Thursday, April 22, 2010

Father's Day Card

Here is a Masculine Card for Father's Day. I really used the heck out of my Big Shot! It's got a lot going on but it's very subtle.

First I ran the Soft Suede through the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. Then I ran the Confetti Cream through the Top Note, then ran THAT through the Herringbone Textured Plate. Then I sponged the edges of the confetti cream (base of the card, die cut, greeting). I ran the sponge across the die cut gently just to get the top of the herringbone.

Clear as mud? I hope you like it!

Stamp Set: Well Scripted (#118601 C)
Cardstock: Confetti Cream (#102835), Soft Suede (#115318)
Ink: Soft Suede (#115657)
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976) Summer Mini, Top Note Die Cut (#113463), Herringbone Textured Plate Backgrounds 1 (#114512), Soft Suede Ribbon (#115612), Vintage Brads (#109109), Wide Oval Punch (#112082)

Monday, April 19, 2010


I was browsing through Stampin' Up!'s website stampinconnection and found this beautiful card that I had to CASE (copy and share everything) which sometimes stands for copy and STEAL everything.

Sometimes when MO & JO have left for a mini vacation and you have to make some cards, the next best thing is to CASE!! I tell you what, looking through all those cards can really inspire you. And you know what else? You can CASE something and it never turns out EXACTLY like the other card. But they have chosen the template, the colors and even the stamp set to use...what else do you need? So this is my version of Lisa Young's card. See her blog here.

I didn't have the same stamp set so I used Elements of Style instead. I wanted water color but with the image only being one stamp, I had to color with markers then spritz with water onto the inked up stamp. Then I stamped onto the Kraft carstock. I rewet it and stamped again and used that image to punch out.

Then I created my own spritzer by using 1/3 of the bottle with water, adding 6 drops of chocolate chip reinker and 1 drop of frost white shimmer paint. Loverly! Someone told me that instead of water, try using rubbing alcohol.

So I hope you like it as much as I do! Give it a try and see what you come up with!

This is an upclose shot of the butterfly. Purty huh?


Stamp Set: Elements of Style (#120045 C) in new Summer Mini
Cardstock: Taken with Teal (#101584), Kraft (#107070)
Markers: Orchid Opulence (#100055), Mellow Moss (#100038), Taken with Teal (#100068)
Accessories: Hemp Twine (#100982), 1 1/4" square punch (#104400), Beautiful Wings Embosslits (#118138) Occasions Mini


This was fun!!! Making a diploma!! What do you think?

I used:

Stamp Set: Happy Grad (#117006) New Summer Mini available May 1st
Cardstock: Crushed Curry (#115319), Night of Navy (#110867), Shimmer White (#101910)
Ink: Crushed Curry (#115659), Stazon Black
Accessories: Black Ribbon (#109027), Vintage Brads (#109109), Ticket Corner Punch (#107214)

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Here is another sample of Itty Bitty Bits from the new Summer Mini available May 1st.

I'm having a creative block with the Itty Bitty Bits and I need to make some cards with them, so I totally CASED this from Ilina Crouse. She is so amazing and talented!

I hope you like it!


Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits (#120060 C), Well Scripted
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay (#115317), Melon Mombo (#115320), Rich Razzleblerry (#115316)
Ink: Bermuda Bay (#115656), Melon Mombo (#115655), Rich Razzleberry (#115658)
Accessories: Melon Mombo polka dot ribbon (#115611), Bitty Buttons (#118761), Punch Pack (#118309)

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Saturday, April 17, 2010


Saw a cute card on by Stasia Sloma and had to CASE it! I needed a card using the Itty Bitty Bits, and her template is exactly what I needed. I changed the colors completely and it looks totally different than hers. It did take more time than I thought though. And at the end I kinda got a little crooked :(

Also I did not have any DP to match so I made my own! Whaddya think??
So here it is!!

Side view!

Here is the recipe for the card:

Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Bits (#120060 C), Message from Mom (#118580 C)
Cardstock: Melon Mombo (#115320), Bermuda Bay (#115317)
Ink: Crushed Curry (#115659), Melon Mombo (#115656), Bermuda Bay (#115655)
Accessories: Crushed Curry Ribbon (#115614), mat pack (#105826), Punch Pack (#118309), Dimensionals (#104430)

Friday, April 16, 2010


I tried my hand at making some cards using the stamps from the Summer Mini Catalog.

This set is called Elements of Style. GOREGOUS HUH?? Take a look at page 12 at what Stampin' Up! did. I started with basically the same colors but took off in a completely different direction than they did. I used the ink pads and the aqua painter to get the water color look. I really LOVE IT!

Stamp Set: Elements of Style (#120045 clear)
Cardstock: Whisper White (#100730), More Mustard (#100946), Mellow Moss (#102898)
Ink: Creamy Caramel (#103220), Mellow Moss (#102774)
Accessories: Aqua Painter (#103954), Sponges (#101610)

Next is another sample from the Summer Mini on Page 12. I couldn't figure out how to get the top note layered then I decided to cut where the perforation is and voila! It worked! Then I sponged the edges then curled them with my nail.

Picture at an angle so you can see the ribbon.

Up close shot of the metal tag and bird.

Stamp Set: Elements of Style (#120045 clear)
Cardstock: Dusty Durango (#11532), Soft Suede (#115318), Kraft (#102125)
Ink: Dusty Durango (#115654), Versamark (#102283)
Accessories: Metal Vellum Tag (retired), Bigz die Top Note (#113463), Dimensionals (#104430), Mini Glue Dots (#103683),
Sponges (#101610)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


Here is a double pocket card with 2 bookmarks inside.

I loved this card so much from my class that I had to make it again, this time with bookmarks.

Stamps: Vintage Vogue (#117690 [wood mount]) , Itty Bitty Backgrounds (#114996)
Paper: Cottage Wall DP (#115671) Rich Razzleberry (#115316), Whisper White (#100730), Orchid Opulence (#100969), Certainly Celery (#105125)
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry Ribbon (#115613), Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die (#118138), Filigree brads (#112577), Clear Rhinestone Brads (#113144), Eyelet Border (#113692)


I made this card for a craft fair I will be involved with in May.

Stamp Sets: Vintage Vogue (#117690 [wood mount]) , Well Scripted (#117072 [wood mount])
Paper: Basic Black Cardstock (#102851), Whisper White Cardsdtock (#100730), Night & Day Specialty DP (retired)
Ink: Black Stazon (#101406)
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch (#118402), Clear Rhinestone Brads (#113144), Dimentionals (#104430)

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Stampin' Up! has just released 5 BRAND NEW COLORS AND bringing back 10 of the retired IN COLORS!!

The 5 new colors are: Marina Mist, Daffodil Delights, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso.

The 10 returning IN COLORS are: Baja Breeze, Melon Mombo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.

On July 1st with the release of the new Idea Book & Catalog, here is what our colors will be:

Here are the current colors that will be retiring in June: (make sure to stock up on them)

Almost Amethyst
Apricot Appeal
Ballet Blue
Barely Banana
Basic Brown
Blush Blossom (the marker will still be available)
Bordering Blue
Brilliant Blue
Brocade Blue
Cameo Coral
Close To Cocoa
Creamy Caramel
Gable Green
Glorious Green
Going Gray
Green Galore
Handsome Hunter
Lavender Lace
Lovely Lilac
Mellow Moss
Only Orange
Orchid Opulence
Pale Plum
Pink Passion
Pixie Pink
Really Rust
Ruby Red
Sage Shadow
Summer Sun
Taken With Teal
Yoyo Yellow

Saturday, April 3, 2010


These are the Easter Baskets I made for my 3 grandaughters. I'll figure out something for the boys! I CASED this idea from Dawn Griffith. Click here to see the video she made on how to make these cute baskets. Then click here to see the video on how she made the flowers.

Here is what I used for supplies:

Paper: Whisper White, Shades of Spring DP (#117160 Occasions Mini)
Accessories: Extra Large Fancy Flower (#118073 Occasions Mini), silver brads, eyelet border (#113692), Box #2 die cut (#114518)


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Thursday, April 1, 2010


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