of Whisper White punched with the beautiful Eyelet Border Punch. I used my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig to stamp the sentiment from Sweet Little Sentiments, a Level I Hostess Set, in More Mustard ink.

Stamps: Congrats, Sweet Little Sentiments
Cardstock: So Saffron, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: More Mustard
Accessories: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/5" Circle Punch, Linen Thread, So Saffron Grosgrain SAB Ribbon Bundle, Eyelet Border Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

This is another Verve sketch that I did. I used the same So Saffron pattern paper from the SAB Delicate Dots DSP. I just can't get enough of the yellows this year and this paper is beautiful. There are lots of other papers in this pack, but I haven't used anything but the Saffron ones.

I stamped the lilies from Always In My Thoughts stamp set in Whisper White Craft Ink onto Vellum Cardstock. I added White Detail Embossing Powder and set with my Heat Gun. Then I flipped this over and on the back of the vellum, I colored in the image with my Stampin' Markers in Rose Red, Summer Sun, Old Olive and Really Rust. I added a shadow at the base with Bordering Blue, but I think it looks more like the water leaked!

I cut this out using my Coluzzle and then a smaller oval shape from Whisper White cardstock. I adhered the vellum piece to the Whisper White piece with my Two Way Glue Pen just to the stamped image, so the adhesive doesn't show. I added Earth Elements Eyelets with my Crop-A-Dile and a strip of Old Olive Cardstock through the middle. The ribbon is the new Whisper White Organza. I adhered the main image with Stampin' Dimensionals and added the sentiment, from Always In My Thoughts, in Always Artichoke ink.

For the inside, I just layered a strip of the Delicate Dots pattern paper across a liner of Whisper White cardstock.

Stamps: Always In My Thoughts
Cardstock: Rose Red, Old Olive, Vellum cardstock, SAB Delicate Dots DSP
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Always Artichoke, Rose Red marker, Summer Sun marker,Bordering Blue marker Old Olive marker
Accessories: Blender Pen, Whisper White Organze Ribbon, 3/16" Corner Rounder Punch, Earth Elements Eyelets, Stampin' Dimensionals
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