Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Summer Silhouettes

I'm for anything with the word summer in it these days, but I really do like this stamp set. It's fresh!! I used Naturals White cardstock with Raspberry Ripple and it's quite nice. I CASED this card from Debbie Currier.

Stamp sets - Summer Silhouettes
Cardstock - Naturals White, Raspberry Ripple
Ink - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Raspberry Ripple
Accessories - Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Big Shot, Very Vintage Designer Buttons, Linen Thread, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Core'dinations Cardstock

I made this card with a competitor's embossing folder and an old Stampin' Up! set called Plane and Simple. I used the background from The Open Sea set and it all came together nicely! I used Early Espresso Core'dinations cardstock and actually made it before I saw that the Core'dinations cardsock was on the retired list. I ordered another pack of the Neutrals because I don't want to be without. If it's something you like or want to try, better order it soon.

Stamp sets - Plane and Simple (retired), Loving Thoughts, The Open Sea
Cardstock - Naturals Ivory, Early Espresso Core'dinations
Ink - Early Espresso
Accessories - Big Shot, Sanding Block, Linen Thread, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Springtime Tulips

Boy I've been lazy when it comes to stamping! I haven't been in my stamp room for a week! I was so bad, I gave my granddaughters gift cards for Easter in the cardboard they came in - no Easter decorating at all! I actually felt guilty, but by that time I didn't have time to do anything about it! So I decided I'd better at least start getting ready for my Friday stamping (had last week off). I found a card by Renee Kohnke that I wanted to CASE. I thought the tulips in the circle were a nice touch. And I probably wouldn't have thought to put Rose Red and Pool Party together, but I like it! I made one with a sentiment and one with just butterflies. I'll use the one with the sentiment on Friday because the ladies at the nursing home don't think it's a real card without words!!

Stamp sets - Easter Blessings
Cardstock - Pool Party, Rose Red, Whisper White, Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Black, Rose Red and Wild Wasabi markers
Accessories - Big Shot, Circles Framelits, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Basic Rhinestones, Rose Red taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Field Flowers with Perfect Pennants

I found a card similar to this on Pinterest and had to give it a try. It's a great all purpose card!

Stamp sets - Field Flowers, Perfect Pennants, French Foliage (retired)
Cardstock - Crumb Cake, Naturals Ivory
Ink - Primrose Petals, Old Olive
Accessories - Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Neutrals Candy Dots, Crochet Trim, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

If you don't have French Foliage, Gorgeous Grunge would work just as well.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Block stamping with Summer Silhouettes

I saw a card similar to this on Pinterest but I can't determine who actually created the card so I can give proper credit for the CASE. I really like it a lot. I used the D clear block by Stampin' Up! and inked it in Sahara Sand. Then I pressed it directly onto my Whisper White cardstock to get the block background behind the flowers. I placed a post it note right at the bottom of the stamped square so the stems wouldn't be below the background and stamped the flowers in black. I created a second one as a sympathy card. I think you could find lots of occasions for this card.

Stamp sets - Summer Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Cardstock - Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White
Ink - Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories - D stamping block, Black ribbon

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Another Easter Bunny Punch Art Card

I made another Easter Bunny using punches for the card we'll be making on Friday at the nursing home.  This is just the back silhouette of the bunny. I used the 1" and the 1 3/8" circle punches and Extra Large Oval punch for the body and the ears are punched with the Blossom Petals Builder punch. I bought some pom poms from Hobby Lobby to use for the tail. Then I just threw on some springy flowers and butterflies - and it's pretty darn cute!

Stamp sets - Teeny Tiny Wishes, Papillon Potpourri
Cardstock - Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Crumb Cake, Wisteria Wonder
Ink - Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Frame Collections die, 1" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Extra Large Oval punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch (retired), Bitty Butterfly punch, Small and Large oval punches, Trio Flower punch (retired), White Signo Gel penk Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, April 7, 2014

Petite Petals with Happy Watercolor

I saw a similar card to the one I made today on Pinterest. I took the "center" idea and ran with it to come up with a design of my own. This card has a lot of texture!! Love it!

Stamp sets - Petite Petals, Happy Watercolor, On Your Birthday (retired)
Cardstock - Very Vanilla, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Ink - Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
Accessories - Big Shot, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Chevron Border Punch, Petite Petals Punch, 5/8" Natural Chevron Ribbon, Distressing Tool, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Pearls

I did all the sponging with Crumb Cake ink. If you distress your cardstock after you sponge, be sure and touch up the sponging for the full effect.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Easter Bunny Card

There are lots of these bunnies floating around on the blogs and internet, but I copied my idea from Nancy Amato. I thought it would be a perfect card for my nursing home ladies tomorrow. It's made with the Ovals Framelits and the 3/4"x15/16" oval punch. I made the eyes with the "punch outs" from an old hole punch, but you could draw them on too.

Stamp sets - Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock - Whisper White, Soft Sky, Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack, Basic Black
Ink - Blushing Bride
Accessories - Big Shot, Ovals Framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 3/4"x15/16" punch, Large and small oval punches, Stampin' Sponge, Basic Black Marker

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Perfect Pennants with Banner Blast

Here's a cute card I made using the Perfect Pennants stamp set with the Banners framelits. I used the Banner Blast stamp set and the Banner punch that was free during Sale-A-Bration to coordinate with it. It would make a great child or teen card as well as any adult.

Stamp sets - Perfect Pennants, Banner Blast, Hardwood
Cardstock - Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Ink - Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories - Big Shot, Banner Framelits, Banner punch, 3/8" Crumb Cake taffeta ribbon, Linen thread, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals