Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
I got a little caught up in making snow themed cards. This is a pretty simple card and features a few products currently available at reduced prices during the Online Extravaganza- the scallop edge punch and the "ready, set, snow!" stamp from the Best Wishes and More stamp set.
- Real Red
- Garden Green
Designer Series Paper-
- Merry Moments
- Best Wishes and More
- Season of Friendship
- Scallop Edge Punch
- Shimmer White Paint
- Chocolate Chip
The only real trick to this card is lining up the scallops when punching. I just picked one spot on the guide and started my paper in that location for each side. When stamping with the shimmer paint, it works best to use a paint brush to apply the paint.
God Bless and Happy Stampin!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
- Best Wishes & More stamp set
- Eight Great Greetings stamp set
- On a Pedestal stamp set
- Earth Elements Stampin' Spots Classic
- Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- Old Olive 1/2" striped grosgrain ribbon
- Flower Designer brads
For some inspiration, I'll share some cards I made using items from the Ultimate Stampers' Bundle. The first card is one I made for my sister's birthday. I used the Best Wishes and More Stamp Set. This is really a great starter set so I'm not at all surprised to see that Stampin' Up! included it in an Ultimate Stampers' Bundle. This is one of the most versatile stamp sets I own. The stamp set includes a snowflake flower, leaf, heart, and bird. It also includes several generic phrases which work year round.
For papers, I used Cameo Coral, Garden Green and Whisper White card stocks. I've also snuck in some retired Designer Series Paper in the background, but you could just as easily substitute your own favorites. I just happened to have this with me here while visiting in laws. It snuck in between my card stock. I stamped the images using Melon Mambo, Glorious Green, and Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pads.
You'll also see at the bottom, I used the scallop edge punch. This punch is also available during the Online sale for $11.17, a 30% savings.
For some additional inspiration using the Best Wishes and More Stamp Set, here are some previous projects I've shared. You can find the recipe by clicking on the captions below each photo:
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Card Stock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Real Red, Soft Suede and Dusty Durango
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God Bless and happy stamping!
Friday, November 20, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This design uses textured Old Olive and Very Vanilla card stock. The Very Vanilla card stock is placed off-center to one side of the page. Using Merry Moments Designer Series paper, I accented the Very Vanilla card stock on the top and bottom with two small strips of the snowflake paper. Along the other side, I stamped 3 snow flakes from the Patterned Pines using White Shimmer Paint.
Next, I just need a little winter fun to capture a cute picture of the kids in the snow and I have a fun holiday page.
Although 6x6 album is generally used as a gift album for smaller events, I've been considering using this size page and layout as a photo Christmas card. I know my family would enjoy receiving not only a handmade card but also a nice family photo to go along with it. Then, after the holiday cards are over, it can easily be added to a frame. A little two for deal with your annual card giving.
God Bless and Happy Stamping!
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
I've included photos of the various panels. There really is no set rule to decorating the envelopes and panels. I tried to make full use of all the scraps left behind when I used my die cuts.
If you'd like to purchase a kit complete with ribbon, assorted embellishments, ribbon, and the paper pre-cut (you add the stamped images), email me. Each kit is $12 + shipping & handling and I accept pay pal.
Friday, November 13, 2009
I'm really having lots of fun playing with My Digital Studio™. I just completed a series of webinar classes so that I can become certified through Stampin' Up!™ for this product. We did cards, scrapbooks, calendars, and multimedia projects. I'm amazed at the versatility of this product. I think you will be to.
Here is a Christmas Card I designed using My Digital Studio. The holidays will soon be here so it is time to start thinking about card designs. My Digital Studio has been a fun way for me to play with possible designs, layouts and color palettes. Many of the same stamp sets and embellishments you'll find in your Idea Book and Catalog will be available in My Digital Studio. I made this card using only the images available when you buy the basic version, Stampin' Up! website. This is also the first card that I sent in for professional printing. It arrived a few days ago and I love the way it turned
Recently I created a scrapbook album template for our soccer teams. After it was ready, I simply saved it without photos and then handed it over to my husband. With no help from me or even training from me, he was able to add the photos to the album creating a wonderful album. I'll try to post the blank template later so you can see how the scrapbook pages turn out.
For now, happy stamping and happy creating!