Sunday, January 27, 2013

Hearts a Flutter with Butterflies

This card that I made is a spin off of the card in the Spring catalog on p 13. I actually stitched on the doily, but not with my sewing machine.  I just made a running stitch with a needle and white thread.  The doilies on p 5 are really nice and you get 24, so you can make lots of projects with one pack and they are a perfect size. I used the banner from the Hearts a Flutter Bundle and that timy butterfly is the new punch in the Spring catalog on p 13. I didn't want just a plain background on the card, so I used the Color Spritzer Tool with a Regal Rose and Crumb Cake marker to get a splattered effect. It's very subtle but adds alot.

Stamp sets - Hearts a Flutter, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock - Pink Pirouette, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Twitterpated DSP
Ink - Regal Rose, Regal Rose and Crumb Cake marker
Accessories - Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Paper Doilies, Bitty Butterfly punch, Basic Rhinesones, White get pen, needle and thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

To get the colored rhinestone, I colored on our Basic Rhinestones with a Sharpie. I used a red one and just one coat made it a dark pink, which is what I wanted.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Vintage Creative Elements

This card was created using Hello Doily and Creative Elements. I like the vintage look so I did some distressing on the edges of this card and used lots of Crub Cake sponging to get the desired effect. Stampin' Up! has a new distressing tool on p14 of the Spring catalog that if really quite nifty.

Stamp sets - Hello Doily, Creative Elements, Bring on the Cake
Card stock - Very Vanilla
Ink - Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Distressing tool, 3/8" Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Sponge

I saw this card somewhere on the web, but I can't remember where so I can't give credit to the original designer of this card. My apologies. This is a simple card that has a dramatic effect. Hope you'll try it and see how easy it is!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Valentine from Hearts a Flutter

I spent the morning getting ready for my nursing home ladies tomorrow. I haven't been there for 2 weeks and Lori says they are getting excited for the card making tomorrow! I only have this Friday, and then I'll miss 2 weeks with them again, and I realized I'd better do a Valentine card or it will be after the 14th when I see them again. I used the new Hearts a Flutter stamp set and Framelits. (Got the bundle again, it saves 15%, yea!) I'll be anxious to use the little banners on my next card with this set.

Stamp sets - Hearts a Flutter, Delightful Dozen
Card stock - Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer paper
Ink - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, Small Heart punch, 3/8" Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Stampin' sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

A Colorful Secret Garden

Today's card is a CASE from Kathy Schweinfurth, a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I loved her idea of patching the DSP together to make a background.  The DSP that I cut to place on my card front was from the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the Holiday catalog. If you purchased it - be sure to look at it again and keep using it - as it wasn't all Christmas designs.  The new paper stack in the Spring catalog is called Print Poetry. It's on my Wish List!
I used the Secret Garden Framelits to cut out my flowers and leaves.  I stamped an extra flower on the Cherry Cobbler card stock and cut the center part of the flower out with my scissors and then popped it up to add some dimension.  I used the smallest Basic Pearls in the center of the flowers.  Use your dimensionals freely to give some depth to your flowers.

Here are the dimensions for the DSP that I cut for the card front:
    3 1/4" x 4"
    2" x 4"
    2" x 2" - cut diagonally
Just adhere that to the actual card (which is the traditional 5 1/2" x 4 1/4").
Then add your flowers.
Have fun!!

Stamp sets - Secret Garden, Itty Bitty Banners
Card stock - Bashful Blue, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack, Cherry Cobble, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink - Basic Gray, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Lucky Limeade
Accessories - Secret Garder Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Big Shot, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Secret Garden in Daffodil Delight

I finally made it to my stamp room after dinner tonight and I was happy to be there! I don't have all my Christmas decorations down yet and I hate to say it but I hadn't even emptied my bag from the workshop I had right before we cruised, so I'm behind on everything!! But I'm so tired I'm taking it a little at a time. Having fun is sure hard on a girl!!

I made a card using the Secret Garden stamp set and the Secret Garden Framelits. I bought it as a bundle (it's cheaper that way) but you could cut your flowers out if you don't have a Big Shot. When I think of a garden, I think of many colors of bright flowers, but today, I stuck with one color.  I wanted to use Daffodil Delight and sometimes it doesn't show up real well so I embossed everything on my card. I used white ink and embossing powder on the Daffodil Delight cardstock and
clear embossing powder on the Daffodil Delight ink on Whisper White card stock. If you have the new stamp pads, you can emboss in any of the colors with the clear embossing powder. But I still have the old Daffodil Delight stamp pad so I inked my stamp up in Versa Mark first, and then inked it Daffodil Delight before stamping it on the card stock. Then I heat embossed it with clear embossing powder.

Stamp sets - Secret Garden, Bring on the Cake
Card stock - Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Ink - Daffodil Delight, Whisper White craft ink, Versa Mark ink
Accessories - Secret Garden Framelits, White and clear embossing powder, heat gun, Whisper White 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

This card didn't photograph very well. Only the two white flowers at the bottom are cut out using the framelits and popped up. The white flowers on the Daffodil Delight card stock are just stamped and embossed.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Yes, I'm still here!!

What a terrible blogger I've been! I understand that some of you were concerned/wondering what happened to me. I've just been busy and off having fun and I just haven't had a chance to stamp or blog. I hope all of you have been doing more stamping than me!  I didn't go to leadership this year and there has been lots of information coming from Stampin' Up! I'm acclimating myself to all of the new ideas and offerings. 

Sale-A-Bration starts tomorrow, 1/22, and that's always a great time to stock up on all of your stamping supplies and get those things on your wish list, because you get free merchandise when you spend $50.  The spring catalog  is available now until May 31. Hopefully, you've checked it out. I have some new stamp sets and accessories from the spring mini and I'm going to be posting some new ideas for you soon.  I just didn't have time today, so hopefully tomorrow!