Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Happy 4th!

Here's a quick and simple 4th of July card using Memorable Moments and Everything Eleanor stamp sets and a little scrap of Designer Series Paper. I added a few sequins and rhinestones to give him some bling.

Monday, June 27, 2016

Cards Inspired by Dad's Dad Favors

I made 60 of these Ghiradlli favors for the men in our churches to celebrate Father's Day. We had some special guests at church presenting a musical that morning and I wound up giving them to the guests, too. But, I still came home with 5 left over and so I made the cards like the one below. (And the best part I got to eat the chocolate!)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Sailing with Moving Forward and Itty Bitty Banners

I saw a card on Pinterest using this color combo and Moving Forward stamp set. I was just going to CASE it but when I looked in my Island Indigo scraps I found a couple of these Starburst circles already cut out. So, designed my layout around them. I like the way the Itty Bitty Banner stamp and framelit let me continue with the feeling of sailing.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Moving Forward Baby Card

Another baby card but this time I used the retired Moving Forward stamp set and some retired Baja Breeze Designer Series Baby. Remember Baja Breeze? It was one of my favorite colors when Stampin' Up! retired it. I was so disappointed, but I've come to love Marina Mist and so trying to use up my Baja Breeze.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ribbon or Rhinestones?

 My baby card inventory was down to one card so it was time to get out the Zoo Babies stamp set and make a few cards. I had this idea in mind from a card on Pinterest. But as often happens I glued everything down forgetting to add the ribbon... so added rhinestones to that card (pictured below). Would do you like best?

Monday, June 20, 2016

A Pop of Real Red

I was challenged to make a mono-color card for a weekly challenge group I joined. The mono-card was all in Basic Gray and had a star instead of a heart and I added rhinestones instead of the red candy dots. I liked it but decided it would be fun to make the same card and add a pop of Real Red to it. So, switched the star to a heart and added red candy dots instead of the rhinestones.
I saw the design in the book Card Sketches for Papercrafters. It's a great way to use some zig-zag paper.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Happy Accident

A few years ago my sister coined the phrase "happy accident" when we were sharing some stamping time. One of us had mis-stamped something and then worked to make it look okay and liked the new design even better than the original idea.
Well this was a card that I started to make in the landscape position. My thought was I would put a piece of Designer Series Paper along the left hand side. I thought that paper was Pool Party. But when I stamped my Swirl in Pool Party it clashed with the paper. (Still not sure what color that paper was supposed to be.) Anyhow, I thought I might be able to re-stamp over it with a darker color and still use that DSP. But I didn't get the second image aligned exactly on the top. But loved the new stamped image. Since I had a piece of Night of Navy laying right by my trimmer I just grabbed it, decided to change the orientation and stamped my greeting and loved how it turned out. A happy accident!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

May Paper Pumpkin Alternative Cards

The May Paper Pumpkin made cute gift card holders. I made the ones I needed for graduation and then decided to make some alternate cards with the remaining supplies. Once again I got a lot of cards out of the pieces in the kit.
 This is my favorite of the cards I made. I used two of the flaps from the envelope in the kit to make the "hourglass" background.
 And this card is a double card. The middle section opens for the sentiment.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Look What I Dug Up!

I was rearranging some things in my stamping studio and unearthed an old project kit. It made 8 cards and envelopes like this:
And you always have extra things lift over when you use Stampin' Up! kits, and I just can't throw that stuff away. So, I then made all these layouts with the scraps from the kit and other scraps laying on my desk.
I made a total of 26 cards from the scraps

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Judy's June Stamp Camp

Judy makes a lot of cards with a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 color cardstock base and then adds a smaller neutral color card to that base. And she taught us a new way to make background using rubber bands. Fun!
Here's the cards from the morning at Judy's...

Monday, June 13, 2016

An Evening of Card Making at Library

Last month our library hosted a card making evening with a Stampin' UP! demonstrator (Judy) from the area. Here are the cards she had for us to make. It was so much fun because she used lots of things I don't have. And it's always fun to get new layout ideas.

Judy told us she hosts a monthly stamp camp. So several of us asked to be added to her email list for notices about it. And last Saturday, another friend and I drove to Judy's home for her June stamp camp. More fun cards and a chance to use lots of the new products from the new annual catalog., So, tuned in tomorrow to see those cards.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

TBT Felt Flowers

I've had this pack of felt flowers in my drawer of accents for some time. These are actually the last of one bag. I have a full bag yet to open! Oh, my... so much stuff in that drawer. It was fun to design this card. I used sticky strip to adhere the flowers.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Hello Sunburst

This card is a lot like one I posted last week. While cleaning up the scraps on my desk I discovered this piece of map DSP and still have some gold strips from a previous Paper Pumpkin and Vellum scraps laying there. I remembered seeing a similar card on Pinterest but decided to just see would go together. It is hard to read the expression on the gold banner but it says "birthday boy". The stars were cut using my Big Shot and the strip of stars from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and one of those gold foil strips laying on my desk.

Friday, June 3, 2016

The Sky's the Limit

Using the marbled Designer SEries Paper today to mimic the sky. This card goes together quickly. The card I saw on Pinterest stamped the plane right on the DSP. It does actually fit but it requires careful placement. I decided I would stamped it on Whisper White cardstock and then fussy cut and adhering it to the card with dimensionals. The sentiment comes from the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Throwback Thursday with Flocked Specialty Paper

I've had a sheet of this flocked DSP on my shelf for so long! I could never decide how to use it. It always seemed a bit overpowering on its own. By layering the Smoky Slate sunburst over the DSP it toned down the flocked DSP. I used some of the DSP scrap to punch out the butterfly and the background circle. CASE from Linda Heller.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Under the Sea

I got this idea from Pinterest. It uses a only a portion of the Sunburst framelit. The waves were stamped on Pacific Point using Whisper White ink using the Oh Whale stamp. I stamped the submarine from the You're Sublime stamp set on Smoky Slate and filled in the windows using my Chalk Pen. I fussy cut the sub and adhered it using dimensionals. The expression comes from the Honeycomb Hello set.