Lotus Blossom

The Lotus Blossom stamp set is a beautiful triple stamp set that can be used with one or multiple colors of ink.  It is gorgeous either way. I've seen it all over Pinterest and just had to give it a try.  Any sentiment will work with this card for many occassions.

Inspired by:  Angela Bodas

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Posted on : Mar 25 2015
Posted under Friendshp, Occasions, Sympathy, Thank You |

You’re the Best!

The colors in the Best Every Designer Series Paper  are very cheerful.  Even though this paper series will soon retire, the card design is versatile and could be used with several other paper series.

Inspired by:  Amy Koenders

You're the Best!


Posted on : Mar 24 2015
Posted under Friendshp, Occasions, Thank You |

Granny Mac’s Tea Towels

When I saw this card in the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog (page 170) it reminded me of the tea towels my Grandma would hang in her bathroom when she was expecting special company.  It was her Sunday School class luncheons that I recall the most.  She got out her special luncheon table clothes and napkins.  She usually served tuna stuffed tomatoes and cucumber salad made using fresh vegetables from my Grandpa's garden.  Dessert was peach cobbler made dirtying only one bowl.  She never measured any ingredients and always had a perfect crust.

On with the card…..I replaced the stitching with paper piercing to make it just a little easier on my customers and used a different framelit.  I used Old Olive cut from the Bitty Banner punch.  I used Naturals White cardstock instead of Crumb Cake.  The Blendabilities worked great by the way.  And I used Basic Black for my card base as I always like my layers.

Now I have to have some tuna salad. Mmm!

Granny Mc's Tea Towels

 

 

 

 

 


Posted on : Aug 25 2014
Posted under Blendabilties, Friendshp, Thank You |

Get Whale Soon

This adorable card was designed by one of my favorite Stampin’ UP! demonstrators, Anne Marie Hile.  I love just the right combination of layers and I love to copy everything she does.  There are several other sentiments in this stamp set that could be easily used on this card.

Get Whale Soon
Stamp Set:  Oh Whale
Ink:  Marina Mist, Melon Mambo
Paper:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Whisper White, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Happy Whale Clearlits Die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, Melon Mambo Striped Organdy Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones.

 


Posted on : Mar 05 2013
Posted under Baby, Get Well, Thank You |

Autumn Leaves

The peak season for fall leaves came and went extremely fast this year in the midwest.  On the day of my  October 16th stamp camp,  the trees in woods overlooking my deck were stunning.  The maple tree in my side yard was absolutely exquisite.  A week later, every leaf was gone leaving the branches bare.   This card is a beautiful representation of fall leaves.  I initially made it for a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator swap held in September and repeated the project at stamp camp.  The versatile Woodgrain Embossing Folder and sponging nearly brings these leaves to life—well maybe silk leaves.

Inspired by:  Tara Bourgoin

Stamp Sets:  Blooming with Kindness, En Français
Ink:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze
Cardstock:  Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Naturals Ivory
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Autumn Accents Bigz Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamping Sponges, Glue Dots, Adhesive


Posted on : Nov 01 2012
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving, Thank You |

Comfortable Folds

This card was so much fun to make. I love paper folding and with a little Dotto, I was able to reposition each petal until it I got the perfect fit.

Inspired by: LeeAnn Greff

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
Ink:  Soft Suede
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Comfort Café Designer Series Paper
Tools & Accessories:  Large Tag Punch, 1” Circle Punch, 1’ Square Punch, Cajun Craze from the Regal Designer Button Collection, 1/8” Very Vanila Taffeta Ribbon, Paper-Piercing Tool & Mat, Dotto, Adhesive, Glue Dots
 


Posted on : Oct 02 2012
Posted under Techniques, Thank You |