Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On It's Way

Supplies: Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular  Paper: kraft and white  Ink: Versamark  Accessories: Darice egg embossing folder, Sizzix embossing folder, Prickly Pear die cut, Silhouette pinking circle cut file, detail white embossing powder, dimensionals, Stampin Up ribbon, pink and blue 3 mm pom poms.

I adore this little bunny, and I am having fun making some CAS cards with it.  I wanted a more dainty embossing folder for the pink one, and thought the Easter egg folder would be great for the blue one.  I wasn't sure the large eggs would work with the small focal image, but I think that it looks sweet.  Thanks for stopping by!


Hoppy Easter

Supplies: Stamps: Eggstra Spectacular Paper: Neenah white, pear pizzazz  Ink: Memento tuxedo black  Accessories: pear pizzazz ribbon, 3mm pom pom, colored pencils, Adorning Accents edgelits, oval frame embossing folder, stamp a ma jig
I was browsing through the featured stamper's gallery and came upon this cute CAS card.  I loved the simplicity.  I added a touch of color by adding the scalloped edge and ribbon.  I also changed the orientation of the oval frame and made it an almost square card.  I started out with a 4.25x4.25 and then added the edge, so now it is about 4.25x4.5  Now I can't seem to get the "Here comes Peter Cottontail, hopping down the bunny trail, hippity, hoppity, Easter's on it's way..." out of my head... :)  Happy Stamping!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Make a Wish

Supplies: Paper: white and strawberry  Accessories: scallop border punch, MFT pennant die cut, Sizzix birthday embossing folder, copic markers. ZIG wink of stella clear
Hello Stampers!  This weeks CAS challenge on SCS is to use dry embossing.  I die cut the pennant and then embossed the make a wish greeting.  I colored the embossed image with copic markers and added glitter to the star and candle of the focal image.  To complete the card I added a scalloped border trim to the top of the card.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Blushing Bunny

Supplies: Stamps: Penny Black Ink: SU white craft, Memento Luxe wedding dress, SU pink piourette  Paper: GKD kraft, pear pizazz  Accessories: Impressions Obsessions bunny die cut, Martha Stewart grass border punch, SU border punch, pink twine, mini black/brown pearl, pom pom, studio matte finish, paintbrush, water
I made this card for the CASology's challenge, blush.  I added pink to his cheeks and ears, and a blush bow to meet the requirements of this challenge. 
I started this card my punching the scallop lace border on each side of my focal panel.  Then I ran it through the Big Shot to dry emboss my bunny die cut.  To add color I used the white wash technique, and then added pink on the ears and his cheek.  Then I applied the Studio matte finish to the pink twine, smoothed it out, and tied the tiniest bow I have ever tied and shaped the bow.  I let this dry and then applied a pom pom for the tail.  I inked up the border using the white craft ink to have it stand out from the card base.  I punched out the grass border and pulled the grass back to add some dimension after I adhered it to the focal panel.  Lastly, I added a pearl for the eye, stamped my sentiment, and adhered the focal panel.  There were two more bunnies in the die cut set, I might make the same style card with the other two bunnies.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 9, 2014


Supplies: Stamps: Feeling Sentimental  Paper: black, kraft, white  Ink: Memento Luxe tuxedo black  Accessories: Martha Stewart butterfly punch, acetate, Doodlebug twine, My Favorite Things flourish die cut, candy dots
It is fun how sometimes our creations turn out completely different as they were planned.  I was browsing through the Featured Stamper's gallery and found this card.  I liked the simplicity and thought I would change the label to a butterfly, and to incorporate the colors I was going to punch out a butterfly in each of the colors, stack them up, and then you would see the colors on the wings.  So I got started and I decided I liked just the white layer with this particular butterfly punch, and I was going to add the colors with the candy dots.  I didn't have the right color, but found the ones I used.  Then I looked over at a card my Mom had made and I liked how she used this flourish die cut with a butterfly punch so I got mine out and thought it would be fun to cut it out of acetate.  I added it to the kraft and things started to roll.   I found some twine to match, and accented the butterfly with some black dots like the original card.  Looking back at the original card I was CASEing I thought I really strayed, but the inspiration all started with her lovely card! 
Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Celebrate Carnival Style

Supplies: Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental  Paper: early espresso, burlap paper, Distress watercolor paper Ink: Black Staz On, Distress Ink: faded jeans, peacock feathers, wild honey, peeled paint  Accessories: stampin up button, K & Company twine, water spritzer, heat tool

The inspiration for this card came from the current CASology challenge, carnival theme,  and a tutorial I watched by Jennifer McGuire: Distress Ink Bleed.  It looked like fun, and I gave it a try on this card.  I would have liked more of the blue on the stamped image, but didn't want to redo it.  So I added a blue accent in the twine.  I cut the banner from burlap paper, what a cool product that is!  And I received a pin from a friend on this button treatment.  Loved the look and thought it would be great on this card. 

Thanks for stopping by, and Happy Stamping!

Merry Christmas

Supplies: Paper: white, silver glitter, light blue  Accessories: merry and snowflake framelits and square lattice embossing folder
I have been seeing a lot of tutorials on using die cut inlays.  I decided to give it a try.  I really like the look, but I don't think it could be a card to mass produce for the holidays.  The framelits left a mark when I cut the images out so I decided to emboss the blue and white to cover up those marks.  Thanks for looking!