Thursday, August 30, 2007
The flowers are heat embossed, using Really Rust craft ink and clear embossing powder. The paper is Apple Cider, also available Sept. 1.
I also used the Sanded background stamp in River Rock over the three blooms and sponged the whole layer with Classic Really Rust ink.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Think Happy Thoughts is the other stamp set used (thanks so much). The circles are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Monday, August 27, 2007
A Word Window Punch makes the elongated hole for the spinning circles, which were punched with 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches. Stick a dimensional to the middle back of the layered circles. Stick on a penny. Stick on another dimensional (on the penny), and stick the second penny to that.
You put one penny toward the inside of the gift note (curve the front a bit to fit the back penny through the window so the spinner spins on the dimensional holding the pennies together) and the circles spin when you tip the card left or right.You can stamp a greeting for the inside of the gift note, place your business card there to hand out to potential customers, or a gift card!
The slit punches are already there for you, as is the notch and slit to hold the gift note closed.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
The flower (Pretties kit) was colored using an aqua painter with watercolor crayons, and a sponge dauber. It was adhered with a dimensional and the pearl was stuck on with mini glue dots.
Saturday, August 25, 2007
This card uses Big Flowers, Think Happy Thoughts, and the Polka Dot background. The colors used are Garden Green, Wild Wasabi (double-stitched ribbon), Really Rust and River Rock.
It's hard to tell from the scan, but the inside circles are popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals. There are gold brads in the middle of the outside circles, and a fire rhinestone brad in the center of the middle circle. Hope you like it!
Friday, August 24, 2007
This card uses Groovy Guava card stock and Darling Doodles paper, along with Purely Pomegranate card stock and double-stitched ribbon, and the tag corner punch.
Moose trivia: Moose live in the northern parts of America and Eurasia. They are the largest members of the deer family, the biggest moose as high as seven feet at the shoulders.
Despite their size and strength, moose tend to act very kindly toward their environment. Moose treat other animals and their surroundings with respect and care. Moose can be deadly if they feel threatened or angered: they may charge the opponent or kick forcefully with their hind legs. However, moose generally do not attack other creatures unless they or their offspring are in danger. They prefer to avoid hurting others if possible. (Source: http://www.mymoose.com/Moose_Facts/moose_facts.html)
Thursday, August 23, 2007
The Soft Sky card stock is textured and difficult to see in this photo. It's accented with Blue Bayou card stock and double-stitched ribbon.
Nobody said a scrapbook page had to be difficult, now did they?
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
The ribbon from the Sherbet Ribbon Originals doesn't hurt either. It's got a bit of Always Artichoke grosgrain around it.
Trivia: How many feathers are there on a bird? Someone has actually counted the number of feathers on many species of birds. The tiny Ruby-throated Hummingbird has relatively few at 940 feathers. At the high extreme, the Swan has some 20,000 feathers. (Source: http://www.wbu.com/chipperwoods/kids.htm)
Sunday, August 19, 2007
The butterfly was cut out and stuck on with a Stampin' Dimensional. I love not only the word stamps in this set, but also the way they move.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Louise added white dots to the snowflakes with her Unibal white gel pen. The card uses Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate ink and card stock. The christmas greeting came from Everyday Flexible Phrases.
Overall, the stamp set has a retro look to it, but as you can see by this card, that doesn't mean your projects will look retro! Give it a try.
Thursday, August 16, 2007
What's also nice is they fit perfectly with a 1/2" circle punch.
This card uses some Wintergreen paper, and new In Colors Blue Bayou and Soft Sky, along with the double-stitched Soft Sky ribbon.
This card does bring joy....
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
The Merry Christmas stamp comes from the Level 1 hostess set, Party Punch, which works well with the designer label punch AND the 1 3/8" circle punch (notice the bravo burgundy circle matting the greeting?). The inside circle was punched out with a 1/2" circle punch and stuck on with a dimensional.
This card is a different shape, too - 3" x 6". It's a pleasing size, and SU! carries the envelopes! What a bonus!!!
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The snowflake comes from Snowflake Spot, while the Warm Wishes comes from Hugs & Wishes. There's a little bling of hodgepodge hardware and double-stitched Blue Bayou ribbon, as well as some designer paper decorated down the side with the spiral punch.
Wishing you warm wishes....
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Here's a full-size Christmas card that uses strips of real red and old olive card stock, along with a strip from Dashing designer paper.
Add some 5/8" red grosgrain on some double-stitched River Rock grosgrain and you've got a festive card that's just right for anybody!
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Of course, snow seems a long ways off since it's only August... but on those hot days, it's a nice dream.
If you think you live in a state where it doesn't or won't snow, check this out:
Snow trivia: Practically every location in the United States has seen snowfall. Even most portions of southern Florida have seen a few snow flurries. (National Snow and Ice Data Center, http://nsidc.org/snow/science.html)
Friday, August 10, 2007
This card uses the small and large tag punches, the small and large oval punches, and a 1/8" hand punch, along with some prints designer paper and black gingham ribbon.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
Wednesday, August 8, 2007
The card at left was heavily inspired by SU! demo Michelle Fischer, who does amazing things with card stock. Louise changed up the round medallion layers and colors, as well as added the thinking of you from the Three for You Punch Box, but otherwise the design is the same.
Louise also made a matching purse box (Michelle did a great demo at convention) that holds a set of these cards. It's amazing!
Saturday, August 4, 2007
Hung up on the Holidays hasn't seen much use, but will this year. The colors used on this card are Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa and Not Quite Navy, along with caramel gingham ribbon.
The Be Merry sentiment at the bottom is from Warm Words.
Friday, August 3, 2007
This card was made with the snowflake stamp from Perfect Presentation (Level 2 hostess set) and Many Merry Messages.
Add a little chocolate taffeta ribbon (it's very soft and pretty in real life) and you've got a yummy, simple card.
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Seeing Spots coordinates with the Spot On jumbo wheel, Big Pieces, Little Pieces and more.
On this card, the stamp was inked with Rose Red, punched out and layered on a punched out scallop. The card also features our new 5/8" burgundy grosgrain and Rose Red prints designer paper.
The thinking of you came from the Three for You punch box, which is featured in our August promotion - purchase the punch box for $45.95 and receive 30 Love Notes (3" x 3") featuring textured So Saffron, Wild Wasabi and Purely Pomegranate card stock for FREE (that's a $12.95 value). You can contact us with your order.