Thursday, December 29, 2011

Non-traditional Valentines

I must say that this was completely different in my head, when I started it.  I changed my mind about which stamps to use, then which accessories...but I like it!   We don't always have to use hearts for Valentine cards.  That's my story, and I'm sticking to it.

Stamps:  Mixed Bunch, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Very Vanilla, Everyday Enchantment designer series papers

Ink:  Peach Parfait, Pool Party

Other:  Blossom/Word Window/Modern Lable punches, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack, Large Pearl Basic Jewels, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder

Elementary Essentials

I'm finally getting a chance to play with my SAB order!  I love these papers.  The colors aren't anything I would have put together myself, but they work wonderfully.

Stamps:  Elementary Essentials

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Lucky Limeade, Everyday Enchantment designer series papers

Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Crumb Cake

Other:  Everyday Enchantment Ribbon & Brad pack, Stampin' Dimensionals, Curly Label punch

Gnome Love

I can't wait to use these little gnomes more in the coming months.  They are so dang cute!  Non-traditional Valentine colors here, because I'm using some of the Sale-a-Bration designer papers...they are really beautiful in real life.

Stamps:  Gnome Sweet Gnome, Gnomenclature

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Whisper White, Everyday Enchantment designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Big Shot, Labels Collection Framelits, Modern Label punch, Large & Scallop Oval punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Markers (Peach Parfait, Pool Party, Blush Blossom, So Saffron)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Box of Christmas Cards

I made a box of 20 cards for my Book Club gift exchange.  10 of each of these designs.  Very simple, but pretty enough.

Stamps:  Warmest of Wishes, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Very Vanilla, retired Christmas papers that I can't remember the name of...

Ink:  Old Olive

Other:  1 1/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop punch, Stampin' dimensionals, Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon

Here's the box.  And I did include envelopes with it, so they can be sent out immediately!

Coaster Calendar

I made 8 of these stand-up coaster calendars for my Book Club, and they loved them!  They're very easy to make - just cover coasters with papers.  I did Pear Pizzazz cardstock on the back side of the coasters.  And I generally don't buy coasters.  You can get square and circle shaped coasters at just about any bar for free.


Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, Greenhouse Gala designer series paper (retired)

Other:  Pewter Jumbo eyelets, crop-o-dile, Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, glue stick, coasters, calendars

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Triple Treat Flower in Black

Something a little more formal looking for a wedding.

Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Whisper White

Ink:  Black  (it's just stamped off for the middle flower layer)

Other:  Big Shot, Finial Press embossing folder, Fancy Flower punch, 5-petal Flower punch, Large Oval punch, Whisper White 5/8" Satin ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Pearl Basic Accents

Triple Treat Flower

I left a greeting off of this, so that I can use it for whatever I need later - birthday, wedding, anniversary, feel better...

Stamps:  Triple Treat Flower

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake

Ink:  Soft Suede

Other:  Antique Brads, Vanilla 3/8" Velvet Stitched ribbon, Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Fancy Flower Punch, 5-petal Flower punch, 1/8" hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Feliz Navidad!

Getting down to the last few holiday cards to share for this year.  The danglers came from one set, and the ornament from another.  I thought they looked like hanging crystal pieces...

Stamps:  My Friend, Tags til Christmas, Four the Holidays (Spanish version)

Cardstock  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake

Other:  Ornament punch, Crumb Cake 3/8" Taffeta ribbon, mini glue dots

Elegant decoration holiday card

I love the mono-tone look of this holiday card.  Another project that we made while I was at my girl friend's house in Minnesota a few weeks ago.

Stamps:  Delightful Dozen, Delightful Decorations

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla

Ink:  Crumb Cake

Other:  Big Shot, Lattice Square embossing folder, Ornament punch, Crumb Cake 3/8" taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Accent Pearls

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Simple Medallion

The Medallion stamp and a greeting are all you need for this card.

Stamps:  Medallion, Curly Cute

Cardstock:  Pool Party, Soft Suede, Whisper White, Spice Cake designer series papers

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pool Party

Other:  1 3/8" circle punch, 1/8" hole punch, Antique brads

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Christmas Lodge

I think I case'd this from Jill Hilliard.  Love these lodge colors still!  The Dazzling Details gave a perfect 3-d effect to the scallop.  Do note that it take a little while for that stuff to dry.  It's like Stickles, if you've ever used that before.

Stamps:  Christmas Lodge

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge designer series papers

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Other:  Eyelet border punch, Scallops #2 die, Big Shot, Dazzling Details.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Dashing Dasher!

This is one of the make and takes we'll be doing tomorrow night at my Minnesota Open House - a chance to see all of the stamped goodness that I brought home from my long weekend in Minnesota.  I went out there a couple of weeks ago to stamp the entire weekend with some really great friends.  I miss them!  At least I get to see them once a year.  This was our 10 year anniversary of getting together.

Anyway...I was going for an elegant monotone scheme for this dashing Dasher card.  Hope you like it!

Stamps:  Dasher, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Mocha Morning specialty designer series papers

Ink:  Soft Suede

Other:  Ticket corner punch

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas Lodge in plaid

I really like the lodge-y feel of the Frostwood Lodge papers.  Perfect for this Christmas Lodge.

Stamps:  Christmas Lodge

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Frostwood Lodge designer series papers

Ink:  Cherry Cobble, Early Espresso

Other:  2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Punched Sunflower

I think I case'd this from Mary Brown  Connie Babbert.  (Sorry Connie! You're both such great stampers, it's easy to get confused.)   I made my flower with just punched out petals from the Blossoms punch.  I didn't stamp on them.

Stamps:  Grateful Greetings

Cardstock:  More Mustard, Pool Party, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz, Spice Cake designer series papers

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Other:  Blossoms punch, 1 1/4" circle punch, mini glue dots, Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Lattice Window card

I left this card with no greeting, so that I can add whatever sentiment I need to later on...when I need to grab a card!

I love putting the Lattice die behind a cut out circle.  For this card, I punched a 2 1/2" circle out of the Very Vanilla cardstock first.  Then add a Lattie die piece onto the back of that.  Then add a piece of designer paper.  That gives you the window look.  Add some more dsp circles, and call it done!

Stamps:  NONE yet.  :)

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, Spice Cake designer series papers.

Other:  Big Shot, Lattice die, 2 1/2" circle punch, 1 3/8" and probably 1 1/4" circle punches.