Saturday, October 10, 2015

If the Broom Fits

Here are two more cards I made while playing with If the Broom Fits and Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper.
Stamp sets - If the Broom Fits
Cardstock - Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Happy Haunting DSP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - The top photo uses black ribbon, the bottom photo uses Black Bakers Twine and Happy Haunting Designer Washi Tape

If the Broom Fits

When I first saw the latest Holidays catalog, "If the Broom Fits" was my favorite stamp set. It just made me smile! I have lots of friends who will be receiving this "greeting" from me in the next few weeks! I made this card for the 2nd Halloween round of card making at the nursing home yesterday.

Stamp sets - If the Broom Fits
Cardstock - Whisper White, Basic Black, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Black ribbon

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Happy Scenes 3 x 3's

I made some little notecards using the Happy Scenes stamp set. I love little 3 x 3 cards. You know, Stampin' Up! sells the envelopes that fit the mini cards. They are perfect to add to your gift bags or wrapped presents. Or to drop into a Stampin' Up! bag to says thanks!

They all were stamped with Happy Scenes but the "thank you and very merry" came from a retired set, Short and Sweet.
The colored cardstock is cut 3" x 6" and scored (or folded) at 3". The white cardstock is cut 2 3/4" x 2 3/4" for the outside and inside of the card. And that's it!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Spooky from Among the Branches

This was my Friday card for the nursing home last week. It was October and we are going to have a month long Halloween celebration for our card making.  I used the spooky stamp from the Among the Branches stamp set. The ghost DSP is from the Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper. The Spider Web Doilies are a must have if you are making Halloween cards this year! Put them all together and you've got a really cute card. The residents loved it!

Stamp sets - Among the Branches, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Tangelo Twist, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Happy Haunting DSP
Ink - Tangelo Twist, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Spider Web Doilies (cut in 1/2), 2 " circle punch, Big Shot, Circles Framelits dies

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Lovely as a Tree with the Woodland Embosing Folder

Do you have a winter birthday on your calendar? This card would fit the bill. I think the Woodland embossing folder works nicely with Lovely as a Tree. Don't you?

Stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Petite Pairs
Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Ink - Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Small and large oval punches, Baked Brown Sugar Thick Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Lovely as a Tree

Lovely as a Tree is an "oldie but goodie" stamp set. I had used all the stamps in the set except for the one I used to make today's card. I never knew quite what to do with it and I saw a card on Pinterest that  used sponge daubers to color the tree and wanted to try it.  I think it's very interesting and different. Use 3 different sponge daubers and 3 different inks and rub the daubers across your stamped image until you get the shades you like. Be careful so you don't get "circles from the daubers. Rub back and forth instead of daubing.

Stamp sets - Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Framelits dies, Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Mossy Meadow ribbon, Sponge daubers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Happy Scenes with Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies

Here's a great bundle from the Holiday catalog that has a lot of uses. There are several other stamp sets that you can use with the "window" thinlit.  This card measures 4 1/4" x 4 1/4". I like square cards and they mail in the same envelopes as the A2 size (5 1/2" x 4 1/4").

Stamp sets - Happy Scenes, Tiny Tags (retired)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink  - Memento Tuxedo Black, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craxe and Always Artichoke markers
Accessories - Big Shot, Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Tiny Tag punch (retired)