Sunday, July 29, 2007
Let it snow card
The strip of patterned paper is from Dashing. I'm really loving all the designs! This is a card one of my downline came up with to help out.
Saturday, July 28, 2007
A simple donut card...
Just stamp the "Do not open until Christmas" (Perfect Presentation, Level 2 hostess set), punch it out with a 1 1/4" circle punch and pop it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Monday, July 23, 2007
Take Three is a 6-piece stamp set with something for every season, and then some. Here it was inked using Real Red, Old Olive and Creamy Caramel markers.
And check out the Dashing paper used... just one little strip adds a lot of personality.
Friday, July 20, 2007
The colors used on this card are Blue Bayou (including the double-stitched ribbon), Soft Sky and Mellow Moss. The patterned paper is from Wintergreen.
Wednesday, July 18, 2007
Sleigh Bells Ring...
Technique: Spotlighting with a punch—stamp the image twice and punch out a 1 1/4" circle from one larger image to color in. The 1 3/8" circle punch mats the image perfectly (here with Chocolate Chip card stock). Adhere spotlighted area over the larger image for a fairly quick and easy card.
Tuesday, July 17, 2007
the grand essentials of happiness...
This color combo is growing on me—groovy guava (In Color), Really Rust, and Sage Shadow. Add a little groovy guava print paper and some hodgepodge hardware and you've got a quick and easy card.
Sunday, July 15, 2007
New scallop punch...
This card uses double-stitched blue bayou grosgrain, as well as the 4-piece stamp set It's All Good, a 1 1/4" circle punch, and the new scallop punch with each scallop dotted using the Uni-bal white gel pen. The word "birthday" comes from Happy Everything.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Same thing, only different...
Also, instead of rounding the corners of the card and the saying, I used the ticket corner punch to take off corners.
This is a great workshop make & take that uses a variety of SU! products in a simple way. Hope you like it!
Friday, July 13, 2007
Simple, but sweet...
This sample caught my eye (p. 139). I didn't have the set used, but did have Baroque Motifs. Everything else about the card is the same. It's stamped in River Rock on River Rock card stock. Add a 4 1/4" piece of fat chocolate grosgrain and an antique brass brad... plus this terrific saying from All Holidays, round the corners and you've got a very sophisticated and simple card.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
In Color love notes...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007
A flower for a friend...
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
The new double-stitched grosgrain comes in all of the new In Colors and is 3/8" wide. Love it!
Monday, July 9, 2007
Party Punches sample...
The card body is River Rock, with Elegant Eggplant and the new designer paper Brocade Background. This also uses the designer label punch, as well as the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches.
Sunday, July 8, 2007
Birthdays are good reason to celebrate...
The scallop was made using a corner rounder punch, and Celebrate is from the Wonderful Words set.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
Merry Christmas to you...
Merry Christmas is from Hugs & Wishes, and the celery print paper is now offered in specific color packs in multiple patterns (love that!).
Technique: Rock 'n' Roll - The tree stamp was first stamped in the lighter color (Wild Wasabi), then rock 'n' rolled around the edges of the rubber in the darker color ink (Not Quite Navy) for a bi-color effect.
The scalloped edges on the Not Quite Navy strips was achieved using a corner rounder punch.
Friday, July 6, 2007
Cherish the life we have...
The toughest part of this card was trying to freehand cut the black layer behind the big flower. Yikes!
Of course the stamp set is Baroque Motifs. Love it! It's difficult to tell by looking, but the flourish is embossed on River Rock card stock in black. And there's a circle ice rhinestone in the big flower. It's quite elegant in real life.
Trivia: The song Cherish was written and performed by Kool and The Gang. Many times it only takes a word to remind me of a song.
Here's the chorus:
Cherish the love we have
we should cherish the life we live
Cherish the love
cherish the life
cherish the love.
Do you remember this song?
Thursday, July 5, 2007
Wild about Wasabi...
This card shows SU!'s 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, as well as the designer label punch. Those layers are added to the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
Trivia: There are exactly 109 varieties of poinsettias available, but 69% of Americans still prefer red poinsettias, 7% prefer white, and 14% prefer pink. (The Poinsettia Pages, University of Illinois Extension).
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
Happy Fourth of July!
This card has that "sparkle" with lots of Dazzling Diamonds glitter around the stars (from All Through The Year) and around the actual word (from Warm Words).
The white thread is actually grosgrain ribbon with one edge cut off so you're left with fringe and lots of threads.
Tidbit: Independence Day, 2007 — Two hundred thirty-one years ago, 56 brave men signed their names to a bold creed of freedom that set the course of our Nation and changed the history of the world. On this anniversary, we remember the great courage and conviction of our Founders, and we celebrate the enduring principles of our Declaration of Independence. Through selfless sacrifice and unrelenting determination, the patriots of the American Revolution ensured that our Nation's claim to liberty and equality would not be dismissed or forgotten. The ideals they fought for and the country they helped establish are lasting symbols of hope to the entire world. (From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/independenceday/2007/)
Tuesday, July 3, 2007
Mix and mingle...
Stampin' Up!'s small and large tag punches make layering a breeze. The small snowflake is also from the hostess set. The pattern stamp (in Wild Wasabi on Wild Wasabi card stock) is from Background Sampler.
Monday, July 2, 2007
A cutter kit was used to rough up the edges of the Very Vanilla and Chocolate Chip top layers. If you don't have the ticket corner punch, get it! It's easy to use and a great accessory to have if you love brads.