Monday, December 30, 2013

Simply Stars with Chalk Talk

I wasn't going for the patriotic look on this card. I wanted sort of a country feel with the stars usin Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse ink. But I think it screams Red, White and Blue! Though that doesn't mean I don't like it! I think to get the country feel I'd have to use some Crumb Cake along with the Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse.

Stamp sets - Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Chalk Talk
Cardstock - Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse
Accessories - Chalk Talk Framelits, Big Shot, 3/8" stitched satin Midnight Muse ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestones Basic Jewels

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Simply Stars Birthday

I used the same design from my New Year's card and added color to make a birthday card. It would make a great teen or child birthday card. Gorgeous Grunge works so well with these stars!

Stamp sets - Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge, Label Love
Cardstock - Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Gumball Green
Ink - Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green
Accessories - Large and small star punch (retired), Artisan Label punch, 3/8" Stitched Satin Summer Starfruit ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponge

To make the layered Artisan Label, I cut a label from Gumball Green and cut the label in half with my scissors. Then I attached the two pieces to the Whisper White stamped  label, leaving a little of the top and bottom overhang. There is no green showing on the sides but it still looks OK!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Simply Stars for a Happy New Year!

This is the card I made for the nursing home project tomorrow. I wanted to do something for the new year that was sparkly and rich but easy. I used the Encore Silver and Gold metallic pads and added some retired gold cord. It's pretty! I'm anxious to try the stars on another card with lots of color for a birthday card.

Stamp sets - Simply Stars, Gorgeous Grunge,  More Great Greetings (retired)
Cardstock - Whisper White, Smoky Slate
Ink - Encore Silver Metallic, Encore Gold Metallic
Accessories - Artisan Label punch, Large Star punch (retired), Gold Cord (retired)

If you don't have the Encore Silver Metallic, Smoky Slate ink looks silver. The Smoky Slate cardstock works great with the silver ink too.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sending Good Thoughts Your Way

It's not a Christmas card, but it is a Christmas greeting to you! I'm sending good thoughts your way this Christmas and wishing you all a wonderful holiday. I hope you get to spend it with your family, friends, and loved ones. I'm looking forward to two family filled days of celebration!!

This card was for my stamp club two weekends ago.
Stamp sets - Too Kind
Cardstock - Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White, Birthday Basics DSP
Ink - Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green, Basic Black
Accessories - Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, 3/8" Stitched Satin Gumball Green ribbon

Monday, December 23, 2013

Winter Flowers from Flower Shop

We still like flowers in the winter, right? I made this card with Elegant Eggplant because it seemed like a winter color yet would work with flowers.
Stamp sets - Flower Shop, Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock - Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Old Olive, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Elegant Eggplant
Accessories - Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pansy punch, Bitty Banners Framelits, Sweet Stems Embosslit (retired), Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals


Friday, December 20, 2013

Festive Flurry hanger

We made these beautiful hangers at the nursing home today. I thought the ladies could hang them on their doorknobs or knobs on their dressers, etc. They aren't just a Christmas decoration, but a winter decoration.
They were a big hit! (The stampers who attended my Christmas camp also made these and attached them to a white gift bag.)

Stamp sets - Festive Flurry
Cardstock - Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Sky
Accessories - Festive Flurry Framelits, Big Shot, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tombo Multi Adhesive

I found that the Tombo Multi Adhesive worked well getting the Whisper White snowflakes to stick to the Glimmer Paper.  I used all 4 of the framelits to create this.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Wetlands Birthday

Sorry for the long delay between posts.  This time of year is just hectic! I'm finished with making and posting Christmas cards. This card is one I made for my card club last Saturday. It would make a nice masculine card, but could easily work for female to. I love cards with this color scheme.

Stamp sets - Wetlands
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Basic Black
Accessories - Ovals Framelits, Big Shot, 3/8" Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Wishing you a Magical Season

I'm still getting new Christmas stamps! I ordered this one, Magical Season, just last week. It is one of the single stamps that Stampin' Up! has this Christmas season. I love the sentiment, so this is the card I made today. It will be my 3rd Christmas card for the ladies (and Bill) at the nursing home on Friday.

Stamp sets - Magical Christmas
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Petals-a-Plenty Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Die, Deco Labels Collection Die, Ovals Collection Die, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

I'm going to make another one without the sponging and see which one I like best. I thought I liked the sponging until I saw this picture.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Top Note Gift Card/Treat Holder

Do you have the Top Note Bigz Die? If you do, you can make this cute and simple gift card/treat holder. I'm making a bunch and giving them as little gifts with the Ghiradelli chocolate squares in them for all the friends I've made that work at the nursing home I go to on Friday. After they enjoy their chocolate treat, they have a gift card holder they can give away this Christmas season!

Stamp sets - Christmas Tagables (Photopolymer Stamps)
Card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Artisan Label punch, 3/4" Cherry Cobbler Chevron Ribbon, Tombo Multi Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' sponge

I cut 2 Top Notes out. I embossed one with the Stylish Stripes folder. I folded down the top of the embossed piece. Using the Tombo Multi Adhesive, I glued the edges of the embossed piece and attached it to the back Top Note. I actually snipped off the points on the side of the holder after it was glued so the ribbon would fit better around it. I tied the chevron ribbon around the holder and added the little tag with dimensionals. Now it's ready to fill!!

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Post Card Ornaments

I haven't been in my stamp room for a week! First it was Thanksgiving, then Black Friday shopping. Steve had his 45th reunion on Sat. (how did he get that old?) and I went to see Mama Mia with Lori and the girls on Sunday. Spent the last 3 days decorating for Christmas and finally got to my stamp room after dinner tonight. I think I'm tired!

The card I made today is a CASE from Lynn Donnelly. I used the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set and Framelits from last year (you can still order them even though they aren't in any current catalog!) with the Post Card stamp. The Snowflakes are from Snowflake Soiree (which is also still available). It has lots of distressing to make it look old. The ornaments are stamped in Silver Encore ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I tried silver embossing powder but it was too heavy. The snowflakes are stamped with Smoky Slate and stamped off to make them lighter. The post card is stamped in Crumb Cake with lots of sponging in Crumb Cake too.

Stamp sets - Ornament Keepsakes, Post Card, Snowflake Soiree, Open Sleigh (retired - for Merry Christmas)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Ink - Silver Encore, Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate
Accessories - Clear Embossing Powder, heat tool, Ornament Keepsakes Framelits, Big Shot, Distressing tool, Silver 1/8" ribbon, Linen Thread, Glue Dots

Nothing is popped up with dimensionals on this card.