Hooray for Today

The colors in this card are so bright & cheerful they want to make you stand up & holler.

Inspired by:  Justin Krieger

Hooray for Today

Stamp Set: Geometrical
Paper: Smoky Slate, Basic Black, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Kaleidoscope Designer Paper Series
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Basic Gray
Tools & Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Triangle Punch, Chevron Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Posted on : Apr 14 2014
Posted under Birthdays, Friendshp |

Twitterpated Sentiments

The Pleated Satin Ribbon available in the Mini Occasions is just one of the features in this sweet Valentine card.  The new Framelits and Edgelits dies and Adorning Accents Embossing Folders make this card so easy to prep resulting a splendid variety of textures.

Inspired by :  Staci Rivera

Stamps:  PS Love You
Paper:  Twitterpated Designer Series Paper, Baja Breeze Textured Card Stock, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Blushing Bride
Ink:  Island Indigo
Accessories:  3/8" Pleated Satin Blushing Bride Ribbon
Tools: Big Shot,  Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies,Adorning Accents Embossing Folder,  Full Heart Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Posted on : Feb 07 2012
Posted under Valentines |

Frostwood Lodge


Masculine Cards are always a challenge but the Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper makes it easy.     The Cherry Cobbler quilted ribbon has the look and feel that reminds me of one of my Dad’s ties.  Definitely great for masculine cards. 

Cased from Mary Fish
Stamp Sets:  Perfectly Penned
Paper:  Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper, Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink:  VersaMark
Accessories:  Decorative Label Punch,  Paper-Piercing Tool, Paper Piercing Template ( Mat Pack),  Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder,  Silver Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 17 2011
Posted under Birthdays, Masuline |

August Buddy Swap

August, 2011 Buddy Swap

I made this 4 ¼ square card for my August buddy swap.   I saw the this card on LeeAnn Greff’s blog and thought it would be fun to try this the technique with the Decorative Label punch.   It worked like a charm.

The big challenge was stamping the smallest doily onto the Doily Triple layer.   As this is not a punch designed to punch after stamping, I turned to my buddies the Stamp-ma-jig and dotto to get it just right.   The Delicate Doilies stamp set has some intricate detail and stamps beautifully. I ordered this in wood and I’m glad I did.

I believe this will be a good card for my next camp too as it features the versatility of the Stampin’ Up punches. If you want to know how to make it, my next camp is on September 17, 2011.  

Stamps: Delicate Doilies

Ink: Basic Black & Real Red (Stampin’ Write Marker)

Paper: Whisper White, Real Red and Basic Black

Accessories: Decorative Label punch, Doily Triple Layer Punch, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Stamp-ma-jig, Paper-Pierciing Tool, Circle Fire Brad, Adhesive.

Posted on : Aug 26 2011
Posted under Occasions |

May Occasions


 I needed a bunch of cards this month for graduations, birthdays and my Buddy Swap. I saw this design recently on Dawn Olchefske’s blog and just loved it.  The cardstock and DSP is identical to Dawn’s card.   I changed the style of the sentiment and used different stamp sets.  On version shown,  the sentiment is from Happy Greetings. It’s stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Wild Wasabi embossing powder. I use the Decorative Label punch for the sentiment and mat.  

I placed the graduation card in a Clear Translucent envelope and took it to the graduation party.    It made a lovely gift with a very personal note and some cash tucked inside.  Clear Translucent envelopes are approved for the US Mail but I usually save them for hand delivered cards.

For another version of this card, I used the happy birthday stamp from the Pretty Postage set and used the scallop square punch for the sentiment and the scallop square die for the mat.  I also used Versamark with the Wild Wasabi embossing powder.
The hardest thing about this card was trying to divide 5” into thirds to come up with the width of each of the 3 papers. Comes out to 1.66 inches.  Find that on a ruler.
Stamps:  Happy Greetings ( Pretty Postage–not shown)
Paper:  Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White and Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: Versamark
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Decorative Label Punch, White Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Jun 02 2011
Posted under Birthdays, Occasions |

April Swap


I had a terrible time coming up with a color combination for this card.  I love the Botanical Gazette DSP and wanted to use this particular stamp with it.   I was so stumped that I had to take it to my Peeps for help.   We tried several color combinations until Voila!  We found it. Crumb Cake with Not Quite Navy.
The base of the card is Crumb Cake. The mat is Night Quite Navy ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder. The DSP is from the Botanical Gazette series now retired from the Occasions Mini Catalog but available digitally on My Design Studio. I used a scrap of Crumb Cake with the Scallop Border Punch and tucked it just to the left under the DSP. Next a wrap with Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon.
The stamp set if from the Four Frames set , a sneak peak from the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog.  I also used the Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment with the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Both are stamped with Night Quite Navy on Crumb Cake and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch. A faux mat is also punched with the Decorative Label Punch from Not Quite Navy. Not Quite Navy brads were used to embellish the sentiment.
I really like the design of this card.  I was going for a masculine look and I think it turned out just fine.  Not my favorite card but I think I did it justice.  Thanks to my PEEPs, Pam, Judy & Patty for helping me get it right!
Stamps:  Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy and Botanical Gazette DSP
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Accessories:  Sizzix Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Scallop Border Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Crumb Cake Seam Binding Ribbon, Stamp-a-magig, Brads, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : May 30 2011
Posted under Gift Card |