Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

Supplies: Stamps: Happy Heart Day Paper: Bo Bunny, Brown, Green, White Cardstock Ink: Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black Accessories: Copic Markers, Decorative Label Punch, Heart Border Punch, Word Window Punch, Slot Punch, glitter brads, Nestabilities label, gingham ribbon, brown thin twine

I like to make special Valentines for my nieces and nephew. This one is for my nephew! I used the SCS sketch challenge 317 for the layout of the card. This is not my usual CAS card, and I made such a mess making it! But it was fun layering and adding embellishments! I will post again to show you how to make the frame of the sentiment. I used the decorative label punch. Well it is off to work I go! Have a great day!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Fall to Layout

Supplies: Stamps: SU Paper: Basic Grey, ivory, and brown Ink: memento rich cocoa
Accessories: ek success border punch

I made this card awhile ago and forgot to post it. I used a sketch from the Clean and Simple blog. I like the layout a lot. I wasn't sure how the stamped images would look on the patterned paper, but I think they stand their own fairly well. Thanks so much for looking! Have a great day!

Monday, January 24, 2011

CAS Fluttering Flourish Card

Supplies: Stamps: GKD Paper: GKD and Hobby Lobby Ink: Versamagic Purple Hydrangea
Accessories: ticket punch, cb embossing border, SU butterfly embosslit, white dmc floss

I was able to go into work later today because the children had off of school, so I actually made this card before school! What a great way to start out a day, if only I could do this everyday! I guess I'll have to wait for summer to do that! I made this for the CAS challenge on SCS, to use flourishes on your CAS card. I found a butterfly already die cut with a flourish on it, and then I was going through my embossing folders and found a flourish embossing border that I could use as well. I partially embossed it and popped up the butterfly at the top. I added my sentiment and ticket punched the corners, and I was done.

I didn't have too much stamping time this weekend. I ended up finally taking down our Christmas tree?!?! And cooking meals ahead since it is going to be a busy week ahead. And I had to watch the Packer game! Go Pack Go! So excited we're headed to the SuperBowl! But I should have another post this week.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Die cuts and punches oh my!

Supplies: Stamps SU Paper: white, cherry cobbler, early espresso Ink: early espresso Accessories: swiss dots embossing folder, mover and shaper heart, su heart embosslit, heart punch, button embosslit, dmc floss, su border punch, word window punch, modern label punch and mover and shaper

Don't you love punches and die cuts??!! I think I may be a little obssessed with them myself! I had fun using them on this card! The card is folded like a gatefold card but horizontal. The heart is adhered at the bottom and helps keep the card closed.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Embossed Valentine

Supplies: Stamps: Hero Arts and SU French Script Paper: black, cherry cobbler, ivory Ink: TPC graphite, black and cherry cobbler markers Accessories: top note die cut, sizzix flourish heart embossing folder, wright's ribbon, gem

It's time for some Valentine's! Michael's had some super cute new Sizzix embossing folders. My Mom discovered that the flourish folder fit inside the top note die cut, so I took her idea and used it to make this card. When using the embossing folder it was a pretty tight fit to get it centered on the top note die cut. I stumbled upon this link by Tim Holtz and made a cut in my embossing folder to allow me to center the flourish on the top note die. Next, I took Mary's punch concept and used it with the top note die cut. I also used her scrunchy ribbon technique for my ribbon treatment. To finish off the card I embossed the heart and cut it out in red and adhered it to the flourish and added a gem in the center.

Better get going, off to work!

Monday, January 10, 2011

A Day in the Snow

Supplies: Stamps: Tags Til Christmas, Northern Hearts Ink: Crumb Cake, versamagic night sky, white craft ink Paper: white, crumb cake, and navy blue from scraps Accessories: two tags die cut, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 inch circle punch, scallop border punch, glitter, northern flurry embossing folder, navy blue grograin ribbon, tim holtz applicator used to apply white craft ink on embossed snowflakes.

The CAS challenge this week was the theme of "A Day in the Snow." Ugh, I don't know about you but once Christmas is done, I could do without the white stuff! But, if the flakes must keep falling, we may as well make snowmen! They are just too darn cute! So that is how this card began, I found a snowman I wanted to use, and picked out some of my new goodies from my Stampin' Up order that I received today, and presto, a snowy card was made! :)

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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Two Challenges in One

Supplies: Stamps: GKD Spring Mix Ink: Versamagic Oasis Green, SU Pear Pizzazz, TPC Graphite Paper: Papertrey Ivory, K & Company Poppyseed Designer Mat Pad Accessories: CB Stylized Flower Embossing Folder, Nestabilities labels and classic ovals, Hero Arts envelope liner and flower gems, dimensionals

I combined the Featured Stamper and Just Us Girls Challenges this week. The featured stamper is UKJem and I decided to case this card: May Flowers. And the Just Us Girls Challenge was to use Gina K stamps, decorate your envelope, and make a liner for your envelope.

I started by choosing a paper to line my envelope with. This set my color scheme. Then I chose the GKD Spring Mix stamp set to work with. I decided to used the butterflies in place of the handmade flowers on UKJem's card. I also chose the stylized flower embossing folder because butterflies enjoy flying around flowers. The last change to the card was I chose a different labels nestabilities. I must have chosen a larger oval because I would have had to use a huge label to match UKJem's. So I switched it up to fit on my card. I loved all of the white on white cards UKJem had in her gallery, this was so fun to make!

For the envelope part of the challenge, I remembered I bought a Hero Arts envelope liner template! So I dug it out and used it. I really like the decorative edge it gives. I also rounded the corners to the envelope, and stamped some butterflies on the front of the envelope.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, January 3, 2011

CAS Kissing Technique

Supplies: Stamps: Ornate Blossom, Memory Box sentiment, paisley background cornish heritage farms Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso Paper: GKD white, brown? Accessories: ribbon, labels 16 nestabilities, circle nestabilities, pop dots

Why is it that some cards take hours and some 20 minutes? Like yesterday I spent all afternoon working on the Valentine card, and today 20 minutes on this one! I guess somedays are just more creative than others! :) This card is for the CAS challenge on SCS to use the kissing technique. I have to say this is the first time doing this technique, I was familiar with it but never gave it a go. So happy I did, how cool does that image look?! It turns your stamp into something completely different! So cool!

Well I best get myself ready for bed, the kiddos tired me out today and we are field tripping to the library tomorrow!

Valentine Wishes Featured Stamper

Supplies: Stamps: Savvy, Ink: versamark, Paper: white and red, Accessories: heart nestabilities, sizzix embossing folder, gems, dmc floss, su border punch, white detail embossing powder, plaid ribbon

It's time for a Featured Stamper challenge! The featured stamper this week is White Rock Mama. She has a wonderful gallery. I chose this card to case.
I didn’t change much of the original because I love the card just the way it is. I didn’t have any of the tiny ribbon so I used DMC floss, I used a different embossing folder on the heart, and I added a sentiment instead of the pearls in the bottom right hand corner.

It’s back to work today! I better get going! I might need an extra Diet Coke today!!!
Have a great day!