Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Spring Flowers and Painted Petals

Daffodil Delight and Always Artichoke make a great color combination on today's car. The ribbon is from the free Sale-a-Bration accessory pack and it is so soft! It's great to work with. My Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder sure has gotten a workout this spring. This card is a CASE from Cindy Elam, fellow demonstrator.

Stamp sets - Painted Petals, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Cardstock - Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink - Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Daffodil Delight polyester ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, April 27, 2015

Rose Red Painted Petals

I haven't used Rose Red ink in ages, but I've pulled it out a couple of times in the last month to go with the Painted Blooms DSP. All of the paper in that package is just wonderful. I used a small piece as an accent for this card.

Stamp sets - Painted Petals, Sincere Salutations (retired)
Cardstock - Rose Red, Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink - Rose Red, Old Olive
Accessories - Stylish Stripes Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Large Oval and Scalloped Oval punches, 3/8" White taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Celebrate Today with Hot Air Balloons

Look at these cute hot air balloons! They were made with the Celebrate Today stamp set from the Occasions catalog. There's lots of texture on this card and it really pops in person. It could be used for a child or an adult, a male or a female. It's just fun! This card was CASED from Dianne Sisneros on Pinterest.

Stamp sets - Celebrate Today
Cardstock - Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Gold Foil sheets
Ink - Night of Navy, Tangelo Twist
Accessories - Balloon Framelits Dies, Big Shot, Confetti Stars Border Punch, Tombo Multi Adhesive

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Painted Petals Thinking of You

Another card made with the Painted Petals stamp set.  I made three more cards this week with this stamp set. It's so versatile and easy to adapt to any layout. It's probably the most useful set in the Occasions catalog.

Stamp sets - Painted Petals, Wetlands
Cardstock - Soft Sky, Whisper White
Ink - Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz, Tuxedo Black Memento
Accessories - Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Ovals Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Thick Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, April 20, 2015

Just Kidding Again

Here's another card from your 110 lb. friend! This card is much cuter in person. It didn't really photograph well.

Stamp sets - Just Kidding
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Cardstock - Whisper Whie, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (used the Blushing Bride paper), Rose Red (hearts)
Accessories - Confetti Heart Punch, Paper Snips, Thin line Black Marker (I used the Project Life Journaling Pen) Basic Rhinestones, Tombo Adhesive

I just used scissors to cut the piece of Blushing Bride DSP. I started with a piece 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and took some off the left side and the bottom at an angle for both. Then I just drew a line with the black marker, not trying to make it straight!! The lady on the couch is fussy cut with my Paper Snips after I colored her and just glued her to the card with Tombo Adhesive. It's a really interesting layout I found on Pinterest. You could do any color combo.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

From My Heart Teapot

Gwen, one of my hostesses over the weekend, requested a card with a teapot on it. I used the stamp set From My Heart to fulfill her request and I was quite pleased with the result.  I CASED it from a card I found on Pinterest but don't know to whom the original credit goes.

Stamp sets - From My Heart
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Back to Black Designer Series Paper
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Scalloped Tag Topper punch, 2" circle punch, 5/8" Organza Ribbon, paper snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

I stamped the teapot/friendship stamp and punched it out with the 2" circle punch. Then I stamped it again on a piece of scrap and "fussy cut" the friendship banner out and used dimensionals to attach it over the original stamped friendship (that had it's tails cut off with the 2" punch)

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Sheltering Tree in the Spring

This is my card for the nursing home this week.  Though it doesn't have a lot of pieces for them to put together, the "awesomeness" of the card makes up for it. Do you get that I like this card a lot?!?
I made the Hello spring tag on the computer -  it's not a stamp. I sure hope Sheltering Tree makes it into the new catalog. I don't want it to go away when this Occasions catalog expires June 2.  The new catalog is right around the corner. The retirement list comes out next week. Exciting!

I love the beautiful trees and spring flowers this time of year and wanted to capture it in my card this week.  I wish the "warm" spring weather would get here and stay!!

Stamp sets - Sheltering Tree
Cardstock - Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink - Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Coral of the Color Box Chalk Inkpad
Accessories - Scallop Edge Border Punch, Small Oval Punch, 3/8" White taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals

I tried the Pink Pirouette ink and it wasn't quite dark enough. I bought one color of the new Color Box Chalk Inkpads in Rose Coral and hadn't tried it yet, so I thought I'd check it out. It's made to work on dark colors (like a chalkboard) but it worked great on my Whisper White.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

More Just Kidding

Oh boy, is this stamp set fun!! I used a different sentiment this time.  I have to agree, it is a stupid system !!  Used the Back to Black Designer Series Paper for this one and accented in Real Red.  Took me back to my teaching days in West Carrollton - the Pirate's colors are red and black.

Stamp sets - Just Kidding
Cardstock - Basic Black, Whisper White, Back to Black Designer Series Paper, Real Red
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Write Markers
Accessories - Petite Petals Punch, Basic Pearls, Painted Blooms Thick Baker's Twine (white)

I did use the Nude Blendabilities Pen for the skin color but the rest of the markers are the Stampin' Write markers.  I sure hope they come up with a replacement for the failed Blendabilites, as I sure did enjoy using them.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Just Kidding

Just Kidding is a new photopolymer stamp set available from Stampin' Up! I took the example from Stampin' Up! and cased it. It's a really funny set. I can't wait to send this card to a friend!!

Stamp sets - Just Kidding
Cardstock - Whisper White, Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer Paper
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin' Write Markers,
Accessories - Confetti Heart Border Punch, Painted Blooms cotton twine (white)

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Painted Tulips

I used the tulips from the Painted Petals stamp set to make the card for my nursing home project for tomorrow. It's quite simple on purpose but I love the brightness of the Pacific Point ink and cardstock.

Stamp sets - Painted Petals, Papillion Potpourri, A Dozen Thoughts
Cardstock - Pacific Point, Whisper White
Ink - Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi
Accessories - 2 1/2" circle punch, Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing folder, Big Shot, Small Oval Punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, 3/8" White Taffeta Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Sponge, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Painted Petals Thank You

I just love everything about this stamp set!! And it coordinates nicely with the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper. Apparently some of the early photopolymer sets of Painted Petals had 18 stamps in them instead of 13.  I made this card with some demonstrator friends (and this card is CASED from Danielle Stackhouse) and this particular set had the 18 stamps. My set does not and it doesn't have the small cluster of flowers used here but I'm sure you can adapt if yours is a set of 13 also.

Stamp sets - Painted Petals
Cardstock - Soft Sky, Whisper White, Painted Blooms DSP
Ink - Soft Sky, Pear Pizzazz (or Wild Wasabi), So Saffron, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Ovals Collection Thinlits, Big Shot, Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,Wild Wasabi thick bakers twine from the Painted Blooms collection, Basic Pearls, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

I think my favorite thing about this card is the line of So Saffron dots along the bottom of the oval. I wouldn't have thought to do that myself and it really sets the card off.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Balloon Bash

I was busy with getting ready for our family Easter gathering and I've been reorganizing my stamp room. The walk in closet was a mess and I tackled it yesterday and today. I'm happy to say I can walk in it and not risk tripping and there are some empty spaces on the shelves. Mission accomplished! So back to stamping and posting.

Today's card is bright and cheery. I love the colors!! It would be a great card for any age or gender.

Stamp sets - Balloon Bash, Express Yourself (retired Hostess), On Your Birthday (retired)
Cardstock - Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper
Ink - Coastal Cabana, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight
Accessories - Paper Snips, Stampin' Dimensionals

(inside of card)

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

BYOP gift card holder

What does BYOP stand for?  Buy your own present! Love this stamp set. Lots of sayings for giving cash and gift cards and a multitude of ways to make the cards and/or holders.

Stamp sets - BYOP
Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack, Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper
Ink - Cherry Cobbler
Accessories - Bow Builder Punch, Word Window Punch, Basic Rhinestones, Glue Dots