Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Clean and Simple

Another card from the workshop using the Pocket Silhouettes stamp set, Crumb Cake ink and stamping off. We also stamped the lower left corner of a Very Vanilla medium envelope one time with the plant image. So clean and simple!

Supplies:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso and Crumb Cake card stock, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso ink, Early Espresso 1/8 inch Taffeta ribbon

Monday, November 7, 2011

This is one of the cards we made at a recent workshop. I wanted the guests to see how quick and easy it is to make a pretty card and coordinating envelope. And to who them show Stampin' Up! products coordinate. I love the Triple Treat Flower stamp that coordinates with three punches. Here, I've used the Fancy Flower and 5-Petal punches after stamping two times with More Mustard ink. The Spice Cake Designer Series Paper is so pretty!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Snow Time!

Another card from a November workshop: It seemed like we were making this ahead of the season... but then we had snow flurries on Thursday. It's hard to tell in this picture but we used Dazzling Details to outline each ball of the snowman's body. That and the rhinestone in the center of the punched snowflake made for some quick and easy sparkle.

This past week I began to spend time with some friends at a retirement community in Chicago. I teach them how to make cards and we have a blast sharing life together. I try to keep the cards simple as some have health issues that limit their abilities. I assembled the feathers and heads for the turkeys and then they put them together and added them to their stamped cards. The turkey card was a big hit with those who have younger grandchildren.
The second card was my more elegant card. They really liked learning to stamp off as done in the inside of the card.