Saturday, February 26, 2011

Spring is coming...

Spring is coming, I swear!  I'm getting in the spirit for it anyway.  :)

Stamps:  A Flower for All Seasons, Well Scripted (retired)

Cardstock:  Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Whisper White

Ink:  Black, Melon Mambo

Other:  Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Daffodil Delight Taffeta ribbon, Markers (Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Marina Mist)

Just Because I Care

Used up some smaller pieces of my 1st Edition papers for this one.  Card is 4 1/4" square.

Watercolored the hydrangea with aqua painter and ink pad.

Stamps:  Just Because I Care

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, 1st Edition designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  Aqua Painter, Large/Scallop Oval punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Birthday Dad!

My dad's birthday was this past Tuesday, and this is the card that I made for him.  We're having his birthday dinner tonight.

Stamps:  Uncharted Territory, Well Scripted (retired)

Cardstock:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist, Whisper White

Ink:  Early Espresso, Marina Mist

Other:  Markers (River Rock, Going Grey, Marina Mist), Ticket corner punch

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Onesie Mini Scrapbook

Made this "onesie" album for a new baby girl.  It's a long die from Sizzix.  Front and back covers are made with the white cardboard that comes in the designer series papers, die cut then covered with a glue stick and attach cardstock to both sides.  I made another one just like it about 18 months ago, but used different stamps for the front cover.

Stamps:  A Slice of Life, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Whisper White, pink gingham (don't know where I got it...have had it for years, maybe TAC or CTMH?)

Ink:  Black, Regal Rose

Other:  Onesie die, Big Shot, 2 3/8" Scallop and 1 3/4" circle punches, Word Window & Modern Label punches, Basic Rhinestones, Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose markers, Sticky Strip, Bind-it-All, White coils, Pretty in Pink gingham ribbon (retired)

There are 5 pages inside, that all look like this. 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Birthday Card Folios

I had some extra cards after class today, so I put together groups of 4 cards and envelopes, and made 3 card folios to put them in.  I love these things!  I made the one Melon Mambo/Cupcake theme, and two in the Peach Parfait/Fifth Avenue Floral theme.

Both use the Scallop Square Clear die, which I then ran through the Big Shot with the Dots embossing folder.  The dots don't show up in the picture of the Peach one, but they're there.

Stamps:  Got Treats, Fifth Avenue Floral

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Vanilla, 1st Edition designer series papers

Ink:  Black, Peach Parfait (only used to watercolor the rose)

Other:  Melon Mambo & Early Espresso markers, Square Scallop punch, Clear Square Scallop die, Dots embossing folder, Big Shot, Crop-o-dile, Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, Melon Mambo polka dot grosgrain ribbon, Basic Black wide grosgrain ribbon, Sticky Strip, Aqua Painter,

**UPDATE 2/21**  I had some questions, so I'll give you answers -

1.  What size cardstock did you use?  The folios are made from one sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock.  Score in half at 5 1/2", then up at 2 1/4" to make the flap to put the cards in.

2.  What's inside?  The birthday cards that I posted just prior to this posting.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Uncharted Territory Birthday

Last one for class tomorrow.  I just cracked open this set, and love the simplicity of it.

Stamps:  Uncharted Territory, Afterthoughts

Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Naturals White

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Other:  Stampin' Pastels, Crumb Cake seam binding, bone folder (to rough up the right side of the Naturals white layer)

Ice Cream Cone Cards

My version of ice cream cones made out of the Petal Cone die.  Chocolate Chip ice cream is made with Mini Glue dots and Chocolate glitter.  Bonus is that these cards fit into the Small Open-End envelopes!

Stamps:  Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Soft Suede textured, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Glossy White, Whisper White

Ink:  Soft Suede, Pretty in Pink

Other:  Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Large/Scallop Oval punches, Crumb Cake, Pretty in Pink & Real Red markers, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots, Fine Supernova Glitter, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, 2-way glue pen, Embossing Buddy

Fifth Avenue Watercolored Peach

I really wanted to use my Peach Parfait reinker to watercolor this rose, but surprisingly - I forgot to order the reinkers for the In Colors!  The ink pad and an aqua painter still did the trick.

Stamps:  Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations

Cardstock:  Peach Parfait, Basic Black, Very Vanilla, 1st Edition designer series

Ink:  Black, Peach Parfait

Other:  Large/Scallop Oval punches, Aqua Painter, Stampin' Dimensionals

Cheep Talk

I love this Framed Tulips embossing folder, especially for embossing the entire card and having the frame inside for images.

Stamps:  So Happy for You, Cheep Talk

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Old Olive, Whisper White

Ink:  Concord Crush

Other:  Chocolate Chip & Old Olive markers, Basic Pearls, Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder

Punch Bunch Cupcake Card

Getting ready for Birthday Card Class tomorrow.  This is one that we'll be making. 

Stamps:  Got Treats, Punch Bunch

Cardstock:  Melon Mambo, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Ice Cream Parlor designer series

Ink:  Early Espresso

Other:  Early Espresso & Melon Mambo markers, Scallop Square punch, Big Shot, Dots embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Framed Tulips Birthday cards

Made this at Stamp Club today too - the vertical version.  I came home and made the horizontal version below.  I like both of them - simple cards, but so pretty with those papers.

Stamps:  Afterthoughts (Level 1 hostess item)

Cardstock:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Springtime Vintage designer series papers, Very Vanilla

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz

Other:  Rose Red seam binding, both sizes of Scallop Circle punches, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder

Go Green!

As I was putting away supplies from Stamp Club today, I changed it up for this card.  Same supplies as the previous posting, really.  Different focal stamp.

Stamps:  So Happy for You, Go Green (from last year's Occasion Mini catalog)

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabit, Certainly Celery, Whisper White

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Wild Wasabi

Other:  1 3/4", 1/2", and 2 3/8" Scallop punches, Pewter Build-a-brad, Stampin' Dimensionals

Good Luck to you!

Another card using a Sale-A-Bration set.  I really like the font in this set.

Stamps:  So Happy for You

Cardstock:  Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery

Ink:  Wild Wasabi

Other:  Pewter Build-a-brads, 1/2" circle punch, Large/Scallop Oval punches, 1/8" hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

Scallop Squares card

A card from Stamp Club today.  Use up those scraps with this design.

Stamps:  Punch Bunch (Sale-a-Bration set)

Cardstock:  Concord Crush, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pattern Prints designer pack (Level 1 hostess item)

Ink:  Concord Crush

Other:  Square Scallop punch

Petal Cone Hanger

This is one of the things we made at my Stamp Club today, and the girls loved it!  I kind of do too.  :)   It's two of the Petal Cones taped together, to make a pocket.

NO STAMPING!  I die cut everything, and then we ran it all through with embossing folders, and sponged the same color ink on the petal cone pieces, and the butterflies.

Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink

Other:  Big Shot, Petal Cone die, Butterflies die, Elegant Lines and Elegant Bouquet embossing folders,  Antique Brass Jumbo eyelets, Crop-o-dile, Basic Pearls, sponge, Mini Glut Dots, Sticky Strip

Sketch Challenge

I did a Sketch Challenge with one of my favorite swapping groups, and this was the card I made for my partner.  Sketch is pictured below.

Stamps:  So Happy for You

Cardstock:  Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Designer Prints Pack (Level 1 hostess item)

Ink:  Poppy Parade, Concord Crush

Other:  Large/Oval Scallop punchs, scallop scissors, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

You're a Good Egg!

Getting in the mood for spring, slowly.  :)

Stamps:  A Good Egg

Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Greenhouse Gala designer series papers

Ink:  Black

Other:  1 3/8" & Scallop Circle punches, Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, embossing buddy, 2-way glue pen, one of the glitter stacks (can't remember which one)

Birthday flowers

My friend's birthday is ON Valentine's Day, so I'm sending her this non-Valentiney birthday card.  Card is 4 1/4" square.

Stamps:  A Slice of Life, So Happy for You

Cardstock:  Certainly Celery, Regal Rose, Whisper White, pattern papers (from I don't know where)

Ink:  Black, Regal Rose

Other:  Markers (Regal Rose & Crumb Cake), 2-way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, embossing buddy

Harley Valentine

Valentine for my Harley lovin' friend.  Card is 3x3.

Stamps:  I {Heart} Hearts, Short & Sweet

Cardstock:  Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Harley Davidson papers (EKSuccess, retired)

Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Black

Other:  Scallop border punch, Big Shot, Round tab punch, Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit, Stick Strip, Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie grosgrain, Stampin' Dimensionals, Rhinestone accent

Valentine box/card

Another Valentine box and little card for my hubby.  Made one for a friend too.

Stamps:  Got Treats, Short & Sweet, I {Heart} Hearts

Cardstock:  Real Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Love Impressions designer series papers

Other:  Real Red satin ribbon, Rhinestone Accents, Rhinestone brads, 1 3/4" circle punch, 2 3/8" Scallop Circle punch, Top Note die, Big Shot, Sticky Strip, 1/8" hole punch

Heart Petal Cone Pouch

I'm in love with my new Petal Cone die from the mini catalog!  I made this heart petal pouch to put some treats in for my hubby.  Ran cardstock through with the die, then ran it through again with an embossing folder.

Stamps:  Be My Valentine

Cardstock:  Real Red, Whisper White

Ink:  Real Red

Other:  Real Red striped grosgrain (retired), Pewter Jumbo eyelets (although you can see them, they're on the back where the ribbon goes through), Crop-o-dile, Big Shot, Petal Cone Die, Scalloped Heart of Hearts embosslit, Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Glue Dots