The little flower is from Baroque Motifs while the saying is from Elegant Inspirations.There's a square fire rhinestone brad in the turned-up corner of the double-sided paper called Brocade Background. What's great about this sheet of paper is that it looks like four different pieces of paper were used.
Saturday, June 30, 2007
Thursday, June 28, 2007
The colors are Purely Pomegranate and Blue Bayou. The white StazOn obviously needs reinking... but you get the idea. The rhinestone brads are all from the fire circle collection, and coordinate nicely with the pomegranate, though it's hard to tell from this scan.
Monday, June 25, 2007
The sweeping bold lines make it easy to watercolor with an aqua painter and watercolor crayons.
The leaves down the right side of the card come from Perennial Favorites, and the background is Flannel stamped in Pumpkin Pie ink on More Mustard card stock.
To finish, crimp some Old Olive card stock, add some linen thread and a couple of fire rhinestones.
Did you know: The largest pumpkins are really squash.
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Thursday, June 21, 2007
This card holder features a cut-down brown lunch bag (5 3/4" tall) between two layers (5 1/4" x 8 1/2") of Purely Pomegranate card stock.
Punch the handles one at a time, moving the key tag punch as far into the top of the card stock as you can before punching, then laying it over the other side as a template.
Stamp the greeting, use the ticket corner punch for a little added somethin'-somethin' on the corners, layer on black card stock and add silver brads in the corners.
Add a little hemp and enough gingham ribbon to tie a nice bow and you've got yourself a great gift.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
The scalloped edge at the bottom was made using a small corner rounder punch. It was EASY!
The other colors on this card are Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip.
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
The other stamps used on this card: Paisley background in Purely Pomegranate, and All Through the Year. The card body is River Rock.
Tip: The legs are bigger on the new rhinestone brads than on the other brads Stampin' Up! carries, so use a 1/8" punch to make the hole for these instead of the 1/16" punch.
Trivia: The full quote by Henry Ward Beecher is "Blessed are the happiness makers. Blessed are they who know how to shine on one's gloom with their cheer."
Monday, June 18, 2007
The stamp set is a new Level 3 hostess set called Vases in Vogue - well worth having a $500+ workshop anytime between July 1 and December 30. There are 14 stamps in the set!
The other In Colors are: Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate.
Sunday, June 17, 2007
The background is Aida Cloth, with a little fancy donut from the set stamped over the top of it in Close to Cocoa. And it's hard to see, but the Chocolate Chip card stock behind the flower is crimped.
So how do you like it?
Friday, June 15, 2007
Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Monday, June 11, 2007
All of these stamps are retiring soon: Petal Pushers, Best of Cluck and the Simply Sent Kit "Remembering You."
Sunday, June 10, 2007
At our stamp camp this past weekend, this card was a popular choice. Who doesn't want to make something special for Dad?
Trivia: A moose can swim for up to two hours and as far as 12 miles at a speed of up to 10 km/h (6 mph).
Friday, June 8, 2007
This 6" x 6" Rialto beige tile was purchased at Home Depot (4 for $6.25 or something like that). Wipe off the chalkiness with a wet cloth, then stamp with Stampin' Up! craft pads.
This tile uses the Print Pattern background stamp, as well as the monogram letter "L" and Whimsical Upper & Lower alphabets (retiring June 30).
Pour Glassy Glaze embossing powder over the surface, tap off the excess, and sponge more craft ink around the edges for an antiqued look. Bake in your home or toaster oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. When the tile cools, add ribbons and set on a nice easel. I found a wooden easel that matches the Chocolate Chip craft ink at Six Star (similar to a Dollar Store) for $1.25.
Tile trivia: The breaking strength of Rialto beige 6" x 6" tile is 500 pounds.
Wednesday, June 6, 2007
This is a great gift idea! Especially for Father's Day... though we'd recommend choosing a more masculine paper.
Tuesday, June 5, 2007
Monday, June 4, 2007
It's a shame Beautiful Beach is retiring June 30. Hopefully some other gorgeous shell set will take it's place!
This card is great for beginning stampers since it only uses one pad (Sahara Sand) and a couple pieces of colored card stock (Bashful Blue and Sahara Sand) with Confetti White card stock for the top layer. It's finished with some blue gingham ribbon, paper piercing and sponging. Random fact: The typical peanut butter and jelly sandwich eaten on the beach contains over 7,000 grains of sand! (This is according to http://www.ed.uri.edu/homepage/projects/ocean/SandFacts.htm)
Random fact: The typical peanut butter and jelly sandwich eaten on the beach contains over 7,000 grains of sand! (This is according to http://www.ed.uri.edu/homepage/projects/ocean/SandFacts.htm)
Sunday, June 3, 2007
The 6" x 6" brag book page above uses Happy Everything, which sums up our lives pretty well. The Paisley background stamp was inked in VersaMark and Bashful Blue Stampin' Pastels was applied with a sponge (a technique called Poppin' Pastels). The cherries come from All Through the Year, which is a great scrapbooking set. Add some Hodgepodge Hardware, red gingham and Sweet Shop ribbon originals... badda bing, badda bang... you've got Happy Days!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Friday, June 1, 2007
Slam back a good drink with a friend and save the coasters! Then cover them with some of Stampin' Up!'s Recollections paper and create a one-of-a-kind gift like what you see on the left.
The inside is one sheet of Cranberry Crisp card stock (only available till June 29).
Easy, breezy, beautiful... Stampin' Up!