Teacher’s Treat

Teachers Treat

This week is Grandparent's Day at school and I am going to be there.  I thought it would be nice to take the teachers a little something so I altered each of them a notebook. 

Paper: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Whisper White & Frightful Sight DSP
Ink:  Cajun Craze (sponged on Whisper White Ribbon)
Tools: Scallop Border Punch Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Owl Punch, Round Tab Punch, Bat Punch (available on the Clearance Rack), 2 1/2" Circle Punch, 3” Circle Sizzix Die, Spider Web Textured Impressions, 5/8 Inch Basic Black Satin Ribbon,
Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon,
Ginham Ribbon (retired) Adhesives & Dimensionals

Posted on : Oct 23 2011
Posted under Halloween |

Stick Pony

Stick Pony

This may be the most adorable card I have yet to make.  How cute is this charming pony that literally came to life using, ink, paper and a sock stamp? Creativity doesn’t get any better than this. I needed a baby shower card this week and found this card on the Stampin’ Connection.  It’s a variation of a case of a case.  We also made it at my stamp camp on Saturday. Too cute!!!

Something I learned with this card:  You can take turn Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon into any color you desire with a sponge and ink.  It works great!

Stamps: Stitched Stocking,  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Well Worn Designer Paper, Very Vanilla, River Rock, Soft Suede
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stocking Builder Punch, Lace Ribbon Border Punch (Pony’s eye), Pinking Hearts Punch,  Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Whisper White 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Stamping Sponge, Vintage Trinkets, Metallic Brads, Paper Piercing Tool, adhesive and the kitchen sink.

Posted on : Oct 20 2011
Posted under Occasions |

Pears with Pizzazz

Pears with Pizzazz

The paisley pattern from the Spice Cake DSP series was not one of my favorites but the more I look at, the more I’m loving it.   The subtle layers mellow the paisley which enhances the card without overshadowing the focal point.   We made this card at my Stamp Camp yesterday.  

Stamp Sets:  Always Thankful
Paper:  Spice Cake Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, River Rock, Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Soft Suede & Pear Pizzazz
Accessories: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Perfect Pennant Die, Circle Punch Circles #2 Die (2” Circle),  1 3/4 " Circle Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Pear Pizzazz ½” Stitched-Poly Ribbon, Blender Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals & adhesive

Posted on : Oct 16 2011
Posted under Fall & Thanksgiving, Thank You |

Joy at Christmas


The Deck the Halls Designer Paper Series has a vintage pattern that will give your holiday cards that old fashion Christmas feeling.  The Cherry Cobbler cardstock is embossed making this card amaziing.  I gave this card a swap at a recent Stampin' UP! demonstrator event and plan on it being a card selection at my upcoming Christmas Card Workshop on December 4, 2010.  If you haven't received your announcement yet, please email me and I will send it to you.

Stamps:  Perfect Punches

Paper:  Deck the Halls DSP, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Aways Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler

Ink:  Cherry Cobbler

Accessories:  Petals -a -Plenty Sizzix Embossing Folder, Scallop Punch, Sizzix Circle # 2 Die, Ribbon, Dimensionals and adhesive.

Posted on : Oct 20 2010
Posted under Christmas |

Kristen’s Shower Card



Kristen’s Shower Card
My lovely cousin is getting married, and yesterday I attended her bridal shower. I went to the department store earlier in the week to purchase a gift and had it wrapped.  I chose this particular wrap design because it appeared to bevery similar to the Manhattan Flower embossing folder.   My card, simple as it is, made a gorgeous companion to my gift.  I used a clear translucent envelope which gave my gift the WOW factor. 
The base of the card is whisper white cardstock.  Insert a piece of Real Red cardstock (4×5) into the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and run through the Sizzix Big Shot.  Trim away the top un-embossed area.  Mount this onto the base.
Stamp the sentiment from the Oval All set using Real Red Classic Ink on Shimmery White cardstock.  Rub the back of the image with waxed paper and use the Punches Plus Classy Brass Stencil oval with a light box to emboss the oval.  Punch this out using the Oval Punch.  Next, punch a scrap of Real Red cardstock using the Oval Scallop Punch and mount the sentiment onto it with adhesive.  Use Dimensionals to adhere to theset to the card.
Lastly, tie at simple knot using Whisper White Organza Ribbon. 
The Shimmery White cardstock and organza ribbon make this an elegant card using any color cardstock.  I also use velum to emboss the design and mount it on a soft subtle cardstock base
I can’t wait until the next time I need a gift. The department store also has another design that will coordinate with the Tart & Tangy stamp set.
Stamps:  Oval All
Paper:  Whisper White, Real Red & Shimmery White
Ink:  Real Red
Accessories:  Manhatton Flower embossing folder, Big Shot, Scallop Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Punches Plus Classy Brass Stencil, Wax Paper. Light Box, Ribbon, Dimensionals, Adhesive

Posted on : Sep 27 2009
Posted under Gift Card |