Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Vellum Flower

I cut some vellum using the Sunburst thinlit and then just randomly shortened the rays. Then layered the punched circles over that. Quick and Easy. But you do have to be careful when pulling that vellum out of the sun3ellburst thinlit.

Monday, May 30, 2016

Sunburst Thinlit

 Today's card was made using the Sunburst Thinlit from Stampin' Up! To make this card I cut four of the framelits; one each from Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon and Sahara Sand. Then I used the negative pieces from the Hello Honey, Crisp Cantaloupe and Lost Lagoon to fill in the spaces on the Sahara Sand Sunburst after gluing it to a pieced of white card stock cut to 4 by 5-1/4. After all were glued down I trimmed the excess hanging over the sides of the white cardstock.  I used some of the scraps from one edge to decorate the inside. I finished off the card with stamped expression and layered circle punched shapes and some punched hearts. The hearts were "colored" with clear Wink of Stella to give then some sparkle.
 I found the easiest way to decorate the inside was to trim three edges off three sides of the card front; leaving one edge to work with.
 I cut the outer edge of that untrimmed edge to get a straight edge as shown in the picture below.
 Then I applied a strip of adhesive to the one long edge of the inside Whisper White cardstock (meauring 4x5-14). Then adhered that to the pieces sticking off that one edge of card front. So, when you are looking at the picture below the piece on the right is the back side of the card front and the piece on the left is the back of the card interior. I then used my scissors to cut along the white card stock edges.
 So that you have a row of cut pieces making the design on the interior.
And of course, you have enough sunbursts and negative scraps on your table to make three more cards. Each will have a different color of Sunburst.

Friday, May 27, 2016

World of Congratulations

This card uses some map Designer Series Paper as a background behind the Daffodil Delight Sunburst. I sponged the center of the sunburst with some Tangerine Tango, Then I punched a circle of Pacific Point cardstock, ran that through the World Traveler embossing folder and lastly sponged that circle with Whisper White ink. Then it was putting all the elements together to make the card front. The expression comes from the Something to Say stamp set and inside I stamped the
"Now go change the world." stamp from that same set.

Thursday, May 26, 2016


This is a CASE from Dawn Olchefske. This is another quick and easy card. Just involves some layering using Big Shot dies. The colors are pulled from the Designer Series Paper. Lost Lagoon is one of the retiring colors. I'm going to miss it!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016


Another Pinterest find. I pulled some diagonal Designer Series Paper and a retired alphabet set and this card went together really quickly. Just stamp the letters and then punch out using the Banner punch. I adhered them to the card using dimensionals. The little grad hat was stamped using the April Paper Pumpkin kit and then fussy cut.and added to the last banner with a glue dot. It's just layereing after that. Quick and easy!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


I got this idea from Pinterest and changed it around a litle bit. I did a free hand cut of the grad hat. The tassel for hat is one of the dies from the Balloon framelits. When I was ready to make the inside of the card I decided the negative space left over from stamping and cutting out the balloon would work perfectly.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Graduation Time!

It's graduation time. April's Paper Pumpkin had some beautiful gift card projects. This was one of them and perfect for the three high school open houses that we are invited to here locally. The "envelope" in the background wraps around the white card. See that striped area on the envelope; that is a little pocket to hold the gift card. Love Paper Pumpkin!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Botanicals for You meets Gorgeous Grunge

You have to look closely but I started this card by stamping a background of the Gorgeous Grunge striped stamp with So Saffron ink in the background. I stamped it just where I thought the stamped flowers and expression would be. Next I stamped the expression using Midnight Muse ink. Then it was just a matter of stamping the flowers and leaves. I used Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Pool Party for the flowers and Wild Wasabi for the leaves. I also stamped a few flowers on some white cs scrap and then fussy cut to add to the left of the expression. Those three flowers were topped off with tiny rhinestones. Another Pinterest CASE.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Another Balloon Celebration Card

I was just having too much fun with this set and the coordinating punch! This is a quick and easy card!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

More Balloon Celebration

This is another Pinterest CASE using the Balloon Celebration Punch. I added a scrap of DSP and some seam binding to the edge of the card.
This was to be the same card but I got a big smudge of ink that the DSP and ribbon were not going to cover. So, had to improvise and this was the result. The expression covers my ink smudge and the little strip of DSP got trimmed and moved to the bottom of the card.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ballon Celebration

I finally got my Balloon Celebration stamp set out to play with it. There are so many fun cards to CASE on Pinterest! This is one that uses the Tree Builder punch to cut clouds out of vellum. The punch works best if on vellum if you add a layer of copy paper and punch the two layers together. Then I used some candy dots to cover up the glue dots. The expression was made using the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set (a really versatile photopolymer set). The balloons were stamped by stamping off 2 times before stamping on the card front with the solid balloon image and then using the same color full strength with the dotted balloon image.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Gorgeous Grunge

I saw this card on Pinterest and had to CASE. It's a lot of cleaning stamps as you make it but such a splash of color that it was fun. To make the background streaks you just carefully ink each end of the stamp with a differnt color. There can be a gap between your colors because the Happy Birthday layer will cover that gap. It's really a very easy card to make.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Up, Up and Away

Continuing the retired stamp theme... I saw a very similar card on Pinterest and decided it would be fun to pull this retired stamp set out and CASE it. There were lots of steps since you have to stamp the ballons and fussy cut, cut the scallop square behind the scene, freehand cut the hillside, adhere to the white card square, run that piece through the Big Shot embossing folder, emboss the Pistachio Pudding cardstock through the embossing folder, then layer all the various pieces, remembering to add the lace trim, punch the little posies and adhere with glue dots and add the pearls. Whew! But such a pretty card!

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Nuts About You

As I was using some of my retired stamps I noticed this one on my shelf. As I was in need of a few anniversary cards I decided to have some fun with it. I used markers to color the birds when stamping them but wanted to get better coverage on the tree, so I first inked it with Tip Top Taupe ink using my stamping pad, then used a q-tip to remove the ink from the leaves and then used my Cucumber Crush marker to color the leaves before stamping on the white card stock. The little heart was punched and added with a mini glue dot.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oh, Whale

Still working that wavy DSP. This time I pulled my retired Oh, Whale stamp set and the coordinating Sizzlit for Big Shot to make this card. Pretty quick and easy!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

You're Sublime Submarine

After making yesterday's card I decided there were a couple more stamp sets I could use and continue with the waves paper. Here I've combined the Long Fellows expression with the submarine image from You're Sublime stamp set. I used my markers to color the image and the Starburst framelits to cut the window.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Silly Sealife

I got this pack of Designer Series Paper free from this year's Sale-a -Bration. The blue color made me think of waves on the ocean. So, I pulled a couple of retired stamp sets out to make this card. The sea creatures come from the Silly Sealife set and the expression is from Long Fellows set.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Two Trees

 The first card shown here is a CASE from Linda Heller.
This card is made using the tree stamp and after punching it out slipping it under the circle cut out to make a tree branch for the little bird to sit on. The cloud was also stamped and punched and slipped under the circle cut out.
There are many more ways to get creative with this punch and stamp set. This week I showcased just the cards I made on my first afternoon of creating with it. It's going to be one of my favorite new sets and tools.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Basket of Posies

This card is made using the cupcake liner and the candle stamps from the Sprinkles of Life set to make a basket. I saw an example of the basket on Pinterest but took me a few moments to figure out the handles were made using the birthday candle stamp. So clever. I used the leaves stamp to top the basket and then stamped the little flowers and punched using the Tree Builder Punch to give some more dimension to the flowers in the basket. The flowers growing on my green background are just stamped and colored with markers. The green grass was background was made by inking up just a portion of the Watercolor Wash background stamp and stamping off twice before stamping on the Whisper White cardstock.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Cupcake #2

 I made this cupcake with a flowery icing top. I just used part of the "Money can't buy happiness..." stamp from the Sprinkle of Life stamp set because I got this idea to make this card into a cupcake gift card holder. So here's the inside of the card...
I just glued down three sides of the DSP on the inside so that a plastic gift card would slide under it. When I attach the real gift card I'll probably use a small glue dot to help hold the gift card in place.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Cupcake #1

Here I used confetti Designer Series Paper from retire Birthday Bash set that was specialty paper with gold flecks in the confetti. So, I used some gold foil paper to stamp the cupcake liner and then stamped the white frosting on Whisper White cardstock and used the confetti stamp set from Sprinkles of Life to make the confetti using my markers to color the confetti pieces. Then some more gold for the banner. I was reminded when watching one of Linda Heller's Stamping School videos this week that it is good to repeat a color three times. So, I tried to do that with the gold here... gold in DSP, gold cupcake liner and gold banner.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Sprinkles of Life

I just got the Sprinkles of Life stamp set and Tree Builder Punch with my recent Stampin' Up! order. I am so glad I finally decided to order it. I've had such fun creating with these coordinating projects. This card went together rather easily. The front panel is cut short and the biggest challenge for me was not putting too much adhesive on the layers of ice cream so that they wouldn't stick to the inside of the card. The top scoop is ice cream was made by stamping on some retired birthday bash confetti Designer Series Paper. And I used the Cupcake Builder Punch to punch out a cherry to top off the cone.