Friday, January 31, 2014

Bird Builder Punch Valentine

Today's card is a complete CASE from Debbie Currier. It was my card for the ladies at the nursing home today and it was quite a hit!
Stamp sets - Short and Sweet (retired) but you could use any sentiment
Cardstock - Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool and Paper-Piercing Mat,Full Heart punch, Bird Builder punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

I used lots of dimensionals on this card!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Vintage Simply Sketched

I made another card using the Simply Sketched hostess set, this time giving it a vintage look. It's for my card club on Sat. that is making up for a "snow day" last week.

Stamp sets - Simply Sketched, Papillon Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Crisp Cantaloupe,  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White
Ink - Black Stazon, Crisp Cantaloupe, Baked Brown Sugar
Accessories - 2 1/2" circle punch, Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, 5/8" Crochet Trim, Stampin' Sponge, Glue Dots, Basic Pearls

I sponged and sponged on this card with Baked Brown Sugar. I sponged the doily (very carefully), the edges of the Crisp Cantaloupe, the butterflies, AND the Crochet Trim! I watercolored the flowers using Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, and Daffodil Delight


Monday, January 27, 2014

People Like You

This new stamp set is in the Occasions catalog and it's quite pretty.  Pairing it with Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper is a no brainer! The frame around the saying coordinates with the Decorative Label Punch. I did very little watercoloring on the flower, the stems and the yellow center, but you could watercolor the entire flower.

Stamp sets - People Like You
Cardstock - Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Ink - Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz. Daffodil Delight marker or ink pad
Accessories - Decorative Label punch, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Petite Petals Sympathy

Petite Petals is a new stamp set in the Occasions catalog that has a new Petite Petals Punch that coordinates with it.  (If you are interested, be sure and check out the bundle, it will save you 15%.) They sure are pretty little things! I used the flower and stem from Love and Sympathy and just covered the flower with a Petite Petal. I worked great, and there are a few other "stems" in the catalog that will work as well. I used the Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from the Holiday catalog, but it didn't make the carry over list, so it may be gone for good.  I wish it would be in the next catalog, though, because it's so pretty. I used the embossing folder with Primrose Petals Core'dinations cardstock and sanded it to get that worn look.  I love, love, love it!!!

Stamp sets - Petite Petals, Love and Sympathy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Primrose Petals, Primrose Petals Core'dination cardstock, Whisper White
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Petite Petals punch, Pretty Print Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Sanding Block, Whisper White 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Basic Pearls, Stampin' Dimensionals

Friday, January 24, 2014

Simply Sketched with Pistachio Pudding

Simply Sketched is a hostess set that I've had for a while but just never broke out and used, so when I saw a card by Debbie Currier that I wanted to CASE,  I used the Simply Sketched stamp set to make my card since I didn't have the flower set she used.  I watercolored the flowers using Crisp Cantaloupe (I squeezed the color onto the lid of my stamp pad and watercolored from there.) This is the card I used for my nursing home activity so I had to color 20 of them. I felt like I was making swaps!!

Stamp sets - Simply Sketched, Wetlands
Cardstock - Pistachio Pudding, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Black StazOn, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight marker
Accessories, 2 1/2" circle punch, Circles Framelits, Big Shot,Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, January 23, 2014

The new Hardwood stamp

Well..............I'm back from the warm Caribbean temps and waters, stamping in the deep freeze!  I want to go back!! But all my new stamps help warm me, so I tried out the new Hardwood background stamp.  It's really nice. I used Naturals Ivory cardstock with Early Espresso and I really like it. I've seen it used with all sorts of stamps and themes, but I went with Lovely as a Tree first. It will make a great masculine card.

Stamp sets - Hardwood, Lovely as a Tree, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Early Espresso, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Banners framelets, Big Shot, Neutrals Candy Dots, Linen Thread

If you haven't seen the new Occasions seasonal catalog, check it out online.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Bootiful Occasions for winter

It is definitely a winter day around here and I wanted to create a winter card for my Friday nursing home project so I used the ladies snow boot from Bootiful Occasions and paired it with the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack. I tried a couple of the patterns and they both worked great.

Stamp sets - Bootiful Occasions
Cardstock - Whisper White, Island Indigo, Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Black Staz On, Soft Sky marker
Accessories - Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Large Oval punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, 3/8" Whisper White Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals